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Unbelievably cool midweek Winelands dinners, breakfast that magically disappears off your bill and more winter deals you don’t want to miss
Last Updated: 16 January 2019
We’ve handpicked some unique and unexpected deals to enjoy this winter. Some finds focus on food: There’s a romantic dinner deal at a jazzy joint and a breakfast special at a much-loved Long Street restaurant. We’ve also selected some special experiences, like a spa treat.
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SPECIAL OFFERS AT AC HOTEL CAPE TOWN WATERFRONT
Experience a new way to hotel at the AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront, conveniently located just minutes away from the buzzing V&A Waterfront (connect via a complimentary canal shuttle) and a 25-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. Their 188 spacious rooms feel stylish, and boast unparalleled views of the imposing Table Mountain, Lion's Head and Signal Hill. Read more about AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront, or get more information on their offers and packages on their website.
Offers and packages:
Family Experience: Keep the kids engaged and busy throughout your stay, because happy kids mean a happy family.
Available: until 30 August 2019
Transport Experience: Let them help ensure that getting there is just as stress-free as being there.
Available: until 5 September 2019
Romantic Experience: Enjoy time with your favourite person while they help make this a stay to remember.
Available: until 5 September 2019
Dockrail Road | Foreshore | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 137 1100
STEAK DINNER SPECIAL
Your choice of a flame-grilled 300g sirloin or rump steak with a side of chips or salad for only R145 Tuesdays to Thursdays from 6pm–10pm. Find out more about Primal Eatery in Gardens and pair with their half-price cocktails on Tuesdays to Fridays 6pm–8pm.
50 New Church Street | City Centre | +27(0)21 422 3232
TAG, YOU’RE IT, FOR LESS
Battlefield Live SA’s laser tag games don’t just get kids playing together in the great outdoors, they also teach them about teamwork, strategising and quick thinking. The kids’ special of a two-hour laser tag event, where you pay for 14 and get 3 in for free, will work well for a kid’s birthday parties. Battlefield Live SA’s game is also a great activity for team building events and the game continues, rain or shine.
Price: R2730 (usually R3315). Price excludes venue hire of R500
Availability: Ongoing special
Altydgedacht Wine Estate | Durbanville | +27 (0)84 364 9979
DINNER AND A SHOW
Tuck into a cream of basil and tomato soup starter before your mains of Mediterranean rump and chicken skewers with green salad and potato wedges and halva-infused creme brulee with vanilla ice cream dessert for R275/p. Or choose the all-out shashlik (skewers) menu featuring tapas starter and skewer mains and a dessert platter for R295/p, while enjoying entertainment by the talented staff at StarDust, the one-of-a-kind theatrical dining restaurant in Woodstock.
Price: 3-course set menu at R275/p; and the shashlik (skewers) menu at R295/p.
Availability: 1 June–31 October 2018
118 Sir Lowry Rd | Woodstock | firstname.lastname@example.org | +27 (0)21 4627777
SEE SNOW ON TABLE MOUNTAIN
Take advantage of the Table Mountain Cableway off-peak special when prices drop, especially because Table Mountain usually gets a dusting of snow between June and August when freezing temperatures are recorded at the highest point, Maclears Beacon. Take note that the cableway is scheduled for maintenance from 23 July to 5 August 2018. In the meantime, keep a keen eye on the weather report and this page on the Table Mountain Cableway off-peak special.
Price: R293 8am–1pm, R277 from 1pm onwards (adult price)
TAME THE FRIZZ, REAL EXTENSIONS OR DELUXE HAIR EXPERIENCE
Winter frizz? Book an Evolution Keratin smoothing treatment to tame frizzy locks and get a complimentary ladies cut valued at R450. Or get a R300 Easihairpro extension installation voucher, including a consultation and colour match. And leave the salon feeling like a brand new person with reusable, 100% human hair Remy hair extensions priced from R1900. Or indulge in the ultimate Treat Yourself Package: deluxe pedicure, medi heel treatment, a moisturizing heat treatment and a gel polish of choice, plus: Express Manicure with a gel polish to match. All available at Excentric Hair Salon in Sea Point.
Price: R300 – R1900 per treatment
Availability: Keratin smoothing treatment Monday – Thursdays only. Easihairpro and Treat Yourself package available until further notice.
85 Regent Road & 73 Regent Road | Sea Point | +27 (0)21 434 1413 | email@example.com
BOTTOMLESS WINE AND MACARONS AT CAPE QUARTER
Pop round to De Waterkant for some awesome specials during the cold season. On Mondays, you’ll get 50% off macarons at Daniela’s, which offers all the classics as well as some unexpected flavours like ginger sesame and purple surprise. Plus, from 1pm to 5pm during the week, you can enjoy bottomless wine at Lou Lou’s for R50/p with any main meal. Choose from a Shiraz or Chardonnay to accompany your meal. La Petite Tarte is warming things up with their Winter Special; Enjoy a 3 course dinner (any starter, main & dessert) for 2 people including a carafe of house wine for only R399. You’ll find these at the Cape Quarter.
Price: Wine special is R50/p and macarons are half price
Availability: Bottomless wine from 1pm to 5pm during the week and macarons on Mondays.
10 Jarvis St | Cape Quarter Square | Green Point |
FREE BIRTHDAY PARTY VENUE AND MUSIC
Mahala Mondays are Sgt Pepper on Long Street’s way of saying “Happy Birthday!” This rocking inner-city live music restaurant and venue now lets you host your birthday or function at no venue cost on Mondays. Plus, the live entertainment is free. You only pay for your drinks and food. Bring up to 150 people and enjoy good music and great food at Sgt Pepper.
Price: Free venue and music
Availability: Ends 30 September
194 Long Street | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 424 5608
SOUL FOOD AND JAZZ
Winter is for romantic dates and gathering with friends. The Piano Bar, not only caters for jazz aficionados, but also everyone in the mood for a relaxed meal with an intimate atmosphere. Their winter special is three courses, a choice of any one tapas, a main dish and dessert. The menu features South African takes on comfort food with options available for vegetarians. It’s an unpretentious venue with easy listening music.
Price: R280 for your choice of tapas, main meal, dessert and live music
Availability: Every day 12:30–11pm, starts 23 April 2018
47 Napier St | De Waterkant | Cape Town | 021 418 1096
BEFRIEND AN OSTRICH AND BUNGEE BLOUKRANS ON THIS GARDEN ROUTE TRIP
Why not turn this winter into an adventure by going on a three day tour of the Garden Route? You will be able to see the Cango Caves, the Cango Ostrich Farm, the Elephant Sanctuary and the Big 5 at Botlierskop. While staying at the beautiful Brenton-By-The-Sea and eating meals at some of the best places on the route, you would not want to miss this trip with Xplore Cape Town.
Available from: 13 July - 30 September 2018
Xplore Cape Town | 73 Loop Street | Cape Town | +27 21 487 1233 | firstname.lastname@example.org
MIDWEEK WINELANDS SUPPER FOR TWO
The Longtable Restaurant at Haskell Vineyards winter midweek supper specials: Get two starters, a platter for two to share and a glass of Haskell wine each for only R330 for two people Wednesday to Friday.
Price: R330 for two.
Availability: Every Wednesday–Friday, 1 June–31 September 2018.
Annandale Road | Stellenbosch | email@example.com | haskellvineyards.com | +27 (0) 21 881 3895
GET A HOT NEW LOOK FOR WINTER
These super winter specials from Excentric Hair Salon will warm your heart. The salon is offering a complimentary ladies’ cut when you have an Evolution Keratin-smoothing treatment. This offer is valid Mondays to Thursdays only, depending on availability. You can also get instantly thicker, longer hair by taking up the R300-off Easihairpro installation voucher, consultation and colour match offer. Once your hair is sorted, give your feet a little TLC, with a deluxe pedicure for the special price of R500. And, there’s an added bonus, you’ll get an express manicure too. These winter specials, that end on 31 August, are over and above the salon’s usual Tuesday Transformation offer.
Price: R300 to R500
Availability: Mondays to Thursdays only until 31 August 2018
85 Regent Road | Sea Point | Atlantic Seaboard | firstname.lastname@example.org | 076 274 2626
A WORLD OF CHOICE AT THE V&A FOOD MARKET
Start with R35 for any 500ml draught or glass of wine at the downstairs and upstairs bars every Friday during happy hour, 5pm–8pm. Choose an Asian meal from The Thai Hut Co. or Lua. At Sundoo, there's chicken curry roti rolls or their beef mince bunny chow. Tunisian Delights offers low-fat ostrich-filled laffas and beef, pesto and mozzarella paninis and Dr Juice will whip up a 500ml or 350 ml blueberry smoothie. The Knysna Oyster Company serves up half-price oysters every day from 1pm–2pm and again 5pm–6pm. Get traditional Sicilian cannoli filled with Nutella or vanilla cream at R150 for 10 from Trecastelli or try Lucy’s Tea and Confectionary box of six macarons for R100. Plus, many other daily offers at the V&A Food Market this winter.
