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

  • Table Mountain
  • Robben Island
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
  • City Sight Seeing Bus
  • Guided winelands tours
  • Guided tours of the Cape Peninsula
  • Day Safari
  • Shark cage diving
  • Hire a convertible for the day
  • Diamond museum tour (no charge)

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, such as across the Peninsula, in the Winelands or within the Township areas, or extreme sports, such as tandem gliding off Lions Head or abseiling Table Mountain, for the more adventurous. Please speak with the hotel staff 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.

Beluga of Cape Town
Situated in a one-hundred-year old building, this restaurant offers a warm space shared with a New York loft-style feel combined with an open plan kitchen, a sushi section, and a designer bar. The outside terrace is housed within a cobbled courtyard completing a wonderful ambience.

Pesce Azzurro Bistro
This is a bit of authentic Mediterranean flair nestled in a traditional building in Woodstock. It is relaxed and unrushed, which adds to the quality of the food which is true, flavoursome and entirely reliable.

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

HQ
This is a Parisian-inspired steakhouse / bar / lounge set in the historic Heritage Square. The menu includes a classic salad starter, followed by sirloin steak and thin-cut fries, with HQ's signature Cafe De Paris butter sauce. There is also a vibrant bar and a DJ with great music most nights.

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.

Tapas

Fork
Based in Long Street, this authentic Tapas bar serves Pinchos; an evolution of the old and still existing Spanish tradition of sharing smaller plates of food and experiencing different tastes all in the same meal.

La Parada
San Sebastian meets the Mother City at this lively and colourful tapas bar in the heart of buzzing Bree Street. The menu comes in three parts with tapas, a few mains and a handful of traditional Spanish desserts on offer.

Orinoco
This exciting Latino American restaurant is located in the heart of Cape Town and captures the fun, exuberance and excitement of Latin America in its unique and authentic food.

Sundoo
A gem of a modern Southern Indian Tapas restaurant on the Seapoint Main Road. This is great Indian cooking, served in perfect tapas sized portions - although you can have main courses too.


Of note...

Aubergine
A sophisticated, well run and reliable city center restaurant which offers great food, an exciting wine list and a wonderful ambience.

Bizerca
This is a classic yet unpretentious French Bistro which has made a name for itself as one of the country's top restaurants with numerous accolades.

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.

The Roundhouse
This fabulous restaurant is housed below Kloof Nek on the premises which has offered hospitality to Cape Town visitors for 200 years. The current restaurant offers contemporary dishes that combine European cuisine with distinctly South African character.

The Test Kitchen
Under the watchful eye of master chef Luke Dale Roberts, this unique and impressive restaurant has reached no 27 in the world – enough said, it is great!

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.

Shimmy Beach Club
This is a spectacular dining, cocktail and dance venue located at the front of the harbour with a breathtaking backdrop of Cape Town's iconic 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.