Cape Town is unlike any other location, it is wedged in between Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean while offering abundant wildlife, breathtaking views, and its multicultural influences.

 as told by @aungerz

What's the must do and see here?

Be a local and hike up Lion's Head for sunrise. On a good morning, you'll catch an extraordinary view of the clouds rolling over Table Mountain.

What makes this a special place to connect with nature?

I recently graduated college in May 2016 and South Africa was the location I chose to have my last adventure before starting my job. For 2 weeks, I fell in love with the culture, the food, and the views the place had to offer.

Favorite memory here?

My favorite memory from that trip was going shark cage diving near Seal Island. Being able to be submerged under water with 10-13ft Great White Shark in the wild was so surreal.

What superlative would you give Cape Town?

Everything you could imagine and more.

Tell us about yourself!

I was raised in Florida for majority of my life, then I recently moved to Connecticut for my job as an engineer. Photography is something I picked up five years ago when I was still in high school. The camera has allowed me to express myself and show others how beautiful the world is. I'm a firm believer that you don't have to wait until you retire to do all the things you want in life and travel the world. Sometimes you just have to get out of the comfort zone and live for the adventure.


Capetown has some intense hikes that take you to some amazing rock features along with it's incredible mountain vistas. Wolfberg Arch Trail, is a longer eight hour round trip hike, but the one of a kind experience will have you bouldering through narrow cracks until  you reach the spectacular arches.

The beach is a big draw and the short summers in Cape Town are to be cherished accordingly by finding some seclusion and taking a moment to appreciate being at the tip of Africa. You have to get out of the city down the cape peninsula, but the 20 minute hike down to the water at False Beach in Smitswinkelbaai is worth the hassle. 

What's your favorite pair of Rheos shades?

Style: Anhingas
Frame Color: Gunmetal
Lens Color: Emerald
Description: Capetown's one of those special places where you be at the top of a mountain in one moment and swimming with sharks the next. Don't miss a moment worrying about losing your shades. Rheos Anhigas with Emerald lenses bring out the best of the Atlantic ocean blue at the top of Lion's Head while the Gunmetal floating frames are perfect for getting out on the water to swim with sharks.

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