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February 15, 2010

This is my Cape Town – Alison Beere

Kalk Bay Cape Town

Cape Town website owner and editor, Alison Beere, advises visitors to consider Cape Town’s villages when planning their visit. Kalk Bay, pictured above, within 20-minutes drive of Cape Town central. Photo courtesy Ian Junor

Name: Alison Beere

Profession: website owner and editor, work-at-home mom

Age: 39

I live in: Pinelands

Capetonians are: laid-back, outdoor-loving and passionate about their incredibly beautiful city.  They know it’s the best place in the world to live and they’re happy to tell you so!

What I love about Cape Town:  the variety and versatility of the Cape Town lifestyle; the sheer number of fun things to do with your youngsters; the fact that although it’s a city it still feels like an intimate, easily-navigable series of villages each with their own charm; the family-friendliness of Capetonians in public places. 

Visitors should not miss: steering away from the bog-standard tourist attractions and haunts of CBD, Camps Bay and the Waterfront, and getting out there to enjoy the real Cape: this means considering staying on the South Peninsula, venturing beyond the old, established wine routes and discovering the small towns within easy reach of the city limits.

In my leisure time: I hike in the mountains, walk my dog and children in the forests, spend weekends away in tranquil places and have regular sundowners on the beach.

For more information on family friendly activities in Cape Town please visit Cape Town Tourism’s website www.capetown.travel/visitors-like-you/family or call Cape Town Tourism on +27 (0)21 487 6800 for more information on family-friendly events, accommodation and activities.

Alison Beere is a Cape Town mom and the owner and editor of Cape Town Family Holiday Magic, a website dedicated to family-friendly holidays in and around the Western Cape.

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