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Adventure/Sports
Major Sporting Events
  1. Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race

  2. The Absa Cape Epic presented by Adidas takes place every year around the last week of March and the first week of April. The race is held over 8 days and includes a time-trial prologue. The route changes every year, and leads aspiring amateur and professional mountain bikers from around the world through approximately 800 kilometres of the unspoilt nature of the Western Cape and up approximately 16 000m of climbing over some of the most magnificent passes in South Africa.

  3. Cadiz Robben Island Freedom Swim

  4. The Cadiz Freedom Swim is one of the toughest, most extreme long-distance cold water sea swim races in the world - 7.5km from Robben Island to Blouberg, Cape Town. This channel is renowned for its bitterly cold water (between 9 and 14 degrees) and strong, unpredictable currents.

  5. Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour

  6. The Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour (referred to in short as the Argus) is an annual cycle race hosted in Cape Town, South Africa, usually 109 km long. It is the first event outside Europe to be included in the International Cycling Union's Golden Bike Series.

  7. Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

  8. The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon has earned a reputation as the world’s most beautiful marathon. The first race was held in 1970 and saw 26 runners line up to face the unknown challenge. Since then, the race has become a national institution and a firm favourite with local, upcountry, and international athletes.


  9. Windhoek Berg River Canoe Marathon

  10. Windhoek’s foundations were formed through an unwavering commitment to making 100% pure beer. The Berg River Canoe Marathon is one of the hardest, and most grueling, canoe races of the year. It takes dedication and staying true to what you believe in, in order to complete the race, but above all, it is the absolute commitment and passion for the sport that has brought the Windhoek trademark together with the Berg River Canoe Marathon; and to celebrate in the accomplishment, and commitment, that separates those that complete the Berg River from the fair weather paddlers.


Motorsport
  1. Western Province Motor Club

  2. Established 1987, The Killarney Motor Racing Track is the premier motor racing venue in the Western Cape. Regular meetings are held, covering all aspects of motor racing, including motorbikes, production cars, etc.


Watersport
  1. Milnerton Aquatic Club

  2. Milnerton Aquatic Club is situated in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve and is the premier destination for all water sports in Cape Town.


Angling / Fishing
Fishing Clubs - Fly Fishing
  1. Cape Piscatorial Society – Fly Fishing Club

  2. Cape Piscatorial Society – Fly Fishing Club
    The Cape Piscatorial Society (CPS) is primarily a fly fishing club, whose members fly fish for a wide variety of both fresh and saltwater species.
    The Society also manages a variety of waters on behalf of Cape Nature Conservation and provide office facilities to both members and non-members for the arrangement of fishing permits.


Fishing Clubs - Freshwater Fishing
  1. Cape Peninsula Angling Club – Freshwater Fishing Club

  2. Cape Peninsula Angling Club – Freshwater Fishing Club
    We exist for all people who love fresh water fishing, and in particular what is called Bank Angling. This is just a fancy name for fishing off the bank of a river or dam as opposed to fly-fishing or such-like.
    We are also particularly interested in helping young aspiring fishermen to love the sport and develop their skills and passion.

  3. Cape Town Angling Club - Freshwater Fishing Club



  4. False Bay Freshwater Bank Angling Club – Freshwater Fishing Club

  5. False Bay Freshwater Bank Angling Club – Freshwater Fishing Club
    .All ages social freshwater angling Club. Situated in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. A place to meet if fishing is your thing or if you enjoy the tale of "The one that got away".

  6. Green Sea Point Anglers Club – Freshwater Fishing Club

  7. Green Sea Point Anglers Club – Freshwater Fishing Club
    Established in May 1948 by local enthusiasts, Green & Sea Point Anglers Club is conveniently situated to serve the needs of the bank angler in the greater Cape Town and surrounding areas. We are a proud and long standing member of the Western Province Freshwater Anglers Association and compete in their annual league. We hold monthly club competitions and not only encourage guests but welcome them too.


Fishing Clubs - Saltwater Fishing
  1. Blue Ray Angling Club – Saltwater Fishing Club

  2. Blue Ray Angling Club – Saltwater Fishing Club.
    What makes us such a special club? On the 1st of April 2011 some guys decided to start a new fishing club; a club where the members own the club, each member can table his voice to any club decision and every member is taken into consideration. A club for the people, by the people...

  3. Four Oceans Angling Club - Saltwater Fishing Club

  4. Four Oceans Angling Club - Saltwater Fishing Club
    The name is derived from the two oceans surrounding the South African coastline coupled with the "oceans of the mind and spirit". The club's primary emphasis is that of competitive angling a winning culture and an all encompassing sportsman philosphy.

  5. Gordon’s Bay Boat Angling Club - Saltwater Fishing Club

  6. Gordon’s Bay Boat Angling Club - Saltwater Fishing Club
    If you are a keen sport fisherman we invite you to join us in our many events taking place throughout the year. If you would like to become a sport fisherman we will be happy to guide you and teach you the ropes. We have many enthusiatic members of which some are highly professional and some not so. We are sure you will fit right in with our bunch of fishing crazy members.

  7. Paardevlei Light Tackle Boat Club - Saltwater Fishing Club

  8. Paardevlei Light Tackle Boat Club - Saltwater Fishing Club
    The club was started in 1989 by Clive Horrell and Graham Roberts who after their retirement are still active members.The club was named after Paardevlei which is situated on the De Beers property at the Strand next to the N2 leading to Cape Town.

  9. Paarl Angling Club - Saltwater Fishing Club



  10. Two Oceans Angling Club - Saltwater Fishing Club

  11. Two Oceans Angling Club - Saltwater Fishing Club
    Two Oceans Angling club was established in August 2001.The club was born out of a need to split some of the domination of older clubs in the wcsaa at the time.


Freshwater Fishing
  1. Carp Fishing in Rietvlei Cape Town

  2. Rietvlei has several fish species sought after by freshwater anglers, including carp, kurper and barbel.


Saltwater Fishing
  1. Braveheart Fishing Charters - Langebaan Lagoon West Coast Cape Town

  2. Braveheart Fishing Charters at Langebaan Lagoon is owned and operated by Anton Olivier. Anton has had 23 years experience in fishing and many of those years have been spent in Langebaan and surrounds. Anton has been recognised and awarded as the top fisherman in Langebaan lagoon and has taken countless people on fishing charters on the lagoon.


Arts, Culture, Theatre
Annual Cultural Events
  1. Cape Town International Jazz Festival

  2. The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has grown into a hugely successful international event since its inception in the year 2000. Attendance figures have increased from the initial 14 000 to 34 000 in the last 11 years.

  3. Mother City Queer Party

  4. MCQP initially started as a themed Costume Party event in 1994 to celebrate the birth of South Africa’s new constitution and its acknowledgment of gay rights. Since then the MCQP concept has grown to become a national and international cultural phenomenon. The Costume Party was, and still is, the flagship MCQP ‘project’ around which other projects, events and activities have been conceptualised. The themed Costume Party is the climax of months of MCQP activity and awareness, and in 16 years consistent years, it has grown to become what is commonly known as ‘Africa’s biggest queer bash’.


