Finally, your long awaited vacation has arrived and you are back in our beloved city. You’re heading to the V&A and you’ve heard so many things about new spots over the last few months, let’s make sure you don’t miss any.

Where do you start? What do you need to check? What shouldn’t you miss?

Right on time for the festive season, two iconic South African brands anchored their flagship stores at the main shopping mall.

Carrol Boyes Functional Art reopened after a major refurbishment. In store, you’ll find the classical range of sculptured homeware and all the new additions to the brand: the chocolate collection, the new ETHEREAL bath & body collection, jewelry and personal accessories and a range of recycled totes and purses made of plastic bottle waste, the outcome of their collaboration with The Joinery.

The same level is shared with the Yuppiechef store. Creating a physical appearance after a number of years being exclusively digital. You can now touch, measure, weigh and explore at first hand all the kitchen gadgets that will take your cooking to a new level.

La Parada, the Spanish inspired Tapas Bar from Bree Street and Constantia Nek, opened in Quays District, on your way from the Cape Wheel to the Silo District. They aspire to maintain the same casual, Mediterranean vibe with indoor and deck seating. The second level of the restaurant is a little bit more secluded and luxurious while still overlooking the buzzing surrounds.

Spreading more loveliness and happiness this summer, the Oranjezicht City Farm – Market at the Granger Bay end is open every Saturday 9:00- 14:00 and Sunday 9:00- 15:00 with all traders attending both days. The Harvest Market with the farm veg and herbs is available on Saturdays only.

The newest addition is the Battery Park at the Canal District. This joint between the V&A and lower CBD was recently opened to the public after a substantial investment. Located along the canal, between Alfred Street and Dock Road, the park is a multi-level urban space with a few leisure options.

The upper levels consist of a skate park, a basketball court and water-wise greenery that is watered using rainwater and grey water from the neighbouring buildings. The lower level is home to Boardhub skate and surf shop and Sup Cape Town who sells and rents equipment, so you can finally try this amazing sport and Trail And Tar that supplies road and mountain-biking gear. They also organise runs and group rides starting from the store twice a week.

The Galileo Open Air Cinema has also relocated some of their screenings to the Battery Park. They are scheduled for 7 &21 December, 4 & 18 January, 1 & 15 February.


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