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CONTENTS ROUTES TABLE VIEW – CIVIC CENTRE A dedicated lane connects Table View station in Blaauwberg Road and Civic Centre, on Hertzog Boulevard in the CBD, via PaardenEiland and Woodstock. There is also a new pedestrian access route from the suburb of Brooklyn across the canal to stations at Zoarvlei and Vrystaat, and a connection to the rail system at Woodstock. At Civic Centre station, commuters can change to a feeder service, which runs to the Gardens via Long Street and to the Waterfront via Green Point, or to the convenient and affordable Airport service. There are a total of 120 temporary stops on three bus routes, moving people between Parklands, Blouberg Sands and Big Bay (past the Blouberg Strand beach front) and the main station at Table View. These temporary stops and routes are designed to test demand and travelling patterns ahead of a more extensive and permanent network of feeder routes. F14 Big Bay – Table View – Parklands East (route to Blouberg Strand beach front) F15 Parklands East – Table View – Blouberg Sands F16 Marine Circle – Table View – Blouberg Sands The main line is scheduled every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes during rest of the day and weekends. The feeder routes are scheduled every 15 minutes during peak times and every 20 minutes during other operating houres. Adult R10 Children under 4 years Free GARDENS-CIVIC-WATERFRONT (See My Citi Map on page 5) From at least 06:00 until 20:00 MyCiTi buses give easy access to the central business district, entertainment zones, hotels, restaurants and public spaces, cultural and historic landmarks, from the Gardens via Long and Loop Street to the Waterfront, via the Convention Centre and Green Point. Every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes during rest of the day and weekends. Adult R5 Children under 4 years Free CIVIC CENTRE-AIRPORT Catch the convenient Airport bus between Civic Centre station in Hertzog Boulevard and Cape Town International Airport, right outside the terminal building. The Airport service runs every 20 minutes from 04:20 to 21:50. The trip takes about the same time, or slightly less, than in a private car, as follows: • Morning peak (direction City): about 20-30 minutes • Afternoon peak (direction Airport): about 45-55 minutes • Other times of the day or in opposite direction to peak hour congestion: about 15-20 minutes (subject to delays). Adult R50 Children 4 to 11 years R25 Children under 4 years Free For more information log on to or call the City of Cape Town Transport Centre 24/7 toll free information on 0800 65 64 63

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EXPLORE BY SEA The Waterfront Boat Company caters for a range of pleasure from a jet boat for adrenalin junky’s through harbour and fun cruises, all the way to traditional sailing and whale watching and trips on a luxury catamaran (, Tel: 021 418 5806). On another location of the fun scale you’ll find The Jolly Roger, the only authentic Pirate ship in South Africa which sales daily from Quay 5 in the V&A Waterfront to watch the sun set over the sea, leaving Cape Town to shelter under the Table Mountain (, Tel: 021 421 0909).

the inner city Loop- Gardens – city centre –waterfront and the route to Table View (Blaauwberg Strand) and back. All routes connect at the civic centre on Hertzog Blvd.

BY TRAIN The Atlantic Rail takes you to Simon’s Town and back on board wooden bodied vintage coaches dating from 1922 to 1938 attached to a steam locomotive. Tours departs from Cape Town at 10:30 am and later departing Simon’s Town at 3pm. The interval time at Simon’s Town is approximately 3 hours. Booking is essential (, Tel: 021 556 1012).

BY BUS Well known to experienced travellers, CitySightseeing is Cape Town Hop on - Hop off bus with two routes and commentary in 16 languages (www., Tel: 021 511 6000). Traditional guided bus ours with a wide range of full or half day options are made by Springbok Atlas. Their tours menu have a long established reputation for quality information and destinations (, Tel: 021 460 4700). The most recent addition to the transportation system In Cape Town are My Citi buses; New and facilitated with all travellers needs including space for bicycles and luggage. Three routes are operating currently: from the airport to the cityand backward,

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BY FOOT A handful of options waits for those who are looking to explore Cape Town in a new way or focus around a specific theme. No matter how unique your curiosity is, you’ll most likely be surprised to find the right guide, from hardcore history lovers to the fashion route tour for ultimate fashionistas. Cape Town Tourism Information centres in City Centre, in the Waterfront, in the Airport, in the CTICC, on Table Mountain and in eleven more locations that will provide you with maps for self guide tours or if you prefer with the most recent contacts for a tour that concentrates around your preferred subject (, Tel: 021 487 6859, 8:00 – 21:00 everyday)

ON 2 WHEELS Either you choose to experience the city and it’s out skirts in the green way or on the Voom way, few options lays ahead: bicycle tours and rentals are offered by City Cycle Tours (www.citycycletours., Tel: 021 511 4766) and by AWOL tours (, Tel: 083 2346 428). A motorcycle rental is a world of possibilities. Big Boy offers scooters that are fun and cheap to run ( Tel: 021 433 1735)and you can also get faster on any brand, from Harley – Davidson ( Tel: 087 8083750) to BMW (, Tel 083 377 1133) and Yamaha ( Tel: 074 190 9977 &, Tel: 021 465 6883)

ON 3 WHEELS The traditional way will be to hire a motorcycle with a side car attached and to go either on one of the recommended routes or self-itinerary using vintage World War II sidecar ( Tel: 021 434 9855). If you speak the language of cool and luxury then you should BOOM: it is the name if a three wheel bike especially delivered from Europe. All new, shiny and seats comfortably two adults on leather chairs elevated behind the driver that will guide and take you to a once in a life time sightseeing experience ( Tel: 071 219 1036)

SCHEDULES Gardens-Civic-Waterfront Weekdays 05:45 – 06:30 Every 20 minutes 06:30 – 09:00 Every 10 minutes 09:00 – 15:30 Every 20 minutes 15:30 – 18:00 Every 10 minutes 18:00 – 22:00 Every 20 minutes Saturdays 06:45 – 22:00 Every 20 minutes Sundays and Public Holidays 07:45 – 22:00 Every 20 minutes


When: Thursday, 24 May to Sunday, 27 May 2012 Where: Foreshore, Cape Town Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre Good Food & Wine Show Cape Town. All of Cape Town’s gourmets, gourmands and good-life devotees will be treated at South Africa’s finest food and beverage exhibition. There is an exciting line-up of some of the finest international celebrity and BBC chefs accompanied by South Africa’s first class chefs in nine state-of-the-art kitchen theatres as well as a number of unique speciality shows. Not only will there be hands-on workshops conducted by world class chefs, big-name book signings and some supreme organic produce on offer, but you will be watching and learning from the grand masters of food, wine, gourmet travel and lifestyle. With the latest in global trends and tastes right on your doorstep you can come and shop, explore and ignite all of your senses with this extraordinary gastronomic experience. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online. And your ticket includes free food and wine sampling, free live demonstration by your favourite BBC celebrity chef in the Chefs in Action Theatre, live demonstrations in no less than 9 additional theatres with top local and International Chefs and Wine Connoisseurs and there are hundreds of fabulous prize giveaways and special offers on the latest in food, wine, cookware and kitchen appliances. Contact: Gourmet SA on +27 (0)21 702-2280. FRANSCHHOEK LITERARY FESTIVAL

literary breakfasts, plays and interviews includes Marianne Thamm, Gareth Cliff, Denis Beckett, Martin Welz, Mike Wills, Anton Harber, Mandy Wiener, Finuala Dowling, Fiona Forde, cartoonist Zapiro and many more. The visiting authors have been selected for their exceptional writing, their approachability and their passion for promoting reading. Tickets for all events, including classical concerts and restaurant events, are available from the Franschhoek Wine Valley & Tourist Association. Tel: +27 (0)21 876-3603. RIEBEEK VALLEY OLIVE FESTIVAL

Riebeek Valley Olive Festival The Olive Festival is an opportunity to sample an assortment of cuisine favourites in the South African food village and be entertained with a number of live acts while sampling olives. Known as the Shiraz valley, wine tastings from surrounding wine farms will also be on offer. Internationally-renowned local artists will be displaying their paintings and sculptures over the weekend in the South African Artists Walk and visitors to the festival will be given a taste of the rich heritage and history of the Valley. Parents can enjoy a leisurely day outdoors, whilst their children are safely entertained in the kiddies’ play section. There is no entry charge to the Riebeek Valley Olive Festival and there will be ample designated parking with shuttle services lifting visitors to the various venues. Contact the organisers: +27 (0)82 896-5022 or +27 (0)83 299 7731

When: Friday, 11 May to Sunday, 13 May 2012

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Contacts: Stellenbosch Slowmarket Karin Vermeulen H THE WINE AFFAIR @ THE V&A WATERFRONT

When: Saturday, 05 May to Sunday, 06 May 2012 Where: Riebeek Kasteel


Franschhoek Literary FestivalFor three days Franschhoek will become a bustling get-together of readers, writers, booksellers and publishers. Visit the Polemics and Politics themed Franschhoek Literary Festival from 11-13 May 2012. The 2012 line-up of writers, discussions, poetry,

If you are a true chilli-head and enjoy getting together and challenging others to eat hotter and hotter products then there is no other place to be. Although close to the end of the fresh chilli season, you will still learn about the benefits of eating chilli, how to grow them in the summer season, and how to preserve them to add flavour to your winter dishes. Taste a wide selection of chilli infused meals presented by our leading and award winning traders. T

Date 5 May 2012 @ 09h00 Price FREE ENTRANCE Venue Stellenbosch Slow Food Market Oude Libertas Street, Oude Libertas, Stellenbosch Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

