About Fazielah W
Lives in Cape Town Central, South Africa
Since Nov 2012
25-34 year old female
I'm a born and bred proud Capetonian with a passion for travel. After completing a four year stint as the chief blogger for Cape Town Tourism, the City's marketing organization, I am now managing content and social media for the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. When I am not on or busy planning my next dream trip, I conjure up amazing publicity campaigns for the College of Magic.
Nature & Wildlife Areas
Marinas, Piers & Boardwalks, Shopping Malls
City Tours, Hop-On Hop-Off Tours, Walking Tours, Sightseeing Tours, Day Trips
One of the New7Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain towers over Cape Town, and while it's impressive from the ground, it's wondrous from the peak. You can hike up, but the five-minute Table Mountain Aerial Cableway ride is fun and easy, especially when you're short on time. At the top, the sprawling views of Mother City go on for miles.
Iconic Cape Point, the most southwesterly point of Africa, is a must-visit nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park. Here you can spot an incredible diversity of flora and fauna. The best way to get a taste of the area's rich maritime history is to hop aboard the Flying Dutchman funicular, which will take you up to its powerful lighthouse.
The V&A Waterfront is a seaside shopping mecca, with plenty of retail stores and 80 tasty restaurants. Here you will find world-renowned brands like Gucci and Louis Vitton trading alongside industrious local companies. Cool down with an ice cream, have a snack at one of the bustling Food Court outlets, or stop by one of the bars along the harbor. My favorite is Mitchell’s Brewery, which has been quenching the thirsts of visitors and locals for years.
The Mount Nelson Hotel represents the Mother City's iconic culinary side. A popular social spot among the rich and famous, the Nellie, as it is affectionately known, is the hotel at which to be seen in Cape Town. Its Afternoon High Tea is well known and very affordable too — so dress up and tuck in!
If there is one beach on which you simply have to sunbathe in Cape Town, it's the gorgeous Camps Bay. Renowned for its photo shoot-worthy beauty, this spot attracts celebs, locals, and visitors in equal measures.
End your day with a gorgeous sunset cruise around the Table Bay Harbour. Yachts and charters depart from the quayside, and your experience will include a free glass of sparkling wine. This is one great company, but there are many more out there.
Dining in Cape Town is a gourmet feast for both the tummy and eyes. I love the Harbour House at the V&A Waterfront for its amazing dishes and incredible views!
If you're keen to take in the sights of Cape Town and see all of the iconic attractions without having to drive, then you can't do better than the hop-on, hop-off City Sightseeing Cape Town bus. Purchase your tickets at Stop 1, just outside of the Two Oceans Aquarium, and get ready for a fun and informative tour of the Mother City.