Summer in Cape Town

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Cape Town, oh my beautiful Cape Town! Summer is finally here and we are going to party hardy all summer long. You are blooming. You are vibing and you are bursting from the seams with endless possibilities.

Come and take a walk with me through the beautiful streets of my beloved Cape Town. Come and drink wine among the vineyards, have traditional meals prepared by the “mammas” of Cape Town, have designer coffee by baristas of note. Party all night long on Long Street, go for a massage at The Twelve Apostles Spa—which has the best view in the southern hemisphere.

Climb Lion’s Head with me before the sun rises, and then again before it sets. Let’s hike up beautiful Table Mountain and take the cable cars down again with a 360 degree panoramic view of Cape Town and the ocean.

Let us have fish at the fish market and snookies in Camps Bay/Kalk Bay—which is selling the best fish and chips in the world. Let us take a boat ride to Robben Island and Seal Island and enjoy what nature has given us.

Come and take a walk with me in the beautiful and fairy-like Cape Gardens right in the heart of the city, feed the squirrels with me, listen to the birds sing while we lie on a picnic blanket and soak up the summer sun.

Then we can take a long swim in the beautiful ocean, catch some waves at Blouberg Beach, stand up paddle board at the waterfront, have a tan session on the beach at Clifton 1st, 2nd and 3rd Beach—reader’s choice.

Let’s have some delicious ice cream or a cocktail at Cafe Caprice, or a proper South African steak at The Hussar Grill. Mmmm. My mouth is watering already. There are many dishes to choose from, amazing people, sounds and places.

What better time to spend your days lazing in the sun, walking through the Bo Kaap’s streets with its beautiful and colorful painted houses—any photographer’s dream.

For the adrenaline junkies, go shark-cage diving, hike up table mountain, paraglide down Lion’s Head, go skiing, wake boarding, diving, deep-sea fishing, feed a penguin, wash a penguin! Buy real African art made with passion and love, with intricate detailing. Or just hop into one of our local taxis—not Uber—but a real loud-as-heck, cheap-cheap taxi with all its colorful characters. Trust me, there is no ride experience like a taxi in South Africa!

For the wine connoisseur, there are 20 different wine routes with dozens of wine farms to indulge in.

There is without a doubt never, ever a dull or boring moment in Cape Town. Hop on a Red or Blue bus, sit back and enjoy the splendor that is Cape Town.

Enjoy some beautiful photos from my home town and surrounding areas. Come and visit us soon!

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Leatitia Coetzee, RN
Leatitia Coetzee, RN

Leatitia Coetzee is a practicing nurse in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She is 30-years-old and fulfilling a lifelong dream of helping those in need and making a difference in the world … or at least the world she knows and lives in. She has always been a caring and passionate person, always wanting to help those less fortunate or in need. After graduating from high school, Leatitia went overseas, living and working in nursing homes in the UK and Scotland, and it was there she fell in love with nursing, knowing that she was in some small but significant way touching and changing the world.

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