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Travel Blogs from Cape Town
... to catch the ferry to Robben Island for a tour but it was cancelled due to bad weather. Being the intersection between the Indian and Atlantic oceans means the open sea here isn't too friendly. I had already taken some travel sickness pills in preparation for the ride so I just had dry mouth all day for no reason. Lucky me.
I decided to do the hop on hop off bus tour around the city instead and learned a lot about the city from ...
... of vehicles all vying to get to the fort first! This fort was definitely a highlight, and is incredibly well kept, with many beautiful rooms and architectural patterns to be seen. Later we went to a carpet manufacturing business, which not only makes their own, but also buys in carpets made by locals from the rest of India. The kids got to make their own block-print fabrics, roll around on-top, beneath, and amongst the carpets, and the adults got to buy carpets at ...
Since my last update we have ended up staying in and around western cape for a lot longer than expected, partly by choice and partly out of necessity! Sadly our van, as with many old things, it needs a lot of repair to make it work properly! But it's slowly on the mend.... But in addition to this we have managed to get ourselves tickets to a wonderful festival which starts on 1st May close to here so we decided it was worth ...
... mine, I could see myself sitting in this 12-seater vehicle heading down the road of this unknown African land not knowing what to expect! But I can tell you one thing…..just thinking about the thrills and excitement ahead of me made me even hungrier for adventure! Looking at my watch, it was 9:15am.
... Simon's Town and had to meet at the pier at 6:15 so we went to Simon's Town the night before and spent the night in a back packer. Simon's Town is beautiful so it was great to spend some time there. We left the pier for Seal Island, it is exactly what it sounds like. An island in the middle of the ocean with every inch of it covered by seals. Obviously, the sharks are attracted to this island for hunting reasons. We dragged a decoy ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool