Places of interest and things to do in Tamboerskloof
The Blue Café in Barlow Road (0214260250) is a local institution, as is the Miller’s Thumb restaurant on Kloof Nek Road (0214243838). Beleza, also on Kloof Nek, is popular for well-priced Portuguese and Italian food, and Tamboerskloof is within easy reach of a string of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and boutiques down Kloof Street in neighbouring Gardens. At the intersection of Kloof Nek and Kloof is a cluster of diverse restaurants including The Power & The Glory (0214222108) and Kyoto Garden Sushi (0214222001).
The rooftop bar at Cloud 9 has been voted the number one bar in its category by Cape Town Magazine. The bar has a 360-degree view of the city, Table Mountain and Lion’s Head. 0214241133
The area offers many hiking trails on the surrounding mountains which offer panoramic views. You can take a guided hike up Lion’s Head at sunset or sunrise, or monthly at full moon. Call Hike Lions Head 0817625551 to book and make sure you wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes. Also take plenty of water.
Parapax is a tandem paragliding operator which has flown more than 12000 safe flights. Its pilots promise you spectacular views while experiencing the freedom and exhilaration of motorised paragliding or free flight. 0828814724
Protea Hotel Fire&Ice! Cape Town is a sophisticated haven reflecting the cutting-edge attitude that gives Tamboerskloof its charm. It has a cool, wraparound pool and stunning mountain views. The hotel offers music and comedy evenings. 0214882555