365 Restaurant and Coffee Shop

The hearth and down-home feel of this popular hangout are the least of its draw cards – the rotating menu always has something interesting to offer, whether it’s Thai seafood curry or marinated duck. Proprietors Sammy Schonweiss and Morné Lloyd have pioneered a winning breakfast with their crumpet towers. Hours: 5pm-late Tue-Fri; 9am-late Sat; 9am-3pm Sun. Main courses...

Oewerzicht Tented River Lodge & Farm Cottages

The bumpy gravel-road ride takes you to luxury tents situated right on the banks of the Rivierson derend River and tick all the rustic boxes. If showering under the stars is too much, there are also seven self-catering stone cottages. Prices: Tent R450 (sleeps 2) Cottage R500-R600 (sleeps 2-4) No - credit cards are accepted.

The Lord Pickleby

The Lord Pickleby Who exactly is Lord Pickleby? Judging by the aged photographs and clues left about this statuesque Victorian abode, he was a mustachioed, monocled philanderer and the original international man of mystery, 001. Like Lord P, the five suites embody old-world charm, with a dash of fun, modern embellishments. Prices: R340-R415.

Cape Town Holocaust Centre

Cape Town Holocaust Centre Be warned, this memorial museum erected in honour of the millions of Jews who were massacred during the Second World War isn't for the fainthearted. The exhibition features a series of captioned photo displays charting the course of the war, with a soundtrack of Hitler's fervent rantings. You will also see footage of Holocaust survivors now living in South Africa. Open...

The Bo-Kaap Museum

The Bo-Kaap Museum Situated on the slopes of Signal Hill, the Bo-Kaap was initially named Waalendorp after Jan de Waal, the man who spearheaded the development of the area in the 1760s. Later it became known as the Malay quarter or Slamse buurt, after its predominantly Muslim population, of which many were former slaves and exiles from India, Malaysia and Indonesia. Set in the only...

High Hopes

High Hopes Doubling as a wellness retreat, this tranquil abode has five flower -themed suites. Each en-suite room boasts a fireplace, lounging area and opens either onto its own terrace or the lush garden. The woodsey grounds, complete with lily ponds, overgrown paths and wooden benches, are a zone of zen tranquillity.

The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse Grab a couple of friends and try the country-life fantasy on for size on the outskirts of the Greyton Nature Reserve. The renovated mud-brick farm- house is fitted with city-slicker mod cons, but the real draw card is the grounds, embellished with lily ponds. Call dibs on one of the shaded hammocks and watch the birdlife flutter by. Prices: R900 per room. No Credit cards...

Barnard’s Hotel

Barnard’s Hotel The rather humdrum Cape Dutch façade of this hotel belies the hip den inside. The pared- down en-suite rooms and lofty double-storey cottages are accented with leather touches and masculine hues. Spend some time lounging around the dappled pool area. In the evenings, lounge in the funky bar and dine on hearty fare at the restaurant.

Anna’s Country Cottages

Anna’s Country Cottages Owner Anna Elisabettini’s expert interior design eye is evident around every corner of these delightful garden cottages: from the hand-woven lampshades to the self-designed Morroccan-style stone benches. For something different, book a space in the modern oak-tree house. Prices: R400-R600 per cottage. No: Credit cards

Prestwich Memorial Building and Garden

During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Atlantic Seaboard suburbs of Green Point and the Waterfront were dominated by a large unmarked burial ground used for persona-non-grata members of white society, as well as slaves, servants and Khoisan. In 2003, the remains were uncovered when building commenced on a fancy high rise. Archeologists and volunteers set about the...

The Pan African Market

A life-sized wooden figure silently shouting through a megaphone off the balcony sets the tone for the cacophony awaiting you inside. The multi-levelled building is crammed with all manner of crafts, most notably Congolese sculptures, macabre masks, fertility figurines and jewellery. If you're looking for something special to wear, there's a team of nimble-fingered...

St George's Cathedral

St George's Cathedral Affectionately called The People's Cathedral, this church became known for its anti-apartheid stance. In a time of enforced racial segregation, St George's opened its doors to all races and regularly hosted Struggle speakers like Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Today, the ten church bells, named after the ten fruits of the Holy Spirit, still sound ebulliently before...


Via's Set in Greyton’s erstwhile general dealer store, this lovely deli eatery is quite the hotspot amongst locals, especially on Friday afternoons when the buffet table groans under the weight of proprietress / chef Via Laurie’s Mediterranean- inspired comfort creations, like Tuscan chicken and cannelini bean casserole, and lentil salad with grilled aubergines, coriander...

Savannah @ The Post House

Savannah @ The Post House This historic former post office offers light meals, which include pancakes with sweet and savoury fillings, scrummy home-made burgers and toasted sarmies. The real draw card, however, is the selection of cakes, best enjoyed in the lovely Victorian garden. Hours: Daily. 8.00am-9.00pm Main courses R65.


Peccadillo’s Rupert and Susan Fage head up this elegant apple-green and white establishment on Greyton’s main drag. The European-inspired fare depends largely on the produce available, so the scribbles on the blackboard menu can advertise anything from chilled gazpacho to Greek lamb casserole for mains. If the dense choc-nut brownies feature for dessert, it’d be a sin not to indulge....