Meeting some locals

A trip starts well when you begin with a scenic drive. The Chapmans peak drive is one of those. Stunning views are waiting around every corner, with changing landscapes along the route. The coastal road starting from Cape Town, takes you to Cape Point, but offers some good places to stop along the way. A…

High up a Cape Town icon

Table Mountain is the star of Cape Town. It doesn’t even matter if you meant to visit it or not, it is ever present. You might not notice it at first, when its surrounded by clouds, but whenever the clouds disappear, there is no escaping it. Table Mountain will draw your gaze towards it. If…

Surfing with the seals

Cape Town’s got some good surf spots. Not that I would know a lot about it, but the beach of Muizenberg is a popular place to go. So it couldn’t be avoided that some of my friends took me out there one day to try to catch some waves. It was the beginning of summer,…

On the edge

The Edge… there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. Hunter S. Thompson The edge is always appealing. We always want to know what’s on the other side. We push ourselves to do things we haven’t done before…

An introduction to haggling

In Europe I go to the shops and pay whatever the cash register tells me to pay. In South Africa however, I had to get used to haggling. Pay the full price for that awesome African statue on the market and you’ll be laughed at. Then you’re that dumb tourist. I am not very good at…

Eating out: 95 Keerom

In Cape Town there are many affordable restaurants. On a budget you can eat like a king. So one day I decided to go to a fancy restaurant. In my home country I would get an average meal. For the same price I feel like royalty in Cape Town. The restaurant was called 95 keerom,…