Price: Varying specials at each vendor
Availability: 1 June–30 August 2018
Dock Road | V&A Waterfront | email@example.com | +27 (0)21 418 1605
ENJOY INDIAN FOOD AT MASALA DOSA PLUS A COOKING CLASS
A dish of fresh, tasty and unique Indian food is what you can expect when you step into the door at Masala Dosa in Long street. Owner Riyaz Mir insists that vegetarian and vegan dishes find new life when you add the right combination of Indian herbs and spices which is clearly evident in all the items on the menu. Masala Dosa is also an award-winning eatery, it was awarded a 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. To find out how they keep customers coming back, then sign up for their popular introductory Indian cooking class at a reduced rate of R350 per person. Classes are every Saturday 9am–12pm and include lunch. Register for this exciting cooking class or make a reservation via the Masala Dosa website.
Price: R350 per person for the cooking class
Availability: 24 July–31 August.
167 Long St | Cape Town City Centre | +27 (0)21 424 6772 | firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE PEDI, WINE PAIRING WITH A TWO-HOUR BODY EXPERIENCE
The stately Lanzerac Wine Estate has a beautiful spa, divided over two floors, with full-suite facilities. On the ground are the heated pool, steam room, sauna, a hot tub, mist rooms, plus fitness centre, and health restaurant, namely the Vitality corner. Above are treatment rooms, a section with manicure and pedicure chairs, day beds, and a Rasul chamber. Lanzerac Hotel and Spa is running a spectacular Women’s Month spa experience. The two-hour TheraVine Face & Body Glow Experience is a full body and face exfoliation, followed by a full body massage and a face massage, ending in a body wrap. After that you choose from an express mani or pedi, both 30 minutes. Also included is a wine and chocolate pairing.
Price: R1100 per person (usually R1100p/p for the Body Glow; R210 for the mani; R230 for the pedi and R120p/p for the wine pairing)
Availability: Ends 31 August 2018
1 Lanzerac Rd | Karindal | Stellenbosch | +27 (0)21 883 2018
BURGERS, PIES AND BEER
On Wednesdays it's 2-for-1 burger night at Jack Black Brewing Co in Diep River. Buy-one-get-one-free on all regularly priced burgers, with your choice of fries, onion rings or coleslaw. Thursday is Pie And Pint day, get a homemade pie of the day and 330ml beer of the week for R90. On Fridays and Saturdays the Everything Bacon burger comes with a complimentary 330ml pint of the beer of the week for R85. All at Jack Black Brewing Co’s brewery.
Price: Varying offers on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Availability: 6 June–30 August 201810 Brigid Road Diep River | email@example.com | +27 (0)21 286 1220
GET R800 OFF A GOPRO CAMERA
Shop some sexy and cool items from Just Like Papa. The Icebreaker range includes women's and men’s leggings, long-sleeves and T-shirts. DripDrop replenishes fluids and hydrates better and faster than anything else on the market (also good for hangovers). Most exciting is the waterproof, touchscreen GoPro Hero camera that usually retails for R3800. Just Like Papa carries amazing one-of-a-kind gifts. Shop in-store or online.
Price: 5% off the entire Icebreaker range; 5% off DripDrop; 20% off the Just Like Papa beanie to CapeTownMagazine.com readers when they use promo code “JLP000”; a limited-time offer of R800 off the GoPro Hero.
Availability: GoPro Hero special ends 30 June and the rest of the items are on offer until the end of July
73 Harrington Street | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 286 4374
50% OFF YOUR BILL (NO FINE PRINT)
Shimmy Beach, which succeeds in being both swanky and family-friendly, has a Tuesday, Localicious special. The beachside restaurant, bar and venue gives you half price off your bill every Tuesday from 11am to 11pm. Shimmy Beach is a great spot to take the whole family.
