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... and produces 3.3 % of the world's wine.
We have left the farm and continued with the rest of our touring of South Africa. There was frost on the windshield of the car the morning that we left! I can say that we were chilly in South Africa so far and we used the fireplace every night to warm up. We headed about 1.5 hours away, to an ocean town named Kleinmond, where we stayed one night in Carla's beach house. It was a great house in a ...
We had been told to look out for scorpions, and I was dutifully scanning the floor with my headtorch on the way to the bar. Around two metres from the bar table, which was well lit and noisy with people, I turned off the torch and immediately felt a sharp pain at the back of my heel. As is the protocol in such environments you start immediately looking for the culprit to see what you are dealing with, and following my rather panicked shouts of "er ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRiverlodge Backpackers Cape Town
I orginially booked this place for a couple of nights and then decided o stay for another. Here are the reasons why:
1) Great location, easy to get to from the city centre (15 minutes on the train which is really cheap especially if you buy a weekly ticket);
2) Great mix of people both staff and residents, both long term and short term;
3) Great facilities (especially the kitchen and the showers);
4) Quiet (as in no noise from the street. This is difficult to find right inthe city centre;
5) Price: Well I think that speaks for itself;
I would go back there in a flash having been to other bakcpacckers in the city centre. Great staff, great facilites. Well run.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.