September 27, 2012
Fahiem Stellenboom’s top three things to do in Cape Town
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
There’s always a really fantastic smorgasbord of things to do in Cape Town over any given weekend in the Mother city no matter what the season, so choosing just three is a little tricky.
Irrespective of the weather or time of day, I will always find time to give thanks for the beautiful city we live in. So a walk along the promenade in Sea Point, the smell of the sea, the connectivity to the universe – it’s all so palpable – and I believe it is one of the best ways and places to meditate while strolling. I love seeing people out and about, simply enjoying our city.
Dinner at the Baxter Theatre Centre's restaurant, operated by Theresa Peters from Maharajah fame, offers a sumptuous buffet for R65 and is a must-do. It offers vegetarian curries, biryanis, pasta, samoosas, chillie bites, sambals and poppadoms to enjoy. Why not follow dinner with a show? This weekend the final performance of Athol Fugard’s masterpiece Boesman and Lena will take to the stage. I’ve seen it four times already; it’s stunning. I love spending my Saturday nights at the Baxter Theatre.
Video shop trawling
DVD Nouveau in Bree Street is my playground on weekends – the decor, the staff (Jaro is a star, but they are all so cool), the clients and then there’s the fabulously varied and large DVD options. Not forgetting Vee’s Video in Sea Point, opposite the Spar in Regent Road – Liezl and Michael always help me to choose movies according to my mood and the weather. And they are nice when I am late in returning the DVD’s!
Fahiem Stellenboom is the marketing manager for the Baxter Theatre Centre in Rondebosch. Don’t miss the upcoming productions, including the 2012 Western Cape Junior Magician Championships, Race Card and Trevor Noah’s That Racist. For the latest productions and information, visit www.baxter.co.za, follow them on Twitter @BaxterTheatre or become a Baxter Theatre Facebook fan.