Ocean View Hotel

Ocean View Hotel 17 Beach Road Strand 7140, Mthatha, Umtata, Eastern Cape, 5100, South Africa | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Umtata

Behind bars (I wish)

A travel blog entry by alexobt

... to stop myself freezing to death. It's not warm up there. The area reminds me of the Bolivian altiplanos (hello travelling name-drop) - the same windiness, small sturdy buildings, low vegetation and blanket-wrapped huddled over people. After lunch and an obligatory stop at "The highest pub in Africa" I start the long walk back down to the South African border post.My two Austrian friends were ...

Wks 64 & 65 - Umzumbe to Mtentu

A travel blog entry by juliestaub


... welts with intense itchiness to boot.The reaction didn't go down until I took antihistamines a few days later. A bit of a bummer but on the positive side we did manage to go for a snorkel with some humpback whales which was incredible! The massive barnacle speckled creatures were quite happy to let us observe them for a bit before elegantly diving down and out of sight into the endless blue. Truly spectacular and totally worth the jellyfish sting :) The surf wasn't ...

Trip to the Transkei

A travel blog entry by mrandmrsfitz


... roads, it was a perfect holiday of relaxation.

After our time off the grid, we hit the road again to join up with a group of our classmates who were all invited to stay on a family farm of another classmate in the bush. Six hours later we were in the middle of the Karoo, taking a game drive and hunting for our dinner (literally shooting at wild boar, kudu and bush boks among others) with 8 other friends. It was a pretty sweet time and a ...

Nightmare on Greyhound

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... I fled back to the coach.
People are tired, fed-up, hungry and thirsty.

The Greyhound had been sending soothing messages every hour or so:
Soon and Utmost Best, Sincere Apologies for Any Inconvenience. Regret and Regards.
Nobody believes a word they are saying and start speculating on what is going to happen. Most of us have spent all our airtime calling Customer Care, as the frustrated driver advised us to do, getting ...


A travel blog entry by redsetter


After the stresses and strains of the bush we spent four nights relaxing in Durban by the sea before embarking on a road trip to Cape Town. We stopped over at 3 spots along the way....

First stop Umtata. Around a six hour drive from Durban, Umtata is known as the capital of the Transkei area (the largest of the black homelands brought about during Apartheid) and the busiest town that we stumbled on since departing. ...


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