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CAPE

UNPLUGGED JULY 2010 | ISSUE 20

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Unplugged ‘The world’s best free monthly magazine about the Western Cape’ Editor Heather Ingarfield Art Director Bianca Bird Assistant Designer Ricardo dos Santos Sales Executives Rudi Johannes Dorian De Clerck Photography Bianca Bird SA Tourism

Publisher Barry Tyson Sales Director Sue Baguley

City & Airport Distribution Iain Baguley Thembani Hlulelo Accounts Lesley Koch

Printed by C2 Printers Cape Unplugged is the first publication visitors receive on landing at Cape Town International Airport with magazines handed out in the international arrivals hall. editor@b2publishers.com www.b2publishers.com Tel: 021 465 8981 75 Roeland Square Roeland St Cape Town

• • •• •••••• • Cover: Penalty Taker, Lusikisiki, Eastern Cape. Image © Alistair Berg Image from Dreams & Goals exhibition at Waterkant Gallery (pg 13)

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FEATURES 15 Uniquely Cape

Things you didn’t know

17 Saddle Up

Horse meets wine

19 Uncorking the Secret Your new favourite place

20 Yawa Power

Learning a thing or two

22 The R-evolution of Soccer Sporting for a different life

25 The (Un)Official Guide Your Cape Town bible


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REGULARS

22

DIRECTORIES

MAPS

07 Unplugged events

33 Shopping

43 Winelands map

13 Art

35 Eating Out

45 Western Cape map

27 A Maritime First

37 Entertainment

47 Peninsula map

28 Winter Wonderland

39 Adventure

48 City CBD map

31 Reinventing the Old

41 Information

Hip happenings around town

Exhibitions to catch Hout Bay’s claim to fame Let Vaudeville entertain you Flance will show you how

Retail therapy Indulge yourself Cape social scene Adrenaline overload

A connoisseur’s guide Further afield

Find your way

Centre yourself

Mother City essentials

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THE ED SPEAKS

KEEP

good company

Cape Unplugged is distributed free of charge at both international and domestic arrivals at Cape Town International Airport, selected traffic lights, leading hotels and Peninsula tourist info centres in the city centre, Stellenbosch and Somerset West.

So you’ve picked up this magazine and are reading it because you’re A) here for the World Cup, B) living under a rock and coincidently chose South Africa as your mid-year holiday destination, or C) my mom. Well, this wintry edition of Cape Unplugged has something for all of the above. While A reach deep into the outskirts of Cape Town to see how local soccer has transcended the boundaries of a sport (pg 22), B can hop on the back of a horse and trot through one of the most beautiful, yet undiscovered, wine valleys in the Western Cape (pg 17). And for C? A relaxing day strolling around a place proudly hailed as the ‘best kept secret’ (pg 19). Of course, there is the usual serving of events (pg 7) and art exhibitions (pg 13) that we feel are just too good to miss. Either way you spend your time in the Mother City, it will be worth writing home about as it has made Capetonians ridiculously proud during this festive time and we’re just itching to show you why.

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EVENTS

s or ’ e t i Ed h o i c c KNYSNA OYSTER FESTIVAL

DANSCAPE 2010

Knysna Tel: 044 382 5510 2 – 11 July

Artscape Theatre Tel: 021 421 7695 22 – 25 Julyly

As one of the longest running annual festivals in the country, they know how to put on a show. The programme is bursting with over 100 events, including sports, entertainment and of course, oysters. Don’t miss out on the popular oyster-shucking competition and the Oyster and Wine Mardi Gras. Visit www.oysterfestival. co.za for more information.

Contemporary, African and Indian dance genres meet to create a fusion of art in this showcase of South African talent. Dance theatres and schools from all over the country are guided under the direction of Jackie Manyaapelo to perform new works, as well as the inclusion of circus art. Tickets cost R50 and can be booked through Computicket.

AESOP’S FABLES

VODACOM FUNNY FESTIVAL

The Fugard Theatre Tel: 021 461 4554 10 June - 10 July

Baxter Theatre Tel: 021 438 2595 7 June - 11 July

Based on a play by Peter Terson, Aesop’s Fables is all about learning through the animal kingdom while bringing famous old tales to life, like the ‘Tortoise and the Hare’ and the ‘Lion and the Goat’. Tickets are from R70 to R120, and can be bought at www.thefugard.com.

This award-winning production is in its sixth year, and showcases some of the best SA and international comedians, including ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, the ‘Spanish testosterone king’, Paul Morocco, and local Riaad Moosa. Book through www.computicket.com.

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White Shark Diving Co.

MADAME ZINGARA

Century City Tel: 021 686 2331 July & August

After a successful year abroad, Madame Zingara has returned with the 2010 Love Magic Tour. Enter through the stained glass doors and be entertained with burlesque style acts reflected off over 1 000 beveled mirrors. Produced by Richard Griffin and Valentina Love, this dinner and cirque show should not be missed.

CRACKS AND THE CITY

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• • • • • • ••• •• •• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • New boat has been launched. We also offer optional road transfers and private charters. Tel: 021 671 4777 • info@sharkcagediving.co.za

www.sharkcagediving.co.za

Flipside @ The Baxter Tel: 083 915 800 5 – 10 July

Hosted by Marc Lottering, this is the rare collection of some of the city’s funniest women, including award-winning actress Anthea Thompson and veteran columnist Marianne Thamm. Tickets cost R85 for the show only and R170 for a two-course dinner and the show (Monday night only). Book through Computicket.


