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                 casually sunbathing                             mouille point lighthouse dominate the        Manna Epicure                                 an afropolitan establishment with an
                 between mountain and sea,                       view from this modern deli-style café with   021 426 2413, 151 Kloof St, Gardens           irresistibly kaleidoscopic decor scheme.
                 the glamorous mother                            a sunny terrace.                             the fare is simple, but served with such      Olympia Café and Deli
                 city wears a crown with                         Haiku                                        sophisticated flair, that this uber-stylish   021 788 6396, 134 Main Rd, Kalk Bay
                 many jewels. explore her                        021 424 7000, 58 Burg St, city centre,       daytime spot, owned by cape town’s            this breakfast institution can’t be beaten
                 pleasures and treasures…                        www.haikurestaurant.com                      top food stylist, maranda engelbrecht,        for its laid-back atmosphere and view of
                                                                 the glam crowd keep flocking to this sleek   demands regular frequenting.                  the harbour. of course, the delicious coffee
                                                                 location to get their fix of delicious dim   Masala Dosa                                   and outstanding breads and pastries baked
                   EATING                                        sum and authentic asian food.                021 424 6772, 167 Long St, city centre        on the premises help, too. stay for lunch
                 Birds Boutique Café                             Headquarters                                 and 021 434 2612, 154 Main Rd, Sea            and dinner – nobody minds.
                 021 426 2534, cnr Bree and Church St,           021 424 6373, Heritage Square,               Point, www.masaladosa.co.za                   Sevruga
                 city centre                                     Shortmarket St, city centre                  bollywood comes to cape town at these         021 421 5134, Shop 4, Quay 5,
                 simple trestle tables set the scene for         other than how you want your steak           colourful eateries where traditionally        V&A Waterfront, www.sevruga.co.za
                 artfully presented, home-cooked organic         cooked, there are no more decisions to be    served dosas – crispy rice and lentil         Quayside dining on the chic side of the
                 breakfasts and lunches at this comfortable      made at this new urban mecca, offering a     pancakes, a feature of southern indian        working port. sunday night is the night for
                 designer eatery.                                Prix Fixe two-course menu of a salad and     cooking – are a sensory experience.           impressive discounts on divine sushi and
    1            Bizerca Bistro                                  Steak Frites.                                Miss K                                        killer cocktails.                               2
                 021 418 0001, 15 Anton Anrieith St,             Jardine                                      021 439 9559, 65 Main Rd, Green Point         The Grand
                 Foreshore                                       021 424 5640, 185 cnr Bree and               situated on the happening green point         021 438 4253, 35 Victoria Rd, Camps
                 book ahead for this cool and contemporary       Bloem St, city centre,                       strip, miss K is a hip breakfast and lunch    Bay, www.thegrand.co.za
                 French bistro. the look is suitably slick and   www.jardineonbree.co.za                      destination. the buffet and home-baked        a departure from the glitz of the camps
                 minimalist, and the food… oh, the food!         it’s not for nothing that this dinner-only   goods keep foodies coming back for more.      bay strip, the grand is all about over-
                 Boulders Beach Restaurant                       restaurant is an international award-        Myoga                                         the-top decadence (think seafood and
                 021 786 1758, 4 Boulders Place,                 winning destination – so be sure to book     021 657 4545, Vineyard Hotel & Spa,           champers) and cheekily sumptuous luxury.
                 Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town,                   ahead. or join the lunchtime queue for a     Colinton Rd, Newlands, www.myoga.co.za        The Roundhouse
                 www.bouldersbeachlodge.com                      gourmet sandwich from jardine bakery.        book a terrace table on a summer’s day or     021 438 4347, The Glen,
                 stroll up the road off boulders beach past      Lazari Food Gallery                          evening and soak up the mountain views        off Kloof Rd, Camps Bay,
                 the penguins, and tuck into some of the         021 461 9865, cnr Upper Maynard St           and gentle garden vibe while savouring        www.theroundhouserestaurant.com




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                 best seafood on the peninsula.                  and Vredehoek Ave, Vredehoek                 outstanding fusion food.                      nostalgic fine-dining with knock-’em-dead
                 Caffe Neo                                       a charmed and cheerful eatery where city     Nzolo Café                                    views. dress to impress.
                 021 433 0849, 129 Beach Rd,                     bowl mums, biker dudes, schoolchildren       021 426 1857, 48 Church St, city centre       The Showroom
                 Mouille Point                                   and a steady stream of local creatives are   great for vetkoek and cappuccinos             021 421 4682, 10 Hospital St,
                 the striking red-and-white stripes of the       equally at home.                             served up in daddy-cool mugs, this is         Harbour Edge, Green Point,
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                 www.theshowroomrestaurant.co.za              is it the lure of regular sushi and cocktail    modern-grand decor inside and a veranda       champagne bar. djs crank it up until the
                 a glass box set between a car showroom       specials, or the pulling power of the           and garden outside make this the place to     early hours.
                 and a major traffic intersection revs with   beautiful people who frequent beluga,           binge on bolli. the rich and famous tend      Long Street
                 glossy, urban sophistication. the ambience   that make this one of the sexiest drinking      to agree.                                     happening long street offers up a special
                 and service are showy; happily, top-notch    venues in town? Find out.                       Polana                                        helping of party atmosphere, especially on
                 food courtesy of celebrity chef bruce        Buena Vista Social Café                         021 788 7162, Kalk Bay Harbour,               Friday nights. start at the daddy cool bar
                 robertson, is a fabulous co-star.            021 433 0611, 1st floor Exhibition              Main Rd, Kalk Bay,                            at the grandaddy and work your way up
                 Wakame and Wafu                              House, 81 Main Rd, Green Point,                 www.harbourhouse.co.za                        to neighbourhood, Zula sound bar, joburg,
                 021 433 2377, cnr Surrey Place and           www.buenavista.co.za                            situated right on the ocean’s edge, you       Fiction, che bar, cape to cuba, julep
                 Beach Rd, Mouille Point,                     your gateway to havana – this is the            can’t get more chilled than this. settle in   and the waiting room (above royale).
                 www.wakame.co.za                             festive meeting place of the young and the      and watch the tide change.                    bar-hopping’s never been easier…
                 this downstairs-upstairs duo simmers at      restless. seize your mojito, puff on your       Salt                                          The Assembly
                 sundowner cocktail-hour. dine on sushi or    cuban cigar and salsa on sunday nights.         021 439 7258, The Ambassador Hotel,           084 555 2048, 021 465 7286,
                 asian-style tapas.                           Camps Bay                                       34 Victoria Rd, Bantry Bay,                   61 Harrington St, city centre
                 95 Keerom                                    start at Sand Bar (021 438 8336) on             www.saltrestaurant.co.za                      high-calibre guest djs and live music set
                 021 422 0765, 95 Keerom St,                  one end of Victoria road and work your          don’t let the sun go down… without            the tone for this popular dance venue.
    3            city centre, www.95keerom.com                way along the sundowner strip of roadside       seeing it from this spectacularly situated    The Bang Bang Club                             4
                 a seriously swish destination in the heart   bars and pavement cafés that line this          restaurant. the view is gorgeous.             021 426 2011, 70 Loop St, city centre,
                 of the city, where superb italian food and   swathe of white beach.                                                                        www.thebangbangclub.co.za
                 wine are served with seductive panache.      Caveau Wine Bar and Deli                                                                      it’s all about the tunes spun by top local
                                                                                                               PARTYING
                                                              021 422 1367, Heritage Square,                                                                djs. lounge upstairs or groove downstairs
                                                              92 Bree St, city centre, 021 685 5140,          Jade Lounge                                   in this glam-to-rowdy party hQ.
                  DRINKING
                                                              13 Boundary Rd, Newlands,                       021 439 4108, 39 Main Rd, Green Point
                 Asoka                                        www.caveau.co.za                                lose yourself in the aftermath of a            SHOPPING
                 021 422 0909, 68 Kloof St, Gardens,          the stone walls and generous stoep of the       jagerbomb at this smooth and smoky
                 www.asokabar.co.za                           inner-city branch imbue this cosmopolitan       late-night smooshing dance lounge.            astore
                 an intimate lounge set-up with a weekly      bar with atmosphere, while the newlands         Karma Beach Lounge Bar                        021 422 2888, 34 Kloof St, Gardens,
                                                              branch is an oasis of riverside calm. the       021 438 7773, Penthouse Suites,               www.astoreisgood.com




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                 line-up of deep-house grooves, chill-out
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                 beats and funky jazz. put on your sassiest   wine list is extensive, the service is great,   The Promenade, Camps Bay,                     this independent shop stocks edgy and
                 threads and prepare to mingle…               and the food is sensational.                    www.karmalounge.co.za                         intriguing men’s footwear and fashion, as
                 Beluga                                       Planet Bar                                      sashay off the beach into this                well as design and media treats.
                 021 418 2948, The Foundry, Prestwich         021 483 1000, The Mount Nelson                  sophisticated playground with outdoor         Bona Fide
                 St, Green Point, www.beluga.co.za            Hotel, 76 Orange St, Gardens                    loungers and an intimate moët et chandon      021 422 0800, 207 Long St, city centre
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                 there’s plenty to choose from at this oh-so-   you in to jacqui Fitzgerald’s feminine        art and classic films, as well as bbc tV        Kloof is younger, but also offers alternative
                 cool designer fashion store, including local   treasure trove featuring beautifully styled   comedies and dramas, gay interest movies        movies to the discerning viewer.
                 swimwear label, lovewaterlove.                 homeware, ceramics, jewellery, fashion,       and various doccies.
                 Maya Prass Boutique                            and pretty gifts.                             Independent book shops                            SLEEPING
                 021 794 8805, Constantia Courtyard,            The Loading Bay                               cape town is increasingly rich in local
                 Main Rd, Constantia, www.mayaprass.com         021 425 6320, 30 Hudson St,                   literature and boasts excellent independent     Bishops View
                 using distinctive prints and flamboyant        De Waterkant                                  book shops, including:                          021 701 5140, 1 Upper Quarterdeck
                 colour, maya prass has carved her niche        men with style will feel right at home in     A is for Apple 021 424 5409,                    Rd, Kalk Bay
                 on the local fashion scene. her new shop       this shop and chic coffee bar that stocks,    16B Kloofnek Rd, Tamboerskloof and              just up from the quaint fishing village
                 is a must-visit.                               amongst other exclusive labels, luxury        at The Old Biscuit Mill 021 447 6809,           of Kalk bay, this mountainside boutique
                 Mungo and Jemima                               brands scotch&soda and blueblood.             www.aisforapple.co.za                           guesthouse is coolly contemporary.
