Started by Athol Fugard, South Africa’s greatest living playwright, in a historic District Six building, this vibrant 320-seat cultural hub showcases plays, musicals, movies, and book festivals. You can while away time before a show at the downstairs bar, which serves wines from some of the Cape’s best vineyards. And if you’re in the area during the day, wander along Harrington and Caledon streets and drop b Dias Tavern, a beloved Portuguese eatery serving seafood and espetadas—beef skewers on an aromatic bay leaf stick. Just up Buitenkant Street is the Book Lounge, an independent bookshop known for its readings by famous authors.

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