City Strolls in my Levi’s Katy Sneakers + GIVEAWAY

The best way to explore Cape Town is on foot.

Park your car and stroll through the CBD, along the promenade or through the V&A Waterfront, and stop at tiny restaurants for coffee, craft ice cream, cocktails and all sorts of delicious, creative dishes. The best places are often those you’d miss if you whipped past in a car.

For this reason, you’ll find that most Cape Town locals opt for sneakers. Aside from being fiercely cool and comfortable, they’re also wonderfully practical to get about quickly.

This weekend we had one of those absolutely perfect spring days in the city and decided to play tourist at the Waterfront – the perfect excuse to break in my new Levi’s Katy sneakers (R699) from their Spring Summer Collection.

The V&A has seen massive expansions over the last few years and I actually prefer skipping the main building and strolling through various extensions. Grab lunch at the Market on the Warf, browse local designer fashion at the Watershed, and head to the Silo district for some art and epic sundowner spots.

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We grabbed lunch at the Market, followed by some insanely good Speculoos ice cream from Unframed, which tastes like spiced cookies. It’s sooo good.

With the sweet tooth satisfied, we strolled over to the ZEITZ MOOCA, the Museum of Modern Contemporary Art that recently opened at the Silo district. If you haven’t been, it is definitely worth a visit. I would also recommend joining a guided tour, which will give you much better insight into the artworks on display.

Our art outing was followed by drinks on the roof of the new Raddison Red, a very cool new spot with a vibrant, artistic decor style, swimming pool, and a view that stretches all the way from Table Mountain to the Waterfront.

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My best way to end a weekend is with a stroll on the Sea Point promenade. On a good day you’ll find all sorts of people – runners, cyclists and skateboarders, people walking their dogs or playing soccer on the grass, families having picnics, and kids climbing over the various art sculptures. I love the community feel, and the incredible views as the sun dips into the water.

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So next time you’re in the city, put on your most comfortable kicks and go for a stroll. It’s the very best way to soak up summer.

GIVEAWAY

Keen to go exploring? I’m giving away a Levi’s hamper worth R2500! Grab your own pair of Katy sneakers plus a pair of premium Levi’s boots!

To enter, tell me about your favourite summer outing. Picnics in the park? Beach days? Wine tasting? Pop it in the comments section below or email sayhello@9lives.co.za. Entries close 28 November. 


This post was sponsored by Levi’s Footwear

67 Comments

  1. Michele November 13, 2017 at 5:33 am

    OMW, I’m obsessed with those sneakers! I love unplanned outings with the family, shopping with my girls, trying out a new restaurant, spending as much time outdoors as possible. My family and I enjoy playing tennis and golf together as well. Would totally love to win this hamper

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  2. Emma November 13, 2017 at 6:58 am

    My fiance and I love hitting markets in Cape Town and are on a mission to tick them off our bucket list. Searching for some food and grabbing a shady, grassy spot to kick our shoes off is my favourite summer feeling 🙂

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  3. Losh Don Kisten November 13, 2017 at 7:00 am

    My fave summer outing is picnics in the park, long walks along the beach promenade, hiking trail followed by a chill session by the lake…This is a great win

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  4. Lizaan November 13, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Picnics with my love and our Jack Russel. The beach or park. This is such an amazing prize. Would love to win it. Will then buy him some amazing Levies

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  5. Jenn S November 13, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Definitely picnics in the park 😊 I love lying under the big old oak trees and creating memories with my family . I also enjoy afternoon strolls on the beach with my husband ❤

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  6. Ronnae Elliott November 13, 2017 at 7:19 am

    I enjoy long walks on the beach, having ice cream, then throwing down a blanket on the sand to have a picnic. My husband and I also enjoy going to the Cape Town night market before Christmas and to see the Christmas lights, this year will be our first year with the new addition of our 8.5 month daughter.

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  7. Lynn November 13, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Seapoint promenade walks… and grotto beach walks in Hermanus. I like being active, so walking and being outdoors is always nice. I’ve never owned anything from Levi’s so would be a dream come true on my outings… and they will be a showcase on my social media account!

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  8. Rushdia omar November 13, 2017 at 7:33 am

    One of my favourite summer outings (on a cool day) is babylonstoren. It has an amazing garden to stroll through. And fruit to pick. We had loads of fun with the extended family. Then we had lunch at the greenhouse. The best chips and scones in cape town! With the different types of ground cover, levi kicks would be great to wear when visiting there again

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  9. Abigail moodley November 13, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Love love those sneakers , you make it look extra cool.

    I love a good hiking up the Helderberg reserve , it’s so tranquil and rewarding. Would recommend it to every soul if you​ need to revive yourself or just time alone, absolutely safe

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  10. Leatitia Du Toit November 13, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I love going for long walks on the beach

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  11. Jade abbott November 13, 2017 at 7:47 am

    My fav summer outting is definitely to the kirstenbosch concerts!

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  12. Megan Richards November 13, 2017 at 7:48 am

    My ideal way to spend a summers day in Cape town would be by doing a hike up lions head👟👟👟 then taking a trip to the beach to dip in the fresh sea to cool down.🌊🌊🌊 Further; the day would be spent enjoying a cheese platter and wine at one of the constantia wine farms 🥂🥂🥂 #9lives #levisKatySneakers #CapeTown

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  13. Riétte November 13, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Walking on the beach and picnics are my favourites!

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  14. Anusha Naidoo November 13, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Wow I absolutely love the Sneakers
    I enjoy picnics in the park, under the shade of a tree, cool summer breeze, fragrant flowers in bloom, birds chirping, colourful butterflies, taking a leisurely stroll around the park, its a haven of serenity and bliss, a break away from life’s demands.

    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway loved reading this post it was fun, interesting and informative.

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  15. Kim Leigh Petersen November 13, 2017 at 8:02 am

    My favourite summer outing in Cape Town is a full day of adventuring. A run / hike in Newlands forest, Breakfast at a cafe like Arnolds, onto Cocktails at Ricks and some light tapas and then to top it all off – icecream at the creamery!

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  16. Leandre November 13, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Hi, my favourite summer outing would definitely need to be the music festivals in and around Cape Town. Add in one at a wine estate and it becomes a day in the winelands with some wine tasting l, views and lots of dancing and exploring. The perfect pair of shoes is always very important when exploring this beautiful city of ours

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  17. Zelda November 13, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Aaahhhh yesterday was perfect example of a beautiful summers day outing- my friends had tickets for Cat Stevens (Kirstenbosch summer concerts) and I went along to secure them great seating whilst us girls had picnic with wine in the beautiful gardens, making friends with fellow concert goers!!! Weather was great, the setting perfect and most importantly spending the day with my girlfriends!!!! Smiles and laughter all along 🙌🏽

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  18. Carolyn Augustus November 13, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Picnics at the Galileo Open Air Cinema is a firm family favourite of ours. The atmosphere is just unbelievable, there’s nothing like it.

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  19. Rencia Hugo November 13, 2017 at 8:50 am

    One of my favourite summer outings is definitely a late afternoon picnic or sun-downers on the rocks at Bakoven beach!!

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  20. Donae November 13, 2017 at 9:05 am

    one of my fave outings is hitting Llundudno early on a Sunday morning with the family – armed with surf boards, boogie boards, umbrellas and bacon croissants!

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  21. Tania Brewis November 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

    I love taking the kids for walks on the beach. They love the water, running into the waves and playing in the sand.

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  22. Tania November 13, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Early morning – walking all the way from Green Point lighthouse to Camps Bay along the promenade. Take a kong rest and scrumptious breakfast in Camps Bay and the walk all the way back!

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  23. Paula November 13, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Interactive cooking sessions at GingerandLime – you get to cook and taste 6-8 different dishes, free wine, get to socialise with like minded people in a fun safe environment and you get a recipe folder to take home, so you can recreate the dishes that were cooked and eaten – can’t think of anything better – food, drink and interesting people!!!!!

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  24. Nicolette November 13, 2017 at 9:58 am

    With a little one we love picnics in the park.

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  25. Jessica November 13, 2017 at 11:18 am

    My favourite summer outing is going for late afternoon ice creams at Unframed, then going to sunset rock in Fresnaye and toasting the day with bubbles on the epic granite rocks overlooking Camps Bay.

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  26. lameez November 13, 2017 at 11:38 am

    My fave time is walking in the mornings, fun times to picnic in the park with my family.Run up and down ,play in the grass,rolling with my kids ,feeding the ducks and explore the nature .My kids give keep me active these sneakers will be a huge help to make it so much easier on my feet .loop ur post!!

