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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 44) 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

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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.

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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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Hello Magazine, in their 4 editions are available, fresh and updated every month complimentary for guests, toursists and travellers in hotels, selected B&B’s, airports and in Premier Lounges at major airports, Hello Magazine can also be obtained at Joburg’s, Cape Town’s and Durban’s central tourist bureaus. Hello Cape Town is also accessible on the web through and for android mobile phones through


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).


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,

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.


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).


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)


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)


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)

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The Whisky Live Festival logo. Courtesy of the Whisky Live Festival when: 2 - 4 Nov 2011 (annual) where: Cape Town International Convention Centre Held at Cape Town International Convention Centre, the Whisky Live Festival presents examples from around the world, attracting 15,000 devotees. Workshops led by international experts offer a variety of whiskies to sample which are not available in the Tasting Hall. Visit the Sensory Zone for fine foods and whisky pairing, Dewar’s Blending Zone for interactive blend tutorials and the Flavour Map to discover new flavours. Email: Venue Information: Cape Town International Convention Centre Address: 1 Convention Square, Lower Long Street 8001 Directions: By car: on the N2 and follow the N2 Stad/City signs, then move into the lane signposted M6/Sea Point/Waterfront and turn left into Coen Steyler. Email: Phone: +27 (0) 21 410 5000


REMAINING DATES: Nov 06, 2011 | Having been a huge success when last held in 2009, the Cape Classic Car Show will once again be held at the Jan Burger Park, Parow, on Sunday the 6th of November, 2011. Organized by the Cape Multi Car Club and attracting an entry of some 1500 exotic classics,

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the big event this year shall have the name international attached to it, as a number of overseas entries have been received.The display area shall cover almost a kilometer of flat and raised ground making the event the largest of its kind in Africa, with no fewer than 39 motor clubs participating. Add a miniature car show, a live band, radio controlled car racing, a fun fair and other side shows and you have the ideal family show. Tickets will be available at the following Cape Town Tourism Visitor Centres: City Centre (Pinnacle Building, Cnr Burg & Castle Streets); Somerset West (Southey’s Vines, 186 Main Road); Muizenberg(The Pavilion, Beach Road); Willowbridge(39 Carl Cronjè Road, Tygervalley) and Blaauwberg (1 Marine Drive, Table View)!

Shop, while stocks last. Tickets will be on sale on the day at just R50 per person tasting. This includes a wine glass and unlimited wine tastings. There will also be entertainment for kids and scenic surroundings to relax in. Visitors are welcome anytime between 11am and 4pm and additional parking will be made available on site. Claudia Tel: 021 783 5054 Email address: APRICOT PICKING AT DE KRANS

•Price:R 30 •Contact: +27 (00 83 440 1310 •Location: Jan Burger Park, Parow OLD CAPE WINE FESTIVAL FOOD AND DRINK Date: 23 November 2011 - 07 December 2011 Venue: De Krans Wine Cellar, Calitzdorp Cost: R3.90/kg

Date: 05 November 2011 - 11 November 2011 Venue: Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie Road Kommetjie, Cape Town Cost: R50 The Old Cape Wine Shop Wine Festival has now become a two-day wine festival in the Far South, taking place at Imhoff Farm near Kommetjie. The two-day festival will see one of the largest gathering of wine producers and enthusiasts in the Far South ever. Visitors will be treated to the ultimate tasting experience with the opportunity to sample many of South Africa’s best known wines. – including some of South Africa’s most reputable and award-winning labels. These include Riebeek Cellars, Dombeya, Groot Constantia and Cape Point Vineyards. Every corner of the Cape Winelands map will be represented, including Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Robertson, Wellington, Constantia and the West Coast. Every cultivar grown in the Western Cape is also expected to be showcased, so there is definitely something for everyone. All of the wines available for tasting will be on sale at special festival prices at the Old Cape Wine

Celebrate summer and make your way to De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp for their annual apricot picking, which takes place from 23 November until 7 December this year. Visitors will be able to pick and sample deliciously sweet, juicy Bulida apricots at the farm, every day (except Sundays) from 08h00 until 16h00. A cost of R3.90/kg will be charged for the apricots and visitors are welcome to bring their own containers. Alternatively containers can be purchased at De Krans at a nominal fee. As part of their annual fundraising projects, the Vygieshof Home for the Aged will offer visitors a delicious braai on 23, 26 and 30 November, and then again on 3 and 7 December at De Krans. To avoid disappointment, as their meals are extremely popular, visitors are urged to book beforehand. Situated in the picturesque Little Karoo town of Calitzdorp, De Krans is home to some of South Africa’s award-winning ports. A 2010 winner at the Peter Schulz Port Challenge 2010 for its Cape Tawny Port, De Krans scooped the prestigious Top 100 SA Wines this year for the same port as well as its De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2008. Visitors to the farm are welcome to sample their wide range of popular ports and wines, especially the Pink Port, the first of its kind to be launched in South Africa. Contact information Helet Viljoen or Bessie Barnardo Tel: 044 213 3314 Email address:


25th - 27th November 2011 At The Cape Town Festival of Beer size doesn’t matter, its about bringing everyone together into one experience, from the micro and home brewers to the mega brewers - it’s about SA’s collective passion for beer. This years event promises to be the biggest in

the Southern Hemisphere and growing global interest from International brewers wanting to be present at the event!

Castle, Fosters, Erdinger, Liefmans, Oettinger, Cobra, Tiger, Singha, Duvel, Maredsous, Valentines and many more.

Its about beer style and category competitions, master classes and gaining a better understanding of the golden liquid we hold so endearingly to our heart. It’s braai’s and bonding, lucky draws and taste-off’s. Watch world-class bands and entertainment whilst seated Oktoberfeststyle at beer hall tables served by ‘geesfull’ frauleins. There will be a themed day for the Saturday to look back on some South African heritage of beer and sport. More about this closer to the time.

With a wide variety of food stalls no one’s going hungry and there is secure parking for all.

Brewers from every corner of the globe and from all over South Africa will be taking part. Some of this year’s confirmed breweries include; Camelthorn, Darling, Bavaria, Corona, Carling Black Label, Napier, Jack Black, Paulaner, Mitchells,

VIP tickets: Access for all 3 days, branded mug and cap, 6 SAB and 4 exhibition beer vouchers, voucher for a meal – R500 per person Gates open at 12H00 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The festival will include; beer tastings, beer sales, lucky draws, brewing demos and competition, kiddies entertainment area, food stalls, braaing competition, Springbok test screening , top live entertainment and much more. Public tickets are on sale for: Day pass R60, 2 Days R100, 3 days R120.


