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What area to stay in Cape Town for food?

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What area to stay in Cape Town for food?

We will be arriving on Christmas Day next year for a 4 night stay in Cape Town. We will have a car to get around to the touristy activities but would like to stay in an area within walking distance or a quick cab ride of lots of restaurants/bars for the evening. Budget is about 1500 rand per night, so it seems like most of the places around the Waterfront are out because they're a little pricier.

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1. Re: What area to stay in Cape Town for food?

De Waterkant area would probably suit you well - there are lots of restaurants and shops withing safe and easy walking distance and the Waterfront is only a short cab ride away. Alternatively Green Point, Tamboerskloof,Oranjezicht would also be convenient.

Unfortuantely, this is peak time for rates so prices will be at their highest and some places may require minimum stays.

You have the option of hotels, B&Bs and self catering apartments.

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We stayed in Oranjezicht twice, the last time at 79 on Orange which was an easy walk to several good local restaurants. A taxi ride to the Waterfront was very inexpensive and we liked the peace of the area. I can't pretend to be an expert like macsym only having visited CT twice but can't wait to go again and would still stay in the same area.

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My wife and I went to CT a couple of years back and we stayed at Mandela Rhodes Place in the city bowl and there are lots of restaurants to choose from and we just walked to the various restaurants each night. I have a trip report that I can share with you if you are interested. Send me an e-mail on gardkarlsen@hotmail.com and I'll send it to you :-)



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4. Re: What area to stay in Cape Town for food?

Are you talking about arriving Xmas Day 2010 or as you said next year meaning 2011. If its what you said thats 19 months away. Things will have changed by then.

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