MOJO SELF CATERING APARTMENTS
Its been said that a change is as good as a holiday
What if I told you that this change would be in the form of an affordable variety of accommodation, close to the sun kissed Sea Point promenade, a street bursting with a smorgasbord of eateries and yet still just a R50 uber from the hottest bars, clubs and of course the city centre.
Enter MOJO Hotel, a newly built mixed purpose property that offers all kinds of travels, well, all kinds of accommodation. From dormitory styled 7 sleeper his or hers rooms, quick and easy crash pads for those who are always swiping right and are never in their rooms or for the long stays. Mojo offers it’s all.
Whilst there is no breakfast served at the moment just adjacent to this newly renovated sea faced building will soon house a local Marché, a breakfast and dining venue and more. What makes MOJO the place to be is that on any given day there are either local celebs in the three story pent house or beautiful foreigners always on the hunt for “someone to show me more than just the tourists spots” or is that just my tinder?
I was invited to try out a studio “apartment” which is similar to those i visited at The Capital in that they can offer the perfect stay/vaycay accommodation but also can easily be your home for a week or more when on business for the week and pleasure on the weekends.
I snooped around a little and found the roof top terrace aka tanning area for instagram flawless faced schmodels that where all taking in the rays and a few selfies or two, that view, I mean!
With a gym on it’s way; Andoni Garcia found another way to take advantage of the sun and amazing terrace above
The rates are possibly the most affordable in the area and the decor is casual but still offers all the amenities one would need. I was in the city for a lunch date and wine event and an uber cost me less than 50 bucks, what could be better. Coming home meant 24 hour reception and surprisingly for popular Seapoint very little to no noise. So much better than some Long Street sleeps I’ve had!
[Updated 02.05.2017] Images Jan Ras (supplied)
Since visiting Mojo and the promise of a fully fledged market where guests of the hotel and outsiders are welcome to meander, has finally been realized. Having opened on the 29th of April 2017.
Spanning 1700 square meters on a site that was an OK Bazaars in the 1950s, the Market is being designed by Indigo Fusion and Jade and Ginja who also created the fresh, clean look of the Mojo Hotel.
Mojo market is a hybrid and eclectic mix of 45 designer retail stalls, 20 food vendors, two bars, a daily fresh goods market, a live entertainment stage and a wellness zone.
In addition to the permanent vendors, there will also be a diverse weekly market.
With sea views over the Pavilion Pools and the promenade, Mojo Market promises a globally infused food offering from every continent. Traders such as Manga Sushi, Kubu African, Sha Sha Wama, The Mussle Monger, Argies Argentinian Grill, Hokey Poke, What The Fish, Krockette and San-Julian Mexican have already signed up for stalls.
Cape Point Bakery will be baking on site, fresh health juices and salad will be served by Beet Box.
In a first for the Atlantic Seaboard, iconic American ice-cream brand Baskin-Robins will be opening shop at the market too.
The Mojo Coffee Collective will showcase the very best of Cape Town’s artisanal roasters including Deluxe, Baseline, Hazz, Truth, Origin, Za Cafe and their very own Mojo Blend, which will be roasted on site.
“We envisioned a diverse and interesting retail space that will reflect the colourful vibrancy of Sea Point life.
We’ve opened up the ocean views and pulled elements of the surrounding art deco architecture into a bright, open community space.”
The retail offering focuses largely on local and international producers who are creating fresh, contemporary wares from clothing to gifts, jewellery and homeware.
Confirmed vendors include:
- Flock Clothing,
- Sexy Bum Bikinis,
- Shika Clothing,
- Natasha Collins
- Henna Art & Beauty,
- Just a Rumour Jewellery,
- Totecraft, Vanilla Tree Clothing,
- Natasha Wood & Lulipulani,
- Modern and Tribal,
- Kwaai Gallery,
- Janet Dobie Womanswear and many more.
Kelly Red, of Red Rum fame, will offer a creative hair salon for woman and unveil a new barber experience for men called Blades and Bones.
Retailers will trade from 9am – 9pm daily.
Food vendors will be serving delicious meals until 10pm and the bars will stay open until 11pm.
Some passionate foodies will trade 24 hours which will be a welcomed addition for hungry night owls and carefree holidaymakers.
“We are looking forward to the energy that these dedicated and creative entrepreneurs will bring to the area. All our Mojo businesses celebrate casual lifestyle but we also demand a high standard when it comes to product and service and the Mojo Market will be no different. This will be an environment where visitors and locals are guaranteed a unique and diverse experience.”
Mojo Market is on Regent Street Sea Point, between Church and Clarens Roads.
To See more or BOOK visit MOJO HOTEL here