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Join Holiday Inn this Father’s Day and celebrate it by choosing Surf & Turf OR Beef & Reef. Whatever you call it, we’re serving it! Spoil your Dad with our Father’s Day Special, Enjoy a juicy 300g Sirloin Steak accompanied by a Buttery Crayfish Tail, seasonal vegetables and fries. We’ll even throw in a free Castle Lager glass of wine or soft drink.  All of this for R295 pp including parking. Offer Valid on 16 June 2019 Only! Bookings: +27(0)214317500 / fb@hi-capetown.co.za  

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Celebrate with Camps Bay Retreat and make memories to last a lifetime this Fathers Day. Enjoy a decadent lunch from our a la carte menu at Von Kamptz Restaurant. Share a meal and cheers a glass to the special man in your life as you soak up the glorious views from Cape Town’s most beautiful hidden gems. You will be treated to a free olive oil tasting. Offer Valid on 16 June 2019 Book now to avoid disappointment and spend your Fathers Day in the lap of luxury. To book, please send an email to events@camspbayretreat.com or call on +27(0)214378300/ www.campsbayretreat.com  

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Its dude’s day this fathers day at Bay Hotel and why not celebrate it by making the most of your day with your main dude, and enjoy a craft beer tasting alongside scrumptious sliders. This offer is valid on the 16 June 2019 Cost for the offer is R135 pp Contact: Roger Fortuin +27(0)214304444 / +27(0)713765756 / email: host3@thebay.co.za / www.thebayhotel.com

