Restaurant & Activity Recommendations

008 Villa's Restaurant and Activity recommendations for Cape Town and surrounds.

Restaurants

Award Winning / Fine Dining

The Test Kitchen

A gourmet laboratory on the city’s food map, fine dining, top 3 restaurant in South Africa. Luke Dale-Roberts is considered to be the most dynamic chef in the country. Located in Woodstock (15 minute drive).

The Greenhouse

Fine dining, classical French with a South African twist. Ranked in the top 10 best restaurants in South Africa. Situated on a beautiful estate in the Constantia Valley. 

La Colombe

Fine dining in a beautiful setting. La Colombe made the top 50 restaurants in the world list on a number of occasions. The restaurant has recently relocated to the picturesque Silvermist organic wine estate at the top of Constantia Nek (30 minute drive).

The Potluck Club

Culinary and visual inspiration for diners, tapas style restaurant. Located at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock (15 minute drive).

La Tête

A farm to fork eatery on Bree Street in Cape Town. Their food philosophy of nose-to-tail is an environmentally conscious one which Chef Giles aims to drive home with his unconventional menu, making use of all parts of the animal.

Camps Bay

Salsify

Fine dining, extraordinary cuisine, fine wine, stunning location and award winning service, regularly features in SA’s top 10 restaurants.

The Codfather

A Camps Bay institution! Good sushi bar and a variety of fresh fish cooked to order. A down to earth atmosphere which is contrasting to the glitzy restaurants lining the beachfront.

Paranga

Good food, good wine and good service. Mediterranean menu. Excellent setting in the middle of the Camps Bay strip.

Bilboa

Contemporary chic Mediterranean inspired restaurant, with spectacular views over the Camps Bay beach.

Hussar Grill

Expect exceptional cuts of meat and the finest produce. Regarded as one of South Africa’s premier grillrooms.

Cape Town & Surrounds

Aubergine

Sophisticated fine dining, one of the first in Cape Town, very consistent with regards to food quality and service.

Villa 47

A new culinary concept celebrating Mediterranean and Asian cuisine.

Black Sheep

Highly experienced chefs serving honest, uncomplicated, good food made with the best local ingredients.

Kloof Street House

An eclectic inspired restaurant and bar set in a magnificent Victorian house on the famous Kloof Street.

Chef’s Warehouse

Known as Cape Town’s ‘foodie haven’ with an impressive and inspiring tapas menu that changes daily. The venue exudes both character and style.

Harbour House

Located in the V&A Waterfront and Kalk Bay, these upmarket restaurants offer exquisite views. They serve international cuisine with Mediterranean elements underpinned by classic French methods.

La Perla

Home-made Italian cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. Upmarket, modern and contemporary with outstanding views.

Cape Winelands

Babel

Situated on the Babylonstoren farm which boasts an incredible food garden, fresh ingredients prepared in a simplistic and healthy fashion.

Delaire Graff

Signature style “bistro chic” with creative pairings and dishes infused with flavor. Situated on a spectacular estate boasting an impressive art collection. Delaire Graff is one of the best lunch spots in the Cape Winelands.

Grande Provence

Local fare flavoured with global influences, the food is sophisticated, fresh, simple and delicious. Set in a chic interior of an 18th century Manor House this restaurant is a visual delight.

Haute Cabriere

Food and wine pairing at its best, fantastic setting overlooking the Franschhoek valley.

Le Petite Ferme

Fresh local ingredients prepared in a creative fashion, this restaurant has been voted in the Conde Nast readers choice awards as one of the best value restaurants in the Winelands.

Beach Club

Grand Africa Cafe & Beach

Set within a restored warehouse positioned on a private beach in Granger Bay. Where grand-chic meets retro-romance. The Grand Café and Beach embraces a free spirited beach café culture.

African Experience

Gold

A unique African restaurant that will take you on a taste safari from Cape Malay to African cuisine – from Cape Town to Timbuktu with it’s set 14 course menu. The live entertainment and performances will embrace you and take you into the heart of Africa.

Jonkershuis

Jonkershuis Constantia is nestled inside the Historic Core of the Groot Constantia Wine Estate, with panoramic views of the majestic Constantia Valley. This Cape Malay influenced bistro boasts an intimate atmosphere, efficient service and authentic flavors.

