Cape Town

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Die Es Home in Camps Bay

Gwen and Gawie Fagan built their home, ‘Die Es’ (meaning ‘The Hearth’), in Camps Bay in 1964. On a budget, they built the house and most of its contents themselves with the help of their four children. It is a sight to behold as they’ve managed, with great success, to harmoniously connect the architecture with the natural landscape surrounding it.

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What if the World Gallery

Situated in a decommissioned synagogue in Woodstock.

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Taal Monument

The Taal Monument, completed in 1975, was designed by architect Jan Van Wijk. When you visit, don’t forget to hike up the Paarl rocks.

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A4 Gallery

A4 Arts Foundation is a not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting the arts in southern Africa. The art gallery was curated by Josh Ginsburg, and Yelda Bayraktar was the interior design consultant.

 

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CLARKE’S Bar & Dining Room

Perfect for weekend breakfasts and after-work drinks.

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The Robertson Small Hotel

A little trip out of the city, this hotel is set in the country town of Robertson.

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Mulberry & Prince Kitchen and Bar

This restaurant has beautiful interiors and very tasty food.

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The Test Kitchen

Situated in the arty neighbourhood of Woodstock, renowned chef Luke Dale-Roberts creates delicious and inventive dishes as part of his tasting menu. COUTH highly recommends to book in advance.

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In Awe Stays

Owned by the De Waal family, this guest house offers great, individually styled rooms in the heart of town but nestled away in the peace and quiet. By staying there you’ll be lucky to meet the multi talented De Waal family members. We hope you experience daughter Jade’s Foodjams sessions and check out son Uno’s website, 10and5.com, to find out the latest in art, design and fashion in South Africa.

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Babylonstoren

Take a walk through the fruit and vegetable gardens and witness the great botanical diversity, eat farm to fork at Babel Restaurant and stay at the hotel where the rooms have been individually styled by the owner. During your stay we recommend a cycle or walk around the Babylonstoren koppie and a visit to the healing garden, which has recently been open to the public. Also, don’t miss the tranquil spa and delicious pizzas cooked at the new bakery.

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Porky Hefer Designs

Porky creates 3D forms, that embrace Africa, its skills and its craftsmanship. He represented South Africa at London Design Biennale 2016 at Somerset House and has exhibited at R & Company Gallery in New York earlier this year. He is represented by Southern Guild.

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Mabeo Furniture

Peter Mabeo is a furniture and accessories brand from Botswana. Mabeo has collaborated with many renowned international designers including Patricia Urquiola and Luca Nichetto. The brand has strong ideals; simplicity of form, purity, the conscientious use and handling of natural materials, the dedication of the craftsmen and women, and the rich aesthetic heritage of Africa and its people. Mabeo furniture available to buy through COUTH.

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Deluxe Coffeeworks

COUTH’s voted this the best coffee in town!

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EAT & DRINK

Hallelujah Restaurant

Asian cuisine and a cosy atmosphere, grab a drink at the popular watering hole next door, The Power & The Glory, before dinner. Both owned by Adam Whiteman, COUTH hears there will be another venue opening soon upstairs.

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The Old Mutual Building

Built in 1939, this is a fine example of Art Deco architecture. While you are in the area, walk down St Georges Mall and Queen Victoria Street to experience the best of heritage, Art Deco and Cape Dutch style buildings.

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EAT & DRINK

The Power & the Glory

A buzzing place for evening drinks with friends and conveniently located next door to Hallelujah restaurant.

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Mungo Textiles

Mungo is a unique textile company that designs and weaves a wide range of homeware products in South Africa.

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Goodman Gallery

The gallery represents artists who have shaped the landscape of contemporary art in Southern Africa including William Kentridge, Lisa Brice, David Goldblatt, Sue Williamson and many more.

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EAT, DRINK & SHOP

The Watershed

The Watershed is a market-style hub of upscale craft and design.

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Chefs Warehouse

Delicious tapas for 2 by renowned chef Liam Tomlin, the set menu changes on a daily basis. First come, first served so get there early for lunch and dinner.

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STAY

Camps Bay Ridge Guest House

Situated on the beach side of Table Mountain with stunning views of the ocean, this is highly recommended for a relaxed holiday.

 

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EAT, DRINK & SHOP

The Woodstock Exchange

A place of like minded creatives and businesses.

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Loading Bay

Grab a coffee or juice and shop some casual international menswear labels.

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Zeitz MOCAA

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, a public not-for-profit cultural institution, was designed by architect Thomas Heatherwick.

Zeitz opened to the public on 22nd September 2017.

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Stevenson Gallery

Be sure to check out COUTH’s favourite art gallery in Cape Town, they represent cutting edge and world renowned artists such as Pieter Hugo, Guy Tillim, Nicholas Hlobo, Meschac Gaba and more.

 

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Chefs

New no fuss restaurant opened on St John’s Street. Three delicious daily meal options are served on Thali food trays. Make sure you visit the Iziko National Gallery opposite in The Company’s Gardens

 

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Iziko South African National Gallery

“Numinous Beast” by Bruce Arnott stands outside this gallery. It is part of the Iziko (meaning “Hearth” in isiXhosa) collection of museums, each embodying the spirit and vision of African heritage and excellence.

 

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GUILD

GUILD is located in the V&A Waterfront’s Silo district. The multi-faceted venue is home to a design store, a homeware studio and the Southern Guild collectible design gallery.

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COUTH Afronaut Jacket

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COUTH Lamu Culottes

 

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Albertus Swanepoel’s St Lucia Wide Brimmed Hat in Leghorn