Western Cape

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! :)

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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-

Bars & Pubs

Tjing Tjing


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One of Cape Town’s favourite night clubs, Tjing Tjing is a rooftop bar located just off Longstreet, Cape Town.

We got to shoot on an absolutely packed night!

It was pumping and the video came out exceptionally.

I love their colour scheme and ‘attic’ feel.

The owner is friendly and professional and I can really recommend hiring this place out as a venue for a birthday party, corporate function or business meeting.

It has a festive atmosphere and shooting their official video profile was a dream.

I enjoyed editing this and doing the voice over particularly because I enjoy the venue so much and I wanted to do Ilse Koekemoer (owner)  justice on her fabulous club!

For more photos Skybok took on the night click HERE.

Here are links to some other interesting blog articles on Tjing Tjing:

http://www.capetownmagazine.com/bars/53

http://www.eatout.co.za/Restaurants/8666/Cape-Town/Tapas/Tjing-Tjing-Rooftop-Bar

http://www.food24.com/Restaurants-and-Bars/Restaurants/Dear-Me-20110517

http://www.wininganddining.co.za/western-cape/cape-town/city-bowl/tjing-tjing

http://showme.co.za/cape-town/events-entertainment/free-wine-tasting-at-tjing-tjing-rooftop-bar/

Cape Town, Coffee Shops

Vovo Telo


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I’m very blessed in that, through the shoots we do for Skybok, I get to travel to so many different places, meet so many different people and – best of all – see amazing things. I’m remembering now back to a place we filmed in Cape Town called Vovo Telo. It’s a trendy little bar at the waterfront and they are really well-known for their coffees and pastries. I also love their pizzas and artisan breads. I’ve realised that the coffee culture truly has grown both here and internationally. On the day we filmed their video profile, I just stuck to a peach iced tea. I love them and BOS is my new favourite make! How about you? Are you a coffee fiend?

Skybok - Vovo Telo V&A Waterfront

Cape Town, Coffee Shops

Dear Me


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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.

Shooting the video profile of this divine coffee shop and restaurant – just off Longstreet in Cape Town, South Africa – was a pleasure!

It shares the same owner as Tjing Tjing rooftop bar, which is located above it.

I can personally recommend their cappuccinos!

An all-day brasserie, pantry and event space, this is really a nice place to host a function you’re having.

Breakfasts, lunches and afternoon nibbles are what you can expect to find here.

I love the upstairs function areas – very chic and quirky.

For more photos Skybok took on the day, click HERE.

For 100 Best Things to do in South Africa, click HERE.

Here are some more interesting blog articles written about Dear Me on popular blogs:

http://www.capetownmagazine.com/bistros/Treat-yourself-at-Dear-Me/94_22_18494

http://www.eatout.co.za/Restaurants/8569/Cape-Town/Bistro/Dear-Me

http://www.capetownmagazine.com/events/Thursday-dinners-at-Dear-Me/2012-07-19/11_37_53951

http://www.sa-venues.com/things-to-do/westerncape/dear-me/

Cape Town, Hotels

The Mount Nelson Hotel


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Skybok’s team had the pleasure of filming Mount Nelson’s video profile here in Cape Town, South Africa.

It’s one of my favourite venues we’ve had the pleasure of profiling.

The hotel is home to many international tourists, including movie stars and travelling politicians.

Along with its high teas, it’s well-known for its brand new Planet Bar and its many ballrooms.

Shooting this was very exciting – the staff were extremely friendly and while doing it we got to witness a wedding they were having in their beautiful gardens.

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 below.

The reason this is one of my favourites is because The Mount Nelson Hotel offers a large variety of services to its guests – it acts as a wedding venue, a function venue, a conference venue and not to mention its fantastic spa!

I record all my voice overs with professional sound engineer Frank Smuts.

 

Franschhoek, Wine Farms

Vrede en Lust


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We recently shot the video profile for Skybok of Vrede en Lust Wine Farm in Franschhoek, about an hour’s drive from Cape Town.

What a pleasure!

I’m a huge fan of their wine and this is honestly one of the most beautiful wine farms I’ve seen.

They have certainly left a lasting impression!

I actually purchased their flagship wine, The Boet Erasmus 2009, at the Good Food and Wine Fest in Cape Town – see my article on it by clicking HERE.

The history of Vrede en Lust is a story of passion, vision and resurrection, which goes as far back as 1688, when Flemish merchant Jacques de Savoye arrived at the Cape with the French Huguenots.

Absolutely love their accommodation – nice place to go for a romantic weekend away!

Am I giving you some good ideas? ;)

For more photos Skybok took on the day, click HERE.

Take a watch of their video and see what all the fuss is about!

Here are some more interesting blog articles about Vrede en Lust from popular blogs:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g469391-d1009145-Reviews-Vrede_en_Lust_Winery-Franschhoek_Western_Cape.html

http://www.roomsforafrica.com/establishment.do?id=4709

http://dostuffct.com/activity/klapmuts/vrede-en-lust-wine-farm

http://www.wine.co.za/directory/wineryfree.aspx?CLIENTID=4760

Kalk Bay, Restaurants

The Brass Bell


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Bordering the waters of Kalk Bay’s gorgeous ocean, The Brass Bell is actually a lot bigger than I realised.

Going there to shoot their profile was enlightening because apart from the main restaurant that we all know and love (The Bikini Deck), there is also the Cabin Bar & Restaurant, The Water’s Edge Restaurant, The Pavilion and the Izannes fine dining restaurant!

Shooting was an absolute dream; the owner is very friendly and we were pleased with the great weather we got!

It’s always packed with people and I can see why.

It’s definitely a hot spot for a functions – birthday parties, cocktail parties or corporate functions – because of the great views, reasonable prices, efficient service and also because the whole area has such a rich history.

Check out their website for more info on opening times and contact details: THE BRASS BELL

Watch their video (at the top) and I guarantee you you’ll be calling them to organize your next get-together! ;)

Kalk Bay, Restaurants

Cape To Cuba


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With Cuban-inspired cuisine and its famous “Che Bar”, Cape-To-Cuba is a popular restuarant to tourists and certainly to a lot of locals in Kalk Bay!

Only a 30 minute drive from Cape Town, it’s always a festive destination.

Shooting a video profile for them was an absolute delight, as their colourful interior set a very fun and vibrant tone for their video.

I loved the Cuban theme with all its decor indoors & outdoors… and I can personally vouch for their Mojitos!

Apparently Che Guevara mixed the first one ever made there himself!

“North Americans don’t understand… that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.” -Fidel Castro

It’s definitely a good place for a delicious meal or a just a total party :)

For more photos Skybok took, click HERE

And here’s their website if you’re interested in finding out more: http://www.capetocuba.com/