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Western Cape attractions

Highlights of a Western Cape visit may include:

Cape Point from the old lighthouse

  • watching the sunset over the Atlantic

  • bathing in one of the natural hot springs

  • whale-watching in August, September, October, November

  • the west coast's flowers in August September, October

  • the unique plant life (called fynbos)

  • bird watching

  • helicopter flight

  • watching the noon gun being fired off signal hill 

  • hiking through the Knysna forests.

  • walking/ hiking through the region (the mountains are accessible from the city!)

  • a township tour through Bo-Kaap, District Six, Langa, Gugulethu & Khaylitsha

  • boat trip from simonstown into False Bay

  • a visit to a small West Coast village like Yzerfontein

  • boat trip from Hout Bay to the seal colony at Duiker Island

  • watching the sunset from just about anywhere

  • watching rugby or cricket at Newlands

  • Two Oceans Aquarium at the Waterfront

  • watching the noon day gun being fired on Single Hill

  • Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens

Great views can be seen from:

  • the top of Table Mountain, having hiked or caught up the cable-car (021-424-8181)

  • Signal Hill (can drive up)

  • The top of Lion's head (hike up)

  • Chapmans Peak Drive

  • Cape Point

  • Strand to Hermanus (drive)

  • Muizenberg to Simonstown (drive or train)

  • Rhodes memorial above the University of Cape Town

  • The Donkey cart route up the Parkhuis Pass in the Cederberg

for the adventuresome

the world's highest commercial bungy jump off the Bloukrans bridge

abseiling off the side of Table Mountain

an evening walk up Lion's head, guided by the light of the full moon.

Tree canopy tour through the Tsitsikamma forest

paragliding off Signal Hill

Black water tubing


windsurfing (September to February)

rejuvenating oneself by jumping into the freezing Atlantic

Bungy jumping off the Gourits river bridge



Ratanga Junction theme park




Tel number

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

021-408 7500

Portswood Close, Portswood Ridge, Waterfront

Canal Walk

021-555 4433

Century Boulevard Century City, Milnerton

Tygervalley shopping centre

021-914 1822

Cnr Wille van Schoor & Bill Bezuidenhout, Bellville

Cape Quarter

021-421 0737

72 Waterkant Street, Greenpoint

Cavendish Square Shopping Centre

021-657 5600

Cnr Vineyard Rd & Cavendish St, Claremont

Constantia Village Shopping Centre

021- 794 5065

Cnr Constantia Main Rd & Spaanschemat Main Rd, Constantia

Gardens Shopping Centre

021-465 1842

Cnr Mill & Myrtle St, Gardens

Kildare Centre

021-882 8335

Cnr Main St & Kildaire Rd, Newlands

Life Styles on Kloof

021-715 5460

50 Kloof St, Cape Town

Paddocks Shopping Centre

021-552 9147

Cnr Racecourse Rd & Grand National Blvd, Milnerton

Somerset Mall

021-852 7114

Intersection N2 & R44, Somerset West

Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre

021-914 7218

39 Carl Cronje Drive, Tygervalley

Wynberg Village

021-761 3333

Wolfe Street & Durban Rd, Wynberg

Art galleries
Regular events

Two Oceans Marathon (an annual - usually April - road race around the Cape Peninsula)

Cape Argus Cycle Tour (an annual - usually March - cycle race around the Cape Peninsula)

J&B Met, Kenilworth race course (January/February)



South African museum (oldest museum in southern Africa )

Bo-Kaap Museum (71 Whale Street, Cape Town)

District Six museum (25A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town)

SA Airfroce museum (Air Force Base, Ysterplaat)

Jewish Museum (Government Avenue, Gardens)

SA National Gallery (Government Avenue, Gardens)

SA Maritime Museum (Dock Road, V&A Waterfront)

Shimansky Diamond Museum at V&A Waterfront (the Clock Tower)


Tel number

Atlantic Beach Golf Estate

021-553 2223

1 Fairway Drive Melkbosstrand, Blaauwberg

Arabella Golf Course

028-284 9383

R44 Rd, Kleinmond, (on the grounds of the Arabella Western Cape Hotel)

Boschenmeer Golf Estate

021-863 1140

Wemmershoek Rd, Paarl

Clovelly Golf Course

021-782 1118

Clovelly Drive, Clovelly, Fish Hoek


021-888 4735

Bottelary Rd M23 Koelenhof, Stellenbosch

Erinvale Golf Course

021-847 1160

Lourensford Rd, Somerset West

Metropolitan Golf Course

021-434 7808

Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Mouille Point

Mowbray Golf Course

021-685 3018

Raapenberg Rd, Mowbray

Pearl Valley Golf Course

021-867 0761

R301 Franschhoek, Franschhoek

Royal Cape Golf Course

021-761 6551

174 Ottery Rd, Wynberg

Steenberg Golf Course

021-713 1632

Steenberg Estate, Tokai Rd, Tokai

Strand Golf Course

021-853 6268

Beach Rd, Strand

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