The Mother City and her endless adventures – this is where to eat, stay and play!

15 Mar 2018

It’s your country to enjoy and your province to explore! Get out of your comfort zone, create some memories and escape your day-to-day. We have 9 amazing provinces and we want to show you everything they have to offer. It’s time you choose a date, grab a mate and take that long overdue Sho’t left. First up is Cape Town…

With its larger-than-life mountain, white beaches and cultural heritage, Cape Town is your playground to explore. Untouched nature and a buzzing waterfront are just the start of your adventure. Today we sharing some eat, stay and play gems, so take note we promise you won’t want to miss them…

Where to stay

La splendida hotel

Sidewalk cafés and a bustling promenade set the scene for La Splendida in Mouille Point. This region is cool and trendy and the hotel is ideally suited to its modern surroundings. Its prime location is moments away from Cape Town Stadium, Green Point Park and the V&A Waterfront which adds to the hotel’s appeal and the convenience it offers guests.

Mojo Hotel

The Mojo hotel is situated above the Mojo Market which is a new and exciting 7-day-a-week food and lifestyle market. This is eat, stay and play all in one. Mojo Hotel offers a variety of rooms – from self-catering apartments to compact crash pads. Mojo introduces you to the pod or capsule hotel concept of small compact designer rooms at affordable prices. For those who want more space, try their studios, while remaining accessible and affordable. It‘s also conveniently located near the V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay and Green Point Stadium.

Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa

For a change in pace why not travel 45 minutes from Cape Town to the heart of the Cape Winelands? Here you’ll find Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa – quiet, unassuming and elegant. Bordered by leafy vineyards in the small town of Franschhoek, this hotel offers a remarkable selection of inspiring venues, delectable restaurants, and indulgent spa treatments.

Take me there now! 

Where to play

Travel in style! This may be the highlight of anyone’s day, trip and maybe even year – a NAC Helicopter ride to the winelands, and more specifically to Babylonstoren. At this wine estate the gardens, the restaurants and the sheer beauty of this estate will blow you away. It is a culinary and sensory delight and a place where your faith in nature, the simple life and all things natural will be restored. Do not miss it – trust us! Here you can eat, walk through the gardens and shop artisan-inspired goods! It is a slice of heaven on earth!

Franschhoek Wine Tram Day Tour

Wine taste, lunch and see the sights with a difference on the Franschhoek wine tram. It allows you to hop-off at each stop and experience the activities on offer such as wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards and once you’re done just hop back on to continue the tour. The tour takes passengers right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley so sit back, relax and tram away…

The Signal Hill Sunset Trike Bike tour is a fabulous way to see the Cape’s Atlantic Coastline – ride through Clifton and Camps Bay all the way to Hout Bay. After a short coffee stop cross the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive and wind your way down to the Cape of Good Hope. Lunch can be enjoyed at the Two Oceans Restaurant (own account) before making your way back towards Cape Town along the False Bay Coast and through the Constantia Valley.

Where to eat

Have you ever wanted a unique or private dining experience? Chef Matt Manning may be just the chef you looking for. He is the creator of a number of unique dining experiences which are open to the public, including ‘One Ingredient’ – a pop-up dinner highlighting a single ingredient across a number of course.  Sound interesting? You bet it is!

We’re back at Babylonstoren, because it is worth a second mention. The wine estate offers lunch in a greenhouse aptly named the Greenhouse restaurant. Tucked away between the oak trees, their Greenhouse offers guests the perfect resting place to enjoy delicious home-baked treats and fresh garden juices. This place is one selfie moment after the other and Instagram worthy for sure!

If you are staying in Mouille Point, maybe in one of the hotels mentioned above, why not eat at Pepenero? Here it’s all about welcoming staff and the ability to cater to all palates. Pepenero invites guests to enjoy private booths, an expansive deck and vibrant beautiful bar. For a sundowner and sushi or lengthy lunches, Pepenero is delicious and trendy, definitely a place to celebrate the splendour of an exquisite seaside setting.

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