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Secret spots + things to do in the Western Cape

From secret forest cafes to vinyl stores and aircraft museums

Last updated: Tuesday, 22 August 2023 

Every city and small town has its best-kept secrets, some hiding in plain sight and just around the corner. From hidden cafes in the forest to coffee shops in the middle of nowhere, here’s our (constantly growing) selection of hidden gems in the Western Cape.


This neighbourhood deli in Green Point is easy to miss, but impossible to forget. It’s an ode to olden day corner stores that are driven by community. Cushty Deli has been around since 2018, and quickly became a popular spot among the locals who live around the corner. It’s easy to lounge there all morning, with its fresh pastries, all day breakfasts, coffee, superfood smoothies and harvest-style lunches. It’s fully operational during loadshedding and has free

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