ask Denver about
vegetarian • hiking • viewpoints • performing arts • street food
What are the Cape Town spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?
The cable car to the top of Table Mountain. Newlands Forest hiking trails and picnic area, Silvermine Waterfall, Biscuit Mill Market, and the view of Cape Town from Signal Hill.
Do’s and don’ts in Cape Town: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):
Always ask a local, especially a person of colour, in some cases (It does actually matter as you will get different insights into different areas from different people). Generally, foreigners want to explore the 'real' Cape Town and not just the usual tourist spots, then you may need to speak to a number of people from different backgrounds, cultures and races. Don't believe everything you've heard about the crime and danger, YES it exists and it can be bad in certain areas, but context is important - Travel on the train only when there are others on board. Don't go hiking alone.
How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?
It depends on how many people I'm with and what exactly we are doing, but generally R300 to R400 on an average night out.
Which Cape Town shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?
The main shopping centres are Canal walk, Cavendish and V&A Waterfront.
Your all-time favorite musicians:
Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, Nas, Bob Marley, Fat Freddy's Drop, Cranberries, Linkin Park.
What’s the one place in Cape Town you think is underrated?
Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?
Clifton Beach during summer
Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Cape Town?
Food Inn, Eastern Food Bazaar, Wembley Roadhouse, Lekker Vegan.
It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?
Go watch a play or an act at the Baxter Theatre or the Artscape Theatre.
Which local creators do you admire?
Imraan Christian, Falko one
Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:
Food Inn, Eastern Food Bazaar.
Tomorrow’s your last day in Cape Town. How do you spend it?
Watch the Cape Town Sunrise