Welcome to Cape Town
We welcome you to Cape Town, the city popularly known in South Africa as the Mother City. With
fabulous landscapes and a long sunny summer, Cape Town has everything that film production
companies could wish for in a location. Given the film production expertise, equipment and services
available locally, coupled with South Africa’s “world–in–one country” array of locations and easy
access to the rest of Southern Africa, Cape Town acts as a perfectly positioned springboard for
shooting in Africa.
Quick Guide to Cape Town
To help you maximise your time in the Cape, we have compiled a quick reference guide to enjoying
your leisure time. Although most of your time in Cape Town will be spent on set, or focused on your
shoot, we hope you will have some time to enjoy what Cape Town can offer. While Cape Town is
often referred to South Africa’s truly global village, we are distinctly South African and fit into the
general context of South Africa –and thus, apart from all the practical information we consider
essential, we have included some general facts and information for you.
If you require any other information and advice, or if you would like us to assist with bookings,
reservations and enquiries, please don’t hesitate to ask.
South Africa’s currency unit is the Rand, which is divided into 100 Cents.
The Rand is issued in the following notes: R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10;
And the following coins: R5, R2, 50c, 20c, 10c and 5c.
To give you a rough idea of what you might pay for things in South Africa, we have listed
approximate costs for a few items:
• Meter taxis R9.00 per km
• Cigarettes R22.00 a packet
• Daily news paper R5.70
• Local magazines R10.50-R50.00
• Water R6.00for 500ml
• Fruit juice R5.00 for 250 ml (pure fruit Juice)
• Milk R9.00 a litre
• Bread R8.00 loaf of basic sliced brown
• Grapes R35.00 per kg
• Nectarines R25.00 per kg
• Coke R6.00 for a can
• Crisps R3.50 for a small snack packet
• Beer R15.00 for bottle of beer
• Spirits R12.00-R15.00 for a tot
VAT is charged at 14% and is usually included in displayed or quoted prices. Visitors to South Africa
may apply for a VAT refund for tax paid on items purchased to be taken out of the country if the
total value of the items is more than R250. Apply for these refunds from the Customs Office at
Cape Town or Johannesburg International Airports. You will be required to produce your passport,
airplane ticket, original invoices (ensure that you ask for these when making your purchase) and a
VAT control form (available from the Customs Office). Your refund cheque is exchangeable for
foreign currency before leaving South Africa.
Tips are based on service received and are usually 10 - 15% of the total bill in a restaurant, and at
least R7.00 for porters.
In South Africa the public telephones are colour coded in the following manner. The blue
telephones are coin operated while the green phones use prepaid phone cards. The following coins
R1, R2, R5 are accepted by the blue phones while prepaid Telkom phone cards can be bought from
petrol stations, the post office, supermarkets and corner shops around the city.
There are three excellent cell phone networks available in South Africa. All of the networks offer
prepaid sim cards and have “air time” recharge vouchers available from petrol stations, the post
office, supermarkets and corner shops. Depending on the kind of contract you have with your own
cellular service provider, it may be possible to use your own number while in South Africa. Just
remember that a “local” call will count as an international call while you are here.
As most of the seasoned foreign visitors to South Africa will tell you, crime here is no worse than in
other countries. However there are some simple ground rules when it comes to personal safety. If
there is somewhere you would like to go on your own, please consult with us first on whether it
considered safe or not, and on what precautions we would advise.
As with any big city in the world, be watchful and take the usual precautions:
• Don’t wear valuable jewellery in public
• Keep your wallet and cell phone out of sight
• Keep important contact phone numbers handy
• Be aware of your surroundings and who else is around, particularly after dark
• Always let someone (your hotel or us) know where you are going and when you
expect to return
_cash and valuables
You are strongly advised not to leave cash or valuables in your hotel rooms. Please speak to your
hotel manager or guesthouse owner regarding security.
While public bus and train services are available in Cape Town, we recommend the use of minicab
taxis when not with our drivers. Taxis are available 24 hours a day and we would be happy to
recommend a reliable company if required.
The surface area of South Africa is over 1.2 million square kilometres, making it bigger than
Holland, Belgium, Italy, France and Germany combined. In addition, South Africa is renowned for its
3000km’s of stunning coastline and is a region with:
• At least 5 different climatic areas
• Mountains and deserts
• A great variety of vegetation
This country has locations that could literally mirror any location in the world.
