Ocean View Hotel

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

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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


... on the beach, it made the session more worry some and tiring from swimming back in to get the board each time an attempt was made, than enormous fun as it usually is. The night was spent at the hostel bar watching Spain beat Portugal in a shoot out - yey! The next day, still reeling from my missed opportunity at the heart of the sardine run in Port St Johns I went for a dive at Protea Banks in Shelley Beach - usually full of marine life including sharks, ...

Trip to the Transkei

A travel blog entry by mrandmrsfitz


... br> So Colin and I rented a one-room rondoval in one of the only two places you can stay in the small town of Mdubmi. For 4 days we stayed in our thatched roof, ate and drank only what we arrived with, cooked over the campfire, and spent our days relaxing along the beach all alone. Our two big activities of the trip were surfing, and an hour of horseback riding along the beach on our last day. Other than our car taking quite a beating from all of ...

Nightmare on Greyhound

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne

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... as the engine was off. No heating, it was a very cold, rainy night, no ventilation, we were packed together without fresh air, and a toilet that couldn't be used, so we had to go out into the ungodly night and find a place in the wet grass to relieve ourselves. Unsafe and undignified. Elderly ladies, a girl with a small child, squeezing past the door that was only partially opened.
A guy drove past slowly when I eventually ventured out and ...


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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