4 & 5 October 2012
Cape Town, South Africa
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Explore Cape Town

Free Trade Coffee - Bean There

58 Wale Street | City Centre | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 87 943 2228

Opening times: Monday to Friday, from 7:30am till 4pm. Saturday from 9am till 2pm

Hole in the Wall - The Dogs Bollocks

The Dog’s Bollocks is a no-frills-no-fuss burger joint in Roodehek St – nr 6, Gardens. If you're going "Huh, where the hell is that?" It's a few streets up from Roeland St, between Buitenkant & Hope St. Here, owner Nigel, serves up some of the meatiest, tastiest, juiciest burgers in town. He operates from what looks like a little garage and is only open Mon – Sat from 5pm to 10pm, or until he runs out of stock really. So get there early folks!

Bicycle Culture - Bike & Saddle

Bike & Saddle hires out good quality and durable Mountain, Lifestyle and Road Bikes and offers a choice of pick-up and/or drop-off locations in Cape Town.

Book your bike rental by calling central reservations at +27-21-813-6433 or texting to +27-72-805-3452 - visit the website www.bikeandsaddle.com/bike-rental/

Robben Island

Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years before becoming the first democratic President of the Republic of South Africa. From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom. Ferries depart at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, weather permitting, from Nelson Mandela Gateway, at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

Tickets cost R230 for adults and R120 for children (U/18) - visit www.robben-island.org.za

Eat Lean - Haiku

The Haiku concept is exotic Asian cuisine. Chinese dim sum, wok and barbeque; Japanese robata grills and sushi, served tapas-style, are some of the dishes to be shared and enjoyed in a stylish setting.

Situated at 33 Church Street, Cape Town. 021 424 7000 haiku@bhukara.com

Get Active

Take a walk or run along the Seapoint Promenade - There is a wonderful, scenic paved walkway stretching from the Lighthouse in Greenpoint till the far end of Sea Point. Around Sea Point there is access to a number of small beach areas and there are also grass areas which are a favourite for picnics, some informal soccer or cricket matches and general family quality time. Great to walk, people watch or just chill out and enjoy the city and its people.

Old Biscuit Mill

Old space, new ideas. The Old Biscuit Mill is situated at 375 Albert Street in Woodstock. Fresh local produce, woodfired breads, locally made cheeses, organic foods, luxury beers, local designers, artisans and fine food purveyors, if you’re into this it’s all here at the Neighbourgoods Market open from 9am to 2pm every Saturday.

Visit their website to learn more www.theoldbiscuitmill.co.za

Table Mountain

Leaves a majestic and powerful impression on all that have visited Cape Town. From the top of the mountain you are treated to panoramic views of Cape Town and Table Bay. The modern cable car which revolves as it climbs offers you the chance to reach the summit within 6 minutes. Facilities on top of the mountain include: a souvenir shop restaurant, cocktail bar and summit room. Purchase of tickets can be made, on the day of your visit, at our lower station ticket office - Lower Cable Station, Tafelberg Road - From Cape Town drive up Kloof Nek Road. At the top you will reach a circle. Turn left into Tafelberg Road and follow the road to the lower cable station.

Tickets are R195 return or R175 if booked online. For more info go here.

Lion's Head

Alongside Table Mountain is the distinctive shaped mountain slope, Lions Head. This proud lion overlooks the city and Table Bay on one side, and the scenic Atlantic Ocean coastline on the other. On a clear day (especially during full moon) the views are spectacular and great for a hike and taking photographs of Cape Town from all sides. You will wind your way around the lions head until you reach the chains taking you to the very top.

Starting Point: Signal Hill Road, at the Base of the forestry rd.
Hike Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours
Difficulty: The majority of the walk is steep but easy going, getting very steep towards the end.