The port city of Cape Town has undergone a creative resurgence fueled in large part by the food movement, including the funky Bombay Bicycle Club and the bohemian Woodstock, an outdoor market featuring young, local artisans.
On Saturdays, visit People’s Neighborhood Market for locally grown food, craft beers and homemade smoothies. And at The Liberty Hotel, Head Chef Simon Kemp is giving a twist to classic dishes with an Asian flare.
After enjoying the local food, take advantage of the mountainous terrain by hiking up and hand gliding down. Or give back to the local community with organizations like The Amy Biehl Foundation and Uthando. Thanks to such organizations, philanthropic tourism is becoming a larger and more relevant portion of the overall picture in and around Cape Town. Uthando links tourism and development, bringing together hotels, tour operators and travelers and community development projects.
For an extended stay or more flexibility than a hotel provides, check into the Lawhill luxury apartments, a quick walk from the waterfront. It’ll ensure a more native Cape Town experience.
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