6 things you need to know before moving to Cape Town

The Mother City is without a doubt one of the most beautiful, thrilling and unique cities in the world. You might have decided that you are packing your bags and heading to Cape Town but you’re not sure what to expect, don’t worry we’ve got you covered.

1. Get ready to chase sunsets
Mother City is pure magic! This is one Cape Town pastime that will never lose its charm, because it really is that incredible! Home to some of the most sensational sunset spots in the world, watching the Mother City sun go down might just become your new favourite thing to do. And once you’ve tasted just a bite of that Cape Town sunset high, you’ll be hooked.

2. Unpredictable weather
While a beautiful Cape Town day may bring with it sunshine, blue skies and a clear view of Table Mountain, it can just as easily throw a strong South Eastern wind, dark clouds and gloomy drizzle your way. But you know what? The best approach is, even though you never really know what you’re going to get, just to embrace it all!

3. The WINE capital
Cape Town people talk about WINE! Oh, and drink a whole lot of it of course! So, before moving to Cape Town, you better be prepared to fall head over heels in love with wine, or at least start liking it a whole lot more than you do now. And as the Western Cape is home to the largest wine producing region in Africa, it means you have some of the most magnificent Wine Estates and award-winning wines right at your fingertips.

4. Get ready to live an active lifestyle
From going hiking, surfing, rock-scrambling or scuba diving to SUP yoga, mountain biking, kite-boarding and cave exploring, living an active lifestyle in Cape Town is not only exciting, but rewarding and fulfilling too! And even if you don’t consider yourself to be one for the outdoors or active pursuits right now, as soon as you move to Cape Town, we promise you’ll change your tune, and what’s even more surprising is that you’ll love every second of it too!

5. You will always be under the Table Mountain spell
Whether you’ve seen it 100 times, Table Mountain will never cease to amaze you. Every now and again you’ll find yourself staring at this iconic flat-topped mountain. And even after living in Cape Town for a year, the sheer unapologetic beauty and magnificent grandeur of this glorious landmark will continue to catch you off guard.

6. Markets are a big thing
The Mother City is at the very top of her market game and showing no signs of backing down, so all that’s left to do is go along for the incredible ride! And from such an abundance of vibrant and unique markets to choose from, boasting food, arts, crafts, entertainment, fresh produce, home-made goods, clothes and anything else you can think of, it promises to be one exciting, and delicious adventure!

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