• Bartinney Private Cellar

    Bartinney is set on the dramatic slopes of Botmaskop alongside the Helshoogte Pass overlooking the picturesque Banhoek Valley. Michael and Rose Jordaan repurchased the 27ha family farm in 2006, with a vision to create excellent wines and reawaken the charm of the historic land. “Our belief is that every aspect must work in harmony: agriculture with nature, people with animals, sustainability with excellence.” Bartinney is Carbon Neutral. This means that a zero carbon footprint in both farming and wine making has been achieved. 50% of Bartinney’s power is generated through solar. The farm has had Champion status in the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI) since September 2010. Rose is a founder member and Trustee of the Banhoek Conservancy, whose goal is for the social upliftment of the poorer communities in Banhoek and environmental improvement of the natural areas of the greater Banhoek Valley. You might want to try their Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 and Vintage Elevage 2010. Wine tasting at the Tasting shed are R30 per person for three Bartinney wines. Mon – Fri 10h00 to 16h00 Cellar tours by appointment only

  • Paul Cluver Wines

    2016 Judges Overall Winner: Unwooded Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest 2014 2016 Leader in Water Conservation This family-owned, family-run wine business is located in the cool-climate Elgin Valley. The property has been in ownership of the Cluver Family since 1896. Their focus is on producing elegant wines that are expressive of the terroir. The wine business forms part of larger holistic farming business called ‘De Rust Estate’. This estate forms part of the UNESCO world heritage site, the Kogelberg Biosphere. Half of the estate has been set aside for conservation into perpetuity. Dr Cluver has been a supporter of conservation projects, officially undertaking projects of his own on the estate since 1970. He was involved in the establishment and development of Groenlandberg Conservancy. Other features include a restaurant, Fresh, open from Wed to Sun; hiking trails; 5 day slackpacking on the Green Mountain trail; and summer open air concerts in the amphitheatre.

  • Vondeling Wines

    2016 Bloggers Overall Winner: Vondeling Babiana 2015 Vondeling is a Champion Conservation wine estate, home to some of the Cape Floral Kingdom’s rarest and most unique plant species. These owners play a key role in driving landowner collaboration to minimise the threats to this unique region known as the Paardeberg. Two of Vondeling`s premium white and red wines have been named for two of these red data listed plants that are endemic to the Paardeberg mountain, namely Babiana noctiflora and Erica hippurus. They are committed to an innovative waste-water management system, a social upliftment job-creating project in alien vegetation removal, a recycling programme and wildfire prevention. The farm offers state of art wine tasting facilities, a country chapel, and wedding or function venue, as well as self-catering accommodation. Visitors can pre-book a generous farm style Vintner’s Platter, which they can enjoy at the tasting room. Booking for Vintner’s Platter or set menu meal options is essential.

  • Gabriëlskloof

    2016 Judges Best Red Gabrielskloof The Blend 2014 Gabriëlskloof is a family owned and run wine estate with sweeping views of the Babilonstoren Mountains and the surrounding wheat fields. The farm and vineyards were established in 2000, with their first vintage in 2009. It has 70 hectares under vine and 50 hectares set aside for conservation, mostly consisting of Overberg Sandstone Fynbos and some critically endangered Western Ruens Shale Renosterveld. They have rehabilitated the fynbos in the area below the winemaker’s house by collecting fynbos seeds over a period of time and then scattering them across the slope. A variety of birdlife has returned to the farm to delight birdwatchers young and old. Taste their wines and olive oil, accompanied perhaps by a hearty meat and cheese platter, or as part of their food and wine pairing. Restaurant, @Gabriëlskloof, entices with mouth-watering, sincere cuisine and a deli filled to the rafters with all things handmade, homemade, delicious and fresh.

  • Primal Eatery

    Primal Eatery is co-owned by husband-and-wife team Brynn Felix and Kristina Klonaris and is a restaurant for purists who love the taste of meat – not the basting or sauces, but the naked goodness of the cut. With funky beats in the background and the entire concept of Primal Eatery is based on the South African cultural practice of braaing. With a wood-fire grill, Primal Eatery offers an anti-gas, anti-coal, live fire meat experience. With all this deliciously South African dishes, mixed with Mediterranean influences, Primal Eatery also incorporates live DJ’s spinning the decks, for a fun-dining experience.

  • Nourish’d

    A little Juicery/ Café located in Kloof Street that serves locally sourced, as organic as possible, seasonal juices, smoothies, coffee, acai bowls and light meals.

  • NOMAD Bistro Fusion

    Serving globally-inspired fusion food & cocktails in a Bistro Bar setting, NOMAD Bistro Fusion is a passion project for the management team. Whether popping in for a drink or to catch up on emails over a quality cup of coffee, NOMAD Bistro Fusion is a must-visit destination on the Cape Town culinary scene.

  • Table Thirteen

    Table Thirteen is a bustling cafe tucked away down Ebenezer street of Somerset road in De Waterkant.​ Their focus is on serving excellent coffee with an interesting but simple menu in a relaxed environment.​ Table Thirteen food is all hand prepared & locally sourced & they take pride in making everything themselves down to the mayonnaise. All prepared foods are presented on the harvest table and you can either take away or grab something to eat in our cafe.

