This is the grittier, real Cape Town. Edgy, artsy and bursting with culinary flavour and creativity. Our first point is the top of the mountain, the cable car spreading the city out before our eyes as we rise above the rest of the world. Back down on earth its ‘bean time’ and we enjoy some of the finest in-house coffee varieties, blended and roasted with true skill. Hit the streets of the East City Precinct, what was formerly an industrial-commercial precinct on the outskirts of the CBD, this pocket of the city is metamorphosing into a cultishly cool creative hub where cutting-edge galleries, chic cafés and grungy dive bars rub shoulders with sports-car dealerships and mechanics workshops.
Cape Town’s inner-city streets are a treasure trove of fashion and jewellery boutiques, studios, quirky home décor, atmospheric pubs, craft beers and concept stores. We'll touch on some of the city’s lesser known historical facts, shipwreck stories and possibly meet a few of the captivating characters behind the roasteries, distilleries and workshops.
We don’t call Cape Town the ‘Mother City’ just because it is the highlight of SA. When you come into contact with some of our mesmerizing locals who take their skill set to outta-this-world levels of expertise and resourcefulness, you may well come to believe that “mother city” is code for “mother ship”.
For the more creative who would like to delve into the grittier side of Cape Town’s art world, explore the lesser known suburb of Woodstock.
Craft beer and gin tasting at a local distillery or brewery, caps a well-rounded day.