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Cape Town is fast becoming a world-class food destination and continues to receive international accolades and awards

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There’s something magical about summer sunsets: the vibrant colours, the warm glow, and that unshakeable sense that – for a moment – all is right with the world. They ought to be celebrated properly, and these Cape Town spots make it easy to do just that! The Vue Sky Bar Lounge This rooftop bar in De Waterkant has a magnificent…

People come from all over the world to sample South African wine, for good reason. Many of the best wines in the world are made right here in Cape Town. If you haven’t done a lot of wine tasting before, it might be a little daunting to explore the South African wine scene. If you need a little intro to…

Cape Town is a coffee fan’s dream. Head into the City Bowl and surrounding areas and you’re bound to find a coffee shop on every corner. So, naturally, it can be difficult for a coffee shop to set itself apart from the rest. Here are some that have done just that by offering customers more than just coffee. Coco Safar…

Spending Christmas away from home can be daunting. You want to be sure you’ve found a good place, within your budget, to sit down with your friends or family and tuck into a delicious feast. Luckily we’ve done the legwork for you, so take your pick from the sumptuous options below, make your booking, and relax. We’ve got you. Here…

Capetonians love their sushi. It’s uncommon to find traditional, authentic Japanese sushi in town, but we’re all about inventive fusion takes on the dish. Whether you like fresh and simple sashimi, or saucy, spicy, elabourate new style rolls, there are many places that’ll hit the spot. We’ve asked locals which ones they choose every time, and rounded up the 10…

Summertime in the Mother City is good for many reasons, but one of the things we look forward to most is lazy afternoons sprawled on a lawn with a glass of crisp white wine and a basket of tasty treats. That’s right, folks—it’s time to check out the best picnics in Cape Town. There are many other places to spread your blanket,…

The Franschhoek Wine Tram is undoubtedly the best way to experience the Franschhoek Valley’s wine estates. It eliminates the need to drive, and takes you to some of the valley’s most popular and scenic estates. They have now made it even easier to visit Franschhoek’s spectacular wine estates with a transfer from the V&A Waterfront with …

It’s safe to say Cape Town is a foodie’s paradise. From street food to corner cafes, burger joints to tapas, traditional cooking to fine dining, the city’s growing food scene is packed with mind-blowing options that cater to every taste and vibe. Here’s a look at some new restaurants you need to check out. Want to save money on…

Cape Town is without a doubt the foodie capital of the country, and if it’s fine dining you’re after the Mother City is unbeatable. Cape Town was even named “best food city in the world” by Conde Nast Traveler. Here are our picks of the best fine dining options in Cape Town for that special outing you have planned. Camphors…

Sport in South Africa is close to religion. Every weekend, Capetonians across the city descend on local bars and restaurants to catch their teams in action. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to watch the FIFA World Cup Soccer, rugby games, or league football, here are some of the best places in Cape Town to watch sport! They’re all screening the…

Cape Town’s gin scene has really taken off in recent years. The indigenous botanicals used in some of the locals gins make them beautifully unique, and a bottle of Cape Town gin is the perfect gift for friends and family back home. Whether you like it with tonic, on the rocks, or as part of an elabourate and exotic cocktail,…

Groot Constantia is one of the country’s most popular wine estates. Known for its rich history – it’s the oldest wine producing farm in the country – and its award-winning wine, the estate is a haven from the hurly-burly rush of the city, despite the fact that it is just a 15-minute drive from Cape Town’s CBD. Part of the…

Overlooking the sea at Cape Point, the Two Oceans Restaurant is a unique venue with panoramic views of the ocean. The restaurant has been designed to give every table a great view and visitors can also enjoy views from the wooden viewing deck..

The Bombay Brasserie treats its guests to only the finest in Indian dining, with beautifully prepared meals made from fresh, traditional ingredients. The restaurant is located in Cape Town city centre on the buzzing Wale Street, but it’s actually been modeled on its namesake, the original Bombay Brasserie in London.

Step onto the deep green Udaipur marble floors of any Bukhara restaurant around South Africa and feel the opulence of a classical India far removed from the glitz and glamour of Bollywood. Since its inception in 1995 Bukhara has set a new standard in Indian cuisine in South Africa, taking the eating culture from the corner curry house concept to…

Live it up on Beach Road, Camps Bay and sample the local flavour at Hard Rock Cafe Cape Town, the American Rock n Roll themed restaurant.

Hotel Verde is a carbon-neutral 4-star hotel found just 400m from Cape Town International Airport. This 145-roomed hotel has luxury rooms, conference facilities, restaurant and a shuttle service to and from the airport.

La Vigna at the NH Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West delights guests with a range of international and local cuisine in a modern and chic restaurant setting. La Vigna is known mostly for its wonderful Asian cuisine, such as sticky Peking duck. Traditional favourites are met with world-class preparation to create culinary treats such as a gourmet sirloin burger.

Tempt your taste buds for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Mint, Taj Cape Town’s all-day dining restaurant. Mint serves up a delicious range of both international and local fare in a bistro-style setting. Conveniently central, Mint is a popular destination for business lunches, dinners, functions and celebrations.

South African township cuisine with a twist - where fine dining is enjoyed with a casual 3-course dining experience or a 5- to 10- course experience for larger groups.

Fine dining meets authentic Ethiopian cuisine at the exotic Addis in Cape restaurant. Set amongst traditional Ethiopian furnishings such as beautifully carved wooden chairs and a vibrant ceiling of upside-down umbrellas, Addis in Cape offers a showcase of Ethiopia’s incredible history, traditions and cuisine.

Africa Café is a popular spot for both locals and tourists who are looking for a uniquely African dining experience. The general ambience calls for a large group of friends, but even if it’s just the two of you, you’ll enjoy a presentation of colourful ceramic bowls, each filled with a delicious, steaming-hot traditional African dish.

Take a culinary adventure from Cape Town to Timbuktu (with many wonderful stops in between) with a 15-course set menu at Gold Restaurant. Serving up only the finest dishes of African cuisine, Gold also delights its guests with interactive entertainment throughout the evening. Highly rated among visitors, don’t let Gold Restaurant be left off your itinerary.

Founded in 1996, this Cape Town institution has been recently revamped and designed by its original and world renowned architect Stefan Antoni. It’s not easy to improve on a winning formula, but the Italian–style restaurant Balducci has done it with a mod makeover.

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