Tenille Lindeque’s favourite places and things to do
Klipfontein Road forms the northern boundary, and crossing that is Durban Road leading to Mowbray. On the left is the original Fat Cactus, home of Tex Mex and frozen magaritas. Get festive with daily happy hours from noon until 6pm on all margaritas and tequilas. Telephone 021 685 1920.
Alma Café provides a stage for musicians and performing artists to entertain and do their thing. In its own words “it’s a homely little place where good food, good music and good people reign supreme”. Coming up on October 12 are Rowan Stuart and Digby and the Lullaby. Tickets are R150. Telephone 021 685 7377.
Encircled by a level pathway and a spider’s web of criss-crossing paths, Rondebosch Common is a favourite spot for walkers, hikers and dog lovers, and is home to one of the oldest and best supported Parkruns in the country. This weekly timed 5km event takes place every Saturday at 8am, when it’s just you against the clock. Afterwards, runners usually grab a coffee at Common Ground Café, about 150m from the start, and there are breakfast specials for participants.
Find everything you need at Starke Ayres Garden Centre, including the Fraiche Ayres Café where you can have a light meal or a coffee in a tranquil leafy green setting. Charles Ayres established his nursery here in the late 1870s, along with a seed and florist shop. In 1920, the company merged with C Starke & Co which was involved in the grain and produce business.
Telephone 021 685 4120
Visit the home and studio of renowned South African artist Irma
Stern. Administered by UCT and the
Irma Stern Trust, the museum, formerly her home, holds a permanent collection of her richly coloured art and artefacts as well as regular exhibitions by contemporary South African artists. Telephone 021 685 5686