One Day in Capetown • city + coast
1 / An early morning swim at Muizenberg Beach or St James Beach on the False Bay coast. Both of them holds many special childhood memories.
2 / A leisurely breakfast at laid back Kalk Bay institution, Olympia Cafe and Deli. Their baked goods are legendary.
3/ A quick fossick in the vintage shops art galleries on Kalk Bay main road and then a spot of photography at Kalk Bay’s colourful working harbour - the oldest of its kind in South Africa. I love watching the the boats bring in their daily haul which is then displayed on the harbour’s edge before being cleaned, cut and filleted at superhuman speed.
4/ A coastal drive past Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town to Boulders Beach for a spot of penguin-watching and an idyllic swim amongst the gargantuan outcrops.
5/ A meandering drive past Noordhoek beach via Chapman’s Peak - for majestic jaw-dropping bay and mountain views - to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for a picnic lunch. I love getting lost amongst the lush vegetation. It’s simply magical.
6/ Another scenic drive past the pristine sands of Llandudno, Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range to Lion’s Head for a not-too-strenuous hike to its peak. The breathtaking aerial view of the city (and a possible sunset) literally knocks my socks off every time.
8 / Well-deserved cocktails and fresh sushi overlooking the ocean at Koi Restaurant in the Ambassador Hotel.
9 / The Grand Cafe and Beach for a few drinks in a chic private beach setting (Read: restored warehouse, tables on the sand and an expansive sea view).