Cape Town is regularly voted as one of the greatest cities in the world. But with so much to see and do, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s where marketing consultant, travel writer, and voice actor Eugene Yiga comes in. Join him every week as he brings together over ten years of experience as an award-winning journalist (and more than fifteen years of living in the Mother City) to share a local perspective on all the best new experiences to help you make the most of your time in Cape Town.
Best charities in Cape Town
2020 has been a difficult year. And right now, you might just want it to end. But before you enjoy your festive feast, take a moment to think about those less fortunate. In fact, because so many people are struggling due to COVID-19, this episode features great initiatives that could use your support, as well as two gifts to say thank you! (Detailed show notes are available exclusively at www.capetowntravel.guide.)
Best shopping experiences in the Western Cape (2020)
The festive season is here but, instead of going to crowded malls, many people will be shopping online. Luckily, there are plenty of options, including a special promotion from Wine of the Month Club and luxury gift boxes from Vula Afrika’s In Any Event. You can also shop at the V&A Waterfront as well as markets and delis across the Western Cape. Just be mindful of the COVID-19 protocols and support local businesses whenever you can. (Detailed show notes are available exclusively at www.capetowntravel.guide.)
Best ways to support theatre and the arts during COVID-19
Despite the challenges COVID-19 has presented to the entertainment industry, many artists and organisations (including Cape Town Concert Series and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra) have found new platforms online. And now that lockdown rules allow venues to reopen, you can enjoy outdoors movies at the Galileo Open Air Cinema; new productions at Theatre Arts, the Baxter Theatre, and Gate69; exhibitions with First Thursdays, the Norval Foundation, and the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa; as well as museum tours on Robben Island and in District Six. (Detailed show notes are available exclusively at www.capetowntravel.guide.)
Best ways to support restaurants and wine farms during COVID-19
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the hospitality industry. But restaurants and wine farms have successfully campaigned against the extended lockdown and alcohol ban, and are now able to offer sit-down meals served with the perfect drinks. So, if you’re up for it, now’s a great time to eat out, especially with all the special deals for Restaurant Week. You can also support restaurants and wine farms from home by writing online reviews, placing orders for delivery, and making a contribution to the Eat Out Restaurant Relief Fund. (Detailed show notes are available exclusively at www.capetowntravel.guide.)
Best ways to support travel and tourism during COVID-19
After almost five months away, we’re finally back! COVID-19 is still devastating the world but Cape Town Tourism is working hard to keep safety at the heart of its recovery plan and Cape Town International Airport is ready to welcome international guests. Until borders open, the focus is on domestic tourism across the country. Whether you’re staying at top hotels or enjoying scenic tours, now’s the time to support travel and tourism to keep the industry alive. (Detailed show notes are available exclusively at www.capetowntravel.guide.)
Best ways to fight COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) in Cape Town
This episode covers Monday 30 March to Sunday 5 April 2020. To contain the spread of COVD-19 (coronavirus disease) the South African government has declared a nationwide three-week lockdown. This means that all shops and businesses are closed (except those providing essential services) and that you cannot leave your home (except under strictly controlled circumstances). But there is hope! Not only has the National Arts Festival announced plans to go completely virtual, but many restaurants (and companies like Dial-a-Picnic) are now offering home delivery, much like many estates (and brands like Frost Popsicles) have special deals on wine. And while our podcast will be taking a break until we can promote events again, Cape Town’s beauty isn’t going away anytime soon. Take care and stay safe! (Detailed show notes are available exclusively at www.capetowntravel.guide.)
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I get to see upcoming events from Cape Town Travel Guide and this page helps me a lot with movie reviews.Thank you Eugene for telling us how it started,keep up the good work.Thanks.