SOUTH AFRICA Travel Guide: Cape Town | Little Grey Box

SOUTH AFRICA Travel Guide: Cape Town | Little Grey Box


Hey you guys Phoebe here from Little Grey Box
now Matt and I are at our second destination as part of our #SquadSQ trip
yes, we flew from Brisbane to Singapore spent a few days in Singapore and then we
flew from Singapore to Cape Town which is where we are right now.
This is our first time in South Africa it’s like… all things overwhelming and exciting and
it’s just a sensory overload I’m so excited Guys, if you look up here to the right, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela’s… montage on that building Okay, so this area is called District 6 guys where ever you find humans
you will find this affliction People talk about….
the first wave of coffee and then the second wave I think these dudes are busy with the third wave Our amazing guide Warren have been giving us a bit of a city tour and then pulled up outside this place and he was like guys would you like the best coffee
in the world? and I was like yes Warren I would So we are at a little place called Truth
and we’ve gotten ourselves some delicious coffees… this is my first sip
yeah, we haven’t done multiple takes of this It’s really… It’s really good You can see the architecture is more Dutch all the pillars and the …. very nice party street So this is the heartland of Islam in Cape Town there’s about seven mosques in this small area but now of course that statistic might change because all beaches in South Africa are now open to everybody Alright so Warren, our amazing tour guide and all round great human has been giving
us a guided tour of Cape Town so we’ve done a lot of driving around he’s told us so
much about the history and the culture we’re just learning a lot and now we’re
having lunch here at The Bungalow this food looks absolutely delicious and then
what are we doing after lunch? After lunch we will be visiting the Green
Market Square which is the oldest open air market in Cape Town and we’ll
visit Signal Hill okay where they have beautiful views of the city Perfect! That all sounds amazing Let’s eat So we are at Signal Hill and
this place is where you want to come for those unbeatable million dollar views of
Cape Town this is incredible now sadly for Matthew and I today it’s overcast
and it’s freezing cold but I have to tell you on a beautiful blue sky warm
sunny day oh my gosh this is where you want to be now of course you are going
to want to go up to Table Mountain in the background there but hey keep this
in mind if you’re on Table Mountain you can’t see Table Mountain
so from up here you get those awesome 360 degree views of the ocean, Cape Town’s down there, Table Mountain behind you this is pretty amazing
oh my gosh I’m having a great day Welcome to Green Market Square now this
place has been the heart of Cape Town for the last 300 years and Warren was just
telling us that when you hear somebody say that Johannesburg is however many
thousands kilometers away they are measuring it right from here so this
really is the heart of Cape Town So this is like a hipster area isn’t it? It’s a mixture because we have really poor people living in this area We’re in Woodstock now this area is really really interesting we were
driving through and there are lots of cool places you’ve got some new pubs
you’ve got micro breweries you’ve got people selling artisanal breads you’ve
got wall art murals set up everywhere and lovely guide was saying this area
just comes alive on a Saturday if you love markets if you love all that kind
of stuff this is where you want to be in Cape Town not only that but there is
some incredible food the best restaurant in the country according to Warren and I
guess a lot of other people is here too and it is called the Test Kitchen
now the waiting list is very long so if you do want to sample that and their
signature 13 course menu are going to need to book many many months ahead This is the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
this is where you’re going to come to see beautiful water, lots of boats,
Table Mountain in the background you can have a go on this bad boy the old wheel
there’s a mall back there which has got loads of shops and fast food options but
if you’re after something a bit more delicious of course there are loads of
restaurants that way and over this way somewhere there is a pub or a big brewery something
beer related, the jetlag just set in wait a minute Now when you do come to Cape Town the number one thing you’re going to want to do of
course is go up Table Mountain just take a look behind me at Table Mountain
that’s right you can’t see it the weather’s so intense today and Warren had big
plans for us to go up there but unfortunately the weather is just not going to be
permitting. Not only that but we will also meant to do a beautiful sunset cruise
head out on a gorgeous boat just have some drinks and all that while the sunset.
From what I understand it was going to be a very very boat sick experience.
So if you are here and there’s that beautiful weather take advantage of it get out on
the water with a sunset cruise and get yourself up to town Table Mountain Do it on behalf of Matt and I So we just checked into our accommodation here
so we are staying at The Tree House Boutique Hotel it just looks like a
gorgeous gorgeous little hotel and it’s just in a beautiful location up here on
the hill you can see so much and you’re just gonna have to forget the way the
two of us look right now because we’ve been awake for a really long time and we
haven’t showered in a really long time this is the true face of travel and it’s quite rough Stacked pancake style crumpets served with
fresh fruit, Nutella and maple syrup. yeah yeah There’s some nuts oh you ready? It’s already good and I haven’t chewed yet I’m just having the best day ever
because we are a Boulders beach at Simon’s Town You guys, one word Penguins! African penguins They’re also known as jackass penguins and if you hear them
you’ll know why they kind of make a braying sound so you can get
really close to them along this boardwalk obviously like be a good human
you can’t leave the boardwalk and go into their habitat I mean they are
endangered and you definitely definitely shouldn’t try to touch them but just
observe from a nice distance away you can get some fantastic photos they are
so sweet they’re just so beautiful We are on the Franschhoek Wine Tram! you guys… wine on a tram, what more could you want? I have been training for this for 31years Okay I’m not a big white drinker
I’m a red girl but…. mmmm not too sweet that’s like all I know about wine not too sweet… a little bit dry more please So this morning we are leaving Cape Town
now I just want to take a minute to talk about it because we have had the best
time like I kept saying the weather wasn’t so good for us but of course the
day that we’re leaving the sun is out and it is glorious but also like I kept
saying it’s not a bad thing that the weather was overcast they really really
need the rain here so this was our first time to South Africa obviously our first
time to Cape Town and before we got here I had no clue what to expect I mean you
hear stories and you think is it unsafe am I gonna be okay what’s it gonna be
like I have not had one moment where I have felt unsafe and I have to say I
think a really large part of that is because we’ve had a guide with us and
that’s not because he’s averted the danger it’s just because he lets you
know everything up front I really think that if you are coming to Cape Town for
the first time you have to do it with a guide I wouldn’t have known where to go
I would not have learned as much I would not have understood the culture I would
not have understood the history and our guide his knowledge of history was
incredible I feel like I have learned so much I have such a deep appreciation
love respect for Cape Town South Africa I just… it’s so fascinating the history
the culture everything so if you don’t do it with a guide I think you’re
missing out! Now today Matt and I are going to be going on safari we are
flying up to Kruger National Park where we’re going to be doing our first ever
safari so that will be in the next episode Thank you so much for watching
you guys I hope you enjoyed this video if you don’t already be sure to
subscribe and say hello in the comments below Have a great weekend and
I will see you next week Love ya!

