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Why you should ditch the beer bottle*

Love drinking beer straight from the bottle or can? :: I am indebted to McClelland Beers of Canada for this article as it is lifted straight from the McClelland Premium Beer website (www.mcclellandbeers.ca) I am also most grateful to have the subject so eloquently stated as I have read the same sentiments on many other […]

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Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink*…for some at least

Something topical for us here in the Western Cape…. namely a significant drought that has the City of Cape Town declaring April 12th 2018 as ‘Day Zero’ – when  the taps will run dry and ‘alternative’ water solutions will have to be found. If you are interested you can Google: Cape Town aquifers, water ships, […]

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To Tip or Not To Tip? That is the question….

It is undeniable, completely undeniable, regardless of where you might come from, that South Africa is a country with a common practice of tipping in food establishments where you are waited on at a table. If this practice is strange or abhorrent because it is not happening in your country… well suck it up, cos […]

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Our fragile eco system – our fragile businesses

This year more than ever I have been made aware of how tightly linked our businesses are to the ecology of the area. We live in a place with abundant wildlife, rugged mountains and a wild unpredictable ocean. We run our businesses to serve both the local community and visitors from South Africa and overseas […]

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Our Latest Beautiful B&B Room is Open

After much planning and even more work we are thrilled to launch our newest sea facing B&B Room. Just like it’s sister room it is large at 47m2 and boasts a double bed, a sitting area with uninterrupted sea views, a dining table and chairs, a small kitchen area with tea/coffee making facilities and a […]

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2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour

Everyone at Jack’s would like to wish the 35,000 cyclist from near and far that will converge tomorrow morning to cycle probably the most famous cycling event in the world, a splendidly calm and happy day…. thank you for choosing our city and may your finish time be within 3 hours !

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Jack’s honoured for a second year running….

We are thrilled and it’s all down to you……. we are once again the proud recipient of a Certificate Of Excellence for 2016 from that august web based’ travellers friend’ – TripAdvisor…. Pleased as punch? You bet we are ……..

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Loadshedding affecting your life?

Don’t worry Jack’s is open and 99% operational during any load shedding time of the day be it breakfast, lunch or dinner – Come and join the Romantic Set, dine by candle light and satisfy your taste buds….

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In our Library Corner there’s a piece of history…

As people around the world celebrate 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall we are reminded that we have a little piece of that historical barrier in our Library Corner of the restaurant. We are indebted to Astrid Kunke and Frank Kunke who way back then sallied forth with hammer, chisel and camera […]

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Chow that Chowder

Thanks Laura for the second time in 6 days for making my birding groups lunchtime so yummy…. we are so glad we came back for the chowder and as for the bobotie…. well those spring rolls are the best – see you when next the Cape Rock Jumper calls – Brian from Brian’s Birding

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