Cape Town is at the top of every avid traveler’s wishlist. First, the Table Mountain, which is overlooking the lively city of Cape Town is second to none. Then, there’s so much history to take in. But, what we think makes Cape Town so charming is its diversity and controversies. We spent a day with a local and saw a different side of the city. Are you ready to walk this way?
Bay Harbour Market
Farmer’s markets are part of Cape Town’s identity. Because who doesn’t want to cut out the middleman, and connect with the local producers? Bay Harbour Market is Capetonians’ favorite for the sensitive manifestation of the vibrant South African spirit. Here, you will see people of all ages and from all cultures browsing curiously among the stalls. Every weekend, musicians, artisans, bakers, and brewers, they all meet in this old fish factory for a happy day!
About 10 km away from the market is Beau Constantia. This is a boutique wine farm at the top of Constantia Nek with panoramic views that reach as far as Hangklip mountain. We started with a wine tasting tour, but what we were here for was the dining experience at Chef’s Warehouse. The dinner service opens at 5.30 PM. Enjoy the seasonal tapas for two signature menu from what will feel like the top of the world.
The Kalk Bay Theatre
Lighten up your night with an intimate theatre show at The Kalk Bay Theatre. The extra 30-minute drive from the vineyard is worth it, as the fun here is guaranteed. Hosted in a deconsecrated church, the shows offer the perfect escapism ingredients: comedy and music. However, you never know what to expect, as the owners are always on the hunt for new effects. Vibey and energetic is how The Kalk Bay Theatre wants you to remember it. So, are you ready for a show where things may not necessarily go as planned?
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The Secret Gin Bar
If you think that Cape Town’s expertise begins and ends with wine, it’s because you haven’t tasted the locally distilled premium gins yet. Whereas in many parts of the world, gin bars popped up as part of a wild trend, gin has lured Capetonians into the art of making. So, head back to town to call it a day at the tucked away Secret Gin Bar in the courtyard of Honest Chocolate café. The gin cocktails on offer bear the flavors of indigenous flora. Can you taste the fynbos and rooibos?
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