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A
Weavers at a
makeshift stall in
Stellenbosch.
B
Enjoying a picnic
at Signal Hill,
overlooking the
Atlantic Ocean.
C
The colourful
Charly’s Bakery
creates beautifully
designed cakes.
D
A platter of roast
sirloin, lamb and
chicken from
Catharina’s.
from the busy city. There,
Root44 market (
root44.co.za
)
– which opens on Saturdays
and Sundays – offers a
wide variety of eats and
local arts and crafts. These
include handmade dining
sets, paintings and wooden
carvings. Try the German
sausages and Italian chicken
pesto panini.
GO LOCAL
Adderley Street is awesome for
trying local eats like samosas
and dhaltjies (deep-fried Cape
Malay pastries). Here, tented
stalls sell clothes, African
carvings and paintings, as
well as roses, poppies, and
other exotic blossoms like
fynbos. A night market is held
on Adderley Street during
December – it is decked out in
festive lights and nearly always
thronged with people.
The winelands at
Stellenbosch (
winelands.
co.za
) is a weekend getaway
BUS AROUND
MyCiTi bus (
myciti.org.za
) in
Cape Town has been widening
its network over the years,
making many of the wonderful
places in the city – like Century
City (
centurycity.co.za
) and
Camps Bay Beach – accessible.
The City SightSeeing Cape
Town Hop-on Hop-off bus
(
citysightseeing.co.za
) is my
favourite hassle-free way to
view the best of the sights –
including Kirstenbosch National
Botanical Garden (
sanbi.org
) and
Table Mountain (
tablemountain.
net
) – with an audio guide.
Cape Town,
SouthAfrica
paul wong
, manager with
Singapore Airlines’ Cape
Town office, gives his take on
how to soak in the best of this
buzzing, multicultural city.
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B