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EAT OUT AWARDS – SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP RESTAURANT AWARDS

EAT OUT AWARDS – SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP RESTAURANT AWARDS

Each year I wait with eager anticipation for the results of the Eat Out Awards.  South Africa does not have a Michelin rating system for food – as such awards such as the Eat Out Awards, Rossouws Restaurants guidelines and American Express ratings of the restaurants mean a lot to us.  But out of all of them – the Eat Out Awards have always been my definitive guideline.  This year however, it seems that they got rid of the panel…

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Harbour House – Cape Town Waterfront opens!!

Harbour House – Cape Town Waterfront opens!!

One of my favourite restaurants in the Cape is Harbour House, Kalk Bay.  I eat there about twice a week on tours.  It is consistently good and people just simply love it there.  Part of the magic is the fact that they have a great location in Kalk Bay – they are in the harbour next to the community fishing boats and boast floor to ceiling views of the ocean and the peninsula. Combine this with great decor and you…

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Overture Restaurant – a hidden gem in a hidden valley

Overture Restaurant – a hidden gem in a hidden valley

Ok – so the local Capetonians are reading my headline and saying – it is not so hidden – we have found it!!  And no doubt many others have too, as it has consistently been rated as one of the Top 10 restaurants in the country for the last three years!  It however remains one of my personal favourites and I return regularly. We must however not forget that fellow “foodies” visit us from other parts of the country and…

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Mzoli’s – a truly African experience in a township in Cape Town

Mzoli’s – a truly African experience in a township in Cape Town

Mzoli’s is a smash hit among both the township locals and visitors to the Cape who are keen to get a feel of “real” Africa.   Mzoli’s is an African food BBQ/Braai restaurant located in the heart of Gugulethu township.  In Africa a meal is not complete unless there is meat!  So, whatever you do, do not take your vegetarian friends with you! Note that in order to get there you have venture into the township areas of Cape Town…

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Tashas – an overnight hit in Constantia, Cape Town

Tashas – an overnight hit in Constantia, Cape Town

Ever since it opened, the Constantia crowd have been queuing outside the new Tashas restaurant at the Contantia Shopping Mall.  They accept no bookings – so it is simply a matter of arriving and waiting…..and wait you will at most times of the day!  Tashas is a Joburg chain that is set to fill a gap in the restaurant market in Cape Town.   To me four things stand out with Tashas in Cape Town: For years Johannesburg has offered…

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MIDDELVLEI BOERE BRAAI (Farmer BBQ) AND PINOTAGE

MIDDELVLEI BOERE BRAAI (Farmer BBQ) AND PINOTAGE

A great addition to the Stellenbosch winelands is the opportunity for you to experience a traditional South African Braai at Middelvlei Wine Estate.  Braaing (BBQing) is a national passtime in South Africa during summer.  On any summer’s night this is our standard way of entertaining with friends.  In South Africa the most standard Braai always includes red meat – in fact it can include steak, chops, Boerewors (Farmer sausage), chicken (often served as a sosatie – like a kebab), fish,…

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An Italian Restaurant that I would recommend to Italians – Meloncino

An Italian Restaurant that I would recommend to Italians – Meloncino

I first heard about Meloncino from an Italian visitor to Cape Town.  They raved that the meal that they had at Meloncino was the best Italian meal they had had in South Africa, and for that matter as good as what they would find back home, if not better.  A high compliment from a discerning Italian!  As such a few months later we went down to try it out.  Being a bit budget constrained at the time – we simply…

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A day out in the Cape’s oldest Wine Regions

A day out in the Cape’s oldest Wine Regions

My company Cape Fusion Tours focuses on offering wine & gourmet experiences of the Cape region South Africa.  As all of my tours are private, each day tour gets tailor made to the client’s interests.  Last week I had returning clients who had booked to do two more wine tours with me on their stay in South Africa.  It is great fun to have guys who have been before as it takes the preassure out of having to go through…

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Muizenberg Cape Town – a surfer’s paradise….and a slightly eccentric spot to explore

Muizenberg Cape Town – a surfer’s paradise….and a slightly eccentric spot to explore

Boasting over 36 km of white sandy beach this has got to be one of the prettiest spots in Cape Town.   It is also home to the oldest Surf shops in out city.  So, if you are into surfing, or learning to surf, or simply watching others surf……..this is the corner of Cape Town to head to.  For those who are interested in surfing lessons check out www.learn2surf.co.za or www.garysurf.com.   Note that the water is warmer here then on the…

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