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Dining Out 

Hemelhuijs 

71 waterkant street, | cape town city centre

info@hemelhuijs.co.za

Tel: +27 21 418 2042

Acclaimed chef Jacques Erasmus has made this downtown café a gastronomic destination for fine seasonal fare. Every dish is plated with great attention to detail, from composition to colour and crockery. A signature Karoo breakfast in the comfort zone tempts with golden farm eggs, soft mielie pap with honey, and toasted mosbolletjie bread with home-made apricot jam – and lashings of nostalgia on the side.

Drawing on his Karoo childhood, the chef reinvents traditional dishes with a gourmet spin, like bobotie frikadelle with buttery mash potato, tomato and onion smoor. A focus on the seasonal tastes and textures of sea, land, pasture and garden on the lunch menu offer small plates of flavour. Don’t miss the raw sliced scallops with citrus, miso and sesame – or roasted Karoo lamb croquette with mint béarnaise.

Original sauces, salsas and vinaigrettes in tantalising flavour combinations are inspired by seasonal fruits, nuts and vegetables, from artichokes and marrows to berries, pears and almonds. Vegetarians will love the innovative salads that burst with flavour – say, the date, fennel and endive salad enhanced by gorgonzola, hazelnut and buttermilk dressing.

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Greenhouse, Constantia

The Cellars-Hohenort, 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia

reservations@greenhouserestaurant.co.za

Tel:  +27 (0) 21 795 6226

Conserving ingredient and foraging sustainably, the earth’s top soil is where everything grows. Hyper local plants and ingredients. Foraging on the beach for coastal plants. Food that tell stories, preserving local culture and history.

Since taking over the kitchen in late-2018, head chef Farrel Hirsch has done an admirable job of stepping into Peter Tempelhoff’s shoes, delivering a menu brimming with provenance, sustainability and local inspiration.

 

The platter of False Cay canapés is a fitting start to the culinary journey, with a quartet of inspired plates that showcase the creativity in the kitchen. Micro-vegetables on a tofu purée; a thoroughly modern take on a cheese-and-tomato sandwich (spoiler alert: it’s not a sandwich); and lavash topped with delicate mounds of snoek pâté, caramelised granola, goat’s cheese and fermented maple syrup. The tempura dune spinach, served with piquant pickled daikon and a delicate sake gel, is worth saving for last.

Then, depending on your choice of menu, a happy procession of plates rolls across the table. There’s a welcome abundance of seafood on offer, from the seafood potjie –
with sustainable hake and local samphire – and kingklip with a samp of red quinoa. It’s trend and tradition on one plate.

Accommodation

The Capetonian

Pier Place, Heerengracht Street - Cape Town 

 

enquiries@capetonian.co.za

Tel: +27 21 405 5670

Conveniently situated between the vibrant Atlantic Seaboard and Table Mountain, providing the ideal accommodation option for both business and leisure travellers. With CTICC on our doorstep and the popular V&A Waterfront and Cape Town’s CBD within walking  distance, it is the perfect base from which to explore the majestic Mother City!

We invite you to experience it for yourself…

Set in Cape Town, 1.9 km from Robben Island Ferry, The Capetonian offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a fitness centre and a shared lounge. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

The units come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hotel all rooms are equipped with a wardrobe and a private bathroom.

The Capetonian offers a buffet or Full English/Irish breakfast.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include MyCiTi Station Thibault, MyCiTi Station Adderley Street and St Georges Mall. The nearest airport is Cape Town International, 17 km from The Capetonian, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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Tintswalo at Boulders

7 Gay Road, Simons Town, Cape Town, 7995

manager@boulders.tintswalo.com

Tel: +27 21 612 0113

The new Tintswalo at Boulders Boutique Villa offers luxurious seaside accommodation in the charming suburb of Simon’s Town in Cape Town. The villa enjoys the beauty of local fynbos and unobstructed views over Boulders Beach with its internationally famous colony of endangered African penguins.

Tintswalo at Boulders operates on a bed and breakfast basis with six luxury suites, with the option of a children’s suite, and the rate includes a mouth-watering breakfast each morning, as well as afternoon snacks.

Tintswalo at Boulders may also be booked exclusively as a 9-suite private villa for fun family getaways, special celebrations or large groups of friends travelling together. A private chef is available on request.

Known for its pristine swimming beaches, and with the colony of penguins as star attraction, the North-facing Tintswalo at Boulders is located on route to Cape Point, enjoying sublime views of the Indian Ocean.