When: Dates to be confirmed (Thursday, 03 May 2012 to Sunday, 06 May 2012) Where: V&A Waterfront Venue: The Waterfront Lookout, situated on the roof of the Breakwater Parking Garage The Wine Affair @ The V&A Waterfront Make your way to the V&A Waterfront from 3-7 May 2011 for an unforgettable wine and food experience. Cape Town’s oldest working harbour the V&A Waterfront has a duel role as the iconic retail, leisure and hospitality destination and this May they will be hosting The Wine Affair @ The V&A Waterfront. This is the only event of it’s kind which takes place right at the water’s edge which offers patrons spectacular views and the chase to enjoy some of the top Western Cape wineries and V&A Waterfront restaurants. Participating wine estates will be represented and supported by a uniquely tailored menu from a variety of the award-winning V&A Waterfront restaurants.The stunning new Lookout venue, situated at Granger Bay right on the water’s edge is the perfect host venue for the V&A Waterfront Wine Affair, overlooking the ocean, with breathtaking views of Table Mountain and the Cape Town Stadium. We will once again be hosting the not-to-be-missed themed Tasting Theatre which proved to be exceptionally popular at the 2010 event. The tastings will be offered free of charge but space will be limited and patrons will be able to attend on a first-comefirst-served basis. Telephone: Charmaine at Smart Communications & Events on +27 (0)73 265-3094 for more information Tickets: Early Bird R75 until Sunday, 24 April 2011 otherwise R90 per person (Tuesday, Wednesday or

N DA R Thursday) and R110 (Friday). Your ticket includes wine and deli tastings, a Festival glass and a brochure. Specialised food items, and wine for postfestival delivery, will be on sale. Available from Computicket. Note: Dates to be confirmed. BREAK BREAD ON TABLE MOUNTAIN FOR PEACE

The annual Table of Peace & Unity held on Table Mountain will again see the public, dignitaries, celebrities and religious leaders getting together to enjoy a festive meal on 13 May - Mother’s Day for the pleasure of breaking bread with a wonderful diversity of strangers and raising funds for organisations working with abused, vulnerable and orphaned children across South Africa. Top chefs Peter Tempelhoff and Delia Harbottle (of

the Liz McGrath Collection); Morne Botha (Park Inn (by) Radisson); and Jerome Peters and Danielle Schamrel of the Cape Town Hotel School will create a three-course meal with ingredients supplied by Checkers. Entertainment will be provided by Danny K, PJ Powers, the Gugulethu Tenors and Sterling EQ, among others. A special touch this year will be a Children’s Table set up alongside the main table. “It’s fun for the children and reminds the rest of us that we are doing this for the benefit of the next generation”, says founder and organiser, Christine Cashmore. The Table of Peace & Unity was initiated by the Good Food & Wine Show 11 years ago and to date it has raised close to R12 million for children’s charities.“Every cent that we raise through ticket sales goes directly to the charities,” emphasises Cashmore. This year the event will be sponsored by Samsung Galaxy and MTN. Downings will again donate the enormous marquee that will host the lunch. Beneficiaries: Operation Bobbi Bear, Door of Hope Children’s Mission and COPESSA in Johannesburg; The Nceduluntu Sanctuary Trust, The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Youth Centre in Masiphumelele; The Unathi Township Creche, “City Angel”

Christine Booysten who works with homeless children in Lavender Hill, in Cape Town Other “City Angels” - individuals or groups who dedicate their time and resources to working with abused or abandoned children - that will be identified nationally to receive financial assistance. Join in spirit All South Africans are urged to host their own Table - at home, on their street, in their community on 13 May. “Even if people can’t join us on Table Mountain on the day, they could create a Table of Peace & Unity wherever they live. Breaking bread together in a mindful way will go some way toward creating the peace and unity we all want for ourselves and our country.” Sponsors come to the party Checkers will soon launch a national campaign encouraging the purchase of selected items. A percentage of the purchase price of these items will go toward the Table of Peace & Unity charities. The group will underwrite this donation to the value of R1 million. MTN subscribers will have an opportunity to donate R5 to the charities by SMSing the word “Mother” to 36353 - a dedicated line. Tickets for the Table of Peace & Unity can be bought through Computicket. For corporate concessions as well as tips on how to host your own Table, go to

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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 Visiting Address:90 Plein Street Cape Town Tel: 021 403 2266 Houses of Parliament - Cape Town on the web:

T: 021 465 1546


Situated a touch kick away from Newlands Rugby Stadium, the SA Rugby Museum offers an exciting and thought-provoking insight into the history of the game in South Africa. With items dating back to 1891 the museum is a must for any sports fan visiting Cape Town. Take a trip down memory lane; listen to some old radio commentaries; follow the path to unity in South African Rugby and the emergence of the South African Rugby Football Union out of the four previous administration bodies. This museum is a fitting tribute to all South African rugby players, administrators and supporters. Tours are scheduled by arrangement from Monday to Friday, between 09h00 and 16h00. Only groups will be accommodated on Saturdays and Public Holidays.No tours will take place on match days. T : 021 686 2150


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. Opening Times: 10:00-17:00 Sun-Thur, 10:00-14:00 Fri.

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GOLD OF AFRICA 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. Opening Times: 09:30 - 17:00

T: 021 405 1540

CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE Contained in the collection is a wealth of historical information concerning the peoples and landscapes of early colonial South Africa. It is one of the most important public collections of artefacts of the period. Buitenkant Street Opening Times: 09:30 - 16:00 daily. T: 021 464 1260

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. 021 466 7200 Visiting hours: Mon: 09:00 – 14:00 Tues – Sat. 09:00 – 16:00

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BAY HARBOUR THE MARKET OF HOUT BAY Open on Friday: 17:00-21:00, Saturday & Sunday: 9:30- 16:00 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay.

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. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

NOORDHOEK FARM VILLAGE Open 7 days a week: 9:00- 17:00 Noordhoek Main Road,

Noordhoek Farm Village is situated 30 minutes from Cape Town’s city centre in the tranquil farm atmosphere of Noordhoek. Noordhoek is a treasured Cape Town destination and is famed for it’s long white sandy beach, vast wetlands and an ancient milkwood forest and offers a relaxed unhurried lifestyle for residents and visitors. Noordhoek Farm Village offers 4 recommended restaurants combining fresh ingredients with superb cooking and service. The unique outdoor location offers a friendly environment for diners, leisurely shoppers, travellers, sporting enthusiasts and kids! Tourism information, numerous lifestyle services, events and children’s playground. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••


Open 7 days a week: 9:00- 16:30 Klaassens Road, Wynberg Park, Tel: 021 761 0434, GPS Coordinates:34°0'10.64"S, 18°26'58.34"E A farm-style retreat from the city. Chart Farm boasts a wide variety of roses, with many well-loved for their scent.Roses are available for pick-your-own, as well as ready picked. The coffee terrace serves delicious home-made cakes, breakfasts and lunches with stunning views.The farm stall offers fresh farm produce (in season), including lemons, limes, grapes, chestnuts and vegetables. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

THE VILLAGE MARKET @ CAPE QUARTER Every Sunday: 10:00 – 15:00 27 Somerset Road, Green Point,

European Lifestyle Market that supports local goods and produce, all the while striving to be as organic and environmentally friendly as possible.The Village Market is a centrally located venue with an alfresco vibe – enhanced by an abundance of retail, restaurants and specialty services with secure underground parking.

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Elgin Valley (On the way to Hermanus, from Cape Town on the N2 over Sir Lowry’s pass) Tel: 021 8591989 or 083461 4567 quad-biking/

DRAGON BOAT RACING V&A Waterfront Tel: 021 447-2820 or 082 564-6257


RATANGA JUNCTION Theme Park Century city Tel: 021 550 8504

SUNSET CHAMPAGNE CRUISE Shop 5 and Shop 7 on Quay 5 (next to Sevruga Restaurant),V&A Waterfront Tel: 021 418-0134, Mobile: 082 900-8234


on The double-decker bus Tel: 021 511-6000

From Cape Town drive up Kloof Nek Road. At the top you will reach a circle. Turn left into Tafelberg Road and follow the road to the lower cable station. Tel: 021 424-8181/021 424-3792 winelands-hot-air-balloon



Tokai Constantia Tel: 021 790-7603


076 892 2283

CAGE DIVING White Shark Project 16 Geelbek Street Kleinbaai Tel: 028 384 1774

Shop 10 Overbeek Building on the corner of Kloof, Long & Orange Street Tel: 021 422-0388 cycling

AFRIVISTA TOURS BUNGEE JUMPING Bloukrans Bungy: Travelon the N2 from Cape Town,40 km East of Plettenberg Bay Tel: 042 281-1458 jumping/index.htm

PUTT-PUTT Beach Road, Sea Point Tel: 021 434-4605


Cape Of Goodhope Lion’s Head Trail Otter Trail Hoerikwaggo Trail

MAYNARDVILLE OPEN AIR THEATRE Corner of Church and Wolfe Streets Maynardville, Wynberg Book through Computicket Tel: 083 915 8000

SURFING AT GLEN BEACH Tucked away in the corner of upmarket Camps Bay nearest to Sea Point

Based in Stellenbosch, specializing in wine tours.We also offer Cape Peninsula Tours, Garden Route trips,Township tours and custom designed tours.

CARIMISSA TOWNSHIP TOURS Join Camissa on a visit to the Townships and be welcomed as a guest into these neighborhoods where you will experience the friendly warmth, vibrancy and vitality of African culture.

UKUBONA AFRICA TOURS Ukubona Africa Tours specialises in township tours but also provides tailor-made tours. Some of the most popular tours provided are the City tour, the Peninsula tour, the Cape Point tour, the Winelands tour, the Whale tour and of course the special Township tour where visitors will be taken to Nyanga and be given the opportunity to experience vibrant township life.

