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

Cape Malay Cooking in Bo Kaap

I had been looking forward to visiting Bo Kaap to see the iconic colorful houses since arriving in Cape Town. Bo¬†Kaap, which translates to “Upper Cape” in Afrikaans, is situated on the slopes of Signal Hill just above the city center. Settled in the 1700s by Dutch colonists, the area is made up of brightly… Continue reading Cape Malay Cooking in Bo Kaap

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

Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch

A trip to the beautiful wine lands that surround the city is at the top of every well thought out Cape Town to-do list. On Thursday, I was finally able to visit wineries in Stellenbosch and I can confirm that the famous wine lands truly live up to their reputation. The mountain backdrop behind the… Continue reading Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch


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

Truth Coffee and The Slave Lodge

June through August is winter in Cape Town, and winter is the wet season. For my first few weeks here, Cape Town was actually in the midst of a drought, which was bad, but also gave me a chance to experience a warm, sunny version of Cape Town when I arrived. Yesterday, Cape Town acted… Continue reading Truth Coffee and The Slave Lodge