Top 10 Activities near Century City

Situated midway between Cape Town CBD (and its inner city suburbs) and the Northern Suburbs and the Cape Winelands beyond – Century City is a perfect suburb for exploration and fun, without you needing to drive too far to experience it.

It’s well-positioned to cater for you, no matter where in the Mother City is home to you, and offers a wide array of residential, retail and office developments and day-to-day entertainment too!

With everything from a glamorous mall, an eco-friendly island and exciting indoor and outdoor activities all within reach… Century City ensures fun for everyone!

Here are the best activities to enjoy near Century City:

#1 Spend a day at Canal Walk Shopping Centre

With over 400 stores, cool cinemas and a pretty epic food court to boot, as far as shopping centres in Cape Town go, Canal Walk is probably only second in terms of global fame to the V&A Waterfront – and only then because of the latter’s central location, ocean views and tourist hub.

For, as Cape Town’s largest shopping centre, Canal Walk offers an array of good eateries, quality local and international stores and excellent cinema and fast food facilities.

It’s conveniently situated just off the N1, in the beautiful and glamorous Century City precinct, making it a real catch for both locals and tourists alike, with some impressive surroundings to match.

Shop till you drop, catch a great flick or simply feast your way through an array of food joints… Either way, at Canal Walk, you really can have it all!

Contact: +27 (021) 529 9699


Address: Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century Boulevard, Century City, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#2 Explore Intaka Island

This award-winning, 16-hectare wetland and bird sanctuary – which has been in existence for some 22 years now – is one of the best things about Century City.

Intaka Island is a safe haven for birds and, through its diligent and caring nature conservation efforts, it helps to preserve a unique part of the city’s natural life.

It’s an eye-opening experience for visitors and is especially insightful for school learners and university/college students, as it strips away the hustle and bustle of city life and replaces it with a sense of quiet and calm.

Visits to Intaka Island may include: a guided island tour, ferry ride on the Intaka Ferry or even an educational activity of the educator’s choice.

Note: Educators may cater the activities to suit the needs and age(s) of their learners, as well as the size of the visiting group.

Learners simply need to pack a lunch in, as everything else is provided on the day (even rain ponchos, for if the weather’s dreary and rainy).

Bookings may be cancelled within 14 days of your visit to Intaka Island.

Contact: +27 (021) 552 6889,


Address: Intaka Island, 1 Century City Drive, Century City, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#3 Let out some steam at Ground Zero Paintball Arena

Situated a mere 15-minute drive away from Century City and Canal Walk, Ground Zero Paintball Arena provides an epic paintball encounter for people of all ages.

The friendly environment, professional staff, adrenaline-fuelled fun and possibility of a three-hour-long paintball war means this experience is perfect for enjoying with friends – or even for making new ones on the day.

Visitors are advised to wear loose clothing, with closed-in shoes and covered long sleeves. There is an on-site shop for buying drinks and snacks but guests are welcome to bring their own with too.

The engaging staff will be on-hand to assist, as both new and experienced paintball enthusiasts suit up and get ready to take to the playing field… May the sharpest shooter win!

Note: Good equipment and proper instructions are provided on-site – and for a nominal fee, spectators can watch and enjoy having a braai at the venue.

Contact: +27 (083) 443 5074,


Address:  Ground Zero Paintball Arena, 37 Zonnekus Road, Morningstar, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

Ground Zero Paintball Arena via Facebook
Ground Zero Paintball Arena via Facebook

#4 Shop for lifetime gifts at Jack Friedman

Whether it’s spoiling yourself or a loved one, buying a precious, lifelong keepsake on your travels to Cape Town or even popping that all important question to the special person in your life… Jack Friedman in Canal Walk is the jewellry store for you.

Since 1933, the timelessly beautiful and oh-so-professional Jack Friedman Jewellers have been designing gorgeous engagement rings, earrings, necklaces and more birthstone-themed keepsakes and fine jewellry alike, wowing countless customers through the ages.

So, step into your own Aladdin’s Cave and pick out your competitively priced treasure… If you’re unsure of what to go with, seek the advice of the well-trained, knowing staff and make a memory to last a lifetime!

Contact: +27 (021) 555 0376,


Address: Jack Friedman, Shop 647, Upper Level, Entrance 6, Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century City, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#5 Experience The Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Galileo Open Air Cinema
The Galileo Open Air Cinema
With venues across Cape Town and the Winelands, the Galileo Open Air Cinema (which returns in October, when the weather is fairer) has been delighting Capetonians with its fun experiences, great food and incredible screening venues since its inception.

Each year, the fan base and excitement grows, as eager moviegoers enjoy the unique experience of watching new or old favourites in the beauty of the open air.

One such venue is Century City’s Central Park, which is easily accessible and makes for a superb setting. So be sure to book your favourite film and enjoy some movie magic out in the night air…

Note: Gates open at 6pm, with movies starting at sunset. Also, excellent food and drinks are available through a host of on-site vendors and food stalls (or if you prefer, pack in your own picnic to enjoy).

Contact: +27 (071) 471 8728,


Address: The Galileo Open Air Cinema, Centural Park, Century City, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#6 Hit the Century City Natural Goods Market

Ready to face the new summer season, the Century City Natural Goods Market is back for business – and we couldn’t be happier about it.

As Cape Town’s premier outdoor natural goods market – and an experience suitable for kids and adults alike – this market is a fun and fresh experience to enjoy in the city, on the last Sunday of each summer month (barring December).

Browse through great goods; sample delicious, healthy meals (including curries, wraps, smoked fish and more) and mouth-watering sweet treats; sip top drinks (like specialty coffees, wines and champagne); shop for some gifts – or simply soak up the market atmosphere! Either way, you’re in for a treat!

Note: As an added bonus, visitors can also enjoy ferry boat rides from Intaka Island to Canal Walk.

Summer 2018/2019 dates run as follows: 
– 30 September 2018
– 29 October 2018
– 25 November 2018

*Market will be closed on last Sunday December

– 27 January 2019
– 24 February 2019
– 31 March 2019
– 28 April 2019

Contact: +27 (021) 531 2173,


Address: Century City Natural Goods Market, Central Park, Park Lane, Century City, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

Century City Natural Goods Market via Facebook
Century City Natural Goods Market via Facebook

#7 Play Fives Futbol at Century City

If you’re keen to enjoy some five-a-side football, this great facility (situated opposite Canal Walk) is going to become your dream destination.

Here, visitors can enjoy the beautiful game in all its glory, particularly as this all-weather, floodlit surface means the game can always go on!

The facility is open seven days a week and offers a professional, well-orchestrated and slickly run venue, suitable for holding organised games.

So, if you fancy yourself as the next Messi or Ronaldo – make your way to Fives Century City and show off your ball skills.

Contact: +27 (081) 721 8787,


Address: Fives Century City, Century City, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#8 Treat yourself at Life Day Spa Century City

Life Day Spa via Facebook
Life Day Spa via Facebook

Few things in life are as soothing and sensual as a spa treatment or a good, professional massage… and when the venue and facilities go all out to impress, oozing opulence and professionalism (like at Life Day Spa Century City) – it really enhances the experience in the most wonderful and memorable way!

At Life Day Spa, guests can be part of the wellness revolution and enjoy looking and feeling like their best selves.

Retivalise your mind, body and soul at this famous facility, which offers incredible facilities, quality customer service and cutting edge treatments (available for head to toe)

Note: Spa treatments are only available to those 16 years or older – and spa treatment vouchers are redeemable for three years from the purchase date. Booking in advance is strongly advised.

Contact:  +27 (021) 525 3883, (Whatsapp)+27 (072) 234 3708,


Address: Life Day Spa Century City, Corner of Century Boulevard and Rialto Road, Century City, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#9 Tear up the track with Century Karting

Not only is Century Karting considered South Africa’s best indoor karting venue, but they are hugely popular among local Capetonians and visitors to the city alike.

Adrenaline junkies will enjoy experiencing SA’s most accessible, mega-exciting sport – particularly as they can do so without having to break the bank!

Karting is carefully supervised, ensuring racing is as secure and safe as possible, so both novices and experienced racers alike will love tearing up the track at this excellent venue.

Whether you’re a new or old hand at racing – or simply wish to organise a fun event for your friends or staff to enjoy, look no further than the adrenaline-pumping, enthralling Century Karting Century City.

Note: Each driver receives a safety briefing, disposable helmet and hair net, and (for first time drivers) special driving instructions. What’s more, racing is available here seven days a week, 364 days of the year.

Contact: +27 (021) 525 1720,


Address: Century Karting Century City, 0A Century Avenue, Century City, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#10 Take the little ones to Canal Walk Kids World

Are your kids looking to join the coolest kids’ club around? Well then, look no further than Canal Walk’s Kids World!

This exciting, fun club is exclusive to children ages 4 to 12 and seeks to brings your kiddies the trendiest news, birthday gifts, newsletters and great Fun Zone/Craft Corner events in the Mother City.

Offering a wide range of fun activities for kids – like Slimy Saturday or Masks and Crowns – this club is sure to keep the kids happy and entertained for hours at a time!

Note: They also normally have a great holiday programme, perfect for helping you calmly plan out the holiday activities. You can subscribe to their newsletter or sign up to become a member for free. (Sign up as many as four kids at a time.)

Contact: (Canal Walk Vistor Information Centre) +27 (021) 529 9699


Address: Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century Boulevard, Century City, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

These are just some of the incredible markets, great shops and fun activities for you and your whole family to enjoy near Cape Town’s hip and happening Century City suburb.

Top 10 Restaurants near Bloubergstrand

With Table Mountain looming majestically as the backdrop and gorgeous, family and dog-friendly beaches and the Atlantic Ocean near at hand, Bloubergstrand (which translates as ‘blue mountain beach’) – and close-by Table View, too – is arguably one of the more beautiful suburbs in the Mother City.

And while there is plenty to do in the area – wind surfing, ocean walks, photography and surfing to name a few of the popular activities – this time, it’s the eateries that have our attention locked on Bloubergstrand and surrounds.

Here are ten of the best eateries near to beautiful Bloubergstrand:

#1 The Indian Chapter

If one thing can be said about The Indian Chapter Restaurant, it is that owner and hostess, Prim Reddy is one of the most warm and amazing hospitality hosts in the entire Cape Town restaurant scene.

What’s more, her gracefulness and passion for this eatery are always prevalent – so it’s no wonder that she easily inspires a great team of staff to help run her restaurant.

The Indian Chapter, which specialises in true Indian cuisine, is known for its authentic food, warm atmosphere and sound service. Here, guests are consistently handled with care and good attention.

And best of all? This might be some of the best Indian food you’ll taste in Cape Town – and beyond!

Contact: +27 (021) 557 5524


Address: The Indian Chapter, Carnaby Centre, 9 Marine Circle, Table View, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#2 Homespun by Matt

Homespun by Matt is one of the city’s most quietly impressive and exciting eateries… Inspired by owner, Matt Schreuder’s culinary journey across the globe, this cosy, beautifully aesthetic restaurant serves up a edible and visual feast both.

At Homespun, dishes are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate and the food is great, irrespective of whether you dine from the Chef’s Menu or the A La Carte Menu… Throw in a formidable wine list and you are well and truly set to enjoy a very memorable eat out experience.

If you’re keen to sink your teeth into this highly touted restaurant, be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment, as it is fiercely popular.

Contact: +27 (021) 556 2824,


Address: Homespun By Matt, 1 Porterfield Road, Table View, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

Homespun by Matt

#3 Doodles Beachfront Restaurant

Blessed with a famously gorgeous view of Table Mountain and the surrounding Table Bay, Doodles is a vibrant, scenic and above all, lively restaurant for diners to enjoy.

With a vast food menu, good live music performances and a unique setting, this restaurant is sure to wine and dine you long after sunset.

Not only does it cater to breakfasts, light lunches and dinner but it is also available for hire for private functions.

Contact: +27 (021) 554 1080,


Address: Doodles Beachfront Restaurant, 110 Beach Boulevard, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#4 On The Rocks Restaurant

At On The Rocks Restaurant – which, yes, you guessed it, sits perched literally on the rocks, overlooking the stunning ocean and mountains in the distance – freshly prepared, delicious meals, incredible views and a cheerful, seaside atmosphere are a given…

And with mouthwatering local dishes, like West Coast Soup or traditional Cape Malay Seafood Curry, added to the mix, you can’t go wrong.

And if that’s not enough to tempt you, then the picturesque ocean-meets-Table-Mountain views certainly will!

Contact: +27 (021) 554 1988,


Address: On The Rocks, 45 Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

On The Rocks
On The Rocks

#5 The Angus Grill

Famed for their Angus steaks, drool-worthy Eisbein and excellent burgers, this upmarket, chic eatery looks as good as the food tastes.

Great service, stellar views and a wide range of wines enhance the overall ambiance, ensuring you are in for a special restaurant experience in the Mother City.

The Angus Grill makes for a wonderful culinary adventure, every time!

Contact: +27 (021) 556 0589


Address: The Angus Grill, 1A Beach Bouelvard, Table View, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#6 Jerry’s Burger Bar Blouberg

With incredible burgers, great drinks and friendly, on-hands staff, this Jerry’s Burger Bar branch is a consistent winner.

Foodies alike agree that the burgers and tacos are delicious, while the hip decor and vintage motorcycles on display and awesome views help to further enhance the overall playful vibe that this eatery emits.

Note: This branch is often very busy, so booking is advised.

Contact: +27 (021) 556 0852,


Address: Jerry’s Burger Bar Blouberg, 1 Athens Road, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#7 The Fat Greek


If you wish to embark on a holiday in the Greek Isles without even leaving the city, then The Fat Greek might be able to help you there.

With its fresh, vibrant Greek cuisine, friendly service and warm owners (who are almost always present with a smile), it makes for a wonderful local restaurant offering.

The atmosphere is warm, food is well-priced and delicious and there’s the added bonus that you can bring your own quality South African (or international) wine at no extra charge – need we say more..?

Contact: +27 (021) 556 4737


Address: The Fat Greek, 2 Porterfield Road, Table View, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#8 The Royal Oak Pub & Restaurant

At The Royal Oak, the dedicated team strives to offer each and every guest who graces their halls a ‘home away from home’, in true British pub style.

This is the place you can go to when you need to quench your thirst, catch the big game live with your friends or simply enjoy delicious pub grub at its finest.

The atmosphere at this quaint, long-standing Cape Town eatery is fun and relaxed, the food is great and service always comes with a smile…

Note: The English Breakfast, Sunday Roasts and fish and chips are particular favourites.

Contact: +27 (021) 557 0354,


Address: The Royal Oak Pub & Restaurant, 2 Harvan Centre, Marine Circle, Table View, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#9 Blowfish Restaurant

Not every restaurant in the Mother City allows you to feast with your eyes as you eat – but at Blowfish Restaurant, you can certainly do just that!

With its spectacular location (again: think imposing Table Mountain, with the ocean stretched out spotlessly before it), great menus and excellent value-for-money dining, this fine seafood restaurant is sure to impress on all fronts.

So whether you are after a magical place for your special date, somewhere lovely to celebrate an important occasion – or even a great place to hold your wedding reception… look no further than Blowfish Restaurant.

Contact: +27 (021) 556 5464,


Address: Blowfish Restaurant, 1 Marine Drive, Dolphin Beach, Table View, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#10 Moyo Blouberg

Moyo Blouberg
Moyo Blouberg

Edging the delightful West Coast, Moyo Blouberg can be found at the bustling Eden on the Bay.

Here, an array of tasty African-inspired dishes, ocean views and sights of both Table Mountain and Robben Island await – and can all be savoured in one leisurely sitting.

Known for its warm hospitality, great food and prime location, Moyo Blouberg is definitely worth a visit when you’re anywhere near Bloubergstrand.

Contact: +27 (021) 286 0662,


Address: Moyo Blouberg,Shop 50, Eden on Big Bay Shopping Centre, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

These are just some of the stunning eateries you can enjoy in Bloubergstrand and nearby  Table View – so go on, it’s time to enjoy the food and the views!

Western Cape Stays We Love

We recently visited three different Western Cape stays with Afristay in search of cosy winter spots ( because let’s all be honest-Spring is still exceptionally cold in this tip of Africa, wonderful places to visit as a family and a romantic escapes. There were three places we loved…

For Couples…

Kagga Kamma, Cedarberg

The starry nights, the blissful silence and the endless low bushveld all lend itself to the perfect romantic stay. Cold morning and nights best for snuggling and warm days for a bit of exploration, 4×4 trails or quad biking. We only realised just how wonderful this would be for couples because we took our two kids both under the age of three. There is not much for young kids to do, so best leave them at home and come enjoy the quiet. We stayed in a hut suite which can accommodate families with a sleeper couch in the room whilst the cave suites are set aside for ‘just you two’. With nothing else in sight, the cave suites appear to be build into the rock formations and stairs lead up to the rock tops for great views.  The pool was closed at the time, but you can choose to have a outdoor spa treatment atop the rocks, do nature drives, quad bike rides or a 4×4 trail.






