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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

  • 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.

  • 25 Ways to Travel Like a Local in Cape Town this Summer

    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.

  • 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…

  • The Quirkiest Out of Town Stay at Old Mac Daddy

    Been there, done that, right? Well just around the corner from #lovecapetown, tucked away in the beautiful Elgin valley is a quirky and unique way to spend a night out of town: in brilliantly revamped Airstream trailers.

  • 9 Things that are Better during Winter in Cape Town

    Did you know that the Mother City offers a range of activities that are definitely best experienced from May to September each year? Yup! There are many of them but here’s our list of top 9 reasons to visit Cape Town specifically during this time to make your winter wonderful and your Spring, well, quite spectacular to be honest. Don’t say you didn’t know…