Cape Town is home to many historical sites and monuments, most of which are centuries old. Many ghost stories have become Mother City legends over the years, with tales of spectres and apparitions becoming quite well-known. Some of the most famous Cape Town ghosts include ‘Daddy’ West, who lingers around the Green Point Lighthouse; Sister [...]
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Smartphones and iPads are certainly taking over the world, and more and more children are turning to these devices for some fun and games in the digital realm. Sure, there are some benefits to children using these gadgets, but getting them out and about in the real world for some fresh air and physical activity [...]
If you were asked to think of a traditional South African dish, bobotie would undoubtedly come to mind. While the dish is of Indonesian origin, it wasn’t until the Cape Malay people spiced it up, so to speak, and gave us the traditional bobotie we know and love today. Over the years many home cooks [...]
Whether it’s said in an opera, a love poem, or whispered as sweet nothings, many say "I love you" is best said in Italian. But, we have to disagree. Nothing says “I love you” quite like an Italian dessert. So, if you’re planning a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for your significant other, say those 3 magical words with our quick and easy [...]
Steven Jooste grew up loving the ocean, so it only seems fitting then that he finds himself in the role of Chief Operations Officer for a seaside restaurant on the stunning West Coast. Steven is a key player at Damhuis because he ensures that the hotspot is the smooth sailing, well-oiled machine that it is. [...]
Just thinking about mussel chowder makes your mouth water, right? Well, we don’t blame you; the rich and creamy dish is incredibly delicious. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to prepare, and you can make your food fantasy a reality with this quick and easy mussel chowder recipe that’s been dreamt up by our executive chef, Stèfan [...]
Is there anything better than kicking back after a long week and sipping on a cocktail? Since your answer will likely be, “No!”, we’ve put together a quick and easy recipe for our our signature cocktail, the Amarenapolitan. Of course, we highly recommend that you pop into Damhuis Restaurant and let our cocktail guru, Julian [...]
Nowadays, family outings mean more than just taking the kids out for a good time; it also usually means that the fur babies are tagging along, too. Luckily, there are a number of dog-friendly restaurants and eateries in Cape Town. We’ve rounded up some of these hotspots that allow you and your canine companion to [...]
If you’ve visited Damhuis Restaurant, you’ve probably seen Julian mixing and shaking one of our signature cocktails behind the bar. The Stellenbosch-born mixologist used to spend weekends and school holidays playing soccer on the beach right in front of Damhuis Restaurant. And, after completing his studies at Proteus Technical High School, Julian found himself joining [...]
There is no doubt that a successful restaurant can only truly thrive if a proper manager is on the floor ensuring everything is running smoothly and everyone (colleagues and customers) are happy. In short, it is a tall order. But Zelda Williams is a natural. As the eldest of 3 siblings, Zelda developed a knack [...]