  • Moro Gelato

    Gelato is a freshly made, cold food made from fresh and pure local ingredients on a daily basis. Using fresh milk and cream, their sorbets are made in the kitchen from juicy seasonal fruit. The creamy gelato is for milk lovers and their sorbets are perfect for those who want to skip dairy products.

  • New York Bagels

    The extremely popular New York Bagels is back in Harrington Street. New York Bagels is Africa’s only dedicated Bagelry specialising in traditional boiled and baked New York style bagels, offering 13 different varieties.

  • Honest Gin Bar

    Tucked away in the Honest Chocolate courtyard is The Secret Gin Bar. Neighbours and friends, this team of connoisseurs make an unbeatable gin cocktail. The setting will transport you to a quirky piazza in Italy, with fairy lights and eccentric décor adding to the beauty of it all.

  • Please Touch Museum

    New Location! Who doesn´t love the Please Touch Museum? And now, taking kids to the Museum is better than ever. The nation´s premier children´s museum – which has been a beloved landmark since it opened in 1976 – has a new home in Fairmount Park, opening its doors to a world of educational, hands-on fun. The new location in Memorial Hall – a National Historic Landmark built in 1876 for the Centennial Exhibition celebrating the country´s 100th birthday – will boast three times more space for exhibitions and programs. Just outside the museum, kids and adults will also delight in riding the meticulously restored 1908 Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel, built in Philadelphia for a now-defunct amusement park 10 blocks from Memorial Hall. Visit The Please Touch Museum for more info! The Experience The city´s award-winning children´s museum is fun-filled, totally hands-on, and so delightful that adults are entertained, too. Each nook and cranny has a different theme – from the fantastic to the practical. In Alice´s Adventures in Wonderland, kids can play croquet with the Queen and sip tea with the Mad Hatter; nearby, oversized props bring Maurice Sendak´s classics to life. Kids can take the wheel of a real Read more [...]

  • Franklin Square

    Location 6th and Race Streets in Historic Philadelphia The Experience One of Philadelphia´s newest historic attractions is also one of its oldest. Franklin Square, one of the five public squares that William Penn laid out in his original plan for the city, has undergone a dramatic renovation. The park now boasts several all new, family-friendly attractions, including a miniature golf course, a classic carousel, storytelling benches, a picnic area and more. Mini Golf At Philly Mini Golf, an 18-hole miniature golf course decorated with some of Philadelphia´s favorite icons, play a round of putt-putt and learn a little history at the same time. Carousel Close your eyes and take a nostalgic ride on the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel, a classic tribute to Philadelphia´s great heritage of carousel-making. It´s sure to be a instant kid favorite. Storytelling Benches Then catch up on your history at one of the storytelling benches located throughout the park, where you can hear tales of Franklin Square´s past, or learn about the many communities touched by the Square, courtesy of the friendly storytellers of Once Upon a Nation. Fountain And emanating from the corners of the historic park, four new herringbone brick walking paths with nighttime Read more [...]

  • Art Class with Bright Art

    A blank canvas, three brushes, some dollops of colour on the palette and a bit of courage can make you feel very much alive again. Bright, will show you how to paint and more importantly, to believe that you can paint. Visit http://brightday.co.za/art-classes/

  • Iziko South African National Gallery

    Important collection of South African and international art, set in the Company’s Garden, opposite the Iziko South African Museum and next door to the SA Jewish Museum and the Cape Town Holocaust Centre. An easy walk down the Avenue, past the SA National Library and Houses of Parliament to the Iziko Slave Lodge. Visit www.iziko.org.za/museums/south-african-national-gallery See Arts + Crafts Map http://mapmyway.co.za/city/themes/iziko-south-african-national-gallery/

  • Art at Groot Constantia

    Groot Constantia’s revered history tells us how a man’s love of wine established the first wine farm in South Africa. The historic manor house hosts a selection of old Cape furniture donated by the late Alfred A de Pass in 1927. Visit www.grootconstantia.co.za/

  • Church Street Galleries

    Lots to choose from if you are interested in contemporary South African Art. Why Not start off at the AVA Gallery? And hopefully you are in town for First Thursdays when the Church Street galleries and generally in the CBD are all open until 21h00. It has a distinctive buzzzzz! Visit http://mapmyway.co.za/city/themes/the-ava-gallery-in-partnership-with-spier/

  • Baxter Theatre Centre

    Catch international Burn the Floor or South Africa’s funny man Schalk Bezuidenhout in Second Language this weekend. Definitely worth checking their calendar to see what’s happening at this vibrant theatre complex.

  • Encounters Documentary Film Festival

    Encounters is Africa’s premier documentary event at the Labia Theatre and NuMetro from 2 – 14 June 2016. The Labia is an old-world movie theatre screens art-house movies as well as more commercial productions. For programme details visit Encounters Documentary Film Festival

  • Beerhouse

    ‘We have 99 bottles of beer on our wall, and 22 of the finest beers on tap.’ They are committed to great standards in beer, food and service, with staff who are knowledgeable and passionate.

  • Brunch at Zepi

    Zepi presents a cosy, unpretentious atmosphere where raw brick and dark wooden furnishings add a touch of warmth and a menu that features fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce.