• Cape of Good Hope: the hiking trail is a don’t-miss, the view of a lifetime!
  • Table Mountain: for an adventurous hike, take one of these routes (several available) or take the aerial cableway!
  • Franschhoek Wine Tram: highly recommend, especially if you plan to stay for the night! The tram is not just really fun but has many routes available to cater to all different needs and timeframes.
  • Hike up Lions Head: the view is worth it and it isn’t too hectic to do!
  • Walk/run along the Promenade: Favorite route is from Seapoint to Camps Bay. The views are magnificent!
  • Go-to driver: Cassian (+27 84 729 1025)
  • Favorite guide: Stuart Coffey (+27 66 249 1914)


  • Book a driver (our favorite is Cassian) and head to a few wineries for the day! Make sure to ship back your favorites, shipping to the US isn't as bad as you would think! You also can be risky and pack a few bottles in your suitcase - better believe we do both!
  • Rust en Vrede: they specialize in the best red wines!
  • Steenberg Wine Farm: close to the city which makes it a perfect spot for a quick tasting and meal!
  • Tokara: beautiful art installation in this modern tasting room. Stop by the shop for some decent olive oil to take back!
  • Haute Cabrière: amazing restaurant and tasting!
  • Delaire Graaf Estate: this winery is not just gorgeous but we dined at the restaurant and it’s incredible! 
  • Zorgvliet: this tasting is memorable because it’s in the garden, and an air-conditioned lunch spot is also available. 
  • Warwick Estate: award-winning wines on a farm that dates back to 1771
  • Simonsig: family-owned farm — try their whites!
  • Meerlust Estate: eighth-generation wines!
  • Dieu Donne Vineyards: built into the hillside with an epic view
  • Moreson Farms & Winery: pure relaxation and calm drinking wine at this beautiful farm
  • Boschendal Wine Estate: you can book a stay here or just come for some vino
  • Babylonstoren: one of the Cape’s oldest farms, book a class or enjoy wine and the gardens.


  • Test Kitchen: Berk’s fav restaurant EVER! Book months in advance to secure your spot!
  • The Pot Luck Club: a sister restaurant to Test Kitchen! Great alternative if you can’t get in Test Kitchen — or do both! 
  • La Colombe — fine dining right outside of Cape Town in Constantia. Book ahead! 
  • Chinchilla: a perfect rooftop restaurant that was dropped straight from Bali into Camp Bay 
  • Gorgeous George: the Gigi Rooftop is a must
  • Chefs Warehouse at Maison: check out the amazing restaurant owned by the owner of Weylandts!
  • Lobster and Burger: in the heart of Cape Town’s foodie district, a good spot for a bite or drink.
  • Grub and Vine: beautiful, bistro-style fare
  • Willoughby & Co: phenomenal sushi 
  • Janse & Co: a modern vibe and a great spot to try adventurous dishes
  • Athletic Club & Social: a new restaurant set in a historic building, we love this spot!
  • Burrata: known for their pizza and set in The Old Biscuit Mill
  • Chefs Warehouse & Canteen: Get the oysters!
  • Fyn: a new, modern Cape Town spot with an incredible ceiling art installation 
  • Kloof Street House: dine in the a fairy-lit garden, inside the charming historic house or come for live jazz on Sundays
  • Mulberry and Prince: a fusion of South African and American fare, run by a NYC native married to a Cape Town local 
  • Charango Barbacoa: small plates with a fun vibe


  • African Trading Port: three floors of African goods — it’s like going to a museum in itself! 
  • The Watershed: the best food hall with great shopping
  • Biscuit Mill’s Neighbourgoods Market: Saturday market is the best! Biscuit Mill is where Test Kitchen and Pot Luck Club are located. 
  • Woodstock: a hip neighborhood with fantastic boutiques
  • Bree Street: Check out Madwa for fair-trade home decor, Missibaba for handbags and have the ultimate design inspo experience at Robert Sherwood Design. Then grab lunch at Between Us.
  • Oranjezicht Market: Saturday market on the waterfront


  • Camps Bay Retreat: set in the forest but overlooking the ocean, this is the perfect getaway
  • Victoria & Alfred Hotel: right on the V&A waterfront which offers walkability to great shops and restaurants.
  • One&Only Cape Town: For a little fancy, wake up to views of Table Mountain and a concierge that can book all the excursions you could ever want — from safari to wine tour.

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