National Geographic has named South Africa's Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden as one of the world's best picnic spots. Kirstenbosch, which was established in 1913 to conserve and showcase the diverse flora of Southern Africa, is widely celebrated as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Picnicking is a favourite local pastime and the tranquillity and beauty of Kirstenbosch makes it one of the most scenic places to relax on the lawns and enjoy a truly South African spread. "Being listed by National Geographic is a big international acknowledgement," says Sarah Struys, events and centre manager at Kirstenbosch. Struys adds that one of the many attractions of the garden is that it has been positioned as a leisure destination, instead of just being a botanical garden where people can only view plants. "This makes it accessible to everyone. You don't have to be a botanist or horticulturalist to enjoy Kirstenbosch," she says. Visitors to Kirstenbosch can also view the permanent stone sculpture display and other indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Struys says that picnicking at Kirstenbosch became a popular activity when management introduced the Summer Sunset music concerts at the garden 20 years ago. The concerts are held on Sunday evenings during the summer months, from late November until early April. Over the years, Kirstenbosch has featured many of the best local bands and artists, such as Freshlyground, Arno Carstens, Johnny Clegg and Goldfish. International artists such as Michael Bublé, Josh Grobin and Cliff Richard have also performed at the concert venue. The Kirstenbosch concerts have also been recognised internationally. In 2007 Time magazine featured them as one of the top things to do in Cape Town. It also described Kirstenbosch as a "garden of musical delights".

Treasured natural heritage

Kirstenbosch was the first botanic garden in the world dedicated to preserving a country's indigenous plant life. The garden is home to more than 7 000 rare and threatened species. It is adjacent to the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) and many hiking enthusiasts use the Skeleton Gorge hiking route, starting at Kirstenbosch, to hike up the slopes of the mountain.

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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 continen through state - of - the artvisuals and artistic displays. The museum is home to a collection of 350 West african gold artefacts as well as objects from the ancient gold civilisations 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, laboures 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

IZIKO MICHAELIS COLLECTION Mon-Sat: 10h00-17h00 Closed on Sundays, Workers Day and Christmas Day Entrance Fees: Adults R10; Free to 18 and under; Students R5 and SA Pensioners R5 T 021 481 3933 The Iziko Michaelis Collection is housed in Cape Town’s historic Old Town House (1755). This famous collection of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings is the most significant of its kind outside of Europe and America.

IZIKO PLANETARIUM Open daily from 10am – 5pm (Except Workers and Christmas Day) Entrance Fee: Adults R25; Adult chaperones must also pay R25; Children R10; Students and SA Pensioners R10 Planetarium – T 021 481 3900 The Iziko Planetarium is located at ISAM and is a celestial theatre in the round. The Minolta star machine and multiple projectors recreate the night sky and transport the audience through the wonders of the universe.

IZIKO SLAVE LODGE Mon-Sat: 10h00-17h00 Closed on Sundays, Workers Day and Christmas Day Adults R20; Free to 18 and under; Students and SA Pensioners R10 T 021 467 7229 The Iziko Slave Lodge Museum is a space that connects us to our slave roots and raises awareness of issues of human rights, equality and justice. Trace your roots, find the name of your slave ancestors on the ‘wall of remembrance’ and see exhibitions depicting the history and legacy of slavery at the Cape as well as the struggle against apartheid.

IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERY Open Daily: 10h00-17h00 Closed on Workers Day and Christmas Day Entrance Fee: Adults R20; Free to 18 and under; Students R10, SA Pensioners R10 T 021 481 3970 The Iziko South African National Gallery, located in the Company’s Garden, is regarded as a premier art site by members of the arts world, general visitors, tourists and locals. It has grown to become one of international stature with wonderful examples of South African, African and Western European art. Art lovers are invited to explore the intriguing photographic and art exhibitions.

IZIKO CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE Open Daily: 09h00 – 16h00 Closed: Christmas Day & New Years Day Entrance Fees: Monday—Saturday: Adults R28; SA Pensioners R15; Students and Children (5-16) R12; Booked school groups R5 and children under 5: Free; Sunday: Adults R20; SA Pensioners R10; Students and Children (5-16) R5; Children under 5: Free T 021 481 7223 The Castle of Good Hope was built as the headquarters of the Dutch East Indies Company (VOC) in 1666. It is the oldest building in Cape Town and home to the historical paintings and furnishings of the Iziko William Fehr Collection.

IZIKO BO-KAAP MUSEUM Open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 5pm (Closed: Workers, Christmas Day, Eid –ul-Fitr, Eidul-Adha and 2 January)Entrance Fee: R10 Adults R5 (seniors and students with SA ID) Children 16 and under Free T 021 481 3938 A visit to the Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum promises to be a unique and memorable Cape experience. The exhibitions: Who built Cape Town?, Mapping Bo-Kaap: History memories and spaces, Patterns of Beauty and New Year Carnival, Die Alabama showcase artefacts, contemporary and historic photographs and art, reflective of this historically rich and vibrant area.

IZIKO KOOPMANS DE WET HOUSE Mon-Fri: 10h00 – 17h00 Closed Saturdays, Sundays, Workers Day and Christmas Day Entrance Fee: Adults R10; Free to 18 and under; Students and SA Pensioners R5 T 021 481 3935 The museum was originally built as the home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th century. It houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country, in addition to its priceless collection of ceramics.

IZIKO GROOT CONSTANTIA Daily: 10h00-17h00 Closed on Workers Day and Christmas Day Adults R20; Free to 18 and under; Students R10, SA Pensioners R10 T 021 795 5140 Established in 1685, Groot Constantia is the oldest wine – producing estate in South Africa. Its Orientation Centre, The Manor House, The Coach House and Wine Museum gives an insight into the life of a well-to-do Cape farming family of the late 18th to 19th century.

IZIKO RUST EN VREUGD Entrance Fee: By donation Mon-Fri: 10h00 – 17h00 Closed Saturdays, Sundays, Workers Day and Christmas Day T: 021 4813903

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Officially the first tenant at the Waterfront, Ferrymans Tavern opened doors in 1989 and renowned for its quality, flavorsome food. Twenty years on, Ferrymans Tavern is still run by the original owners and has a loyal following of regulars, both from Cape Town as well as internationally.

Known for its marvelously warm pub atmosphere, the tavern has many pieces that accentuate the homely feel; from the cozy pub with a woodburning fireplace, to the newly renovate upstairs restaurant, the outside beer garden with a kids play area to a live band on Sunday evenings in the summer months, Ferrymans caters for everyone’s needs.

Drum Cover Girl Marie Hallowi, Kent, 1966 © James Barnor/Autograph ABP

Rust en Vreugd was built as a home for Willem Cornelis Boers, a high-ranking official of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) known as a fiscal, around 1777–1778 and is home to a selection of works from the Iziko William Fehr Collection.

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The Iziko South African National Gallery, in association with Autograph ABP, presents local audiences with the opportunity to view, for the first time, the work of Ghanaian photographer James Barnor, studio portraitist, photojournalist and photographer for Drum magazine.

