Cape Town

Cape Town Is Beautiful, And This Video Makes It Look Even Better

Friday, December 27, 2013

I know that it’s not exactly difficult to make South Africa’s Cape Town look beautiful, given the perpetually sunny weather and the grand landscape of the city as it sits below nearby Table Mountain. But this video from Jesse Olson perfectly captures a certain energy and look of the city that visitors sometimes have a […]

Living In The Face Of South Africa’s Apartheid

Monday, April 8, 2013

After two weeks in the bounty of Cape Town, South Africa, I can safely say I’ve arrived home. The depths of jet-lag got me out of bed just before dawn. I’ve fired up my laptop and I find myself typing amidst a flickering orange hue of a fire to my right; my two huskies lying […]

Diving With Dinosaurs In South Africa

Monday, March 12, 2012

Just off the Cape Peninsula and south of Cape Town in South Africa, lies an innocuous short stretch of ocean. Like much of the seascape here, kelp sprouts from the kryptonite green water, which laps at boulders straight out of The Flintstones. It looks a lot like the rest of this spectacular coastline. Yet this […]

Escape The Crowds At The 2010 World Cup

Friday, May 28, 2010

I’ve come down with football fever and it might be from all the pre-World Cup coverage that is going on. Countries and companies across the world are promoting their teams everywhere from YouTube tonormal tube. There have been whole segments on the radio dedicated to soccer balls and fancy shoes. An article in The Wall […]

Top 8 Ways To See Cape Town Through A Different Lens

Sunday, April 26, 2009

If you’re looking for a way to get away from the madding crowds in Cape Town, try these 8 alternative ways to see the city through a different lens. By Lucy Corne Cape Town is one of those places that everyone should visit in their lifetime. It has everything: natural beauty, a vibrant cocktail of […]

South Africa: Now More Than Ever

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

With the dollar bringing in over 10 Rand and South African Airways’ fondness for 2 for 1 flight deals, it’s no surprise that South Africa’s been garnering a lot of attention lately, especially for those who, back in the weak-dollar days, saw it as more of a dream destination than a possibility. But those dream […]

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cape Town This Year

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

There’s a buzz surrounding South Africa these days as the country prepares to host the 2010 World Cup (582 days and counting according to their site) and with the winter descending on the Northern Hemisphere and the weakening of the rand, South Africa should be at the top of many people’s to-visit list this year, […]

Cape Town For Free?

Friday, October 3, 2008

It’s South Africa, so everything about a trip there must be expensive, right? Wrong. I’m on the South African Airlines e-mail list, and every month there’s a new deal for flights from North America (New York/Washington) to Cape Town or Johannesburg for a little over US$1,000.00. You can sign up here. If you’re heading to […]

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