South Africa is fast rising up the scale as a place to see and be seen with local and international celebrities heating up the city’s hotspots.
So whether you’re from South Africa or not and want to a quick guide of the top quaffing and dining spots that the country’s main cities have to offer then you’ve come to the right place.
Let’s start with Cape Town, since it was voted “Top City in Africa & the Middle East” in the Condé Naste Readers’ Travel Awards 2010.
If “glamorous” is your middle name, then Bambu is the place to be for you. Join other glamorous locals enjoying a glass or two of champagne in absolute sophistication. Where is Bambu? 21b Somerset Rd, Green Point.
Head over to Neighbourhood located on 163 Long Street, for a much more chilled & casual spot. Here enjoy the latest trends of music, a younger & vibey crowd, the perfect place for those long conversations.
Passionate about beer? &Union is a beer-tasting room, located down an alley close to Long Street. If you are from London, this place will remind you of home particularly the London Underground circa 1930s. As mentioned it, it’s down an alley, be sure to bring a friend.... Kidding!
Cape Town has a mixture of creative spaces where you can eat & shop. The Old Biscuit Mill is one of those creative “eat & shop” spaces. Old Biscuit Mill is fantastic if you’re on the lookout for Cape Town’s fresh local produce, organic foods and loads more. Whilst you shop, you might be in luck and be entertained at the same time, many festivals & events are hosted there.
Dinner with a view? Then Paranga should be at the top of your list. Known for an excellent selection of wines and carefully chosen menu options, but most of all, enjoy the view of Camps Bay whilst devouring your “nom nom” meal.
That’s my selection, a little of Long Street, Seapoint & Camps Bay. What comes highly recommended on your Cape Town“hot-spots” list?