For Families…

Thali Thali, West Coast

This was a great choice of a place to visit with young kids. We stayed in a farm cottage right opposite the playground and a swimming pool ( for those hot west coast months). We visited in winter so the indoor fireplace, electric blankets, and wall heaters all really came in handy. There are numerous walking trails and game drives to spot animals ( other then the Big Five) which our toddler really loved. We braaied outside our cottage as the sun set and enjoyed breakfast in the restaurant with a view over the reserve. The West Coast is also the perfect base to try out kayaking, sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, surfing and more in Langebaan, Kraalbaai, Yzerfontein and Elandsbaai as a family.






For couples and families…

Bergsicht, Tulbagh

This has got to be one of our favorite stays in a long time. Think wood-fired hot tub, rustic-chic cottage overlooking the farmlands, morning coffee with mountain views and orchard walks. This truly is an ‘escape it all’ spot with cottages for couples only and ones big enough for families. Bergsicht has become very popular and gets booked up awhile in advance so find a weekend when you know you’ll need a break, and fancy dipping in an outdoor hot tub and book your stay. The cosy indoor fireplace, modern meets farmstyle decor and warm water with a view will be enough to persuade you and ensure you never want to leave.





Top 10 Restaurants near Durbanville

Durbanville is a place well-loved for its classy wine farms and peaceful suburbs, where city life is slow-paced and calming… but there’s a lot more to this Northern Suburbs stretch than meets the eye!

In fact, some of the most delightful restaurants and eateries in the Mother City lie in and around Durbanville… Let us introduce you to ten of the best restaurants near Durbanville:

#1 De Grendel Restaurant

Few restaurants in Cape Town are as show-stopping and visually stunning as De Grendel Restaurant… If the interiors and the views don’t leave your jaw hanging open in wonder, then the gorgeous, tastefully plated dishes (perfectly complemented by De Grendel Estate’s excellent wines…) certainly will.

Chef Ian Bergh – visible from behind his glass kitchen – will leave you positively enchanted and wishing for more… This is fine-dining at its best, after all.

Note: At De Grendel Restaurant, children under the age of 10 are not permitted to join for dinner. | And, for guests of 12 or more, an advance deposit is required.

Contact: +27 (021) 558 7035,


Address: De Grendel Wine Estate and Restaurant, Plattekloof Road, Panorama, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#2 Arugula Bistro & Bread

Although Arugula lies in the sleepy suburb of Welgemoed, it’s unquestionably one of the longest standing and most admired restaurants in the Northern Suburbs – and Cape Town as a whole too!

Fronted up by the go-getting Anouchka Horn, Neil Swart and their efficient team, Arugula runs like clockwork, bringing mouth-watering (beautifully plated) dishes to your table in no time at all.

This classy, family-friendly fine dining restaurant is quite meat-focused but there is still something for everyone to enjoy – even the kiddies, given that there’s a special, dedicated children’s menu.

Arugula is almost always busy, especially at nighttime and on weekends, so be sure to book ahead to avoid disappoint.

Contact: +27 (021) 913 6906,


Address: Arugula Bistro & Bread, Shop 18, Welgemoed Forum, Welgemoed, Cape Town.

#3 Diemersdal Farm Eatery

Situated on the beautiful Diemersdal Estate, Diemersdal Farm Eatery offers a taste of the countryside, peaceful farm vibes and above all, good, quality food.

Housed within a restored former stable, this cosy eatery is a treat for the tastebuds – as everything from hearty Sunday lunches to tantalising Steak Nights or incredible, freshly baked bread can be enjoyed here.

The restaurant, which possesses a laid-back atmosphere and soothing interiors, offers great food – cooked by chef Martin de Kock – that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is to the taste…

Note: Regrettably, no dogs allowed.

Contact: +27 (021) 976 1810,


Address: Diemersdal Farm Eatery, M58 (Koeberg Rd), Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa.
Francois Pistorius via

#4 The Hussar Grill Willowbridge

With eateries spread across the country, Hussar Grill is one restaurant chain that requires no introduction. And, if you’re in the mood for steak, they are always the answer.

But their Willowbridge branch might just be one of the most beautiful. It’s cosy, snug and offers gorgeous views of the green, surrounding suburbs… Oh, and it’s also conveniently positioned at Willowbridge Shopping Centre, meaning it is centrally located within the Northern Suburbs.

This eatery is renowned for being one of the most consistently great restaurants near Durbanville – don’t you think it’s time you paid it a visit to see why?

Note: Walk-ins are welcome but bookings are advised.

Contact: +27 (021) 9140757,


Address: Hussar Grill Willowbridge, Shop G21, Willowbridge Shopping Centre, Carl Cronje Drive, Tyger Valley, Bellville Park, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#5 Durbanville Hills Restaurant

Durbanville Hills Restaurant offers diners an ideal environment in which they can escape the city rush – and instead, embrace the gorgeous Durbanville Wine Valley.

This elegant, airy restaurant space – which showcases earthy, wood tones and South African decor at its best – provides the perfect blend of quality estate wines and delicious, unpretentious cuisine, prepared by chef Louisa Greeff.

Whether you sit inside or out on the wooden deck, you are assured stunning views of Table Mountain, the rolling hills and so much more. So lean back and enjoy all that this popular Durbanville restaurant has to offer you…

Contact: +27 (021) 558 1300,


Address: Durbanville Hills, Tygerberg Valley Road, Cape Farms, Durbanville, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#6 Annapurna

For those craving rich Indian cuisine at its best, Annapurna offers a wonderful array of dishes for every type of palate. In fact, this restaurant offers a taste explosion in the best possible way(s)!

For many, Annapurna has been a firm favourite since its opening in 2001 – and with its quality food, reliably good service and authenticity, it isn’t hard to understand why.

It’s neatly tucked away near the Tyger Waterfront, so while it isn’t right in Durbanville, it’s within easy driving distance – and you will definitely want to pay them a visit!

Contact: +27 (021) 914 4802,


Address: Annapurna, Shop 7, Canal Edge Walkway, Carl Cronje Drive, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#7 Alberto’s

This long-standing restaurant offers great service, relaxed dining spaces (whether you sit indoors or outside) and a good mix of South African meals, stellar Eisbein and excellent pizzas too… a relatively new addition to the menu!

For those looking for a warm, family-friendly eatery, which is well-priced and proudly run, then Alberto’s is the perfect place to go with your friends and family alike.

Contact: +27 (021) 9751480


Address: Alberto’s, 10 King Street, Skilpadvlei, Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa.

#8 Yoco Eatery

At Yoco Eatery, they say ‘the art is in the eating’… And that is true – almost literally! For this beautiful restaurant lies just next door to the Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, a popular local art gallery and itself a Durbanville attraction.

Add up the two and you have the perfect art-meets-food combination. Sit outside in the courtyard or inside in this airy space, and enjoy this eatery’s serenity and tasty food.

Here, freshness, local produce and good food and service take precedence – and it truly shows.

Contact: +27 (021) 975 6322,


Address: Yoco Eatery, 10 Wellington Road, Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa.

#9 Roco Mamas Durbanville


Roco Mamas Durbanville is a great place to go for generous meals with your friends, families or colleagues.

It has a fun atmosphere, cool decor and a great central location… and the food, oh, the food. Think gourmet burgers, incredible shakes and divine fries.

So if you are looking for a chilled, quality eatery in Durbanville, you can’t go wrong with this excellent Roco Mamas branch…

Contact: +27 (021) 975 5457,


Address: Roco Mamas Durbanville, Palm Grove Centre, Corner of Main and Church Street, Durbanville, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#10 Zibaldone Italian Restaurant

Although it is located within Bellville’s Tyger Waterfront, this excellent Italian restaurant remains one you can’t miss when you’re in and around Durbanville.

Owners , Adriano and Roberto Pietrella, bring their vast restaurant experience in the Northern Suburbs to the table here, serving up an eatery that is smart, trendy and wholesome.

What’s more, the menu comfortably sits somewhere between traditional, local food and rustic Italian cuisine.

Join them in this stunning, waterfront-side setting for relaxed, al fresco lunches or stylish dinners.

Note: Zibaldone is open once a month for Sunday lunch; be sure to book well in advance though!

