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Cape Town’s market scene is one of the best ways to experience local culture in the city. Enjoy our gorgeous weather, creative crafts, fine foods, and some good old-fashioned people watching at these well-established markets.

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Cape Town recently flaunted its style as the World Design Capital in 2014 – putting us in the best spot to enjoy local fashion. South Africa’s eclectic culture is visible in our bold textiles, innovative designs, and classic cuts paired with quirky jewellery and accessories.

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Public transport makes all the difference. Aside from easy access to urban spaces, public transport reduces air pollution and road traffic. For tourists, it’s a great way to explore a city – you can sit back and take in the sights without trying to navigate a car in a foreign country.

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beerVoted the no. 1 destination for travelers by the New York Times, Trip Advisors Travelers and by highly regarded British broadsheet the Guardian, it should come as no surprise that Cape Town is a year-round party hub of inter-galactic quality. And what is a party without beer ?

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South Africa, and its founding city, Cape Town, have such a splendid array of people from so many corners of the world that sometimes, visitors here get more than a little confused about people’s ethnicity and the tricky problem of what to call people (for example, is ‘coloured’ offensive and what does ‘black’ actually mean?)  At Parker Cottage, we have a very interesting mix of faces from all the racial backgrounds of South Africa.

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It appears that the rate at which the world spins has accelerated over the years; everything has become fast paced and frenetic and the little things get dismissed. Savouring the taste of fresh fruit or revelling in the joys of waking up at a bed and breakfast in Cape Town has become clamoured with a surplus of fast food, fast cars and fast conversations. Without relieving it, this rapid pace of living can severely stunt your quality of life and it is essential to slow down occasionally.

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Table Mountain is synonymous with the Mother City – an icon which is now one of the New7Wonders of Nature; the remarkable, flat-topped formation is the heart and soul of one of the world’s most beautiful metropolises. No visit to Cape Town is complete unless you’ve ascended the steep slopes of the mountain from the comfort of the cableway and walked across the cloud-covered top for yourself, enjoying the fragrant fynbos and wealth of animals that adorn its surface. 

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