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SOUTH AFRICA Travel Guide: Cape Town | Little Grey Box

Hey you guys Phoebe here from Little Grey Box now Matt and I are at our second

destination as part of our #SquadSQ trip yes, we flew from Brisbane to Singapore

spent a few days in Singapore and then we flew from Singapore to Cape Town

which is where we are right now. This is our first time in South Africa it's like...

all things overwhelming and exciting and it's just a sensory overload I'm so excited

Guys, if you look up here to the right, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela's...

montage on that building

Okay, so this area is called District 6 guys

where ever you find humans you will find this affliction

People talk about.... the first wave of coffee

and then the second wave

I think these dudes are busy with the third wave

Our amazing guide Warren have been giving us a bit of a city tour

and then pulled up outside this place

and he was like guys would you like the best coffee in the world? and I was like yes Warren I would

So we are at a little place called Truth and we've gotten ourselves some

delicious coffees... this is my first sip yeah, we haven't done multiple takes of this

It's really... It's really good

You can see the architecture is more Dutch

all the pillars and the ....

very nice party street

So this is the heartland of Islam in Cape Town

there's about seven mosques in this small area

but now of course that statistic might change because

all beaches in South Africa are now open to everybody

Alright so Warren, our amazing tour guide

and all round great human has been giving us a guided tour of Cape Town so we've done

a lot of driving around he's told us so much about the history and the culture

we're just learning a lot and now we're having lunch here at The Bungalow this

food looks absolutely delicious and then what are we doing after lunch?

After lunch we will be visiting the Green Market Square which is the oldest

open air market in Cape Town and we'll visit Signal Hill

okay

where they have beautiful views of the city

Perfect! That all sounds amazing

Let's eat

So we are at Signal Hill and this place is where you want to come for

those unbeatable million dollar views of Cape Town this is incredible now sadly

for Matthew and I today it's overcast and it's freezing cold but I have to

tell you on a beautiful blue sky warm sunny day oh my gosh this is where you

want to be now of course you are going to want to go up to Table Mountain in

the background there but hey keep this in mind if you're on Table Mountain you

can't see Table Mountain so from up here you get those awesome

360 degree views of the ocean, Cape Town's down there, Table Mountain behind you

this is pretty amazing oh my gosh I'm having a great day

Welcome to Green Market Square now this place has been the heart of Cape Town for

the last 300 years and Warren was just telling us that when you hear somebody

say that Johannesburg is however many thousands kilometers away they are

measuring it right from here so this really is the heart of Cape Town

So this is like a hipster area isn't it?

It's a mixture because we have really poor people living in this area

We're in Woodstock now this area is

really really interesting we were driving through and there are lots of

cool places you've got some new pubs you've got micro breweries you've got

people selling artisanal breads you've got wall art murals set up everywhere

and lovely guide was saying this area just comes alive on a Saturday if you

love markets if you love all that kind of stuff this is where you want to be in

Cape Town not only that but there is some incredible food the best restaurant

in the country according to Warren and I guess a lot of other people is here

too and it is called the Test Kitchen now the waiting list is very long so if

you do want to sample that and their signature 13 course menu are going to

need to book many many months ahead

This is the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront this is where you're going to come to

see beautiful water, lots of boats, Table Mountain in the background you can

have a go on this bad boy the old wheel there's a mall back there which has got

loads of shops and fast food options but if you're after something a bit more

delicious of course there are loads of restaurants that way and over this way

somewhere there is a pub or a big brewery something beer related, the jetlag just set in wait a minute

Now when you do come to Cape Town the number

one thing you're going to want to do of course is go up Table Mountain just take

a look behind me at Table Mountain that's right you can't see it

the weather's so intense today and Warren had big plans for us to go up there but unfortunately

the weather is just not going to be permitting. Not only that but we will also

meant to do a beautiful sunset cruise head out on a gorgeous boat just have

some drinks and all that while the sunset. From what I understand it was going to

be a very very boat sick experience. So if you are here and there's that beautiful

weather take advantage of it get out on the water with a sunset cruise and get

yourself up to town Table Mountain

Do it on behalf of Matt and I

So we just checked into our accommodation here so we are staying at The Tree House

Boutique Hotel it just looks like a gorgeous gorgeous little hotel and it's

just in a beautiful location up here on the hill you can see so much and you're

just gonna have to forget the way the two of us look right now because we've

been awake for a really long time and we haven't showered in a really long time

this is the true face of travel

and it's quite rough

Stacked pancake style crumpets served with fresh fruit, Nutella and maple syrup.

yeah

yeah

There's some nuts oh you ready?

It's already good and I haven't chewed yet

I'm just having the best day ever because we are a Boulders beach at Simon's Town

You guys, one word

Penguins!

African penguins

They're also known as

jackass penguins and if you hear them you'll know why they kind of

make a braying sound so you can get really close to them along this

boardwalk obviously like be a good human you can't leave the boardwalk and go

into their habitat I mean they are endangered and you definitely definitely

shouldn't try to touch them but just observe from a nice distance away you

can get some fantastic photos they are so sweet they're just so beautiful

We are on the Franschhoek Wine Tram!

you guys...

wine on a tram, what more could you want?

I have been training for this for

31years

Okay I'm not a big white drinker I'm a red girl but....

mmmm

not too sweet

that's like all I know about wine

not too sweet... a little bit dry

more please

So this morning we are leaving Cape Town now I just want to take a minute to talk

about it because we have had the best time like I kept saying the weather

wasn't so good for us but of course the day that we're leaving the sun is out

and it is glorious but also like I kept saying it's not a bad thing that the

weather was overcast they really really need the rain here so this was our first

time to South Africa obviously our first time to Cape Town and before we got here

I had no clue what to expect I mean you hear stories and you think is it unsafe

am I gonna be okay what's it gonna be like I have not had one moment where I

have felt unsafe and I have to say I think a really large part of that is

because we've had a guide with us and that's not because he's averted the

danger it's just because he lets you know everything up front I really think

that if you are coming to Cape Town for the first time you have to do it with a

guide I wouldn't have known where to go I would not have learned as much I would

not have understood the culture I would not have understood the history and our

guide his knowledge of history was incredible I feel like I have learned so

much I have such a deep appreciation love respect for Cape Town South Africa

I just... it's so fascinating the history the culture everything so if you don't

do it with a guide I think you're missing out! Now today Matt and I are

going to be going on safari we are flying up to Kruger National Park where

we're going to be doing our first ever safari so that will be in the next episode

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Have a great weekend and I will see you next week

Love ya!