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  27. Janet W Perry November 13, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    My favourite summer outing hmmm…. I would have to say a picnic at the dam on a friend’s farm nearby. We live out in the sticks and are about an hour from the ocean, so the best thing to do nearby on a perfect summer day, is to head to one of the most beautiful spots I’ve ever been to. Our friend’s farm has the most spectacular dam, surrounded by green hills and lush vegetation. Lilies and flowers grow wild and the oaks are massive and ancient here. They grow along the bank and there is a special place where we always set up our picnic. A clearing in this forest of oaks within a few metres of the water, deep shade and old logs set up in perfect positions for benches and tables. It’s like something out of a picture book and I wish I could send you some pics. Our children swim in the dam bobbing the odd water-lily on their heads and floating in head-to-toe mudpacks while we wallow in peace and serenity in our forest sanctuary watching them, surrounded by perfect natural beauty. It’s so quiet and tranquil and there is no other place like it for the perfect summer outing.

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  28. Sharleen November 13, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Long Beach walks is our best specifically Gordon’s Bay and Strand beaches

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  29. Eden Megan November 13, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Nothing beats days of wine tasting in the boland, good friendships and lots of laughs. 😁🍷

    Can’t wait to spend some quality time with my favourite people! Xx

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  30. Naomey Lottering November 13, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    My favourite summer activity is going wine tasting. Some farms have picnics or even animal encounters and their own markets where you can buy homemade soaps. So it’s about hanging with my other half enjoying the wine, the food, the atmosphere and of course shopping.

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  31. Leigh-Anne Swart November 13, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Well I love going to the outdoor movies which is an amazing and thoroughly enjoyable with my boyfriend..

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  32. Leigh-Anne Swart November 13, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Another favorite of ours is the Kirstenbosch Summer Concert which is an absolute jol

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  33. Dianne de Vos November 13, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    I love being out in the open air, I love picnics in the park, I appreciate the magic that the sea provides when walking along the beach and going for hikes on the forest. I love going to different wine farms and doing wine tasting

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  34. Sakeenah Kerbelker November 13, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Genuinely loveee the pictures on this post.
    So I just moved back to CT after being in Stellenbosch for 4 years.
    Stellenbosch is a walking town. Everyone walks because everything is so close. My favourite thing to do there is head to the Gelato ice cream shop in church street to grab a sweet treat, then make my way to the botanical garden, a greem sanctuary im a bustling student town. I love sitting in the botanical garden to read or exploring every nook and cranny.
    When im im cape town though, i enjoy seeing the shops in sea point maim road then hopping over to the Mojo market to enjoy some food and music. Afterwards we usually walk to the beach.
    I spend about 70% of my day walking around as i dont drive yet, or never found the need to (living in Stellenbosch and all) but i think I’ll keep the walking tradition alive as much as i can in cape town. Sorry for the ramble.

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  35. Andri November 14, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Sunset walks on the beach! 🙂

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  36. Brenda November 14, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    My favourite summer outing is starts with a walk from Camps Bay through a adventurous walk up to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, where I enjoy a laid back picnic and enjoy the scenery. best part is while at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden I can walk around and enjoy the pleasant variety of plants plus play games or find activities to do while wearing a comfy stylish pair of Levi’s .

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  37. Aadela Paruk November 14, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    My favourite thing is to go hiking and beach walks! Absolutely love going in the morning to watch the sunrise😍😍

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  38. Eden Megan November 14, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    So so keen for this lovely prize! The Katy sneakers are stunning and would be perfect for exploring the city and finding the cutest little coffee shops and thrift stores ☕♡ Because I stay in Wellington, I don’t always have time to discover Cape Town’s hidden gems.

    Can’t wait for the holidays, so I can go strolling around the city with my favourite people! 😊🎄

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  39. Sinead Jansen November 14, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    My husband, my sister and her husband love outdoor adventures. We’re always going on hikes, camping or any physical activities throughout the Western Cape.

    My favourite was just after we got married and it was our first weekend away after everything… We went to Tweede Tol in Lamietberg and it was so amazing.

    The hiking trails involved swimming… The waterfalls were beautiful and there was a baboon called Jasper, who stole shoes LOL.

