Festival Review: Valentine’s Day at the Burger Festival, Cape Town

Perhaps one of the things I love most about the Western Cape – and the Mother City – is its enthusiasm for outdoors festivals and markets, and 2016 has seen yet another such festival added to the city’s growing event ranks in none other than: The Burger Festival. Tickets to Cape Town’s first-ever exclusive Burger Festival sold out quickly, especially […]

Back Down to the ‘Bowl’: Platteklip Gorge Hike – Part 2

Continuing  from  where  I  left  off  in  the  first  installment  of  my  Platteklip  Gorge  Hike  (to read  Part  1,  please  see my site),  I  was  unexpectedly  refreshed  and  content  once  I  finally  reached the  top of the  Table. As  soon  as  I  emerged  into  the  open  (if  you’ve  hiked  the  Gorge  or  Indian  Venster  trails),  I found  visitors  zigzagging  along  […]

Travel Photo Essay: A Sunny Midday Spring Hike up Lion’s Head

Last Sunday I went for just my second Lion’s Head hike since I’ve been living and studying in Cape Town. Since my first hike in late October 2014 (when my brother, his girlfriend and myself went for a beautiful, brisk and completely unforgettable sunset hike. See the following link to read my post on that particular hike:http://tamlynamberwanderlust.com/?p=454), I’ve been dying […]

Travel Review: A Springbok Experience at the V & A Waterfront’s green-and-gold Rugby Museum

With the 8th edition of the Rugby World Cup set to kick-off in England on September 18th, I decided that it was past time that I head to the beautiful V & A Waterfront’s ‘Springbok Experience’ Rugby Museum on last Saturday’s glorious morning. I’ve been wanting to go for about a year now and had determined to visit before the […]

Restaurant Review: The Classy Balducci Restaurant, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

Last month I had the immense pleasure of visiting what must surely be one of Cape Town’s finest restaurant offerings: Balducci. Tucked away near the lower level entrance/exit point of the V & A Waterfront’s Victoria Wharf in Shop 6162, Balducci’s philosophy, as stated in their own words, is a simple one: “to provide a memorable experience by redefining the […]