On foot or by bike you often see so much more, absorb so many additional impressions than by faster means of travel. Cape Town is mostly (deceptively, in spite of the mountain) quite flat and especially the coastal areas are ideal for day-trip cycling.
Up Cycles make this easy to do, and an amazing route is the one from Mouille Point Lighthouse all the way through to the Bootlegger Coffee at the end of Camps Bay. This will take you past some of the most beautiful grade A beaches and exceptional views in the world, with a sea breeze in your hair and the sun on your back.
Stop along the way, stick your toes in the ocean and stroll along the sand, it’s a great, relaxing and healthy way to spend a morning.
Right on our own front door we find the Mojo Market in Sea Point, featuring forty-five designer retail stalls, a daily fresh goods section and twenty-five speciality food vendors.
It’s set up to allow for maximum indoor/outdoor flow with the pavement becoming the storefront and then transitioning into the indoor market. Indulge in ice-cream from Baskin Robbins or get All Thai’d Up for a zing of something spicy. There are clothes, accessories, trinkets and food, food and more food to choose from.
Kick back with an original Earthfire pizza and enjoy some of the live entertainment. This is definitely a “two-or-more visit” kind of market., you need to keep coming back :-)
We’ve mentioned these guys before in the same breath as the La Boheme/La Bruixa family of restaurants. Also located in Sea Point, in the same block as its brother/sister restaurants.
Though their slow braised lamb shank and the trio of mushrooms pizza are simply outstanding, we are here for the shakes (making a mental note to come back for a more substantial meal).
There are three, toasted marshmallow with vanilla ice cream and toasted marshmallows, cookies and cream with vanilla ice cream and Oreo cookies and banana and booze with vanilla ice cream, banana and Baileys.
I’d keep the banana one for later in the afternoon, but the Toasted Marshmallow was superb and refreshing!
For a shake that’s practically a meal, look no further. My Sugar does the most amazing donuts, milkshakes and decadent chocolate shots (Yes! That’s a thing!).
They are based in Sea Point and are an artisan chocolatier and confectioner. Handcrafted chocolate at its finest!
We’re here for the shakes though and the selection is so good it makes it impossible to choose. Strawberry, Super Chocolate, Cookie Butter, Coffee, Caramelized Coconut and Butterscotch Popcorn. Each of these shakes are huge, beautiful to behold and delicious to the last bite.
You will have to experience one yourself to believe how layered and sublime milkshakes can be.
"Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine was every granted by the gods to man." - Plato
Situated in Sea Point, La Boheme Wine Bar and Bistro is the brainchild of one of the co-owners of Bouchon (covered earlier this week) restaurateur Faisal Khakoo, who is also the owner of Engruna Eatery. He saw the need for a relaxed yet sophisticated bistro vibe with elegant wine and luxurious foods and created his venues in response to it.
In true bistro style, the menu is ever-changing, but examples of what you might encounter include Springbok au Poivre with fondant potato, exotic mushrooms, aubergine puree and a red wine jus, or the Duo of Duck (confit duck leg and seared duck breast) with sweet potato and aubergine tower, roasted peppers, spinach and orange jus. Pair these with any of the sixty wines available by the glass
Well worth a visit, take some friends and make an afternoon of it :-)
Located in Sea Point, this restaurant has a marvelous history, and it is situated in almost the same spot on Sea Point Main Road where Dimitri's father also had a restaurant called Mykonos from 1976 to 1983. Dimitri Peroglou (Chef/Owner) learned from his father from age eighteen and has perfected numerous Greek dishes. His two most well known ones are the Kleftiko Lamb, and Dimitri's famous grilled lamb chops.
The Kleftiko lamb is deserving of its’ own paragraph. Slow roasted for 6 hours this lamb shank falls off the bone, it is succulent, cooked to perfection and a great reason to keep coming back!
The Ritz, the glamorous hotel with the revolving restaurant on the top floor and views for days.
To celebrate Father’s Day, CASA at The Ritz hotel in Sea Point, will host a luxurious braai in their stunning restaurant, with activities spilling out on to the poolside deck as well as the restaurant floor.
The buffet will leave you coming back for more time and time again. Delectable treats and hand-made pastries, salads, vegetables and bread with corn on the cob, boerewors, chicken wings, chops, and snoek on the braai. Stellar stuff to go with your complimentary Stella Artois Draft when you arrive.
You will be spoilt, and you will love it, they really pull out all the stops at this venue.
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”
Offering a variety of sessions (check out the website and book ahead) Hot Dog Yoga Studio has everything you need to get in touch with your inner vitality and unwind some stress in a healthy and life-affirming way.
There are all kinds of yoga for all kinds of people, including: restorative yoga, yin yoga, vinyasa, ashtanga, iyengar yoga, hot vinyasa, bikram, barre tone, meditation and kids yoga.
Warm up your body and spirit, while staying ready for summer 😊
Situated along the coast of the Atlantic Seaboard, the Sea Point Promenade is a stunning place to take a stroll, go for a jog or relax on a bench as you enjoy people watching and the sparkle on the ocean.
The promenade starts in Mouille Point and runs all the way along to Sea Point. You can choose to walk the entire route or “dip” in and out of various sections.
The route is lined with opportunities for more excitement, such as mini golf, ice cream, a tidal pool and a host of cafes and restaurants you’ll find along this stretch, all of it complemented by amazing views.
The fresh sea air invigorating while the crash of the surf is incredibly calming, a gentle stroll along the promenade at dusk is a stunning way to end another beautiful day in Cape Town.
These guys do some great Southern Indian food in the tapas style, designed to be shared and enjoyed in company.
Sundoo is the creation of serial restaurateur and chef, Seelan Sundoo. The flavours are deeply founded in Kerala, India “The Land of Spices” a center for the trade in chili, cardamom, cloves and all manner of spices.
It is a tiny/intimate venue, seating forty in New York, deli-style booths, come early, they don’t do reservations here either (but they cater for 2 dinner sittings, the first at 18:30 and the second at 20:30).
From the clay oven, have the Cutta Kingklip, slow roasted with ginger, coriander and masala spice.
Then, in terms of curry, we highly recommend the Anjuna prawn curry, with St.Lucia south coast school prawns, cooked in tomato, onion, fresh curry leaves, coriander, garlic, ginger and chili. A touch on the spicy side, but just right!
Any spiciness can be easily remedied by a fantastically refreshing cucumber mint cooler, it’s perfect!