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Cape Town is one of the best places in the world to be in love. With ocean, mountain, forest, and beach surrounding the city on all sides, there’s a majestic view around every corner. Cape Town is also where you’ll find some of the best restaurants in the world, with beautiful settings. Here are our favourite restaurants for date night, where the romance flows like a good wine.   Cassia Restaurant, Durbanville Cassia is situated on the Nitida Wine Estate. The restaurant is light and airy with large windows. Choose a table near the windows for uninterrupted views of the farm dam and vines. The portions are generous and the food is fresh ...

Wine tasting is one of the best ways to spend a day in Cape Town. Combine the delicious wines with some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, century old architecture, and awe-inspiring food, and it’s no surprise that it’s one of Cape Town’s most beloved activities for visitors and locals alike. Wine estates are a dime a dozen, so it can be hard to know where to start. Take a look at our guide to wine-tasting in Cape Town and get ready to enjoy the finest wines of the region! The Constantia Wine Route The Constantia Wine Route is no more than 20 minutes away from the city. The magnificent landscape is home to some of the country’s ...

 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.   Between Us, City Bowl This tasteful and trendy new restaurant at the top of Bree Street is worth a visit for the aesthetics, food, and the perfect slither of Table Mountain you can see from their patio. Open from 8am-4pm daily, their breakfasts, light lunches, juices, and coffees are works of art—perfect for a special occasion or c...

Cape Town has such a huge foodie scene that it can be difficult to choose between the hundreds of great restaurants. Take your cue from those who know the city best. Here is a list of 50 restaurants in Cape Town recommended by locals! Bon appetit. On a budget but still want to get out and have fun? Here are 50 things to do in Cape Town for under R50. LEMON BUTTA Although its speciality is seafood—and is regarded by many as one of the best seafood restaurants in the city—Lemon Butta has an extensive menu, ranging from vegetarian to various beef cuts. It also has an extensive kids menu. But we recommend you try their signature Whole Baked...

Looking to upgrade your culinary skills, learn to make local cuisine or just have a fun evening with friends? Here are some of the best cooking courses on offer in Cape Town.      Make Samoosas in the Bo-Kaap You have two choices when it comes to making real Cape Malay cuisine in the Bo-Kaap. Cape Fusion Tours offers a variety of cooking experiences, including Cape Malay cooking in the Bo-Kaap. The Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour with Zainie Misbach is another option. Both are half-day courses, and they take in some local history on a walk through the Bo-Kaap, as well as a visit to Atlas Spices, before heading to a local home to cook. You’ll get ...

        South Africa's Mother City, with its cloud-draped Table Mountain, golden beaches and bountiful vineyards, captures people's hearts. Few cities contain a wonderful national park at their heart or provide the broad range of adventurous activities that take full advantage of it. Accentuating this natural majesty is Capetonians' creative flair with design and colour. From the brightly painted facades to the contemporary Afro-chic décor of its guesthouses, restaurants and bars, this is one handsome metropolis.   In 2010, Cape Town had to prepare for its biggest party since the first democratic elections of 1994. For the 2010 Wo...

After a few wines, it's hard to get your tongue around 'Franschhoek' and 'Stellenbosch'. These beautiful places in South Africa's Western Cape are nestled among table-top mountains, valleys and rolling, vine-covered hills. For keen foodies and wine buffs, a visit here is a must; along with nearby Cape Town, the region is a gourmet nirvana. You can spend days eating and drinking your way around (three days is ideal); there's a winery estate at every gate and restaurants and gourmet treats at every turn.   The following is a mere (but tried and tested) taster.     Day one: Cape Town must-eats Start your day with a relaxed brunch at...

24 hours in Cape Town

10 July 2016

It’s 65km from Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred Waterfront (the city’s most visited attraction) to the wind-whipped tip of the peninsula in the Cape Of Good Hope Nature Reserve, past majestic Table Mountain, golden beaches, charming fishing villages, verdant vineyards and a colony of super cute African penguins at Boulders.   Clearly, a day isn’t nearly enough to enjoy everything that this beautiful, creative city has to offer but the following itinerary will help you make the most of those 24 hours.   Table Mountain Cableway, Cape Town. Image by George Fox ES / CC BY-SA 2.0   Morning   8am: Skip the line at the kiosk by advance p...

The fervour for markets in South Africa's Cape Town has a long history, but the city's market scene has experienced a renaissance in recent years, with artisan foods, craft beers and designer goods drawing crowds across the 'Mother City'.   In the late 18th century in cobbled Greenmarket Square, the city’s second-oldest public site, slaves were traded alongside food staples like fruit and vegetables. Today the very same site is popular with tourists for its mix of arts, crafts and curio stalls. Since 1860, buckets of colourful blooms, including the national flower the protea, have been hawked at the Trafalgar Place flower market; it re...

 Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town has a lot going for it: the ancient granite boulders protect it from the wind and large waves, making it an ideal swimming spot for kids. The beach is always clean and safe, because it falls under the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area. It is rarely crowded, and kids will be delighted by the stunning rockpools. But the soft white sand and warm(ish) waters are not the only reasons why 60,000 visitors a year make their way along the coast, past Simon’s Town, to Boulders Beach. The local inhabitants—African penguins in their thousands—know how to pull the crowds. Want to save money on sightse...