Cape Town

Cape Town, Points of Interest

Two Oceans Aquarium


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This is Cape Town’s tourist gem, and it’s at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. It’s called “The Two Oceans Aquarium“. We had a great time filming it and we shot on a day when there was a school outing, which lent itself well to some lovely shots of the school tours. Enjoy their video profile and if you’re coming to South Africa any time soon, check out their website.

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Cape Town, Wine Farms

Groot Constantia


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Ok so one of my favourite wine farms of all time is “Groot Constantia Wine Estate“. It’s located in the Constantia Valley in Cape Town, South Africa. I like it so much that I requested it when I shot my Top Billing interview with Janez. – click HERE to read more about that interview and HERE to see the photos from it. What a pleasure shooting Groot Constantia’s official video profile for Skybok. Here’s putting in a word for Grant Newton, its Marketing Director – absolute legend. The entire estate is a national heritage site and fully operational wine farm. The shoot was smooth and the weather was perfect. Did you know that it’s one of Cape Town’s “Big 6″? – Fellow members are Table Mountain, The V&A Waterfront, Robben Island, Kirstenbosch Gardens and Cape Point. It’s won over 36 gold medals over the last 10 years in various wine excellence competitions… Now that’s impressive! Great place to have a function. Watch their video and see what all the fuss is about! For more photos Skybok took on the day, click HERE.

Cape Town, Points of Interest

The Artscape


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The Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, belongs to the provincial administration and was opened on 19 May 1971 as the “Nico Malan Theatre Centre”. It was renamed to “Artscape” in March 2001. Shooting their official video profile for Skybok was an honour! You can see it on their website here. I personally love the Artscape and I try go see as many shows as possible there. – Not to mention that I love meeting all these fantastic people behind-the-scenes who are involved in keeping everything running smoothly! Editing for hours on end and recording all the voice overs becomes so worthwhile when the final product in done and I watch the profile of whatever venue I am busy with… whether it’s a wine farm, golf estate, nightclub, restaurant, coffee shop, hotel, school, resort or this – a theatre, as well as a point of interest, thanks to it’s huge role in the history of the Western Cape. A big smile spreads across my face when I know I’ve done a venue justice. One of those instances was when I completed The Artscape. Thank you to everyone there for being professional, efficient and co-operative as we all collaborated to make this happen.

Bars & Pubs, Cape Town, Cape Town, Restaurants

Caprice


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Caprice Cape Town Skybok Video Profiling South AfricaCaprice Cape Town Skybok Video Profiling South AfricaLocated along Victoria Road in trendy Camps Bay, Cape Town, lies perhaps one of the most famous beach bars in the city. “Café  Caprice” is a stunning spot along the beachfront if you want a drink or meal with friends and colleagues. Caprice has become a landmark establishment on the famous Camps Bay Stretch in Cape Town – a great venue to host any function you have in mind. (Be warned, Sunday nights get very busy!) Tourists from around the globe rub shoulders with the regular local clientele, all enjoying the gorgeous beach backdrop whilst sipping on eye-catching cocktails and listening to sexy, chilled beats spun by the resident DJ’s as the sun goes down.

The ultimate beach bar and café on Cape Town’s famous Camps Bay stretch, it’s home to a cosmopolitan crowd of locals and internationals 7 days a week.

We were thrilled to shoot their video profile, and filmed it on a very festive, sunny Summer afternoon. Enjoy!  Caprice Cape Town Skybok Video Profiling South Africa

Cape Town, Hotels

The Bay Hotel


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The Bay final.f4v_snapshot_00.24_[2012.11.14_09.36.07] The Bay Hotel Camps Bay Cape Town Skybok Video Profiling South AfricaLocated along the beachfront in Cape Town, South Africa, The Bay Hotel is one of Cape Town’s top hotels which prides itself on sterling service while offering its guests a wide range of facilities and stunning views.

Renowned as a haven for romantics, leisure is its catchword, from rejuvenating spa treatments to the convenience of a heavenly deli, unique cocktail bar and beachfront café. I personally loved their cigar lounge and bar with its cool atmosphere and breathtaking views.

The Bay final.f4v_snapshot_00.12_[2012.11.14_09.35.57] The Bay Hotel Skybok Video Profiling South AfricaIn fact, it’s a super venue to host functions and parties. You can celebrate these special events at the intimate “Celebration Table” or “Private Deck” overlooking a sapphire sea. They have fully-equipped meeting and events venues which are available to suit every occasion, including the historic “Rotunda” ballroom for glittering parties and flawless weddings.

The Bay Hotel is superbly designed with only 78 rooms and suites offering 5-star luxury in an unsurpassed setting. No less than four hotel pools with expansive sun decks offer superlative views of the Atlantic Ocean and majestic Lion’s Head.

