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South Africa | Cape Town

South Africa | Cape Town

“I believe you travel to confirm your ideas, and whatever you can’t confirm you discard as you travel. In a certain sense, you redesign yourself when you’re traveling.”
— Ettore Sottsass

Cape Town was the second stop on our visit to South Africa. After spending a few days in Johannesburg, we caught a flight to the bustling coastal city where two oceans meet. We didn’t want to waste any time, so as soon as we landed, we headed out for a walking tour through The Gardens, located directly beneath Table Mountain and Lion’s Head.

Our various tours included markets, piers, Devil’s Peak Mountain, the Castle of Good Hope and the former penitentiary island, Robben Island, where famous political prisoners such as Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu were held. The pictures below show the size of their prison cells and the thinness of their "beds."

Cape Town is just one of those beautiful places filled to the brim with extreme opposites. It is known for its harbor at Table Bay bustling with seaside shops and restaurants. It also boasts amazing views of Table Mountain and Devil's Peak. It is a city with tall skyscrapers and a bountiful city garden.

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The Gardens were so beautiful with amazing views. Unfortunately, we ended up running out of sunlight.

Table Mountain, Devil's Peak and Lion's Head were all beautiful sights to see.


Visit Robben Island. It is a must-see. It has so much history. You get to see whales on the ferry ride over. The tour guides were once prisoners and freed when apartheid was over. 


Moyo was so lively and situated right on the beach. Face painters came around to each table and painted a custom tribal design on your face if you wanted it.

Ultimately, this was the trip of a lifetime and I plan to go back soon. Have you been South Africa? What should I do the next time I visit? Leave a comment below to share your tips.

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