Can I let you in on a little secret? Every third Saturday of the month, magic invades the Cape Town Company’s Garden as artists, performers and praise singers come out to play. Your senses will be delighted by the sights and sounds of something straight from the pages of a storybook, as you are encouraged to look at your surroundings with new eyes. This is a Cape Town Partnership initiative known as City Walk Saturdays, or #CityWalkSaturdays for those of you on social media.
If you find yourself at a loose end on a cold winters day in Cape Town, why not join one of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens’ Family Winter Wonders Programme activities this School Holiday? Alternatively join a kid friendly guided garden walk that are offered free of charge – you are guaranteed to visit places in Kirstenbosch that you’ve never seen before.
The last time I went to the top of Table Mountain via the Cableway was thirty six years ago. It was in the original tiny bubble car that took about twenty people at a time and now sits at the lower cable station as a museum item. I was enthralled by the experience then and vowed to make it at least an annual event.
The V&A Waterfront is the kind of place where you can easily spend an entire day and still not see everything. Starting with your weekly fruit and vegetable shop at the Oranjezicht City Market, where you can stop off for a delicious breakfast and a fragrant cup of coffee, to sitting down near the Amphitheatre while you kids run off some of their energy in the play area, there is something for everyone.
If you had your eye on social media in the last few weeks, you’d have known that the globetrotting Vagabrothers were running amok in the Mother City, visiting the top things to see and do in a few short days, and from a variety of perspectives – on motorbikes and boats, via helicopter, and on foot.