Contact:  +27 (021) 914 1771,


Address: Zibaldone Italian Restaurant, Shop 1B, Tygerlake Building,
Tygerfalls Entrance, Tygervalley Waterfront, Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa.

These are just a few of the top, tantalising eateries around Durbanville… knives and forks at the ready, now, go!

Top 10 Activities in Constantia

Constantia is loved for its wines, Cape history and stunning scenery – but this beautiful part of Cape Town is full of great fun and adventure too, if only you know where to look and what to do!

And, without further ado, these are the best things to do in and around Constantia:

#1 Dine at Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia offers not only one of the most beautiful wine farms and restaurants in one – but it is, in every sense, one of the finest gastronomic experiences a foodie can enjoy in the Mother City.

Critics and food fans alike agree, Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia is a winner… Things are kept fun and fresh and positively stunning – and the result is mesmerising.

The setting, food and service are all world-class… So be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Contact: +27 (021) 794 8632


Address: Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia, Constantia Main Road, Glen Alpine, Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

Sam Linsell, Drizzle & Dip via

#2 Hop on the Constantia Valley Wine Bus

Few things in Cape Town are as much fun as the City Sightseeing Bus Tours – and the Constantia Valley Wine Bus is one of the best at that!

Visit South Africa’s rich wine valley, Constantia, and enjoy these three awesome wine farm stops: Groot Constantia, Eagles Nest and Beau Constantia.

And, since you’ll be perfectly positioned to enjoy some of the area’s finest restaurants – including Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia, Jonkershuis Restaurant, Foxcroft and Harbour House Constantia Nek – book ahead to enjoy a great meal on the trip too!

Note: To hop on the Constantia Wine Bus, simply join a Mini Peninsula Tour.

Contact: +27 (021) 511 6000,


Address: (City Sightseeing Tour Offices) V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay and Long Street

#3 Wine tasting at Buitenverwachting

Beautiful Buitenverwachting has plenty to offer visitors, with its classy restaurant, amazing wines and incredible Constantia Wine Valley views, it is an experience from the moment you set foot on its grounds.

The wine tasting at this prestigious estate is held in the historic wine cellar, where the interiors are casual, calming and comfortable.

Sit inside and sip, or enjoy a glass out on the lawns with your friends and loved ones – the choice is yours and either option is ideal.

Note: All wines are offered for tasting at a set fee of R50 and tastings work on a first come, first served basis.

Contact: +27 (021) 794 5190/1


Address: Buitenverwachting Wine Farm, 37 Klein Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#4 Family outing at Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia, South Africa’s oldest wine estate, is a special place for young and old to enjoy… Not all wine farms feel family-friendly but this one most certainly does!

Explore the gorgeous Cape Dutch Manor House, delve down into the Cloete Cellar, head wine tasting or simply dine at Jonkershuis Restaurant or Simon’s Restaurant after a stroll about this estate… Whatever you do, great fun (and good food and wine) lie in waiting!

Note: Groot Constantia is one of the stops of the City Sightseeing Constantia Wine Bus.

Contact: +27 (021) 794 5128,


Address: Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#5 Climbing fun at Acrobranch Constantia

Those craving some adventure for the whole family need look no further than the thrilling Acrobranch Constantia.

Here, co-workers, friends and families can enjoy taking to the tree tops. And for kids, there’s an Acro-twigs adventure course, a 1.4-metre Swinging Tarzan and so much more to enjoy.

Each of Acrobranch’s three courses are carefully supervised by experienced guides and the safe harnesses keep your bodies secure – so everyone can enjoy a great time climbing through the tree tops, with quality peace of mind in tact.

Contact: 086 999 0369


Address: Acrobranch Constantia, 1 Hout Bay Main Road, Constantia Nek, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#6 Ziplining with SA Forest Adventures

Few things are as exhilarating as ziplining – after all, its good, secure outdoor fun at its best.

Situated in Constantia Nek, on the lovely Silvermist Estate, this great experience is perfect for outdoor lovers, nature seekers and adrenaline junkies alike.

The outing starts off with a 4×4 drive that takes you up into the Constantia mountains, where, surrounded by incredible natural flora and fauna, you will embark on your zipline adventure…

The platforms and lines offer gorgeous views so it’s an even more memorable experience out in the fresh air.  And with SA Forest Adventures – one of South Africa’s leading adventure companies –  you know you’re in good hands because their guides are all hands-on and great.

Contact: 021 7950 225, 079 495 3987,


Address: SA Forest Adventures, Silvermist Estate, Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#7 Rose picking at Chart Farm


Chart Farm is loved far and wide across Cape Town for its amazing, affordable and altogether romantic rose picking experience. So be sure to visit this gorgeous farm – which covers some 12 hectares and lies near Wynberg – to either pick your own – or buy some pre-picked ones.

The roses are a glorious sight to see (whether you visit to pick or not) and there’s a lovely little restaurant, where you can enjoy a light snack or good coffee.

Wow your partner, share special memories with the ones you love or simply take the family for a day out in the sunshine.

Note: Chart Farm is only open to rose picking at certain times of the year, so please check ahead before visiting. Also, secateurs and buckets are supplied at the farm stall.

Contact: +27 (021) 761 0434


Address: Chart Farm, Klaassens Road, Wynberg, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#8 Shop up a storm at Constantia Village

This lovely shopping village offers a wide assortment of things to buy, browse and eat. What’s more, The Constantia Village’s delightful surroundings match the shopping experience and product offerings perfectly, meaning customers are always in for a treat.

It’s also a secure complex, with ample parking (something of a rarity in Cape Town, it must be said…), so you can shop till you drop and then safely head home content, with all your day-to-day errands run and the groceries sorted.

Contact: +27 (021) 794 5065,


Address: The Constantia Village, Corner of Constantia Main and Spaanschemat River Roads, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#9 Tea time at Foxcroft Restaurant

Foxcroft is a place of culinary magic, where everything available for eating looks too good not to try! Be wowed by amazing pastries, awesome meals and a lovely dining atmosphere in one.

If you’re in the Constantia Winelands, you really can’t leave without trying something from this incredible restaurant offering.

Contact: +27 (021) 202 3304


Address: Foxcroft, High Constantia Centre, Shop 8/9, Corner of Constantia Main Road and Groot Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#10 Head to Earth Fair Food Market

Earth Fair Market via Facebook
Earth Fair Market via Facebook

Found within the South Palms Centre, the Earth Fair  Food Market Tokai is one of the Southern Suburbs most memorable and fun experiences.

This family-friendly market, which takes place every Wednesday and Saturday, offers plenty of amazing goodies and products to browse through and buy.

What’s more, the market has a fun vibe so it’s perfect for winding a Wednesday down or enjoying a Saturday out with friends and family.



Address: Earth Fair Market, South Palms Centre, 333 Main Road, Tokai, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

These are just some of the fun activities and places you can enjoy in Constantia – don’t miss out!

Top 10 Activities near Durbanville

Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs are known for their enviable winelands (which lie a hop, skip and jump away), laid-back, family-friendly suburbs – and most of all, for the peacefulness that prevails, as you head just outside of the city centre and into quiet suburbia.

In Durbanville (and its surrounding neighbourhoods), Cape Town is blessed with more than a handful of unique gems – including gorgeous wine farms, classy eateries and shops and some excellent outdoor adventures too!

Here are the top ten things to do in and around Durbanville:

#1 Dine at De Grendel

Few places in Durbanville (and indeed, Cape Town as a whole) are as widely praised as this superb wine farm.

De Grendel is known for its outstanding views (particularly of Table Mountain in the distance), excellent wines and its multiple award-winning restaurant. If that’s not enough to tempt to visit, then we don’t know what is!

De Grendel Restaurant – which is gorgeous without a drop of pretentiousness – lies safe within the talented hands of chef Ian Bergh, who, along with his team, works his magic behind the glassed-in kitchen.

Watch in wonder as your food is prepared and then feast on an array of mouthwatering and visually stunning dishes. These draw from a classic, ever-changing and altogether creative menu, which incorporates locally sourced ingredients and inventive modernity.

Note: At De Grendel Restaurant, children under the age of 10 are not permitted to join for dinner. | Also, for guests of 12 or more, an advance deposit is required.

Contact: +27 (021) 558 7035,


Address: De Grendel Wine Estate and Restaurant, Plattekloof Road, Panorama, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#2 Let them eat cake at Soet Society Cafe

Few things in this world are as well-loved and delicious as a selection of exquisite, beautifully baked cakes… And at Soet Society Cafe, cake lovers will find themselves well and truly in cake heaven.

