Restaurant and Activity Recommendations

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


Award Winning / Fine Dining

Beyond at Buitenverwachting

Peter Tempelhoff’s enduring food philosophy is one that centres on provenance – a philosophy that ensures that the concept never eclipses the importance of the ingredients. At beyond, special attention has been paid to sourcing a diverse range of special raw produce. Located in the Constantia Wine Valley. (30 minute drive)

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia

Food that takes you in multiple directions with flavours that surprise, visuals that delight, and concepts so playful they can even make you laugh. A natural yet contemporary glass-encased location at Beau Constantia wine farm. (30 minute drive)


African-inspired, with an overarching Japanese aesthetic, making for a seductive combination of tastes, flavours, textures and styles. Located on Parliament street with views of Table Mountain and Lions Head. (10 minute drive)

La Colombe

Fine dining in an incredible setting. La Colombe made the top 50 restaurants in the world list on a number of occasions. The restaurant is located in the Silvermist organic wine estate at the top of Constantia Nek. (30 minute drive)


Situated on the V&A Waterfront Pierhead, with the iconic views that have made this attraction so famous worldwide, PIER restaurant offers an intimate, multi-course fine-dining experience to one of the world’s most-loved destinations. You can expect a multi course tasting menu inspired by the sea. (15 minute drive)


The concept of the Journey menu showcases each country that Luke Dale Roberts has worked in, focusing on a signature dish from that country’s culinary heritage, with the menu being small focused and interactive. Diners are encouraged to come along on a voyage that shows Luke’s evolution and influences as a chef. Located at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. (15 minute drive)

The Granary Cafe

Dining in The Granary Café at the Silo hotel while surrounded by glistening geometric windows and a spectacular sunset view across the harbour is an immersive and romantic experience like no other. Share memorable moments over a selection of contemporary-style dishes. (15 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)

The Waterside

Tempting guests for a spot of ocean-side dining on the ground floor of the Pierhead Building is The Waterside Restaurant – offering a sophisticated, but more casual menu that guests can enjoy both indoors, and on the outdoor deck – perfect for sumptuous summer lunches. (15 minute drive)

Kindly note that reservations for the above restaurants need to be made in advance and deposits are required to secure a table.

Camps Bay


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


Chinchilla is Camps Bay’s exclusive and much-loved rooftop venue, serving up the perfect Cape Town lifestyle.  A menu featuring café classics has been expertly tailored to Chinchilla’s unique location, whilst world-class cocktails are created by in-house mixologists.

Hussar Grill

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


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


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

The 41

Top South African products with the best Mediterranean influences. international influences with local South African products, all combined to give the local and new and creative food experiences.

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.

Tigers Milk

Restaurant destination for handcrafted pizza, grills, and burgers with an unmistakable vibe. 

Cape Town & Surrounds


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

Belly of the beast

Chef’s Anouchka Horn and Neil Swart. Belly of the beast offers a tasting menu with no menu options or set amount of courses. All you do is show up and trust them to satisfy you with their seasonal fare. You can expect some dishes that might test your boundaries…

Black Sheep

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

Burger & Lobster

Burger & Lobster is an exciting, trendy restaurant and cocktail bar that offers burgers, lobster rolls and fresh lobster all served with chips and salad. Located in the trendy Bree Street area.


An elegant and innately urban restaurant where Jesper Nilsson and his team serve up globally inspired shared-plates dining. The menu is an ever changing feast of exciting flavour marriages, while a woodfired oven sends out Neapolitan-style pizzas to diners.


Inspired by Baja California, Hacienda is a destination where guests  can experience a modern twist on authentic COASTAL MEXICAN cuisine. Paired with exclusively selected Tequilas and Mezcals from the Baja California peninsula region in Mexico. A dining experience not to be found anywhere else in Cape Town.

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.

Il Leone Mastrantonio

Italian restaurant boasting a walk-in wine cellar, private dining room and bar, Il Leone offers a sophisticated atmosphere. With the best quality ingredients cooked to perfection, generous helpings, good wine and friendly, informative staff – Il Leone will offer you a total dining experience like no other.

Kloof Street House

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

The Red Room at the Mount Nelson

The newest restaurant from Liam Tomlin and chef/partner David Schneider is a retro sophisticated celebration of Pan-Asian cuisines at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, in the legendary underground space formerly known as The Grill Room.

Villa 47

A new culinary concept celebrating Mediterranean and Asian cuisine.

Cape Winelands


Located on Chamonix Wine Farm, Franschhoek, in a characterful heritage building on the edge of a forest. This sets the scene for a tranquil dining experience and delicious food by Richard Carstens, who revisits some of his classics alongside his new dishes which showcase seasonal and local ingredients.


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.


Embark on a thrilling epicurean adventure with Head Chef Virgil Kahn at Indochine Restaurant. One of the earliest meeting points between East and West, Cape sailors returned from Asia’s spice lands with great riches, and it is these flavours that are celebrated at Indochine, together with the expression they found in South Africa’s Cape Malay cuisine.

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


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 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.

Quentin at Oakhurst

Located on one of the original Hout Bay farms, the Quentin at Oakhurst restaurant and cellar follows in the footsteps of generations of family food farming and cooking traditions.



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.


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.


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.


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 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

Art Tours

Cape Town has an abundance of excellent art galleries and a better way to enjoy them is with a private art guide. Visit galleries such as the Zeits Mocaa, Everard Read Gallery, Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden and more by tailor making the experience to suit your interests.

Helicopter Tours

Experience the Cape Peninsula from the sky or take a trip to the winelands for lunch. We have partnered with the leading helicopter providers and can arrange short flips to full day charter experiences.

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 have 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.