Heritage Square

While the hotel dominates the square, this historic area is also home to a variety of restaurants and shops - so you don’t have to wander far to satisfy your needs.

  • The Vine
  • HQ Restaurant
  • Chef's Warehouse
  • Roast & Co.
  • Simply Asia
  • You Bet It's Ice Cream
  • The Drinkery
  • Coffee @ The Vine
  • Cape Town Gin
  • Ierephaan Hair Studio
  • Dorrance WInes
  • Africa Cafe
  • No Reservations Bar
  • Cape Heritage Hotel
  • Apartments
  • The Vine

    Like many houses of the day, it was centred around an intimate courtyard. A grapevine, planted in this courtyard in 1781, still flourishes today, bearing fruit and shading guests who shelter here for their daily repast. Thanks to vigorous pruning each year, the oldest known fruit-bearing grapevine in South Africa survives without ever being fed or watered!

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    1771 date planted
    20 litres of wine a year
  • HQ Restaurant

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    Headquarters (HQ) Parisian-inspired steakhouse / bar / lounge set in the historic Heritage Square in Cape Town.

    Parisian-inspired steakhouse-cum-bar is situated conveniently in the midst of the urban sprawl, so you won’t need to go far to find a classy cocktail, craft beer or top local wine to help you ease into the weekend.

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  • Chef's Warehouse

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    Tapas centered lunches and dinners. Their in house food product has been extended to include various deli type products, including breads, cheeses and charcuterie.

    If you’re a professional chef, amateur cook, foodie or wine enthusiast, this site is for you.

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  • Roast & Co.

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    Roast & Co. is an ideal venue for those shared moments with friends over a wholesome, delicious meal in a trendy setting, inspired by french interior design and farming traditions.

    Together with Elgin Free Range Chickens, we want to introduce as many people to free range chicken as possible so that they can enjoy a healthy meal that is drug-free, stress-free, antibiotic and animal by-product free.

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  • Simply Asia

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    A unique Thai dining experience, with food prepared by our chefs and a menu packed full of delicious dishes to satisfy a wide range of palates.

    Thai restaurant chain which would combine the authenticity and flavour of Wang Thai with the convenience and simplicity of a European noodle bar.

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  • You Bet It's Ice Cream

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    What does your imagination look like?

    Well, this is an opportunity for to show off what your imagination looks like through a camera lens and ice cream!

    Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy ice-cream! Stop by Heritage Square and scoop up that joy! You bet it’ll be worth it!

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  • The Drinkery

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    “The Art of Bottles” – Quirky BAR / Drinkery with a funky art gallery (a slave prison in 1771) in Heritage Square, with boutique wines, MCCs, Beer, Spirits

    Such a beautiful atmosphere, really one of the must go to bars in Cape Town!

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  • Coffee @ The Vine

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    The smallest coffee shop in Cape Town. Also happens to be under the oldest grape bearing vine in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Great coffee and the best milk tart. Call before hand and order some, you won’t regret it.

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  • Cape Town Gin

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    Cape Town Gin & Spirits Co. brings us a collection of proudly South African handcrafted gins that celebrate the vibrant diversity of our amazing city, through three unique flavours. Grab some ice, lemon, tonic, and whatever other botanical additions you enjoy with your gin – and get involved in some Cape Town Gin deliciousness.

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  • Ierephaan Hair Studio

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    Skilled and up to date with the latest hair styles, hair cuts, and color trends, our small team of hair professionals are ready to help make you feel and look great.

    Ierephaan Hair Salon prides itself in offering a unique combination of outstanding professional products and services that allows clients a great salon experience.

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  • Dorrance WInes

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    The narrow doorways, exposed granite walls, dimly-lit rows of barriques and an old forge provide the perfect old world setting for a unique City Winery.

    Christophe & Sabrina Durand’s journey to create a space in which to nurture and showcase wines that express terroir, honour tradition and exude elegance.

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  • Africa Cafe

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    Escape on a magical journey of culinary delights across the majestic African continent, accompanied by unique interactive traditional entertainment.

    The Africa Café serves an experience which appeals to tastes from Moscow to Rio.

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  • No Reservations Bar

    Have a glass of wine or a draught beer straight from the tap. There is a no reservations policy which can be a bit confusing and off putting to some, but there are ways to ensure that you get a table. Once full a waiting list will start and being early means that you will be placed at the top or certainly, near the top of this list.

    No Reservations is open Monday to Friday from 3pm to 9pm.

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  • Cape Heritage Hotel

    Situated in Cape Town’s fashionable Heritage Square, this intimate boutique hotel offers direct access to the city’s vibrant street life, business precinct, shopping and fine dining.

    Experience contemporary chic and historic graciousness at the Cape Heritage Hotel.

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  • Apartments

    Lay your head to rest in the Sea Apartment, step into adventure in the Karoo Apartment or enjoy the spectacular views of Table Mountain which are enhanced by the stylishly decorated interior with scenes of mountain peaks and high-level clouds.

    Portraits in warm bronze, brown and red are designed to take you on a journey into the breathtaking expanses of the Karoo.

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History of Hotel

Our historic roots run deep into the 18th Century. The Cape Heritage Hotel is an integral part of the restored Heritage Square, which is bordered by Buitengracht, Hout, Bree and Shortmarket streets. The earliest Dutch and Georgian houses were built in 1771. The Cape Heritage Hotel itself was built in the 1780′s.

History of the Hotel

Archival research shows that most of the original buildings were used for commercial reasons. Tobacconists, snuff makers, gunsmiths, bakers, coach makers and wheelwrights prospered here. There was a rope warehouse, several retail outfits, a boarding house, a chapel and an undertaker.

Preserving the legacy

The current owner is dedicated to preserving the history of the hotel and square, complementing it with modern South African art. Wherever you go, there is a story to be told, which is why we offer tours around the hotel and square.

Tours of the Hotel and Heritage Square can be arranged by contacting us on +27 21 424 4646 or info@capeheritage.co.za

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