We’re Off to Cape Town, South Africa!

Posted on July 23, 2012 by

In a week’s time, we will be heading to South Africa for a week or so of traveling with Cape Town Tourism. It’s barely been a year since I was last there, but I’d been so smitten by the city that I can’t wait to experience it again – and this time, in winter.

My last trip was packed with adventures: from shark cage diving to paragliding off Lion’s Head. Alberto will be joining me this time – and on top of these adventurous activities, we will also go on a cycling tour of Kayalitschhike up Platteklip Gorge and a wine tour of Steenberg. Our schedule is flexible (read below), so we’re free to decide what we want to do in between. The trip then culminates with us speaking at the Getaway Travel Blog Conference (here are more details, be sure to join us if you’re in Cape Town).

Share Your Tips with Us

The best thing about this trip is that we’ll be deciding our final itinerary based on your tips! Basically YOU are going to help us decide what to do and where to go. If you are a local from Cape Town or know the city inside out, drop us a line on the comment section below, tweet us @WildJunket, or write to us on Facebook, and let us know you think we should not miss during our visit!

On 29th July, we are going to have a welcome braai (South African barbecue) at Apostle’s Edge and we will hold a Twitter chat with anyone interested in offering suggestions about what to see and do around the area. The Twitter chat will take place on Sunday 29th July between 7pm to 8pm South African time with the hashtag #LoveCapeTown so don’t miss it!

The trip sounds like a well-rounded trip that takes in all aspects of Cape Town – and best of all, we’ll be in the company of some of my favorite people from the travel blogging world: Keith from Velvet Escape, Melvin of Traveldudes fame, and Matt from Landlopers. So if you’re going to be in Cape Town, we’ll see you then. If not, be sure to tweet us your tips or interact with us here!

Our trip is sponsored by Cape Town Tourism, but all opinions are our own. Remember to follow us on Twitter with the #LoveCapeTown hashtag.


About Alberto Molero

Alberto Molero is the co-founder, photographer and designer of WildJunket. With an infectious sense of adventure, he’s fed his adrenaline cravings with scuba-diving trips in Borneo, wildlife jaunts on the Galapagos Islands and hiking expeditions to Iceland and Australia. He constantly dreams of living on the beach and going surfing all day.

6 Responses to “We’re Off to Cape Town, South Africa!”

  1. yagiza July 24, 2012 8:25 am #

    Hello Nellie,

    Im an avid reader of your magazine and online blog. GReat job I must say! Enjoyed reading every issue.

    I will be heading to CApe TOwn and surrounding areas this December. Will be visiting a private game reserve for a Safari experience. But, I’ m perplexed at what type of lens to bring for a private game reserve( 200mm is enough or 400mm?)

    I’m not sure if you can help me with this question. Im just testing my luck if you are travelling with any photography experts this time :) It will be great if you can assist me with this.

    I have roughly drafted my itinerary for Cape TOwn but if you guys can recommend me some great photographic spots along the way,it will be excellent. As well as some of the markets or where to get reasonably pricred food.

    Looking forward to your travel updates and have a wonderful trip at cape town. Cant wait to be there soon!

    • Nellie August 30, 2012 4:09 am #

      hey Yagiza,

      Many thanks for your kind words! Glad that you enjoy our magazine and appreciate your support!

      Alberto takes all our photos, so I'll let him share all the photography tips he has. We went to a private game reserve in South Africa as well, it's called Sabi Sands, and it's almost 7 hours away from Johannesburg (long way from Cape Town), thoroughly enjoyed it and saw tons of wildlife! Hope you see some too!

      Cape Town is definitely a great spot for photography as well, I highly recommend driving along the Cape Peninsula, where you'll get great shots at Chapman's Peak and Cape Point. Here is a post we just did: https://www.wildjunket.com/2012/08/30/driving-alon

      Have a good time in Cape Town!

  2. Alberto Molero August 30, 2012 11:07 pm #

    Hello Yagiza!

    For game drives I would recommend to bring the longest lens possible. 200mm would be enough sometimes but a 300-400mm would definitely be best since most of the times you'll be shooting the animals from quite a distance. I would also bring a shorter lens in case you have the chance to get close to the wildlife. During our stay in Cheetah Plains, on one of the drives we stopped just some 3 meters away from a group of lions. A 400mm in this situation might be overkill.

    I hope I was able to help!

  3. Natasha November 7, 2012 8:36 pm #

    What an exciting thing to do. You are an adventure junkie.

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