Cape Town, South Africa

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    Jamila Antrice
    28 Dec 2020
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    Within the two week stay of my first time visiting South Africa… Cape Town has become my heart. It would be a hard task to accomplish running out of things to do when vacationing to Cape Town or it’s surrounding areas. Table Mountain is the first thing that comes to mind as far attractions go but local shopping at the Victoria Waterfront (aka V & A waterfront) and the rest of the downtown area will for sure keep you occupied. There’s the red line bus for tourism giving you insight and true understanding to Cape Town’s history as well as about 10 or so beautiful beaches to relax or go surfing on. There’s also a couple of museums but I only had a chance to visit the District Six Museum, emotional but extremely informative and worth every throat burning moment. Kristenbosch National Botanical Garden is a beautiful garden with walk ways and bridges standing above the trees and there is also the wine country Stellenbosch having beautiful winery’s, restaurants and The Root44 Market at Audacia is a must to visit when in the area.

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    Wavydavybaby
    10 Nov 2020
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    Cape Town has so many different things to do, you’ll need at least week to experience just a small taste of what the city has to offer. From Table Mountain, wineries just outside the city, beautiful beaches, and delicious restaurants, you’ll be occupied from sun up to sun down everyday. Please be sure to check out Muizenberg Beach for iconic photos and surfers paradise!

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    matchmyeffort
    15 Aug 2020
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    Cape Town has so much to offer. I stayed ay 15 on Orange Hotel (Marriott) it was a super sexy hotel. It was in a great area it was adjacent to the infamous Long Street with the great bars and nightclubs so we had a great time at dusk. The city tour was very interesting and the. Table Mountain Tour was breathtaking. The waterfront had so many great restaurants and shops. The The Robbin Island Tour is a must. I really liked the drive to Cape Point. I went on a Caged Shark Dive and it did not live up to the hype so I would save money and just watch Shark Week on Discovery Channel.

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    Rofhie
    24 Jul 2020
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    What to do in Cape Town ?

    Let’s start with the right time to visit Cape Town so you can get the best of the city . Pleasant weather in South Africa is from Jan – May and September to December. With only June – Mid August as chill/cold month .
    – Cape Town have Atlantic Ocean which means water is cold and the city is windy and the nights are long.

    In summer here is what you can do in summer :
    Uber is easily on your door step , but to fully explore the city , you might be better off with hiring a car at the airport or saving your uber drivers number and use him during your stay. A half day trip to Robben island should be on top of your list and can be paired with waterfront shopping or luncheon day.
    – you can not miss out on a hike to Lions head and table mountain . Your stop at the cape cologne to watch penguins might be the highlight of your trip .
    – You now that South Africa is one of the best wine producer right ? Yes your Cape Town visit CANNOT end without a day at the Franschhoek wine estate .
    – A drive to Cape Agulhas “ The most Southren view point “ is so worth it .
    – The Cheater outreach , Polkadraai strawberry farm or Simonsig wine farm makes a perfect out of town spin .

    Beach ? Head over to camps bay or Simon town for a perfect day to soak off under the sun.

    I hope you enjoy Cape Town next summer cause our boarders are going to be closed for a a little longer .

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    Tara_Rose
    03 Jul 2020
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    Go to the Bo Kaap neighborhood. Colorful beautifully painted houses. Great for a photo op.
    District 9 is a small apartheid museum. Relatively cheap entrance fee. About 5 bucks.

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    ImanC
    23 May 2020
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    I caught a cheap flight to Cape Town and was able to book my first trip to Africa. Cape Town is hands down the most beautiful city I’ve ever been to. From the stunning Table Mountain to the blue waves of the ocean, it’s got the best of both worlds. My trip started with Thanksgiving dinner at Gold Restaurant, which includes a traditional dance performance along with your family style meal. Some of the must dos are the cable car up to Table Mountain, a visit to the winelands (highly recommend Granwell at Cape Trio Tours), driving to Cape Peninsula to see the penguins (book with Steven at Around the Table Travel and Tours), tour Robben Island (where Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years), and visit a township with a local. I was glad to have the opportunity to patronize POC-owned businesses like Seven Sisters, one of the few vineyards run by women of color. Be sure to visit Bo-Kaap to take photos in front of the colorful houses. Booking a City Sightseeing bus tour is the easiest way to get up to the cable car, plus it provides a nice overview of the city. The District Six Museum provides powerful insight into how apartheid ripped apart a specific neighborhood in Cape Town. A trip to South Africa is not complete without a safari. I didn’t visit Joburg, so I opted for Aquila Game Reserve, which is a couple of hours outside of Cape Town. It was a memorable experience seeing lions, elephants, giraffes, and leopards up close.

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    Lindi.Ma
    02 Apr 2020
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    Cape Town is def my favorite place on earth. There are so many things to do its just never getting boring. The mix of black history, breathtaking nature and multiple activities is amazing. We did table mountain, signal hill, boulders beach, robbin island, camps bay beach, hout bay market, and cape of good hope. Cape Town is by far my fav beach. I love the restaurants and bars with the ocean view. It is also the place to be on sunday evenings.

    I can highly recommend a trip to CPT, you won`t be disappointed! :-)

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    Moonshyyne
    05 Mar 2020
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    One of my favorite things about Cape Town is that there are so many things to do! A few of my favorite things are:
    Boulder’s Beach – It’s a sheltered beach located in the Cape Peninsula, near Simon’s Town. It is one of Cape Town’s most visited beaches and one of the few places in the world where you get up close and personal with African Penguins.
    Camps Bay Tidal Pool – this is one of the most popular tidal pools along the Atlantic Seaboard. It’s located on the southern side of the Camps Bay Beach. It is such a beautiful place to spend an afternoon and to take pictures.
    Cheetah Outreach – This is one of my favorite places. it is a preservation centre for cheetahs that offers encounters with cheetahs that are aimed at educating and raising awareness about these endangered animals.
    Cape Point – This is the most southwestern tip of the Africa,. It is a beautiful place to view the ocean and to take pictures. It also has beautiful hiking trails.
    Seal Island – The island is home to Cape fur seals, It can be accessed by boat from Cape town. It takes about 15 minutes to get to the island. The boat trip is less than $5usd.

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    Champsnstamps
    29 Feb 2020
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    Cape Town has always been a bucket list trip. Like always I let the cost of the ticket push it back every single time. So when the phone rung and my cousin said there are $500 tickets to Johannesburg, I couldn’t let the opportunity pass me by, even if it was just a few months away and during the kids school year. Nonetheless tickets were booked, and all that was needed now, was an airbnb. The USD is strong in South Africa. Im certain we spent less than 1k and we lived our best life, VIP, a driver, cases of wines from the wineries there was nothing that we did not do!

    Our accommodations for the week, which were roughly $575.

    We spent our 1st day exploring the Bokaap neighborhood and then the V&A Waterfront. The Cape Wheel was situated perfectly to see all of the mountains and the waterfront. Subsequent days were spent at the sights listed below.

    What I also enjoyed the most was dining and relaxing at the beach clubs. Some of my favorites are listed: Shimmy Beach Club, Grand Africa Cafe.

    My best advice I’d give anyone is dress comfortably, travel during our Winter, and bring hiking shoes for the mountains. Cape Town can best be described as a Miami or Los Angeles, it’s very modernize despite it being so affordable. I only wish that we had spent more time with the locals to learn more from a native‘s perspective.

    Although I’ve only been to Morocco and Cape Town, Africa has captured my heart! I’m looking forward to going back next year for the Veuve Polo Classic next February!

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    contricek@gmail.com
    19 Feb 2020
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    I was so excited taking my first trip to Cape Town, So Africa. However, I felt the energy of being in 1960 southern states in the USA. You can feel the racial tension in the air. I’m a alpha female so, that didn’t fly with me so well. However, the vibe is different when your a tourist (American). They treat you like you have money to spend. Lots of history there some is good from the Iziko museum of South Africa and city hall monument of Nelson Mandela statue but some are bad from the racial artifacts that is there like the high court annex with racially assigned seats based on color. The natives (black) are not equal to the European locals. You really see it heavy in the hotels and businesses within the Cape Town.

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    Arthur
    29 Jan 2020
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    Although Cape Town is one of my favorite cities in the world, I was surprised at how much of an outsider I felt in some places as a black traveler (considering it’s in Africa and all). The European influence is strongly felt, and there is still lingering racism from the Apartheid days. I never felt threatened or unsafe, but there were definitely periods of awkward stares from white locals who were surprised to see a black person dressed well or eating in a nice restaurant.

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    Some Fun things to do in Cape Town!

    1. Visit the vibrant and colourful houses of Bo-Kaap, a must on any Cape Town itinerary (You can take a free walking tour, visit the museum, or take a walk by yourselves).

    2. See the penguins on Boulders beach. Take a tour, or rent a car to Simon’s Town.(it’s a little over an hour from town – Also if the penguin colony is closed, you can still go penguin watching by yourselves after hours. This is the only place in the world you can get close to the African Penguins.

    3. Visit the colourful beach huts at Muizenberg Beach, rent a board and do some surfing!

    4. Take a mini hike up Lion’s head (it takes about one and a half hours) for a great adventure and stunning views! Be warned, it has a few steep inclines and I’d rate this one for adrenaline junkies

    5. Visit the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock for art, design and glorious food! It’s not open on Sunday (it has Neighbourgoods market vibes, only better!)