DATE: 07.09.2011 - 29.01.2012

Iziko South African National Gallery, Government Ave, Company’s Garden, Cape Town Tel: 021 481 3970 Open daily: 10: 00 - 17:00 Closed: Workers Day and Christmas Day Visitors, 19 years and older R20, SA Pensioners and Students: R10 Open daily from 11am for lunch and dinner. Book now all functions – from year end parties to private dinners. For further information and reservations contact us on: Tel: (021) 419 7748 Fax: (021) 421 4463 Webpage: www. Email:

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Since inception nine years ago, the FNB Whisky Live Festival has been true to its original premise of unravelling the mystery around whisky and educating the market about the attributes of the drink. The Festival which runs from the 2-4 November at the CTICC is set to take both whisky connoisseurs and the beginner on an unforgettable journey through the allure, origins, flavours and history of whisky. Building on its reputation as the largest, liveliest and most entertaining whisky lifestyle show of its kind, the annual festival showcases more than 180 local and international whiskies, a choice of whisky liqueurs, a range of luxury lifestyle products and a host of whiskies new to South Africa. The Festival also plays host to a number of international whisky experts who plan their visits to this part of the world around the Whisky Festival. They include authors, distillers, brand ambassadors and blenders from many of the world’s top whisky brands as well as undiscovered gems. Whisky education remains a key focus, giving festival goers an unmatched opportunity to discover the magic that goes into whisky making which, in turn, uncovers new and interesting ways to enjoy every dram. The FNB Whisky Live Festival Whisky Workshops regularly sell out thanks to the opportunity to taste unique whiskies generally unavailable in the Tasting Hall or even in South Africa. More than this, these one-hour tutorials, led by whisky experts with a knack of explaining whisky jargon in simple everyday language. This year’s free attractions in the tasting hall include the following: • Blended perfection: The newly launched Compass Box Art of Blending Zone allows visitors to blend your very own dram. • Pleasure distilled: The Glen Grant Distillation Zone presents three interactive and informal workshops per night, helping visitors understand the significance of copper stills in the whisky distillation process. • Perfume perfection: The Macallan presents The Macallan Aroma Zone – a collection of twelve highly articulate scents created to describe the classic aromas and scents of The Macallan Range. • Feeding the soul: The Pick n Pay Food and Whisky Pairing Zone offers a taste sensation second to none by showcasing the art of pairing the sublime flavours of whisky with delectable canapés. International food and whisky guru Martine Nouet co-hosts these hands-on workshops. • Become a Sommelier with Valpré, the premium spring water will give whisky lovers an experience that will help demystify the art of mixing water and whisky. A variety of ticket options are available for purchase via the website The FNB Whisky Live Festival promotes responsible drinking. No persons under the age of 18 years old will be allowed into the Tasting Hall. Various chauffeur drive services and drive responsibly initiatives are on hand to ensure that visitors get home safely. Part of the ticket proceeds continue to be donated to The Foundation of Alcohol Related Research. For more information please visit the website or e-mail


A: V&A Waterfront T: 021 421 0935


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


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


A: 1 Beach Road T: 021 790 1876


A: Shop 157, V&A Waterfront T: 021 418 5411 www.greekfisherman.


A: Shop 3, The Promenade Victoria Road Camps Bay

T: 021 438 9838 / 9


A: Quay 500, Cape Town Harbour T: 021 447 3992


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


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


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


A: Harbour Road T: 021 790 0900


A: The Cape Royal, 47 Main Road T: 021 430 0506 www.18hundreddegrees. com


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


A: 70 Keerom Street T: 021 424 3460


A: Granger Bay Road, off Beach Road T: 021 425 0551


A: Heritage Square, 100 Shortmarket Street T: 021 424 6373

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A: The District, Grand West Casino T: 021 534 9194 www.suninternational. com/Destinations/Casinos/ Grandwest/DiningBars/ Pages/Restaurants.aspx


A: 101 Buitengracht St Lodge Hotel T: 021 422 0880


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


A: 3 Lagoon Beach Milnerton T: 021 528 2093

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A: 95 Keerom Street T: 021 422 0765


A: Cnr Main & Glengariff Rd, Sea Point T: 021 434 3029


A: The District, Grand West Casino T: 021 543 6748 www.suninternational. com/Destinations/Casinos/Grandwest/DiningBars/Pages/Restaurants. aspx


A: 021 423 0850 T: Wale & Pentz Street

Under the meticulous hand of legendary chef and owner, Mr Muraoko (affectionately known as ‘Papa San’) and his wife, Minato serves up the finest authentic Japanese cuisine in the city. Only the freshest and most succulent fish, bought daily, go into creating their superb sushi, sashimi and tempura. Vegetarians are also well catered for. Value for money, years of experience and tireless devotion to quality make Minato Cape Town’s best-loved and most respected sushi bar.


A: South Seas Building, 129 Beach Road,


A: Winery Road off R44 Zanberg farm T: 021 842 2020 A: The Promenade, Victoria Road Camps Bay T: 021 438 2040


A: An de Wagenweg Stellenbosch T: 021 887 2121


Mon- Fri 12h00- 14h00 and 18h30-22h00 Open Saturday for Dinner

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A: 22 Cobern Street, Green Point T: 021 421 0071


A: Cnr Church & Beach Roads, Sea Point T: 021 434 2471


A: Cnr Main & Albany Roads, Sea Point T: 021 439 4014 / 3964


A: Shop 154, V&A Waterfront T: 021 438 1213




Mouille Point T: 021 433 0849 restaurants

A: Constantia Uitsig Estate T: 021 794 2390 www.constantia-uitsig. com

LA PETITE FERME A: Pass Road Franschhoek T: 021 876 3016


A: 39 Main Road T: 021 434 1090


A: At Chamonix Wine Farm Uitkyk Street T: 021 876 2393


A: Oude Stallen 19 Huguenot Road T: 021 876 3772


A: Kloof Road T: 021 438 4347


A: 33 Church Str. T: 021 424 0000


A: The Wellington Darling Street

NING T: 021 461 2458 www.easternfoodbazaar.


