Hi! My name is Susannah and I’m from the United States of America. I am 22 and currently studying my undergrad in Public Relations. I’ve been an intern at Streetwires for the past 2 and a half months but I am leaving Cape Town this week, how sad!
I thought I would share with you some of the things I enjoyed most while I was in Cape Town, I’ll be sure to include lots of pictures!
Hiking! There are so many beautiful places to hike in Cape Town, and a lot of the trails are not too difficult for a novice like me! I spent a lot of Sunday mornings rolling out of bed at 7:30 and hiking around Lion’s Head and Devil’s Peak. My favorite trip was probably to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, though. The wind was INSANE but the view was incredible.
Eating! Wow, seriously if you love eating come to Cape Town. I have had SO MUCH good food while I’ve been here; I have definitely spoiled myself with eating out. While you’re here, you should visit The Old Biscuit Mill on a Saturday morning and try out as many of the food vendors as you can or, find Moroccan, Ethiopian, and Indian food while you’re here. Some of my favorite places to eat are Timbuktu, the Eastern Food Bazaar, Albert’s Eatery, Olympia Café, Kaai 4 Braai, and Andalousse Moroccan Cuisine!
Safaris! We took a road trip out to Addo Elephant Park, about an 8-hour drive away from Cape Town, and it was amazing! We took a road trip and camped on the way out there, which was fun, even though it was the middle of winter. We spent a lot of nights huddled around the fire braaing and then putting on 6 layers and huddling together in our tent. The elephants were amazing to see and we got super lucky and saw a lion and lioness on our way out of the park!
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa! This museum was seriously amazing. I went at the very end of my trip but I am so glad I got to go! The exhibits are beautiful and the building itself is breathtaking. It is the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world and only just opened in the fall of 2017. I think my favorite piece was a sculpture of snakes made entirely of acrylic nails, but I also thoroughly enjoyed the rolling seats by the entrance. It costs 180 Rand to get in but it’s free for African citizens on Wednesday mornings.
Well thank you for reading my blogs this winter. I’ll miss writing for Streetwires! I hope this list has inspired you to come to Cape Town or to maybe try something new. If you’d like to keep up with me, follow me on Instagram @susemorey or check out my website, https://rampages.us/moreyse/. Goodbye South Africa!