One of my new favourite things to do this year is to get outside and explore. I have been using the long weekends and public holidays we had in South Africa recently to do just that.
Matthew and I set out on Freedom Day (27th of April) for an epic hike/adventure.
We started at Rhodes Memorial, where we had to visit the restaurant for some coffee and pre-hike fuel.
After breakfast we set off. We walked up behind Rhodes Memorial and eventually joined the contour path. I thought we had found the contour path about 20 minutes (and 5 million steps) before we actually had, so we had a slight detour.
Once on the contour path we turned left and walked for a while. We passed little waterfalls, other hikers, many trail runners, dogs that I had to stop to say hello to, and other little paths that I wanted to explore.
We also realized how friendly other walkers/hikers/runners are, as we had said good morning to about a thousand different people. Anyone who says Cape Town people are unfriendly needs to go for a hike!
We walked for a while and came across a bit of a boardwalk with a little balcony which was perfect for a snack break, but unfortunately other hikers were already there so we continued on our journey.
We walked down through Newlands Forest, thinking that we’d catch an uber from there to my car at Rhodes Memorial, but it was such a beautiful day so we just continued walking.
We finished off the adventure with a drink at Forries to celebrate our hike and another successful public holiday adventure 🌿
What’s your favourite hiking route?
2016. A new year. All those resolutions that we think about, sometimes write down, but hardly ever finish.
I decided that 2016 would be my year of being active. There are so many awesome activities to do around Cape Town that involve being outside and being active, this is my year to enjoy them.
From walking along the Sea Point Promenade after work, to hikes in Newlands Forest or on the pipe track, the last few weeks have been really nice (and active).
One month of being active: check. Here’s to the next 11 months, and making being outdoors and active a habit.
What are your resolutions?
It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted on here. Things have been crazy busy over the last few months. I resigned on the 1st of April, which was super exciting and scary. I started my new job as a digital strategist at MPULL on the 1st of May. Ben and I then left for Bali on the 7th of May, and we had an incredible trip (which I will eventually get around to blogging about soon). After getting back from Bali, work has been busy but great, and everything is moving along. Anyway, here I am back on the blog talking about food (obvs).
A few weeks ago we decided to go check out Bacon on Bree because BACON. It was really great. We sat outside on a perfect (but slightly cold) winter’s day, and got to do loads of people watching. (There was also some hectic protesting going on from the other side of the road, apparently this anti-meat group has been targeting Bacon on Bree, didn’t really make sense to me as sooo many places serve meat – why choose Bacon on Bree?)
The first thing I absolutely loved was there amazing coffee cups/mugs. They are all a bit wonky and different, also loved that they were black. Their coffee was pretty freaking good too!
The Bacon on Bree menu is rather small, but trust me, everything sounds so delicious you will struggle to choose. I’d recommend the Harvey Spector (because SUITS and because its absolutely delish!) I have to go back because I want to try everything!
If you haven’t yet been to Bacon on Bree, I 100% recommend you go and check it out.
Have you been? What did you think of Bacon on Bree?
On Sunday morning we decided to treat ourselves to some brekkie in Kalk Bay. We were at The Annex recently, so I didn’t feel like going back there. Ben mentioned Ours Cafe (which I had heard of a couple times, but never been). Once we got there, we discovered that Ours Cafe had actually shut down, and now there is a brand new little cafe in it’s place, called The Courtyard*.
Their menu is not huuuuge, but it’s got all the classics. Their lunch menu looks very tempting! Definitely recommend trying out The Courtyard – it’s behind Kalk Bay Theatre (you enter through the gallery on the right)
*It’s so brand new that it’s not even open yet – opening on Friday the 30th of January. Also so new that I couldn’t find any website or form of social media, but trust me, their food is delish!
There is nothing more beautiful than Cape Town by night. This photo was taken by the darling Stamatia on Signal Hill.