Cape Town, South Africa
Nandi, 34
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What are the Cape Town spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Watching the sun set with amazing views on Signal Hill, wine-tasting in Constantia, sampling amazing food at the Neighbourgoods Market at Old Biscuit Mill and catching some rays on the white sand beaches of Clifton.

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

DO take care and be alert. DON'T walk alone at night, rather Uber.

What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a marketing copywriter for one of South Africa's biggest retailers. It's a demanding job but I love the creative nature of it. With deadlines forever looming and no two days that are ever same, it keeps me on my toes!

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

If it's just drinks, then around R200. It's cheaper to buy a bottle of wine, than buying per glass. If I'm having dinner as well, then around R400-R500 depending on the restaurant.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Incubus, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Erykah Badu, Amy Winehouse, GoodLuck, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Beyoncé.

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

Kloof Street House has good food and wine, beautiful decor and soft lighting for a romantic ambience.

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

Catch a movie at The Labia theatre, they have a great selection of local and international movies. Or, cosy-up with a glass of wine at Kloof Street House, they have an awesome indoor fireplace!

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

SeaBreeze on Bree Street or Paranga in Camps Bay.

Your go-to brunch spots:

The Company's Garden Restaurant and Swan Cafe on Buitenkant Street.

Your perfect night out in Cape Town includes:

Dinner, then drinks at Yours Truly Kloof Street, then dance it up at Oasis on Long Street.

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