Location: Camps Bay

Three beaches, three ways to stay cool - Camps Bay Beach - Part 2

Liam Smith January 25, 2018

The most popular and vibrant suburb in Cape Town, Camps Bay lies in an outstandingly beautiful setting as the jewel in the crown of the Twelve Apostles and Lion’s Head.

The beachfront is palm tree-lined white sand and the “Golden Strip” of Camps Bays Café’s and Restaurants, vying for their share of the perfect sunset.

There is always a small contingent of stand-up paddler’s, surfers and kayakers in the water (which is refreshingly cold), and no shortage of great cocktails on the other side of Victoria Drive. 

Head over to Café Caprice for a Bikini Bottom mixed with Cîroc pineapple, Angustora orange bitters, pear syrup muddled with fresh limes, pineapples and basil (don’t forget to Uber!).

Location: No need, if you’re not in Camps Bay, where are you? 😉

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Harvest time, Theatre and Art in the Mother City - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Part 2

March 29, 2017

One to enjoy with the kids, this biblical tale of Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat is the musical Andrew Lloyd Webber production brought to you by Pieter Toerien. 

The tale is cheeky, hilarious and exuberant, the songs are catchy and heartfelt and you will find yourself busting out in show tunes unexpectedly for the next several days. This show has entertained and amazed theatregoers since the 70s, and features award-winning musical pieces like ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and ‘Close Every Door’. 

The show has re-opened its doors due to unprecedented and massive local demand and features the stellar cast of Earl Gregory as Joseph, Nádine as the narrator and both Jonathan Roxmouth and Anton Luitingh playing the Pharaoh. 

Be prepared to be amazed, this is a vibrant and cross-cultural take on this story, brilliantly executed and just a wild ride from beginning to end. After the show, head across the Camps Bay Strip for a leisurely cocktail or some hot chocolate, to discuss your favourite bits.

Dates: 24 March – 08 April

Bookings: https://pietertoerien.computicket.com/

URL http://www.pietertoerien.co.za/

E: info@pietertoerien.co.za

Tel:      +27 21 438 3301

Location: Theatre On The Bay – 1 Link Road, Camps Bay

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Cape Town Eclectic - The Rumbullion - Part 3

March 02, 2017

‘Rumbullion’ is an archaic English term for a riotous good time, and the venues ambience lends itself to exactly that, encompassing the terraced outer grounds of the renowned Roundhouse Restaurant. 

The Roundhouse Restaurant itself is the peak of the intersecting points of service and culinary prowess, and anything that exits their kitchen is absolutely draped in perfection. But today we focus on the outside, where the somewhat austere severity that accompanies true food appreciation is toned done to the sensation of an incredibly high end picnic. 

The morsels to consume are of the highest order, grab a Roundhouse Bakery ciabatta, some cheeses and preserves from one of their pretty presentations, top it off with some black forest ham and a craft beer or two. The next bit is the easy part, sip, nibble and soak in the Camps Bay view from the Unesco World Heritage site. 

URL http://theroundhouserestaurant.com/

Bookings: info@theroundhouserestaurant.com

Tel:      +27 21 438 4347

Location: 1 Roundhouse Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

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Cape Town Eclectic - High Tea by the sea - Part 1

February 28, 2017

Join us at the Twelve Apostles Hotel for high tea with a difference. First of all, what makes this venue amazing is that it is the only building along a 10 kilometer stretch of unbroken pristine cape coastline, roughly halfway between Camps Bay and Llandudno. 

With these uninterrupted views of endless ocean as a backdrop, let’s take a peek into the menu. Order a tea stand for two, a beautiful array of dainty traditional light finger foods, scones, pastries and sandwiches. Add to this some seasonal dainty sweet treats (such as red macaroons with chocolate filling and strawberry mousse) and a vast selection of fragrant teas and coffees. 

You can enjoy these either from the comfort of the luxuriant deep plush couches of the Leopard Bar or you can meander out to the huge veranda if you feel like the sensation of some fresh sea spray on a choppy day. 

URL https://www.12apostleshotel.com/food-and-drink/extraordinary-dining

Bookings: restaurants@12apostles.co.za

Tel:      +27 21 437 9029

Location: Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

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Flight of body and flights of fancy - Café Mynt – Camps Bay - Part 2

February 15, 2017

A new addition to the Camps Bay Strip, Mynt has all the benefits of a view to die for and a menu to live for. Created by the owners of Julep and Café Mojito in Long Street (Theo Pearson and Graham Albone) this venue was designed with locals in mind, to bring back the feel of a relaxing neighbourhood café in an over commercialised and often overpriced neck of the “golden mile”. 

The menu is seasonal, fresh, and focusses on quality ingredients, plated with skill and speed, in interesting combinations. For mains (dinner) we highly recommend the ostrich fillet, 300g of succulent ostrich fillet grilled and served with a gin and cranberry sauce. Cocktail wise, look out for the blueberry and chilli ginger mojitos, they are taste explosions that redefine this cocktail. There’s something for everyone at this beautiful spot by the sea, long may it last!

