it’s the best lo­ca­tion in cape town

Sunday Tribune - - TRAVEL -

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.

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