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Travel

Travel Guide: Cape Town, South Africa

Cheers BIG SALE on beach aerials from Cape Town, South Africa! To celebrate, I thought I'd break down a top line list of things you need to know, do, and see while in Cape Town.

Gray Malin soaring over Cape Town

Where to Stay

Cape View Clifton is the best place to stay in my opinion. Aside from incredible service, beautiful rooms and delicious food - this hotel offers the absolute best views of Clifton Beach. I wouldn't blame  you if you simply wanted to sit outside on their deck from morning coffee to sunset sips.

Gray Malin's Travel Guide to Cape TownMust Do's in the City

Gray Malin - Sea Point Swimming Pool

The Sea Point Swimming Pools are the perfect way to get a little bit of exercise while checking out one of the city's local attractions. This public swimming pool center is scenically located right along the Atlantic Ocean; depending on when you're visiting, it's a great alternative to the ocean, when the water is a bit too cold for a dip.

Once you've cleaned up from your swim, it'll be time for shopping. Head to Bree Street, where you'll find some of the cutest shops, restaurants, and bars for an afternoon cocktail. Then, take a detour down to the very cool concept store, Merchants on Long. In fact, it's Africa's first concept store, and it is the kind of boutique that you can simply get lost in.

 Gray Malin's Travel Guide to Cape Town

Beach Day + New Friends

Muizenberg Beach Waves

Muizenberg Beach is a beautiful place to spend the day. The water is warm and shallow, so it's great for those traveling with kids as well as for a surf lesson, if you're feeling extra adventurous.

Up next, it's time for a quick 30 minute ride south to visit the penguins at Boulders Penguin Colony. There's no need to change out of your suit, though as you'll definitely want to play in the sand, once you're there.

 Gray Malin's Travel Guide to Cape TownGray Malin's Travel Guide to Cape TownAdventure + Lunch

Camps Bay Pool, Cape Town - Gray Malin

I know I've already mentioned a pool but Camps Bay Pool is different from Sea Point in that it's a rock pool, which is part swimming pool, part ocean rock pool and, thus definitely worth a visit! Honestly, everything about Camps Bay is a must see from the beach to Table Mountain. In particular, I recommend taking a hike on one of the various trails in the area; explore along the rugged Atlantic coast and take in the breath taking views that are all around you. 

Gray Malin's Travel Guide to Cape Town

Once you've worked up an appetite, you will be very ready for a late lunch that will perhaps turn into "sundowner" sips. My two recommendations are equally delicious but with contrasting settings, so you'll need to decide if you want Tinswalo which is located along the ocean with stunning views of Table Mountain or stay up in the skies at The Rumbullion at the Roundhouse for views for miles.  Honestly, you can't go wrong at either place, so if there's time, I'd suggest trying them both at  your leisure. 

I could keep going but as I said at the beginning, I kept this a top line list. If you've been or know anyone who has been, then you are already aware that those who have been can go on and on when it comes to things to do and see in Cape Town. I hope you enjoyed hearing about a few of my favorites...to see more, keep exploring right HERE.

Cheers,

GM

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