Cape Town is voted as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the most amazing part of this city is how close to nature everything is. From the food to the décor and of course the indescribable views too, it’s a place you can really get up close and personal with the outdoors. Dining in this famous sunshine valley with vistas of the Atlantic Ocean has to be on everyone’s bucket list this year.
Grand Africa Café & Beach
When you picture Cape Town, you’ll probably picture its beautiful white sands and sitting beachside with a cocktail in hand… well, this is what the Grand AfricaCafé & Beach is renowned for. This free-spirited beach café has a cool culture that attracts people the country over for its infamous pizzas and panoramas.
Picture yourself toasting the sunset amidst majestic views of the mighty Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island. Its iconic style and playful luxury ensure a relaxed vibe along Cape Town’s social mile. Whether it’s beach-chic dining, lazy sundowners and a slow-motion rendezvous you’re after, The Grand’s private beachfront is the place.
Address: Haul Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa
Open from: 12pm–12am
Phone: +27 21 425 0551
Life Grand, V&A
Another V&A adjacent hotspot worthy of walking away from the waterfront shopping for is the highly acclaimed LIFE Grand Café. New to the scene, it’s already making a name for itself as one of THE places to be this season. From exceptionally unique African decor to mouth-watering international dishes, fresh seasonal ingredients, a sushi & raw bar, tapas bar, salad bar and a patisserie counter, think rustic charm meets cosmos.
With wrap-around views from the terrace, boasting a beautiful background of the V&A’s working harbour and the frequently docked luxury yachts, it’s the perfect place to dine.
Address: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
Open from: Monday to Sunday: 8am – 11pm
Phone: +27 (0) 21 205 1902
A super stylish hotspot with an ocean-view terrace that’s fully focused on serving up sumptuous global seafood dishes, including some of the best sushi in town. This really is the place for you to get up close and personal with the Atlantic Ocean, as you watch the sunset across the horizon. Famed for its romantic vibe and long comfortable seats that allow you to almost lie down as you take in unadulterated views of the sea and if you’re lucky, passing whales (at the right time of the year they calf nearby).
Address: Glen Country Club, 3 Victoria Road, Clifton, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa
Open from: 12–10PM
Phone: +27 21 438 2018
Harbour House, Simonstown
Situated on the water’s edge in the picturesque Kalk Bay, the waves break and crash into the rocks of the working harbour. Rough waters are somewhat a pleasure here as the seals often pop out to say hello when they are high. Views of False Bay and the Hottentots Mountain Range, depending on your dinner table, are also worth this little journey around the coastline. Floor to ceiling windows will help you spot any Humpback or Southern Right whales that come into the bay to the calf, often regularly visible from July onwards.
The seafood is impeccably fresh, as if they’ve pulled it out in front of you, and seasoned beautifully so it’s like you can literally taste the ocean itself.
Address: Main Rd, Kalk Bay, Cape Town, 7990, South Africa
Open from: 12–10PM
Phone: +27 21 788 4136
The Silo Rooftop
Talk about a view… sometimes there’s a benefit to being a bit higher up and the rooftop at the Silo Hotel, V&A Waterfront boasts exceptionally panoramic views of the Cape Town basin. The Silo Hotel is focused on promoting the art and culture of Cape Town while celebrating the exquisite natural beauty of South Africa’s Mother City. For one of the most famous and sought-after venues in the city, the hotel above the museum, it’s a relaxed and fairly easy dining hotspot, perfect for watching the sun slowly slip below the horizon with a glass of bubbles in hand.
Address: Silo Hotel, C&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa
Open from: Daily from 11.00am until sunset
Phone: +27 (0) 21 670 0500
Sleep off that food coma at any one of The Luxe Nomad’s stylish Cape Town abodes.