Visiting Cape Town?

Here are two of the best restaurants in the region.

First is “Panama Jacks” Restaurant, a former boatyard and now a landmark restaurant of global acclaim, presents an enticing array of the some of the best seafood in the region, including live langoustine and lobster (choose your own), prawns, mussels, oysters, line fish and more.

They are located in Duncan Docks. This is not the waterfront but a fully working cargo docks. The restaurant is best approached by car or taxi. The address: 2nd Road Left after The Royal Yacht Club, Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town 8001

Patrons have rated this restaurant five points out of five and they are open during the weekdays and Sundays from noon and Saturdays from 6:30 pm

Telephone: Vox 021 4481080 Fax: 021 4475471

If you decide to travel to Stellenbosch, which is about 45 kilometres East of Cape Town you can vitit my favourite restaurant in the whole of South Africa. This is the “De Volkskombuis” (direct translation is “The People’s Kitchen”) Restaurant which specialises in traditional Cape cuisine, in authentic Cape Dutch surroundings.

Established in 1977, this restaurant became well known for their excellent cuisine with a comprehensive selection of fine wines from an award-winning winelist.

Dawid and Christelle Kriel, are the new generation of this family business. They manage the restaurant with meticulous attention to detail and real Cape hospitality.

Specialities, such as Bobotie, “Waterblommetjiebredie” (Water Lilly), Meraai’s Chicken pie and Karoo Lamb have been favourites on the menu over the years. The chef, Dawid Kriel, adds new world ideas and styles to his special menu to offer patrons a greater variety of options.

They have a comprehensive selection of fine wines from an award-winning winelist. Take your pick of many high quality wines, by the glass if you are driving. They have included Food and Wine matching suggestions throughout the menu, please keep in mind that these are subjective and that there are no set rules to follow. As an added attraction they have wine tastings of great local wines every evening at your table. We look forward having you as our guests.

Visit de Oewer Riverside Food and Wine Garden at the same address. Situated on the banks of the Eerste River. De Oewer offers ‘al Fresco’ meals and a variety of Barbeque menus in a relaxed atmosphere under the oak trees. Sparkling wine breakfasts, wine tastings or theme events can be held in the wonderful Cape sunshine or around the warmth of the open hearth with good food and fine wines.

Also at the same address is the Red Pepper Deli, with chef Marlé Fourie, and offers a variety of freshly prepared gourmet dishes and deli products.

Sir Herbert’s Wine Cottage is also in the Red Pepper Deli. Here you can find a variety of top quality wines from the region, at the best prices. Gifts and wine accessories to enhance any connoisseur’s collection are available. They will even safely pack and efficiently deliver your purchase to any worldwide destination.

They are in the Aan de Wagen Road, Stellenbosch Telephone – Vox: 021 883 9119 and Fax: 021 883 3413, their e-mail address is

Next April when we spend three weeks in the region I may even come back with another good watering hole.


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