Insider Series: 48 hours in Cape Town… by health guru, Jessica Sepel

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Jessica Sepel is originally from South Africa but lives in Sydney, Australia.

Her blog and youtube channel JSHealth is about healthy living

www.JessicaSepel.com

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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