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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.

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.

Location:

Cape Town, South Africa

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@capetowntg

Language:

English


Episodes

Best shopping experiences in the Western Cape (2020)

11/22/2020
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...

Duration:00:05:35

Best ways to support theatre and the arts during COVID-19

10/26/2020
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...

Duration:00:09:03

Best ways to support restaurants and wine farms during COVID-19

9/28/2020
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...

Duration:00:09:19

Best ways to support travel and tourism during COVID-19

8/24/2020
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...

Duration:00:07:43

Best ways to fight COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) in Cape Town

3/30/2020
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...

Duration:00:05:28

Best waffles in the Western Cape

3/23/2020
This episode covers Monday 23 March to Sunday 29 March 2020. Unfortunately, all the events that were still scheduled at the time of recording have now been cancelled to contain the spread of COVID-19. But you can still enjoy the best waffles in Cape Town in celebration of World Waffle Day, as long as you take the necessary precautions when visiting restaurants. Right now you can also use home delivery services like Mr D Food, OrderIn, and UberEATS. (Detailed show notes are available...

Duration:00:05:37

Best places to eat in Stellenbosch (2020)

3/16/2020
This episode covers Monday 16 March to Sunday 22 March 2020. We start with some exciting updates in celebration of our two-year anniversary and continue the party at the annual Cape Town Carnival this weekend. Then, after enjoying great music from a new play at the Baxter Theatre, the Cape Town Concert Series, and an evening of improvised piano and painting, we end in Stellenbosch for details of the best places to eat, plus great wine tours, tastings, and pairings with popcorn, hot cross...

Duration:00:05:58

Best adventure activities in Cape Town (2020)

3/9/2020
This episode covers Monday 9 March to Sunday 15 March 2020. We start at the theatre with Amateur Hour at the Courtyard Playhouse before getting some design inspiration at the annual Cape Town Fashion Week. We then travel to Grabouw for the annual Bazique Festival and enjoy some ziplining over forests and waterfalls, as well as at the longest over-ocean zipline in Mossel Bay, before ending back in Cape Town for the best adventure activities in and around the city. (Detailed show notes are...

Duration:00:03:39

Best cultural festivals in the Western Cape (2020)

3/2/2020
This episode covers Monday 2 March to Sunday 8 March 2020. We start with two inspiring events: Pecha Kucha Cape Town and Daily Maverick’s The Gathering. We then enjoy music at the Huawei KDay in Durbanville, travel at The Getaway Show in Stellenbosch, and the best cultural festivals in the Western Cape, including SpiritFest in Swellendam, The Knysna Literary Festival, the Toyota University of Stellenbosch Woordfees, and the Zabalaza Theatre Festival at the Baxter Theatre. (Detailed show...

Duration:00:04:53

Best leap year events in the Western Cape (2020)

2/24/2020
This episode covers Monday 24 February to Sunday 1 March 2020. We start with two events at the Artscape Theatre: the annual Design Indaba during the week and the Cape Town Comedy Festival on the weekend. We then enjoy music from American metalcore band Crown the Empire, an ‘afro-symphonic’ extravaganza with the RMB Starlight Classics, and the annual Robertson Wine Valley Hands-on-Harvest festival. To end, we celebrate the leap year with two great events to make the most of the extra day this...

Duration:00:04:50

Best classical music in Cape Town

2/17/2020
This episode covers Monday 17 February to Sunday 23 February 2020. To celebrate the best classical music in Cape Town, we highlight concerts from Vox Cape Town (at the Youngblood Art Gallery), the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (at the Artscape Opera House), and the Cape Town Concert Series (at the Baxter Theatre). We also enjoy the satirical Woolworths at the Courtyard Playhouse, a race event at the Slave Route Challenge, as well as great food and wine at the annual Constantia Fresh....

Duration:00:04:30

Best wedding venues in the Western Cape

2/10/2020
This episode covers Monday 10 February to Sunday 16 February 2020. We start at the theatre with the Mother City Comedy Festival at the Baxter Theatre, First Kiss at the Courtyard Playhouse, and La Boheme from Cape Town Opera at the Artscape Theatre. We then feature three art events (the Stellenbosch Triennale, the International Public Art Festival, and the Investec Cape Town Art Fair) before celebrating Valentine’s Day with the best wedding venues in the Western Cape, a romantic getaway at...

