Flytographer Tania, who has spent time in Cape Town, Amsterdam, and Florence, is in love with all things slow living, including coffee, food, and wine. So, take notes because you’re going to want to remember her favourite places to eat, plus things to see and do in Cape Town, for your own visit to the gorgeous South African capital.

EAT

For great coffee, breakfast, and lunch, head to Bootlegger. For amazing fusion food created by young chefs with seasonal ingredients, try Black Sheep. If vegan goodies keep you fueled, get your fix at Scheckter’s Raw. Check out the many food stalls at Mojo Market. For a romantic dinner with fantastic views, book a table at Homespun by Matt. Aubergine’s sophisticated digs and delicious food are perfect for a celebration. Vegetarian and vegan options are available, too. True gourmands should book a table at The Test Kitchen, well in advance if you can. Another fine dining favourite, La Colombe boasts great wines to boot. Enjoy dinner and drinks under the stars in Asoka’s open-top candlelit courtyard. Mulberry and Prince’s understated, yet modern space sets the scene for bites from two New York-trained chefs. Stop by Fuego for stylish Mexican with a focus on tacos — try the drunken chicken, a customer favourite. Explore Neighbourgoods or Oranjezicht markets on Saturdays for endless food stall options.

SEE

Head to Signal Hill for a sunrise photo shoot and watch the sun emerge from the clouds.

Take a drive along Chapman’s Peak Drive and enjoy one of the most picturesque ocean roads in the world. (Be sure to check for closures before you take off.)

Start your morning with a stroll at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and enjoy breakfast at Vovo Telo.

Explore the lush Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. If you’re there between November and April, be sure to buy tickets to the garden’s open-air concert series. Don’t forget your picnic basket!

DO

Cape Town has some of the world’s most epic scenery. Enjoy it to the fullest with a sunrise or sunset hike to Lion’s Head or Table Mountain. Pack a picnic basket and spend the day at Camps Bay Beach. Drive to the Cape Town’s Winelands — don’t miss Fairview, Marianne, and Babylonstoren. Ride a horse at Noordhoek Beach (book in advance online). Bring home the best souvenirs, from ceramics to fashion and jewellery, made by local designers from Watershed.