Ballet
  1. Cape Town City Ballet

  2. The CTCB is celebrating in this year 2011, seventy-seven years of existence, making it South Africa's oldest, and at times, only, professional ballet company and one of the oldest in the world. The CTCB has a proven track record of delivery of the finest in classical and neo-classical ballets, danced and produced by South Africans, for audiences in the Western Cape, South Africa and abroad. Started in 1934 as the University of Cape Town Ballet Company, it became the CAPAB Ballet Company in 1964 and for the last 13 years has been a Section 21 company, incorporated not for profit or for gain, known as the CAPE TOWN CITY BALLET (CTCB).


Classical Music
  1. South African College of Music Concerts

  2. The South African College of Music, founded by a group of musicians led by Madame Apolline Niay-Darroll, opened in 1910 in Strand Street, Cape Town, with six students. In 1912 Mr W.H. Bell was appointed Principal and, in 1914, the SACM moved to larger premises in Stal Plein.

  3. The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra

  4. "The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra is arguably the most versatile and active orchestra on the continent of Africa and contributes handsomely in making Cape Town part of a global culture."

  5. The Cape Town Concert Series

  6. Today, as one of South Africa's leading and most prestigious chamber music organisations, the Cape Town Concert Series provides a platform where the finest South African talents from all sections of our country's diverse communities are presented alongside the best on offer from the international community.


Dance
  1. Jazzart Dance Theatre

  2. Jazzart Dance Theatre, resident in Cape Town, South Africa, is a professional contemporary African dance company.

    Jazzart is the oldest contemporary dance company in the Cape, if not Africa. It has been at the forefront of contemporary dance development administratively and artistically, within the context of democratic practice, serving marginalised communities in particular.



Music
  1. Barnyard Theatre Willowbridge

  2. The leading Cape Town venue for live music and tribute shows.

  3. Kirstenbosch Concerts and Events

  4. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is Cape Town’s leading outdoor events location. Set in the idyllic garden setting of Kirstenbosch, patrons can enjoy a wide variety of musical concerts and events, both local and international.

  5. Oude Libertas Amphitheatre

  6. You are invited to join again the summer audiences who relish the delights of a unique season of top entertainment under the stars in the Stellenbosch original theatre in the Winelands. Music, theatre and dance once again find a perfect setting under Stellenbosch’s southern sky. Set among tall, rustling trees, the famous open-air Oude Libertas Amphitheatre this year hosts a top line-up of performers in a variety of presentations.

  7. Paul Cluver Wine Estate Amphitheatre

  8. It is the most unique and awe inspiring setting for performances and it is only 45 minutes drive from Cape Town International. A towering Eucalyptus forest circles the intimate open-air arena which has been hewn from farm timber in its entirety. Performances are specifically chosen to match the natural acoustics of the venue.

  9. Saronsberg Theatre

  10. Since opening, Saronsberg Theatre has hosted big names and shows such as Chris Chameleon, Jack Parow, Die Antwoord, Liz Meiring, Dowwe Dolla, Flip a Coin, Blues Broers, Albert Frost, Zinkplaat, Gerald Clark, Die Naaimasjien, Valiant Swart, Koos Kombuis, Jan en die Boointjieraak, Lollos, Tuesdays with Morrie.


Opera
  1. Cape Town Opera

  2. VISION
    To be the leading opera company of its type in the world, and a source of pride to all South Africans.


Theatre
  1. Artscape Theatre

  2. The Artscape Theatre Centre, which belongs to the provincial administration, was opened on 19 May 1971 as the Nico Malan Theatre Centre. In line with the new South African political dispensation and the concurrent changes the complex was renamed to Artscape in March 2001.

  3. Baxter Theatre

  4. The Baxter Theatre Centre provides an exciting forum for the celebration of life which is the essence of live theatre, music and dance. It is one of the major live theatre venues in Cape Town and has always been at the forefront of the performing arts both as a popular venue and as a leading producer.

  5. Evita se Perron

  6. Evita se Perron, the theatre of South Africa's leading satirist, Pieter Dirk Uys, or is it Evita Bezuidenhout?

  7. Kalk Bay Theatre

  8. The Kalk Bay Theatre (KBT) is a 78-seater theatre located at 52 Main Road, Kalk Bay in the old Kalk Bay DR church, built in 1876 and is a heritage protected building.The building has been lovingly converted into an intimate theatre with a bar area serving light meals, snacks and drinks on the upper floor. KBT offers a unique night of entertainment. Theatre, sustenance and quality time with friends all under the same roof.

  9. Magnet Theatre

  10. Magnet Theatre was formed in 1987 to produce Jennie Reznek's first one-person performance, CHEAP FLIGHTS. It re-emerged in 1991 to produce THE SHOW'S NOT OVER 'TIL THE FAT LADY SINGS in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Grahamstown, Pietermaritzburg, Windhoek, London, Brighton, Manchester, Glastonbury, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Stockholm.

  11. Maynardville Open Air Theatre

  12. The Maynardville Open-Air Theatre is situated in Maynardville Park, Wynberg. The spectacular green wooded park has earned it the reputation for is one of the best-loved outdoor theatre venues in the Cape Region. It offers its patrons both a 500m2 wooded park for pre-show picnics and drinks, as well as a unique wooded 720-seater theatre setting. Most famous for the annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park, it has, over the last 50 years attracted an average attendance of 20 000 patrons per year, a strong focus of which is the Schools in the Western Cape. The Shakespeare sees up to 8000 scholars, grade 9 to 12 from as far afield as Heidelberg.

  13. Milnerton Players

  14. There is always something happening at the Playhouse - and not only for actors and actresses: we are always in need of help with set-building, lighting, sound, costumes, front of house duties and assistance at the bar.

    We stage major productions several times a year, and host visiting performers or other societies from time to time.

  15. Obz Café Theatre

  16. Obz Café Restaurant and Theatre, an iconic feature of the bohemian suburb of Observatory, a platform for encouraging the Theatre and Arts Industry to meet, engage in cultural exchanges, and make new friends. Time spent in the Café be it over coffee, a delicious cocktail, hot soup or one of our daily specials is sure to be a memorable experience for all.



  17. On Broadway

  18. On Broadway, dinner theatre with a difference. Comedy, music and much more! Join us for dinner or just for drinks.

  19. The Fugard Theatre

  20. The 280-seater Fugard Theatre is located within the historic Sacks Futeran building in Cape Town’s District Six, with the renovated Congregational Church Hall in Caledon Street as its entrance. Construction of The Fugard Theatre was underwritten by its founding producer Eric Abraham, and is named in honour of Athol Fugard, South Africa’s greatest playwright.

  21. The Masque Theatre

  22. In 1957 local attorney, Bertie Stern, Chairman of the South Peninsula Dramatic Society purchased the land that now houses the Masque Theatre..... Not by any means as it now stands, but rather as a totally derelict building with no roof and four walls that was previously a bowling alley! With the help of friends, the hard grind of do-it-yourself construction began, and finally when the building was finished, the struggle with the powers-that-be for permission to operate a theatre in a residential area , especially as Bertie insisted it was multi-racial in what was then a non-multi-racial society, would take another two years!

  23. The Theatre on the Bay

  24. Pieter Toerien's Theatre on the Bay offers a good mix of local and international drama, musicals, comedy, cabaret, music and dance.

    Not only does this intimate theatre host the best shows in town, it is also home to the Act I Theatre Café. This fabulous restaurant is open for dinner both before and after the show, and the small, diverse menu is changed seasonally.



