Tash’s Top 10 Things To Do In Cape Town
Food. Wine. Outdoors.
1. Grab a coffee and walk at The Alphen
Starting close to home, The Alphen trail nestled in Constantia valley has a large variety of surroundings. A family and pet friendly trail which is often bustling with movement on the weekends. The box coffee trailer is always there on weekend mornings to boost the experience even further. I love enjoying a delicious coffee while walking my dog Charlie here.
2. Ice Cream at The Creamery
In my opinion, best ice cream in Cape Town. The creamery is located all over Cape Town, my favourite store being in Mouille Point. With late trading hours, tasty unique flavours as well as a beautiful ocean view, it has easily become my guilty pleasure.
3. Van Loveren Wine farm in Robertson
Any Capetonian will tell you about the most beautiful drive in the Western Cape has to be the one to Robertson. You never get tired of seeing the beautiful vineyards and orchards with flowers lining the roads. Along this rout there are so many stunning wine farms to stop at and do a quick tasting. My favourite one so far would have to be Van Loveren. At Van Loveren you can enjoy one of their amazing pairings while sitting in the middle of a beautiful garden next to a tranquil koi pond.
4. Reptile Garden and animal park at Stodels
My two weird and wacky obsessions is with my pet retiles and my plant collection. This led me too Stodels in Durbanville. Not only do they have everything any plant lover could ever hope, want or need but here you’ll also find a super exciting reptile park and store called Retile Garden. This educational reptile park is home to a large variety of both adorable and frightening species. I will never get tired of visiting them! Entrance fee is R40 per person all week, but I would highly recommend going on Sundays at 12pm, that’s reptile feeding day…
5. Eat Ramen & Sushi at Three wise monkeys
If you blinked, you would miss it. On Sea Point main road sits the tiny Three Wise Monkeys. This speciality restaurant is a somehow undiscovered gem! Any Asian cuisine lover would be in absolute heaven here. There bowls of ramen are so spectacular and remember that slurping is a compliment!
6. Cocktails at Bam Jam
Sometimes life calls for a bit of fun in the form of a cocktail or mocktail. Banana Jam has the best cocktails in the Southern Suburbs! Their service and vibey atmosphere make the experience even more groovy. They have amazing Happy Hour Specials between 5 – 6pm everyday!
7. Picnic at the amphitheatre Beau Constantia
One of my personal favourite things to do on a beautiful summers day in Cape Town is a spontaneous picnic with friends at Beau Constantia. Recently we have come up with a little ritual, when the sun is out and the day is open for availability, we love to grab a picnic blanket, some sunnies and go to Beau Constantia. When their amphitheatre isn’t being used it becomes an irresistible and quiet spot to sit with a glass of wine and enjoy the beautiful view of the Constantia winelands. We’ll buy a bottle of wine to share and just sit on our blankets, enjoy the sunshine, and catch up. Something so simple and affordable yet so bouje and enjoyable.
8. Produce Shopping at Oranjezitch Market
A very Capetonian thing to is to go have breakfast at The Oranjezicht Market on a Saturday morning. I am no different, I love walking around, coffee in hand, looking at all the fresh fruit and veggies on offer for the week, there is always something new and interesting! Wondering among the large selection of house plants makes my heart ever so happy. Its always full of life, happy, friendly faces and cute doggies to pet. Open every Saturday and Sunday 9am – 2:15pm then Wednesday nights from 5 – 9pm.
9. Walk along the Sea Point Promenade
Of course, when living near the sea in Cape Town of course one of your hobbies must be taking in some sea air! Walking along the Sea Point promenade at sunset is a beautiful and relaxing pass time. The breeze in your face is a wonderful reset for the mind. Then don’t forget about the yummy creamery not too far away, I often grab a cone for the walk. Doesn’t that sound like bliss?
10. Tannin by Camps bay tidal Pool
Who doesn’t love tanning on a beautiful beach staring at Camps Bay beautiful clear tidal pool? Getting some lovely vitamin D during Cape Towns amazing summer days! I’m too much of a scaredy cat to get more than knee deep into the tidal pool but even dipping a toe into the Capes icey water is enough to cool you down so you can sit and stay a little while longer.
My name is Natasha but everyone calls me Tash! I am 25 and living in beautiful Cape Town! The two things everyone knows about me are, 1) I love being outside in the sun, if I am not gardening or out for a walk I’m sitting outside at a gorgeous wine farm soaking up some wine and rays. 2) I call myself a foodie (even though I’m probably not), I’m often scouting for a yummy place to eat or finding exciting recipes to try in my kitchen!