Tanya Steyn’s favourite places and things to do
Now with six branches around the country, Jerry’s Burger Bar in Observatory was the first to open and blaze a trail of yummy burgers and scrumptious shakes. On top of that are tacos, grills, hot dogs and salads if you are that way inclined.
Telephone 021 447 8554.
One road behind Lower Main, where most of the shops and businesses are, is A Touch Of Madness. A bar and restaurant in a converted Victorian house, it has a dozen local craft beers on tap, a good selection of wine by the glass and a street-food inspired menu. Look out for the monthly Vinyl Fair held here. Telephone 021 447 4650.
While golf is the focus, the River Club also houses a Slug & Lettuce and bar. (021 448 6117) The SA Astronomical Observatory, after which Obz is named, is next door. Open evenings with lectures and tours of the site are held regularly. The next is tonight. (021 447 0025)
Among the museums at Groote Schuur Hospital is The Heart Of Cape Town, which honours those who took part in the first human heart transplant in 1967 – Professor Christiaan Barnard, the recipient Louis Washkansky, and the donor, Denise Darvall. Telephone 021 404 1967.