Cape Town Museums
All Museums in Cape Town and the Western Cape
  1. Afrikaans Language – Taal Museum

  2. Die Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en –monument (ATM), also known as The Afrikaans Language Museum and Monument, is situated in Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa. The museum and our administrative office are in Pastorie Avenue and the monument is on Paarl Mountain.

  3. Bertram House

  4. Bertram House, situated at the top of Government Avenue in the centre of Cape Town, is set to reopen its doors to the public on 9 December 2010, after extensive renovations.

    This house is the only remaining example of the English Georgian-style red brick houses that were once common in Cape Town. It was built c. 1839 by the English immigrant and notary, John Barker, who named it in memory of his first wife, Ann Bertram Findlay.


  5. Bokaap Museum

  6. The Bo-Kaap Museum, situated in the historic area that became home to many Muslims and freed slaves after the abolition of slavery, showcases local Islamic culture and heritage. The Bo-Kaap itself is well worth a visit. Colourful houses, steep cobbled streets, the muezzin’s calls to prayer, and children traditionally dressed for Madrassa, add to this unique Cape experience.

  7. Burgerhuis Museum

  8. The Burgerhuis (Burger house) - a cultural museum in Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa - is one of a group of historical buildings that surround the village green, also know as the Braak. Stellenbosch’s village green was laid out as early as 1703 as a parade ground that today lies at the heart of the oak-lined streets, water canals and beautiful white-washed Cape Dutch style buildings that are the hallmark of this beautiful town.

  9. Cape Medical Museum

  10. The Cape Medical Museum which was first opened in 1986 is housed in what was once the residence of the Medical Superintendent of the now defunct City Hospital for Infectious Diseases, built in 1900.

  11. De Oude Drostdy

  12. De Oude Drostdy was designed by the renowned Cape architect Louis Michel Thibault and built shortly after the establishment of the district and town of Tulbagh in 1804. When the seat of the landdrost moved to Worcester in 1822, De Oude Drostdy passed into private ownership.

  13. District 6 Museum

  14. District Six was named the Sixth Municipal District of Cape Town in 1867. Originally established as a mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, labourers and immigrants, District Six was a vibrant centre with close links to the city and the port. By the beginning of the twentieth century, however, the history of removals and marginalisation had begun.

  15. Drostdy Museum Swellendam

  16. The Drostdy was built by the Dutch East India Company in 1747 to serve as residence and official headquarters for the Landdrost. Soon after a gaol, a house for the secretary, a mill and various outbuildings were erected.

  17. Groot Constantia Museum

  18. The farm, Groot Constantia, dates back to 1685, when the land was granted to Simon van der Stel – thus making it one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa. Its Orientation Centre in the Jonkershuis complex uses panel, object and archaeological displays to give an overview of Groot Constantia from the past to present, including slavery on the estate. Carriages are on display in the Coach House and in the historical wine cellar, while the Wine Museum exhibits wine storage and drinking vessels from antiquity to the early 20th century. The Manor House, with its exhibition of furniture, paintings, textiles, ceramics, brass, and copperware, provides an insight into the life of a successful 18th to late 19th century Cape farmer.

  19. Groote Schuur Heart Transplant Museum

  20. The drama of the world’s first heart transplant, led by Professor Christiaan Neethling Barnard, played out within the walls of the Charles Saint Theatre here at Groote Schuur Hospital on 3 December 1967.

  21. Hazendal Wine Estate's Marvol Russian Art Musuem

  22. A visit to the Marvol Museum provides visitors with a fascinating insight into Russian art and culture and showcases a rare collection of realist paintings, religious icons and Fabergé eggs.

  23. Hermanus Museums

  24. The Old Harbour was proclaimed 'a Museum' in 1972. The first Curator Mr Guy Clark was appointed in 1973. The area that had been neglected for years was cleaned up and the cement work repaired. Old fishing boats were collected and repaired for outdoor display. An indoor Museum was planned and eventually built along the slopes where many old fishing shacks stood in early days.

  25. Hout Bay Museum

  26. Hout Bay Museum is a museum on Andrews Road in Hout Bay near Cape Town, South Africa. The museum has displays on the history of the Hout Bay valley and its people, focusing on forestry, mining, and the fishing industry up to modern times. The museum also organizes weekly guided nature walks into the surrounding mountains.

  27. Huguenot Memorial Museum Franschhoek

  28. Welcome to the Huguenot Memorial Museum. We are situated in one of the truly most beautiful valleys in the world, Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa.

  29. Irma Stern Collection

  30. Irma Stern (1894-1966), a major South African artist who achieved national and international recognition in her lifetime.

    The permanent collection on display shows Irma Stern's development as an artist whose subject matter included exotic figures, portraits, lush landscapes and still lifes conveyed in a variety of media, ranging from oils and water colours to gouache and charcoal.

  31. Josephine Mill

  32. The Mill Museum is the darling of the Cape Town Historical Society which was bequeathed the building by its heir, Myra East, in 1975.

    At the time, the Mill was in a sad state of disrepair. Abandoned in the latter half of the 1930s, much of the building had lain exposed to the elements for decades. A few records hinting at its construction and workings during its illustrious years of operation between 1840 when it was built, and 1863 when its machinery fell silent inspired the society to attempt its renovation and reconstruction.

  33. Kleinplasie Museum Worcester

  34. Worcester in the Breede River Valley has a rich history covering a time when the region was inhabited by indigenous hunter gathers and pastoralists followed by trekker farmers and later the introduction of commerce and industrial change.

    Owing to its situation in the Breede River Valley the Worcester Museum is a cultural history museum with a strong focus on agriculture. The collections emphasise the Cape colonial history with agricultural implements, wagons, furniture, glass, ceramics, textiles and metal.

  35. Koopmans de Wet House

  36. This house museum was originally built as the home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th century. It houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country, in addition to a priceless collection of ceramics. A household such as this would only have been able to function with its share of servants and slaves, and recent research has brought to light the names and professions of some of these, as well as the kinds of activities they would have pursued.

  37. Michaelis Collection

  38. Situated in the hub of Cape Town on Greenmarket Square, this collection is housed in the former City Hall (the Old Town House) built in 1755 in Cape Rococo style. Donated by Sir Max Michaelis in 1914, it consists of a world-renowned selection of Nederlandish art from the seventeenth-century Golden Age. There are works by Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Jacob Ruisdal, Anthony van Dyck and numerous others.

  39. Natalie Labia Collection

  40. This museum was presented to the South African National Gallery by Count Natale Labia in 1985 in memory of his parents. Count Labia donated the furniture and a collection of works of art to the museum for its permanent display area on the ground level, where the original character of the reception rooms has been retained.

  41. Naval Museum


  42. The SA Navy Museum is housed in, and around, the original Dockyard Magazine/Storehouse (1743/44) which, from 1810 when the Royal Navy moved its headquarters from Cape Town to Simon’s Town, was extended to become the three-storey building it is today.

  43. Oude Kerk Volks Museum Complex Tulbagh

  44. House Number 1: The Old Church Museum, the oldest cross-form church in South Africa and a fantastic collection of Cape furniture.

    House Number 6: The Earthquake Museum explores the valley’s history and how Tulbagh was rebuilt after the 1969 earthquake.