A: 58 Burg Street T: 021 424 7000


A: Shop 421, Canal Walk Century City T: 021 555 3081 Taiwan-city-Restaurant


A: 3 Park Road, Gardens T: 021 424 8879 Restaurants-and.../Restaurants/Takumi


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


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


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


A: 199 Bree Street T: 021 422 4084 www.frenschtoastwine. com


A: 84 Long Street T: 021 424 6334


A: 103 Main Road, Green Point T: 021 434 6893 www.giovannisrestaurant. com


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


A: 343 Main Road, Sea Point T: 021 439 2106


A: Shop No 7216, Upper Level, V & A Waterfront T: 021 421 1916

ONE&ONLY CAPE TOWN is gearing up for the festive season with an exciting programme of Christmas activities and a choice of elaborate menus for celebratory lunches and dinners in our two signature restaurants, Reuben’s and Nobu. Not to mention the accommodation, where One&Only features the largest rooms and suites in all of Cape Town, the majestic seven-story Marina Rise is a model of luxury and comfort. Starting in December, Afternoon Tea buffet in the Vista Bar&Lounge will be transformed into a festive feast with beautifully decorated cakes, cupcakes festooned with stars, luscious fruit tarts, traditional European Christmas cookies and many more. Included in the price of R145 per person is unlimited speciality teas and coffees. Offering exceptional service, a wonderful ambience and world-class cuisine, One&Only Cape Town is a clever choice for exclusive Festive Year End functions and parties that will make friends and colleagues feel very spoilt. Choose from three-course set menus priced from as little as R255 per person or buffet menus from R295 per person. Reuben’s will be hosting a magnificent buffet on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, featuring more than a dozen starters and a few of the ‘main events’ on the buffet will be traditional honey glazed ham with three mustards, roast turkey with all the trimmings; and pepper-crusted sirloin with Yorkshire pudding. For dessert, guests will of course be spoilt for choice. The cost for these two special buffets is R675 per person for dinner and R695 for lunch (R125 for 7-12 years, and R400 for teens 13-17 years). Celebrate New Year’s Eve in glamorous style at Nobu, with a beautifully executed set menu showcasing some of the famous Japanese chef ’s signature dishes and a complimentary glass of bubbly all for R2100 per person. Or bring in the New Year at Reuben’s, with a sophisticated set menu featuring langoustine, salmon, duck, milk-fed veal and strawberries and a glass of bubbly for R1500 per person. For the ultimate gift, why not purchase a One&Only Spa Voucher? With soothing therapies and calming rituals, One&Only Spa has created a carefully considered environment for total well-being and is a true reflection of today’s modern Spa. All treatments purchased include complimentary use of the Thermal Suites (Steam Room, Sauna, Vitality Pool and Experience Showers). Reservation Details Restaurant: +2721 431 4511 Accommodation: +2721 431 5800 or +2721 431 5888 Spa: or +2721 431 5810 Website:

GAME ARNOLD’S RESTAURANT A: 60 Kloof Street T: 021 424 4344


A: Aquila Game Lodge T: 021 421 4998


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


A: Hohenort Hotel 93 Brommeryslei Road

T: 021 794 2137 cape-malay

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

CAPTAIN’S TALE & TWO & SIXPENCE PUB A: 88 St George’s Street T: 021 786 1371


A: Cnr Beach & Recreation Road Fish Hoek

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DINING T: 021 782 3066 Francois-Restaurant


A: 178 Long Street T: 021 426 1017




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

A: 163 Beach Road Mouille Point T: 021 439 3494 A: Westcoast Ostrich Ranch, Van Schoorsdrif Rd, Philadelphia off N7 T: 021 972 1955 www.ostrichranch.


Waterkant T: 021 418 6293


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

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


A: Cape Quarter Extension, Piazza Level, 27 Somerset Road De



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


A: 22 Chichester Road, cnr 3rd Ave. Hartfield Village Claremont T: 021 671 8522


A: Paddock Shopping Centre Milnerton T: 021 522 9894


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


A: V & A Waterfront / Heritage Square (CBD) T: 021 425 5555

16 / Hello Cape Town ANATOLI– Turkish Restaurant A: 24 Napier Street Greenpoint T: 021 419 2501


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

A TASTE OF AFRICA ADDIS IN CAPE - Ethopian A: 41 Church Street T: 021 424 5722


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


Happiness A: 178 Long Street T: 021 426 1017.


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 Bloubergstrand T: 021 554 9671 / 2

NOON GUN TEA ROOM & RESTAURANT - Aromatic, Spicy, traditional Cape Malay food.Strikly Halaal A: 273 Longmarket St. Signal Hill, Bo- Kaap T: 021 424 0529


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


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


Cape Town hotels are the home to some of the

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



Cuisine:Contemporary South African food served in impeccable surrounding A: Mount Nelson Hotel, Gardens T: 021 483 1948


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

Traditional Township restaurant in Langa A: 49 Harlem Avenue, Langa T: 021 694 2681


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

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



A place of African Food, African Music & African

Cuisine: Oyster & Champagne Bar A: The Taj, CBD T: 021 819 2000


DINING THIRTY 7 Cuisine:Contemporary

A: Westin Grand Arabella Quays T: 021 412 9999

THE PEPPER CLUB Cuisine: Continental

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



T: 021 410 7080

T: 021 406 5918

Cuisine: Sublime Japanese Cuisine A: One & Only Hotel T: 021 431 5111

A: Victoria & Alfred Hotel T: 021 419 6677

Cuisine: The creative menu of Reuben Riffel




A: One & Only Hotel T: 021 431 5222


Cuisine: Mediterraneanfine dining A: Protea Hotel, Victoria Junction T: 021 418 1234

Cuisine: Seafood Delicacies A: The Commodore Hotel T: 021 415 1000


Cuisine: Fine Dining in the Cape Malay tradition


A: Cape Grace Hotel T: 021 410 7100


Cuisine: Creative Cape Cuisine A: Cape Grace Hotel

QUARTER RESTAURANT A: The Portswood Hotel T: 021 418 3281

TOBAGO’S RESTAURANT Cuisine: International

A: Radisson Blu, Granger Bay T: 021 441 3000

THE ATLANTIC GRILL Cuisine: International

A: The Table Bay Hotel


Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean


Cuisine: Simple, Approachable, honest food A: Ambassador Hotel, Bantry Bay T: 021 439 7258


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


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

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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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With the mercury rising, Clos Malverne, nestled in the Devon Valley outside Stellenbosch, turns its pairing thoughts to that favourite summer staple, homemade ice cream, paired with wines as a refreshing summer tasting offer from October till the end of February 2012. For just R45, you can stay cool with sips and scoops of four delicious ice cream and wine pairing sensations in the tasting lounge for sheer indulgence on spectacular summer days in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands. “When pairing ice creams with wine balance is key and the same criteria apply as when pairing food and wine. One of the golden rules is that the acidity and sugar levels must be balanced in both the food and ice cream. One should work with both the aromas and flavours of the wine to get a great match for pairing ice creams,” shares Clos Malverne winemaker Suzanne Coetzee who helped to pair chef Nadia Louw Smith’s ice creams with her favourite cellar gems. First on the list is the Clos Malverne Sauvignon Blanc and Lychee & Limeice cream which create a wonderful taste explosion in the mouth with the lychee enhancing the tropical fruit nose and the lime lifting the freshness of the wine. It is the perfect sweet and sour combo and the creaminess of the ice cream complements the creamy texture of the wine exceptionally well. Clos Malverne’s new coffee-style pinotage, Le Café, is matched with a scoop of Mandarin & Pistachio Praline ice cream. The nuts bring out the roasted coffee bean and mocha flavours, whilst the mandarin and caramel highlights the smoky undertones of the wine.

create melt-in-your-mouth magic from Tuesdays till Saturdays between 10h00 and 16h00. Pre-bookings are required. For more information about these super cool indulgences or to book contact Clos Malverne Estate at Tel: (+27)21 865 2022 or visit www.closmalverne.


