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    Iziko The Old Town House

    Built in 1756 to replace the Watch House, and now a museum that houses the Old Dutch and Flemish art collection donated in 1917 by Sir Max Michaelis, a Jewish gold magnate, as a “practical expression of his affection for the country in which he had spent his earlier days”. There is a memorial to Michaelis in the courtyard.

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    Queen Victoria Street

    This street used to be called Tuinpad (Garden Path) because it ran alongside the canal through which flowed the stream from Platteklip Gorge on Table Mountain. Sailors filled their kegs at the reservoir built by Zacharias Wagenaar in the 1660s. Remnants of Wagenaar’s Reservoir can be seen in the Golden Acre, Adderley Street.

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    Cape Town High School

    Formerly Hope Mill Hebrew Public School. It began in 1860 as a small one-roomed school for Jewish children. Kindergarten teacher at Hope Mill and then headmistress at Central Girls School (in Buitekant St), Roza van Gelderen (1890 -1969) was regarded as an educator ahead of her times.

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    Coffee Time

    Start with an all-day breakfast, lunch or a leisurely tea break at this well run eatery that has a special ‘soul’. Buffet lunches on Wednesday. “….a hats off to a centre that helps people with special needs achieve dignity and a sense of worth”, writes food reviewer Jos Baker. ‘Milchik’. And shop for something special at adjoining Giftime.

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    Longridge Wine Estate

    2016 Judges Best White: Longridge Chardonnay Longridge leverages its elevated location on the slopes of the Helderberg, with the airy tasting room and restaurant maximising the views of Stellenbosch and a distant Table Mountain, while the craggy mountain peaks tower behind the winery. 2015 was the first year the winery was officially certified organic so cellarmaster and viticulturist Jasper Raats who patiently oversaw the three-year conversion process will be particularly pleased that the maiden organic Chardonnay performed so well for the judges. In front of the winery there are raised beds of vegetables, all organically grown, mulched with compost from a heap that’s not 20m away. Even the Nguni cattle which are allowed to graze on the cover crop between the vines in winter make a contribution to soil vitality, fertilisation and recycling here! Weekdays and weekends sees cyclists pounding the pedals and testing their mettle on the trails through the Helderberg vineyards. Strawberry picking is popular in season at Mooiberge farmstall. Just across the road the Root 44 market is held on Saturdays and Sundays between 10h00 and 16h00. A popular addition to the market is the Saturday morning 5km trail run attracting hundreds of runners and walkers every Read more [...]

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    Bartinney Private Cellar

    Bartinney is set on the dramatic slopes of Botmaskop alongside the Helshoogte Pass overlooking the picturesque Banhoek Valley. Michael and Rose Jordaan repurchased the 27ha family farm in 2006, with a vision to create excellent wines and reawaken the charm of the historic land. “Our belief is that every aspect must work in harmony: agriculture with nature, people with animals, sustainability with excellence.” Bartinney is Carbon Neutral. This means that a zero carbon footprint in both farming and wine making has been achieved. 50% of Bartinney’s power is generated through solar. The farm has had Champion status in the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI) since September 2010. Rose is a founder member and Trustee of the Banhoek Conservancy, whose goal is for the social upliftment of the poorer communities in Banhoek and environmental improvement of the natural areas of the greater Banhoek Valley. You might want to try their Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and Vintage Elevage 2010. Wine tasting at the Tasting shed are R30 per person for three Bartinney wines. Mon – Fri 10h00 to 16h00 Cellar tours by appointment only

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    Paul Cluver Wines

    2016 Judges Overall Winner: Unwooded Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest 2014 2016 Leader in Water Conservation This family-owned, family-run wine business is located in the cool-climate Elgin Valley. The property has been in ownership of the Cluver Family since 1896. Their focus is on producing elegant wines that are expressive of the terroir. The wine business forms part of larger holistic farming business called ‘De Rust Estate’. This estate forms part of the UNESCO world heritage site, the Kogelberg Biosphere. Half of the estate has been set aside for conservation into perpetuity. Dr Cluver has been a supporter of conservation projects, officially undertaking projects of his own on the estate since 1970. He was involved in the establishment and development of Groenlandberg Conservancy. Other features include a restaurant, Fresh, open from Wed to Sun; hiking trails; 5 day slackpacking on the Green Mountain trail; and summer open air concerts in the amphitheatre.