    6. Visit Table mountain, and take a cable car ? yo the mountain.

    7. Go to camps bay and/or Clifton beach

    8. Go to the V&A waterfront for lunch or just to simply spend the day.

    9. Visit Robben Island for some South African Political history. Ferries depart from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront at 9am, 11am, and 1pm daily. Tickets about R360 per adult.

    10. I would definitely got to Mzoli’s in Gugulethu if I got a chance. It’s a township butchery where they braai ( Barbeque) the best tasting meat ever!

    11. Kirstenbosch gardens for a sunset concert, or just a picnic.
    12. Visit wine estates and have lunch there! We went wine estate hopping around Durbanville. So so stunning and the food is always amazing! Just google “wine estates near me,” and take your pick!
    13. Please realize there’s so many things you don’t need to pay for if you just make your own way there.
    14. If you’re in Cape Town between September and October, you can go strawberry picking on Polkadraai farm (or other farms).

    Finally, you can always hop on the Red Bus Tour to save yourself the transport hassle, and to visit as many touristy areas as you can, with all the flexibility you need (I’ve never needed to do this in Cape Town, but this works perfectly!)

    Also, I keep discovering more and more to do in the beautiful city of Cape Town, and there’s sooo much more!

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    21 Jan 2020
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    CAPE TOWN!!!!!!! I freaking love that place where do I even start from lol. We stayed at Crystal Towers in one of their suites for usd $300 a night and my God. The views the views the views! The room was awesome and near shopping and all walking distance hotel staff are amazing! There’s a bus the leaves the hotel for free that would take you to there mall and town center where there’s also views of the ocean they have boats, and helicopter rides that leave from there we did the boat ride. Restaurants all over and live entertainment. We also took a city tour that took us to a lot of historical sites which was very interesting we got the group tours from TripAdvisor. We did the signal hill and etc beautiful views my God. There’s so much to do!

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    20 Jan 2020
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    I was in Cape Town for a few days in December 2019. The weather was amazing so we got to spend most of our time outdoors. We stayed at 15 on Orange which is such a beautiful hotel. A bit on the pricy side but my sister has membership with Marriott Hotels so we got a good deal. We hired a car and drove ourselves around. Uber in Cape Town can be quite pricy. We did table mountain, chapman’s peak, cape of good hope, camps bay, boulder beach, Hout bay market and wine tasting at Anthonij Rupert wine farm in Franschhoek. We ended up leaving the wine farm with a box (6 bottles) of wine because they were so good – my favourite was their Bordeaux. If you’re going to do the wine tasting, you’ll need a designated driver. We drove ourselves around – my brother doesn’t drink so he was our designated driver lol. There are lots of places around Cape Town so you don’t have to drive as far as Franschhoek or Stellenbosch. There was a lot more to do like lion’s head and long street but we didn’t have much time. Overall, there’s a lot to do in Cape Town.

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    11 Jan 2020
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    I was in Cap town in January 2018. Back then never been in Miami But Cape town fell like the Africain version of Miami to me. I fell in love with this beautiful city, the landscape was amazing. My best advice is to not book a great hotel near the beach out of the city center. An Air B and B in the city center is cheaper and offers a great view of the Camp bay. Then book your ticket Red Bus (City sightseeing Hop on-off) to visit the city great spot and it should be enough to go out during the day in the city. (2 days pass is enough). Ther is a winning tour on this bus and you can be headed to the table mountain. Near the Nobel price square, there is a great art gallery, craft market, and a little local food market.
    Do not skip the amazing view from the table mountain. Book in advance your ticket online for Robben Island (2 days). It is impossible to get the ticket the same day as you plan to go. Also, take a day trip to visit Cape of good hope, the southeast land point of this great continent. You will be amazed by the viewpoint, it is worth it! The nightlife is adventurous, watch after your self.

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    Cape Town is an AMAZING city! I’d love to live there one day. I like to think of it as Malibu meets Napa Valley. Below are some of the amazing options for Cape Town:
    -Robben Island- the jail Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his imprisonment. It’s a must see!
    -Stellenbosch/Franschhoek Winelands. If you love wine, heck even like it, you must go. We went with Luhambo Tours; they were great! We even stopped at the jail that Nelson Mandela was released from
    -Table Mountain- absolutely breathtaking!
    We were crazy enough to actually climb it. The longest, hardest, and hottest hike I’ve ever done!
    -Drive Cape Peninsula, Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope (the most south-western point of the African continent) and the South African Penguins & Boulders Beach. We used Africa Afrika Tours & Transport as well had minimum time available and they were reasonably priced
    -Long Street in Cape Town is a great place for clubs & lounges. We went to a place with great live music.
    – We used uber to get around the city
    -the red hop on/hop off bus is another great way to see a lot of attractions.

    By the way- we stayed at the Azamare in Camps Bay. It’s a gorgeous boutique hotel with a beautiful view of the water (and great breakfast!)

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    AbaDadzie
    14 Dec 2019
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    Cape town is one of my favourite destinations! It is interesting very budget friendly as well. There are loads to do in cape town! I visited the table mountain, used the cable car , checked skydiving off my bucket list! I had the indoor shooting range experience and it was amazing! I truly enjoyed my time in capetown. We booked an apartment which was quite close to V & A mall. That place is amazing! I’ve been to capetown twice, the first time I stayed at the waterfront.
    Food in capetown is delicious and very affordable too. Capetown is so beautiful and I absolutely love the weather. There is plenty of food and plenty of things to do…

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    18 Nov 2019
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    Cape Town was amazing. From the arrival at the airport, the locals were friendly and fist bumped you all the way saying “welcome home” the entire time. We took an Uber to our destination and ordered a XL but was more like a XS (sorry no Yukons or Escalades) . Driving into the city, you see evidence of how the poor resides but next to it how it’s being addressed with new housing for the poor. The affordable way to see everything is the hop on hop off bus (Red line gives you more sights to see). Check out Table Mountain and use the cable aerial view but if you are scared of heights stay closer to center of the cable care because the rotating floor will test your fear. If you like South Beach, Miami you will enjoy Victoria Rd, shops and restaurants are lined up with the cold water beach of the Atlantic across the street. If want the warm waters of the Indian Ocean then head to Hout Bay and that’s like 20 minutes away. Camps Bay offered great scenery when it came to booking my Airbnb and the location was so convenient to everything. Party and bar hop on Long St which gave a Bourbon St in New Orleans type of feeling. Watch for street hustlers but have a heart some are just trying to survive. Cape Town offered so much to do even shopping at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Just remember that “just now” in South Africa really means later so don’t be in a rush. Have fun!

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    28 Oct 2019
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    My first trip to Africa was in Cape Town. Me and my spouse traveled through out western cape for 3 solid weeks. There are a variety things to do while in Cape Town. First I highly suggest purchase the Cape Town City Pass when you do this search on google two different city passes will pop up. I purchase the city pass that includes a premium experience. With this city pass you gives you access to some of the best attractions in the city for one set price. You will be able to do the red bus sightseeing tour, access to all the museums and will have some transportation to the best wine vineyards. The pass allows you to purchase for either 3 days are 5 days. I did 3 days. You can also do a nice premium experience we choose shark diving. With the pass alone I was able to save 300 on attractions.

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    24 Oct 2019
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    I took a solo trip to Cape Town for my 29th birthday and it was nothing short of amazing! I’m not much of a planner so I didn’t have an itineray beforehand. That’s the adventurer in me. Once I arrived, there was a car waiting for me that took me to my apartment. I checked into an AirBnb off of Long Street that was $120 (USD) for 3 nights. The next morning I used AirBnb experiences to find something to do that day. I purchased a Yacht Happy Hour Cruise for two hours than ran me 320 Zar which is about $22 USD. The cruise included champagne, wine, beer, and water. That night, I ate at a luxurious restaurant on the water that cost 560 Zar which is about $38 USD. I ate steak, shrimp, had a glass of wine, and veggies. My main mode of transportation was Uber because it was ultimately the cheapest. So I took an Uber back to my AirBnb and knocked out. The next morning, I walked through the city and found a gelato shop off of Long Street. Walked some more and did a little bit of shopping at some thrift stores were almost everything was 100 Zar or about $7 USD. After that, I took pictures at the Waterfront. That night, I relaxed, showered, changed into some club wear and tried to figure out where to go. Once I figured that out, I got back on AirBnb and looked for some tours in the township. A township is where all of the Black people have been sent to reside. I chose the township because I wanted an authentic Black experience, where Black people were able to tell me their stories. I had two young ladies (Uluru Tours) take me around and show me where they grew up at in Langa, the second largest township in Cape Town. I met so many beautiful men, women, and children that were so happy to see me. Kind of like I was a family member that had been on vacation and had just returned home. They invited me into their homes, fed me food, and told me stories. It was fabulous. My tour guides aka new sisters took me to the bar back on Long Street and we exchanged numbers to meet up again before I left. The next day I went to Life Day Spa in Century City and got pampered. I chose the Create Your Own Package for 1800 Zar or $123 USD. My package was for 3 hours and included a 1 hour facial, 1 and 1/2 hour massage, steam room, body exfoliation, and a forest essential oil room. That was one of the best spa experiences I had ever had and I frequent the spa at home monthly. I ate at the restaurant, had wine and just relaxed by the spa pool until I was ready to call my Uber. That night I ended up going to the club by myself and of course I had a blast. The next morning, I packed to go and stay in my hostel. I decided on staying at Long Street Backpackers after seeing someone review them on We Work To Travel. Best decision ever. I paid 523 Zar or $36 USD total for 3 nights lol. There were people from all over staying there and although I didn’t know any of them, they welcomed me with beer and shots lol. I ended up staying at the hostel all day because it truly was lively. The next day I made a reservation to go hiking and to see a waterfall. Again, this experience was booked on AirBnb and my guide was again, a local, Black person. my guide picked me up in a Benz lol. I was like oh yea, this is great. He was very informative and answered all my questions about the route, scenery, plants, animals, really anything and everything. He provided light snacks, water, and gatorade. I packed my swimsuit, a towel, a change of clothes, a jacket, and water shoes in addition to what I wore for the hike. The drive was long and beautiful and I was taken all over The Mother City. It was so beautiful, it brought tears to my eyes. The waterfall was magnificent. HOWEVER, it was the coldest water I had ever experienced. Like so cold, it burned lol. But I jumped in anyway! I didn’t care, I was in Cape Town so I had to live it up. That night, I went back out with my new sisters. If you visit Cape Town, you have to go to Rands in Khayelitsha. Black people everywhere, the food, sis the food was just, I don’t even know how to describe it. Just knew I didn’t go back for seconds, I went back for thirds lol!! The music, the dancing, the vibe was like I had been there before.
    This trip was so awesome. And if this review is no indication as to how awesome, just know I started looking at dates in January to go back before I even left lol.

