Ok, so if you follow me on Twitter then you’ve probably figured this out already, but I thought I’d make the announcement official. This Friday I leave for a once in a lifetime adventure in Cape Town, South Africa.
It will be my first visit to any sub-Saharan country and I can’t wait to explore the Mother City for myself. The trip is sponsored by Cape Town Tourism and I will be joined by three other bloggers as we learn about Cape Town together:
Keith Jenkins, Velvet Escape
Melvin Boecher, TravelDudes
Nellie Huang, Wild Junket
Not only will we be exploring and highlighting the best things to do, see and eat in and around town, but we’re speaking at the Getaway Travel Blog Conference to be held on Saturday, August 4. The conference is in its second year and is the preeminent travel blogger conference in South Africa. I’ll be talking about branding and working with companies/destinations and I can’t wait to meet all of the South African bloggers in person.
My fellow bloggers and I though need your help. We have a pretty good idea of what we want to see and do in Cape Town, but we need more suggestions! Especially if you’re from Cape Town, I’d love to hear about any must-do activities or little known, hole-in-the-wall places I should visit. I’ll be taking the best suggestions and sharing them on LandLopers and across various social media platforms, so please add your tips!
Towards this goal, there will be a special Twitter event on Sunday, July 29th from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM (Cape Town Time)/1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Eastern) that we’re calling the “Welcome the Bloggers to Cape Town” Twitter Chat. This is a great chance for locals and anyone interested to say hi and share with us their recommendations for exploring Cape Town. Just be sure to follow the #LoveCapeTown hashtag and join in the fun!
We’re going to be active on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and of course our own web sites for the duration of the trip, so please be sure to look out for the #LoveCapeTown hashtag to keep up with the latest and greatest from Cape Town. I know there will be some surprises along the way, including some pretty extreme adventure travel activities (hint: Shark Week) so be sure to follow along!
What are your best tips to help me discover the real Cape Town?