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June is the real start of winter, and it brings with it some esxciting annual events. Check out the highlights below, and for a full event listing take a look at our calendar. Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival The event is celebrating its 21st anniversary from 29th May – 1st June 2019. The Festival showcases schools, universities, and community big bands. The event attracts musicians from in and around South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the USA. When: 1 June Buy tickets from Webtickets The Cape Town Coffee Festival 2019 The first-ever Cape Town Coffee Festival is landing in the Mother City this June. Come and enjoy unlimited free coffee to sample, interactive workshops, demonstrations from world-class baristas, delicious street food, coffee cocktails, live music, art and more to be entertained with at the event. When: 1-2 June 21st Encounters South African International Documentary Festival Encounters is the leading creative documentary festival in South Africa and on the African continent celebrating their 21st year as they annually, offer ten-days of diverse and exceptional programming of relevant, creative documentaries from around the globe. The event is widely recognized as the premier non- fiction film festival on the continent. When: 6 – 16 June Buy tickets from Webtickets Hermanus Fynarts This event is best described as a ten-day fusion of ArtsFest and winter school. The program offered is tailor-made for those who value a range of arts, intellectual stimulation, great wine selection and fine dining dinner packaged in a program that is varied, top class and entertaining. When: 7 June Buy tickets from Webtickets Wacky Wine Weekend 2019 Taste the lifestyle at the Robertson Wine Valley Sixteenth annual Wacky Wine Weekend showcasing more than 40 wine estates, boutique wineries and tourism establishments from Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson region. This much-loved family-friendly event takes place from the 7-9 June 2019. When: 7-9 June Upper Blaauwklippen vintners invite to best-kept-secret Stellenbosch tasting A visit to the Upper Blaauwklippen vintners tasting feels like an escape to the country visiting friends, where you will hear the stories behind the wines and farms, relax and meander through vineyards glass-in-hand, or hop on the free shuttle provided on day to explore all aspects of this hidden gem. When: 8 June Artscape Youth Jazz Festival This project has grown extensively to accommodate the enormous interest and exceptional talent of young jazz musicians. Structured to showcase the young talent within the Western Cape. The project spans over 10 weeks and includes a mentorship program with the aim to perform at the Youth Jazz Festival in June this year. When: 8 June Divas and Maestros at City Hall 2019 The Divas and maestros event is back for what promises to be another great musical experience for Cape music lovers. Catch Karin Kortje and the gifted Camillo Lombard on the 9th June 2019 at their new historic venue, Cape Town City Hall. When: 9 June Gordon’s Bay Winter Wonderland Festival The 2019 Winter Wonderland Festival will be a brand new experience this year. Bring the whole family to enjoy two weekends of wonderful entertainment. Every day at the festival will be a new adventure, with foods from all over the world, craft stall, live music, a beer tent, a fun park, ghost house, and lots more. When: 14 June – 23 June Franschhoek Winter Wines This winter warmer festival has a cozy cellar setting where you can mingle with the Franschhoek Vignerons who will be showcasing some of their finest seasonal red wines at this bespoke event. Complement your wines with soul-satisfying seasonal inspired food: the perfect reward for braving the cold weather. When: 15 June Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show – Public Tasting Taste South Africa’s top wines at the country’s most prestigious wine competition, now in its 18th year. You’ll have a chance to sample at least 100 wines that are all silver, gold, or trophy medal winners. When: 20 June Buy tickets from Webtickets Cape Town’s 4th International Day of Yoga 2019 After a successful event in 2018, Joelle Sleebos & Dharma project presents the 4th International Day of Yoga in Cape Town at a new exciting venue, 14 Hope Street in Gardens. The event will unite yogis to celebrate the gift of yoga and raise funds for the Earth Child Project. When: 22 June Tulbagh Christmas in winter 2019 Marvel at the array of Christmas trimmings and glittering lights, browse through the arts, crafts, photographic exhibitions, art galleries, and quaint shops. You’re bound to find something to start filling the Christmas stockings with. Don’t skip the scenic tractor trip up the historic Oudekloof Pass with amazing views of the valley. When: 22 – 23 June After Dark at the Aquarium: Dangerfields and Twin Weaver The event showcases post-punk band Dangerfield’s supported by alt-pop favorite Twin Weaver. Performing stripped-down acoustic sets, these musicians will make the most of the unusual setting. The viewing area in the Aquarium will be transformed into a cozy lounge-stylle space, and the large tanks make for a beautiful backdrop for this event. When: 26 June The Great South African Gin Festival South Africa’s biggest gin festival is on its way to Cape Town. Indulge in a huge selection of gins from around the world, whilst being entertained by live cocktail demos, talks from industry experts, and live acoustic music. When: 28-29 June Planning a trip to Cape Town? Book flights and browse accommodation now to get the best rates. The Cape Town City Pass gives you access to over 70 of the top Cape Town attractions, tours, and things to see and do, including the popular hop on hop off City Sightseeing bus. For inspiration and insider tips, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Tag #lovecapetown to share your pics with us, or subscribe to our newsletter to get the best Cape Town has to offer sent direct to your mailbox. 

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Father’s Day Deals to Make Dad Smile with City Sightseeing City Sightseeing Cape Town, the iconic open-top Red Bus, have decided to take advantage of the Youth day and make it possible to spoil Dad and the kids at the same time over the three-day weekend. Purchase your special Father’s Day 3 FOR 1 ticket online at only R220 and get a one-day Classic bus ticket and a FREE harbour cruise for Dad and 2 kids. The package will allow you to hop off and explore any of the over 27 exciting stops with the Hop on Hop off bus and end your adventure with a unique harbour cruise that will introduce you to the working areas of the V&A harbour, up-close visits with the resident seals and the best views of Table Mountain for the water. Thanks to partners La Parada and Tigers Milk, Dad will also receive a voucher to enjoy a free beer on the day of travel! This special is valid from the 15th to the 17th of June, and is only available online!

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Hout Bay, or the Republic of Hout Bay as locals affectionately call it, is a fantastic sea-side neighbourhood in Cape Town that offers something for everyone, any day of the week. Here’s a deeper look at what this great Cape Town area has to offer. Distance from Cape Town: +- 20kms (around 30 minutes) WHERE TO EAT AND MAKE MERRY There are many popular hangouts in Hout Bay where you can get a delicious meal and a decent beer. Here are some of our favourites. MASSIMOS This a one of the most well-known restaurants in the area. Known for its delicious pizzas – which are out of this world – Massimos offers a wide variety of Italian dishes. There are also a wheat-free option and seriously decadent desserts, including a chocolate fondue and sweet pizzas. Website: www.massimos.co.za THE LOOKOUT DECK Situated on the beachfront, the Lookout Deck offers amazing sea views with delicious seafood. While the food is amazing with various sea food dishes on offer plus oysters and Champagne, the views of the ocean and the mounts is one of the selling points of this establishment. Website: www.thelookoutdeck.co.za MARINER’S WHARF If you’re looking for some of the freshest fish and chips in the area, this is where to find it. Situated right at the edge of the Harbour, Mariner’s Wharf has been around since 1984. Here not only can you buy great food, but also marine artifacts, souvenirs and antiques. Website: www.marinerswharf.com FISH ON THE ROCKS Surrounded by the harbour, the wharf anf the Naval Heritage site, Fish on the Rocks serves up delicious fish and chips. The building used to be a fisherman supply store in 1951 so it is steeped in history. Website: www.fishontherocks.com HOUT BAY VINEYARDS This boutique winery is easy to miss if you’re not looking for it. Having started in 2001, owners Peter and Cathy kicked it all off with some bubbly. Now in 2016, this establishment also produces a range of reds, a crispy sauvignon blanc, a delicate, dry blush and a vintage port. You can book a private tasting or join them on the lawn for a picnic when they have open days. Website: www.houtbayvineyards.co.za KITIMA RESTAURANT If you’re into authentic Thai food and some Asian fusion, then this is the place to be. Kitima claims the food is Royal Thai cuisine and all dishes are made by Thai chefs. The restaurants is housed in an old Cape-Dutch style building that dates back to the 17th century. It’s the perfect date night spot! Website: www.kitima.co.za CHEYNE’S This popular Hout Bay restaurant serves up dishes influenced by Pacific Island foods and Asian cooking techniques. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is casual. Website: www.facebook.com/cheyneshoutbay QUENTIN AT OAKHURST This fine dining establishment is situated on one of the original Hout Bay farms. The food is sourced locally as far as possible and the ethos of the restaurant is that the ingredients used are sustainably grown and harvested. They are open for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch from Thursday to Saturday and dinner from Tuesday to Saturday (closed on Mondays). They also have a ladies-only high tea. Website: www.oakhurstbarn.com THE INDIAN OVEN Serving up Indian/Pakistani, seafood and vegetarian dishes, the Indian Oven makes all tandoori dishes in a wood fired traditional Indian oven. Think meals such as lamb rogan josh, chicken tikka masala, palak paneer, biryanis, bunny Chows, rolled stuffed roti and more. Website: www.indianoven.com CLAY CAFÉ A place to eat, but also a place to create. You can enjoy a meal at the Clay Café while also painting some crockery that you can collect at a later stage once it is set and ready. This also makes a good party venue for both the young and young-at-heart. Website: www.claycafe.co.za PAKALOLO This hangout spot is a restaurant, plus bar plus a great place to watch the game thanks to the three HD TVs in the venue. With four seating areas two outside terraces, a chill out lounge and a bistro area with a fireplace, it’s perfect for celebrations or simply just a get together with friends. Website: www.pakalolo.co.za WHERE TO PLAY BAY HARBOUR MARKET With live entertainment, food of all kinds, play areas and various arts, crafts and curious to buy, the Bay Harbour Market is the place to be on weekends. There is plenty to do and see and it is fun for the whole family. Local traders come here to sell their products while a live band entertains in the background. Website: www.bayharbour.co.za WORLD OF BIRDS There are over 3 000 birds and over 400 species of birds to see at World of Birds. This is the largest bird park in Africa and a wonderful place to take the kids to learn