Moggs Country Cookhouse Restaurant

Moggs Country Cookhouse Restaurant With a rustic setting and wholesome country food, you can’t go wrong. Jenny and Jozi Mogg have gone casual and comfy on the décor in what was once a farm-labourer’s cottage, with wooden furniture, home-grown veggies and an ever- changing menu. Do book ahead. Main Courses R100. Hours: 12.30-2pm Wed-Sun. No - Credit Cards are accepted.


Meditterea For five-star fine dining with unparalleled sea views, look no further. Their excellent fusion of South African and Mediterranean-style food is supported by a trendy vibe that’s occasionally enhanced by local celebrities who rate this among their favourite restaurants. Hours: Noon-5pm Sun; 6pm-late Mon-Sat. Main courses R150 (2 courses).

La Vierge

La Vierge The young and trendy La Vierge Restaurant offers culinary indulgence of the highest order, and memorable valley views. The restaurant may be closed on Tuesdays, but it’s still worth popping in for a cheese board outside on the deck and indulging in some of the finest wines known to humanity. The wild mushroom and parmesan risotto is heaven. Hours: Noon-3pm Wed-Mon. Dinner...

Heaven Restaurant

Heaven Restaurant Perched atop a ridge that overlooks the breathtakingly beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, the view from this glassed-in nook is unsurpassed. The fare on offer is hearty, with a contemporary twist, so for lunch you can look forward to the likes of homemade chicken and mushroom pie or deep-fried onion on minted cream-cheese with tandoori chicken strips. Hours: Open 10am-2....

Fusion Café

With food both delicious and beautifully presented, this easy-going spot with its ample outdoor seating offers a blend of styles and tastes. Their ingredients are top-notch, and so is the service. Sit out in the sun and enjoy the liveliness of Village Square. Hours: 9am-5pm Mon, Tue; 9am-9pm Wed-Sat; 9am-8pm Sun. Main: courses R70. All major Credit Cards- are accepted.

Dutchies Restaurant

Dutchies Restaurant While your progeny play on Grotto Beach, pack in some protein with Hollandse Biefstuk at this sweet seaside joint run by Dutch owners Let Ter deeck and Edith Moerdyk. Situated right on the sand beds, the view from Dutchies lacks scenic drama, but perhaps flat is fitting for filling fare from the Low Countries. Hours: 9am-5pm Mon.-Sat. All major Credit Cards- are accepted.

Cubaña Latino Café

With one of the best positions in town you can’t miss this Che-friendly hangout that’s always open and always happening. The sea and mountain views from their large windows complement eye-catching cocktail concoctions, while the food has the expected Latin flair, from wraps to Cuban spring rolls. Good vibes (and Cuban cigars) guaranteed. Hours: Daily: 7.30-1.00am Main...

Burgundy Restaurant

Burgundy Restaurant Burgundy has had a revamp and now focuses on easy daytime fare. Locally sourced ingredients feature on the well-balanced menu. Dig into a hearty platter, pasta or something meaty and finish with a freshly baked delight. Situated in the oldest building in Hermanus (1875) and at the hub of the town centre, this heritage site has been a landmark restaurant since 1922. Hours...

Bientang’s Cave

Bientang’s Cave Situated in a cave that was once called home by a Khoisan beachcomber called Bientang, this restaurant has a spectacular view. Sit on the wooden deck outside and watch the waves crash practically onto your plate – now that’s fresh sea- food! Dinners are by arrangement only, with the evening chill tempered by a roaring fire. Hours: 9.30am-4pm daily. Main courses R120....

Villa Marine

Villa Marine Owners Eben and Susan Cloete make you feel at home at this romantic spot on the rocks. Smell the spray of the surf as you take a dip in the rim-flow pool. Add to this satellite TV, Wi-Fi and a jacuzzi. Rates: R540-R713.

Hannah's View Guest House

Hannah's View Guest House This budget hotel offers sea views and unspoilt nature. Their raised deck outside offers one of the only vantage points in the world where you can see three lighthouses winking at you: Danger Point, Cape Hangklip and Cape Point. Their Sun- day carvery buffet is especially popular. Rates: R150. Hannah's View Guest House accepts all major Credit Cards.

Bayside Beach House

Bayside Beach House For backpackers, these are some spectacular views. The backyard runs out onto the mountainside, where you can while away the hours in their boma bar, swimming pool, zen garden or mini golf course. Rates: Camping R60 Dorm R100 Double room R270 No-Credit Cards are accepted.

Stony Point Penguin Colony

Apart from Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town, this is the only other shore-based breeding colony in South Africa. At Stony Point early last century, 300 whales were killed each year for their oil, but when the whaling station closed in 1930, the penguins started to breed at the abandoned station. Best viewing times: early morning or late afternoon when they return from their...

Hook, Line & Sinker

Hook, Line & Sinker Atmosphere at this super-popular seafood joint complements the fantastic fare. Their fish and chips is wrapped in newspaper, and ex-diamond diver Stefan Kruger and wife Jacqi prioritise authenticity and know what they’re doing. The seafood is cooked on an open fire, which is as warm as their welcoming service. The changing chalkboard menu is small, a testament to their...

Drummond’s Arms

For a bit of the ol’ biker bar, step inside this cosy, leather-filled ode to Easy Rider. You can’t miss it: look out for the retro sign with a baboon sporting a pint. Arrive on two wheels and get a shot of sherry on the house. Their famous Biker’s Breakfast ensures that no brawls break out. Hours: 10am-9pm Mon-Fri; 9am-9.30pm Sat; 9am-7pm Sun. Main Courses R55.