At Soet, you can order from a wide selection of cakes, dreamily decorated and delicious tasting. Best of all, the cakes change daily, so you can always expect to find something new to sample!

Soet offers an excellent cake platter, which allows you to choose any four slices of cake. It is perfect for sharing – or even enjoying on your own, if you’re a true cake fanatic! This can be ordered for the reasonable price of just R79.

While you’re there, browse the other interesting offerings found within the Soet Emporium, of which Soet Society Cafe forms part.

Contact: +27 (021) 975 5294,


Address: Soet Society Cafe, 11 Wellington Road, Durbanville, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#3 Sip on good wine at Durbanville Hills

Durbanville Hills is famed far and wide for its gorgeous wines. As such, no visit to the Durbanville Wine Valley is complete without a fun, quality wine tasting at this classy Durbanville estate.

As you relax at the indoor and outdoor tasting centre, choose from the likes of the Cheese, Chocolate, Biltong and Dried Fruit or Crystal pairing/tasting options.

And, if you’d like to see even more of this incredible wine estate, don’t forget to book ahead to enjoy an insightful cellar tour!

Note: Cellar tours must be booked at least 24 hours in advance and are available from Monday – Friday. Tours cost R80 per person (and include the Crystal tasting).

Contact: +27 (021) 5581300,


Address: Durbanville Hills, Tygerberg Valley Road, Cape Farms, Durbanville, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#4 Hike in Tygerberg Nature Reserve


Tygerberg Nature Reserve is a beautiful, peaceful and well-maintained nature reserve, nestled above the sleepy suburb of Welgemoed.

The views from the reserve are truly spectacular and, at a very low cost rate, it offers some excellent outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy. These include: several easy to moderate hiking trails, picnics and even some insightful lessons at the Kristo Pienaar Environmental Education (located just near the entrance).

Plus, there is a rich, diverse landscape of unique flora (and some fauna) to be marvelled at.

So if you’re looking for a great place to enjoy the fresh air, catch up on your daily fitness or simply to spend time with the ones you love, then head to Tygerberg Nature Reserve.

Note: Selected parts of the reserve are wheel-chair friendly. | From 1 November 2018, the Plattekloof access gate will be permanently closed.

Contact: +27 (021) 444 8971,


Address: Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Totius Street, Welgemoed, Northern Suburbs, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#5 Enjoy art appreciation at Rust-en-Vrede Gallery

Art lovers, this one’s for you… The well-established Rust-en-Vrede Gallery showcases inspiring works by both emerging and established artists alike.

Situated within a beautiful Cape Dutch building and National Monument, visitors can enjoy traversing three exhibition spaces.

The main gallery consists of two rooms, known as Salon A and B, while Salon C is the entrance room and offers more informal, solo- or group-exhibitions.

Exhibitions change on a monthly basis and the gallery itself is free to the public.

Note: You can also enjoy eating at the delightful Yoco Eatery before or after you’ve explored the museum’s interiors.

Contact: +27 (021) 976 4691,


Address: Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, 10 Wellington Road, Durbanville, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#6 Tuck into gourmet burgers at Roco Mamas Durbanville

Ah, Roco Mamas – the place where burger dreams come to life! And happily, the Durbanville branch is one of the friendliest and most fun you can find anywhere in the Mother City!

Choose from a mouthwatering selection of gourmet burgers, chips and shakes to name just a few of the menu options.

How it works is you receive an order sheet and fill out your order from there. And, to keep things even more playful, the waiting staff all go by aliases.

Roco Mamas Durbanville is centrally located, laid-back and altogether great – so, if you haven’t been yet, you really need to make a plan to visit them soon!

Contact: +27 (021) 975 5457,


Address: Roco Mamas Durbanville, Palm Grove Centre, Corner of Main and Church Street, Durbanville, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.


#7 Visit the Durbanville Rose Garden

Durbanville Rose Garden is one of Durbanville’s most iconic and pretty spots. Here, you can enjoy a stroll among the roses free of charge – just please don’t pick any!

This attractive, award-winning rose garden is ideal for a family picnic, springtime walk or even as a lovely backdrop to special wedding photos (which is what it is often used for).

A fun jungle gym and the smooth, paved paths through the rose bushes make it especially child-friendly, so be sure to bring the whole family along.

Note: On Sundays, during October through to May, visitors are invited to enjoy tea (served by various charity organisations) in the garden’s tearoom. Tea is served from 14:30 pm – 17:30 pm.

Contact: +27 (021) 948 8717


Address: Durbanville Rose Garden, 33 Drakenstein Road, Durbanville Hills, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#8 Explore Durbanville Nature Reserve

Located just next door to the Durbanville Race Course, one finds the small, but beautiful Durbanville Nature Reserve.

Here, amid the hustle and bustle of suburban life, you can step out into the fresh air and enjoy exploring this protected plot of land.

It offers some great walking trails and wheel-chair-friendly paths, picnic spots and birdwatching sites and is also home to some excellent local flora and fauna.

Happily, this reserve is also free to visit, making it a real gem indeed! So go on… lose yourself in the beauty of this unique, little reserve.

Contact: +27 (021) 979 0060,


Address: Durbanville Nature Reserve, Race Course Road, Durbanville, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#9 Shop till you drop at Willowbridge Mall

Shopaholics rejoice because the upmarket and vibrant Willowbridge Mall offers some 90 stores, which include everything from boutique clothing and home ware stores (like @home) to Woolworths and Pick n Pay.

There are also some great restaurants to be enjoyed here, including Hussar Grill, Primi Piatti and Baconville. And, best of all, every Saturday, shoppers and visitors alike can enjoy browsing the popular Willowbridge Slow Market.

The centre is also extremely child-friendly and has a wonderful outdoor play area, which keeps the little ones occupied for hours at a time.

Prepare to shop till you drop at Willowbridge Mall… you have been warned.

Contact: +27 (021) 914 7218,


Address: Willowbridge Mall, 39 Carl Cronje Drive, Tyger Valley, Northern Suburbs, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#10 Head to Willowbridge Slowmarket


Situated at the bustling, oh-so-trendy Willowbridge Mall, this laid-back, fun market takes place every Saturday, from 09:00 am – 14:00 pm.

At Willowbridge Slowmarket, you can browse a wide assortment of food, clothing, jewellery and home ware stalls. Then, when you’re done, you can still catch up on your Saturday shopping or lunchtime outing to Willowbridge Mall itself.

All goods on offer at this chilled market are of the highest quality and are organic or lovingly made/selected, so you can rest easy knowing you will leave with only the best buys in the Northern Suburbs!

Contact: +27 (021) 886 8514, +27 (072) 416 4890,


Address: Willowbridge Slowmarket, Willowbridge Mall, 39 Carl Cronje Drive, Tyger Valley, Northern Suburbs, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

These are just some of the best picks from Durbanville and its surrounds – be sure to check them all out next time you’re in the idyllic Northern Suburbs.

Top 10 Restaurants in Constantia

Ah, Constantia… the land of beauty, lushness and gorgeous winelands – what could be more wonderful?

Well, what about world-class eateries to rival the best anywhere in Cape Town and beyond?

Because, along with its esteemed winelands, incredible history and spectacular scenery, that is precisely what makes Constantia so popular these days.

So, without further ado, here are the top ten not-so-secret gems Constantia has on offer:

#1 La Colombe Restaurant

Situated on the beautiful Silvermist Estate, La Colombe Constantia is a world-class restaurant, which continues to wow its visitors, year in, year out. So it’s no surprise to learn that it rakes in local and international awards aplenty.

Vastly talented proprietor Scot Kirton believes in clean flavours and classical elegance, meaning that, with the restaurant’s French-meets-Asian cuisine, you can expect a most marvellous marriage of food flavours and styles… And with capable executive chef, James Gaag at the helm, great things are a given too!

The food is pure, flavourful art mixed with creative beauty – and it tastes as amazing as it looks to the eyes. This ensures both a visual and literal feast for guests.

Plus, the restaurant’s setting and fine dining interiors are second to none… Tempted, anyone?

Note: You can also enjoy either of La Colombe’s sister restaurants: La Petite Colombe (found in Franschhoek) – or Foxcroft, which happily also lies in Constantia!