    Sidebar: I chose AirBnb Experiences because you can actually see what the people look like that will give you your tours and take your to your experiences and adventures. I refused to allow someone who was not Black give me a Black tour lol.

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    17 Oct 2019
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    Even as a world traveler Cape Town is by far my favorite city in the world. Theres so much to say for this incredibly beautiful city. Theres so much to do and see. you can never run out of things to explore. Ive travelled to Cape Town multiple times and even lived there at some point in my life. There are endless hiking trails to explore, with beautiful views of the iconic landscapes and backdrop of Table mountain, Be sure to head up Lions head for sunrise, the view from there is absolutely breath taking. Head out to boulders beach to experience the penguins. Camps bay beach is a great place to spend your afternoon, take a drive along the Cape Coast , or a quick boat ride to Robben Island.

    If you haven’t been to South Africa and cant decided between Cape town or Johannesburg. I would definitely recommend Cape Town.

    The easierst way to book a guide or experiences is also through the air bnb experiences page. :)

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    Bigmacbebe
    14 Oct 2019
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    cape town was just beyond beautiful, from the scenery to the food. EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT. there were many things to do. I stayed in Camps Bay. where I had a beautiful view of everything. I stayed in an airbnb and traveled with 6 of my friends. The price i paid for the place was totally worth it. It was mins away (walking distance) to the strip. The food/restaurants were cheap and very affordable. I ate EVERYTHING lol. we used uber to get around, and ubereats when we were too tired to walk down the hill. there was so many things to do such visiting table mountain (must do), winery, and the parties were so much fun. we flew in from jo-burg, cheap flight round trip less than 100 dollars.

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    30 Sep 2019
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    I went to Cape Town by plane from London Heathrow I booked via SWISS air and the trip comprise a layover to Zurich. From there the journey was operated by Edelweiss Air. Once there I rented a car so that I could travel around the western cape as I was planning on visiting George as well which is a 4-hour drive from Cape Town. I wanted to do an upscale trip so I booked in two hotels that are considered expensive there but coming from the UK with the pound currency it was actually affordable. I went to Sea Star Rocks in Cape: http://www.booking.com/Share-q4pX0lG
    Depending on the season you are going there it can be more or less expensive. I paid 200£ per night but it can go up to 500£ per night in high season.
    In George I stayed in a luxury guesthouse which isn’t on booking. So you’ll need to book directly on their website:
    https://soulprivatecollection.com/oceans-wilderness/

    Life in Cape Town is a mixture of European and American. Food is affordable in good restaurants and the menu is very similar to ours. For night life I’d recommend going on long street you’ll find all sort of clubs/lounge there where you will listen to South African house which I loved!
    Traveling while black there was quite tricky as you may know there are a lot of tension between black South African and other Africans who are there to work. But as long as you stay away from the places where there are riots and manifestation you are safe. I never felt in danger anyway. There are uncountable activities to do there from paragliding to hiking. I went to the lions head as I like hiking and had a beautiful view of the city from the top.
    With that being said, I would highly recommend visit South Africa.

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    largraham
    22 Sep 2019
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    Cape Town has endless places to see! It’s full of history and speaking with natives you hear a variety of stories about the South African lifestyle. You must hike all 3 mountains especially Table Mountain. Table Mountain has numerous different trails to hike to the top. Skeleton Gorge is the best trail. Although it is steep and challenging it will take you to Maclear’s Beacon which is the highest peak of Table Mountain. Lions head is moderately easy and does not have a cable car. Signal Hill has a scenic drive up and down.

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    04 Aug 2019
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    Cape Town has been one of my fave trips. It is so full of life, beautiful and eye opening.
    One thing you MUST do, is go to the Cape of Good Hope. There is no feeling like standing at the most southern part of Africa.
    1. You can lay on the beautiful soft sandy beach – but know the water is FREEZING, you’ll definitely feel the chill quickly
    2. Climb the rocky highlands and over look where the ocean touch’s the sky, and see an amazing eternity of blue.
    Another thing to see there are a mass of endangered penguins, the only penguins that have acclimated to the warm weather of South Africa – if you are lucky, they’ll let you get close.

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    ThatsMyQue
    31 Jul 2019
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    Cape Town is my absolute favorite place on earth. It feels like home there! There is so much to do. Hiking to the top of Table Mountain, diving with sharks, going on wine tours, whatever you like to do, the adventure scale in Cape Town is high! I visited different local restaurants and tried local dishes and I was highly pleased. The club scene made me feel very black and very proud. The locals welcomed me with open arms and called me “brother” immediately. The beaches were beautiful. God took his time creating that place. I stayed in a hotel the first time and Airbnb the last time I went. Both were affordable. I recommend Cape Town to anyone!
    https://tablemountainnationalpark.org/

    Some clubs I went to in Cape Town were Era Night club and Asoka. They had good music and good drinks. There’s also something called first friday’s that I learned about last time I was there. There’s a cultural festival that showcases artists ( like painters), and jewelry makers during the day and then at night all of the clubs downtown are live! It was an expected amount of fun!

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    udohme
    22 Jul 2019
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    I was born in Nigeria so I going to South Africa was a dream. The vibes were amazing and the locals were friendly. We stayed in clifton beach in Capetown at a Airbnb (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11813282?guests=1&adults=1&source_impression_id=p3_1563815041_wETyJVTKryvoMNj4). Paid about $136 a night. It was a great experience as we went hiking to the cape of good hope. The views were breathtaking and i was able to fly my drone out there. We also went to a restaurant nearby and food was relatively cheap depending on what you get. We also went to a Nigerian restaurant and had some Jellof rice which was amazing. Our flight to SA was around $1200 a person which wasn’t the best but not bad either. Maybe because we went in December which was closer to christmas. Do you self a favor and go plus check out the link for the Airbnb i provided above. The best views ever.

  28. Siphiwe Majozi
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    12 Jul 2019
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    We stayed at an air bnb in campsbay I really liked the view of the sunrise ,we took a bicycle ride around the coast it costed us 100 rands from sea point to camps bay then to waterfront, we went at the end of March and we were lucky to attend the capetown international jazz festival where we watch FKJ,Cory Henry perform .
    We travel using uber and Taxify its really cheap .We also went to table mountain which is one of the seven wanderers of the world Capetown is the right place to be if you want a great holiday in South Africa

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    Rfiel40039
    25 Jun 2019
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    There are so many wonderful museums, beach life and night clubs. Check it out for sure!

  30. Christian-Nicole_Griffin
    09 May 2019
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    Capetown was great and was beautiful but to be very honest I got a weird vibe, reminded me of Get Out. There were a lot of times in Capetown where I felt like a minority ( I’m black) meanwhile I’m in Africa ( Go figure) . Maybe my trip was tainted with my previous vacation in Ghana BUT although i enjoyed I felt like I didn’t have an authentic African experience

  31. Queeenjazzyy
    30 Apr 2019
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    Cape Town was amazing!!!! From the site seeing to the food to the nightlife I loved everything about it. I would say spend majority of your time here as Johannesburg was not as packed with things to do. The people were friendly and it was easy to get around. Definitely traveler friendly and I would say it is fine for solo travel as well. Table Mountain and it’s breath taking views cannot be skipped. Bo Kaap is colorful and historic, definitely a must-see. Coco lounge was amazing-great music and cheap bottle service. Cubana hookah and lounge was fun as well-the played hip hop and African trap music. It has cheap drinks and food. Another must is Clarke’s bar and dining room brunch. Diaz Tavern had amazing steak as well as live music and dancing. Cheap food and drinks, a must! Galbi resturant is great for those into trying different meats-we ordered ostrich, warthog ribs, crocodile, several types of antelop and springbok bitong. Taboo in Sandton was a poppin club as well.

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    25 Mar 2019
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    My short stay in Cape Town was nothing short of amazing. I stayed at a nice and affordable hotel called moyo which has a mini food market downstairs which was dope and was also in a perfect location close to the beach. I visited bo kaap, went on a wine tour, hiked up lions head (the view was stunning). I hope to do another trip to Cape Town because my last stay was too short.

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    I just visited capetown this past January, the weather was perfect not to hot . I stayed in a Airbnb close to table mountain. Things you must do is table mountain during sunset , shark diving : which is a little pricey but it’s one in lifetime experience. It’s about a 8 tour only cause the tour guide will come pick you up and it’s about 2 hours away , they will provide a light breakfast and lunch . I think it’s better to rent a car to go to penguin beach and cape of good hope , about a 1 in half drive , my rental car I think was $25 a day , but you only need a rental for one or maybe two days . Uber is available , places to eat you must go to mama Africa and most of restaurants at VA waterfront is pretty good and cheap . I stayed about 4 days and still felt like I need 1 more day . All the nightlife is on long street many different bars so you can just bar hope

  34. Stacey
    02 Feb 2019
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    I visited South Africa in November 2018 as 1 of 3 countries in Africa for a girls trip and it has been my best trip so far (I know I have a lot more places to visit ha). South Africa is so rich in culture, history oh and the food! You have to try a traditional Braii if you visit, so tasty.

    We spent the first leg of our trip in Stellenbosch (a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa) a 43 min (50.5 km) drive from Cape Town. We stayed at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Stellenbosch for 3 nights. The hotel has lovely views of the vineyards and mountains and the staff were generally quite nice. We could not go to South Africa and not visit a Vineyard! and if there’s anything Stellenbosch is renowned for, is its wine. The landscape is absolutely beautiful with mountains in every turn and it’s surrounded by vineyards. We actually visited Blaauwklippen Wine Estate as part of a pre-wedding wine tasting. It did not disappoint. There are a few different wine tasting options you can choose from I went for the Chocolate & Wine Tasting – R150 (Per Person) which amounts to £8.60. Great Value!

    So if you’re visiting Cape Town, definitely take a trip to Stellenbosch.

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    Lawrence
    30 Jan 2019
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    29 Jan 2019
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    South Africa is my favorite place in the world. No, literally! I’ve only been once, and only for a week, but it was the best. I only spent a few days in Cape Town because my vacation was split between here and a Port Elizabeth Safari. There was plenty to do to fill my time. Here’s what I found to do:

    Shopping: I spent most of my time there at or near the V&A Waterfront. This is literally the biggest mall that I’ve ever been too. There is plenty of shopping for all types of shoppers. Clothing, food, souvenirs, household décor, toiletries & travel gear: you can find whatever you need there. I picked up a 5-foot-tall giraffe while I was there! I had it shipped back to the US. There are more small shops across from the mall as well.

    Performances: There is a stage area set up outside the mall. One of the days we were there, there were musical performances going on. It’s an opportunity to enjoy some free entertainment and relax your legs after walking through the mall. There are also musical groups performing African music (and selling their CDs) as we walked around the area.

    Playground: If you have kids, they will love the little play area outside the mall. With family trips, perhaps Dad can sit with the kids as us ladies get our shopping fix! lol

    Aquarium: I am not really a fan of aquariums because I feel like “seen one, seen them all”, so I just went for my husband. However, this aquarium was HUGE & there was so much to see! Keep in mind that it gets pretty crowded though.

    Wheel of Excellence (Cape Wheel): This is the perfect place to get a 360 degree, birds-eye view of Cape Town.

    Adventure- helicopter tour: We took a scenic helicopter tour over the city. The company was called Cape Town Helicopters and it wasn’t a far walk from the mall. They have different routes for different prices.

    Adventure- speed boat ride: This was sooo much fun! The boat we took was called the Adrenaline. The speedboat took us to see some ships in the middle of the ocean and some other sights. During the ride, dolphins started swimming alongside us in the wake of the speedboats! On the way back, we saw seals as well.

    Boulder’s Beach & Water’s Edge: It’s about an hour ride from Cape Town. On the way, you’ll see amazing views of mountains and BEAUTIFUL beaches. The lodging is very small, I mean ridiculously small. But when I’m on vacation, rooms are for sleeping and showering, so I didn’t mind this. Boulder’s Beach is a beach FILLED with large boulders and endless South African penguins. I had so much fun watching these beauties swimming and splashing in the ocean! It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It does get a little crowded during the afternoon, so we went early in the mornings. Once Boulder’s got crowded, we walked down to Water’s Edge. It’s a less crowded beach. You won’t find penguins there (except if one randomly swims up), but there is a fair share of wildlife. We saw hermit crabs, anemones, sea stars, small fish, and the occasional family dog.

    Things I missed Out On:

    Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island: So, this itself is a museum. Then, there’s a ferry that takes you to Robben Island where you can tour the Robben Island museum and see the jail cell where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Unfortunately (and idiotically), we failed to do proper research and didn’t realize it was there until we arrived. When we went up to the building, we saw that it was sold out. Huge bummer!

    Shark Cage Diving: Before leaving the States, we booked shark cage diving through Into The Blue Scuba Dive Centre. Unfortunately, the seas were too rough, and we couldn’t reschedule as we were leaving the following day. That sucked because we were really looking forward to the thrills, but we can’t control nature.

    Township tour: When driving through, we saw some townships. We really wanted to visit a township, but we didn’t feel comfortable doing it without having set up a guide, so we opted out.

    Bo-Kaap: This place looks like a gem! Rows and rows of beautifully painted houses, mosques and shrines, and lots of rich culture and history. Sounds like an artist’s dream! I read that it was formerly a township. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it there either.

    * There wasn’t a category for Port Elizabeth, so I hope it’s okay to drop this here. We stayed at Shamwari Game Reserve for three days. THEE MOST AMAZING experience! Hospitality was EXCELLENT! PLENTY of food and drinks (greeted with drinks every time we entered the lobby)! 2 safaris per day! I loved seeing wild animals in their natural environment. It was a short flight and a long ride from Cape Town.

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    MMCLARK
    13 Jan 2019
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    Cape Town was not only an experience, but also cost friendly. My hotel was located in Green Point and located relatively close to everything. An Uber trip that was 5-10min was about R24-R34, or $2-$4 USD. A dinner for two, including an appetizer, two entrees, and a dessert was about R840, or $60 USD. The activities for two people averaged R200-R359 or $20-$30 USD. You can come to Cape Town with a budget and truly enjoy yourself. I would suggest purchasin the city pass, which includes entry into all the activities in Cape Town

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    ArtOfaStylist
    13 Jan 2019
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    Cape Town is an amazing city to visit. The easiest way to get around was traveling by Uber. You can purchase a city pass which will include entry into most of the activities experiences in the city. For your animal adventurers I would highly recommend Aquila Safari. You can get a package that includes transportation, but pack a snack the ride is about two hours (it’s worth it). Lunch is provided and you can also enjoy the pool and spa if you choose. For the history buffs, Robin Island is a must. You travel by boat to the island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. You are given a bus tour, and then a tour of the prison by former inmates that recount their personal experiences. The views are breathtaking, and this is an experience that your won’t forget. For some fun in the sun Boulders Beach is amazing. The journey from Cape Town is about an hour and you get the most scenic ride ever, as you travel through the mountains. At the beach you will want to go to the beach side, but the real gem is an area called Middle beach. You have to do a bit of of climbing and crawling to get there, however it worth every moment to get an up and close experience with South Africa’s best kept secret…penguins. When you want a day to walk around and relax, visit the V&A waterfront. This area has everything, including the Zeitz Museum, Two Oceans Aquarium, and the Cape Town Eye, and a ton of shops an eateries. My favorite place to eat was The Fat Fish restaurant….order the salmon you won’t regret it. After your done eating at the V&A walk over to the Bo-Kaap neighborhood where you will find the most vibrant and colorful homes. This neighborhood packs a punch with the different colored homes and vintage cars. The people of Cape Town are very kind and welcoming. Here you can find melting pot of various ethnic, and racial backgrounds.

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    09 Jan 2019
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    Capetown, South Africa.

    Definitely my second favourite destination of all time after Santorini, and my favourite destination in all of Africa!! I have been to capetown thrice in the last four years and planning to attend the annual Veuve Clicquot Maters Polo Tournament in March 2019!

    Where to stay:
    When I first visited Capetown, I stayed at The magnificent One & Only Hotel. I mean this hotel resort is one of a kind. It’s so expansive but also a bit expensive! The views are so scenic as it overlooks a marina on one side, a “Venice type setting” on the other, yet within the hotel, and the glorious Table mountain on another side. The clouds literally cover the hotel during winter period, though I did not find it very cold.
    During my second and third visits, I stayed at around Cliffton Beach. I got a really nice Air BnB whose main bedroom overlooked the ocean and the apartment was just a stones throw away.

    What to do: I definitely recommend visiting the vineyards and getting a tour around them. My favourite vineyard is Warwick in Stellenbosch and I got an amazing and intelligent Wine Sommelier called Luvo Ntezi (+27723252146) who actually works as a Sommelier at the One and Only. He is inexpensive, well versed with wines and great company. Another must do is visit Table Mountain. The views of Capetown from “Heaven” are just magical. Google of you don’t believe it. :) The nightlife around Camps Bay Area is the best. You can hop in and out of bars if you wish or just enjoy one bar. They have amazing spots!

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    05 Jan 2019
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    CapeTown is one of my favourite cities to travel to. There is always so much to do and the people are amazing. Camps bay beach is my favourite beach because of the access to both the beach and the amazing restaurants. I recommend you see the Kirstenbosch botanical gardens if you’re a plant lover and visit the D’laire Graff estate in Stellenbosch if you’re an avid wine lover. Always amazing!

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    28 Dec 2018
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    The beaches are amazing for relaxing and enjoyment.

