Long Street has earned its reputation as party-central in the heart of Cape Town, but it’s not all dive bars and burger joints. Since 2013, late night party people with a taste for a fine IPA or porter stout can pull up a stool at Beerhouse and taste their way through more than 100 beers from around South Africa and the rest of the world. Continue reading “You’ll find ‘99 bottles of beer on the wall’ at Beerhouse” »
Secure, central and serene – Kylemore truly is something else. This spacious new apartment looks out over the glamorous V&A Waterfront on the Cape Town foreshore. The best part is that it’s only a few minutes’ drive from the very heart of Cape Town!
Venturing inside this canal-front property is like stepping into another world. Everything is clean and white with sparkling metal and wooden finishes. African patterns and artwork add a personal charm. The lounge opens onto a balcony with a six-seater dining table and is perfect for sunset cocktails or a home-cooked gourmet dinner looking out across the private waterways of the marina.
After dinner, kick back and relax in the master bedroom with its ethnic-urban design, large, comfy bed and en-suite marble bathroom. The second bedroom, no less grand than the first, has twin beds and is ideal for children.
Waking up with the warm Cape Town sun coming through the windows, I felt refreshed after a good night’s rest. After breakfast, eaten on the balcony, I went for a workout at the Kylemore complex’s private gym with hot and cold pools.
Cape Town is a city that thrives on tourism and it has had its fair share of bad press when it comes to transport with the recent Dewani murder case in 2010. But transport in Cape Town is generally safe and since the FIFA World Cup of 2010 there have been some significant improvements to the transport infrastructure of the city. But what forms of transport are there that are safe?
Just like sunsets and sunrises the moon also puts on a superb show most nights in Cape Town. Cape Town has a uniquely spectacular way to see the moon and it costs nothing to do.
Lions Head, so named because from a distance the mountain looks like the head of a lion watching over Cape Town, is a popular peak to climb. The climb follows one of a handful of dedicated paths that have been established over the last few decades to make climbing to the top that bit easier and safer.