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The Wacky Wine Weekend, hosted by KykNet and Robertson Wine Valley, will take place in Robertson Wine Valley and is not worth missing.

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With nearly 50 participating wineries showcasing their wines, visitors can expect even more festivity and celebration! And with a myriad of key attractions, both old favourites and novel delights, this well-loved event is a ‘must-do’ on the annual social calendar. So, join the Robertson Wine Valley clan for an indulgently Wacky Weekend... T H E C A S T L E O F G O O D H O P E , C A P E TOW N TICKETS R60.00


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The much-anticipated Kamers pop-up market springs to life for the first of two Western Cape events in 2014. This time around, the Kamers team is joining forces with the Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) to raise an incredible artisan souk at the historic Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town’s CBD from Thursday, 5 to Sunday, 8 June 2014.

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Aptly dubbed ‘Trading at the Castle’, the show will not only be the first winter Kamers affair, but will also take visitors back to 17th century Cape Town to give a glimpse of what it was like when those early settlers visited this former trading post. Not to mention, as an official World Design Capital 2014 (WDC2014) project, this year’s venture will have a distinct focus on innovation in addition to its consistent goal of providing a platform to local talent and design. Tickets are R60 at Computicket or at the entrance. Student and pensioner tickets are R40, Children under 18 enter free. Live music line-up Includes performances by Mr Cat & The Jackal and Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys. For more info go to


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OLD MUTUAL TROPHY WINE SHOW When: Friday, 6 June Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre The all-popular Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2014 singlenight public tastings will be held on Friday 6th June in Cape Town and Thursday 12th June in Sandton. As in the previous 12 years of the show, wine lovers can expect to taste around 100 of the country’s best wines the trophy, gold or silver medal winners from South Africa’s most authoritative and prestigious wine competition. These are the laureates from an entry of at least 1 000 wines, and have passed the rigorous scrutiny of the panel of international and local judges. The public tastings follow the release of the results on Wednesday 28th May when the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Most Successful Producer 2014 will be announced. Wines to look out for include the Best White and Best Red Wine of Show, the trophy winners in several variety and class categories, the winner of the International Judges’ Trophy and the best value gold medallist, winner of the coveted Discovery of the Show. Ticket sales via or call 0861 915 8000. For any Enquiries call (011) 482 5936.

SIP, SOUP AND BREAD When: 6,7 and 8 June Where: M58 (Koeberg Rd), Durbanville

The Durbanville Wine Valley, situated just 20 minutes from Cape Town, is home to 12 wine farms who will each be presenting their interpretation of winter classics paired with award-winning wines.

wine tastings, pairings and fine dining.

In its 6 year, the festival will see visitors from far and wide making their way to this beautiful wine route. Freshly baked breads, delicious homemade soups, fantastic wines and warm hospitality ensure that family and friends will have a great day out. Enjoy live music and an Asian-inspired pork, spring onion and coriander soup at the Bon Amis restaurant on Bloemendal, a springbok soup served ‘bunny-chow’ style at Eat@Altydgedacht or a glass of warming Gluwein at D’Aria.

09:00 17 Art Exhibitions along the FynArts Art Amble and one in the New Harbour.

Diemersdal will be hosting a 3 course meal presented by the winemaker while Café Ruby at Klein Roosboom goes Greek with a hearty bean soup and fresh bread. Revel in the views over Table Bay from the restaurants at Durbanville Hills and De Grendel, or celebrate Phizante Kraal’s Dutch heritage with herring ‘Bitterballen’ and creamy pea soup. Relax and enjoy the live music at Nitida, an a la carte lunch at Signal Gun or spicy chorizo and tomato soup at Meerendal. For the full Sip, Soup and Bread program, please see or the Durbanville Wine Valley page on Facebook. Please note that bookings need to be made directly with the farms.

HERMANUS FYNARTS When: 06 - 16 June Where: Hermanus, Walker Bay, 1h15m drive from Cape Town.

On top of this there is a wide range of talks, all richly illustrated. The daily programme includes:

10:00 Hermanus Wine Route Art, Wine Tasting and Lunch Tours (A & B) depart Hermanus Tourism, Station Building. Tour A (Bouchard Finlayson; Sumaridge; Creation). Tour B (Whalehaven, La Vierge, ELL@ Spookfontein). Ticket: R220. Lunch for own account. Additional departure of both Tour A&B on both Saturdays at 14:00. Ticket: R220. No lunch stop. 10:00 Talks illustrated with visuals/music. Ticket: - R60 (Includes Tea/Coffee). Please refer to programme for Venue and additional afternoon talks. 3-day Workshop – R1250. 10:00 Workshops. Unless otherwise indicated, workshops run from 10:00 - 15:00. Ticket: 1-day R450; 2day R900; 3-day R1250. All workshops include light lunch, teas/coffees. 11:00: Tea served at Venue between talks.

12:30 Lunchtime Concert in the St Peter’s Anglican Church. Ticket: R50. 15:00 Vintage films at Movie-Go-Round (except Sunday). Note double feature times on Saturdays. Booking fee: R10. No charge for films. Booking essential. Seats very limited. 19:30 Concerts and recitals. Please check programme for additional afternoon concerts and recitals.

Tickets available at; Hermanus Tourism, Station Building or Tel 028 312 2629

And there is more ... a whole host of courses, including ceramics, photography, painting, writing, cookery. Blend your own wine or try adventurous food pairing. For the full program and updates go to - www. This year there are more than 20 art exhibitions sculpture, ceramics, painting, photography, quliting and glass - are complemented by music concerts and recitals, workshops and master-classes, tutored

The three-day literary fest attracts publishers, authors, exhibitors, speakers, book associations, book distributors, book stores, electronic book traders, libraries, literary agents, printers, repro agents, bibliophiles, and technology manufacturers from around the world and is therefore unsurprisingly considered the pre-eminent book Fair in sub-Saharan Africa. For more info call (0)11 549 8300 or go to

COOK FRANSCHHOEK When: 13 - 15 June Where: Various venues in Franschhoek Getting back to basics! This is the food trend for 2014. Experience these and more at this year’s Cook Franschhoek. A feast for the senses and growing in popularity,

11:15 Talks illustrated with visuals/music. Ticket: R60 (Includes Tea/ Coffee). Please refer to programme for Venue and additional afternoon talks.

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A unique Celebration of South African Arts, now in its second year. Ten days packed with Art Exhibitions, Music, Literature, Photography, Illustrated Talks, Discussions, Interviews, Gastronomy and Award-winning Wine.

world but also a premier platform for the literary, publishing and all stakeholders in the book value chain to gather and trade, network and exhibit.

SOUTH AFRICAN BOOK FAIR When: Friday, June 13 - Sunday, June 15 Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre The well-known Cape Town Book Fair will return to the Mother City in 2014 but this time as the South African Book Fair. The Fair provides not only unique and interesting insights into the publishing

this annual event is perfect for all foodies. Whether you’re just starting out or have been cooking for years, there is something for everyone. This is the perfect opportunity to interact with the chefs and winemakers as well as master the art of intricate dishes. The groups are kept small to allow for one on one interaction. Booking for all demonstrations is essential and can be done via For a detailed programme on Cook Franschhoek visit or contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley offices on 021 876 2861

DELHEIM’S POPULAR WILD MUSHROOM HUNTS When: 16 & 17 June Where: Delheim Wine Farm, Stellenbosch Join a small group of avid fungi foragers, eccentric hobbyists and amateur mycologists, when Delheim Estate sets foot in the forest for its exclusive Wild Mushroom Hunts, in search of these elusive, seasonal delicacies. While many fungi fans remain tight lipped about their favourite hunting spots, Delheim’s Nora Sperling-Thiel welcomes foraging fans to join her and Gary Goldman - an enthusiastic mushroom expert and cultivator who goes by the moniker Mushroom Guru - for a walk on the ‘wild side’ on this legendary Stellenbosch wine estate to indulge in some mushroom magic.


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SAVE THE DATE Capo, Anthonij Rupert Wines. Perfect for braving the cold weather, while you view some of the finest vintage and luxury vehicles on display. The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors the opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L’Ormarins.

Pre-booking are essential and given the intimate nature of these events, no group bookings are allowed. For more information or to secure your spot contact Charlotte Terblanche at Tel: 021 888 4600 or send an email to

SOURCE AFRICA TRADE SHOW When: 19 June to 20 June Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre

Tickets are available directly from at R180 per person. This includes a wine glass, a tasting of all the wines on show, as well as entrance to the Franschhoek Motor Museum. Booking is essential as tickets are limited. For more information get a hold of the Franschhoek Wine Valley office on 021 876 2861 or visit


FRANSCHHOEKWINTER WINES When: 21 June Where: Franschhoek Motor Museum, L’Ormarins Estate Winter is here! Each of the Franschhoek Vignerons will be showcasing their top red at this year’s Franschhoek Winter Wines on Saturday, 21 June at the Franschhoek Motor Museum, L’Ormarins Estate(12pm to 5pm). Sip, sample and savour some of the best winter inspired red wines on offer. Enjoy delicious comfort food prepared by the chefs at Terra del

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The classic Southern Tale of Show Boat was performed in another ground breaking, theatrical spectacle at the Artscape Theatre from Friday 16 May – Sun 18 May 2014. Director Janice Honeyman has once again achieved another brilliant production to add to her already prestigious collection as the audiences were dazzled by Cape Town Opera’s talented voices. The original book & lyrics were written by Oscar Hammerstein II. The plot follows the lives of performers, stagehands and dockworkers on a Mississippi River show boat named the Cotton Blossom and spans a 40-year period (from 1887 to 1927). The production features their stories of tragic, enduring love and racist conflicts.

Source Africa will take place for the second time in Cape Town this year. It will be the most important annual pan-African textile, clothing and footwear trade event on the international calendar encouraging linkages between buyers, manufacturers and suppliers, investment into manufacturing capacity in Africa and accelerating job creation for many years to come. For more information. please visit



The hunt starts at 10.30 am and tickets cost R350 per person, which include the short-course in mushroom identification - a very important precursor to avoid poisoning and to know the dangers and don’ts when it comes to picking these edible wonders; the forest forage, as well as the lunch and a glass of Delheim wine.

Live entertainment will round off what promises to be the perfect experience.

Cape Town G&S, the producers of My Fair Lady, Annie and Fiddler on the Roof, will stage a new spectacular production of Oklahoma! accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra in the ArtsCape Opera House from 19 July to 3 August. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of musical theatre still being followed today. The evergreen songs including Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, The Surrey With the Fringe on Top and Oklahoma!, with vibrant dance numbers and a charming story, triumphantly blended into one of the masterpieces of musical theatre. For More info go to Tickets are available at Computicket: 083 915 8000, Cape Town

Audiences were charmed and thrilled by old favourite tunes, like ‘Ol’ Man River’, ‘Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man’ and ‘Make Believe’, performed by an outstanding Cape Town Opera cast. The show was a visual spectacle with over 100 marvellous period costumes and a superb stage set. Albert Horne and Gareth Jones’ musical direction was painstaking, and the choreography by Timothy Le Roux was equally impressive. The production was truly magical to watch as audiences were absorbed into the wild and wonderful stories of these multi- layered characters. If you missed this dazzling performance, be sure to book for Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims, Cape Town Opera’s next show stopper in collaboration with the University of Cape Town College of Music from 26-30 August 2014 (5 performances) at the Baxter Theatre. Tickets are available via Computicket and range from R140 to R190.

Multi Platinum Selling & Brit Award Winning Artists accompanied by the Stellenbosch university Camerata orchestra On June 21st 2014 the Brit Award winning and nominated, BLAKE joined by popular opera star CORTES-four of the most gifted male vocalists in the world, will come together to bring to Cape Town, two concerts combining the very best of Opera, classical, musicals and pop harmony. Some of the best loved classical cross over music ever written, masterfully arranged and expertly performed, to create a magical evening. Mixing pop, rock and classical anthems with rich harmony vocals, British ‘boy band’ BLAKE launched their first album in 2007. The public embraced their debut album immediately, with over 100,000 copies being sold in just three weeks and earning the group their first Gold Disc. The music industry followed in early 2008, when the album received the prestigious Brit-Award for Album of the Year, a huge honour for a group still less than a year old. Since that time their music has achieved remarkable success. Their upbeat version of ‘Swing Low’ was chosen as the Official Anthem of England Rugby for the 2007 Rugby World Cup. In 2008 their highly anticipated 2nd album, And So It Goes was released and went straight in at number 12 in the UK pop charts and Number 1 in several classical charts around the world. Joining BLAKE on their debut South African Tour, is the ‘James Bond’ of classical music, CORTES an Icelandic tenor that was born into a musical family and trained as a singer in Vienna, Copenhagen and London. He has performed various leading tenor roles in operas, as well as a leading part in The Phantom of the Opera in London’s West End. His debut album in the UK, titled Cortes, was released on 16 April 2007 and entered the UK classical chart at number 1. For the Cape Town shows, the Distinguished Stellenbosch Camerata Orchestra will accompany BLAKE and CORTES for this stellar line up of the finest of classic crossover singers in the world. One performance only on the 21st June 2014 at 20:00 at the Cape Town Convention Centre. Booking is open at Computicket, Computicket: visit or call 083 915 8000. ABOUT BLAKE In 2013, Blake continued with their sell out tours of Europe, The Phillipines and an in early 2014, made their New York Debut at the legendary Cafe Carilse in New York City. Blake were proud supporters and sang the theme song for the much publicised trek by Prince Harry, To the Antarctica to raise funds and awareness for “Walking with the Wounded”. With over one and half a million albums sold internationally, and having performed on nearly 160 TV shows around the world, Blake continue to build their reputation as one of the most eclectic and exciting harmony groups in the world. ABOUT CORTES Described as ‘the James Bond of Classical Music’, Gardar Thor Cortes, who hails from Iceland, had phenomenal success with a British number one album called Cortes, sell-out tours and a Classical Brit Award nomination in 2008. Having taken 4 years out to focus on his then new-born son and family, he is now ready to take the recording and performing world by storm again with two albums in development one crossover and the other classical. Having been nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards and the Icelandic Performing Arts Awards for his opera roles numerous times as well as being voted sexiest man in Iceland not once but twice, his singing engagements have taken him to Scandinavia, Europe, USA and Asia and the prestigious venues of the Barbican, RoyalAlbert Hall and Royal Festival Hall in London and Carnegie Hall in New York. He sang at one of the BBC’s top featured events; the Proms in the Park in front of 40,000 people, broadcast live to millions of people, and has taken part in a number of their other entertainment programmes. He has toured with Katherine Jenkins, KiriTeKanawa and Lesley Garrett. For more information on both these phenomenal artists visit and


Baxter Golden Arrow Studio - Cape Town Monday 2 June 2014 8:15 pm Ticket priceR80 - R100 available at Computicket: 083 915 8000. ILYA GRINGOLTS & PETER LAUL

Back in the Mother City for a four-week run, the 10th Jive Cape Town Funny Festival brings supremely talented local and international comedians together for a hilarious showdown at the Baxter Theatre from Monday, 26 May to Sunday, 22 June. Since its inception a decade ago, the stand-up shindig has run at full capacity, and in 2014, the comedic affair hopes to captivate some thousands of Cape Town-based comedy lovers over the course of its 30 performances (there’s essentially a performance daily during the run). This year, the hilarious ensemble includes a talented juggler, the new king of pickpockets, one of the world’s most entertaining comedy pianists and some of the Mother City’s own home-grown funnymen and women. Baxter Theatre - Cape Town 26 May - 22 June Tickets R150 available at Computicket: 083 915 8000, ARTEMIS DANZA - TRAVIATA Parma based Artemis Danza, one of the most beloved dance companies in Italy, makes its Cape Town debut with their highly acclaimed production Traviata. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Dance for All Education Programme.

The multi-award-winning young Russian violinist and composer, Ilya Gringolts, described by the Financial Times as “one of the most inspirational violinists today”, is accompanied by pianist Peter Laul for a programme of Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major, Op. 13, Bartók’s Sonata no.2 Sz. 72 and Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24. Baxter Theatre Concert Hall, Main Rd, Rondebosch Sun 7 June 2014 8:15 pm Tickets R 125 (Seniors R 110, Students R 55, Scholars R 40) available at Computicket: 083 915 8000. CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE For a majestic and unique performance that combines the magic of cirque with beautiful arrangements by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CTPO), don’t miss Cirque de la Symphonie’s two-night-only run at GrandWest on Saturday, 21 and Sunday, 22 June 2014. Back by popular demand after a sold-out run last year, the extraordinary production features contortionists, jugglers, aerial flyers, dancers and strongmen who wow spectators with their acrobatics and breathtaking displays of strength and balance. The entertainers’ fantastic feats are paired with the CTPO’s soaring renditions of classical masterpieces and popular contemporary music to make for a truly mind-boggling combination.

