Long Street, Cape Town

On my trips to Cape Town, I always try and find new and interesting places to visit as these places are what Cape Town is all about. My recent trip was no different and before I knew it, I found myself in Long Street – The most hipster slash vintage place I have ever been to.

The stores in Long Street follow everything but the status quo. They are small and each unique in its own way with clothing, shoes and accessories you won’t be able to find anywhere else in the country. Even the coffee shops are decorated in old vintage ways with black and white photographs on the walls and some of the most interesting menus you’ll come across in your life.

Jeffrey Cambell shoes are the main attraction at one of the stores whilst another try to stand out by selling only secondhand old vintage clothes from the early 1900’s. The #1 must see store of this street however, would be A-List, featuring all the hottest new trends in a small boutique with unique as well as 100% exclusive designs. No wonder Long Street is considered one of the fashion neighbourhoods in SA!

So whenever you find yourself in the Mother City of South Africa, be sure to add Long Street on top of your to do list.

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

 

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

 

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

 

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

 

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

 

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3 Inexpensive things to do in Cape Town

I have been to Cape Town this week in search of fun things to do while I’m there. I am just that type of person who loves discovering new and interesting places. There were three places that caught my attention and the best part about them was their prices!

The next time you are visiting, be sure to visit them for a bit of adventure. Remember your camera…

Start your day off at World of Birds in Houtbaai

It is a bird and monkey sanctuary where you can enter the cages of the animals and experience them on a personal level. This will cause your heart to skip a beat as the monkeys jump above you and climb on you, while owls stare at you with those big scary eyes. You can experience this for less than R100 p.p. Your student card will give you extra discount.

The next activity is the Castle 

This is the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town.

Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa (castleofgoodhope.co.za).

From 1678 it was the centre of civilian, administrative and military life at the Cape, until the settlement grew and some functions and activities moved away from the Castle. Today the Castle is the seat of the military in the Cape, and houses the Castle Military Museum and Iziko Museums of Cape Town (William Fehr Collection) (castleofgoodhope.co.za).

You can take the most beautiful photos at this building and see how the people of the earlier times lived. The entrance fee is R28 for adults and R12 for students, so remember your student card!

Kitchen

Your last stop is to fill your tummy at Burger Fair in Bellville

We all got to know the now famous Burger Fair through Jack Parow’s Music video “Cooler as ekke”. Experience the old fashioned roadhouse set in Bellville. Your food is delivered at your car and you eat in it. This is loads of fun with friends and family. My favourite is the Milo milkshake for as low as R9! It is the perfect place to end your inexpensive, adventurous day in Cape Town…

Enjoy my fellow BFF’S!