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Long Street, Cape Town: A must visit

Long Street, Cape Town: A must visit
Written by See Africa Today

Long Street is perhaps one of the most popular streets in Cape Town, South Africa’s Bowl Section due to its trendy and vibrant nature. There are a string of restaurants, clubs and lounges, each oozing a unique vibe.

For starters, Long Street’s appeal strikes through is charming buildings built with a deep undertone of Victorian architecture which is one of the most attractive architectural designs in ancient South Africa. Its balconies are made of wrought iron which is Victorian signature-styled.

The second oldest mosque, Palm Tree Mosque is one of the spectacular buildings lined up on Long Street as well as big literature and poetry stores selling second-hand and new books.

Most hangout spots have an ethnic sense reminding revellers of South Africa’s heritage. Being a popular hangout spot for Bohemian, most of the restaurants and bars feature African and Indian themes.

Zula Sound Bar is an African bar revered for its fine mix of music comprising of dance and live performances in addition to poetry and art exhibitions. Over the years, big names in the music industry have paid homage to this establishment which also has some of South Africa’s finest local meals at affordable rates.

Besides the food and drinks, Zula has a cosy games room filled with cool music and can accommodate people of all ages and gender.

On the other hand, Indian restaurant, Masala Dosa takes you through a delighting Indian culinary journey. Vegan dishes with an Indian touch are mouth-watering at Masala Dosa famed for its signature meal, crepe prepared with sautéed potatoes, curry flavours, lentils, tamarind and vegetables which are infused with mustard seed flavour.

Accommodation in Long Street suits all; from penthouses, apartments, funky hotels and amusing backpacker suites.

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See Africa Today

Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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