5, 9, 11, 16 MAY 2012 @ 19H30 Opera House, Artscape Cape Town Opera presents Puccini’s La Bohème Puccini’s story brings four such characters to life: the poet Rodolfo, his great love the terminally ill seamstress Mimì, the charismatic singer Musetta and her on/off lover, the painter Marcello. The four of them carouse in the bars of Paris when they can afford to, and in Marcello’s garret when they can’t. As a bitter winter draws in, Mimì’s health worsens, and she and Rodolfo decide she would be better off finding herself a sugar daddy. But this being opera and they being Bohemian, the force of their passion prevails and Mimì draws her last breath in true Bohemian fashion - penniless but in love, surrounded by her friends. Coupled with snow scenes, live marching bands and the supremely evocative, elegant, almost sepia-tinted sets of award-winning designer Michael Mitchell, this is likely to be a very exciting production. Set in a Paris newly liberated from the Nazis, the sense of world change and philosophical enlightenment is as vivid as the physical and mental scars of recent war. Despite the cold and the hunger and the penury, there is a new future on the horizon, embodied by the American GIs – brazenly flashy in their shiny Jeeps. A ‘free’ future where ideas and ideals are shared and life is no longer a struggle. This is an opera chock-a-block with famous arias, soaring ensembles and heart-warming moments that make Puccini’s characters some of the most loveable in opera. MAY OPERA WEEKEND SPECIAL – See La Bohème on Friday 11 and the Bel Canto Gala Concert on 13 May and ENJOY R100 discount on the purchase of the 2 tickets. Book your tickets with Computicket on 021-4109821 or 0839158000



AUWAL MOSQUE 34 Dorp Street

NURUL ISLAM MOSQUE 134 Buitngrchtst cape town Phone 021 4234202




5 wale street Cathedral Offices 021 424 7360 Cathedral Facsimile 021 424 9772 After hours and emergencies 021 424 0471 David Orr, Director of music 021 424 7360 Staff email Website

65 Regent Road Sea Point Tel:+27 21 439 1962 Fax:+27 21 439 9620

6 Keizersgracht St zonnebloem cape town Phone 021 4626692



St George’s Anglican Cathedral is famous for its former presiding bishop, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. A 1905 Herbert Baker Gothic building, it is located on Wale Street opposite St George’s Mall at the entrance to Government Avenue. Call +27 (0)21 424 7360

185 Long Street Area Cape Town Telephone 21 444 4613

MASJIEDUR RAWBIE MOSQUE 22 Merrydaleav portlands Phone 021 3916675 Yusufeah Mosque

The Catholic Cathedral is opposite Parliament, on the corner of Roeland, St John’s and Plein streets.



winburg Phone 021 7622505

The Groote Kerk holds services in Afrikaans, but even if you don’t follow the service, the organ music is superb. Find it on the junction of Adderley, Spin and Bureau streets, opposite the Slave Lodge.




The Central Methodist Mission on the corner of Longmarket and Burg streets, Greenmarket Square, is a typical inner-city church with members from all racial and economic backgrounds.


6483 Hector Av grassy Park Phone 021 7035529 128 Lansport Rd hanover Park cape town 7780 Phone 021 6921909

309 5AV lotusrivier ltsrvr Phone 021 7061239 Kensington Phone 021 5931340

MASJIDUR RAGHMAAN MOSQUE 15 Rystonrd, hanover Park Phone 021 6919541 128 Lansportrd

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CALVINIST St James Church, 114 Third Avenue, Kenilworth.

BAPTIST Meadowridge Baptist Church is easily accessible from the M3 highway by taking the Ladies’ Mile off-ramp.

CHARISMATIC Vineyard Church, 16 Salisbury Road, Kenilworth, Cape Town.

PENTECOSTAL His People, Cape Town, is a city-wide church with six congregations: Baxter, City Bowl, Kuilsriver, N1 City, Tokai and West Coast.

TOWNSHIP CHURCH St Peters, Harare, Khayelitsha.

GARDEN SHUL 88, hatfield st. gardens. Tel: 27 21 465-1405


BELLVILLE HEBREW CONGREGATION C/O P O Box 41, Bellville, 7535 021 939 2169


P O Box 32004, Camps Bay, 8040 021 438 8082

CAPE TOWN HEBREW CONGREGATION Rabbi Osher Feldman 021 465 1405


P O Box 27133, Rhine Road, 8050 021 434 3740

CLAREMONT WYNBERG HEBREW CONGREGATION P O Box 23035, Claremont, 7735 021 671 9006 /7/8 021 683 3011

CONSTANTIA HEBREW CONGREGATION P O Box 230, Plumstead, 7801 021 713 1818 021 715 3110

TOURISM NEWS Tourists keep flocking to South Africa Over eight-million tourists visited South Africa in 2011 - a 3.3% increase over the 2010 World Cup year that would, if football-specific arrivals were not counted, have amounted to a 7.4% increase over 2010, well ahead of the global average of 4.4% annual growth. Presenting the 2011 tourist arrival figures in Cape Town on Thursday, Tourism Martinus van Schalkwyk said the 8,339,354 arrivals in 2011 showed that the country’s tourism industry had been able to build on the awareness created by the Fifa World Cup. Neighbouring countries such as Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe remained South Africa’s major source of tourist arrivals, while the UK, USA, Germany, the Netherlands and France were South Africa’s top five overseas tourist markets.

and the department planned to open four more SA Tourism offices on the continent over the next five years - with the next office to be opened in Nigeria in the coming financial year. “Tourists from Africa are major leisure tourists, attracted by the country’s beauty, nightlife and lifestyle and shopping attractions,” Van Schalkwyk said. He added that the 2013 African Nations Cup soccer tournament would be a big opportunity for the country to drive arrivals from the African continent. SA Tourism would also open an office in Brazil in the coming financial year, Van Schalkwyk said, adding that arrivals from the South American country were up by just under one percent in 2011, at 54 000. Gauteng and the Western Cape remained the country’s most visited provinces in 2011. Source: BuaNews ,

14.6% GROWTH FROM ASIA However, the growth in the country’s tourism arrivals was driven by a 14.6% growth from the emerging markets of Asia - with a 24% increase in arrivals from China and a 26% increase in arrivals from India. Van Schalkwyk said South Africa would continue to invest in marketing the country to India and China, adding that South African Airways’ launch in January of direct flights between Johannesburg and Beijing would add to the growth. While North American numbers grew by 2.3%, European arrivals declined by 3.5% in 2011, in line with worsening economic conditions there - yet despite this, arrivals from Germany increased by nine percent, with 236 000 arrivals, many of them young people. Van Schalkwyk said the hard work by SA Tourism’s Germany office had led to an increased awareness and positivism towards South Africa, particularly around the country’s lifestyle. The UK remained South Africa’s number one overseas market with 420 500 arrivals, despite a decrease of seven percent. Arrivals from two of South Africa’s other key European markets - the Netherlands and France - also declined last year, while arrivals from Italy were up. African arrivals up by 6.8% Arrivals from the African continent increased by 6.8%, with a 38% increase from Nigeria. A new country office had been opened in Angola,

National Geographic marketing campaign for Cape Town and Durban Cape Town Tourism and Durban Tourism have finalised a marketing project with National Geographic as part of an agreement to partner marketing of the two cities. Cape Town and Durban are South Africa’s leisure tourism hubs and the National Geographic campaign is the first of a collaborative series of international activities set to promote South Africa’s urban tourism offering. The integrated campaign will see Cape Town and Durban feature across all National Geographic platforms for a period of fourteen months between April 2012 and June 2013, and will include a series of TV vignettes focussed on the unique sounds of each city, an array of international National Geographic Magazines editions including National Geographic Traveler US, online editorial on www., a social media and digital campaign, as well as an event in London or Washington DC. The focussed target markets for the campaign will be in accordance with the two cities’ primary tourism source markets of the USA, UK, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa (and, through DSTV, into Africa), India, China and Australia. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s research shows that up to 80% of international tourists are in search of urban tourism – exploring

rich and different cultures and experiencing a country through the entry and viewpoint of their cities. In a world where cities, rather than countries, are the true players in a competitive global economy, culture is extensively being recognised as a facilitator of economic and urban progress. A city’s culture and liveability is key to generating a creative environment that attracts the investors and talents to stimulate economic development. With 70% of South Africa’s tourism product offering situated within the country’s urban areas, the National Geographic campaign will focus on iconic tourism attractions as well as unexpected experiences and hidden gems within each city. The campaign will showcase the diversity and multiculturalism of each city and tell unique stories about the destinations through the eyes of citizens - local ambassadors who will unlock the distinctive culture of each city. Phillip Sithole of eThekwini Municipality’s Business Support and Tourism says: “Durban and Cape Town add value to each other’s leisure and business tourism offering and the National Geographic campaign will demonstrate the unique touch points of each city. The campaign is formal recognition of our concerted efforts to present an integrated city tourism experience for both domestic and international travellers.” The National Geographic campaign is the outcome of bold steps by each of the participating cities to commit to going beyond outmoded ways of thinking about marketing and to challenge compartmentalised thinking. “Prosperous cities of the future will be stand-out urban centres seen as the most liveable and enjoyable places on the planet. Places that will deliver benefits to residents and visitors alike. Cape Town and Durban tell two very distinctive but corresponding stories. The National Geographic campaign is the first urban tourism collaboration of its kind in South Africa. We sincerely believe it will highlight our leisure tourism potential in our key source markets”, says Mariette du Toit-Helmbold, CEO of Cape Town Tourism. Cape Town locations and attractions will include Boulders Beach, Robben Island, District Six and Woodstock, the city’s three wine regions, the BoKaap and Table Mountain. The campaign will have the key message that a world of experiences can be had in two South African cities. Durban’s story will be told as leading port city with a warmth and tradition that is rooted in Africa and Asian influences and Cape Town’s unprecedented natural beauty will form the backdrop of the depiction as a city of inspiration, design and innovation where creative freedom reigns. As part of the 2013 editorial calendar National Geographic Channel will also be producing a one hour documentary about the two cities. Source: SA - the Good News

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taurants.../Restaurants/ Taiwan-city-Restaurant

A: 33 Church Str. T: 021 424 0000


EASTERN FOOD BAZAAR A: The Wellington Darling Street T: 021 461 2458 www.easternfoodbazaar.

HAIKU A: 58 Burg Street T: 021 424 7000

A: 3 Park Road, Gardens T: 021 424 8879 Takumi


A: 315 Main Road T: 021 434 0008 / 9


TAIWAN CITY A: Shop 421, Canal Walk Century City T: 021 555 3081

A: 1st and 2nd Floor, Cnr Surrey Place and Beach Road Mouille Point T: 021 433 2377



A: 60 Kloof Street T: 021 424 4344 A: Aquila Game Lodge T: 021 421 4998

A: Cnr Beach & Recreation Road Fish Hoek T: 021 782 3066 Francois-Restaurant



A: Main Road, Millers Point, Simons Town T: 021 876 1621

A: 178 Long Street T: 021 426 1017


A: Cnr Coen Steytler and Heerengracht Road, Foreshore T: 021 418 3366


A: Hohenort Hotel 93 Brommeryslei Road T: 021 794 2137 www.cellars-hohenort. com/cape-malay

CITY GRILL STEAKHOUSE A: V & A Waterfront T: 021 421 9820



A: 163 Beach Road Mouille Point T: 021 439 3494


CAPTAIN’S TALE & Ranch, Van Schoorsdrif TWO & SIXPENCE Rd, Philadelphia off N7 PUB T: 021 972 1955 A: 88 St George’s Street T: 021 786 1371



A: The Cape Royal, 47 Main Road T: 021 430 0506

A: The District, Grand West Casino T: 021 534 9194

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CAKE BOSS CONFIRMED FOR THE CAPE TOWN GOOD FOOD & WINE SHOW Make sure that 24 - 27 May 2012 at the CTICC in Cape Town is diarised as South Africa’s biggest “Good Food & Wine Show” makes its mark on the social calendar as the quintessential authority of all things gourmet. This event, set to astound thousands of visitors with the latest trends from around the world, boasts an impressive line-up of awardwinning celebrity chefs, workshops and tastings. Big name chefs as seen on DStv including Buddy Valastro, star of the smash TLC hit reality television show, The Cake Boss; winner of MasterChef America, Whitney Miller; BBC lifestyle celebrity chef, Valentine Warner, Michelin star, Italian heart throb Giorgio Locatelli; Food Network’s Spice Price of India, Reza Mohammad and celebrity chef , Ariana Bundy who has cooked for Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman; Brad Pitt and Madonna; will bring their fresh ideas and flamboyant personalities to a wide variety of interactive workshops, tastings and book signings. New for 2012, are the VIP packages which will enable visitors to enjoy the Good Food & Wine Show in style. The VIP pass includes: fast track entry into the Good Food & Wine Show; admission into the MTN VIP lounge, including canapés and beverages; a Show guide; meet ‘n greet opportunity with one of the visiting celebrity chefs’ and the opportunity to download the chefs’ recipes onto your mobile right there at the Show. The hugely popular Lindt Chocolate Appreciation Theatre, known for its delectable demonstrations has double its seating capacity for 2012 and added

chocolate cooking demonstrations to its indulgent line-up. Another exciting new addition to the Show, is the Foods from around the World Theatre, in association with Food Network, DSTV and Spekko rice. This theatre, circular in shape, offers a tasting of different dishes from around the globe, and the opportunity for visitors to meet the chef, try their cuisine with various gourmet travel tourism options to these fantastic destinations available.

South Africa’s finest wines will be available for tasting and purchase and a Fine Brandies Emporium together with a Whisky Village in association with Whisky magazine, will allow connoisseurs to taste and purchase leading whisky brands from around the world. The search will also be on for South Africa’s leading bartender, who will represent South Africa at the World Cocktail Championships last this year.

With more and more evidence indicating just how important what we eat really is and the role our diet plays in preventing a numbers of lifestyle diseases, the Good Food & Wine Show has added a “Good for You” Theatre, where leading celebrity chefs, including Ariana Bundy will showcase delicious, healthy recipes and industry specialists will be hosting workshops illustrating how small changes in your diet and lifestyle can prevent and cure a number of different illnesses in children and adults without the need of medication. This Theatre is sponsored by Spar, Willow Creek Olive Oil and Home Channel, available on DSTV.

It’s also children’s foodie heaven, so make sure you bring the whole family. With interactive hands on cooking classes for children, from chocolate to cookies and pancakes to pita bread, children will want to spend the whole day and come back the next. Now CBeebies’ favourite making-man Mister Maker is packing up his craft box and bringing some special making magic with food to South Africa when he makes his first arty appearance at the Good Food & Wine Show.

In keeping with global trends, the Good Food & Wine Show has partnered with the Slow Food Market to showcase the finest food artisans that South Africa has to offer. Showcasing the interactive approach to their craft, speciality food producers will show visitors how they make speciality sausages; artisan breads and the finest pestos. Visitors will also have the opportunity to treat their taste buds to Street Food, another buzz word that has taken global foodies by storm – empanadas; tapas and dim sum will be showcased.

It’s the real thing and the countdown has officially begun to the country’s biggest food extravaganza. For full Show details and to book visit, www. If you’re from out of town, don’t despair, Thompsons have put together some great value packages to ensure you don’t miss out, For full package details, visit Note: The Good Food & Wine Show takes place at the CTICC in Cape Town from May 24-27. Tickets are available through Computicket. For more information go to

DINING www.18hundreddegrees. com

& UNION A: 110 Bree Street T: 021 422 2770 www.wininganddining.


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THE FAMOUS BUTCHERS A: 101 Buitengracht St Lodge Hotel T: 021 422 0880

A: 70 Keerom Street T: 021 424 3460


GRAND CAFĂ&#x2030; & BEACH A: Granger Bay Road, off Beach Road T: 021 425 0551

A: 107A, Main Road, Green Point T: 021 433 2081

SEAFOOD BAIA A: V&A Waterfront T: 021 421 0935

BLOWFISH RESTAURANT A: 1 MARINE Dr. Dolphin Beach, Tableview T: 021 556 5456 www.blowfishrestaurant.

CODFATHER A: 34 The Dr. Camps Bay T: 021 438 0782

DUNES A: 1 Beach Road T: 021 790 1876

OCEAN BLUE A: Shop 3, The Promenade Victoria Road Camps Bay T: 021 438 9838 / 9


Harbour T: 021 447 3992

PARANGA A: Shop 1, The Promenade, Victoria Road Camps Bay T: 021438 0404

PIGALLE A: 57 A Somerset Road Green Point T: 021 421 4848 www.pigallerestaurants.

SOUTHPOLE A: Ocean Square, Sunset Beach T: 021 551 5752 www.southpolerestaurant.

THE LOOKOUT DECK A: Harbour Road T: 021 790 0900

A: Quay 500, Cape Town

TAPAS BLAKES BAR & LOUNGE A: 189 Buitengracht Street T: 072 451 5356 021 422 4747 CAFE SOFIA A: 60 Kloof Street Gardens T: 021 426 0801

A: 1st Floor, The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps bay T: 021 438 3660 A: 267 main Road, Sea Point T: 021 439 7993

FRENCH TOAST A: 199 Bree Street T: 021 422 4084

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DINING FORK A: 84 Long Street T: 021 424 6334 www.fork-restaurant.


A: 103 Main Road, Green Point T: 021 434 6893


Point T: 021 434 8794 www.labohembistro.

food.Strikly Halaal A: 273 Longmarket St. Signal Hill, Bo- Kaap T: 021 424 0529



A: Shop No 7216, Upper Level, V & A Waterfront T: 021 421 1916 eat/eatcontent/Pages/ Salero.aspx

A: 341 Main Road, Sea

A TASTE OF AFRICA ADDIS IN CAPE - Ethopian A: 41 Church Street

T: 021 424 5722

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


GOLD Restaurant is a vibrant, eclectic Pan-African experience GOLD of Africa Museum A: 96 Strand Street T: 021 421 4653


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

IKHAYA Ikhaya African Restaurant offers a memorable celebration of fine food and resplendent surroundings A: V&A Waterfront T: 021 418 3728

MAMMA AFRICA A place of African Food, African Music & African Happiness A: 178 Long Street T: 021 426 1017

MARCO’S AFRICAN PLACE Indigenous African & Cape Malay Cuisine A: 15 Rose Lane Bo-Kaap, Cape Town T: 021 423 5412 MOYO Sophisticated African experience A: Eden on the Bay Shopping Centre Bloubergstra nd T: 021 554 9671 / 2

NOON GUN TEA ROOM & RESTAURANT - Aromatic, Spicy, traditional Cape Malay

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Traditional African, Eastern and European flavours, recipes and cultures together A: 98 Long Street T: 021 422 0529 / 0525

ROOTIS CAPE MALAY Authentic Cape Malay Farefully halaal A: Clock Tower Centre,Waterfront T: 021 425 8810

CHEF RESTAURANTS DEAR ME Cuisine: A celebration of local and seasonal by Vanessa Marx Open: Monday to Friday: 7:00-15:00. Dinner Thursday by Vanessa Marx. A: 165 Longmarket Street, CBD T: 021 422 4920

LA MOUETTE Cuisine: Exciting, modern French food with a distinctly Mediterranean flair by Henry Vigar Open: Dinner - Monday to Sunday, Lunch - Friday to Sunday A: 78 Regent Roa, Sea Point T: 021 433 0856


A: V & A Waterfront / Heritage Square (CBD) T: 021 425 5555 ANATOLI– Turkish Restaurant A: 24 Napier Street Greenpoint T: 021 419 2501

EASTERN FOOD BAZAAR A: 96 Longmarket Street T: 021 461 2458 OCEAN BASKET –Seafood A: Cnr Main and Gabriel Road, Plumstead T: 021 761 0765 (All of Ocean basket food in all the branches is strictly Halaal) THAI RAK SA – ASIAN A: cnr of Blaawberg Road & Marine Drive, Table View T: 021 975 1611



ape 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.

CBD BOMBAY BRASSERIE Cuisine: Fine Indian Specialty dining A: The Taj, CBD T: 021 819 2000



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

Cuisine: Northern Indian ( Mughlai), Halaal A: Hilton Cape Town T: 021 481 3700

BIZERCA BISTRO Cuisine: A marriage of traditional French classics with the own authentic style of Cyrillia and Laurent Deslandes. Open: Lunch & Dinner -Monday to Friday A: Jetty Street, Forshore T: 021 418 0001 NOBU & REUBEN’S restaurants at the One & only Hotel are listed farther ahead


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: Paddock Shopping Centre Milnerton T: 021 522 9894

A: Westin Grand Arabella Quays T: 021 412 9999


A: The Pepper Club Luxury Hotel & Spa, T: 021 438 3174

The authentic Pakistani Restaurant A: Dockside Building, Buitengracht & 31 Machu Street T: 021 421 9017 RAASOIE - Indian A: 7 Kloof Street Gardens T: 021 423 1777

THE PEPPER CLUB Cuisine: Continental

GREEN POINT CONNEXION Cuisine: A Tapas styled meu and an extensive wine by the glass list.

