Things To Do

Attractions & Activities

Regardless of the weather, there is an endless list of impressive attractions in Cape Town. Listed here are some of the more popular and interesting places to see;

The following may be booked and ticketed directly with our Guest Services Team

  • City Sight Seeing Bus Tour
  • Golf Days
  • Guided Winelands Tours
  • Guided Township Tours
  • Guided tours of the Cape Peninsula
  • Day Safari
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Whale Safari (in Season)
  • Hire a convertible car for the day

The hotel team would also be delighted to assist you with arrangements to see any of the following;

  • Art Galleries
  • Beaches; Camps Bay Beach, Clifton, Llandudno, or Bloubergstrand, particularly popular for kite-surfing
  • Bo-Kaap
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • Car Hire
  • Golf Days
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Museums
  • V&A Waterfront (10-minute walk)

There are also many other options, from tours across the Peninsula, in the Winelands, or within the Township areas.  There is also a great choice of extreme sports, such as tandem gliding off Lions Head or abseiling Table Mountain, or simply hiking or trekking across the mounting. Please speak with the hotel team for more information.

    Where to shop

    Cape Town is spoilt for shopping from high end consumer and fashion goods, to more local artisan offering and African memorabilia.

    Victoria & Alfred Mall
    A high end offering of designer and high street labels, as well a generous choice of restaurants and bars. A great place to spend an afternoon, evening or even an entire day.

    Hout Bay Harbour Market
    This converted fish factory offers a high energy and vibrant meeting place for people of all ages and walks of life. The market not only offers food and entertainment but also has many craft wares for sale.

    Cape Quarter Village
    This is a unique shopping experience located in the historic De Waterkant district very close to the hotel. The Cape Quarter is home to a number of designers and unusual shops, as well as recommended restaurants.

    The Old Biscuit Mill
    A converted mill in the heart of Woodstock which has become synonymous with talented, innovative and inspired designers, artists and those with a particular passion for food and wine.

    Green Market Square
    This open air stall market is an historic corner stone in Cape Town and offers everything from flowers and fabrics, to sunglasses and original curios from Cape Town and the Western Province.

    Canal Walk Shopping Centre
    This regional shopping mall is located at Century City which is about 20 minutes outside Cape Town. The mall houses an extensive selection of shops, attractions and popular brands.

    Restaurants

    Seafood and sushi

    Baia Seafood Restaurant
    Located at the Waterfront, this exceptional seafood restaurant offers a wonderful selection of seafood prepared in traditional and contemporary ways, an immense wine selection, great service, and all this is set against the breathtaking views of the Waterfront and the harbour.

    Willoughby and Co
    Set in the bustle of Victoria Wharf, this spot is much-loved by locals and is abuzz over both lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Enjoy sushi, tempura dishes, soups and salads out of a full Japanese kitchen.

    Bistros and steakhouses

    Kloof Street House
    Set in a magnificent Victorian house, this restaurant boasts a number of interesting rooms and spaces each one of which displays a unique character. The food is superb, as is the wine list and the staff are well trained and attentive.

    La Boheme
    This cosy and welcoming Sea Point based restaurant is a true bistro serving dishes which are both gourmet and hearty. It has a great wine selection, and many are served by the glass. The atmosphere is professional, yet relaxed and friendly.

    The Butcher Shop and Grill
    Following in the footsteps of its successful Johannesburg based brother, this restaurant offers Captonians the best of meat from local cuts of beef, lamb and game to Argentinian ribeye steaks and Kobe-style Australian Wagyu. In addition, it boasts an inviting variety of fish, all topped with a top drawer wine list.

    Green Point Local

    Piano Bar
    A trendy New York music revue bar and eatery with a modern Japanese cuisine. Located on the corner of Jarvis and Napier Street.

    Our wraparound terrace enjoys views through De Waterkant village to Devil’s Peak. The ideal spot to chill out over an evening cocktail.

    Shio
    Modern Japanese and winner of best Asian Eatery.

    Of note…

    The Pot Luck Club
    Located on the top floor of the old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, this trendy, large space has redefined innovation in the kitchen by creating daring combinations in all their food. A lovely atmosphere and great staff.

    Irish chef Liam Tomlin has been taking the Peninsula by storm for the past few years, and this restaurant has enjoyed particular success. Here, it is all about the food; the sheer pleasure of taste, beautifully and artistically put together, all in tapas format.

    Fyn
    Discoveries are made when boundaries are crossed. At FYN, South Africa’s wild freedom is tempered by the rigours of contemporary cuisine to create a restaurant at the edge.

     

     

    Places with a view

    The Bungalow Restaurant
    Set in the midst of chic Clifton, this trendy restaurant offers undisturbed closeness with the Atlantic Ocean. This setting is relaxed yet stylish and is always a popular and social spot.

    The Grand Café and Beach
    Set within a restored warehouse, this restaurant is located on a private beach in Granger Bay, just next to the Waterfront. It boasts a relaxing environment against a great backdrop of Green Point, the Stadium, Signal Hill and Table Mountain.

    Paranga Camps Bay
    Located on Camps Bay Beach, this is the prime location for summer sunsets combined with good food, good wine and good service. The Mediterranean menu is extended to include an impressive sushi offering too.

     

    Local fare

    Mama Africa
    Hearty, traditional food in colourful, rustic setting with eclectic mix of bands and drummers. Located at the corner of Heritage Square.

    Gold Restaurant
    This is a unique African restaurant in the heart of Cape Town. It offers a Cape Malay set menu accompanied with interactive traditional entertainment which transposes across the African continent.

    Marco’s African Place
    A great opportunity to experience African culture in all of its facets; the food, the entertainment and the people. This indigenous offering has been popular to visitors looking to combine African cuisine with African local music.

    Weather

    Cape Town weather is well known for having a mind of its own and could show you 5 seasons in one day. We prefer checking weather patterns for you daily.