January 23, 2013
Top 10 reasons why Liezel van der Westhuizen loves Cape Town
I moved to this beautiful city 849 days ago (I am still counting, and enjoying every day in this fantastic city). Over the past two years I have spent a lot of time exploring Cape Town. Every corner you turn is like unwrapping a new gift, as there’s always something amazing to be discovered.
Here are my top 10 reasons to love Cape Town:
10. Museums: there are over 25 museums in the Mother City. You might think it boring, but it’s a brilliant way to learn more about the history of beautiful Cape Town. My favourites include Iziko Museums, the Bo-Kaap Museum, the Heart of Cape Town Museum and the SA Rugby Museum.
6 Hiking: there are so many trails ideal for any hiking/walking enthusiastic, from relaxed strolls to more challenging hikes, with many routes in Cape Town. My favourite hikes are the Lion's Head full moon hike, and the beach hike from Noordhoek to Kommetjie.
4. The people: Capetonians are extremely chilled out, friendly and active. The perfect example is looking out of your window daily and seeing someone on a bike, or a run or hiking. Perfect places to meet new people are on a run on the Promenade, a moonlight mass cycle, or moonlight stand-up paddling on the V&A Waterfront canals.
Liezel van der Westhuizen is a bubbly radio and television presenter, MC, model and voiceover artist with a passion for Cape Town and completing running marathons. Follow her on Twitter at @liezelv or join her Facebook fanpage, www.facebook.com/Liezelonline, for updates.