June 26, 2013
Top places to visit in Kenilworth
Natalie Roos’ body was born in Johannesburg… but her soul was always Capetonian. At the age of 14, Natalie started work in the television industry, presenting popular local kids TV show, KTV. Ten years and another TV job later (presenting celebrity gossip show JIP on Afrikaans music channel MK), Natalie made the move down to Cape Town where she started her blog, Tails of a Mermaid (www.tailsofamermaid.com). Her love for the internet and all things communication-driven became a natural progression to a career in Social Media, where she worked in an agency managing the online presence, content and reputation of various brands.
Natalie’s passions include cats, communication and Cape Town.
The suburb of Kenilworth forms part of Cape Town's Southern Suburbs. Sandwiched between Wynberg and Claremont, this suburb is nestled right in the heart of the Southern Suburbs action. Situated within Kenilworth is the famous racecourse, not to mention the shopping mecca, Access Park. A 20-minute drive takes you to the city centre or any of the beaches along the Atlantic Seaboard. These are our top things to do in Kenilworth.
WHERE TO STAY
Coote's Cottage is an elegantly restored 19th century home, furnished with luxurious Victorian pieces. It is situated just a stone's throw from the Kenilworth Racecourse, and within 20 minutes of all the big sights like Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront. The Guest House Accommodation of South Africa (GHASA) manages 19 different properties throught the country, with some stunning guest houses and self-catering establishments in their portfolio. Highlands Country House will transport you right back to colonial glory with its luxury boutique hotel offering. The rooms all have sash windows and facilities include a putting green as well as a swimming pool.
WHERE TO SHOP
If shopping is your objective, then look no further than Blue Buyou. Exclusive shopping specialist Sandra Fairfax can assist you with everything from sourcing to purchasing, to shipping internationally. Looking for gems, furniture, art or fashion? Sandra knows just the right places for you to find the best buys.
WHERE TO TAKE THE KIDS
With easy access to the Kenilworth train station, you can hop on the train for a day trip out in Simon's Town, where you can relax on the beach and see some of the town's historical sights. For those looking for a little adrenalin rush, the Kenilworth Karting track is a surefire way to get your heart racing!
WHERE TO EAT
Borruso's is not just a restaurant, but a Kenilworth institution. Serving the best pizza and pasta in town, Borruso's is open seven days a week from 17:30 to 22:30 for sit-down dining or takeaways. The vibe is laid-back and relaxed with an outdoor area for hot summer evenings, and an indoor area with a fireplace to warm you on chilly winter nights. They do not accept bookings, so get there early as they fill up fast!
WHERE TO ENJOY THE NIGHTLIFE
Take a cab to Claremont, where you will have no shortage of hot spots to enjoy until the early hours of the morning! Top among these would be Tiger Tiger, where you'll find people of all ages dancing to the hottest music of the moment.