It’s no secret that visitors to Cape Town are blessed with stunning views virtually everywhere they go. From the imposing peaks of the Table Mountain National Park to the glittering waters of the city’s world-class beaches, the Mother City’s vistas are as beautiful as they are varied.
And when it comes to taking in the city’s sights, particularly its most famous attraction Table Mountain, where better to enjoy and appreciate the view than on a sunny day on a rooftop bar, refreshing drink in hand.
And while the city boasts more than a few beautiful rooftop watering holes to choose, the following 3 are some of our faves to gaze at the city’s beloved mountain icon.
And best of all they’re all within a relatively short distance from Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel & Self-Catering Apartments, meaning it’s super convenient to experience all 3 of these when staying at either our hotel or self-catering apartments, ideally located in the city centre along Long Street.
Situated along a trendy corner of Kloof Nek road, this rooftop bar which sits above the boutique Cloud 9 Hotel doesn’t just present its guests with arguably the best up-close-and-personal view of Table Mountain, it also features a turquoise splash pool that is just so instagrammable.
SKY BAR, ABOVE PIANO BAR
The Sky Bar above Piano Bar in the charming De Waterkant quarter is another bar with a pool and view. Come here for relaxing sunset vibes, gorgeous mountain views and, when the weather demands, a welcome splash in the pool.
Eclectic décor and a cool hipster vibe characterise Dark Horse, an eatery and watering hole located on upper Kloof Road at the base of Table Mountain. Come here during the day for cold beers, and epic views. And at night, the socialising and people-watching are on point.
** If you're still on the hunt for conveniently located and affordable accommodation in the heart of Cape Town's city centre come to Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel & Self-Catering Apartments on Long Street.
Since inception, Daddy Long Legs Art Hotel has been all about celebrating Cape Town’s creative spirit. We’ve always been passionate about art and, in particular, the phenomenally talented art and artists that coming out of our beautiful Mother City. That’s why each of our hotel rooms has been uniquely themed and designed by a different local artist or designer.
This past year we had the real privilege of inviting artists to create a few new murals in the hotel. We simply couldn’t be happier with the results and wanted to share all of these amazing artworks with you.
The first mural we had commissioned in 2019 was the courtyard’s vibrant and colourful under- and overwater scene created by local graffiti artist Confrom. The marine mural – complete with friendly fishies and scuba-diving chameleon – has really livened up the courtyard space, providing a welcoming and fun inner-city sanctuary to enjoy a little respite from the bustling streets outside the hotel.
The second mural that was added to hotel was this line-up of quintessentially Capetonian characters to the hotel’s You Are Here room.
This piece was once again conceptualised and crafted by Conform, whose signature sense of humour can be seen throughout (hello African penguin! We love you!)
And lastly, the final mural artwork that was added to the Far From Home room is this wanderlust-inducing landscape masterpiece painted by talented artist Tatiana Hurn.
Hurn envisioned a wanderlust-inducing scene depicting a vast Karoo landscape, featuring vibrant aloes, a breathtaking valley vista and a winding gravel road that invites one and all to embark on a journey of discovery and delight.
If you’re planning a visit to Cape Town and are looking for a cool and affordable place to stay during your travels come to Daddy Long Legs.
Long recognised as one of the world’s most beautiful city destinations, the Mother City’s abundance of attractions is something we’re exceptionally proud of.
And while there’s certainly no denying that the breath-taking natural beauty surrounding the city is one of its biggest draw cards, there is of course an equally appealing and exciting array of attractions to entice all those spending some time in the Mother City, both locals and foreigners alike!
From fascinating cultural excursions and historical points of interest to the city’s tantalising selection of world-class dining (and drinking) establishments, Cape Town has it all.
In fact (and we may be somewhat biased here), we think that Cape Town is the best city in which to celebrate any occasion. Whether year-ends with the rest of the team or a big bachelor’s (or bachelorette’s) night out on the town, Cape Town is always a guaranteed good time.
If you’ve got an upcoming occasion that demands to be celebrated with a large group of friends or families, and you’d like to combine that with a city stay, come to Daddy long Legs Art Hotel or Self-Catering Apartments. Ideally located along the city centre's iconic Long Street, the hotel and apartments are the perfect spot for large groups celebrating...well whatever. Engagements, year-ends, team-building adventures, you name it!
