Cape Town

Visiting Cape Town on a budget almost feels like a feat that’s too good to be true. Perfectly nestled in between the mountains and the ocean, Cape Town is, without question, South Africa’s finest metropolitan city. Whether you’re looking to relax on luxurious beaches, experience one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, or sip some of the finest wines in Africa, you can do it all without breaking the bank. Getting to Cape Town will undoubtedly be your most costly expense, but beyond the airfare you can revel in affordable Airbnb rates, modestly-priced world-class eats, and cheap admission rates to museums, day tours, and many popular tourist attractions.

Cape Town is famous for unique landscapes and picturesque ocean views that make it one of the top spots in the world for awe-inspiring sunsets. Take advantage of the vast natural glory of Cape Town and hike up Lion's Head to catch the warm hues of the descending sun soak up the entire skyline and sink into the water beneath- or settle down on the beach for prime seaside views.

The next destination on your bucket list // I've been saying I'm gonna go to South Africa for like 3 years now

Featuring the biggest LGBTQ+ scene in the continent of Africa, Cape Town has an open-minded point of view that secures itself as one of the most friendly destinations for LGBTQ+ travelers. The tightly knit Gay community of this vibrant city welcomes all with open arms. Along with a bubbly nightlife scene and plenty of cool events year-round, Cape Town features an awesome display of pride every February full of love and acceptance.

South Africa is a country of diverse ecosystems, beach towns, and buzzing cities. I'd stop by City Centre, Cape Town’s vibrant business and commercial heart, and browse their chain stores, surf shops, and fashion boutiques. Then, I'd the oceanic drive around Cape Point, go on a hike in Skeleton Gorge, and take the cable car up Table Mountain. After all of that, I'd hit up Bombay Bicycle Club - its bohemian vibe, delicious menu and colorful history would be sure to satisfy me after a day of exploring!

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Cape Town Lists

  • Insta-Worthy Spots in Cape Town

    Ever visit a place that so completely steals your heart and soul that you feel like you never want to go back home? That’s what happened to me in Cape Town. I fell in love with the magical city by the sea and lingered literally for years.
  • Top Casual Dining Restaurants in Cape Town

    I made my own home away from home in Cape Town, South Africa, and ended up basing myself there for the past three years. With so many good things to offer—the gorgeous weather, stunning landscapes, diverse cuisine, café culture, and vibrant nightlife—it’s hard to resist.
  • My favorite things to do in Cape Town

  • Pastel Colored Destinations For Spring

    Spring is here! We are already planning our next aesthetic getaway to the most adorable, pastel-painted destinations across the planet. These vibrantly colored spots not only represent the vibe of the season but have fun activities, cozy cafes, coastal views, and (very importantly) photo-op-worthy locations. Touring a hidden Scottish village or strolling down a canal in France, nothing elevates a vacay like a pale-hued rainbow of pinks, yellows, blues, and more.
  • Hikes around the world

    My bucketlist of trails to conquer one day
  • Most Random Bucket List

    *needs a list where randomly putting all the cool spots, restaurants, experiences found around*
  • Pools with Views

  • World's Most Beautiful Botanic Gardens

    Spend time engulfed in an awe-inspiring atmosphere that originates from being surrounded by massive amounts of carefully looked after plants. We wandered the sprawling grounds of plentiful flowers at The Royal Botanical Garden in England and sweat beneath the Arizona sun admiring oddly shaped cacti at the Desert Botanical Garden. Whether it's the aesthetic zen of rock gardens in Japan or well-kept orchard collections in Singapore, we chose a selection of our favorite gardens so you can have a safe bet for your itinerary.
  • Bucket List

  • Best Museums In The World

    These museums are bucket-list worthy destinations that are on the top of itineraries worldwide. From ancient treasures to contemporary design, there is something for everyone. Enjoy our expertly curated selection of the most breathtaking museums from around the world, merely a plane ride away.

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Cape Town Articles

  • 8 Places to Travel Boujee on a Budget

    There’s simply no denying the fact that 2020 threw us all for a loop. The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on life as we know it, putting all of our plans on pause for the foreseeable future. Although the boredom and loneliness of quarantine may have gotten to you, your wallet is likely thanking you for […]

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  • The Blonde Abroad’s Guide to a Weekend in Cape Town

    Ever visit a place that so completely steals your heart and soul that you feel like you never want to go back home? That’s what happened to me in Cape Town. I fell in love with the magical city by the sea and lingered literally for years. I made my own home away from home […]

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  • 36 of the Most Colorful Places in the World

    Curiously crimson landscapes that are (somehow) natural and Gatorade-level hues of blue are found in droves across our travel rainbow—along with every other eclectic shade in between. Mother Nature formed and human-made alike, these destinations provide a hearty dose of monochromatic magnificence that’ll have you reconsidering your favorite color left and right. Toss out everything you […]

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  • 33 of the Best Things to Do in Cape Town

    Cape Town: a coming-together of landscapes, cultures and cuisines. This unique, mesmerizing city —crowned by the magnificent Table Mountain National Park—continues to enchant everyone who visits. The Mother City has a lot to offer, from gorgeous natural getaways to multicultural city streets. If you’re looking for a perfect Cape Town itinerary (but not sure where to start), […]

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  • 10 Amazing Volunteer Vacations for Animal Lovers

    Animal lover seeking an adventure with purpose? You may want to consider a volunteer vacation. Volunteer holidays are life-altering experiences where travelers have unique opportunities to get their hands dirty and make a direct, ethical impact on animals, both domestic and wild, around the world. Not only can you help locals with rescue and conservation […]

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  • 10 Hotel Pools With The Best Views In The World

    There’s no need to pay extra for a room with a view if your hotel’s pool already offers one. From cityscapes to lush jungles, ocean views and wildlife reserves, we’ve scoured the globe for the most epic and jaw-dropping vistas you can visit yourself. So, grab your swim gear and start exploring the 10 hotel […]

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