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Wine & Dine

New Restaurants And Experiences to Discover and Share

Exciting new restaurants, coffee shops, bars, clubs, markets, venues and hot spots to discover and explore. PLUS: Support a friend's business

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Wine & Dine

Psst. Our Alternative Bucket List of Hidden Gems

It’s the smallest most unique hidden places that make a city. That make your day. Our team is sharing theirs.

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Wildlife & Nature

Cheap And Cheerful: Awesome Budget Getaways Near Cape Town

Tick them off your list and explore the Western Cape with our pick of budget getaways and affordable escapes that cost less than R550pp per night

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WIN A VIP Halloween Party Experience At Shimmy Beach Club

Let the party animal crawl out of you with four VIP tickets and R1600 to spend on the summer menu

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New Year’s Eve 2019/2020: From The Party Of The Year To Ibiza-Style Bashes

Also where the fireworks, fine-dining, family festivities are happening

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13 Hip and Trending Party Places in Cape Town & Surrounds

Your go-to list whether you want to party hard or just chill

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Wine & Dine

Your Perfect Cape Town Function Venue

Function venues with a difference, plus plenty of traditional options, for your next event

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8 Unique Cape Town Co-Working Spaces and Hot Desk Spots

Claim your spot at these cool co-working spaces around Cape Town, each offering something different to maximise productivity

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The Premium Work-and-Play Hub For Business Travellers Who want It All

Plush hotels lead down to convenient coworking offices and bedecked lounges

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Wine & Dine

Win A Date Night To Kinky Boots – So Smashing it’s Extended To 2020

Up for grabs: Two tickets, plus a tote bag and a bottle of wine  

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Wine & Dine

Shakespeare’s Is The New Durbanville Restaurant With a Sense of Theatrics

A place for grown-ups to be spoilt with fine food, good wine and entertainment

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Wine & Dine

Heart, Soul, Scenery and Food at these Special Cape Town Markets

Markets by the seaside, the suburbs and the township

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Vegetarian and Vegan-Friendly Restaurants, Plus: Amazing Desserts Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Finally: from child-friendly veggie spots to places where you can proudly ask for the vegan menu. This is where to take all your friends

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Wine & Dine

Free Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday

If it’s your birthday and you love getting free stuff, this is the list for you!

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Features

End-Of-Year Party Ideas To Pitch To Your Boss

Because why leave it up to management

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NEW PLACE: A Coffee Shop In the City Where You can Order the Velvet Bean

Three things make this coffee shop special: a health elixir, historical artefacts, and wholeheartedness

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November: 10 Events To Kick Off Summer Fun

5 Comedy Acts, 200 Beers And All The Tequila You Can Take This November.

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Wildlife & Nature

Dam Levels Show Positive Growth

Theewaterskloof Dam is 17% higher than in 2018

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Cabbage Is The Hero Of This Carb, Gluten and Plastic-Free Catering Company

No plate or cutlery needed to eat a McKay Cabbage Bowl

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Wine & Dine

New Experiences With Benguela Cove

From wine tastings and food pairings to pirate-themed adventure mini-golf, there’s so much to discover at Benguela Cove

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Wine & Dine

NEW: At Hong Da You Can Order A Shiatsu Massage With Your Meal

There’s Taiwanese flavoured milk and rose tea, too

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Wine & Dine

Ficks: Hermanus’ New Idyllic Summer Hangout

Set on the edges of a sparkling blue tidal pool and ocean, Ficks will serve pintxos and wine

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Wine & Dine

Outstanding And Out of Town: Markets Worth Travelling For

Moonlight markets in the Karoo, sell-out cinnamon rolls in McGregor and a steampunk-style market in Elgin

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Wine & Dine

House of H: The Graffiti-Laden Urban Hangout With a Rooftop and Secret Maze

The inner-city gem where locals eat and keep coming back

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Wine & Dine

NEW: Steenberg's Old Fave Gets A Hot Makeover (and Menu)

Asian and Middle Eastern flavours with South African chutneys and syrups

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Nominate A Friend's New Business For R60k's Worth Of Activation

Over the past six years, CapeTownMagazine.com has activated over 300 new businesses. Now you, too, can also support entrepreneurs by nominating a friend’s new business for our #CapeTownMagNew project in association with Yoco

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Wine & Dine

Why We Love Pinotage, South Africa’s Very Own National Grape

Everything you need to know about our country’s signature varietal

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Wine & Dine

It’s All About the (Very Big) Steaks at Dale’s Black Angus

The question is: can you finish the 1kg rump? (For the more moderate, there’s tapas, too)  

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Wine & Dine

Sushi With A Sea Breeze At Asami House Knysna

Served with panoramic views, fresh, salty air and plenty of Knysna charm

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Wildlife & Nature

Spring Flowers: Edible Flowers and Where You Can Taste Them

Where to go for foraging, fynbos tastings and apothecary workshops

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NEW: The Restaurant Made From a Converted Shipping Container

A container cafe in a business park with well-priced lunch menu

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Wine & Dine

Grub and Vine Matches Fine Dining with Bistro To Perfection

Chef Matt Manning does it all with so much flair

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Wine & Dine

Chicha!: The Pre-Drinks (Or Date Night) Spot That’s Livening Up Sea Point

A “funky 70s spaceship wine bar meets contemporary tapas eatery”

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Wildlife & Nature

Your 2019 Guide to Spring Flowers in the Cape

PLUS The answer to your FAQs such as best places to see the wild flowers

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Wine & Dine

A Bevy Of Buffets, All-You-Can-Eat Feasts and Harvest Tables

A bounty of breakfast and lunch buffet – from country cooking and sushi to Italian and halaal