    House Number 22: The 'Ou Volks Museum'. This Cape Dutch pioneer cottage has been recreated into a quaint home, reconstructing life as it was 200 years ago

  45. Paarl Museum

  46. Situated in the Oude Pastorie. Superb collection of Cape Antiques, artefacts, documents and photographs that portray the collective heritage and development of Paarl.

  47. Percy Fitzpatrick Institute

  48. The Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology (affectionately known as the Fitztitute) is located at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where it is housed within the Zoology Department.

  49. Rust en Vreugd

  50. Rust en Vreugd was built as a home for Willem Cornelis Boers, a high-ranking official of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) known as a fiscal, around 1777–1778.


  51. SA Maritime Museum

  52. The Iziko Maritime Centre features an overview of shipping in Cape Town, and the earliest existing model of Table Bay harbour, completed in 1885 by prisoners and warders of Breakwater Prison, forms part of the exhibitions. Images depicting Table Bay from the 17th to 20th century give an idea of the development of the harbour. There is a collection of ship models and objects associated with shipping in Cape Town, in particular the era of mail-ships. Large and medium-sized images support the exhibitions, with the emphasis on the Union-Castle Line.

  53. SAS Somerset Museum

  54. The SAS Somerset, is permanently moored for public viewing in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town.

    The SAS Somerset was taken over from the South African Navy on 24 May 1988. She is the only Boom Defence Vessel left in the world. While the SAS Somerset was in commission in the South African Navy her operational duties were restricted to salvage operations.


  55. Slave Lodge - SA Cultural Museum

  56. The Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. The many names of the building over three centuries – Slave Lodge, Government Offices Building, Old Supreme Court, and SA Cultural History Museum – reflect the long and rich history of the building.

  57. South African Air Force Museum

  58. The South African Air Force Museum at Ysterplaat airbase is a must for any flying enthusiast. Exhibits include a history of aviation in South Africa, examples of military aircraft and uniforms. Entrance is free.

    Open from Monday to Friday 08H00 to 15H30, Saturday 08H00 -12H30, closed on Sundays and public holidays.

    Visit our website for further information.

  59. South African Jewish Museum

  60. The South African Jewish Museum was officially opened by Nelson Mandela in December 2000. The brainchild of Mendel Kaplan, the museum's founder and one of the benefactors, the project took about four years from planning to completion. Set in the heart of the Company's Garden in Museum Mile, it is a major attraction for local and international tourism.

  61. South African Museum

  62. The South African Museum (SAM) was established by Lord Charles Somerset in 1825, and reconstituted under a Board of Trustees in 1855. It is the country's second oldest scientific institute, the Royal Observatory having been established five years earlier, in 1820.

    For every object on exhibition at the South Museum, there are thousands more carefully stored away. The Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance.

  63. South African Police Museum

  64. During the mid-eighties plans were under way to establish a police museum in Muizenberg, Cape Town. Permission was granted that the old Muizenberg Police Station and the adjoining old magistrate’s court could be used to accommodate the museum. Captain J Schreuder was appointed to begin collecting historical articles and to equip the museum full time. These activities were performed with the full cooperation of the curator of the Police Museum in Pretoria, under whose command the new museum would fall.

  65. Stellenbosch Museum

  66. During your stay in the historic town of Stellenbosch you will have many activities and attractions at your fingertips, to explore and find out a bit more about this beautiful town.

  67. Submarine Museum Simon’s Town

  68. The South African Navy Submarine Museum is an annexe to the Naval Museum and is run by volunteers under the auspices of the Naval Heritage Trust. The boat has been refurbished and is now open to visitors. Tours through the vessel include the Forward Torpedo Room, Junior Ratings Mess, Officers Quarters, Operations Room, Control Room, Engine Room and Senior Ratings Mess. The tours are conducted by ex-submariners who served in the boat, or experienced volunteers, and their extensive knowledge adds to the authenticity of the experience. Visitors are able to get a first hand view of what life was like aboard these underwater weapons. One of only five such museums in the southern hemisphere and the only one in Africa, she is internally complete and is well worth the visit. Once on board the tour lasts for approximately an hour.

  69. The Springbok Experience RugbyMuseum

  70. The Springbok Experience is a world-class, modern interactive museum telling South Africa’s story through the eyes of its most powerful sport.

    It offers a fun and entertaining experience for the whole family and is a ‘must-do’ attraction at the heart of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

  71. The Warrior Toy Museum

  72. The Warrior Toy Museum in Simon’s Town houses a permanent display of 4 000 model cars, 500 dolls and teddy bears, miniature dolls houses and rooms, two fully operating railroads, lead soldier displays, Meccano, ships and many other miscellaneous toys and models. The toy museum also has a sales section for collectors. Percy van Zyl, curator of the museum, has created a haven for collectors of cars, buses, airplanes, trucks and lead soldiers.

  73. Wellington Museum

  74. Wellington Museum, situated in the winelands of the western Cape, 45 minutes from Cape Town, features not only the cultures of various African ethnic groups but also prides itself in having ties with countries as far afield as America, England, Scotland, France, and the Netherlands.

  75. Wheat Industry Museum

  76. The Wheat Industry Museum in Moorreesburg was officially opened on 10th February 1978 after it was approved that Moorreesburg is the most suitable place for such a museum, owing to its convenient situation in the wheat area as well as the availability of the old DR Mission Church Building that could house the building. This is not only an excellent display of the history but is also used for education and other activities like music and dancing.


Casinos
Western Cape Casinos
  1. Golden Valley Casino – Worcester

  2. The Golden Valley Casino is a friendly, intimate casino situated in Worcester in the picturesque Breede River Valley.

    The casino has taken over an old Cape Dutch style home and, in true Golden Valley style, the place has turned to gold. Whether you’re enjoying yourself in the casino, relaxing by the pool, taking in a live show or enjoying a delicious meal, Golden Valley Casino will continue to surprise you.

    Just an hour’s drive from Cape Town, it’s the perfect getaway.

  3. GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World

  4. Set against a backdrop of the majestic Cape, an ornate treasure chest lies waiting to be unlocked. Sparkling with the spirit of excitement and magical adventure, GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World takes centre stage as the Mother City’s premier entertainment extravaganza – offering pure pleasure and larger-than-life fun for the whole family.


Cinemas
Cinemas in Cape Town
  1. Labia Cinemas

  2. Enjoy quality movies at reasonable admission prices on our four characteristic screens at 68 Orange Street (Mnet Screen 4 is now equipped with Dolby Stereo sound) and on our additional two trendy screens in the nearby, upmarket, new Lifestyles Centre at 50 Kloof Street, Gardens.

    The Labia on Orange further offers a coffee bar, outside terrace and a liquor licence.


  3. Nu Metro Cinemas



  4. Ster-Kinekor Cinemas

  5. Ster-Kinekor Theatres is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Primedia Group and is acknowledged as one of the jewels in the group’s crown, particularly in financial terms, with attendances increasing annually despite the recessionary environment – attesting to the belief that going to the movies is a perfect way to escape the pressure of everyday life, even if just for a few hours.


Convention Centres
Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
  1. Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)

  2. The CTICC is so much more than just another convention centre. Set in the heart of the Cape Town city centre, the CTICC is a place where people from all walks of life are brought together, a tangible demonstration of the power of partnership, and an excellent example of the success that can be achieved when public and private enterprises work together towards shared goals.