Blessed with world-famous natural beauty and a rich cultural and historic heritage, the city of Cape Town has long been a popular tourist and travel destination. The beaches are spectacular, the opportunities for epic outdoor adventures are endless and cultural activities abound.
Besides all of this, another major highlight of any trip to Cape Town would have to be the abundance of world-class restaurants, cafes and eateries. In fact, the city of Cape Town boasts so many amazing places to eat it’s sometimes hard to choose where to go.
We’ve therefore narrowed down a list of 5 of our favourite restaurants that are all within a short walking distance from the Daddy Long Legs self-catering apartments, situated at 263 Long Street.
If you love the fragrant and flavoursome cuisine of Ethiopia, or if you’ve never tried Ethiopian food and would like to taste it for yourself, then Lucy (at 281 Long Street) is an absolute must.
Authentic Ethiopian cuisine is prepared and served the traditional way, with an inviting and warm-hearted vibe to match.
Who doesn’t love dim sum? The traditional style of Chinese cuisine offers a tantalising variety of flavours and textures, all packaged in beautiful bite-sized portions.
For perfect-every-time dim sum there’s South China Dim Sum, located at 289 Long Street. The intimate eatery creates a cosy ambience that makes for a perfect spot to grab some night-time eats.
You don’t need to be a vegan to enjoy this 100% plant-based restaurant and café, which you’ll find on Buiten Street, in between Loop and Long. It’s only a couple of minutes’ (metres) walk from the apartments.
Every item off the delicious menu is vegan and prepared by hand and with love. A range of delectable sweet treats (like the koeksisters in the above picture) and regular special menu items always impress.
This burger joint is (literally) a couple of steps from the apartments. We’re actually neighbours!
The burgers here are always a winner the milkshakes never disappoint.
The menu is extensive and caters to pretty much any dietary requirement and personal taste. Loads of vegetarian and vegan options available too.
For a somewhat different dining experience try Galbi, a Korean Barbecue fusion restaurant that’s tucked away inside a centre in between Long and Loop street, behind Laundry on Long and Jo’burg (the bar).
Diners can braai (barbecue) their own meat on a grill at their table with a couple of unique South African elements thrown in. Plus an array of traditional Korean ingredients, foods, condiments and drinks are available.
When enjoying the memorable experience of eating at Galbi, remember this: Everything tastes better when shared!
If you're visiting Cape Town and are looking for the best things to see and do contact us! Our always-available, always-helpful staff can give you the best insider tips. And if you contact us and book a stay at either our hotel or self-catering apartments you'll get a 10% discount.
Daddy Long Legs boasts 5 fully equipped self-catering apartments on Long Street, in the heart of Cape Town’s creative city centre.
Conveniently located along the Mother City’s iconic and vibrant Long Street, these 1- and 2-bedroom self-catering accommodation options provide visitors (whether locals or out-of-towners) with a perfect spot to call home while adventuring around the always fun, always beautiful, always charming Cape Town.
Because of the apartment complex’s close proximity to Cape Town city centre’s best restaurants, bars and clubs, the apartments also make for a perfect overnight for bachelor and bachelorette parties – there’ll be no driving after a night of partying!
Café Mojito: This Cuban-inspired eatery serves up delicious fresh island cuisine and delightful cocktails and when the vibe really gets going, the action often spills out on to the streets.
Located only a couple of steps out of your Daddy Long Legs apartment, there’s hardly a more convenient watering hole.
Café Royale: This famous Long Street burger restaurant is a beloved local treasure and has long been one of Cape Town’s favourite destinations for handcrafted burgers and delectable milkshakes. They also have an extensive range of vegan and vegetarian options.
Waiting Room: Situated directly on top of Café Royal , Waiting Room is a cosy entertainment space where some seriously good nights are had. Dancefloors, grand rooftop terrace as well as regular live acts are major highlights.
Marvel: If you’re looking for that all-night, non-stop dance vibe, then this dance club is one of your best bets. Here you can party through the early hours of the morning alongside the funkiest beats and coolest peeps.
