Bascule Winter Warmer

Cape Town winter months, characterised by clear, crisp days interspersed by cold fronts that bring much-needed rain to the region, can be a glorious time to visit Cape Town. Just ask the big-wave surfers, who flock to Cape Town from all over the world in anticipation of riding monster waves at Dungeons, a notorious surf spot that only shows its true fury after an epic Cape storm.

Other, more indulgent, advantages to the quieter season include not having to stand in queues to enjoy some of the city’s biggest attractions and being able to secure a reservation at some of the top tables. Nobody can dispute the fact that winter is the best time to eat, drink and cosy up in front of a fire.

Locals in the know wait for winter to eat at their favourite splurge restaurants, thanks to many of them offering attractive winter specials.

One of our concierge favourites is city bowl restaurant, Aubergine. There Winter Bistro Menu offers fabulous value for money from Monday to Saturday from 6pm to 10pm. Visit Auberginefor more details.  Out in the winelands, award-winners like Jordan, Overture, Tokara and Terroir all offer winter specials.

Within walking distance of Cape Grace, it’s good to know that many of the V&A Waterfront’s restaurants also offer winter specials – ideal for a leisurely post-shopping lunch or pre movie dinner.

We also suggest going to reliable local food websites like, and – all have up-to-the-minute lists of the best winter specials on offer both in the city and further afield.

Share with us what your favourite winter special restaurant is?


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