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.
Historic Sites, Islands
Forming part of the dramatic backdrop of the Mother City, Lion’s Head is renowned for its enviable views of the city center, Table Bay, Table Mountain and the Atlantic seaboard. Hiking up and paragliding from Lion’s Head are just a couple of the most popular outdoor activities in Cape Town, especially among the locals. Full moon hikes along this mountain are now gaining in popularity and well worth doing while you're in town, and you will also experience a sunrise like no other here.
Home to the world’s smallest Cape Floral Kingdom and a World Heritage Site, the luscious Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, which celebrated its centennial in 2013, is a true sight to behold and a must-do for outdoor lovers. The Garden is also renowned for hosting amazing concerts, outdoor cinema experiences and attracting plenty of botanical fans.
While it may not be as well-known as its mountainous sisters Lion’s Head and Table Mountain, Signal Hill is no less spectacular in its sightseeing offerings and a perfect location to take in the views and a wonderful Capetonian sunset after a busy day outdoors.
Off the coast of Cape Town is Robben Island, a World Heritage Site, most well-known for being the prison site where the late Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his 27-year sentence. A ferry, which departs from the Robben Island Gateway at the V&A Waterfront, takes you across the Table Bay Harbor to the island. Once ashore, you’ll find a museum, in addition to the prison which housed Mandela and his fellow inmates.
Spend a morning outdoors, soaking up the sun and enjoying the cool waters at Camps Bay, the Amalfi Coast of Cape Town. With its Blue Flag status and ability to attract mega movie stars (like Leonardo di Caprio), Camps Bay is the ultimate outdoor hangout.
Founded by the East Dutch Company in the 1650s as a refreshment station and veggie garden for ship crews passing by, Company's Gardens has evolved into a green and bustling recreational space for families and visitors. With free WiFi, a tasty restaurant and the Iziko South African Museum, Planetarium and National Gallery on its grounds, this is your one-stop hive for outdoor fun.