Among the many new restaurants that have opened and new things to do in Cape Town, we’ve listed some on our very own bucket lists below:

Visit Cape Town’s first authentic Parisian Crêperie

Swan Café and Crêperie will transport you straight to a Paris sidewalk with an air of bonhomie, a look of South Bank chic, waiters in Breton stripes and the pièce de résistance: amazing crêpes, as thin as a French mademoiselle, as full bodied as a mythological Leda with a flick of cream, a wink of cinnamon and an oh là là of chocolate. For the guilty and gluten-free there are even sinfully good-for-you savoury buckwheat-based galettes on the menu.

Find them on the Corner of Buitenkant & Barrack Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town. Contact or 079 45 44 758

Spier Winter Tasting

Winter Winetasting at Spier

Get cosy next to the fireplace while tucking into a hearty wine pairing. First up, enjoy a lightly smoked pasture-reared chicken and coriander broth. Then get ready for a slow-roasted mushroom and Gorgonzola soup. To end off, enjoy a slow-cooked Springbok shank and barley soup, all paired with a selection of Spier’s top wines.

The unique tasting is available at the Spier Tasting Room for R95 per person, from 1 June – 31 August 2018.

5 on hudson

Checking out Art at No 5 on Hudson

The Gallery opened to the public on 15 June 2018. The elegant new art gallery based in the heart of trendy De Waterkant is spearheaded by former Country Living SA owner and former Miss South Africa, Sandy De Bruin.

Located on 5 Hudson Street, De Waterkant. The gallery is open from 10am – 5pm from Mondays to Fridays and 9am – 1pm on Saturdays. For more information, please visit

Watch a movie at Shimmy’s Absolute Movie Nights

The Absolut lounge will be warmed up for the occasion with comfortable lounge come cinema-style seating, creating a cosy, relaxing atmosphere for Absolut movie-watching bliss.

Debuting the series of winter movies, on 28 June 2018, is the British-American romantic comedy-drama, Chocolat.

Tickets are priced at R300.00 and will include an Absolut Vodka arrival cocktail, Margarita pizza and the movie essentials… popcorn and old-fashioned candyfloss. Get tickets here.

Take a Steam Train to Robertson

On Saturday, 14 July, Ceres Rail is offering a trip to the Robertson Wine Valley on Red Devil 3450 – the first time this one-of-a-kind South African-built locomotive is hitting the tracks since 2004!
The scenic ride to Robertson offers 3 packages; a return trip; a tour of Robertson that includes lunch and 2 wine tastings; or a combination of both. Passengers relax in the comfortable lounge cars, and purchase hot beverages and snacks in the Selati Dining Car (originally part of the blue train) and alcoholic drinks in the Bar Car, while enjoying views of the majestic Robertson Wine Valley.

Red Devil to Robertson (day trip, including lunch and 2 wine tastings): R1 000 per adult; R800 children 3 – 13 years; free children under 3

Book Online or contact 079 077 5332,

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