THINGS TO DO
A central spot in the southern suburbs of Cape Town; it gives very easy access to the airport (14 km, 15 minutes by car), to Cape Town (10 km and 12 minutes by car), waterfront (12 km and 15 minutes by car) and to the Atlantic sea board beaches (15 km (20 minutes by car).
You can hire a car (R350 a day approx.), take a taxi (cheap and mid-range and expensive – see separate info sheet on transport), take a bus and take a train to Cape Town and to Simons town on the Indian Ocean side.
Cape Town international airport 14 km: http://goo.gl/maps/jFSCI
Table Mountain 15 km : http://goo.gl/maps/15aKZ
Bo Kaap 10 Km: http://goo.gl/maps/SIydU and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo-Kaap
The Waterfront –shops, restaurants and harbour – 11.7 km: http://goo.gl/maps/WUMsl
Long Street (trendy place, lots of young people and great restaurants) – 9 km: http://goo.gl/maps/wABuP
Camps bay lots of restaurants and beach – 18 km : http://goo.gl/maps/kCDuj
Local restaurants and places we like
Kalk Bay Theatre and Restaurant http://www.kalkbaytheatre.co.za/ Kalk Bay theatre is in Kalk Bay past Muizenberg – this is a great evening out with dinner, one hour show and dessert afterwards. Lots of fun and great food and service.
Willoughby’s V & A Waterfront, Cape Town – excellent sushi and fish
Panama Jacks, Cape Town harbour – quirky fish restaurant only known by locals – it is not easy to find but worth a visit http://www.panamajacks.net/
Royal Eatery or Royal Burgers on Long Street, 273 Long St, Cape Town 8000 – great range of tasty burgers, good value. http://www.royaleeatery.com/
Theo’s at Mouille point on the Atlantic Sea Board – excellent steaks http://www.wininganddining.co.za/western-cape/cape-town/mouille-point/theos-grill–butcher
Barristers, Kildare Rd, Newlands (close by) great steaks and service 021 671 7907 http://www.barristersgrill.co.za/
Jakes on Summerly , 5 Summerley Rd n Kenilworth, 3 km from apartment in southern suburbs – lovely menu. 021 797 0366 http://www.jakes.co.za/wmenu.php
Starlings, Belvedere Rd, Cape Town 7735, Claremont for excellent coffee, breakfasts and lunch only – close to apartment and lovely place. 021 671 6875. It is hard to find as there is no sign just a big green hedge https://www.facebook.com/StarlingsCafe
Chai Yo in Mowbray for Thai food – 1 km. 021 689 6157 http://www.chaiyomowbray.co.za/
Ons Huisie Restaurant, Stadler Rd, Cape Town 7441 Blauberg Strand – 021 554 1553 good food and stunning views – go for a nice drive on a warm day. http://www.onshuisie.co.za/
The Watermark in Kalk Bay (go early for the sea view) and a drive on the Indan Ocean side of the peninsula
Barristers Restaurant – in Claremont – very good steak, in fact all their food is lovely and this place is close. The suare this this is on also has other lovely restaurants http://www.barristersgrill.co.za/
Melissa’s for breakfast and lunch and lovely food http://melissas.co.za/stores/newlands/
Knead bakery – Palmyra Junction, Claremont – also not too far away, good breakfast and lunch and lovely bread and pastry http://www.kneadbakery.co.za/
Palmyra Junction has a nice fish restaurant too Southern Cross Sea Food Deli in Palmyra Junction too http://www.southerncrossseafood.co.za/ and a very good Woolworths with fresh produce and a good bakery.
Good coffee places are in this article:
But they don’t list Rosetta Roastery which we love : https://www.facebook.com/rosettaroastery/info?tab=overview it is in an area called Woodstock (bit of a rough area) but in a beautiful new building called Woodstock Exchange http://woodstockexchange.co.za/ The area is becoming gentrified. Great place to visit.
Also right in town for a lovely walk and National museum – The Company’s Garden https://www.capetown.gov.za/en/parks/facilities/Pages/CapeTownGardens.aspx