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The Urbanist: Cape Town

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    Go Deeper: What to Read, Watch, and Download Before Visiting Cape TownOur list of essentials includes Nelson Mandela’s memoir, the Rodriguez documentary, and a handy local restaurant app.
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    Penguin Beaches, Storybook Villages, and Other Ways to Escape Cape TownFive unique destinations within a couple hours’ drive of the Mother City, hand-picked by locals we trust.
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    Art, Art Everywhere: The Gallery Hopper’s Guide to Cape TownThe city has everything a burgeoning art capital could need: thriving art schools, a booming gallery scene, and endless sources of inspiration.
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    Your Perfect Saturday Night — or Thursday — in Cape TownEat in a parking lot, take a full-moon hike, and throw back cocktails with major views of Table Mountain.
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    A Top Sommelier’s Lowdown on the Western Cape WinelandsThanks to a temperate climate and fertile terrain, Cape Town is surrounded by distinct wine regions. Here’s how to tell them apart.
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    The Best Markets in Cape Town, According to LocalsEach one draws different crowds for different reasons: delicious global food, indie fashion finds, and great live entertainment.
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    Where Cape Town’s Hottest Chefs Eat OutIncluding their go-to spots for crispy hake tacos, curried oysters, doughssants, and authentic boerewors sausage.
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    How to Shop Like a Local in Cape TownTwo fashion-industry insiders tell us where they go for python bags, hand-painted busts, and lattice-weave bathrobes.
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    What Travelers Should Know About Cape Town’s Water CrisisThe city is battling an unprecedented drought, but don’t cancel your vacation plans — just be more conscientious.
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    Where the Locals Would Stay in Cape Town If They Weren’t LocalWhat constitutes a “budget” hotel room in the Mother City is often much nicer than it needs to be.
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    Week 4: Cape Town Is Crazy Beautiful — and Buzzing With Creative EnergyYes, there are mountains you must climb and beaches you must bask upon, but the beauty of the Mother City is not merely skin deep.
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    10 Souvenirs You Should Buy in Cape Town, According to LocalsA proper haul includes Zulu ceremonial spoons, Kalahari salt, and buttery-soft leather bags.