Duration:00:06:20

Best wine farm stays in the Western Cape (2020)

2/3/2020
This episode covers Monday 3 February to Sunday 9 February 2020. We start at the theatre with The Producers at Theatre on the Bay, Master Harold and the Boys at the Fugard Studio, and the Rolex Arts Weekend at the Baxter Theatre. Then, after treating our ears at the annual Up The Creek Music Festival and thanks to a special offer from Audible, we head to the winelands for the best accommodation options and continue the celebrations at the Wine Harvest Commemoration at Groot Constantia, the...

Duration:00:05:37

Best summer experiences in the Western Cape (2020)

1/27/2020
This episode covers Monday 27 January to Sunday 1 February 2020. We start at the theatre with two improv comedy shows at The Courtyard Playhouse, the final International Summer Music Festival symphony concert from the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, a weekend of conscious partying with the Origin Festival, and a chance to treat your ears with a free trial from Audible, the world’s premier provider of audio content. We then enjoy the outdoors with the Franschhoek Summer Wines festival at...

Duration:00:04:48

Best cocktail bars in Cape Town (2020)

1/20/2020
This episode covers Monday 20 January to Sunday 26 January 2020. We start at the on stage with The Waterworks Anthology at the new Courtyard Playhouse (above Alexander Bar), the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra giving two symphony concerts at City Hall, a free event at the Grand Africa Café & Beach with Russian DJ Volen Sentir, and more another freebie thanks to Audible, the world’s premier provider of audio content. We then enjoy wining and dining at the Delheim Estate Harvest Festival and...

Duration:00:06:28

Best ways to save money in Cape Town

1/13/2020
This episode covers Monday 13 January to Sunday 19 January 2020. We start at the theatre with How to End Racism at the new Courtyard Playhouse, Peter Pan on Ice at the Artscape Opera House, the ABBA Show at Grand Arena, and two symphony concerts from the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. We then help you survive ‘Janu-worry’ with the best ways to save money, including drinks specials in Cape Town, two-for-one deals from the ENTERTAINER, and the chance to get a free one-month trial from...

Duration:00:05:35

Best co-working spaces in South Africa

1/6/2020
This episode covers Monday 6 January to Sunday 12 January 2020. We start back at the office with the most stylish co-working spaces in South Africa and the best places for drinks after work. We then celebrate the weekend at the annual L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Racing Festival and end with details of our new affiliate partnership with Audible, the world’s premier provider of audio content, which is offering podcast listeners a free one-month trial, with a free audiobook that’s yours to keep....

Duration:00:02:09

Best fitness activities in Cape Town

12/30/2019
This episode covers Monday 30 December 2019 to Sunday 5 January 2020. We start by featuring the best New Year’s Eve activities, events, and restaurant specials in and around Cape Town, with a survival guide and promo codes for Uber and Bolt to keep you safe. We also enjoy three top music events in Cape Town this weekend. We end with the best fitness activities in Cape Town and, after taking care of your body, take care of your mind with a free one-month membership from Audible, the world’s...

Duration:00:04:18

Best Christmas specials in the Western Cape (2019)

12/23/2019
This episode covers Monday 23 December to Sunday 29 December 2019. We feature the best Christmas specials in the Western Cape, ideas on how to spend Boxing Day in Cape Town, the chance to win tickets to the annual Sizzled Summer Music and Food Festival, and details of an exciting new affiliate partnership with Audible, the world’s premier provider of audio content, which is offering podcast listeners a free one-month trial with a free audiobook that’s yours to keep. (Detailed show notes are...

Duration:00:02:33

Best beaches in South Africa

12/16/2019
This episode covers Monday 16 December to Sunday 22 December 2019. We start with two shows at the Baxter Theatre: Benny Bushwacker from Ben Voss and African Angels from Cape Town Opera. Then, after exploring the best beaches in South Africa and the upcoming events at Shimmy Beach Club, we end with tasty seaside treats at Surfshack in Camps Bay and announce our new partnership with ClickMyTrips, a service that offers on-demand professional photographers for your unforgettable African...

Duration:00:06:14