Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Walked along Bantry Bay, Clifton Had a drink with view of the stadium at The Grand Café & Beach, See photos

Bantry Bay

It was such great weather today and so I brought my camera along my wander along the Atlantic ocean
 and made a point of showing you how the other half lives

Bantry Bay is known to be the most wind free area in Cape Town. Secluded and  protected, this exclusive area enjoys about 290 wind free days per year - a significant fact given Cape Town's windy climate

The foot path along the ocean

You can walk all the way from the V&A Waterfront to Camps Bay,
it is well used in the weekends and very busy every evening,
people exercising, walking, running, jogging, cycling etc

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Lions Head towering on the left
Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles Mountain Range hidden in the clouds
+ the 4 beaches of Clifton ahead

And all these have a slice of heaven :)

More about Clifton here

I got some sugar white sand between my toes on third beach and
then headed back to Green Point for a late afternoon drink
and landed at

the Grand Café & Beach
which is located at Granger Bay between the Radisson Blu Hotel
 and the  V&A Waterfront.

A once-abandoned warehouse has been transformed into a quirky
restaurant on a man made beach
this is the long pure white bar complete with cherub detail

A big deck with tables for lunch and dinner or Indian day beds to laze around on
and a beach bar

The Grand Cafe , although not nearly as glamarous ...
it reminded me of similar clubs in Spain  
I enjoyed an hour of sipping my drink, watching people
and it got busier while I was there

That is the small man made beach of The Grand Cafe&Beach

I only had one glass of wine (R44 ) but heard that the food is average
 and the place has some teething problems

The views are stunning all around
and you are literally a stone's throw from the stadium


  1. Great update Joanne

    I especially liked the shots of Bantry Bay and the review of the Cafe. Are there any other 'must-see' places/bars/resturants within easy walking distance of the Stadium, beyond just the V&A waterfront..? Would be great to see pictures of local area, and maybe the Fan Walk if you happen to be down that way..

    Cheers.... :-)

    65 days until Cape Towm


  2. Thanks Stephen ... Man ! Soon you 'll be counting the hours ! :)
    I walked along the Sea Point boulevard this afternoon Photos and tips coming up tomorrow :)