Year-round sunshine, beaches and the bustle of city life all contribute to making Cape Town one exceptional city and an amazing holiday destination. From surf lessons to quirky rooftop bars and hipster markets discover the best of South Africa’s coolest city with our city guide to Cape Town.
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What to See
Stay at Kensington Place
A beautiful design hotels with a jaw-dropping location in the shadow of the iconic Table Mountain. Boutique rooms with balconies overlooking trees and mountain views. Exciting food and cocktails add to this hotel’s charm.
A rooftop/ attic bar in the centre of Cape Town, Tjing Tjing serves up killer cocktails and new music from indie to electronica. The bar sits in the rafters of a restored 200 year old building and leads out to the open air terrace.
The exposed wooden ceiling drips with Chinese lanterns and the well-stocked red bar churns out margaritas, negronis and new cocktail inventions.
Every Saturday over 100 traders gather at The Old Biscuit Mill to bring Capetonians the best of local produce, fine foods and micro enterprises.
Cool start-up brands peddle their wares from raw honey and organic chocolates to screen-printed fabrics and handmade jewellery.
Chef Luke Dale- Roberts is bringing some seriously flare to his menu at The Test Kitchen. The large canteen style dining room with an open kitchen is the perfect modern relaxed atmosphere to enjoy great flavours.
With dishes like pan fried line fish with roasted cauliflower ravioli and charred spring onion and fennel salad or braaied lamb chops with pea and mint foam it’s not to be missed.
Learn to catch the perfect wave with surf lessons along Cape Town’s beautiful coastline. A basic two-hour lesson will give you a complete sand to surf lesson getting to grips with the board. Go a little further with a course of four lessons and you’ll be set up to surf on your own and you’ll be riding the barrel with the best of them.