Every now and then we like to ask our readers what they recommend in a city, which is why we asked food (and wine!) loving MBA student Ana Silva what she suggests on a trip to Cape Town.
“I recently had the opportunity to visit South Africa as part of my MBA at Henley Business School, so it was, by all means, a form of business trip. Despite being structured, we had plenty of free time and were keen to enjoy the sights and incredible food and wine that Cape Town has to offer. After a good experience with Hg2 Marrakech, I purchased the Cape Town book from the online store, which arrived 2 days later. Some trusted friends and business acquaintances had given me a list of must-see places beforehand, and I was delighted that every venue they mentioned was featured in the guide, so I immediately trusted what it said. We had the opportunity to spend two days on an escorted wine and food tour that combined wine-tasting, Michelin-starred meals and a bit of sightseeing outside of Cape Town. We had the best lunch of my life at Overture, at the Hidden Valley winery near Stellenbosch, and another meal to remember at the Roundhouse in Camps Bay. In Cape Town itself, we enjoyed some excellent value for money meals at Sevruga and Balthasar, both at the Waterfront, followed by a spot of shopping. Highlights also included a visit to Table Mountain (do book online to avoid queues – we did so only when we got up there, but still saved ourselves 1h), Cape of Good Hope (absolutely stunning views) and sunset martinis at Blues in Camps Bay. All of this was organised with Gourmet Travels (082 449 7666) – Rainer, the owner, knew where to take us and we also had the opportunity to meet his friends. Taxis are incredibly good value in the city – and very safe! Always take one from a reputable taxi company. Despite being September, and the end of winter, we were very lucky with the weather. I cant wait to go back again.”
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