CAPE TOWN, DAY 1
I flew Business Class to Cape Town, not something I ever do but here’s hoping that’s changed by the time you are reading this as it was a insane experience, I have never felt so fresh after a red eye!
IT HAD BEEN 10 YEARS SINCE I WAS LAST HERE
Generally I’m a lot more organised but arriving in Cape Town I haven’t a hostel booked. It wasn’t out of laziness more do to with there being so much choice and the fact I am slightly indecisive.
WHERE IS CAPE TOWN?
B.I.G Backpackers in Green Point got the nod and it was sure the right choice. The hostel is boutique style but don’t be fooled, the size creates a community vibe were everyone knows everyone, something I like, rather than a soulless hostel that sleeps 100s.
CAN’T BE TRUSTED
Another benefit was that it wasn’t a party hostel something I just don’t have the time for here but still encourages everyone to go out for a few. I can’t be trusted in a party hostel to make it back to my bed and be up for a tour at the crack of dawn so this place suited me perfectly!
TICKS ALL THE BOXES
The hostel is for sure one of the cleanest I have stayed at, it also has a great breakfast of eggs, toast, cereal, fruit etc, a tour desk, 24hr security and friendly staff.
If you are heading to Cape Town, I’d recommend staying nowhere else but BIG, and if not I’d still recommend the area, Green Point. Cape Town city centre is just not appealing and if you are worried about convenience there is more reason to be at Green Point that downtown.
Ruban, my room mate actually moved to BIG from the city centre as he said to was too much of a bad influence! There is just so much to experience in Cape Town that no time can we wasted lying in bed waiting hungover.
With no time do to any of the activities I took a quick trip down to check out the V&A Waterfront. Its one of the most impressive retail centres I have seen, with a shopping centre, restaurants and residential real estate surrounding a stunning mariana with none other than Table Mountain as a Backdrop!
Morning hike up to Table Mountain! Click to read.
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
This is episode 1 of The Southern Africa Series, click here to explore.
- Have you visited Cape Town?
- What were your highlights?
- Any recommendations for me if I was to return?
Let me know in the comments below . . .