Address: 31 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

Tel: +27 (0) 21 437 1765 |

URL: http://www.myntcafe.co.za

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From the Cape Quarter to Camps Bay - Mantra Café – Camps Bay - Part 4

February 03, 2017

Close enough to the beach to get sand in your sandals; we have this relative newcomer to the Camps Bay “Golden Mile”. Gorgeous uninterrupted views of the ocean and Camps Bay Beach complement the open, clean décor and the yummy summer cocktails. 

Their Pimms cocktail is ridiculously good, and the menu returns to the sharing theme, with mix and match plates as well as fantastic table salads. For the salads, the one that stood out to me was the Rockstar (blue cheese, preserved green figs, olives, cucumber, bacon lardons and parmesan croutons), the layers of the sweet and salty were beautiful. Another great plate of food is the Seared Beef Carpaccio (served with truffle mayonnaise, oven roasted tomatoes, parmesan and pea shoots), the attention paid to the preparation and presentation is marvellous. Bring your sun hat and some time to kill, you won’t want to leave.

Location:  43 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay

Phone: +27 (0) 21 437 0206

URL: https://www.mantracafe.co.za/

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Two Views Beach House

December 20, 2016

Two Views Beach House is easy-going yet opulent lifestyle in the midst of light beach house and driftwood décor. It is designed to lure you outside, to feast on views, bask in the sun and cool off in the pool(s). 

The interiors effortlessly open up to the outside via concertina doors, inviting you to the poolside bar(s), or the Robinson Crusoe style flotsam and jetsam cabins. 

With Table Mountain to your back, and the vast ocean at your feet, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that you are sharing this amazing vista with others as a result of the sheer size of the property. 

There are 8 bedrooms, all but two with their own en-suite, satellite, Wifi and all the usual and necessary modern conveniences. Accommodation Hunter currently have an availability for this property over peak season (January 3 – 11 2017 ) and are offering a fantastic seasonal rate of R16,000.00 a night for these dates. Folks, I think it’s time to re-route your travel plans and head to Camps Bay to enjoy the world’s favourite travel destination in style. 

URL:     http://www.accommodationhunter.co.za/properties/two-views-beach-house

F:          https://www.facebook.com/TwoViewsBeachHouse

Tel:       021 418 4043

E-Mail: info@accommodationhunter.co.za

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Picnic on the Beach

December 08, 2016

Picnics on the beach are a holiday staple that everybody needs to experience. For soft sand lovers there is the iconic Camps Bay beach with its’ one-in-a-kind view of the ocean and majestic mountain backdrop. If the sand is not what you’re looking for there is always the rocky outcrop between Camps Bay and Glen Beach which affords all the same views (some say better). 

Things you will need:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sun umbrella
  • A nice big blanket
  • Drinks and snacks (please remember, open alcoholic beverages are illegal on our beaches)
  • Frisbees, beach bats etc etc.

For snacks we would highly recommend Kleinsky’s Delicatessen in Sea Point, especially their Bada-Bing Bagel (Beef bresaola, provolone cheese, rocket and lemon Dijon vinaigrette). You could also pop by Giovanni's

in Green Point, and browse their fantastic selection of cold meats, freshly baked breads, fine cheeses and jams to stock up for your excursion. 

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Camps Bay Cocktail Crawl

December 05, 2016

Café Caprice

A vast menu, of both cocktails and food, DJ’s, gilded sidewalk café culture and an enviable position with an amazing view. Try the Jo-Honey Rooibos, honey infused Bacardi Oakheart, with BOS tea, cranberry juice and grapefruit zest, it’s mellow and deep, be careful though, these can creep up on you ;-)

URL: http://cafecaprice.co.za/

E: info@cafecaprice.co.za

Tel:      021 438 8315

Address: 37 Victoria Road, Camps Bay

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 09:00-22:00 (Bar opens until 02:00)

UMI Fusion

This Asian sushi and fusion restaurant is a perfect place to nip in and enjoy a lovely cold Sake Melon Slush on a blisteringly hot Cape Town day, made with Sake, Melon, Ginger and Honey it is ice cold and super refreshing! Try the Spiced Pear Bellini too, it’s fantastic.

URL: http://www.umirestaurant.co.za/

Tel:      021 437 1802

Address: The Promenade, Victoria Road, Camps Bay

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12:00-22:00

Sandy B

Sandy B at The Bay Hotel is the intersection of summer and elegance, it’s being poolside, and beachside, at the same time. We highly recommend the iconic and signature Hibiscus & Rooibos martini, with gin, hibiscus extracts, lime, cranberry extracts and rooibos tea, it’s local flavours at an international level.

URL: http://www.thebay.co.za/restaurants_sandyb.html

Tel:      021 430 4444

Address: 69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay

Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 10:00-22:30 (over summer)

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Camps Bay, Cape Town

July 06, 2016

Camps Bay is the trendy heart of the Atlantic seaboard, the palm-line, white-sand beach with an abundance of vibey restaurants and classy eateries complete the picture postcard setting. Against the backdrop of the twelve apostles along the length of Table Mountain and its pristine beaches, this gem has been cherished by locals and travellers alike from as far back as 1786, when The Roundhouse was first established as a guard post by the Dutch East India Company.

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