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The 10 best places for high tea in Cape Town

Whether you’re celebrating a life event or just want an excuse to feel like royalty, a high tea (or afternoon tea) is the perfect occasion to indulge in dainty pastries and a good pot of your favourite tea. Cape Town luckily has a great selection of high teas and of course, we would recommend you try them all. Here is our top ten to get you started.

The Silo Hotel, V&A Waterfront
Location, location, location… that’s the selling point at the Silo Hotel. Their incredible views over the V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain, and the harbour is unbeatable. To boot, they’re also located in the same grand building as the Zeitz MOCAA, which in itself is a must-visit. The snacks and teas are perfectly fitted to the iconic setting. You can start with a glass of bubbly on the roof and work your way down to the hotel, where you can enjoy delicious pastries and some of the best macarons in Cape Town. They have both an Afternoon Tea and a Royal Tea, with the latter including a wider selection of dainty t..


Where to find South African food in Cape Town

With influences from around the world, South African cuisine is a rich combination of eastern spices with local flavours that few have truly perfected. Cape Town has an obsession with food and receives frequent awards as a foodie hotspot. There is no way to make an exhaustive list of South Africa’s favourite foods, but this is a good place to start. And remember, come hungry!

Koesisters, koeksisters and vetkoek
All three of these delicious South African treats are made with fried dough, but they are three quite different things.

Koeksisters and koesisters way have similar names, but they’re not the same thing. Koeksisters have their origins in Dutch heritgae and Afrikaans culture. They’re sickly sweet, and made from braided dough soaked in sticky syrup. They have a crunchy texture and golden colour.

Koesisters are the Malay-style answer to this sweet treat. They’re bigger and have a soft, bread-like texture. They’re doused in syrup on the outside, and rolled in desicated coconut. Th..


Six reasons to visit Greenmarket Square

Greenmarket Square is one of the liveliest hubs in Cape Town. It’s the second oldest public space in Cape Town, after the Grand Parade. There are many things to do at Greenmarket Square, from exploring the market and grabbing a bite to eat, to exploring the art and discovering the story of the historic cobbled square.

The market
Every morning, traders lug carts loaded with wares to the square to set up, and by the the time the rest of the city awakes the cobbled square is a bustling market filled with curios, food, buskers, jewellery, clothing, and nick-nacks. This is one of the best places in Cape Town to buy curios and gifts for your loved ones back home, while supporting the entrepreneurial traders. There are stunning canvas artworks on sale, along with leather goods like sandals, hand-crafted jewellery, ornaments, and much more. You could spend hours weaving between the colourful stalls, meeting some eccentric local characters and finding treasures to take home with you. Remember ..


The best backpackers in Cape Town

Cape Town is a backpackers paradise, and in most city areas you’ll find little pockets where those travellers gather. This is where you’ll find the heart of Cape Town’s alternative scene: those that brand themselves as travellers and not tourists; the artists, musicians, intellectuals, hipsters, hippies, and young professionals from all walks of life. If you want to know where to stay in Cape Town on a budget, check out these amazingly affordable accommodation options.

33 South Backpackers, Observatory
33 South is located just off the main drag in the vibey, arty suburb of Observatory. The staff are well known for being friendly, It’s clean and tidy, the wifi is fast, and it’s conveniently located near the train station, shops, bars, and restaurants. Bonus: it’s also wheelchair-friendly!


Lighthouse Farm Backpackers Lodge, Oude Molen Village
Lighthouse Farm Lodge is a 3-star backpackers, located in the quaint Oude Molen Eco Village. It’s under 10 minut..


Cape Town International Jazz Festival

In early April every year, Cape Town puts on its jazz shoes and hosts the world-renowned Cape Town International Jazz Festival. For jazz lovers, this is a chance to see top local and international jazz musicians at the foot of Table Mountain.

The Festival
The festival is the fourth-biggest largest jazz festival in the world and the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa, drawing in an excess of 35,000 fans every year. The organisers promise an incredible line-up of more than 40 performers and jazz virtuosos who will grace the stages of “Africa’s Grandest Gathering” over the two show days.

When and where
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is held in and around the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Cape Town’s Foreshore. This year’s festival will take place on Friday, 23 March and Saturday, 24 March.

