Cape Town Journals

South Africa: Eating & Sleeping in Cape Town

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An August 2011 trip to Cape Town by Essexgirl09

Ritz Hotel   Photo, Cape Town, South Africa More Photos
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Balducci's

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Restaurant | "Balducci – A taste of Italy in Africa"

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For the last night of our holiday we returned to Cape Town and headed down to the V & A Waterfront to find a place to eat. In all honesty we had seen Balducci's when we dined here before, but plumped for Karibu next door that night instead. We hadn't booked but it wasn't a problem seating 10 of us on a Monday night. The restaurant décor is ultra contemporary and not at all typical of most Italian restaurants I have eaten in. It was quite dark with a chillout soundtrack playing discreetly over the speaker system. The walls near our table were decorated with black and white photos of models in sexy poses. They looked like jeans or fragrance ad pictures, and I would be surprised if any of the w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 11, 2011

Balducci's
V&A Waterfront
Cape Town, Western Cape
021.421.6002

Docks Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay"

Docks Restaurant Photo, Cape Town, South Africa
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On my first day in Cape Town, some friends and I decided to check out Robben Island as the weather was good. We headed over to the Clocktower on the V & A Waterfront to get our tickets. However, as we hadn’t booked, we were unable to get on a boat that day and decided to walk around the area instead. As it was coming up for lunchtime we thought we would have a bite to eat whilst we were there, and as the Docks café-restaurant was conveniently located right next door we decided to go there and selected the sunniest table to make the most of the unreliable South African winter sun. The restaurant seems quite large as there were plenty of seats inside as well as out. Our sunny spot g...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 10, 2011

Docks Restaurant
V & A Waterfront
Cape Town, South Africa 8001
021 418 2700

Karibu

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Restaurant

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Karibu bills itself as a traditional South African restaurant and is situated in Cape Town in the V & A Waterfront complex. Whilst browsing the somewhere to eat one Sunday evening we picked this one as it had the most interesting and varied menu on the waterfront. The restaurants on the front are all large and quite contemporary; there are spaces outside to dine if you are so inclined. Most establishments will have staff members trying to encourage you to come in and eat there. As it was winter we ate inside and in no time at all they had rustled up a table for nine in a little annexe room. Whilst the restaurant may claim to be ‘traditional’, the décor inside leans towards the con...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 10, 2011

Karibu
Shop No. 156, Lower Level
Cape Town, Western Cape
+27 (0)21 421 70

Theo's

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Restaurant | "Something for the Meat-eaters"

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For our first dinner in Cape Town, one of the suggestions by our guide was Theo's restaurant on Beach Road, which was walking distance from where we were staying. My heart sunk as we approached and I saw that it billed itself as 'Grill – Butcher – Seafood', I'm vegetarian and figured I would struggle. It was a Saturday night but not especially busy. It certainly didn't seem to faze the friendly staff that nine people had turned up at 7.45pm without booking. The restaurant is situated on Beach Road in Mouille Point, a little way from the hustle and bustle of the waterfront. There are tables outside should the weather be in your favour, but otherwise, it is light and airy inside, with l...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 4, 2011

Theo's
Constantia Village
Cape Town, Western Cape
021.794.4930

Ritz Hotel

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Hotel | "Putting on the Ritz"

Ritz Hotel   Photo, Cape Town, South Africa
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As part of my recent holiday in South Africa, I stayed twice in Cape Town and the hotel chosen by my tour operator was the Ritz. I was quite excited at first, until I realised that there is no connection to the Ritz-Carlton chain of hotels. This is a three star hotel and is part of the African Sky group. The hotel is located walking distance from the beach front and a short cab ride (40 Rand) to the V & A Waterfront. It is also a short cab ride to the business district. The hotel is tall – 22 floors with a revolving restaurant at the top. The reception area is large and well-lit but fairly non-descript, as these places often are. Even though we had arrived prior to of...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 4, 2011

Ritz Hotel
Cnr Main & Camberwell Roads