24 Hours in Cape Town
This year, Cape Town set the scene for our Summer campaign shoot, but it wasn’t only the new-season fashion we fell in love with – it was the beautiful surroundings, too! So while you search our pages for your fresh fashion fix and dream of the perfect summer vacation, let us whisk you away for 24 hours in Cape Town…
10 AM: Yours Truly
Every day at Primark HQ starts with coffee - so it’s no surprise we were hunting for a major caffeine hit after waking up in this gorgeous landscape. We headed to Yours Truly on Long Street for a little indulgence. With a cool rustic vibe and to-die-for latte foam, this place oozes Instagram chic - we’re already looking forward to next time.
12 PM: Table Mountain
No trip to Cape Town would be complete without a visit to South Africa’s most famous landmark: Table Mountain. Though a view from below is already a breathtaking treat, we recommend taking in the city’s landscape from 3500 feet up. Work up an appetite with a trek to the top, or save time for more exploring with a relaxing 5-minute cable car ride – bliss!
3 PM: Flower Market
A stroll through the Adderley Street Flower Market, tucked in Trafalgar Place alleyway, combined our love for beautiful blooms with an appetite for some Cape Town heritage. With flower stalls handed down mother-to-daughter, the 100-plus-year-old market and its wonderful sellers gave us a cultural connection, plus major #homegoals inspiration (flowers in every room please)!
5 PM: Bo-Kaap
Previously known as the Malay Quarter, the bold and bright houses of the Bo-Kaap neighborhood were a tasty treat for the eyes. Situated on the slopes of Signal Hill, the candy-colored buildings and cobbled streets showcased a picture-perfect history of the area’s Muslim community. Homeowners can paint their houses whenever they want, as long as there’s variety of color on the street – tempted anyone?
9 PM: Houtbay Harbor
Our city tour ended with a trip to Houtbay Harbor, to take in the scenic post-sunset coastal views. Set in the mountains and looking across the Atlantic Ocean, the harbor was the ideal destination for some post-sightseeing relaxation. Impressed by the day’s fishing catch and admiring the swimmers and surfers, there was no better way to finish our trip.
After feasting on delicious food, stunning sights, and fierce fashion trends, it was time to say goodbye to South Africa and head back to our desks. Until next time Cape Town, we’ll be staring at our camera roll and dreaming of glorious beaches…