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    Vondeling Wines

    2016 Bloggers Overall Winner: Vondeling Babiana 2015 Vondeling is a Champion Conservation wine estate, home to some of the Cape Floral Kingdom’s rarest and most unique plant species. These owners play a key role in driving landowner collaboration to minimise the threats to this unique region known as the Paardeberg. Two of Vondeling`s premium white and red wines have been named for two of these red data listed plants that are endemic to the Paardeberg mountain, namely Babiana noctiflora and Erica hippurus. They are committed to an innovative waste-water management system, a social upliftment job-creating project in alien vegetation removal, a recycling programme and wildfire prevention. The farm offers state of art wine tasting facilities, a country chapel, and wedding or function venue, as well as self-catering accommodation. Visitors can pre-book a generous farm style Vintner’s Platter, which they can enjoy at the tasting room. Booking for Vintner’s Platter or set menu meal options is essential.

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    Gabriëlskloof

    2016 Judges Best Red Gabrielskloof The Blend 2014 Gabriëlskloof is a family owned and run wine estate with sweeping views of the Babilonstoren Mountains and the surrounding wheat fields. The farm and vineyards were established in 2000, with their first vintage in 2009. It has 70 hectares under vine and 50 hectares set aside for conservation, mostly consisting of Overberg Sandstone Fynbos and some critically endangered Western Ruens Shale Renosterveld. They have rehabilitated the fynbos in the area below the winemaker’s house by collecting fynbos seeds over a period of time and then scattering them across the slope. A variety of birdlife has returned to the farm to delight birdwatchers young and old. Taste their wines and olive oil, accompanied perhaps by a hearty meat and cheese platter, or as part of their food and wine pairing. Restaurant, @Gabriëlskloof, entices with mouth-watering, sincere cuisine and a deli filled to the rafters with all things handmade, homemade, delicious and fresh.

  • Primal Eatery

    Primal Eatery is co-owned by husband-and-wife team Brynn Felix and Kristina Klonaris and is a restaurant for purists who love the taste of meat – not the basting or sauces, but the naked goodness of the cut. With funky beats in the background and the entire concept of Primal Eatery is based on the South African cultural practice of braaing. With a wood-fire grill, Primal Eatery offers an anti-gas, anti-coal, live fire meat experience. With all this deliciously South African dishes, mixed with Mediterranean influences, Primal Eatery also incorporates live DJ’s spinning the decks, for a fun-dining experience.

  • Nourish’d

    A little Juicery/ Café located in Kloof Street that serves locally sourced, as organic as possible, seasonal juices, smoothies, coffee, acai bowls and light meals.

  • NOMAD Bistro Fusion

    Serving globally-inspired fusion food & cocktails in a Bistro Bar setting, NOMAD Bistro Fusion is a passion project for the management team. Whether popping in for a drink or to catch up on emails over a quality cup of coffee, NOMAD Bistro Fusion is a must-visit destination on the Cape Town culinary scene.

  • Table Thirteen

    Table Thirteen is a bustling cafe tucked away down Ebenezer street of Somerset road in De Waterkant.​ Their focus is on serving excellent coffee with an interesting but simple menu in a relaxed environment.​ Table Thirteen food is all hand prepared & locally sourced & they take pride in making everything themselves down to the mayonnaise. All prepared foods are presented on the harvest table and you can either take away or grab something to eat in our cafe.

