In 2009 Cape Town was rocked by one of the most innovative extreme sports events ever held in South Africa – the Pro-X Games. International and local athletes, fans and media watched in awe as death-defying stunts were performed, records were broken, live bands and dj’s played, and the sickest tricks shown to a stunned audience over two full days. In 2010 Pro-X will once again give athletes the chance to perform in front of a huge and enthused crowd of extreme fans to stand the chance to win the Pro-X gold and all the glory that represents. This year’s event will again take place over two days with the qualifying rounds happening on Saturday, 6th March followed by the highly anticipated final games on Sunday,
Browsing around a second hand furniture shop in Kalk Bay recently, we perchance stumbled upon this little gem - "Excuse my French". Situated right on the railway line, and within spitting distance from the "Brass Bell" - with views to die for, we discovered one of Cape Town's best kept secrets. The menu? Great coffee, and real French-style Crepe's made by the affable French proprietor, Yoel. But enough said, this is the sort of spot you have to discover for yourself; to linger under a real old "stoep", covered with "latte", and to drink in that quintessential ambiance that makes Cape Town so unique and wonderful.
My favourite thing about Wednesdays – STELLENBOSCH! For those of you who have not been, tonight promises to be prime. The quaint town by day, will churn out every newly-returned Stellenbosch student to revel in the custom of frenzied festivity by night. Places of preference? I have always opted for chaos and crowds over class, but those of you seeking a calm start to the evening stop by The Brazen Head. A cosy pub that livens up for pre-drinks and keeps lively ‘til the early hours. To those seeking stomach lining, Aandklas offers fantastic pizza over old school rock and a draught. For those who start the night in fifth gear, as I like to, hit up Terrace. Legend has it that they are the largest distributor of Cane in
Part two of this week's to-dos. A crowded town Tuesday is evidence of an unspoken cultural agreement in the cape – a preemptive intervention approach to midweek stress. Tuesday night is time to go out in full force. While Claremont is not for everyone, there is no surer bet for crowds and atmosphere tonight. The Claremont strip’s favourites include Springboks, Tiger Tiger, Tin Roof, Tantra, and –new, but highly popular kid on the block – Club 91. Tiger Tuesday’s promise free drinks ‘til ten and top of the chart tracks to get you swaying. The plush interiors of this well-designed club allow ample bar space and a sunken, dense dance-floor. Be sure to arrive collared, smart-shoed and on time - the 9-10PM line gets