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Any locals want to meet up in mid-October?

by cmb57

I'm a 30-year-old woman and am planning to be in Cape Town from Oct. 16-20 and wanted to see if anyone would be up for a grabbing a drink or coffee at some point. I'll probably be doing the hostel thing, and would love to meet up with someone who lives there to get a different view of the city. And if you're ever in New York, I'll gladly return the favor.

Message me if you're interested!

Re: Any locals want to meet up in mid-October?

by mandybee

Hi - i have a busy schedule - but would make time to meet up for a coffee - feel free to call me ........... local cape town number 082 377 3999 mandy

I can give you some tips perhaps - i am on the atlantic seaboard side (near the waterfront)

chat soon ;)

Re: Any locals want to meet up in mid-October?

by mandybee

Hi - i have a busy schedule - but would make time to meet up for a coffee - feel free to call me ........... local cape town number 082 377 3999 mandy

I can give you some tips perhaps - i am on the atlantic seaboard side (near the waterfront)

chat soon ;)

Travel Tips for Cape Town

Mosterts Mill - 1796

by Jenniflower

Mostert's Mill is a restored and operational windmill that mills wheat. The 'Friends of Mostert Mill', looks after the beautifully restored windmill and encourage families and visitors alike to visit this working Mill.

Hassle-free hiking at beautiful Silvermines

by CatherineReichardt

One of the wonderful things about Cape Town is the huge variety of hiking opportunities within a stone's throw of the city. One of my favourites is the Silvermines area, off Ou Kaapseweg (the main road which travels down the 'spine' of the peninsula), which is the southern extent of Table Mountain. There is ample parking, although you can't immediately see it from the main road.
The scenery is dominated by stark, rocky sandstone outcrops (which always remind me of the Yorkshire Moors), covered with fynbos vegetation. The area is often shrouded in mist as the 'tablecloth' descends from Table Mountain, which gives it an otherwordly air.
There are several potential routes: short walks around a couple of little lakes and other longer and more taxing routes up onto the top of the cliffs which provides stunning views down over Noordhoek, Chapman's Peak Drive and Hout Bay.
The hiking is well within the range of the moderately fit and children (provided that they're not toddlers). Fynbos is dominated by short bushes, so there are few - if any - trees, so as a result the paths are fairly exposed to the elements. Given the wind and the absence of much shade, it would be easy to dehydrate if the weather is hot, so be sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen, and, as always, cater for the ever changeable Cape Town weather by bringing clothing for all seasons!
I understand that as it is a Nature Reserve (rather than a National Park), dogs are also allowed on leads, although you'd have to check this.

Get thee away from the Waterfront

by GillianMcLaughlin about City centre shopping

Locals tried to dissuade me from going to the city centre for shopping - they were very worried about security. However to miss out on the wonderful mixture of traditional work, antiques, African designer shops would have been very unfortunate. In two or three streets Cape Town offers the traveller of any budget a veritable Aladin's cave of originality and delight.

Window-shoppers and people-watchers - this is the place to be!

True, the atmoshere changes as shops close and, unless you are staying in one of the myriad hotels and hostels in the area, you sense when it's time to leave. I came away with metres of fantastic cotton (since turned into three sets of pyjamas for my niece who can only wear cotton), a radio made in the townships from bottle tops (and it works!), a wonderful set of designer plates made by local artists and my sister is the proud owner of a porcelaine meerkat (yeh well, not everyone's taste I know, but she just loves them!).

There were also a couple of great camera shops that I stumbled over, and a huge branch of Cape Union Mart. Some haggling can be expected in the indoor markets selling local crafts... otherwise I found everything good value for money compared with Europe.

Rikkis

by WaRPer

Pretty much like a shared-taxi, Rikki takes you wherever you wanna be. You can always find one at most of the tourist attractions. The Rikki collects (max 5-6) people who's going in the same direction, just tell the driver where you wanna get off, if it's on his way then jump on. It goes as far as Hout Bay and Kirstenbosch Garden, the price depends on how many persons on board.

Excellent and worth the splurge !!!

by jlanza29 about One WATERFRONT at the Cape Grace Hotel

Located in the stunning and beatiful Cape Grace Hotel at THE V & A waterfront. The place is great for a lazy lunch....the service is perfect and the prices excellent for the US traveler.....the lunch selections numberous and the wine list elegant. Had seared wild trout with a potatoe puree....excellent....girlfriend had venison steak, she decribed it as wonderful. Highly recommend it for a lazy lunch or to spend a special evening.

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