  • Moro Gelato

    Gelato is a freshly made, cold food made from fresh and pure local ingredients on a daily basis. Using fresh milk and cream, their sorbets are made in the kitchen from juicy seasonal fruit. The creamy gelato is for milk lovers and their sorbets are perfect for those who want to skip dairy products.

  • New York Bagels

    The extremely popular New York Bagels is back in Harrington Street. New York Bagels is Africa’s only dedicated Bagelry specialising in traditional boiled and baked New York style bagels, offering 13 different varieties.

  • Honest Gin Bar

    Tucked away in the Honest Chocolate courtyard is The Secret Gin Bar. Neighbours and friends, this team of connoisseurs make an unbeatable gin cocktail. The setting will transport you to a quirky piazza in Italy, with fairy lights and eccentric décor adding to the beauty of it all.

  • Please Touch Museum

    New Location! Who doesn´t love the Please Touch Museum? And now, taking kids to the Museum is better than ever. The nation´s premier children´s museum – which has been a beloved landmark since it opened in 1976 – has a new home in Fairmount Park, opening its doors to a world of educational, hands-on fun. The new location in Memorial Hall – a National Historic Landmark built in 1876 for the Centennial Exhibition celebrating the country´s 100th birthday – will boast three times more space for exhibitions and programs. Just outside the museum, kids and adults will also delight in riding the meticulously restored 1908 Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel, built in Philadelphia for a now-defunct amusement park 10 blocks from Memorial Hall. Visit The Please Touch Museum for more info! The Experience The city´s award-winning children´s museum is fun-filled, totally hands-on, and so delightful that adults are entertained, too. Each nook and cranny has a different theme – from the fantastic to the practical. In Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland, kids can play croquet with the Queen and sip tea with the Mad Hatter; nearby, oversized props bring Maurice Sendak´s classics to life. Kids can take the wheel of a real Read more [...]

  • Franklin Square

    Location 6th and Race Streets in Historic Philadelphia The Experience One of Philadelphia´s newest historic attractions is also one of its oldest. Franklin Square, one of the five public squares that William Penn laid out in his original plan for the city, has undergone a dramatic renovation. The park now boasts several all new, family-friendly attractions, including a miniature golf course, a classic carousel, storytelling benches, a picnic area and more. Mini Golf At Philly Mini Golf, an 18-hole miniature golf course decorated with some of Philadelphia´s favorite icons, play a round of putt-putt and learn a little history at the same time. Carousel Close your eyes and take a nostalgic ride on the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel, a classic tribute to Philadelphia´s great heritage of carousel-making. It´s sure to be a instant kid favorite. Storytelling Benches Then catch up on your history at one of the storytelling benches located throughout the park, where you can hear tales of Franklin Square´s past, or learn about the many communities touched by the Square, courtesy of the friendly storytellers of Once Upon a Nation. Fountain And emanating from the corners of the historic park, four new herringbone brick walking paths with nighttime Read more [...]

  • Art Class with Bright Art

    A blank canvas, three brushes, some dollops of colour on the palette and a bit of courage can make you feel very much alive again. Bright, will show you how to paint and more importantly, to believe that you can paint. Visit http://brightday.co.za/art-classes/

  • Iziko South African National Gallery

    Important collection of South African and international art, set in the Company’s Garden, opposite the Iziko South African Museum and next door to the SA Jewish Museum and the Cape Town Holocaust Centre. An easy walk down the Avenue, past the SA National Library and Houses of Parliament to the Iziko Slave Lodge. Visit www.iziko.org.za/museums/south-african-national-gallery See Arts + Crafts Map http://mapmyway.co.za/city/themes/iziko-south-african-national-gallery/

  • Art at Groot Constantia

    Groot Constantia’s revered history tells us how a man’s love of wine established the first wine farm in South Africa. The historic manor house hosts a selection of old Cape furniture donated by the late Alfred A de Pass in 1927. Visit www.grootconstantia.co.za/