A Weeks Worth of Eating and Outdoors Adventures in Cape Town
Collected by Andrew Richdale, AFAR Contributor
185 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Smack dab in the middle of the stretch along Bree Street, the city's main hub for drinking and eating, Jason Bakery serves extra buttery and flaky croissants (that usually sell out, so get there on the early side). Try one with local Emmentaler...
15 Park Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Maxime and Mélodie, the husband-wife team behind La Grenadine, moved from France to Cape Town and set up what is essentially a French countryside escape a few feet away from one of the coolest blocks in Cape Town. Tucked behind a giant wall and...
Tafelberg Rd & Caeleway, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
It's a must-do, but wear comfortable shoes, bring bottles of water, and pack sunscreen. We finished climbing to the top in an hour and a half, thankful that they've made it easy for the non-experienced hikers with a rugged-rock staircase from...
Cape Town, South Africa
Woodstock has become Cape Town's makers hub and the Woodstock Exchange houses the city's coolest boutiques of handmade goods from local designers. Try Kingdom for brass geometric jewelry and vases, Pedersen Lennard for extra clean modern wood...
13D Kloof Nek Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
The Power and the Glory is a hipster bistro in the center of Cape Town that has attracted a cult following among locals. It's something about the relaxed style of the folding chairs and the sidewalk stools that will remind you of a Brooklyn-style...
Noordhoek, Cape Town, 7979, South Africa
Noordhoek beach is located on the Atlantic side of the Cape Peninsula and, like most beaches in Cape Town, best enjoyed at sunset. Along the road to the beach you'll find several guesthouses, making it a great weekend getaway destination for Cape...
Noordhoek Farm Village, Village Ln, Goedehoop Estate, Cape Town, 7979, South Africa
Chef Franck Dangereux (formerly of La Colombe, a celebrated Cape Town institution) set up shop in a lovely old barn in the village of Noordhoek. You’ll get all the flavors of a fancy restaurant, without the fuss. Here comfort food is...
De Meye Farm, Muldersvlei Rd, Klapmuts, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
A reservation at The Table is not hard to get but worth the fight. Located on De Meye Farm, the restaurant only hosts six groups for lunch a day and sources all the ingredients from farms in the area. You'll find everything from carrot tarte tatin...
Simodium Road, Drakenstein, Paarl, South Africa
About an hour outside of Capetown, Babylonstoren is one of South Africa’s oldest werfs, or farmyards. In 2010, Karen Roos, a former editor at South Africa’s Elle Decoration, reimagined the property as a fantasy farm stay with an eight...
Josephine mill, Boundary Rd, Newlands, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa
On Cape Town's main strip of Bree Street, Culture Club Cheese is for dairy lovers. You'll find a wide selection of grilled cheese, Emmentaler macaroni, and a large of case of local cheddars and bries to grab for a picnic.