We are just loving Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula.
So much so that I can really picture ourselves living here. No joke. A word of travel advice – if you haven’t been here yet, you absolutely must add this to your travel destination wish list.
Now don’t worry everyone, we haven’t made any rash decisions and are still scheduled to come home in late January! Kind of ironic though, that these thoughts have sprung into my head the week I finalized our plans and route home.
I realize we’ve been here just a few weeks, and are in vacation mode, but Cape Town and surrounds is such a spectacular place. Beautiful scenery and sights, wonderful climate, countless things to do and places to see, tons of outdoor activities and really friendly, warm people (extremely helpful too). Our lovely apartment and this picturesque seaside community have truly been an oasis for us.
It certainly doesn’t hurt that South Africa is a relatively inexpensive destination. Maybe not Cambodia cheap, but your dollar definitely goes much farther. Still can’t get over the other day when I bought two bottles of wine (which tasted great by the way) and a six pack of beer for the equivalent of $10!
I don’t want to gloss over the oppressive and discriminatory history of apartheid. This is a nation still working towards reconciliation and healing, still struggling with immense economic disparity. Yet there is a palpable sense of optimism in this resilient and vibrant society. As an outsider allowed a glimpse into this beautiful land, it really does feel like the “Rainbow Nation” Desmond Tutu described.