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TravelPod Member ReviewsBalmoral Hotel Durban
Old Hotel, but renewed, on the shore. Good Service, spacious and comfortable room with air conditioning, telephone and wifi. Perfect location.
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... limited so we must do what we want while we can.
Solo backpacking is one of the hardest, yet most rewarding experiences that I have ever undertaken. I didn't realise how hard it would be. But like anything you do, you soon adjust and start enjoying the adventure. Traveling on your own has its pros and cons. I believe the pros vastly out weigh the cons. This depends on the type of person that you are. Firstly I enjoy my own company and like ...
... drive is very scenic, we pass local villages in rolling hillsides, steadily climb along a mountain verge, past a long line of trucks struggling to get up the steep hill, and through farmlands where cows graze on the lush green grass. The weather is better here, patches of blue sky and no rain. On every radio station are tributes to Mandela, occasionally interrupted by 'we wish you a merry christmas', oh yes, that reminder again that it's December and almost Christmas, we ...
... else's at the camp - ego hit!
Lesson #5: Carry a light
I had planned on reading till late in the evening. Little did I know the camp site had no lights so I had nothing to do but go to bed at 7pm. A light is definitely useful for getting around the campsite and also to use for reading or any other activities at the campsite
Lesson #6: Carry ear plugs
The sound of nature with the crickets, frogs, wind and bats only romantic, but ...
... good bunny chow. What is a bunny chow you ask? Well it’s concept that came up during the apartheid regime, when Indians were not allowed in certain shops and cafes and the shop owners needed a way of serving take-aways to the people through back windows. It consists of taking half a loaf of bread, carving out the middle to make a bowl filling it with curry and then placing the carved out piece back on top. The recommendation was a small little place on ...
... explore the room and the variety of things around the small space. There were jars full of the variety of herbs and wood pieces that we saw at the market earlier in the day, buckets full of water infused with the wood, likely to be used in various ways, and of course the recently expired chicken that was used for the connection to the college girls’ ancestors. Afterward she talked a little bit about the experience and was fairly vague about it. I took it that she didn’t ...