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The lighthouse is said to be the most isolated manned lighthouse on the South African seaboard. This 28 metre high, circular lighthouse with its distinctive white and red bands is manned by a solitary senior lightkeeper.
Due to the maritime danger that Robben Island presents to shipping, Jan van Riebeeck, the first Dutch colonial administrator in Cape Town in the 1650s, ordered that huge bonfires were to be lit at night on top of Fire Hill, the highest point on the island (now Minto Hill). These were to warn VOC ships approaching the island.
Garden Route Mall is set to become a truly regional shopping centre which will serve the interests of the whole of the Garden Route, as well as the burgeoning tourism industry.
The Weskus Mall with a total letting area of 34 000m² is situated just off Saldanha Road making it an easy and convenient stop on the rim of Vredenburg.
At the foot of the majestic Langeberg Mountains lies Le Roux & Fourie Vignerons, on the farm Buitenstekloof – the farm has been established circa 1823.
The Dutch Reformed Church is a Dutch Reformed church in Franschhoek, South Africa. The church was built in 1847 and is situated on the main road running through the town.
Elephant Sanctuary, The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, has African elephants and offers an interactive elephant experience and elephant back riding.
A rocky hill close to Hermanus town centre renamed and dedicated to Sir William Hoy who was one of the most charismatic figures in Hermanus history.
Bird Island Nature Reserve is a 3-hectare (7.4-acre) CapeNature nature reserve in Lambert’s Bay, South Africa. It is an important breeding site for Cape gannets and crowned cormorants. Bird guano was collected on the island for fertilizer from 1888 until 1990. The island is now a tourist attraction.
The Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa.
Suiderstrand is a small town located within the Agulhas National Park, home to vast diversity of mammals, reptiles, birds, insects and world-famous endemic fynbos.
Situated on the rocks of the famous Eastern Head, East Head Café has the most spectacular view – looking directly through the Knysna Heads.
The Bartolomeu Dias Museum is a multi-disciplinary government institution which is mandated to preserve and conserve the local cultural and natural heritage resources for education and enjoyment of both local and foreign visitors. It is also required to contribute to the economic growth of the area by attracting visitors from various parts of the world who end up spending their money in the local businesses.
Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate in Somerset West, 35 minutes from Cape Town, is at the gateway to the Western Cape wine-growing region. It is a thriving olive and wine farm dating back to 1711, producing internationally acclaimed Bordeaux-style wines and extra virgin olive oil of astounding quality.
IMPERIAL YACHT CLUB is a family friendly sailing club with a focus on youth sailing and training. Sailing has a lot to offer the youth and we actively encourage children and parents from all backgrounds to participate in sailing by offering regular training and coaching at the club.
The Hermanus Yacht Club on the Kleinriver lagoon, locally known as Stofvlei, is superbly situated and has an enthusiastic membership taking part in fun or competition sailing almost every weekend during the summer season. Several major regattas are held every year. The Hermanus sailing season starts in September.
Stilbaai is well known for its laid back and relaxing holiday atmosphere with a number of recreation features which includes a golf course, bowls, hiking trails, tidal lagoon, water skiing, deep sea fishing, rock angling, restaurants and interesting local shops. The Stilbaai beach offers a traditional beach holiday where friends and families can relax together.
15 km West of George, nestled in a magnificent and sheltered rocky cove where the golden beach sands meet the frothy, turquoise waters of the ocean. Herold’s Bay has coastal walks and trails ideal for spotting dolphins and whales. The unspoilt coastal fynbos makes it a popular spot for birders and nature-lovers.
Situated at the edge of Onrus River, the Onrus Beach offers everyone a beautiful location to swim and enjoy the sunshine. The Onrus River Lagoon mouth also gives children the perfect location for a safer swimming experience whilst the expanse of sandy beach means that there is plenty of space for everyone and their sandcastle creations.
Good food, delicious drinks, lively tunes and brilliant company – we at ROOT44 know South Africans enjoy nothing more. That’s precisely why we’ve created the perfect all-weather setting where you, friends and family can come together rain or shine.
Oom Samie se Winkel, meaning “Uncle Sammy’s Shop”, is a Victorian style store that operates the same way now as it did back in the Victorian era. The store has been a Stellenbosch institution since 1904 and is now a national monument, offering all sorts of bric a brac and delightful foods and products.
Craft is a Artisan Bistro and Bakery, which is a conventional “Bistro” styled establishment with a specialist bakery and confectionery component. A sit-down and grab and go orientation, companied by our Stellenbosch centric wine and micro brewery menu that creates a modern European patronage experience.
Situated between Camps Bay and Hout Bay, Llandudno is undoubtedly one of Cape Town’s most picturesque beaches. Motorists driving along the main road above get only a glimpse of greenish waters, white surf and grey monolithic rocks. From the water’s edge, the beautiful white beach is framed by natural bush, granite boulders and steep slopes on either side forming a dramatic mountain backdrop. The elite residential area of Llandudno displays spectacular architectural showpieces clinging to these steep slopes.
Buffalo Bay beach is about half way between Knysna and Sedgefield. Offers unspoiled seaside scenery, safe swimming and conditions. Dolphins are frequently spotted and Southern Right whales visit this section of the Cape coast annually between November.
Established in the sixties, Peregrine has been serving generations of travelers seeking honest homemade fare and warm country hospitality. Situated in the beautiful and fertile Elgin Valley, Peregrine offers an abundance of locally sourced artisanal goods and wholesome, responsibly farmed, fresh produce.
For 320 years Rust en Vrede has stood peacefully among the vineyards of Stellenbosch. Through centuries there were periods when wine was produced, but for the last 32 years our family have specialized in producing only red wine with the focus on Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot.
