One of our favourite suggestions is that you explore the Cape Peninsula, the south coast, west coast and the Winelands in our FIAT 500 Convertible. Fold down the roof and feel the balmy breeze blow through your hair as you take in the splendour of Cape Town and her surrounds. Stop for a dip in the tidal pool at St James or visit the penguins at Boulders Beach. Pause for lunch and whale watching in Hermanus or venture up the West Coast to discover some hidden gems. Order your picnic basket at The Trevoyan, and go exploring at your own pace.
We recommend that you book our Fiat well in advance and give us 24 hours notice on your picnic basket.
Ask and we are happy to help. We have a treasure chest of recommendations, tips and tricks to help you experience the mother city like you’ve lived here for years. We’ll suggest places for lunch and dinner to fit any palate. Visit a township, Robben Island, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or take a walking tour through the city. Jump out of a plane, paraglide off Signal Hill, snorkel with seals or take a chopper flip over the peninsula, we’ve done it all and will happily share our insights.
Thali is a bustling Indian tapas eatery in Gardens, Cape Town. The owner, chef Liam Tomlin, is especially proud of his inspirational venture into the world of Indian cuisine and promises an unforgettable foodie experience.
The Stack boasts an eclectic interior design style. The Brasserie is authentic, hearty and good. Your go-to local for consistently fine fare in a beautiful old building or on the bloom scented terrace. “The Stack” gin and tonic is their signature cocktail and a must have.
Muki Venture is your key to experiencing sunrise from the top of Table Mountain or Lion’s Head. Your personal guide Muki and our very own Professor Peanut, your four-legged guide, will ensure you see the Mother City in all her morning glory!
This neighbourhood heirloom has been trading as a café and deli since 1904. With “The Blue” comes a strong emphasis on heritage and engaging with the neighbourhood: the cafe buys fresh produce grown by Tamboerskloof residents, and serves a selection of sandwiches, pastas, pizzas, salads and a very good local Cape Malay classic ; “Bobotie”. The Blue is the ideal place to take a slow walk to, from The Trevoyan, especially if you’ve arrived late in the day and you’re looking for a quick bite. Best of all you’re unlikely to find it in the guidebooks!
Held every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday (evening) at the historic Granger Bay site of the V&A Waterfront, the OZCF Market is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers. Try out some delicious cooked and raw foods, be inspired by the many crafters and sample some beer, wine and juices. Voted one of the top 30 markets on the planet this is a fantastic spot to people watch and it’s a popular meeting place for locals and tourists.
This is the latest venture from the team behind La Colombe. Epice - derived from the French word Épice meaning spice (and is pronounced eh-peace) - is an intimate fine dining restaurant located at Heritage Square, Franschhoek (opposite Leeu House). Serving an array of delectably curated dishes, the fine-dining restaurant is headed by chef Charné Sampson (previously sous chef at La Colombe), and features a flavour-packed menu inspired by the team’s culinary expedition to India, as well as memories of travels through Spain, Japan, Mexico, Denmark and the US. If you’re staying with us at the start of your African adventure and travelling through Franschhoek, this would be our go to recommendation for dinner.