Porsche road trip: Cape Town’s cutting-edge style
Yogis Barbershop, a Cape Town legend
If you’ve been driving around the beautiful countryside near Cape Town, treat yourself to a spot of pampering afterwards. Go where the savvy locals go – Yogis Barbershop
The city of adventureAdventure is only a short drive away when you’re in Cape Town. Outside the city limits, there are endless options for an exhilarating day trip. Take a drive through lush green forests, stop for a tasting at a local winery, go on a wildlife safari, or stroll down white sandy beaches on the Cape of Good Hope. Remarkably, it’s possible to do all of this and still get back to the city for dinner.Freshen up for the nightDuring the day, you can get your fill of spying lions and giraffes, and encounter totally different wildlife at night once the sun sets. This town boasts a super, stylish nightlife. So, before you head out to enjoy world-class restaurants and clubs, treat yourself to an elegant new haircut or shave at the historic Yogis Barbershop.
Barber tools
Tools of the trade at Yogis Barbershop
We are familyIn a city known for its street style, Yogis Barbershop still manages to stand out in the crowd. Yogesh 'Yogi' Govan has been running the shop for more than two decades and is possibly the best men’s hairstylist in all of Cape Town. His easy charm and warmth instantly makes everyone feel like family from the minute they walk in the door.Yogi comes from a long line of talented barbers – four generations in fact, all based in Cape Town. Cutting hair is in his blood and you’ll see him at the shop almost every day, chatting with guests, telling stories, and delivering shaves with skillful precision. Using old-fashioned techniques and timeless elegance, he gives a top-quality cut that would even make your grandfather proud.
Cape Town from above
A view of the Cape Peninsula from above
Old school styleEvery detail of the barbershop is classic perfection – from antique barbers' chairs, to the black and white checkerboard floor, to the handwritten sign at the front. Inside you’ll find old-school style perfectly coupled with the newest trends. Behind a glass display are old tools of the trade as well as model cars from the 1950s. This attention to detail not only applies to the decor but to the services as well. "Proper beard trimming is an art," says Yogi himself. And it’s an art he and his five employees take very seriously.
Proper beard trimming is an art
Yogesh 'Yogi' Govan | Barber
Get a hot towel or steam shave, a beard trim, a classic haircut, even eyebrow threading. The barbers use cut-throat razors around the hairline and temples for the cleanest cut possible. They finish off every shave with old American bay rum aftershave. No matter what the occasion, Yogi and his staff will perfect your look with classic elegance and treat you like a true gentleman.
Historic Bo-Kaap township in Cape Town
Historic Bo-Kaap township in Cape Town
Razor-sharp serviceYou’ll find Yogis in the historic Bo-Kaap neighborhood of Cape Town, not far from several wine bars and restaurants. Colorfully-painted houses line the streets that slope to Yogi’s door. Located on the bustling Buitengracht Street, you might be surprised to see who walks in the door. You could be serenaded by a duo of Spanish guitar players or hear a joke from the likes of world-famous comedian and TV host Trevor Noah, one of their many famous customers. Anything is possible at this historic haunt.But come early. With historically low prices and such attention to detail, Capetonians flock to this institution. And they also don’t take reservations – it’s first come, first serve.A thrilling night on the town awaits you in the trendy city by the Cape of Good Hope, but first you need to make sure you look the part. Get a slick new haircut at Yogis Barbershop that will turn heads as you drive through town.
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