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  1. ** GUIDE CONTACT DETAILS ** A few people have asked for the contact details of our amazing guide! His name is Warren and our 2 day guided tour was arranged through a company named Springbok Atlas. I would recommend contacting them and telling them you saw this video and you'd like to arrange a tour as well and I'm sure they'll take fantastic care of you and ensure you have an amazing time as well. Warren was a wonderful guide and we cannot recommend him highly enough. Phoebe x

  2. I am such a proud South African I literally live here and I’ve been up table mountain like at least 5 times 😅☺️

  3. Yo they forgot my home town aka kommetjie it’s such a beautiful place there…welp I guess it’s too late 😑❤️

  4. What a crock of shit. You just visited the nice parts of cape town. And everyone always spews that crap. Its so beautiful and the people are so friendly. What about mitchells plain, belhar, bellville, manenburg, atlantis and those other undesireable parts. But no lets just show the people the nice things and forget the horrible history of the place.

  5. Great video!! I miss Home a ton. Realised since moving to Toronto..how incredibly beautiful Cape Town is. #mzansi

  6. All the white arias.. the places where my forefathers built this nation.. thanx for showing off what white people have done for South Africa. its a marvel on its own.

  7. She went to my school! Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock, you can see my school's building behind that pink building at 3:30, called CTCA (Cape Town Creative Academy)!

