Je bekijkt een pagina uit het archief. Ontdek de nieuwste stories

South Africa Diaries

Door Tiany op 22.08.2014

There’s something about South Africa that will forever remain alive in my mind. I can’t really describe the feeling…I can only say that I have finally found a place where I want to grow old; take it as my place in the sun. I can totally see myself settled down in some cute little beach view house, with my little organic garden, sipping on my afternoon tea on the porch while hubby dear returns from his afternoon surf session… A bit cheesy, I guess, but sounds perfect … don’t you think? 

I visited Campsbay in April… I know, I'm running terribly late on like a thousand tales! Along with my lovely family I spent 12 amazing days cruising through the mind-boggling beautiful scenery of South Africa.

There were wine yards, a safari ride; there was Kaap de Goede Hoop and heaps of cool hotspots in Cape Town. There were penguins and seals, endless landscapes that left me just speechless and the most perfect sunsets ever. We had good food and delicious wine and endless hours of fun and good times. Needless to say that this experience was one of a kind and that I have already mentally started preparing my return to this beautiful part of the world.

We visited truckloads of beautiful beaches and the coolest beach bars that served great wines and delicious food. South Africa is one of the most extraordinary melting pots I’ve ever witnessed, even architecture has its own way of mixing and matching and perfectly blending in.

For those visiting Cape Town and the near surroundings: a shortlist of must-visit spots according to yours truly

*The Old Biscuit Mill: just great for breakfast & lunch and for hanging around. The food is magnificent and you can find truckloads of organic goodies.

*The Test Kitchen: to die for food, reservations are a must

*The Woodstock Exchange: a melting pot of young creative people where you can eat in funky little resto's and shop in even funkier one-of-a-kind boutiques


*The Bungalow: a little bit of Saint Tropez in South Africa.

*La Perla: old retro glamour, a magnificent place to have a meal.

*Warwick Wine Estate: there’s a gazillion of wine estates in the near surroundings of Cape Town, I visited the Warwick Wine Estate and had one of the most amazing picnic moments ever.

*The Orphanage: for great cocktails and party vibes

*Camps Bay Retreat: a little piece of heaven in Camps Bay, this place is just magical and besides it being a lovely hotel it is also a restaurant serving delicious food. It's also a spa and their beach club is pretty much the place to be in Camps Bay.

All pictures were taken with the FujiFilm X-Pro1, with out any doubt the best camera I've ever had and currently my most preciuos possession. I'm a passionate "amateur" photographer that enjoys taking pictures and hopes they'll end up looking great. I totally have the ambition to one day follow a course that will teach me how to properly operate a camera, but in the meantime I rely on that skills of my new best friend. 

page loaded