Cape Town’s coolest things this week (22-28 February 2016)

Cape Town is the capital of cool! We’ve got our finger on the pulse to bring you the 3 of the hippest happenings…

1. Movies… like you’ve never seen before

Meet the Fockers Part 7 is good for a date night with your couch and cat. But if you want real never-seen-before cinema, the Labia’s Strictly Arthouse Season is where you need to be. Think an overweight 13-year-old falling in love with a man three times her age… and more gritty film. It launches this week. Read more

2. Win a sunset cruise with 60 of your nearest and dearest!

New to Cape Town this week is All About Cape Town’s Go Beyond experiences. Forget the boring promise of “VIP benefits” you’ve heard a million times before. Go Beyond only offers one-of-a-kind experiences that go beyond all expectations. Think a helicopter ride to the show and backstage drinks with the band, a training session with a top football club, one-on-one classes with a master chef… Think big. Like this chance to win a sunset cruise in Cape Town for 60, drinks included. Competition closed.

3. Brownies and Downies… Say what?!

A new coffee shop on Cape Town’s Foreshore is giving young adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to work and train in the hospitality industry. We’re not sold on the name, but it’s a seriously cool initiative. Here’s how it all started: Read more

Famous Long Street

Long Street, Cape Town. By day, the myriad bookshops and little corner cafes with their individually pleasing personalities are just as enticing as the night life Long Street has to offer. When the sun is high in the sky, there is the antique arcade with its tiny shops containing its trove of treasures; from books to fill the fantasies of every mind, to pocket watches, Scottish rabbit tail charms, large Indonesian Buddhas and even Victorian style costumes. There are coffee aromas filling the air as you walk down the street, dancing from every cafe inviting you to come and sample its specific perfections. There is eye candy everywhere your eyes look. Not a corner without a paragon, not a door without a tale or two to tell…

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Shopping in Cape Town

The mother city is known for being the mother of everything and shopping in this case is no stranger to this. Cape Town is home to some of the most incredible shopping experiences known to man. Not only is this city, which is known as one of the most beautiful cities on earth, home to the largest population of creatives, artists, and world famous designers but it is home to the worlds finest creations. Cape Town has your quaint shopping experiences hidden in places that you wouldn’t imagine these gems would find solace to the greatest shopping malls that have want for absolutely nothing and provide mind blowing experiences. Below is a list of the quaint shopping experiences to the markets to the large and in charge malls waiting to indulge your every shopping need and so much more.

Markets Shopping Experiences

Markets in Cape Town range from your all through the week Green Market Square which is situated in the CBD and has a collection of all African Curios as well as other little stalls with second hand books, jewellery and apparel, it is also home of the mother of the famous Bamboo scarf. Then you have your weekend markets like the Tokai Forest Market which is jam packed with awesomeness and open all day on a Sunday, the Milnerton Flea Market which has a huge collection of absolutely everything under the sun and probably things from outer space too.

Quaint Shopping Experiences

Quaint Shopping calls for the exclusive labels and the unheard of one of a kind, most probably hand made perfections found nowhere else in the world. Woodstock, Cape Town has become home to smaller shopping experiences which are housed in open planned modern styled exquisite buildings and each have their own mind blowing uniqueness. The Woodstock Exchange is the most well known of them all, containing phenomenal works from young and upcoming designers, as well as having some of the best crunchies and coffee available at divine coffee shops when you need that break to rest your shopping shoes. The Old Biscuit Mill is another which has a collection of incredibly beautiful shops that will keep you mesmerised for hours and perhaps leaving only after purchasing one of everything. The shops are situated around beautiful courtyards and The Old Biscuit Mill is also home to the award winning restaurant The Test Kitchen with the famous chef Luke Dale Roberts.

Large and in charge Shopping

Cape Town is home to two of the biggest and most incredible shopping centres, The very famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, which is home to the incredible Two Oceans Aquarium, as well as 90% of your designer brand shops, they also boast a large indoor market like setting which has stalls for Africa, containing every type of ware that you could think of. There is a delightful scratch patch, hundreds of phenomenal restaurants and so much to do that one could spend an entire day and not have seen or browsed through even a quarter of this beautiful centre. Then there is the epically exclusive high class Century City with its Canal Walk which prides itself on being the ‘Shop the World’ experience. Canal Walk is home to fine dining and every sort of shop and brand that you could ever imagine, the design of the entire area is an architectural dream come true and finds the cream of the crop shopping in its silver platter experience. Century City is also home to the Natural Goods and Art Market which is open every spring and is truly a divine experience in itself.