Swellendam Backpackers Adventure Lodge

5 Lichtenstein Street, Swellendam, Western Cape, 6740, South Africa | Hotel
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Glamping, Nat Parks, Dew, Blood & Gooners

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean on May 22, 2014

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... things and left my gear to dry (again). I put the ripped Lino next to the ranger’s office and we headed off for an early breakfast. At the table we planned to buy an even larger tent, an even larger first aid box (originally it was large) and a few other changes. A little later than planned we left to return to Fish Hoek. On the way back to collect my wet gear we spotted the Ranger drying my ripped Lino.


We now plan to leave for the real thing in two ...

Drunk on a good time!

A travel blog entry by tomandgem on Apr 14, 2014

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... menu, and I ordered the wine with bread and olive oil set. We sniffed and swirled our glasses, decided which ones we liked and didn’t like and rated them like expert connoisseurs. However, we enjoyed the cheese and bread more than the wine itself. Everyone reading this blog are aware that Tom and I are not big wine drinkers so it was no surprise that after the tasting session I had the munchies, ...

Halfway stop to Cape Town on Route 62

A travel blog entry by henkofthesky on Apr 10, 2014

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I decided to take Route 62 to Cape Town and stay over at the "Warmwaterberg Spa" on a friend's recommendation. I have not slept in a caravan in 20 years. It is not expensive either and the spa water is around 40 Deg C. I stopped at Ronnie's Sex Shop just down the road. Really just a bar with a reputation, judging by the lingerie stapled to the ceiling. The scenery between Barrydale and Robertson is really pretty and a must ...

The Dutch in South Africa

A travel blog entry by origabe on Mar 30, 2014

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... to the interior.

The Drostdy was built by the Dutch East India Company in 1747 to serve as residence and official headquarters for the Landdrost. Soon after a gaol, a house for the secretary, a mill and various outbuildings were erected. We took a tour of the Drostdy and these pictures document this period of Dutch Cape ...

Sick in Swellendam

A travel blog entry by stevehumphreys on Feb 01, 2014

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... getting sick, and I've always thought that if something did get me, it would be something nasty. In Swellendam I somehow ended up with a case of gastroenteritis, so ended up staying here for about five days, mostly going backwards and forwards between bed and the toilet. Not very pleasant! Ended up seeing a doctor for a course of antibiotics which sorted it out pretty quickly though.

I was definitely ready to move on by this point...
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