Protea Hotel Cape Castle
Travel Blogs from Cape Town
... it with enough time to go grab a burger and wait with everyone to board the flight.
When we got into Cape Town it was FREAKING COLD. Holy hell. I was under three blankets and still froze at night.
Our van we got in Cape Town was janky to say the least. It broke later on in the trip.
Kelsey took us down long street to show us around after we got settled at the hostel; there may have been some issues with roommates; but it ended well.
... ended up being a good decision since it was an uneventful industrial town. Plus the only openings they had for shark diving were at 7am and we couldn't get there in time from CT. One of the best parts of the drive and trip overall randomly was when Stan let me drive. He didn't seem to care at all and appreciated the help. I know it sounds stupid, but I have never driven on the right side of the road before and the car was manually operated which provided an extra ...
... sang some hymns and the national anthem. Another official goal for myself is to learn the South African National Anthem while I am here. This is a bigger feat than one might imagine because it has 5 of South Africa’s 11 official languages in it! English, !Xhosa, Zulu, Afrikaans, and Sesotho:
Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika
Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo,
Yizwa imithandazo yethu,
Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho ...
... we met and "adopted" a dog that was walking around on the beach. Decided to name her Kimberley (for 2 Kimberley Rd, where we live). She walked with us all the way to the caves and then followed us into the caves. The caves were very cool. You walked into one, and then through a hole into another. You could only view the ocean while inside the caves, it was beautiful. Once we walked back to the car, some of us were trying to get ...
... day at our hostel savoring the time we had left with our new close friends. A sad goodbye was given to Rob even though we would be seeing him in England in a month. Soon it would be our turn to leave. As the sun got closer to sharing its light with the other side of the world, luck started to go our way. The clouds dissolved to reveal a bright blue sky. A taxi was booked and along with Kylia we were driven to the base of Table Mountain. I was surprised at how many people were ...