You’ve probably driven up Strand Street hundreds of times and never noticed one of Cape Town most historic buildings, the Martin Melck House, which dates back to the 18th century. This beautifully restored building is home to the South African Gold museum and GOLD restaurant, which is set in the ancient courtyard.

Make sure you arrive hungry as the set menu consists of a 15-course African/ Cape Malay food extravaganza. We’re talking snoek pate, bobotie samoosas and Zambian sweet potato spears amongst the starters and lamb tomato bredie, North African couscous, South African chicken pie and Moroccan pumpkin amongst the mains.

To really get in the spirit of things you can join in on the interactive drumming circle that’s held every evening before dinner. If you miss out you’ll be entertained throughout the evening by dancing Malian puppets, drummers and singers. It’s not only the food that captures all corners of the continent – the dancers, singers and waiters at GOLD come from all over the continent, making the evening a truly African experience.

For more information on the restaurant and to book click here.