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RYAN SAN­DES Ul­tra marathon run­ner Home town: Cape Town, South Africa ryansandes.com See: Bay Har­bour Mar­ket, Hout Bay, 20km south of the city This must-visit mix of lo­cal cu­rios, art and food opened last year; bay­har­bour.co.za. Stay: Old Mac Daddy lux­ury trailer park, 90 min­utes from Cape Town This quirky, award-win­ning park has uniquely de­signed car­a­vans; old­mac­daddy.co.za. Dine: Sushi at Wakame Restau­rant, corner of Beach Road and Sur­rey Place, Mouille Point A stylish ve­randa restau­rant with stunning ocean views. Serves lunch, cock­tails and din­ner; wakame.co.za. La Cuc­cina, Hout Bay Th­ese ar­ti­san cof­fee roast­ers serve the best break­fast and buf­fet lunch in Cape Town; lacuc­cina.co.za. Late: Cafe Caprice, Camps Bay This is an ideal spot for sun­downer cock­tails and a bit of a party; cafe­caprice.co.za. Day out: The Ot­ter Trail, Gar­den Route (four hours from the city) This 46km hik­ing track is worth the ef­fort and dis­tance. A pop­u­lar marathon race is held here each Oc­to­ber; theot­ter.co.za. Shop: Hen­drik Ver­meulen, cou­turier, Steen­berg Ver­meulen is con­sid­ered one of the top de­sign­ers in South Africa and cus­tom-makes clothes (by ap­point­ment only); hen­drikver­meulen.com. In­dulge: Con­stan­tia Uit­sig Spa, Con­stan­tia Pamper your­self at this pic­turesque wine es­tate’s spa; con­stan­tia-uit­sig.com. In­spire: Robben Is­land Mu­seum, a ferry ride from the har­bour This 17th-cen­tury prison and leper colony is where Nel­son Man­dela, one of my he­roes, was in­car­cer­ated for many years. Vis­i­tors can see his tiny prison cell; robben-is­land.org.za. Sun­set view: Ta­ble Moun­tain Ca­ble­way, Kloof Nek Go up early evening, ZAR175 ($20) re­turn (cheap­est on­line), and con­sider din­ner af­ter­wards at nearby Nel­son’s Eye Restau­rant, Hof Street, Gar­dens, for the best steak in Cape Town; table­moun­tain.net, nel­sons-eye.co.za. Avoid: The V&A Water­front, Dock Road This is a great place to shop, dine out or to set off for a boat cruise but be­ware of the ex­or­bi­tant prices and crowds; water­front.co.za.

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