further afield

Beyond the city centre are many of the Cape’s natural and scenic spectacles. An hour’s travel time from the city bowl will transport you along the thrilling Peninsula Coastal Route or to the Cape Winelands for the perfect country excursion.

Cape winelands

A 60-minute drive from the city, the Cape Winelands boasts over 200 wine estates and the historic settlements of Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second-oldest town. Sample great wines and gourmet food and see Cape Dutch architecture while you explore this beautiful Cape countryside.

Southern suburbs

Take a ten minute drive from the city to Table Mountain’s eastern slopes, where the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens showcase the Cape’s unique floral splendours, with the historic wine estates of Constantia just beyond this. For sports enthusiasts, the Newlands cricket and rugby stadia as well as top golf courses are also in this area.

Peninsula coastal route

The Peninsula boasts breathtaking coastal scenic sights on a route that takes in the False Bay hamlets of Muizenberg and Simon’s Town, fabled Cape Point, and returns past the wide beaches of Noordhoek and over precipitous Chapman’s Peak Drive to the fishing village of Hout Bay and back to the city.