Contact: +27 (021) 794 2390


Address: La Colombe Restaurant, Silvermist Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#2 Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia

With Chefs Warehouse & Canteen and Chefs Warehouse at Maison, you would think that there would be no more (stomach) space for another superb Chefs offering… but thankfully, you’d be gravely mistaken!

In fact, this might just be one of the most imposing in terms of setting and natural location, for rolling vineyards, mountains and all-glass views add a special sense of occasion to this gorgeous restaurant.

What about the food? Well, in true Chefs style, it is sublime (be prepared to book ahead!)… And of course, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the masterful chef, Liam Tomlin, who plays a big, guiding role in each of these excellent, well-loved eateries.

Note: We also seriously love Thali, found in Gardens, Cape Town.

Contact: +27 (021) 794 8632


Address: Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia, Constantia Main Road, Glen Alpine, Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#3 Foxcroft Restaurant

Sister restaurant to La Colombe Constantia and La Petite Colombe, Foxcroft is yet another incredible offering – though this time it’s Scot Kirton and chef proprietor/amazing pastry chef, Glen ‘Foxcroft’ Williams firmly in the culinary driving seat.

Foxcroft, an elegant, reservation-driven restaurant, prioritises deliciousness over everything else… and you can definitely taste that!

Working with the best local and international suppliers, at Foxcroft, they have things finely tuned – and everything is mouthwatering and beautifully plated or set up.

Add to that good service and a warm, inviting restaurant setting – and you’re in for a real treat!

Contact: +27 (021) 202 3304


Address: Foxcroft, High Constantia Centre, Shop 8/9, Corner of Constantia Main Road and Groot Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.


#4 Greenhouse

At Greenhouse – situated at the esteemed Cellars-Hohenort Hotel – legendary executive chef, Peter Tempelhoff and oh-so-talented head chef, Ashley Moss, bring food magic to life, as they front up a disciplined, skillful culinary team.

Greenhouse invites you to be part of a South African dining experience unlike any other – in essence, it is joyful, exploratory and fun!

This is the place where great food, timelessness and Cape class come together perfectly – isn’t it time you (re)visited?

Contact: +27 (021) 795 6226


Address: Greenhouse, The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#5 Jonkershuis Restaurant

Found on the most historic Groot Constantia Estate, Jonkershuis Restaurant is unquestionably a firm favourite among locals and tourists alike.

Here, guests can enjoy a warm, soothing indoor or outdoor experience, a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere – and, above all, delectable, traditional Cape Malay cuisine.

Jonkershuis offers a variety of venues – perfect for special celebrations, get-togethers or lunch out in the Constantia Winelands.

Whatever the occasion, prepare to fall head-over-heels in love with this unique restaurant… because there’s just something truly special about this quintessential Cape-style eatery.

Contact: +27 (021) 794 6255,


Address: Jonkershuis Restaurant, Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.


#6 Bistro Sixteen82

Located on the delightful Steenberg – and named after the year in which the estate was founded – one finds the marvellous Bistro Sixteen82.

First opened in 2009, this eatery has gone from strength to strength, as it serves up delicious tapas and bistro-style offerings.

In fact, aside from the love its visitors have for it, Bistro Sixteen82 has won much local and international expert praise – and has even been listed among 20 of the World’s Best Winery Restaurants by Canada’s Wine Access magazine.

At Bistro Sixteen82, good wine meets with great food, prepared by innovative executive chef, Kerry Kilpin, who loves to create food that bursts with seasonal freshness and flavour.

Contact: +27 (021) 713 2211,


Address: Bistro Sixteen82, Steenberg Farm, Steenberg Road, Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#7 Buitenverwachting Restaurant

Found on the beautiful Buitenverwachting Estate, this restaurant forms a uniquely historic part of this quality Constantia wine farm.

After a devastating storm hit in June 2017, the restaurant had to undergo some renovations – but now, it is back better than ever before!

Its interiors reflect the estate’s clean, simple lines and classic elements. What’s more, the mountain-facing terrace allows guests to soak up the picture-perfect views, even as they enjoy good food and wine.

The surrounding flora, meanwhile, inspires head chef and partner, Edgar Osoijnik, to create incredible rustic-meets-refined food.

The end result? A beautiful establishment, where great wine, food and mountain views exist in blissful harmony.

Contact: +27 (021) 794 3522


Address: Buitenverwachting Wine Farm and Restaurant, 37 Klein Constantia Road, Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#8 The Bistro @ Klein Constantia

The Bistro at Klein Constantia is a delightful mix of food and wine. It is all about farm-to-table goodness, head-to-toe braveness and country fare… All in all, it ensures a veritable feast of unique dishes, enhanced by Klein Constantia’s choicest wines.

This chic, airy space is where Cordon Bleau chef, Graham Davies, brings his love of European food influences and South Africa’s rich culinary history together beautifully – making it a winner every time.

Note: From June to September, The Bistro will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Contact: +27 (021) 794 5188,


Address: The Bistro at Klein Constantia Estate, Klein Constantia Road, Nova Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#9 Harbour House Constantia Nek

The Harbour House Group might have several restaurants dotted about the Cape Peninsula, but after its famous Kalk Bay branch, Constantia Nek is arguably one of the most impressive as far as settings go.

Overlooking the beautiful Constantia Winelands and uniquely situated atop Constantia Nek, this graceful, predominantly seafood eatery provides guests with a memorable restaurant setting – and quality, fresh food to boot.

Note: The venue is also perfect for small, intimate weddings, corporate functions or even international tour groups.

Contact: +27 (021) 795 0688,


Address: Habour House Constantia Nek, Constantia Nek, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.


#10 Chardonnay Deli

While not strictly a restaurant (it’s in fact an upmarket farm stall, bakery and deli in one), it would be remiss of us to not include Chardonnay Deli on a best Constantia restaurants list.

This is down to the fact that it is one of the most popular pit-stops in the Constantia Wine Valley… And when you cross over into its cosy, inviting threshold – bursting with all kinds of mouthwatering goods and thoughtful products – you’ll understand why.

Owned by the successful Charmaine Lilje (who is behind Chardonnay Chefs, a top catering company), Chardonnay Deli is big on organic, healthy foods and homemade products alike. This makes it even more appealing, especially to health-conscious eaters and mindful shoppers.

Stock up on your essentials, browse the vast selection of excellent cakes or even just lose yourself in the glorious food labyrinth that is Chardonnay Deli… Either way, you’ll leave inspired, revitalised and wowed.

Contact: +27 (021) 795 0606


Address: Chardonnay Deli, Constantia Main Road, Constantia, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

These are just some of the incredible eateries nestled in the gorgeous Constantia Winelands region – and we think each one is memorable and special in its own right.

Top 10 Activities near Simon’s Town

Cape Town’s naval suburb, Simon’s Town, is one of the city’s best places for young and old to explore.

With fascinating, beautifully preserved history, gorgeous beaches (inhabited by adorable African penguins) and its location within driving distance of tourist attractions like Cape Point – it must be said, Simon’s Town has some pretty choice experiences to enjoy in and around it.

Here are the best activities near Simon’s Town to whet your adventurer’s spirit:

#1 Visit the penguins at Boulders Beach

This is pretty much a no-brainer – after all, Boulders Beach is probably the biggest attraction in Simon’s Town!

Not only is it child-friendly and safe but it’s great year-round. So it’s no wonder this beach draws tourists and locals back again and again.

This gorgeous, protected beach – blessed with sheltered coves, marvellous granite boulders and adorable African penguins who live around and swim near the beach – is one of the city’s most special experiences.

If you’re keen to splash in its beautiful waters, swim with the penguins or relax on its smooth, sandy shores or boulders, simply head there today!

Note: Boulders Beach is a paid beach and costs R76 per adult and R41 per child; prices valid until 31 October 2018.

Contact: +27 (021) 786 2329


Address: Boulders Beach, Kleintuin Road, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#2 Make a trip to Cape Point

After Boulders, Cape Point – situated within the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, in Table Mountain National Park – is probably the best place to visit around Simon’s Town.

This spectacular, wild place has it all: rich flora and fauna (particularly its ostriches and baboons!), dual lighthouses, glorious,’ocean-meets-cliff’ scenery, a classy restaurant – and wonderful picnic sites, hiking trails and accommodation, too!

If you do any one thing while you’re in the Deep South, head to Cape Point. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the whole family.

Contact: +27 (021) 780 9010,


Address: Cape Point, Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#3 Lunch at Seaforth

This outstanding seafood restaurant is one of the best picks in Simon’s Town. Not only does it overlook Seaforth Beach (another local attraction) but it’s within close distance to Boulders Beach too.

