A gastronomic heaven
Cape Town is home to some of the most diverse cuisines and restaurants in the world. Take a stroll through one of the many farmers’ markets and grab a bite of street food, such as Spanish paella or local cheese from Wellington smothered across an artisanal bun.
The best-known market is held at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock every Saturday. Once you have endured the sweet agony of having to choose a meal, you can find your way to the champagne and oyster bar; or perhaps you would prefer a more sedate setting out at the Route 44 Market, where you can enjoy a bison burger or vegan wrap under the old oak trees.
Why not try a traditional cape Malay curry in the Bo-Kaap or chance your arm at getting a reservation at the Michelin star winning Test Kitchen? Be warned, though, there is a six-month waiting list. Head back into the Bo-Kaap and take a cooking course where you first select the spices and fresh produce before learning the secrets handed down from mother to daughter over 200 years.
The Cape is known for its many vineyards and award-winning wines and they are all there waiting to be explored, and just off the beaten track, you can enjoy a tour and tasting of some of the world’s finest brandy.
Whatever your taste buds desire, Cape Town will deliver.