IRVINA LEW

Travel Writer & Author

Tag: South Africa

Grape Escape

Cape Town, the mother city of the Western Cape of South Africa is one of the world’s most loved—and with good reason. It’s gorgeous topography is an irresistible treasure from broad beaches along False Bay to the soaring peak of Table Mountain (one of the 7 Wonders of Nature). Easy day-trips to the penguin-dotted Cape Peninsula, nearby wildlife reserves, and the picturesque Cape Winelands are just a few of the reasons why it’s the historic country’s most visited city.

The working harbor thrives as a commercial, cruise, and tourist mecca adjacent to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, which features tour boats to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of his 27-year sentence. Here you’ll also find numerous restaurants, theaters, and galleries for perusing. Stop in spots like elegant steakhouse, Balthazar Restaurant (www.belthazar.co.za) or the locally-driven upscale Aubergine (www.aubergine.co.za) for a bite. Nearby, you’ll find the new Cape Town stadium (it was used for the 2010 FIFA World Cup) where sold out shows for groups like Coldplay and Kings of Leon have made it a destination for music minded visitors. Prefer your art in tangible form? Renowned galleries including Everard Reid and South African Print feature fine contemporary art from both South Africa and international artists.

Read more in Charlotte Observer

 

On Safari Africa’s Big Five

Our adventure began riding down a muddy, puddle-filled dirt road behind a guarded entry gate designed to keep the elephants in and the poachers out. It was mid-September, the beginning of South Africa’s spring, and a year’s worth of rain had fallen in the past three days. We didn’t know it yet, but in the next 72 hours we would watch trees bud, flowers bloom and animals prance with pleasure as they drank from full-to-the-rim ponds.
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Atmospheric Pleasure | Trendy venues vie with the views in Cape Town.

From broad beaches to soaring peaks, topography is the treasure of Cape Town. South Africa’s premier destination is at its most impressive when the Mother City’s lights glow, with memorable vistas overlooking beaches, bays and harbors and framing Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and the Twelve Apostles.

Read More by Irvina Lew in Global Travelerirvinalew.com capetown

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