Africa’s very first harbourfront emporium

The Wharfside Grill is regarded as one of Africa’s best seafood restaurants, not only for its authentic harbourside ambience and spectacular bay views, but because of the amazing food it serves - the lobsters, the prawns, fisherman's baskets and innovations like Calaprawnia® and Houtbaisse®.

Although seating more than 350 diners when full, privacy does not take second place. There are also six private dining cabins themed to seafaring history and famous ships, such as Queen Mary, Shipwreck, Navy and those of the Union-Castle line which frequented the Cape.

Besides which it’s good to know that Wharfside Grill has been open for over 35 years which few, if any, other local restaurants can claim - and still be pulling in the crowds.

35 years of rich maritime history

A unique harbourfront emporium
Since opening its doors in 1984, Mariner's Wharf, with its enviable position right on the edge of the sea and at the end of a sweeping Hout Bay beach, continues to entice visitors from near and far. The Wharfside Grill Restaurant through the years has been the mainstay of Mariner's Wharf delighting patrons with its many displays of maritime momentoes and interesting pieces collected from around the world. The impressive collection includes a 8 foot 11 inch builder's model of the Pendennis Castle gracing the Union-Castle dining cabin and a figurehead of Lord Nelson gracing the entrance of The Wharfside Grill.

What Others Say

Omgosh!!!! I truly enjoyed my meal...it was awesome...but it was to much for me. Stunning service indeed. And more, a very clean environment.
Galima Small, customer
We had a great lunch. Food and service was excellent. Thank you xx
Carika Burton, customer
Would highly recommend Mariner's Wharf; a really wonderful meal.
Enver Halim, customer
(34°02’49.70 S 18°20’53.60 E)
Harbour Road, Hout Bay
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa