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October 17, 2011

Cape Town’s hidden gems: Facebook users rate their top spots

Cest la Vie in Kalk Bay, one of Cape Town\'s many hidden gems. Photo courtesy malix

In addition to Cape Town’s landmark attractions such as Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and Cape Point, there are countless hidden gems that visitors and even locals have not yet discovered.

The question, “What are your favourite hidden spots in Cape Town?” was posted on the wall of the I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page last week, attracting more than 240 comments. The range of answers is proof of the diverse secret offerings in Cape Town and surrounding areas.

Here are some of the comments:

“The Food Barn in Noordhoek.” – Michele De Azevedo

“Harbour House Restaurant in Kalk Bay for cosy, relaxed winter lunch specials.” – Caren Herbert

“Bistro Garden Restaurant in Milnerton!” – Amanda Solomon

“Panama Jack Restaurant in CT Harbour. Nice seafood and loads of prawns.” – Charmaine Cabral

Rhodes Memorial ... peaceful, away from the rush of the city with an incredible view ... great place for contemplation.” – Subaru Somerset West

“Breakfast @ Olympia Cafe in Kalkbay!” – Reona Van Rooyen

The I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page is a great place to source local advice about Cape Town

“The art studio of Cape Town artist Lisa Barchard ... She does marvellous work and her studio is a superb place to get inspired ...” – Birgit Leiser

“Neighbourgoods Market in Albert Street is one of my favourites.” – Annelise Vos Pienaar

“Eastern Bazaar, near the Castle. We call it our special place :) Everyone should try it!” – Chanel Kilian

“Monkey Valley resort in Noordhoek.” – Genevive Brotherton Buckingham

“The new roof deck at Oblivion wine bar in Claremont – great views of the mountain and the southern suburbs ... FAB new menu too!!!! Well worth checking out...” – Tracey Burke

Get interactive with our social networks

More than 235 000 people “like” the I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page. If you have a question about Cape Town, this page is a great place to post it, as you will likely receive excellent local advice within minutes.

“Like” this page today to get daily Cape Town updates on Facebook.

You can also follow Cape Town Tourism on Twitter, subscribe to the YouTube channel and share your photos of Cape Town on our Flickr page.

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