Ocean View Hotel

Address: 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 on Aug 28, 2013

... 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 ...

The Transkei's lesser known sister

A travel blog entry by charlotte1988 on Sep 27, 2012

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... has solar powered showers!

One of their lovely guides Lusanda gave us a cultural tour of the nearby village of Tshani. We learnt more about xhosa tradition and I dressed up as a married woman - we even did a bit of weaving! To top it off we visited the local shebeen for some ciders, followed by some tasty pancakes at the Ziyaduma restaurant, overlooking ...

Wks 64 & 65 - Umzumbe to Mtentu

A travel blog entry by juliestaub on Jul 02, 2012

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... raggie sharks, a turtle, a few parrot fish & many other beautiful rainbow coloured fish amongst the bouquets of vibrant coral. From the boat we saw whales and dolphins frolicking about in the waves which made for a great end to a sweet morning dive. All in all a super experience, so glad i saw the sharks and turtles :) Once done in Umkomaas and without a lift back to Umzumbe where most of my belongings were, I turned the usual 40 minute journey into 3 hours ...

Nightmare on Greyhound

A travel blog entry by katherine-anne on Apr 03, 2012

6 comments, 4 photos

... differently but I am already regretting bad planning.'

When I wrote the above, whiling away my time waiting for the bus, I had no idea how much I was going to regret my decision to go with Greyhound.
The coach arrived on time, we boarded, it was pretty full - no empty seats to sleep on - and we settled in for a long ride. We left at 17.40 hrs.
I hadn't bothered to bring food and drinks, we would stop every 3 hours or so to ...


A travel blog entry by redsetter on Nov 17, 2010

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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. ...