We’ve rounded up some of the latest homes, exhibitions, and restaurants to visit in Cape Town as October rolls out. What to do, who to see and where to eat – Cape Town is never short on newness. As the city wakes up and the summer season beckons, there’s always something to add to your agenda.
Have a quick look at what the Art House Collection team has curated the best things to experience this month.
As the name suggests, this restaurant has popped up on the ever popular Bree Street in Cape Town’s city centre. Boma takes inspiration from South African cuisine, specifically paying homage to the Karoo and the West Coast. Think lamb ribs, fresh oysters and small plates to share with friends. The decor is an ode to the desert, fire-based cooking. If you’d like to try out this desert-themed eatery, you can book via Dineplan to reserve your table.
Avid architecture enthusiasts are in for a treat, as the annual Open Studios event returns in October. Launched in 2013, this event is the biggest architectural event in Cape Town, with over 20 studios sharing insights about the industry, their works and more. Best of all, this event is free! Running from 17-18 October, you can check out the line-up to see what studios are participating. Both events start at 5pm and run until 8pm.
A coastal-luxe retreat with a pool that’s made for beating the summer heat, Zanele is a two-storey Bantry Bay villa that feels like home-away-from-home. The private, art-filled home is ideal for families and friend groups looking to relax and reconnect. It has three bedrooms and is connected to Ellerman House, allowing guests access to the boutique hotel’s services. Find out more about booking your stay here.
If you’re in the mood for colour and contrast, Georgina is a home filled with beautiful, bold art and interior design. The five-bedroom luxury villa is located in Sea Point, and is a stone’s throw away from the bustling suburb’s restaurant scene. If you love art, Georgina works in partnership with leading local gallery SMAC, so many of the villa’s art pieces are for sale.