Cape Town: Alive and ready for Summer


South Africa’s Mother City is all prepped and ready to host a bumper summer season. I’ve picked out a few of my hottest new Cape Town must-dos to add to your Mother City bucket list:

Where to dine


Chef Jesper Nilsson’s celebrated eatery Elgr Restaurant fills a gap between bistro and fine dining – and all without breaking the bank. In the comfort of the effortlessly elegant restaurant space, order from the variety of dishes designed to be enjoyed as sharing pates. Or be surprised and order the Chef’s Choice Sharing Menu. For fellow winos, Sommelier Lee Roi has curated has a superb selection of wines – we must have spent nearly an hour talking (and of course tasting) wine!

Harbour House, V&A Waterfront

If you’ve visited Cape Town before you’ll know that Harbour House is no newcomer to the Waterfront dining scene, but what you might not know is that this popular eatery has just received a fresh new look: a chic combination of gloss timbers, new white leather seating, and then mesmerizing blue marble bar, designed by local interior design studio KT Interior. And when it’s not the design that captivates you it’s the food. Each dish possesses distinct flavour – with Gnocchi and grilled calamari being favourites. Insider’s tip: ask for table 24 when you book – it’s the two-seater in front of the fireplace for date-night goals.

Cabo Beach Club

After last year’s trip to the French Riviera and its glittering Beach Clubs, I was delighted to finally visit the Mother City’s Cabo Beach Club. In addition to the chic outdoor areas where you can walk through white sand, the inside boasts very swanky dining spaces. All this glamour…

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