I love festivals, but I rate beer festivals as being supreme. When we learned that the Cape Town Festival of Beer was happening at the same time we were visiting, there was no way we were going to miss it. The event, held at Cape Town’s Hamilton Rugby Club on Green Point, spanned three days, but we blocked just two days for the event – one for the festival and one for recovery.… Read the rest
Warm weather and sandy beaches don’t exactly conjure up images of penguins, yet there are more than 2,000 endangered African Penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town, just south of Cape Town. We planned a day trip from the city that would take us, by train, to the sandy home of the penguins at Boulders Beach. … Read the rest
The list of things to do and see in Cape Town is quite extensive and covers a massive area, from the V&A Waterfront and CBD in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south. In between is the famous Table Mountain, historic wineries, beautiful beaches and bays and visiting Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.… Read the rest
Cape Town’s Table Mountain sits majestically in the background to be marveled at in its enormity on clear days and in wonder on overcast days when the South Easter winds create the ‘tablecloth,’ shrouding the plateaued top in clouds.
Table Mountain, the iconic centerpiece to Cape Town, was recently named one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature.’ Table Mountain is part of the larger Table Mountain National Park and mountain range that extends to southern end of the cape.… Read the rest
It’s no secret we like our wine, but we are far from connoisseurs. Still, a trip to Cape Town wouldn’t be complete without visiting a few of the wineries that are practically within the city limits. Since we don’t drive, we needed to find a way to visit Cape Town wineries without a car.… Read the rest
Hout Bay, a surburb south of Cape Town, feels more like a community than a tourist destination. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things to do in Hout Bay. We picked a sunny Saturday afternoon, when locals were also out, to experience it.… Read the rest
As the plane took off from Mauritius I lamented the fact that we were leaving island paradise behind. We’d become quite accustomed to daily beach walks, afternoon dips and sunset gazing over the ocean. But, it wouldn’t be a trip around the world if we stayed in one place, so off to the city and mountains of Cape Town, South Africa we flew.… Read the rest