more about these animals. It’s a tropical garden setting, so nature lovers will enjoy it. You can also find various forms mammals and reptiles here. Website: www.worldofbirds.org.za BOAT CRUISE WITH CIRCE LAUNCHES When conditions are good, head out with Circe Launches for a trip to Duiker Island. You may be able to see kelp forests and lots of sea animals. You can also do a trip to seal island, weather permitting. Website: www.circelaunches.co.za NEIGHBOURHOOD CULTURE A WALKING TOUR WITH CITY SIGHTSEEING Imizamo Yethu, is an informal settlement in Hout Bay. Here you can find wonderful locals ready to tell their stories. Visitors can do a free walking tour of the area with City Sight Seeing if they take the City Sight Seeing bus to this area. A CSS representative will meet you at the stop to take you on the tour where visitors will learn about how Imizamo Yethu came into existence, enjoy the views of Chapman’s Peak Drive’s winding road and learn how a place of unhappiness became a township of prosperity. Website: www.citysightseeing.co.za ORIGINAL TEA BAG DESIGNS This is a fantastic initiative. The founders of Original Tea Bag Design employ disadvantaged women and give them the necessary skills needed to create the products that they sell- all of which are made from or incorporate dried out tea bags. It is worth a visit. Chat to the staff about the company and hear the amazing stories and, of course, support them by purchasing a product or two. Website: www.tbagdesigns.co.za WHERE TO STAY TINTSWALO ATLANTIC Like a phoenix from the ashes, Tintswalo Atlanic has been redone and refurnished after a devastating fire burned the property early in 2015. This five-star luxury lodge sits on the water’s edge of the Atlantic Ocean and offers exclusive accommodation to its visitors. The views are breath taking. Website: www.tintswalo.com HOUT BAY MANOR This beautiful boutique hotel is situated in the heart of Hout Bay. The original building was built in 1871 and it has been restored and refurbished to look like it did in its heyday. There are 16 rooms at this hotel and each one gets the five-star treatment. The onsite restaurant, Pure, is renowned and well-known to offer amazing food. Website: www.houtbaymanor.com HOUT BAY BACKPACKERS For those wanting to travel like a backpacker, the Hout Bay Backpackers has great accommodation. It’s located within walking distance of the beach and shops. The views from the establishment are breath taking. Website: www.houtbaybackpackers.co.za CHAPMAN’S PEAK HOTEL Sitting at the foot of the beautiful Chapman’s Peak Drive is the Chapman’s Peak Hotel. There’s a room for everyone here – rooms with a sea view, rooms with a mountain view, penthouses and original rooms. Plus, the restaurant here is rumoured to make some of the best sea food in town. Website: www.chapmanspeakhotel.co.za LOCAL FLAVOUR Nobody knows Hout Bay better than a local. When you’re in town be sure to visit the closest VIC in the city in Burg Street where staff can help you really uncover the magic on offer in Hout Bay and beyond. Call 0861 322 223 for more details.   Planning a trip to Cape Town? Book flights, browse accommodation, and rent a car now to get the best rates. The Cape Town City Pass gives you access to over 70 of the top Cape Town attractions, tours, and things to see and do, including the popular hop on hop off City Sightseeing bus. For inspiration and insider tips, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Tag #lovecapetown to share your pics with us, or subscribe to our newsletter to get the best Cape Town has to offer sent direct to your mailbox. 

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At the centerpiece of the farm remains the Cavalli Restaurant, which takes full advantage of the remarkable setting. It’s a space bathed in natural light, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening out to a spacious terrace. Beyond the tables, the views spill out across the farm dam, vineyards, and paddocks; a scene framed by views of the distant Helderberg Mountains. Head Chef Michael Deg has held the reins of the Cavalli kitchen since 2017, cementing the restaurant’s reputation for seasonal, produce-led cuisine. For his winter menu this year, Deg has created an enticing, pocket-friendly, 4-course food and wine pairing menu that will have you coming back for more.  The winter menu is available from 1 May all the way through until the 30th of September 2019 for lunch or dinner at R350 for the 4-course menu, R425 with Cavalli wine pairing and the 4-course vegetarian menu at R300 or R375 paired with Cavalli wine.  Bookings are limited to a maximum of 15 guests.  

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