The Palm Garden Hotel

Alphen Drive, 7800, Sea Point, Western Cape, 8005, South Africa | Hotel

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Day 1 of the surf outreach program

A travel blog entry by dawn8_21


... are afraid and they choose to swim (aka jump waves) instead. I spend most of the time holding one little girl's hand and helping her jump each time a big wave would come in. Most of the kids who do surf are better than volunteers at surfing so it makes it challenging for us to teach them. It seems to work to help push their boards when waves come so they can catch better waves. Or asking them how to surf can be a great wave for them to demonstrate leadership ...

Day 17 Leave Cape Town

A travel blog entry by roamed

Friday, February 28, 2014 Day 17 OMG Stuck in a PAU!

The flight to Jo-burg was OK but some poor baby cried most of the flight. I had to store my pocketbook in the overhead compartment since I got a seat that didn't allow storing under the seat in front of you. Unfortunately I left my ionizer in the pocketbook and had to cover my mouth with my shawl to keep from getting germs from all the people coughing. When we landed we had to wait a ...

The Shy Five

A travel blog entry by jules_young


... cats. We had one trying to scavenge from our first campsite in Namibia and we were told under no uncertain terms to keep well clear of it. But it looks so cute?! The final type of "cat" I went to see was the Meerkats - the dutch word means Moor Cat or something like that, apparently. They are related to Mongoose, though, but are far cuter. I got up at 5am and joined a group who have habitualised Meerkats to humans over time, not with food but just with regular ...

Americano Ways

A travel blog entry by meganonece


... Our first patient was a 1/2 mile walk away. We had to cross a high-way, where I unexpectedly saw multiple horse taxis. (These were essentially open trailers that were being pulled by horses.) Many city workers were out cleaning the streets of garbage and other debris. Stray dogs can also be seen every where; it strongly resembles the Sarah McLachlan animal commercial. Our first patient was a 73 year old female who suffered paralysis on her left side ...

Bill's Birthday in Cape Town

A travel blog entry by lisabraz


... occurrence that causes clouds to tumble down the slopes like a billowing white fabric. This day was clear as a bell for us, and we saw no tablecloth. That was a good thing because the weather shifts rapidly up on Table Mountain, becoming very windy and dangerous. In fact, there is a siren which sounds to alert people to return to the station for a quick descent if such weather conditions occur..

We exited the cable car at the top lookout ...


This hotel, located on Alphen Drive, 7800, Sea Point, is near Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Point, Irma Stern Museum, and Groote Schuur Estate.
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