Lovely and well-located B&B in the middle of Oranjezicht, owned by German couple, Nikola and Christoph, who are really passionate about running their guest house. Warm and welcoming!
This district is located at the bottom of Table Mountain. The houses are very popular because of the view.
The perfect hike for a 360-degree view over the city. Great for sunrises and sunsets.
One of our favourite spots in Cape Town. Located on Kloof Street, this spot is suitable for all occasions – whether you want to enjoy a good breakfast, a tasty lunch, an afternoon coffee, or a romantic dinner in the lovely space.
A reservoir for trendy local labels, all made in South Africa.
The former Malay Quarter on Signal Hill is one of the most interesting parts of Cape Town with its multicultural flair and colourful houses.
Yours Truly has become to a Cape Town institution with its four shops dotted around the city. Your go-to whenever you want to grab a cup of coffee, have a relaxed beer, or enjoy a live music event.
Kloof Street is one of the most eclectic and coolest streets with a variety of great cafés, restaurants, bars, and beautiful boutiques.
This restaurant opened its doors in late 2013 and has become one of the hot spots in the city bowl. Apart from a daily changing menu, Black Sheep will pamper you with craft beer, great cocktails, and a well-curated wine list.
Kloof Street House is a hip place with a mix of Colonial and Victorian-style interiors and a beautiful garden. Perfect for a delicious brasserie-inspired dinner or fancy cocktails.
The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is a must-do when in Cape Town. Head down to the farthest tip of the Cape Peninsula and enjoy the scenic drive.
Nestled in the glens of Table Mountain, this is a great spot to unwind and enjoy some picnic-inspired food.
A meat lover‘s heaven.
Jason Bakery offers a great selection of bread, tasty sandwiches, and great coffee.
Our thoughts about Cape Town
The photogenic scenery of the city, the scenic view from Table Mountain, the mix of ocean and city flair, the warm temperatures during European winter, the vibrant atmosphere of countless great restaurants and bars on Kloof street, the fantastic food, the light at sunset, the great vineyards around Stellenbosch, the Chapman’s Peak drive (open the windows & turn up the volume), the coconut bread at Manna Epicure Café, running along the beach of Noordhoek, the peacefulness of Scarborough village, watching the great windsurfers.
We mostly end up in our rental car listening classic old school hip hop. Beats like: Souls of Mischief, Dilated Peoples, Mos Def, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, DJ Kool, Wu-Tang Clan, The Sugarhill Gang, Cypress Hill, Kanye West, The Notorious B.I.G., etc.
Take a vacation into Our life
Ramin is a 50/50 Persian-German mixture and grew up close to Frankfurt. After living in London for a couple of years, he returned to Munich where he currently runs a financial company. When Ramin enters a room, he is always enthusiastic, brings new ideas, and will make you laugh with his refreshing energy. He is genuine and committed, with a shining soul and a love for business (& Carina).
Carina is the Co-Founder of NECTAR & PULSE. She grew up in the middle of the Austrian Alps and always dreamed of driving a creative empire - a dream she's been fulfilling since 2009, together with her team. Carina is always full of ideas, spontaneous, and ready for the next challenge, with a smile on her lips and a sparkle in her bright blue eyes. You can hear her laugh kilometres away, especially when she is with Ramin.
Waking up next to each other and enjoying the first sip of coffee – it tastes like the start of endless possibility.
Passionate people, makers and innovators, entrepreneurial spirit, unusual biographies, loving and fulfilled relationships, the calmness of nature, the buzzing energy of big cities, adventures, music, delicious food, the view from the airplane window, mountain peaks, coffee and cake, colours.
p.s. Ramin is also inspired by animal videos, especially if they include baby animals.
As lovebirds, two hurricanes (or sometimes even rockets), a perfect match, contrasting, black + white, joyful, idea generators, vibrant, makers, coffee lovers, efficient, fast.
Active. Loving. Avid. Intuitive. Successful.
Sueddeutsche, die ZEIT, Brand Eins, Cereal Magazine, the Weekender, Kinfolk, ELLE Traveller, The Travel Almanac, etc., and most of the time, all kinds of NECTAR & PULSE 24 hour guides by our Local Soulmates.
We are so bad at watching films - we usually fall asleep, exhausted from our busy days - but when we do get a chance to watch a film, here is a list of the ones we like:
Soul Kitchen – because of its entrepreneurial, chaotic, but charming spirit
I Origin – gives you the feeling that the whole world is connected
Grand Budapest Hotel – a Wes Anderson classic!
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – breathtaking visuals
Her – makes you fall in love with an imaginary person
Victoria – not a light story, but very well directed
Twice Born – a love story during the Bosnian war, thrilling until the end (that’s what friends told us ;-)
Das Duell der Brüder – it’s not a cinematic artpiece, but the entrepreneur story of Adidas and Puma is great to watch
Tel Aviv, Cape Town, London, the Alps, New York, Istanbul.
"I was not looking for my dreams to interpret my life, but rather for my life to interpret my dreams." – Susan Sontag
Suitcase for business, backpack for pleasure – or was it the other way around?
That we met on Tinder?! Don't laugh! :)
...and it started with the following conversation:
Ramin: "Shit. What to do when you really fancy someone?"
Carina: "Come straight to the point."
Well, that’s what we did ever since we met.
an opportunity to think outside the box, a scope of contrasts, a way to embrace otherness, a playground to experience everything life has to offer.
a colourful and adventurous journey.