My South African Adventure
Hi Travel Buds,
I can't believe I've been home for three months. It feels like I was packing my bags and heading on South African Airlines just yesterday. My trip to South Africa was a nerve-racking, but life changing experience. I have traveled a lot for work, but I have never traveled this far alone. Nonetheless, during my stay, I visited Johannesburg, a township inside of Johannesburg called Soweto and, of course, the Famous Cape Town. South Africa has such a unique blend of urban and natural habitats. You can literally be in a skyscraper capital like Johannesburg (aka Joburg) then with a 3 to 4-hour drive you can be in the lush mountains or on the safari plains. And, of course, being the foodie I am I ate, ate, and ate.
Just some of my favorite activities:
Safari Camp (I stay at the Chisomo Safari Camp),
Nelson Mandela Square
Table Top Mountain
Robben Island (to visit Mandela's cell) and Mandela's Home Museum Tour
My Recommendations For Food:
- The Harbor at Victoria’s Waterfront (Cape Town)
- The Roots (If you venture into Soweto)
Looking for some fine dining? Try Balthazar also located at Victoria’s Waterfront (Cape Town) this is where I ate baby Kingklip (a hearty white fish), I was also able to try ostrich for the first time. Believe it or not, ostrich taste very similar to roast beef, crazy right? I thought it would taste like chicken LOL.
My Recommendation For Beaches in Cape Town:
- Clifton's (Area 4)- If you're looking for peace and quiet.
- Camps Bay- If you're looking for dining near the beach and want to be around people
- Boulder's Beach- If you're looking to see wildlife, check out Boulder's Beach and their penguins (Yes, South Africa has penguins on a beach).
See you soon! Ciao for now,