August 31, 2012
Fuad’s top unexpected winter experiences 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.
Why should winter have us all indoors, feeling bored and gloomy when we have so much to experience in the Mother City? Here are just a few of the things I love doing during winter:
It's easy to have a brisk walk along the paths in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. The sounds of nature and waterfalls, as well as the amazing views from the contour path offer a memorable experience on drier days.
A wintery night could never stop me from venturing into a new playground and club hopping in the Pink Village is “hot” even in winter with beautiful bodies and gorgeous barmen and dancers to make your heart race.
Breakfast takes a Cape Town twist at the Wale Rose Cape Malay restaurant in Bo Kaap. It is an amazing space in which to immerse yourself for culture and diverse cuisine.
A breakfast pancake with sausage and a glass of freshly pressed pineapple juice is a great start to the day!
Bay Harbour Market is a great place to shelter yourself from the cold and enjoy the chatter of other people, while watching them partake in a great bit of retail therapy.
Another favourite haunt of both mine is the V&A Waterfront, with a variety of shops to feed our needs for shopping and also to sit down and enjoy an ice cream or treat and watch the people from every corner of the world go by!
Fuad Peters is a industry services sales and retention consultant at Cape Town Tourism.