Alexia’s guidebook

Alexia
Alexia’s guidebook

Neighborhoods

Vredehoek/Devil's Peak Estate (we're either one or the other depending on which map you look at) is a quiet green residential suburb on the edge of central Cape Town at the base of Table Mountain and Devil's Peak. Dotted with child friendly parks, a variety of shops, restaurants, a public library and a short walk from public transport MyCiti bus stops, central Cape Town and tourist attractions such as The Company Gardens, District Six and Table Mountain Reserve.
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Vredehoek
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Vredehoek/Devil's Peak Estate (we're either one or the other depending on which map you look at) is a quiet green residential suburb on the edge of central Cape Town at the base of Table Mountain and Devil's Peak. Dotted with child friendly parks, a variety of shops, restaurants, a public library and a short walk from public transport MyCiti bus stops, central Cape Town and tourist attractions such as The Company Gardens, District Six and Table Mountain Reserve.

Sightseeing

Sights that I reckon can't be missed.
A must! Option to walk up via Skeleton Gorge in Kirstenbosch or Platteklip Gorge on Table Mountain Road and then get the cable car down. There's a restaurant at the top. If walking, watch the weather, leave early morning so plenty of daylight if you take long to ascend, take water & sunscreen, be safe & sensible.
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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
5821 Tafelberg Rd
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A must! Option to walk up via Skeleton Gorge in Kirstenbosch or Platteklip Gorge on Table Mountain Road and then get the cable car down. There's a restaurant at the top. If walking, watch the weather, leave early morning so plenty of daylight if you take long to ascend, take water & sunscreen, be safe & sensible.
A beautiful historic inner city garden (the Cape's original refreshment station) with a lovely restaurant, The National Gallery and the National Museum.
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The Company's Garden
19 Queen Victoria St
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A beautiful historic inner city garden (the Cape's original refreshment station) with a lovely restaurant, The National Gallery and the National Museum.
A great promenade along the seaside. Good for walking, dotted with playgrounds, restaurants & beaches. A must see at sunset.
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Sea Point Promenade
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A great promenade along the seaside. Good for walking, dotted with playgrounds, restaurants & beaches. A must see at sunset.
Great for hiking, amazing viewpoints, good picnic spots.
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Lion's Head
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Great for hiking, amazing viewpoints, good picnic spots.
Acclaimed as one of the best botanical gardens in the world. Exquisite gardens, spectacular views, the famous Tree Canopy Walkway, tours, access to various hikes up Table Mountain, restaurants and summer Sunday sunset concerts, Carols By Candlelight around Christmas and a New Years Eve Concert.
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
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Acclaimed as one of the best botanical gardens in the world. Exquisite gardens, spectacular views, the famous Tree Canopy Walkway, tours, access to various hikes up Table Mountain, restaurants and summer Sunday sunset concerts, Carols By Candlelight around Christmas and a New Years Eve Concert.

Food scene

Good food, good feels in the City.
Most delicious baked goods in Cape Town. The Saturday morning "doughssants" are famous. On trendy Bree Street.
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Jason Bakery
185 Bree St
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Most delicious baked goods in Cape Town. The Saturday morning "doughssants" are famous. On trendy Bree Street.
The most delicious Japanese inspired eatery (1st floor - Japanese street food, 2nd floor fancy Japanese 11 course tasting menu) and bar (3rd floor).
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Tjing Tjing
165 Longmarket St
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The most delicious Japanese inspired eatery (1st floor - Japanese street food, 2nd floor fancy Japanese 11 course tasting menu) and bar (3rd floor).
A divine local produce food market.
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Oranjezicht City Farm - Market
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A divine local produce food market.
A great little hub of design & good food that holds a very hip market every Saturday morning.
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The Old Biscuit Mill
375 Albert Rd
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A great little hub of design & good food that holds a very hip market every Saturday morning.

