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Recent and Upcoming Events
Websites like Time Out Cape Town and Whats On In Cape Town offer an ever-changing variety of activities and events happening in and around the Mother City. From arts and culture, to wine tasting, to outdoor adventures, there is an activity for everyone.
Arts and Culture
According to their website, Artscape was originally established 40 years ago as the official performing arts council for the Western Cape, and has today developed into a vibrant, multi-functional creative arts centre, offering exceptional venue facilities and specialist theatrical services.
Address: D F Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town
Tell:+27 21 410 9800
The Fugard Theatre
The Fugard Theatre was named after Athol Fugard, South Africa’s most significant and internationally acclaimed playwright. The theatre has amazing facilities renovated in 2011 to host both the latest theatrical plays and cinematic presentations.
Address: Caledon Street, District 6, Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 461 4554
The Wine Route
The historic student town of Stellenbosch is the ideal place to start your exploration of this region and is not to be missed.
Home to more than 140 wine farms, Stellenbosch, also known as the Eikestad (City of Oaks in Afrikaans ) is the second oldest town in South Africa. Stellenbosch and it’s winelands boasts the largest concentration and variety of wine farms and wine tasting venues in the country and together form the wine making, research and viticultural hub of South Africa. Oak lined streets and a holiday atmoshphere make this quiet “old world” town the perfect base for wine and culture lovers alike.
Visit their website: http://www.wineroute.co.za/
Restaurants and Eateries
Cape Town is at the cutting edge of culinary trends and tastes. (No wonder its prized mountain is a table.)
Whether you are looking for beach cafés with a view of the sea, sidewalk coffee shops, fine dining restaurants, neighbourhood pizza joints, buzzing cocktail spots or hipster hangouts; you are in for a treat.
Film Afrika’s CEO, David Wicht, shares his restaurant recommendations below, as well as his cookbook.
Cape Town’s restaurants are popular destinations, so we advise you to make a reservation.
Here are a few Film Afrika recommends:
French fusion, bistro with down to earth food crafted with exceptional skill.
Address: 101 Hout Street, Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 423 8888
Meat and Game restaurant with possibly the best rib-eye steak in Cape Town.
Address: 70 Keeron Road, Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 424 3460
Asian Tapas with the tastiest dim sum in town. Near the Greenmarket Square.
Address: 33 Church Street, Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 424 7000
A delicious and quaint little taste of Italy.
Address: 22 Cobern Street, Greenpoint
Tel:+27 21 42
Great contemporary cuisine based in an 18th Century building.
Hout Street, Cape Town
Tel: +27 424 2626
The Test Kitchen
Fine dining by an award winning chef, Luke Dale Roberts.
*Advance booking is essential!!!
Address: The Old Biscuit Mill, Shop 104 A
Tel: +27 21 447 2337
Cape Markets, a website aimed at connecting market visitors, market stall-holders and market organisers around the Western Cape.
Cape Markets is the creation of Pia Taylor, creator and editor of Mother City Living, a popular blog dedicated to ‘green living’ in Cape Town. You’ll see her, every weekend, basket in hand, foraging happily at fresh produce and craft markets, festivals and fairs.
With so many markets springing up around the Cape (and the rest of the country), she decided it was about time that a website be developed that could create a means of communication between market organisers, marketgoers and our talented small producers.
A directory seemed like the best way to go – with a blog to make sure all the latest news and views is available to all.
Check out the link for some more information: http://capemarkets.co.za/
Other Markets to Look At:
Hout Bay Market
Open every weekend (Friday to Sunday), the once fish factory turned market is filled with good shopping, great food and vibrant music right in the heart of a working harbour.
Address: 31 Harbour Road
Tel: +27 83 275 5586
Old Biscuit Mill Market
The Old Biscuit Mill, shops restaurants and office areas, hosts a vibrant and flavourful market every Saturday between 9am and 2pm, filled with music, gizmos and gadgets, and an amazing arrange of food that caters for every taste.
Address: The Old Biscuit Mill 373-375 Albert Road
Tel: +27 21 447 8194
The City Bowl Market on Hope Street
The market is populated by a community of remarkable individuals, all of whom care deeply about the food and drink on offer.
Address: 14 Hope Street, Gardens
Tel: +27 73 270 8043