British Airways announced that BA passengers worldwide have voted Cape Town as their favourite destination and they have reacted by adding second flight. But how can you go to the world’s favourite destination if you already live in it?
Some Capetonians wonder “How can you be a tourist in your own city? “
You go on a staycation. It is a vacation from your own home and you do touristy (or local) things.
Here are just a few things that born and bred Capetonians love:
Picnic at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden- Probably the best way to spend a lazy afternoon with a good friend surrounded by the most beautiful flora and a backdrop of Table Mountain. Get out that checkered blanket and picnic basket and enjoy the fresh air. In summer there are live concerts performed in the gardens amphitheatre for an additional cost.
• Sundays at Mzoli’s – Grab a bunch of friends head to Guguletu for the coolest way to spend your Sunday. With music pumping, drinks flowing and meat on the braai, the proudly South African township vibe is something you can only find here. If you prefer the braai without the buzz of Mzoli’s then head to Tokia Forest, Newslands Forest or Wynberg Park.
• Hiking at Silvermine Nature Reserve – An awesome way to spend time with the family and see a panoramic view of the city. Get a mini work out by following relatively short trails which lead to amazing viewing points of False Bay and parts of the Cape Flats. Also a very cool place to watch the sunset for the romantics.
• Day in Kalk Bay – Take a stroll along the wharf and browse the quirky shops, enjoy a glass of wine or cup of coffee at the variety of cute coffee shops and visit the natural habour with its superb restaurants and bohemian arty vibe. A must stop in Kalk Bay is Kalky’s. Known for their yummy fish and chips, you’ll always find the most diverse bunch of Capetonians enjoying lunch there
• Capetonians love flea markets - With so many to choose from you can bargain your way to a great deal. Visit Cape Town Stadium Flea market, Milnerton Market, Muizenberg Market and Greenmarket Square for some awesome deals. Or try the Neighbourhood Market every Saturday at The Old Biscuit Mill for some organic treats.
• Sunsets on the strip – With some of the best sunsets in the world, there’s nothing better than taking a drive to the Camps Bay Strip, Victoria Road and enjoy a sundowner at the variety of little cocktail spots scattered along the beachfront.
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