Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town will forever hold a special place in my heart. My brother and I were planning where we wanted to go for our first international sibling trip and when I brought up South Africa, he quickly jumped on board. It is one of the most magical places I have ever been fortunate to visit and I know I will be back very soon.


We stayed at The Marley Hotel and if I could live there, I would. I recommend booking your reservation with the complimentary breakfast offer - it was to. die. for.


  • Lazari

  • Nourish’d

  • Manna Epicure

  • Superette

  • The Loading Bay

  • Harvest Cafe & Deli

  • Starlings Cafe

  • La Tete

  • Chef’s Warehouse and Canteen

  • La Belle Bistro & Bakery *my absolute favorite*

  • UMI

  • Zenzero

  • The Raj

Things to Do + See:

  • Hike Table Mountain - one of the Natural Wonders of the World

  • Visit cheetahs up front! Cheetah Outreach goal is to help preserve the life of these beautiful creatures and have created this educational center for visitors + researchers

  • Drive to Boulders Beach to see all the penguins! It’s about 45 minutes outside of Cape Town center, but the drive is so beautiful it makes it all worth while.

  • Continue driving down to Cape of Good Hope - the southern tip of Africa

  • Visit Robben Island - where Nelson Mandela was held captive

  • Go to Bo-Kaap, a neighborhood filled with beautiful colorful buildings

  • Shop for unique gifts + souvenirs at Green Market Square - cash only

  • Go on a Helicopter Tour

  • Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens - absolutely stunning + voted International Garden of the Year

  • Dive with the great whites! One of the coolest + most exhilarating experiences of my life

  • Of course, visit a safari! Aquila Safari was incredible and you can even lodge here for a night or two! We did both the jeep tour + ATV tour