• Bellville Velodrome

    Look out for what’s happening at the Velodrome – it’s not just for bikes but also used for concerts and other big events.

  • Clara Anna Fontein

    The only game reserve within the greater Cape metropolitan area. You can see zebra, antelope, ostrich and other animals.

  • De Grendel

    From its situation on the top of Tygerberg Hill, De Grendel offers spectacular views to go with their noble wines. De Grendel means ‘the latch’ in Dutch, because this farm was traditionally the gateway to the interior towns of Stellenbosch and Durbanville.

  • Diemersdal Wine Estate

    This estate has been in the same family for six generations. Drop in to taste some of their fine red and white wines.

  • Durbanville Golf Club

    Durbanville has a reputation for friendliness so golf enthusiasts can be sure of a warm welcome at this flat 18-hole course.

  • Durbanville Hills

    Head a bit out of town for this one – but it’s worth it for the lovely setting and value-for-money wines.

  • Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum

    This museum pays tribute to the thousands of migrant labourers who suffered in the apartheid years. The system required the labourers to leave their families behind in the rural ‘homelands’ to work in the cities in poor conditions. The museum is situated in an original hostel and arranges interesting township walks. The first and only museum in a Western Cape township, it has been named as the Museum of the Year for 2009 by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport

  • Macassar Dunes Nature Reserve

    This is one of the biodiversity hotspots in the Cape, and is one of the only places where the rare kelp gull comes to nest. These are the highest dunes in the Peninsula, as many others were flattened during the apartheid years to make way for new settlements. Visitors should, as always, exercise caution in isolated areas.

  • Morgenster Wine Estate

    Although they specialise in red wines, Morgenster is also becoming increasingly famous for their olives and olive oil – even the Italians have handed them awards.

  • Nitida Cellars

    Enjoy a farm breakfast and homemade products from over 50 different suppliers at this lovely vineyard’s farmers’ market. Catch it on the last Saturday of the month, or come another time to taste the wine and eat in the restaurant.

  • Somerset Mall

    Shop ‘til you drop at Somerset Mall – you’ll find everything you need under one roof, including shops, restaurants, movie theatres and ten-pin bowling.

  • Steenbras River

    Not far from Gordon’s Bay on the scenic R44 is the Steenbras River, a great place for hiking and watersports, including kloofing or canyoning. The Steenbras River Gorge Trail and associated Cristal Pools Hiking Trail starts at the river mouth; it’s moderate to difficult but you’ll be rewarded with pools to cool off in. Open from 1 November to 30 April. Cost is R60 per person and booking is essential. Bookings can be made via the reserves e mail: steenbras.naturereserve@capetown.gov.za. Permit requests are administered between 8h00 and 14h00, Mon to Fri.

  • Strand Waterworld

    Here you’ll find a waterslide, speed slide and lots more to amuse the kids.

  • The Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary

    The sanctuary is located in a natural wetland along the Lourens River populated with waterfowl, migrant waders and Ethiopian snipe, perfect for keen bird watchers.

  • The Helderberg Lifestyle Market

    There’s something for everyone here, from the discerning shopper to the bargain hunter. There are many stalls selling everything from jewellery and clothing to woodwork, preserves, plants, shrubs and bonsai. Open in summer only.

  • The Playhouse

    The theatre was opened in May 1973 by the Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society. It regularly puts on musicals, reviews and live shows.

  • Tyger Valley Centre

    There are nearly 300 shops here to explore, as well as facilities like restaurants, movie theatres, banks and even medical suites.

  • Vergelegen Wine Estate

    Vergelegen Wine Estate has won many awards for its wine, but that’s not the only attraction here. The gardens of this venerable estate are of special interest: the five camphor trees in front of the homestead were planted by the original owner, Willem Adriaan van der Stel, at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The oldest oak tree in the country is also here, as well as an ancient mulberry tree. Explore the grounds, taste the fine wines or dine in the restaurant.

  • Villa Pascal Theatre

    This intimate theatre offers live entertainment by a variety of performers. You can bring a picnic basket to enjoy during the show.