    Another time I loved was when we took a hike up Lions Head… It was tiring but so worth it.

    Slowly but surely ticking off our bucket list of things to do in the Western Cape.

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  40. Adeline Pillay November 14, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    My favorite family outings are going to the beach & going on picnics

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  41. Bianca Balutto November 14, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    I love spending summer outdoors with the family. We enjoy having picnics at a park or by the pool and just enjoying the weather, nature and each others company

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  42. Chloe Seymour November 15, 2017 at 5:50 am

    I love to do photography missions with my friend around different parts of Cape town. So basically we walk around a lot and just stop and snap whenever we feel its a good spot. But the hunt is into the smallest most obscure places you’ll ever go because those make for the best spots.

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  43. Lynnith Andreou November 15, 2017 at 6:34 am

    Hi there! My favourite summer outing is definitely a day at our favourite beach, packed with lots of treats, cold drinks, and sundowners. I love the way the kids just immerse themselves in the sand sea and sun, and I get to sit back, more or less, aah. x

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  44. Jessica November 15, 2017 at 7:33 am

    I stay in Port Elizabeth so my favourite summer outings are a little bit different 🙊
    I like beach hopping from beach to beach starting at Sardinia bay and then moving to seaview and finally ending off in summerstrand. Short little road trips to jeffreys bay or sedgefield with friends just for the fun of it . Speaking of friends the late summer nights sitting round a fire, under the stars just enjoying each other company. Theres so many things to love about summer 🙊

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  45. Nicole November 15, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Well I’m from Johannesburg and I just love the scenery of the city as well as the nature it has, so being at the botanical gardens around joburg as well as going to certain lakes and meeting up with friends and family. NorthCliff water Tower, is a beautiful location to watch the sunset.

    In Cape Town, going to the beach is number one, clifton especially, watching the sunset there is absolutely beautiful. Going on a hike at Chapmans peak is always on my list, because I believe on keeping fit.

    With all of these activities I usually have 1 or two pairs of shoes in the car, 1 would be sandals for pictures and 2 definitely would be sneakers for pictures as well as the walking. Comfort first.

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  46. ursula November 15, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    hi=)

    I have a map for each of the region with all the wine farms available, so we will pick a area like Elgin and slowly work our way through all of the available wine farms.

    OR I adore heading to Kalkbay for some delicious food from The Harbour house and then to Cape to Cuba for cocktails.

    Lastly, sunset drinks on the beach any day of the week is always a win!

    =)

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  47. Chantelle November 15, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Favorite summer outing? Definitely touring the wine lands… what’s better than an ice cold glass of chenin in the sun?

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  48. Erin November 16, 2017 at 4:42 am

    Fav summer outing 🌴☀ most definitely has to be picnics at kirstenbosch 🌄 the beach 🌊 hiking and camping 🌲summed up basically anything I can do with my friends ❤

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  49. Jessica November 16, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Love wearing sneaks every day of the week! And that pie are particularly cute 😍 My favourite Summer activity has to include a walk on the Sea Point prom (anytime of year actually) complete with ice cream and a good friend or playlist to keep me company. Followed by a sundowner with a view to marvel at our beautiful city and dinner at one of CT’s most epic restaurants to enjoy the rest of the long warm summer evening! ☀️

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  50. Sarah November 16, 2017 at 7:16 am

    My favourite outing has to be time spent with friends and family over lunch in the Cape Winelands under trees with wholesome, colourful food and chilled Rose ofcourse!

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  51. Kimber-lee Basson November 16, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I love the Levi’s brand!! I recently went camping at the Baths in Citrusdal. It was so relaaaaaaxing with absolutely no stress, no signal and definitely not a thing to worry about. Fresh air, camp fires and swimming pools for days. I loved and enjoyed every moment.

    I have a lot of summer outing places such as the beach and going out to markets but going camping has been by far my favourite

    Here’s to many more camping adventures and soaking up our summer strolls

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  52. Kimber-lee Basson November 16, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    camping !

