Meet your private guide this morning and set out for an exploration of the real Cape Town – edgy, artsy and bursting with culinary flavor and creativity. Our first point is the top of the mountain, the cable car spreading the city out before our eyes as we rise above the rest of the world. Back down on earth its ‘bean time” and we enjoy some of the finest in-house coffee varieties, blended and roasted with true skill. Hit the streets of the East City Precinct, the trendy zone known as the “design district” and home to art studios and hipster hangouts. From Buitenkant Street to the Castle, it’s a treasure trove: fashion and jewelry boutiques, studios, quirky home décor, atmospheric pubs, craft beers and concept stores. We will touch on some of the city’s lesser known historical facts and shipwreck stories and meet a few of the captivating characters behind the roasteries, distilleries and workshops – creative souls who reveal the more “off-beat” side of town. Meet the folks behind the uplifting urban art and craft township projects, responsible for enriching so many lives.

We don’t call Cape Town the ‘Mother City’ just because it is the highlight of SA. When you come into contact with some of our mesmerizing locals who take their skill set to outta-this-world levels of expertise and resourcefulness, you may well come to believe that “mother city” is code for “mother ship”.

This afternoon explore Woodstock’s street art, murals and galleries. One of the oldest suburbs, this village is now the poster child for urban regeneration, polished to a level of trendy cool and hip inner-city living. Craft beer and gin tasting caps a well-rounded day!