THE THREADS Iron Fist
45c Kloof St.; +27-21-422-4017
Local skate punks, surfers, and blazing alt-rockers browse in-your-face hoodies and T-shirts at the downtown outpost of this brash South African brand.
Scar Hair and Clothing
22 Kloof St.; +27-21-422-5900
Orgasmic head massages and locally designed duds make this fashionably trendy salon-boutique a one-stop makeover shop.
THE BED The Glen
3 the Glen; +27-21-439-0086
The city?s only true gay hotel tarts up a tony Sea Point mansion with slick design, unique layouts, private terraces, an in-house spa, and sexy staff.
West Quay Rd.; +27-21-410-7100
Widely regarded among the continent?s best sleeps, understated luxury and sublime service drip class all over a private quay just a hop-skip from the bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
THE KNEAD The Hot House
18 Jarvis St.
Admire a sunrise from this bathhouse?s Italianate terrace before losing yourself in a full-moon maze of hot ?n? slippery friskiness.
THE DAY TRIP
Western Cape Winelands
Pinotage, please! Sip serenity and enter foodie heaven with over 200 vineyards nestled in the verdant valleys of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, and Paarl -- a mere 45 minutes from downtown.
Prod penguins and zoom by zebras on your way to Africa?s ruggedly stunning westernmost tip, where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet.
Warm-weather braiis (BBQs, a national ob session) make every weekend a sausage fest, but these events br ing out more than the meat you can eat during the other summer.