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Seeing Cape Town with the Welshman

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Cape Town is an amazing city and a tourism favourite obviously. I try as a resident here for over 12 years to help find some more out of the way spots, clubs and pubs that the average traveller may miss on the normal routes.

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  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Like a Local

10 Places

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10 Places

Four & Twenty

Restaurants

Seal Island

Islands

St James Beach

Beaches

Cape of Good Hope

Nature & Wildlife Areas, Lookouts

Caffeverdi

Restaurants

The Avenue Restaurant and Grill

Restaurants

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Neighbourhoods, Piers & Boardwalks, Marinas

Beluga Restaurant

Restaurants

Peddlars

Restaurants

Twelve Apostles

Geologic Formations, Mountains

Peter T's City Tips

  • Gratuities are the normal 10-15%. Minicabs are OK - but best only for short journeys as some can have an amazing amount of mileage on them as they are normally driven in 24 hour shifts between 2 or 3 drivers- they can make some amazing transmission noises! Uber is a cool choice.Good vehicles and works well. Just like any city - think safe be alert. Do not flash cash. Car guards - R5 tip the norm. Do not leave valuables exposed in the car - not even for two minutes. Lot of poverty in SA - guys need to eat.
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    Four & Twenty
    Restaurants (Cafe, European)
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    Peter T Says:

    A fantastic hidden gem for breakfast or lunch. The food is amazing - can get very busy and it is not easy to book a table But it's worth it!

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Hidden Gems
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Go early or late morning for early lunch.
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 9 restaurants in Wynberg
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful Brunch! 07/01/2018
    • Lovely! 31/12/2017
    • Four & Twenty
    Address:
    23 Wolfe Street
    Chelsea Village
    Wynberg
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 762 0975
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 16:00
    Mon - Sat
    08:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Seal Island
    Islands
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    Peter T Says:

    You just have to do this - it's a must see. Good photo experience and Hout bay is special as well Some good pubs and eateries.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #73 of 401 things to do in Cape Town
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun ,smelly outing 06/01/2018
    • Great family experience 29/12/2017
    • Seal Island
    Address:
    False Bay
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 791 4441
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    St James Beach
    Beaches
    Peter T Says:

    The whole area is nice and the shops and restaurants make it a great day out. Fish dishes a must as the harbour is a few metres away.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Muizenberg
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Quaint little Beach 14/11/2017
    • where the world famous colorful bath houses reside 30/09/2017
    • St James Beach
    Address:
    55 Main Road
    Muizenberg 7945
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 788 3793
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    Cape of Good Hope
    Nature & Wildlife Areas, Lookouts
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    Peter T Says:

    You just have to do it - but it does get busy. The restaurant at the bus park is surprisingly good as are the ice creams. Be wary of the baboons with food - they will have it out of your hand in a flash!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Table Mountain National Park
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just a place to check off your list 14/01/2018
    • Must go! 13/01/2018
    • Cape of Good Hope
    Address:
    Cape Point Rd
    Table Mountain National Park 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 (0)21 780 9526
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Caffeverdi
    Restaurants
    Peter T Says:

    Proper little pub in the Southern Suburbs. Pizzas, pastas all OK. Nice garden and great range of beers. Very friendly vibe.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    From the community
    Ranked #766 of 924 restaurants in Cape Town Central
    • Quaint Venue with unfriendly staff 18/06/2017
    • My kind of pub 01/09/2016
    • Caffeverdi
    Address:
    21 Wolfe Street
    Cape Town Central 7800
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 762 0849
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 - 19:00
    Mon - Sat
    09:00 - 12:00
    Other:
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    The Avenue Restaurant and Grill
    Restaurants (Steakhouse)
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    Peter T Says:

    Must book and it really is worth it. Great food and wines - very friendly. Steaks are legend!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 43 restaurants in Claremont
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Dinner with family 03/01/2018
    • Disappointing 02/01/2018
    • The Avenue Restaurant and Grill
    Address:
    47 Second Avenue
    Harfield Village
    Claremont 7708
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 671 0623
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    17:30 - 23:00
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    Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    Neighbourhoods, Piers & Boardwalks, Marinas
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    Peter T Says:

    You just have to do it. Great selection of things to do, shops, restaurants, café's and all within easy walking distances. The Robben Island tour - frankly your call? Not on a hot day for me that's for sure.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 231 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lively and vibrant where locals and tourists mingle freely 15/01/2018
    • Lovely view 15/01/2018
    • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    Address:
    19 Dock Road
    Merchant House
    Cape Town Central 8002
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 408 7600
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Beluga Restaurant
    Restaurants (Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Grill)
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    Peter T Says:

    Love this place - food quality consistently good- service above Cape Town average. Nice cocktails and sushi specials. Personal favourite!

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    From the community
    Ranked #59 of 924 restaurants in Cape Town Central
    • Amazing restaurant with nice staff 09/01/2018
    • Great Food and very good service 09/01/2018
    • Beluga Restaurant
    Address:
    70 Prestwich St
    The Foundry
    Cape Town Central 8005
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 418 2948
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Peddlars
    Restaurants (Bar, Pub)
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    Peter T Says:

    Newly renovated local. Three distinct areas to eat and drink- great chef. Tapas, main restaurant with Italian leanings and pub style bar with burgers etc. Good service - great range of draught and craft beers. Nice local crowd.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the burgers!!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 38 restaurants in Constantia
    • Okay for lunch 05/01/2018
    • Unpretentious and most enjoyable! 03/01/2018
    • Peddlars
    Address:
    Spaanschemat River Road
    Constantia 7806
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 794 7747
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 23:00
    Other:
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    Twelve Apostles
    Geologic Formations, Mountains
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    Peter T Says:

    Just go and try the Azure restaurant - food is really good and the views!!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Be sure to book in Summer. Not the cheapest but it is good.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 231 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Superb service and wonderful stay 15/01/2018
    • Twelve Apostles but actually 17 mountain peaks 09/01/2018
    • Twelve Apostles
    Phone:
    +27 21 437 9000
    Other:
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