Solo Winter: A Cape Town Sunday Funday Guide

07:30am

Wake up in a lap of quiet luxury, within one of the 26 stunning apartment suites at the refurbished 5-star Romney Park hotel, idyllically situated along the incredible Atlantic Seaboard.

*Winter Special for the Romney Park 1 Bedroom Apartment (Sleeps 1-2)

R1 370.00c – Single | R1 670.00c – Double

Complimentary Breakfast daily included for 2

Special Availability: 23 April 2019 – 30 September 2019

You’ll probably take a moment or 30, to enjoy the decadent amenities, which include a bed big & comfy enough to swim in, and a spacious tub made for luxuriating before (or after) a long day.

Address: Hill Rd &, Romney St, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005

Tel: 021 439 4555


08:30am

I do profess that Romney Park has an adequate as hell breakfast if you’ve woken up too ravenous or lethargic to venture far for breakfast.

However, one cannot treat themselves to a stay in Cape Town, and not immerse yourself into the city’s world-renowned foodie nirvana, which has even been celebrated in travel magazines like Vogue & Conde Nast Traveler.

7 minutes down the road from Romney Park – in Cape Town’s bustling family friendly neighborhood of Sea Point, is a cafe I frequent because of their simple, budget-friendly breakfast foods.

The origins of Mischu stem back to 2012, when award-winning Barista Mikhael Bou Rjeily decided to co-found the quaint cafe as a way of disseminating the hoarded coffee knowledge he had acquired with dedication & determination – while offering up blessed Capetonians another space to bring family, have a quick meal, or settle in for the day as a digital nomad.

Drop in for Mischu Coffee‘s Oats Fruit Bowl, where the oats is never overdone.

Try their tasty and filling Middle Eastern Spiced Chicken Flatbread toastie, maybe a plain croissant with Nutella, and get that coffee fix sorted with their incredible Dark Coffee Roast.

Address: 85A Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060

Tel: 076 379 1693


09:30am

Markets in Cape Town, are a serious cultural norm. You can find them in most areas practically every day of the week; However, weekends are when the vibe ramps up exponentially – weather permitting.

I honestly wish the acclaimed ‘Neighborhoods Market‘ in Woodstock, could be on Sundays, because there is a host more to do in the Cape, on Saturdays.

On Sundays, do as I do, and make use of the public transport, MyCiti, to head to more than one rather lovely market in Hout Bay.

Bay Harbour Market, making use of an abandoned factory at the foot of Hangberg Mountain, has: live music, crafts, food, and culture. Get a dose of locals enjoying the last few hours of their weekend, while browsing an eclectic collection of artisinal goods.

If the market doesn’t placate you, the crystalline views of the Atlantic Ocean during your comfy bus ride (with MyCiti or the Red Bus Tours) along Chapmans Peak, will definitely leave you satisfied.

Alternative option: Good Company Market, closer to where you woke up, and within the Cape Town CBD.

Company Gardens is actually a park/garden which is classified as a heritage site. The market is one of thee most family-friendly ones in the Cape, and – for the history & art boffins – is right by the National Gallery.

Have the chillest Sunday: buying books, jewelry & organic veggies, gorging yourself on reasonable gourmet food from cool food trucks, enjoy live music, and then pick a bench or grassy area to relax in for a bit.


12:00pm

When you’ve had your fill of markets, come back to the CBD and maybe have a nap, a drink, walk, or a snack.

I enjoy the bubbly energy of the sense-delighting dessert stop, called The Dairy Den – also in Sea Point, close to Romney Park & Mischu Caffee.

If you’ve nabbed a good bottle of MCC or white wine while exploring the city, the booze will be very well-matched with The Dairy Den‘s divine donuts. Enjoy the Turkish Delight or Kit Kat donuts in your spacious Romney apartment lounge, or at their lounging deck, for some sun.

Forgo the alcohol for some ice cream and a walk along the seaside Promenade also though.

There is also the refreshingly quiet and colorful De Waterkant & Bo Kaap one could walk or drive through peacefully.

Address: 148 Main Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060

Tel: 076 401 9895


15:00pm – Late

SUNDOWNERS TIME!

*Sunday Winter Special: 2-FOR-1 Gin Cocktails (all day)

Okay, so the sun does not set for a while, but all my afternoon boozing starts at 3pm.

Finish off your day about with a late lunch or early dinner at The Lawns.

The Lawns at The Roundhouse is a sprawling establishment, not at all shy about reeling you in for chilled all-day affairs in a mountainside hamlet, laden with bistro-style furnishings, in spacious deck areas and terraces.

My friends and I are usually pressed to find a place big enough, affordable enough, and stunning enough to satisfy our significant numbers, but The Lawns at The Roundhouse has a set-up that checks all the boxes…and then some!

The stellar Atlantic Ocean view experienced here, is matched only by the wide-ranging à la carte menu and its prices & the unending fountains of cocktails, craft beer and award-winning wines listed.

Address: Round House Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005

Tel: (+27)021 438 4347

Email: info@thelawnsct.co.za


Later o’clock

Bubble bath in your refurbished 5-star Romney Park hotel suite, hydrate with the complimentary refreshments in your suites kitchen fridge, and then crash hard!

Happy Sunday!

*Winter Special for the Romney Park 2 Bedroom Apartment (Sleeps 1-4)

R1 690.00c – Single | R1 990.00c – Double

Complimentary Breakfast daily included for 2

Special Availability: 23 April 2019 – 30 September 2019

Address: Hill Rd &, Romney St, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005

Tel: 021 439 4555

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