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Social

It's Okay To Lose Your Mind to Change It For The Better

Practical (and legal) tools to aid health and wellbeing

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Features

Winter's The Best Time To Plan A Special Getaway With These Great Deals

Why? Because you get more bang for your buck with low-season specials

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Best of CT

These Tshisanyamas Have More Than Meat on the Menu

Today’s tshisanyamas offer more than meat, pap and chakalaka

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A Slice Of Japan On 3 Floors (With Rooftop Bar)

The must-do experience is Kaiseki, considered the pinnacle of Japanese cuisine

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NEW: A Colourful, Lush And Extravagant Gastropub

Kong, the city’s hottest new bar and grill in De Waterkant

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Tech Meets Nature In the Most Spectacular Way At theLAB Robertson Guest House

Fully automated rooms, phone-charging menus and solar-powered energy  

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WildSprout Wholefoods Serves Healthy Meals Everyone Will Enjoy

Healthy food that’s delicious and affordable  

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Wine & Dine

kykNET Finalist Chef Offers New Reason for Road Trip to Swellendam (and you can even stay over)

Comforting country cuisine, burgers and free beer, and soup and sherry for R55 at the new Rotterdam Restaurant

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Wine & Dine

A Braai Master and a Secret Sauce

Tikka chicken, mixed grill, boerewors and braai vibes in Bo Kaap

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Holiday

Goudini Spa: Still Perfect For a Relaxed Family-Friendly Holiday

There are four heated pools, plus a host of other activities

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Why You Should Be A Tourist In Your Own Town

These city walking tours (three in total) are free, frequent, central and quick

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12 Ways To Spend Your 67 Minutes This Mandela Day

We know you want to do good, but often don’t know what to do and where to go. To make it easy for you, here are suggestions of simple and impactful causes to get involved in.

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Cape Town’s First 100% Halaal Bootlegger Is In Sea Point

From banana bread to full-on breakfasts or hearty lunches

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15 Inner-City Discoveries You Need To Make

You don’t need to go far  – or spend much money or time – to experience these local gems in the city on a Saturday morning

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Watch performers like Luchen Marco, Strife Blood, Ubiza Wethu battle it out to ...

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Creative Angels Fashion Show reveals new young talent to the industry

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Jagger Lounge has a hot line-up of bands

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Your go-to list whether you want to party hard or just chill

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What would you do if you'd been given two hours and 15 fun things to do?

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Work up a sweat then replenish your energy with homemade strawberry cake

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Catch this stellar performance about forbidden love

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See the world’s finest yachts, join water activities and family fun over three days

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An exhibition full of flowers in vases created by Cape Town’s top ceramicists

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Artist MJ Lourens pairs his modern landscapes with Pierneef’s, plus there’s cheese ...

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How good does apricot-glazed gammon sound?

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The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

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And drink in the sunset and view (and a cocktail)

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Take your swimming gear along and enjoy the hot pools while you’re there

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With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award

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Beat the Sunday blues with wine, tapas and live music

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Experience Cape Town’s funniest comedians (for less on Sundays) at the Waterfront’s ...

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Embrace your inner yogi outdoors

Bugz Playpark in Cape TownMake Sunday Funday For The Whole Family ...

End the weekend on a high note with fun rides, educational play and something for ...

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Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

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Catch this stellar performance about forbidden love

VaseWhat Could Be Prettier Than A Room Full ...

An exhibition full of flowers in vases created by Cape Town’s top ceramicists

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Manga sushi served with Pongrácz bubbly

Land_RewovenSee This Fascinating Interpretation of ...

Artist MJ Lourens pairs his modern landscapes with Pierneef’s, plus there’s cheese ...

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Make your October Wednesdays about food trucks, kids activities, desserts and gin at ...

sotano_steakCheer Up: Here’s One Amazing Monday ...

A flame-grilled sirloin with a glass of wine over beautiful views

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An expansive gallery and pristine outdoor landscape showcase a free exhibition by a young ...

William_Kentridge_2A Monumental Exhibition To Open At The ...

The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

cape_quarter_01Catch These Weekly Deals at Cape Quarter

From R18 coffee to half-price burgers

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With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award

onomo_2019_4There’s a New Dinner Special Every ...

From butter chicken curry to beef bobotie: Something fresh, Monday to Sunday

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The chance to see marine wildlife and spectacular ocean and mountain views as the sun ...

sgtpepper6Host Your Party (Plus Live Music) On A ...

Bring up to 150 people: Just pay for your food and drinks – the venue (and everything ...

Moyo_Eden2Monday Special: Double Your Burgers ...

Half-price burger special at Moyo Eden on The Bay – psst … it comes with this awesome ...

2 4 1 hqHQ: Not Such a Blue Monday After All

HQ’s #2FOR1Monday: Live acoustic music and two Salad, Steak and Chips set menus for the ...

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Hop aboard a fun-filled minibus and explore the hidden gems of the Western Cape

asamisOverload On Asami’s Sushi And Noodles

Get sushi and noodle specials three days a week

OX boat rides 110% Off: See The Marine Big 5 on an ...

Whales, dolphins, penguins, cape fur seals and mola mola (sunfish), an awesome boat trip ...

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Rain or shine, a four-hour indoor skate session is just R25

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Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

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New Year’s Eve 2019/2020: From The Party Of The Year To Ibiza-Style Bashes

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