January 18, 2013
Facebook Feedback Friday: Your favourite summer outdoor activities
Stuart Buchanan is a journalist, blogger, and online writer for Flow Communications.
He grew up in Durban and has lived in various parts of South Africa and the UK, before finally settling on Cape Town. He often wonders why anyone would want to live anywhere else.
Every Thursday afternoon we'll be posing a question to our Facebook followers at I ♥ Cape Town. We want to know what you love about Cape Town, and we'll take some of the best responses and post them collectively on our blog.
Yesterday we asked you: "What is your favourite summer outdoor activity in Cape Town?"
Here's what some of you had to say ...
Our first response came from Tara SkyBird Willey: "Cape Town outdoor trance parties for sure!"
Tom Mokorosi suggested a busy but exciting list of activities: "K'bosch Concerts, New Year's Test Match at Newlands Cricket Ground, Sundowners at The Grand, braaied meat and dancing at Mzoli's, a scooter ride around Chapman's Peak drive, hangover Saturday brunch at Old Biscuit Mill. #lovesummerlovecapetown."
In fact, braaiing (barbecuing) came up more than eight times in the comments – it seems Capetonians love a good old tjop en dop (an Afrikaans expression, literally translating as "chop and booze")!
Sebastien Lallemand suggested: "Walk on Table Mountain, Lion's Head and the promenade, relaxing with friends on Clifton Beach. Drinks in Camps Bay. Shopping at the V&A. Man it's hard because our Mother City is the best place to be and there are so many things to do."
Emma Raisun's favourite was: "Chilling on Long Beach watching the surfers then heading up to Olly at the Green Room for nachos and a skinner (gossip) with the Kom locals."
Local knowledge is always useful for those for want to venture out of the city centre. Roché Petersen's comment was: "Hiking. In the Northern Suburbs there are many wonderful nature reserves such as Tygerberg, Durbanville, Bracken and Koeberg. Little pockets of O2 in the big bustling Mother City!"
Jamba Ndjago had a perfect summer suggestion: "Table mtn, frozen yoghurt in Rondies, then Cubana Claremont ... day well spent."
Phinda Siyo said: "Platteklip Gorge, Table Mountain, Sea Point Waterfront, Camps Bay, Muizenberg, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Langa, Tableview, Parklands, Blaauwberg, Big Bay, Muizenberg, Claremont, Newlands, Cape Town Stadium, Artscape, Baxter, Du Noon ... My City Bus services and what more can you ask for? Cape Town rocks!"
Nico Wenzel had plenty to say: "Clubbing & eating @ Mzoli's, surfing @ Muizenberg, chillin @ Old Biscuit Mill on a Sat, enjoyoing beach life @ Llandudno, Clifton or Camps Bay, hiking Table Mountain or Lion's Head, few bottles of white wine @ V&A Waterfront, watching sun go down @ Blouberg, & more & more & more."
Bianca Voget said: "Beach days at Llundies and Clifton with a whole lot of trooper friends hula-hooping, playing drums and guitar, surfing at Long beach and Berg, going to Purple Turtle on Fridays for trance nights, morning sunrise after a good night, longboard cruising, sunset on Chappies or Blouberg."
And, as if overwhelmed by the sheer choice of great outdoor activities on offer in the Mother City, Nannette Ellis added: "Everything ... as long as it's in Cape Town."
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