ACTIVITIES

THE PLACE YOU'D RATHER BE!

THE PLACE YOU'D RATHER BE!

THE PLACE YOU'D RATHER BE!

Activities in and around Noordhoek

It is impossible to detail everything that visitors to Noordhoek and Cape Town can enjoy, but the following may give some idea of what is offered:

Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve/Cape Point

The reserve covers almost 8,000 hectares of the southern tip of the Peninsula and provides spectacular views of the coastline, more than a thousand different floral species and a wealth of wildlife.
It contains a number of beautiful walking routes.

Wine Routes

We are only 15 minutes from the estates which make up the Constantia Wine Route and about 40 minutes from Stellenbosch, which is considered the heart of South Africa’s winelands.
Its wine route comprises some 30 estates, many of which first planted vines in the 18th century and contain original homes and cellars. Sample fine wines in beautiful gardens surrounded by majestic mountains.
There is also a private lion park just outside Stellenbosch and a vast range of wonderful restaurants to choose from.

Walking/Hiking

This area is ideal for people who enjoy walking, whether this might be strenuous hikes up, over and across our many mountain routes, or more casual strolls along the gentle hills and walking routes through the city of Cape Town.
There are routes for every ones’ tastes and we are always happy to provide details on these.

Penguin Colony, Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach, close to the historic town of Simon’s Town, is home to about 3,000 African Penguins and some of our lovliest beaches, especially suitable for small children.
Where else can you swim with penguins?

Cape Town

Cape Town is known as “The Mother City” and offers visitors a vast range of sightseeing highlights and urban attractions what cover all tastes and interests, all within quite a small area.
We have details of all of these activities and can make visiting them as easy as possible for the unfamiliar visitor.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

These wonderful gardens are located on the slopes of Table Mountain and are known throughout the world for their fantastic beauty and diversity of plants and prolific birdlife: almost 7,000 species of indigenous plants are found here, many of which are unique to the slopes of Table Mountain.
There are several routes from the gardens to the top of the mountain and if you are in Cape Town during the summer DO NOT MISS the marvellous concerts which take place every Sunday afternoon: locals get to these early and enjoy their picnics with friends on the lawn of the natural amphitheatre as the sun sets behind the mountain.

Robben Island

It is only quite recently that it has become possible to visit Robben Island. This is not only the site of the most famous prison for political prisoners during the apartheid years (where Nelson Mandela was held for many years) but has a fascinating history as a leper colony and whaling station. The island is now a World Heritage Site where a delicate natural ecosystem and unique flora are being preserved.
The tours last half a day and include not only visits to all the historic sites on the island, but a detailed tour of the prison, led by one of the former political prisoners, including a visit to Nelson Mandela’s cell.

Sports/ Adventure Activities

There is an almost endless range of sporting and adventure activities which can be enjoyed locally:

  • golf
  • tennis
  • fishing (river and deep-sea)
  • surfing
  • horse riding (also on the beach)
  • walking/hiking
  • bird watching
  • scuba-diving (including shark diving)
  • whale watching
  • sailing
  • kayaking
  • abseiling
  • bungy jumping
  • mountain climbing
  • 4x4 vehicle trailing

We can arrange any of these for you. Do let us know if there are any other activities which you would like to tackle: we will then do our best to find out where you can do these and will send you further details. For more information on the acvtivities in the area you can also visit the Noordhoek Tourism website.

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