Hey Fitties, after having a great time in Tanzania, we just thought of which destination could be our next one. We did some research and there was just one answer for this question: Cape Town.
Why Cape Town?
- It’s a lovely city with a lot of healthy food places (And after having lots of rice, potatoes, toast and butter – yeah it’s not easy when you avoid eating meat in Tanzania haha – we definitely need healthy food now)
- We can do Beach Yoga and Workouts everywhere
- We found the BEST hostel –91 Loop Boutique Hostel– where we can share our yoga and fitness skills with the guests 😀
- There are offered lots of hiking tours around and we definitely want to do as many of them as possible 😀 (of course also because all of them reward you with an amazing view)
So we booked our flight, which took us to Cape Town via Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Victoria Falls – yes it’s a little complicated to get there from Tanzania haha.
From the time we left the airplane, we knew that this City is perfect for us. The cool guys from 91 Loop just messaged us the cheapest way to get to the hostel and by using the local bus, we could already experience the flair of Cape Town.
As we saw the place of our next week’s stay, we were just more in love with this city. The startup atmosphere of the restaurant ‘the honeybadger’, the modern Lobby of 91 Loop and our simple but just amazingly stylish room were perfect and made us feel like home. Attached Bathroom and hot shower, a toilet with toilet paper (after staying in some countries who don’t offer these things – YEAAAAH this is what really mekes you happy :D) and all these things in a really modern styled way- how can a long day end up better than spending your time here before going to bed 😉
The first two days we weren’t really lucky with the weather and because it’s winter (okay still 12 degrees and up :D) we spent our first two days with morning runs in the rain, doing yoga lessons in the Lobby of 91 Loop, working, chilling, buying some warm clothes and experiencing the different food offers of Cape Town, what was just amazing and the perfect way to relax after a long flight and maaany days of Safari 😀 – If you ask the guys at the recetion of 91 Loop Boutique Hostel, they will have some awesome recommendations!!
The third day, Cape Town just decided to send us a bit of sun – maybe just because it wanted us to start with the hiking trips for not getting fat when eating the whole day 😀
A cool guy who works as a touroperator for 91 Loop, called Arnoldt, took us to Newland Forrest to experience South Africa’s Nature. On this Trip we also met Carolina, who is as adventure loving as we are, and so we decided to take some off trail routes. Okay…. we got a little lost and that’s why we climbed through rocks and had to master lots of ups and downs until we found our way back 5 hours later – what an awesome adventurous workout 😀 THX Arnoldt.
For the next day we planned to hike Lionshead for seeing the sunset there, and of course Carolina joined as well. In the Hostel there are a lot of really cool guys so we just decided to change our room prom private to a dorm that was also really cozy and stylish. This happened because of two reasons:
- we wanted to get to know more of these cool people here
- we just decided to experience Cape town in all possible ways.
Our Lionshead Hike was so nice and the sunset view from there is just breathtaking. If you ever go to Cape Town… this is definitely a MUST DO 🙂 We met some more nice people on this hike called Stacey and Dominik (sad that he had to leave the next day). After this tour Arnoldt took us out for a traditional capetonian “Gatsby” – a sandwich in the size of a whole arm *g* containing aaaah…. EVERYTHING, chips included 😀 The food was not really ours… but there’s one really coool idea behind it: if you can’t finish your food (and NOBODY can finish that haha) – pack it and give it to a hungry person on the street <3
For our upcoming day we had a lot of plans. In the morning Kathi picked us up for a weekend food market – she’s a friend we know from Turnon, who lives in Cape Town at the moment. The Old Biscuit Mill Market was just a dream for every food lover. From Low Carb over Burgers, Pizza, Pasta and lots of healthy stuff and all kinds of drinks you can find everything there. We enjoyed an amazing brunch there and afterwards Kathi showed us another local secret 😀 The beer tasting in a brewery. Chilling in the sun we were checking out 6 kinds of homemade beer (o course it got better and better with every glass haha) for only 3 dollars. After that we just hit an opening party from a new outdoor clothing shop called Patagonia and enjoyed the film screening in the evening at 91 Loop Hostel.
We told our friends from the hostel about our nice day and so they just decided to spend the next day together with Kathi und us – we checked out some wine tastings and the beach. Cruising around with the city bus from one wine farm to another was just so nice and we were really lucky with the weather that day. So we had dinner on the beach and this was the last thing missing for us to completely fall in love with Cape Town.
In the evening we moved to the POD rooms in our Hostel – they are so cool. We stayed there with our new friends and had a really nice time. So for our last two days there were only two things missing: Table Mountain and Cape point.
We decided to do the Table Mountain first and hire a Car together with our friends the next day. There are lots of routes to get to the top of the mountain and in case we did not have a lot of time, but wanted to hike and not take the cable car, we chose a really steep one 😀 This was an amazing leg workout, for Bina’s short legs the high steps were just killing 😀 For Martin it was… funny to watch her crawling to the top of the mountain 😉 After that we had one of the amazing Sushi sets here in Cape Town and fell into our beds 😀
We had to wake up early the next day for getting our car and meet Carolina and Stacey for our tour to Cape Point. We stopped at a viewpoint and guess what?! There was no view because it was raining. So we went on to cape point where the weather got a lot better. We hiked up to the lighthouse and then we saw the small path to the end of Africa… so we decided just to climb down and visit this amazing viewpoint. There are a lot of Baboons on the way, they are so funny 😀 So after experiencing the end of the world, we just decided to have Lunch in Simon’s Town and see the Penguins there. Yes, there are Penguins living directly next to the beach 😀 This was just such a cool experience – and thx Kathi for the recommendation: Take the wooden Path, not the common entrance 😉
So now the time has come and we had to spend ur last day here in Cape Town. The weather was really bad and this is why we were working, having some nice food and visited the Spa 😀 In the evening we went out with all our new friends from here and sayed goodbye (and soon to be heallo again) to this amazing City <3
Thank you to all that made it so special
- 91 Loop Boutique Hostel (especially Robin, Thomas and Arnoldt)
- Carolina and Stacey
- Kathi <3 – we loved to get to know you better and have you as a friend now 🙂
- dieReiserei – thx for all the great recommendations <3
- Lionshead and Table Mountain
- THE BEACH 😀
- and the whole capetonian athmosphere 🙂