Don’t let the winter chill keep you from enjoying the Cape Town Big 6 attractions and making the most of the coming months! Just imagine being cosy near a fireplace while sipping on a glass of red wine, indulging in yummy winter warmers with your family and friends. Here are our Top Cosy Spots at the Cape Town Big 6 attractions.

V&A Waterfront

With over 80 restaurants and eateries at the V&A Waterfront, you’ll be sure to find a few with roaring fires, vibrant atmospheres and many more with a wide selection of delicious meals to warm your belly and feed your appetite.

Add Karibu Restaurant, Cape Town Fish Market, Den Anker, Ferrymans Tavern and Bascule Whisky, Wine & Cocktail Bar to your list of places to try out this winter.

Karibu Restaurant serves up authentic South African dishes, making hearty, wholesome comfort foods we all know and love, but served in a fine dining style. An absolute must-try!

Ferrymans Tavern has fireplaces both upstairs and downstairs, spoiling us with live music every weekend too, to heat things up even more, while you sit back and relax. 

And not forgetting Tashas and Life Grand Café for their steaming hot beverages, hearty breakfast options and tasty dessert treats. 


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That’s not all! We surely didn’t forget about Makers Landing and the bustling family-friendly V&A Food Market that has a wide range of cosy spots and meal options on offer too this winter.

V&A Food Market 


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Experience goodness all in one place at the V&A Food Market, with plenty of seating inside to avoid that icy chill. The food market provides a variety of affordable options to enjoy and local vendors include Cape Malay House serving spicy curry goodness, Seven Colours Eatery with its traditional South African food and The Coffee Power Station for the recharge you need. 

Contact: +27 418 1605 | 


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Makers Landing

New kid on the block, Makers Landing has a seat at the table for everyone – literally.  This new V&A food community invites everyone to eat, learn and share the South African food journey, celebrating SA’s diverse food culture. 

And in case you were wondering where to find the best koeksisters on a Sunday morning, we’ve found them at Fuzzy’s Koeksisters. 

Pair that with a good cup of artisanal coffee to start the day off just right!

Makers Landing operates Friday – Sunday 08h00 – 21h00, however, vendors operate at various times depending on their offering, so check with your favourites on their specific trading hours

Bonus – there’s a FREE shuttle that takes you from the V&A Waterfront straight to Makers Landing!


Groot Constantia

Where better to have a glass of red wine to heat up this winter than at the beloved Groot Constantia? With fireplaces that are always ready and roaring, huddle by the warmth with a glass or two of your choice of Groot Constantia wine.  


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Whether you’re spoiling yourself to a full wine tasting or sipping a glass of your favourite wine while dining at Jonkershuis or Simon’s Restaurant, you won’t be disappointed (and may never want to leave!). 


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Make it even sweeter with Groot Constantia’s chocolate & wine pairing – guaranteed to be a perfect date to warm hearts. 

Wine tasting experiences are on offer daily: 
Bottom Cellar: 09h00 – 17h15 (closing at 18h00)
Production Cellar: 10h00 – 16h15 (closing at 17h00)
Top Cellar: 10h00 – 16h15 (closing at 17h00) 

Both restaurants at Groot Constantia offer toasty fireplaces where one can warm up with good food and award-winning wine.


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Jonkershuis Restaurant 

Contact: +27 21 794 6255 | 

Simons Restaurant 

Contact: +27 21 794 1143 |  


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Table Mountain Cableway

The Table Wifi Lounge is closed until 1 September but thankfully, the Café is still open and ready to serve you a selection of delicious meals, snacks and hot beverages when you get to the top. 

Did we mention they have a variety of tasty pastries and desserts too? 

Contact: +27 (0)21 424 8181 | 

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

A peaceful garden walk before sitting down to watch the fireplace crackle as you dine on a hearty meal sounds idyllic doesn’t sit? And it’s possible at Moyo Kirstenbosch. 

Expect quality dining, personal service and warmth in this celebrated restaurant.

Contact: +27 21 762 9585 | 


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Cape Point

It’s the end of an era for the popular Two Oceans Restaurant situated at Cape Point, as it closes its doors after 26 years of serving thousands of customers from around the world. 

However, the take-away Food Shop will continue to trade Friday to Sunday until June (for now), meaning you can still grab a hot cup of coffee on the way up or down and grab hold of some good comfort food too. 

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There is no one way to explore all of the Cape Town Big 6, and much of what makes each of them so special is the variety of things to see and do at each. So if possible, take your time to explore each of the city’s most visited tourist attractions in as much depth as possible – as any local will tell you, you can spend a lifetime at each of the Big 6 and still not tire of them. Find the 3 and 4 day itineraries and tips here.