Beaches

Bakoven

A series of small coves and rock pools, this beach is a 10 minute walk from the villa. It’s often referred to as the secret beach as access is via narrow alleyways in the small residential pocket of Backoven. This beach offers spectacular views and calm, clear waters.

Camps Bay

Camps Bay beach which is located within a 5 minute walk from the villa is an excellent option on wind free days. Deck chairs are available for rental.

Clifton

The Clifton beaches are situated a 15 minute walk away and these beaches are a series of secluded coves that offer a dramitic setting amongst the steep slopes and expensive real estate. Deck chairs are available to rent.

Llundadno

Situated between Camps Bay and Hout Bay (10 minute drive), Llundadno beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Cape Town. Flanked by massive boulders and at the base of the steep slopes of the 12 Apostles Mountain Range, it seems to have it all.

Muizenberg

Located a 20 minute drive from the villa, Muizenberg beach is a surfers paradise with long stretches of white sandy beach and plenty of wave for everyone. There are surf schools, board and wetsuit rental shops and cafes on the beachfront and the water is a lot warmer than on the Atlantic Seaboard.

St. James

A 25 minute drive brings you to the bohemian suburbs of St. James and Kalk Bay. The beach is made famous by the multi-coloured beach huts that adorn most postcards. The beach has a sandy section, rock pools and a tidal pool. The reef break is a popular bodyboarding spot. There are lots of interesting antique and trinket shops, art galleries, coffee shops and restaurants within walking distance.

Adventure & Extreme Activities

If exploring or getting the heart rate up and the adrenaline flowing, Cape Town has you covered… The following activities plus plenty more can be enjoyed within close proximity to 008 villa: Abseiling, archery, deep sea fishing, diving, jet-boating, horse riding, off-road driving, paragliding, quad biking, sailing, sand boarding, sky diving, rock climbing and zip lining.

Hiking & Walking

There are numerous hikes throughout the Table Mountain National Park, varying in difficulty and terrain. Should you like to explore the mountain with a guide, we can assist with booking this on your behalf.

Lion’s head is a circular ascent that takes roughly 1 hour, it‘s a safe and busy route and is great for sunsets/full moon hikes.

The Glen Greenbelt is a 15 minute walk away and it runs up a ravine between Table Mountain and Lion’s Head. A very popular walk/run in the afternoon.

Cycling & Mountain Biking

With Cape Town flanked by the ocean and having Table Mountain National Park extending from the city to Cape Point, Cape Town is a cyclists dream. Long open roads, challenging climbs and an extensive trail network make it the perfect place to explore on a road, gravel or mountain bike.

Day Trips

Cape Peninsula Tour

The most scenically beautiful parts of our coastline including Hout Bay, Cape Point, Penguin Colony, Kalk Bay, Constantia Valley and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Cape Winelands Tour

Enjoy the many wine estates and gourmet restaurants surrounding the towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Attractions include Monkey Town, Cheetah Sanctuary, Raptor Centre and the Motor Museum.

City Sightseeing

A great way to see Cape Town is on this hop-on hop-off red City Sightseeing bus.

Day Safari

Explore the rugged terrain and view the Big 5 in these large breeding sanctuaries. Situated 3 hours from Cape Town, this experience promises to get you up close and personal with Africa’s Big 5.

Robben Island Museum Tour

Robben Island, the unique symbol of “the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, suffering and injustice” with a rich 500 year old multi-layered history, is visited every year by thousands of people eager to understand and honour the important aspects of South Africa’s history that the Island represents.

Seal Snorkeling

Head off by boat from Hout Bay and plunge into the cool Atlantic Ocean to snorkel, swim and interact with hundreds of Cape Fur Seals. If you enjoy getting salty and engaging with animals in their territory then this is a must do activity.

Shark Cage Diving

If you are the adventurous type this one is for you! Head out to Gansbaai (2.5 hour drive) and experience an up close and personal cage dive with Great White sharks.

Township Tour

Experience the other side of Cape Town and gain an insight into the history and past injustices. Witness the struggles, reconstruction and development of social initiatives and get a first-hand taste of township life.

At 008 Villa, our guests will enjoy having a dedicated and highly experienced concierge who will happily plan the perfect itinerary to ensure that you make the most of your time in Cape Town.