Prosperous and influential civic leaders would smoke their cigars and discuss matters of trivial to national importance in the gracious rooms and sweeping balconies overlooking the Company Gardens and Table Mountain.
Honorary members include former presidents Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.
Tucked alongside the parliament and judiciary buildings, the Club find its home in the centre of Cape Town's business district, making it ideal as a home-from-home for professionals, whether hosting board meetings or enjoying after-work drinks.
Picnics are great for a first date because it really gives you the chance to bond with your potential love interest and you get to show off your food skills.
Get creative with what you pack, remember the wet wipes to clean your hands and stock up on the bubbly.
Bookings are essential for this one and, once again, check the wind.
While the boat will set sail on windy days, the relentless South Easter has a way of ruining a romantic experience.
It’s a one-and-a-half hour trip which leaves early evening.
The route offers two options: across Table Bay or across the Atlantic Seaboard towards Clifton.
If you’re not brave enough to put together your own picnic bits for a first date, most supermarkets stock picnic-friendly bits and bobs, just remove them from the packaging before going out.
Otherwise, contact the Picnic Company, who offer great picnic baskets specifically designed for two.
Our award-winning chef Laurent Deslandes (of Bistrot Bizerca fame) offers breakfast during the week, 7am to 10am, and lunch during the week between 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Our Head Chef Albert Venter will cater to your every food wish to ensure the success of your event or special occasion.