Cape Town, South Africa
Purity, 32
Musician & Performance Artist
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What are the Cape Town spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Boyes Drive: for the best nature view CT has to offer. Waiting room: for an inclusive and safe environment to party. Hare Krishna temple: for the most spiritual yoga experience in the city.

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

It's really beneficial to be aware and present. On a night out this can be a little hard epically if there's alcohol involved, so just make sure that you don't carry any valuables and if you do keep them in a moon bag close to your body. There is a lot of pickpocketing going on in the clubs and streets at night especially on long street SO BE AWARE and don't walk down lonely alleys. The most popular mode of public transport is the minibus taxi service which is really cheap and super efficient in terms of reliability. The trains are frequently unreliable and don't have a good system. PLEASE TIP WHILE IN SA PLEASE!!!!!

What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a musician, dancer, mother and so much more. The thing that moves me the most is human connection, without community our existence becomes placid and selfish.

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

I don't drink so usually I go out with my bottle of water and keep refilling, so this is just food, transport and other bits: R400.

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

Voom Voom, Algorithm, Artclub & friends and secondhand shops in Fishoek.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Nina Simone, Edith Piaf, Jefferson Airplane, Mariam Makeba, Muddy waters, The Clash, Brenda Fassie, The Specials, Gorillaz, The storkes, Arctic Monekys, SZA, Fela Kuthi, Kaytranada, Anderson Paak, Oshun, Jojo Abot, Portishead (THE LIST IS ENDLESSSS).

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

DAY: Sea Point & Bottom CBD. NIGHT: Long street & Kloof Street.

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

Stellenbosch.

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

Timbuktu!

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

Bomaby Bicycle Club.

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

Lekker vegan, they are open till very late :) I'm not a vegan but I frequent there coz the food is simply delicious.

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

Go for some delicious warm broth at Ramen Noodles or go and visit the natural hot water springs in Warmwaterberg.

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

THE PLANETARIUM!!!

Your go-to brunch spots:

Roxy's.

Your perfect night out in Cape Town includes:

Live music, dancing, Karaoke, juke box selection, and a walk on the beach after it all.

Which local creators do you admire?

Manthe Ribane, Thor Rixon, Robyn Keyser, Jojo Abot, Desire Marea, Fela Gucci, Imraan Christian, African Ginger, Lady Skollie, Rose Bonica, Petite Noir...

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

Boyes Drive, Rooftop of "House of H", Sea Point Promenade.

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

Eastern food Bizarre.

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

Chilling on the most beautiful beach in CT: Bukoven.

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