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Haul Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 425 0551
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12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been in the hospitality industry for 12 years, so I'm very particular when I go to restaurants. Brenton was an absolute star and I think many service staff could learn a lot from him. His energy is infectious and attention to details admirable. Thank you Brenton for looking after us so well. You made our afternoon amazing!

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Thank Anna S
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To be fair, we had a pleasant evening at Grand Cafe Africa which is why it gets one star. Lovely location, good food. Unfortunately what was extremely unpleasant is that they double charged me and in spite of promising to give me a refund, five days later I'm still waiting. To top it all, the managers who dealt with the... More 

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Thank bonitadordel
RadleyDijkers, Manager at Grand Africa Cafe & Beach, responded to this review

Ms Dordel thank you for joining TripAdvisor to post this review of a situation which certainly has two sides to it. For the sake of all reading this review and hopefully our response as well... we would like to state the facts of this encounter for all to read and share, just as Ms Dordel has done here and on... More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a stunning evening we had last night. The setting was out of this world, the service was excellent, the food yummy and the staff superb. A huge special thank you to Phumlawy for taking such good care of us and putting up with our raucous laughter. But especially thanks to Phumlawy for our special birthday surprise of fireworks in... More 

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Thank audrey457
RadleyDijkers, Manager at Grand Africa Cafe & Beach, responded to this review

Audrey thank you for sharing this, it made Phumlani's day to hear how much you appreciated his service. See you soon at Grand Beach. More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Maybe it's not Niki Beach, but all in all a good beach club. Great service and not that expensive. Especially if you order local products. A nice deep house-vibe. We had lunch and ordered the grilled sea food platter, which was really good. Could have been nice with a pool there though.

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Thank DanielOlsen
RadleyDijkers, Manager at Grand Africa Cafe & Beach, responded to this review

Really glad to hear you enjoyed the seafood platter Daniel and the vibe, not sure if we will be looking at that Pool anytime soon as we are not striving to be anything like Niki Beach. Hope you come and visit us again soon and thank you for sharing your experience. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great location if the weather is kind to you and you are able to sit out on the beach however if forced indoors into the fairly industrial steel building then it becomes very average and can be unpleasantly noisy due to the tin walled/roofed acoustics especially if sat by a table with a large party. Unfortunately on... More 

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Thank 111myk
RadleyDijkers, Manager at Grand Africa Cafe & Beach, responded to this review

Such a constructive review... Thank you for sharing this. We will be working on those interior challenges as we move into the colder months of the year. The issues you experienced with the food has already been addressed with our chef. We do hope to see you again soon. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The most perfect day for a long lunch, excellent food, wine selection and advice from Mr. Corne most welcome excellent service . Very satisfied customer. Thx Jonathan from Kenya

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Thank JPS6969
RadleyDijkers, Manager at Grand Africa Cafe & Beach, responded to this review

All the way from Kenya, thank you for visiting our humble beach Jonathan and taking the time to share your experience. We will be sure to pass your compliments on to Corné. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

beautiful location close to the V&A Waterfront with stunning views. We ordered pizzas and the food was very good. A definite recommend

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Thank Fuzlin
RadleyDijkers, Manager at Grand Africa Cafe & Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing this experience Fuzlin. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After the revamp, it has become a bit more like Shimmy's... whilst I've always preferred the rustic feel of the 'old' Grand... I had my birthday here about 2 years ago and it was more 'down to earth' (and cheaper) than it has become. It's still worth it though, though I'm not as regular as I used to be because... More 

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Thank John T
RadleyDijkers, Manager at Grand Africa Cafe & Beach, responded to this review

John we would love to see more of you and appreciate your honest feedback. Please will you email us on beach@grandafrica.com so we can make contact. Thanks for sharing your experience. More 

Berlin, Germany
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grand Africa is a huge place, restaurant, bar, club ... if this is what you are looking for- perfect. For my taste it was to big, to loud, the food was to ok, the waitress to stoned... but it was a experience:-)

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Thank Chrispe1
RadleyDijkers, Manager at Grand Africa Cafe & Beach, responded to this review

Chrispe I wasn't sure if I should laugh or cry after reading your review, either way thank you for sharing it with one and all. We really will try much harder to give personal attention and our food really should be much better than just "OK". We do have some laid back staff but not because of any form of... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a disappointing meal. The restaurant boasts 1,000 capacity, but they seem more interested in packing in the tourists rather than serving quality food. Oysters and prawns were tasteless. Oysters poorly shucked (bits of shell in them) and prawns seemed to have been frozen from the texture and lack of flavour. My wife's line fish was equally disappointing. Give it... More 

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Thank vmorris1
RadleyDijkers, Manager at Grand Africa Cafe & Beach, responded to this review

Noooooo, that is not at all the experience we want you to have Mr Morris. Please email us on beach@grandafrica.com as we have and always will favour quality over quantity. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$75
Cuisine
Pizza, Seafood, European, Mediterranean
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Seating
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haul Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 425 0551
Description
Cape Town's most desirable destination restaurant, Grand Africa Café & Beach embraces a free-spirited beach Cafe culture - the only one of its kind in Cape Town. Offering a unique experience the tactile decadence completes the trendsetting design offering a cafe style dining experience on the deck or beach with magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?