Archives for March 2017

Road Trip to Hermanus, Gansbaai, and Cape Agulhas

Visiting Cape Town? There are several Road Trips you can do from The Mother City including Cape Point, Stellenbosch, and the West Coast. We did Cape Point and Stellenbosh as day trips. Since we had a few days left in the Cape Town area while we were waiting for our Brazilian Visas to be approved so we decided to do another Road Trip! When planning our trip to Hermanus, we decided for a 3 … [Read more...]

33 South Backpackers in Observatory

We found out about 33 South Backpackers from the former owner Kim Whitaker, who is currently running Once in Cape Town. We had such a fun time at Once in Cape Town that we knew that we would enjoy 33 South as well! Each of the rooms is named after a different district / suburb of Cape Town and has a unique look and feel. We stayed in Bo Kaap (the Muslim area with the colourful houses). You can see … [Read more...]

Once in Cape Town – Hostel Review

South Africa has changed our mindset towards hostels! Before visiting, we thought that hostels were only for young backpackers. I used to stay in hostels in my early 20s. However, since getting married and having kids, it felt like our hostel days were behind us. Surprisingly, after visiting South Africa and staying in several hostels during our overland trip between Joburg and Cape Town, we … [Read more...]

HomeBase Cape Town

Our first hostel in South Africa was at HomeBase Melville in Johannesburg so it was only fitting we stay at HomeBase Cape Town too! We had a lovely stay at the Cape Town location as it had an awesome Family Room, Communal Kitchen, Rooftop Garden, Amazing Staff, and an adorable dog named Basey! It's run by a mom and her 2 sons and it definitely has a family-friendly ambience! Here's why we … [Read more...]

Mile Crunchers in Mossel Bay

Why stop in Mossel Bay? There are many reasons to visit this beautiful town along the Garden Route...here are a few: 1) To go Shark Cage Diving 2) To visit Seal Island 3) To eat at Kaai 4 Braai Restaurant 4) To begin or end your Garden Route Adventure 5) To stay at Mile Crunchers We actually did all 5 of the above! The highlight was definitely Shark Cage Diving as it is … [Read more...]