April 17, 2012
National Geographic’s Andrew Evans in Cape Town
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
- A person who does not stay long in the same place; a wanderer (http://oxforddictionaries.com)
This April, inspirational Cape Town plays host to the wanderlust-filled National Geographic travel writer and wanderer, Andrew Evans.
Known to more than 14000 Twitter followers, 2000 Facebook fans and National Geographic’s thousands of readers as the Digital Nomad, Andrew regales his fans with vibrant, captivating stories of his travels all over the world.
Like a modern-day Wally, Andrew encourages readers and followers to guess where in the world he is and, with more than 100 countries, including Mexico, Malawi and Japan, on his travel notch post, it’s quite a challenge!
But Andrew is no stranger to the enchanting allure of Cape Town. On a short visit in March, the Texas-born writer was most impressed by our hometown. He experienced authentic gourmet at our most decadent restaurants, chats with our most interesting people and basked in our endless good weather, all of which gave the Digital Nomad countless photo opportunities and every reason to wax lyrical:
“Swirling clouds roll over Table Mountain, cool late afternoon. All of Cape Town turns to pastels, as if God turned down the dial. Wandering.
“Cable car back down to the incredibly picturesque city of Cape Town. Can't believe I've waited so long to visit here.
“Three for three, another great weather day unfolds over Cape Town. I'm afraid I'm finding this climate rather flawless.”
Andrew returns to our inspirational shores for a two-week stay while filming a documentary and exploring the unexpected city.
The documentary, The World in Two Cities, focuses on Cape Town and Durban, and will be filmed for National Geographic. It will be aired later this year. With the emphasis on diverse multi-culturalism – including the music, talent and art of the various nations within the two cities – Andrew will discover the hidden gems of South Africa by interviewing and following the cities’ local ambassadors as they go about their daily lives.
Andrew will then embark on a whirlwind sightseeing trip of Cape Town, experiencing the lesser-known aspects and activities unique to the city. From a lesson in samoosa folding in Bo-Kaap to discovering the Cape Flats on foot, and paddling around Cape Point, there will be plenty for this insatiable traveller to see and do.