Daddy Long Legs is located on the bohemian and central Long Street and is Cape Town’s first art hotel with 13 cool, creative, individual rooms. Each room has been designed by a local artist, sculptor, photographer, designer, poet or writer to portray Cape Town’s creative spirit. The Karaoke Room should definitely be requested upon booking!! With five microphones, including in the shower and toilet, there’s plenty of room for your posse to belt out a few tunes every night of your stay or some solo ballads before bedtime.
Grand Daddy is also on Long Street and was the location for Camilla’s foray into modelling with the rooftop photo shoot. The trailers are awesome, all individually theme decorated, it would be a treat to stay there. Great coffees at the café on the ground floor kept our crew and the photography crew very happy during our fun shoot.
Goema Music Tours: Andulela Tours organised a perfect evening in Guguletu Township where the ladies of the Solms Delta Goema music choir and Adriaan Brand overwhelmed the crew with their singing, accordion playing and drumming. Shiela’s local cuisine was tasty and filling and it was lovely to dine with the ladies and share tales in the comfort of someone’s home. Andulela’s responsible tourism concept melds the perfect relationship between the traveller and the local community where you really get amongst it rather than viewing from a tour bus and from the safe distance of a theatre seat. Email:
Bokaap Cape Malay Cooking Tour: Today travellers want an interactive experience while they’re travelling, this is perfect and the recipes are your souvenirs. The adorable and local Bokaap celebrity, Zainie Misbach, runs hands-on Cape Malay Cuisine classes in her home where we learnt local spices as we made a chicken curry and the whole crew loved making some local samosas, some with more success than others. Her family-run restaurant, Noon Gun, is a few blocks up on the hill behind her house and has magnificent views of Cape Town.
On your travels with Zainie, you’ll most likely visit Atlas Trading Company spice store. The aroma overwhelms as you walk through the door. Perhaps try the apparently fierce “Mother in Law Spice” or the more subtle “Father in Law. Spice.”
Address: 94 Wale Street, Bokaap, Phone: 021 423 4361
Table Mountain: Every day is different on Table Mountain, actually it feels like every ten minutes is different. It’s a must do on any Cape Town itinerary. Amazing views of the Mother City.
Robben Island: Ferries from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V & A Waterfront will get you across to Robben Island in half an hour. Since 1997 Robben Island has been a World Heritage Site and Museum and it’s notable that all tours are conducted by ex-political prisoners so you’re lucky to get personal insight history. Our guide Phyllis Mali was so sassy we were hanging off her every word.