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  53. Tasmin November 16, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Sneakers are my Jam, a sunset picnic on signal hill with campers and good cheese, after a day beaching, is always a win for me…💙

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  54. Catherine November 16, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    My favourite summer outing is walking down to the beach to have amazing waffles! I’m from Pretoria so I don’t get to do cool things like that often 😛

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  55. Megan November 16, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    I’m originally from Port Elizabeth, but I’m studying in Cape Town. I’ve been here for 3 years now and absolutely love exploring the variety of coffee shops that the Mother City has to offer (way more exciting than small-town PE). One of my best adventures was discovering the Woodstock Exchange. I was staying in a res in Observatory, and one weekend my boyfriend and I decided we’d take a walk along Main Road. We ended up in Woodstock and somehow came across the Woodstock Exchange. I was completely mind blown by the layout and design of the building. Needless to say, we had coffee at Rosetta Roastery followed by lunch at Superette (which is still one of my favourite spots to date).

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  56. Caitlin Cookson November 17, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I just wanna say I’m in love with this shoes!! 😍😍😍. My friends and I love to go to the river in Kleinmond it’s really a lot of fun, the water is lovely and getting to hang out with you friends is always good. It’s a 1h30 drive from Cape Town, but its worth it. After Kleinmond we take a drive down to Strand Beach and catch some waves there, and end it off watching the sunset with our favorite ice-cream at the ice-cream down the road. Crossing my fingers for this giveaway.

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  57. Bronwyn Mulder November 18, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Going wine and chocolate pairing or wine with anything paring😂. Exploring all different museums and going on amazing adventures acting like tourist with my amazing boyfriend in our home town (Cape Town ) not to forget to go to a restaurant or cafe for some delicious food.😊

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  58. Jennifer Fitchett November 18, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Exploring the up-and-coming neighbourhoods such as Linden, Parkhust and Braamfontein, with slow strolls in the sun, popping in and out of small shops, and sitting outside for a cup of coffee while enjoying the sunshine!

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  59. Sherlynn November 18, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Going to the beach with my boyfriend and all his cousins .

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  60. Taufeeqahah.davids@gmail.com November 19, 2017 at 4:23 am

    I love sneakers! Infact I’m due for a new pair. Summer holidays is here which means lots of exploring ☺I love going on different adventures during summer holidays and this holidays I plan on going to butterfly world , fairy world , the lion park , farmyard , knysna and many more places.My husband and I have this ritual that on a beautiful summers Friday night We order food in town and then drive up to signal hill to ” our spot ” and have dinner and just watch cape town from above. Afterwards we’d head to seapoint promanade for a romantic stroll and some ice cream

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  61. Zuleigah November 20, 2017 at 5:59 am

    My favourite outing was exploring the mother city’s museums around the V…A Waterfront on ‘museum night’ by foot with two of my all time favourite cousins. This was by far my favourite outing, as I am a student, so I basically live for freebies!

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  62. Quynh Trang Mac November 20, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    My favorite right now is sitting outside by the beach and grilling bananas with Nutella, it reminds me of my childhood and it kinda makes me feel very happy that even now, at twentyone I’m still that glad and thankful to do it with friends and family. I’m from Denmark and it’s first time I experience summer during Christmas time, that’s quite special.

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  63. Dhanusha Dhoorgalu November 20, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Wine tasting and food markets especially in Stellies is at the top of my list. I love walking around and exploring the city at night as well.

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  64. Phophi Ramavhoya November 20, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    My favourite summer outing has to be waking up at dawn to go hiking
    By sunrise, spend the day on the mountains and later on spend the day at the beach with good company and some goood food. It’s amazing to start and end your day with the amazing atmosphere nature gives you, picnics after a beatiful hike and the Beach, are my absolute favourite. Watching the sunset over the waves brings such a sense of serenity that one cannot simply comprehend.

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  65. Miche Moses November 21, 2017 at 9:25 am

    I love nature and the outdoors. I’m always up for a new adventure. Hiking is one of my favourite activities, especially Devils Peak. I also enjoy strolling through the streets of Cape Town CBD. There are so many hidden gems – like little coffee shops and awesome book stores.

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  66. Cathleen Masters November 21, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Summer is definitely my favorite season of them all. I love exploring new and hidden gems in the city and country. Coffee shops, art galleries, markets, parks and the beach and a must of my summer checklist of things to do. Nothing better then been out and about socializing with your favourite people.

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  67. Gaamidah November 21, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    I love the beach. Just watching and listening to the waves…aah. I am currently having beach fomo. I wish to one day live closer to the beach.

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