South AfricaOnce 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.
One day in KhayelitshaThe 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 Hillfor 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.
The Old Biscuit MallWoodstock
For FoodiesThe best to start into the weekend
Neighbourgoods MarketA culinary dream on Saturdays
Cape PeninsulaA 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.