Activities in South Africa

There’s so much to do and so little time! In this section we try to highlight the best places to visit, things to do, sporting opportunities, Places to shop and great places to wine and dine. We are constantly adding and updating material so this could be a good site to add to your favourites

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There’s so much to do and so little time! In this section we try to highlight the best places to visit, things to do, sporting opportunities, Places to shop and great places to wine and dine. We are constantly adding and updating material so this could be a good site to add to your favourites

To get the best out of this site, make use of the search function at the bottom of the page. Use our news & events submission form to submit activity items.

Visit Gordons Bay

Gordons Bay Harbour
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Gordons Bay is the most easterly town on the False Bay Coast. Near Somerset West and the Cape Wine Routes, and Strand, with its long beaches.

There many shark cage diving trips available from Gordons Bay.

Charter Cruises – View the Helderberg from the deck of a charter boat, tours daily – weather permitting. Tel 021 851 4022

Steenbras Dam – This massive dam which is a major source of water for Cape Town used to be open to the public. One could picnic and fish there in the past. Sadly,


Visit Fish Hoek Cape Town

Fish Hoek
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Fish Hoek is a quiet, coastal town that boasts the warm current found in the Indian Ocean. It is the ideal holiday venue whether you want to laze on the beach, surf, play golf, or explore the False Bay Coast and the Cape Peninsula. 

Fish Hoek Beach – One of the finest beaches in the Cape as the water is warm and the sand is white.  There is a restaurant and café right on the beach front for your convenience. Simonstown on the one side of Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay on the other makes this town a favourite with holiday makers and tourists.


Visit Durbanville and Bellville

Scenic Durbanville
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Durbanville and Bellville are inland from Cape Town so do not boast a coastline, but they do have many other attractions and activities to keep you entertained.

Animal Zone – Interact with rare and exotic animals. Exit N1 @ Junction 47, onto R44/Wellington Route. Tel 021 875 5063

Aquaterra – Visit the tropical fish farm. Bottelary Road, Kuilsriver.


Visit Constantia Cape Town

Groot Constantia
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Constantia is a  quiet, peaceful suburb of extreme beauty. If you are looking for a place that will help you reflect and get away from the hubbub of city life, this is the place to go. With its large properties and fine wine farms, this is the ideal place to go and relax.

Constantia Wine Routes – This wine route is just as popular as the Stellenbosch routes. The estates are closed on Saturday afternoons as well as Sundays. Groot Constantia is the only estate that remains open on Saturdays and Sundays. The various estates are:


Visit Claremont Cape Town

Camphor Tree
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Claremont and Kenilworth is where it happens at night, with its many restaurants and evening venues. Besides the nightlife it offers fine shopping establishments and caters for all price ranges. This is also a rather sought after residential area.


Cavendish Square Shopping Centre – This upper-class shopping centre has all the basic amenities and more. It has over 170 shops. Tel 021 671 8042.

Kenilworth Racecourse – Home to the J&B Met, which takes place early every year. Kenilworth is also the home of the SA Turf Club. Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth. Tel 021 762 7777


Visit City Bowl Cape Town

Typical Street Scene
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Cape Town City Bowl is where the young (and young at heart) meet to work during the day, and then party the night away.

The City Bowl is really a term encompassing the CBD of Cape Town and the surrounding residential areas at the foot of Table Mountain. Oranjezicht, Bo Kaap and others make up this area.

The Cape Town International Convention Centre,


Visit Cape Point

Cape Point
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Cape Point is where the two oceans meet (Indian and Atlantic), giving South Africa both a warm and a cold water coast line. Take a walk up to the very tip where you can see the oceans meeting from above. It is a breath taking view and well worth the walk up the hill. You can also see the Cape Point Lighthouse.


Cape Point Ostrich Farm – This interesting tour while introduce you to the life cycle of the Ostrich. There is admission charged. Tel 021 780 9294.


Visit Camps Bay and Clifton

Camps Bay
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Camps Bay and Clifton are where Cape Town’s elite comes to live and play, a place noted for its amazing beauty, not only in the landscape but the people themselves. Offering not only the best beaches in Cape Town but also the most luxurious restaurants. A must have experience - the beaches and often the interesting architecture.


Beaches – There are many different beaches in this area (namely Clifton 1, 2,


Visit Cape Town

Bo Kaap Cape Town
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Cape Town is easily one of the top tourist destinations in the world, and offers tourists everything they would want from a holiday in Africa, from beautiful warm beaches and breathtaking scenery, to shopping malls of international standards. Cape Town has a vast range of Restaurants, each offering its own taste of Cape Town. Then there is Cape Town's colourful history.

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