If you can’t make up
your mind where to travel to, well there’s good news; Europe and Africa had a
kid and its name is Cape Town
! This South African hotspot is truly the best of
both worlds, from classic architecture and a jaw-dropping landscape to a
thriving variety of different cultures – Cape Town has it all.
Just outside Cape Town, as you enter the beautiful wine country, lies this 17th
century farmhouse and never-ending vineyard. Steenberg
comfortable and totally relaxed, with lush gardens and funky antiques. Be
warned though, you may not want to leave after all the unbelievable food, wine
and spa treatment.
Located on the V&A Waterfront
, the Cape Grace hotel
is unbeatable because of its
amazing views and classic Capetonian flair. Service is top-of-the-line, with a
BMW waiting to take you on adventures through the Mother City.
GRAND DADDY HOTEL
If you’re looking for something with a bit more quirkiness, The Grand Daddy Hotel
is a historic yet modern hotel. You can even choose if you want to stay in a
sleek suite or a designer Airstream trailer on the roof.
DE WATERKANT TO BO-KAAP
Forget about those wooden giraffes and zebras you see all the time on the side
of the road. You’ll fine even better treasures in the historic De Waterkant
area. Then take a walk over to the Bo-Kaap
district to watch the sculptors at
the Street Wires
Packed with vintage finds and trendy hidden cafes, Woodstock
is the place to
be. On Saturdays wake up early and visit The Old Biscuit Mill
where you’ll find
nearly 100 gourmet food vendors and pop-up art. Come extremely hungry, since
this is your chance to eat a much as humanly possible.
VICTORIA AND ALFRED
The gateway to the city’s historic style is the V&A Waterfront
. Take a slow
stroll and take in the buildings, African performances, delicious foods and the
hundreds of shops, including 150 boutiques for African design.
CAPE PENINSULA AND THE
Take a quick road trip to the charming beach towns of Kalk Bay
make sure not to miss the penguin colony at Boulders Beach
. If you’ve got an extra day or two, travel
further towards Cape Point
and you’ll find a secret spot, Diaz Beach
many say is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Otherwise, head north
to test the famed vineyards.
The country’s first “African restaurant”, Africa Cafe
, offers a seasonal cuisine from places
such as Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa and Morocco. It’s so authentic and
exotic, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of the village.
THE DOGS BOLLOCKS
You can’t go wrong with a burger joint, especially when the burgers are almost the
size of a soccer ball! The Dogs Bollocks
is an unexpected gem in a converted
garage that offers mouth-watering food and a hip environment.
Located on the iconic palm-lined beach stretch of Cape Town’s Camps Bay
, Café Caprice
is the ideal spot for cocktails. Make sure to try the stand-out Granadilla
Lolly and the Botanical Garden.
Cape Town is at the edge of the continent, so it gets really windy. A
wind-resistant jacket is your new best friend.
If you’re not from South Africa, then you’ll need to order up a South-African
specific adapter and you’ll be up and running in no time.
Whether you decide to
shop for local-made furniture in Woodstock, eat bacon on Bree Street
at one of the picturesque beaches, make sure you see Cape Town the right way.