Tour review: Cape Peninsula day tour from Cape Town

During my trip to Cape Town, the two day trips I had planned were for Robben Island and the Cape Peninsula. I had always assumed that Cape Town was at the very bottom of Africa at the Cape of Good Hope, but the cape is about 90km further south. Close enough to the bottom if […]

Visiting the former apartheid prison of Robben Island

Cape Town has a range of museums and memorials remembering the era of apartheid. The most well-known symbol of apartheid is Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. Robben Island is about 7km off the coast of Cape Town at its closest point, and it has served as a […]

A list of the best cafes in Cape Town

On my trip to South Africa I spent two weeks in Cape Town which gave me enough time to visit the best cafes in Cape Town without getting over-caffeinated. I didn’t know what to expect so I was happily surprised to find a burgeoning cafe scene here. I was also surprised that there were no […]

Notes on Cape Town

Cape Town is a place I have been wanting to visit for years. I’ve read Cape Town as being described as a cross between San Fransisco and Sydney, and a few long-term travellers I know have called it their favourite city in the world. With such endorsements I was curious to see what it is […]

Where I’m At: Saigon – June, 2016

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Saigon! I was last here in February so after three months of solid travel it’s good to be back. Where I’ve Been I started may in South Africa which is where I spent most […]

Lake St. Lucia – home to the largest hippo population in South Africa

When it comes to the big animals of Africa the hippopotamus lives in the shadow of the Big Five: African lion, African elephant, cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros. The term “Big Five” was coined by game hunters for being the five most difficult animals to hunt on foot. It has since become a check-list […]

Hotel Review: SunSquare Cape Town – South Africa

Hotel Name: SunSquare Cape Town Address: 6 Mill Street, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa I stayed at the SunSquare in Cape Town, South Africa. I was a guest of the hotel who provided my stay in order to review. SunSquare is a hotel from the Tsogo Sun group. This wasn’t a familiar brand to […]

Hotel Review: Southern Sun Waterfront, Cape Town – South Africa

Hotel Name: Southern Sun Waterfront Address: 1 Lower Buitengracht, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa I stayed at the Southern Sun Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. I stayed as a guest of the hotel to review their property. Southern Sun is part of the Tsogo Sun group, which is the largest hotel and tourism company […]

Hostel Review: never@home, Cape Town – South Africa

Hostel Name: never@home Address: 107 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town, South Africa I stayed at never@home hostel in Cape Town, South Africa. I booked it for its location in Cape Town and its high review ratings. I didn’t do much research when it came to the best area to stay in Cape Town, and […]

Where I’m At: Cape Town – May 2016

Greetings from Cape Town and a slightly later-than-usual edition of Where I’m At; my monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next. I tip my hat to the bloggers who can blog and travel at the same time. I’ve been on the road all month and have barely […]