THE FIRST THEATRE/RESTAURANT IN A TOWNSHIP AmaZink Live is a culturally authentic, interactive South African musical and dining experience which takes place at the AmaZink Theatre restaurant situated in the Khayamandi Township in Stellenbosch. The audience gets to experience the excitement and South African culture at AmaZink Live, while at the same time being encouraged to join the party. Two dynamic front liners, Ramaine Barreiro Lloyd and Richard Hala, give a thrilling interactive performance and are supported by an 8-piece chorus of hand-picked waiters who can both serve and sing. The atmosphere is indescribable as the 10 - piece cast perform heart-rending songs such as PataPata, The Click Song, Meadowlands, The Lion Sleeps Tonight and Mamma Tembu’s Wedding. The evening hots up with more recent numbers, African Dream and Paradise Road, Special Star and Diamonds on the Soles of my Feet. This leads to an all out party where the audience joins the cast for one big party with songs like Jabulani, Dance Sum More, You Can Call Me Al and Nkalakatha. The audience is served a delicious 3 course meal,

incorporating African, Malay and Afrikaans dishes, created and prepared by BertusBasson. Among other things AmaZink Live can arrange a mini-bus taxi service for guests between Stellenbosch and Khayamandi. Bookings for the transport service can be done on The restaurant overlooks the Centers amphitheater with a stunning view of the surrounding Stellenbosch mountains. ‘AmaZink Live is an ideal venue for everybody and anybody who enjoys a new experience and good South African food. It’s also the perfect venue for celebrations and functions, from office parties and weddings, to birthdays and anniversaries’ says General Manager Alana Mellet. AmaZink Live has teamed up with The Barnyard Theatre Production Company whose expertise is well known when it comes to ‘entertainment for live shows. They have written and choreographed this purely South African musical show specifically for AmaZink Live. It’s lively, exciting and authentic perfect for locals and tourists alike. AmaZink Live is not only a South African experience but also a memorable one! Tickets cost R 300 per person and includes a welcome drink, 3-course dinner and the show. Book online at or phone (021 8897536 or mobile (072) 9939173. Or follow us on Both the TMNP and Kirstenbosch form part of the Cape Floristic Region Protected Area, which was proclaimed a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2004. Source:

All timefavouriteStrawberry & White Chocolate ice cream paired with the estate’s flagship Cape Blend, Auret, is an ace match in both colour and taste and transforms the tastebuds right to Wimbledon’s Centre Court. The refreshing strawberry highlights the tremendous fruit of the lush Auret while the creamy ice cream, festooned with white chocolate, complements the velvety texture of the wine. Ending your taste experience on a decadent high, Clos MalvernePinotage Reserve and Dark Chocolate Chip ice cream are a heavenly combination that melts into a wonderful rich, velvety mouthfeel with every sip and spoonful. The frozen chocolate bomb with its pure bitter chocolate flavours highlights the dark rich fruit of the wine while the creaminess of the ice cream allows the flavours of the wine to linger a little longer. The Clos Malverne Wine and Ice Cream Tastings

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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



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


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


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


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


Tucked away in the corner of upmarket Camps Bay nearest to Sea Point

V&A Waterfront Tel: 021 447-2820 or 082 564-6257 Tokai Constantia Tel: 021 790-7603

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

RATANGA JUNCTION Theme Park Century city Tel: 021 550 8504


076 892 2283


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


Bloukrans Bungy: Travelon the N2 from Cape Town,40 km East of Plettenberg Bay Tel: 042 281-1458


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


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



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 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.Call Jasmin: 083 521 3390

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Beach Road, Sea Point Tel: 021 434-4605

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While waiting for your flight, relax in comfort and avoid the crowds • Enjoy light meals, snacks and drinks • Freshen up with a shower • Utilise business facilities • Smoking rooms available Premier Lounges Available in OR Tambo International, Cape Town International, King Shaka International, Port Elizabeth, East London and George airports.

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The Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront,is ideally positioned to show case the incredible diversity of marine life .The Aquarium is one of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town with over 3000 leaving sea animals, including sharks, fishes, turtles and penguins can be seen in this spectacular under water nature reserve.

The science centre provides valuable handson learning experiences using world-class exhibits designed to enrich the school curriculum and equip learners (young and old) by increasing their skill and understanding of science, technology and maths. 021 418 3823

BUTTERFLY WORLD Butterfly World, one of the more unique attractions of the Western Cape Winelands,consists of a tropical garden in a 1000 m2 green house. This luxuriant paradise makes the free flying exotic butterflies feel right at home. 021 529 8100

WORLD OF BIRDS WILD LIFE SANCTUARY & MONKEY PARK There are more than 3000 birds and small animals in this landscaped wildlife sanctuary. Under - threes get in free. 021 790 2730 021 875 5628



This is Indoor Kart Racing - South Africa’s most accessible, inexpensive, mega-excitement sport. The adrenaline rush of racing a high-tech kart at high speed around a twisty racetrack as you jostle for position against other drivers can only be duplicated in sports such as bungi jumping and sky diving.

Iziko Museums organizers treausre hunts through the Company Gardens on the 1st and last Tuesday of every month. Kids get to hunt down clues across three museums sites. The event starts at 6 pm and booking is essential. 021 683 2670 / 6174

THE PLANETARIUM The Planetarium, which is housed in the South African Museum building in Cape Town, is a celestial theatre in the round, utilizing the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. The ultimate in armchair travel. 021 424 3330

Bugz Playpark Is a colourful extravaganza of sandpits, pedal cars, jumping castles, rowing boats, jungle gyms and a choo choo train, and will tire out little ones in no time.

021 988 8836 021 481 3823

SCRATCH PATCH The Scratch patch is a must - visit for tots who like to explore and discover with their hands. Buy various - sized containers and let your children dig around for gemstones that are theirs to take home. Waterfront 021 419 9429 Simons Town 021 786 2020

WARRIOR TOY MUSEUM The huge collection of dinky toys, lead soldiers and model cars, trucks, aeroplanes, trains, boats and as well as functioning train set will have kids in there element. Little princesses will love the display of dolls, including old - fashioned barbie dolls. 021 786 1395

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A story of an elderly Xhosa man whose only son died and now finds himself thinking about a successor. He has 6 daughters and none of them can inherit this land. He decides to go to Cape Town to fetch his grandson and bring him back to the Eastern Cape to show him how to take care of the family’s land. The problem is that Lifa (his grandson) loves soccer, he wants to be a soccer administrator. When tradition locks horns with the 21st century who wins? Artscape, 20 Oct- 5 Nov, Tickets R60- R80 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket. mobi.


Ella, the protagonist, is fraught with afflictions; and Chloe, her identical twin sister seems to have it all – the jobs, the relationship, the money, the home, even the dogs. Ella on the other hand can’t stand anything on four legs. In fact, she can hardly even stand most creatures on two! Yet their lives will from womb to tomb irrevocably be intertwined. When Ella discovers seashells one day, she is immediately drawn to their dissimilarity while the world round about her only seems to be interested in how similar they are. Is this her epiphany? Did something happen in the womb that only she and Chloe are privy to? And, if she is a well-adjusted 40-year-old then why does she constantly feel like an onion in a fruit bowl? Artscape, 15 Nov- 3 Dec, Tickets R60- R80 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket. mobi.


Within weeks of the publication of Alan Paton’s profoundly moving novel, Cry, the Beloved Country, Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson set about adapting it into a musical for the Broadway stage. Now a host of outstanding South African singers delivering the great songs of Weill’s brooding score, including the classics Lost in the Stars, Trouble Man, Stay Well and Little Gray House. Artscape, 24-27 Nov, Tickets R100- R150 from

Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket. mobi.