EVENTS

SA ARTISTS FOR HIV/AIDS

Artscape Theatre Tel: 082 062 0947 5 July

Under the leadership of international artist and the first UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador for SA, Jimmie Earl Perry, talented local performers have the opportunity to show off their skills while motivating the public in the fight against HIV/AIDS. This concert is a combination of dance, music, theatre, photography and comedy. Tickets start from R120 at Computicket.

THE WHEEL OF EXCELLENCE

V&A Waterfront Tel: 021 461 2117 July & August

With 36 luxury, enclosed cabins rotating around the 50m high wheel, visitors will have the best view in town of Robben Island, Table Mountain and the City. It’s the first of its size and type in SA, and with two types of ballast tanks, it will be safe in windy conditions. Tickets cost R80.

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EVENTS

FEE-FA-FO-FUM

Evita se Perron in Darling Tel: 022 492 3930 11 June - 11 July

MAMMA MIA!

Artscape Theatre Tel: 021 421 7695

11 August – 26 September

Evita Bezuidenhout has declared Darling a ‘soccer free zone’, where the S-word will not be mentioned and special shows, inspired by the fairytale ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, will be presented, beginning with the story of Bafana and Sepp, the giant. Visit www.evita.co.za.

Dive into the world of ABBA with this charming story of love, laughter and friendship, all narrated through the eternal songs of the international band. The sets, costumes and cast are all the work of local talent, including stars from film and the small screen. Tickets vary from R180 to R380 and can be bought through Computicket.

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION

STELLENBOSCH WINE FESTIVAL

Artscape Opera House Tel: 083 915 8000 12 – 17 July

Stellenbosch Tel: 021 886 4310 1 – 5 July

Young dancers from around the country, as well as Singapore, China, United Kingdom, Cuba and South Korea, are exposed to international dance trends and judged by a panel of high profile dance personalities from around the world at this premier ballet competition.

As one of the Cape’s oldest wine festivals, visitors can explore the winelands around Stellenbosch on an extensive system of shuttles running between the farms. Just park your car and hop on a shuttle. Tickets are R150 / day, or R500 for the entire festival.

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ART GHOEMA & GLITTER

Iziko Good Hope Gallery, The Castle Cnr. Buitenkant & Darling Street 5 June - 31 January

© Alistair Berg

This exhibition showcases a special aspect of Cape Town culture that has not seen the inside of a museum before: the legacy of Cape Town’s New Year Carnival. Rooted in slavery and US minstrel groups, this tradition has formed a vital aspect of the social history of the city. Tel: 021 464 1267

DREAMS & GOALS

Waterkant Gallery 123 Waterkant Street, CBD 4 June - 4 August

Photographer Alistair Berg travelled around the world capturing football fan culture for 20 years, including the last five World Cup finals, as well as grassroots football across the globe. These images are chronicled in his book, and a selection of African and global images will also be on display. Tel: 021 421 1505

CONCEPTUAL MATTER

Erdmann Contemporary 63 Shortmarket Street, CBD 31 July - 7 August

This exhibition explores the art form, emphasising ideas about art, and all the elements that may or may not have a hand in influencing art. It is compiled by a diverse group of artists. Tel: 021 422 2762

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the best way to see Cape Town

Choose between two circular routes:

Red City Tour via Table Mountain or Blue Mini Peninsula Tour via Kirstenbosch Gardens • No need to book • Regular departures every day from 09h10 • Tour commentary available in 14 languages

R120

Adult

Go on one tour only

Valid on day of purchase only.

red OR blue

R200

Adult

Go on both tours

red AND blue

Tickets available: • Online at www.citysightseeing.co.za (discounted) • On the bus, from the driver • At the main Ticket Office: Stop 1 outside the Two Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront

Valid over 2 consecutive days only.

Go Cape Town Fast Track Access Card: Includes:

+ 1-Day Red City Tour ticket + Two Oceans Aquarium ticket + Table Mountain Cableway ticket

R360 Adult

Save R18 Tel: +27 21 511 6000

www.citysightseeing.co.za

Valid for a single entry at each attraction. Valid for 3 months from date of purchase. Non-refundable.

Valid until: 30/09/2010


E CAPPerspective You’ve been told that South Africa is an interesting place. But we’re going to share a few secrets that you might not have heard or read on the pages of most travel guides

MYTHICAL DWARFS

Originating from Bantu folklore, the tokoloshe is a mischievous and wicked phantom that is called upon by people to cause harm on others. Described as a short, hairy, dwarf-like creature, believers of this fable often raise their bed on bricks to keep it out of reach of this squat spirit. Despite its size, the tokoloshe is known for its giant “male appendage” which is slung over its shoulder.

ORGAN-IC SAUCE

Don’t be alarmed when you come across monkeygland sauce at most restaurants and fast food shops around the country. South Africa is the only place where you can order something with a name that sounds like a surgical procedure and not be at risk of having a real internal organ plonked on your table. It originated many years ago when irate chefs wanted to insult the brash South Africans who poured Worcestershire and tomato sauce over everything they were served.

THE BIG SOLUTION

Working off the “a hand up, not a handout” developmental philosophy, The Big Issue creates jobs, an income and guidance to homeless, unemployed and socially marginalised people through the selling and production of a general interest magazine. As a non-profit organisation, the Big Issue is sold by vendors at traffic lights, and since its inception, has managed to provide over R15-million for the thousands of people involved. The Big Issue has equipped most of its vendors to enter into mainstream society.

