Street Art Cape Town

Maynard’s Street Art Obsession – Cape Town, SA

By: Matthew

Cape Town has always had a rich cultural history, but the current state of their street art is off the charts. Art has always been used to comment on social issues, and Cape Town is certainly no exception to that. In Cape Town’s Woodstock neighborhood, they are even using street art to burst onto the international scene; with the delight and support of the community. Some cities seem to be used simply as a canvas, but I didn’t get that feeling as I was walking the streets.

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Juma Art Tours Showcases Cape Town’s Street Art

By: Matthew

“What’s the difference between tagging and vandalism,” asked Juma. He let us ponder it for a moment and then replied, “Tagging is when you add something without changing the piece, whereas vandalism alters the artworks original idea, message or intent.” That was the moment Juma transformed from being a docent reciting a stale tour to being a guide leading us on an expedition through his community. It was apparent that Juma lived and breathed the street art in front of us, and he was as much a part of it, as it was of him.

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Famous for all the Wrong Reasons, Robben Island

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Sitting nearly seven kilometers off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa is a small island that is famous for all of the wrong reasons. Robben Island, named by the Dutch which translates to Seal Island, served as home to Nelson Mandela for 18 years. Although Mandela won a Nobel and served as the president of his country, first he was a political prisoner for 27 years.

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Driving the Must See Southern South Africa Coastline

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{Glinda’s View}

We love a great road trip. The freedom to come and go as we please, and the idea that one road may lead us to crazy unexpected adventures fuels us to road trip whenever possible. When in South Africa it is an absolute must to rent a car and drive the southern coastline between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Not only will you gasp at the views along the famous Garden Route, but you will be amazed by all the little stops along the way. I have taken quite a few road trips in my lifetime all over the US, through the hills of Rwanda, down the west coast of Italy to name a few but the South coast of South Africa has to be my favorite.

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Top 5 Must Dos in Cape Town, South Africa

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Ever wonder why the top 5 Must Dos are Must Dos in Cape Town?

Hmmm… because they are spectacular!

Table Mountain

When in Cape Town do not miss taking in the view from atop Table Mountain. The easiest and fastest way to enjoy the scenery is by cable car. Hiking and biking trails of different skill level are available and enjoyed very much by locals and tourists. The day we arrived the cable car was not in service, but the view from the lower cable station was just as brilliant, and the hike over to Lion’s Head was wonderful. The views are intense and add a great perspective of the layout of the city. Check here for park informaton and here for cable car info.

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White Shark Diving Company in Gansbaai, South Africa

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Your adventure starts early at White Shark Diving Company in Kleinbaai Harbour in Gansbaai, South Africa. The team at WSDC take safety very seriously. About an hour was spent teaching each adventurer about what to do and what NOT to do while on the boat or in the cage. We both felt safe with the instruction we received and with the staff. Snacks and drinks are provided during the training and on the boat. Spend the time chatting with and getting to know you crew and fellow divers. The camaraderie helps to pass the waiting time and helps to cut down the nervousness for those that are anxious.

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