Celebrating Thanksgiving Abroad: Cape Town, South Africa

Just because you're headed overseas this November doesn't mean you have to miss Turkey Day. We round up the best Thanksgiving feasts for backpackers, expats, and other travelers.

Nov 19, 2012
Outside Magazine
View of Cape Town from Table Mo

View of Cape Town from Table Mountain.    Photo: Dhoxax/Shutterstock

Cape Town’s mixing bowl of cultures blends more ingredients from around the world than just about any other city on the planet, so it makes sense that you’d be able to find a Thanksgiving party or two. The most authentic one is put on annually at elegant, bustling Savoy Cabbage Restaurant and Champagne Bar. Turkey with giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin crème brulee are all on the menu, along with sweet potato gnocchi for vegetarians.  

For outdoor thrills, you don't need to look any further than Table Mountain, the 3,500-foot-tall hunk of granite overlooking the city. Downhill Adventures offers three-hour mountain bike descents that start at the peak's flat top and plummet down its forest-shaded slope.