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If you're just here on a day trip, time your visit to stop for lunch at Voorstrandt (tel. 022/752-2038; daily 10am-10pm). This rustic shack of a restaurant is right on the beach -- when the sun sparkles off the crescent-shaped beach and ocean, the sense of contentment is almost surreal. For once there's no insipid background music, just the sound of the waves. There's a small, simple menu, but if you're here during November to April, there's only one thing to order: succulent whole crayfish (R210-R255, depending on size), served with garlic or lemon butter. Other popular dishes include the Malaysian seafood curry (R80) and the "three-fish dish," linefish caught off this coast. The Noisy Oyster (tel. 022/752-2196; lunch and dinner Wed-Sat, lunch Sun; booking essential), with its rapidly changing menu, also comes highly recommended; items such as wok-tossed baby calamari with a North African flavor and the Thai green fish curry keep Cape Town foodies coming back for more.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.