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.
Bellville and Durbanville surrounds offers ideal birding opportunities.
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
Durbanville Race Course offers weekly horse racing.
Tel: 021 - 700 1600
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
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.