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GETTING BACK IN THE

SADDLE

So you’ve been wine tasting before, and you know how to ride a horse. But have you ever done them together? by Heather Ingarfield

It’s a typical Thursday morning in Wellington: the sun is slowly creepy

over the trees, reflecting a crimson glow off the side of the bulky Hawequa Mountains, while the birds wake and float through the vineyards. Perched on the back of Vicky, my trusty horse and knowledgeable guide through

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the Fynbos trail, there would be no better way to marvel at this view. The trail has just begun and we have spent only a few minutes gracefully ascending one of the hills that guards over the valley. After a quick 45-minute drive from Cape Town, one would be forgiven for not realising that beyond the border of the city was this historic town. “Ok, we’re going to canter now,” says Katrin, the owner and hostess of Fynbos Trails. Vicky trots for a few strides and then breaks into a smooth canter, following the narrow path that traverses the flank of the fynbos-speckled hill. But this is not an ordinary horse trail, and the first sojourn along the way is a testimony to that. Lying on the floor of the valley is the unassuming family wine farm, Uitkyk. As we amble into the farm and onto the grass, children and dogs come running out to greet us, both intrigued by the docile horses. The wine tasting room and large leather couches, which offer a welcome hiatus from the saddle, border a large veranda and unparalleled views of the valley. As the producers of Imbuko wines, Uitkyk Farm is one of the few farms that cultivate rootstock for their own use, as well as the South African wine industry, so their wines have passed through the winemakers hands on many levels. After a few glorious swigs we’re back in the saddle and en route to the next wine farm, Druk-My-Niet Wine Estate. With some of the oldest buildings in the Paarl valley and a 60 tonne boutique winery, Druk-MyNiet has managed to produce top class wines in only six years. As the amiable winemaker, Abraham De Klerk, shows us around the farm, the long history that the farm has restored is evident from the old open concrete fermenters to the grave of a Basuto pony who died in 1962. The 24-hectare farm has only been producing wine for a few short years, but has already caught up to the Cape’s high standards in creating top class wines. Situated in the middle of a biosphere reserve, Druk-My-Niet is in the process of becoming fully organic. As we wind our way down to the stables, capitalising on the open path bordering the vineyards to stride into the last canter, the simultaneous sense of tranquillity and adrenaline is palpable. You might struggle to sit the next day, or have difficulty walking, but it is worth it.

TIPS What to wear: Comfortable pants (not jeans) that won’t ride up your leg when you’re on the horse, exposing your skin to the leather of the saddle, and running shoes (riding hat supplied by Katrin). Check the weather: The paths can be steep and slippery when wet, so a sunny, dry day would be the best time to go. For the munchies afterwards: Seasons Restaurant on Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate. Driving from Cape Town: Give yourself a little more than one hour to get out there comfortably.

CONTACT DETAILS Fynbos Trails (Katrin) Tel: (021) 873 1241 or 082 335 8132 Uitkyk Tel: (021) 873 7350 Druk-My-Niet Tel: (021) 868 2393


UNCORKING Just an hour outside of Cape Town lies a secret waiting to be discovered “Ah, the Pinotage effect,” laughs Hospitality Manager Réne May as the merry couple leaves the wine tasting room on Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate, saying goodbye with extravagant waves and broad smiles. Across the path from the tasting room, settled on the expansive stretch of flourishing grass, birds rest on a large hippo statue. “You will not believe how people pose on that hippo,” says Réne. With the perfection in their wines, and fun in their attitude, Diemersfontein is frequently referred to as “the best kept secret” of the Cape. Now in its third generation in the Sonnenberg family, Diemersfontein is a majestic 183hectare farm hidden beneath the silhouette of the Hawekwa Mountains in the country town of Wellington. They have become famous for the novel chocolate coffee Pinotage, as well as creating a diversity of award-winning wines. After the first vintage was bottled in 2001, Diemersfontein was put on the wine map with awards such as the ‘SA Red Wine Trophy’ at the International Wine Challenge and ‘Best Red Wine’ on the consumer show WINEX for the last two years. But if you can move your nose

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beyond the bottom of a wine glass, there’s so much more to this diverse estate. Tucked away behind the original manor house is the botanical pride of the late Cecilia Sonnenberg, well-known Cape Town actress. Through the rows of roses and azaleas, the guesthouses overlook this magnificent garden, as well as the estate and Wellington. The farm’s relationship with the arts is as impressive as their one with vino. The tradition has been continued by the present owners, David and Sue Sonnenberg, who have opened a gallery on the estate to support local artists, singers and musicians. “One of these artists, Selwyn Pekeur, was actually chosen as an official World Cup artist,” says Réne. But Diemersfontein also supports local business ventures. “We can organise for visitors to go to Chippa’s Place where they can experience a typical township lunch,” says Réne. More gourmet lunches can be ordered from Seasons Restaurant, boasting superb views of the estate and exceptional food. With everything on offer, it’s hard to believe that Diemersfontein is still a secret. Tel: 021 864 5050

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YAWA POWER

Living with an HIV positive status might be a curse to some people. But Yolanda Yawa has managed to turn it into a blessing by Heather Ingarfield

“Being sick is not in my life plan,” Yolanda Yawa laughs over her drink. The music is beating through the small Sea Point café and the main road is bustling, but I don’t notice any of it. It’s hard to ignore the positive energy illuminating from Yawa. After being diagnosed as HIV positive in 1998, Yawa has fortified herself as a contemporary fashion designer,


INTERVIEW What is your style of music? I would say it is afro-contemporary reggae with a bit of soul. How do you find the music industry in SA? It’s all right – I actually turned down a recording label ‘cos they wanted me to fit into a formula. I’ve only got one life and I need to make sure that I come out a star, and that won’t happen when you’re bound to a formula. What is the Yolanda Yawa brand? The moment you step out of your zone, you’re being labelled as someone. So I have to attach labels to myself and consider myself a brand with a message. What would your message be? Just to live life passionately, to not make excuses for yourself and to make yourself proud.