Tintswalo at Boulders offers guests the opportunity to relax and be pampered from the comfort of their suite with only the sounds and smells of the ocean.

Enjoy the escape from everyday life stresses by easing into your vacation with a spa treatment. Our spa therapists promise to leave you feeling rejuvenated and peaceful.

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat 

Address: Clanwilliam, Western Cape, South Africa

Email: reservations@bushmanskloof.co.za

Tel: +27 87 743 2399

Cradled by the rugged Cederberg Mountains, Bushmans Kloof offers an utterly unique wilderness escape in South Africa.

This family-owned lodge and ecological oasis is set within a 7500-hectare private reserve. Offering five-star luxury accommodation and inspired South African cuisine, memorable days at Bushmans Kloof are spent discovering the wide-open plains, awe-inspiring wildlife and pristine mountain landscapes.

Discover our special world, with unique access to more than 130 ancient rock art sites, some dating back as far as 10,000 years, and the opportunity to discover the region’s ancient San culture in the company of our experienced local guides.

Please note that some services may be limited as a result of governmental regulations.

Exceptional dining experiences, overnight escapes and thoughtful surprises... Our vouchers create the perfect gift, from walled garden dining and river boma experiences to restorative spa journeys.

Inspired by local culinary traditions and our bountiful kitchen gardens, look forward to unforgettable culinary experiences at Bushmans Kloof, from fine dining in the historic Homestead to flame-grilled fare served beneath the stars.

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

R62, Montagu, 6720

reservations@sanbona.com

Tel: +27 021 010 0028

At the foot of the towering Warmwaterberg Mountains in the Little Karoo lies the unique safari destination of Sanbona Wildlife Reserve.  Three Luxury Lodges and an adventurous Explorer Camp nestle in 58, 000 hectares of sculpted Cape Fold Mountains and wide-open plains.  Take a three-hour scenic drive from Cape Town to the heart of the Little Karoo, along the Route 62, to an unforgettable, malaria-free  private game reserve.

Experience a huge diversity of indigenous flora and fauna and rare examples of San rock art, some dating back more than 3, 500 years, plus a unique boat safari and thrilling game drives. Conservation is paramount at Sanbona and every guest contributes to preserving this wilderness for future generations.

More than a Big 5 wilderness reserve, it’s the vastness of the landscape, the alluring stillness and isolation amid raw beauty and boundless plains that make Sanbona unique.

Please note that Sanbona is a private reserve and booking in advance is essential.

Shopping

Canal Walk

9AM - 9PM l OVER 400 STORES

Canal Walk, Cape Town’s largest shopping centre, located in the Century City precinct on the N1, central to the CBD and surrounding suburbs. The centre has a wide selection with over 400 stores and thousands of the best local and international brands to choose from. Visit Canal Walk for the best fashion, retail, leisure and entertainment for the whole family, all under one roof.

While exploring Canal Walk, you’ll find a variety of eateries, from sit-down restaurants, cafés, and coffee shops, to takeaway outlets where you can either take a seat in our spacious Food Court or grab a bite on the go. These eateries vary across cuisines and there are both Halaal and vegetarian options.

If you are looking for the ultimate movie experience, then Nu Metro Canal Walk is where you want to book your next movie. The Scene Xtreme cinema boasts the biggest 3-storey-high screen in Cape Town, 4K ultra-high-definition projection and 360-degree sound to fully immerse yourself in the movie experience. If comfort and luxury is what you are looking for, then visit one of Nu Metro’s Scene VIP cinemas. It includes an exclusive VIP lounge and bar, fully reclinable plush spacious seating and service to your seat.

Activities

ABSEIL AFRICA

The views are naturally amazing! Table Mountain towers 1 000 meters above the city of Cape Town. Abseiling here involves a controlled descent of 112 meters with breathtaking mountain, city and ocean views.

DAYTRIPPERS

Bicycle Tours is our game. We do a daily tour to Cape Point as a sightseeing, cycling or hiking tour - every day. Also Cape Winelands and townships.

ACROBRANCH

Acrobranch is a treetop experience dedicated to offering children and adults alike a unique adventure as they move from tree to tree in lush, green forests.

TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM

The Two Oceans Aquarium offers unique, all-weather scuba diving experiences to adventurers. 

GearUp 4×4

Jared has taken over ownership of Gearup 4×4 at Imhoff Farm. Jared is passionate about offroading, suspension mods and 4×4 builds

FISHING CHARTERS

In business for more than 20 years and the longest-standing charter operator in the Cape, with a track record that speaks for itself. We will ensure you have an unforgettable experience.