Athlone

This mainly Muslim area is one of the oldest suburbs in Cape Town. The sounds of the informal traders who make their living selling wares on the street give Athlone a distinctive and colourful character. Adventure And Sport Athlone Stadium: The stadium hosts weekly soccer matches during the soccer season. Culture / Community Tourism People […]

Atlantis

This residential and industrial suburb was established in 1975 and hosts the lively Wesfleur flea market on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. It also includes Camphill Village, situated just off the N7 in Klein Dassenberg Road. This village offers craft markets, picnic spots and guided tours. Adventure And Sport Sand-boarding: This activity is gaining popularity […]

Blaauwberg

Blaauwberg, Dutch for “Blue Mountain”, is a truly lovely area and stretches from Mamre in the north to Milnerton in the south. It offers magnificent views of Table Mountain from across Table Bay, of Robben Island to the west and of golden wheat fields to the east. Apart from the views, sun-worshippers and surfers also […]

Bloubergstrand

This seaside village owes its name (Blue Mountain Beach) to the 230-m hill behind it. Today, it is an upmarket residential area that also boasts some elegant restaurants, popular among visitors. Bloubergstrand offers the best views of Cape Town and Table Mountain across Table Bay, as well as of Robben Island, which lies about 8 […]

Camps Bay

This charming coastal suburb lies along the Atlantic Ocean and is framed by the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range. It was named after a retired sailor, Friedrich von Kamptz, who settled in the area in 1778. The palm-lined beachfront with its many restaurants and coffee shops has a permanent holiday atmosphere. Further along the coastal road […]

Cape Town Central

Cape Town extends over a very large area and its many suburbs each have a unique character. Some are so big that they could be regarded as individual cities. The northern suburbs include Goodwood, dating from 1905, Parow with its carillon of 12 bronze bells that play their melodies twice daily and Bellville, which offers […]

Clifton (including Bantry Bay)

The four sheltered beaches of the exclusive suburb of Clifton are the playing grounds of many world citizens. Clifton has an international reputation and in summer the beaches are crowded by sun-worshippers from all over the world. Adventure And Sport Bantry Bay: The beach called Saunder’s Rocks has a tidal pool for safe swimming. Beaches: […]

Gugulethu

This township, whose Xhosa name means “Our pride,” was built to house black people who moved to the city after World War II. The area reverberates with the rhythms of African jazz and the calls of street sellers. All the street names are made up of the letters NY (Native Yard) and a number. For […]

Helderberg

Framed by the magnificent Hottentots-Holland and Helderberg Mountains, this popular holiday destination comprises several rural towns and seaside villages. The white, sandy beaches, protected False Bay waters, diverse flora and fauna, magnificent mountains and nearby winelands make it hard to decide what to do and what to leave, so it would be best to plan […]