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Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

Michelle was born in Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa, and she always vacations in Cape Town once a year. She has never travelled to anywhere outside of South Africa but is planning her first-ever international trip to Bali or Thailand. Here are some travelling tips for anyone visiting Cape Town:

What is the best restaurant in Cape Town?

  • Azure (Camps Bay) has one of the best seafood menus as well as a killer view.
  • Harbour House (Kalk Bay) is my favourite restaurant, with the best seafood and a view overlooking the ocean.
  • The Two Oceans (Cape Point) is another great restaurant with a sea view and top-notch meals, from ostrich burgers to freshly caught seafood.

Where would you recommend for a great cocktail?

  • Chinchilla Rooftop Café & Bar has stunning views of Camps Bay beach and is best known for its piña coladas and mojitos. There is a live DJ on weekends.
  • Harringtons Cocktail Lounge has a happy hour every day for two hours where select drinks are half price.
  • La Parada – Go straight for the kill and order a margarita. :)

Where would you recommend to watch the big game?

Shimmy Beach Club – This place is paradise, with an infinity pool, big screens, beer pong and pom-pom girls. They even have a Rugby World Cup special.

Where would you recommend to meet up with friends?

  • Sundowners in Camps Bay has an exquisite view of the sunset while watching the waves and sipping on some good drinks.
  • The Galileo Open Air Cinema – Watch your favourite film outside under the stars. Perfect stress relief for groups of friends looking for a relaxed night.
  • Ostrich Riding – A must do but not for the fainthearted.
  • Night Market is the perfect place to grab dinner and drinks with a few friends—very chill environment where you can buy handcrafted goods made by the locals.

Where would you go for a promotion or anniversary?

Kitima is in a gorgeous historic building with a warm atmosphere that is oozing romance and has a variety of Asian food to choose from.

I’m bringing my kids for the weekend. Where should I take them?

  • Robben Island is a historical island where many political figures were imprisoned during apartheid. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned there for 27 years before becoming South Africa’s first black president. Kids would be excited to learn about the country’s history.
  • Two Oceans Aquarium – Discover the marine life, and see animals that call the Atlantic Ocean their home.
  • The Jolly Roger is a pirate boat that sets sail in the morning, at lunch and at sunset to cruise around the Atlantic Seaboard led by a team of ‘pirates’.

Fun fact about Cape Town?

Cape Town was picked as the best place in the world to visit by the New York Times in 2014.

What area would you stay in?

Muizenberg is a long, sandy beach popular with the local surfers and has a village feel with laid back-bars and restaurants. It has nice, colourful beach huts.

Don’t leave Cape Town without...

  • Exploring Table Mountain – Take the rotating cable car to the top of Table Mountain and get a view of Robben Island, Cape Town Stadium and V&A Waterfront.
  • Going to the Cape Winelands – You cannot go to Cape Town and not go for a wine tasting; wine production is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Cape Town.
  • Visiting Boulders Beach – This beach has a colony of jackass penguins, and all you can do is avoid being chased by one.
  • Eating Shisanyama (Braai, or Barbeque) at Mzoli’s and Rands – it is a township experience at these two establishments, where they have a giant braai with the locals to eat, drink and mingle to good local music.
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