Cape Town, South Africa
Stuart, 35
Startup Founder
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What are the Cape Town spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Any guidebook can give you a top 5 things to do which will probably include Table Mountain, The Waterfront etc - if you want to get a feeling for how Capetonians live then check off the top 5 and then try out a few of the spots on my map.

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

Tip between 10-15% (waiters rely on tips for a living).

What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm the Co-founder of Feastfox, an eating out app. Helping people discover the food scene in their own backyard whilst supporting independent restaurants and getting up to 50% off the bill.

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

Depends on the occasion. By international standards, eating out in Cape Town is pretty reasonable. Skip the tourist traps and you can get a good dinner for two with a bottle of wine for under R500.

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

Usually online - Superbalist or Sergeant Pepper. Blackwood Brothers is a great little shop for menswear.

Your all-time favorite musicians:

Black Keys, Imagine Dragons, Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Miguel, Kings of Leon, Linkin Park, Ryan Adams.

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

Bakoven Beach on a summer's day and the Inner City around Bree and Loop Streets at night.

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

Each area has its charms. You won't often find me in the suburbs though.

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

Salt River. It is a bit grungy but has incredible street art.

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

To La Tete in Bree Street.

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

The Engen petrol station in Gardens. It has a 24 hour Woolworths (grocer with lots of grab and go food) and Steers (burgers).

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

Wine tasting whilst sitting in front of a roaring fireplace.

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

Bakoven Beach for a morning at a secret beach, wine tasting at Babylonstoren, Delaire Graff or Rust en Vrede, hiking up Skeleton Gorge from the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and then to one of Cape Town's many great restaurants.

Your go-to brunch spots:

Hemelhuijs.

Your perfect night out in Cape Town includes:

Drinks at OpenWine or Secret Gin Bar and a great meal out. My clubbing days are over.

Which local creators do you admire?

Nard Star - an amazing female street artist from Cape Town.

Special views that mainstream tourists don't know about:

Watching the sunset on the rocks at Queens Beach. You can take some takeaway sushi and sit on the rocks.

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

The General Store on Bree Street.

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

Yoga at MyUtopia, brunch at Hemelhuijs, a hike on Table Mountain, walk through Green Point Park and along the Sea Point Promenade, and dinner at one of my favourite spots.

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

We need enough parking.

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