Daily average sunshine is about 8.5 hours, compared to 4.1 in London and 6.8 in Rome. In
addition, there are about 13.5 maximum possible sunshine hours per day during the summer in
_cape town climate
The Western Cape has a Mediterranean type climate with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters.
_cape town people
Cape Town has an extensive and fascinating history. Of South Africa’s main cities Cape Town has
had the greatest benefit and contribution from the broadest range of world cultures, including
gathering and hunting cultures, African cultures, Malaysian, Dutch, British and French cultures. The
earliest signs of human –related activity dates back many thousands of years, still visibly evident in
the Cape Point Nature Reserve and at other places around the Peninsula.
Over the last 340 years, Cape Town has experienced successive waves of European occupation,
first by the Dutch then by the British. With immigration from most parts of Europe, and the
influence of the Cape’s indigenous communities, Cape Town became a cross-cultural crucible, and
has remained so.
CAPE TOWN’S BEST KNOWN SIGHTS
The city nestles in one of the most dramatic setting of any city on Earth, at the foot of mountains
with four main sections: Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill. This crescent
forms one of South Africa’s world-renowned and the best loved views. This is without doubt Cape
Town ‘s most precious natural resource, dominating the city from every angle, making Cape Town
what it is.
100 m high, Devil’s Peak flanks the east side of Table Mountain. Originally known as Wind
Mountain, this Peak takes its present name from a local legend:
Van Hunks, a retired pirate, was said to spend his days sitting beneath a grove of trees at Breakfast
Rock (on the saddle connecting Devil’s Peak to Tables Mountain) where he would smoke his pipe
full of rum soaked tobacco. One day the devil confronted Van Hunks at Breakfast Rock and
challenged him to a smoking contest. This contest is said to continue through the summer months,
causing the well known ‘table cloth’ of cloud that sometimes lies on Table Mountain.
Unquestionably one of the world’s most famous landmarks, and South Africa’s National Parks Board
is in the process of applying for UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
Table Mountain provides the city of Cape Town with a dramatic setting of unrivalled beauty. Visible
at times as far as 200 km out to sea, the mountain made the anchorage at Table Bay easy for
sailors to find. The Mountain is 1086m high, and the summit is now accessible via more than 350
routes, ranging from easy scrambles to dangerous climbs.
For those with a more relaxed ascent in mind, the aerial cableway built in 1929 and re-built in 1997,
will take you to the summit in just 4 minutes. Over 600 000 passengers use the cableway each
year, either simply to review the city and surrounds from the flat (but rocky) mountain top, or to
take hikes along the top ridges of the mountain, south toward Cape Point at the end of the
On a calm summer’s evening there is nothing nicer than to watch the sun setting from the
mountain top, cold bottle of champagne in hand, and witness the city night lights come alive as far
as the eye can see. Alternatively, try breakfast at the mountain–top restaurant for a really
exhilarating start to your day. Phone the Cableway on 021-4248181.
_lion’s head and signal hill
The strikingly beautiful sugar loaf peak, 669m high, connected to Table Mountain by a saddle of
land, is called Lion’s Head. The reason for the name is obscure. Some say the last Cape lion was
shot on its slopes, while the most popular understanding is that the mountain resembles a lion’s
head, with Signal Hill as the rump and the connecting ridge forming the body. A narrow road
provides access to these two mountains, and from Signal Hill one also has an incredible view of the
city, Table Bay and the whole of the Cape Flats looking north towards the rest of the African
As beautiful as the Mountain is, it is also treacherous, and everyone is cautioned to bear the
following basic rules in mind:
1. DO NOT be fooled by the mountain – it can be really dangerous.
2. NEVER walk the mountain alone.
3. NEVER try to negotiate a climb if the weather is uncertain.
4. ALWAYS take warm clothing with you.
5. ALWAYS let someone know if you are going to climb the mountain, and also let them know
when you return.
_victoria and alfred waterfront
Ranking amongst the world’s best waterfront developments, this area combines the
excitement and atmosphere of a fully operative harbour with a sophisticated
shopping, restaurant, sports and entertainment district. For the pleasure of
Capetonians and visitors alike, the Waterfront is a thriving hub of shops, hotels,
restaurants, cinemas, markets, marinas and museums. This entertainment precinct
continues to grow in size, scope and popularity, while remaining easily accessible
and convenient for shopping.
