Eating Out

The Waterfront Wine Affair


Cape Town's been very quiet this week - we've been nursing our once-flourishing social calendars and wishing for sunburn. But what we have fast forgotten is that winter brings wine, fireplaces and excuses for shared body-heat...  Until Friday, The V&A spends the week swaying with the inebriated influence of dozens of boutique and reserve wines. With curling leaves and early evenings comes the annual V&A Wine Affair. The backdrop of a Table Mountain-marked cityscape makes The Waterfront's look out a perfect rooftop for some indulgent-out-of-doorsness.    This well-loved tasting/sipping soiree is a palate party.  Think sushi, oysters, imported cheeses and charcuterie... the menu boasts the                  


„Sagt ihnen, dass ihr hier wart – und überlebt habt!“

Kapstadt, Township-Tour, African Eagle, Ausflug, Erlebnis, Armut, Hoffnung, Suedafrika

Seit nunmehr einem Monat lebe und arbeite ich im 17 on Loader Guest House. Viele der schönen Seiten Kapstadts habe ich bereits kennen lernen dürfen – von Tafelberg bis Kaphalbinsel, vom Studentenleben Stellenboschs bis zum pulsierenden Leben der Waterfront. Doch es gibt auch eine andere Seite der Stadt; eine weniger reiche, weniger touristische – die der Townships. Ich wollte kennen lernen, was sich hinter diesem Begriff verbirgt. Wie alle anderen Touristen auch, wusste ich nicht viel mehr über sie, als dass sie als die „Ghettos“ Kapstadts gelten, gefährlich sind und von Hoffnungslosigkeit und Gewalt durchzogen sind. Mit einer 8-köpfigen Gruppe, auf wunderbare Weise organisiert vom                  

About Cape Town

200 days to go!

On Sunday, 22 November it will be 200 days to the 2010 Soccer World Cup kick off. Capetonians are being invited to learn their official 2010 dance - called the "Diski Dance" at the V&A Waterfront, Amphitheatre starting at 2pm on Sunday. To see what this dance is all about, see 17 on Loader Guest House will be there to learn the new moves!                  


Review of 17 on Loader Guest House

Review by: Vicki Peaple, London (stayed: June 2009) - sa-venues Even in the cold and rain, 17 on Loader was a lovely place to stay in Cape Town. Beautifully clean rooms, very relaxed atmosphere and breakfast baskets outside the room in the morning a lovely touch. We really appreciated the mini guided tour on arrival (!) and the friendliness of all the staff. Location was also excellent being within reach of a few nice bars and restaurants, not too far from the Waterfront and within striking distance of the city centre. Next time we'll come in summer when we can fully appreciate the roof top. A much nicer place to stay than a faceless hotel! Read sa-venues link here Or see tripadvisor                  


17 on Loader Guest House City sightseeing tour.

All aboard!

This is an absolute must: In fact, it is strongly recommended that every Capetonian does it at least once – if not several times …. to take the “CitySightseeing Cape Town Hop On – Hop Off Bus” around Cape Town – see . As for tourists visiting our beautiful City – we think it is mandatory! Last week, all at 17 on Loader Guest House thoroughly enjoyed the two hour “Red Route City Tour” (other options include the longer Blue Route Tour or a combination of both). We chose not to “hop on – hop off”, but for another time, we think it is an excellent option, as you can stop off at all or some of the 30 stops along the way. The buses are spotless and very modern, boasting excellent audio commentary options in