Africa Cafe

Cape Town Travel Blog

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  We had dinner at the Africa Cafe. they have a all you can eat sit down dinner of foods from all over Africa. The menu has about 17 dishes of which you can have seconds or thirds or whatever of what you like. And the bread is great. The rooms are decorated in different patterns to represent different parts of Africa. Dancing takes place all night from room to room. Reservations are a must. Take a taxi there and when finished they will call one for you. Do not walk there.
glenniesguy says:
Yes it can be. The center is very well policed unlike say, Jo'berg or Durban. However at night it can be very bad. Also the Bo' Kapp area so nice by car is now unsafe even in the daytime to walk around. Every taxi driver said it had become a no go area. While the main streets look real nice, will put up pictures latter, whole shanty towns have been built on it's edges. So warned. It is a very nice place. much more relaxed then the rest of SA but be carfull
Posted on: Feb 07, 2006
Vikram says:
Very nice and concise travelogue, thx for posting. I really liked what I saw of Cape Town but I don't feel comfy with the fact that you keep saying about "being warned not to wander around at night". Is it really THAT bad/unsafe?
Posted on: Feb 01, 2006
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This was the view from our room the first morning. Clear sky to Table Mtn. My girlfriend never saw the mtn without the cloud cover. This time we had 4 clear days.

   We spent 4 days in Cape Town. Visited the city, Cape Point, the wine country, and the Townships. More on that later. Very pleasent city compared to some other S. African Cities most notably Durban. You feel very safe in the center during the day. We did not wonder about at night. You are really warned not to. Our hotel had a shuttle to the V&A. Great place for dinner. We were at the Holiday Inn Waterfront. The name is decieving as you really can't walk to the V&A. They claim to ba across from it and they are but the very far end.

 The things that should not be missed is the Cape Point, The Wine towns and one must visit the townships. Without that you can not understand what is going on in the "new" South Africa. More on that latter.  

This was the view from our room th…
This was the view from our room t…
Nothing like having breakfast at t…
Nothing like having breakfast at …
The center of the city is a museum…
The center of the city is a museu…
More of the victorian bldgs
More of the victorian bldgs
Interesting Mural
Interesting Mural
Close up of the Mural. It is a sig…
Close up of the Mural. It is a si…
Old meets the new
Old meets the new
City Hall
City Hall
Cape Fort
Cape Fort
The view from the parking lot of t…
The view from the parking lot of …
Along the road to Cape Point
Along the road to Cape Point
The way to Cape Point
The way to Cape Point
It is a very beautiful ride down t…
It is a very beautiful ride down …
Great cliffs right to the Ocean
Great cliffs right to the Ocean
Cape Point
Cape Point
Boulders is a Penguin colony near …
Boulders is a Penguin colony near…
Simonstown
Simonstown
The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
The V&A is a restored area that is…
The V&A is a restored area that i…
Table MTN at dusk with the Cape Gr…
Table MTN at dusk with the Cape G…
One of the rooms at The Africa Caf…
One of the rooms at The Africa Ca…
The bar at The Africa Cafe. They m…
The bar at The Africa Cafe. They …
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