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Africa Nova

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This encyclopedic treasure chest of pan-African objets, local ceramic art and high-end indigenous craft sets the gold standard far above banal curio....

Shop C3

African Music Store

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This is a unique doorway into the music of a continent, which plays a seminal role in so many of the sounds we regard as part of our aural wallpaper. The...

134 Long Street

Ashanti Lodge

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Ashanti Lodge is renowned 'party central' for twentysomething visitors to the city. The great rates, extensive facilities (from the swimming pool to the...

11 Hof Street


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A huge warehouse-style venue, the Assembly is the product of a bunch of young guys' passion for music and dedication to putting the best local and...

61 Harrington Street

Association for the Visual Arts

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You'll find one of the country's oldest galleries housed in a stately Cape Dutch building. A non-profit organisation, the AVA first opened here in 1971 -...

35 Church Street


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Specialising in limited-edition and unusual sports footwear, small-run T-shirts and cult literature on design and popular culture, this achingly trendy and...

Mooikloof Centre, 34 Kloof Street


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Bars & pubs

During the day, unwind with a light meal from Café Bascule, which is open until 4pm, and soak up the gorgeousness of the yachts in the marina and the view...

Cape Grace Hotel, West Quay Road
Tags: Bar
Major venue

Baxter Theatre

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There's a certain retro appeal to the huge orange lampshades dangling from the ceiling of the Baxter. But apart from the lighting, the theatre provides a...

Main Road

Beaulah Bar

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Bars & pubs, Clubs

The word 'beaulah' means beautiful in the local gay-speak and describes perfectly many of the customers at this quaint bar/club. Girl-power abounds,...

Cnr Somerset & Cobern streets


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Don't be intimidated by the über-chic style of the place. Nor should the staggering price tags of some of the volumes deter you. Biblioteq's niche is 'the...

30 Hudson Street

Bizerca Bistro

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Restaurants & cafés

Award-winning chef Laurent Deslandes has brought his philosophy of Gallic dining to Cape Town. The menu changes every six weeks and offers daily specials...

15 Anton Anreith Arcade

Bluecollar Whitecollar

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The design-and-branding maven Paul van der Spuy (Frank B Ernest, Wylde Oscar) has whisked this white rabbit out of his mercurial top hat. As the name...

Shop G21

Book Lounge

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Restaurants & cafés, Shops

A slow turn around this carefully created, two-storey bookshop in Cape Town's ascendant East City leaves you with the unmistakable impression that the Book...

71 Roeland Street

Boulders African Penguin Colony

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There's something incredibly endearing about these creatures. Maybe it's their unrefined singing voices that resemble those of braying jackasses (hence the...

Kleintuin Road
Major venue
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