                 074 803 0777, 108 Long St, city centre         Twiice International                          Kalk Bay Books 021 788 2266,                    indulgent luxury with a heaven-sent view.
                 a hot spot for any fashionista, featuring      021 487 9060, 70-72 Bree St, city             124 Main Rd, Kalk Bay,                          Daddy Long Legs
                 local labels such as coppelia, sway,           centre, www.twiiceinternational.com           www.kalkbaybooks.co.za                          021 424 1403, 263 Long St, city centre,
                 holiday and missibaba.                         a leading contemporary furniture company      The Book Lounge 021 462 2425,                   www.daddylonglegs.co.za
                 Neighbourgoods, Designgoods and                with all the sexy international brands such   71 Roeland St, Gardens                          a boutique backpackers’ with each room
    5            Kindergoods markets                            as Vitra, b&b italia, Kartell, moroso and     Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens                  uniquely decorated by a local artist, poet,       6
                 021 448 1438, The Biscuit Mill,                more. expect your credit card to burn!        021 799 8899, Rhodes Dr, Newlands               photographer, designer or musician.
                 Albert Rd, Woodstock,                          V&A Waterfront, Foreshore                     take a picnic and bask in these beautiful       happy, creative and deeply urban.
                 www.neighbourgoodsmarket.co.za                 021 408 7600, www.waterfront.co.za            world-famous gardens with fantastic views.      Hout Bay Manor Hotel
                 every week, in-the-know locals migrate         For the entire fashion alphabet of            The Beach                                       021 790 0116, Baviaanskloof, off Main
                 to this family of markets to stock up on       brands and labels under one roof. From        there’s no shortage of beautiful beaches        Rd, Hout Bay, www.houtbaymanor.co.za
                 gourmet food, edgy local design and stuff      accessorize and @home to jimmy choo,          to choose from. For chilling while tanning      recently renovated by interior designers
                 for kiddies. eat, drink, make merry!           louis Vuitton, lulu belle, woolworths, yde    take your pick of trendy camps bay,             cécile and boyd’s, with an afropolitan take
                 o.live chemistry of living                     and Zoom.                                     clifton and llandudno or head south             on one of cape town’s oldest buildings.
                 021 426 5773, 8 Kloof St, Gardens                                                            to uber-chilled muizenberg, Fishhoek,           bold and beautiful.
                 a style laboratory of contemporary classics,    CHILLING
                                                                                                              boulders beach, noordhoek or Kommetjie.         The Grandaddy
                 and retro and vintage furniture finds, put                                                   Kite boarders, head for blouberg.               021 424 7247, 38 Long St, city centre




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                 together with inimitable flair.                DVD Nouveau                                   The Labia                                       this new grandaddy on the block boasts a
                 Story                                          021 422 4984, 166 Bree St, city centre,       021 424 5927, 68 Orange St and                  ‘penthouse’ trailer park, where a collection
                 021 462 4889, 221 Buitenkant St,               www.dvdnouveau.co.za                          50 Kloof St, city centre, www.labia.co.za       of vintage two-sleeper airstream caravans
                 Vredehoek                                      this dVd store offers rich pickings for       labia on orange is the oldest independent       nestle beneath the backdrop of table
                 ever-changing window displays will lure        quality tuning in while tuning out. stocks    art-repertory cinema in the country. labia on   mountain.
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                 balmy beaches and a                           venue that specialises in gourmet burgers.    The Corner Café                                    Cubana Café
                 tropical Vibe set the pace at                 try the camembert and caramelised onion       031 201 0219, Cnr Cromwell Rd and                  031 303 4383, 128 Florida Rd,
                 this chilled out city by the                  whopper – delish!                             Brand Rd, Glenwood                                 Morningside
                 sea. with a distinctly Fresh                  Eden on Essenwood                             to be found – you guessed it – on a                the latino vibe rules at this dedicated
                 taKe on design, durban is                     031 201 9176, 199 Essenwood Rd,               prominent corner, this vibey locale suits          pick-up joint. if you despair at the thought,
                 one sexy destination                          Berea, www.edenbistro.co.za                   both urban sophisticates and the laid-back         then take heart – the cocktails are well
                                                               previously the old st tropez, eden looks      cappuccino sipper. the interior, with its large-   worth negotiating the crush at the bar.
                                                               out on essenwood park and boasts a            scale photographic mural and witty touches         Harvey Wallbangers
                  EATING
                                                               health-oriented menu complemented by          make this an up-to-the-minute haunt.               031 563 4887, cnr Broadway Rd and
                                                               a pleasing evening ambience. private          Umami                                              Kensington Dr, Durban North
                 Bean Bag Bahia Beach Club                     functions can be held upstairs.               032 525 4615, 98 Dunkirk Estate,                   young execs rub shoulders at this new
                 and Deli                                      Market                                        1 Salt Rock Rd, Salt Rock                          watering hole south of durbs central.
                 031 568 2229, 30 North Beach Rd,              031 309 8581, 40 Marriot Rd, Berea            dunkirk has upped its cool factor thanks to        arrive before 10pm to avoid the queue.
                 Umdloti                                       previously known as manna, this perfectly     a beautiful architectural setting by design        Snap Wine Bar and Restaurant
                 designed by greg and roche dry of egg         pitched spot is big on breakfast… feast       workshop, great views and fine restaurant          031 309 4160, 41 Marriot Rd, Berea
                 designs, this contemporary boho haunt is      on banana and cinnamon hotcakes under         fare. the deck is a hit, so book in advance.       this popular wine and cigar bar is
    9            sure to attract a cult following. watch the   a leopard tree in the balmy courtyard, and    Vanille                                            frequented by both yuppies and an arty          10
                 ships pass by as you wine and dine in the     be sure to take home some baked bread         031 717 2780, Bellevue Campus,                     crowd who mix happily, drawn by regular
                 festive spirit of copacabana.                 with you – absolute bliss!                    5 Bellevue Rd, Kloof                               live music and wine tastings.
