When an invitation arrives for lunch aboard a floating restaurant, naturally you say yes! The Alba Restaurant, a first of its kind in Cape Town, is a “floating” fine dining experience. [Read more…]
Cape Town is without a doubt one of the most exciting cities to visit in South Africa. Its excellent geographic location makes it a truly spectacular city, with scenic mountains, beautiful beaches and many natural wonders. Together with its excellent nightlife and top quality hospitality industry, it means that there is always something to do, for tourists visiting Cape Town.
Things to do in Cape Town
It is probably this joie de vivre that attracts people of all ages to the “Mother City”. By day the outdoors and beaches beckon, it is a great idea to go surfing or just spend a few relaxing hours on one of Cape Town’s many spectacular beaches. Some of the beaches, like Clifton Beach for example, is rated among the best city-beaches in the world. While many tourists may rate Cape Town foremost for its beaches, the city has a lot more to offer.
Of course there is the world famous “Table Mountain” which offers a breathtaking view of the whole city and the surrounding Cape Area. If one prefers to go shopping, the idyllic V&A “Waterfront” shopping mall is a good option. For hikers the Lion’s Head mountain certainly offers a good challenge and if one is into diving, there are plenty of exciting snorkeling and diving spots around the cape.
After experiencing all these adventures by day, one can relax and get to meet the local South Africans at night at one of Cape Town’s many stylish bars and clubs. This means that every visit to Cape Town is filled with exciting moments. By day and by night there are more than enough ways in which to make the most out of every hour spent in this truly world-class city.
Anyone spending time in Cape Town, or South Africa in general, should not forget to check out the many exciting leisure offers. These allow for a good time while not straining one’s budget too much. South Africa is an excellent destination for the adventure-seeking, action-oriented tourist with numerous thrilling things to do. This is why finding offers for leisure activities, can be essential for anyone planning to make the most of their time in South Africa.
If you are planning a trip you can also check out my Top 4 Things To Do in Cape Town.
2012 is one of those years that a great many people are happy to see the back of! I do feel, however, before you make hasty resolutions or set yourself goals for the New Year, it is vital to reflect on the year gone by. (Not dwell or live in the past, merely reflect!)
Personally family is super important to me and I am so thankful to have the amazing family I do! It has been a truly blessed year for our family – special birthdays, new babies born, special people have gotten married, a year filled with life and celebration!
It has been a good year health-wise, although fitness has been somewhat lacking(something to work on in 2013).
We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place and have created many wonderful memories, this year, exploring it!
My blog has gone from strength to strength and I have met wonderful new people and done amazing things, such as TV and radio appearances. I have continued to learn so much and develop new skills along the way.
Financial woes have been the topic of many a conversation, many people the world over are struggling to make ends meet. There are so many who live way below the bread-line and a large percentage of children who do not even have their basic needs met. The cost of living in my opinion is way above the earning potential of most and seems is still on the increase! The state of education in SA also seems to be a cause for great concern. Don’t get me started on Politics – much like Religion, it is a topic left well alone in a public forum!
My lowest point this year was having someone hack my website and worst of all it happened just before Christmas! Yes I was spitting mad but most of all it made me very sad and made me wonder about humanity and what makes people do such unnecessary, malicious things. So if you were wondering why the blog has been so quiet here is your reason!
Although it has been a tough year for most and it is very easy to become bitter and resentful – it is more important to take what has happened and learn from your experiences. Become wiser and more resilient, turn the other cheek and take these lessons learnt in 2012 and make 2013 even more awesome!
Day 4 of my count down to Christmas – a day late but yesterday was manic! I did my first radio show on 2OVfm yesterday morning, chatting to the lovely ladies from Mommy Matters Magazine about blogging. What an awesome experience – loved every minute if it! Then off to a school class party followed by Prize Giving and dinner! So hence no time to blog. Excuse the photo quality but I thought I would share this pic from the studio session yesterday featuring the lovely Jess and Kath from Mommy Matters. 🙂 20 Days to go until Christmas!
At the beginning of the year I set myself a 30 Day Photography Challenge, which sounds a great deal easier than it actually is but I did manage to complete the challenged quite successfully! With that in mind and the fact that I will be taking a little blogging break over the festive season, I have decided to do a Christmas Count Down Photo Challenge.
Each day leading up to Christmas I will upload a photograph to the blog and share it with you. It won’t be solely Christmas themed photography but will hopefully be festive and inspiring. Focusing primarily on the gorgeous city that we live in and the people in it!
If you have any interesting holiday or Christmas Count Down snaps to share please post them on our Facebook page!
Last week I visited The Constantia Gift Fair, which was held at SARDA in Cape Town and thought I would share some of the images I took. If you missed this Gift Fair you will be pleased to know that they will be holding another one in Durbanville!
The Durbanville Gift Fair is launching from the beautiful grounds of D’Aria Wine Estate on Racecourse road in Durbanville, it is a lifestyle event full of inspirational ideas and hand-picked innovative products – a celebration of gifts with a difference.
There are fabulous home and garden accessories, stunning fashion items, and gorgeous must-have gifts. The deli section is an extravaganza of delicious and exotic food-gifts.Come and sample superb food and drink, soak up the magical atmosphere, let your children have a ball in our kiddies play area and enjoy a sensational shopping experience with friends and family.
The Durbanville Gift Fair will be held at D’Aria from the 29th November – 2nd December:
Thursday 29th Nov: 9:00am – 17:00pm
Friday 30th Nov: 9:00am – 20:00pm
Saturday 1st Dec: 9:00am – 17:00pm
Sunday 2nd Dec: 9:00am – 17:00pm