Anita van Zyl

People turn to you for strength, but who do you turn to for strength? I have my “chosen family” of friends and people who can give me the truth, even when I don’t want to hear it. It’s a movie and I’m starring in it – the people who don’t fit in must leave.

solo artist and motivational speaker. She made herself known as the vocal core of Cape Town-based fusion band, CODA, and continued to impress her fans after she left the band to carve her solo career. And not only has she succeeded in all of these feats, but she has done it all with a smile.

How did you feel when you found out you were HIV positive? Initially I was upset. But I always thought that my life was a nightmare ‘cos I had an abusive dad, so I always felt like nothing could be worse than that. I never found it hard to be positive about it. What do you want people to know about HIV? I just want them to know that it’s nothing to be ashamed of. I told my children last year, but I’m not sure that they completely understood. I said, “Look, I’m HIV positive but I’m still super-mom!” I really want them to know that you can live with it. Where do you see yourself in the future? Probably bungee jumping from a cloud. Seriously, I don’t know what life has in store for me, but I can imagine it’s bigger than what I imagined. • Visit her website: www.yawacreations.com

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All images by Georg Hofer – Amandla Ku Lutsha

Amandla Ku Lutsha and the CTC Ten Foundation have transformed the face of soccer and the future of many children in Khayelitsha


THE (R)EVOLUTION

OF

SOCCER

In the sprawling and undeveloped expanse of Cape Town’s informal settlements, soccer has become more than a game by Heather Ingarfield

The soccer balls are intricately and ingenuously constructed out of anything they can find. The most popular seems to be the bread bag ball or potato bag ball, while stockings, scotch tape and plastic bags provide a moderately secure shell for the robust ball. It has to be strong and has to last, as it forms the heart of one the most fanatically played games around the outskirts of Cape Town. When these children meet on the dusty makeshift field and kick around a rudimentary rubber ball, it is more than a sport that they are playing, but rather continuing a profound history of using the game of soccer to equalise social issues around the city. And having a lot of fun while doing it. While Florian Zech worked and lived in Khayelitsha township, he realised that soccer would be the ideal way to encourage education and growth through the impetus of sport. “The youth were playing soccer already, but there was no structure and they were playing on the street with self-made ball,” says Zech. In 2006, Zech co-founded Amandla Ku Lutsha,

and together with the CTC Ten Foundation, have transformed the face of soccer and the future of many children in Khayelitsha. “I experienced it first hand that the trouble starts when the kids come home from school,” says Zech. And the idea to keep the children occupied and engaged in the sport of soccer after school was born. Four years later, the organisation is hosting and helping over 2 500 children at their facility, the Chris Campbell Memorial Field, in Khayelitsha. “At first we had to approach aftercare facilities and schools, but now they find us,” says Zech. Piggybacking on the popular wave of soccer, Amandla Ku Lutsha have made sure that the children learn valuable lessons and skills while they are there. “Everyone wants to come and play, but they also learn hard skills, such as computer training, and soft skills, like leadership and life skills,” says Zech. As a result, the youth become more socially aware, self-confident and selfdisciplined. “We expose them to different kinds of opportunities in education, as well as giving them perspective for the future,” says Zech.

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The positive impact that Amandla Ku Lutsha and the CTC Ten Foundation have had in Khayelitsha can be read between the lines of the hard facts. “We work closely with the police who have noticed a reduction in crime in the Khayelitsha area,” Zech says. During these glamorous two months of the FIFA World Cup, the action is not only happening in the expensive stadia around the country, but also in the middle of one of the poorest areas in Cape Town. “At the moment we are running the Ikamvalethu Cup where over 2 000 youth and 190 teams adopt a nation involved in the World Cup, and they learn facts from that country and play soccer, of course,” says Zech. While soccer might look like just another sport, it has taken on a different form and changed the narrative of many young and confused children in Khayelitsha.

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For more information, visit Amandla Ku Lutsha on www.amandlakulutsha.org or the CTC Ten Foundation on www.ctcten.org

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FIELDS OF PLAY District Six Homecoming Centre 15A Buitenkant Street Tel: (021) 466 7200 Permanent Exhibition Before the forced removals in the 1950s, the then Green Point Common was a hive of soccer activity. As it once again becomes the focal point of soccer with the World Cup, this exhibition brings to light the dynamic juxtaposition of soccer and forced removals that has help form the fabric of the Cape’s complex social history.

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THE (UN)

OFFICIAL GUIDE

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We’ve got you covered during this football-mad time... 1 GETTING AROUND

IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN WHEELS: If you have hired a car and are driving yourself around Cape Town, there will be some crucial road closures that will give you a major headache, so rather opt for the Park-and-Ride system. Due to lack of parking at the stadium, or around it, there are Park-and-Ride facilities outside of the city centre where spectators can park their car and catch a bus or train into town. IF YOU’RE USING PUBLIC WHEELS: Exploring the city on public transport is one of the best ways to do it during the World Cup as there are many different options to choose from. The rail and bus services will be operating until the early hours of the morning, covering most of the destinations around the metropole. Passengers with a match ticket on the day of the match ride for free. The bus service has been designed to make sure that tourists have access to most parts of the city. These include the airport-tocity, inner city and Blouberg to the CBD. On match days, ticket holders can ride for free on the shuttle service running from the Civic Centre bus station to the Cape Town Stadium. Transport Information Centre: 0800 65 64 63

2 PARTY REGION

The Grand Parade, situated in the core of the CBD, has been transformed into the Fan Fest: the official free party zone and viewing area during the World Cup.

3 WALK THE WALK

For those wanting to get a really authentic experience during the World Cup, they can hit the streets and walk along the 2.6 km Fan Walk, a route that connects the Cape Town Stadium to the Fan Fest and the Cape Town Station.

