We just left Cape Town after spending two months in the city. It was our city stay that wasn’t supposed to be, but with each passing day in Africa we became more and more hungry for our own car. Hence, the long stay in South Africa’s most popular city as we tried to find our wheels.
Cape Town was our last stop in South Africa. We were told by Afrikaners that we were “saving the best till last.” Others just straight up told us to leave wherever we were at and head for the Cape immediately. When we arrived we knew we were in a completely different South Africa than before. It’s a place encompassed with natural beauty, while still maintaining that city feel. A place that experiences four seasons in one day, yet locals seem to walk everywhere in their bare feet.
When we stay in places for longer amount of time we get worried our images will run dry, our Instagram will get stale. However, we hate leaving our camera anywhere inside when we travel around Cape Town, and even have found ourselves in debate about how many Instagram photos we should post in a day – should we do two or three?
This is our collection of a September and October spent in and around Cape Town.
Table Mountain From Lion’s Head
Looking out at the dramatic Sentinel mountain peak
Driving along the coast
On Top of Table Mountain
Kalk Bay Harbor
Atop Lion’s Head
The Boulders Beach Penguins giving us a show
Watching the clouds roll in
The colorful Cape Malay neighborhood of Bo-Kaap
Little Lion’s Head
Chapman’s Peak Drive
On top of Table Mountain
Hiking Lion’s Head
Cape Town from a Helicopter
A weekend spent in Muizenberg is a weekend well spent
The Iconic Table Mountain
Cheers to great sunsets
Exploring Cape Point
The beautiful Tintswalo Atlantic
Hout Bay from across the bay
Beautiful Days in the Cape
Wandering around Kalk Bay
Overlooking Cape Town
Table Mountain never ends
Have you been to Cape Town? What was your most incredible experience?
Plan Your Trip to Cape Town
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Accommodation in Cape Town: We like to use Hotelscombined to compare various booking engines and make sure we are getting the best possible deal. To feel more at home in South Africa we use Airbnb. Here is a coupon for your first stay! Here are the most popular destinations in Cape Town: City Bowl, Camps Bay, Green Point, and Sea Point.
Flights to South Africa: Compare airlines, dates and prices all in one place with Skyscanner.
Car Rental in Cape Town: Auto Europe is a car rental booking service that compares all the major brands like Hertz, Avis, Alamo, and Europcar.
Travel Insurance: We never travel without travel insurance with World Nomads. We ALWAYS travel with travel insurance. Natasha is a bit of a worry wart and would rather stay safe than sorry. World Nomads offers incredible flexible and great plans!
Water: We found the water in Cape Town fine to drink, if you want extra assurance then we love traveling with our Lifestraw Go Waterbottle
Guide Book: Sometimes it’s nice just to have a real book in your hands when traveling. We recommend picking up a Lonely Planet to get you through the wireless nights.
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