_the grand parade and the castle
Cape Town’s history is amply reflected in its
architecture. Apart from the international modern idiom
of glass, steel and concrete, Cape Town is thankfully
still home to well preserved examples of Malay, Dutch,
Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian buildings.
This rich mixture is probably best exemplified in the
Grand Parade in the centre of town. This is the old
military parade ground that became the symbol of
political resistance gatherings and rallies in the 60’s,
70’s and 80’s, and where Nelson Mandela first
addressed the nation on his release in 1990 from
Of particular interest in this precinct is the original Dutch fort known as The Castle. Dutch settlers,
who had colonised the area to create a refreshment station for the sea travellers, began work on
this massive fortress in 1666 and it is the oldest standing building in South Africa. Much
archaeological and restoration work has been done over the last two decades, adding value to our
understanding of the progression of occupation on the Cape Peninsula, as well as providing clues to
real living conditions in early settler towns in the Cape.
Situated in the centre of the city, this cobbled square has become a vibrant market and meeting
place for Capetonians.
Selling anything from bric-a-brac and second hand tools, to T-shirts and African sculptures,
Greenmarket Square has developed a unique atmosphere with its avant-garde market style, and
has been the starting point for many successful jewellery and clothing designers in Cape Town.
Drink coffee, enjoy breakfast or quaff a beer in one of cafes bordering the Square, while soaking up
the atmosphere and listening to the live music in and around the Square.
Lying 9km ‘s offshore from Cape Town Harbour and clearly visible from Signal Hill, this is the
notorious island that hosted the high security jail in which Nelson Mandela, and many other well-
known politicians, were imprisoned. With a long and mostly macabre history, Robben Island has
been a prison since the early days of Cape Town, also serving as a leper colony at one stage. In
1996 the island was redeveloped into a National Museum, National Monument and a World Heritage
Site; a cultural showcase for democracy and simultaneously maximising the economic, tourism and
educational potential of the island.
The Robben Island Tour is 3.5 hours including the ferry ride there and back. The ferry departs from
the Nelson Mandela Gateway in the Waterfront. The boat ride itself provides opportunity to see a
wide spectrum of seabirds and marine mammals such as seals, dolphins and whales.
The Peninsula of the Cape of the Good Hope, a 75 km finger of rock curving into the sea, is justly
ranked as one of the most beautiful places on earth, its ruggedness subtly softened by changing
patterns of light and colour. One of the best scenic drives is the one from the centre of town,
around the Peninsula to Cape Point and the Cape Point Nature Reserve. This journey can either be
done from east to west, west to east- regardless, your journey will be beautifully scenic and the
destination will provide you with incredible views.
CAPE TOWN’S BEST KNOWN SOUNDS
There are five distinctive “Cape Town” sounds that you will probably hear at some point during your
_the noon gun
This gun is fired electronically from the Lion Battery on Signal Hill, at Noon every day except
Sundays. On a still day this gun can be heard throughout the city and is often alarmingly loud. The
traditional of the Noon signal has been practised since 1903 when South Africa adopted Standard
Time. Most Capetonians almost inadvertently check their watches against this signal.
_the call of the muezzin
If you are awake early enough, and if you are outside in the evenings you will hear the distinctive
Muslim sound of the Call of the Muezzin (these days –recorded) emanating from any of the city
centre’s many Muslim mosques.
_the fog horn
When the sea mists roll in often completely covering Table Bay while leaving the rest of the city
clear and sunny- you will hear the sound of Cape Town’s foghorn. This Deep sound is a symbol of
Cape Town’s “port city” status, reflecting our key position on the busy shipping lanes around Africa.
The foghorn gives out its forlorn but loud warning to ships around the bay that they are near land.
_ the “last call” horn
As part of the Table Mountain Cableway’s strict safety and security measures, the cable car stops
operating in high winds and when the mountain becomes covered with cloud. To alert visitors to
the fact that the top cable car station is closing, a loud warning hornl is played to call people so that
they can get the last descending car. In strong winds, this horn can be heard from the city.
_the snoek horn
Historically, fishermen pulling carts of freshly caught snoek (barracuda) around the residential
district of the city would sound on a horn to announce their ware. In the same way that ice-cream
vans attracted children to come buy ice–cream, so these fishermen let households know that fresh
fish was available at their front door. This distinctive “snoek horn” sound is now rarely heard,
mostly in the Woodstock and Salt River districts bordering the city centre.
FOOD AND WINE
There are few cities of the world that can claim, like the Cape, that their origins are directly
connected with food. The modern history of the Cape dates back to when the first Dutch governor,
Jan van Riebeeck, landed in Table Bay in 1652 with the specific brief from the Dutch East India
Company to plant a vegetable garden. With our roots so firmly in food, it is no surprise that the
Cape region offer a wide range of local and international cuisine to suit your taste and preferences.
To assist you in your choice of eating and drinking venues, we have included our recommendations
below. Summer is the time to take advantage of alfresco anything you will find that many places
offer outdoor seating.
95 KEEROM 95 Keerom St, City Bowl, 422 0765 Having free access to Rhodes House right
next door already makes 95 Keerom damn hot, but it's the simple and superb Milanese cuisine that
puts the H in HOT.
0932 Exhibition Building 79 Main Rd, Green Point. 439 6306. This understated and suave
Belgian restaurant is dressed in designer surroundings and offers out-of-this-world mussel pots and
that Belgian favourite pomme frites with mayo.
AFRICA CAFÉ Heritage Square, 108 Shortmarket St. 422 0221. Come feast on everything
from Cape to Cairo, Mombassa to Casablanca. Join in the singing and dancing especially if you don’t
know the words.
BELUGA The Foundry, Prestwich St, Green Point. 418 2948. This is the place to be ‘spotted’
by a model scout or to hook up with an international movie crew. Great food and generous
BUKHARA 33 Church St. 424 0000. Still the best taste of India set in dark mahogany surrounds,
with large windows looking into the kitchen so you can see your meal come to life. Sit out side on
the balcony and share some garlic nan bread with friends the under the warm cape skies.
CAFÉ PARADISO 110 Kloof St. 423 8653. We recommend sliced roast sirloin steak on focaccia
followed by Baccioni Duetto, this is chocolate and nougat ice-cream wrapped in chocolate served
with a wild berry and Galliano coulisà. Paradise!
CARLYLES ON DERRY 17 Derry St, Vredehoek. 461 8787. For great pizzas, laid-back
lounging and a homely Italian atmosphere.
CHAI-YO 65 Durban Rd, Mowbray. 689 6156. Thai food and seriously good curries –
renowned for their chicken with honey and cashew nuts.
CHEF Rose street, De Waterkant. 419 6767. A real life honest to god tarattoria serving that
home cooked Italian meal without a single pizza slice in sight. Benvenuto!
COL’CACCHIO 42 Hans Strijdom Ave. 419 4848. Best thin crust pizzas and no half measures!
Stick to the house rule of no half portions, sit back, relax and dig in!
FIVE FLIES 14 Keerom St. 424 4442. This swanky restaurant in the heart of the city makes any
occasion a special occasion.
GREENS 7 High Constantia Centre. 794 7843. An al fresco setting that’s perfect for their fresh
innovative menu. Now also in Gardens on Park Rd, enjoy the summer in style.
LACOZA 4 Hiddingh Ave. Gardens. 462 1999. A delightful fusion of all things nice with more
then a touch of South America all of it in a damned chilled space right under the Gardens Centre.
LA PERLA Cnr Church and Beach Rd, Sea Point. 434 2471. An elegant blast from the past, La
Perla still has its authentic Italian touch and superb seafood and pasta dishes.
LIMONCELLO 8 Breda St. 461 5100. Where discerning pizza eaters click their Prada heels in
delight as they nibble gourmet dishes.
MADAME ZINGARA 192 Loop St. 426 2458. Don’t leave town without trying the award winning
Chocolate Chilli fillet steak, or a quick chat over a glass of bubbly with the fabulous owner Richard.
MAGICA ROMA 8 Central Sq, Pinelands. 531 1489. Outstanding food in an old fashioned
Italian restaurant, apparently one of Bill Clinton’s favourites!
MAMA AFRICA 178 Long St. 424 8634. Indulge the predator in you and eat some of Africa’s
finest game, with dishes from South Africa as well as the rest of the continent. There is usually a
live band to help settle those full stomachs.
MOJA 98 Shortmarket St, Heritage Square. 423 4989. This retro African-esque space lets
you cook your own dinner right at the table on heated lava stones. After wards, you can amble
upstairs to the Souk Bar and recline like a pasha in the Bedouin tent styled space.
ROYALE 227 Long St. 422 4536. Stylish interior with works from the hottest young artists
displayed on the walls. King sized servings of healthy burgers and sweet potato wedges. Try!
STREGA RISTORANTE Heritage Square. 423 4889. Friendly Italian inner-city restaurant with a
great night-time buzz. Great place to warm up for a night at Po Na Na’s right next door. The court
yard is a perfect place to collect yourself gently the morning after, with super coffees, peace and
WAKAME Cnr Surry Place & Beach Rd, Mouille Point. 433 2377. A glammer-than-glam spot
for delicious seafood and sushi served with an ocean view. Linger longer to toast the beautiful
YINDEE’S 22 Camp St. Gardens 422 1012. This is the place to be if Thai food is your plan for
the night. Take your time over the extensive menu, order leisurely and try everything at least once.
_cafés & light meals
CARLUCCI’S 29 Victoria Rd. 439 6476 & 22 Upper Orange St. 465 0795. Very nice lunch
spot. Delish sarmies and coffee.
CHEF PON’S ASIAN KITCHEN Cnr Kloof and Upper Union St. 465 5846 Relax and chat on
one of the couches and have a Thai snack, some drinks or a game of pool in between. Warning!
The Thai Jungle Curry is only for the brave.
DUTCH 34 Napier St, De Waterkant. 425 0157. Great coffee and original “roosterbrood” meals
in a great neighbourhood.
GIOVANNI’S DELI WORLD 103 Main Rd, Green Point. 434 6893. A real slice of Italy right in
the centre of Green Point offering the best of Italy, Mama mia!
LOLAS 228 Long St. 423 0885. In their words: ‘faggy Afro trash crowd with slip sexy music’.
Intoxicating atmosphere and super vegetarian food!
MELISSA’S 94 Kloof St, Tamboerskloof. 424 5540. Delish, health-conscious fare, plus an
irresistible deli shopping section that sells (among other things) homemade nougat and muesli.
NEWPORT CAFÉ 49 Beach Rd, Mouille Point. 439 1538. Deli type food and atmosphere. A
fabulous late-morning, paper-reading spot while the Atlantic beckons from just across the road,
OLYMPIA CAFÉ 134 Main Rd, Kalk Bay. 788 6396. For indulgent brekkies or laidback lunches.
No bookings are taken so it can be a little chaotic, but well worth the wait.
OBZ CAFÉ 115 Lower Main Rd, Observatory. 448 5555. Famous for their vegetarian selection
and ‘original Long Island ice tea’, it also has excellent breakfasts and friendly staff.
PORTOBELLO 111 Long St. 426 1418. Simple and delicious vegetarian food, never a dull
moment for the palette. Bag a seat at the long bench upstairs and lounge the hot afternoons away
with smoothies so good they probably come from the Garden of Eden.
RHODES MEMORIAL RESTAURANT AND TEAGARDEN Groote Schuur Estate,
Rondebosch. 689 9151. No visit to Cape Town is complete without taking afternoon tea and
lemon meringue pie there.
VIDA E CAFFE Shop 1, Mooikloof, 34 Kloof St. 426 0627. The name means ‘life and coffee’. A
perfect description of an hour spent at one of tables watching arty Kloof Street life buzzing by.
_bars, clubs & late night spots
For those who still have the energy to hit the town after a day on set, Cape Town’s night-time
offerings should provide well for you.
BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CAFÉ 81 Main Rd, Greenpoint. 433 0611. Fantastic South American
influenced music and great Cuba Libres. Complete the scene with a choice cigar from their
DELUXE Unity House, Cnr Long and Longmarket St. 422 4832. For everyone loving retro
design and damn good beats, keep an afro handy for the monthly Mo Funk nights!
MINK JDN House, 26B Shortmarket St, Greenmarket Sq. 422 3262. One of the newest
lounge living spots in Cape Town. Slinky sexy red and white decor matching the chi chi crowd that
loves to live it up in style. The fact that there is food served is a very welcome surprise.
JO’BURG 218 Long St. 422 0142. This old-school favourite has live DJ’s regularly, but unlike its
namesake it’s a laidback place for a drink, but wait until the witching hour! Sundays are more
relaxed at the afternoon Jazz sessions. The best local musicians sometimes put on mini concerts,
KENNEDY’S 251 Long St. 424 2917 Just reopened from a few weeks face lifting and still going
strong. Gourmet dinning, huge wine selection, beautiful live jazz, wood, leather and cigars… need
we say more? Move in and install yourself… at a leisurely pace.
MARVEL 236 Long St. 426 5880. This amazing little bar with a huge heart is the pulse of long
street. Marvel has a strong following thanks to its amazing music selection and eclectic clientele.
PO NA NA and SOUK BAR 100 Shortmarket St. Heritage Square. 423 4889. Low-lit,
bustling bar where everyone gets together to mingle vigorously.
PURGATORY 8b Dixon St. Greenpoint. 421 7464. This is the perfect getaway from the usual.
The plush 1940’s art deco like interiors welcome you to a perfect night, neither heaven nor hell.
RHODES HOUSE 60 Queen Victoria St. 424 8844. A trendy fashionista playground once voted
one of the top ten clubs in the world by Wallpaper magazine. Its all killer, killer heels. killer
cocktails. killer grooves.
ROXY’S CAFÉ Dunkley Sq. 461 8507. A charming and honest little place with posters on the
walls from long forgotten films. The name is from a famous film theatre that is sadly no more. A
tripy bathroom awaits you upstairs!
ECLIPSE BAR The Promenade, Victoria Rd. Camps Bay. 438 0882. This latest addition to the
chi chi sky line high above the beach, has sister bars only in London. Eclectic visitors and locals
meet for comedy on Tuesdays and soulful ‘Highergrade’ music on Thursdays.
THE M BAR & LOUNGE 38 Long St. 424 7247. Discover at the recently vamped up Metropole
Hotel; 3 things, boudoir red walls, toned waiters in sleeveless uniforms, Japanese anime soft porn
on plasma screens. 3 words, crazy, sexy, cool!
UPSTAIRS AT MAMA AFRICA 178 Long St. 424 8634. An eclectic venue on top of Mama
Africa the restaurant down stairs. On Saturdays drop everything for Cape Town’s best worst kept
secret, Break beats Conference at Upstairs. Watch out for Mini da Minx, a perfectly deadly pussy cat
on the decks.
*This is by no means the definitive list of Cape Town clubs and restaurants, if what you are
looking for isn’t on the list ask us and we will, if possible, find it for you.
In restaurants, a tip of 10% is generally acceptable. Groups larger then eight often automatically
have a 10% - 15% service charge added to their bill. In bars a R2 tip is a good way to make friends
with the bar tenders, but depending on how excellent the service is, you can always show more
_wineland tourist information
Take some time out to savour South Africa’s world famous wines in their natural habitat. Most wine
estates are situated in Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschoek and Somerset West.
FRANSCHOEK 876 3603
SOMERSET WEST 851 4022
PAARL 872 3829
STELLENBOSCH 883 8584
_classic wineland restaurants
Its not just thirsty work touring the cellars and vineyards, the food at the wine farms is also
fantastic as it is specially cooked to compliment the different wines grown in the area.
BOSCHENDAL Pniel Rd. Groot Drakenstein. 874 1252 Situated in the original cellar of the
Manor House, the restaurant serves delicious buffet luncheons which are perfectly complemented
by Boschendal's own fine wines.
BUITENVERWACHTING RESTAURANT Klein Constantia Rd. 794 3522 Enjoy classic comfort
in the restaurant with a glass-enclosed terrace overlooking a panorama of vines and mountain
JONKERSHUIS RESTAURANT Klein Constantia Rd. 794-6255 An exquisite restaurant with an
elegant old Cape atmosphere where you can enjoy traditional Cape dishes either in the restaurant
or under the oak trees.
LA MAISON DE CHAMONIX Franschhoek, 876 2393 The sole and proud owners of a La
Cornue stove, designed by Parisian Andre Dupuy in 1908, in the whole of Africa. This work of art is
the birth place for many of the restaurant’s classic French dishes.
MOYO @ SPIER, Stellenbosch, 809 1100 An unforgettable outdoor dining experience that
captures the essence of our unique Cape African culture. Distinctly African flavoured dishes create
an inspiring culinary affair. Relax and enjoy.
_city wine estates
Not all the Cape wine estates are situated hours away, take a few minutes to cruise into Constantia
and sample some of the world’s finest wines, at local prices.
BUITENVERWACHTING WINE FARM Constantia, 794 5190
GROOT CONSTANTIA ESTATE Constantia, 794 5128
KLEIN CONSTANTIA Constantia, 794 5188
For those of you who don’t have time to do the wine estate ‘thing’, but would like to taste a range
of Cape Wines, try the following wine shops in around the city
CAROLINE’S FINE WINE CELLAR @ the Waterfront 425 5701, or on Long St. 419 8984.
HARLEY’S LIQUOR AND DELI 55 Wale St. 424 1128
VAUGHN JOHNSON’S @ the Waterfront. 419 2121
WINE CONCEPTS @ LIFESTYLES CENTRE Kloof St. 426 4401
ART AND MUSIC
There are numerous galleries and art emporiums in the Cape Town area, specialising in fine art,
folk art, Western art and African art. If you are interested in the local art scene in Cape Town,
please ask us so we can point you in the direction of galleries and suppliers that have what you are
South Africa is one of the few countries in the world that boasts multiple musical styles – from our
own specific styles such as Kaapse Klopse, kwaito, hip-hop, mbaqanga and African jazz to classic,
rock trance and indie-style bands. If you would like to find out more about local music – both live
and recordings, please let us know and we can put you in touch with the right people.
Of particular interest is the African Music Store, Long Street that stocks the most comprehensive
range of African music in South Africa. Give them a shout on, 426 0857.
If you want to escape from the beautiful sunshine of the city, you can watch a few movies at these
Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront and Cavendish Sq.
Labia Theatre Lifestyles Centre on Kloof and Orange St.
If you’re into gambling and the like, there is the impressive Grand West Casino in Goodwood which
sports not only a large casino with everything from slot machines to cards and roulette, but also all
sorts of restaurants, clubs, shops and an ice rink.
If you want to go shopping in more familiar surroundings, you will find these shopping malls just as
varied and convenient as any where else in the world, just a little smaller.
CANAL WALK at Century City (OFF N1 HIGHWAY) 555 4444
CAVENDISH SQUARE Claremont 657 5600
TYGER VALLEY Bellville 914 1822
WATERFRONT MALL Foreshore 408 7600
GREENMARKET SQUARE every day except Sundays
GREEN POINT Sundays only
STATION MARKET every day except Sunday
WATERFRONT CRAFT MARKET daily
Being a summer city of long hot summer days, Cape Town is geared for the outdoors. Billed as ‘the
adventure capital of the universe’ Cape Town offers the full range of sports activities on its
mountains, beaches and rivers, as well as being home to plenty of formal sporting facilities. From
playing golf to hiring a jet ski to bungee jumping off the Table Mountain Cable Car at sunrise, there
are all the facilities to suit your outside sporting needs. For quick reference we have listed some
details, but if you need further information or assistance with recommendations and reservations,
please don’t hesitate to ask us.
Hire equipment for the day at the Rondebosch Golf Course, an 18-hole Championship course. Tee
off on this number 689 4176
Rent It! Phone 439 6036 or cell 082 577 5797
Harley Davidson Rentals: Phone 424 3990
_other outdoor wheels
For hiring in-line skates, mountain bikes, push scooters, jet-skis and quad bikes phone 434 1122
or cell 082 881 1588
Table Mountain Cable Car Jump. Phone 083 231 3549
_big game fishing
For a deep sea fishing experience call 674 2203
We also have numbers, contacts and recommendations for any of the following, so just ask us.
Diving (scuba and white shark diving)
Sailing / Hobie Cats
Surfing, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing
4 x 4 driving
However you decide to use your leisure time while in South Africa, we hope you enjoy
Here are some useful numbers in case of emergency
POLICE 10 111
AMBULANCE 10 177
FIRE BRIGADE 535 1100
POISON INFORMATION CENTRE 404 4450
SEA RESCUE 449 3500
MOUNTAIN RESCUE 948 9900
AVIATION 937 1211
CITY PARK HOSPITAL City 480 6111
CHRISTIAN BARNARD MEMORIAL City 423 4835
GROOTE SCHUUR Observatory 404 9111
SOMERSET HOSPITAL Greenpoint 402 6911
VINCENT PALLOTTI HOSPITAL Plands. 506 4000
TOURIST ASSITANCE UNIT 418 2852
AIRPORT 934 0707
CAMPS BAY 438 8418
CAPE TOWN 467 8000
SEAPOINT 434 2345
Please note that you can also dial 112 from your cell phone to contact emergency services