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“Mock Turtle”
Review of Mock Turtle

Mock Turtle
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Sandbaai
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in the Village Square Clock Tower, Mock Turtle has the most amazing views of the Old Harbour and Hermanus - a perfect location for whale watching and enjoying sundowners whilst gazing out over the big blue that is Walker Bay. During the day we operate as a Premium Bar, Cocktail Lounge Bar & Restaurant. Collaborating with our neighbors, guests can enjoy all their Lemon Butta favorites at Mock Turtle. From juicy beef burgers and mouth-watering steaks to expertly made seafood & sushi. With our large selection of wines, you can also pair the perfect wine to accompany any meal As the sun goes down the venue transforms into a state of the art night club where old and young can dance the night away to funky vibes provided by our in-house DJ. We stock a large variety of drinks - from Steri Stumpies and craft beer to Cognac & Champagne. With our experienced security, fire & safety team on hand, Mock Turtle is also a safe environment to have some serious fun. Should you wish to be chauffeured, the taxi service to and from Mock Turtle is only a phone call away. Other services that we offer include special events with performances from a variety of South African artist, catered functions and private parties. The VIP section can be pre-booked separately and is quite popular for bachelor/bachelorette parties. So take the winding stairs up the clock tower next time you want to go down the rabbit hole - Mock Turtle is waiting for you to come and join the dance. ...and if you are still wondering what a mock turtle is... as the queen said to Alice: "It's the thing the soup is made from".
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Arguably the best view with THE WORST music selection with banging EDM at 9:30pm on s Friday night with all of 6 people onboard! Change the music policy and your turnover might actually fluctuate.

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Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

When me and some mates decided to visit South Africa, we heard about a town called Hermanus. We decided to make that our last stop on our trip. What we got was the friendliest little town on earth. We decided to have some seafood at Lemon Butta and omw it was delicious. After the meal, we heard one of our favorite songs (JB rulzzz) and decided to give this Nightclub a go (Mock Turtle). Wow!!! What a nice place! The staff was so friendly! After asking around we met the manager (Francio - wrong spelling) and he told us what a Mock Turtle was = really clever name) what a nice genuine guy. The music was out of this world! If we requested a song Francio would play it, Keeping the dancefloor on their toes! The next morning we all were still talking about this place! Just a pity we only had 2 nights in Hermanus.

Can't wait to return to South Africa. Hermanus & Mock Turtle will most definitely see us again.

1  Thank Samantha A
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Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Hermanus and moved abroad over 5 years ago. I tend to visit Hermanus regularly to see friends and family. Unfortunately this place has definitely gone down. The name is now Mock Turtle where before it was Shimmi, what an awful name for the place. Also because it's so small when people smoke it gets so stuffy. Smoking should not be allowed and the decor needs sorting out. It was such an amazing view from up there why don't they make it a classy place to enjoy a drink, the view. The music is awful, the worst I have ever heard. Seriously I don't want to sakkie.

Come on guys sort it out! You could make a fortune if you only make it a classier establishment. It's starting to look like bojangles

1  Thank RJames85
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

The Harley Davidson Club of Cape Town made this nightclub the venue for the club's monthly ride and it was a hit! There owners made a very special effort to accommodate the club and arranged food from the restaurant below Lemon Butta. It was a very special outing rates excellent by all!

1  Thank HouseC1015
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

December is an interesting time to be in Hermanus....Holiday season is in full swing! A few of us decided to give Hermanus night life a try. What we expected, we got!!! The youth were out in full force and the place to be was Mock Turtle. The only club with a queue it seemed! Some advice to MT, you need a better bouncer...Music was cool and the club was packed. Only real disappointment was that you could smoke anywhere.... Fun club if you want to have a good dance and some drinks. Definitely a club more aimed at the local youngsters and holiday visitors.

Thank ToBeContinued
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