Eco-Tourism Attractions
All Eco-Tourism Attractions
  1. Camphill Village

  2. The aim of Camphill Viallge West Coast is to provide care and employment for adults with/or physical and intellectual disability, particularly those who are at risk within their families and/or communities. We aim to create work and home environments which are mutually therapeutic and culturally and spiritually fulfilling to all.


  3. Friends of The Blouberg Conservation Area

  4. The Friends of BCA (FoBCA) is a voluntary group of concerned citizens whose mission it is to contribute to seeing that the BCA is protected and utilised to the benefit of the general public now and for the future. They are affiliated to WESSA Western Cape.

  5. Rietvlei Nature Reserve / Friends of Rietvlei

  6. We are a community organisation committed to the conservation of the Rietvlei Wetlands Reserve. We have an active committee, regular meetings, a newsletter and undertake various activities that are designed to educate people about the Wetlands and to conserve the Wetlands. We are affiliated to the Wildlife and Environmental Society of SA (WESSA).


  7. SANCCOB

  8. The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) was established in 1967 as a practical response to the diminishing African penguin population. SANCCOB has helped to treat more than 80,000 sea birds since its inception, of which the majority have been African penguins, Cape gannets, cormorants and seagulls.


Birding
  1. Intaka Island

  2. Welcome to Intaka island.

    This majestic 16ha wetlands and bird sanctuary is situated at the centre of Century City , approximately 7 km to the east of cape Town’s CBD, just north of the N1 highway.



General Tourism Attractions
General Tourism Attractions Cape Town
  1. !Kwa Tthu - The San Experience

  2. !Khwa ttu, the San Education and Culture Centre, 70 km north-west of Cape Town offers you the unique experience of being introduced to the world of the descendants of the first indigenous people of southern Africa.

  3. Blue Flag Beaches - Cape Town, Western Cape and Southern Cape

  4. The Blue Flag is a voluntary eco-label awarded to over 3450 beaches and marinas in 41 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada and the Caribbean.

  5. Boulders Beach Penguins

  6. Just around the corner from the seaside village of Simons Town turn left off main road to Boulders Visitor Centre to visit the famous colony of African Penguins, so called for their hilarious braying call.

  7. Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve

  8. Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve is a private game reserve situated on the R27 in the heart of the West Coast, a Malaria free zone. Come and enjoy what we have to offer, from magnificent wildlife to superb South African scenery.

  9. Butterfly World

  10. Butterfly World, one of the more unique attractions of the Western Cape Winelands, consists of a tropical garden in a 1000 m2 green house. This luxuriant paradise makes the free flying exotic butterflies feel right at home.

  11. Cape Point

  12. From its rugged, rocky outcrops and sheer cliffs to the fynbos covered plains, Cape Point holds much more in store for visitors to these shores.

    A full day of discovery will reward you with spectacular views, fine food, remarkable encounters with nature, spell-binding history...and memories to treasure forever.


  13. Cape Point Ostrich Farm

  14. The Cape Point Ostrich Farm was established in 1996 and turned into an ostrich breeding farm by the vision of Angelika Coelle. The 65ha farm was undeveloped and only the ruins of the 19th century Cape Dutch style buildings were visible underneath the growth of many years.

  15. Chapman’s Peak Drive

  16. Chapman’s Peak Drive winds it way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay. Situated on the Atlantic Coast, at the south-western tip of South Africa, it is one of the most spectacular marine drives anywhere in the world.

  17. Drakenstein Lion Park

  18. Drakenstein Lion Park was established in 1998 to provide lions in distress with sanctuary, where they could live in safety, free from abuse and persecution, and be treated with the compassion and respect they deserved.

  19. Greenmarket Square

  20. Greenmarket Square, nestled in the heart of the Central Business District of Cape Town, has seen a vast mix of cultures pass over its ancient cobbles.

  21. Just Nuisance

  22. "Just Nuisance", as the dog was to become known by, was by all accounts born on Thursday, 1st April 1937 in Rondebosch, a suburb in the south peninsula of Cape Town.

  23. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

  24. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain.

  25. Koeberg Nuclear Power Station

  26. Koeberg Power Station is the only nuclear power station on the African continent. It is situated at Duynefontein, 30km northwest of Cape Town in South Africa on the Atlantic coast. Koeberg ensures a reliable supply of electricity to the Western Cape one of the fastest growing regions in South Africa. It has operated safely for more than 21 years and efficiently for a decade and has a further active life of 30 - 40 years.

  27. Mostert's Mill

  28. The windmill, known as Mostert's Mill on de Waal Drive (M3) at Mowbray Cape Town is the only working windmill in Africa, south of the Sahara.

  29. Ratanga Junction

  30. The premier landmark amusement park and function facility in Southern Africa whereby dynamic fun, guest value and the 3 Basics of Service (Warm Welcome, Magic Moments and a Fond Farewell) are offered to guests of all ages in a friendly, safe, professional and service-orientated team environment. RJ will continue to focus on its demographic and social responsibilities whilst adhering to its environmental goals and obligations.

  31. Rhodes Memorial

  32. The magnificent floodlit memorial to Cecil John Rhodes, stands on the slopes of Devil’s Peak, on the Northern flank of Table Mountain. It was built in 1912 on the very place where Rhodes used to sit and contemplate his future. It was a short ride on horseback from his town home – Groote Schuur – (from which the famous hospital takes it’s name) - which is now separated by the M3 Rhodes Drive motorway.

  33. Robben Island Museum

  34. From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom.

  35. Sea Point Pavilion

  36. Regarded by many as the most breathtaking public swimming pool in the world, the Sea Point Pool complex consists of an Olympic size pool, plus 2 splash pools for kids, and a fully equipped springboard diving pool. Built on the beachfront, these filtered seawater pools are part of the scenic Sea Point Pavilion. Although the pools are not heated, the facility is open throughout the year, and a handful of Capetonians persist with their training at the Pavilion through Winter, when water temperatures drop to about 12 degrees Celsius.

  37. South African Air Force Museum

  38. The South African Air Force Museum at Ysterplaat airbase is a must for any flying enthusiast. Exhibits include a history of aviation in South Africa, examples of military aircraft and uniforms. Entrance is free.

    Open from Monday to Friday 08H00 to 15H30, Saturday 08H00 -12H30, closed on Sundays and public holidays.

    Visit our website for further information.

  39. South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) Cape Town

  40. SAAO's Cape Town headquarters, on the site of the former Royal Observatory (1828-1971) includes offices, the main library, computing facilities, engineering workshops and historic telescopes.

    Members of the public are welcome to visit the SAAO in Cape Town on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at 20H00. The gates will be open and visitors should park near the Main Building; then make their way to the Auditorium for a 45-minute presentation. The topic of the talk is advertised on the SAAO homepage.

  41. South African National Gallery

  42. South Africa's premier art museum houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art. Selections from the Permanent Collection change regularly to enable the museum to have a full programme of temporary exhibitions of paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, beadwork, textiles and architecture. They provide insight into the extraordinary range of aesthetic production in this country, the African continent and further afield. This program is complemented by a range of temporary visiting exhibitions.

  43. Spier

  44. Spier is one of the Stellenbosch winelands' most celebrated destinations. Our wine farm has sweeping views of the Helderberg mountain range, and lies besides the calming waters of the Eerste River.