DINING A: Protea Hotel, Victoria Junction T: 021 418 1234



Cuisine: International



A: Radisson Blu, Granger Bay

T: 021 441 3000

THE ATLANTIC GRILL Cuisine: International

Cuisine: International

A: The Table Bay Hotel

A: Cape Grace Hotel T: 021 410 7100



A: Victoria & Alfred Hotel T: 021 419 6677

Cuisine: Creative Cape Cuisine A: Cape Grace Hotel T: 021 410 7080


Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean


Cuisine: Sublime Japanese Cuisine A: One & Only Hotel

T: 021 406 5918

T: 021 431 5111

Cuisine: Simple, Approachable, honest food


A: Ambassador Hotel, Bantry Bay T: 021 439 7258

Cuisine: The creative menu of Reuben Riffel


A: One & Only Hotel

T: 021 431 5222

CLIPPER RESTAURANT Cuisine: Seafood Delicacies A: The Commodore Hotel

T: 021 415 1000


QUARTER RESTAURANT Cuisine: Fine Dining in the Cape Malay tradition A: The Portswood Hotel

Cuisine: International, Cape Malay evenings on Wednesday & Espetada special on Thursdays. A: the Peninsula Hotel T: 021 430 7777

T: 021 418 3281

Cuisine: European Kitchen with a South African taste on a 360° revolving platform. A: Ritz Hotel T: 021 439 6988

BELTHAZAR RESTAURANT & WINE BAR A: V&A Waterfront T: 021 421 3753


A: Heritage Square, 92 Bree Street T: 021 422 1367

CHENIN RESTAURANT WINE BAR A: Heritage Square, 92 Bree Street T: 021 422 1367


sion, Piazza Level, 27 Somerset Road De Waterkant T: 021 418 6293

NAKED A: Ritz Plaza Shop 6, 251 Main Road Sea Point T: 021 439 5363


A: 341 Main Road, Sea Point T: 021 434 8794 www.labohembistro.

TORO A: 68 Waterkant Street Cape Quarter T: 021 418 2846

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Caveau, situated on the Bree Street side of Heritage Square, offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown Cape Town. This intimate wine bar and deli affords the seasoned and enterprising professionals an opportunity to bring the wine route to your doorstep, but to cheekily break outmoded traditions taking taste to where no bud has been before. The courtyard is covered with a Bedouin tent and has mushroom heater to provide some heat. Our Caveau lunch and dinner menus change daily, however there is a wide variety of salads, fresh fish, meat, vegetarian and traditional bistro fare available along with a great tapas and sushi menu! PETIT CAVEAU Petit Caveau is situated at the Colosseum Building, within Century City, the bustling city within a city strategically located along the N1 in the heart of the greater metropolitan Cape Town area. This recently opened wine bar and bistro is quickly becoming a firm favourite amongst the corporate businesses as well as to the thriving residential community. The seasonal a-la-carte, Mediterranean inspired menu, changes to make best use of fresh and local ingredients, whilst the daily changing tapas menu complements over 40 choices of wine available by the glass. Caveau: 92 Bree Street, Heritage Square, Cape Town 021 422 1367 open: Monday - Saturday from 07h00 -22h30 (kitchen) Petit Caveau: Shop G11, Colosseum Building, Century City 021 8233033 Open: Monday - Saturday from 07h00 - 22h30 (kitchen) website & email for both restaurants: &

Van Ryn’s Distillery

For tastings, tours and more info visit or call 021 881 3875. Address: Van Ryn Road, Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch. Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 8:30am – 4:30pm | Sat: 9am – 2pm Sun: 11am – 4pm (only during Oct – April) GPS: S 33 57’ 42.8” E 18 48’ 02.9”

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WILDLIFE ALL YEAR R OSTRICH FARMING History reveals that ostrich chicks were traded by the original Khoi inhabitants with the Dutch Settlers in 1652 and exported from Cape Town to Batavia (now Indonesia) in 1656. There were also exports to India and the Emperor of Japan in 1658. The first documented ostrich farm was established in the centre of Cape Town in 1679. The ostrich is the world’s largest living bird, averaging 2m (6.5ft) in height and weighing up to 156kg (344lb).

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.

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 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.

SHARK CAGE DIVING 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).

CAPE FUR SEAL 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. 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.

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BIG 5 SAFARI 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. African Big Five Game Species: African bush elephant (Loxodontaafricana): The African 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. 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. 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. 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

CAPE PENINSULA BABOONS 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

ROUND 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)

BOULDERS BEACH PENGUINS 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.

Day Tours Full day and half day guided tours – some available in German. Free pick-up and drop off in central Cape Town. ● Cape Point: R695 pp ◗ CPT City: R350 pp excluding Table Mountain cableway ticket ● Winelands: R695 pp ◗ Township*: R415 pp ◗ Cape Point: R495 pp ◗ Winelands: R495 pp

● Cape Highlights: R870 pp ● Aquila*: R2200 pp ● shark Cage Diving*: R1750 pp ● Cape Point & Winelands Combo*: R750 pp ◗ Table Mountain Hike*: R650 pp ◗ Table Mountain bike*: R650 pp

* Subject to minimum 2 people

◗ Half day, ● Full day

Also AvAilAble: Victoria Falls (Zambia or Zimbabwe) breaks, Kruger Park breakaways, Garden Route & Cape Winelands and many others.

Tel: 021 460 4700, Cell: 082 566 4667 Email:,

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What took us decades to learn, will only take you an hour.

Join us for a tour through Die Bergkelder, South Africa’s oldest underground cellar, to learn all about our winemaking legacy. You’ll gain years’ worth of knowledge in only an hour, and still have time left to taste our wines.

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Famous Mountain Cellar • Fine Wine Shop • Tours and Tastings • Wine Museum Tour Times: Monday - Friday: 10h00, 11h00, 14h00, 15h00 Saturday & public holidays: 10h00, 11h00, 12h00 Closed on Sundays and religious holidays. Tour Duration: Approximately 1 hour. Booking essential. Tel: +27 21 809 8025, Fax: +27 21 883 9533, Email: GPS co-ordinates: S 33° 56’ 2” E 18° 51’ 5”


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Michael Buble has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, half a million in South Africa alone. The ‘Crazy Love Tour’ is Micheal’s biggest and most exciting tour to date, receiving remarkable praise from both music and spectators of the show. His stage show is propelled by a string of hits including ‘Home’, ‘Everything’, ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’ and his latest smash ‘Hollywood’, along with the superstar’s distinctive interpretations of classics like ‘Cry Me a River’, ‘Feeling Good’ and ‘Always On My Mind’. Grandwest arena, 1-3 May, Tickets R425 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket. mobi.

LA BOHEME Four struggling Parisian artists approach life, love and loss with irrepressible joie de vivre in Puccini’s most heart-warming opera. Filled with famous arias, soaring ensembles and poignant dramatic details, La Boheme traces the troubled love affair of the poet Rodolfo and the terminally ill seamstress Mimì, while their penniless but high-spirited companions embrace the Bohemian life in Paris’ Latin Quarter. Artscape, 5, 9, 11 &16 May, Tickets R110- R350 from Computicket: 083 915 8000

CAPE TOWN OPERA BEL CANTO GALA CONCERT American tenor Lawrence Brownlee makes his Cape Town debut in a spectacular gala concert of bel canto showpieces with South African-born soprano Sally Silver and mezzo-soprano Violina Anguelov. Artscape, 13 May, Tickets R150- R450 from Computicket: 083 915 8000


just standing in the foyer waiting for the show to start!! Theatre on the bay, 2 May – 9 June, Tickets R100R160 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH Celebrated South African actor, playwright and arts administrator, John Kani, first drama as sole playwright, Nothing But The Truth, was first performed to critical acclaim at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg in 2002.Since then it has toured the world and was also turned into a film in 2008. It is the story of two brothers, one who went into exile during the apartheid years and died there, and the other who stayed in South Africa. Sibling rivalry is at the heart of this warm and unique South African play. Artscape, 18 Apr- 4 May, Tickets R40 from Computicket: 083 915 8000

HENRY ROLLINS - THE LONG MARCH Henry Rollins is a smart, angry man with a conscience. He walks the earth on a relentless search for stories to tell. Now he brings you the distilled results of his travels in a dazzling two-hour recount of what he`s witnessed out at the edge. Intelligent, funny and thought-provoking. Baxter Theatre, 18 May, Tickets R278 from Computicket: 083 915 8000

CAPE TOWN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Symphony Concert 1: 10.05.2012, 20:00. Conductor: BRANDON PHILLIPS. Soloist: SPENCER MYER (piano), ALEXANDER RAMM (cello). CURTAIN RAISER: Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. SMETANA: Dance of the Comedians. BRAHMS- Tragic Overture, Op. 81, MOZART-

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466, ELGARSerenade for Strings Op. 20, ELGAR- Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85 Symphony Concert 2: 17.05.2012, 20:00. Conductor: VICTOR YAMPOLSKY. Soloist: OLIVIER CHARLIER (violin (. HAYDN Symphony No. 49 (La Passione) in F minor, MOZART Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major K218, SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10. Symphony Concert 3: 24.05.2012, 20:00. Conductor: VICTOR YAMPOLSKY. Soloist:FRANÇOIS DU TOIT (piano(. SMETANA The Bartered Bride: Overture, XAVER SCHARWENKA, Piano Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 82, BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 Symphony Concert 4: 31.05.2012, 20:00. Conductor: VICTOR YAMPOLSKY. Soloist: BRYAN WALLICK (piano). BERLIOZ Roman Carnival, BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15, DVORÁK Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 9 (From the New World). All at City Hall, Tickets R130, R155, R180 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket. mobi.

THE BROTHERS SIZE “The greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more” (Chicago Tribune), The Brothers Size is a hot-blooded, music-filled drama from one of the USA’s most exciting new voices. Two brothers, the Louisiana bayou, and West African mythology swirl together in this unforgettable theatrical event that will leave you breathless. “Listen closely, and you might hear that thrilling sound that is one of the main reasons we go to the theatre, that beautiful music of a new voice.” – New York Times Baxter Theatre, 18-26 May, TicketsR90- R150 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket. mobi.

