Cape Town, South Africa
Izak, 33
Advertising Executive
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What are the Cape Town spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Boulders Beach, Table Mountain, Kalkbay, Kloofstreet.

Do’s and don’ts in Cape Town: (Ex: Tipping: yes/ no, public transport tips, safety tips etc.):

Don't let beggers get too close. Also, "now now" doesn't mean "now".

What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm in advertising to stretch my creativity.

How much do you spend on an average night out on the town?

Depends on the company, but about R500 for a solid time.

Which Cape Town shops do you hit up when you’re itching for something new?

Mami Wata.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Arcade Fire, Tame Impala, Foo Fighters, Biggie Smalls.

Which neighborhood is it best to experience during the day / night?

Most suburbs are best at night and day. Tamboerskloof is great for launching into the night, and the Atlantic Seaboard is great at any time, really.

What’s the area in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Somerset West - It's the largest colony of old age homes.

What’s the one place in Cape Town you think is underrated?

Observatory!

Where would you take a date for a romantic night out?

Jeez, tough question. Any place with fairy lights I guess. There are plenty of gems in the CBD.

Drunk and hungry - where do you go in Cape Town?

Village Idiot.

It's freeeeezing out - what should a visitor do?

Go to a place with a pizza oven.

Where do you take your guest when you want to impress?

To CBD's hidden gems!

Your go-to brunch spots:

Kleinskys, Jasons, Jareds, Sotano, Mulberry Prince.

Your perfect night out in Cape Town includes:

After work drinks near the beach then gallivanting down the Kloof Street pubs with my mates.

Which local creators do you admire?

Mami Wata, Mevrou en Co.

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

The Fresney Rocks.

Best place for a cheap bite on-the-go:

Oriental Plaza.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Cape Town. How do you spend it?

I would paraglide one more time to see the place.

You’re meeting the mayor of Cape Town - what constructive criticism would you give them?

To offer more bicycle lanes!

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