Parks, picnic spots, playgrounds

Beautiful outdoor urban parks (that we love) where you can stroll, take the kids, picnic or just enjoy nature.
We love this park. Walk, have a picnic, let the kids play in the playgrounds or run free. Beautiful biodiversity garden.
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Greenpoint Park, park rd entrance
3 Park Rd
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We love this park. Walk, have a picnic, let the kids play in the playgrounds or run free. Beautiful biodiversity garden.
Child friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Have a bite to eat while the kids play in the park, or take your own picnic. A firm favourite for the kids are the Las Paletas ice lollies sold by the restaurant. The park is technically separate to the restaurant even though on the same property. So one can just visit the park without eating at the restaurant.
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Deer Park Café
2 Deerpark Dr W
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Child friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Have a bite to eat while the kids play in the park, or take your own picnic. A firm favourite for the kids are the Las Paletas ice lollies sold by the restaurant. The park is technically separate to the restaurant even though on the same property. So one can just visit the park without eating at the restaurant.
Our neighbourhood park right around the corner from our house.
Pypies Square Park
Our neighbourhood park right around the corner from our house.
A very dog & kid friendly park that hosts free local music concerts every Sunday afternoon in the summer.
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De Waal Park
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A very dog & kid friendly park that hosts free local music concerts every Sunday afternoon in the summer.

Beaches

Great beaches 10-20 (traffic dependent) minutes from our home.
Our favourite beach for a swim and sunset picnic.
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Bakoven Beach
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Our favourite beach for a swim and sunset picnic.
A long beach with white sand, blue waters, palm trees and a strip of restaurants & cafes.
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Camps Bay Beach
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A long beach with white sand, blue waters, palm trees and a strip of restaurants & cafes.
Little surfing beach next to Camps Bay Beach.
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Glen Beach
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Little surfing beach next to Camps Bay Beach.
Clifton 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th beaches are all amazing. 4th is the most popular but the others are just as great and slightly less busy. Clifton 2nd is a local favourite. Often protected by the summer winds that can pick up. NB:all accessed by flights of steps. They were recognised by National Geographic as one of the best beaches in the world in 2015.
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Clifton
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Clifton 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th beaches are all amazing. 4th is the most popular but the others are just as great and slightly less busy. Clifton 2nd is a local favourite. Often protected by the summer winds that can pick up. NB:all accessed by flights of steps. They were recognised by National Geographic as one of the best beaches in the world in 2015.

Entertainment

Fun things to do around & about.
A really lovely old school cinema. A Cape Town establishment. It's the oldest Independent Art Repertory Cinema in South Africa. They let you take alcoholic beverages inside!
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The Labia Theatre
68 Orange St
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A really lovely old school cinema. A Cape Town establishment. It's the oldest Independent Art Repertory Cinema in South Africa. They let you take alcoholic beverages inside!
Experience the incredible diversity of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at one of Cape Town's top tourist attractions, the Two Oceans Aquarium.
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Two Oceans Aquarium
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Experience the incredible diversity of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans at one of Cape Town's top tourist attractions, the Two Oceans Aquarium.
A great collection of local designers & artists - clothing, jewellery, arts & crafts, food. As well as children's entertainment - The Super Park (an indoor wooden maze), live bands etc.
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The Watershed
17 Dock Rd
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A great collection of local designers & artists - clothing, jewellery, arts & crafts, food. As well as children's entertainment - The Super Park (an indoor wooden maze), live bands etc.
The 320-seater Fugard Theatre is located within the historic Sacks Futeran building in Cape Town’s District Six. Always has something good on show.
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The Fugard Theatre
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The 320-seater Fugard Theatre is located within the historic Sacks Futeran building in Cape Town’s District Six. Always has something good on show.
Artscape Theatre Centre is the main performing arts centre in Cape Town, South Africa. It was opened in 1971 and is located on reclaimed land in the Foreshore area. Always has a variety of shows & performances on.
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Artscape Theatre Centre
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Artscape Theatre Centre is the main performing arts centre in Cape Town, South Africa. It was opened in 1971 and is located on reclaimed land in the Foreshore area. Always has a variety of shows & performances on.