Last Table Mountain Hike

On Sunday I climbed Table Mountain for the last time (that is, at least until I somehow make my way back to Cape Town in the future). I used the Platteklip Gorge trail, which is the most direct way up the mountain, but is also basically a giant, stone stairmaster. It took me a grueling… Continue reading Last Table Mountain Hike

The Garden Route

Last weekend my housemates and I took a trip along the garden route, a famous stretch of coastline on Route 62 between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The garden route is 300 kilometers of beautiful South African mountains, Karoo plains, vineyards, and game reserves littered with lots of little towns and attractions. Views from the… Continue reading The Garden Route

Kalk Bay

On Sunday, my friends and I took a train to Kalk Bay, a fishing village on the False Bay coastline. The scenic 45 minute train ride along the coast costed R13, the equivalent of about $1 USD. Sitting between the mountains and the ocean, Kalk Bay is known for its rich character and and colorful… Continue reading Kalk Bay

Rock Climbing at Silvermine

On Friday morning I headed to my job for what I expected to be another normal workday. At about 9AM my boss informed me that he would be leaving to go rock climbing with a visiting supplier at around 10:30, and asked if I would like to join. Determined to be open to lots of… Continue reading Rock Climbing at Silvermine

V&A Waterfront

On Friday I visited the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a popular tourist destination on the Atlantic Shore at Table Bay Harbour. The waterfront is lined with bustling shops and restaurants just steps away from the ocean. Boat captains advertise hour long cruises around the bay to the sound of brass bands and African drum performers.… Continue reading V&A Waterfront


Last week I had the exciting opportunity to travel outside of the Western Cape to work on a collaboration beer with a brewery in Limpopo, a province in northern South Africa. My coworkers and I took a two hour flight to Johannesburg, followed by a five hour drive to Haenertsburg, a small mountain town of… Continue reading Limpopo

Exploring Cape Town’s Neighborhoods

Last Saturday I went on a cycling tour of the neighborhoods surrounding Cape Town. On our bikes we visited Woodstock, Salt River, Observatory, and District 6 to see the graffiti, art, and architecture around the city. We started out in Observatory, referred to as Obz by the locals. Obz is a trendy neighborhood with main… Continue reading Exploring Cape Town’s Neighborhoods