Cape Town. For me, it has always been one of the those mysterious places, the ones you only ever dream of visiting. Maybe this comes from my love of kiteboarding and Cape Town's prominence in the sport due to its wind and waves or maybe it's the thought of being halfway across the globe from my home in Los Angeles. Even now thinking back to this trip and the fact that I have actually been still gives me goosebumps.
So needless to say, when I received a call from my buddies Ian and Aaron, who were planning a trip to South Africa to shoot some VR content, I didn't hesitate a second and booked my flight the next day. 3 plane flights and 40 hours of travel later, we arrived in Cape Town for a week with no real agenda and a healthy appetite for exploring.
A few recommendations if anyone ever makes their way down to Cape Town:
- - Hike Lions Head. It only takes about 1-1.5 hours to summit but be prepared, it's straight uphill the whole way. You also have to scale a few walls and climb some ladders but the 360-degree views of Cape Town are insane and worth it. We got lucky and were greeted our first night with the best sunset of the trip.
- - Catch sunset at Camps Bay. This place reminds me of Santa Monica here in LA. It has some nice restaurants (eat at Zenzero), shops and an inviting little beach.
- - Grab some tacos at El Burro. If I could only eat one type of food for the rest of my life, it would be Mexican, hands down. I can eat it every day of the week and twice on Sundays. El Burro has arguably the best tacos I have ever had in my life. No joke!
- - Check out Mojo Market for lunch, dinner and/or drinks at night. Our Airbnb was walking distance from the market so we ended up here quite a bit, mainly to steal their WiFi. They had a variety of food stands to try out and a bar in the center for drinks. They also had live music on the weekend.
- - If you are still hungry late night, grab an ice cream sandwich at Crumbs & Cream, you heard it here first.
Anyway, here are a few photos from the trip.