Category Archives: Cape Town Visitor Information

The Foodbarn Studio

Ever since the closing of The Flagship there has been a gap for an intimate dining experience on the Cape Peninsula.   The Flagship was my idea of heaven – 5 courses paired with 5 wines by a passionate chef … Continue reading

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A touch of Reverie with Chef Julia Hattingh – Reverie Social Table

Reverie ………….a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing: lost in reverie.   A daydream………. a fantastic visionary Chef Julia Hattingh has created a space where people will quite simply come together for dinner.   The table seats 18 people … Continue reading

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New Hip Zones in Cape Town – Bree Street

Cape Town is a creative hub and with the artists come artisans who are channeling their creativity into the food and entertainment world.  This creativity is best felt and experienced by exploring areas of the inner city and its fringe areas e.g. … Continue reading

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Terra Madre Market – a feast to celebrate the love of good food

My mate Nicole was raised with lambs legs gently swaying above her pram.  Her Mom and Dad both arrived as immigrants from Greece and owned one of the local butcher shops in Joburg.  Her Mom and Aunt loved to cook … Continue reading

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Woodstock Street Art Walking Tour – using art as a platform to activate change in our communities!

In 2010 a street artist called Freddy Sam started a street art revolution in Woodstock. He started by asking residents if they would allow him to paint on open walls – showing them the art before painting and getting their … Continue reading

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Spice Route Wine Estate- an artisan playground of endless fun!

All I can say is WOW!  Charles Back is a marketing genius!  By buying the Seidelberg Estate (two farms down from Fairview) – he has created a hub of artisan fun on the Suid Agter Paarl Rd that is too … Continue reading

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The Dog’s Bollocks grows its family to include the Bitches Tits & Deluxe Coffee

The Dog’s Bollocks has found a wife and she has the slightly rude name that I am sure must be grabbing drivers attention as they head down Buitenkant Street.   The Dog’s Bollocks are now serving breakfast and lunch – … Continue reading

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Exciting news: New V&A Market on the Wharf to open in November 2012

3 1/2 years ago Ruth Munitz approached the V&A Waterfront with the idea of starting a fresh produce market.  At the time, Cape Town was not used to having foodie markets and the Waterfront did not agree with her proposal … Continue reading

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Cafe Mozart plays again!

Cafe Mozart has been an institution in Cape Town’s inner city for 37  years. It was always quirky and fun with Mozart’s music gently playing in the background – but gradually it became a shabby chic spot and then it … Continue reading

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Don Pedro is back – and it’s fabulous again!

Don Pedro’s was a legend in Cape Town for many years – it was a spot where everyone turned up to hang out in the early hours of the morning after partying all over town. Slowly it became run down and … Continue reading

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Artisanal Chocolate in the Cape – from Bean to Bar!

It took a visit to DV chocolates to realize that chocolate has become a commodity.  Chocolate is of course made from Cocoa Beans.  These beans come from many different regions and their flavour profile not only changes from region to … Continue reading

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Summer in the Cape – my favourite moments!

I love summer in the Cape.  Somehow everyone seems more happy when the sun shines!  Including me!  In Cape Town it feels like our summer only really starts around Xmas – finally everyone comes out to play!   In December … Continue reading

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Art in the Forest – Constantia

I found a hidden gem last week. While visiting The Original T-Bag design company in Hout Bay, Gill the owner asked if I had been to see ART IN THE FOREST.  She proceeded to give me directions and we decided … Continue reading

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Art in the Streets of Stellenbosch – 20Stellenbosch – two decades of South African Sculpture

I am loving Stellenbosch town at the moment – there is art scattered everywhere.  What a brilliant concept!! With the white canvas – ie the gorgeous white houses all over Stellenbosch – as its backdrop the sculptures just “pop” out … Continue reading

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New Tours of the Cape Town World Cup Stadium and the Biodiversity Gardens created around it

Cape Town Tourisms latest newsletter has advised that the Cape Town Stadium Visitor Centre was recently opened to the public on December 28, 2011. This 64 000-capacity, world-renowned stadium, which hosted nine matches for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, is … Continue reading

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