Celebrating Nelson Mandela

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela. Upon his release, he addressed a massive crowd at the Grand Parade from the City Hall in Cape Town.  I wasn’t old enough to understand or remember the gravity of the moment. Recently  I’ve been very busy at work. But, I still felt I…

What to wear in Cape Town uncovered

Cape Town style is laid-back and casual you will spot people wearing business attire, to athletic wear and even beach items. It’s normal to see people wearing flip flops with jeans and a vest. People don’t wear traditional outfits’ every day though you might spot some people wearing Shwe-Shwe and or African Wax print items. …

All about the Castle of Goodhope

The Castle of Goodhope known to locals as just the Castle is one of the oldest buildings in South Africa. It was established to protect the Cape Town from sea attacks. At first, it was supervised by Jan Van Riebeek in 1652. The Castle was built using slave labour and was ironically built to protect…

Tips on How to take memorable Christmas photos

With Christmas coming soon I’ve been thinking about how to take better photos. It will be my niece’s first Christmas so I want to up my photography game to capture it. I found a few tips online and thought about the things I usually do to take photos. This is my shortlist on how to…

Top 10 Tips to follow when visiting the Bokaap

It’s said that colour impacts our mood and when you walk down the streets of the Bokaap you will find that the bright colours will make you feel happy. There’s something about this place which used to be home to slaves, which later became multicultural and eventually was declared a Cape Malay quarter by the…

A fun surprise yacht cruise around Clifton

For my big sisters birthday, I got to sail around Cape Town from the V& A waterfront to Llandudno. The water was a bit chopping being that April is the start of winter in South Africa. But, it was marvelous being on a yacht with my sister, my mom, my brother in law, the captain…

A honest review of The Creamery: Home made ice-cream and waffles

The Creamery is one of Cape Town’s best spots if you happen to have an incurable sweet tooth like me. You will find a few branches located across the city. Unfortunately, The Creamery isn’t operating in Johannesburg yet. The Creamery sells waffles, brownies, ice cream cones, tubs of ice cream and coffee so you get…

How I celebrated Human Rights Day in South Africa

In South Africa Human Rights Day is celebrated on the 21st of March. In my country we do not celebrate the UN Human Rights Day. On Human Rights Day 21 march 1960 protesters who opposed pass laws and apartheid were attacked by the apartheid police. The police opened fire on the protest crowed and killed…

How to enjoy Cape Town Carnival a guide from a local

The Cape Town Carnival is around the corner. This Mardi gras styled Carnival is free to attend. On the 16th of March the whimsical floats, dancers and marchers will be making a big splash along the Fan Walk in Green Point. The theme for this year’s Cape Town Carnival is- VUKA UKHANYE! Rise ‘n Shine….

How to take brilliant beach photos: 16 easy tips

I love the beach. Living in a coastal city has been a true blessing. And I missed the sea whilst living in Essen, Germany which is landlocked. I never got to visit the beaches of Europe which added to my beach blues. Now that I’m back home I take way too many photos of the…

The best romantic things to do in Cape Town

With Valentine’s Day a few days around the corner I figured I’d post a list of romantic things to do in Cape Town. There are other lists like this out there but, they tend to state the obvious so I tried to put a interesting spin on this post. I also tried to include a…