How did I end up in South Africa?
South Africa was chosen as a destination because the girls and I came across an amazing deal to fly from New York to Cape Town, for roughly $500 on South African Airways, and the Essence Festival was going to be held in Durban around the same time so we decided to make it a girl’s trip. Since the majority of my trip was spent in Cape Town, this post is going to about Cape Town.
Where to stay?
Where to Eat?
Dinner at Gold Restaurant if you’re looking for authentic South African food. You will be served a 14 course meal, family style with live entertainment in a safari lodge setting.
Dinner at Wiloughby & Co. located in the V&A Waterfront mall. This is a sushi spot for all my sushi lovers. The downside is that the restaurant is located in the mall which doesn’t have the best ambience but the upside is that they give you wine while you wait for you’re table.
Side note: The food and drinks/ wine is extremely affordable when converted to dollars. I am an absolutely foodie (you guys know this) so it was great that a high end multi course meal only set me back about $30.
What to do?
If you ever find yourself with nothing to do or no plans for the day, head over to V&A Waterfront. You will definitely find something to do and tons of restaurant options.
The South African rand to the U.S dollar is 14 rands to 1 USD
There is a beach with pigeons on it, we were not able to find it, if you do find it, send me a pic!