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Summer Travel Tips for Cape Townby Tania Wheeler

Table Mountain

13 things to do and 12 things NOT to do in Cape Town this summer

- from the locals who live here!


-  Take a mini bus taxi down Long Street for the fun of it

-  Eat a crocodile steak at Mama Africa's

-  Barter for curios at Green Market Square

-  Pat a Great White Shark

-  Sleep in an Airstream Trailer on a roof above Long Street!

-  Visit the eco friendly food market at The Old Biscuit Mill

-  Check out Table Mountain

-  Picnic at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

-  Protect yourself against the sun!

-  Give street kids food (not money)

-  Greet the locals

-  Drive on the left

-  Drink the tap water


-  Walk in the city late at night, especially on your own

-  Give street kids money! A sandwich will work much better

-  Spend your nights in boring hotels!

-  Let a meter taxi rip you off, negotiate your rate


-  Miss a sunset from Camps Bay beach, sundowner in hand

-  Drink Mampoer - it (really) hurts in the morning!

-  Walk the streets with cameras dangling and dripping in jewellery. This is not New York

-  Worry about malaria - there isn't any

-  Don't get a fright when the Noon Gun (cannon) goes off!

-  Forget to take a city tour on a big red double decker bus!

-  Go to Cape Point when the south easter is blowing

- go kite surfing at Blouberg instead

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