217 Bree Street Cape Town
It does exactly what it says on the label: bacon. In a million different ways. Well, okay, only around twenty, but still, plenty. The one page menu is an ode to (arguably?) the best thing to do with pork – covering breakfast, sandwiches, salads and light bites. The options are plentiful, but we advice you to stick to the simple ones. The ones where the bacon gets all the attention. Point in case is the Anti Hero – a simple bacon butty, made from the house sourdough (shaped like a government loaf!) and plenty of crispy bacon and ketchup.
Or the Smokey Joe, another sourdough winner with bacon, cheese and a dusting of homemade smoked paprika. Frankly excellent for anytime of day – with or without a hangover. There is of course also the basic Bowl of Bacon, which is just that: a bowl of heavenly, crispy bacon. If you insist on going for something a bit more complicated, options include the magical-sounding Unicorn burger (made with a pork patty with chorizo spices, and served with leaves, tomato and fried onion). On paper it looks like a good idea, but in practice it is a bit too much (very rich and spicy).
You will struggle to eat the whole thing. Other options include a charcuterie board to share (with a selection of cured meats, pate, labneh, caponata and melba toast), All About Eve (sparerib coated in an overly tomatoey BBQ sauce with yummy fried onion rings but an uninspiring slaw) and the rather disappointing Miami Vice. These bacon and duck cheese croquettes are too cheesy and not 'bacony' enough. Desserts are uncomplicated and yummy: gelato, sorbet, affogato or cake.
76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town
Set in the vibrant heart of Cape Town, this luxury hotel and spa offers easy access to all that's happening in this dynamic city.
Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has long been regarded as one of the city’s top five star hotels. It offers the perfect combination of leafy tranquility and contemporary buzz. Whether dining on exotic Cape cuisine, soaking up the sun on exploring the buzzing streets, your time here promises endless memories to cherish.
There are two heated outdoor swimming pools, available exclusively for guests staying at the hotel.
The Oasis Pool, one of the largest heated pools in South Africa, is ideal for families. Poolside service available from October to April and a swimming coach can be arranged on request.
The Cottage Pool is located in a secluded spot and reserved for over-16s. Poolside service available from November to March.
The fitness centre is equipped with the latest cardiovascular and weight training equipment. Personal training is available for both guests and visitors to conduct fitness assessments and make tailored programmes. You can also find balance with indoor and outdoor yoga and pilates.
There is a first time for everything. With this festival taking place for the first time, we are planning on making it a great success and an annual event.
The Brandewyn and Boerewors Festival will be held on the 23rd of September 2017 at Hillcrest Quarry (Durbanville).
We will be having brandy tasting stalls, a brandy bar, as well as food stalls and a designated area where guests can buy and braai their own boerewors.
The R150 entrance fee will include access to the festival and performances as well as 5 tasting coupons that can be used at the tasting stalls (more coupons can be purchased at the festival).