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With the departure of our home for the previous two months, we had seven remaining days to enjoy Cape Town - one week to see all the city on the sea had to offer before we were to travel across South Africa and arrive in Pretoria to spend time with Annie's aunt, Kate. So, first things first, we jumped into a taxi to head over to our new …
It was 3 o'clock and I woke up at the Namibian border with South Africa. Standing in the freezing cold Namibian immigration office, I felt a strange sense of excitement. Entering South Africa, for the fourth time was no less exciting than the second or the first time. This represents the end of one kind of journey. This is the last African country …
I awoke to the crazy cockerel crowing outside. It felt great to be in the Mother City again!
Extremely hungry, I decided to have a Spanish omelette for breakfast. I had met some Spanish lads last night. Jordi kindly gave me a piece of his tortilla in a sandwich. I had not eaten tortilla since that awful night in Essaouira. Yet I had made …
I got up early this morning and started getting myself ready for the momentous day ahead. I made sure that I was better prepared for Table Mountain then eleven months ago! I had four layers, food, water, a compass, a hat and gloves and a map!
I hoped lasts year's calamity would not be repeated. I set off early but the train look a …
I awoke at 2 o'clock stiff and sore. It was the snoring coming from the bunk below me! I had been moved rooms into a room with seven South African construction workers, one of which made the most incredible snoring noise!
At 3.30am, I got up and tried to sleep on the couch near the reception but I was wide awake by this time! I sat …
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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.