Jo’burg and Pretoria: No, you’re not in Gauteng. These are just two of Long Street’s longest-standing and most popular bars. The vibe at both spots is as electric as the hustle and bustle of the urban namesakes.
Dubliner: Not just another ol’ Irish pub, the Dubliner offers all the giddy laughter of a night spent out on the Emerald Isle, just with all the local-is-lekker South African gees. And just a few metres from the apartments, a better beer-grabbing, game-watching spot would be hard to find.
Long Street Café: Another super close and vibey spot, Long Street Café serves a delicious menu both food and drinks, inside and out (along sidewalk tables). Best of all the café’s totally laid-back and chilled atmosphere means this is a spot anyone and everyone would feel very comfortable in.
Pitzos: Open daily for lunch and dinner, this relatively new addition to the Long Street thoroughfare specialises in traditional African and South African fare. For those wanting to enjoy an undeniably authentic Mzansi dining experience, this is for you!
Lola’s: Inviting and down-to-earth sidewalk cafe that's earned a spot as one of Cape Town's little gems by dishing up tasty, fresh and locally-sourced eats, with some great vegetarian options, craft beer and coffee. This is a really good breakfasting spot too!
Beerhouse: 25 beers on tap and 99 bottles! Beer-lovers: need we say more?
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As we steadfastly march on towards summer in the southern hemisphere (is it just us or are you also finding it crazy how quickly this year’s flying by?!) it’s time to start packing away the winter wardrobe and whip out those shorts and swimming costumes. The outdoorsy lifestyle for which Cape Town is so well known is calling.
Thanks to its rich history and fascinating cultural heritage, coupled with the breath-taking natural landscapes that surround here, Cape Town indeed offers its residents and visitors an abundance of travel adventures and tourist gems, both of the outdoors type as well as of the urban variety. This is surely why the Mother City frequently gets rated as one of the world’s best destinations for tourists and travelers.
And while it’s hardly surprisingly that many of the activities that await those traveling to the Cape incur a certain level of expense (national park entrance fees for example), there are still a number of travel adventures you can enjoy without having to fork out any money.
Here we take a look at 3 of our favourite (free) things to do when the sun graces Cape Town with its glorious presence:
Flanked by staggering mountain peaks on the one side and glittering Atlantic ocean beaches on the other, Cape Town provides outdoor enthusiasts with some seriously epic excursions (and views).
If you’re the hiking type, one absolute MUST-DO in your time in Cape Town is hike up a mountain. And we’ve got a few for you to choose from!
Popular Lions Head is a moderately difficult hike that is always a winner and one we’d definitely recommend. Depending on your individual fitness level it could take as little as 45-60 min to summit the peak from the start of the trail.
Table Mountain itself is another mountain-climbing and travel gem. Named as one of the world’s 7 wonders of nature, summiting the flat-topped berg is one of the best ways to take in the magical scenery of the Cape. Several hiking trails are available, starting at various points from around the greater Cape Town area.
Do your research, be prepared, don’t hike alone and have fun!
Alongside mountain missions, beachy things are likely one of the best (free) things you can enjoy while in Cape Town during the sunnier times of the year. The Clifton and Camps Bay beaches are always beautiful and worth the visit - if only to capture that instaworthy holiday shot!
There are however many other equally stunning beaches along the rugged shoreline of the Cape peninsula. Llandudno and Beta Beach are spectacular secluded spots that are favourites with locals and generally less crowded than other beaches.
If you plan a day on the beach, prepare for the harsh African sun; and if you plan a swim in the ocean, prepare for the frigid waters of the Atlantic.
Although it’s often the surrounding nature that gets all the attention, the city itself boasts enough points of interest and attractions to make it more than worthwhile to explore its streets.
From the vibrant and kaleidoscopic homes of Bo-Kaap to the historic city centre you will be amazed by all the interesting things you’ll discover while weaving your way through the buildings and alleys of the Mother City.
And best of all you can enjoy a free guided walking tour of the city, exploring major highlights, like the Parliament buildings, Church Square, Greenmarket Square and the City Hall where Nelson Mandela famously gave his first speech after being released from prison.
If you'd like any more info on traveling in and around Cape Town contact our super-friendly, always helpful team: