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This Airbnb experience reveals Cape Town’s hidden arts scene

Capetonians do enjoy bragging about their city. And why shouldn’t we? Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities on earth. But while the city centre and surrounds get all the attention, there’s a plethora of alternative, enriching experiences just a little south of Table Mountain.

Airbnb invited Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille to experience on of its new Airbnb Trips experience. The company has moved on from offering simple hostels for travellers, to full-blown experiences hosted by locals.

Cape Town is one of the first cities in Africa to get an Airbnb Trips experience, and one of 12 worldwide at launch.

Airbnb Trips could be a good way for tourists to experience the alternative attractions of Cape Town

This particular Trip, hosted by Delicia Forbes, takes a look at some of Cape Town’s rich cultural heritage, notably in the arts community. Meeting the city’s artists and struggle heroes, the experience is a little different from craft beer tasting, personal coffee roasting or a trip up good ol’ Table Mountain.

Interestingly, this is exactly what Airbnb Trips could offer travellers and local hosts from across the world — a chance to tell their often very different story.

Have a look at the video below: