Perhaps best known for the imposing Table Mountain and for Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years, Cape Town is also an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Those in the know consider Cape Town food a drawcard too, with a clutch of good restaurants and wineries. Here are some of my favourite foodie things to do in Cape Town and on the Cape Peninsula, many of them not too tough on the wallet.
1. Enjoy fresh fish in a romantic setting
Alternatively, visit the Chapman’s Peak Hotel in Hout Bay for the best calamari served in a pan. The view of the Atlantic Ocean from the balcony is a clincher. If you don’t have the budget for a meal here, it’s worth just having a drink to enjoy the sunset.
2. Get take-away fish and chips
3. Visit a food market
Or pop in at the Oranjezicht City Farm Market for lots of options for vegetarians, vegans and raw foodies. You’ll also find wheat, gluten, sugar and dairy-free products, indigenous plants and heirloom seeds if you want to grow your own veg.
3. Visit a world-class coffeeshop
They also offer a coffee appreciation course, designed to inform you about everything including growing, harvesting, blending and roasting as well as how to make a perfect cuppa.
5. Find the best croissants
Other places to try in search of perfectly flaky, layered croissants are Loaves on Long in the City Bowl and Jason’s Bakery in Main Road, Greenpoint.
6. Enjoy a sumptuous high tea
For somewhere more modern but equally lavish, enjoy high tea at the Table Bay Hotel at the V&A Waterfront.
7. Picnic on the lawns at Kirstenbosch
8. Window-shop and eat at the V&A Waterfront
If you’re a chocoholic, book a chocolate making and appreciation class at the Lindt Chocolate Shop in the Silo district.
9. Visit farmy Noordhoek
Leave room for one of the decadent desserts or else pop in to Kristin’s Ice Cream in the same centre for a feast of great flavours.
10. Go wine tasting at Cape Town wine farms
You may also enjoy
Constantia wine farms: why to visit these Cape Town wineries
10 things to do in Kalk Bay, Cape Town
Visit Cape Town penguins at Boulders Beach
10 things to do in Cape Town
Like it? Pin this image!