But it holds more allure than just that, as it offers some of the best service, interiors and fresh, delectable food you will find anywhere in the Mother City.

When you’re feeling peckish, make a stop at Seaforth and, while you dine, soak up the natural beauty!

Contact: +27 (021) 786 4810


Address: Seaforth Restaurant, Seaforth Beach, Seaforth Road, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#4 Dig around in Scratch Patch

Found in the V&A, Ostrich Farm and Simon’s Town, Scratch Patch is an incredibly fun and educational centre for both parents and kiddies alike.

Discover the magic of minerals, as you dig about among gorgeous gem stones, trying to find the most beautifully coloured, unique or cool ones to take home with you. Yes, that’s right – because you pay for them, you get to keep them!

This space is pretty vast – and the stones are endless! It’s great fun for everyone, particularly for the little ones.

And when you’re done, why not grab a bite to eat or browse for more gemstone-orientated goodies?

Contact: +27 (021) 786 2020


Address: Scratch Patch, Dido Valley Road, Simon’s Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#5 Explore the incredible Warrior Toy Museum

This wonderful toy museum is a delight for young and old. Within its cosy confines, you can find some 4000 model cars, 500 teddies and dolls, two fully operational railroads and so many more toys on display!

Revisit your best childhood memories, as you share in your child’s precious ones… And for those passionate about collecting toys, there is even a sales section.

Whatever tickles your toy fancy, no one will leave without a dash of stardust and childlike wonder back in their eyes…

Note: There is a small per person entry fee of R10 for adults and R5 for children.

Contact: +27 (021) 786 1395


Address: Warrior Toy Museum, St George’s Street, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#6 Visit the SA Naval Museum

Whether you are fascinated by our naval history or not, this museum is an insightful, neat and wonderfully presented slice of local history.

The museum is wonderful – and so is the chapel. What’s more, the curatorship is excellent and really ensures a memorable visit.

The items on display are rich and plentiful, while the venue’s old-world charm enchants and allows you to really step back in time.

Contact: +27 (021) 787 4686


Address: SA Naval Museum, St George’s Street, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#7 Hike to Just Nuisance

The grave of Just Nuisance, a charming dog enlisted into the Royal Navy, might not seem like a really exciting thing to visit – but he made up a unique part of Simon’s Town and forms part of its very real, raw history.

This lovable, clever pooch was a true local legend and was even laid to rest with full military colours and a dignified send off.

He held a special place in the heart of this naval place and it’s worth climbing the stairs up Red Hill to pay your respects – and enjoy the views.

Note: The hike is suitable for children some ten years and older, and makes for an easy hike/walk overall.

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Address: Simon’s Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#8 Immerse yourself in The Heritage Museum


This unique museum highlights the widespread plight and segregation faced by so many during the Apartheid Era.

Here, you will learn the pain of the past, even as you marvel at its more beautiful side, which includes many special photos and memories.

Each room is filled to the brim with a sense of culture and remembered history, making the museum entirely worth the visit… if only to remember and learn from the terrible mistakes of South Africa’s past.

Contact: +27 (021) 786 2302,


Address: The Heritage Museum, Amlay House, King George’s Way, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#9 Head to the Heather Auer Art & Sculpture Gallery

First established in 1989, this charming gallery is located at the home studio of Heather Auer. It is stocked with a wide array of original art, from some great South African artists.

You can also enjoying some of Heather’s best paintings and bronze works, as well as some special Township Art.

So, whether you’re an art expert or simply an art appreciator, add this to your list!

Note: Visits by appointment only.

Contact: +27 (082) 779 2695,


Address: Heather Auer Art & Sculpture Gallery, 10 Forrest Way , Glencairn, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#10 Glencairn Tidal Pool

On its own, Glencairn forms a delightful part of Cape Town, and its beach is perfect for dog walking, swimming, snorkelling and long strolls by the sea…

What’s more, near Glencairn Beach, visitors can enjoy a lovely tidal pool. It is perfect for safe swimming – or even just a good time out in the open air.

For those looking for something fun and free to do outdoors, look no further than this pretty tidal pool.

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Address: Glencairn Beach, Glencairn, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

These are just some of the super experiences you can enjoy in Simon’s Town. Which is first on your bucket list of adventures?

Top 10 Restaurants in Camps Bay

Camps Bay is one of Cape Town’s most glamorous suburbs… In fact, with its beautiful beach(es), gorgeous mountain and ocean views and pricey, seaside mansions, it’s the envy of many across the world.

And while there’s plenty of outdoor fun, luxury and beach glamour to enjoy here, there’s also some great food and drinks in the mix.

Here are some of the best restaurants in Camps Bay… And they are sure to keep you happy and inspired long after the sun has set!

#1 Bilboa

If you’re craving a restaurant that’s elegant, chic and blessed with an enviable location, then you need look no further than Camps Bay’s beautiful Bilboa.

This relatively new, seaside offering provides visitors with fresh, tasty food, contemporary chic decor and a sensational setting.

It’s quickly cemented itself as one of the best restaurants Camps Bay has to offer… so isn’t it time you popped by?

Contact: +27 (021) 286 5155,


Address: Bilboa Restaurant, Shop 120, First Floor, The Promenade,
Victoria Bay, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#2 Azure Restaurant

This five-star restaurant needs no introduction. It’s not only one of the most sumptuous and lovely in the Camps Bay strip, but also in the entire Mother City.

Here, fine dining meets incredible views – and the result is quite spectacular. Choose between local or international dishes, which include seafood, meat and vegetarian options.

And don’t forget to save space for dessert… Bea’s double baked cheesecake (preferably enjoyed out on the terrace…) is sure to hit every sweet spot!

Note: The dress code is semi formal – and for men, trousers and closed shoes are required.

Contact: +27 (021) 437 9029,


Address: Azure Restaurant, Twelve Apostles Hotel, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#3 The Hussar Grill Camps Bay

Steak lovers, this one is just for you… And, as it serves up great meals (especially those incredible steaks) with good consistency, it’s small wonder that this Hussar Grill branch is one of the most popular eateries in Camps Bay.

Visit it for a memorable meal in a fun surrounding, with good service and quality all around.

And sure, Hussar Grill might be found across SA now – but this branch is pretty special, take it from us…

Contact: +27 (021) 438 0151


Address: The Hussar Grill Camps Bay, 108 Camps Bay Drive, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#4 Paranga

Paranaga has been impressing for a few years now – and when you visit it, it’s clear to see (and taste) why.

Here, prime views, classy decor and a great menu are assured… Oh, and don’t forget a great vibe to really seal the deal!

Paranga’s ideal setting makes it even better… This one is a must-visit for sure!

Contact: +27 (021) 438 0404/9224


Address: Paranga, Shop No. 1, The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.


#5 The Raj

Bringing the finest tastes of Northern India to the Mother City, The Raj is the place to go for some of the best Indian food around.

If Tikka Masala or Vindaloo (and so much) are your go-to, date night meals, then prepare to fall in love with The Raj.

At The Raj, it’s all about service with a smile, a gorgeous setting and amazing food.

Note: The Raj also caters to events and functions, so be sure to contact them for all your catering needs.

Contact: +27 (021) 438 4555


Address: The Raj, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#6 The Leopard Bar

Found within the enviable Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, The Leopard Bar is a great place to head for a drink or two… with some tasty food thrown in for good measure!

Its relaxed, yet upbeat environment adds to the appeal, making it a great place to unwind – especially around sunset.

It offers an excellent range of cocktails, cognacs and ports for you to enjoy – but, if you get the chance, don’t miss out on the tasty snacks and famed Tea by the Sea.

Contact: +27 (021) 437 9029


Address: The Leopard Bar and Conservatory, Twelve Apostles Hotel, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#7 The Roundhouse Restaurant

As one of Cape Town’s oldest institutions (with an incredible history to boot), The Roundhouse is worth visiting if only to soak up some of the city’s classic beauty and timeless history.

Today, The Roundhouse is a classy restaurant, where good food, fine wine and spirits and welcoming restaurant staff await you.

Sit inside or enjoy the laid-back, outdoorsy Rumbullion, which offers its own tapas-style menu – and plenty of charm besides…

Note: The Roundhouse is closed for renovations until 31 July 2018.

Contact: +27 (021) 438 4347,


Address: The Roundhouse Restaurant, Round House Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

The Roundhouse
The Roundhouse

#8 Zenzero

Offering Italian flavours and Camps Bay style, Zenzero packs a really good punch with its delicious food, made from the fresh ingredients around (with some zesty, spicy undertones thrown in to really impress your tastebuds).

