Sights & Activities

Cape Town and the Western Cape region offer an amazing variety of activities, which can be tailored to suit even the most adventurous traveller. Below is a menu of some of the most popular past times.

As part of our Personal Concierge service, we are happy to design a programme of activities to suit your requirements and interests.

Nearby

The Constantia Valley is world-renowned for its gourmet delights and excellent wines - so whether its wine tasting in front of a roaring fire or among the vines on a hot summer day, you can experience the Valley's attractions and activities all year round. Summer picnics at one of the picturesque local wine estates are a popular past time.

There are two championship golf courses, the Steenberg and Westlake courses, both within 10 minutes from the residence. The tee times and equipment hire can be organised through the concierge.

Some of the most popular hiking trails start literally from our doorstep. By ascending from the Constantia Nek, you can explore the top of Table Mountain on foot, enjoying the magnificent panoramic views over the whole of Cape Town.

Other outdoor activities such as jogging, horse-riding, cycling, mountain-biking, climbing, and abseiling can be organised for individuals or small groups upon request.

Cape Town beaches are world-famous and there is a full range of sea-based activities available nearby. The Muizenberg beach is an ideal location for those keen to learn or enjoy a variety of beach water sports, such as surfing, kayaking or kite-surfing.

The nearby village of Hout Bay with its famous fishing harbour lies within a 15 minutes drive. From here, a half-day or full day trip can be arranged on a sailing or motor boat. Sunset cruises and deep sea fishing trips are the most popular.


Day-trips

The most popular Cape Town attractions are within a short drive from our residence.

A must-see for every visitor is the top of the famous Table Mountain. A state-of-the-art revolving cable car takes you safely to the top affording a 360 degree view over the city of Cape Town - the height of Table Mountain at its highest point is 1085m. For the more adventurous, there are many climbing or hiking trails should you prefer this route. As the "tablecloth" of cloud often covers the mountain, so these trips are best arranged on the day.

The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is world-renowned for its beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. Guided tours are offered as well as picnics and sunset concerts of both popular and classical music on the premises.

The Tokai Arboretum dates back to 1694 and is the oldest tree park in South Africa. This national monument has a wide variety of trees and is a popular area for walking, hiking and mountain biking. The variety of trees includes large Californian Redwoods and Oaks.

Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has become South Africa's most visited destination. Set against a backdrop of magnificent sea and mountain views, it offers a mélange of exciting shopping and entertainment venues.

The Atlantic Seaboard is an ideal destination for a "day at the beach" offering four beaches at Clifton, the Camps Bay beach, which is set against the impressive backdrop of the Twelve Apostles mountain range and further out is Sandy Bay popular with naturists. A wide variety of excellent restaurants line Camps Bay beachfront – an ideal place for sundowners.

For a more rural feel visit Noordhoek with its beautiful mile long beach, ideal for horse riding, and picturesque Farm Village. From Noordhoek, Cape Town’s most scenic drive via Chapman's Peak will bring you to Hout Bay.

Cape Point, the south-western tip of Africa is a short drive away and definitely worth the visit. On the way, one can stop at Simonstown, the home of the South African Navy and the only colony of penguins in Africa.

The wine regions of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl are set at the foot of the Hottentots Mountains and offer world class wines and amazing scenery. There are a number of excellent award winning vineyards and restaurants to visit, or you may opt for a picnic in one of the scenic locations.

The coastal town of Hermanus, less than one hour away, is most famous for its whales. The whales regularly come incredibly close to the shore during their mating season (September till November) and can be viewed by the naked eye.

The Cape West Coast is gaining popularity amongst visitors and its coastline offers a rural feel unique to the area. The National Park is famous for its wild flowers, blossoming in September and a number of emerging vineyards are starting to compete with the more established siblings of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl.

Several game reserves have been successfully developed within driving distance from Cape Town. These offer visitors the opportunity to view a majority of South African fauna, including the "Big Five" (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo) in a malaria-free environment close to the Mother City.