Articles Tagged ‘Cape Town’

Postcard Perfect: St. James Beach in Cape Town, South Africa

Postcard Perfect: St. James Beach in Cape Town, South Africa February 9, 2012 | Postcard Perfect | Read More
The colorfully-painted changing rooms that dot St. James Beach are a site to be seen for any visitor to Cape Town. But what better way to see them than from the window of a vintage coach train? The Atlantic Rail runs along the coast of False Bay, from Cape Town to Simon’s Town, and offers a perfect...

Where to Watch the World Cup in a City Near You

Where to Watch the World Cup in a City Near You June 10, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, Local Insight | Read More
The Cup of Life, Copa Mundial, the best competition in the world, the most popular sport in the world, la vida loca, joga bonita…call it what you want, bottom line – the World Cup is finally here!  The host nation of South Africa fulfilled on their promise and completed their stadiums, instituted...

Travel Like a Local: Polygamy Porter, SF by Bike, Sundowners in Cape Town

Travel Like a Local: Polygamy Porter, SF by Bike, Sundowners in Cape Town May 21, 2010 | Local Insight | Read More
As the World Cup approaches, we’re starting to see the true fan sides of some of our Local Experts, as seen in some of the quotes in this post. For the most part, our Local Experts are enjoying the late spring weather, and seem to be getting pretty excited about getting outside and making sure...

Friday Link Love: Surfing in South Africa, Great Whites and Perilous Cliffs

Friday Link Love: Surfing in South Africa, Great Whites and Perilous Cliffs August 7, 2009 | Travel Tips | Read More
We’ve had a good run of Beach/Shark Week this week on the NileGuidance blog, and we weren’t the only ones to devote some coverage to Jaws, model-worthy beaches and the like. Check out these links for more: Africa Travel Blog’s post on Surfing in South Africa – Best Surf Spots...

Shark Week: Essential Gear to Swim with the Fishes

Shark Week: Essential Gear to Swim with the Fishes August 6, 2009 | Gear Guide | Read More
Keeping with this week’s theme of Shark Week, I thought I’d put together a short list of essential gear to keep you safe while swimming with sharks!  Just because the late great Roy Scheider wrestled Jaws with his bare hands doesn’t mean we all can.  Check out these tips and stay...

First Time in Cape Town: The Cape Doctor’s Blowing

First Time in Cape Town: The Cape Doctor’s Blowing May 5, 2009 | Cape Town | Read More
There are a few things that are hard to miss in Cape Town:Table Mountain looming over the city is one, the wind is another.  When solid gray clouds are blowing in from the northwest as they are today, the ‘Cape Doctor’ has come and winter is here.  If gusts of wind are coming from the southeast...

Photo Friday: Beach Huts at Dusk

Photo Friday: Beach Huts at Dusk May 1, 2009 | Cape Town | Read More
In which NileGuide destination was this photo taken? Bonus points for knowing the name of the beach UPDATE 5/4: The photo was taken in Cape Town, South Africa along Muizenberg Beach. Located at the Northern End of False Bay, Muizenberg is known as one of the most beginner-friendly surfing beaches in...

Travel Deals Roundup: Dublin, Cape Town & St. John, Oh My!

Travel Deals Roundup: Dublin, Cape Town & St. John, Oh My! April 15, 2009 | Travel Deals | Read More
As springtime starts to heat up in the Northern Hemisphere, so do the travel deals. Get out there and enjoy some awesome discounts to Ireland, South Africa and the U.S. Virgin Islands! We told you about a great travel deal to Dublin last week, for those still itching to visit the Emerald Isle, we found...