                 Bean Bag Bohemia Café                         Olive and Oil                                 delicious tarts and homebaked cakes                The Lounge
                 and Dining Room                               031 201 6146, cnr Davenport and               await at this delightfully furnished, breezy       031 303 9022, 226 Stamford Hill Rd,
                 031 309 1001, 18 Windermere Rd,               Bulwer Rd, Glenwood                           eatery in tree-lined Kloof. the chandeliers        Morningside
                 Morningside, www.beanbagbohemia.co.za         as its name suggests, expect a magnificent    are anything but vanilla…                          gay, straight or just plain happy to be out
                 bean bag bohemia offers light eats, heavy     mediterranean spread, but it also serves                                                         partying, this is one of the best places in
                 drinks, and heavenly praline cheesecake at    great pasta – and the portions are huge.                                                         durban (formerly the roman lounge)
                                                                                                               DRINKING & PARTYING
                 its downstairs, open-air café, which tends    Oscars                                                                                           to get down and dirty with a life-loving
                 to migrate onto the sidewalk. move on         031 563 3703 (Durban North),                  Café Vacca Matta                                   crowd. Karaoke on monday nights.
                 upstairs through a decorative archway for     031 208 5848 (Essenwood)                      031 368 6535, Suncoast Casino and




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                 the full dining experience.                   now franchised, this unpretentious eat-in     Entertainment World, 20 Battery Beach               SHOPPING
                 Deluxe Burger Bar                             or take-out option is a durban stalwart for   Rd, North Beach, www.vaccamatta.com
DURBAN




                 071 254 0344, 087 721 4562,                   flame-grilled, peri-peri chicken or burgers   this martini bar and restaurant on the             Euforia
                 143 Davenport Rd, Glenwood                    chased down with a naughty cheese blintz      sunset strip will draw you away from the           031 202 8931, 134 Davenport Rd,
                 the name is a giveaway for a popular new      for dessert.                                  slots at the popular suncoast casino.              Glenwood
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                 you’ll certainly feel euphoric after browsing   beautiful scarves and hand-painted t-shirts,     paintings, prints, embroidery, wirework…      as much of a drawcard as roberts house,
                 graphic clothing label blatjang, new edition    and a selection of imported goods.               the list goes on.                             the beautiful historic building in which it’s
                 jewellery by des biggs and ceramics by          Re-Store                                         Artisan Contemporary Gallery                  displayed. the ‘puppets’ are awesome.
                 charlene nel.                                   031 207 5082, 36 Overport Dr, Berea              031 312 4364, 344 Florida Rd,                 The Old Vicarage
                 Fat Tuesday                                     designer cutlery, retro collectables, art        Morningside                                   031 309 2796, 16 Windermere Rd,
                 031 717 2785, Bellevue Campus,                  and funky fabrics fill this bright decor         after vacating the flagging bat centre to     Morningside
                 5 Bellevue Rd, Kloof                            accessories store next to an art gallery.        set up shop in trendy Florida road, the       specialising in georgian and Victorian
                 owner shannon johnston’s retail therapy         The African Toyshop                              artisan continues to feature fine ceramics,   furniture items, this store is a veritable
                 comes in the form of vintage clothing,          031 201 8367, 60 Davenport Rd,                   turned wooden bowls and textiles.             treasure trove of antiques and collectables.
                 dazzling trinkets and collectable jewellery.    Glenwood, www.theafricantoyshop.co.za            Bank Gallery                                  hunt and seek.
                 plus there’s quirky decorative art thrown in    new to the davenport road ‘hub’, this            031 312 6911, 217 Florida Rd,
                 for good measure.                               colourful little spot features exquisite toys,   Morningside, www.bankgallery.co.za
                                                                                                                                                                  SLEEPING
                 Here & Now Interiors                            handmade in wood, wool and tin, hailing          a long-awaited addition to the durban art
                 031 764 7575, 5 Bellevue Rd, Kloof              from all over the african continent.             scene, this seriously-minded contemporary     Apartment on Bellevue
                 one of the gems of the new bellevue             The Space                                        gallery hosts not-to-be-missed exhibitions    031 717 2780, 5 Bellevue Campus, Kloof
                 campus, shabby chic triumphs in a pretty,       031 312 7556, 150 Florida Rd,                    of south african artists.                     located in an award-winning, mixed-use
11               nostalgia-laden atmosphere. adjacent to         Morningside, www.thespace.co.za                  Gallery 415                                   – yet still tranquil – business park,           12
                 the international trend institute, a lovely     as durbs was the birthplace of the ‘with-it’     031 309 6401, 415 Umgeni Rd,                  this self-catering apartment is stylishly
                 tea shop and bric-a-brac store.                 boutique that’s become a nationwide              www.gallery415.co.za                          equipped with all essential mod-cons. its
                 iKhaya                                          fashion phenomenon, this is the space            new kid on the art block, 415 focuses on      proximity to shops and a decent restaurant
                 084 406 5385, 127b Davenport Rd and             to find fabulous clothes by colleen eitzen       upcoming artists and illustrators. the edgy   is a bonus.
