it’s the best location in cape town
way across Table Bay to Robben Island in front, and disappearing into the Sea Point distance to the left. Immediately below is Tobago’s restaurant and terrace.
It’s here you can begin your weekend stay with a fabulous Saturday brunch, served from 12.30pm, weather permitting. It includes a massive buffet for starters (the sushi guy is understandably popular, as is the oyster station), followed by a choice of plated main courses, and ends back at the buffet for wicked and decadent desserts.
The entry-level price throws in house wines, local beers, and soft drinks, while the upper tier adds cocktails and Prosecco.
Everyone gets to enjoy the music; a DJ played the day we were there, and later in the afternoon, women in clingy catsuits and roller skates led everyone onto the dancefloor in retro-disco style.
Late last year, the hotel retained the services of award-winning AJ Snetler aka The Tattooed Bartender, who says “absolutely everything” excites him about joining the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront.
“I met the guys and fell in love with the team and the venue, which is just so beautiful. It really is the best location in Cape Town. It’s a very exciting summer season to look forward to, we have some exciting things planned including the launch of the new menu.”
He’s not wrong. The setting is amazing. It’s difficult to think of many more places which put the guest so close to the water’s edge they can feel the spray of the waves tickling their faces.
Amenities on-site are plentiful, from the rim-flow swimming poo to the Amani Spa where we wrapped up our stay with relaxing foot massages and herbal tea. The V&A Waterfront is almost on the doorstep, an easy walk from the hotel. When returning with bags of shopping, perhaps it’s a better idea to hop on the free shuttle.
If you are staying in one of the suites, you can shop at the Oranjezicht City Farm market and bring back some delicious goodies.
Another option would be to sample the host of yummy artisanal treats and meals right there and then; vegans and vegetarians, raw foodies, and customers who want wheat, gluten, sugar and dairy-free alternatives, are all catered for.
The market is open every
Saturday and Sunday from 9am till 2pm and 3pm, respectively, and entrance is free.
THE V&A Waterfront is a short walk away, and there is also a complementary guest shuttle.
IT’S NO real hardship to fit in a relaxing treatment at Amani Spa.
SEA-FACING rooms offer this exquisite view of Table Bay and the V&A Waterfront.