It is no secret that Cape Town is a very popular holiday destination for both local and international visitors, and whether you are local or not, it is a must see destination for anyone.
I am always amazed at the natural wonders that Cape Town has, from the beautiful sunsets to the hills and mountains that cover the landscape, to the beautiful wine farms. There is always so much to do and see.
Personally I am not someone who likes travelling alone, so experiencing Cape Town with people I love made me very excited. We spent 6 nights there, and we still could not fit everything we wanted to in our itinerary, but since all of us had been to Cape Town before we could give a few things a miss such as a trip up Table Mountain (one of the seven wonders of the world) and the V&A waterfront which hosts great restaurants and activities including the Ferris wheel and boat rides.
I would definitely recommend that one does Table Mountain especially if you are from abroad. You can either Hike up or take the cable car. If you do choose to take the lazy route, I would suggest pre-booking your tickets online.
Ok, I haven’t even gotten to the things that we actually did do. (see, there is just too much).
Since Cape Town is the southern most place in Africa there is a wide range of beaches spanning the Indian and Atlantic ocean and it is known that the beaches on the Indian Ocean are much warmer than those in the Atlantic. So a visit to Muizenberg Beach, and it’s colourful beach houses is recommended, more so if you enjoy surfing.
Since we were staying in Sea Point close to the city centre we decided to end off our day at the beach with a drive through Chapman’s Peak, one of the most beautiful and memorable drives that you will ever take. Make a few stops on the route and you may even get to spot a few whales.
This particular topic would probably need a blog post of its own. But one of my favourite places to eat and have a drink is “Cape to Cuba” in Kalk Bay, a few kilometers from Muizenberg. A beach bar with the best paella! But trust me, food options are plenty.
Google will tell you that there are million things to do in Cape Town and they truly are, we chose to keep it simple and cheap by doing the following (amongst other things):
Hike at the Kirstenbosch Newlands forest ( a very popular hike is Lion’s Head as well)
Walk in the sky at also at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Finally we spent our last day exploring the wine farms, there are plenty of wine farms but we chose Franschoek. We tasted a few wines and MCCs and made our way to the Holden Manz Wine Estate for a picnic by the river.
Now before I overwhelm you with a super long post, let me leave you to put this place on your bucket list or even better yet, make it a 2018 goal. I haven’t even touched on the night life that left me stumbling back to my hotel room at odd hours of the morning.
See you soon XxXx