Why Chapman’s Peak Drive Has Me Charmed

Please note: Chappies has sadly been closed indefinitely (as of 21 June 2017) to both vehicles and cyclists, due to the risk of further dangerous rockfalls. Arguably one of South Africa’s (if not the world’s) most scenic drives, Chapman’s Peak Drive is one road trip you have to make if you visit the beautiful Western Cape province. Discover more about […]

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Travel Review: Hiking Table Mountain National Park’s Pipe Track

I am always one for trying new hiking trails (even on my own) so it was with great excitement that I set out with a hiking acquaintance to tackle the Table Mountain National Park’s Pipe Track in mid-October 2016. A quick Google search the night before told us that this somewhat secluded hiking trail – which starts on the Camps […]

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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 […]

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Photo Essay: My Top 15 Unforgettable Moments for 2015

February 2015 – Exploring the charming GrandWest Casino before my very first concert experience seeing Irish pop band The Script performing live on just their second tour to Cape Town, South Africa. Attending the opening of Parliament 2015. The pomp and ceremony was rounded off by one of the finest sunsets afterwards. Witnessing a wonderful sunset at one of the […]

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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  […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Freedom Day 2015: A Visit to the Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town (Part 2)

(To see Part 1 of my review, please see: http://tamlynamberwanderlust.com/?p=1012) After the Key Ceremony, we all gathered around the small bronze cannon near the pathway’s edge, knowing that now, at last, we’d get to watch (and hear) the Signal Cannon being fired as the two gentlemen from the Cannon Association* were willing to show off their fine little cannon. * […]

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