Price: 50% deducted from your entire bill (does not apply if you’re having a function)
Availability: 24 April–30 September 2018
12 S Arm Rd | V & A Waterfront | Cape Town | +27(0)21 200 7778
R50 FOR A DELICIOUS BREAKFAST
Lola’s in Long Street serves good food cooked with love. Grab a short coffee, flat white, Americano and cappuccino with a freshly baked croissant for R30 between 7:30am and 8:30am, Monday to Friday. The breakfast special, from 7:30am till noon, comes with potato cubes, peppers, bacon lardons, sour cream, topped with a fried egg, and spiced tomato salsa and either a fresh OJ or filter coffee for R50. Or come for their lunchtime winter warmers which is available from Monday to Friday from 12pm to 4:30pm and is priced at R75. There is also the option for their all-day takeaway soup with freshly baked ciabatta for R40. Lola’s has a warm and easy ambience.
Prices: Varies per special
Availability: 14 May - 31 August 2018
228 Long St | Cape Town | +27(0)21 423 0885
SOMETHING SPECIAL, EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK
A Touch of Madness, the eclectic bar and restaurant, has a little something extra (nearly) daily. On Tuesdays, get two-for-the-price-of-one winter desserts. Wednesdays is all-day/all-night happy hour on selected wine and gluhwein. On Thursdays, there's two-for-one Irish coffees and whiskey specials. After-work Friday means craft beer pints for R30 and R20 for wine or gluhwein. Sunday Funday is a free beer with any burger. Have you tried A Touch of Madness’s Saturday parties?
Price: Varies per special
Availability: 1 June–31 August
12 Nuttall Rd | Observatory | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 447 4650
HALF-DAY SPA TREAT FOR R500
Bakwena Spa at Zevenwacht Wine Estate offers a full-body hot stone massage and a complimentary breakfast buffet for R500 in a beautiful wine farm setting. It’s such a nice price, you might decide to stay and dine at the beautiful wine farm or stay over.
Price: R500 per person
Availability: 8am–12pm on Tuesday through Friday and Sunday, 1 May–31 July 2018
Langverwacht Road | Kuils River | Cape Town
HOT DEAL AT A HOT SPRING
Head to the famed hot springs near the town of Montagu for winter. Montagu Springs Resort’s mid-week special might interest: book three nights and pay for two. Out of the variety of naturally heated pools, the hottest reaches 43 degrees celsius. Other ancient wonders are the Khoi paintings on some of the rock faces near the springs. Here are other places with heated pools, natural hot springs in the Cape.
Price: Prices vary according to accommodation type, but start at R680 for the small Plettenberg unit
Availability: Until 28 June 2018, except during the June school holidays when a rate of R1090 is applied for the unit.
Uitvlucht Street, Montagu | +27 (0)23 614 1050
DISCOUNTED FOOD WALKING TOUR
How well do you know the food culture of this city? A walking tour with Cape Town Culinary Tours will help you discover more. You’ll get to explore some historic city spots and make some food stops along the way. This winter, enjoy 20% off your tour where guests get to enjoy true slice of Cape Town.
Price: Standard fee per person is R1099. Use the code “WINTERMAG” to redeem the discount
Availability: 1 May–31 August 2018
Black River Park, 2 Fir Street , Observatory | +27 (0)87 550 8662
ROMANTIC DINNER FOR R450
If you're bored with the same meat, cooked the same way and served with the same old sauces, go somewhere that fires things up. Primal Eatery's steak is grilled over a wood fire, and their food, even the veggies and drinks, are "smoke-kissed". They also have a winter deal for couples, that might ignite some passion in your union, where you order two sirloin steaks, two sides, a dessert (because romance) to share and a bottle of Bellingham Shiraz.
Price: R450 per couple
Availability: 9 May–31 August 2018
50 New Church Street | Cape Town| +27 (0)21 422 3232 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the ever-changing R50 Wednesday lunch special at House of H. Also check out the 2-for-1 after-work specials at Roast & Co. There's all-you-can-eat pasta Wednesday dinner special at RBG Grill & Bar in the Foreshore.
Experience one of the most popular spots on the Garden Route in sophisticated luxury and home-feel comfort at aha The Rex Hotel.
The winter specials don’t stop here. Check out these sweet deals on accommodation specials, Snuggle up at these restaurants with fireplaces this winter. And here’s more reason why Cape Town is a great place to visit in winter.
Also check out the South Africa Black Friday specials.
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