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    ZaynahW
    03 Dec 2018
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    Capetown was amazing! I stayed there for about 4 days, two days in CBD, and two days in Camps Bay. We also rented a car and drove to Boulders Beach to see the Penguins (a must!), the sights and views were amazing, and peaceful on the way to Boulders Beach (until you come up on the winding cliffs and realize you’re driving on the opposite side of the road. While in Cape Town, BoKaap is a must (do it on one of the free walking tours), Robben Island where we were guided by one of the last living prisoners of Robben Island. Dinner at Mama Africa was nice, with the music and live entertainment. V&A Waterfront was a nice spot to people watch. Camps Bay has a good party vibe that comes alive around sunset, the weather was a little cool, but I can imagine what it’s like when the weather’s nice. We also found a wine tour that takes you to 5 wine farms (most only do 3) in which one farm has the cutest duck parade! The wine tour was through Wine Flies (https://wineflies.co.za/).

    It’s been a while, I can’t remember all I did there, but it is definitely on my list of places to revisit.

  43. Jay_Are_Beezy
    02 Dec 2018
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    Cape Town has lots to do for every type of traveler whether you like to keep things low key and relaxing or turn it up a few notches with adrenaline-pumping adventures. Go for a stroll around the VA Waterfront, have a cultural dining experience with entertainment at Gold restaurant (don’t miss out on the African drumming lesson) or, if you’re really daring, go shark cage diving! I admit I only lasted a good 90 seconds in the cage, but being eyeball-to-eyeball with a great white shark was definitely one of the most thrilling experiences I’ve ever had. Don’t forget to pack the dramamine!

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    cbshine
    30 Oct 2018
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    I always wanted to visit Africa and I felt starting in Capetown was the easiest thing for me to do solo. Last year I took my talents to South Africa and I’m so happy that I did. I booked my first set of days thru dream trips, which I’m a member of and have only used once. They included the excursion to table mountain and a city bus hop on and off tour. The first set of days were more formal as we were on a semi-schedule as far as meeting other members and having a welcome drink and a dinner another night. My hotel was nice and in a nice area in Seapoint. The beach on that side had a lot of boulders, and wasn’t very touristy. However the neighborhood did have many restaurants and tourist around, as it is a nicer area. Over there is where I caught the city tour bus, which takes you around town and gives you some history, sight seeing and views. It takes you to table mountain and you have the option to get off the bus and go view it. Table mountain has one of the BEST views I’ve ever seen in my life, and the feeling i had was indescribable. To get to the top you can either take a sky lift or hike. I took the easy way out and sky lifted. Once at top it’s a pretty big area to walk around and see the different sides. In that moment staring out into the world before me, I felt lobster liberated. Then after you can purchase items at the gift shop or the pictures you took in the start of the line. I went out to the club scene in the popular downtown areas but it was to my surprise not very African. The club was very Americanized, with white gogo dancers and patrons too. I was disappointed somewhat that even in Africa the vine didn’t cater to black people as far as entertainment. I visited the really beautiful Camps Bay Beach and it had kind if a south beach vibe to it, as far as the set up. Met some really cool people there and we all ate, and did a champagne sunset cruise. Which was pretty nice and I inexpensive, under $75. However, things got better the second half of my trip when I switched locations to the other side of town to Long st. Long st is like the bourbon st of New Orleans, in Capetown. There’s good food, shopping, and several bars and clubs. There I found good local food. they have uber and its super cheap because the dollar has a way higher value then ran(SA money). I was able to take uber to the marina area, which reminds me a lot of San Francisco. There they have a mall, local vendors and boat excursions.. I did the trip to Robin island , where Nelson Mandela was prisoner and you even get to see inside the cell. The guide was actually once a prisoner there himself, which was interesting hearing his perspective. There were a lot of restaurants there as well, and some live street entertainment. Back on long street it really came alive a night. There was a special i think in Wednesdays where they had $1 shots and shooters drinks. I was fortunate to meet some locals as I was solo, and they took me out to a nice spot called Cabana.. it was like a restaurant bar with hookah. But there were a lot of locals who showed me some good cultural dancing in freeform. Another last highlight was going to MamaAfrica, a great local restaurant. But I’d advise making reservations, as it’s pretty popular and fills up quick. They have outlandish things on the menu like ostrich, and alligator, which are delicious. For my actual birthday, in hired a private uber and he took me on a beach tour. I visited some of the most popular beaches like boulders beach, which has penguins on it. Overall Capetown is amazing and I’d definitely go again, but next time I’d include going to Joberg too.

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    Kayla Brynae
    04 Oct 2018
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    Cape Town is one of the cities I’ve visited that I would actually consider moving to. There’s absolutely no shortage of things to do. Whether you’re more of an adventure person or someone who likes to kick back and relax, Cape Town pretty much has you covered. From day one there, I hit the ground running, getting lost in the most beautiful neighborhoods and eventually ending up at Sea Point/Rocklands Beach. By night, my friends and I found ourselves at this bomb restaurant named Mama Africa on Long Street. And when I tell you everything was on point, I mean it. The atmosphere was lit, with a live band playing in the background and the most welcoming staff. And let’s not forget the food, which was one of the best meals I had while in South Africa. The highlight of the trip was, of course, Table Mountain. It lives up, trust me. I kinda cheated because I didn’t hike all the way to the top – I took the cable car up. But, I did and do encourage everyone else who can to abseil down the side. I mean, how often do you get to scale down 367 feet of one of the 7 Wonders of Nature on the world’s highest commercial abseil?

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    Sydney Thames
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    Let me start by saying, Cape Town is my favorite vacation destination. I have traveled there four times now and am eager to go again. 3 out of the 4 times I have visited have been in December/January and I highly encourage visiting then. The last time I went was in September, and it was much colder and not as lively.

    On a recent trip (my 3rd visit), I explored the night life there for the first time. On previous trips, I was younger/ traveling with my family, and so this had not been on the agenda.

    In December/ January, the whole city goes on holiday and people party every night of the week. Going out to the bars and clubs in Cape Town, you get to meet South Africans who are off work for the extended holiday time, as well as tourists from all over coming to Cape Town to vacation.

    In addition to being lively and full of happy people on holiday, the price of nightlife is a huge draw. I remember ordering a round of 7 cocktails for a group of friends and the total coming out to the equivalent of about $30. In September when I was visiting, I went out with a friend who lives there and we were able to get table service at a lounge via two $20 bottles of champagne. Being from NYC, where two cocktails are $30– that is enough to make me go back. I do not remember exactly where we went out most nights, as I was tagging along with friends that lived there, but I do remember a night out on Long Street, which was packed with bars and clubs.

    While not a night time activity, I also suggest taking a day trip to Stellenbosch (a 45 minute Uber away) for the wine tasting. Great wine, cheap prices, and beautiful vineyards/views. Some of my personal favorite wineries were: Delaire Graff Estate (for the INCREDIBLE views) and Spier Wine Farm (for the hospitality and gorgeous grounds).

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    In August of 2018, I visited Cape Town, South Africa. I had a spectacular time in Cape Town. Cape Town has it all – natural beauty, great seafood, history, and nightlife.

    On my first day in Cape Town, I along with a friend made the challenging journey up Table Mountain. We did the Platteklip Gorge Route, and for those who enjoy the stair stepper at the gym, this is your route. It took us about 1 hour and 40 minutes to make it to the top, and once we made it to the top, the views were an amazing treat after the torture we put our legs through. Instead of climbing back down the mountain, we opted for the cable car ride which I recommend. Note: do not make the trek up Table Mountain of there is fog. You will not be able to see more than a few feet in front of you if you do! The fog is thick, and you will not be able to see the view of the city.

    As a fun day trip activity, we took a trip to Boulders Beach to see the penguins. I highly recommend this activity as you get to see the penguins up close doing what they do best: waddling, shaking, swimming and squawking. You’ll be amazed by the number is penguins that you see, and the fluffy babies are adorable.

    Another nice activity if you enjoy learning about Animals is the Aquila Private Game Reserve Safari and Spa. The Reserve was created to protect rescued animals. While there, my friend and I saw and learned about hippos, elephants, lions, rhinos, and more. After an awesome day of driving, we headed to the spa for some much needed R&R in their lovely spa facility. Please note the reserve is a couple hours from Cape Town so you’ll likely want to spend at least one night at Aquila to make the drive worth it.

    As far as food goes, I highly recommend Panama Jacks for excellent seafood. If you want delicious seafood for extremely good prices, make sure you go there and sample their lunch menu. If you want ambiance and nice drinks, try Asoka Restaurant, Bar and Lounge. Can’t say enough nice things about that place. Finally if you want to try local game meat, you have to go to Arnold’s Restaurant and try the South African Game Platter. You’ll be able to sample 4 cuts of game meat! When I visited, my platter included kudu, crocodile, ostrich, and warthog. All were delicious, but the crocodile and ostrich were my favorites. If you try the platter out, you’ll have to let me know what you think.

    Another nice stop you might enjoy if you like wine is Groot Constantia. Groot Constantia Wine Estate is the oldest wine-producing farm in South Africa, and their wines are great. My friend and I tried the wine and chocolate pairing experience, and we were not disappointed. My absolute favorite pairing was the Groot Constantia Chardonnay with White Lime and Apricot Chocolate. Perfectly balanced deliciousness is all I can say.

    Now for the nightlife. We spent a fair amount of time on Long Street because it’s so easy to bar hop. One night, we spent all night enjoying live music at The Dubliner. If you’re looking for more of a beach vibe, you have to go to Camp’s Bay Beach and stop by Café Caprice. Café Caprice was so much fun that I didn’t want the night to end. Good music, nice, strong, delicious drinks, and an inviting crowd are waiting for you there.