4 KICK IT WITH THE LOCALS

There will be four Public Viewing Areas (PVAs) in Athlone, Bellville, Mitchell’s Plain and Khayelitsha. Tourists can enjoy the festivities with local residents on all Cape Town match days, during Bafana Bafana matches and all knockout games with a selection of live entertainment, music and large screens displaying the football games. The entrance is open from 11 am to 11 pm and entrance is free.

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THE FIRST OF ITS KIND Few people remember that Hout Bay’s Mariner’s Wharf pioneered waterfronts around the Cape by Heather Ingarfield

The Cape in 1984 was a very different place: there were no seaside markets or restaurant complexes where long lazy summer days, or stormy winter days, could be spent lounging with a cocktail and fresh seafood while watching the waves crash and fishing boats come in with the catch of the day. But this all changed when Stanley Dorman, inspired by the liveliness of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, created the first harbourfront emporium in Africa. Since then, Mariner’s Wharf has developed into an impressive network of outlets specialising in seafood and maritime products, including a Fish Factory and old-school Smokery where the famous Smoked Snoek is produced. A typical day at Mariner’s Wharf would begin with a slow stroll through the antique shop where anything from carved whale’s teeth and shipwreck artefacts to the official Republic of Hout Bay Passports can be found. Alongside is the Pearl Factory, where every oyster houses a pearl, and an interesting seashell shop.

For lunch there is the bistro-style food at Wharfette Seafood Bistro, which is situated on the wharf, or the upstairs Wharfside Grill Restaurant and Crayclub Bar for a more formal affair, both of which have spectacular views of the beach and bay. A walk through the Fisherman’s Wharf Fish Market will be needed after gorging on fresh prawns, calamari and chowder. After your official welcome into the market, which has as its centrepiece the hull of the historic 1940’s ‘Kingfisher’, choose between live lobsters, sushi or smoked snoek to take home with you. Complete the day with a fish-shaped bottle of wine from the Ye Olde Wine & Liquor Locker, which is open seven days a week. Once you have been inside this unassuming, yet striking harbourfront emporium, it will be obvious why it forged the way for seaside markets in not only Africa, but also the Southern Hemisphere. For more information phone (021) 790 1100 or visit www.marinerswharf.co.za

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CITYCENTRIC

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When the soccer frenzy becomes too much to bear, you might be in need of a release with a difference by Heather Ingarfield Kelly Berold

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taxes are high and your spirits are low,” the Ringmaster booms from the stage, his cheeks redden with every word and eyes gleam with the laughter from the packed audience, all bejewelled with feathers and painted faces from the stations at the entrance. Outside it was cold and the wind whined through the centre of town, but you’d never have guessed when you walk through the doors of Vaudeville. Once you are given your complimentary glass of champagne, one of the scantily clad waitresses with devil horns or waiters donned with sparkling glitter lips escorts you into the velvety theatre, complete with a cloudy ceiling and a large face flirting with you as you settle into one of the plush crimson and gold chairs. The meze platter arrives quickly and disappears just as quickly, all the while a penguin shuffles around the tables with a charming curiosity. “His dream is to learn how to fly,” roars the Ringmaster as the penguin nods vigorously. A penguin flying? This is the place where normal is a concept left at the door. As the brainchild of Robert Sawyer and Tom Pearson-Adams, Vaudeville took up residency in an abandoned rubber factory and was opened to an inquisitive audience in 2009. The concept was a fusion of live entertainment and fine dining, combining to create the eccentric restaurant meets burlesque club it is today. When the show begins, it’s easy to understand why Vaudeville has been so immensely popular.

The alluring Lu Chase opens the show with her arousing songs, followed by the muscular acro adagio pas de deux couple Lisa Pridgeon and Daniel Bauer, and the comedic Lloyd Kandlin swinging around on an aerial scarf. The temperature rose when Karen Jacobs sashayed out with her hula-hoop on fire, and exploded when Bboys Jed and Duane Lawrence battled for rhythmical dominance. Produced by Will Hutton and Andrew Florenca of the Sunroom, the show is impeccably put together and designed to both interest and confuse the audience. During the intervals, the waiters move swiftly around the floor delivering the choice of three mains and two desserts that were chosen before the show started. It could be assumed that when live entertainment and dinner are offered, one would be compromised, leaving you apathetic about one and barmy about the other. But the team at Vaudeville have made sure that not only the show and the dinner are exceptional, but that they execute it with a lot of style and a touch of quirkiness. So is it really the place where normality is a forgotten thought and penguins fly? You’ll have to go to find out. Tickets cost between R350 and R395 (incl. a welcome drink, the show, a three-course meal and free entry into The Fez). Bookings can be made via 021 419 7000 or www.vaudeville.co.za.

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022 707 7000 info@clubmykonos.co.za www.clubmykonos.co.za


REINVENTING THE OLD Ever heard that “one man’s rubbish is another’s treasure”? Here are two people who know all about that by Heather Ingarfield

When Eugene Meyer and Alwijn Burger looked onto a past of outdated and old-fashioned clothes and decided to turn them into a 25-piece collection, Flance certainly was a fitting name. Flance, fuelled by the Afrikaans expression for thrown together, saamvlans, embodies the philosophy of inspired rebellion and challenging the norm. But the pieces in Flance’s 2010 collection, entitled ‘Impressions on Fashion’, are not just thrown together on a whim, but rather intelligently constructed out of second-hand clothes, completely changing their form and shifting the individual purpose of the clothes. A worn jersey becomes a pair of tights, or an old shirt becomes a coat in this unique collection. The daring duo have an extensive history immersed in the world of style and creativity. Meyer hails from an aesthetic background of commercial branding, and has added his visual flair to brands like Cote d’Or and McDonalds, while Burger’s experience in events led him to style the wedding of model Kerry McGregor and design accessories for fashion celebrity Natanïel. As a concept collection, Meyer and Burger wanted to express that you can wear anything you find, and make it look good. Models were styled more androgynously to move beyond the boundaries of gender and accessories were kept to strings of recycled plastic beads. And with the success of this concept range, it is clear that throwing things together can be liberating, environmentally-friendly and stylish. • For more information, email them on info@flance.co.za

