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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lodging
“Amazing restaurants with the best views of Jhb city. Enjoy sundowners or a high tea. They also have a phenomenal spa.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“One of our favourite restaurants in Paternoster, ambience and food are wonderful.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“It has most of the big chain stores such as Woolworths, Pick and Pay, Food Lover's Market, Game, Edgars, Truworths, etc.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The biggest manmade hole in South Africa, with so much to do and enjoy surrounding it. And it wont even empty your wallet!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Various art galleries have banded together to create the Paternoster Art Route ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 8 locals recommend
Car Rental
  • 1 local recommends
Pizza Place
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“Best Pizza ever. Try the Breakfast pizza. I love their Hake with salad/chips and of course the Soft serve ice cream cone with a flake!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Nature
“This park is quite large so plan to spend the whole day here. There is only a small restaurant, I would recommend bringing a picnic with you to make the most out of the various picnic areas and natural beauty. You should get to see plenty of animals such as zebra, ostrich, springbok and eland. There are hiking trails, view points and beaches to enjoy. On a warm day bring a swimsuit and enjoy the lagoon or natural sea pool. We've also had great fun kayaking on the lagoon there (you need to bring your own kayak, none available for rent). In August and September an extra part of the park is opened to visitors to enjoy the most magnificient display of wild flowers. There is a fee to enter the park, but its worth it in my opinion. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“In Tieties Bay, a beautiful coast line, this lighthouse paints a scenic view of the coast line.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Don't miss out on this view! Pack a picnic and take a short drive out to the Valley of Desolation. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Graaff-Reinet is surrounded by a national park! For peace and quiet, beautiful drives and photo opportunities, visit the Camdeboo National Park. You can have a picnic or sit and enjoy the view of our Nqweba dam from one of the viewing areas”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“A little out of town with a view back over the village out to sea. Fresh home bakes and Chai selections”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Voted Best Restaurant in the world in it’s category, for 2019. Bookings need to be made well in advance. Absolutely incredible!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“WHAG, as it is affectionately known by Kimberlites, is considered one of the finest art museums in South Africa. In 1948 William Humphreys (1889 - 1965) donated to the city a substantial portion of his personal collection of 16th and 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, British and French paintings, antique furniture and other objects d'art. The gallery, named after its principal benefactor, opened in 1952. This gift combined with the South African works of art brought together by members of the Art Section of the Kimberley Athenaeum and The Max Greenberg Bequest formed the nucleus of the collection. The Humphreys Loan Collection and Timlin Collection on indefinite loan from De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited, augment it. More recently the Meyer Collection of European and Oriental Porcelain and the Lawson Collection of Old Master Drawings and Prints have been acquired. Guided tours are arranged on request. At present the Art Gallery concentrates on collecting South African works of art. Apart from its primary function as a museum of art, this Gallery serves the community as an educational and cultural centre. Its activities include temporary exhibitions, art workshops mainly for children, development stimulation classes for pre-school children, craft workshops for unemployed women, lectures, video shows and concerts. They also have a successful outreach programme in which we take graphic exhibitions to the small towns of the Northern Cape province where learners are exposed to world of art. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Good, traditional fish and chips, burgers and toasted sandwiches washed down with a good beer or glass of wine. visit their famous Panty Bar!”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“One of our favourite restaurants in Paternoster, ambience and food are wonderful.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Voted Best Restaurant in the world in it’s category, for 2019. Bookings need to be made well in advance. Absolutely incredible!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“The best - spectacular sunset while enjoying dinner very well known must book to secure a seat.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You will find home made bread, jams etc and any thing you can think of to be interesting.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You have to taste the Karoo Lamb Chops , Karoo Lamb Rib, Karoo Lamb Neck, Karoo Lamb Shank, Karoo Lamb Leg....and lots of other food”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you want to experience the true West Coast then this is a must. A fish seafood buffet including delicious potjies, roasts etc!! The beautiful setting of this restaurant is a treat in itself. A definite Lamberts Bay must do! ”
  • 10 locals recommend

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