The One&Only Cape Town introduces Insta-Walks led by travel journalists and local Instagrammers Seth Shezi and Dawn Jorgensen, who have developed these walks using their insider knowledge of the city and have selected the most interesting and ‘instagrammable’ places in the city of Cape Town. These on-foot tours offer in-house guests the choice of visiting the smartest art galleries, open air art installations, coffee pop-up restaurants, artisan bakeries, independent boutiques and eateries the city has to offer. The One&Only Cape Town Insta-Walks are coordinated by Escape+Explore Private Cape Adventure, founded by local adventure entrepreneur Casey Ingram who is passionate about providing safe and seamless, off-the-beaten track experiences for his clients. Ingram and his team handle all guest requests, and then coordinates with Seth and Dawn who create the tailor-made experiences for guests looking for an otherwise different experience of the city.
As a prolific travel writer and editor of The Incidental Tourist Blog, Dawn knows only too well that many visitors to a city are looking to marry tourist must-do’s with discoveries of off-the-beaten track spots. Dawn’s skill and passion lies in crafting tours that provide eye-opening food and cultural activities with a certain wow factor. Lifestyle writer and Instagrammer, Seth Shezi describes himself as a ‘slave to art, travel, food, style and wine’ and with his insider knowledge of the city’s current hotspots (and most Instagrammable sights and shops too), he is the perfect companion and guide on an urban walking tour.
An example of an insta-walk could take a guest to visit an underground dining and art destination that hosts regular emerging artist pop-up events, perhaps a craft beer tasting, an urban farmer’s market, a cheese-only eatery, a restaurant that only serves bacon, or a bakery that serves a different ‘doughsant’ creation every Saturday morning. Starting the day with a breakfast in Reuben’s, a half day tour could end with a lunch at Isola or an Afternoon Tea at Vista Bar & Lounge, even time at One&Only Spa to relax after a busy day of walking around the city. Of course if guests are in the mood for something a bit different in terms of a shopping experience, Dawn and Seth are equally adept at leading guests to independent stores that may pique their interest. The One&Only Cape Town Insta-Walks guarantee intrepid urban explorers a taste of the city they might otherwise not find themselves – and there’s no doubt they will remember these moments (on Instagram or not) for years to come.