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SHOPPING

There’s nothing quite like it Biscuit Mill

Jewel Africa

Streetwires

Celebrate the sunny season by cracking open a locally-brewed beer and tucking into fresh organic sandwiches or spicy Malay curries at theWhatiftheworldNeighbourgoods Market. Over 80 traders sell everything from waffles to scarves. Most Saturdays, from 9am–2pm.

Jewel Africa is a world class jewellery showroom and a newly refurbishedAfricanemporium,which offersaninformativeandeducational interactive shopping experience. The spacious showroom showcases an incredible range of handmade pieces consisting of fine jewellery, loose diamonds and quality gemstones. In addition, Jewel Africa boasts a unique African emporium, with a huge variety of traditionaland authentic African arts and crafts.

At the Streetwires studios you’ll find a selection of hand-crafted wire art gifts that are original, beautifully crafted and mostly small enough to fit into your luggage. Streetwires createsmuch-neededemploymentfor local crafters, whom you can meet while you browse the studio.

375 Albert Rd, Woodstock www.neighbourgoodsmarket.co.za

Lorraine Efune

Shop 241, V&A Waterfront Tel: 021 418 1870

Experience the magic of Lorraine Efune Jewellery. Lorraine is renowned for her collection of exclusivelydesignedandbeautifully crafted jewellery that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. She specialises in diamond and gold jewellery that is inherently South African. Stockist of the South African Ideal Cut Diamond and of the exclusive “Spice of Africa” and “Mala”collections featuring natural coloured diamonds.

Kalk Bay

www.gokalkbay.co.za

ThepicturesquefishingvillageofKalk Bay is the spot to shop if you’re into antiques, bric-a-brac and art items. Thequaintandvibrantmainroadhas an abundance of stores where you’ll find collector’s items and hidden treasures.

170 Buitengracht Street Tel: 021 424 5141

Long Street CBD

Long Street is known for its vibrant atmosphere, bubbly social scene and great shopping, with an eclectic mix of bookshops, clothing outlets, antiquedealers,restaurants,barsand nightclubs all concentrated on this buzzing city street.

Shimansky

Top floor, The Clock Tower, V&A Tel: 021 421 2788

Enjoy a personalised tour at Shimansky diamond factory, showroom and museum. You can experiencetheartofdiamondcutting and polishing, learn more about the history of diamonds or choose from anextensiverangeofexquisitehandcrafted jewellery.

177 Shortmarket St Tel: 021 426 2475

Tanur Collection V&A Waterfront Tel: 021 418 5524

Tanur Collection is a recognised and trusted jeweller offering you an international shopping experience. You’llfindbigwatchbrandsincluding Tag Heuer and Rado plus a wide choiceoffinediamondandtanzanite jewellery set in 18K gold, coupled with first-class customer service. Quality is celebrated at Tanur and only the finest metals and precious stones are used for each unique jewellery piece. www.tanur.co.za

V&A Waterfront The Foreshore Tel: 021 408 7600

The V&A Waterfront is the result of a project that transformed the docks into a huge shopping and entertainmentcentre.It’ssincebeen supercededinsizebyCanalWalk,but is still an accessible and desirable super-mall for visitors.

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CAPE TOWN

DELICIOUS – HEALTHY – ETHICAL

Owned by Paulo Aveleira who also started the Ganics organic delivery service, Quensh is a result of Paulo’s passion for food mixed with his incredible dedication to improving the planet through organic farming and sustainable living.

• Organic fine cuisine • Freshly baked organic artisan breads • Organic fresh produce and deli products

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Indulge yourself Baia

Cheyne’s

Marco’s Place

Baia is one of theWaterfront’s finest culinary establishments, offering sublime seafood along with a selectionof meatandpoultrydishes. Not a spot for those on a shoestring budget, but a meal here is well worth the spend.

The newest enterprise of Cheyne Morrisby – formerly executive chef to Kate Moss, Jude Law, Eric Clapton and other celebs. Morrisby’s relaxed and artful approach to cooking is reflected in a range of simple and delicious dishes with an Asian twist.

A 220-seater restaurant and bar in the city centre, Marco’s serves tasty African cuisine and features live music with a local flavour, includingmarimbaandreggaebands. Specialties include beef steaks and game meat.

V&A Waterfront Tel: 021 421 0935

108 St Stephen’s Church, Bree St Tel: 021 422 3358

15 Rose Lane, Bo-Kaap Tel: 021 423 5412

Beluga

Gold

Myoga

Voted one of Conde Nast’s Top 60 New Restaurants when it opened in 1999, Beluga is still the city’s best place for sushi and cocktails, especiallyonSundays,whenthere’sa half-price menu.

Gold is exceptional for its scrumptious African fusion cuisine, accompanied by drumming and dancing. The menu is based on the fragrant Cape Malay cuisine, with culinary elements from all over the continent.

The newest restaurant of acclaimed local chef Mike Basset, Myoga offers a luscious dining experience of creative fusion cuisine, fine wines and contemporary décor.

