The magic of the West Coast
'Let the Western Cape romance you' - Unathi Nkayi
RADIO jock, musician and Idols judge Unathi Nkayi believes South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
The seasoned traveller recently took a journey to the somewhat less-discovered paths around the Western Cape.
Nkayi says South Africans are a hard working bunch, who do not give themselves enough credit and are sometimes far too humble to acknowledge the beauty they've been given.
"For me, travel is a way to relax, recharge and take a moment to appreciate everything we have. South Africa compares on every level to any international destination; we simply need to start believing that for ourselves."
Her holiday break in the Western Cape took her up the west coast to Boesmanland in Langebaan, a popular experience with the locals and now one of Nkayi's top travel spots. The Boesmanland Plaaskombuis is located on the beachfront at Club Mukonos, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean; serving authentic and traditional food.
From the northern west coast right to the heart of Cape Town, Nkayi reveals that the most surprising part of her trip was the realisation that Capetonians are, for the most part, unaware of what lies just beyond their city.
"From the lush ferns of the Garden Route, with it's incredible golf courses and pristine beaches through Cape Town, the West Coast has something for everyone.
"It's here in Mzansi, and there really is no such thing as a wrong turn when travelling this province," says Nkayi.
She advises those visiting the Cape to check out these must-see experiences:
- The solitary of the beach at Hout Bay is sure to re-energise even the most jaded, while drinks on the deck at the One and Only offer a glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and famous, no matter what your budget.
- KwaNtsimbi in Langa for some true homegrown flavour .
And of course, suggests Nkayi: "Bring an open heart and let Cape Town and the Western Cape romance you".