  45. St. George’s Cathedral

  46. " ... this cathedral became widely known as a site and focus of resistance against apartheid. And so St George's won the splendid accolade contained in the title The People's Cathedral."
    –- ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU


  47. Table Mountain and the Cableway

  48. “During the many years of incarceration on Robben Island, we often looked across Table Mountain at its magnificent silhouette… To us on Robben Island, Table Mountain was a beacon of hope. It represented the mainland to which we knew we would one day return.”
    – Nelson Mandela


  49. The Blue Train Mouille Point

  50. Sea Point Rotary Club has big plans to ensure that the Blue Train does not run out of steam and that the surrounding facilities are upgraded, for the benefit of the community.

  51. The Castle of the Cape of Good Hope

  52. Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime
    replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa.


  53. The Noon Gun

  54. Signal Hill's main attraction is the battery with the Noon Gun positioned just below the mountain top. Here a cannon-shot is fired every day at 12 o'clock noon on the dot, to uphold an old Capetonian tradition. Then all people in the city look at their watches and smile.

  55. The Planetarium

  56. The Planetarium, which is housed in the South African Museum building in Cape Town, is a celestial theatre in the round, utilizing the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. The ultimate in armchair travel.

  57. The Scratch Patch

  58. Southern Africa is often considered the “gemstone capital of the world” as almost half of the world’s gemstones are found in this part of the world. For this reason, experiencing the amazing beauty and variety of gemstones is an absolute “must” for visitors to Cape Town.

    One of the most popular and convenient places to see and buy gemstones in Cape Town – and see an amazing variety of gemstone products – is at The Scratch Patch and Mineral World outlets at Simon’s Town and the V&A Waterfront.

  59. The Two Oceans Aquarium

  60. The southern tip of the African continent is the meeting place of two mighty and bountiful oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in these two oceans. The Aquarium is one of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town and over 3000 living sea animals, including sharks, fishes, turtles and penguins can be seen in this spectacular underwater nature reserve.

  61. The West Coast Ostrich Ranch

  62. For many years the West Coast Ostrich Show Ranch has been offering a unique experience to visitors of the Western Cape. Situated only twenty minutes from Cape Town's Waterfront, the Kanigowski family have built up a very popular tourist destination encompassing informative tours with a high quality, great value leather and curio shops and an ostrich meat orientated restaurant.

  63. Victoria and Alfred V&A Waterfront

  64. Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, within a stone’s throw from the Cape Town Stadium and in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experiences. Indoor shopping and entertainment venues seamlessly merge with ocean vistas and mountain views and the fresh sea breeze and warm African sun add zest to a cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere. More than 80 restaurants bring a fusion of international food, from rustic al fresco fish and chips to starched table-cloth cuisine. Come and spend the day with us – there is just so much to do, so much to discover.

  65. West Coast Fossil Park

  66. Visit the West Coast Fossil Park close to Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa. See the fossils of bears, sabre-tooth cats, short-necked giraffes and the many other exotic animals which inhabited the west coast area some 5 million years ago.

  67. Whale Watching in Hermanus

  68. Hermanus is fast becoming one of the most loved holiday destinations amongst South Africans as well as international visitors. Wedged between mountain and sea offering spectacular views over Walker Bay, Hermanus promises remarkable natural beauty in the heart of the beautiful Cape Whale Coast in the Western Cape.

  69. White Shark Cage Diving

  70. Here, in the heart of the world's Great White Shark Mecca we offer a unique diving opportunity for you to witness the wonder of the Great White Shark. These gliding torpedoes of power serve as the focus of White Shark Projects, a renowned global research organisation founded in 1989 and totally dedicated to their conservation.

  71. World of Birds

  72. World of Birds is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the World. Over 3 000 birds (and small animals) of 400 different species are uniquely presented in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk through aviaries, allowing you the most intimate closeness with nature.


Shopping Tourism
Factory Shopping
  1. Factory Shopping in Cape Town and South Africa

  2. Cape Town has garnered a reputation as being the factory shopping capital of South Africa.


Shopping Centres / Shopping Malls
  1. Bayside Mall

  2. Bayside Mall is conveniently situated in the heart of the Blaauwberg area… just a stones throw away from the majestic Atlantic Ocean with a friendly offering of variety, expertise and convenience all on one level with fashion, entertainment and quality services. The mall boasts the new additions of the Game, Dischem, new Banking Hall and 300 additional parking bays to the community shopping mall due to open early 2011.

  3. Blue Route Mall

  4. Situated in Cape Town's lush suburb of Tokai, Blue Route Mall was built in the early 1970s and has over the past four decades evolved from a small convenience strip centre of only ten shops to an established shopping centre offering 48,000m² of retail convenience.

  5. Canal Walk

  6. Canal Walk Shopping Centre is Africa's leading super-regional retail mall. Its dominant presence attracts diverse shoppers from an extensive portion of the Western Cape, and further afield, with its comprehensive retail and leisure options. Canal Walk merges the world's most desirable brands with shopping convenience and entertainment with everyday leisure, all in a majestic setting.

  7. Cape Quarter

  8. Cape Quarter Lifestyle shopping mall in Green Point, Cape Town offers and alternative shopping experience to Capetonians and those visiting the Mother City on holiday.

    Cape Quarter is your one stop destination for excellent food and restaurants, unique lifestyle stops and Piazza Entertainment. If you enjoy shopping, window shopping, buying furniture or would just like to relax and enjoy a meal at any one of our many restaurants, then the CAPE QUARTER is the place for you.

  9. CapeGate Shopping Precinct

  10. This Shopping Precinct is located at the Okavango interchange alongside the N1 in Cape Town's northern suburb of Brackenfell. Included in this precinct is the Regional Centre consisting of 62 170m², a Lifestyle Centre including KFC,Steers Drive through and the Engen Garage of 18 524m², a 17 601m² Value Centre including Toyota and Trade Centre and a Décor Centre of 7 196m² bringing the total GLA to 105 491m².

  11. Cavendish Square

  12. Welcome to Cavendish Square Shopping Centre, the award-winning shopping mall, encompassing more than two hundred of the most elite stores in the country. Customers can look forward to shopping in a trolley-free environment whilst parking undercover.

  13. Constantia Village Shopping Centre

  14. There are very few places in the world where vineyards hug every street corner, where magnificent mountain slopes gaze down upon exclusive shopping complexes and where rustic hiking trails cross the pristine driveways of internationally acclaimed restaurants. Perhaps there is only one, Constantia. And right at the heart of all this natural beauty and opulence, stands a unique shopping destination - The Constantia Village.

  15. Eden on the Bay Mall

  16. Eden on the Bay is the Cape’s unique new shopping and lifestyle destination. This mixed-use development is situated on a prime location on Blouberg's Big Bay. It boasts an admirable mix of upmarket stores and restaurants, literally a "pebble's throw" from a world-class beach.

  17. Gardens Shopping Centre

  18. Vibrant, cosmopolitan and as colourful as the Mother City herself, Gardens Shopping Centre continues to attract locals and visitors to its lively atmosphere.

    With its carefully considered mix of shops and restaurants, and an easily accessible location, Gardens Centre offers choice and convenience unmatched in the City Bowl.

    It's the rendezvous of a cosmopolitan café society... hang-out of the well-known and well-heeled... and a quiet, personable shopping alternative to those sprawling malls elsewhere in Cape Town.