                 197 Brand Rd, Glenwood                          and amanda laird cherry, as well as other        mural in the entrance hall sets the scene.    La Bordello
                 roughly translated as ‘a place where            great local labels.                              Ike’s Books & Collectables                    031 309 1001, 18 Windermere Rd,
                 something flourishes… is most typically                                                          031 303 9214, 48a Florida Rd,                 Morningside
                 found’, you’ll uncover a host of decor                                                           Morningside                                   an extension of the bean bag bohemia
                                                                   CHILLING
                 treasures and framed pieces for your own                                                         a special place for book lovers. spend        complex and decked out in moroccan
                 khaya at this tastefully quaint shop.           African Art Centre                               hours trawling the superb new and second-     style, this boutique hotel beckons…
                 KZNSA Gallery Shop                              031 312 3804, 94 Florida Rd,                     hand reads set in a sympathetic interior.     Lembali Lodge




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                 031 202 3686, 166 Bulwer Rd,                    Morningside                                      Phansi Museum                                 031 209 4197, 355 Montpelier Rd,
                 Glenwood                                        recently located to Florida road, this           031 206 2889, 41 Cedar Rd, Glenwood,          Morningside
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                 a great haunt for handmade local                powerhouse of KwaZulu-natal crafts               www.phansi.com                                this new six-suiter looks out over durban’s
                 jewellery, as well as costume items and         continues to dazzle with an outpouring           the private collection of traditional         famous jameson park rose gardens and
                 Zulu beadwork. you can also pick up             of talent. baskets, carvings, ceramics,          artefacts, particularly fine beadwork, is     also boasts mini-conference facilities.
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                 Fast-paced and super-slicK,                   Fatbird                                       La Cucina di Ciro                                 DRINKING
                 joburg is the place oF ‘can                   011 786 0923, Blubird Centre, cnr             011 442 5187, 17 4th Ave,
                 do’ and ‘done deal’. sparKs                   Atholl Oaklands and Fort St, Birnam           Parktown North                                  Bean There
                 Fly as the bold and the                       a deservedly popular lunch venue with         a warm atmosphere, classic styling and          0861 232 686, 44 Stanley Ave,
                 beautiFul rub shoulders in                    the best salads in town, not to mention       excellent mediterranean cuisine.                Milpark, www.beanthere.co.za
                 its glam gathering places                     yummy trout or chicken pies, and tomato       Moema’s                                         this fair trade african coffee roastery is the
                                                               tarts to swoon over.                          011 788 7725, Parktown Quarter,                 ideal spot for a conscience-free caffeine
                                                               Fisherman’s Plate                             cnr 3rd and 7th Ave, Parktown North             rush and offers wi-Fi access for freelance
                  EATING                                                                                     a pricey, but popular and addictively           café nomads.
                                                               011 622 0480, 18 Derrick Ave,
                 Assaggi                                       Cyrildene                                     yummy patisserie and food shop supreme.         Katzy’s Cigar Bar
                 011 268 1370, Post Office Centre,             despite the naked fluorescent lights and      Narina Trogon                                   011 880 3945, The Firs, Oxford Rd,
                 30 Rudd Rd, Illovo                            wobbly tables, by far the most popular        078 121 7133, 81 De Korte St,                   Rosebank
                 crisp white linen tablecloths, unfussy and    joint on the cyrildene chinatown strip.       Braamfontein                                    cruisy new york-style cigar bar with
                 spectacularly delicious italian cuisine and   Il Giardino                                   ultra chic and deliciously homely all at        sumptuous sofas and live music that hots
                 an elegant crowd of well-heeled hipsters.     011 482 4978, 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark         once, this aesthetic gem brings a slice of      up as the night gets darker.
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                 011 885 3938, Blubird Shopping Centre,
                                                               authentic pizzas, classic pastas and salads
                                                               in the sunny courtyard make this stanley
                                                                                                             sexy stockholm to urban braamfontein.
                                                                                                             Park Café
                                                                                                                                                             Gypsy Lounge
                                                                                                                                                             011 887 7247, Blubird Centre, cnr
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                 Cnr Atholl Oaklands & Fort St, Birnam         ave’s newest culinary meeting spot.           073 444 1700, The Parks Shopping                Atholl Oaklands and Fort St, Birnam
                 a bit of cape town in the heart of joburg,    ilovecupcake                                  Centre, cnr Wells St and Jan Smuts Ave,         this sexy in- and outdoor tapas bar hosts
                 this elegant, airy mediterranean restaurant   071 121 6234, Blubird Shopping                Parkwood                                        a spanish guitar player on thursday nights
                 and teppanyaki bar evokes the seaside.        Centre, Atholl Oaklands St, Birnam            this bloomsbury-style floral teahouse is the    and a dj on sunday afternoons.
                 Bottega Café                                  082 870 8128, Unit B002, 1 Highveld,          latest magnet for the ladies who lunch in       Sophiatown
                 011 447 4448, 22 4th Ave, Parkhurst           Bellingham St, Centurion,                     pretty retro style.                             011 836 5999, 1 Central Place, Jeppe
                 ideal for champagne and a scrumptious         www.ilovecupcake.co.za                        Salvation Café                                  St, Newtown
                 continental meal accompanied by sexy          these cutey-pie nooks boast exotic flavours   011 482 7795, 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark           this retro-cool café offers patrons an
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                 latino music and lazy people-watching.        and pretty cupcake creations.                 an eclectically wholesome venue serving         african-themed menu and a cigar lounge
                 Cité                                          Koi                                           up incredibly tasty daily lunch specials to a   next door.




