Activities in South Africa

Visit Noordhoek Cape Town

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Noordhoek is a very quiet and peaceful suburb, with long scenic drives and horse riding. Noordhoek Beach is famous for it’s white sand, horse riding and very long walks.There are many beautiful settings in Noordhoek for a holiday or to just spend a day out.

Silvermine Mountain Retreat – This retreat is accessible from Muizenberg by foot, but one can travel on Ou Kaapse Weg by car. This retreat is home to many of South Africa’s indigenous fauna and flora.


Visit Newlands and Rondebosch

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Newlands is home to the Sahara Newlands Cricket Ground and Newlands Rugby Stadium. Both of these stadiums have host many exciting international matches. Newlands and Rondebosch are also home to many lovely restaurants and shops.

Newlands Forest – This little forest is ideal for family picnic and the various little tracks all lead to the Newlands Reservoir. There are many pine trees and the Newlands stream to be explored.


Visit Muizenberg Cape Town

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Muizenberg on the False Bay Coast has a long sandy beach with safe bathing areas and offer families a lovely place to relax during holidays. It also offers a children’s amusement park, many accommodation facilities and a cluster of pools. The beach is well known for its Victorian style changing booths.

The amusement park has water slides, putt-putt and much more.


Visit Milnerton Cape Town

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Milnerton was founded in 1902; and is named after the British High Commissioner for South Africa, Lord Alfred Milner. This suburb has awe-inspiring views of Table Mountain and surrounds. 

Ratanga Junction – The Western Cape’s biggest theme park. With enthralling rides and lots to do, this park is an ideal family destination. It is not open all year round so check first before travelling out there Tel 086 120 0300. 


Visit Kalk Bay Cape Town

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Kalk Bay has a completely different atmosphere to most other coastal suburbs in Cape Town. There are many art galleries and antique shops nd it is always bustling with people. The local fishermen and their womenfolk can be so very funny, with a wonderful sense of humour. Yet behind the humour are serious people who risk their lives to bring in the catch of the day.

Kalk Bay Caves – These are well known mountain walks that start in the town or one can travel up the back


Cape Town, Hout Bay

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Hout Bay is a wonderfully quaint seaside village.  At the foot of Chapmans Peak Drive Hout Bay has a long and exciting history with fishing the focal point of activity in and around the town.

Hout Bay Beach, although small is ideal for little ones and many people spend hours with their dogs especially in the late Cape summer evenings. 

Boat and Yacht Charters - There are daily trips including sunset cruises.  These charters are operated by various


Visit Green Point Cape Town

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Green Point was one of the venues for the Fifa World Cup football spectacular in June 2010. The new stadium towers over the area, which is a popular tourist destination as it hosts many restaurants and bars and at the same time there are many other activities in the area

Serendipity Maze at Mouille Point
Putt-Putt – The popular mini golf course is situated on Beach Road, Mouille Point.
Green Point Lighthouse – This is the oldest working lighthouse in South Africa. Tel 021 449 5171

Visit Gordons Bay

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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

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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

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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.


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