Grab a Pint at a Historic South African Pub
The history of the property known now as Foresters Arms Pub (or Forries, as locals affectionately call it) goes as far back as 1852, making this one of the oldest pubs in South Africa. Located in Newlands at the foothill of Table Mountain, its dark wood interior and breezy outdoor seating area makes this a favorite meeting place for University of Cape Town students watching the rugby and for families looking to share a Sunday meal together. There's a small playground tucked away at the back of the outdoor dining area, so the kids can run about while you enjoy a nice steak dinner (their basting sauce is famous). I enjoy coming here for lunch, but the pub is most well-known for their Sunday roasts and pub trivia nights. If you don't have plans to eat within Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Forries is a great alternative.
By Marie Frei, AFAR Local Expert
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52 Newlands Ave, Newlands, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa
+27 21 689 5949
Sun 9am - 10pm
Mon - Thur, Sat 11am - 11pm
Fri 11am - 12am