Explore organic food, art and alcohol-fuelled debates in this bohemian Cape Town suburb Need to let your hair down and let out your creative freak somewhere close to the city? Visit Cape Town’s most bohemian suburb, Observatory. It’s an arty district locally known as ‘Obs’. The main entertainment area centered around the Lower Main Road. You’ll find quirky restaurants, easy-going bars, live music and lots of hippies in Observatory, which also represents one of the largest residential arts communities in South Africa. We’re talking shabby chic. People from various walks of life find themselves calling this area home. Youngsters, students, artists, philosophers, actors, backpackers and all kinds of weirdos engage in alcohol-fuelled debates about philosophy, politics, jazz, organic food, books, history and the arts. Enter any café in Obs by yourself and you simply know you will leave with a new friend, philosophy or self-produced poem. The Wild Fig Restaurant…

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There are few places in the world that offer some of the greatest things in life in one neat and easily accessible package: Stunning nature, interesting history, awesome adventure, great food and wine, and some of the most exciting wildlife in the world. Cape Town in South Africa manages to do just that. Here’s why my vote for the best city in the world goes to Cape Town – and why I think you should book a flight over right now. Or at least right after reading this article. 1. Stunning nature At almost any location in or around Cape Town, you only have to look up to see the magnificent Table Mountain. At 1100 m tall, it dominates the horizon around the city and is, without doubt, Cape Town’s most famous landmark. If you ever get tired of seeing it from below, head on up the mountain to see…

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Pick any weekend of the year in Cape Town and you’re bound to find a host of events planned throughout our hip and happening city. We have rounded up a bunch of super fun things to do in and around the Mother City this weekend! Celebrate your love of cuisine and vino at the Good Food and Wine Show. This event in the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Lower Long Street is a three-day food and wine jamboree with all the frills and trimmings. There’s more to it than simply eating and drinking; this fest gets interactive and gives you a chance to meet some influential and world-renowned South African chefs and get your hands dirty. Cooking workshops will be led by a few of the chefs, and celebrity chefs giving cooking demos in a live theatre will be on view. Aside from this, you can check out sections such…

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