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                 011 341 0663, Shop 11-13 Dunkeld              011 883 7247, 24 Central,                     media-savvy crowd.                              Roseboys
                 West Shopping Centre, cnr Jan Smuts           cnr Fredman Dr and Gwen Ln, Sandton,          Soulsa                                          011 880 9989, cnr Oxford Rd and
                 and Bompas Rd, Hyde Park                      www.koirest.co.za                             011 482 5572, 7th St, Melville                  Corlett Dr, Illovo
                 jaco welgemoed has trumped it again           Fab decor and fresh stock flown in daily      it took a while to catch on, but head chef      party maestro Kerry edgar’s legendary rose
                 with this sassily opulent venture where the   from cape town, KZn and scotland make         nicky gibbs’ considered cuisine now has         café, has migrated to a fittingly dark and
                 focus is on ‘urban comfort food’.             this fish and sushi restaurant a must.        the crowds at the door on Friday nights.        mysterious new venue two doors down
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                 from the ever-popular pizza joint, trabella.   to music worth listening to in a lush red      a veritable oasis for the organic, fair trade,   Paul Smith
                                                                interior at the thinking party animal’s best   no-free-radicals shopper.                        011 447 1074, 25 7th St, Parkhurst,
                                                                night prowl.                                   Helon Melon                                      www.paulsmith.co.uk
                   PARTYING                                                                                    011 440 3870, Blubird Shopping                   the joburg hQ of british design fiend,
                                                                Taboo
                 The 88 Lounge                                  011 783 2200, 24 Central,                      Centre, cnr Atholl Oaklands and Fort St,         paul smith.
                 011 728 8417, 114 William Rd,                  cnr Fredman Dr and Gwen Ln, Sandton,           Birnam, www.helonmelon.co.za                     Scarpe
                 Norwood, www.88.co.za                          www.taboo.co.za                                stocks a tantalising selection of bed linen,     011 885 3636, Blubird Shopping
                 the balcony and spacious bar area make         it’s all about seeing and being seen at this   scatter cushions and loungey sleepwear.          Centre, Atholl Oaklands Rd, Birnam
                 this a great spot for a bit of live local      uber-trendy nightclub.                         Imagine Nation                                   sexy spanish shoeshop with a stock of
                 music on a summer’s night.                                                                    011 726 8865, 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark            paco gil, roberto botella, pura lopez
                 The Back Room                                                                                 011 883 3331, Atholl Square, Sandton,            and alima.
                                                                 SHOPPING                                      www.imaginedhome.com                             Smelt
                 011 938 9388, Shop 20, Pimville
                 Square Shopping Centre, cnr Modjadji           Atomic Orchid                                  Fabulous funky homeware imported by              011 726 1666, Bamboo Centre, cnr
                 and Madiba St, Soweto                          011 482 4195, 44 Stanley Ave,                  adam levin from indonesia, morocco,              Rustenburg and 9th St, Melville
                 lounge, eat or party till the wee hours at     Milpark, www.atomicorchid.co.za                Vietnam, india and southern africa.              ilse doyer and martli jansen van
15               this jiving soweto hot spot.
                 Gin
                                                                Floral and conceptual styling solutions for
                                                                love, life and everything else.
                                                                                                               Just
                                                                                                               011 482 9836, 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark
                                                                                                                                                                rensburg’s glassblowing studio and shop.
                                                                                                                                                                Stoned Cherrie                             16
                 011 486 2404, 12 Gleneagles Rd,                Black Coffee                                   justine robertson’s breezy boutique stocks       011 447 9629, upper level, The Zone,
                 Greenside, www.gingin.co.za                    011 482 9148, Bamboo Centre,                   winning local labels hermanna rush,              Rosebank, www.stonedcherrie.co.za
                 a bit on the grungy side, but a good place     cnr Rustenburg and 9th St, Melville,           superella, miss scarlett and just.               afro-chic label pioneered by designer,
                 to meet fellow young hipsters and let your     www.blackcoffee.co.za                          Lunar                                            entrepreneur and television personality
                 hair down over a few shooters.                 the home base of gifted south african          011 726 5558, 44 Stanley Ave,                    nkhensani nkosi.
                 Moloko                                         fashion designer jacques van der watt.         Milpark, www.lunarlife.co.za                     Tinsel
                 072 410 1361, 160 Jan Smuts Ave,               Croft & Co                                     the elegant, earthy base of lunar, the           011 726 7269, Bamboo Centre,
                 Rosebank, www.molokojoburg.com                 011 646 3634, 66 Tyrone Ave, Parkview          lifestyle and clothing brand founded by          cnr Rustenburg and 9th St, Melville,
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                 cosmopolitan bar lounge where                  a little slice of mayfair in parkview,         designer Karen ter morshuizen and her            www.tinsel.co.za
                 continental sophistication meets south         this luxury ladies’ and gents’ accessory       husband paul harris.                             this proudly local store focuses on




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                 african savvy in rosebank’s design district.   shop stocks only the crème de la crème         Ooowchh!                                         contemporary jewellery handmade by
                 The Red Room                                   of labels, from Kade spade handbags to         011 726 5541, 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark            some of sa’s most exciting jewellers.
                 Honeyrock Motel, cnr Beyers Naude Dr           l’artisan fragrances.                          debra siyengo’s dazzling little boutique         Tonic
                 and Juice St, Honeydew,                        Greenlands                                     brings in a mix of Karen millen, Kookaï,         011 327 2028, Parktown Quarter,
                 www.redroom.co.za                              011 486 3361, 61 Dundalk Ave, Parkview,        Zara and more glamorous threads from             cnr 7th and 3rd Ave, Parktown North,
                 shake your booty every saturday night          www.greenlandswholefoods.co.za                 over the seas.                                   www.tonicdesign.co.za
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                 uber-chic design studio and showroom        enjoying a lazy picnic against the backdrop
                 owned by philippe van der merwe and         of the magnificent witpoortjie waterfall.
                 greg gamble.
                 Zoo                                          SLEEPING
                 082 872 6816, 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark
                 urban clothing, art and design books,       Clico Guest House
                 paraphernalia and vintage toys.             011 252 3300, 27 Sturdee Ave,
                                                             Rosebank, www.clicoguesthouse.com
                  CHILLING
                                                             this luxurious establishment is the perfect
                                                             blend of old and new.
