Things To Do

Local Attractions

Regardless of the weather, there is an endless list of impressive attractions in Cape Town. Listed here are some of the more popular and interesting places to see which the hotel team would be delighted to assist you with bookings;

  • Table Mountain
  • Robben Island
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Diamond museum tour (no charge)
  • Art Galleries
  • Beaches; Camps Bay Beach, Clifton, Llandudno or Bloubergstrand, particularly popular for kite-surfing
  • Bo-Kaap
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • Car Hire
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Museums
  • V&A Waterfront (10-minute walk)

Tours and Activities

There are also many other options, from tours, such as across the Peninsula, in the Winelands or within the Township areas, or extreme sports, such as tandem gliding off Lions Head or abseiling Table Mountain, for the more adventurous. Please speak with the hotel staff for more information.

  • City Sight Seeing Bus Tour
  • Golf Days
  • Guided Winelands Tours
  • Guided Township Tours
  • Guided tours of the Cape Peninsula
  • Day Safari
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Whale Safari (in Season)
  • Hire a convertible car for the day

Where To Shop

Cape Town is spoilt for shopping from high end consumer and fashion goods, to more local artisan offering and African memorabilia.

Victoria & Alfred Mall
A high end offering of designer and high street labels, as well a generous choice of restaurants and bars. A great place to spend an afternoon, evening or even an entire day.

Hout Bay Harbour Market
This converted fish factory offers a high energy and vibrant meeting place for people of all ages and walks of life. The market not only offers food and entertainment but also has many craft wares for sale.

Cape Quarter Village
This is a unique shopping experience located in the historic De Waterkant district very close to the hotel. The Cape Quarter is home to a number of designers and unusual shops, as well as recommended restaurants.

The Old Biscuit Mill
A converted mill in the heart of Woodstock which has become synonymous with talented, innovative and inspired designers, artists and those with a particular passion for food and wine.

Green Market Square
This open air stall market is an historic corner stone in Cape Town and offers everything from flowers and fabrics, to sunglasses and original curios from Cape Town and the Western Province.

Canal Walk Shopping Centre
This regional shopping mall is located at Century City which is about 20 minutes outside Cape Town. The mall houses an extensive selection of shops, attractions and popular brands.

Restaurants

Seafood Aand Sushi

Baia Seafood Restaurant
Located at the Waterfront, this exceptional seafood restaurant offers a wonderful selection of seafood prepared in traditional and contemporary ways, an immense wine selection, great service, and all this is set against the breathtaking views of the Waterfront and the harbour.

Willoughby and Co
Set in the bustle of Victoria Wharf, this spot is much-loved by locals and is abuzz over both lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Enjoy sushi, tempura dishes, soups and salads out of a full Japanese kitchen.

Seabreeze
Seabreeze Fish & Shell brings a contemporary take on a traditional seafood restaurant. Embracing the seafood heritage of Cape Town, this restaurant sources their fish locally and sustainably and prepares it in a light and creative way.

Bistros And Steakhouses

Kloof Street House
Set in a magnificent Victorian house, this restaurant boasts a number of interesting rooms and spaces each one of which displays a unique character. The food is superb, as is the wine list and the staff are well trained and attentive.

La Boheme
This cosy and welcoming Sea Point based restaurant is a true bistro serving dishes which are both gourmet and hearty. It has a great wine selection, and many are served by the glass. The atmosphere is professional, yet relaxed and friendly.

The Butcher Shop and Grill
Following in the footsteps of its successful Johannesburg based brother, this restaurant offers Captonians the best of meat from local cuts of beef, lamb and game to Argentinian ribeye steaks and Kobe-style Australian Wagyu. In addition, it boasts an inviting variety of fish, all topped with a top drawer wine list.

Green Point Local

Piano Bar
This trendy New York style bar is a great and vibey music bar at the back of the Cape Quarter.  It shares space with Shio which offers modern Japanese cuisine and was winner of Best Asian Eatery.

Shio
Modern Japanese and winner of best Asian Eatery.

Utopia
In our opinion, these are the very best views in Cape Town.  Combine this with great food, and vibey bar and an informed and friendly service team and this is an absolute winner, and just 10 minutes’ walk from Zest.

Il Leone
Located in Green Point, this friendly Italian restaurant has a great buzz and excellent service.  With the best quality ingredients cooked to perfection, generous helpings, good wine, and friendly, informative staff – Il Leone offers a total dining experience.

 

Of note… 

The Pot Luck Club
Located on the top floor of the old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, this trendy, large space has redefined innovation in the kitchen by creating daring combinations in all their food. A lovely atmosphere and great staff.

Ëlgr
This is a great addition to the already impressive Kloof Street. At ëlgr the food (local with a Nordic inspiration), drinks, music and hospitality all work to create a perfect ambiance. The exciting food is available à la carte or as a fixed menu. This is accompanied by an inspired and unusual wine list which showcases the best of local wine.

Fyn
Discoveries are made when boundaries are crossed. At FYN, South Africa’s wild freedom is tempered by the rigours of contemporary cuisine to create a restaurant at the edge.

 

 

 

 

 

Places with a view

The Bungalow Restaurant
Set in the midst of chic Clifton, this trendy restaurant offers undisturbed closeness with the Atlantic Ocean. This setting is relaxed yet stylish and is always a popular and social spot.

The Grand Café and Beach
Set within a restored warehouse, this restaurant is located on a private beach in Granger Bay, just next to the Waterfront. It boasts a relaxing environment against a great backdrop of Green Point, the Stadium, Signal Hill and Table Mountain.

Paranga Camps Bay
Located on Camps Bay Beach, this is the prime location for summer sunsets combined with good food, good wine and good service. The Mediterranean menu is extended to include an impressive sushi offering too.

 

Local fare

Mama Africa
Hearty, traditional food in colourful, rustic setting with eclectic mix of bands and drummers. Located at the corner of Heritage Square.

Gold Restaurant
This is a unique African restaurant in the heart of Cape Town. It offers a Cape Malay set menu accompanied with interactive traditional entertainment which transposes across the African continent.

Marco’s African Place
A great opportunity to experience African culture in all of its facets; the food, the entertainment and the people. This indigenous offering has been popular to visitors looking to combine African cuisine with African local music.

Weather

Cape Town weather is well known for having a mind of its own and could show you 5 seasons in one day. We prefer checking weather patterns for you daily.