Colona Castle

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

1 Verwood Street, off Old Boyes Drive, Lakeside, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7945, South Africa
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 54% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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Good eats and local foods

by erly36

We are staying at the Cape Grace Hotel, and are "foodies".
Would love to try local fare.
Inexpensive to expensive, just great food that will introduce us to African cuisine.
Thanks

Re: Good eats and local foods

by MichaelDovey

The local food in South Africa is multi-cultural...You can have African food, "Boere kos" which is the traditional food of the Afrikaans community, Cape Malay food,Indian food etc etc.

In Cape Town you will be able to experiance many of these at Resturants on the V+A waterfront..I would however speak to the hotel, and find out more where the places are that the locals eat, ie,not in the main tourist areas.

Hout Bay has a great seafood restuarant on the beach, and I would recommend a trip to Houtbay to experiance this.

There are tourist information brochures at all the main hotels giving you a lot more "food" info.

Enjoy your trip

Regards

Mike

Re: Good eats and local foods

by MichaelDovey

The local food in South Africa is multi-cultural...You can have African food, "Boere kos" which is the traditional food of the Afrikaans community, Cape Malay food,Indian food etc etc.

In Cape Town you will be able to experiance many of these at Resturants on the V+A waterfront..I would however speak to the hotel, and find out more where the places are that the locals eat, ie,not in the main tourist areas.

Hout Bay has a great seafood restuarant on the beach, and I would recommend a trip to Houtbay to experiance this.

There are tourist information brochures at all the main hotels giving you a lot more "food" info.

Enjoy your trip

Regards

Mike

Re: Good eats and local foods

by Gerald_D

Here are a couple:

www.emily-s.com
www.fiveflies.co.za
www.grootconstantia.co.za/30/jonkershuis_restaurant_at_groot_constantia
www.constantia-uitsig.com/pages/restaurants/la-colombe.php
www.mountnelson.co.za/web/ocap/cape_colony_restaurant.jsp
http://www.harbourhouse.co.za/harbourHouse/html/home.php

Beware of the nature of "African" cuisine served up for tourists. It is big business with a huge "entertainment" element that includes live performers. . . .
www.nyoniskraal.co.za
www.mamaafricarest.net
www.marcosafricanplace.co.za
. . . none of these places can really be authentic.

Re: Good eats and local foods

by mandybee

well worth a vist is to Sper wine estate in stellenbosch -they have a restaurant there called Moyo

http://www.moyo.co.za/content.asp?subID=50

well worth a visit - lunch or dinner- dinner is awesome - there are fires and it looks amazing!!!!!!

Re: Good eats and local foods

by mandybee

sorry it was meant to read "Spier wine estate"

Travel Tips for Cape Town

First of all Besides table...

by umkulu

First of all Besides table mountain , Cape Point and Robben eiland , you have to visit the botanical gardens of Kirtsen bosch . Use Cape town as a base to explore the smaller towns around Cape town like . Somerset west , Strand , Gordons Bay , Stellenbosch , Franschoek, Paarl . These areas you can visit on your own , by hiring a car . In 229 Longstreet in Cape Town there is an Adventure Villiage, you should visit them for good tripd and deals on offer , good backpacker rates on offer . find out from the people in ashanti lodgae in gardens listen to the word of mouth . Abseiling Table mountain . Preparing for the New years bash on the orange river with umkulu River adventures

Packing List

by cosmopolit

Speaking for myself only I usually travel with a holdall as single item. It's about 10-13kg and nicely goes as handluggage which means NO checked in luggage to wait for upon arrival!! As I don't want to waste precious time at the airport. Travelling between october and march just very light stuff will do. In case you'll still have the wintergear that you wore coming from northern hemisphere e.g. long trousers, sturdy shoes.
Other months it might get quite cold july in particular where temperature easily can reach or go below freeze. For a few days only, that is.

Cape of Good Hope

by CliffClaven

This is the one trip that everyone seems to make: the 90-minute drive from Cape Town along the spectacular, twisting coastal highway to the Cape of Good Hope, the point where two great oceans meet. It's not actually Africa's most southerly point; that is Cape Agulhas, farther to the east. Don't dismiss the warning signs at the Cape - the baboons can be very aggressive.

Sorry folks, have to admit I...

by africanee

Sorry folks, have to admit I missed definitely almost all hangout places as I was quite often invited to private braais.
But again:
Café Dharma
Not only the restaurant and food is excellent, the bar is fantastic.
(Bar keepers and people being there - mhm)
Actually, Dharma´s got the BA award for being THE hang out place in Cape Town.
I loved it!!! none! Not even slightly.
It is a casual place. There are lots of surfers in there, cooooooool!

In the heart of the docks

by payasouk about Panama Jack's

A ramshackle, unpromising looking building down in the docks (Take a taxi), but don't be fooled - lobster, crab, abalone, etc to die for. And very reasonably priced. Lobster straight out of the tank. Choose your own.

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 Colona Castle

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Address: 1 Verwood Street, off Old Boyes Drive, Lakeside, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7945, South Africa