City of Colour Cape Town and Woodstock

Shein YDE

Whenever I get the chance to run away to this vibrant city, I jump at the opportunity. Cape Town is South Africa’s pop of colour, with its little Bo Kaap houses one atop the other like lemon drops and bougainvillea.  It’s always teeming with tourists but it’s a must-see. As is the regenerated suburb of Woodstock, with its eclectic mish-mash of up-market and artsy shopping and dining. And where’s a girl to lay her head? Well, Camps Bay of course.

Where to stay? I’m a sucker for the Atlantic seaboard, it’s views are incomparable. This time we called Houghton Terrace home. It’s beautiful and well furnished, if I could cook I’d spend all my time in it’s gorgeous kitchen.

Where to eat? One of, if not my favourite, restaurants in Cape Town is Zenzero right on Camps Bay beach. I’ve had the loveliest memories right here and their sea food platter is to die for. They also serve the best eggs benedict in town and great coffee.

What to do? You can’t not visit the old Malay Quarter and frolick amongst the colourful houses that have been a trademark of Cape Town’s city centre for decades. You can learn more about the historic area and its people at the Bo Kaap Museum or immerse yourself right in the thick of it at the Bo Kaap Food and Craft Market. But as far as markets go, one of the best is Neighbourgoods Market in Woodstock. Every Saturday, rain or shine (and unfortunately it was rain for me), Neighbourgoods’ traders come out to play at the Old Biscuit Mill. Much like its Braamfontein counterpart; the food is mouth-watering, the art is phenomenal and the music is energizing. Woodstock has a lot to offer outside of the market, take a walk around and there are boutiques and interesting restaurants for days.

 

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