  19. Kenilworth Centre

  20. Kenilworth Centre has been the shopping gem of the Southern Suburbs for more than three decades, a Centre fondly referred to by its loyal shoppers as a 'home away from home'. Kenilworth Centre is managed by Broll Property Services, and is part of the Fountainhead Property Trust portfolio.



  21. N1 City Mall

  22. N1 City Mall, Cape Town's friendliest, most convenient regional shopping centre is situated in the heart of the Northern Suburbs. Situated a convenient 12 minute drive from Cape Town's city centre, N1 City Mall provides free, secure parking in 2,573 parking bays.

  23. Sable Square

  24. No one likes spending hours frantically running around from mall-to-mall. This year Sable Square has pulled out all the stops to ensure that it is a one-stop shopping venue, freeing up your time so that you can enjoy the festivities with your family and friends. With the opening of the Clicks, Pizza Piazza and Crazy Plastics, together with the now expanded Pick ‘n Pay, our shoppers are being offered greater variety. The Clicks store now also boasts a brand new pharmacy department.

  25. Somerset Mall

  26. Somerset West is special with its Wine Route, Golf Courses, nearby beaches, and nature reserves, Somerset West offers the visitor a host of attractions and activities that can be enjoyed any time of the year.

    Somerset Mall is the leading shopping destination for this vast area.

  27. The Paddocks

  28. Shop, Wine & Dine at The Paddocks in Milnerton, Western Cape.
    The Paddocks Shopping Centre, one of Milnerton's prime community shopping centres, is both convenient and easily accessible. With over 30 stores representing top brands, The Paddocks Shopping Centre offers a lifestyle shopping experience. Situated in close proximity to Cape Town's city centre and Century City, it offers ample covered and uncovered parking FREE OF CHARGE.

  29. Tyger Valley Shopping Centre

  30. Welcome to our world. A world where fun, fashion and shopping fuses and brings the very best in retail therapy.

    Tyger Valley Shopping Centre is believed by many to be the retail heart of the fairest Cape. Not surprising, when you consider its beautiful location, wide range of lifestyle stores and leisure facilities. The shopping centre features 275 stores, restaurants, a banking mall with bureau de change facilities, medical and dental facilities and a Ster-Kinekor cinema complex.

  31. V&A Waterfront Shopping Centre

  32. Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, within a stone’s throw from the Cape Town Stadium and in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experiences. Indoor shopping and entertainment venues seamlessly merge with ocean vistas and mountain views and the fresh sea breeze and warm African sun add zest to a cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere. More than 80 restaurants bring a fusion of international food, from rustic al fresco fish and chips to starched table-cloth cuisine. Come and spend the day with us – there is just so much to do, so much to discover.

  33. Vangate Mall

  34. Vangate City, situated midway between Cape Town’s CBD and the Airport, is the Western Cape’s newest and most exciting mixed-use property development - a destination where South Africa’s rich diversity of cultures can live, work and play in harmony.

  35. Willowbridge Shopping Centre

  36. Welcome to WILLOWBRIDGE – the most delightful shopping street in the Cape.
    This innovative centre has turned the world of shopping inside out. WILLOWBRIDGE has taken retail out of the confines of enclosed corridors, featureless walkways and let the sunshine in. Located in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town, WILLOWBRIDGE is South Africa's first true lifestyle centre and a world class open-air shopping experience. It's a place where you can amble and browse boutiques in the fresh air and actually see the sun. Reflecting a return to old style stress-free shopping, WILLOWBRIDGE is also the ultimate destination for home ware, décor and fashion.


Tourism Bureaux
Western Cape Tourism Bureaux
  1. Tourism Bureaux in the Western Cape




Transport Infrastructure Services
Air Transport Cape Town and Western Cape
  1. Cape Town International Airport

  2. Cape Town International Airport is Africa’s 3rd largest airport. It is also Africa’s premier tourist and VIP destination and has established a reputation as Africa’s premier international award-winning airport, consistently performing among the best in the world for service in its category.


Bus Transport Cape Town and Western Cape
  1. Golden Arrow Bus Services

  2. Golden Arrow serves the entire metropolitan Cape Town area with services provided from six depots. As the sole provider of scheduled bus transport in the Western Cape metropole, the company plays a significant role in meeting basic needs as well as building the economy of the region.

  3. MYCiTi Bus Service

  4. There are over three million people in Cape Town, many of whom depend on public transport. The spatial layout of the city creates challenges, with low-density development that requires many people to travel long distances to work or school. This has been made worse by our history, which saw poor communities moved to the edges of the city.


Train and Rail Transport Cape Town and Western Cape
  1. Cape Metrorail

  2. The rail trip from the central business district of Cape Town all the way through to Simon’s Town takes about an hour and a quarter, and takes you through a fascinating, ever-changing landscape.


Western Cape Markets
Cape Town and Western Cape Markets
  1. Baxter Food and Goods Market (Rondebosch)



  2. Bay Harbour - The Market Hout Bay (Hout Bay)



  3. Blaauwklippen Vineyards Family Market (Stellenbosch)



  4. Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market (Muizenberg)



  5. Bo-Kaap Food and Craft Market (Cape Town)



  6. Bothasig Holistic Fayre (Bothasig)



  7. Brighton Square Craft Market (Kraaifontein)



  8. Camphill Country Market (West Coast)



  9. Century City Natural Goods Market (Century City)



  10. City Bowl Market on Hope (Cape Town)



  11. Cobble Walk Lifestyle Market (Durbanville)



  12. Constantia Waldorf Night Market (Constantia)



  13. Constantia Waldorf Organic Market (Constantia)



  14. Country Craft Market (Somerset West)



  15. Driftwood Café Market (Parklands)



  16. Durbanville Craft Market (Durbanville)



  17. Earth Fair @ St George’s (Cape Town)



  18. Earth Fair Market @ Tokai (Tokai)



  19. Green Point Flea Market (Green Point)



  20. Jolly Carp Organic Market (Retreat)



  21. Kirstenbosch Craft Market (Kirstenbosch)



  22. Laborie “Lazy Days” Market (Paarl)



  23. Lifestyle and Eco Fair (Gardens)



  24. Market @ Bloubergrant High School (Bloubergrant)



  25. Market at Palms - Platteland Market and The Lock Stock Market (Woodstock)



  26. Market of Eden (Big Bay)



  27. Meerendal Farmers Market (Durbanville)



  28. Milnerton Flea Market (Paarden Eiland)



  29. Morning Market in Marra Square (Langebaan)



  30. Neighbour Goods Market - Old Biscuit Mill Market (Woodstock)



  31. Only on a Sunday Market (Cape Town)



  32. PLAY Denlyn Park Craft Market (Langebaan)



  33. Porter Estate Market (Tokai)



  34. River Club Boutique Market (Observatory)



  35. Rondebosch Craft Market (Rondebosch)



  36. Rondebosch Potters Market (Rondebosch)



  37. Rondebosch Village Market (Rondebosch)



  38. Simple Pleasures Market Cape Town (Cape Town)



  39. Soneike Village Market (Kuils River)



  40. Starlings Urban Farmers Market (Claremont)



  41. Stellenbosch “Slow” Market (Stellenbosch)



  42. Sunningdale Evening Market (Sunningdale)



  43. The Health Path Organic Market (Hout Bay)



  44. The Larder Café Food Market (Diep River)



  45. The Lions Club of Hout Bay Art and Craft Market (Hout Bay)



  46. The Market Place (Somerset West)



  47. The Planet Art Creative Market (Darling)



  48. Village Market @ Cape Quarter (De Waterkant)



  49. Willowbridge “Slow” Market (Tygervalley)



  50. Windmeul Farmers Market (Paarl)



  51. Woodmill Lifestyle Market (Stellenbosch)




Wine Routes and Wine Farms
Wine Routes
  1. The Bot River Wine Route

  2. WELCOME TO THE WARM-HEARTED WINERIES OF BOT RIVER

    “From the top of the Houw Hoek Pass, one gets the first glimpse of the vast, rolling hills and big sky of the Bot River area, where “real people make real wine”.