    If you’re looking for a place to stay, I recommend staying in an AirBnB on Signal Hill. For starters the view is unbelievable, and the area is so conveniently located near everywhere you’ll want to go. I stayed in a 3 level town home for an amazingly low price. 1 level was private for my use, the host stayed in 1 level, and 1 level had a jacuzzi and grill that was available for use but a shared space. The place has gorgeous views of the ocean and stadium with Robben Island in the distance. The host was absolutely amazing, and I highly recommend his place. If you have any questions about his listing or things I did in Cape Town, feel free to message me on Instagram at NoRiskNoRewardBlog.

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    Cape Town knows how to party. From beautiful mountains to penguin beaches it’s not hard to see why it’s on every travelers list. The ticket prices can prove to be a bit costly, especially during the holidays, but I promise it’s well worth it. Plus, everything is very affordable once you arrive, so what you spend on your ticket you make back throughout your stay. This city is full of flavor and history, so I suggest getting a taste of both! There are a ton of great museums around the area that are a must see (District Six museum- one of my favorites) and when you’re finally ready to wine down after a few long days I suggest visiting vineyards in the surrounding area to get a taste of some of the best wine and most beautiful views. My favorite wine experience was the Franschhoek Wine Tram. My advice is to take the Green Line for 1100.00 Rand. This was my personal favorite wine tram experience and I’m certain you won’t regret it.

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    The city is the perfect mix of urban fast pace and countryside relaxation. There’s always something going on. I recommend staying in the city central and venturing out. In the city, Long Street is your best friend for daytime brunches, gift shops and night life pubs and clubs. The BoKaap is blocks away for the necessary colored home photo. Be sure to respect the neighborhood as it a majority residential and muslim community. For the best views and staying active, Lions Head and Tabletop Mountain is where you want to be especially during sunrise. To chill with the penguins, Simons Town is about 30 minutes away from the city center. Depending on the time of the year, you can actually swim with the penguins, but beware, they do nip if you get too close. Don’t forget to do a wine estate tour if can fit it in, you won’t regret it.

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    ROCKiiE
    11 Aug 2018
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    My mom & I were volunteering in Johannesburg and Cape Town was actually a last minute trip we decided to take because all of the locals were telling us so much about it. We booked a flight on one of the local airlines which was really cheap. It only cost us around $100CAD round-trip for a flight booked the night before. We Hotwired a hotel and it was amazing! Your money can go such a long way in South Africa. We ended up getting a 5-star hotel for around $27CAD per night (in Sea Point). We only flew in for 3 days but we loved it. We visited Table Mountain, Robben Island, visited the large mall in Green Point, and we also walked along the beach as well as along Waterfront visiting the shops and museums.

    It was so beautiful and we definitely would love to go back and get the full Cape Town experience like visit Boulders Beach, the Cape of Good Hope and also visit some of the vineyards.

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    I absolutely LOVE South Africa. We’ve been twice and we’re planning our third trip in 2019. If possible, stay in Cape Town AND also make time to stay in the Bush and the Winelands. I highly recommend Dulini Private Game Reserve. The trackers and rangers were just phenomenal, the lodging was luxurious yet you’re still in the Bush and able to experience nature at it’s finest. I was in the plunge pool and woke up to a Buffalo staring at me, lol. The food was out of this world! Also, the owners treated us like family and I can’t wait to return. For Cape Town, I stayed at Cape Grace and I highly recommend this hotel in addition the The Silo. For the Winelands, I prefer to stay in Franschheok at La Residence. This will give you the option to visit all of the local wineries in both Stellenbosch, Franschheok, etc. A visit to Delaire Graff Estate is a MUST! The views are stunning and just out of this world. Make sure you buy a bottle of bubbly or two to take back with you. La Residence took excellent care of us and I prefer to stay here due to their staff going above and beyond and their grounds are just immaculate. The décor is stunning and our villa was large enough for at least three families. It was the perfect place to end our journey in South Africa.

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    QueenT726
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    Capetown is a wonderful city to visit in South Africa. It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to in a long time. There wasn’t a time where I could think of being bored. You can hike, dive, do helicopter rides, whale watch among numerous of relatively affordable experiences. It’s a highly recommended city to visit.

    My friend and I stayed in an Airbnb for 5 nights in the city center surrounded by Table Mountain, it cost us $178 pp for the entire time. Our stay was absolutely wonderful. Cape Town also offers tons of reasonable priced hotels in the area. Prices are lower during the winter months and usually they have rainy weather but it was sunny the entire time.

    -We did the Robben Island tour, which is highly recommended. I believe about $30 for transport and 1 hour tour.
    – The city center had TONS of restaurants with all different cuisines. From travelers on lower budgets to people who are looking to spend a bit more.
    -We went on a half day safari at Aquila Park. $180 includes transport/ buffet lunch/welcome drink/2-3 hour ride. We saw lions, elephants, buffalos, hippos among other animals.
    -I’m a bit of a dare devil so we did shark diving for about $200, amazing experience. Be cautious, if you get motion sickness like myself, double up on the pills. Thank me later. Winter season is the best time to see sharks and humpbacks.
    – Although we didn’t have enough time, the vineyards in South Africa are also an absolute must.

    Being in Cape Town felt like home, the people were extremely friendly and helpful. They tell you to watch for pickpockets but not at any time did I feel unsafe. I loved it so much so I’m returning back in January to spend a few months!

  53. BSweetEscapes
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    Cape Town is a good city despite that it does not feel like being in Africa, it feels more like Europe that was the only down part for me.

    Table Mountain is a must, the views are amazing. You can either go up hiking or by cable car. We decided to take the cable card then go down by foot, it took about 2.5 hours, truly recommended if you love hiking or as different experience.

    We did a free walking tour with https://www.freetour.com/cape-town, really good to get the history of the city and visit different areas that we could had probably missed.

    Bo-kaap is a pretty colorful neighborhood with again history behind it and also the first mosque in built in Cape Town is there.

    *if you plan to visit Robben’s Island, prison where Mandela spent many year book even before you get to the country, I missed the chance as per the time were in Cape Town no tickets were available.

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    V&A Waterfront
    V&A Waterfront is a pier with a pretty cool mall, many shops, entertainment, and a Ferris wheel. It’s a nice and relaxing pier to visit if you want to just to hang out, eat, shop and watch locals perform.

    Table Mountain
    Table Mountain was way more breathtaking than I had imagined. There is a cable car that takes you up 3,558 ft. where you will be met with the very top of Table Mountain. When you arrive, there is a cafe that sells food and has plenty of seating where you can hang out at if you cannot handle heights. Table Mountain provides an amazing view looking over Cape Town.

    Robben Island Prison
    Wow!!!!!! The history is just amazing!!!! I honestly don’t want to spoil your experience if you do plan to go but it was so worth it. While there, we were given a tour around the island by previous inmates and was educated on the horrors inflicted upon black political prisoners during the apartheid era. It was a distressing experience, but so valuable being able to hear stories from an ex political prisoner who actually experienced it all.
    Note: If you happen to get seasick like myself which I discovered while at sea, I would suggest you take a pill or something to remedy your sickness. There were tons of sick passengers including myself on the boat ride from V&A Waterfront to Robben Island and it was not fun.

    Boulder Beach
    Boulder Beach is an awesome beach, surprisingly not a crowded beach where you will find tons of cute penguins. I would advise you not to touch any as you do not know what diseases they may carry and some can be snippy. I say just let the lovely penguins be and do not bother them. In order to see the school of penguins you may have to climb over and under a few boulder rocks. It was worth it and not everyone knows the path. Just let your Dora the Explorer side out and you’re guaranteed to find it.

    Shark Cage Diving
    Shark cage diving is located 2 hours away from Cape Town in the town of Gansbaai. There is a shuttle bus that picks clients up from their hotel to the site. The company that we used was called White Shark Diving Company. Shark cage diving isn’t as crazy as it sounds.
    During this journey, we took a boat to the middle of the ocean, stepped into a cage and then a staff member threw a fish on a rod into the water to get the sharks attention. In order to make this great experience a reality, I would suggest booking in advance. Space is limited so once I booked my flight I booked this excursion. I must warn, sharks do their own thing so you will not be guaranteed to see any sharks.

    Groot Constantia
    Groot Constantia is the oldest wine-producing farm in South Africa. While at the vineyard, we enjoyed a tour around the vineyard followed by a chocolate and wine pairing.

    Bookaap
    Bokaap is the most colorful neighborhood known to man. To top off its beauty, it is watched over by Table Mountain which is just spectacular. If you just want to see the beauty or visit the wonderful land of color, this is the place to be.

    Muizenberg Beach
    Muizenberg beach is a beautiful beach mostly known for its colorful beach/changing houses. What else would you do at a beach? Tan and enjoy swimming in salt water so that’s what we did. It was the perfect and most relaxing way to end our trip.

    We were able to get around using Uber so I would recommend downloading the app before you arrive.

    FYI: The reason I gave Traveling While Black a 2 star vs. 5 is because unfortunately there is a major difference within the black community and white community. You will be treated fairly but I was shocked to see such little amount of black locals. When I did see black locals, they were in impoverished neighborhoods and are still discriminated against according to the black drivers we spoke to. Yes, there are definitely wealthy blacks in South Africa but I didn’t see much.

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    2 days in Cape Town-the Inexpensive experience!
    While 2 days is not merely enough to see Cape Town heres what you can try if you are pressed for time!

