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Eat, Drink and get Suntanned in Cape Town

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Plenty of world class restaurants and cheaper places to eat and drink, all offering outstanding value.

Good for
  • Friends
  • Couples
  • Senior
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Like a Local

8 Places

2 City Tips

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8 Places

Kloof Street House

Restaurants

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Marinas, Piers & Boardwalks, Shopping Malls

The Black Sheep Restaurant

Restaurants

Blues

Restaurants

Table Mountain

Mountains

Asoka

Restaurants

Miller's Thumb

Restaurants

Planet Bar

Bars & Clubs

PierrelePilote's City Tips

  • Remember, the weather can change and it does rain.
  • A car really helps with getting around - it's a big, spread-out city, but there are public transport links. Personal security is no more of an issue than in other major cities, although it is not a great idea to venture into the townships unescorted. Tip as a local, rather than inflating with an idea of fairness based upon ones own usual currency - South Africans have to get by here within their own cost of living. Sun screen is a really good idea.
  • Kloof Street House
    Restaurants (International)
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    PierrelePilote Says:

    Lovely old colonial style house that serves excellent cocktails and good food.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Smart casual
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 980 restaurants in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Food and Ambiance 14/10/2018
    • Great food, service and atmosphere 12/10/2018
    • Kloof Street House
    Address:
    30 Kloof Street
    Gardens
    Cape Town Central 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 423 4413
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$20
    Hours:
    Mon
    17:00 - 02:00
    Tue - Sun
    12:00 - 02:00
    Other:
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    Marinas, Piers & Boardwalks, Shopping Malls
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    PierrelePilote Says:

    Bit of a tourist trap, but certainly worth going to on a first visit.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Indoor shopping is excellent and air conditioned. Outdoors is in brilliant, hot sunshine - be prepared.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 261 things to do in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ambience 15/10/2018
    • Stunning photo memories. 15/10/2018
    • 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:
  • The Black Sheep Restaurant
    Restaurants
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    PierrelePilote Says:

    Brilliant Kloof Street restaurant. Top food and wine served by friendly staff.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Check the specials board -they're worth eating.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 980 restaurants in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • So good we ate here twice! 14/10/2018
    • Heard good things. Was left a bit underwhelmed 14/10/2018
    • The Black Sheep Restaurant
    Address:
    104 Kloof Street Gardens
    Cape Town Central 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 426 2661
    Hours:
    Mon
    18:30 - 23:45
    Tue - Sat
    12:00 - 23:45
    Other:
  • Blues
    Restaurants (Seafood)
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    PierrelePilote Says:

    Maybe slightly over-rated but a good place for a sundowner overlooking the ocean. Food is on the pricy side, but that reflects that Blues is "a place to be seen".

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Drinks only on the verandah after a spell on the beach.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Spot and cool drinks 23/07/2018
    • First floor restaurant in a Mall on the seafront - excellent food 30/03/2018
    • Blues
    Address:
    Victoria Road
    The Promenade
    Camps Bay 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 438 2040
    Price range:
    US$20 - US$50
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 - 00:00
  • Table Mountain
    Mountains
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    PierrelePilote Says:

    Ride the cable car for fabulous views of the city and bay. Check the weather forecast the day before, because the mountain often disappears into cloud. Get there as early as possible, it is probably the most popular tourist attraction in the Cape and the queues can be daunting. There is parking along the road to the cable car - don't be greedy and try for a slot close to the door - take the first one you see and pay the local man a few rands to look after your car - that's how he feeds his family.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Sunscreen and water are good items for the backpack. People with restricted mobility could find this a challenge.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Table Mountain National Park
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Kutazer 15/10/2018
    • Nice views 14/10/2018
    • Table Mountain
    Address:
    Table Mountain National Park, Tafelberg Rd, Gardens,
    Table Mountain National Park 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 81 762 5551
    Other:
  • Asoka
    Restaurants (Fusion)
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    PierrelePilote Says:

    Exotic bar and restaurant that serves a wide variety of drinks and fusion food. Good atmosphere and friendly staff.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Call in for a drink or stay for a meal.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #231 of 980 restaurants in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Brilliant food, atmosphere and overall service is superb 13/10/2018
    • Wonderful food 08/10/2018
    • Asoka
    Address:
    68 Kloof Street
    Gardens
    Cape Town Central 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 422 0909
    Price range:
    US$10 - US$20
    Hours:
    Sun
    17:00 - 00:00
    Mon - Sat
    17:00 - 02:00
    Other:
  • Miller's Thumb
    Restaurants (Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Contemporary)
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    PierrelePilote Says:

    Does what it says on the label - serves excellent fish dishes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Booking essential.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 980 restaurants in Cape Town Central
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very good fish restaurant 03/10/2018
    • Fantastic Seafood 02/10/2018
    • Miller's Thumb
    Address:
    10b Kloofnek Road
    Tamboerskloof
    Cape Town Central 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 424 3838
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    18:30 - 22:30
    Tue - Fri
    12:30 - 14:00
    Other:
  • Planet Bar
    Bars & Clubs
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    PierrelePilote Says:

    Upmarket bar in top hotel. Nothing particularly special but its nice to say you've been here.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • Smart casual is the best bet - including dress shorts.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 45 Nightlife in Cape Town Central
    • Planet Bar....as lonely as space 18/06/2018
    • Don't rip off your English guests 01/06/2018
    • Planet Bar
    Address:
    76 Orange Street
    Mount Nelson Hotel
    Cape Town Central 8001
    South Africa
    Phone:
    +27 21 483 1000
    Other:
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