Artscape Theatre - Cape Town Thursday 5 June at 8:00 pm. Tickets from R80 - R100 available at Computicket: 083 915 8000, PROUDLY AFRISNAAKS Following their success at the Suidoosterfees earlier this year, five of the best Afrikaans stand-up comedians have come together to showcase their diversity in this proudly South African comedy shows. From the outskirts of Kraaifontein to rural Bredasdorp to the ghettos of Mitchell`s Plain, these funny guys from Proudly Afrisnaaks will entertain audiences with their local brand of humour stories from 7de Laan, a traffic cop in Uniondale, breast milk that is actually brannewyn en coke, a moonbag en `n gemmer, and a politically correct outlook on life from the Cape Flats. Performed in Afrikaans.

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Grand West Grand Arena, Grandwest Casino, Saturday 21 June 7pm and Sunday 22 June at 3pm, Tickets R200 - R350 available at Computicket: 083 915 8000, ANDRE THE HILARIOUS HYPNOTIST For most South African`s Andre`s show has become an annual institution - a yearly must-see fix of fun as he travels across the country in similar fashion to his mentor and teacher the late “Max Collie”.

The award-winning Andre adds his own special brand of humour to his hypnosisshow which requires maximum audience participation. He uses delightful physical comedy as he calls for volunteers to be hypnotized. Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist performs his humorous brand of hypnosis in a wild and whacky show. Theatre On The Bay - Cape Town, Tue 24 June at 8:00 pm , Tickets R95 - R165 from Computicket: 083 915 8000, TORI AMOS Tori Amos has sold over 12 million albums, has played over a thousand shows and has won numerous awards. Since the release of her debut album Little Earthquakes 20 years ago in 1992 where she pushed boundaries with her confessional style of songwriting, Amos continues to be adored, picking up new fans along the way, romanced by her messages of empowerment, tenderness, acerbic assertiveness, and of course her utterly peerless sound. Unrepentant Geraldines is a return to her core identity as a creator of contemporary songs of exquisite beauty following a series of more classically-inspired and innovative musical projects of the last four years. Cape Town International Convention Centre, Auditorium 1. Sun 29 June 6:00 pm, Tickets R490 - R880 from Computicket: 083 915 8000, ALADDIN The Lilliput Players Children`s Theatre Company will be premiering their BRAND NEW show, Aladdin at the Nassau Theatre. There are only 12 performances of Aladdin and the show will be staged at the Nassau Theatre (on the grounds of Groote Schuur High School) on Palmyra Road in Newlands. ALADDIN - which takes place in the desert of Agrabah, is the story of a poor street boy called Aladdin, who is the only person who can enter the cave of wonders and retrieve a magical lamp for the evil Jafar. Jafar wants to use the magic lamp to become the Sultan and the ruler of Agrabar. Aladdin becomes trapped in the cave of wonders and accidentally discovers the resident of the lamp. Aladdin develops a relationship with the Genie and uses his wishes to become a prince to chase the affections of Princess Jasmine. When Jafar finally steals the lamp and gets three wishes of his own, Aladdin must rely on his intelligence to trick Jafar and save his friends and the Kingdom.

Nassau Theatre Centre - Cape Town, Mon 30 June 10:00 am. Tickets R50,00 available at Computicket: 083 915 8000, KING LEAR Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy. An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos. The Fugard Theatre, 29 June at 11:00 am. Tickets R100 available at Computicket: 083 915 8000,

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BIANCA REVEALED One of South Africa`s best loved and most well-known artists, Bianca Le Grange, reveals her heart, her songs, her journey to Cape Town and, most importantly, her challenges to stardom. Bianca Revealed is a musical extravaganza with a live band and dancers, under the musical directorship of Alistair Izobell and directed by Basil Appollis. Baxter Concert Hall, Main Rd, Rondebosch, 24 June at 20:15, Tickets R120 from Computicket: 083 915 8000, NEDERBURG’S ANNUAL CONCERT SERIES The popular Nederburg Concert Series will once again impress with concerts by top international and acclaimed South African musicians. A firm favourite with lovers of excellent music, food and wine, the series has for the last three decades hosted many top names in the world of classical and crossover music. Presented in the beautiful surroundings of the historical Nederburg Manor House in Paarl, this year’s season promises to be no exception. Two of South Africa’s most esteemed classical musicians, soprano Zanne Stapelberg and pianist Albie van Schalkwyk, will join forces at 17:00 on Sunday 29 June, taking the audience on an unforgettable musical journey. No stranger to the Nederburg stage, Stapelberg is known for her remarkable flair to perform different styles of song. Together, the duo will pay tribute to the art song all the way through to popular Afrikaans song. Nederburg Wine Estate, Paarl. Turn west on Sonstraal Road from the N1, and follow the road for approximately 3km - 4,5km, at least, until you see the gates on your left. 021-8623104 for tickets.

Olivia Porter Christian Lindermann Marc Lottering Nik Rabinowitz Riaad Moosa Kev Orkian Schalk Bezuidenhout Felicity Ward Mario – Queen of the Circus Yosuke Ikeda Good Hope Laugh Master winner Carl Wastie Hosted by Shaleen Surtie - Richards

26 May - 22 June

The Lineup includes: Olivia Porter l Christian Lindermann l Marc Lottering Nik Rabinowitz l Riaad Moosa l Kev Orkian Schalk Bezuidenhout l Felicity Ward Mario - QueenThe of the Circus l Yosuke Ikeda Venue: Good Hope Laugh Master winner Carl Wastie Baxter Theatre Centre, Main lRoad,

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Theatre Road, Rondebosch For Bookings Baxter Call 0861 915 Centre, 8000 orMain go to For Bookings Call 0861 915 8000 or go to Visit formore more information Visit for information.


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The Houses Of Parliament are an architectural wonder. Gallery tickets are available from Room 12. Overseas visitors must present their passports. The parliament building, which also houses the Library of Parliament, is beautiful, with its central dome and Corinthian porticos and pavilions. You can also sit in the public gallery during a parliamentary session.The original designer, Charles Freeman, miscalculated the foundations and was replaced by Henry Greaves, who oversaw the building until completion in 1885. The new House of Assembly was designed by Sir Herbert Baker. A pedestrian walkway, Government Avenue, runs through the Company Gardens and provides easy access to Parliament and other nearby attractions are Greenmarket Square, the Castle of Good Hope and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Between July and January, guided tours take place from Monday to Friday: 11:00 and 14:00. Address: 90 Plein Street Tel: 021 403 2266 Cape Town website:

This unique museum entices visitors to experience the ancient, sometimes mystical relationship that exists between gold and the African continent through state - of - the art visuals and artistic displays. The museum is home to a collection of 350 West african gold artefacts as well as objects from the ancient gold civilizations of southern Africa. Martin Melck House, 96 Strand Street. Open: 09:30 - 17:00 T: 021 405 1540


SOUTH AFRICAN JEWISH MUSEUM The museum is interactive and Hi-tech, using different media to present highlights of South Africa history, and transforming the Jewish community’s story into a vital account of individual and organizational roles and contributions. Dynamic display reveal the community’s response to the moral and political challenges that confronted them. On view are rare Judaica artifacts, animated video footage of famous Barney Barnato and Max Rose, and an award winning documentary film ‘Nelson Mandela. A Righteous Man’, which is screened throughout the day. Open: 10:00-17:00 Sun-Thur, 10:00-14:00 Fri. T: 021 465 1546 MYCITI ROUTE 101 - STATION : GARDENS STOP: GOVERNMENT AVENUE

DIE HUGENOTE-GEDENKMUSEUM THE HUGUENOT MEMORIAL MUSEUM The Huguenot Memorial Museum elaborates on the history of the French Huguenots’ flight from France and settlement in the Franschhoek Valley at the Cape. Exhibitions include various tools used to make wine, clothes they wore and the culture and desire for a better life that they brought with them.

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THE SPRINGBOK EXPERIENCE The museum section includes audio visual exhibits as well as historic rugby artifacts and compelling graphics on the first floor of the stand-alone building. An interactive ‘Springbok Trials’ zone, which tests rugby skills, as well as a flagship Springbok Retail Store are located on the ground floor. The site also includes a full-size set of illuminated rugby poles and, in due course, a sculpture garden featuring bronze handprints of national team captains. The Experience is designed to make rugby history accessible and inclusive. The Springbok Experience is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 10:00 to 18:00. Portswood House (near intersection of Portswood and Dock roads). MY CITI ROUTES A01, T01 & 104- STOP: BREAKWATER AND WATERFRONT

DISTRICT 6 MUSEUM District Six was named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867. Original established as mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisan, labourers and immigrants, District Six was vibrant centre with close links to the city and the port. By the beginning of the twentieth century, however, the history of removals and marginalization had begun. T: 021 466 7200 Visiting hours: Mon: 09:00 – 14:00 Tues – Sat. 09:00 – 16:00

For more info please visit or call 021 876 2532. Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 09h00 - 17h00 & Sunday 14:00 - 17:00 Good Friday & Christmas Day - CLOSED The Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek, South Africa, is dedicated to the cultural influences that Huguenots have brought to the Cape Colony (and ultimately the whole of South Africa) after their immigration during the 17th and 18th centuries. The monument was designed by J.C.Jongens, completed in 1945 and inaugurated by Dr. A.J van der Merwe on 17 April 1948.


CAPE TOWN SCIENCE CENTER A world of discovery under one roof! Expect a wide variety of interactive displays and exciting activities for your enjoyment. Build a house in the exclusive ‘kids only’ Murray & Roberts Building Site, challenge your mind with Puzzling Things, experience weightlessness similar to that of space with a spin on the Human Gyroscope, play Mindball - the game where you control the ball with your brain waves and see and hear science in the Audio Kinetic Sculpture. See South Africa’s electric car, the Joule, now on display (soon you will be able to ‘plug-in’ while you visit as we are making provision in our parking area for our visitors electric cars!) and much more. For the first time, we have an outdoor area, step outside and learn how the Science Centre is harvesting its rainwater to save water or enjoy a game of Chess on the Giant Chess set. We offer free internet to all our visitors. Mon to Sat 09:00 - 16:30, Sundays & Public Holidays 10:00 - 16:30 www. MYCITI ROUTE 102 - STOP: UPPER SALT RIVER AND THEN A LITTLE WALK

MUSEUMS IN WINE ESTATES SPIER WINE ESTATE A small selection is displayed in the public spaces at Spier, including the Manor House, Conference Centre and Hotel. The work is rotated on an annual basis to give exposure to as many of the artists as possible, and to keep the spaces fresh and alive for visitors and staff. The art chosen for display aims to show the richness and diversity of the SA experience and artistic talent. Spier believes that the visual arts can provide both guests and staff with new insights, and challenge us to take a fresh look at our world and environment. Because of this, it is a powerful tool for transformation. Regular exhibitions are held in the Spier Old Wine Cellar Gallery. These also showcase works from the collection, and have an educational focus. FRANSCHHOEK MOTOR MUSEUM AT L’ORMARINS WINE ESTATE The Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L’Ormarins. THE HESS ART COLLECTION AT GLEN CARLOU WINE ESTATE The Museum, which opened in 2006, currently has a new exhibition of works by Andy Goldsworthy, Deryck Healey and Ouattara Watts. Mr Donald M. Hess, founder of Hess Family Estates, the Swiss-based company that owns Glen Carlou, also has one of the largest privately owned contemporary art collections in the world. To reaffirm his commitment to the South African winelands, works from the Hess Collection are to be permanently displayed the Hess Museum situated in Glen Carlou’s wine tasting and art facility.


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EASTERN FOOD BAZAAR A: The Wellington building, Darling Street T: 021 461 2458 www.easternfoodbazaar. HAIKU Exotic Asian cuisine A: 33 Church Street T: 021 424 7000 KITIMA Thai A: Kronendal Estate, 140 Main Rd, Hout Bay T: 021 790 8004/ 6 SAIGON Vietnamese A: Kloof Str.

T: 021 424 7670 TAKUMI Sushi A: 3 Park Road, Gardens T: 021 424 8879 WAKAME &WAFU Pacific Rim cuisine &Asian tapas A: 1st and 2nd Floor, Cnr Surrey Place and Beach Road Mouille Point T: 021 433 2377 WANG THAI A: Lagoon Beach Drive, Milnerton T: 021 551 9254 A: V&A waterfront T: 021 421 8702


T: 021 439 3494 F: 021 439 9225 E: 163 Beach Road, Mouille Point

ARNOLDS' A: 60 Kloof Str. T: 021 424 4344 DIAS TAVERN A: 15 Caledon Str. T: 021 465 7547 FERRYMANS A: Old Dock Master Building, Dock Road, Waterfront T: 021 419 7748 portfolio/ferrymans/ FIREMAN'S ARMS A: Corner Budengracht And Mechau Street T: 021 419 1513 FORESTERS ARMS A: 52 Newlands Ave. (Manson Rd.) T: 021 689 5949

MITCHELL'S BREWERY A: Old Dock Master Building, Dock Road, Waterfront T: 021 425 9462 www.mitchellsbrewery. com PEDDLERS ON THE BEND A: 13 Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia T: 021 794 7747 THE SLUG & LETTUCE A: 107 a Main Rd, Greenpoint T: 021 433 2081 A: 218 - 224 Long str. T: 021 424 7328 A: 64 Kloof St, Gardens T: 021 422 5325

GAME & GRILLS 1800 A: The Cape Royal, 47 Main Rd T: 021 430 0506 www.18hundreddegrees. com &UNION A: 110 Bree Street T: 021 422 2770 AMADODA BRAAI A: 1-4 Strand Str., Woodstock. T: 021 447 2133 BLACK MARLIN A: Main Road, Millers

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MAMA AFRICA A: 178 Long Str. T: 021 426 1017 www.mamaafrica MARIMBA A: Cnr Coen Steytler & Heerengracht Road, Foreshore T: 021 418 3366 NV-80 A: The Point, 76 Regent Rd, First Floor, Sea Point T: 021 439 7112

NING Point, Simons Town T: 021 876 1621 CARNE SA A: 70 Keerom St. T: 021 424 3460 DIAS TAVERN A: 15 Caledon Str. T: 021 465 7547 KNIFE A: corner of Century Blv. & Rialto Rd. T: 021 551 5000 www.knife-restaurants.

THEO’S GRILL A: 163 Beach Road, Mouille Point T: 021 439 3494 On Facebook THE HUSSAR GRILL A: 107A, Main Road, Green Point T: 021 433 2081 A: 108 Camps Bay Drive, Camps Bay T: 021 438 4563 A: Steenberg Village Shopping Centre, Constantia T: 021 702 4094

INDIAN BUKHARA A: 33 Church Str. T: 021 424 0000 A: Shop no. 6264, Upper Level, Victoria Wharf T: 021 418 5700 A: Grand West Casino, Goodwood. T: 021 535 4444 A: corner of Drop & Bird Str. Stellenbosch. T: 021 882 9133 MAHARAJAH A: Corner of Kloofnek and Woodside roads,

Tamboerskloof. T: 021 424 6607 MASALA DOSA A: 165 Long Str. T: 021 424 6772 PASSAGE TO INDIA A: 2 Carnaby Centre, Marine Circle, Bloubergstrand. T: 021 557 5524 RG’S KABAB MAHAL A: 315 Main Road, Sea Point. T: 021 434 0008

INTERNATIONAL AUBERGINE A: 39 Barnett Str. T: 021 465 4909 BELUGA A: The Foundry, Prestwich Str., Green Point T: 021 418 2948/ 9 BLUES RESTAURANT A: The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay T: 021 438 2040 GRAND CAFÉ & BEACH A: Granger Bay Rd, off Beach Rd T: 021 425 0551 GRAND CAFÉ & ROOM A: 35 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay. T: 021 438 4253 HEMELHUIJS 71 Waterkant Street,

Cape Town Tel: 021 418 2042 MANO’S A: 39 Main Road T: 021 434 1090 MANO A MANO 5 Park Road Gardens Tel: 021 422 4415 ON THE ROCKS A: 45 Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand T: 021 554 1988 THE BUNGALOW A:Glen Country Club, 3 Victoria Road T: 021 438 2018 THE ROUNDHOUSE A: Round House Road (off Kloof Road), The Glen, Camps Bay T: 021 438 4347 www.theroundhouse

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DINING MEDITERRANEAN 95 KEEROM A: 95 Keerom Street T: 021 422 0765 BIESMIELLAH A: 021 423 0850 T: Wale & Pentz Street BURRATA A: 375 Albert Road, The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock T: 021 447 6505 IL LEONE MASTRANTONIO A: 22 Cobern Street, Green Point T: 021 421 0071 GIOVANNI’S A: 103 Main Road, Green Point T: 021 434 6893 www.giovannis LA PERLA A: Cnr Church & Beach Roads, Sea Point T: 021 434 2471

