Insider Series: 48 hours in Cape Town… by health guru, Jessica Sepel
Jessica Sepel is originally from South Africa but lives in Sydney, Australia.
Her blog and youtube channel JSHealth is about healthy living
Where to Stay:
When I visit the beautiful city of Cape Town, Seapoint, Camps Bay and Bantry Bay are my favourite areas. Some gorgeous spots to stay in these areas are: The Bay Hotel or Glen Beach Villas (Camps Bay); The Ambassador Hotel (Bantry Bay); Apartments in Seapoint.
For a relaxing weekend, I head to the wine country. If you would love a luxurious experience, La Residence is just magical (and a fav of Elton John!). Otherwise, there is a very cute little B&B in Franschoek called Goodings Grove.
What to Do:
There are so many beautiful things to do in Cape Town! I love to walk on the Clifton Beach Promenade in the morning and at sunset or to climb Lions Head and Table Mountain. For some down time I enjoy yoga at Hot Dog Yoga in Seapoint, relax at The Bay Hotel Pool or have a massage at The Twelve Apostles Hotel. I love to have a picnic lunch on Clifton Beach with food from Giovanni’s deli that I mentioned above. I also recommend visiting Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned or visiting the penguins at Boulders Beach – so cute! The Wine Countries are a must visit. My favourites include Del Aire, Tokara, Babel (a health wine country!!) or Le Motte.
Where to Have Fun:
My favourite thing to do is to walk along Clifton Promenade first thing in the morning, and then lie on Clifton Beach for the Sunset.
Where to Eat:
My favourite breakfast spots are NU Café in Seapoint, Bootlegger Coffee and Knead. For lunch, I head to Willoughby’s Sushi, Giovanni’s (delicious gourmet deli food!), Caprice or The Grand. For dinner, I am always spoilt for choice in Cape Town! The Dutchess is my favourite – an incredible ambience and homemade food. Otherwise, Italian Pop Up, Koi, Pot Luck Club, Manos or Carne (THE best steak in Cape Town) are beautiful.
Where to drink:
Orchard St have the yummiest fresh juices! For sunset cocktails I head to Caprice and Shimmy Beach Club is the best club in Cape Town.
Where to Shop:
The delicious food market at the Biscuit Mill is a must. For fashion shopping, the Waterfront is stunning. For everyday food shopping, Woolworths, The Spa and Checkers are very affordable options.