  8. Arabica, freshly roasted using temperature controls – then ground and brewed through espresso. Leave out the milk and sugar if you really want to taste coffee. Places in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai are hard to beat.

  9. Very nice place . Good people and good food. I have been there for couple of weeks and really enjoyed my stay. And you have shown some really beautiful areas in a good way谢谢ذبردست

  10. Loved watching this video. I lived in Cape Town all my life. Have been living in USA the last 2 years and miss my South African culture so much the people the food everything. Thanks for the beautiful video of my country.

  11. Good video. We are tired of videos by racists about their coming civil war on land. We South Africans of Mandela are at peace

  12. Loved your video! Born and raised Cape Town and you went to all my favourite spots. 2 days isn't enough though 🙂 come for 2 weeks next time at least! So much more to see and experience. Anyways just wanted to say I enjoyed watching this!

  13. Safety is always relative. Is the USA safe for example? Like any other country It depends on where you go. Every country will have its safe and unsafe places. I use the term "unsafe" loosely because what I consider unsafe may be considered safe to others. It's all relative. I've strolled through areas that most Anglos would never enter and felt perfectly safe and conversely, I've walked down the pathways through major "safe" tourist areas and have had life threatened. So what is safe ? What is unsafe? It's all relative.

  14. That is a awesome video, i loved it to be in the city and around Cape Town.
    Tow days are not enough…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l01wlQ3V-Qo

  15. Happiest places in my Life. 1 Cape Town. 2. Barcelona. 3. New York … My top 3. It's very millennial south Africans, It's such a fucking happy place!

  16. Hi,

    Nice video!!

    South Africa is really a beautiful country to visit.

    I had posted my trip to Cape Town too.

    Feel free to view and comment on my video.

    https://youtu.be/_QOdduqExd4

    Thank you =)

  17. Cape town, South Africa is the place where I always love to visit btw Little grey voice thanks for this video and you're super gorgeous as well.

  18. Hey I so you at signal hill with someone holding a camera next to you while at that moment it was freezing but I also enjoyed the view. I was also on my tour with my friends. Well this is my country but I am not from cape town,iam from other south African countries but cape is one of my favourite cities and I am clad that some one who is not from africa liked cape town and i also gave your video a like or a big thumps up or what ever you call it and i subscribed to show that i am really clad that some one enjoyed being in one of the cities in my country,thank you

  19. Welcome to our beautiful country of South Africa 🇿🇦 🇨🇦🇨🇦 enjoy Cape Town its very beautiful

  20. This is a great video and it looks like an amazing city! I'm reading that July is the best time to see Kruger for game viewing, but that this is the rainy season in Cape Town, does anyone have any insight on this? Thanks!

  21. I just arrived back home 🏡 from my South Africa Adventures! Where folks can checkout my adventures on the Lone Wolf Bushcraft YouTube Channel! I hope I can come back to South Africa 🇿🇦 soon

  22. shame. so much tourism talk and 0% south africa. even only 10% cape town real life.but thats ok. i would also tour you around

  23. For some reason there seems to be only her i see. Just the way she talks and how wonderful she is . Someome should be doing the story on her

  24. Thanks Phoebe.
    Looks like you had a blast. There's so much to experience that you just have to visit Cape Town again. Also check out Urban Safaris for special adventures.

  25. Yes, CP is great. But next time you should visit the cleanest city in Africa ( Kigali- Rwanda)

  26. Is Cape Town safer than other South African cities? The crime rate in South Africa is super duper high you know….

  27. My home ❤️ Thanks for visiting and loving it so much!! Come back any day. We have loads of sunny days lined up 🌞😜

  28. Just like capetown bcz of you. How u explained us about capetown . I gonna visit . I'm super excited n thanks all your info

  29. i love your videos, Phoebe. Next time you must try get to the picturesque town of Greyton (150km form Cape Town). See my video for sharing https://youtu.be/EtqzhDsOyO0

  30. Omg I enjoyed watching it. I thought there was so much more to see, for me being here for four years I still need a tour guide. Yes Absolutely no wild animals living amongst us

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