MEZEPOLI A: The Promenade, Victoria Rd, Camps Bay T: 021 438 1915 MYKONOS TAVERNA A: 343 Main Rd,Sea point T: 021 439 2106 On Facebook NONNA LINA A: 64 Orange Str. T: 021 424 4966 POSTICINO A: Cnr Main & Albany Roads, Sea Point T: 021 439 4014 / 3964 SABABA KITCHEN & DELI A: Shop 14, Piazza St. John, 395 Main Road, Sea Point T: 021 433 0507 A: 231 Bree St. T: 021 424 7480 www.sababa.withtank. com DIAZ TAVERN A: 15 Caledon Street T: 021 465 7547

SEAFOOD BAIA A: V&A Waterfront T: 021 421 0935 www.baiarestaurant. BLOWFISH RESTAURANT A: 1 MARINE Dr. Dolphin Beach, Tableview T: 021 556 5456 CODFATHER A: 34 The Dr. Camps Bay T: 021 438 0782/ 3 On Facebook OCEAN BLUE A:The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay T: 021 438 9838 / 9 ONS HUISIE A: Corner of Generaal Jansens,Road and Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand T: 021 554 1553 PANAMA JACKS A: Quay 500, Cape Town Harbour T: 021 447 3992 PARANGA A: The Promenade, Victoria Road Camps Bay T: 021438 0404 PIGALLE A: 57 A Somerset Road Green Point T: 021 421 4848 www.pigallerestaurants. THE LOOKOUT DECK A: Harbour Road T: 021 790 0900 www.thelookoutdeck. WILLOUGHBY & CO A: V&A waterfront T: 021 418 6115 www. willoughby

TAPAS CAFÉ EXTRABLATTE A: 79 Main Rd. T: 021 286 0460

FORK A: 84 long St. T: 021 424 6334

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LA PARADA A: 107 Bree Street T: 021 424 2235 RAFIKI’S A: 13 Kloof nek Rd, T: 021 286 0460 On Facebook RICK’S CAFÉ AMERICAIN A: 2 park Rd, Gardens

T: 021 426 4731/1100 REPUBLIC A: 44 Victoria Avenue, Hout Bay T: 021 790 7829 SOTANO A: 121 beach Rd. T: 021 439 5119 www.newmarkhotels. com

THE AMERICAS ALEXANDER BAR & CAFÉ Conversation bar A: 76 Strand St T: 021 300 1088

BEEFCAKES A: 40 Somerset Rd T: 021 425 9019 EL BURRO- Mexican A: 81 Main Road, Green Point T: 021 433 2364 FAT CACTUSMexican

A: 5 Park Rd T: 021 422 5022 KEENWA-Peruvian A: 50 Waterkant St T: 021 419 2633 HUDSONS- the burger joint A: corner of Portswood & Somerset Rd, Green Point T: 021 433 1496 PANCHO’S A: 127 Main Rd, Observatry T: 021 447 4854


Most venues also offer authentic entertainment to

accompany and compliment the experience. Please make sure to advice about times of shows when booking. ADDIS IN CAPE - Ethopian A: 41 Church Street T: 021 424 5722 THE AFRICA CAFE From Moroccan through Ethiopian and Zambian, all the way to Xhosa and Cape Malay. A: 108 Shortmarket street T: 032 422 0221 BIESMIELLAH - Cape Malay experience A: Wale & Pentz Streets, Bo-Kaap T: 021 423 0850 The CRYPT Jazz Restaurant A: 1 Wale St T: 021 424 8663 GOLD A vibrant, eclectic Pan-African experience A: 15 Bennett street, Greenpoint T: 021 421 4653 THE CAPE MALAY RESTAURANT The spicey, rustic colours of the Cape’s unique cuisine at the Cellars . A: 93 Brommersvlei Road Constantia T: 021 794 2149 LELAPA Traditional Township restaurant in Langa A: 49 Harlem Avenue, Langa T: 021 694 2681 MAMA AFRICA A: 178 Long Str. T: 021 426 1017

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MARCO’S AFRICAN PLACE Indigenous African & Cape Malay Cuisine A: 15 Rose Lane Bo-Kaap, T: 021 423 5412 MOYO Sophisticated African experience A: Eden on the Bay Shopping Centre Bloubergstrand T: 021 554 9671 / 2 MOYO KIRSTENBOSCH T: 021 762 9585 NOON GUN TEA ROOM & RESTAURANT - Aromatic, Spicy, traditional Cape Malay food. Strictly Halaal. A: 273 Longmarket St. Signal Hill, Bo- Kaap. T: 021 424 0529

CHEF’S RESTAURANT BIZERCA BISTRO Cuisine: Down-to-earth food with exceptional skill and great passion Open:Lunch:Mon-Fri, 12pm-3pm. Afternoon bites:Mon-Sat, 2:30pm-6pm. Dinner: Mon-Sat, 6:30pm-10pm. Late night bites: Mon-Sat, 9:30pm-10:30pm A: 98 Shortmarket St‫‏‬ T: 021 423 8888 DEAR ME Cuisine: A celebration of local and seasonal Open: Monday to Friday: 7:00-15:00. Dinner-Thursday by Vanessa Marx. A: 165 Longmarket Street T: 021 422 4920 LA MOUETTE Cuisine: Exciting, modern French food with adistinctly Mediterranean flair by Henry Vigar Open: Dinner - Monday to Sunday, Lunch - Friday to Sunday A: 78 Regent Roa, Sea Point T: 021 433 0856 LA COLOMBE A: Constantia Uitsig Estate T: 021 794 2390 LA PETITE FERME A: Pass Road Franschhoek T: 021 876 3016 REUBEN’S A:Oude Stallen,19 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek T: 021 876 3772 THE RESTAURANT AT GRANDE PROVENCE Cuisine: The menus exude culinary excellence, with the signature dishes of the restaurant hitting all the right notes – fresh, palatable and delicious. Prepared from local fare and flavoured with global influences both modern and classical, the cuisine is characterised by a philosophy of innovation through passion and simplicity. Open: The Restaurant is open daily for lunch from 12h00 and dinner from 19h00. T: 021 876 8600 THE BOAT HOUSE Cuisine: An experience of Creativity, Adventure and Tastes. Booking is essential. A: 36 Beach Rd, Scarborough T: 021 780 1789 MONDIALL RESTAURANT A: Alfred Mall, V & A Waterfront T: 021 418 3003 Opening hours : 9am - 10pm

THE FOODBARN Cuisine: delicious and decadent ‘fine-dining’ style food but in a super relaxed and characterful old barn A: Noordhoek Farm Village, Corner Village Lane and Noordhoek Main Road T: 021 789 1390 THE POT LUCK CLUB & GALLERY Cuisine:an additional source of culinary and visual inspiration for diners from the house of Chef Luke Dale-Roberts. A: 6th floor of The Silo in The old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock T: 021 447 0804/ 1505 THE TEST KITCHEN Cuisine: Innovative creations by Luke Dale-Roberts Open: Lunch & Dinner - Tuesday to Saturday, A: The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock T: 021 447 2337 NOBU & REUBEN’S restaurants at the One & Only Hotel Cape Town are listed further ahead


Cape Town hotels are the home to some of the

finest dining experience that our city can provide as part of the indulging hospitality tradition. Reservation is highly recommended for all venues.


BOMBAY BRASSERIE Cuisine: Fine Indian Specialty dining

A: The Taj, CBD T: 021 819 2000 MEZBAAN Cuisine: Northern Indian ( Mughlai), Halaal A: Hilton Cape Town T: 021 481 3700 PLANET RESTAURANT Cuisine:Contemporary South African food served in impeccable surrounding A: Mount Nelson Hotel, Gardens T: 021 483 1948 SAVOUR Cuisine: Globel menu, available all day. A: 15 On Orange Hotel T: 021 469 8000 TWANKEY BAR Cuisine: Oyster & Champagne Bar A: The Taj, CBD T: 021 819 2000 THIRTY 7 Cuisine:Contemporary A: Westin Grand Arabella Quays T: 021 412 9999 THE PEPPER CLUB Cuisine: Continental A: The Pepper Club Luxury Hotel & Spa, T: 021 812 8888


CONNEXION Cuisine: A Tapas styled menu and an extensive wine by the glass list. A: Protea Hotel, Victoria Junction T: 021 418 1234


BASCULE WHISKEY, WINE&COCKTAIL Cuisine: International A: Cape Grace Hotel T: 021 410 7100 DASH Cuisine: an elegant yet relaxed experience with a touch of drama in the presentation of the well-crafted menu. The menu focuses on the unique flavours of each ingredient, which, except for the caviar, are all sourced locally. A: Queen Victoria Hotel T: 021 418 1466 CASSIMA Cuisine: A la carte (Vegetarian) A: Table Bay Breakwater Boulevard, V & A Waterfront. T: 021 406 5000 SIGNAL RESTAURANT Cuisine: Creative Cape Cuisine A: Cape Grace Hotel T: 021 410 7080 NOBU Cuisine: Sublime Japanese Cuisine A: One & Only Hotel Cape Town T: 021 431 5111 REUBEN’S Cuisine: The creative menu of Chef Reuben Riffel A: One & Only Hotel Cape Town T: 021 431 5222 CLIPPER RESTAURANT Cuisine: Seafood Delicacies A: The Commodore Hotel T: 021 415 1000

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DINING QUARTER RESTAURANT Cuisine: Fine Dining in the Cape Malay tradition A: The Portswood Hotel T: 021 418 3281 TOBAGO’S RESTAURANT Cuisine: International A: Radisson Blu, Granger Bay T: 021 441 3000 THE ATLANTIC GRILL Cuisine: International A: The Table Bay Hotel T: 021 406 5918 OYO Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean A: Victoria & Alfred Hotel T: 021 419 6677 SEA POINT KOI RESTAURANT Cuisine: Asian A: Ambassador Hotel, Bantry Bay T: 021 439 7258 SUNSET RESTAURANT Cuisine: International, Cape Malay evenings on Wednesday & Espetada special on Thursdays. A: the Peninsula Hotel T: 021 430 7777 TOP OF THE RITZ Cuisine: European Kitchen with a South African taste on a 360° revolving platform. A: Ritz Hotel T: 021 439 6988 OUT OF THE CITY CINCIN A: Colosseum Luxury Hotel, cnr Century Way & Century Boulevard, Century City T: 021 526 4000 KITIMA Cuisine: Our authentic Asian cuisine, prepared by

5-star Thai chefs. A: 140 Main Rd, Hout Bay T: 021 790 8004 MYOGA Cuisine:The emphasis is on contemporary fusion, with a myriad taste options. A: 60 Colinton Road, the Vineyard Hotel and Spa T: 021 657 4545 THE GREENHOUSE Cuisine: playfully combines international techniques and styles with local ingredients and flavours, resulting in dishes that surprise and leave a lasting impression. The 3 tasting menus and à la carte menu, expertly paired with superb wines from the surrounding wine region, will impress even the most seasoned of diners. A: The Cellar- Hohenort, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia T: 021 794 2137

HALAAL ANATOLI’S - Turkish A: 24 Napier St T: 021 419 2501 BISTRO 126 A: 126 Buitengracht St, Hilton Hotel T: 021 481 3700 BIHARI - Indian A: Paddock Shopping Centre,Milnerton T: 021 522 9894 EASTERN FOOD BAZAAR A: 96 Longmarket Street T: 021 461 2458 RAASOIE - Indian A: 115 Kloof Street Gardens T: 021 423 1777 SIMPLY ASIA

A: V & A Waterfront / Heritage Square (CBD) T: 021 425 5555 THE CAPE MALAY FOOD MARKET A: Cape Quarter 1 Piazza Corner of Waterkant and Dixon Str. T: 021 418 2299 OCEAN BASKET –Seafood A: Cnr Main and Gabriel Road, Plumstead (All of Ocean basket food in all the branches is strictly Halaal) T: 021 761 0765

SOMETHING DIFFERENT GOURMET BOERIE Home of the South African Boerewors Roll. Don’t get confused by the different varieties. You can go for the full experience by taking the Boerie Sliders: a selection of 7 mini rolls that will cover all bases. A: : 8 Kloof Street, Gardens (Upper end of Long Street) T: 021 424 4208 Nü Health Food Café. Nü is more than good honest food - it’s about passion, sustainability and quality. The fusing of global trends with the finest locally sourced produces. A: Piazza St. John, 395 Main Road, Sea Point T: 021 439 7269 TRUTH COFFEE ROASTING An artisan coffee roaster of coffee passionate people. They select exquisite micro lots of green coffees. They then roast each one individually, to it’s optimum on a vintage cast iron drum probate with modern electronics. They then blend the single origins produced for each purpose. A: 36 Buitenkant Street T: 021 2000 440

Iconic Day Trips Whether it’s peace and quiet; action and adventure; room to breathe or a combination of all three you’re after, these three iconic day-trip destinations have what you’re looking for.

Just outside the quaint town of Simon’s Town lies Boulders Penguin Colony-home to the endangered African Penguin. Take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk and observe the penguins in their natural environment. Alternatively, pack a picnic and get up close to them as you spend a relaxing day on the beach.

shipwreck trail; enjoy world-class cuisine at the Two Oceans Restaurant to theviewpoint; keep a lookout for Cape Mountain Zebra, Eland and a myriad bird species.

Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park

Just over an hour’s drive up the West Coast, outside the town of Langebaan. Unwind on the shore of the magical Langebaan Lagoon-great for picnics; stop at a bird-hide to enjoy some peace and quiet, as you look out at our feathered friends; explore the rock pools at Tsaarsbank; cycle along or on one of the MTB tracks; Have a delicious meal at Geelbek Restaurant, which specializes in traditional food; Check out the replica of the 117 000 year old fossilized Eve’s footprints.

At the very tip of the Cape Peninsula, lies the majestic Cape Point. Take in the breathtaking views; make the most of the scenic picnic and braai spots; walk the

For more information, please visit, email or call 021 7122 337.

Boulders Penguin Colony, Table Mountain National Park

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West Coast National Park



Nestled at the foot of the majestic Simonsberg mountain range, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek exudes dignity and elegance while embracing a modern flair by means of the many scattered sculptures throughout the manicured gardens. Grande Provence is part of The Huka Retreats, infamous for selecting venues that are intimate, sophisticated and unique. The Estate’s Winemaker, Karl Lambour, embodies the essence of the estate in his wines using only classic cultivars of the highest quality. The award winning Restaurant at Grande Provence is headed by Executive Chef, Darren Badenhorst and entices guests with menus that radiate culinary distinction. Prepared from local fare, the cuisine is characterised by traditional French dishes flavoured with Asian influences. Chef Darren Badenhorst’s new winter lunch menu (R355 per person) is structured as a 3 course dining experience and the dinner menu (R495 per person) is served with an additional amuse bouche, palate cleanser and pre-dessert. Each dish can be enjoyed with the winemaker’s personal suggestion of wine to compliment the fare. Chef Badenhorst has incorporated a theatrical panache in his menu using wisps of silver grey smoke in certain dishes, and other delightful touches. A memorable starter is the truffled garden pea and estate cured pancetta risotto with smoked thyme and black pepper espuma. This is suitably paired with the Grande Provence Viognier / Chenin Blanc. The palate is full bodied with layers of flavour, including dried apricot and cream. An extended, dry finish rounds off this perfectly balanced wine blend. For the main course, try the superb acorn smoked pressed pork belly, bacon wrapped king scallop, apple essence pipette, horseradish potato, pork cheek boudin blanc, and spiced beetroot apple gel expertly paired with the medium bodied Estate Pinot Noir. As a dessert option, spoil yourself with the Galaxy of Textures made up of a chocolate expresso mousse, macadamia nuts, morello cherries, gold and silver skilfully paired with Angels Tears White made from Muscat d’Alexandrie (Hanepoot) 50% and Chenin Blanc 50%. The Muscat vines are rare in the Franschhoek area and need to be closely guarded, so ensure you make time to savour this deliciously fruity, semi-sweet white wine. Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate is a venue filled with exclusive experiences incorporating cuisine, award winning Estate wines, accommodation and a collection of the finest South African contemporary art. Book in advance to reserve your very own experience of this extraordinary utopia set amongst vineyards drenched in tradition with a contemporary twist. The Restaurant is open daily for lunch from 12h00 and dinner from 19h00.

