Being a Tourist in my own Backyard…


This past weekend Cape Town was showing off giving everyone a taste of summer and then it hit me; I will not be here for Cape Town summer…… tear. Thank you Cape Town for giving me the perfect winter sun to do everything I am going to miss.

Now that I am leaving my home town, and my friend from France is down, it has been a great treat taking him to all the beauty spots around, and as it’s his first time seeing this, it will be my last for awhile. How ironic, as he says ‘hello,’ I say ‘goodbye.’ As most of you would know, if you’ve ever taken a visitor around, it’s always amazing to see things through their eyes. It makes me appreciate my town and my way of life so much more, as we often take these simple things for granted going about our day-to-day life.

So, first stop was lunch with the family at Rhodes Memorial, while Stacey took our Frenchman to Robben Island. They met up with us after the trip. The sun was shining bright the food at the little restaurant is pretty good too and begs a visit. It was buzzing with foreigners and families enjoying a day out and it’s an awesome place to have a little picnic and hike with amazing views over the city. I could sit there all day and reflect on life…

Then the next stop was Signal Hill to watch the sunset. It was bustling with people from all over the world just hearing accents echo as you walk past. It is also a popular spot for paragliding. Watching them take off and glide into the air was fun. We caught a pretty spectacular sunset which concluded an amazing day out. I love doing things like this but normally I get caught up with the day-to-day grind of life and never truly get to enjoy the beauty all around.

Sunday was another smoking hot day, and we headed to the Campsbay beach. I was surprised by how many people were swimming and had to remind myself it’s still winter lol Feet in the sand, toes touching the icy cold water sending shock waves through your body and tanning in the sun.
It is sharing special moments like these with friends and family that I will miss the most. No better way to end the day with a proper South African Braai if this Frenchman is not in a hurry to come back then I don’t know lol. This was my definition of a great summer weekend.

This weekend made me appreciate this beautiful city I have lived in my entire life and the fact that I am privileged to experience these things some people may never see or do.

I truly recommend coming to Cape Town in the Summer one trip I know you will never forget if you have not visited before.( its not my bias opinion I promise lol)

Hope you enjoy my explore Cape Town post as a little look into life here. Now that I am off I have more time to explore before I leave.

Let me know what you love about your city

Peace LOVE and Happiness




4 thoughts on “Being a Tourist in my own Backyard…”

  1. Lovely pics! Since moving to Cape Town, I haven’t visited Rhodes Memorial yet. And yes, the weather has been amazing this weekend! We’ve spent Sunday at Kirstenbosch – perhaps you should take your friend to see the Boomslang / Tree Canopy Walkway, it’s amazing (actually I just blogged about it yesterday, feel free to check it out 🙂 )

    There are so many things I love about CT, I don’t think it’s possible for me to list just a few. The same could be said about my home town – Durban 🙂

    Awesome post!

  2. I am absolutely loving the Big yellow frames at the Waterfront and Signal Hill! Can’t wait to come down and take lots of pics! I miss my beautiful cape tow 😉

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