Western Cape is a province that seems to attract many people both far and near. There are many different places you can visit – the most popular being Cape Town. Here is a hangout list the girl gang and I visited on the way there so you could.
Hanging out in the Western Cape
Getting to Cape Town from Johannesburg
- 2 hour flight very bright in the morning at 6:00AM. Top tip, if you wanted to get the cheaper flights, go on a Wednesday and in the early mornings.
- You can get your sleep on the plane, and land in Cape Town ready for the day ahead.
- Unframed: The thing that drew me here was the fact that the ice creams were vegan and that the flavors were surprisingly some that I had never seen before in ice cream. I had decided on the turmeric latte and the carrot, beetroot and ginger flavors. This was definitely my favourite ice creams that I’ve ever had. You can find their Instagram page here in which you can see what the falvors of the day are.
- Moro Gelato: Cute little store tucked away on Long Street, serves their gelatos with a complimentary wafer dipped in either white or dark chocolate. Rich smooth creamy flavors are enjoyed at the healthier expense. I had the pistachio flavor and the white chocolate with almonds. This ice cream shop seemed to be a favorite amongst the tourist as we heard many different accents walk through this door.
- Sinful: This was enjoyed whilst at Hout Bay. A huge variety of flavours.. Classic flavors such as bubblegum were offered and unique ones such as honeycomb were also on offer.
- The Creamery: Probably the most spoken about ice cream shop in Cape Town. Generous scoops of ice cream is served and yummy different flavors are offered. Some flavors change every week, and there is always a yummy flavor of the month. The Creamery in which we visited was located in Claremont.
- Dairy Den: A cute little soft swerve ice cream shop. There is a variety of cones with you basic vanilla ice cream. You can even get a black cone. There are also doughnuts on offer if you’re not in the mood for an ice cream
- Signal hill: The perfect little hill spot look out of the ocean. There are many couples and single People enjoying the views and chatting amongst friends. Perfect place to unwind with a friend and enjoy a picnic.
- Lions Head: If you’re in Cape Town, you gotta hike up this mountain. Although somewhat challenging on certain levels it’s hard not to enjoy this hike as everywhere you look there is a beautiful view of the cities and mountains and the beaches. Perfect way to sneak in a little gym session as you body the next day aches and pains a bit. It would be a hang out spots in the Western Cape blog without including this one.
- Oranjezicht Market: This market is a good variety of different food both fresh, raw and baked. You can easily pay for your fresh local produce by weight or enjoy the smells and chatter in this place. Opened on Saturdays.
- Mojo Market: An everyday market that serves some yummy juices, doughnuts and much more. I enjoyed seeing how some of these shops/stalls were super eco-friendly and how everything that they served out of was biodegradable and tried to stay far from plastic as much as they could. Not everything is open but enough for everyone to have an option of what they want (even the fussy eaters). They are open every weekend and sometimes have live music.
- Llandudno beach: Hanging out in the Western Cape means that you have to visit the beach at least once right? A beautifully calm and relaxing beach. Although I had gone in the winter, this place is beautiful beach and definitely would recommend you go in the summer time
- Hout Bay (Martket): Hout Bay is home to some lovely fish and chip shop called, Fish on the Rocks. The batter was so crisp and the portions were mucho generous. With the water and mountain it was hard not to enjoy this picturesque moment. The market was filled with lovely people and food. We got to chat to some of the sellers who sold these super awesome backpacks.
- Chapmans Peak Drive: What a beautiful drive. Quite the fee however, R45 at the tollgate was needed in order to drive through to the mountain and enjoy the view and plains, and another R45 was needed to come back through the tolls. Although super beautiful to have seen, the wallet was a bit bruised.
These are definitely some of my favourite hang out spots in the Western Cape. Perfect places to enjoy with friends or by yourself if you’re thinking of having a solo trip.