Back when I was in high school a few years ago I always enjoyed my stroll through the Cape Town CBD as I made my way to the train station every day. On my journey home I remember walking past the beautiful and iconic St George’s Cathedral.
A few days ago I took my daughter to the Company’s Gardens and felt a bit nostalgic, so we decided to visit The Crypt at the St George’s Cathedral. This iconic landmark was built in 1898 and has always been an important meeting place for the community.
When we arrived, I was pleasantly surprised when I realised the Crypt has been transformed into a trendy jazz club and restaurant as of April 2013. The jazz restaurant offers a combination of African and International live jazz where cultures and cuisines fuse in a gorgeous venue that offers a unique atmosphere that still preserves its history and allure.
The restaurant offers light meals, lunches and dinners. Indulge in a “Medley of Tastes” which includes items such as Guacamole/Grilled Tomato Salsa/Roasted Red Pepper & Olive Dip served with Baby Tortilla/Bruschetta/Pita Bread. I recommend the Grilled Filet of Beef with Baby Potato or Grilled Hake with Spicy Herb and Lemon Butter for your main meal and Ramekin of Lemon Mousse with Whipped Cream for dessert… Yummy!!! Thinking of all this food makes me want to go back! The Crypt is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 18h00 t0 21h00 for light snacks, lunch, dinner and live jazz. R45 will get you in and students pay R25 with a valid student card. Parking is available in Queen Victoria Street and the best thing about the location is the fact that it is close to all the main hotels, train station and Golden Arrow and MyCiTi bus routes.
THE CRYPT Jazz Restaurant
St George’s Cathedral
1 Wale Street
Open Tuesday to Saturday – 18:00 to 21:00
Photo Source: The Crypt
Article Source: Shehaam Petersen
Spring has sprung in Cape Town and we’re ready to welcome this beautiful season with a bang. From wine festivals to whale festivals, Cape Town has a fantastic array of events taking place during September to welcome spring. Here’s a list of our top events to attend in Cape Town this month:
Now in its 6th year, the annual Franschhoek Uncorked Festival offers a perfect opportunity to shake off the winter blues and usher in the warmth of spring. From 7—8 September, some of Franschhoek’s best wineries will provide cellar and vineyard tours, bespoke barrel tastings, and food and wine pairings. The event also includes live entertainment, a fresh food market, art exhibitions, and plenty of culinary treats. A weekend pass to the festival is available for R120 from Webtickets.
The Hermanus Whale Festival
Prepare for five jam-packed days of fun as the 2013 Two Oceans Hermanus Whale Festival kicks off on 20 September. Besides spectacular whale watching opportunities, visitors can look forward to a variety of sporting events, a fabulous music program, a classic car show, shopping, kids entertainment, quality crafts, and lots of delicious cuisine. The festival offers a great way to relax, so consider taking a break from the fast pace of life in the beautiful town of Hermanus.
Darling’s 10th Annual Voorkamerfest
Between the 6th and 8th of September, the West Coast town of Darling is set to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its ever-popular Voorkamerfest. Community members will invite guests into their living rooms to enjoy a multi-cultural experience that includes drama, comedy, magic, storytelling, live music, and cabaret. In addition to the incredible performances, attendees can enjoy the Darling Spring Parade, wine tasting, arts, food stalls, crafts, and several other outdoor activities. If you’re looking for something that’s family-friendly and a little different, the Voorkamerfest is not to be missed.
Cape Town Marathon
Known for its scenic views and flat terrain, the 2013 Cape Town Marathon is set to take place on Sunday, 22 September. Besides showcasing some of Cape Town’s best attractions, the route caters to both beginners hoping to complete their first marathon, as well as elite athletes aiming to improve their fastest time. Entries close on Monday, 9 September, so be sure to sign up as soon as possible.
The Darling Wildflower Show
If you love gorgeous flowers, the glorious warmth of sunshine, and fresh air, you don’t want to miss the 96th annual Darling Wildflower Show. Starting on Friday, 20 September, visitors are invited to view breathtaking blooms, take a fun tractor ride down to a private vlei, and enjoy a range of refreshment and craft stalls. At only R30 a ticket, the show offers an affordable outing for the entire family.
This Friday (9 August 2013), South Africans will unite once again to honour the incredible and courageous women who tirelessly fought against the oppression of the Apartheid government. To commemorate these women, a variety of events will be held in and around Cape Town starting on Thursday night. To help you celebrate with us, we’ve created a list of three fun events to keep you busy and entertained over the long weekend.
Girls’ Night Out – Spier Wine Estate
On Thursday, 8 August, Spier Wine Estate will celebrate Women’s Day with a ladies-only evening that includes a delectable five-course dim sum menu paired with three glasses of delicious Spier wines. Dishes will be prepared by Yang Zhao and served in the Spier Hotel Conservatory from 7pm onwards. Reservations are a must with bookings set at R250 per person.
Women’s Day Show – Jou Ma Se Comedy Club
Be prepared to laugh the night away as top comedians take to the stage with their hilarious acts at the Players Restaurant & Bar in Observatory. The all-women line-up includes comedy greats such as Mary Scary, Mel Jones, Shimmy Isaacs, Tracy Klass, and Angel Campey. While tickets cost R80 per person, students with a valid student card can enjoy a 50% discount. Bookings can be made through Webtickets.co.za.
7th Annual Women & Humanity Arts Festival at Artscape
Running until 10 August, this fabulous festival offers an assortment of music, exhibitions, stage productions, and workshops to celebrate Women’s Day and raise awareness on a variety of humanitarian issues. Celebrities include the likes of Nianell, Evita Bezuidenhout, Black Byrd, Vicky Sampson, and more. Although some of the scheduled events require a fee, there are plenty that offer free entry, which means you don’t have to miss out if the purse strings are a little tight this month. Check out the line-up and cost of tickets at Computicket or the Artscape website.
Whatever you do this Women’s Day, stay safe, have fun, and let us know what you’re getting up to by dropping us a line in the comment section below.