BOEING, then you loved PERFECT WEDDING and now the same comedy team return to entertain you in the hilarious farce FUNNY BUSINESS! When Ferris (Committie) agrees to look after his sister`s seedy hotel during her temporary absence, he does not anticipate the arrival of a notorious journalist who writes a critical column for a Sunday newspaper. Or, that this arrival will coincide with a visit to the hotel from an assortment of guests who all have guilty secrets they do not wish to have divulged. As a result, Ferris is caught up in a dizzy round of lies, misunderstanding, verbal sparring, physical hi-jinx and baffling subterfuge as he tries to protect the hotel`s reputation in the eyes of the visiting journalist - a task made far more difficult by the fact that he does not know which of the guests IS the journalist!! FUNNY BUSINESS promises it all - fast paced, wildly silly antics, wickedly inventive business and, most importantly, lots of huge laughs. And that`s

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NIGHT LIFE ASSEMBLY A: 61 Harrington Street T: 021 465 7286 Open: Wed, Fri & Sat 9pm – 4am CASA BLANCA A: Portswood Road, V& A Waterfront T: 021 421 1185 Open: Fri & Sat 10 pm – 4am GANDALFS A: 299 Lower Main Road Observatory T: 083 3300 700 Open: Tues – Sat KNOXVILLE LOUNGE BAR A: 1st Floor, 75 Kloof Street Gardens T: 082 871 6471 Open: Wed 7pm -2am & Fri-Sat 8pm – 2am Sun 8:30-10:30pm MERCURY LIVE & LOUNGE A: 43 De Villiers Street T: 021 465 2106 Open: Mon, Tues, Fri & Sat 9pm - 4am SUGAR HUT CLUB A: Cnr of Canterbury & Constitution, District Six T: 021 801 5699 Open: Wed - Sun; 5pm -2am

CITY CENTRE CATU –IRISH BAR A: 38 Hout Street T: 021 424 7453 Open: Mon-Sat 10am – 2am CHROME A: 6 Pepper Street CBD T: 083 700 6078 Open: Mon – Sat 12am – 4am FEZ CLUB A: 11 Machau Street, CBD

T: 021 419 7000 / 079 249 295 Open: Fri –Sat 9:30pm – 4:00 pm FICTION DJ BAR & LOUNGE A: 226 Long Street T: 021 424 7509 Open: Tues – Sat RHINO ROOM ELECTRONIC A: Green Street, CBD T: 082 741 8981 THE LOOP NIGHT CLUB A: Corner of Loop & Pepper Street T: 072 539 1121 Open: Wed, Fri & Sat 22:00 - 04 :00 TJING TJING A: 165 Long Market above Dear Me Restaurant, CBD T: 021 422 4920 Open: Daily 4pm till late VOOM VOOM - Jazz & Soul A: 70 Loop Street, CBD T: 021 426 2011-08-22 ZULA SOUND BAR A: 98 Long Street CBD T: 021 424 2442 Open: Mon - Thur 12pm -2am & Fri - Sat 12pm 4am

SEA POINT DECO DANCE UNDERGROUND A: 120 B Main Road Sea Point T: Fri – Sat 8:30 – 4:00 am THE USB (UNDERGROUND SOUND BOUTIQUE) A: 120 Main Road, Sea Point T: 021 439 8000 Open: Wed – Sun

GREEN POINT BRONX ACTION BAR A: 22 Somerset Road, De Waterkant

T: 021 419 9216 Open: everyday CREW BAR A: 30 Napier Street De Waterkant T: 021 418 0118 CUBANA HAVANA LOUNGE LATINO SOCIAL CAFÉ A: 9 Somerset Road, De Waterkant T: 021 421 1109 Open: everyday FRIENDLY SOCIETY A: 125a Waterkant Street T: 021 421 6969 Open: everyday from 12:00 - till GRAVITY A: 12 Cobern Street, Green Point T: 084 771 2248 JADE CHAMPAGNE BAR & LOUNGE A: 39 Main Road, Green point T: 021 439 4108 Open: Wed – Sat 8pm – 2am OPIUM A: 6 Dixon Street De Waterkant T: 021 425 4010 Open: Mon – Sun TRINITY A: 15 Bennett Street, Green Point T: 021 418 0624 Open: Mon – Sat 12am - 4 am THE DISTILLERY 000118


CAMPS BAY SAPPHIRE A: The Promanade, Camps Bay T: 021 438 1758 Open: every day ST YVES BEACH CLUB A: 2nd Level Promenade Building, Camps Bay T: 021 438 0826

Daily Tours: Find out more about our working distillery, Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm cooperage and maturation cellar. Sat: 9am - 2pm Sun: 11am - 4pm Van Ryn’ s Brandy Tasting: Taste our Van Ryn’s (no cellar tours) 10 Years Old Vintage and 12 Year Old Potstill Brandies. Brandy & Charcuterie Tasting: Enjoy 3 cured meats with Viceroy 5 Year Old, Van Ryn’s 10 Year Old Vintage and 15 Year Old Potstill Brandies. Brandy & Dessert Tasting (by appointment only): Indulge in delicious brownies with van Ryn’s Potstill Brandies. Cellar tours Brandy, Coffee & Chocolate tasting: Pair Belgian chocolate Mon-Fri: 10am;11:30am;3pm and Brazilian coffee with our award – wining Potstill Brandies. Sat: 10am; 11:30am; 1pm Van Ryn Road, Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch S33 57’42.8” E18 48’ 02.9 • • Tel: +27 21 881 3875

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Luscious Ladies and Distinguished Gentlemen, Mavericks is proud to present,

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68 BARRACK STREET, CAPE TOWN T: 021 461 9988



The spectacular Kirstenbosch gardens cover an area of 528 hectares of cultivated garden. The gardens are a celebration of South Africa flora and South Africa plants. An excellent spot for lazy picnics, romantic strolls and happy children.

A visit to the Cape Winelands is an absolute must as the region is one of breathtaking vistas and majestic mountain backdrops while being steeped in rich culture and history. The Winelands aredivided into various different regions, each offering their own ”wine route”.

Tel: 021 799 8783

HOUT BAY HARBOUR Hout Bay one of the most attractive regions in the Cape. You'll find a friendly working harbour, a famous bird sanctuary and lots of walking trails, as well as long stretches of sandy beach and a Sunday craft market. If you wish to get to Seal island or just to watch some seals enjoying the fisherman’s left overs Hout Bay harbour will be the perfect spot.




Boulders Penguin Colony is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin and makes for a great stop either to or from Cape Point. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural beach – and what could be better than swimming with penguins?

Table Mountain continues to capture imaginations and dazzle newcomers. There are only two ways up – walking or the cable car. Whether you choose to hike up or hitch a ride with the revolving cablecar, the summit offers breathtaking views and endless photo moments. Tel: 021 424 0015

Rhodes Memorial, which nestles at the base of Devil’s Peak, provides spectacular views towards both Table Bay and False Bay and the Hottentots Holland mountains in the far distance.stands on theslopes of Devil’s Peak, on the Northern flank of Table Mountain.

WHAT WINE ROUTE? 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...

Constantia Valley

Stellenbosch Wine Route

Franschhoek Wine Route

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 five wine cellars on the route boast a winemaking history dating back to 1685 .

The Stellenbosch Wine Route was the first 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 148 cellars - most of which are open to the public. From Cape Town take the N1 in a northerly direction and turn off at the Exit 39 onto the R304 and follow through into Stellenbosch. Call Stellenbosch Tourism: 021 883 3584 For more information: or Stellenbosch Wine Route: 021 886 4310 For more information:

Franschhoek was founded over 300 years ago when the French Huguenots settled in the Berg River Valley. The wine route here is comparatively small with only 29 cellars, but what it lacks in wine route variety, it makes up for in quality cuisine and breathtaking scenery. A perfect mini-break destination. Franschhoek is 85km outside of Cape Town.

Constantia Valley Association: 021 762 8769 For more

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Call Franschhoek Tourism: 021 876 3603 For more


WINELANDS ROBBEN ISLAND Almost as famous as Table Mountain, Robben Island has become an international symbol of human rights and is now a World Heritage Site. On your guided tour you’ll visit Nelson Mandela’s 46664 call and learn about the life and times of the Apartheid era. Tel: 021 413 4200


There is nothing quite as inspiring as standing at the edge of a continent overlooking the wild ocean with towering cliff cutting into the landscape and holding you above the world. Cape Point is found within the Cape Peninsula National Park. Tel:021 780 9010/11

Experience the magic of the Constantia Valley at The constantia food and wine festival where, they will be showcasing over 40 of the finest wines and delicious food from award winning restaurants. Visitors to the Festival will be treated to multi-layered culinary delights, local wines, and live entertainment to showcase Constantia as one of the world’s premier food and wine destinations. The list of participating wine farms: Beau Constantia, Buitenverwachtind, Cape Point vineyards, Constantia Mist, Constantia Uitsig, Constantia Glen, Eagles’’ Nest, Groot Constantia, High Constantia, Klein Constantia and Steenberg Vineyards. Friday 4th and Saturday 5th May: 11:00- 21:00. Sunday 6th May: 11:00- 17:00. Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate on the cricket oval. Entertainment includes live shows and an open air kid’s play area adjacent to the tasting tent.

Paarl Wine Route

Only a 40 min drive from Cape Town is the picturesque town of Paarl (pearl), nestled between Paarl Mountain and the majestic Du Toitskloof Mountain Range. Paarl lies in the Berg River valley and is the perfect stop-over destination in the heart of the wine route. From Cape Town follow the N1 north, turn off at Exit 55, Main Street, Paarl.

On Friday 4th and Sunday 6th: Me and Mr Brown and on Saturday 5th: Perfect Score

Tickets Cost R 120pp per day and include tastings at the participating wine farms. No charge for children. Purchase your tickets online at or at the entrance.

