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Posted on: Thursday, 22 April 2010

The Cape Farm House – a review

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The Cape Farmhouse

The Cape Farmhouse

People from the UK are fond of South African sun. Perhaps a little too fond. In fact most of the time you can tell how long a Brit has been in the country purely by the shade of magenta his skin has gone. The problem is of course that most visitors often only have a couple of weeks to pack in as much UV radiation in as possible, so often warnings about sun cream and shade often go unheeded.

The Sowing the Seeds party at The Cape Farm House was a perfect opportunity for our British family to indulge in the sunshine while listening to some of best bands in Cape Town.  They happily bopped to the sounds of The Dirty Skirts, their magenta skin shining in the sunlight. Later they would curse and regret their frugal use of sunblock, but right there and then they were having the time of their lives …

And it’s no wonder, the Cape Farmhouse really is a gem of a venue.

Fun at Cape Farmhouse

Fun at Cape Farmhouse

Situated in Scarborough and backed by Red Hill it can reached either through Kommetjie or by a scenic drive over Red Hill from Simonstown it offers a full day’s entertainment, or an ideal lunch venue on the way to Cape Point. The venue often hosts parties like Sowing the Seeds, and its these which you should look out for.

Acts like Guy Buttery, Hot Water, The Dirty Skirts and 7th Son have all lit up the small stage at the venue and its worth checking out their website to see who’s playing (or call them on +27 (0)21 780-1246). Make a day of it, pack a blanket and some snacks and enjoy the outdoors.

Although I’ve only had tea and cake at their restaurant, I had a look at the menu and it looks well worth a return visit. The lunchtime menu is African-inspired and breakfasts are real homestyle affairs with home-made bread and free-range eggs.

Cape Farmhouse

The Cape Farmhouse

The venue also has a few interesting shops perfect for foreign visitors, including Casimi  jewelery, Red Rock Tribal curios and a  Zimbawean sculpture garden.

Contact:
The Cape Farmhouse, Rehill, Scarborough
Tel: 021 780 1246
Fax: 086 671 5583
Open daily from 08h30 to 17h00, later by arrangement

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