Out of Town

In Bartholomeu Dias’ footsteps …


Two weeks ago, at last the day had come: Clear the decks for the next adventure in South Africa, the country in which I work and live as a volunteer in the Guest House 17 on Loader. How can I describe my trip? One could try it like this: I spent all day long in a bus only to visit a rocky steep slope that sticks in the water like probably millions others do, too. However, one could try it like this: I experienced a marvellous 8 hours with Swiss, Englishmen and Australians on a journey around the famous Cape peninsula at the southern point of Africa. Our tour guide company, African Eagle, organized a captivating tour. We started our trip in Cape Town in full sunshiny weather. The route led us along the Atlantic coast towards                  


Diana Takes Over

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Clifton Sundowners

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About Cape Town

Getting around in Cape Town


No transport in Cape Town? Forget what you've heard about public transport being unreliable and dangerous - live like a local and enjoy the convenience and inexpensive public transport in the Mother City.   Cape Town has a relatively extensive train network. The line serving tourists most is the Simon's Town line, which passes through Cape Town's southern suburbs and leads onto the peninsula. As the train reaches Muizenberg, you will be greeted by magnificent views of town's renowned sprawling beach. Next is the picturesque seaside village of Kalk Bay, the beaches and mountains of Fish Hoek and eventually the end of the line, Simon's Town -  home to the South African Navy and the only penguin colony                  


17 on Loader Guest House City sightseeing tour.

All aboard!

This is an absolute must: In fact, it is strongly recommended that every Capetonian does it at least once – if not several times …. to take the “CitySightseeing Cape Town Hop On – Hop Off Bus” around Cape Town – see www.citysightseeing.co.za . As for tourists visiting our beautiful City – we think it is mandatory! Last week, all at 17 on Loader Guest House thoroughly enjoyed the two hour “Red Route City Tour” (other options include the longer Blue Route Tour or a combination of both). We chose not to “hop on – hop off”, but for another time, we think it is an excellent option, as you can stop off at all or some of the 30 stops along the way. The buses are spotless and very modern, boasting excellent audio commentary options in