African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty one – Stellenbosch

One of these future expeditions was the now confirmed Kalahari trip that left in three days time from a place called Upington in the far north, so we thought we'd just relax and hang around Stellenbosch in the meantime. Strangely enough after a day just ambling around, we got bored!  It's not that we hadn't … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty one – Stellenbosch

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-nine – Stellenbosch wine route

What the Stumble Inn did have and what backpackers all have is plenty of information in the form of a notice board and flyers. The flyers were mostly from other backpackers and other forms of budget accommodation plus the odd restaurant and attraction or tour from all parts of Southern and Eastern Africa. We even saw a … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-nine – Stellenbosch wine route

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-eight – Stellenbosch

It was time to leave Cape Town, not as we thought at the time forever, but for a few days. We were off to the winelands! Stellenbosch has two dominant influences, the wine industry and the local student population that studies at the Afrikaans-language University of Stellenbosch. Fortunately these two influences compliment each other and … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-eight – Stellenbosch

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-one – Cape Muslim quarter Cape Town

You know Cape Town is really a very beautiful place. It's up there with the likes of Sydney, Rio de Janeiro and San Francisco as places of natural beauty. With the Atlantic Ocean on its western and northern sides and the brooding presence of Cradle Mountain to the south, it's in a great location. Of … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-one – Cape Muslim quarter Cape Town