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Harbour Shimmy Beach Club: South Arm Road in the prestigious V&AHarbour Waterfront. Tel:021 200 7778. Granger Bay Grand Café on the Beach: Granger Bay Road, Tel: 021 425 0551, Mouille Point Wakame & Wafu: 1st floor, Corner of Beach Road & Surrey Place, Tel: 021 433 2377, Sotano :121 Beach Road, Tel: 021 433 1757 Pepenero: No. 1, Two Oceans Beach, Bay Road, Tel: 021 439 9027, Theo’s Grill: Ground Floor, New Cumberland Building, 163 Beach Road, Tel: 021 439 3494 Sea Point La Vie: SABC building, Beach Rd, La Perla: Beach Rd, Tel: 021 439 9538, Winchester Mansion: 221 Beach Road‫‏‬, Tel: 021 434 2351, Camps Bay Grand Café & Room: 35 Victoria Road, Tel: 021 438 4253, The Bungalow Restaurant & Lounge: 3 Victoria Road, Clifton, Tel: 021 438 2018. Ocean Blue: 3 The Promenade, Victoria Rd, Tel: 021 438 9838 The Round House: Round House Road (off Kloof Road), The Glen, Tel: 021 438 4347, Tuscany Beach: 41 Victoria road, camps bay beachfront. Tel: 021 438 1213 Hout Bay The Lookout Deck: Harbour Rd, Tel: 021 790 0900,

Table View (across the bay) Ons Huisie Restaurant: 18 Generaal Jansen Road, Blaauwberg, Tel: 021 554 1553 Bowfish Restaurant: Dolphin Beach Hotel, 1 Marine Drive Blouberg, Tel: 021 556 5464, Durbanville wine route Bloemendal Restaurant: Positioned on top of one of the highest hills in the Northern Suburbs,with a panoramic view of 270° the Cape Peninsula and perfect picture opt of Table Mountain you are sure

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DINNER & SHOW AMAZINK AmaZink Live is nestled on the edge of Stellenbosch town within Kayamandi, which is made up of a myriad of winding streets, and corrugated iron sheet houses. This first of its kind township dinner theatre experience is hailed as one of the top Stellenbosch bucket list activity by locals and tourists alike. AmaZink Live welcomes guests with warm hearts, merry painted faces and delights you with the finest ‘kasi’ cuisine complimented by world class entertainment that will ignite your passion and enchant your spirit. Gather your friends and family to complete your Bucket List every Friday evening. Ensure you reserve your African musical dining adventure as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as the demand is ever increasing. Visit for details or book via BEEFCAKES In 1959, a practically nude man, oiled, with rippling muscles, struck a pose and the camera went “click”. The Beefcake was born! Since that moment men (and yes women too) have been admiring the male form and drooling over their fine physiques. Meanwhile hungry Americans were creating a mouth-watering jaw-dropping masterpiece to fill their increasing waists: a half-pound beef burger appropriately named a Beefcake. What better way to combine both fine form and fine food that at Beefcakes Burger Bar. Inspired by the heydays of the 1950’s and the trend setting styles of Miami South Beach where Flamingos flock to be surrounded by over the top drag performers, camp chic and a touch of madness. Beefcakes is open from Mon – Sat, Noon till Midnight, Nightly drag shows, Booking essential 0214259019 or for more info visit BLOEMENDAL RESTAURANT MEDIEVAL NIGHTS Bloemendal Restaurant is positioned on top of one of the highest hills in the Northern Suburbs. With a panoramic view of 270° the Cape Peninsula, you are sure to experience the best sunset moments ever... On arrival to the Medieval Night experience guest will be helped by the cavaliers (waitrons) to a glass of sweet wine or juice and help them to get dressed in the proper medieval gear, they will no longer be known as guests but Lords and ladies. All the lords and ladies will then have a chance to get a drink, mingle before the proceedings starts. No glasses are allowed. The court Jester will brief the king and queen in advance before he enters the court and introduce himself to the “peasants” who are visiting the kingdom. In good faith they will obey and respect the chosen king and queen. Whilst explaining the rules the Jester will make a few jokes and throw the peasants (lords and ladies behaving badly or not listening) into the dungeon or stocks. When the rules are done starters will be served and the Jester will leave the venue until

everyone has had starters. The jester will return after starters have been served and then proceed. If there are speeches it is preferred that it is to be done after starters to get all the formal proceedings done as the medieval party is about letting your hair down and enjoying your selves. After that the King and Queen will have a chance to throw peasants into the dungeons, have them sing songs for them and congratulate Lords and Ladies who have impressed them so far by drowning them in a goblet of wine. We will then move on to main course and it is tradition that before main course is served the king and queen will be entertained by each table performing a song, the table who does this the best will receive main course first. The Jester will once again leave the court. Once main course is finished the Jester will return and over throw the kingdom so that the dance floor can be opened. Address: Bloemendal Wine Estate, Durbanville. Tel: 021 975 7575 PIGALLE Pigalle restaurants award winning dining experience has defined itself as a glamorous venue for every occasion. Pigalle has defined itself as the epitome of fine dining in a warm, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. A menu to suit all palates and pockets and catering for the city’s Who’s Who- The ideal venue for those seeking the grown up decadence of great food, fine wine and seductive Jazz. Pigalle is Cape Town’s premier live dinner and Jazz venue, with their resident band playing from Monday to Saturday, 7 until late. Pigalle brings you the best of Sultry Swing, Seductive Jazz and Sexy Salsa music from top South African Artists. For bookings: Address: 57A Somerset Road, Greenpoint Tel: 021 421 4848 RICHARD’S SUPPER STAGE Kaapse Stories from the Mother City Is an exciting vibrant new musical revue which offers a blend of humorous storytelling, powerful and emotional songs and likable performers unique only to Cape Town. Intimate and enchanting, the show allows the audience to get to know and meet the Kleintjies family whilst giving us an insight into a vigorous cosmopolitan community that thrived at the foot of Table Mountain in District Six. Time: Doors open at 19:00 for 19:30 Price: R420pp (includes the show, a delicious 4- course dinner and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival) Address: 229A Main Rd, Sea Point Tel: 021 434 4497/ 021 433 1340 STARDUST If you are looking for a dining experience filled with flamboyance, excitement, celebration and mouth-watering fare... Look no further than Stardust- the unique theatrical dining adventure. Amid serving their tables the scrumptious variety of Mediterranean and North African themed cuisine, you can expect to be amused and delighted by your multi-talented waiters. The singers, dancers, comedians and musicians will take you on a journey of wonder and revelry. The entertainment begins at 20.00 and often continues well past midnight, so make sure you leave your glass slippers at home! Address: 118 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. Tel: 021 462 7777. Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 16:00 pm till 02:00 am

HOURS LATE HOUR MARKETS CITY BOWL FOOD MARKET Open on Thursday: 16:30-20:30, Saturday: 9:00- 14:00 City Bowl Market on Hope brings together a variety of fine foods, drinks and people. You will experience an ancient way of shopping in a modern context at a high quality food market in Cape Town’s City Bowl. It’s not just the sheer quality of the food on offer that makes City Bowl Market on Hope special – it is also about the people and the place. The market is populated by a community of remarkable individuals, all of whom care deeply about the food and drink on offer. Many of the stallholders are themselves producers – people who grow, rear or bake the food that they sell. 14 Hope Street, Gardens,

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BAY HARBOUR MARKET IN HOUT BAY, where the vibe is “sommer Lekker”! Open on Friday: 17:00-21:00, Saturday and Sunday: 9:30- 16:00 From the vivacious colours of local arts and crafts and the delicious scent of freshly baked bread to the melodic tones of an animated guitarist or the festive banter of local traders, the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay is an embodiment of creative South African energy and vibrancy. A bustling and busy market, this weekend wonderland of exquisite art, craft, fashion and food is a gathering ground for people of all ages and cultures. 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay.

AFTERNOON TEA AT MOUNT NELSON HOTEL Enjoy delicate finger sandwiches filled with rare roast beef and rocket, smoked salmon, egg mayonnaise or cucumber, followed by delectable dark chocolate cake, lemon meringue and freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves. Adding a special local flavour is a typical South African milk tart, called “melktert” in Afrikaans. Dress: smart casual. Daily, 14:30-17:30. Price: R235 per person, R120 per child under 12. WEDNESDAY DINING AT THE PENINSULA HOTEL The Cape Malay Evening takes your sense of taste and smell through one of the culinary cultures that the Cape has to offer, with a 3 course meal at R125 per person. Make booking on 021 430 7777 FRIDAY DINNER AND MOVIE AT THE PEPPERCLUB HOTEL Hosted every Friday night in the plush 29 seat private Odeon Cinema, each month will showcase different themes. Included in the evening is a one course dinner at Sinatra’s restaurant, an option between the line fish of the day or a rump steak, paired with a glass of red or white wine. In true cinematic style, you will also be treated to a box of popcorn, while enjoying the film in our retro 60s style, state-of-the-art and intimate screening room. DINNER & A MOVIE package: R120.00 per person: Inclusive of a one course dinner, a glass of wine, popcorn and complimentary secure, undercover parking. A variety of starters and desserts are available at an additional cost To book contact 021 812 8888 or email us on

Centrally positioned on the sea side ”village” of Sea Point. It’s the closest centre to all major banks offering plenty of undercover parking with a Woolworths food and clothing store, a Words worth Book store, specialized music store, all female grooming needs, namely Skin Tonic and Treat Hair Bar, stylish Jewellers, Shelley & Harry, convenience upmarket deli, Sebaba, stunning men & ladies fashion, Cleo, Diabolica, Inner Secrets Lingerie, la Bottega, Rampage Boutique & Thomas Marche Fashion, a well run Absolute Pets store, Coppez Optometrist for all your prescription and fashion glasses, Jouber & Monty biltong kiosk, Ocean Basket for all your seafood cravings, Thai Cafe and new to the Piazza, Vida E Cafe & Numi Health Cafe with a Yoghurt Ice Cream outlet coming soon.The centre offers a wonderful ambience with open air courtyard and adjacent play gym for the kids to enjoy surrounded by a beautiful new mosaic fountain to relax one and add to the mood bathrooms will soon be upgraded. Lines 108 and 109, Woodlands station

NOBU LITE AT THE ONE & ONLY CAPE TOWN A recent addition to Nobu Cape Town’s dining experience is the NobuLite Menu which includes delicious platters, suitable for up to four guests. These platter options are available daily in Nobu Lounge from 6pm to 8pm and every Thursday, a popular DJ will entertain you. Specials on cocktails and some signature Nobu items will also be available. Options include: NobuLite Platter (R465): Beef Kushiyaki, Chicken Anticucho, Pork Belly and Beef New Style; PescetarianLite Platter (R465): Salmon and Tuna Tacos, Hot Miso Chips, Tuna Tataki with Ponzu, Tuna Tempura Roll and Salmon Anticucho Skewers; Vegetarian Lite Platter (R245): Nasu Miso, Broccoli Chili Salsa, Shojin Tempura, Sautéed Spicy Vegetables and Vegetable Cut Roll. Seating is limited. To reserve your table call Restaurant Reservations +27 21 431 4511 or +27 21 431 5888 or mail to AFTERNOON TEA AT THE ONE & ONLY CAPE TOWN Afternoon Tea features a rich selection of teas and coffees, presented with carefully selected “sweet pleasures”. All items are prepared in the unique style of the One&Only, originating from the classic French art of patisserie, with local innovation and inspiration. An Afternoon Tea buffet is offered from 14:30 – 17:30 daily, at R185 per person, inclusive of selected teas and coffees. Make booking on 021 431 4511 or 021 431 5888 PRICES ARE SUBJECTED TO CHANGE PLEASE BE UPDATED AT THE TIME OF BOOKING

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KIDZ ZONE wild, snow free tobogganing!

while the Party Hostess looks after your guests. The Mini Arena, located in the center of Gandwests’ casino food court is a relaxed, fun way to let the kids play and interact in a divers environment. The Ice Station at GrandWest Casino, 021 535 2260,



ARTJAMMING Some people jam music, here people jam art. Simply walk in and let your imagination take hold of the paint brushes. No drawing or painting skills are needed. Artjammers at the studio are provided with canvases, acrylic paints on tap, and tools to freely express themselves. Artjamming is “paintertainment”for all ages, whether it’s with friends, family, co-workers & clients, or young children. You are welcome to pop in with your kids for a couple of hours of fun. Help and guidance is provided and price depends on the size of the canvas you choose. Large groups should give a heads-up to the brunch they would like to attend. The Cape Town brunches are located in Cape Quarter 021-421 6129, Cavendish Square 021-683 5050, The Paddocks 021-552 8772, V&A Waterfornt & Willowbridge Centre 021-914 9224.

One of the more unique attractions of the Western Cape Winelands, consists of a tropical garden in a 1000 m2 green house. This luxuriant paradise makes the free flying exotic butterflies feel right at home. Their beautiful outdoor garden hosts a meerkat enclosure and free range ducks and chickens, waiting for children to feed them with packets of seeds bought from the gift shop. The Martin Filmer Spider Room displays indigenous and exotic spiders and scorpions in locked glass terraria and another venture is a large iguana cage which shows off these large lizards in their tropical environment.



More than 30 attractions including 23 rides ranging from Kids Rides to Family Rides and Thrill Rides for the more intrepid adventurers. Train Ride and Boat Ride add to the offer. The white-knuckle thrills and spills are only one element offered by Ratanga Junction.

With the constant developments in their programme, the aquarium will keep the kids interested and fulfilled in every visit. School holidays are packed with special events and an exciting schedule each time. Never the less, no matter when you’re visiting, feeding times are always a massive attraction. Predator exhibit feeding accurse at 15:00 daily and shark feeds at 15:00 on Sundays. The African Penguins are fed at 11:45 and 14:30 daily and the Rockhopper Penguins at the AfriSam Children’s Centre at 11:30 daily. MYCITI ROUTE 104 - STATION: AQUARIUM

The other attractions are designed to entertain children, families, and those who prefer to take their thrills in more manageable doses. General park operating times: 10:00 – 17:00 Please Note That Occasionally Due To Inclement Weather, Our Operating Times Are Subject To Change Without Notice. It Is Recommended That You Call 021-5508504 (between 08:30-17:00) To Confirm Operating Times. MYCITI ROUTE TO TABLEVIEW, GET OFF AT RACE COURSE, THEN TAKE THE 251, STATION: GRAND CANAL

COOL RUNNINGS Experience the thrill of riding 1.25km down a metal half pipe at speeds of up to 40km an hour with nothing but the wind in your face and the whistle of steel and wheels in your ears! Located in Tygervalley. Whether Summer or Winter the track is open as long as the sun is shining and guarantees every thrill seeker a safe yet exciting days’ worth of

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THE ICE STATION The big arena is a full size, Olympic ice rink that gives the opportunity to experience the skill and effort that professional ice skaters puts into their passion. Having a birthday party at the ice rink means two and a half fun filled hours of healthy activity that does wonders in burning off that excess energy, giving you a chance to sit and relax

Expect a wide variety of interactive displays and exciting activities for your enjoyment. Build a house in the exclusive ‘kids only’ Murray & Roberts Building Site, challenge your mind with Puzzling Things, experience weightlessness similar to that of space with a spin on the Human Gyroscope, play Mindball - the game where you control the ball with your brain waves and see and hear science in the Audio Kinetic Sculpture. See South Africa’s electric car, the Joule, now on display. Their is an outdoor area, step outside and learn how the Science Centre is harvesting its rainwater to save water or enjoy a game of Chess on the Giant Chess set. We offer free internet to all our visitors. Open: Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 16:30, Sundays & Public Holidays 10:00 - 16:30 MYCITI ROUTE 102 - STATION: UPPER SALT RIVER AND THEN A LITTLE WALK Lego Robotics Workshops and Clubs Robotics is a branch of Engineering that deals with designing, building and operating robots. It is an amazing tool to teach young learners complicated concepts. ORT SA CAPE uses Robotics to open minds to learning new skills, harness untapped potential and generate a positive attitude to Maths, Science and Technology.


The Riding Centre is situated next to the Disa River in the heart of Hout Bay and offers various equestrian activities. Although it is mainly a RIDING SCHOOL catering for all ages and levels of riding, it also offers a livery service as well as being one of the only schools in the Western Province where vaulting is offered. The Riding Centre is a fantastic venue for CHILDRENS BIRTHDAY PARTIES. Various activities are organised during the SCHOOL HOLIDAYS which include riding camps and courses, fun days and events. We have a lovely CHILDRENS PLAYGROUND as well as some rabbits, birds, guinea pigs. Coffee, refreshments and snacks are also available while the children enjoy the outdoors. The Riding Centre, Main Road, Hout Bay – Tel 021-790 5286 – Email:


yCiTi welcomes visitors to the Mother City. Cape Town’s safe, reliable, convenient bus system, MyCiTi is the perfect way to access some of the most famous tourist and leisure destinations.