The Foundry, Prestwich St Green Point Tel: 021 418 2948

Boulders Beach Restaurant

Gold of Africa Museum, 96 Strand St Tel: 021 421 4653

Boulders Place, Boulders Beach Simon’s Town Tel: 021 786 1758

Harbour House

Situated at the entrance to Boulders Beach, home of the African penguin. Feast on Pacific Rim cuisine before or after a stroll to the beach.

You can’t beat the setting of this elegantseafoodrestaurant,perched on the ocean’s edge with superb views of the Atlantic rollers.

Kalk Bay Harbour Tel: 021 788 4135

Chandani

Lookout Deck Hout Bay

Enjoy a blend of East andWest at this Indian-fusion restaurant, serving a deliciousselectionoftraditionaland contemporary dishes.

Situated right on the water’s edge andoverlookingtheharbour,Lookout boasts an extensive menu, with excellent seafood choices.

85 Roodebloem Ave,Woodstock Tel: 021 447 7887

Quayside, Hout Bay Tel: 021 790 0900

Vineyard Hotel Vineyard Rd, Claremont Tel: 021 657 4545

Rhodes Memorial

Rhodes Memorial Table Mountain National Park Tel: 021 689 9151/2

This cosy little breakfast and lunch spotoffersdeliciousno-frillsfoodand panoramic views of the mountains behind and the city below.

Wakame

Cnr Beach and Surrey Road Mouille Point Tel: 021 433 2377

This sleek restaurant on the Mouille Point seafront has spectacular views and serves fantastic sushi as well as a yummy array of Pacific Rim dishes.

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ENTER TA I NMENT

Get the scoop on the Cape social scene Asoka

68 Kloof St Tel: 021 422 0909

Located on trendy Kloof Street, this chic tapas and cocktail bar attracts a mix of students and young professionals to its sophisticated interior, open-air courtyard and pulsating dance floor.

The Assembly

61 Harrington St, CBD Tel: 021 465 7286

A renovated factory that lends an urban vibe to the gigs performed there. Live music performances includelocalandinternationalbands as well as DJs.

Café Caprice

37 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay www.cafecaprice.co.za

Camps Bay strip is the IT spot for glitz and glam – mingle with models, millionairesandyuppiesasyouwatch the sunset with cocktail in hand at thepromenade’sprimeeat-drink-andplay venue.

Cape Farmhouse Restaurant Scarborough Tel: 021 780 1246

Set on a leafy smallholding close to Cape Point, this is a stellar spot for live music junkies, with gigs ranging from reggae and rock to jazz and electronic. For what’s on, check www.capefarmhouse.co.za.

Decodance

Old Biscuit Mill 375 Albert Rd, Salt River

Setinafunkyrevampedmillcomplex, Decodance is devoted to alternative music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s nightclub. If you dig Depeche Mode, Pearl Jam, Duran Duran orThe Cure, chances are you’ll have fun here.

Julep

Off Long Street Tel: 021 423 4276

Oneofthecity’scoolestunderground venues,thiscosylittleloungebarhas funky tunes, sublime cocktails, tasty tapas bites and a chilled buzz.

Caveau Wine Bar

Hemisphere

Pure sophistication in a mellow city cellar. Caveau has fast become known for its excellent cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner – but you can pop in any time to sample the extensive selection of fine wines.

Not many clubs in Cape Town are set 31 floors above the city. And the high standards don’t stop here: Hemisphere has a vibey dance floor, a humming social scene andsomeof the best mojitos in town.

92 Bree St, Heritage Square Tel: 021 422 1367

Absa Centre, Riebeeck St, CBD Tel: 021 421 0581

La Med

Glen Country Club, Clifton Tel: 021 438 5600

An unparalled seaside position, live music,sunsetsandseafoodmakethis a favourite summer haunt.

Mercury Lounge

De Villiers St, Zonnebloem Tel: 021 465 2106

Upstairs the bands play. Downstairs the DJs play. There’s something big on almost every night of the week and pool tables for when there’s not.

Polana

Kalk Bay Harbour Tel: 021 788 7162

This bohemian bistro serves tasty Portuguesecuisine,butisbestknown for its oceanfront bar. Friday nights are a guaranteed party, with live bands and DJs.

Rafiki’s Café

Kloofnek Rd, Tamboerskloof Tel: 073 233 3509

Rafiki’s bar and restaurant is popular for its great city views, laid-back vibe,pooltable,outsidebalconyand frequent live music gigs.

Rick’s

2 Park Rd Tel: 021 424 1100

An American-style café with a hip downstairs bar, lazy upstairs lounge and outdoor courtyard.

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ADVENTURE

Get your adrenaline going Birdwatching

Quad biking

ExperiencetheCape’sendemicbirds, along with the added attractions of fossils and rock art. Brian’s Birding Tours arranges guided expeditions.

If you love big bikes and the outdoors, you’re sure to enjoy quad biking. Tours run daily from Elgin, approximately70kmfromCapeTown on the N2.

Tel: 082 999 9333

Bungee Jumping Tel: 042 281 1458

Bloukrans near Plett is the highest commercialjumpintheworld–216m high with a seven second free fall! AdventurecompanyFaceAdrenalin alsooperatesasmallerjumpcloserto Cape Town, at Gourits River Bridge.

Climbing the walls Tel: 021 447 1326

Tel: 021 859 1989

Sandboarding

Tel: 021 422 0388

CruisethedunesinAtlantis,lessthan anhour’sdrivefromCapeTown.Strap onamodifiedsnowboard,waxupand whiz down the slopes.

Sea kayaking

Tel: 083 346 1146

City Rock is an indoor climbing gym that’s great for energetic kids (and older adrenalin junkies). There’s a boulderingcaveforunropedclimbing andropedclimbingonthemainwall.