Whether you order the chargrilled Lamb Chops, grilled Norwegian Salmon or mouthwatering pastas, you’re sure to leave with a happy, full tummy – and a desire to return again soon.

The homemade desserts at Zenzero are an equal joy… so don’t leave without savouring some of them too!

Contact: +27 (021) 438 0007,


Address: Zenzero, Shop 2A, The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#9 La Belle Bistro & Bakery

At La Belle Bistro & Bakery, visitors really are spoilt for choice. This is yet another classy Camps Bay offering, with stunning decor and gorgeous views – but what really sets it apart is that it offers something of everything good for guests to enjoy.

Whether you stop by for breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks – prepare to be wowed by the tasty food and drink(s) available here.

Grab a sandwich, enjoy a light bite or tuck into grilled Kingklip – the food options are endless… and all worthwhile!

Note: La Belle also has a lovely Constantia-based branch to enjoy.

Contact: +27 (021) 437 1278,


Address: La Belle Bistro & Bakery, 201 The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#10 Codfather

Last but by no means least, we present the well-loved Codfather, a space where fresh seafood and incredible sushi hit the mark every time!

The food and service here are top class, so it’s no wonder that, to date, Codfather remains one of the longest standing, most popular Camps Bay restaurants around.

Tuck into a veritable seafood feast, made up of fresh fish, shellfish and innovative sushi – or create your own platter to enjoy… The choice is yours and the options are pretty endless, it must be said!

Contact: : +27 (021) 438 0782/3,


Address: Codfather, 37 The Drive, Camps Bay, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

These are just some of the stylish, seaside eateries to enjoy in Camps Bay – and we recommend checking each and every one of them off your foodie list!

Top 10 Simon’s Town Restaurants.

It might be the naval suburb of Cape Town, but Simon’s Town is about so much more than the famous Boulders penguins, naval ships and deep-seated sea history.

And while it offers plenty to see and do, with world-famous attractions like Boulders Beach and Cape Point all within easy driving distance – it’s the good food that takes everyone by surprise.

Here are the top 10 restaurants in Simon’s Town:

#1 The Lighthouse Cafe

Boasting fabulous food, people and vibes, The Lighthouse Cafe may have only been around for a few years now – but it has fast cemented itself as one of the most popular eateries in Simon’s Town.

This pretty, airy space – bursting at the seams with laid-back, charming decor – has both a Provencal and coastal feeling to it… Best of all, its menu is as relaxed as its interiors. Meal choices are short but stellar and varied, ensuring there is something to satisfy all stomachs.

Dishes are freshly prepared, service is sound, reviews are solid and complimentary and the wine list is good… What more could you need from a cosy, local cafe?

Contact: +27 (021) 786 9000


Address: The Lighthouse Cafe, 90 St George’s Street, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#2 The Sweetest Thing

Famed both locally and internationally for its delightful sweet treats, The Sweetest Thing is indeed aptly named.

The focus is on breakfast, lunch and of course, coffee time – ensuring you’re well looked after right throughout the day.

This wonderful patisserie provides customers with quality cakes, pies and pastries, with all food items (excepting the chocolate truffles) skillfully prepared on the premises.

We would go so far as to say that this sweet delight would impress Willy Wonka himself!

Contact: +27 (021) 786 4200


Address: The Sweetest Thing, 82 St George’s Street, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#3 Saveur

Hailing from the Saveur Restaurant Group, Saveur Simon’s Town has, for the past four years, consistently proved a big hit with locals and visitors alike!

The menu, which offers an array of dishes, is sure to delight, with its generous portions and reasonable prices.

Service is good, the staff are friendly and the restaurant’s own relaxing atmosphere adds a prevailing peaceful mood.

So if you haven’t tried this restaurant yet, be sure to visit it as soon as possible!

Contact: +27 (021) 786 1919


Address: Saveur, Shop WC2A, Simon’s Town, Boardwalk Centre
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

Saveur Restaurant Simonstown via Facebook
Saveur Restaurant Simonstown via Facebook

#4 Seaforth

This elegant, bustling restaurant – situated just across from Simon’s Town’s Seaforth Beach – is sure to delight with its excellent range of primarily seafood-orientated options.

Seaforth is a well-run establishment, found in a prime location (it’s within close walking distance to both Seaforth and Boulders Beach). Add to that, efficient service, a solid menu and great food – and it’s hard to lose.

Oh, and did we mention it offers stunning views of the nearby beach and ocean?

When in Simon’s Town, this sensational seafood restaurant is a safe bet every time.

Contact: +27 (021) 786 4810


Address: Seaforth Restaurant, Seaforth Beach, Seaforth Road, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#5 Monocle & Mermaid

At Monocle & Mermaid (or M&M, as it’s fondly referred to as), there is an intense passion for coffee, burgers and beer – which, as many will agree, are three of life’s finest things.

Situated close to the Simon’s Town train station, M&M is big on its breakfasts, lunches and burgers… and it shows! The food is delicious, interiors are trendy and service is great, ensuring that the whole M&M experience is smooth from start to finish.

Whether you visit it for a flat white, mouthwatering burger or some good beer, you will leave M&M with a full tummy and a desire to return soon!

Contact: +27 (021) 786 1370,


Address: Monocle & Mermaid, Shop No. 1, St George’s Building, St George’s Street, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

Monocle & Mermaid via Facebook
Monocle & Mermaid via Facebook

#6 Black Marlin Restaurant

Located between Simon’s Town and Cape Point, one can find the delightful Black Marlin Restaurant.

The food focus here is firmly on great tasting, quality seafood meals, served in a beautiful and fun setting at Miller’s Point.

Once a whaling station, it is now a place of joy and good food, with views to rave about. And, during whale season, guests can even do some whale watching while they dine – talk about meals to remember!

Contact: +27 (021) 786 1621,


Address: Black Marlin, Miller’s Point, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#7 One Three Six Restaurant

One Three Six is yet another Simon’s Town restaurant blessed with perfect sea views.  Far more than that though, this still-new restaurant impresses from its location at the Harbour Bay Shopping Centre.

It is popular with both locals and tourists, particularly as it offers everything from daring starters (think braised rabbit ravioli) to filling, sensational mains, like the Wild Sea Bass or Peppered Ostrich Fillet. Last but not least, the desserts will leave a sweet taste on your lips!

If the views and the food at One Three Six don’t delight you – then few restaurants will!

Contact: +27 (021) 180 4776


Address: One Three Six, Shop GF09B Harbour Bay Centre, Corner Dido Valley & Main Road, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

One Three Six Restaurant Simon's Town via Facebook
One Three Six Restaurant Simon’s Town via Facebook

#8 Cafe Pescado

With its pizzas, burgers, steaks and delicious seafood, this family-friendly eatery has something to keep everyone happy.

Prices are good, staff are warm and friendly and the vibe inside Cafe Pescado is cosy, comfortable and welcoming, making you feel instantly at home.

Whether you pop in for lunch, a romantic (pizza) date night or supper with some live music. At this warm eatery, you won’t be left wanting… that much is certain!

Contact: +27 (021) 786 2272


Address: Cafe Pescado, 118 St George’s Street, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

#9 I Love Waffles

Calling all waffle-, muffin-, ice cream-, pancake- and coffee-lovers… Gather round because I Love Waffles is the place to cure all cravings!

This bright and cheerful place is where culinary magic happens… After all, who doesn’t love good coffee or a sweet treat (or better still, a bit of both)?

But it’s not just for sweet tooths, as I Love Waffles serves up the likes of salads and sandwiches too, helping to keep all kinds of hunger pangs firmly at bay.

So whether you need a coffee fix, sweet indulgence or quick snack, I Love Waffles has you sorted!

Contact: +27 (021) 786 9361,


Address: I Love Waffles, Shop 6 & 7, Quayside Centre, Wharf Street, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

I Love Waffles via Facebook
I Love Waffles via Facebook

#10 TastyTable

Those looking for a homely restaurant with good bites need look no further than the family-run TastyTable.

This contemporary-style bistro offers fresh, artisanal food with an honest and fun approach. What’s more, the service is attentive and helpful, catering to your every food need.

Locals and online reviewers praise TastyTable across the board – and it’s not hard to understand why.

Contact: 076 933 7643


Address: TastyTable, 132 St George’s Street, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.

These restaurants are just some of the many reasons to make Simon’s Town your next port of call!