Call Paarl Tourism: 021 872 0860 For more information:

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SHOP 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. 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 Krugerrand is 32.6 mm in diameter and 2.74 mm thick. The Krugerrand's actual weight is 1.0909 troy ounces (33.93 g). It is minted from gold alloy that is 91.67% pure (22 karats), so the coin contains one troy ounce (31.1035 g) of gold. The remaining 8.33% of the coin's weight (2.826 g) is copper (an alloy known historically as crown gold which has long been used for English gold sovereigns), which gives the Krugerrand a more orange appearance than silver-alloyed gold coins. Copper alloy coins are harder and more durable, so they can resist scratches and dents. 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.

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The South African Gold Coin Exchange (SAGCE) has been a household name in the coin industry in South Africa since 1972. They are the largest distributor of gold investment, bullion and collectable coins in South Africa. Outlets can be found at: Cape Town International Airport: International Departures, Domestic Departures and Central Terminal, Tyger Valley Mall - Bellville, Canal Walk Shopping Centre - Century City, Cavendish Square - Claremont, Tyger Valley Mall - Bellville and Somerset Mall - Somerset West.

18 Visitor Information Centres across the city. Each Design Route participant is signposted with contact details as well as what sector they represent, making it easier for you to find exactly what you are looking for.


If attention to details, uniqueness and originality are not only words, but forms part of you believes and way of life, you are in the right place. Since 1995, Design Indaba has been committed to a vision that is built on the belief that creativity will fuel an economic revolution in South Africa. As such, Design Indaba is a celebration of design in a country iconic of the triumph of the human spirit. Design Indaba typifies this can-do spirit through its belief in design and how it can help solve the problems faced by an emerging economy. With the right support, a better future can be designed. In the last years, Design Indaba initiatives allow visitors to enjoy the fruits of their doing outside the time of the actual yearly expo by establishing the Design Route. Tourists and design fanatics can explore the Cape while taking a closer look at the creative minds that inhabit this city. It’s your chance at taking Design Indaba Expo beyond its walls with all you need at your fingertips. The route features 62 Western Cape-based designers and design studios. All those featured are part of the Design Indaba Expo so rest assured the Design Route is offering you the best in design and product quality. The route will have you traversing the Cape Town City Bowl, the Southern Peninsula and the Winelands as well as a multitude of in-betweens, leaving you with no excuse for not experiencing all that Cape Town has to offer. You can pick up your Design Route at any of the Cape Town Tourism’s

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 colouredpapiermache 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,

PING 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: http:// 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 andSunday& 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 Franschhhoek. Today they have the world’s largest selection of ostrich leather goods, carrying over 1000 handbags alone.

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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PLACES OF INTEREST The City of Cape Town invites you to explore and experience some of her well known and recognizable sites that has been refreshed and updated and uplifted in recent time as well as some new and old icons that are worth to be re-familiarising in person.


Experience the first heart transplant , the museum is housed where the actual event took place. See where Chris Barnaard successfully transplanted the first heart. 021 404 1967 Groote Schuur Hospital Main Road, Observatory Cape Town, South Africa

COMPANY’S GARDEN VISITOR CENTRE The garden was established in 1652, making it one of the oldest gardens in the country. The display in the Visitor’s centre gives a comprehensive overview of the early history of the garden, which is unique in that it is the only example of how two different landscape styles – the Dutch ‘produce garden’ grid pattern and the ‘Victorian Romantic’ grid pattern and the overlaid to produce the garden as it exists today. Tel: 021 400 26 21 Visiting times: 7am -7pm

OLD CASTLE BREWERY While Castle began making in roads into what had been almost entirely “lion country” work was began on the erection of the Castle Brewery in Woodstock. This brewery was to be sited alongside the new railway line as an advertisement for Castle beer –a sort of early billboard. The Castle Brewery was completed in 1901, designed by New York architect H. Steinmann and was opened on the 1st April 1902, several setbacks to its completion, being caused by the second Boer War. 021 448 4500

THE OLD CITY HALL Built in 1905, the old City Hall in Darling Street is a mixture of Italian Renaissance and British colonial architecture. It is located on the Grand Parade to the west of the Castle of Good Hope and is built from honey-colored limestone imported from Bath in England. The 60m/200ft high bell-tower, with a carillon installed in 1923, was modeled on London’s Big Ben. The City Hall was the last major Victorian building to be erected in Cape Town. The City Hall’s carillon was installed as a WW1 war memorial, with 22 additional bells being added in 1925 with the visit of the Prince of Wales. Magnificent and imposing, the City Hall commemorates Kind Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, with its mosaic floors, marble staircase, stained glass windows and specially designed organ with 3165 pipes.

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Grand Hall and reception rooms while the portion originally housing Municipal offices and which fronts onto Darling Street is the home of the Central Library of Cape Town.A stone set into the base of the building in front of the main balcony has this inscription: “upon release from prison on 11 February 1990 and on his election as President of South Africa on 9 May 1994 Nelson Mandela addressed the nation here”. For more information go to:

THE DRILL HALL AND CENTRAL LIBRARY The foundations of the City Hall were laid on 29th August 1900, and the building finally opened on 25th July 1905, by the Mayor Alderman Hyman Lieberman. It is built in an Italian Renaissance Style with a classical facade in a handsome campanile towering to a height of some 200ft. The exterior stonework is of sandstone and granite. The facade facing on Darling Street has a central feature surmounted by a pediment rising 82 feet above pavement level, the wings on either side are about 60ft in imposing clock tower houses the four-sided City Hall clock built to scale and half the size of London’s Big Ben. The building is divided longitudinally, with one half of the building housing the

CAPE TOWN DIAMOND MUSEUM Situated in the bustling heart of the world-famous Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Town Diamond Museum pays tribute to the world’s most precious gem, the diamond, and is a must-see for any visitor to Cape Town. Discover a 3 billion year old story unfold from a diamond’s formation to the final polished stone. Explore the origins of South Africa’s famous diamond industry, and ...get introduced to some of the great names in diamond history, including Cecil John Rhodes, Barney Barnato and the Oppenheimer family. The Cape Town Diamond Museum also pays homage to the most famous South African diamonds, such as the 3,106 carat Cullinan rough diamond discovered in 1905 and showcases specimens of Kimberlite rock dating billions of years old. Lifesize replicas of the famous diamonds that have adorned royalty, the rich and the famous are also on display. 1st Floor, The Clock Tower, Waterfront, 8001 Cape Town, South Africa Hours Mon - Sun: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Email Phone 27214212488 Website

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Where to stay & where to play in the East Coast Where to stay? AlbAny Hotel 225 Smith Str / 225 Anton Lembede Cnr Anton Lembede Str & Albany Grove 031 304 4381 beverly Hills Hotel Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks 021 794 9050 FAirmont ZimbAli lodge 5 Corkwood Ave, Zimbali Coastal Estate 032 538 5000 docklAnds Hotel durbAn WAterFront Corner of Mahatma Gandhi & Browns Avenue, Beach Front 031 332 8190 FAirmont ZimbAli lodge 5 Corkwood Ave, Zimbali Coastal Estate 032 538 5000

Hilton durbAn 12-14 Walnut Rd 031 336 8100

pumulA beAcH Hotel 67 Pumula Beach Hotel Rd, Umzumbe 039 684 6717

Hotel 64 on gordon 64 Gordon Rd, Morningside 031 312 8907

QuArters Hotel FloridA roAd 101 Florida Rd, Morningside 031 303 5246

kApentA bAy 11-12 Princess Elizabeth Dr, Port Shepstone 039 682 5528 mondAZur At sAn lAmeer Lower South Coast, Main Rd (R61) Southbroom 039 313 0011 proteA Hotel sHAkAlAnd Norman Hurst Nkwalini, Zululalnd 035 460 0912 proteA kArridene beAcH Cnr. Arthur’s Rd & Main Rd 031 916 7228

rivierA Hotel Margaret Mncadi Avenue (Victoria Embankment) 031 301 3681 riverside Hotel & spA Durban North 031 563 0600 sAlt rock Hotel & beAcH resort Basil Hulett Drive Salt Rock 032 525 5025

butcHer boys morningside 170 Florida Rd, Morningside 031 312 8248

soutHern sun nortH beAcH 83/91 Snell Parade, North Beach 031 332 7361

butcHer boys umHlAngA Shop 23, Hilkon Centre, Cnr Chartwell Dr & Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks 031 561 4106

suncoAst Hotel & toWers 20 Batter Beach Road 031 314 7878

cAversHAm mill restAurAnt Caversham Mill Estate, Midlands 033 234 4524

tHe oyster box 2 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga 031 514 5000

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Standing majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront on the eastern seaboard of KwaZulu-Natal, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean and direct beach access, the Oyster Box Hotel is one of South Africa’s most distinguished hotels. tHe sQuAre boutiQue Hotel & spA 250 Umhlanga Rocks Drive 0861 000 333

Where to dine? 3 cHeFs bistro 106/107 Aldrovande Palace 6 Jubilee Grove, cnr Millennium Boulevard & Jubilee Grove Umhlanga Ridge 031 566 2040 9tH Avenue bistro & bAr Shop 2, Avonmore Centre, 9th Ave Morningside 031 312 9134 beirA AltA Lifestyle Centre, Ballito 032 946 2388

disH restAurAnt Royal Palm Hotel, Palm Boulevard, Gateway Umhlanga 031 581 8000 greensleeves medievAl kingdom cAmelot 21 Wishart Rd, Camelot Estate Hillcrest 031 765 9400 green Food studio Lee Barns Boulevard, Umhlali 031 312 6250 green mAngo Avonmore Centre, Shop 12a 9th Ave, Morningside 031 312 7054 HAvAnA grill & Wine bAr Suncoast Casino 031 332 0707 Havana Grill & Wine bar is a world class grill room and an ultimate destination for the meat & seafood lover. Situated at the Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World on Durbans’ Golden mile the restuarant boasts magnificant 180 degree views from the Bluff to Umhlanga Rocks.

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Where to stay & where to play in the City of Gold Where to stay? 20 West executive ApArtments & Hotel 20 West Rd South, Morningside 011 290 9600 Ascot Boutique Hotel 59 Grant Avenue, Norwood 011 483 3371 clico Guest House 27 Sturdee Ave, Rosebank 011 252 3300 We want our guests to feel spoilt. Everything is centred around this, from the luxurious bathrooms, to the extralength beds, plush cushions, exotic fabrics, fresh-cut flowers, and delicious French cuisine. D’oreAle GrAnDe Hotel 64 Jones Str, Jet Park Kempton Park 086 077 7900 enGeDi Plot 22, Protea Ridge Road/Honingklip Road, Kromdraai Kromdraai 011 589 3495

GolD reeF citY cAsino Hotel Northern Parkway, Ormonde 011 248 5200

brand of South African hospitality. Our discreet attention to detail will ensure that your experience is one of memorable elegance and comfort.

