A Guide through Cape Town
Many out there are considering Cape Town as their Summer destination. I thought I would share some of my favourite places in the city if you are heading this way. They are not a must do, they are just perfect places to give you the taste of Cape Town. Considering that I am always on a budget, I think these places will suit most peoples budgets. These are in no particular order, just as they come to mind.
Bo-Kaap. First off you know you will be taking lost of pictures and what better place to start than here. Take in the history of the Cape Town, it’s people & their culture in Bo-Kaap. It’s the just as you leave the city center on the slopes of signal hill. It’s famous for the bright coloured houses & cobble stone streets. To get perfect bright holidays pictures, go to the area & snap. It’s a walking distance from Long street, just ask the locals for directions. See here about the history.
Wine Route: Of course this is a must when you visit the city. Cape Town has some world famous wines & estates. The Stellenbosch wine route is especially famous, but there are others to consider as well. I especially love Spier, also see here from one of my visits. Spier always has amazing events & things to do. If you want to venture further from the city, I bet you a great experience at Boschendal. It’s a truly beautiful wine estate. Their wines & food are also amazing. Babylonsteron I hear is amazing but I am yet to visit. There also other great forms in the South so check those out too as they might be closer to the city. Steenberg is my go-to that side, the restaurant menu, ooooooh lala
Beer: If you are not into the wine, the city is well known for their craft beers. You can find some craft beers in spots like Beer house in Long Street. If you are staying in the Southern suburbs during your visit, Banana Jam in Kenilworth is worth the try. Jwarha from Ekhaya breweries is a must try. Find their site with stockist here. There are too many places to try craft beer to list.
Food: Now where do I start as CT is the capital of good food. Ohk lets start in the city itself. For a delicious lunch menu in another picturesque setting, Giulios is it. It’s so beautiful & if that’s not reason enough, their lunch menu is affordable, fresh & tasty. I highly recommend it. If you want a great burger try Burger & Lobster ,IYO burgers or Gibsons at the Waterfront. While on Bree, there are so many amazing restaurants, try some.
Markets: Go to the Oranjezicht market at the V&A for some great organic produce. If you are staying at a self catering place then this is the place to get great fruits & veges. Then there is the Neighbourgoods market at the Old biscuit mill in Salt River, Yes jozi people we have our own. Awesome food, beer, wine, organic produce, good people & a great vibe.
Chill & Relax: If you want a township vibe with great a great chisa nyama, then Rands Cape Town in Kayelitsha is the place. Yes you might think how can I not recommend Mzoli’s but believe me, you rather want to go to Rand’s. Their service is amazing. Great people, great music & the vibe is always amazing. If you want to stay in the inner city, The Grand Beach Cafe at the V&A is where you will probably bump into me. Shmmy beach club too has amazing scenery & food. The Bungalow in Clifton is most likely where you will do the celebrity spotting if you are into that. Otherwise a great place to take it all in. The Vue sky bar at the Capital Mirage hotel is also a spot to see.
Things to do & See: Hike Lion’s Head to get the best view of the city (part of at least). Its a great way to burn the holiday calories. This is one of the more simpler hikes & with easy reach of the city. Table mountain of course for the tourist proof that you went & saw. Visit museums, walk the streets.
Rent a bike to see the city. Bikes can be rented at various locations but here is one in the city that you can use. I think bikes are a great option for people visiting as you have the freedom to go where & when you want. An Uber is great but it doesn’t allow the option to stop when you see a beautiful site to capture the it. Plus why do you think the city made all the bicycle lanes.
Beaches: When it’s all said & done, take a stroll on some of the Cape’s beaches. Clifton is very lovely & close to the Bungalow & restaurants. Camps bay is the best to go to when using public transport. Llandadno is one of my absolute favourite beaches, see why here. All the mentioned the water is veryyyyyyyyyyy cold. On the southern side of the city there is Muizenberg where the famous bright beach huts are. Further away North of the city is strand beach. Sunset beach in blouberg is also great.
There are many places I would love to tell you about. Otherwise drop & comment if you are looking for something in particular & I will let you know.
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