Cape Town is my favorite city in the world! I had the privilege to do an internship here for 3 months, and it was the most amazing time of my life!
So, in short, what are top 5 things you must do in Cape Town itself?
If you are in Cape Town, you have to visit the party scene! Mondays karaoke in Camps Bay, tuesday sports bar in Long Street, Thursdays in Green Point and the weekends in Club 31 or Long Street. Cape Town is never boring! Especially Long Street, from the Irish pub Kennedy’s to the Hip hop hotspots Marvels and Joburg.
Cape Town itself has many hiking spots. The best ones are Lions Head and Table Mountain. You can hike the easy part, which still takes 2 to 3 hours, or the advanced one with ladders and hooks which takes 4 to 5 hours. Just want to enjoy the view and are physically not able to hike? There are also cable cars at the Table Mountain.
There are so many beaches in Cape Town. My favorite is Blouberg Strand, which has an amazing view over Table Mountain. The Clifton beaches around Camps Bay are also cozy! Just mind the water, it is freaking cold.
Visiting the other side of the city is a definite must. Taking a tour through the townships will teach you a lot about how life is for the lesser fortunate, and how they make it as a community. Do not forget to visit Mzoli’s for the real braai experience.
South Africa is blessed with a lot of influences from all over the world. And this reflects on the food markets. The Old Biscuit Mill and Hout Bay market are two of the biggest in the city and my favorite food places in the world. Live music, South African wines and a variety of food you have never seen. Arab food, Ostrich burgers, Belgian waffles, Dutch pancakes, Italian pizza or Kudu meat, these markets will make you drool. And do not forget to braai (not barbecue), South Africans love their braai!
Cape Town is worth the visit. And it is close to a lot of cool places and things to do around the western part of the country. Be sure to visit this beautiful scenery as well and enjoy the most of this diverse country!