Cape Town and Peninsula

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Cape Town and Peninsula - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Bascule Whisky Bar and Wine Cellar

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Bars/Pubs

    Built right on the water's edge adjacent to the yacht marina, Bascule Whisky Bar and Wine Cellar is a fancy watering hole for well-heeled, cigar...Read More

  • 2. Caveau Wine Bar & Deli

    Cape Town Central | Bars/Pubs

    Caveau Wine Bar & Deli is a hip yet unpretentious wine bar where you can sample a dizzying array of fabulous local wines by the glass while...Read More

  • 3. Grand Café & Beach

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Gathering Places

    In a restored warehouse, this trendy operation has made good use of what was once a derelict piece of land between the V&A Waterfront and...Read More

  • 4. Green Dolphin Jazz Restaurant

    Victoria and Alfred Waterfront | Music Clubs

    On any old night, the Green Dolphin Jazz Restaurant attracts some of the best mainstream jazz musicians in the country, as well as a few from...Read More

  • 5. Mama Africa

    Cape Town Central | Music Clubs

    Among the clubs with live African music, a good spot is Mama Africa. It has a live marimba band Monday through Saturday, as well as authentic...Read More

  • 6. MCQP

    Themed Entertainment

    A key event on Cape Town's social calendar is December's MCQP, which started in 1993. Party animals should definitely add this to their must...Read More

  • 7. Polana

    Bars/Pubs

    Out of town in the quaint fishing village of Kalk Bay, Polana has jaw-dropping views across the bay. You can see all the way to Cape Hangklip...Read More

  • 8. Swingers

    Wynberg | Music Clubs

    It's a tradition for jazz festival performers to play the Monday night jam at Swingers, a well-known but out-of-the-way jazz club in Wynberg...Read More

  • 9. The Assembly

    Cape Town Central | Music Clubs

    The Assembly is one of Cape Town's best and hottest live-music venues, featuring everything from South African indie-rock to Afro-Brazilian...Read More

  • 10. The Orphanage

    Cape Town Central | Bars/Pubs

    This new and happening upmarket contemporary cocktail bar is downtown on Bree Street. It's a great spot for a well-composed drink. ...Read More

  • 11. The Perseverance

    Cape Town Central | Bars/Pubs

    Cape Town's oldest pub is traditional and recommendable, with good food and pizza, craft beers, and even an inviting outdoor area. Plus, you...Read More

  • 12. Truth

    Cape Town Central | Cafes–Nightlife

    This great spot captures the happening atmosphere in Cape Town's creative Fringe, in District Six. With steam-punk design, a coffee shop, bar...Read More

  • 13. Wakame

    Mouille Point | Bars/Pubs

    For a fab evening on Mouille Point's Platinum Mile, plan to have drinks at Wakame and then head to the downstairs restaurant for sushi and champagne...Read More

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