                 The Art Strip, Jan Smuts Ave                Peech Hotel
                 cruise the art strip on jan smuts avenue    011 537 9797, 61 North St, Melrose,
                 taking in local contemporary art at the     www.thepeech.co.za
                 goodman gallery, warren siebrits modern     elegant boutique hotel with sexy bistro,
                 and contemporary, david Krut, artspace      Veuve clicquot bar, pool and lush gardens.
17               and resolution.
                 The Cradle Restaurant
                                                             Motel Mi Pi Chi
                                                             011 726 8844, 35 and 35A 4th Ave,
                 011 659 1622, Route T9, Kromdraai           Melville, www.motelmipichi.co.za
                 Rd, Lanseria, www.thecradle.co.za           cute and sassy boutique motel in the heart
                 book a table on the deck and soak up        of melville’s multicultural café district.
                 the spectacular views of the cradle of      Forum Homini
                 humankind world heritage site.              011 668 7000, Kromdraai Rd, Cradle
                 Polish Nail Spa                             of Humankind, www.forumhomini.com
                 011 447 7952, The Parks, cnr Jan            this exclusive hotel on a private game
                 Smuts and Wells Ave, Parkwood,              reserve boasts remarkable vistas and the
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                 www.polishnailspa.co.za                     award-winning roots restaurant.
                 lose yourself in the most luxurious mani-   Holiday Inn Soweto
                 or pedi-session ever.                       011 527 7300, Walter Sisulu
                 Walter Sisulu National                      Square, Kliptown,
                 Botanical Garden                            www.holidayinnsoweto.co.za
                 011 958 1750, Malcolm Rd, Poortview,        soweto’s first hotel offers four-star luxury
                 Roodepoort                                  and retro styling reminiscent of Kliptown
                 hike through veld and forest before         in the 1950s.
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                 pretoria’s paVement caFÉs                    Cynthia’s                                     pretoria’s exclusive sit-down dinner-theatre   global cuisine and people-watching.
                 buZZ with liFe beneath its                   012 460 3220, Maroelana Centre,               of choice, featuring both new and classic      Just Cuban
                 Famous jacaranda trees.                      Maroelana St, www.cynthias.co.za              shows, and starring up-and-coming              012 362 1800, 129 Duxbury Rd,
                 a rich local art scene and                   three young, dynamic restaurateurs have       performance artists.                           Hatfield, www.cubancafe.co.za
                 iconic architecture enhance                  taken an establishment that’s stood the       Ritrovo Ristorante                             an excellent cigar bar that offers traditional
                 the cosmopolitan culture                     test of time and breathed new life into it,   012 460 4367, Waterkloof Heights               cuban cuisine and cocktails in a stylishly
                                                              adding a dash of international panache.       Shopping Centre, 103 Club Ave,                 relaxed atmosphere.
                                                              Harry’s Pancakes                              Waterkloof Heights                             Fashion TV Dining Lounge
                  EATING                                      012 342 3613, Eastwood Village                award-winning contemporary italian             012 346 1395, cnr Middel and Dey St,
                 Al Amin                                      Shopping Centre, cnr Eastwood and             cuisine enhanced by panoramic views of         Brooklyn, www.ftvbrooklyn.co.za
                 012 374 6753, 217 Jewel St, Laudium          Pretorius St, Arcadia                         waterkloof ridge.                              let your designer do down at this super-
                 pakistani-style food with a flair of its     a sublime range of decadent pancake           Smoke Café and Grill Lounge                    elegant establishment, featuring an array
                 own. the prawn biryani is said to be the     options, as well as regular exhibitions of    012 346 0916, Shop 21, Groenkloof              of restaurant areas and bars, as well as a
                 best in south africa, while gas tandoori     local contemporary art.                       Plaza, George Storrar Rd, Groenkloof           stylish café-style deck.
                 ovens produce a selection of bread that is   Li-bel                                        relaxed multi-level dining with classic        Foundry Fly Lounge
                 generous enough to be a meal on its own.     012 343 8277, cnr Jorissen and                interior finishes. café specialities include   082 827 8989, cnr Hans Strijdom and
18               strictly halaal.                             Johnston St, Sunnyside                        the chicken schnitzel and espetada.            Witbank Highway, www.foundryfly.co.za            19
                 Café 41                                      lientjie wessels’ charming little             Zemara                                         trendy, relaxed cocktail bar and chill-out
                 012 342 8914, Eastwood Village               neighbourhood café boasts an easy-going       012 344 1526, Arcadia Park Galleries,          lounge with rock music.
                 Shopping Centre, cnr Eastwood and            vibe and a tantalising array of culinary      cnr Park and Wessels St, Arcadia
                 Pretorius St, Arcadia                        treats, alongside a quirky selection          tasty central african cuisine enjoyed in the     PARTYING
                 Fabulous mediterranean and moroccan          of chutneys, asian noodles in pretty          company of the congolese bling brigade.
                 in- and outdoor eatery with a welcoming,     packaging, signature jewellery pieces,        rabbit, goat and tripe are specialities.       Café Barcelona
                 cosmopolitan atmosphere.                     ceramics, paintings and prints.                                                              012 345 3602, Elardus Park Centre,
                 Carlton Café and Delicious                   Pappas                                                                                       Barnard St, Centurion
                                                                                                            DRINKING
                 012 460 7996, 71 13th St, Menlo Park,        012 362 2224, Duncan Yard, cnr                                                               musical performances from young artists in
                 www.carltoncafe.co.za                        Duncan and Prospect St, Hatfield              Co.fi                                          a friendly, intimate atmosphere.