Broadway’s longest running musical. This Andrew Lloyd Webber smash hit has experienced sell out seasons around the world. Through clever staging techniques the story of a disfigured musical genius known only as the Phantom who haunts the depth of the Paris Opera House magically unfolds on stage to mesmerise audiences. Not to be missed! Artscape, 29 Oct- 15 Jan 2012, Tickets R125- R425 from Computicket: 083 915 8000


Featuring an outstanding repertoire of neo classical ballets and premiering a new work by the acclaimed US choreographer, Christopher L Huggins, this season by one of South Africa’s top dance companies includes the re-staging of Mr. Huggins’s Enemy behind the Gates and Michelle Reid’s God’s Waiting Room. Artscape, 30 Nov- 11 Dec, Tickets R 110- R160 from Computicket: 083 915 8000


David Kramer’s new musical comedy Some Like it Vrot features Marc Lottering and Christo Davids in the lead roles of Smiley and Fuad, characters created by Lottering in his stand-up routines. Some Like it Vrot is set in contemporary Cape Town and moves between Wynberg and Woodstock, Grassy Park and the Waterfront. It features Mercia Meintjies, a police detective played by Larissa Hughes, Tammy the night club singer played by Jill Middelkop, and Big Bucks the notorious crime boss played by Abduragman Adams. Alistair Izobell, who started his stage career as one of the original Broertjies in the Kramer Petersen musical District Six and went on to perform the role of Bingo in Kat and the Kings on Broadway in 1999, also features in this musical comedy.

In Some Like it Vrot, Smiley (Marc) and Fuad (Christo) become entangled in a life-threatening situation and have to run for their lives. They turn to Inspector Meintjies to help them escape their predicament. She comes up with a novel and outrageous solution. They are reluctant to go along with her plan, but have no choice. It might just save their lives. Baxter Theatre, 1 Nov- 31 Dec, Tickets R90- R200 (varies according to day and time) from Computicket: 083 915 8000


Back by popular demand! If you’ve ever wondered what the life of an Idols winner is all about, you can’t afford to miss This is my life, starring Cape Town’s Idols winner Karin Kortje. The show is produced by Alistair Izobell and directed by Basil Appollis and will also star well-known musical performer Loukmaan Adams. Baxter Theatre, 15 Nov- 3 Dec, Tickets R120 from Computicket: 083 915 8000 www.computicket. mobi.


Alan Committie is back at Theatre on the Bay in his brand-new, hilariously happy stand-up comedy show Happily Ever Laughter!! In this side-splitting new comedy revue, awardwinning mirthful madman, Alan Committie, returns to his one-man roots and explores everything from Royal Weddings to Osama Bin Laden and all that’s in-between, including a “do-it-yourself corrupt government” demonstration; classical music and what it really means; as well as a rather extensive look at The Harry Potter Movie Franchise … But this is a one-man show with a difference! It costars Jo Galloway (Boeing- Boeing, Dick and I and Perfect Wedding) who joins Committie in exploring the fairy tale existence of life in 2011! The show will include sketches, characters and loads of silly observations as only Committie can provide and if you book now, you will get your ticket for half of what you might have paid if you had bought two tickets! (It’s a pleasure!). Theatre on the Bay, 1-29 Nov, Tickets R100-R150 from Computicket: 083 915 8000


ENNIO MARCHETTO, the “Living Cartoon” and darling of stages the world over, returns to Theatre on the Bay with his gaggle of wickedly funny characters, including favourites Dolly Parton, Freddy Mercury and Miriam Makeba amongst others, and introducing hilarious new comers like Lady Gaga. The original quick-change artist, ENNIO, has revolutionised the art of origami to create pure theatrical magic. A gifted and dynamic physical comedian, he makes use of ingenious paper costumes, and seamlessly morphs into over 50 parodies of our favourite cultural icons. Backed by a vibrant and eclectic soundtrack, he takes a pop at popular culture, “not just impersonating the stars, but sending them up rotten.” The Guardian. Theatre on the Bay, 22 Nov3 Dec, Tickets R150- R200 from Computicket: 083 915 8000

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Cape Town is fast becoming a destination of choice for domestic and foreign investors looking to expand their operations in Africa. Tourism has always been a major drawcard for Cape Town, known internationally as a top leisure destination, but the city is also gaining a solid business and investment reputation. According to the Western Cape Investment and Trade Promotion Agency (Wesgro) Cape Town has become recognised as a preferred city for companies looking to set up base camps for their operations in Africa.


South Africa was able to weather the recent worldwide recession better than many developed countries, and this has positioned major cities such as Cape Town as a secure investment destination. According to Alan Winde, Western Cape MEC of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, factors such as South Africa’s low debt to GDP ratio, currently at 32%, are encouraging to investors. The World Bank recommends a maximum debt to GDP ratio of 60% and in comparison, industrialised countries such as the US, Japan and the UK have ratios of 100%, 200% and 90%, respectively. Winde cited South Africa’s stock market as a good example of the country’s sound financial performance. In 2010, the stock market rose by 19.1%, ranking eighth among the G20 nations and ahead of all the G7 countries. South Africa’s motor manufacturing sector is also a top local performer. The minister said that South Africa sold R1.8-billion (US$230 million) worth of cars to the US in 2010. “This puts us ahead of Sweden and Italy as suppliers to the US market,” he said. Wesgro anticipates an increase in investment in sectors such as tourism, business process outsourcing (BPO), information and communication technology, oil and gas, the green economy, financial services and wholesale and retail services. According to the agency, Cape Town’s economy has shown consistent growth over the period from 1999 to 2009 in the finance and business services sector, and in the wholesale and retail trade sector.


Cape Town is becoming an important finance and services hub in South Africa. According to Wesgro statistics, services now account for over two thirds of the province’s economy. Nils Flaatten, CEO of Wesgro, said that from 2000 to 2010, growth in the real output of the financial, real estate and business services sector grew by 5.3%. This shows that the sector is becoming an important contributor to the local economy.


According to a recent survey by international research group Everest Consultancy survey, South Africa is ranked among the top three emerging offshore BPO destinations in the world. In a statement Gareth Pritchard, CEO of Business Process Enabling South Africa, an organisation that promotes domestic and international contact centre and BPO investment into Cape Town, said that receiving such a high ranking is “a huge vote of confidence”. The survey aimed to get a better understanding of companies’ perceptions and plans when choosing global service locations and to highlight destinations that are most likely to benefit from offshoring in 2011 and beyond. The results were based on the feedback of 340 respondents across multiple sectors – buyers, service providers and others. The survey excluded India and the Philippines and focused on emerging destinations such as South Africa, China, Brazil, Poland, Egypt, Ireland, Morocco, Costa Rica, Mexico and Singapore. Pritchard added that the Western Cape has a key role to play in the growth of the sector and that he expects substantial foreign investment into the region over the next few years. The Western Cape call centre industry is a major source of growth and job creation for the region. According to Wesgro, the BPO and offshoring sector is one of South Africa’s fastest growing economic sectors. The call centre sub-sector has been growing at about 8% per annum over the past four years. The Department of Trade and Industry is also showing its support for South Africa’s BPO sector. Earlier this year, the department launched its new incentive scheme to support the BPO sector, by lowering operation costs in the industry by about 20%. This should allow South Africa to compete with other offshoring destinations. South Africa has traditionally been viewed as an expensive telecoms destination, but from 2003 to 2009, telecoms costs declined by 85% and further decreases of 15% to 25% are expected over the next five years.


