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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.

CLOUD 9 

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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

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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.

 

DARK HORSE

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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.

 

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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.

 

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LUCY

 

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.

 

Dim Sum

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SOUTH CHINA DIM SUM

 

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.

 

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PLANT

 

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.

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ROYAL EATERY

 

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.

 

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GALBI

 

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.

Just call: +27 (21) 422 3074
Or email: reservations@daddylonglegs.co.za
Or visit our website and use the WhatsApp chat function to chat to us via Whatsapp

 

AND IF YOU’RE A LARGE GROUP AND WOULD BE INTERESTED IN TAKING ALL 5 APARTMENTS WE OFFER DISCOUNTED RATES FOR GROUP BOOKINGS.

 

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