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Area of the week: Tamboerskloof, Cape Town

Area of the week: Tamboerskloof, Cape Town

Posted by Ondela Mlandu on 19 November 2018


Straddling the path from the City Bowl to Lion’s Head and over to Camps Bay, Tamboerskloof has actually always been a magnet for tourists. Hostel manager Doniel Prezence gives us a regional’s trip of the location. General Supervisor of Cape Town Backpackers ‘After months of travelling, the owner Andrew Fenner– originally from London– fell in love with Cape Town and started his dream: to open up a hostel. That was back in 2007. I have actually been operating at the backpackers a while now– I like satisfying individuals from all strolls of life, so it’s a good t for me. Cape Town has a lot to provide, whether you’re the type who takes pleasure in picturesque experiences or you’re simply searching for an excellent time in the city. This location around Kloof Nek Road and Kloof Street has lots of dining establishments and bars– fantastic for club crawls– and vintage-clothing stores and antique shops. It’s not far from the city centre and the Business’s Gardens. There are also some great art galleries, such as Salon Ninety One and Erdmann Contemporary in Kloof Street, and Christopher Moller in Kloof Nek.

Get a coffee

The Power & The Glory has a wonderful atmosphere and great location. It makes a mean mocha. Knead is an artisanal bakeshop at Way of life on Kloof [it roasts its own beans to make Bakers Coffee] I constantly order the scrambled-egg croissant.

The food at El Burro Taqueria is actually tasty. Its quesadillas are my favourite, not to discuss the range of tequilas! Beleza is a Portuguese and Italian place that serves unbelievable pasta meals [it likewise has a vintage-clothing shop inside].

Get social

There is a wonderful brand-new hangout called Publik Wine Bar, with a variety of local white wines and a global menu. Asoka is a bar-lounge with comfortable couches and a night life vibe. Yours Truly has a spectacular leading deck with terrific lighting. It’s a great area for sharing a bottle of white wine with buddies.

Special discovers

Ashanti Design offers handmade, traditional African crafts and furniture items with inspiring and dynamic colours. You can taste Japanese whiskies at Kyoto Garden Sushi. It claims to have the most significant selection in SA.

Take a walking as much as the top of Lion’s Head on a clear afternoon for sunset views of Camps Bay.

I love treking Lion’s Head since of the variety it uses as a trail, with the view altering as you rise– you get to see Table Mountain and a 360-degree view of the city and ocean.’ Famous for its regular monthly full-moon walkings, Kosta suggests increasing Lion’s Head in time to see the sun rise. Depending upon your physical fitness, it takes about 45 minutes to reach the top. ‘The treking community in Cape Town is unique– they understand the significance of nature, bonding with it and securing it. I’ve likewise crossed paths with some motivating endurance legends up there, such as Jamie Marais, AJ Calitz and Ryan Sandes. This year I’m climbing up Lion’s Head 500 times for five causes, which means I have to climb it 10 times a week! All are welcomed to join me. The 500th walking will be huge, with 500 people dressed up as superheroes.’ Discover The Lion 500 on Facebook.


Images and content Copyright of Ondela Mlandu


Neighbourhood of the week: Tamboerskloof, Cape Town

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