    Day 1: Wake up and go for a hike on Lions head (be there by 5a.m) and start your day off on top of the mountain overlooking the sea and city of cape town (Free)
    Pack a picnic basket and have a picnic at the beach in Camps Bay (Inexpensive)
    Go for wine tasting , my favourite place would be Groot Constantia Wine Estate (only ZAR 95 about USD 8)-Inexpensive
    Take a drive to Signal Hill to view the sunset – this is amazing! (Free)
    Have drinks in kloof street (my favorite place is Yours Truly)
    If you want to bar hop or dance then head over to Long street

    Day 2: Go to the waterfront for either a cruise or if you want something more historical take a boat ride to the Robbin Island where the prison of former apartheid heros is now a museum or Go take a cable car to view the table mountain as this is a must in cape town.
    Have lunch at the Bungalow restaurant in Clifton, Life Grand Cafe or Shimmy Beach if you want to experience the more cosmopolitan side of cape town-bit more pricey
    For a more local experience go have some drinks in the township , Mzolis was the place to be but theres a new spot called Rands Lifestyle Space in Khayelitsha which i prefer honestly. Try uber there as its not the safest place and be vigilant.

    As you can see i hardly mentioned the ocean and thats because one of the most beautiful sea in cape town lies in Camps Bay and Clifton and is ice cold! Beautiful to see , so if you want to swim you can go to Muizenberg beach and near there there is Kalk Bay where you can have some fresh seafood in one of the restaurants (one of the restaurants right by the bay has some amazing sea food, its a very offbeat restaurant and doesn’t look amazing but trust it is!) and there is another really cool restaurant/bar called Cape to Cuba – the whole restaurant floor is beach sand so please no heels ladies. Enjoooy!

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    There are plenty of things to do in the Mother City. The weather is warm during the summer months and cool in the winter. Have your sweater with you though, the weather does change drastically at times.

    Things to do include:
    – Bo Kaap
    – Table Mountain (one of the natural wonders)
    – Simon’s Town (where you’ll find the penguin beach)
    – Cape of Good Hope
    – V&A Waterfront
    – Hout Bay (Mariner’s Wharf for the seafood)
    – District Six
    – Mzolis (Authentic township experience)
    – The vineyards outside of the city (There are plenty to choose from, I personally love Devon Valley)
    – Muizenberg Beach (Beach with the lovely colourful houses)
    – Long Street for the nightlife
    – CPT CBD the first Thursday of each month, there is a festive block party in the central district streets

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    naturallyinthecity
    11 May 2018
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    Cape Town is amazing. There is so much to see. If you get a good driver, they can take you to all of the tourist attractions in one day. I went in November and I surprised to find out that it was cold. When you think about it, it makes sense because you are by the water. So if you go during this time I would bring a fleece (a heavy jacket is not necessary), and an umbrella.

    Things to see:
    – Bo-Kaap, located right above the city center. Great place for a photo shoot. There are beautiful, colorful homes that people live in (so be respectful).
    -Cape Point, claimed to be the place where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Beautiful scenery. It rained when I went. and was EXTREMELY windy and cold. Make sure you go on a nice day.
    -Table Mountain, you can take a cable car up to the top of the mountain. Make sure you reserve tickets in advance and check the weather. If it is too windy, they close the mountain and there are no rides up the mountain. You can check on the website to make sure if it is open before you head over.
    – Lion’s Head Mountain. If you are looking for a good hike, this is it. There are 2 paths, an easier one and a hard one. The view from the top is amazing. You can also go paragliding.
    -Robben’s Island, this is where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner. A lot of history. You get to see his jail cell.
    -District Six Museum, the apartheid museum. Lots of history as well.

    One day we got breakfast at Truth Coffee Company. They make animal pictures out of the foam from the top of the coffee. The food was good. Large portions. There pastries looked delicious but I was full from the food so I didn’t get anything.

    If you are a shopper like myself, I recommend Green Market Square. There were some great finds there, for souvenirs or just for yourself.

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    Cape Town is one of my favorite cities on Earth! I’ve spent over a year here, because the city just keeps bringing me back for repeated visits. There is really something for everyone here from the local braii food to the coffee and craft beer, to the great street graffiti with social commentary and historical museums (such as District 6 Museum & Robbens Island), to the nightlife on Long Street and the countless adventures available (Shark Cage Diving, Sky Diving, Safaris, Hiking, etc.) Here are some must-dos for Cape Town:
    1. Hike table mountain (or you could take the cable car) it’s cool because you have an awesome view of the city and its one of the new natural wonders of the World. If you don’t hike table mountain at least hike lions head (easier hike and awesome view at sunrise or sunset)
    2. I definitely recommend checking out Mzolis (some tour companies could take you here or you could organize the trip yourself). This restaurant/bar is in the townships so you get a taste of real local South African life. With great music, dancing, and fresh meat (make sure to bring your own utensils/napkins and alcohol (there are places close by to buy it)) this place guarantees a day of fun. Go on a Sunday as that generally is when it is most packed (make sure to watch your things though as I had a friend get pickpocketed here) but worth the experience.
    3. Robben Island you can catch a ferry here from the V & A waterfront a sad but moving experience. Don’t spend too much time at the V & A Waterfront as it is a super touristy area, where everything is basically hiked up outrageously price wise.
    4. Go on a wine tour (if possible make it to Stellenbosch for this, but Groot Constania is also a great place for this)
    5. Take a minibus (those white busses you see running around) such a funny and good experience the ones from town can take you to the suburbs just ask… most people are willing to help. Be careful at night, I would try to avoid the terminus then, but if you are going between suburbs where you do not have to switch buses it should be fine.
    6. Go out on longstreet (one of my favorite bars is Joburg [good music on the weekend]) If looking for some food try Tigers Milk. It isn’t dirt cheap but the food and drinks are absolutely delicious every single time!
    7. Check out Observatory its a quaint little suburb and two great restaurants are Hello Sailor or Jerry’s Burger Bar (they are on lower main road)

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    08 May 2018
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    Besides for Ghana being my favorite country in Africa which I am a bit bias because that is where I was born and spent the first 5years of my life. South Africa hands down might be my favorite I visited there twice in less than a year. The direct flight from Atlanta to Johannesburg is quiet brutal so you better be mentally prepared. Once I landed in Johannesburg I spent 4days at Kruger national park in Skukuza where I got to see the big five. This is the animals natural habitat and not a zoo. These animals aren’t drugged like in Asia where you can go pet them which I really loved. I cant recall the company that accommodated my safari tour but it included transportation and also breakfast, lunch and dinner. After the 4days I flew to Capetown. You can find a fairly cheap flight on South African Airways or even British airways. The best place I would recommend for to stay is in “Town” like the locals will say. Book an Airbnb somewhere close to long street. Uber is fairly cheap there to get around and if you stay in “town” you can pretty much walk everywhere. If you like hiking like myself I can recommend “Lions head” which is one of my favorite hikes in CT. Table mountain will take hours to hike so best bet is take the cable car. The District Six Museum I will also recommend which is very informative. Cage diving with the great white sharks was also something I enjoyed very much. I can go on forever about SA. But anyone reading this don’t hesitate to visit. People are very friendly. P.S. if you hang out on long street at night be extra careful with your cell phones. Aside from that it is a very safe city

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    I had the opportunity to intern at a hostel in Cape Town for three months as an administrator. The hostel I was at is called Cape Town Backpackers. It’s in the Tamboerskloof area. It’s a great place to stay and the staff there are amazing and have all the information. They always have something exciting during the evenings for guest. Bbq, parties, group trips etc. If you decide to stay there be sure to go on a wine tour. You book a spot through the hostel by paying a deposit and then the rest is paid to Bruce your tour guide. Bruce is an amazing guide and person. The hostel has a great view of Table Mountain and is walking distance from Long St. Long Street is the Broadway of Cape Town. Bistros, bars, clubs, pool halls are all on Long Street. A great place to be at night if you want to party. Long Street will take you all the way the V&A Waterfront. The Waterfront has an amazing view of the ocean, a shopping mall, an aquarium, a ferris wheel and a boat service that will take you to Robben Island. Robben Island is where Mandela served his prison time as a political prisoner during the Apartheid years. Camps Bay is another part of Cape Town where folks go to hit the beach. It is behind Table Mountain and has a pretty good nightlife as well. Observatory is my favourite part of Cape Town. It’s a hidden gem. It has a hipster vibe to it but a real fun place to be. Spend a night down there if you can. It is also known as Obs. Be sure to climb Table Mountain and Lions Head. It’s worth it.

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    24 Apr 2018
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    I recently went to Cape Town and I must say , it’s an extremely beautiful city with many things to do for every kind of person!
    Hiking up Lions head or Table mountain at sunrise is a must, the views are breathtaking so it makes the hike worth it!
    Stellenbosch is a town only and hours drive from Cape Town which is surrounded by the vineyards of the Cape Winelands. I went to Tokara Wine Estate and had the best time!
    I’d definitely recommend Cape Town to everyone!

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    If your looking to party and bar hop all night long street is the place to go. The strip has a New Orleans, Vegas, and Miami vibe. Very busy loud and filled with tourists and locals. You can literally bar hop all night. If you like Afro beats and dancehall you should stop by Joburg, the DJ was great ! club 169 and Iconic are nice chill spots too. I enjoyed watching the locals dance. Their moves are amazing! There is no cover charge for most of the bars. Now ladies beware some of the men are really aggressive and touchy. Also keep your purse in front of you and travel with a small purse if possible. There were a few people asking for money and one even followed us. Overall I enjoyed my night out on Longstreet.

