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I Love Cape Town Photo Series Part 2: Shopping and Dining

Written By: jeff

Posted On: August 18th, 2011

In part 2 of our guest post series from Craig of YTravelBlog, ¨I Love Cape Town¨, he shows off more of his photos of places where you can get out and relax with a little food and a little shopping in Cape Town. Enjoy!

Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront

The lively Victoria and Alfred Waterfront precinct is situated at the foot of Table Mountain in the heart of Cpe Town’s working harbour. It’s a great place to go for a meal or a drink and enjoy the fresh sea breeze and warm African sun. The V&A is home to waterfront walkways, historical buildings, museum, boat trips, markets, shops, hotels, bars and the Aquarium.

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Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

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There are a number of restaurants with superb views of the harbour.

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Mama Africa Restaurant

Mama Africa’s restaurant and bar is a great African dining experience. Mama Africa is in a historic building on Long Street, the inner city place of nightlife vibrancy. Sounds of African drumming accompany African cuisine, like kudu or crocodila, and an eclectic décor of mostly handmade African goods help to create a warm African atmosphere. Mama desires that all people leave at the end of the night with a full belly and a happy heart. Dining at Mama Africa was the perfect evening to another Cape Twon experience never to be forgotten.

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African singing accompanies your experience

Brass Bell Restaurant in Kalk Bay

One of the best fish restaurants at the Cape Peninsula is the Brass Bell Restaurant in Kalk Bay. You have a choice of different vibes which makes for a great dining option. From the top upper deck when you feel like being smart and classy, right down to the lower deck where you can enjoy a live band and enjoy a casual pub-like atmosphere.

The Brass Bell derives much of its character through its position within the heart of historical Kalk Bay. This little fishing village has a magical quality with its historica architecture, interesting variety of shops and cobbestone streets.

It’s just great fun to go there and its position on the rocks is quite spectacular.

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Traditional South Africa Braai

If your accommodation offers grilling facilities, why not cook your own traditional South African Braai? The word ¨braai¨ is Afrikaans for ¨barbeque¨ or ¨grill¨ and is a favorite of mine, even over the famous Australian BBQ. Typically a braai is similar to the American or Australian version in that you grill or BBQ outside, and it’s a very casual and fun cooking experience. Meats are, of course, the star of the South African braai. They typically include boerewors, kudu steaks, ostrich fillets, and lamb and chicken kebabs.

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About Craig – Craig Makepeace is the co-founder of yTravel Blog and has been traveling and living around the world since 2002, first with his wife Caz, and now with their daughter Kalyra. You can hangout with him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

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2 Responses to “I Love Cape Town Photo Series Part 2: Shopping and Dining”

  1. That last photo just sealed the deal for me … I WILL visit South Africa someday! As a carnophile, that grill of meat is just *drool* :P
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  2. jeff says:

    James, South Africans love their meat. You will be very satisfied there! lol

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