Article written by the brilliant on the 13 Aug 2009 , in the Entourage category


They say no man is an empire, or something like that. While I do all the writing for SLXS, I am nothing without the amazing people I surround myself with. They’re there to provide the humour and a reason for living, and they are a major reason for all the writing you see here every day, because I write if I’m happy. And I write every day now. This is a tribute to the phenomenal people in my life:


The Editor


Charlie V

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Andy B






Josh and Rolz


Felgate (R)








Brendon: An average day in his life





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Cape Town Weather

Article written by the brilliant on the 09 Aug 2009 , in the Cape Town Weather category

Cape Town benefits from some of the finest weather on the planet with long, hot summers accentuated by movie stars and models visiting the city, and capped off with the hottest crowd and the best nightclubs in the world. Everything about Cape Town revolves around excess, from million rand cars to mansions for houses, it’s all here. Some of Cape Town’s favourite nightclubs and restaurants are located on the Camps Bay Strip overlooking palm trees and the beach and provide the perfect setting for the worlds elite. We’ve seen Billy Zane in the city, Matt Damon, Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, President Clinton and Jared Leto to mention but a few of the movie stars who have come to work and play in the city.

Summers generally hit a high note from November right through till March, giving us a full five months of sheer summer bliss. In those 5 months you will see more parties, more fun and more money than you would care to know.

As a playground for the rich and famous, Cape Town sets the scene for people to indulge in their wildest fantasies. Beach parties, pool parties, house parties, parties parties, it’s all here!

Winters can get cold, but never extremely cold and most people get away with jeans and thicker tops, but it’s really not necessary to break out the NorthFace and GoreTex jackets because we won’t be seeing snow!

Summer requires nothing more than some boardshorts or a bikini, and your credit card. The action is all provided by the city and it’s locals, who don’t even dream of going anywhere else in the world. There is no other place in the world where so many people in a city take photos of their sunsets. Look at any person in Cape Towns cellphone, and you are virtually guaranteed to find a photo of a sunset in it.

Let’s have a little look at the current live weather forecast:

We love the city, and we know you will too. So come on, book your ticket and come and explore the city of dreams. I’ll see you around the city! And if you need anything relating to Cape Town, getting here, really…anything, then don’t hesitate to contact me at seanl (at) slxs (dot) co (dot) za

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Cape Town Beaches

Article written by the brilliant on the 02 Aug 2009 , in the Cape Town Beaches category

There are a multitude of beaches in Cape Town, but the three most popular ones in summer for spotting the beautiful people are no doubt Clifton, Camps Bay and Llandudno. Let’s look at them in order of my rating, the best one being first.

Llandudno in Cape Town

Llandudno brings a true otherworldly feel to Cape Town, and access is via one entrance to this coastal suburb. Llandudno is completely secure, with private security at it’s lone entrance, and it finds itself as the place where the rich and famous come to play and hide away.

The beach is within walking distance of any of the houses, or at least a little bicycle ride down to the beach. Surfers gather at Llandudno regularly and it attracts a more discreet crowd than Clifton and Camps Bay, and it’s an absolutely pristine beach. Parties are often held at the lifesaving club on the beach, and a villa in Llandudno is the ultimate way to spend your summer in Cape Town. An example of what you could expect from a Llandudno villa:

villa lara romantic pool

Click HERE to rent this villa in Cape Town

This photo was taken by me during a Llandudno sundowner session, just down the road from our Llandudno villa:


Summer sees all the residents and non residents gathering on the beach with friends, family, drinks and snacks to socialise and appreciate everything that Llandudno offers us, all year round. Llandudno is still, in my mind, my favourite place in Cape Town.

Clifton in Cape Town

Clifton is the beach for everyone and you will most likely see everyone you know hanging out at Clifton in the summer! Clifton has four beaches, with the most popular being Clifton 4th beach. It is here that summer originates in Cape Town, with all the beautiful people of Cape Town (And the world) gathering at this piece of paradise.

Clifton 4th

Clifton 4th beach in Cape Town

Yachts park just off of Clifton while their owners and guests sip champagne and toast to the best lifestyle in the world.

The beach is favoured by a younger, impressionable crowd but also attracts the old favourites and it’s always good fun to cruise around Clifton. However, in summer, Clifton 4th tends to get way too packed, and for the locals, we all stay away. Parking is a nightmare, and the beach gets uncomfortable. It is great though just before summer kicks in when the weather is warm but not hot, and the tourists have not yet arrived yet in their thousands.

Click here for a preview of the sorts of crowds Clifton 4th attracts in the heat of summer.

Camps Bay in Cape Town

The Camps Bay strip is at the centre of the Cape Town dream, with supercars driving past the beach, and Cape Towns hottest restaurants and nightclubs situated along this piece of paradise. The beach hosts a myriad of tournaments including volleyball and touch rugby tournaments and is always popular.


Camps Bay Beach*

Simply pack up your towel and beach things, walk off the beach and into the nightclubs and party it up with the Cape Town crowd. My only problem is that the beach is very unsheltered and the wind can very easily ruin a good day at the beach.

Nonetheless, Camps Bay is a stunning Cape Town beach which is always worth a visit, but again, not my first choice.

*Picture uncredited, taken from an e-mail. If this is your photo, and want it referenced or removed, please drop me an e-mail*

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