I was born in Johannesburg and only got around to visit Cape Town at the ripe age of 30. The moment I stepped foot off that plane, I fell in love! I knew I needed more of Cape Town, so much so, that I moved here 8 months later.
In my opinion, Cape Town is the most beautiful place in South Africa (but feel free to correct me if I’m wrong). It’s a nature lover’s paradise!
There are so many reasons why I love Cape Town, too many to name here but I am going to try and name a few. So here goes:
Who doesn’t love wine? Western Cape hosts the only wine region in South Africa. Wine routes include Stellenbosch wine route, Paarl wine route, Durbanville wine route and Franschhoek wine route, to name a few. All within 50km of Cape Town city center. Not only do you taste the best wines in the world, but you do so with extraordinary views of vineyards and mountains.
Cape Town is the only city in the world located in two oceans, the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean (hence the cold water). Cape Town also has a reputation of being one of the windiest cities in South Africa, nonetheless Kite surfing was born. Camps Bay was recently voted one of the best beaches in the world, so it can’t be all that bad right? Right, it’s actually spectacular! There is nothing better than an early morning stroll on the beach – it is good for the soul! But don’t take my word for it, come and see for yourself!
Yes, it’s all about the mountain! In 2012, Table Mountain was named one of the world’s new seven wonders of nature. Table Mountain offers visitors a unique experience to walk on top of it and enjoy jaw-dropping panoramic views. You can either take the cable car to the top or climb the mountain – I have in fact climbed Table Mountain myself and can honestly say, anyone, can do it. You don’t have to be super fit!
From leisure walking to intense hiking, Cape Town has something for everyone. You can stroll through Newlands Forest on a Sunday afternoon, or get up early to hike (climb) Lion’s head and have the best views of the city. I recently bought my first pair of hiking boots and can’t wait to lace up and go explore.
What can I say, food is a very important part of my life. I refuse to put something in my mouth that doesn’t taste good! I can honestly say I have had countless mouthwatering meals in Cape Town. If you are a foodie, Cape Town definitely is the place for you. The best part, most meals come with a fantastic view!
After living in Cape Town for 3 years, my question to you is “How can one not simply fall head over heals in love with Cape Town?
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