The things I most enjoy doing in Cape Town have less to do with place and more to do with the experiences I have had in these places – unexpected, unusual and exciting experiences that have quite literally taken my breath away!
The Iziko Slave Lodge is a “must-do” on my list for the thought-provoking exhibitions it hosts, one of the most outstanding being a “Hands That Shape Humanity” exhibition I visited in 2005 which still inspires me to live and work in a more conscious way.
I once saw a magnificent Masai warrior in full Masai regalia stride through the Company’s Garden. He was tall and his bearing proud and it was evident from his rolling gait that he was more used to walking the plains of Africa than the streets of Cape Town.
For an exotic slice of life I love walking up Long Street on a busy day as who knows what one will see, hear, smell or experience in this cultural melting pot with its African, European, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern influences?
Muizenberg’s “historical mile” also features on my list as it provides an interesting stroll through one of the most picturesque areas of Cape Town – an area steeped in the fascinating history of the Cape, with historic old buildings like the Rhodes Cottage Museum where Cecil John Rhodes lived his last months, just waiting to be explored.