HYAtt reGencY 191 Oxford Rd, Rosebank 011 280 1234

tHe micHelAnGelo Hotel 135 West Street, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandown 011 282 7000

melrose ArcH Hotel 1 Melrose Square, Melrose Arch, Sandton 011 679 2994/ 0861 50 50 50 Sheer style and individuality is what redefines the travel experience when staying at Africa’s first truly HIP 5-Star Hotel! Through innovative architecture and outstanding design, the African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel has become an international destination in its own right, attracting those discerning guests who take pleasure in modern elegance and sophistication. mistY Hills countrY Hotel, conFerence centre & spA 69 Drift Boulevard, Muldersdrift 011 950 6000 rADisson Blu Hotel Cnr Rivonia Rd & Daisy Str Benmore, Sandton 011 245 8000

EnGedi is a multi-purpose venue oasis tucked away in The Cradle of Humankind. EnGedi’s dedicated team, is here to make your experience at this venue, a memorable one.

rotHBurY countrY loDGe & KAi tHAi Wellness spA 24 Kalkheuwel, Broederstroom 011 793 4773 / 079 719 4230

FAirlAWns Boutique Hotel Alma Rd. / Off Bowling Ave, Morningside Manor, Sandton 011 804 2540

Kai Thai Rothbury Lodge is a Thai-style bed & breakfast country guest house located in the picturesque and historic Cradle of Humankind. sAint GeorGe Hotel & convention centre 58 Old Pretoria, Kempton Park Rd Rietvleidam 011 316 5541/2 tHe Hilton Hotel 138 Rivonia Rd, Sandton 011 322 1888 tHe mArion on nicol Hotel Cnr Stirling & Hamilton Roads, Hurlingham 011 783 7816/7239 The Marion on Nicol is a Boutique Hotel of Distinction that offers a tranquil and lavish retreat from the bustle of nearby Sandton and Johannesburg. The hotel prides itself in offering a unique

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tHe pAlAzzo montecAsino Hotel Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 011 510 3000 tHe roseBAnK Hotel croWne plAzA Corner Tyrwhitt & Sturdee Avenues, Rosebank 011 448 3600 tHe Winston Hotel 6 Tottenham Ave, Melrose Estate 011 268 3140 vAlleY loDGe Jennings Str, Magaliesburg 014 577-1301/5

Where to dine? Al Fresco Plot 41 Boland Str, Corner Beyers Naude Drive, Honeydew 011 794 4388 / 011 794 5475 Alimentos Parkmore Mews Shopping Centre, Corner of 12th street and Olympia Avenue, Parkmore 011 783 5432 Bice ristorAnte 1st Road, Hyde Park, Sandton 011 341 8080 BomBAY Blues Standard Bank Building, Cnr. Cradock & Tyrwhitt Avenues, Rosebank 011 447 3210 Breeze restAurAnt Emerald Resort & Casino 777 Frikkie Meyer Blvd Vanderbijlpark 016 982 8166 cAFe DellA sAlute Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton 011 784 2145 colonY Arms 345 Jan Smuts Ave, Colony Centre, Craighall Park, Randburg 011 447 6646

cArnivore South African cuisine Muldersdrift Estate, 69 Drift Boulevard (R114), Muldersdrift 011 950 6000 The Carnivore restaurant, situated in the grounds of Misty Hills Country Hotel, needs little introduction. Renowned for its positioning statement - “Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience”- it is a cornerstone of the Recreation Africa Group. cAsAlinGA Rocky Ridge Road, off Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift 087 941 1223 cAtz pYJAmAs The Orignal 24 Hour Bistro, 12 Main Rd, Melville 011 726 8596

coAcHmAns inn 29 Peter Place, Lyme Park, Sandton 011 706 7269 DW eleven - 13 Dunkeld West shopping centre, c/o Jan smuts & Bompass str, Dunkeld West 011 341 0663 enGeDi Bistro Plot 22, Protea Ridge Rd/Honingklip Rd, Kromdraai 011 589 3495 HArvArD cAFé Terminal Building, Rand Airport 011 827 4856 Jozi steAKHouse Shop 96, Upper Level, 60 Riviera Rd, Killarney 011 486 4627 KeG & FillY Omlee Office Park, 4 Tambach Rd, Sunninghill 011 803 2823 KuzinA restAurAnt The Firs Shopping Centre, Cnr Biermann & Cradock Ave, Rosebank 011 880 5000 mYtHos Cnr Van der Linde & Smith Streets Bedfordview 011 615 2271 pAreA tAvernA 3 Corlett Drive, Illovo, Sandton 011 788 8777

scHWArmA co Shop 2, 71 Grant Ave, Norwood 011 483 1776 tHe silver BircH Lifestyle Garden, Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Honeydew 011 792 5714 tsG The Leaping Frog Garden Centre cnr. William Nicol & Mulbarton Rd Fourways 011 465 7270 Yo susHi Morningside, shop 11, 90 Degree on Rivonia, Cnr Rivonia & Kelvin, Morningside, Sandton 011 804 9504 Yo susHi Parktown North, shop 6, Parktown Quarter, Cnr 3rd & 7th Ave, Parktown North 011 442 0246

Where to play?

ApArtHeiD museum Northern Parkway & Gold Reef Rd Ormonde 011 309 4700 The basic principle behind apartheid was simple – segregate everything. Cut a clean line through a nation to divide black from white and keep them divided. Pay us a visit and you will come to understand that any form of racial inequality leads to destruction. Apartheid is exactly where it belongs – in a museum.

pizzA lunA Shop 10, Rivonia Village on Rivonia Boulevard 011 803 7699 /082 683 1741

BuDDHA tA Shop No. 72, Design Quarter District, Fourways 011 465 8141

osteriA tre nonni 9 Grafton Ave, Craighall Park 086 122 2532

DitsonG nAtionAl museum oF militArY HistorY 22 Erlswold Way, Saxonwold 011 646 5513

river DecK countrY estAte 35 Peter Rd, Ruimsig 087 940 9920

emperors pAlAce 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park 011 928 1000 Conveniently situated alongside O R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention Resort combines timeless, classical elegance and sheer excitement. With luxurious accommodation in four unique hotels, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in dining options, spectacular entertainment choices, a retail concourse, world class conference facilities and impeccable service, Emperors Palace has it all. Come to Emperors Palace. Come to the Palace of Dreams! emerAlD AFricAn spA Emerald Resort & Casino, 777 Frikkie Meyer Blvd, Vanderbijlpark 016 982 8132

The Emerald African Spa offers an ‘in touch with nature’ experience combined with high standards treatments to help the guest escape from the hustle & bustle of everyday life. For specials and treatment book today! montecAsino Cnr William Nicol Drive & Witkoppen Rd, Fourways 011 510 7777 montecAsino BirD GArDens William Nicol Drive, Fourways 011 511 1864 neWs cAFe sAnDton 24 Central, Cnr Gwen Lane & Fredman Drive, Sandown 011 883 4370 orlAnDo toWers, tHe BunGee BriDGe Dynamo Street, cnr Old Potch Rd, Orlando, Soweto 071 674 4343

Lifestyle Home Garden offers the biggest, best and brightest plant range combined with service and advice from staff with a passion for gardening and décor excellence.

soutH AFricAn lipizzAners 1 Dahlia Rd, Kyalami, Midrand 011 702 2103

melrose ArcH Melrose Boulevard (entrance off Corlett, Drive & Athol Oaklands Rd) 011 684 0000

teAtro At montecAsino Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Corner William Nicol & Witkoppen Roads, Fourways 011 510 7472

nelson mAnDelA squAre Rivonia Rd, Sandton 011 217 6045/6

tHe rHino & lion nAture reserve Cradle of Humankind 011 957 0349/0106/0109 totem sAnDton Shop U17A, Sandton City Shopping Centre 011 884 6300 veronA DAY spA At tHe sHYre No 67, 5th steet, Houghton Estate 011 880 0067/011 880 3847

Where to shop? cAtHerYne GAeYlA FAsHion 38 Christopherson Rd, Hyde Park Tel:011 447 2550 Fax: 011 447 0073 Email: cleArWAter mAll Hendrik Potgieter Drive & Christiaan de Wet Rd Strubensvalley, Roodepoort 011 288 5260 crestA Cresta Shopping Mall, Beyers Naude Drive, Northcliff 011 678 5306 liFestYle GArDen centre Cnr Beyers Naude Drive & Ysterhout Ave, Randparkridge, Randburg 011 792 5616

soviet JeAns Shop L67, Sandton City, Sandton 011 884 0135 tHe AFricAn crAFt mArKet Corner Cradock Ave & Baker Street Rosebank 011 880 2906 tHe BriGHtWAter commons Cnr Sandton Drive & Rivonia Rd, Sandton 011 883 2011/217 6000 tHe DesiGn quArter The Design Quarter Shopping Centre, William Nicol Drive 011 467 5152 The Most inspiring décor destination in Jo’zie, Design Quarter embraces all that’s different, inspiring, delectable and divine. tHe mAll oF roseBAnK Cnr Cradock Rd & Baker Rd, 011 788 5530 tHe orientAl plAzA Fordsburg 011 838 6752 tHe zone @ roseBAnK 177 Oxford Rd, Rosebank Tel: 011 788 1130 villAGe WAlK Cnr Maude Street & Rivonia Rd Sandown 011 783 4620

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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 AND 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 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. 7LandadnoHoutbay, 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.

Hello Cape Town Magazine- May 2012  

The Official Hotels Tourist Guide. A free publication for visitors and travellers. Free and updated every month. Browse here or download to...

Hello Cape Town Magazine- May 2012  

The Official Hotels Tourist Guide. A free publication for visitors and travellers. Free and updated every month. Browse here or download to...