Cape town, South Africa
Explore the creative hub of Cape Town - Woodstock and Salt River
Try coffee from a local barista
Enjoy a maandazi
Visit Salt Rivers oldest market
Have lunch in a local’s home
Salt River and Woodstock are commonly known as the creative heartbeat of Cape Town. First formally associated with the clothing and textiles industry over the past century, the legacy of quality and style can be noticed in the simplest of things. From an incredible coffee made by a local barista, the best-curated thrift stores, to the first finest selection of fruits, veg, herbs and spices from the Salt River Market, one of the oldest fresh produce markets in Cape Town. Take a tour of two suburbs stuck in the transition of time where we start at a parking lot turned farmers market, with coffee from a local barista, walking through an industrial area stuck in post-industrial revolution architecture where the walls don some of the best murals from local and international artists. In-between snacking on local sweet donuts popular in East Africa called “mandaazi”. Breathe in the heritage, history and culture in this vibrant community with the smell of the ocean around the corner and a backdrop of Table Mountain.
Who is this experience good for
Perfect for anyone passionate about history, art, and culture and interested in giving back to local communities.
Meet Our Local Host
Your host for the morning, Christian Mpazayabo, was born in East Africa, Rwanda to be exact, but has lived in Cape Town most of his life. He considers himself a cultural nomad as he is constantly engaging and interacting with different cultures, heritages, histories and stories of the many different people and nationalities that make up modern-day South Africa. He loves history and heritage and enjoys conversing on how time, space and place all play a role in our experiences of the neighborhoods we visit. Your lunch stop will be with Naz, a Salt River resident who runs her own catering business and is a pillar with her involvement in charity work in the community.
10:00 AM: Meet at the Old Biscuit Mill start time
Start walking tour of Woodstock and Salt River
Meet local artists and learn about their work
1:00 PM End tour at Naz's home for a South African snack and lunch
2:00 PM: Tour ends
Local family style lunch (all dietaries are catered for)
Positive impact - Donation to St Anne's Home
What's not Included
Transportation: You will need to Uber to the start point
Positive Impact Donations: You can donate cash, children's or women's clothing if you wish
Know Before You Go
Minimum Needed: 2 people
Maximum Capacity: 10 people
Booking Deadline: 7 days before start date
Weather Dependent: No
Difficulty Level: Easy - Walking around the suburbs
Special Clothing Required: Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses as we will be outside most of the morning.
Special Dietary Restrictions: Naz caters for all dietary requirements, please inform the city team when booking.
Extra Cash: If you would like to purchase any fresh fruit and veg at The Salt River market. Gratuities are welcomed. No obligation, did you enjoy Yes. No that's ok
Ground Transportation: No transportation included, starting point is short Uber ride away
Additional Information: You can donate cash, children's clothing, or women's clothing if you wish
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.