                 a tiny daytime restaurant serving            pappas’ laid-back, arty and intimate feel     012 663 3955, Shop 1, Lakeside,                Club Recess




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                 breakfast, lunch and all-day fare. chef-     makes it a real gem.                          Building A, Centurion Mall                     012 663 7862, Southlake Centre, cnr
                 patronne rachel botes read law but found     The Performer Theatre                         012 346 0749, cnr Middel and Veale St,         Lenchen St North and South St, Centurion
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                 more contentment in cooking, holding dear    012 346 0801, cnr Thomas Edison and           Brooklyn Square, Brooklyn,                     a multi-level cocktail lounge, bar and
                 the values of wholesome, seasonal fare       13th St, Greenlyn Village Centre, Menlo       www.cofi.co.za                                 nightclub with amazing light and sound.
                 made with the freshest of ingredients.       Park, www.theperformer.co.za                  a trendy, upmarket spot for cocktails,         attracts a student crowd.
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                  SHOPPING                                     Jenni Button                                     international titles, this classic bookshop    treat yourself to tea and scones in the
                                                               012 997 5956, Woodlands Blvd,                    also stocks a wide range of interesting        gardens of this splendid Victorian mansion,
                 Aldo                                          cnr Garstfontein Rd and De Villebois             second-hand books.                             dating back to 1884 and set amidst acres
                 012 348 0864, Shop G12, Menlyn                Mareuil Dr, Pretoria East,                                                                      of rolling veld just beyond the city.
                 Park, Atterbury Rd                            www.platinumgroup.co.za                                                                         Union Buildings
                                                                                                                  CHILLING
                 stylish footwear and accessories from         elegant ladies shop here for swarovski                                                          012 300 5200, Government Ave
                 smart-to-casual, funky-to-fast fashion.       crystal sandals, linen suits, accessories,       Pretoria Art Museum                            For a guaranteed moment of upliftment,
                 Big Blue                                      underwear, eveningwear and swimwear.             012 344 1807, cnr Schoeman and                 take a slow cruise along the stately
                 012 460 5777, Shop 81, Brooklyn Mall          Delagoa                                          Wessels St, www.pretoriamuseum.co.za           jacaranda-lined government avenue until
                 012 348 7873, Shop 35A, Menlyn                012 342 8752, Eastwood Village                   the city’s only fine arts museum overlooks     you reach this magnificent, crescent-
                 Shopping Centre, www.bigblue.co.za            Shopping Centre, cnr Eastwood and                the green lawns of arcadia park. in            shaped sandstone edifice, which looks out
                 Quirky, personality-driven fashion            Pretorius St, Arcadia                            addition to a number of outstanding            over the city from the heights of meintjies
                 and trinket shopping with innovative,         reputed to be one of the best authentic          17th-century dutch and Flemish paintings,      Kop. designed by esteemed architect
                 progressive styles designed and               arts and crafts shops in south africa.           you’ll also get to see a rich and diverse      sir herbert baker, the building was
                 manufactured in sunny south africa.           Fried Contemporary Art Gallery                   collection of work by contemporary south       completed in 1913, and the magnificent
                 Boeremark                                     012 346 0158, 430 Charles St,                    african artists.                               view from outside is likely to bring on a
20               082 416 3900, Pioneer Museum,                 Brooklyn, www.friedcontemporary.com              Pretoria National Botanical                    ‘proudly south african’ moment.                  21
                 Keuning St, Silverton                         pretoria’s freshest contemporary art space,      Garden
                 this weekly saturday market is the place      Fried is the ideal spot to acquire a piece by    012 843 5104, 2 Cussonia Ave,                    SLEEPING
                 to find fresh-off-the-farm produce, as well   a leading artist – and pretoria is home to       Brummeria
                 as homemade goodies. held in the shade        some serious talent.                             this 76-hectare urban oasis is the ideal       Kievits Kroon Country Estate
                 beneath the trees at the pioneer museum       Irene Market                                     place to find a few hours of tranquil          012 808 0150, Plot 41, Reier Rd,
                 in silverton, traditional food and music      012 667 1659, Jan Smuts Ave, Irene,              sanctuary just outside of the city. generous   Kameeldrift East, www.kievitskroon.co.za
                 add to the ambience. buy some lunch and       www.irenemarket.co.za                            picnic baskets can be ordered from the         one of the leading country estates and
                 linger longer.                                the irene market is held every second            elegant Mokha Restaurant on the                spas in the gauteng area, this distinctive
                 La Bonne Vie Boulangerie                      and fourth saturday of the month on              grounds (012 804 1714). highlights             destination offers a rich, sensual experience.
                 012 342 0150, Eastwood Village                irene Farm just outside the city. stalls sell    include a cycad garden, a beautiful            Osborne House
                 Shopping Centre, cnr Eastwood and             crafts, antiques, books, bric-a-brac, clothes,   waterfall and the fascinating national         012 362 2334, 82 Anderson St,




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                 Pretorius St, Arcadia                         gourmet treats and much more.                    herbarium – a must for plant lovers.           Brooklyn
                 this superb artisan bakery in arcadia         Protea Book House                                Sammy Marks Museum                             built in 1904, this beautifully restored
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                 produces the full gamut of breads, from       012 362 5684, 1067 Burnett St,                   012 802 1150, Drive East on Schoeman           edwardian manor house in the heart of
                 pain au levain to pain de seigle, French-     Hatfield, www.proteaboekhuis.co.za               St, take the N4 to Witbank and follow          historic brooklyn boasts spacious stylish
                 style rye bread, baguettes and croissants.    boasting a vast selection of local and           the signs                                      bedrooms opening onto the pool.

				
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