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The 10 best tapas-style restaurants in Cape Town

Tapas-style food has taken Cape Town by storm. While “tapas” is traditionally a Spanish appetiser, the style of eating has inspired all types of cuisine. Capetonians love to come together to serve platters of food, no matter the cooking style. Here is where to find the best tapas-style dining experiences in town.

Thali, Gardens
Thali is the Indian-style tapas restaurant opened by renowned local chef, Liam Tomlin. The décor is worth visiting for alone, with mosaic details and copper touches. The outside courtyard is like a little oasis, while the indoor seating is moody and dimly lit. The curry-spiced oysters are sublime and unique, and the fish tacos (served in taco-style poppadoms) are fresh and flavourful. Consider ordering the set menu so you don’t miss out. They don’t take bookings, but there is ample space so you shouldn’t have trouble getting a table.

Website: thalitapas.co.za

Rick’s Cafe Americain, Gardens
Rick’s is a casual restaurant and bar, serving some more traditional t..

Editors Pick, Featured, Nightlife, See and Do, Uncategorized,

Your De Waterkant Cheat Sheet

It’s hard to believe that there’s a charming little village right next to the bustling City Bowl, but De Waterkant somehow manages to be both part of the centre of town and detached from it—a suburb hidden in plain sight that is home to some of the city’s most on-trend inhabitants.

Great restaurants and coffee shops, a friendly neighbourhood culture, and plenty of unique shopping experiences make De Waterkant an essential stop on your Cape Town itinerary.

The Cape Quarter
To call the Cape Quarter a mall is a bit of a disservice. The Cape Quarter is not a string of bland chain shops, but rather a curated retail quarter that is great for art-lovers, fashionistas, and those looking for unique design pieces.

Website: capequarter.co.za

Piano Bar
Great live music on every day of the week is what this little tapas bar offers, and it consistently delivers on its promise. The place has an indoor area for those wanting to focus on eating the excellent tapas and listening to the music and a w..

Editors Pick, Featured, See and Do, Uncategorized,

Your complete guide to Sunday Funday in Cape Town

On Sundays, in Cape Town, the city centre all but shuts down and most locals flock to the great outdoors, weather permitting of course. See our tried-and-tested things to do to ensure Sunday is a Funday in the Mother City.

See the Duck Parade
Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate just outside Stellenbosch uses a revolutionary pest management system that involves no less than 1070 Indian Runner Ducks. They have daily duck parades at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Seeing that many ducks at once is something you’ll never forget. Book a table for an exquisite Sunday feast or a picnic for a relaxed but still extremely classy get-together. During the summer months, they also host some of the most popular local performing artists so be sure to keep tabs on the Vergenoegd Facebook page for event announcements.

Website: vergenoegd.co.za

Go for a movie at the Labia
The perfect cure for the Sunday Blues is at Cape Town’s favourite independent movie house The Labia. Art movies are made all the better wit..

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City Areas, Editors Pick, Featured, Stay, Uncategorized,

The best areas to stay in Cape Town

When you arrive in a new city, it’s hard to know what you’re getting. Choosing where to stay is hard, especially without local insight. Luckily, we have local insight by the truckload, so read on to find out what each area’s character is like.

City Bowl
V&A Waterfront
The Waterfront, while not technically a neighbourhood, is a hub of activity where you’ll find upmarket hotels, restaurants, and bars all conveniently in the same place. It’s relatively safe, and you’ll be able to walk to tourist attraction departure points. It’s also home to the Aquarium, the Robben Island Museum, and is the main stop on the City Sightseeing bus routes. Accommodation here is not cheap, but it’s guaranteed to be of a high standard.

City Bowl
The City Bowl itself is a good choice for those who like to be part of the action. You’ll be close to pumping clubs and bars, and there are fantastic restaurants on every corner. There are upmarket hotels, divey hostels, boutique backapckers, and just about every oth..

Editors Pick, Featured, Uncategorized, Visitors,

A guide to spending Ramadan 2018 in Cape Town

Ramadan is one of the most important annual observances of the year. Here is a guide to help you decide where to stay, what to do, where to pray, and how to stay up to date.

When is Ramadan?
Ramadan 2018 will begin in the evening of Tuesday, 15 May, and end in the evening of Thursday, 14 June. The dates may vary according to the moon sighting on Monday, 14 May. There is a uniquely South African tradition where maankykers (Afrikaans for “moon watchers”) gather in spots around the city to wait for the sighting of the moon. You can join in at Signal Hill, Three Anchor Bay, or most other sites that have a good view of the night sky. If you use Twitter, follow #MaanKykers for updates. Another good option is to tune into Radio786 for accurate and up-to-date information, and to make sure you don’t miss the announcement.

Mosques, and Prayer Rooms
With a large number of mosques found across the length and breadth of Cape Town the choice is wide. The two oldest Mosques in Cape Town are the Auw..

