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30 Nov 2023

The Great Gift Guide

Look no further than these destination Cape Town Central City retailers for the perfect present to delight the special people…

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19 Dec 2022

The Great Gift Guide

Find the perfect present for loved ones this Christmas! Check out the CCID’s annual gift guide for a selection of unique places…

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31 Oct 2022

Get your kicks

There’s no place like home! PUMA Select is back in town, joining other über-cool lifestyle brands that add to the inner city’s…

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30 Jun 2022

The post-pandemic retail landscape – unpacking key trends and strategies

With aspects of the retail sector having been turned upside down by lockdown restrictions, supply chain disruptions, shortage…

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31 Mar 2022

Dogs allowed!

How the pet-crazy trend caught on in downtown Cape Town, making the CBD a haven for hounds. Every morning, Pogo trots…

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14 Dec 2021

Make a splash! Cape Town CBD spa guide

We’re all after some Rest & Relaxation. Treat yourself to the ultimate spoil – some down-time at one of the Cape Town CBD’s…

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14 Dec 2021

Cape Town City Centre hotels entice local visitors

In 48 short hours following Omicron becoming global news, South Africa’s tourism and hospitality sectors lost about R1 billion…

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14 Dec 2021

The Great Gift Guide

It’s time to spoil the ones you love, and what better way than finding that perfect gift that at the specialist, one-of-a-kind…

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29 Sep 2021

Stylish entrepreneur makes his mark

CBD entrepreneur Lumumba Myesa is redefining men’s fashion one natty shirt at a time. Bold, confident and charismatic, Lumumba…

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2 Dec 2020

The Great Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect present to delight the special people in your life? Come into town and shop till you drop for gifts…

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18 Mar 2020

East City gains a vintage market

Businesses in the CBD’s East City precinct have launched a family friendly vintage outdoor market that promotes conscious…

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9 Jan 2020

Catch the Summer vibe with these special offers

There are over 150 restaurants in the CBD, according to CCID’s The State of Cape Town Central City Report 2018. Many of these…

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21 Oct 2019

Winning Ways

We were overwhelmed by the number of retailers, hotels and restaurants in the Central City that came on board wholeheartedly to…

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24 Jul 2019

Swan Café turns one

It's been a year since Jessica Rushmere opened the doors to Swan Café, Cape Town's first French crêperie. We stopped by to find…

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1 Jul 2019

Exploring the rise of sneaker culture in the Central City

“There are sneakers everywhere,” says Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and editor-in-chief of US VOGUE. And she…

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20 Dec 2018

STEP INTO SWAN CAFÉ: AFTER ALL, PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

The East City area in the Central City, which we’ve dubbed, “the precinct of possibilities” continues to amaze and turn heads.…

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20 Dec 2018

OUR PICK OF “MUST VISIT” RESTAURANTS IN THE CBD

The past few months have been particularly exciting as we’ve seen a number of eateries making the Central City their home and…

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20 Dec 2018

GIFTS THAT GO BEYOND THE EXPECTED

In the Central City, you can shop till you drop or play to your heart’s desire. If you’re looking for gifts that go beyond the…

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25 Sep 2018

Where to find a tailor in the Central City

In a time where many professions have become obsolete, the age-old profession of tailoring still has its charm and is alive and…

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18 Sep 2017

What’s on the menu?

In the Spring 2017 issue of City Views, we featured family-friendly eateries (among other venues) in the Cape Town CBD. There…

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18 Jul 2017

Check in at the Church Street Market

The informal economy is a cornerstone of the Cape Town CBD shopping experience. In fact, approximately 73% of people who pass…

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21 Jun 2017

Warm and fuzzy

Winter is the perfect time to look back and cover yourself in nostalgia – clothing-wise that is.Afraid of Mice This designer…

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21 Jun 2017

It’s soup season

When the winter craving strikes, know where to go to get warm at lunchtime. Bakoven This is your one-stop shop for a variety…

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18 Jan 2017

Back to work, back to reality?

As you get down to business in the new year, remember that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Here are five ways to…

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15 Dec 2016

No Janu-worries

The period after your December pay cheque can be excruciating. But don’t fret; there are plenty of brilliant budget-friendly…

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