Explore the city’s historic heart – from Greenmarket Square to the Grand Parade, the Bo-Kaap, Castle and District 6 and the Company’s Garden. Unwind in the entertainment zones of Long and Kloof streets and Green Point. Visit the V&A Waterfront, Africa’s premier shopping and leisure destination. Cool down

Green Point Urban Park

Waterfront Two Oceans Aquarium Breakwater

Somerset Granger Hospital Mouille Point

Granger Bay


Nobel Square

Robben Island Ferry

in sparkling waters at Camps Bay, the Sea Point Pavilion and Bloubergstrand. Kitesurf Big Bay or take a bike along the cycle paths. HOW TO START YOUR JOURNEY WITH MYCITI

Everyone over the age of 4 needs their own myconnect card to use MyCiTi buses. Get yours for R25 from MyCiTi stations or participating retailers and load it with money for travel. Ask for a Mover package (only at MyCiTi station kiosks) and save 20% on fares.



Woodstock N 1

Waterfront Silo

Aquarium Marina V&A Waterfront


Foreshore Convention Centre


Civic Centre

Upper Salt River


The Old Biscuit Mill Neighbourgoods Market Lawley



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Gallows Thibault Square Coronation East Upper Upper Hill The Castle Portswood Mountain Adderley of Good Hope A01 Lower Loop Coronation West Chester East Lower High Level N Chester West 2 Alfred Mid Loop Long Grand Parade AIRPORT Zonnebloem Skye Way 104 Three Anchor Old Fire Station Ben Nevis 105 Mid Long Strand The Hanover Bay Hill Darling Castle Street Greenmarket Square District Six Ravenscraig Church CPUT Longmarket Lower Sea Point Ellerslie Groote Library Buitenkant Kerk Dorp Rocklands St Bedes Leeuwen Kort Company’s Camberwell Roeland Garden Ilkley Upper Long Upper Loop Sea Point High Rhine District 6 Gardenia Bo-Kaap Promenade Museum Nazareth Museum Roodehek Firmount Stairs Lower Kloof St James Firmount Michaelis Albany Gardens 101 London Government Ave Deane Ludwig’s Wexford Garden Sea Point Annandale Upper Buitenkant The Glen Graaff’s Exner SA National Art Gallery Pool Rd Barkly rt po Lower Reservoir en Van Riebeeck v Boat Bay 113 Da Herzlia Arthur’s Belle Ombre De Waal Park Highlands Sea Point Pavilion Irwinton Welgemeend 103 Sea Point De L’Hermite St Michael’s Rayden Pool Upper Orange Clarens Fresnaye Branksome Upper Kloof Cassel Montrose Kei App l e Rd Molteno Cassel Disandt Cotswold Kei Apple Tramway 107 Table Mountain Cableway Kloof CAMPS BAY HOUT BAY Queens Beach Lighthouse

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239 Atlantis - Duynefontein - Melkbosstrand

236 Atlantis - Sherwood

233 Atlantis - Saxonsea

232 Atlantis - Avondale - Protea Park - Atlantis Industria West

231 Atlantis - Atlantis Industria East

Routes coming 5 April 2014 T03 Atlantis - Table View - Century City

251 Century City - Montague Gardens

230 Duynefontein - Melkbosstrand

217 Parklands - Table View - Big Bay - Melkbosstrand

216 Sunningdale - Wood Drive - Wood

215 Sunningdale - Gie Road - Wood

214 Big Bay - Table View - Parklands

213 West Beach - Table View - Sunningdale

113 Sea Point - Fresnaye - Three Anchor Bay

109 Hout Bay - Imizamo Yethu - Sea Point - Civic Centre

108 Hout Bay - Hangberg - Sea Point - Civic Centre

107 Waterfront Silo - Civic Centre - Camps Bay (anti-clockwise)

106 Waterfront Silo - Civic Centre - Camps Bay (clockwise)

105 Sea Point - Fresnaye - Civic Centre

104 Sea Point - Waterfront - Civic Centre Le Sueur




Blouberg Rise Viola

Shell Seal

Blaauwberg Hospital






Wesfleur Park

Saxonsea Primary

Saxonsea Clinic


St Johns Wood Echium




Gie North

Charles Piers


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Montague Gardens

Gie South








Parklands Main North Chippenham Dorchester Oakdale Gie Central

Hamptons Wood North Ravenswood Parklands Main


Johan Heyns Industrial


Parklands Secondary

Louwtjie Rothman


Charles Matthews Gerwyn Owen



John Dreyer


Charel Uys South


Charel Uys Disa




Wood Central Parklands College





Neil Hare

Charles Duminy Tom Henshilwood


Colebrook Bengal Grosvenor Alberto Dahlia

Parklands Main South



Lagoon Beach




Sunset Beach

Table View






Magnet Hermes Kehrweider


Waterville Braselton

Oakland Hills

John Van Niekerk














West Beach


Blouberg Sands



Seaside Village

Atlantic Beach Brittlestar








De Mist

Big Bay


Hol Bay La Paloma Waterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Edge




Hoffe South



Hoffe North






102 Salt River Rail - Walmer Estate - Civic Centre


103 Oranjezicht - Gardens - Civic Centre


101 Vredehoek - Gardens - Civic Centre


A01 Airport - Civic Centre - Waterfront

T01 T03

Marine Circle


Grey Royal Ascot




T03 Melkbosstrand - Table View - Omuramba



Circle East



Routes currently operating T01 Dunoon - Table View - Civic Centre - Waterfront


MyCiTi routes

First Canal Walk North




Century Gate





Queens Beach





Sea Point Pool

Brevity Lane

Mid Loop

Ludwig’s Garden

Welgemeend Upper Kloof

St Michael’s Cotswold



Oxford Earl




Atlantic Skipper Oceana





Civic Centre

Upper Buitenkant

Hout Bay








Imizamo Yethu

Coronation Coronation West East


Paarden Eiland




Nazareth Gardenia


The Castle

Highlands Herzlia

Upper Orange

De Waal Park

Molteno Montrose



Lower Victoria Princess Princess West East


Chas Booth

Kloof Nek Prime Platteklip Horak


Van Lower Riebeeck Reservoir




Lower Buitenkant


Government Ave Annandale


Upper Long


Groote Longmarket Kerk

Mid Long


Belle Ombre

Mount Helgarda Rhodes


Fiskaal Houghton Rontree






Koeël Bay


Barley Bay

Whale Rock


Thibault Square Lower Long Adderley Riebeeck

Lower Kloof

Upper Loop




High Old Fire Level Station

Lower Loop Alfred




Skye Way

Gallows Hill



Clifton 2nd Clifton 3rd Clifton 4th Maiden’s Glen Beach Cove Camps Bay


Bantry Bay






Boat Bay

Kei Apple Tramway

De L’Hermite

The Glen

Sea Point


Graaff’s Pool


Firmount Stairs

Ben Nevis





Ravenscraig Ellerslie St Bedes Kort Ilkey


Sea Point High



Upper Portswood


Granger Bay



Sea Point Library




Three Anchor Bay



Mouille Point


Nobel Square







Convention Centre

Hanover Street



District Six

Somerset Hospital





Lower Camps Bay


Chester West

Waterfront Silo




St James

Chester East


Upper Mountain





Canal Walk South Grand Canal Century City Rail

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Upper Roodebloem



Upper Salt River


Salt River Rail

Century City

WEEKEND SCENE GREAT GATHERINGS BAY HARBOUR- THE MARKET OF HOUT BAY Open Friday: 17:00-21:00, Saturday 9:30 - 16:00 and Sunday: 9:30- 16:00, 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay.

The New Treetop Canopy Walkway In celebration of its Centenary (1913- 2013), Kirstenbosch botanical gardens chose to add this spectacular project that would be a unique and permanent feature to the venue. This special walkway is a perfect means to mark the occasion. It was built purely from bequest money which has been left to Kirstenbosch by numerous donors, but predominantly Mary Mullins. It is also a fantastic opportunity to take people into the treetops, a place with a distinctive ecology that is generally inaccessible. From here people can experience the forest from high above the ground and also see birds and other animals that are generally elusive. One can experience an entirely new world of tree dynamics - how the treetops move in the wind and how the crowns of the trees interact with one another. The walkway then bursts through and above the canopy, giving you an impression of what it is like to be above the forest. At this point, the walkway provides spectacular 360 degree vistas comprising of Cape Town and the surrounding majestic mountain slopes. Adding to the exceptionality of this modern feature is the fact that the walkway is fully wheelchair accessible. The design of the walkway is envisaged as a sinuous, lightweight, non-intrusive steel structure, which supports a slatted timber deck, and snakes its way into, through and over the ever-changing tree canopy. The structure, comprising ribs and a structural spine, inspired by a snake’s, is supported on slender steel columns intertwined with creepers. On site, the pieces were bolted together and mounted on top of long columns much like a giant mechanic set. The walkway takes advantage of the sloping ground and starts and ends within the arboretum, so there is almost no visual impact from the lawns and walks in the garden. There are no mechanical or electrical aspects to the walk and the gentle gradients will easily raise visitors to over 11 meters above ground and is about a 130 meters long. There is no extra charge for this added feature. A normal garden entry ticket is all that is required.

Photographs by Adam Harrower

Opening/Closing times of the garden: September to March 08h00am -19h00pm, and from April to August 08:00-18:00 every day.

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A place where the creative energy and the vibrancy of South Africa come alive in an old authentic fish factory in a working harbor. An eclectic stylish wonderland of exquisite art, craft and fashion, complemented by the delicious aromas of food to tempt all the senses. Top Musical Talents Rock the Bay Harbour Sound Stage: The Bay Harbour Sound Stage at the Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay is a popular platform for the country’s most exciting musical talents to showcase their abilities. From jiving jazz to awesome acoustic performances, the market comes alive every weekend with eclectic sounds from across the country. The market attracts a wide-ranging audience with a keen interest in all things home-grown, with a consciousness for recycling! PLATTELAND MARKET @ THE PALMS EVERY Saturday 9:00–14:00.Parking FREE on Market Days. 145 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. Half the fun of savouring real Plattelandse food is meeting the characters behind it, hearing the stories of the origin of their fare, and perhaps even picking up a sought after family recipe or two. This is exactly what the Fresh Food from Die Platteland Market at The Palms in Woodstockis doing bringing farm fresh produce and stylish plattelandse cuisine to city tables. NEIGHBOURGOODS MARKET Every Saturday rain or shine 9:00 – 14:00, the old biscuit mill - 373 Albert road, Woodstock, Features over a 100 specialty traders every Saturday. It is as much a source for farm fresh as well as organic foods and locally produced specialty goods, as it is a meeting point to enjoy community, swap ideas and stories, and become educated about what we buy and eat by going directly to the source. The Neighbourgoods Market has been created along ethical, eco-friendly and organic lines, to offer a wide range of products from the extended community of Cape Town. A calendar of seasonal events, specialty festivals, and live music feature throughout the year. ORANJEZICHT CITY FARM The Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) is a non-profit project celebrating local food, culture and community through urban farming in Cape Town. It is located next to the corner of Sidmouth Avenue and Upper Orange Street, Oranjezicht, adjacent to Homestead Park. Their own product market is held every Saturday in Homestead Park adjacent to the Farm in Upper Orange Street, Oranjezicht, the OZCF Market Day is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food

producers. At the OZCF Market customers can do weekly food shopping (veg, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli etc), try out some delicious cooked and raw foods and be inspired about helping to build an alternative food system. Additionally, customers can buy edible plants and seedlings, compost and gardening supplies and equipment. Traders make every effort to create links between the OZCF, history/tradition and a sense of place, through labeling, using seasonal produce, etc. Educational talks and events are linked to the market and there are plenty of activities for kids such as storytelling, planting, craft, yoga and more. OZCF Market Day every Saturday 9am to 2pm (all weather). Guided self-harvest on Wednesdays 4-6pm and Saturdays (9am to Noon) weather permitting.

SENSATIONAL EXPERIENCES SOUTHREN SUN- THE CULLINAN A traditional and classic Sunday lunch buffet- Roasted Beef, Yorkshire puddings, a selection of decedant desserts and more. R185 per person.Served between 12:30- 14:30. For bookings: 021 415 4000. SATURDAY JAZZ LUNCH Time: Jazz Musician, Jeremy Oliver, will delight Jazz enthusiast from 12:30 to 14:30 To make a booking contact restaurant reservations on 021 437 9029 or Sit back and feast your senses to the beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean, tantalising lunch and pacifying sounds of live jazz in our award-winning Azure Restaurant. SERENDIPITY SUNDAY Available in The Azure Restaurant priced at R 270 per person. To make a booking contact restaurant reservations on 021 437 9029 or The Azure Restaurant with its outstanding à la carte menus and generous Sunday buffet is the perfect venue for family Sunday Lunch, typical dishes include roasted butternut, feta, and plum tomato salad; Oriental prawns, spring rolls with sweet chilli sauce; roasted lamb with mint jus; and oven-roasted sirloin with rosemary gravy. Our Sommelier can suggest a perfect wine pairing for each item on the menu all accompanied with live music.

HARVEYS JAZZ BRANCH AT WINCHESTER MANSIONS HOTEL: For enquiries & bookings contact on 021 434 2351 or email at Allow them to start your week completely relaxed while the live Jazz band sets the mood.Receive a complimentary Sunday Newspaper and a glass of bubbly on arrival and enjoy anything from eggs, sushi, dessert and loads more from our buffet for R250 per person.

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LOCAL BREWERIES DARLING BREW Darling Brew’s taproom, SLOW QUARTER is located in the main road of Darling, just up the road from where the concept of Darling Brew was first created. About an hour drive from town. Slow Quarter aims to pair each of the Darling Brew craft beers with a selection of inspired light meals that enhance the unique flavours found in our artisan beers. All produce used in the making of meals is locally sourced, free range and organic. Thus embodying the SLOW lifestyle that the Darling Brew brand represents. HOURS: Slow Quarter is open Monday to Saturday 10:00 – 18:00 and on Fridays from 10:00 – 20:00 (except Christmas day) and 7 days a week during school holidays. CONTACT SLOW QUARTER: 022 492 3798, 5 Main Road, Darling For groups larger than 8 please book to avoid disappointment. DEVIL’S PEAK BREWING COMPANY The Taproom of Devils Peak Brewery is a restaurant and bar inside the brewery premises. Where Devils Peak makes beer to the mantra of “Truth to Material”, they serve an exciting menu that already has established greats like the chefs unique bite-sized Cheese Burger, his legendary Pulled Pork Sandwich and many more dishes to choose from. Prawn Pasta, Reubens Sandwich, Vegetarian Pizza and Beer-battered Fish and Chips are some of the dishes designed to enhance your beer drinking pleasure at The Taproom.

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They also offer a beer and food pairing board at R100 for those who want something a little different. In addition to the four Founder Series beer, The Taproom is also the place toTDurham Ave, Salt River Phone: 021 200 5818

THE NATURAL COMPANY at Bay Harbour Market Success of a stall waxes and wanes dependant on the passion and belief the owner has in his or her product. It is of little wonder then that Anthony Buratovich’s throws from The Natural Company are flying from their racks. Locally-produced and woven, their longevity and exceptional quality is an investment that will last you a decade. Whether the cotton takes your fancy, or the beautiful fabric generated from the bamboo plant itself, they are versatile and multi-functional and make a great addition to any lounge, bedroom or outdoor excursion.

