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Leani Jansen van Vuuren

Leani is a jack of all trades, master of some.

Interested in anything and everything from test cricket to playing the guitar and harmonica (at the same time), nature conservation and Vietnamese cooking, she tries to learn as much as possible about everything under the sun.

Being a journalism graduate and lover of life, she gets a kick from going on mini-adventures and creatively unlocking and packaging them with words and photos. And what better way to showcase the magic of the Mother City?

Her happy place is brewing a cup of coffee on a gas stove, stuck on a mountain somewhere with her husband and friends after a hike… and then spotting a Verreaux eagle, of course.

Leani Jansen van Vuuren's Latest Articles

  • 50 Ways to Travel Like a Local in Cape Town

    The absolute best way to experience this incredible (almost overwhelming) city, is to learn from the locals. To discover what they do, what they like, what they eat. See, the locals are your insiders, your confidants, your peeps. They’re the guys with all the secrets to the best places to hangout, things to eat and stuff to do on a weekend. So to ensure that you don’t miss out on an authentic summer experience in the Mother City this year, we’re sharing our round-up of locals’ ultimate favourites according to your five senses: taste, touch, see, hear and smell.

  • Delicious Day Trip Idea: Groote Post Country Market

    Drive one hour into any direction from Cape Town’s CBD, and you are guaranteed to find magic in the countryside. You will stumble across charming towns, vineyards and orchards, scenic mountains, panoramic Atlantic ocean views, and of course, good old farm markets.

  • Getting our fitness on with Adventure Boot Camp

    Getting fit and healthy, whilst admiring beautiful Cape Town scenery isn’t all too bad, ey? Especially when you’re on holiday and need to counter all those carbs. We’ve tried and tested Adventure Boot Camp, and found it to be…awesome!

  • 15 Brilliant Beaches in Cape Town (with insider tips)

    Did you know that Cape Town has a whopping 72 beaches with a coastline extending 307km along the West Coast, Cape Peninsula and False Bay? Though it’s impossible to choose, here’s our selection of our favourite 15 Cape Town beaches, what to expect, insider’s tips and how to get there ASAP…

  • Bucket List: Visit the Southernmost Tip of Africa Where Two Oceans Meet

    What a goose bump moment. Turning your back on the land, looking out over the ocean and knowing that the entire Africa is lying behind you. It’s a must-do at least once in your life: visiting the southernmost tip of Africa at Cape Agulhas, the place where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet.

  • Your Epic Guide to Discover the whole of Cape Town: Top 10 Must-Do’s per Region

    So you find yourself staying in a specific region in Cape Town or planning an adventure in another, but don’t really know what to do or where to start? No sweat. We’ve got you covered! Here’s a comprehensive guide to the top 10 must-do, bucket-list, absolutely iconic, ridiculously ultimate things to do in each of the seven map regions of Cape Town, including: Cape Town CBD and Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Peninsula, Helderberg, Cape Flats, Southern Suburbs, Northern Suburbs and Blaauwberg. Go on…download the map and get your camera ready - there are seventy epic experiences and activities waiting for you.

  • Hot in Cape Town: 20 Photos of the new Watershed at the V&A Waterfront

    The new Watershed at the V&A Waterfront is officially the coolest place to buy Christmas presents this year. With over 150 trendy stands selling more than 365 different brands, you will definitely be your family and friends’ favourite person by buying them something super unique and truly Capetonian.

  • Celebrate Tourism Month with These Top 10 Cape Town Events in September

    The month of September is not only the announcement of spectacular Spring in Cape Town, but also the start of international tourism month and heritage month in South Africa, with world tourism day celebrated on 27 September. Since the Mother City is an amazing tourist city with a rich culture, it is just fitting to celebrate this significant month by attending one of the fantastic events happening during this month. Here’s a round-up of the top 10 events…