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Hostelworld Africa Podcasts

Presented by Hostelworld.com Editor Colm Hanratty and other members of the Hostelworld team, our award-winning podcasts are recorded in cities all over the world with people who tell us about things unique to their city. And in our London and New York City city guide podcasts Colm tells you what not to miss there and more.

Hostelworld Podcasts

Cape Town - On Robben Island

Location: Cape Town, South Africa (Africa)
Located just off the coast of Cape Town in South Africa, Robben Island is where one of the world's most famous prisons used to be located. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to tour guides at the museum for the lowdown.


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Cape Town - On Robben Island

Soweto - South Africa's most famous township

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa (Africa)
Located on the outskirts of Johannesburg, Soweto is by far the most famous township in South Africa. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Lebo Malepa of Lebo's Soweto Backpackers to discuss the famous township, find out what you can see there and much more.


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Soweto - South Africa's most famous township

Port Elizabeth - At Schotia Safaris and Addo Elephant Park

Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Africa)
Addo Elephant National Park and Schotia Safaris are two of the top attractions in Port Elizabeth and should definitely be on our list of things to do during your stay. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with Malcolm Bean, a ranger at Schotia Safaris. Listen to find out more about the Addo Elephants, the Schotia lions, and a pair of rhinos called Bonnie and Clyde, plus lots more.


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Port Elizabeth - At Schotia Safaris and Addo Elephant Park

Durban - Gateway to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve

Location: Durban, South Africa (Africa)
Located approximately 2.5 hours from Durban, the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve is the oldest game reserve in Africa. Here you can see elephant, rhino, buffalo and more. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Charl Koen of Extreme Nature Tours to find out about the park, what you can expect to see and much more.


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Durban - Gateway to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve

Johannesburg - At the Apartheid Museum

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa (Africa)
Since opening in 2001, Johannesburg's Apartheid Museum has firmly established itself not only as one of Johannesburg's most fascinating museums, but as one of South Africa's most fascinating museums. With so much to see, you would need to spend up to a day to take it all in. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Wayde Davy of the museum about the history of Apartheid in the country and the museum itself.


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Johannesburg - At the Apartheid Museum

Cape Town - Ask the locals

Location: Cape Town, South Africa (Africa)
Want to know what are the locals' favourite bars, restaurants and neighbourhoods are in Cape Town? Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty took to the streets of South Africa's most famous city to find out.


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Cape Town - Ask the locals

Mossel Bay - Cage Diving with Great White Sharks

Location: Mossel Bay, South Africa (Africa)
Huge numbers of visitors come to Mossel Bay specifically to go cage diving with great white sharks. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with Mike Ladley, Education Programme Director at White Shark Africa to find out about the inquisitive nature of the great white, what to expect from a trip with White Shark Africa and more.


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Mossel Bay - Cage Diving with Great White Sharks

Plettenberg Bay - At Monkeyland and Birds of Eden

Location: Plettenberg Bay, South Africa (Africa)
Monkeyland and Birds of Eden are two of the top attractions in South Africa’s Plettenberg Bay. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com’s Rebecca Keenan speaks with Lara Mostert, Marketing Manager for Birds of Eden and Monkeyland. Listen to find out about the noisy monkey and colourful birds you’ll see here, where these animals have come from and much more.


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Plettenberg Bay - At Monkeyland and Birds of Eden

Jeffrey's Bay - A surfer's paradise

Location: Jeffreys Bay, South Africa (Africa)
Surfing is one of the main draws in Jeffrey's Bay, a laid-back seaside town in South Africa's Eastern Cape. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com's Rebecca Keenan speaks with Andy Thuysman, Chairperson of the Local Boardriders Surf Club in Jeffrey's Bay. Listen to find out more about top surf spots like Supertubes, attractions like the Surf Museum and about the numerous surf shops found in town.


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Jeffrey's Bay - A surfer's paradise

Port Elizabeth - Highlights of the Garden Route

Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Africa)
If you're visiting South Africa, chances are you'll spend some time along the well-loved Garden Route. In this podcast, Hostelworld.com's Rebecca Keenan speaks with Aimee Bell, Sales Representative at Baz Bus, a company which helps travellers to get around South Africa. Listen to find out more about Port Elizabeth's top attractions, popular towns along the Garden Route, first-rate attractions such as bungee jumping from the Bloukrans Bridge, and much more.


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Port Elizabeth - Highlights of the Garden Route

Pretoria - At the Union Buildings

Location: Pretoria, South Africa (Africa)
In this podcast, Hostelworld.com's Rebecca Keenan speaks with Kassiani Lythrangomitis, website manager at the South African Presidency which is housed in Union Buildings. Listen to find out more about some of the major events that have taken place here, including the 1994 inauguration of former President Nelson Mandela, and plenty more.


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Pretoria - At the Union Buildings

Durban - Discovering the city's highlights

Location: Durban, South Africa (Africa)
If you're planning a trip to South Africa and will be visiting Durban it's good to know what you shouldn't miss when you're there. To help you find out, in this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Sagren Naiker, a tour guide with Tekweni Tours who are based in Durban to tell him about the city's golden beaches, famous marine park and much more.


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Durban - Discovering the city's highlights

Johannesburg - Gateway to Kruger National Park

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa (Africa)
Of all of South Africa's national parks, Kruger National Park is by far the most famous, and Johannesburg is the gateway to the park. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Clive Murray of Easy Rider Tours to tell him how long you need to appreciate the park, what wildlife you will see there and more.


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Johannesburg - Gateway to Kruger National Park

Wine capital of South Africa

Location: Cape Town, South Africa (Africa)
Located just 45 minutes from Cape Town, Stellenbosch is recognised as the wine capital of South Africa. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Shantal Peterson from the tourist office in Stellenbosch about the different vineyards in the region and much more.


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Wine capital of South Africa

Marrakech - In the souk

Location: Marrakech, Morocco (Africa)
The Moroccan city of Marrakech is famous for many things, and its 'souk' (market) is just one of them. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty walks through the souk to speak to some of the different people who run stalls there..


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Marrakech - In the souk
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