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Exploring the South Peninsula

Known for its laid-back spirit, long, white beaches and beautiful landscapes, it’s hard to believe that the South Peninsula is only 40 minutes from the city centre – when it feels like a world away.

Easy enough for a day trip, but still enough to keep you busy for a full weekend, here are a few of our must-visit spots when you visit the South Peninsula.

Where to eat

The Foodbarn Restaurant

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With one of Cape Town’s most loved chefs at the helm, the Foodbarn Restaurant has been serving delicious “casual” fine dining in Noordhoek for years. Led by Chef Franck Dangereux, the property includes a deli, restaurant, wine bar and tapas style offering. The extensive menu features French classics, with Cape flavour – such as la bouillabaisse du cap, a rich fish soup with grilled fish, prawn & mussels, saffron and garlic potato mousseline, rouille and crouton and a classic steak tartare – hand chopped with tartare sauce, croutons and parmesan cream.

Make your reservation and find them here.

Cafe Roux

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Also set in Noordhoek’s beautiful farm village, Cafe Roux gives guests a relaxed space in which to enjoy a meal and glass of wine, often alongside frequent live music. Describing their menu as “fresh and unpretentiously delicious“, they’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and are child-friendly.

Find them here.

Where to drink

Aegir Project Brewery

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While you can enjoy a selection of the Cape’s finest wine at almost any restaurant in the area, we suggest making a stop at one of two local breweries in the South Peninsula. Aegir Project Brewery has a number of beers on offer for tasting, and, is also rumoured to serve incredible pretzel bratwurst rolls. Worth a drive out to Noordhoek alone.

See what they get up to online, here.

Where to stay

Atlantic Dream Villa

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Delving even deeper into the South, head on down to Scarborough and spend the night at the luxurious Atlantic Dream Villa. A double storey, beachfront villa, this beautiful property can sleep 10 and overlooks white, sandy beaches and a peaceful milkwood forest. Close enough to town, you can easily be there in time for dinner on a Friday evening.

Get all the details here.

 Simon’s Town Quayside Hotel

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One of the newer additions to Simon’s Town, the aha Quayside Hotel is perched just across from the famous yacht basin. Offering nautically styled, 4-star accommodation, with either mountain or ocean views, it’s perfect for a last-minute seaside escape.

Get all the details here.