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Cape Diamond Hotel

Cape Diamond Hotel This retro Art Deco building, with its quaint, cobbled pavement outside, was built in the 1930s and rubs shoulders with the city's most iconic Art Deco skyscraper, the Mutual Heights Building. The decor in this boutique three-star hotel is contemporary with Art Deco touches. Rooms are individually decorated. Cosy resident restaurant Patat (Afrikaans for 'sweet potato’),...

Protea North Wharf Hotel

Protea North Wharf Hotel This four-star establishment is conveniently placed closed to the Cape Town International Convention Centre, making it perfect for business travellers as well as families. The apartment-style rooms are self-catering, with nifty extras including dishwashers and tumble dryers. The hotel is also fully serviced in the form of room service and on-site restaurants. There is an...

Southern Sun Waterfront

Southern Sun Waterfront Popular with businessmen, this moderately priced option offers fuss free accommodation with all the luxury amenities you'd expect from a hotel Stand-out touches include complimentary juice, water and bowls of sweets at reception in the afternoons; a cosy lounge with board games and magazines; a spacious gym with overhead television screens to keep you entertained on the...

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express Teetering on the doorstep of bustling pedestrian street St George’s Mall, this option suits travellers looking for a clean, no-frills pocket-friendly stay. With creature comforts like air con, satellite TV and complimentary coffee and tea, it also boasts a great location in the centre of town, just a snail's crawl away from Greenmarket Square, The Company's Garden, Museum...

Westin Grand Cape Town

Westin Grand Cape Town Standing tall in the Foreshore, the five-star luxury hotel is popular with business travelers. The Executive Club rooms have access to a private restaurant and lounge on the top floor with floor-to-ceiling windows and jaw-dropping views over the city. Also on the 19th floor you'll find a gym, where you can enlist the help of a personal trainer or step it up on the...

Coral International Cape Town

Bringing some Arabian hospitality to the Mother City, this hotel oozes ritzy Middle Eastern style. Rooms and suites feature views of either the mountain or the charming candy-coloured cottages of Cape Town's Malay quarter, the Bo-Kaap. Guests are welcomed with dates, Arabian coffee and lemon mint tea and the hotel, South Africa's first dry hotel, also features male and...

Cape Heritage Hotel

Cape Heritage Hotel Set in a historic square containing a cluster of some of Cape Town's earliest Dutch and Georgian houses (circa 1771) this hotel is a charmer. Rooms are a mix of modern decor infused with old-world touches — like high-beamed teak ceilings, sash windows and 200 year- old Cape yellow wood floors. In the courtyard, you'll find the oldest fruit-bearing vine (planted around...

15 on Orange

15 on Orange The playful red-granite ‘carpet’ leading in from the entrance foyer hints at the five-star treatment you’ll get at this glam, ultra-modern new hotel. Suites are divinely spacious and comfortable with no shortage of luxe touches, from the generous freestanding tubs in the honeycomb-marble bathrooms to the rock-star-style contents of the minibars. In-house dining comes...

Marimba Restaurant

Marimba Restaurant When marimba rhythms start to play, dance with me ...' This upmarket restaurant offers live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Musicians here hail from the Congo, Mozambique and South Africa, offering recognizable tunes with an African slant, including African interpretations of songs from Broadway and the Great American Songbook. Hours: 8.30am - 11.30pm Mon-Fri;...

Club Chevelle

Chevelle features a variety of music genres, played by top local and international DJs. The interior is lavish and sophisticated, attracting Cape Town's smart, trendy crowd. Regular dress-up parties keep things cooking, but it might be best to take a taxi to the venue as parking is usually a problem. Hours: 8.00pm-2.00am Tues-Sat.

Rotisserie 360

This hole-in-the-wall roast chicken, salad, coffee and sandwich stop is perfect for people on the go. Locals happily queue for the roasted chicken, dished up with a choice of home-made lemon and thyme or a lemon, thyme and chilli basting. Be sure to add a dollop of the amazing home-made mayo. Their fresh, creative salads are also a must - think exotic ingredients like...

Mugged

Popular with lunchtime folks as well as night owls, this eatery serves cafe food with a Lebanese twist - everything from Lebanese flatbreads to chilli poppers made from Lebanese dough. The artsy decor is hip and creative - think ottomans that light up when you sit on it. Check out their amazing weekly specials like half-price cocktails or the buy one get one free burger...

Marcelino The Bakery

Run by charming Marcelino Siljeur (whose mentor and colleague is Gerd Zerban, who used to own legendary-coffee shop Zerbans in the Gardens Centre and Sea Point), this quaint bakery has a small eating space where breakfasts and light lunches can be enjoyed. Their selection of baked German goodies is heavenly, so be sure to order some to take away after your meal. Hours: 5....

Lola's

Surrounded by bars, nightclubs, tattoo parlours and boutiques, Lola's is one of the coolest places in Long Street and one of Cape Town's few purely vegetarian restaurants. It's great for breakfast - we love the Fab Fry Up with potato wedges, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach and toast - or French toast with banana and honey. Otherwise there are plenty of light and main meals...

Licorice & Lime

The interior decor of this beautiful little coffee shop and neighbouring deli is strikingly stylish black and lime green, but most of the seating is outside in the mall where you can breakfast, brunch or lunch while watching the world go by. They score points for things like soda floats and red velvet cake with big pots of tea, while the breakfasts are luscious. Try the...