The LUXE Day
All the city’s best bits and dining hits in a neat 12 hours.
8.30 Truth Cafe
Fuel up on A-grade Joe and moreish brasserie spoils at this steampunk-themed roastery.
36 Buitenkant Street / +27 21 2000 440 / truth.coffee
14.30 The Watershed for shoppers / Clifton 4th Beach for sun worshippers
Retailistas shimmy over to The Watershed (see Shopping) to splurge on the best of CT's local makers. More suworshipper than serial shopper? Zip over to Clifton 4th Beach.
Dock Rd / V&A Waterfront (enter from South Arm Rd) / +27 21 461 2689 / theguildgroup.co.za/watershed
An epic outdoor adventure awaits on this one-day jaunt packing in some of CT's awe-inspiring coastal scenery and lush green escapes. Triff for the sprogs, though you tweak your dinner desti if they're below double digits.
10.00 Sea Point Promenade
Follow eats with a stroll along the Sea Point Promenade.
11.30 Kirstenbosch Gardens
In the car you hop to heavenly Kirstenbosch Gardens, a verdant estate of rolling lawns, abundant flora and views over the southern suburbs towards the Hottentots Holland Mountains. Pack a book and a picnic blanket for some glorious downtime, but don’t leave without checking out Boomslang or Colonel Bird’s Bath.
99 Rhodes Dr / Newlands / +27 21 799 8783 / sanbi.org
15.30 Llandudno Beach
From here, motor ahead to Llandudno Beach via Hout Bay and spend a few hours basking in the late-afternoon sun.
Camps Bay Strip is another short drive away along the 12 Apostles Drive. Grown-ups get sundowners while little 'uns sip lemonade at waterfront stunner Bungalow.
Glen Country Club / 3 Victoria Rd / Clifton / +27 21 438 2018 / thebungalow.co.za