Night markets in Cape Town

Date posted: January 15, 2020 | Author: Denis Stupan

Who doesn’t love a night market? Festive music, blazing fires, the sizzle of saucepans on open flames, delicious aromas wafting through the air, and crowds jostling for a seat at the communal table (okay, the last bit we can do without). Much to do and to explore.

Source: Inside Guide

 

In summer, when you’re looking for a low-key evening out – without a hefty bill and having to make a reservation beforehand – there’s hardly a better way to do so than at a night market.

No mess, no fuss, and no dishes to wash up after. Plus, nothing comes close to enjoying a meal under a starlit sky.

[Click] for a list of night markets in the Cape.

Enjoying sunset at a rooftop bar

Date posted: December 19, 2019 | Author: Denis Stupan

When the golden hour descends, it can only mean one thing: it’s rooftop time in the Mother City!

source: Inside Guide

Perched high above the sweltering, traffic-infested streets, these sky-high watering holes provide vertical respite from the chaos below, offering fresh air, stellar views, a lively atmosphere, and a selection of crafty cocktails, to boot.

There are plenty of rooftop bars in Cape Town. Do you already have a favourite one? Do you know them at all?

In any case: Don’t miss it! [Read more]

 

Cape Town Beer Festival 2019

Date posted: November 15, 2019 | Author: Denis Stupan

The largest festival of beer in the southern hemisphere, promising more ales, pilsners and lagers than ever at the Green Point stadium from 29 November – 1 December 2019.

Now in its 10th year, the Cape Town Festival of Beer (CTFOB) celebrates brewing heritage and craft, featuring over 200 beers and fermented beverages from a host of breweries, with limited-edition brews that have been specially brewed just for the festival! Whether you’re a beer newbie, connoisseur or just keen on sharing a few cold ones with your mates, this festival is for you.

Photo: Gerrie van der Walt

Aside from the bountiful supply of brew, here are other highlights to look forward to at the festival:

  • over 15 local and artisanal pop-up restaurants and food trucks
  • comedians, DJs and live music performances from a host of bands, including South Africa’s premier party band, Me & Mr Green
  • delicious brews from CBC, Old Potters Inn, Jack Black and Darling Breweries
  • refreshing Swedish-made Rekorderlig Cider (strawberry or lime flavour) and Loxtonia ciders (winners of the 2018 cider category) for those who prefer something besides beer
  • children’s play area

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Mandela’s former cell

Date posted: November 13, 2019 | Author: Denis Stupan

Robben Island in Table Bay, was a brutal prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in a tiny cell during the apartheid era. Today, the island is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a cornerstone of South African history.

Tours to the island begin with multimedia exhibits in the museum at the Nelson Mandela Gateway on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront before travelers board vessels to the island. The boat trip takes about 30 minutes to an hour depending on weather conditions and can be rough during big swells.

While on the island, visitors tour the maximum security prison, Mandela’s former cell, and the lime quarry where prisoners were forced to endure back-breaking labor. The interesting part about the tour is that the guides are former prisoners of Robben Island who share their experiences and offer insight into the atrocities of apartheid and the power of forgiveness.

After leaving this hellish six-square-kilometer island, Mandela said, “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”

 

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