Travel to Cape Town, South Africa – Episode 539

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39 Things to See, Do, Eat or Drink in Capetown, South Africa (Podcast)


Hear about travel to Cape Town, South Africa as the Amateur Traveler talks to Annika Ziehen from Midnight Blue Elephant about her former hometown. Annika fell in love with South Africa when she first visited at the age of 16, and then later moved to Cape Town where she lived for 7 years.

Annika says, “honestly it is the most beautiful city in the world. It is regularly voted by people who have seen more places than I have. It really has the stunning geography and the mix of mountains and ocean. I always find that very attractive in a city. To that, over the last couple of years, has come a really interesting food scene. There’s lots of interesting things coming out of Cape Town’s kitchens. A great art scene. There’s music. There’s obviously wine which makes everything better. To that comes a really interesting mix of peoples. So all around it makes for a very interesting and pleasant holiday destination.”

Annika starts us with a climb up the famous Table Mountain which dominates the landscape of Cape Town. She also points out her favorite beaches, dive spots and even suggests we try hang gliding off Lion’s Head.

For those who are not as inclined to adventure travel Annika, suggests some favorite restaurants and suggests you see if you can get yourself invited to a braai, a South African BBQ. She even suggests one food tour that will get you to a family table in one of the townships.

After spending some time downtown at the museums, aquarium (maybe) and shopping, Annika lays out some great side trips to taste wine or see wildlife like penguins.

Come hear about this African jewell from someone who left her heart in Cape Town.

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Show Notes

Midnight Blue Elephant
Cape Town Tourism
Cape Town
Table Mountain
Hout Bay
Signal Hill
Lion’s Head
Newlands Forest
Camps Bay
Clifton Beaches
West Coast Natural Park
Simon’s Town
Boulders Beach
Long Street
The Test Kitchen
The Old Biscuit Mill
Stevenson Gallery
South African National Gallery
Robben Island
Nelson Mandela Capture Site
V&A Waterfront
Two Oceans Aquarium
White Shark Diving Company
Cape Point
The Pot Luck Club
Kyoto Garden Sushi
Tamboers Winkel
Sea Point
Castle of Good Hope
Taste the Cape
Shannon Wines
Warwick Wine Estate
Aquila Safari
Coffee Beans Routes
Cape Town: Winter is the New Summer
The World: A Place to Call Home
Top 10 Things to do in Capetown


Kevin on Travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Episode 538

Another nickname: City of Festivals.

Go to the Milwaukee Public Market. One of the best in the United States. Located in the Old 3rd Ward, off of the Milwaukee River. You must visit the world class Art Museum.

No else in the world will see thousands of people tailgating before a baseball game like the Milwaukee Brewers fans at Miller Park… Finally, there are more bars per capita in Milwaukee than any other city in North America [I could not verify this – Chris]. Friendliness exudes in every place in Milwaukee. Ok, I’m done.

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39 Things to See, Do, Eat or Drink in Capetown, South Africa (Podcast)

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by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast, and a co-host for This Week in Travel podcast.

2 Responses to “Travel to Cape Town, South Africa – Episode 539”



My coworker went to Cape Town and then a side trip to Antarctica this year and had the trip of his life. Can’t wait to make it down there.



It is on my list as well

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