  3. The Bottelary Hills Wine Route

  4. The Bottelary Hills Wine Route is part of the greater Stellenbosch Wine Route.

  5. The Brandy Route

  6. Take a slow, leisurely journey into brandy heartland to discover fine brandies as unique as their legendary makers.


  7. The Breedekloof Wine Route

  8. BREEDEKLOOF – Much more than a wine route

    How much fun can you have on a wine route? Well besides the expected offering of quality wines and hearty country food, we also throw in majestic mountains which combine with vineyards and sparkling rivers to create a natural playground offering healthy outdoor fun for mountain bikers, runners, 4x4 enthusiasts, birders and fly-fishermen.

  9. The Constantia Wine Route

  10. Discover Cape Town’s most intimate wine route and learn about the history of the oldest wine-growing area in Southern Africa. Find everything you need to plan a visit, from places to stay, eat and shop to things to see and do

  11. The Darling Wine Route

  12. Since its inception in February 2004, the Darling wine route has grown immensely in popularity. It's less than an hour's drive from Cape Town and its warmth and hospitality coupled with wines of tremendous quality and value has placed it on the list of routes to visit when visiting the Cape. Wine tourism is continually being augmented with supporting facilities catering to visitors' requirements. Cloof offers daily tasting room lunches. Hilda's Kitchen, the restaurant at Groote Post, is open for lunch on Sundays from January 2007 and Darling Cellars now offer picnic baskets as well as a kiddies' play area. Ormonde's brand new state of the art cellar is in full production and wine tastings can now be arranged at Tukulu, surely one of the more scenic panoramas in the Cape.

  13. The Durbanville Wine Route

  14. Nestled in the Tygerberg Hills, a mere 20 minutes drive from Cape Town, lies the Durbanville Wine Valley. With its hectares of flourishing vineyards, award winning wines and hospitable atmosphere, this wine route is fast becoming the Cape’s destination of choice. The Durbanville Wine Valley consists of nine wineries, each offering the finest in wines, and complemented with some of the best fine dining restaurants and intimate country kitchens in the region.

  15. The Franschhoek Wine Route

  16. Breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, South Africa’s Gourmet Capital, fine wines, distinctive artists, and a small village atmosphere. These are the hallmarks of the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley, situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands.

  17. The Greater Simonsberg Wine Route

  18. The Greater Simonsberg Wine Route is part of the greater Stellenbosch Wine Route.

  19. The Helderberg Wine Route

  20. The Helderberg Wine Route is part of the greater Stellenbosch Wine Route.

  21. The Hermanus Wine Route

  22. The Hemel-en-Aarde area, on the fringe of Hermanus, unites three wine wards with a reputation for exceptional quality, small production and cool-climate wines. The three wards: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge are well known for their Pinot noirs and Chardonnays. Innovative blends and mineral Sauvignon Blancs complement the range and leave no palate unsatisfied. Views and culinary experiences accompany celebrated wines and makes for unforgettable memories and guaranteed repeat visits. We invite you to visit our area and experience a bit of heaven on earth.

  23. The Klein Karoo Wine Route

  24. The Klein Karoo Wine Route in the Southern Cape is arguably the most diverse of South Africa’s wine regions. It is the easternmost wine producing region in the country, stretching along the Cape Route 62 from Montagu in the west to the Langkloof in the east.

  25. The Orange River Wine Route

  26. The purchase of superior wines online is no longer a daunting task. Although the head-office of Orange River Wine Cellars may be located in Upington, a town in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa on the banks of South Africa's largest river, our comprehensive selection is available to you anywhere in the country. With five wineries established in Kakamas, Keimoes, Upington, Grootdrink and Groblershoop, a well-spring of combined experience and a passion for South African wine, our team is ideally placed to meet your specific needs.

  27. The Paarl Wine Route

  28. Paarl Vintners invites you to discover the diversity of our beautiful wine valley.

    From the large international wine companies to the small micro-producers the aim of Paarl Vintners is to produce quality wines with a sense of place to give pleasure to the lovers of good living.

  29. The Robertson Wine Route

  30. Endless exploration awaits you in the Robertson Wine Valley.

    Find everything you need to know about our more than 50 award-winning wineries, countless exciting outdoor activities, unique attractions and accommodation for the easy-going as well as the luxury-hungry – all presented with true country hospitality at our website.

  31. The Stellenbosch Berg Wine Route

  32. The Stellenbosch Berg Wine Route is part of the greater Stellenbosch Wine Route.

  33. The Stellenbosch Valley Wine Route

  34. The Stellenbosch Valley Wine Route is part of the greater Stellenbosch Wine Route.

  35. The Swartland Wine and Olive Route

  36. The warm and welcoming Swartland area of the Western Cape encompasses a uniquely diverse geographic region, from the undulating hills of the Paardeberg in the south to the rolling waters of the Berg River in the north.

    Here lie the charming historic towns of Malmesbury, Piketberg and Porterville, and the twin villages of Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West, nestled on the slopes of the looming Kasteelberg.

  37. The Tulbagh Wine Route

  38. The Tulbagh valley has always been celebrated for the beauty of its setting and the historical significance of its town. In more recent times, wine has moved centre stage and visitors to the valley can now enjoy a wide range of wines from the various estates and private cellars, wines that have received a string of national and international awards including Diners Club Wine Maker of the Year, a healthy spread of gold and double gold Veritas awards, and numerous others.

  39. The Wellington Wine Route

  40. The fact that the majority of South Africa's vine-cutting nurseries (better known as "stokkieskwekerye") are found in the Wellington area, is due to the excellent soils and climate of the region.

    The Wellington wine and brandy route is small and compact and the cellars within easy driving distance of each other. Only 45 minutes from Cape Town, the area is known as the heart of the Boland.

  41. The West Coast Wine Route

  42. A stone’s throw from the cold Atlantic Ocean, on the Western Cape’s ruggedly beautiful West Coast, lies one of South Africa’s richest and most diverse wine regions, the West Coast Wine Route, which has become synonymous with good food, good wine and good company.

  43. The Worcester Wine and Olive Route

  44. ENJOY THE BEST..., at the ten cellars and two olive estates on the Worcester Wine & Olive Route.

    Open to the public for wine tasting and sales, the cellars and olive estates offer an experience for the wine lover and food connoisseur. Known for our excellent value-for-money wines and olive products Worcester boasts with nationally and internationally awards of distinction. Most of the wines are also available at the Kaap-Agri Wine Shop in High Street.


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