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If You Only Had Two Hours in... Cape Town
19 Mar 2018PLACESBY SweetEscape

You might be spoiled for choice knowing that you only have two hours to spend in Cape Town! The coastal capital of South Africa is one of our top destinations and for good reasons: the landscape and the weather would make you want to stay there for as long as possible. We spoke to our local photographers and asked for their suggestions on what you could do in the city in only 2 hours.

Go Up Signal Hill

Previously known as The Lion's Flank, the landmark flat-topped hill will allow you to see views over the whole city.

by Helena for SweetEscape in Cape Town
by Helena for SweetEscape in Cape Town

Visit A Beach

Cape Town has a lot of beautiful beaches close by, such as The Atlantic Seaboard and Cape Helderberg.

Drive Along Chapman's Peak Drive

The views are amazing! Cape Town is easily one of the amazing cities in the world, and it has an admirable sense of diversity: the people, the landscape (you have mountains, wine farms and beautiful beaches!) and all the activities the city has to offer.

by Marcel for SweetEscape in Cape Town
by Marcel for SweetEscape in Cape Town

"Honestly it's so hard to choose just one thing to do in Cape Town. There are so many interesting places visit, yummy foods to try and amazing views to see! You really will have to base it on your own interest." - Chelsey Jade Selby, SweetEscape Photographer in Cape Town

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Let Chelsey take your pictures in Cape Town!

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by Chelsey for SweetEscape in Cape Town
by Chelsey for SweetEscape in Cape Town
by Chelsey for SweetEscape in Cape Town

Walk Around The City Center

Maybe pop into one of the local coffee shops for a delicious flat white?

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by Helena for SweetEscape in Cape Town

Wine and Dine Time at Camps Bay

Get your delicious dinner at one of the beach front restaurants as the sun is setting over Camps Bay! This is Cape Town and its people in a nutshell: a good meal, a good view and a good bottle of wine.

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by Helena for SweetEscape in Cape Town

"I love Cape Town because there is literally something for everyone to enjoy, from world famous views, beautiful and secluded beaches, countless hikes and trail routes, endless wine farms and vineyards, unique and creative markets and galleries, award winning coffee shops and roasteries - this is probably not even half of it! I'm convinced this is the most beautiful city in the world." - Helena Krige, SweetEscape Photographer in Cape Town

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You can also have Helena capture your best Cape Town moments!

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by Helena for SweetEscape in Cape Town
by Helena for SweetEscape in Cape Town
by Helena for SweetEscape in Cape Town

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Sidney and Etha Mohede: Christmas Tradition in Our Family
12 Dec 2019STORIESBY SweetEscape

Among the Indonesian Christian community, Sidney and Etha Mohede are extremely popular. Sidney is best known as an award-winning gospel singer-songwriter and one of the pastors of a Jakarta-based megachurch, while Etha is a social media influencer. This Christmas season, we had the opportunity to talk with The Mohedes about their Christmas tradition, how they're going to spend this year's Christmas, and the importance of photography for their family.

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by Priscilla for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

1. Tell us about Christmas in your family!

We think our family's Christmas is just like any other family's. When we're in Jakarta, on Christmas morning we'd wake up and open our Christmas presents. But, since these couple of years we spent our Christmases traveling overseas, we'd open the presents before we fly off.

Also, we like to think that the trip itself is the present for the entire family, and we are happy to enjoy the trip together, just us and our three children.

2. Any particular Christmas dinner tradition?

Our family's Christmas dinner usually happens on the Christmas Eve, with simple dishes and no special table decorations. We always like to finish up all the hassle before Christmas Day itself. On Christmas Day we'd usually just eat simple take outs and just enjoy our time together.

However, we think that our family's dinners–be it Christmas or not–is a tradition in itself. We want to make sure that every family member sit around the table at dinner time. We see nowadays in modern families, at dinner time everybody's still busy with their own things; the kids watching videos on their tables, the parents still busy with their gadgets... We don't want that in our family. We make sure that everyone sits around the table and really enjoy our time together, including on Christmas dinners.

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3. Where will you be spending Christmas this year?

This year we'll be going to Europe, namely Italy and the Netherlands. This would be our first time in Italy, and it's a 3-families trip. We're flying off to Dusseldorf, then we'll travel to Milan and meet the other 2 families there. Then we'd spend 7 days in Italy and 7 days in Netherlands, so in total it would be a 14 days trip.

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As for the detailed itinerary, we honestly have no clue, but we've already booked a car to drive around. We want to try a road trip-style holiday this time around, and we think it would be fun! It's going to be an adventure!

4. We know you travel a lot, especially Sidney. Do you take photos of your trip?

Of course! For me (Sidney) personally, I love photography because it is a way I can express my passion easily. I was an art major in university, and my first passion was drawing and painting. But drawing something takes a lot of time. With a camera, I can capture the beauty of what I was seeing wherever I go with a single snap. I can still use my brain and eye for the compositions and colours, and I can express my visual arts passion in an easy way, without having to spend more than 30 minutes to draw one picture.

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

Which is why, we also love SweetEscape very much, because the idea of not being the one who takes the photographs and actually being photographed once in a while is really fun! Honestly, I'm (Sidney) not a big fan of being photographed, like most guys, I believe. But for a family photo, it's always nice to have, since most of the times we'd have to take turns taking pictures with the kids, or resort to selfies. With SweetEscape, we don't have to worry about this, and all five of us can be in the picture together!

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SweetEscape connects you to thousands of local professional photographers in more than 500 cities around the world, so you can capture every moment and get beautiful photos directly to your devices in just 48 hours after your session. This holiday season, capture more with SweetEscape's JINGLE DEALS, where you can get sessions starting as low as USD 50! Download our app, book your session today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!