Afternoon: The Colours of Bo-Kaap
Located within the city centre, the historic neighbourhood of Bo-Kaap boasts strings of brightly coloured houses stacked together along cobbled streets. The history of Bo-Kaap dates back to the mid-eighteenth century when numerous “huurhuisjes” were built and leased to slaves. During this time, slaves did not have permission to paint their houses anything other than white, therefore the rainbow array of houses witnessed today is emblematic of freedom and liberation. Experience the vivid history of Bo-Kaap from the perspective of someone who calls it home and take a guided tour hosted by the locals themselves.
For those looking for a unique and boundary pushing dining experience, Belly of the Beast offers a dynamic tasting menu sourced from local and sustainable producers. Chef ’s Anouchka Horn and Neil Swart offer a unique culinary experience with distinctive seasonal flare.
Drinks: The Gin Bar is hidden behind the famous Honest chocolate café in the city centre and, with no access via the street, the speakeasy style venue is a sought-after establishment if you’re lucky enough to be ‘in the know.’ Cushioned within a romantic Mediterranean style courtyard, it offers an inventive cocktail menu with over 100 gins, of which over 80 are made in South Africa itself.