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Editors Pick, Featured, See and Do, Uncategorized,

20 things to do when you’re travelling solo in Cape Town

Solo travel can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be boring! Whether you’re on a business trip, student exchange, or a lone adventure, Cape Town has plenty to keep you busy.

Check out the Museums
The Iziko Museum Mile is located in the City Bowl, and it’s a fantastic way to spend the day. If you’re interested in the social and political history of South Africa, visit the Castle of Good Hope, Groot Constantia, the Slave Lodge, or the District Six Museum. You could also pay a visit to the Planetarium or explore the natural history in the South African Museum.

See some art
Cape Town’s art scene is thriving, and you could spend an entire day just exploring the hundreds of gallery spaces in the Zeitz MOCAA. There are many other great art galleries, so if you’re interested in art you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Dine at a counter
Many of Cape Town’s restaurants have bar counters to dine at, which is far better than a table for one. You might even make friends with your fellow counter-diners..

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Editors Pick, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities, Uncategorized,

100 things to do in winter in Cape Town

Capetonians tend towards hibernation in winter, but the city luckily how to lure them out with coffee at cosy cafés, dinner at restaurants with fireplaces and indoor adventures. Here are our top 100 things to do in winter in Cape Town and surrounds.

Updated June 2017

DINNER AND JAZZ AT THE CRYPT RESTAURANT
This underground restaurant sits under St George’s Cathedral in the CBD and is a fantastic spot for a great dinner and live jazz. The line-up is always changing and you should book in advance to get a good seat!

Website: www.thecryptjazz.com

SEE A GIRL SAWN IN HALF
And other weird and wonderful sights and sounds at the College of Magic in Claremont, the world’s only organisation of its kind in the world and home to Southern Africa’s only dedicated magical shop with a variety of books, videos, effects and equipment available to budding Houdinis to snap up. It’s our very own Hogwarts.

Website: collegeofmagic.com

ATTEND A COFFEE APPRECIATION COURSE
Truth Coffee – named second cool..

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Bestsellers, Uncategorized,

Cape Town Long Weekend – Tsogo Sun

Extend Your Stay In The Cape And Save!

Escape to Cape Town this long weekend and save with Tsogo Sun. Choose from 4 hotels located in the heart of the city and make the most of the upcoming public holidays. There has never been a better reason to visit the Mother City!

From R899 per room per night, including breakfast for stays 26 April to 2 May 2018.

Rates include:

Breakfast daily
2 kids under 18 stay and eat breakfast free when sharing a family room with 2 adults (StayEasy does not have family rooms)

Book online now or contact Cape Town Reservations on +27 21 492 0404 or capetown.reservations@tsogosun.com

Deals available from:

StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl
SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl
Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town
Southern Sun The Cullinan

for more information visit:

https://www.tsogosun.com/offers/cape-town-long-weekend

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Bestsellers, Uncategorized,

MOTHER’S DAY SPECIALS – Tsogo Sun

Treat Your Mom This Mother’s Day

There really aren’t enough words to describe how awesome mothers are. Think about all the times she’s been there. Helped you, taken care of you and cheered you up when you were having a bad day. Your mom really is your friend for life.

Finding a way to say thank you to her for everything she does isn’t always easy. So we want to help you make this Mother’s Day special by giving you an awesome experience to share with your Mom.

From delicious buffet lunches and decadent high tea to tantalising family-style meals, you can spoil the wonderful woman in your life with these special dining offers at our Tsogo Sun hotels on 13 May 2018.

Western Cape:

Southern Sun The Cullinan – Enjoy a decadent buffet lunch at Peach Tree restaurant.
Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town – Yizani restaurant presents a delicious buffet lunch.
Southern Sun Cape Sun – Enjoy a buffet lunch presented by Riempies restaurant from 12h30.
SunSquare Cape Town Gardens – Join us at Zepi G..

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Bestsellers, Uncategorized,

Tsogo Sun Hotels Offers in 2018

Tsogo Sun Hotels Seniors Club

You’ve worked hard throughout your life – now reward yourself with great discounts at our hotels.

We have a range of attractive offers and great savings for those over the age of 60. It’s a great way to travel, relax and enjoy the sights of each destination with a saving of 50% off the best available rateof the day, subject to availability.

Book directly with your hotel of choice or call +27 861 44 77 44 to secure your holiday now.

https://www.tsogosun.com/offers/seniors-offers

Affordable Weekend Group Rates

Now you can Score More with affordable weekend group rates at selected Garden Court and StayEasyhotels countrywide

Score More is designed for groups of people travelling together – from sports teams or school groups to wedding parties or special interest groups. Book between 6 – 20 rooms and your group qualifies for the Score More rates.

Rates at Garden Court and StayEasy hotels are valid on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night only
Full prepaym..