While there’s a time and a place for the traditional Cape Town attractions (we’re looking at you Table Mountain, the Waterfront and Clifton 4th) there’s also an art to the alternatively attractive. If you’re looking for something slightly lesser-known, but still adventurously juicy with a sprinkle of mystery for flavour, here are some treats you can look forward to- now that you know where to look.
1.The Labia Theatre
@spayseboiThe Labia Theatre – Old School Cinema on Orange Street 🎞🍿♬ original sound – lucas lowder
The Labia is an icon on Orange Street. The old school cinema is renowned for its charm, and has been a popular old sport for decades.
Added bonuses to the Labia’s charm are certainly the aesthetic, the film selections (which often have alternative films on play) and the choice of something a little stronger for the show (beverage wise).
@blue_eyes_hv Cape Town adventures🇿🇦❤📸#trhift #thriftshopping #gravity #foryou #Southafrica #capetown #recordstore #records ♬ Groovy Gold – Matt Beilis
Cape Town is home to some of the grooviest record stores in the nation. If you’re looking for a shopping twist with a literal spin, check out these record stores in the Mother City.
@meggimoooo Thrifting in Cape Town @mr_bratz #fypシ #foryoupage #viral #thrifted ♬ Freaks – ᡕᠵ᠊ᡃ࡚ࠢ࠘ ⸝່ࠡࠣ᠊߯᠆ࠣ࠘ᡁࠣ࠘᠊᠊ࠢ࠘𐡏⁻ ⁻
It’s time to get nifty with the thrifty. If you’re tired of patrolling through the Waterfront and you’ve seen all that Cavandish Square has to offer, it might be your time to rewind through music. Even if you don’t have a record player, the vinyl thrill of tangible music is still an experience.
4.’The Rock’ sunset spot
@ashtrogroove finding peace of mind🗿 📍the rock, Cape Town #fyp #capetown ♬ Purity (feat. Frank Ocean) – A$AP Rocky
If Signal Hill is the popular kid, then the rock is like his alternative little sister. Mysterious, brooding, and a peaceful spot to think, The rock will have you contemplating in a new way.
5.Street art touring
@simonesolomon52 Art walk in Cape Town with my bestie 💕 #fyp #streetart #capetown #tiktoksouthafrica #artwalk #art #bestie ♬ ART – Akira The Don & Jordan B. Peterson
There’s no place like Zeits MOCCA, but there’s also something to be said about art on the city’s landscapes. Street art tours are an absolute must for the artistically adventurous. If you’re not sure that your navigation skills will be able to hold strong, let Juma Art Tours show you around.
@rokayahlevy Cecilia Forest Hike, Cape Town 🍃 #capetownhike #capetownsouthafrica #capetownloving #waterfallhike #southafrica_vibez #capetowntravel #hikingtrails ♬ Her movie soundtrack cover by Armin Mehdiz – arminmehdiz
Lion’s Head has its conventional pillar in the hiking world, but waterfall hikes also have their place. Tantilising views, forest surrounds, and the path less travelled- these waterfall hikes will have you cool, calm and collected.
Here are some waterfall hikes to try.
@yolandasenekal CAPE TOWN ADVENTURE SERIES: sundowners at beta beach 🍹✨ #tiktoksa #fyp #capetown #southafrica #aesthetic #goldenhour #sundowners #travelbucketlist ♬ Jocelyn Flores – XXXTENTACION
Clifton 4th, we know and love you. However, Beta is one of the best beaches to go without the whole of South Africa hot on your trail. Secluded and populated by rocks, Beta will have you saying “that was a beta idea”.