Daddy Long Legs, South Africa

June 22, 2009 by Neal  
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The Daddy Long Legs Hotels offer a double dose of  the weird and wonderful in Cape Town.

Rooms at the Art Hotel have each been designed by a different artist utilizing a variety of imaginative themes. Guests can sing their way through a stay in the Karaoke Room, stare at the thousands of pictures that make up the walls of Photo Booth and even fulfill a fantasy inside the doctors-and-nurses themed Emergency Room!

If this isn’t weird or wonderful enough, then take a peek at the nearby Grand Daddy. On the hotel’s roof you’ll find seven vintage airstream caravans, shipped in from the USA. With running hot and cold water, and bathroom facilities, each caravan has its own theme.  So, what would take your fancy?  The Afrofunk caravan, the Polka Dot caravan, or maybe the Goldilocks and the Three Bears caravan (where, of course, you’ll find one chair too soft, one too hard and one just right!).

So, if you want to stay in accommodation fused with art, or maybe go a little higher to the world’s only trailer park penthouse, then Cape Town is the destination for you.

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Bulungula Lodge, South Africa

May 28, 2009 by Neal  
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In a remote but beautiful area of South Africa you will find the Bulungula Lodge. Perfect for backpackers, the lodge is part-owned and run by the locals.

Guests can either stay in one of the 12 available mud huts or even go ultra-budget and set up their own tent.

Designed to be eco-friendly, you’ll have to use solar power for cooking, light a fire under the cast-iron bath and even use bike-power – yes, bike-power, to make yourself a smoothie!  But its all worth it when you can see the crystal blue lagoons, rolling hillside and sky so clear you can see shooting stars (if fact, if you don’t see a shooting star on your first night, you stay that night for free!).

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