Situated across the Swing Bridge from the main area of the V&A Waterfront, this building was formerly the Port Captain’s office. Nowadays the precinct features the Victorian Gothic-style Clock Tower (1882) as well as the Nelson Mandela Gateway’s museum, ticket desk and departure point for ferries to Robben Island. Occasional events include buskers and art exhibitions.More
Darling St (overlooking the Grand Parade)
The building was designed as the result of a public competition, the winning architects being Messrs Harry Austin Reid and Frederick George Green, with the contractors being Messrs T. Howard and F. G. Scott. Much of the building material, including fixtures and fittings was imported from Europe.
71 Waterkant St, along the Fan Walk, Cape Waters Building
This modern, cutting edge space offers a design reference library, a gallery-style exhibition room, a 98-seater state of the art theatre-style auditorium, a conference centre, a glass-encased rooftop area with panoramic views of the city, a newsstand that offers a limited number of international and local design magazines and an on-site restaurant and homeware store run by talented food artist Jacques Erasmus.
120 km north east of Cape Town
Vibe: Friendly and laid back charm. The narrow, tree-lined Church Street, while not the main road of Tulbagh, holds the key to its heart. The residents are justifiably proud of its history and its fine wines, and will happily engage in conversation with visitors.
1 Lower Long St, Cape Town
Opened in 2003, the CTICC quickly became the regular venue for large national and international conferences as well as for big events such as the International Boat Show and the Design Indaba Conference as well as popular exhibitions such as the CapeHomemakers Expo, the Good Food and Wine Show and Decorex
75 km from Cape Town
Vibe: A bustling village, Franschhoek revolves around its gourmet restaurants, its wine farms and its French heritage. With these in mind, there is always a chance for a festival and the annual calendar is filled with events that attract large crowds from across the Western Cape.
Activities and Attractions: Food, wine, art, pottery, hiking, horse riding, fly-fishing, mountain bikingMore