My Cape Town: PR entrepreneur Lorinda Voges shares her favourite spots

Winter might be a cold and wet season for Cape Town, however, it should not put a damper on your mood for exploring the city.  

Founder of Public Relations  & Events Agency 4Elements  Media, lover of fashion, travel and food,  Lorinda Voges shares with us some of her favourite spots. 

Home is…  Truly where the heart is.  Sometimes home is Cape Town;  sometimes it is London, other  times I find it in a person.
Best place for a first date in the city?  Bascule Bar or The Willaston  Bar at The Silo Hotel.

What’s the first thing you do when you arrive back in town?  I admire the view from  my balcony – it overlooks the  Atlantic Ocean, V&A Waterfront  and Green Point Stadium.

Best meal you’ve had that’s not at home?  The mussel pot at Gaatjie in Paternoster.
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Eating out alone makes a lot of people nervous, but after 7 years of travelling (most of them solo), I’m entirely comfortable with solo dining. • Here I am dining alone at possibly one of my favourite restaurants – Gaatjie in Paternoster. I remember walking into the restaurant that evening, asking for a table for one. The waitress was so shocked, asking me why I would possibly dine alone. I simply replied, ”Dining alone – especially taking yourself on a date alone – is one of the most empowering things you can do for yourself as a woman.” • Solo travel is incredible for so many reasons, but namely because when you travel solo, you end up getting know a really incredible travel partner that you’ve probably been ignoring for years – you.

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When was the last time you attended a music concert/festival and who was performing?  The Ed Shereen Concert at  Green Point Stadium. It was
unbelievably good – one of the  best live performances I have  seen.
Earliest memory you have of the city?  I have a love affair with  Cape Town since I can  remember, so much so that I  moved and made my home in  Cape Town four years ago. 

Your favourite hangout?  I love going to the V&A  Waterfront as well as Bakoven  Beach for sunsets.

What is the best-kept secret in the city?  Cape Town has some of the  best coffee bars in the world.  The autumn sunsets are some of
the most breath-taking you will  ever see, and you can visit an array  of wine farms just a few  minutes outside of town.

Best place to let your hair down?  Arcade in Bree Street.

Your favourite coffee shop?  Seattle Coffee in V&A  Waterfront.

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The Skin Co in Green Point offers ingestible food and juices and fantastic skincare products. Picture: Supplied
What is your favourite shop in the city?  The Skin Co in Green Point  for their ingestible food and  juices and the fantastic skincare  products they sell in the
store.

Which is your favourite culture precinct?  It has to be the Bo-Kaap.

Which is your favourite market?  Oranjezicht Market in   Granger Bay.

Which building in the city would you like to own?  The Silo Hotel.

One thing people need to stop doing in city?  Driving hazardly around  circles and when it rains.

Where is the best view?  From Bakoven Beach and  Chapmans Peak.

Best place for a night cap?  Cape Grace’s Bascule Bar

Name one thing that differentiates the city from others in the country.  The cosmopolitan vibe, the
beautiful sunsets and the wine  farms.

Where would you suggest first-time visitors go to best experience in the city?  Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek,  Noordhoek, Chapman’s  Peak and then, of course,
Babylonstoren.

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