South Africa

Once in Capetown

The second largest city of South Africa is simply one of those places of longing. A place in the world that you miss painfully as soon as you leave. The climate is pleasant, the mountains are always in the background of the two oceans, the city is young, hip and vibrant. Every evening there are spectacular sunsets. You will food markets everywhere and a good glass of wine is always around.

Woman preparing food at Neighboursgood Market
girls at sundowner time in front of table mountain
colourful houses in bokaap capetown
girl waiting with in dog in Kyaletisha
animal hospital opeining in Kyaletisha

One day in Khayelitsha

The other side of the city

Capetown´s biggest township Khayelitsha is located in between the dream beaches of Muizenberg and Somerset West, an area of the city with shocking poverty. I can highly recommend a private tour with locally well connected persons to get an insight into the other life of the city. Very surprisingly I took part in the opening of an animal hospital and made it to 18 Gangster Museum, where two guys with criminal past built up a very impressive project of violence prevention.

Signal Hill

for sunset lovers

If I would live in Capetown, I would be on top of Signal Hill for sunsets at least once a week. The tallest hill after Table Mountain and the neighboured Lions Head is THE meeting point of the young Cape Towners for a picnic at sundowner time. Every minute the sky changes in a different tone until the sun sinks deep into the sea. It’s not kitschy – just gorgeous.

people at sundowner on signal hill
elderly couple looking at sunset over Seapoint
pink sky over Lionshead
The Old Biscuit Mall

The Old Biscuit Mall

Woodstock
Every Saturday morning the motto in the hip district of Woodstock is: #Foodporn at its best! The Neighbourgoods Market at Old Biscuit Mill is the most beautiful food market I have ever visited.
For Foodies

For Foodies

The best to start into the weekend
Two huge industrial halls with long tables and freshly prepared food: burgers, tarte flambée, brownies, fresh iced tea, smoothies … All organic and from the region.
Neighbourgoods Market

Neighbourgoods Market

A culinary dream on Saturdays
The young crowd wears vintage, the gin bar around the corner is full at lunchtime, there is live music everywhere and a lot of handmade things to discover. Highly recommended to go!

Cape Peninsula

A stunning daytrip

No visit to Capetown without Cape Peninsula, where one highlight chases the next. The beach town of Muizenberg on the warm Indian Ocean is famous for its perfect waves. In Simon’s Town your are welcomed by the cute penguins. In Kalk Bay there are plenty of pretty boutiques and charming cafés for a late breakfast. And in the Cape National Park every few meters cars in front of you will stop to use the warning lights. There are baboons and ostriches crossing the street several times. Not to forget about one of the world´s dream roads: Chapman´s Peak Drive. All in all: a perfect day which you can end at Bay Harbour Market (every Friday 5 – 9pm and Saturday/Sunday 9.30am – 4pm) in Hout Bay.

coloured beach houses Muizenberg
family leaving Muizenberg beach
pinguins on blouders beach
two pinguins taking care of each others
view over Noordhoek bay
coast road in capetown
view on Hout Bay from Chapmans Peak
car passing Chapmans Peak Drive
Women dancing HoutBay market