Nightlife

Top Choice Teahouse in Clanwilliam

Rooibos Teahouse

An absolute must for tea enthusiasts. There are more than 100 blends and flavours of rooibos available. The tea tasting (R70) is highly recommended – choose seven teas to taste, perhaps with a slice of cake. Tutored…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Stellenbosch

Craft Wheat & Hops

This place has a dozen local craft beers on tap and plenty more in bottles. There's also a decent wine list and a great selection of spirits. If you can't decide, ask to do the beer tasting (R65) or a gin sampler (R…
Top Choice Cafe in Mossel Bay

Blue Shed Coffee Roastery

Enjoy great coffee and homemade cakes at this funky cafe with eclectic decor and ocean views from the deck. It's an awesome spot to spend a couple of hours chilling or playing vinyl on the old-school jukebox.
Microbrewery in Franschhoek

Tuk Tuk Microbrewery

There are three permanent beers on tap, plus ever-changing experimental brews so be sure to ask what's new. It also serves beers from Cape Brewing Company in Paarl. The menu is a breath of fresh air if you're lookin…
Bar in Hermanus

Bientang’s Cave

This cave, occupied by the last Strandlopers (coastal indigenous people) at the turn of the 19th century, has a truly remarkable setting and is definitely worth a stop for a drink. Consider moving elsewhere for lunc…
Coffee in Franschhoek

Hoek

Franschhoek's main strip gets swamped with tourists in summer, so locals retreat to side-street haunts like this diminutive coffee shop. There are a few pastries and cookies, but it's really all about the coffee – g…
Microbrewery in Langebaan

Black Eagle

If you happen to be in town on a weekend, join the locals for a couple of pints at this tiny brewery. Tasters (R10) are available or just grab a pint of the Weskus Brekfis witbier or Moedersmelk stout and nibble on …
Microbrewery in Greyton

Old Potter's Inn

The courtyard is a lovely shady spot to retreat from Greyton's summer heat with a taster tray (R35) of four beers, brewed in-house. The menu features bar food like chicken and waffles, nachos, burgers and noodle bow…
Wine Bar in Stellenbosch

Brampton Wine Studio

Scribble on chalkboard tables while sipping shiraz at this trendy pavement cafe that also serves as Brampton winery’s tasting room. Sandwiches, wraps and cheeseboards (R60 to R130) are served throughout the day.
Coffee in Langebaan

Ginja Beanz

As well as superb coffee from Langebaan's one and only roastery, Wings, this busy place serves Black Insomnia – the world's strongest cup of joe. Burgers, salads and sandwiches are on the menu.