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 […]
To wake up each morning and to recognize that Lee and I have THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD is an understatement and a privilege! We have been travelling around the Eastern Cape for 14 days – Lee and co-pilot joined me on Day 7. [singlepic id=143 w=320 h=240 float=left] Day 1; Tai (my son) […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s going to be another Hot Weekend in Cape Town and I am still recovering from the past few weeks of non-stop entertaining and eating out. We have had the Circe de Soleil here clowning about at the Grand West Arena, The Cape Town International Jazz Festival where we were rocked with Earth Wind and […]
22 of our GCU girls had a demonstration with Ajax. They were sponsored by Addidas. It was awesome. They starred in front of 40 000 people. Stay at our hostel in Cape Town and choose to make a difference.
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