Activities in and around Cape Town
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Two Oceans Aquarium
Exhibits simulate local conditions of our 2 oceans surrounding our magnificent shores & include specimens e.g. sharks, penguins, seals, sun fish and much more. This is spectacle not to be missed.
Open daily 365 days a year 09H30 to 18H00
Visit the famous landmark and one of the Cape's BIG 6.
Durbanville Nature Reserve
This reserve, in the heart of Durbanville, is unique in that it is situated in an entirely endangered veld type. Nature lovers will find species of Renosterveld Coastal fynbos and Mountain fynbos side by side. Rare and endangered species like Aristea Lugens and Serruria Brownii are found here. This is a birdwatcher's paradise, with unusual species that thrive in this combination veld. Picnicing is permissible and guided walks can be organised.
CONTACT: Rust & Vrede 021 - 970 3174
60 Hectares covering the SE slopes of Table Mountain dedicated to indigenous flora. Open air concerts and recitals on Sundays, breakfasts and teas .
Some of Cape Town's finest beaches are within 20 minute's drive time from Pension Marianna, (Blaauwberg, Milnerton and Melkbos). Clifton's famous beaches are a further 40 minute scenic drive and well worth a visit.
Cape Town Ostrich Ranch
Cape Town Ostrich Ranch - 20 minute drive from Durbanville with a restaurant, curio shop, leather factory, tea garden and playground for the kids.
Van Schoorsdrif Road, Philadelphia
Off N7, Cape Town
Tel: 021 - 972 1955
Durbanville Wine Valley
Discover the Durbanville Wine Valley, located on your doorstep and just 20 minute’s drive time from Cape Town. The thriving vineyards in the Tygerberg Hills consistently produce award winning wines, many which have won international acclaim.
Just 12 kms from Cape Town, this world heritage site is not to be missed. Take a ferry ride from the V & A Waterfront to Robben Island for and informative and fun filled day.
Magical views, winding walkways, inquisitive rock rabbits and masses of indigenous flora. An unequalled cable car ride!
Bellville and Durbanville surrounds offers ideal birding opportunities.
Casino (Grand West)
GRAND WEST CASINO, Inner City Sun International Casino Complex and entertainment center.
- Momentum Golf Village
T: 021 - 9485673
- Bellville Golf Course
T: 021 913 3100
- Devonvale Golf Course
T: 021 - 865 2080
- Durbanville Golf Club
T: 021 - 976 8120
- Erinvale Golf Club
T: 021 - 847 1144
Click for a list of all golf clubs in the Western Cape
Rose Garden (Durbanville)
The Durbanville Rose Garden is open to the public year round and is a firm favourite for wedding photography.
OPEN: Mon to Sun 08H00 to Sundown
Tel: 021 - 948 1744
V & A Waterfront
Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has become South Africa's most visited destination. Live, work, shop and play at the V&A Waterfront.
Boating, Charters & Sailing
For boating, vessel charters, sailing and island ferries.
- Durbanville Craft Market - takes place on the first Saturday of the month as well as every Saturday during the December festive season.
- Green Market Square - held in the heart of Cape Town this in one of Cape Town's oldest and most popular markets. A real treat for a day out.
Open: Mon - Fri 09H00 - 16H00 & Sat 09H00 - 15H00
- Houtbay Craft Market - Takes place every Sunday with a large variety of African curios, pottery, wire crafts, Ostrich eggs, wooden sculptures and on occasion pony rides.
Tel: 021 - 790 3474
- Kirstenbosch Craft Market - takes place on the last Sunday of the month except for closing in June, July and August (Winter months). In December the market takes place on two Sundays. Entrance is free.
Tel: 021 - 671 5468 (Enquiries)
For a list of markets in Cape Town & Surrounds click below.
Durbanville Race Course offers weekly horse racing.
Tel: 021 - 700 1600
Tygerberg Nature Reserve
The 278ha reserve in the Tygerberg Hills is situated in the extremely endangered West Coast Renoster veld type. From "The Viewpoint" in the reserve, the Cape Peninsula can be seen in all its splendour. Hiking trails named after animals, cover 7680m and can comfortably be walked in 2 hours.