Best Hotels In Cape Town: Luxury in the Mother City

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The Best Hotels in Cape Town

Looking for the best hotels in Cape Town? Here are some of the best of the best in one of our favorite cities in the world. After all, in a city with hundreds of places to stay there has to be somewhere that’s perfect to take in the views of Table Mountain for everyone. Finding the perfect luxury hotel could be a struggle, but after visiting all of the hotels below we can safely say we know which are the best of the best. We’re also not influenced by marketing budgets like CNtraveler or Forbes, hence the reason our top … Read More

Amazing Photos of Southern Africa from Above

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Africa Photos

Six months ago we landed in Southern Africa with a plan to travel the continent far and wide. Now we have traveled through South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia capturing some of the best photos of Africa by air. Africa is a continent jam-packed with staggering natural beauty, so we never missed a chance to in the sky. Here is what six months in Southern Africa (with a layover in the Seychelles), looks like from above.  Photos of Africa from the Sky Free State, South Africa We spent three months in South Africa and one of our first … Read More

What to Pack for Overlanding Africa

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What to pack when you overland Africa

It’s official, after spending two months in Cape Town we have purchased a Toyota Landcruiser and we’re currently driving across Africa! Don’t ask us about all of the logistics, a lot of it we are making up as we go along. It’s just what we do – don’t judge. We dabbled with the idea of taking public transport from Cape Town. Which, would make for some pretty incredible stories. However, we are traveling with a lot of expensive gear and would prefer to have the freedom of our own car especially in the most remote parts of Africa. We spent months planning … Read More

Why Not Head to Africa for the Perfect Honeymoon Escape?

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The Perfect African Honeymoon

First things first – Cameron and I are not married, nor are we engaged. However, given that we are a traveling couple in our mid-twenties we get asked quite a bit about honeymoon destinations. The question “where would you recommend for our honeymoon?” pops up in our inbox often and we love shedding light on the subject. Many North Americans turn to the Caribbean or Europe given the close proximity to North America. For similar reasons, Australians may turn to Southeast Asia for the perfect getaway. These continents are fantastic! We love sipping cappuccinos in Italy, dancing through the streets … Read More

Looking for a Cheap Place to Stay in Cape Town?

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Accommodation in Cape Town

Besides the killer landscapes, great food, luxury lodges, hip spots, and adventure activities, there’s one aspect of Cape Town we haven’t been talking about – and that is the insanely high prices of accommodation in the city. It can be difficult to find good budget accommodation in Cape Town. While food, drinks, activities, and commodities like petrol may be affordable, where you lay your head down at night is anything but. For those on a more backpackers budget in Cape Town, this can be a serious problem. What do we do when faced with high accommodation costs in cities? We turn … Read More

You Should Be Eating and Drinking in Cape Town Right Now

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Eating in cape Town

We didn’t know it when we arrived, but it only took a couple days to figure out. Cape Town, South Africa was a food lover’s heaven. It may just be the New York of Africa, for every corner has some amazing new restaurant popping up. From Ethiopian, to Mexican, to Thai Cape Town has something for every palette, budget, and diet. Don’t ask me if I found a good sushi spot either. Just read on to find out where you should be eating and drinking on your Cape Town experience! Our Favorite Restaurants in Cape Town If you are in … Read More

Being Undesirable and the Real Reason We Bought a Car in Africa

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Buying a car in South Africa

So the big announcement is out! We are officially driving across Africa in “Charlie,” our newest addition to The World Pursuit family. The 1989 Land Cruiser is awesome! He is a workhorse, a 4×4 Tonka trunk equipped with a bush bar, roof rack, and pull out drawers. Like others, you may be wondering what he cost so let’s just get how much the cost out of the way. Charlie cost us a whopping 60,000 ZAR or about $4300 USD.  Never mind the cost, though. What was more of the issue were two Americans trying to buy a car in South Africa. I … Read More

Is Cape Town the Most Photogenic City in the World?

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Is Cape Town the Most Photogenic City in the World

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 … Read More

What’s it Like to Have the Most Luxurious Weekend in Cape Town?

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A luxurious weekend in Cape Town

We’ve been hopping in and around Cape Town now for the past two months. We’ve spent our time gallivanting in and out of cafes, hiking various points, and eating a plethora of extremely delicious food. However, there is a side of it that you haven’t seen. The side that explains why we are in this gosh darn city so long. That side is the work, preparation, and planning of our entire African trip. Between the adventure activities and the sushi lunches we have actually been hard at work in front of our computer and making countless runs to the Department of … Read More

I Want to Travel the World: 50 Memories in 50 Countries

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I want to Travel the World

We just crossed the border from South Africa over to Namibia. I am over the moon with excitement for what this trip through the Namibian desert will bring. However, it is also a milestone for me because I have now set foot in and traveled through 50 countries! I know that numbers don’t matter and many travelers choose not to “count countries”, but I have always found that setting a goal pushes me to actually do something. Long ago, I told myself I would see the world. Having traveled to 50 countries I have now been in more than 25% of the … Read More