Kayak trips along the Cape Peninsula’s coast range from sunset tours off Sea Point to excursions aroundCapePoint;fromencounters withpenguinstosightingsofwhales, dolphins and seals.

Diving

Shark cage diving

Explore local ocean life on a reef, wreck or shark dive. Pisces Divers in Glencairn offers all levels of PADI dive training as well as equipment rentals, sales and servicing.

A great white shark cage dive with surface viewing is an activity every tourist should experience while on holiday and White Shark Diving Co are the guys to contact.

Tel: 021 782 7205

Tel: 082 559 6858

Paragliding

Surfing

Go for a tandem paraglide with a professionalPara-taxipilot.Definitely one of the most exhilarating ways to see Cape Town.

Cape Town boasts 40 breaks within an hour’s driving. Beginners head to Muizenberg, thrill-seekers to Llandudno, lunatics to Dungeons.

Tel: 082 966 2047

Tel: 021 788 9839

KIDS’ ADVENTURES Be a mad scientist Tel: 021 529 8100

There’s entertainment for kids of all agesat theMTNSciencentreinCanal Walk. It’s an interactive showcase of science displays, state-of-the-art inventionsandtechnicalinnovations.

Make stuff

Tel: 021 790 3318

Paint up a storm and create funky mugs and plates. Drop off the kids, head for the beach and pick up a proud child with a clay creation.

Horse around

Noordhoek Tel: 082 774 1191

Children aged 12 and over can go horse riding on Noordhoek beach. Imhoff Equestrian Centre offers a two-hourtrotalongthewater’sedge and also gives riding lessons.

Spot the penguins www.simonstown.com

TakeadrivethroughSimon’sTownto Boulders Beach and see the African (Jackass) penguins.

Two Oceans Aquarium Tel: 021 418 3823

The offspring irritating you? Feed them to the sharks at the V&A’s aquarium. Or just take them on a strolltoseefish,jellyfish,crustaceans and other fascinating sea creatures.

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INFORMATION

Mother City essentials at your fingertips

Safety first

You can drink the water out of the taps, but don’t show off your latest camera or notebook when walking around town – and avoid carrying your passport and plane ticket. In short, try not to act too much like a tourist, but if your wallet gets nicked, here’s what to do: • Report the crime to the nearest police station and GET THE CASE NUMBER (usually you have to call the police station the next day to get it). You will need it for insurance purposes. • Cancel stolen cards. • Get a stiff drink (see our listings) and if that doesn’t work, go for trauma counselling. Trauma counselling 021 465 7373 Police emergencies 10111 Medical emergencies 10177 Cellphone emergency line 112 Sea rescue 021 449 3500 Mountain rescue 0291307300 Groote Schuur hospital 021 404 9111

Forex

Master Currency at the airport and AmericanExpress(branchesinmostmajor tourist attractions) change money, as do most hotels and banks. Shop around though, as not all have the best rates, and ask about those service commissions.

Getting connected

Cape Town isn’t short of internet cafes and wifi spots and most hotels offer internet connectivity (albeit at a price). Long Street in particular is full of spots to get connected. M@in Internet Cafe 021 422 3431 Cafe Erte 0241364624 Fandango Internet Cafe 021 887 7506

Getting around

There are many taxi companies that will get you from A to B, but the question is how reliably and in what style? Minibus taxis are great for getting around the city, but exercise caution when there are few people around (especially at night).The same applies to the train service. Cape Car Hire 021 385 0445 City Sightseeing 021 511 6000 EBR Taxis 021 424 9418 Rikkis Taxis 0861 745 547 Airport info 086 727 7888

Cape Town Tourism Head office Airport branch Kirstenbosch office V&A office Stellenbosch Somerset West

021 487 6800 021 937 1234 021 762 0687 021 405 4500 021 883 3584 021 840 1400

Major tourist attractions

Aquila 08617373783 Beyerskloof 021 865 2135 Cape Point 021 780 9010 Castle of Good Hope 021 464 1264 Fairy Glen 0861 244 348 Inverdoorn 021 434 4639 Iziko Museums 021 481 3800 Jewel Africa 021 424 5141 Kirstenbosch Gardens 021 799 8620 Lorraine Efune 021 418 1870 MTN Sciencentre 0251289100 Planetarium 021 481 3900 Robben Island 021 409 5100 Seidelberg 021 863 5200 Slave Lodge Museum 021 460 8238 Table Mnt. Cableway 021 424 8181 Table Mnt. Nat. Park 021 701 8692 Two Oceans Aquarium 021 418 3823 Shimansky Diamond Tour 0241221788

Tokara Tanur V&A Waterfront

021 808 5959 021 418 5524 021 408 7600

Important stuff

CapeGateway(accesstogovernmentinfo) Call Centre 0860 142 142 Weather Bureau 082 162 Directory enquiries 1023 Website www.capeunplugged.co.za

Other great info

GIG GUIDES: www.overtone.co.za www.wickedrock.co.za WINE GUIDES: Platter – an iconic annual publication available in all bookstores. On the web: www.wine.co.za THEATRE AND MOVIES: • The Labia Theatre is a must for arty movies. www.labia.co.za •There’s also Cinema Nouveau, Ster KinekorandNuMetro.Localnewspapers advertise screening times. www.sterkinekor.com www.numetro.co.za • Artscape (Foreshore) and the Baxter (Rondebosch) are two established local theatres which host opera, musicals,danceshowsandotherstage performances. www.artscape.co.za; www.baxter.co.za ACCOMMODATION: www.cape-venues.co.za www.capestay.co.za GAY: www.gaynetcapetown.co.za The Pink Map ART LISTINGS: Art Times, Mail & Guardian www.art.co.za

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