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HELLO WINELANDS UNUSUAL PAIRINGS SPICE ROUTE WINE ESTATE The traditional wine tasting has been revolutionized in this estate. In addition to a wine & chocolate journey you also have the chance to have Biltong tasting - traditional cured South African game meets. The Barley & Biltong Emporium is a truly unique offering to South Africa. With one of the best view of Table Mountain, The Barley & Biltong is a beer garden with a local twist. Beer and biltong lovers can look forward to tasting a selection of beer well-complimented with Kudu, Beef and Springbok biltong. Guest can purchase and enjoy their beer and biltong in the beer garden, while enjoying the spectacular view of the Paarl Winelands and Table Mountain. A dedicated chocolate tasting made by resident chocolatier, DV Artisan Chocolates- crafted by the De Villiers family and is one of few ‘Bean to Bar’ micro batch chocolatiers in the world. All DV Artisan Chocolates are hand-crafted and available for tasting on the farm. The Cape Brewery Company, also known as CBC, is producing and offering a wide range of beers using only the finest ingredients, state of the art equipment and is made by the highly skilled Brewmaster, Wolfgang Koedel. Beer lovers can look forward to viewing facilities where they can follow the entire beer production process and thereafter taste it either on tap or bottled at the tasting stations. Open 7 days a week. VAN RYN'S BRANDY DISTILLERY The Brandy tasting varies into a whole pallet of options: coffee &Chocolate pairing, cheese and charcuterie platter, brandy cocktails and the Florentine Collection Reserve tasting. Open Mon- Fri 9:00-18:00, Sat 9:00-16:00, and Sun 11:00-16:00

Tasting Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 17:30, Saturday & Public Holidays: 09:30 - 15:30, Sunday: 09:30 - 14:30 DELHEIM ESTATE Delheim Wine Estate now whips up a decadent Cupcake & Wine Pairing for an impromptu party in the mouth, whilst discovering an array of estate wines on offer at this legendary Stellenbosch Estate. This decadent treat costs R75 per person and comprises four exquisite cupcakes matched with a specific Delheim wine. First up to fulfill that ‘fairies dancing on the tongue’ feeling is Rooibos Cupcake infused with lemon and topped with a cream cheese and honey icing, which is paired with the Delheim Unwooded Chardonnay for a fun, fruity and fresh start. The wine’s vibrant citrus aromas and mineral undertones cut through and complement the sweeter taste profile of the confection and uplift the subtle Rooibos nuances. Next up is the exotic Pomegranate Cupcake matched with the ever-popular Delheim Pinotage Rosé. The strawberry and raspberry kisses combined with the perfumed floral notes in the wine pair well and accentuate the grenadine flavoured, ‘wish-i-could-lick-the-bowl’ cream cheese icing. A traditional African Makataan Cupcake festooned with makataan (wild melon) syrup icing shares the spotlight with the Delheim Chardonnay Sur Lie. The citrus, stone fruit and mineral notes of the wine add a gentle, refreshing twist to the melon’s tropical-tinted and somewhat tart taste. It is a superb crowd-pleasing combo with flavours that merge and mellow with subtle sweetness. The tasting ends on decadent high with Pumpkin Cupcake paired with the Delheim Pinotage. This mouthwatering morsel is made with farm grown pumpkin, spiced up with star anise, cinnamon and nutmeg and topped with pickled pumpkin. Exuding black cherry, plum and red berry fruit backed by dark chocolate and floral notes, the wine peaks at mid-palate and then fades to the rear to allow the distinct flavor of the cupcake to return for the grand finale. The Delheim Cupcake & Wine Pairing is on offer seven days a week at the tasting room – between 9:00 and 16:30 – and pre-bookings are essential. To book this tantalising experience for you and your friends contact Delheim Estate at Tel: 021 888 4600 or send an email to

WORLD CLASS RESTAURANTS BRENAISSANCE WINE & STUD ESTATE They pair their wines with hand-made, freshly baked pizza with different toppings to suit each of the tasted wines. Open Wed - Sat 11:00 - 19:00, Sun 11:00 - 17:00 & Public Holidays J.C. LE ROUX Famous for its nougat tasting, the House of J.C. Le Roux also offers a selection of mouth-watering meringues and marshmallows to pair with five exquisite J.C. Le Roux Cap Classique and sparkling wines. Booking Essential. Call (021) 865 8200

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the San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurants of the World Awards 2010. Having moved up 26 places and into the hallowed Top 20, this bastion of contemporary French-meets-Asian fine dining thereby also clinched the AcquaPanna Best Restaurant in Africa and Middle East Award. La Colombe has also achieved the highest three star rating in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 issue of the acclaimed Rossouw’s Restaurants guide. Open 7 days a week, Lunch: 12:30-14:00, Dinner: 19:00-20:45 Tel: 021 794 2390

LA PETITE FERME A feast of culinary delights that beguile and entertain.The food reflects the creative energy and raw talent of a dedicated staff combined with an abundance of fresh local ingredients.The restaurant has furthermore been listed by Conde Nast Traveller as one of the top 15 'Best Value' establishments in the world. Tel: 021 876 3016 LA COLOMBE One of Cape Town's most well-loved and awarded restaurants achieved an impressive 12th place in

GRANDE ROCHE An aura of timeless elegance sets the tone for Bosman's Restaurant in Grande Roche, where fine dining and attentive service is the order of the day. It is named one of the top ten restaurants in South Africa and one of the top 100 restaurants in the world. These richly-deserved accolades are recognition of the magic harmony of flavours and textures that are the hallmark of a truly magnificent dining experience with unsurpassable service and stunning views across the Paarl valley. The fine dining Bosman’s menus are served seven days a week during summer months and Thursday – Sundays in the rest of the year. Tel: 021 863 510

WINE CENTRES KWV Situated in the heart of Paarl, KWV has something for everyone with their range of over 100 KWV products. The KWV Wine Emporium offers sparkling wines, natural wines, fortified wines, liqueurs and brandies, a variety of tasting experiences, and frequent cellar tours conducted in English and German. Visit the KWV Sensorium and taste a selection of our award-winning wines and brandies while you drink in the beauty of our collection of South African masterpieces. Open: Mon- Sat (incl. public holidays): 9:00- 16:30, Sun: 11:00- 16:00 DIE BERGKELDER The characterful Die Bergkelder Wine Centre in

Stellenbosch is the proud Home of Fleur Du Cap wines, offering wine lovers one of the most rewarding wine experiences in the Cape. You will get the chance to taste an inspiring range of award-winning Fleur de Cap wines, all in the charming setting of the famous “Cellar in the Mountain” Die Bergkelder is tucked under the steep slopes of the historic Papegaaiberg. A footpath takes you along the banks of the Plankenburg River, where in harvesting season you could see the tipping of red wine grapes. Crossing a footbridge flanked by lush gardens you will reach the “Cellar in the Mountain”.

and destinations in the Bottelary Wine Route, a sub-wine route of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes. The wine centre is the first of its kind in South Africa and it includes wine sales, wine tastings, a wine-per-glass facility and information centre to promote all the wine producers who are part of Bottelary. Only wines certified as Wine of Origin Stellenbosch District are for sale at the centre and all the wines on the shelves are tested and approved by a panel. The Bottelary Hills Wine Centre serves as a mouthpiece and source of information of the wines and experiences that the tourists and local wine lovers can enjoy in our part of the Winelands. , 021 865 2955


This unique underground bottle-maturation cellar is the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Thousands of bottles of wine are laid down in this tranquil setting, guarded serenely by old French oak maturation casks. These casks bear carvings of various famous Cape wine landmarks and events. THE VINOTÈQUE at Bergkelder- How about enjoying a quality wine that has been stored in perfect conditions under the watchful eye of experts, delivered to your door free of charge once it has reach perfect maturation? Kept in ideal conditions - temperature ± 14 °C, 85% humidity, low light level and an almost complete lack of vibration - the quality of your wine is guaranteed. In the world of fine wine, the word Provenance is becoming more important. Simply put, Provenance means origin or source. It is crucial when buying or selling older vintages, that you know where and how the wine has been stored or matured, to ensure that you are able to enjoy the wine in perfect condition. At the Bergkelder Vinotèque they only offer wines with impeccable condition and provenance. Make your selections from outstanding brands! Open: 09:00 - 17:00 on weekdays & 09:00 – 14:00 on Saturdays. Tel: 021 809 8025, Tel: 021 809 8280/1

BOTTELARY HILLS WINE CENTRE The Bottelary Hills Wine Centre serves as a sales venue and information gateway to all the products

STELLENBOSCH 'SLOW' MARKET AT OUDE LIBERTAS At the historic Oude Libertas estate in Stellenbosch and the Willowbridge Life style centre in Tygervalley the Slow Market is an authentic Slow Food market. Surrounded by vineyards and oak trees in Stellenbosch the Slow Market is a revival of the public marketplace where you can buy food which is grown, raised harvested and transformed by local producers.

The market features over 100 specialty suppliers creating a weekly platform for local farmers, grocers, artisan bakers, organic merchants, fine food purveyors , butchers ,artisan crafts, local fashion , craft beers and estate wines. They support micro businesses to grow and thrive in an alternative retail environment. Founded by medical doctor and entrepreneur in 2008 Gail Blake, the market is part of a global Slow Food movement promoting foods which are clean, good and fair. ROOT 44 Housed in sturdy, super cosy Downings marquees (which means rain is never an issue), and surrounded by gorgeous vineyards and trees, they offer funky live entertainment, craft and homeware stalls perfect for leisurely browsing, and an awesome selection of edible and drinkable treats. The traders offer a vast range of hand-picked antiques, gorgeous children’s clothing, funky t-shirts, jewellery, homeware, leather goods and various other arts and crafts. Audacia wines and sumptuous craft beers will put a smile on the face of oenophiles and beer aficionados alike. Decadent sweet treats, traditional roosterkoek and biltong, healthy salads and sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas, spicy curries and other goodies galore will satisfy any tummy rumblings you incur during your ramblings!

South Africa’s premier BEE producer of fine hand crafted Belgian chocolates. Located in Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of South Africa. Our boutique chocolaterie, in the main street of Franschhoek offers a delicious range of chocolates, made from the finest imported Belgian chocolate. Our chocolates are sold loose or beautifully packaged in a variety of attractive boxes. All of our chocolates are hand-crafter by us from the finest imported Belgian dark, milk and white chocolate. We have an attractive variety of special packaging and chocolate for corporate, special events and weddings. In our shop you can find a variety of gifts, biscuits & novelties. Huguenot chocolates are boxed and bagged in attractive and colourful packaging. There are 32 different foil colours and more than 30 different boxes and bags. There are chocolates with Christmas themes, Easter eggs and gifts and a Valentine ’s Day selection.

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Join the southern-most elephants in the world at Knysna Elephant Park. Where a resident family of African elephants and world-class guides will unravel the sad and mystical story of the Knysna forest elephants… The Park offers a rare and exciting opportunity to get close to these gentle giants, who live in a controlled, free-range environment in the heart of the famous Garden Route.


Situated only 8 nautical miles (about 16km) from Simon’s Town, Seal Island is home to 75,000 Cape Fur Seals, 24 different bird species and the hunting ground of the Great White Shark. All year round we often encounter Dolphins, Humpback whales and Brydes whales. From July to November the Southern Right whales are plentiful in the bay and you can be assured of a sighting.

Their elephants are orphans rescued from culling operations. They play a vital role in closing the gap between man and animal, allowing us to better understand the plight of the African Elephant and that of their peers in the Knysna Forest. Visitors leave the park with a sense of awe for these magnificent animals – they’ve been ‘touched by an elephant.’ In order to cater for all preferences they have a range of inspiring elephant experiences: • Daily Tours provide for a shorter experience of meeting, feeding and interacting with the gentle giants. • Elephant Back Rides and Walks allow for longer and more personal interaction. • Exclusive Sunrise/Sunset Safaris and Sundowner Safaris are the private and intimate encounters. • Sleeping with the Elephants in the unique Elephant Lodge is the ultimate experience where you get to spend all day and all night soaking up all the sights, sounds and delights of the elephant world! Tel: +27 (0)44 532 7732

Great white sharks are the apex predators of our oceans and Cape Town is one of the shark cage diving capitals of the world. Sharks are iconic and magnificent creatures. Experience a great white shark up close and personal with a shark diving or shark viewing tour (you don’t have to get in the cage!) and you do not need a scuba diving certificate to shark cage dive. Great White Shark, Cage Diving takes place from April to September in False Bay (departs from Simon’s Town) and all year round from Gansbaai (2 hours from Cape Town).

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There are two distinct species of African elephant: African forest elephant (Loxodontacyclotis) and the African bush elephant (Loxodontaafricana). Black rhinoceros (Dicerosbicornis):The black rhinoceros is a large, thick-skinned herbivore having one or two upright horns on the nasal bridge. Rhinoceros may refer to either black or white rhinoceros. African cape buffalo (Synceruscaffer): The African or cape buffalo is a large horned bovid. Buffalo are sometimes reported to kill more people in Africa than any other animal, although the same claim is also made of hippos and crocodiles. It is considered the most dangerous of the Big Five, reportedly causing the most hunter deaths, with wounded animals reported to ambush and attack pursuers.

During the winter months the Great White Sharks are extremely active around the island and we enjoy many sightings and often witness natural predations. The main breeding season for the Cape Fur Seal is November and December when almost 20 000 pups are born.

Lion (Pantheraleo): The lion is a large carnivorous feline of Africa and northwest India, having a short, tawny coat, a tufted tail, and, in the male, a heavy mane around the neck and shoulders. A lion may attack without provocation, and is considered by many to be the best of the Big Five.

The majority of the seals on Duiker Island, out of Hout Bay Harbour, are males waiting out their time until they reach the right breeding age, which is between the ages of 8 to 12 years depending on their size. Duiker Island is not a breeding colony as the sea can get very rough and the pups get swept off. The island is most densely populated from January through March due to the seals moulting. During this period they do not go off in search of food but rely on fats they have stored in their blubber.

Lions habituate the savanna where tall grasses, shrubs and bushes obscure and provide them cover and camouflage. This thick undergrowth is commonly referred to as jess. As lions are ambush hunters, they use this natural cover to stalk close as possible before making a final charge to catch their prey. Lions do not generally avoid confrontation, but will usually face the challenger. Lions are unpredictable and may charge when sufficiently annoyed or confronted by danger.


Leopard (Pantherapardus): The leopard is a large, carnivorous feline having either tawny fur with dark rosette-like markings or black fur. They are wary of humans and will take flight in the face of danger. The leopard is solitary by nature, and is most active between sunset and sunrise, although it may hunt during the day in some areas. Leopards can be found in the savanna grasslands, brush land and forested areas in Africa.

The phrase Big Five game was coined by white hunters and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot. The collection consists of the lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros.


elephant is a very large herbivore having thick, almost hairless skin, a long, flexible, prehensile trunk, upper incisors forming long curved tusks of ivory, and large, fan-shaped ears.

African Big Five Game Species: African bush elephant (Loxodontaafricana): The African

ROUND The male leopard is less than half the size of a male lion. The leopard is the smallest of the big cats, and rarely exceeds 200 lb (91 kg). A visit to a South African reserve will, most likely, allow seeing not only the big 5 but other habitants of the African bush. Although the stock will be different between various reserves you’ll be able to watch: Giraffes, Elands, Springbok, Hippopotamus and Zebras.


The Baboon Matters Trust comprises a handful of dedicated volunteers who are at the forefront of baboon conservation in South Africa. The goals of the trust include raising awareness for the plight of baboons as well as education and training so that sustainable solutions can be found for areas of conflict between man and baboon. On a practical level the trust makes provision for the rescue and care of injured or sick baboons, and aims to support rehabilitation centres that focus their attention on baboons. Cape Species: The Chacma Baboon (Papioursinus), also known as the Cape Baboon, is, like all other baboons, from the Old World monkey family. With a body length of up to 115 cm and a weight from 15 to 31 kg, it is among the largest and heaviest baboon species. The Chacma is generally dark brown to gray in color, with a patch of rough hair on the nape of its neck. Unlike the northern baboon species (the Guinea, Hamadryas, and Olive Baboons), Chacma males do not have a mane. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of this baboon is its long, downward sloping face. Males can have canine teeth as long as 2 inches (longer than a lion’s canine teeth). Baboons are sexually dimorphic, males being considerably larger than females. The Chacma Baboon is found in southern Africa, ranging from South Africa north to Angola, Zambia, and Mozambique. Size and color vary within that range. Chacmas usually live in social groups composed of multiple adult males, adult females, and their offspring. Occasionally, however, very small groups form that include only a single adult male and several adult females. Chacma troops are characterized by a dominance hierarchy. Female ranking within the troop is inherited through the mother and remains quite fixed, while male ranking is tenuous and changes often. Chacmas are unusual among baboons in that neither males nor females form strong relationships with members of the same sex. Instead, the strongest social bonds are often between unrelated adult males and females. (Wikipedia)



A visit to the famous Boulders Beach penguins should be part of every Cape Town itinerary. The penguins from this growing colony allow for close encounters with these famous sea birds - and most tourists fall helplessly in love with them. The story of the African penguins at Boulders Beach is one of remarkable urban colonization, but the species as a whole faces many threats and these aquatic flightless birds are listed as endangered. The story of the penguin colony in Cape Town started in 1983 when a pair was spotted on Foxy Beach at Boulders. Since then the colony has grown rapidly and now totals about 3 000 Boulders Beach penguins. The birds came to False Bay from Dyer Island after the reduction in commercial pelagic trawling, which has increased the supply of pilchards and anchovy - part of the penguins’ diet. Boulders Beach is located in Simon’s Town, just over the hilly peninsula from Cape Town. It’s easily accessible by bus, car, taxi or train.

