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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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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,…

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 rainy winter weather is unlike anywhere else in South Africa, where winters are dry, dusty, and freezy cold. While winters in the Mother City may not be the coldest in the country, after a couple of rainy days the chill can start to creep under your skin. In winter Cape Town’s eateries go into full winter-mode, with cosy…

Winter time calls for the perfect cup of hot chocolate to warm you to your core, and in true Cape Town fashion the city’s cafés offer up everything from over-the-top to super healthy. Here’s out roundup of the best winter warming hot chocs in Cape Town this winter. Honest Chocolate This chocolate nook in Cape Town is where you’ll find…

Cape Town has some incredibly Instagram worthy places and people, but our foodie game is also incredibly strong and just keeps getting better. If you love discovering new foods with the added bonus of Instagram bragging rights, then you are going to love this to-do list of the top ten most Insta-worthy foods in Cape Town. Doughssants at Jason Bakery New…

Whether you’re celebrating a life event or just want an excuse to feel like royalty, a high tea (or afternoon tea) is the perfect occasion to indulge in dainty pastries and a good pot of your favourite tea. Cape Town luckily has a great selection of high teas and of course, we would recommend you try them all. Here is…

Every street in Cape Town has a unique personality. If Kloof Street is the aloof sophisticate of the Cape Town family, and Bree is the quirky art student, then Lower Main Road in Observatory is the black sheep, the cousin who went backpacking in India to find herself and came back with piercings and tattoos. Yep, there’s no doubt that…

Sea Point is the prime place to be if you’re looking to truly experience staying in a cosmopolitan city by the sea. It’s close to the City Bowl, Clifton Beach, and Camp’s Bay, and it’s also home to the city’s most bustling restaurant scene. Seriously, you can’t walk a few metres…

Cape Town is a melting pot of cultures and the culinary influences are endless. We’ve round up the best Asian fusion places in Cape Town where you can enjoy umami zing and flavours of the east in the Mother City. We’ve looked specifically at East Asian food, if you’re looking for curry check out our Top 10 Curry Spots. Cheyne’s,…

Cape Town is known for its incredible and diverse food scene and vegans and vegetarians will never go hungry in the Mother City. Here are some of our favourite vegan-friendly eateries, offering everything from quick takeaways to delicious gourmet meals. The Hungry Herbivore, City Bowl This cosy hangout specialising in hearty, preservative-free, plant-based food is located on Orphan Street, just…

Cape Town has no shortage of incredible views. With Table Mountain as the city’s backbone, and the open ocean surrounding the city, there’s a spectacular view around almost every corner. These restaurants offer diners the chance to soak up the views over a great meal. Dunes Beach Restaurant and Bar, Hout Bay For casual beach-side dining with a view of…

Loop Street in Cape Town has serious middle child syndrome. Stuck right in between her bold and rebellious older brother, Long Street, and her hip and popular younger sister, Bree Street, Loop is developing a distinct personality of her own and is becoming a real rival  for Cape Town’s affection. Marrow Cape Town’s artisan food movement…

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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