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It is quite a seasonal neighbourhood. Just in case you may be considering staying here outside of summer/spring, I would caution against it as it will get depressingly windy.
By Kimon A. for Camps Bay area. Where to live
Field Office is a coffee place located in Woodstock. You can tell by the name it’s freelancer-friendly. Bootlegger is a chain with branches all around Cape Town that are reliable places to work at. But if you're looking for a unique coffee place, head to the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Wifi Lounge, located on Table Mountain high above the city.
By Adam H. Workspaces
There are a few dozen coworking spaces in Cape Town, so you shouldn't have a problem finding one that fits your personality. I personally like the ambiance at Ideas Cartel. Spaces and Spin Street House are other good options that I like to go to myself.
By Hilary B. Workspaces
In Cape Town it's is best to simply withdraw money from the ATM instead of exchanging it. The exchange rate fluctuates a lot, so this is probably the best way to get a fair rate and there are ATMs all over the city.
By Cristian V. Costs
For activities in town, you can go to the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. It is one of the most instantly recognizable landmarks in the entire world. Other natural blessings are the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Green Point Park, walk around V&A Waterfront at night, and of course, go surfing and see the penguins at Boulder’s Beach.
By Anna C. Places to visit
Although the Cape Town crime rate is high, the city centre and suburbs are pretty safe in terms of violent crime. Although, I would personally avoid walking by myself at night around the city area, where it is gets quiet. The biggest issues affecting tourists are definitely petty theft.
By Anna C. Safety
If you're looking for some simple food places, you can try the bacon maple croissants from Jason Bakery in Bree Street or freshly-baked muffins, particularly the cappuccino ones, at the in-house bakeries at Spar supermarkets. You can also have an amazing sandwich at The Kitchen in Sir Lowry Road.
By Grahame W. Food and drink
For accommodation, you may want to stay in the City Bowl: The heart of the city where you'll find quaint coffee shops and amazing restaurants. Another option to consider is Sea Point: a beachfront neighborhood with less tourism than Camps Bay. Very walkable with a beachfront promenade and active lifestyle.
By Gabriela J. Where to live
Probably one of the easiest ways to get around Cape Town is by Uber. Another popular way is to share a taxi with Rikkis Taxis. If you're fit, you can also rent a bike.
By Lewis G. Transportation
If you're up for some adventure, go sandboarding (yes, in sand dunes) in Atlantis or Betty’s Bay. Just make sure you're wearing closed shoes, as you will be using your feet to slow down. If you're really an adrenaline junkie, you may want to do some great white shark cage diving.
By Rashad T. Places to visit
Visit the colorful streets of the Bo-Kaap neighborhood and take a walking tour so you learn more about the stories of the people who live behind the doors of these iconic homes.
By Rashad T. Places to visit
The Galileo Open Air Cinema offers movies under the stars during the summertime.
By Lucas E. Places to visit
If you are looking for fine dining, head to the award-winning restaurant called Riverine Rabbit. It's perfect for a splurge.
By Rita Z. Food and drink
If you want to try local food, the bobotie is a traditional South African dish that has Cape Malay origins. It consists of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping. Also try the biltong (a thinly sliced, air-dried meat) & and droewors (an air-dried sausage). Traditionally eaten as snacks. On weekends, many South African families have a "braai," and the meal usually consists of "pap and vleis", which is maize meal and grilled meat.
By Rita Z. Food and drink