The LUXE Day


All the city’s best bits and dining hits in a neat 12 hours.

8.30 Truth Cafe

Fuel up on A-grade Joe and moreish brasserie spoils at this steampunk-themed roastery.

36 Buitenkant Street / +27 21 2000 440 /

10.00 Table Mountain Cableway

Armed with your pre-booked tix, skip the line to glide on up the mother mountain (see Activities). Ogle the vistas, snap the cityscape and stroll along the flat top.

Tafelberg Rd Gardens / +27 21 424 0015 /

13.00 Villa 47

Well-deserved replenishment awaits at Bree Street's vibey Villa 47 (see Dining), plating up scrummy Italian eats at cool n' casj G/F Locanda.

47 Bree St / +27 21 418 2740 /

14.30 The Watershed for shoppers / Clifton 4th Beach for sun worshippers

Retailistas shimmy over to The Watershed (see Shopping) to splurge on the best of CT's local makers. More suworshipper than serial shopper? Zip over to Clifton 4th Beach.

Dock Rd / V&A Waterfront (enter from South Arm Rd) / +27 21 461 2689 /

16.00 Zeitz MOCCA

You're but a pixie skip from Zeitz MOCAA (see Activities), home to the city, nay the continent's superlative stash of contempo African art.

S Arm Rd / V&A Waterfront / +27 87 350 4777 /

18.30 Willaston Bar at the Silo

Up the elevator you zip to The Silo's view-tiful Willaston Bar (see Bars) for pre-dinner tipples at sunset.

The Silo Hotel, V&A Waterfront / '+27 21 670 0500 /

20.00 Test Kitchen

There's no better way to round out a quintessential CT day with a (pre-booked) perch at the city's top envelope-pushing table (see Dining).

The Old Biscuit Mill / 375 Albert Rd / +27 21 447 2337 /


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An epic outdoor adventure awaits on this one-day jaunt packing in some of CT's awe-inspiring coastal scenery and lush green escapes. Triff for the sprogs, though you tweak your dinner desti if they're below double digits.

9.00 Jason’s Bakery

Refuel for the day ahead with brekkie and java at Jason's (see Dining).

185 Bree St / +27 21 424 5644 /

10.00 Sea Point Promenade

Follow eats with a stroll along the Sea Point Promenade.

11.30 Kirstenbosch Gardens

In the car you hop to heavenly Kirstenbosch Gardens, a verdant estate of rolling lawns, abundant flora and views over the southern suburbs towards the Hottentots Holland Mountains. Pack a book and a picnic blanket for some glorious downtime, but don’t leave without checking out Boomslang or Colonel Bird’s Bath.

99 Rhodes Dr / Newlands / +27 21 799 8783 /

13.30 Chef’s Warehouse at Beau Constantia

Back on the road for a leafy drive along Table Mountain’s eastern flank to Constantia Nek, where Chef’s Warehouse at Beau Constantia (see Dining) serves up sublime lunch, with surrounds to match.

65 Main Rd / +27 21 794 8632 /

15.30 Llandudno Beach

From here, motor ahead to Llandudno Beach via Hout Bay and spend a few hours basking in the late-afternoon sun.

18.30 Bungalow

Camps Bay Strip is another short drive away along the 12 Apostles Drive. Grown-ups get sundowners while little 'uns sip lemonade at waterfront stunner Bungalow.

Glen Country Club / 3 Victoria Rd / Clifton / +27 21 438 2018 /

20.00 Chef's Table at The Mount Nelson

Cruise back into town to round out the day with a five-course feast at Chef's Table at The Mount Nelson (see Dining).

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel / 76 Orange St / +27 21 483 1000 /