  63. Chidiashley
    Chidiashley
    21 Apr 2018
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    Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities i have visited in Africa. Visiting table mountain is a must as it is the highlight of the city, there is an amazing restaurant at the top of the mountain with the best views of the city. I also visited Robin Island which was the prison where Nelson Mandela was kept, here you will learn about South African history and its hero’s. Lastly, doing a safari is a must in south Africa, we got to experience these animals in their natural habitats it was truly an unforgettable experience.

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    Gray83
    05 Apr 2018
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    Cape Town is an amazing radiant City! Table Mountain the Views, The food, culture & people all are warm & great!
    Looking forward to going back later in the year!

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    Amardo27
    04 Apr 2018
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    Hi Everyone! It’s Me Again.
    After spending a few days in Johannesburg, I headed on over to Cape Town where it felt like I had gone from the love of one person’s embrace to that of another! The beauty and hospitality of this place was more than i could’ve asked for.

    Below are my tips on Cape Town.

    Things to Do
    -Once you’re all checked in, you can visit the most central location to all hotels which is Kemps Bay. Here you’ll find folks taking a walk along the boardwalk, stopping for ice cream, watching the nearby penguins play along the shore. You can even see folks from Lion’s Head Mountain coming in for a landing via paragliding.
    – Rent a Car for a day! This is where my trip became really exciting. I rented a range rover convertible and spend the entire day driving along the coast of South Africa. Leave from your hotel and in the GPS enter Muizenberg. This is a perfect starting point. Here you can watch surfers glide across the high waves. The beach is also here thats stretches for miles far beyond the eyes can see.
    – From Muizenberg head to Visit the Cape of Good Hope. Here you can take a trail to the very top and see take panoramic amazing photos. While your here, a ten minute drive will take you Cape Point which is the most southern tip point of Africa.
    -Next up Boulders Beach. Here you’ll find hundreds of penguins which are not fearful of interaction ( once you have a bite of food to offer them hehe!)
    – From Boulders Beach head to Misty Cliffs which describes itself . Driving can be tricky as the roads along the cliff are a a bit narrow and the ocean mist comes directly across.

    Feeling Adventurous?
    – I had an amazing time Aquila Private Game Reserve. Its about 278 for an all day tour that provides transportation, Buffet breakfast & Lunch and & Spa treatment. At this reserve, you’ll find Lions, Elephants, Antelopes, Water Buffalos, Giraffes, White Rhinos, Hippos, Ostrich, & Zebras.
    – One of my favs was PARAGLIDING from Lion’s Head Mountain. From up high you can see the coast of Cape Town and have a smooth landing at Kemp’s Bay.

    Nightlife?
    – I went around the perfect time of the week of March 17 which is when Cape Town holds its Annual Carnival parade. There’s a few nightclubs and one of my favs was Crew Bar.

    Affordability
    -Once again Uber was my go-to. My hotel of choice would be The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa. Mo and Joshua and all of the guys there were the best! They made sure I felt as if I wasn’t on a SOLO trip. Kuddos to everyone there. You can even rent a car from here to take your adventurous journey along the Coast..

    Guys, I hope that this review inspires you to go out and see the world even if you have to do it SOLO!

    check out a few photos from my IG below:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BgW2OtCFsDx/?taken-by=_itsmeamardo

  66. NOstopINme
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    03 Apr 2018
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    Amazing views!! If you’re adventurous try hiking and climbing (yes climbing no gear) us Lions Head Mountain for beginners or Table Mountain for moderate hikers and climbers. BEWARE neither are as easy as it seems but the view at the top is polarizing!

  67. luthexplorer
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    05 Mar 2018
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    Cape town South Africa has to be one of the most beautiful city’s I’ve ever been to. While in cape town I stayed at the once in cape town hostel on Kaloof street. The energy of cape town is amazing. The hiking trails and the landscape is to die for. Yes some people say cape town is dangerous but don’t let that push you away from the beautiful city that it is.

  68. Sarah_gaines
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    27 Feb 2018
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    If you’re looking for adventure, Cape Town is the perfect place to be. There’s tons of hiking with incredible views. My favorite hike was Table Mountain, I took the India Vester route which was a vigorous six hour hike that included some climbing but totally worth the experience if you’re an intermediate to advanced hiker. For those who are less keen to an extensive hike, you have the option to take an easier route or even take the cable care up and back down the mountain. Lions Head mountain was an great hike as well, it wasn’t as difficult as Table Mountain and it was perfect during sunset. Paragliding in Cape Town was a fear I was proud to overcome. The staff at Fly Cape Town were all knowledgeable, friendly and helpful which made my entire experience amazing. Seeing Cape Town from a bird’s eye view was unforgettable.

  69. my_traveling_beard
    my_traveling_beard
    20 Feb 2018
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    Cape Town is honestly the most beautiful city I have ever visited. It has the perfect combination of nature and city life. The Mountains are mesmerizing, the beatches are beautiful, and Cape point is a must see. But even within the city there is unlimited restaurants delicious and affordable dishes. To top it all off if partying is your thing Cape Town has great nightlife venues. I can’t wait to go back!

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    Bea.Col
    12 Feb 2018
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    Capetown is a polarizing City.
    There is so much to explore.
    The table mountain is and the amazing view is one of the top sights. The cablecar with a 360 grad view or a hiking tour are the only 2 options to get on top of the mountain. No matter which option you choose a fantastic landscape is guaranteed.
    Camps bay a legendary beach has amazing restaurants and bars to offer. It’s worth it.
    Now, South Africa is known for their of Wildlife. So, a safari should be definitely on there bucket list. Unfortunately the best once are located outside Cape Town.If you have enough time, take advantage of it and bock one of the tours.
    There are a lot of tours that combine Cape Point & Boulders beach in a day trip. Make sure you calculate enough time for boulders beach. There is a public beach right beside the national resort and if you are lucky you will spot some Pinguins waddling around. If not, the national resort which has a beach full of Pinguins.
    Mutzenberg beach and it’s colorful beachhouses is a wonderful spot for pictures.
    Victoria & Alfred waterfront is a beautiful Place to spend a day. There a lot of restaurant where you observe the still operating Harbour or just stroll around.
    Be carfull you definitely fall in love with Cape Town.

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    Bellaworldwide
    08 Jan 2018
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    The most notable place to visit in Cape Town would be table mountain!. You cannot go to Cape town without stopping here. The views are breathtaking. You can also take a Boston to robben island which you can see from the top of the mountain. The prison where Mandela and many other political activists were held can be toured on this island. Bo-Kaap is another must see for the colorful houses. An uber driver can easily take you to any of these places for cheap!

  72. MrsLWesson
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    28 Dec 2017
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    Cape town was amazing! I miss it so much!
    Highlights:

    Shark cage diving – http://www.sharkcagediving.co.za

    Dinner at Gold restaurant- http://www.goldrestaurant.co.za

    Cooking class in BoKaap- https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g312659-d3971855-r541683947-Lekka_Kombuis-Cape_Town_Central_Western_Cape.html

    Dinner at Mama Africa- http://www.mamaafricarestaurant.co.za

    Wine tour- (Book all of your Cape town tours through CapeTrio Tours! Granwell, the owner, gave us the most incredible wine tour.) – http://www.capetriotours.co.za/

    Hike up Lions head mountain

    Visit Robben Island- http://www.robben-island.org.za (book your tickets in advance. It will be sold out the day of)

  73. Keiana_h
    Keiana_h
    12 Dec 2017
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    This place is Absolutely amazing. It took some getting used to because they drive on the opposite side of the road but other than that this place is beautiful.

  74. theordinarycouple
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    22 Nov 2017
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    Capetown will definitely see us again. We had a great time here. We’ve visited JoBurg right before Capetown and lt was definitely a different experience. There’s a little bit of everything. For adventure – you can hike Table Mountain (or take the cable car if you’re lazy like us :). If you want some relaxation, you can explore Muizenberg beach, Camps Bay beach. Definitely take a picture in front of the most southwest point in Africa.
    Also many scenic drives. There are wineries – South Africa wine is amazing. Now for the part you waited for – NIGHT LIFE … Long St is Lit !!!!! Any night of the week.

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    Karissa
    18 Nov 2017
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    Visiting Table Top mountain is an absolute MUST! This is one of the seven nature wonders of the world. We took a cable car up which was absolutely breathtaking. Be sure to go early because if it gets windy they will close cable cars and will not allow anyone to go up. I would suggest buying your ticket in advance to avoid lines. You can buy them online or your hotel may sale them. We took am uber to the mountain from our hotel. Also visiting Waterfront is a must. Extremely huge shopping mall with several restaurants. Take a jacket, it gets cold and windy at night.

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    Wildnregal
    10 Nov 2017
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    We stayed at Blue Views Villa in Camps Bay! Camps Bay is a very affluent area in Cape Town, very safe. This is a luxury villa and it’s absolutely beautiful. 4 bedrooms 5 baths. Myself and 4 other young ladies split the cost of staying there for a week. Housekeepers came by every morning to clean. The Villa is across the street from the beach and walking distance from “the strip” several restaurants and shops. Capetown is loaded with history and adventure. The VA waterfront was the focal point in which we booked all of our adventures (shark diving, Robben Island, Langa Township, etc…). The people are beautiful and absolutely everything they cook tastes good (gained about 5-7lbs that week)!!!!!!!!!! This place is an absolutely must! We absolutely didn’t want to leave!!!!

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