I heard about Open Streets Cape Town advertised on our local radio station and thought it would be a really nice outing for a Sunday morning. So off hubby and I went, which took a lot of convincing as the weather was a little miz this past Sunday morning in the City Centre, Bree Street, which is where this past weekends Open Streets was located. The weather eventually decided to play ball and soon enough the sun was shining and it turned into a magnificent day in Cape Town.
A little insight into Open Streets, it was founded by a group of volunteers and is a citizen driven initiative working to change how we use, perceive and experience streets. Their aim is to create shared spaces that bring people together, no matter who we are or how we move, for a more equitable, integrated, safer and vibrant Cape Town.
This past weekends location was great as Bree Street has so many fabulous new restaurants, cafes, art and retail stores to feast on. Most if not all restaurants were open with their tables spreading out onto the sidewalk and there were also pop up stalls and food trucks dotted along the road where you could buy a quick cuppa or snack.
There were families with kids riding their bikes and scooters, adults on roller blades or skates (which seem to be making a come back), and loads of people riding or walking The Streets.
There were local street artists showcasing their work and sketching portraits for a minimal fee, gymnasts showcasing their talents, young singing talent, tribal face painting, eclectic musical entertainment and kids drawing on the road with chalk to only name a few of the attractions.
All in all it really was an enjoyable day out on the streets and very well organized. I will most definitely be keen to attend the next one and highly recommend you do the same.
We truly do live in a beautiful city and country.
For more information on Open Streets and upcoming dates visit