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Recommendations for solo dining in Cape Town, Winelands and Garden Route

Parkin | Feb 17, 200802:20 AM


I'm spending the next three weeks travelling in the Western Cape, staying in Cape Town, Camps Bay, Franschhoek, Hermanus, Plattenberg and Wilderness.

I'll be travelling solo, and would welcome any suggestions on where I can get good food (casual or upmarket) at any of these places, but also feel comfortable as a single female diner. Or perhaps places where where you can eat at the counter, if that's an option (seems to be more common in upmarket places in the US and Canada, than here in the UK).

I'm told it's advisable to book ahead at the good places in Franshhoek, but would prefer somewhere that's a bit buzzy rather than somewhere quieter where I may feel less comfortable. Has anyone been to Reuben's,and would that be a good place for dinner?

What are the "must not miss" experiences? I'd like to try out what the region does best, but if there's anywhere doing standard international food really well I'll happily try that out too, and give feedback afterwards.

I'm poring over the guide books today too, for ideas. Does anyone know of any good online restaurant reviews of the area, other than here of course?

Thanks for your help,

- Parkin

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