Cape Town Guide: A Sunday Escape From The City

The last day of a holiday is always a sad one. It’s a reminder that early alarms, monthly reports and Debra from Accounts are going to be a part of your life again in about 24 hours time. So how do you beat the working week blues? As much as I love Cape Town, you leave the bustling city for a day of sensory overload at the Root 44 Market in Stellenbosch, followed, naturally, by strawberry picking at thePolkadraai Farm.

Local Is Lekker
The moment you arrive at the Root 44 Market, your eyes, ears and nose are transported into a sensory overload. From the smell of homemade relishes or freshly baked bread to the sights of bespoke furniture and art, you can’t help but fall deeper in love with everything South African. Stellenbrau and Devil’s Peak craft beer, Cappuccino Corner and the hundreds of food stores offering Vietnamese spring rolls, gourmet pizzas, homemade sausages, jalapeno poppers and even the Mussel Monger and Oyster Bar are the most popular stalls, with prices ranging from R6 a samoosa to R115 a bottle of Waterford Pecan Stream Chenin Blanc.

A View Worth A Thousand Instagram Posts
Once you’ve stuffed your belly with as many treats as you can, take a walk down to the Audacia vineyard where the endless rows of growing grapes backdropped by the Stellenbosch mountains serve you with all of the right Insta inspo – as if you could ever go to too many wine farms. Audacia also offers their products at the market, including sulphite-free and low-cal wine for the more health-conscious!

As Sweet As A Strawberry
To end off the perfect Sunday, you’ll need to visit the Polkadraai strawberry farm just 14 km’s from Root 44. Before you start your farming adventures, you can purchase a drink or a snack at the Zetler’s food and wine shop. There you can purchase a small bucket R50 and a large bucket for R60, which you can fill up, munch down on and fill up again as many times as you like. The strawberries look and taste exactly like what you would purchase in the stores, without the inflated price of course!

Happy Sunday-ing, everyone!

Words by: Blondie by Blondie