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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

Meet the penguins at Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach in Cape Town is home to a colony of adorable African penguins. If you do get a chance to visit Cape Town this beach is a must see.