Some places just capture you. Maybe it’s the warmth and hospitality of the people, the majestic scenery, or the mouthwatering foods. Or maybe a place is fortunate enough to possess all three, as in the case of Cape Town, South Africa.
Here are 8 reasons why you should visit Cape Town. And yes, many of them are foodie inspired.
If there is no other reason to visit Cape Town, it’s the food. Cape Town is the most reasonably priced, delicious city that I’ve been to. Given the melting pot of people that have populated the city over the years, the flavors are abundant, ranging from the brightly spiced beef-jerky-like snack of biltong to mouthwatering braais (barbecues) to exquisite classic French dishes.
Be adventurous and try something different like a fragrant Cape Malay curry or wild game like kudu, springbok, or zebra. The best part? It’s all priced at a fraction of the cost you’d expect stateside. We enjoyed a five course, five star feast with wine pairings for the equivalent of 50 USD. I call that winning.