November 27, 2013
MyDestination’s Vagabrothers in Cape Town: Videos
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.
Here’s the thing I love most about my job: I get to hang out with some of the most interesting visitors to our beautiful Mother City and the coolest by far are the Vagabrothers, winners of MyDestination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition, who jetted into Cape Town from Wednesday 30 October to Wednesday 6 November, 2013.
Mark and Alex Ayling, hailing from San Diego, California, beat nine other finalists to win the tantalizing prize of US$50 000 and a global six month journey. Our fair city was the last African stop on their worldwide trip and boy, did they get around!
From getting a bird’s eye view of Cape Town from aboard the Cape Town Helicopters to admiring a beautiful sunset on top of Table Mountain, our Wonder of Nature, and hitting the awesome swells of Llandudno (thanks to tips from the renowned South African surfer Jordy Smith) before getting down eKasi (township) style with the locals at Mzoli’s Place in vibrant Gugulethu, the brothers sure saw our hometown in all of its splendour.
Their fun didn’t end there, though. Exhilarating thrills awaited the boys as they explored the Peninsula in, wait for it, a side car with Cape Side Car Adventures before getting up close and personal with Jaws’ South African cousins in a Marine Dynamics’ shark cage diving experience they won’t soon forget.
No visit to #lovecapetown is complete without savouring its wine and beer culture so our charming duo soaked up the award-winning wines of the impressive Groot Constantia before test tasting their way through craft beers all along Long and Bree Streets. After long, beautiful days out in the Mother City, the brothers headed back to Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel and Ashanti Lodge to lay down their weary heads.
Check out these cool videos of the Vagabrothers in Cape Town:
Eager to see what the boys get up to next on their whirlwind global trip? Visit www.mydestination.com, follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and stayed glued to their YouTube channel for amazing videos of their adventures.
Come back to Cape Town soon, Vagabrothers… we miss you!