A Cape Town institution, Rakiki’s is in no way elegant or refined, but it is fun, which is fine by us. Set out as a sprawling collection of small rooms, a long balcony (with kick ass views of Table Mountain – for anyone actually looking), it can feel like a big house party for hippies, taking the weekend off from psy-trance raving. But don't let that put you off.
Drinks are varied, and if you feel adventurous you can order a cocktail, but don't get excited - it’s unlikely to be any good. However, the Passion Fruit Martini did come with an entire passion fruit – gritty seeds and all – blitzed into a glass, so it was healthy at least. We opt for a Tipo Tinto, the Mozambican vanilla-flavoured paint thinner (technically a rum and coke), grab ourselves a spot on the balcony and try not to get vomited on.
With big screens for sport during the day it’s a bit more subdued, but if you’re looking for unashamed fun, this, my friend, is your place.