Nestling in the arms of Table Mountain, this lovely eclectic suburb, originally a farm, is one of the oldest in Cape Town. Beautiful Victorian-style homes juxtaposed with art deco gems, many still ripe for development and restoration, are making it an increasingly popular residential area. Tamboerskloof is perfectly placed to access the rest of Cape Town and the buzz of the city centre is never far away, Indeed Kloof Street, (aka Tamboerskloor ‘high street’), with its cafes, restaurants and enticing shops is a stone’s throw away, and Long Street a mere ten minutes. In spite of the proximity of urban activity, easily reachable using the local transport network or by foot, the streets here are quiet and tree lined and there is a real air of tranquil gentility.
Cecile and Boyd
Originally a lifestyle store, Cécile and Boyd has grown to encompass interior design, architectural concepts, creative direction and visioning. And although Boyd’s founding partner Cécile Tilley retired many years ago, her influence is still keenly felt. The trade showroom is housed, rather appropriately, in a four-storey, sensitively renovated century-old arts & crafts house. Cécile & Boyd’s distinctive style fuses classic, contemporary, Europe and Africa.
26 Kloof Nek Road, Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 424 8890
Tamboerskloof Swiss Tennis Club
Tamboerskloof Tennis Club has history going back to 1928 (on paper) and has trophies dated 1936. Situated in the old brick quarry, most of the houses in the area were built with bricks made from the quarry. The club has recently been relaunched with a new Swiss contingent, as the Tamboerskloof Swiss Tennis Club.
It has recently undergone a major upgrade, including two newly surfaced courts, flood lights and an extended and refurbished clubhouse.
– Four tennis courts, two floodlit
– Club house with full kitchen facilities (available on certain days)
– Braai facilities
– Changing rooms
– Table tennis table
– Rooftop terrace
Regent Circle, Tamboerskloof
EAT AND DRINK
Enjoy a cosy, relaxing brunch in this charming spot. Local organic food, freshly baked bread and a welcoming ambiance.
Open: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mon – Tue: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wed – Fri: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
3 de Lorenz Street
Tel: 021 424 0521
Established in 2000 Rafiki’s Café, a buzzing restaurant/bar, has long been a social staple of many Capetonians, looking for a relaxed, unassuming venue to chill with friends. The sundrenched balcony is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy cocktails and delicious food. What makes Rafikis extra special are its opening hours and the lively entertainment – comedians, lives bands and solo musicians. Enquire for programme details.
Open: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
09:00 – 24:00, 7 days a week
13B Kloof Nek Road
Tel: 021 426 4731
Authentic French cuisine is served in a relaxed, friendly environment, with the option on a warm day of the outdoor courtyard area.
Open: Mon – Fri 6:30 – 22:00, Sat 18:30 – 22:00
8 Shortmarket St.,
Tel: 021 423 8888
Coffee or Cocktail?
The Power and the Glory
Vintage metal chairs, faded posters and bird prints are part of this truly unique and quirky bar bistro. The menu is simple and tasty, but if a glass of something is all you fancy, the Black Ram bar is open all hours!
Monday- Saturday 8:00 – 22:00 for breakfast and lunch
The Black Ram bar from 17:00 – late
Corner Kloof Nek and Burnside Roads
Tel: 021 422 2108
‘I cannot stop myself from buying my first cup of coffee at Cafe Frank each morning’. This Trip Advisor comment probably says it all! Also known for superb Bircher muesli and croissants.
Fri 07:30- 17:00
Sat 07:30 – 14:00
160 Bree Street,
Tel: 021 423 0360
COMMUNITY SERVICES and useful numbers
MyCiTi Bus – 106/107
You need a Myconnect card loaded with money for travel, available from MyCiTi stations and selected retailer. www.myciti.org.za or 0800 65 64 63
10111 – National Flying Squad
021 467 8000 – Cape Town City Police Station
107 – Cape Town General Emergency
CCID (Central City Improvement District) – 24 Hours
082 415 7127
Ambulance /Metro control room
ER 24 Hours
Hospital – Medi-Clinic Cape Town
021 464 5500
Hospital – Netcare Christiaan Barnard
021 480 6111
Red Cross Children’s Hospital Poison Line
021 689 5227
0800 123 123
0800 055 555
021 461 1114
Fire / Rescue / Emergency
021 975 4700 – Fire Station
021 400 3635 – Disaster Management
021 449 3500 – NSRI
082 990 5975 – NSRI
021 534 6426 – Anti-cruelty League
021 948 9900
0860 103 089
0860 103 054 – 24 Hours
Citizens Advice Bureau
021 422 0300
Article by Carrie Turner, Marketing & Relationship Manager at Engel & Völkers Sea Point