Bo-Kaap Guide

The Bo-Kaap in Cape Town with its bright multicoloured homes. This post looks at the history and places to visit in this beautiful community

Cape Town’s International Public Art Festival (IPAF)

I attended the International Public Art Festival in 2020 before the pandemic hit Cape Town. It’s one of the last events I attended. I’m a huge fan of street murals because it makes art accessible to everyone, it’s free to view and uplifts communities. I worked in Woodstock, Cape Town at the time my office…

Hiking Kloof Corner- one of the easiest hikes in Cape Town

Kloof corner is one of the easiest hiking trails in Cape Town. It only takes around 20 to 30 minutes to reach the summit, which makes the whole hike roughly around an hour to finish. It’s a steep hike but most of the trail consists of stairs. Because I’m still unfit and I have chronic…

51 Weird things about South Africa

It’s hard to spot your own weirdness after I lived in Germany for a year I noticed things about my country which I never did before. Things that Germans don’t do. Here’s my list of my own observations mixed with what I found online. 1.We call traffic lights robots For some reason all South Africans…

Smitswinkel Bay Cape Town’s stunning secret beach

You can only reach this adorable beach by hiking. It’s 20 minutes outside of Simons Town and just before Cape Point Nature Reserve. A perfect spot to get away from the hustle and bustle, even if it’s just for a day or a few days. Smitswinkel is relaxing and marvellous.

All you need to know about hiking Elephant’s Eye

Elephant’s Eye is a cave located on the slops of Constantiaberg. When you are there you will have a breathtaking view the Cape Flats and False Bay. This post will give you all the information you need to hike Elephant’s Eye.

A virtual tour of Cherry Blossoms

I’m so behind with blogging, this post on virtual tours of Cherry Blossom trees was supposed to be posted whilst the Cherry Blossoms were still blooming. Then I had to figure out how to optimize YouTube videos for work. I didn’t know a thing about YouTube except for the fact that I watched lots of…

Heavenly Hallstatt

My trip to the UNESCO world heritage site, Hallstatt. This is an updated post.

The best guide to solo travel in Cape Town

As a Capetonian I have an insider’s view of how to travel around Cape Town on your own. I have done lots of things alone in the city. It’s something I’ve always enjoyed doing. I’m also lucky to have met a few foreign friends who visited Cape Town. Their views along with my knowledge of…

Nobel Square Monument in Cape Town

Nobel Square is located in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. The square honours South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize winners. It was officially opened in December 2005. The idea for the square came from Ebrahim Rasool who was the Premier of the Western Cape at the time. The square has the statues of Albert Lutuli, Desmond…

Visiting The Long Walk March To Freedom Sculptures

The long walk to freedom is the title of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography. Nelson Mandela was South Africa’s first democratic president. He spent 27 years in prison for fighting against apartheid. The Long March to Freedom includes a sculpture of Nelson Mandela. And sculptures of other remarkable freedom fighters who contributed to South Africa’s democracy. I…

Cape Point Ostrich Farm

Last year my boyfriend I visited Boulders beach to visit the adorable penguins🐧. After the hard lockdowns we wanted to be outside in the fresh air as much as possible. On our way back we were both starving. Our drive took us to Cape Point Ostrich Farm. It is a working ostrich farm which I…

Staying over in Arniston

16 on Main is a property for self catering in Arniston for up to 12 people visiting the Cape Agulhas area. I wrote about visiting Cape Agulhas and Struisbaai for just a day. This meant I never stayed over. I did however take a trip to Arniston in 2015 for Valentine’s day weekend with classmates from high…

Marianne Wine Estate

Marianne Wine Estate is located in Stellenbosch and was started by a French family. I got to experience a unique wine tasting there paired with biltong.

Things to do in Struisbaai

Struisbaai is a coastal village in the Overberg region of the Western Cape in South Africa. This small town is part of the Cape Agulhas Municipality. It is super close to Cape Agulhas just (8km, 4.97 miles) away which is known for being the southernmost point of Africa.