I highly recommend Bernie & Petra for all their recommendations. I enjoy following these two travel bloggers.
My family and I travelled to Cape Town. We stayed at the Station House, one of their recommended destinations, and loved the view. Next to the Hotel is a Pick-a-Pay Express. We enjoyed a cocktail at Sonny and Irene. We had dinner at The Nines, a rooftop restaurant with a view. The beach is within walking distance. We did a few early morning walks along the promenade. We visited V & A Waterfront with so many shops to choose from. We wanted to do a sunset cruise, but it was fully booked; we had to book well in advance, as you suggested. We will surely use your website for any future travel plans.
Good luck Michelle & Family