Saving Private Rhino is an initiative established after 2 rhino where brutally killed and dehorned on the Aquila Private Game Reserve. The initiative has been set up to ensure the future conservation of Africa’s rhino and wildlife heritage. For information on how you can help visit

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One of America’s biggest tourist attractions has now come to South Africa. Gun Fun Indoor Shooting Range has opened in the heart of the Cape Town CBD and is be offering clientsan opportunity to experience an adrenalin rush as they get to shoot real firearms only seen before on the big screen. Corporate and incentive groups get ready to don your flashiest tuxedo, and join us to shoot the favourite weapons of world famous 007. On offer are the legendary Walter PPK, semi-automatic machine guns and the shotguns. Make your day with “Dirty Harry’s” 44 Magnum revolver or take a trip back in time, with the 1920’s Al Capone Mobster package and try your hand at the Tommy Gun and the revolvers of the era. The world’s largest pistol, the Desert Eagle 50 calibre is also available for the brave to handle. The SAVE THE RHINO PACKAGE: For those with the future of our wildlife close to your heart are invited to try out the AK 47 - Poacher Package...Shoot a poacher target to save a rhino!...But beware!...If you miss the poacher you will be asked to make a donation to the Saving Private Rhino fund. Other packages include; a cowboy package with traditional cowboy guns shooting at “outlaw targets”, a FEM FATAL package where the ladies get to shoot a pink ‘Glock’ and a pink “machine gun”. The SPECIAL FORCES package will equip you with night vision and an array of the latest military firearms and send you out on the range to ‘save the hostage’. Capetonians will be able to buy silver, gold and platinum memberships, which will allow them unlimited access and selected privileges such as be given free guest passes, usage of the many speciality firearms as well as discounts on ammunition, firearms and training courses from the City Guns shop. Based at 57 Hout Street in Cape Town, near Green Market Square, Guns4Africa is located inside City Guns, one of the oldest and most respected gun shops in South Africa established in 1962. With stylish finishes the training room and reception area give guests the opportunity to enjoy refreshments while browsing the different shooting packages, speciality targets and a full range of souvenirs on offer. They are then taken to the training room where the experienced field officers will deliver the safety briefing. Visitors are then equipped with eye and ear protection and then on to theindoor shooting lanes where the real action begins. FURTHER INFORMATION ONCORPORATE, INCENTIVE AND FIT PACKAGES AVAILABLE. CONTACT US ON or 021 426 0465. 

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CAPE TOWN HAND Crafting memories of the Cape After all the care, attention and welcome of a Cape Town holiday, it’s time to buy some special mementoes of your visit: something beautiful to treasure and remind you of a special time, and thoughtful gifts to pick out for your loved ones at home. Where to start, though, in a city you probably don’t know too well, with limited time,and a busy travel schedule? Fortunately, Cape Town is packed with delightful shops selling exquisite handmade items. A rich heritage of materials and skills has produced a wide range of exquisite choices, from tiny, light accessories such as a pair of easily packed, delicate ear-rings, or a one-off, colourful ceramic that will bring a ray of fresh African sunshine to your home in winter. In partnership with the Cape Craft & Design Institute, we suggest some beautiful pieces to inspire your shopping. Keep in mind that all these products are handmade and that the relevant retailers will not always keep stock of these exact items. You may want to contact the shops beforehand just to confirm that a product is available and ready for viewing. Or just visit these wonderful outlets and you will be sure to enjoy the pick of a wide selection of handmade goods. & BANANA



Handmade jewellery, fashion accessory, craft workshop and retail store based in Houtbay, Cape Town. Inspired by African contemporary bead work, organic textures, global fashion trends, and stylish fun.

Segment Bowl produced by Natalie du Toit A design label founded by Natalie du Toit, whose passion for design and experimentation is infused into her product range. A variety of disciplines and materials are employed to create a unique identity with local flavor and global appeal.

Woman in the wind produced by Tafara Mashingaidze A wire sculpture that expressively portrays awoman struggling to walk as she is buffeted by a strong south-easter Cape Town wind. Artist Tafara Mashingaidze’s creative journey began as a graphic designer, exploring pens, colours, techniques and, later on, experimenting with other media such as wire art. Available at: Streetwires

Mijou Beller is the inspiration behind &Banana .Mijou makes statement costume jewellery from the inspiration she finds around her at her enclave in Hout Bay, Cape Town. A French immigrant, she fell in love with Cape Town and is inspired by its energy and beauty. She loves making beautiful things out of ordinary materials, and uses shells, beads, wood, horn, gemstones and seeds to striking effect. She works with a dedicated team of ladies from the local community and together they create a unique range of jewellery, colourful, original and stylish, highly appreciated by locals and visitors alike since 1998. Ethno Bongo is the name of the Decor range using local reclaimed wood, oak wine barrels, palm fronds, driftwood, blue gum, and more. And again all items made in our workshop in Hout Bay. The creativity is endless, funky birds, penquins, ostriches made from Palm leaves, calabashes and feathers. Mirrors, candle holders, frames, wine bottle racks, stools and tables, clocks and ceramic sculptures all inspired by the sea side.

...&Banana - Ethnobongo - 5 Main Road (leading to Chapman’s Peak Drive) Houtbay - CapeTown Tel 021 7900802 ...&Banana - Ethnobongo - Harvest Craft Centre - next to Bayharbour Market - Houtbay - Cape Town Cell 0828200987

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The range encompasses a fusion between contemporary design and local craftsmanship. All products are handmade in South Africa. The segment wire bowl, with its angular lines, is a functional art piece that is available in a number of colours. The range fuses contemporary design and local craftsmanship, African flavour and global appeal. Available at: Quirky Me

STREETWIRES Streetwires is a social enterprise on a mission to create and sustain employment within the dynamic field of wire and bead art. Operating in the picturesque Bokaap area of Cape Town, The Streetwires studio shares premises with our administrative department and includes an onsite shop which is open to the public from nine to five on weekdays and from nine to one on Saturdays. Studio tours and wire art workshops are also available on request.

Streetwires Artist Collective cc 77 Shortmarket Street Cape Town 8001 Telephone : 021 426 2475 Fax: 021 426 0860

MADE AFRICASSO CONICAL VASE BY ANDILE DYALVANE Picasso was inspired by Africa and Andile was inspired by Picasso and the two meet in a collection of ceramic bowls and vases that reflect a deep, yet emotive fusion of creative design and visual art on clay. ZIZIPHO POSWA Born and bred in the Eastern Cape, Zizipho Poswa takes inspiration from the flora of her native South Africa. She trained as a Textile designer, and uses the love for fabrics and patterns as a basis for her designs, which she translates on to a vibrant collection of ceramics. She is known in particular for her hand-pinched vessels - every piece is uniquely hand-created and individual in every way. Neutral exteriors are often contrasted with modern bright colours on the interior, and subtle scratching and small marks add to the individuality of each piece, reflecting the richness of African tradition and culture.



EDGE GLASS GALLERY/ CAPE GLASS STUDIO Cast Glass Sculpture by Barbara Ewing. Using crystal glass with vibrant colours imported from New Zealand, Barbara Ewing creates sought-after sculptures which she exhibits at the Edge Glass Gallery. Attached to the Cape Glass Studio from which she and other Cape glass artists work, the gallery represents well-known glass artists from South Africa as well as renowned international artists.

Launched in March 1997 LIM, that quite fittingly stands for Less Is More, has its home on the stylish and chic Kloof street in Gardens an area known for its charismatic, fresh, inspired residents and visitors. Our products are simple and honest in design. The shapes are modern, contemporary and uncomplicated. LIM is undoubtedly one of the best places in town for gifts which are mainly sourced in South Africa and the African continent. Choose a gift for that special person from our organic wooden bowls, spoons, bags and jewellery and leave the shop with a beautifully wrapped present. Be warned it is unlikely you will leave without a gift for yourself as well. Our team of seven staff members will make certain that your shopping experience is a pleasure. We warn you - this is one of those places where you come in just to look, and walk out an hour later with a blissful smile on your face and a few shopping bags of stuff you suddenly found out you’ve been lacking all your life.

Her pieces have been showcased in boutique stores locally and internationally. She was awarded the Market Development accolade for achievement within the Craft Sector by the Cape Craft Design Institute in 2011 and a finalist in the Woman in Tourism Awards 2009 by the City of Cape Town in the Arts and Culture category.

EDGE GLASS GALLERY/ CAPE GLASS STUDIO 29 Vredenburg Lane Off top of long St. Cape Town Tel:021 423370 Cell: 0828829080 Tues to Fri 10am– 5 pm Available at: Imiso

In our Stellenbosch store, you will find the World’s Largest selection of Ostrich Leather products Shortmarket street - Cape Town Tel: 021 422 3813 Church street - Stellenbosch Tel: 021 886 7596 58 Hugenote street - Franschhoek Tel: 021 876 3187 •

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SHOPPING KRUGERRAND The Krugerrand is a South African gold coin, first minted in 1967 to help market South African gold. The coin, produced by the South African Mint, proved popular and by 1980 the Krugerrand accounted for 90% of the gold coin market. The name itself is a portmanteau of Kruger (the man depicted on the obverse) and Rand, the South African unit of currency. Krugerrands are a popular way to invest in gold. By 1980 the Krugerrand accounted for 90% of the gold coin market. That year South Africa introduced three smaller coins with a half-ounce, quarter ounce, and tenth ounce of gold.

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The success of the Krugerrand led to many other gold-producing nations minting their own bullion coins, such as the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf in 1979, the Australian Nugget in 1981, the American Gold Eagle in 1986 and the British Britannia coin. Private mints have also attempted to capitalize off the popularity of the Krugerrand, minting gold and silver bullion rounds (the term coin denotes legal currency) in the style of the Krugerrand. The rounds often depict Paul Kruger and a springbok antelope, some even blatantly copying the same design as on the Krugerrands themselves, though the inscriptions are altered. These bullion rounds are not offered by the South African Mint or the Government of South Africa, and are therefore not official, have no legal tender value and cannot technically be considered coins. The South African Mint Company produces limited edition proof Krugerrands intended as collector’s items. These coins are priced above bullion value, although non-proof Krugerrands also have a premium above gold bullion value. They can be distinguished from the bullion Krugerrands by the number of serrations on the edge of the coin. Proof coins have 220 while bullion coins have 160. As the only means to legally possessing gold bullion, the Krugerrand offers a unique way of holding your own gold. Krugerrands carry only a small premium over the value of their gold content. As the gold price is quoted internationally in terms of troy ounces, the value of Krugerrands can easily be determined at any time. As legal tender gold coins, Krugerrands can be bought from, or sold to thousands of gold dealing companies and their branches worldwide. Krugerrands are hard enough to resist normal scratching and denting - an important, practical feature, as soft 24 carat coins and bars are more easily damaged and generally require protective packaging. Krugerrands are easy to transport and store. Investgold Cape Town: 021 552 9200

PRECIOUS STONES Southern Africa is often considered the “gemstone capital of the world” as almost half of the world’s gemstones are found in this part of the world. While some may only think of gemstones as the fabulous and expensive varieties like Diamonds and Tanzanite, there are also many other beautiful and unusual gemstones that are associated with Southern Africa – like Tiger’s Eye, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Pietersite, Malachite, Verdite, Blue lace

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Agate, Sodalite, and many more. One of the most popular and convenient places to experience the amazing beauty and variety of gemstones that are found and crafted locally is right here in the V&A Waterfront at the popular Scratch Patch and Mineral World in Dock Road next to the parking garage, and just down from the Two Oceans Aquarium. The Scratch Patch has become world-famous as a place where you can have loads of fun “scratching” for your favourite gemstones from hundreds of thousands of tumble-polished stones that quite literally cover the floor. This is a truly original concept that has been copied in other parts of the world. According to how many gemstones you wish to take home, visitors have a choice from a small bag to a large cup container. At the Mineral World factory shop you can see an incredible range of gemstone items including stone carvings and other “art” pieces; high-quality “investment” gems (like Tanzanite and Diamonds); jewellery of all kinds; and lots of inexpensive gemstone items that make ideal take-home-gifts. You will also discover a large range of mineral specimens, rough gemstone pieces, and fossils that will fascinate you and bring out the geologist in you! Besides the outlet at the V&A Waterfront, there are also Scratch Patch/Mineral World branches at Simon’s Town (Dido Valley Road, and also the site of the Topstones tumble-polishing and gem-crafting factory), and at the West Coast Ostrich Farm (Van Schoorsdrif Road, just off the N7). So, make sure that you discover the magic of gemstones! Scratch Patch & Mineral World, 1 Dock Road (next to the parking garage and near the Aquarium). Tel 021 419 9429.

ARTS AND CRAFTS No doubts about it – South Africans are a crafty bunch. The country’s people produce a remarkable range of arts and crafts, working from the pavements and markets of the big cities to deep rural enclaves, with every possible form of traditional artwork – and then some.In addition to the standard materials such as beads, grass, leather, fabric and clay, pieces are made using telephone wire, plastic bags, petrol cans and bottle tops – even food tin labels are used to create brightly coloured papier mache bowls. On sale on many a South African street corner are objects made of wire, ranging from representations of the globe to cars and motorcycles – which are capable of manipulated movement – to joke cellphones and working radios. Shops, markets and collectives dealing in African craft are thriving, providing much-needed employment and income in communities such as Fugitive’s Drift in KwaZulu-Natal, which offers a huge variety of basketry, or the Northern Cape Schmidtsdrift community of displaced San people, who produce paintings that constitute an imaginative and highly coloured extension of ancient rock art. A high level of skill is brought

to the production of work that has long been a part of African society, and has now found new commercial outlets. South African beadwork, once the insignia of tribal royalty alone, has today found a huge range of applications, from the creation of coverings for everything from bottles to matchboxes – and the reproduction of the red Aids ribbon in the form of small Zulu beadworks known as Zulu love letters. Basketry and ceramics, of course, were long ago brought to a pitch of perfection in traditional South African society, and the outgrowths of these forms today grace gallery plinths as often as they find a place on suburban shelves. To read more visit The Arts and Crafts markets in Cape Town: Green Market Square, in the square that dissects Burg Street and between Longmarket and Shortmarket streets, Cape Town CBD, Monday to Saturday: 9:00 and 16:00. The Red Shed Craft Workshop, Adjoining Victoria Wharf and open Monday to Friday: 9:00-21:00 and Sunday& Public Holidays: 10:00-21:00 Waterfront Craft Market @The Centre, adjacent to the Two Oceans Aquarium, open every day: 9:30-18:00. Green Point Market, Junction of Western Boulevard and Beach Road, Every Sunday and Public Holiday: 9:15- 17:00 (unless very windy or very rainy).

OSTRICH LEATHER & MOHAIR Ostrich leather is the result of tanning skins taken from African ostriches farmed for their feathers, skin and meat. The leather is distinctive for its pattern of bumps or vacant quill follicles, ranged across a smooth field in varying densities. It requires an intricate, specialised and expensive production process making it costly as well as beautiful. Although the first commercial farming began in South Africa in 1850, the industry collapsed after World War I and the drop in demand for the feathers for fashionable hats and military uniforms. Other products were marketed, with each success battered by world events and droughts until now, when ostrich skin is globally available and seen as a luxury item in high-end demand. Leather came late in the story of ostrich farming but after a tannery was set up onsite, it went on to make an impact in European haute couture and in the U.S. for cowboy boots. Availability was artificially limited when ostrich leather was subject to a cartel monopoly through trade sanctions, and single export and distribution channels until the end of apartheid in 1993. After that and other factors, the South African government began to export stock allowing other countries to have their own ranches. Although wider production resulted in competition and lower prices, Klein Karoo Group remains the leading global producer. Today the industry is driven mostly by the leather and the meat, which is exported to all parts of the world. South Africa produces over 60% of the world’s ostriches and also has a distinct quality edge in the leather tanning process. Eleven years ago, Charles and Melony Biggs were farming ostrich, sheep and goats in the Graaff Reinet area in the Karoo. At first they exported skins to people he had met in the USA, where he had previously farmed ostrich for 4 years. They learned a lot in that time abroad, one thing being what we in South Africa had to offer and show off to the world in terms of leadership in Ostrich and Mohair. They started to seek for local manufacturers and work together with designers to present a classic collection that also presents a freshness and elegancy. In 2000, Karoo Classics opened its doors in Stellenbosch: “We had 30 handbags and six belts in stock, but 100% faith in the fantastic natural products made from ostrich leather and mohair”, says Charles. From the very beginning a policy of Proudly South Africa was adopted. They spent months looking for and visiting factories all over South Africa. The criteria were: simply, high quality at a reasonable price. Today they have a wonderful group of suppliers, from big factories to family businesses and individuals. In 2003, Karoo Classics opened in Cape Town and five years later in Franschhoek. Today they have the world’s largest selection of ostrich leather goods, carrying over 1000 handbags alone. Ostrich leather and Mohair products can be found at Karoo Classics. See their ad in our Handmade Section.

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The most beautiful garden in Africa. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. The Garden covers 36 hectares in a 528 hectare estate that contains protected mountainside supporting natural forest and fynbos along with a variety of animals and birds. Kirstenbosch lies in the heart of the Cape Floristic Region, also known as the Cape Floral Kingdom. In 2004 the Cape Floristic Region, including Kirstenbosch, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Operating Hours: Sept-Mar (Summer) Mon-Sun: 08:00-19:00, Apr-Aug (Winter) Mon-Sun: 08:00-18:00, Conservatory Mon-Sun: 09:00 -17:00 Tel: 021 799 8783, Ticket Office: 021 799 8782


The five-minute ascent to the top of Table Mountain offers a 360° view of Cape Town, the ocean and the neighbouring peaks. Once at the top visitors enjoy spectacular views and the peaceful feeling of being over one thousand meters above the city below. The area at the top of the mountain is surprisingly large so leave enough time to stroll along the paths, enjoy the viewing platforms and soak up the vistas. There are also free guided walks on offer at 10h00 and 12h00 daily. The walks depart from the signposted meeting point outside the Top Station building. Operating Hours: First car up 16 Sept to 30 Apr: 8:00 and 1 May to 15 Sept: 8:30. Last car down varies with sunset times but not before 17:00. Tel: 021 424 0015


The southern tip of the African continent is the meeting place of two mighty and bountiful oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Two Oceans Aquarium is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in these two oceans. The Aquarium holds over 3000 living sea animals, including sharks, fishes, turtles and penguins can be seen in this spectacular underwater nature reserve. The two ocean aquarium has established itself as a key player in raising environmental awareness through its high-quality exhibits, conservation and education programmes. Operating Hours: The Aquarium is open every day (365 days a year, including all public holidays) from 09:30 until 18:00. Tel: 021 418 3823


Rich in cultural and natural heritage this destinations includes the famous Cape Point. Due to the variety of wildlife that occurs here it is the only section of the Table Mountain National Park that is fenced and visitors should look out for Eland, Red Hartebeest, Bontebok and Zebra. Be sure to visit the Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre that showcases all the plants and animals to look out for in a particular season and is full of informative signage. This is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and offers hiking, surfing, angling, picnicking, beaching and cycling opportunities against the spectacular backdrop of the mountains and coastline of the most south western point in Africa. Cape Point offers visitors excellent viewing opportunities from the two lighthouses that adorn the point – one still functional, informative interpretive signage that traces the cultural and natural history of the Point. The lighthouse is accessible by foot or you can catch the Flying Dutchman funicular to the top.


After you have fallen in love with the penguins head to the secluded Boulders Beach and take a swim in the comparatively warm waters of the False Bay. This beach is ideal for kids as immense boulders shelter the cove from currents, wind and large waves - but please always take care. Also, don’t touch or feed the penguins. They might look cute and cuddly but their beaks are as sharp as razors and if they feel threatened they have no qualms about nipping the odd finger or nose. Operating Hours: Winter: Apr – Sept: 08:00 - 17:00. Summer: Oct – Nov: 08:00 - 18:30, Dec – Jan: 07:00 19:30, Feb – March: 08:00 - 18:30 Tel: 021 786 2329.


From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom. The three and a half hour tour includes a return trip across Table Bay, a visit to the Maximum Security Prison, interaction with an ex-political prisoner and a 45 minute bus tour with a guide providing commentary. Operating Hours: Ferries depart at 9:00, 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00, weather permitting, from Nelson Mandela Gateway, at the V&A Waterfront Tel: 021 413 4220/1

Operating Hours: Winter: Apr – Sept: 07:00 - 17:00 Summer: Oct – March: 06:00 - 18:00 Visit for more info.

P.S. Baboons in the parking lot are not a rare picture as one might think.


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Not sure where to go for a wine route adventure? It all depends on how much time you have and how much of day - or week - you’d like to make of it. For those with very little time, you’ll be happy to know that Cape Town’s CBD presents a host of wine bars that will guide you through a virtual wine tasting of practically any estate you choose. But for those who do have some time... The "Hello Winelands" full guide to all the wine estates and wineries can be obtained at the Cape Tourism outlets in the city, at the airport, on table mountain, in Kirstenbosch and Blouberg.


CONSTANTIA VALLEY Constantia Valley is the wine route at the heart of the Mother City (or at least a little to the left of it). This is the oldest wine-growing area in Southern Africa and stretches from Wynberg hill in the north, to the Silvermine mountains (the Tokai area) in the south. The ten wine cellars on the route boast a winemaking history dating back to 1685. Around the peninsula, not a part on the Constantia Valley, but still close enough, there are a few more award winning wine estate to be explored.

For more information: Tel: 021 762 8769

DURBANVILLE WINE ROUTE Nestled in the Tygerberg Hills, a mere 20 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, lies the Durbanville Wine Valley. With its hectares of flourishing vineyards, award winning wines and hospitable atmosphere. The Durbanville Wine Valley consists of twelve wineries, each offering the finest in wines, and complemented with some of the best fine dining restaurants and intimate country kitchens in the region.

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FRANSCHHOEK WINE ROUTE Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories. Spectacular vineyards cover these mountain slopes settled more than 300 years ago by the Huguenots, who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture. This is a valley rich in history centred around a picturesque village of friendly, welcoming people. For more information: , Tel: 021 876 3603 PAARL WINE ROUTE Paarl offers historical charm, culture, architectural heritage, wine and fruit farms, breath-taking scenery and many cycling and nature trails. The magnificent countryside, good wines and friendly people welcome you to a town where a feeling of tranquillity still transcends modern day living. The Paarl Wine Route offers visitors a diverse wine and country living experience. From the large international wine companies to the small micro-producers who share the passion to produce quality wines with a sense of place to give pleasure to the lovers of wine.

For more information: ,, Tel: 021 872 0860

ROBERTSON WINE ROUTE Member wineries from Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson work closely to bring visitors the most memorable wine tourism experiences, notably their renowned wine festivals: Wacky Wine Weekend in June (, Robertson Slow in August ( and Robertson Wine on the River in October (

For more information: , Tel: 023 626 3167

STELLENBOSCH WINE ROUTES The Stellenbosch Wine Route is the first and the largest in South Africa and all the estates along the route are within a 12km radius of the town. It is arguably the country´s most famous, and includes more than 200 wine and grape producers within the boundaries of the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin classification. The Wine Route is divided into five sub-routes for a convenient exploration but you are welcome to be creative and target the wineries by any classification or taste. Daily wine tasting, cellar tours and sales are offered at most cellars and many of these have restaurant and picnic facilities. Some cellars offer tasting by appointment only. For more information:, Tel: 021 883 3584 WELLINGTON WINE ROUTE Halfway between the bright lights of Cape Town and the statuesque mountains of the Western Cape, lies the hidden valley of Wellington, full of surprises and variety, heart and soul. The Berg river flows along the western border with two smaller streams, the Spruit and Kromme and the mighty Hawequas stands guard on the eastern side. The Bainskloof Pass, built by the famous Scot, Andrew Geddes Bain was (before Du Toitskloof Pass) the only gateway to the north. More French people settled here than anywhere else in the Cape and the valley was initially called Val du Charron – valley of the wagon-makers, the last outpost before travellers, pioneers and adventurers attempted the arduous journey into the hinterland with their oxen and their wagons. For more information: , Tel: 021 873 4604/8 YOUR TICKETS, YOUR WAY |


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PRECAUTIONS WHEN VISITING SOUTH AFRICA: • Avoid grand displays of expensive jewelry, cameras, lap tops and other valuables. • Plan your route beforehand, and the type of transport you’re going to use. • Keep your doors locked at all times and wind windows up. • Lock valuable items in the trunk of your car. • Be aware of whether any vehicle or people are following you. • Never pick up strangers, no matter how friendly they appear. • At night, park in well-lit areas • Explore in groups rather than alone, and stick to busy, well-lit streets • At night stay clear of dark, isolated areas • Avoid isolated beaches. • Never carry large sums of money around. Travelers cheques are your best bet. • Always carry a map with you in the event that you get lost. • Also keep your passport, plane ticket and other important documents in a safe place. • If in any doubt about the safety of an area, phone a police station for advice.

EMBASSIES & CONSULATES IN CAPE TOWN: ARGENTINE REPUBLIC 8 Brittany Avenue Bantry Bay, 021 439 0403 BRAZIL (FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF) 2nd Floor, Safmarine House, 22 Riebeeck Street, Cape Town, 021 421 4040/1/2 BRITISH CONSULATE GENERAL: Southern Life Centre, 8 Riebeek Street, City Centre, 021 405 2400 CANADIAN CONSULATE GENERAL: 19th Floor, Reserve Bank Building, 60 St George’s Mall, City Centre, 021 423 5240 CHILE (REPUBLIC OF) Suite 1918, Main

StreetSmart South Africa raises funds, for initiatives and programmes that support the greater process of social normalisation of street children, in partnership with restaurants. Participating restaurants display a StreetSmart card on the table informing patrons that a voluntary R5.00 donation will be added to their bill. They will have the option to give more than R5.00 (or not give at all). This donation is registered separately in the restaurant till and StreetSmart collects the funds. Diners should see their donation reflected on their restaurant bill. Every cent raised in StreetSmart restaurants goes to vulnerable and marginalised children programmes. People supporting StreetSmart restaurants will be consciously contributing to the betterment of street children. StreetSmart provides diners an opportunity to give responsibly and the more restaurants that participate, the more children are helped. StreetSmart’s goal is to be part of the process of social normalisation, and to encourage the public not to give money into the hands of a child, as this keeps them on the streets. In essence, eating and donating at a StreetSmart restaurant is the responsible way to help a street child. Every cent donated in affiliated restaurants by diners, goes towards social and educational upliftment projects for street children. All operational costs are covered through sponsorships, fundraisers and private donations. StreetSmart South Africa is registered as a Section 21 Company, a Public Benefit Organisation and a Non-Profit Organisation. If you are looking for an easy way to help the vulnerable children in your community, dine at StreetSmart Restaurants.


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Tower, 19th Floor, Standard Bank Centre, Heerengracht, Cape Town, 021 421 2344/46 FRENCH CONSULATE:78 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, 021 423 1575 GERMAN CONSULATE GENERAL AND EMBASSY: 19th Floor, Safmarine House, 22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town, 021 405 3000 ITALY REPUBLIC OF: 2 Grey’s Pass Gardens,Cape Town, 021 487 3900 KOREA (REPUBLIC OF) Sunset Avenue No. 7 Landadno Houtbay, 021 790 9970 MEXICO (UNITED MEXICAN STATES) 2nd Floor, the Spearhead Building, 42 Hans Strijdom Avenue, Foreshore, Cape Town 021 419 3848 NETHERLANDS CONSULATE GENERAL 100 Strand Street, nr Buitengracht, City Centre 021 421 5660 NEW ZEALAND HONORARY CONSULATE GENERAL: 345 Lansdowne Road, Lansdowne, 021 696 8561 SPAIN (KINGDOM OF) 37 Shortmarket Street Cape Town, 021 422 2326/7 SWITZERLAND (KINGDOM OF) Nr 1, Thibault Square, 26th Floor (Old BP Building) cnr Long and Hans Strijdom Streets, Cape Town, 021 418 3669 US CONSULATE: 2 Reddam Avenue, Westlake, Tokai, 021 702 7300

JUST A LiTTLE REMINDER MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY Remember to lock your car. Never leave valuables in your car. Keep all keys in your possession. Never leave children alone in the vehicle. PROTECTING YOURSELF Carry your camera securely in a camera bag. Avoid dark, isolated areas. Do not walk alone in isolated areas - this includes hiking. Do not carry large sums of money. Be alert! SAFETY AT THE BEACH Do not go to deserted beaches. Leave at least one person with your belongings when you go for a swim. Keep valuable items locked away. Follow safety regulations in place for each beach. Don’t forget sun block! SHOULD ANYTHING HAPPEN: Stay calm; Contact the police immediately; Make use of the trauma facilities available.

VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT) South Africa has adopted a value added tax system of 14% on purchases and services. If you are a foreign visitor to South Africa you can reclaim VAT on your purchases, provided the total claim exceeds R250.00. VAT is refunded at the VAT refund office (see below) at OR Tambo International Airport. Ensure that you have received a tax invoice from the store where you made your purchase, and on departure from South Africa present your goods and tax invoice for inspection at the VAT refund desk. Then collect your VAT refund check. Be sure to have your purchase readily available for inspection on your departure from South Africa. VAT Refund Administrator: 011 394-1117

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NIGHTLIFE CAPE TOWN MERCURY LIVE & LOUNGE - live music A: 43 De Villiers Street T: 021 465 2106 Open: Mon, Tues, Fri & Sat 9pm - 4am SHIMMY BEACH CLUB A: South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront T: 021 200 7778 Open: Tues -Sun 11:30am - 2am Kitchen: 11:30am - 11:30pm SUGAR HUT CLUB A: Cnr of Canterbury & Constitution, District Six T: 021 801 5699 Open: Wed - Sun; 5pm -2am THE JACKAL AND HIDE Preformance Venue, restaurant & bar A: 108 Kloof Street, Gardens T: 021 424 1020 Open: Mon - Wed 3:30pm - 1:am, Thur - Sat 3:30pm - 2am On Facebook

CITY CENTRE 169 LOUNGE A: 227 Long Street T: 021 424 2331 /0 Open: Always ALEXANDER BAR AND CAFÉ Engineered for conversation.Old world charm-bar. Classic cocktails, good boutique wines, craft beers and whiskies. Check out the working antique phone system. Gourmet light meals and boards served till midnight. A: 76 Strand Street T: 0213001088 Open: Mon- Sat: 11am- 1am ASSEMBLY Well established giant within Cape Town’s live music scene.

PRIDE AMSTERDAM ACTION BAR A: 10 -14 Cobern Street, De Waterkant T: 021 425 6463 BACKROOM BAR An intimate, discreet men’s bar with an air of mystery & possibility. A: 14 Cobern St, Green Point, on the Pink Block Open: Wed - Sat, from 6pm until late. members/ BEAULAH BAR A: 30 Somerset Rd T: 021 421 6798 Open: Tues to Thurs: 16:00- 2:00, Fri to Sat: 4pm- 4am. Sun to Mon: private parties.

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A: 61 Harrington Street T: 021 465 7286 Open: Wed, Fri & Sat 9pm – 4am CLUB 31 A: 2 Riebeeck Street, 31 Floor, ABSA Building T: 021 421 0581 CHEZ NTEMBA A: 4c Buiten Street, Corner of Long Streert T: 021 423 7575 Open: Thurs - Sat 10pm - 4am THE CONCEPT A: 6 Pepper Street CBD T: 083 700 6078 Open: Mon – Sat 12am – 4am FICTION - DJ BAR & LOUNGE For lovers of techno, nu-rave, indie A: 226 Long Street T: 021 424 7509 Open: Tue – Sat: 9pm – 4am COCO ORPHANAGE COCKTAIL BAR A specialist emporium of artisan cocktails, elixir’s & intoxications & delicious morsels of substance. A:227 Bree Street Corner of Bree and Orphan Street T: 021 424 2004 Open: Sat – Thurs: 5pm – 2am; Fri: 3pm – 2am; THE LOOP NIGHT CLUB A: Cnr of Loop & Pepper Street T: 072 539 1121 Open: Wed, Fri & Sat 22:00 - 04:00 SIDE SHOW A: 11 Machau Street T: 082 077 0315 TJING TJING A: 165 Long Market above Dear me Restaurant, T: 021 422 4920 Open: Daily 4pm till late BEEFCAKES A: Sovereign Quay, 40 Somerset Road, Greepoint T: 021 425 9019 Open: Mon - Sat: 11am to 10pm are out official kitchen hours, but our bar is always open later! Sun: 6pm to 10pm BAR CODE A: 18 Cobern Street T: 021 421 5305 Open: Wed - Mon: 9pm - 2am BUBBLES BAR A: 125a Waterkant Street | De Waterkant T: +27 (0)72 277 2392 Open: Tues- Sun: 7pm - 2am Facebook / Bubbles-Bar CAFE MANHATTAN A: 74 Waterkant Street, De Waterkant T: 021 421 6666 THE MAHOGANY ROOM A: 79 Buitenkant Street T: 076 679 2697 Open: Wed -Sat 7pm - 2am ZULA SOUND BAR A: 98 Long Street T: 021 424 2442 Open: Mon - Thur 12pm -2am & Fri - Sat 12pm - 4am

SEA POINT DECO DANCE A: 120 B Main Road Sea Point Open: Fri & Sat 8:30pm – 4:00am

GREEN POINT CASA BLANCA A: Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront T: 021 421 1185 Open: Fri & Sat 10 pm – 4am CUBANA HAVANA LOUNGE LATINO SOCIAL CAFÉ A: 9 Somerset Road, De Waterkant T: 021 421 1109 Open: everyday P.I.S.C.O BAR Serves Peruvian Tapas as well as the famous cocktail Pisco Sour, Pisco cocktails, Peruvian beers & exotic drinks. A: 50 Waterkant Str. Above Keenwa Restaurant T: 021 419 2633 Open: Thurs. to Sat. From 5pm to late JADE CHAMPAGNE BAR & LOUNGE A: 39 Main Road T: 021 439 4108 Open: Wed – Sat 8pm – 2am

CREW BAR A: 30 Napier Street T: 021 418 0118 LION CORNER A: 205 Lower Main Rd Observatory. T: 021 447 5113 Open: Mon - Sat: 11am - 2am NAVIGAYTION A: Cnr Somerset & Napier Streets (upstairs) T: 021 419 9216

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