Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019 – From Start to Finish
By now, you’ve done all the prep work and this week will be reserved for the tying up the loose laces. At The Point Centre, we’re offering a range of products and services to make this year’s ride a little easier on you.
Whether you’re focused on pre-conditioning or post-recovery, a walk through our doors is necessary. As you gear-up for the race this coming Saturday, you’ll need to keep your muscles warm by doing some light training – now is not the time to sit back and ‘rest’ for your race. Nothing brings on stiff muscles more than a body that isn’t used to moving. Why not pump it up by attending one or two SWEAT 1000 classes? Remember, the key is to not overexert yourself.
Your diet this week is equally as important. Of course, pre-conditioning 101 means that you need to drink plenty of water. There are no shortcuts here – stay hydrated during taper week. Period.
Now you also have the chance to carbo-load. This doesn’t mean grabbing a burger and chips! Knead, Bootlegger and NV-80 all have tasty carb-based meals that are healthy and filled with the nutrients you need to sustain your energy throughout the race. PS: the Lentilles du Puys should be a mandatory side with every main. It’s incredible!
On the day
It goes without saying that you need to get enough rest the night before you take on this race, so get to bed early and wake up early. Make sure you have everything organised so that you’re not rushing around on the morning of the big day. The Point Centre is known for its central location so it’s perfect for you and your supporters to park in. Just hop in the MyCiTi bus to take you to the Grand Parade Precinct starting point!
Race recovery is key to feeling like a true champion. If you haven’t been to our Health and Wellness hub on the 3rd Floor, this is the perfect excuse.
Ensure your body is feeling aligning and in tip-top shape by visiting an array of experts. You could step in for a visit to the chiropractor – it’s widely known that cycling doesn’t do much for your posture! Gear down after the race by booking a muscle-conditioning sports massage. Plus, there are two amazing yoga studios to help you stretch your muscles and align your chakras after such an intense race.
Whatever your needs are for the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019, The Point Centre is your partner through it all. Remember, wellness looks good on you!
Until next time,
The Point Team x
Valentine’s Cape Town
When it comes to Valentine’s Day people, generally fall into one of two camps.
Either it’s one of their favourite fake-holidays and the most romantic day of the year, or they consider it a made-up day created by greeting card companies to make money.
Whichever camp you fall into the day is almost upon us, and it’s a great excuse to go out and do something you wouldn’t usually do. We’ve rounded up a few ideas to get you started.
Visit the End of the World
Love your partner “to the ends of the Earth”? Take them there! The most southern tip of Africa lies just one and a half hours from Cape Town. Towering more than 200m above the sea, Cape Point boasts spectacular views. Skip the grueling walk from the car park to the lighthouse and take a scenic trip on the funicular. From that high perch, the ocean stretches the horizon, and you can see the Indian Ocean meet the Atlantic.
Ride Off into the Sunset
The Western Cape boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Which is great, until they get so packed, you can barely find space to put down a flip-flop nevermind a towel. For Valentine’s Day, why not make the effort to go a little further and experience a whole lot more. Pack a picnic and head to picturesque Noordhoek. Start your beach experience with a horseback ride along the coast. After you’ve dismounted, find a secluded spot and tuck into that picnic!
Stick to the Streets
Promenades and long walks on the beach, not your thing? No problem! The walls of Woodstock are covered in fascinating works of art waiting to be discovered. Book a walking tour with a local guide and explore a world you’ve only glimpsed. Following an insightful outing find a table at one of Woodstock’s many endearing eateries for a romantic meal.
Waddle Away the Day
Want to see what true love looks like? Look no further than Cape Town’s Boulder’s Beach! Home to thousands of penguins, most of them mate for life, and you can catch a glimpse of their romance only 30mins outside the city. Get up close and personal with some of nature’s cutest creatures while enjoying dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean.
There are almost countless options for you to explore on Valentine’s Day in Cape Town. Whether you decide to head out on an adventure or do something romantic at home, the most important thing is spending it with the person you love doing something you both love.
Until next time,
The Point Team, x
Where To Swim In Cape Town this holiday Season
It’s no secret that Cape Town tends to get more than a little overcrowded during the holiday season, most likely even more so following the recent announcement that the city has once again been voted the “Greatest City on Earth” in the Telegraph Travel Awards survey for 2018. More people in the city means more people on the beach, and that means less space for you! So, where do you go when you want to take a dip but can’t face the jam-packed beaches? Read on!
With great views just about wherever you look, it makes sense that city establishments with access to rooftops would make the most of them, and what better way to do that than with an inviting swimming pool. We’ve rounded up a few of the best.
The Rooftop Pool Deck at The Cape RoyaleLocated in the heart of Green Point, The Cape Royale’s Rooftop Pool Deck boasts amazing views over the city and the Atlantic Ocean and offers sun loungers and couches for guests. The Zenith Sky Bar serves up delicious cocktails throughout the day and night, and there’s sushi, noodles, and tapas for the hungry!
Harald’s Bar & Terrace at Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore
Commanding views over Table Mountain, the inner city, Woodstock and beyond, Harald’s Bar & Terrace on the 11th floor of the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore is the perfect place to dip your toes and enjoy an ice-cold beverage. If your visit falls over mealtime, you can dig into a variety of tasty treats including burgers, pizzas, and snack baskets. Open from 10:30 – 23:00 daily there’s no need to rush in early to get a seat and no need to leave as soon as the sun sets.
RED ROOF Pool + Bar + Grill at Radisson RED
Located just around the corner from the V&A Waterfront, the RED ROOF at Radisson RED exceeds all expectations of a hotel bar. Set on the 9th floor, it boasts an inviting pool, a full bar and kitchen, and ample shaded seating for all-day lounging.
You’ll also find plenty of viable options closer to the ground if you know where to look.
The Pool at The Cape Milner
Drink in gorgeous views of Table Mountain as you dangle your legs in the cool waters of the pool at this Tamboerskloof-based hotel. Loungers and umbrellas are set out around the pool, and the on-site restaurant serves up delicious grub.
Boasting not one but two pools, The Glen Boutique Hotel is a superb spot for a summer swim. Nestled in the heart of Sea Point, this hip and happening hotel has it all; cocktails, food, pool seating, and boutique shopping, it’s where Cape Tonians go to be seen. It’s the perfect place to catch up with friends and catch a summer tan.
Whether you’re looking for your perfect summer spot or want to escape the madness of Cape Town beaches for a day or two, there are plenty of options to choose from – the trick is finding the one that works for you!
Enjoy the festive season and stay safe in whichever waters you decide to wade in.
Until next time,
The Point Team
People Of The Point: Gareth Glassman
The last People of the Point for 2018 features Gareth Glassman from Cellucity.
Gareth has been in the cellular industry since 2009 where he started in sales, he was promoted to Data Specialist and is now, Branch Manager. He has worked in Century City, the Waterfront and currently manages the Sea Point branch in The Point.
Read more about what inspires him and why he loves his job.
What does your role entail?
I manage Cellucity The Point. I have a team of eight staff, and I am in charge of Cellucity Information and Senior Fibre Sales.
What is the best part of what you do at work?
The best part would be educating my team members and helping them get better at what they do to reach their full potential, regardless of circumstance. Having clients walk out of the store extremely happy with the service or advice they received is a goal of mine.
What is your hobby?
Going to the gym to train. I believe a healthy body equals a healthy mind, and in our industry, a healthy mind goes a long way.
Are you travelling anywhere for the festive season? Do you have anything exciting planned?
I won’t be travelling this festive season. Holidays are all about family, so being home with everyone is exciting for me.
What is your passion?
Helping people, whether it’s helping clients who have issues with their cellphones, or helping a team member reach a goal. In a world where everyone looks out for themselves, I like being the person who looks out for others.
Tell us something we don’t know about you.
I like to collect watches; I currently have more than 30 pieces in my collection.
Who is the person that inspires you?
I am inspired by people who take risks to reach their goals regardless of their circumstances.
What is your favourite Christmas meal?
It would have to be chicken and roast potatoes; I could eat it daily!
Last question, what is on your wish list for Christmas this year?
A new tattoo is definitely on my wish list this year.
We hope you enjoyed getting to know Gareth as much as we did.
If you want to see someone specific as our next People Of The Point click here to nominate them.
Until next time,
The Point Team