We started the morning off with a Cape Town Walking Tour, which is a great way to get to know the city center. Without having to book in advance, we arrived at 11am next to Greenmarket Square and registered right there. Our guide Rico, born and bred Cape Town, grew up in the Cape Flats and took us through a historical tour of the Mother City. We visited and learned about many landmarks, including St Georges Cathedral, Company Gardens, City Hall, Slave Lodge, Parliament, Presidents House, District Six, and a few more. Rico was highly entertaining, answered all our questions, and included personal stories, which gave us a local perspective. Although it is a “free” tour, make sure to include a good tip!
After the walking tour, we headed over to Hemelhuijs for lunch. This restaurant is absolutely divine! From their juices to the spices and fresh ingredients, it’s easily one of my favorite foodie spots in the city. With a pleasantly happy belly, we wandered over to Cape Quarter to check out a few more boutiques, restaurants, bars, and cafes.
To end this perfect Friday, a sunset session was in order. The bar at Radisson Blu over in Sea Point happens to offer outdoor seating with a prime sunset view. This is where we started the night. Mitchell’s at the Waterfront is where we ended up. The rest is history!
“Don’t look for happiness, create it!”