The beauty of my home town does not go unnoticed… but it does often get taken forgranted so when I arrived early for a media lunch on the Camps Bay strip recently I decided to be a tourist in my home town (for half an hour!)
The day was a brilliant blue – the overarching colour of Cape Town thanks to the sea, sky and “blue” mountain depending on the way the shadow is falling!
Spending time in tourist hot spots might not be the way most Capetonians like to spend their days – the traffic, the crowds, the queues. True Capetonians avoid these places during peak tourist season. BUT there is something lovely about surrounding yourself with foreign accents and heading to the places that people pay 1000’s, and wait a lifetime, to visit….
Taking time to be a tourist in your home town is a great way to be reminded how gloriously lucky we are to actually LIVE in this place.
We can step out the door or jump in a car for a 20 min drive and be in the No 1 travel destination in the world!!
I was fortunate enough to land up in Camps Bay on a wind-free day and it was magnificent! Truly deserving of its’ ranking as one of the best beaches in South Africa.
And this short visit to Camps Bay was just the reminder I needed to appreciate how Cape Town is a world-class tourist destination that deserves every one of it’s travel awards and accolades.
Images: Kathryn Rossiter