Cape Town’s geographical positioning near the West Coast means that the city is ideally placed to service the increasing demands of Africa’s oil and gas industry. The city has well-developed infrastructure and the engineering capacity to support the growing market for offshore oil and gas platforms and components, services and repairs. According to Wesgro, Africa produces eight million barrels of crude oil per day, which makes up 10% of world

production. Nigeria and Angola account for more than 80% of Africa’s contribution. “There is a lot of work to be done in the oil and gas sector and much opportunity to service oil rigs,” Winde said, adding that Africa will provide 20% – 25% of the world’s oil in the next 20 years. “It is a massive market,” he said.


The Western Cape is also leading the way in renewable energy generation and various initiatives are underway to produce power from wind. The province has been progressive in its approach to renewable energy and is the first in South Africa to implement a sustainable energy strategy and a policy for solar water heaters. Compared to leading locations in Europe, Cape Town is also the most cost-competitive location for solar panel manufacturing.


Winde said that there is a need for more value adding in the form of processing of agricultural products. Wesgro figures indicate that the City of Cape Town accounts for about 27% of agribusiness activities in the Western Cape. The main processed agricultural products exported from Cape Town are beverages, spirits, processed meat and fish and processed vegetables and fruit. Cape Town is well placed as a cost-competitive location for agribusinesses, Wesgro said. A 200-person agribusiness plant will cost about R54-million ($6.8-million) per annum. This saves the investor R119-million ($15-million) to R151-million ($19-million) per annum, compared to London and Dublin, and over R33-million ($4.1-million) per annum compared to some Eastern European locations.


Tourism has emerged as a strong and growing sector of the Western Cape economy, but there is room for growth in the conferencing, adventure tourism, accommodation and medical tourism markets. The world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, recently named Cape Town first on the list of the world’s top 25 destinations in their 2011 Travellers’ Choice Awards. After ranking 25th last year, Cape Town did the country proud by unseating other top cities such as Paris, France, London and Rome. Although there are many top cities to visit in the world, Cape Town is a favourite among tourists and a preferred destination for overseas tourists exploring the Western Cape and South Africa. More than 53% of visitors to South Africa visit Cape Town and tend to visit the city for longer than anywhere else. Source:

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NIGHT LIFE CAPE TOWN 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: Corner 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

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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 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 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 THE BRONX ACTION BAR A: 22 Somerset Road, De Waterkant T: 021 419 9216 Open: everyday TRINITY A: 15 Bennett Street, Green Point T: 021 418 0624 Open: Mon – Sat 12am - 4 am

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

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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 fishermans left overs Hout Bay harbour will be the perfect spot.




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.

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 s wimming with penguins?

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”.

Table Mountain continues to capture imaginations and dazzle newcomers. There are only two waysup – 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.


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



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

Scrumptious country style picnic lunches at Hartenberg Wine Estate Embrace summer with the ultimate picnic lunches at Hartenberg Wine Estate, one of South Africa’s oldest producers of Shiraz in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Known for its picnic tradition since the 80’s, Hartenberg’s warm hospitality and picnic baskets, filled to the brim with delicious wholesome and fresh country fare, are sure to be one of this summer’s highlights. This year Hartenberg brings you a selection of no less than three mouth watering menus to choose from.


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

The Main menu, at R135 per person, includes a carafe of Hartenberg wine, Eleanor Finlayson’s famous smoked Snoek pate and a selection of home baked breads as a starter. For mains there is a selection of cold meats, seasonal salads, local cheeses and preserves, fresh seasonal fruit, roasted vegetables, crudités and pickles, and last but not least coffee and koeksisters for dessert. If the Main menu does not tickle your fancy, the lighter Homemade Quiche menu at R120 per person is a delicious alternative; including smoked snoek pate with home baked breads, homemade quiche served with baby leaf salad, vegetable crisps and a glass of Hartenberg’s premium wines rounded off with a coffee and koeksister. Or for lazy lounging in the sun, the Olive and Cheese platters from R60 per person is an obvious choice, including a selection of breads and a glass of Hartenberg wine. All the food is prepared by Hartenberg’s trained staff, who takes great pride in their home cooked country fare. The picnic lunches are available all summer from mid-September onwards, weather permitting. Hartenberg Wine Estate is situated on the Bottelary Road off the R304 to Stellenbosch. For bookings, call Tel: (+27)21-8652541, Email: or visit

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. Call Paarl Tourism: 021 872 0860 For more information:

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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. 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


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.


Since its completion, the new Cape Town Staduim has become an icon landmark in the city, and has elected a lot of attention and interest. The visitors centre is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. How long tours commence at 10:00, 12:00 and 13:00. Prices are R30 for adults and R15 for pensioners and children.

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

Directions: From the raised Green point traffic circle, take the entrance closest to McDonalds, and entrance on Granger bay Boulevard at entrance Conto the podium. Contact : 021 430 7300


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.

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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 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 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:



AUWAL MOSQUE 34 Dorp Street

NURUL ISLAM MOSQUE 134 Buitngrchtst cape town Phone 021 4234202

AL-AZHAR MOSQUE COMMITTE 6 Keizersgracht St zonnebloem cape town Phone 021 4626692

PALM TREE MOSQUE 185 Long Street Area Cape Town Telephone 21 444 4613

MASJIEDUR RAWBIE MOSQUE 22 Merrydaleav portlands Phone 021 3916675 Yusufeah Mosque


winburg Phone 021 7622505

MASJIDUL UMMAH 6483 Hector Av grassy Park Phone 021 7035529

MADRESSA & MOSQUE 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


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



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



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


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.


St James Church, 114 Third Avenue, Kenilworth.


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


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


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


St Peters, Harare, Khayelitsha.

021 434 8680

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

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Where to stay? Pretoria executive cottages & conference venue 12 Loschoord, Moreletapark, Pretoria Cell: 083 375 4844 Our complex of 11 cottages in a security complex are situated in Moreletapark, in the tranquillity and scenic beauty of the eastern suburbs. Situated close to all major highways, we are 20 minutes away from the centre of town, Midrand and Oliver Tambo Internation Airport (Johannesburg International Airport). We offer conference facilities, which is well equipped to host conferences and meetings. clico guest House 27 Sturdee Ave, Rosebank 011 252 3300 BircHwood Hotel Viewpoint Street, Bartlett, Boksburg 011 897 0000 emerald Hotel Emerald Resort & Casino 777 Frikkie Meyer Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark 016 982 8000 Inspired by North East African legend, the interior of the Emerald Hotel was imagineered as a haven from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

fairlawns Boutique Hotel Alma Rd. / Off Bowling Ave, Morningside Manor, Sandton 011 804 2540/1/2 Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is a 5-star hotel with all the attributes desired in a boutique establishment by the discerning global and local visitor: superb accommodation, a Bali-styled spa, a gourmet restaurant, signature conference and special events facilities, and the ideal location in Morningside. indaBa Hotel William Nicol Drive, Fourways 011 840 6600 Hotel aPollo 158 Bram Fisher Drive, Randburg 011 787 5434 misty Hills country Hotel, conference centre & sPa 69 Drift Boulevard, Muldersdrift 011 950 6000 Peermont metcourt at emPerors Palace 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park 011 977 9299

