Winter shouldn’t stop you from exploring our beautiful Mother City and there is definitely something romantic about winters in Cape Town. There are plenty of places to cosy up to in the colder months. Think toasty fireplaces and hearty meals at cosy restaurants. Here are our Top Cosy Places at the Cape Town Big 7 attractions.

Cape Point

It’s no secret that Cape Point can get a bit windy in winter, so after braving the blistering wind a visit the Two Oceans Restaurant will warm you right up! The restaurant has been meticulously designed to give every guest a superb view in classy but comfortable surroundings, and while superbly prepared fresh seafood takes centre stage, their extensive menu provides something special for all tastes and requirements.

Contact: +27 (0)21 780 9200 | info@two-oceans.co.za

City Walk

Bring an umbrella and take a walk in the CBD to discover the history, museums, art galleries and more. After your exploring why not dine at the delicious Societi Bistro in Gardens.  This renovated old Georgian-style house is located at 50 Orange Street, close to the Company’s Garden. The fireplace and welcoming atmosphere have been described as ‘a home away from home’.

Contact:  +27 (0)21 424 2100 | info@societi.co.za

Another great spot is HQ, this classic steak spot has a roaring fireplace in the relaxed lounge area for cosy winter drinks and snacks. Grab a spot on one of the couches and settle in for the evening or have your pre-dinner drinks here before enjoying the popular steak and chips dinner.

Contact: +27 (0)21 424 6373 | info@hqrestaurant.co.za

The Village Idiot is a busy Loop Street bar is always humming with locals who head here for drinks and bar grub. In winter, hunker down on one of the comfy couches next to the roaring fire with some snack platters and a bottle of good red wine.

Contact: +27 (0)21 418 1548 | info@thevillageidiot.co.za

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

Take a brisk walk in the beautiful garden before dining at Moyo Kirstenbosch. Enjoy the cosy and intimate glow of the large fireplace while you dine on a hearty meal. You can expect quality dining, personal service and warmth in this celebrated restaurant.

Contact: +27 (0)21 762 9585 | kirstenbosch@moyo.com

Groot Constantia

Both Simon’s Restuarant and Jonkershuis at Groot Constantia offer toasty fireplaces where one can warm up with good food and award-winning wine.

Jonkershuis Restaurant has a double sided fireplace in the main dining area, while the function room adjacent to the main restaurant has a fireplace at each end.

Contact: +27 (0)21 794 6255 | info@jonkershuisconstantia.co.za

Simon’s Restaurant has a toasty fireplace to keep you warm while you enjoy fresh, seasonal and local cuisine paired with Groot Constantia wines.

Contact: +27 (0)21 794 1143 | info@simons.co.za

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Or you could warm up with a romantic Chocolate & Wine pairing with your sweetheart!

Table Mountain Cableway

Please note that the Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for maintenance from 23 July to 5 August 2017.

The Table Mountain Café has a selection of delicious self-service meals and snacks, including options for kids, as well as tasty pastries and desserts.

Do a little work and enjoy some breakfast at the same time when you visit the Table Mountain Wi-Fi Lounge. They offer great coffee, tea, pastries and light breakfast options.

Contact: +27 (0)21 424 8181 | info@tablemountain.net

V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront offers a wide variety of restaurants, a few of which have roaring fires to help you make this winter a cosier one.

Warm up next to one of Life Grand’s fireplaces and snack on something delicious and deep-fried from the tapas menu or go for a hearty sandwich, bowl of pasta or pizza.

Contact: +27 (0)21 2051902 | john@lifegrandcafe.com

Den Anker has a roaring wood-burning fireplace makes this a warm option at the V&A Waterfront. A hearty bowl of their famous mussels and cheese croquettes will warm your bones on a chilly day.

Contact: +27 (0)21 419 0249 | denanker@mweb.co.za

Other spots to try out include Bascule Whiskey, Wine & Cocktail Bar, Dash Restaurant & Bar, The Greek Fisherman, or The Clipper. Find out more here.

Robben Island

While there are no restaurants on the Island, you can head on out to one of the many restaurants in the V&A Waterfront.

Harbour House is a sophisticated restaurant that offers international cuisine with Mediterranean elements in an elegant setting. Only the freshest seafood and ingredients and the best line fish will do.

Contact: +27 (0)21 418 4744 | waterfront@harbourhouse.co.za

At Quay Four you can choose between the terrace right on the quayside (Quay Four Tavern) with its hearty food, and the elegant upstairs restaurant where the emphasis is on fresh seafood: choose between lobster, the line fish of the day, or the incredible seafood platter.

Contact: +27 (0)21 419 2008 | info@quay4.co.za

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One Destination, 7 Unbelievable Experiences

There is no one way to explore all of the Cape Town Big 7, and much of what makes each of them so special is the variety of things to see and do at each. So if possible, take your time to explore each of the city’s most visited tourist attractions in as much depth as possible – as any local will tell you, you can spend a lifetime at each of the Big 7 and still not tire of them. Find the 3 and 4 day itineraries and tips here.

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