Image courtesy of Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

Due to the popularity of the festival, tickets sell out within minutes of going on sale. The weekend..


The ABCs of Cape Town

A is for Atlantic
Cape Town is the meeting point of two oceans—the Atlantic and the Indian. The Atlantic Ocean on the west is cold, while the Indian Ocean is warmed by the equatorial waters from the north. The mixing of these currents makes for some astounding marine diversity. From great white sharks, dolphins, and orcas to kelp forests, corals, and jellyfish, the waters around cape town are absolutely teeming with life. You can get a taste of the magical marine life the Two Oceans Aquarium.

B is for beaches
Cape Town has many beaches to choose from, each with their own character and vibe. Some are great for surfing, while others are better for sunbathing. There are beaches that allow dogs, and others where you can spot the famous African penguins. Remember that the Atlantic side is much cooler, so it’s not always the best for swimming, although it is often more sheltered from the wind.

C is for Cape Point
Cape Point is a spectacular sight with towering stone cliffs, endemic fynbos,..


Viajar pela Cidade do Cabo 

Como chegar do aeroporto

O Aeroporto Internacional da Cidade do Cabo fica a aproximadamente 20 km do centro da Cidade do Cabo. Do aeroporto, você pode contratar um carro, apanhar um táxi ou pegar o ônibus MyCiti que sai do aeroporto a cada 20 minutos entre as 5h10 e as 22h.

Viajando de carro

A infra-estrutura rodoviária da África do Sul é excelente e os sinais rodoviários são os mais altos padrões internacionais. Se você está planejando dirigir para a Cidade do Cabo de outro lugar na África do Sul, existem três rotas arteriais que levam a Cidade do Cabo do interior:
O N1 de Joanesburgo através do Karoo e do Cape Winelands;
O N2 da Garden Route e Overberg via Somerset West e Cape Town
Aeroporto Internacional;
O N7 da Costa Oeste e a Namíbia.

Os sul-africanos dirigem no lado esquerdo da estrada. Todas as distâncias, limites de velocidade e velocímetro estão em quilômetros. O uso de cintos de segurança é exigido por lei e o uso de telefones portáteis durante a condução é contra a le..


Saúde, Segurança e Viagem Responsável

A região da Cidade do Cabo está severamente estressada. Tome especial cuidado quando visitar e use o mínimo de água possível. Se todos trabalharmos para conservar nossos preciosos recursos, podemos fazer uma grande diferença.

Cidade do Cabo geralmente é um lugar seguro, mas tome nota dos conselhos e números de emergência para se certificar de que sua viagem é tão segura e agradável quanto possível.

Números de emergência

Emergências de um celular: 112
Emergências de um telefone fixo: 107
Serviço de Polícia Sul Africano: 10111
Mountain Mountain National Park Emergências: 0861 106 417

Conselho Geral

1. A água de torneira de alta qualidade (faucet) está disponível em toda a cidade e é saborosa e segura para beber diretamente da torneira. Use a água da forma mais eficiente possível devido à seca, nossos recursos hídricos são limitados.

2. Mantenha sempre uma cópia de seu documento de identidade ou passaporte sobre sua pessoa e mantenha documentos de viagem e fotocópias certificadas de..


Principais atrações da Cidade do Cabo 

Montanha da mesa

Table Mountain, que foi eleito uma das Novas Sete Maravilhas do Mundo em 2011, é uma das atrações mais populares da cidade – tanto com os locais quanto com os visitantes.

Mas a montanha não é apenas uma imagem bonita, é também o lar do reino florestal mais rico, mas o mais pequeno da Terra. A área que compreende Table Mountain e os Doze apóstolos é o lar de mais de 1470 espécies florais, muitas delas endêmicas da região. É também o lar de uma série de espécies animais, incluindo dassies, mangustos, cobras e tartarugas.

O passeio de teleférico para o topo é espetacular, mas se você se sentir enérgico, também pode caminhar pela montanha e pegar o teleférico para baixo. A rota de caminhada mais rápida e popular da montanha é através do Platteklip Gorge. Para belas vistas de 360 graus da cidade, você também pode caminhar de cima a baixo do pequeno pico ao lado da Table Mountain chamado Lion’s Head.

V & A Waterfront

O V & A Waterfront da Cidade do Cabo é um dos desti..