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Where to dine? adega Broadacres Broadacres Shopping Centre Cedar Rd, Broadacres 011 467 0311 Banjaara Classic Indian cuisine Illovo, (Next to Thrupp’s Centre) 011 447 8211 Boulevard café Time Café Shop 1, North Piazza, Fricker Rd, Illovo 011 268 5710 Browns of rivonia 21 Wessels Rd, Rivonia 011 803 7533

radisson Blu Hotel Cnr Rivonia Rd & Daisy Street Benmore, Sandton 011 245 8000

carnivore South African cuisine Muldersdrift Estate 69 Drift Boulevard (R114), Muldersdrift 011 950 6000

saint george Hotel & convention centre 58 Old Pretoria, Kempton Park Rd Rietvleidam 011 316 5541/2

The Carnivore restaurant, situated in the grounds of Misty Hills Country Hotel, needs little introduction. Renowned for its positioning statement - “Africa’s Greatest

tHe grace Hotel 54 Bath ave, Rosebank 011 280 7200 tHe Hilton Hotel 138 Rivonia rd, Sandton 011 322 1888 Stay in the heart of the business district at the Hilton Sandton hotel, north of Johannesburg. Do business in the Executive Lounge and de-stress in the gym or pool. Sample a diverse range of cuisine at one of the hotel’s restaurants. tHe micHelangelo Hotel 135 West Street, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandown 011 282 7000 tHe Palazzo montecasino Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 011 510 3000

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Eating Experience”- it is a cornerstone of the Recreation Africa Group. calisto’s 20 Gill Street, Gillview, Corner Rifle Range & Amanda Avenue, next to the Shell garage. 011 680 0368 / 011 680 3864 engedi Bistro Plot 22, Protea Ridge Road/Honingklip Road, Kromdraai 011 589 3495 Kai tHai Shop 61, Montecasino, corner William Nicol Drive & Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways 011 511 1844 Kuzina restaurant The Firs Shopping Centre, Cnr Biermann & Cradock Ave, Rosebank 011 880 5000

moemas Parktown Quarter (previously Northpark centre) Cnr 3rd & 7th Ave, Parktown North 011 788 7725 montego Bay Shop 31, Square Level Nelson Mandela Square 011 883 6407 / 011 883 1526 mytHos Cnr Van der Linde & Smith Streets Bedfordview 011 615 2271 osteria tre nonni 9 Grafton Ave, Craighall Park 086 122 2532 outer limits restaurant and cocKtail Bar Shop 4, Broadacres Lifestyle Centre, Cedar Ave, Fourways 011 467 7938 Parea taverna 3 Corlett Drive, Illovo, Sandton 011 788 8777 river decK country estate 35 Peter Rd, Ruimsig 087 940 9920 scHwarma co Shop 2, 71 Grant Ave, Norwood 011 483 1776 sugo rosso Corner of 7th a& 3rd Avenues, Parktown Quarter 011 442 0540

KitcHen Bar No.6 Design Quarter, Cnr. William Nicol & Leslie Ave, Fourways 011 465 5011/2616/5346 tHe silver BircH Lifestyle Garden Centre, Beyers Naude Drive Honeydew 011 792 5714 yamato jaPanese restaurant 198 Oxford Road, Illovo 011 268 0511

Where to play? catHeryne gaeyla fasHion 38 Christopherson Rd, Hyde Park Tel: 011 447 2550 Fax: 011 447 0073 Email: 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!

everard read gallery 6 Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank 011 788 4805 Bill HarroP’s Balloon safaris Bill Harrop’s Balloon Safaris, Skeertpoort, North, West Province 011 705 3201 gold reef city Off M1 North 011 248 5000 Just 8 kilometers from the centre of Johannesburg lies the world famous yet uniquely South African Gold Reef City. With its magnificent Theme Park offering the widest range of features and attractions in Africa and the exhilarating Casino complex, alive with the excitement, buzz and energy of Jozi, this is where Jozi comes to play, relax and more! joHannesBurg zoo Jan Smuts Ave, Parkview 011 646 2000 lifestyle garden centre Cnr Beyers Naude Drive & Ysterhout Avenue, Randparkridge, Randburg 011 792 5616 maroPeng Cradle of Humankind, R400, Magaliesberg 014 577 9000

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To delight distinguished diners, there’s a cornucopia of exotic restaurants offering sumptuous feasts from around the Empire. And when it comes to entertainment, fear not, for there’s an endless supply for the entire family. Take in a movie, a scintillating live show, a pulsating music concert or even the combat of world title boxing reminiscent of gladiatorial contests from a bygone era.

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Of course, the opulent casino is always open, where Fortuna, the Goddess of Chance, awaits. Give Lady Luck a try on innovative slots games or join the glamour at one of the many tables, each offering unparalleled gaming excitement and great odds.

tHe rHino & lion nature reserve Cradle of Humankind 011 957 0349/0106/0109

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Whether you wish to wine and dine, meet and greet, or stay and play, Emperors Palace has it all – and it’s just a short complimentary shuttle ride from OR Tambo International Airport. Make your epic escape today.

montecasino Bird gardens William Nicol Drive, Fourways Sandton 011 511 1864 orlando towers Dynamo Street cnr Old Potch Road, Orlando, Soweto 012 345 5114 / 071 674 4343 sa’s world of Beer SAB (South African Breweries) World of Beer, 5 President Street, cnr Ntemi Piliso, Newtown Cultural Precinct 011 836 4900


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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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American Express Diner’s Club Mastercard Visa Swallowed Credit Card Hotlines: Absa FNB Standard Nedbank Investec Mercantile Bank African Bank Postbank

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Emergency Services Netcare 911 ER24 084 124 General emergencies

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airport CT International Arrivals / Departures SAA Lost Luggage O.R. Thambo International

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trains General Enquiries Blue Train Rovos Rail

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And if none of that gets you what you’re looking for give us a call! 021 426 5111 O/H


Avoid grand displays of expensive jewellery, cameras, laptops 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.

Rand Card The pre-paid Visa Rand Card is the safe and easy way to manage your travel spend whilst visiting South Africa. There is no risk of carrying cash. Drawing cash is also not restricted to banking hours. If you lose your card, unlike cash, it can be replaced. Easy access to cash Replace your money if lost or stolen Fix your exchange rate Use at all ATMs and merchants where the Visa sign is displayed PIN and signature protected

Visit any of our 90 branches nationwide, call 0860 11 11 77 or log onto Fluent in foreign exchange.

Bidvest Bank Limited (Reg No 2000/006478/06) is a licensed financial services provider and registered credit provider, NCRCP17.

Hello Cpae Town Magazine- November 2011  

The official hotel visitors guide

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