Insider Tip: Cape Town
Ah, Cape Town. A fine city to wear your stretchy pants. Considered one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Cape Town is a paradise for adventure seekers and culinary queens and kings alike.
Along with "pinch-me" experiences, Cape Town serves up a hearty helping of feed-me moments and I pleasantly ate and drank my way through them all on a recent trip. These were two of my favs:
Fancy a braai, boet? If your perfect Sunday afternoon doesn't involve a butcher then you probably haven't been to Mzoli's. This meaty institution on the outskirts of Cape Town in Gugulethu township is one part barbecue, one part dance party. The method is simple: choose your preferred cuts, ask for a dash of special sauce and deliver your platter to the fire where it's all cooked up on the braai.
Join the hipsters at the Old Biscuit Mill. Woodstock is to Cape Town what Williamsburg is to New York City. This former factory has transformed into a welcoming village full of delis, cafes and boutique stores.
On Saturdays, the mill bursts to life with the Neighbourgoods Market. Come for the food, stay for the ambience and a few cocktails. If you're organised, book in advance for a table at South Africa's best restaurant, The Test Kitchen.
- Lauren Kenny, Flight Centre Barrington