Halaal places to stay and eat for Cape Town Cycle Tour Cyclists travelling to the city centre

Cape Town is host to the most beautiful cycle race in the world. On 10 October 1000’s of riders will once again be vying to win this prestigious title. Many of those riders are tourists to Cape Town and will be travelling in, booking hotels and looking for great places to eat during their stay. Since my husband started riding the Argus, now known as the Cape Town Cycle Tour 6 years ago I’ve realised how large the Muslim cycling fraternity is. Even Imam Hassan Walele used to ride the Argus every year but stopped just recently. For these Muslim cyclists I’ve compiled a list of Muslim friendly places to stay and eat around Cape Town CBD keeping it at a convenient proximity from the start and end of the race. You could even cycle from place to place if you wanted to.

CAPE TOWN – 8 March 2020 – during the 2020 Cape Town Cycle Tour around Cape Town and surrounds. Photo by Gary Perkin

Click on the titles for more information on each establishment.

Places to Stay:

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Cape Town
A 5 star hotel on Buitengracht Street right in the heart of the city. Close to all travel routes, restaurants and tourist attractions. They provide a complimentary shuttle between 09:00-17:00 from the Hotel to the V&A Waterfront and back. An airport transfer can be arranged at a fee. They have the halaal certified restaurant 126 Cape Kitchen and Cafe on site.

The Capetonian Hotel
The hotel is situated on the foreshore in Cape Town CBD, and is within walking distance to all the tourist attractions and mouth-watering restaurants that Cape Town has to offer. It’s located opposite the prestigious International Convention Centre and the Roggebaai Canal which flows to the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. They also have a free shuttle service that operates from the Capetonian to the V&A waterfront, and back! The fully halaal On the Square restaurant in located here.

District Six Guesthouse
The District Six Guesthouse is a National Heritage Site. The accommodation, consisting of three cottages, is an adaptation, during Victorian times, of farm cottages that were attached to the Zonnebloem farmhouse. They offer Cape Malay hospitality, as well as the provision of fully halaal Cape Malay cuisine.

Places to eat:

Bo Kaap Deli
A small but trendy and bustling restaurant situated just off the centre of town in the historic Bo Kaap. It’s great for breakfast or a light lunch. Cycle here if you can as parking is very limited in this part of town.

126 Cape Kitchen and cafe
A fusion cuisine restaurant at the Hyatt Hotel serving great quality Cape Malay, Indian and South African food in an upmarket but relaxed setting.

On the Square
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the Halaal certified restaurant, On the Square. It leads onto the Captains Terrace overlooking the vibrant Pier Square. The restaurant also offers lunch & dinner buffets.

Contemporary Turkish Cuisine restaurant on Kloof street close to the city centre.

The Wok Bar
Popular casual Asian cuisine restaurant on Kloof street.

Miriam’s Kitchen
A very popular fast food place right across the square from the Capetonian Hotel. Miriam’s has been around for over 25 years. A family run fast food business that has maintained its standard and innovated to include a second branch that has comfortable seating as well as a Salaah room that caters for their many Muslim customers. There are 2 branches in town, one on St Georges Mall and this, the second one, on Heerengracht street directly opposite Burger King.

Bo Kaap Kombuis
A cosy and homely Cape Malay restaurant in Bo Kaap with an amazing view of Table Mountain. Expect traditional Cape Malay cuisine with a few Indian dishes thrown in. Closed on Mondays.

Saray Restaurant
This popular Turkish restaurant is now located at the V&A Waterfront. The perfect spot to celebrate surviving the race afterwards.

Find more restaurant and fast food options in Central Cape Town here.


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