arrived in Cape Town planning to travel up to Durban and J-Bay
to surf. Unfortunately there was no swell at J-Bay while we
were there, so we ended up staying in Cape Town for the 25
days which we had in the country.
stayed at Cloudbreak Backpackers Hostel,
and spent most evenings in the bar, drinking the local beer
and socialising with the other people staying in the hostel.
We made a lot of good friends in Cape Town, including Sean
and Leilani, Toni and Gillian, and James. We had a couple
of nights out in Cape Town, the best of which was a trip to
"Fat Boys" nightclub, where we all drank blue-coloured
cocktails, and ended up getting back to the hostel in a complete
we basically spent all of our days surfing, we still managed
to see a lot of the area. We walked up Table Mountain and
enjoyed the amazing view, and fed the Rock Dassies. Walking
up is really rewarding, but if you can't be bothered with
the hard work there's a cable car! We also hired a car for
a couple of days, and went surfing up the west coast to Elands
Baai. The scenery is incredible. Closer to Cape Town if you
have a car make sure that you visit Chapman's Peak, a road
which winds its way along sheer cliffs. It's one of the most
beautiful roads in the world.
you'd like to travel a bit further afield, you can catch the
Baz Bus, which takes you almost
anywhere you want to go, and picks you up from whichever Backpacker
Hostel that you're staying at. It's a great way to see the
country. Although we didn't take the Baz Bus, we spoke to
lots of people at Cloudbreak Backpackers who had taken the
Baz Bus and the general consensus was that the buses were
really comfortable, and that the trips were good fun.