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Molo Cape Town!

Sometimes in life, an important part of the journey lies in its reflection. Having delayed my journey by two days, I finally found myself at The Backpack with a swollen up foot which I had badly bandaged, after fighting off a minor foot infection from the previous weekend’s shenanigans. The day had been a long […]

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South Africa named “Best Hostel Country” in Hostelling International’s 2011 “HI-5ives!” awards

South Africa was named the “Best Hostel Country” in Hostelling International’s  2011 “HI-5ives!” awards. Hostellers who left ratings on the website hihostels.com during 2011 have had their say and awards have been handed out in the following five categories: Best Hostel Country, Best Overall Hostel, Friendliest Hostel, Most Comfortable Hostel, Most Efficient Hostel. All award […]

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Staff visit to community project 25 May

On the day I went to the community project I was so impressed with what Mario is doing – he is doing such a great job!  I felt that everyone who comes and stays with us need to go to the community project because the project is about changing lives. Mario is doing a good […]

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Mel visit to the GCU Academy 25 May 2011

After making a brief visit to the community project on a previous tour, and hearing our boss talk about it often, I decided to get a few staff members together and go see what needs to be done there. Upon arrival, we went to the Woodlands Primary aftercare centre.  It was quite a wake up […]

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Staff visit to the project Wed 25 May 2011

Mary: Senior Reservations – started working at The Backpack 9 years ago. After years of hearing about the Community Project, I finally got to go out out to Woodlands School in Heideveld.  Situated in the poorer area of Heideveld where gangs operate openly I guess I should have felt scared. But as I was there […]

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Rainbow Nation of Indaba

Lee and I had the privelage of attending SA’s biggest tourism show held in Durban the past 4 days. Wow!  If only Everyone on this planet could experience this.  So many exciting things to see and do.  My top favourites: 1. visiting my favourite community project Woza Moya at Hillcrest.  If you are looking   […]

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