Bars & Pubs, Cape Town, Cape Town, Restaurants

The Grand Camps Bay


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Camps Bay Cape Town The Grand Beach Club Camps Bay Cape Town South Africa

The Grand” is a lovely chic brand of beach cafes in Cape Town, South Africa. If you are visiting this city, you should really go check them out for a gorgeous meal overlooking the water. They are especially great for venues to host parties & functions or even for business meetings. Although they have venues in both Portugal & in Zimbabwe, in Cape Town, they have two. These are namely, “The Grand Cafe and Rooms” in Camps Bay & “The Grand Cafe & Beach” in Granger Bay, also along the coastline. We were thrilled to shoot their video profiles for them, check them out below!

The Grand Beach Club Camps Bay Cape Town South AfricaThe Grand Beach Cafe Skybok Video Profiling South Africa

Set within a restored warehouse, paying tribute to our eco policy, we are positioned on a private beach in Granger Bay. Grand Café & Beach is part of Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront and faces Table Bay with the Green Point Stadium, Signal Hill and Table Mountain forming a unique backdrop.

Elegant simplicity is the setting of Grand Café, Camps Bay. Café-style dining by Executive Chef Sir Greg Baverstock. Local South African wines, desirable Champagnes, Cap Classique and Grand Cocktails, celebrates the magnificence of this beach setting.

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Eagles Nest


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Eagles Nest Wine Estate Cape Town South Africa Eagles Nest Wine Estate Cape Town South AfricaWe were simply delighted to travel to the Constantia countryside in Cape Town, South Africa, to shoot this video profile for Eagles’ Nest Wine Estate! It’s such a pretty location with excellent wines.

Eagles’ Nest is cradled in a secluded valley high up on the slopes of the historic Constantia mountain range, which forms part of the World Heritage Site, Table Mountain.

Cape Town, Coffee Shops

Wakaberry


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I love shooting fun & interesting places, which is why a quirky frozen yoghurt bar in Newlands, Cape Town, peaked my interest!

A relatively new brand in South Africa, they have quickly become a very popular hangout spot for both students & professionals alike. It’s a great place to hang out with friends, and I was so pleased to be involved in shooting their video profile for them.

50 froyo’s and a few brain-freezes later, we are happy with the finished product! It was a lot of fun & we’ll definitely be going back for more of the good stuff!

Wakaberry is a unique and interactive self-service, soft-serve frozen yoghurt bar; established in Durban, May 2011. We offer only the best 100% REAL frozen yoghurt which is SUPER LOW IN FAT! The froyo flavours vary from store to store, but customers can expect a wide variety including classics like Strawberry, Vanilla, Mixed Berry and English Toffee and quirkier taste sensations like Green tea, Pomegranate, Kiwi and Watermelon.

Cape Town, Coffee Shops

Osumo


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Cape Town in South Africa is bursting with coffee shops & restaurants all over its vibrant city. One brand that is particularly popular in large shopping malls such as Canal Walk, Cavendish & the Da Luz Mall in Seapoint along the beach, is “Osumo“.

Osumo is a small chain of healthy food cafes in cape town. We are a happy, energetic team, dedicated to providing natural, fresh foods that truly support a balanced lifestyle.

We had a lot of fun shooting their video profiles and found all the staff and management teams to be friendly, fun & professional!

We filmed their stores in all 3 malls and can personally recommend their strawberry bliss smoothies, which we drank a lot of while shooting! :)

Bars & Pubs

Zula Bar


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For best viewing quality, make sure to set the viewing settings to 1080p HD by clicking on the cog at the bottom right-hand corner of the video.

Zula Bar, Cape Town’s premier sound bar, is located at number 98 Longstreet.

The night we went to shoot was absolutely packed – see for yourself in the video.

The line was all the way down the road.

It really reflected the vibrant night life of Cape Town, South Africa.

I loved that this venue had people coming in to do all sorts – party, have a quiet drink or just have dinner.

They do breakfasts, lunches and dinners every day of the week.

They have various dance floors in different sections upstairs and downstairs, where people can listen to up to four different types of music on popular nights.

You can order a drink and then walk around until you find your kind of music.

Come in the week for stand-up comedy acts, acoustic music or bands and on the weekends to club.

They’re very well-known for their pizzas if you’re coming in for dinner with friends.

They’re open Mondays to Thursdays from 12pm-2am and on Fridays to Saturdays from 12pm -4am.

Here are some other interesting blog articles written about Zula on popular blogs:

http://www.capetownmagazine.com/live-music/Zula-Sound-Bars-new-home/141_22_18245

http://www.capetownmagazine.com/events/The-Arrows-concert-at-Zula-Bar-/2012-07-13/11_37_54493

http://www.whatsonincapetown.com/

http://www.capetownlive.com/live/venue_view.jsp?venue_id=8114

http://marieclairvoyant.com/entertainment-news/plugged-in/watch-the-arrows-13-july-zula-