Somewhere Between Where The Mountains & Ocean Meet In Cape Town, South Africa
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!
Beautiful photos! Sounds like you had/having an awesome trip and as someone who lives in Cape Town, it’s always interesting for me to read about other people’s experiences.
The beach you’re talking about is Boulders Beach, it has penguins 😀 and is quite a distance from where you’re staying. About an hour drive.
Yes I did have an amazing time. Cape Town is ridiculously beautiful, I can see myself living there. Yup that is the beach lol, I will definitely make it to the pigeons the next time I go!
Thank you so much for sharing. I have been stressing about my trip next week because it is Winter there… Your pictures are stunning and I can’t wait to visit
Cape Town is so beautiful wow! I am so blessed to live here! Btw, it’s ‘penguins’ not ‘pigeons’. Pigeons are all along the side of the road everywhere. Penguins are what you want to see!
Thanks for the stunning pics! The history is the best part of the colourful houses! You won’t find Cape Malay people anywhere else