Castella Amare is a Stunning Portuguese Restaurant right on the beachfront at Melkbosstrand. Make sure you pop in just in time to see the beautiful sunset from the best spot in Melkbosstrand!
A magnificent estate nestled in the fertile bowl of the Helderberg Mountains. Lourensford Estate, founded in 1700, a proud history joins with a dynamic new vision to create a giant among South African wine producers. Utilising unique technology and reaping the benefits of global expertise and optimal terroir, the wines of Lourensford are becoming well-recognised icons of true style and sophistication.
The world famous Cliff Path is perhaps the most popular trail in Hermanus stretching from the New Harbour for about 12km along the rugged coastline all the way to Grotto beach promising incredible sea and mountain views and of course the best land based whale watching in the world in season. Guided walks and trails are also available.
On Saturday mornings, the Stanford Morning Market on Stanford’s main road, Queen Victoria Street, fills up with locals selling baked goods, food and other interesting items such as preserves, herbs, fresh vegetables and honey and irresistible gourmet pies and pastries, cakes and delectable desserts & lots more. The market offers a little bit of everything that passionate green-fingered Stanford locals have to offer. It also serves as a special meeting place for residents, weekenders and visitors to enjoy the charm and friendliness in this small town.
Boschendal, with its backdrop of sweeping mountain ranges, deep ravines, imposing peaks and sun-baked rock is renowned throughout the world for its beauty. The farm is within an area of such significance that botanists have named it a kingdom on its own – the Cape Floral Kingdom. A major feature of this diverse ecosystem is the fascinating multiform low-growing vegetation known as fynbos.
Cool-Runnings is Africa’s only toboggan track, but there are over 300 others across the world! This form of tobogganing has been around since 1976, with the stainless steel tracks installed by the German inventor company Wiegand. Tygervalley, Cape Town was selected as the most favourable location for Africa’s first track and Cool-Runnings was born in July 2007.
The Cape Wheel is a giant observation wheel that offers a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view of Cape Town from the iconic and vibrant V&A Waterfront precinct.
The Old Biscuit Mill is a vibrant, warm-hearted little village in the heart of Woodstock where talented people come together to share, collaborate and well… show off their heart-felt passion. The Mill is home to day and night markets, dynamic office space, a range of workshops and designer stores, delicious farm stalls, decadent restaurants as well as an inspiring line-up of festivals and productions.
HintHunt is a simple and fun live escape game, designed for small groups of 3-5 people. You get 60 minutes to climb a mountain of puzzles and mysteries in a tiny room. The goal is simple yet challenging: get out in time! Else … you could be trapped inside forever! During this engaging and challenging game team members truly live and breathe in union for an hour.
The Glen Oak 4×4 trail is just an hour and 30 minutes outside of Cape Town is situated in the Greyton little valley at the foot hills of the Klein River Mountains. This area boasts beautifully lush forests and magnificent views.
Gansbaai is one of only a very few working fishing villages left in the Western Cape. The fishing industry dates back to the earliest settlement days in Gansbaai when Johannes Wessels erected the first temporary dwelling in 1881 next to the fresh water fountain on the spot where the old harbour is now.
Fisherhaven is a small town in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is situated next to the Bot River Lagoon, about 14 km from Hermanus and about 14 km from Arabella Country Estate and Golf course. There is an abundance of indigenous fauna and flora.
Bengueal Cove is an award-winning wine estate situated at the start of South Africa’s very popular Hermanus Wine Route and a member of the Bot River Winegrowers Association. As a leading producer and wine destination the quality of wine you can enjoy from our vineyards are of the highest standard.
De Hoop Camp Site is located within the De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape of international importance and a fabulous holiday destination. The reserve covers 36 000 hectares and includes 3 nautical miles of marine protected area.
Just Nuisance was the only dog ever to be officially enlisted in the Royal Navy. He was a Great Dane who between 1939 and 1944 served at HMS Afrikander, a Royal Navy shore establishment in Simon’s Town, South Africa. He died in 1944 at the age of seven years and was buried with full military honours.
Worcester in the Breede River Valley has a rich history covering a time when the region was inhabited by indigenous hunter gathers and pastoralists followed by trekker farmers and later the introduction of commerce and industrial change.
Wellington Museum, situated in the winelands of the western Cape, 45 minutes from Cape Town, features not only the cultures of various African ethnic groups but also prides itself in having ties with countries as far afield as America, England, Scotland, France, and the Netherlands.
The Stellenbosch Museum currently comprises of four houses of historical interest and their gardens. Each of these beautiful homes represents a different period in the architectural development of Stellenbosch. The houses, their interiors and their gardens have been wonderfully restored, furnished, planted and decorated to illustrate the particular style and taste of the time.
Paarl Museum reflects the history of the Paarl Valley and facilitates an interesting and in-depth look at the town’s rich and varied cultural heritage.
Built in 1907, this beautiful church with its neo-Gothic elements has housed the Montagu Museum since 1975 and was declared a National Monument in 1976. The main aim of Montagu Museum is to research and portray the cultural-historical heritage of Montagu and its people.
The Genadendal Museum complex forms part of the Genadendal mission station which was established in 1738 by the Moravian Mission Society. The Museum houses over 2500 objects in the collection. This collection was declared a National Cultural Treasure on 8 March 8, 1991.
Built in 1747, the Drostdy served as the official residence and seat of the magistrate of Swellendam – the most important building in town for years. It is a gorgeous example of Cape Dutch, minus its original façade gable.
Beaufort West became the first municipality in South Africa in February, 1837 and had the first town hall in the country.
Naval Base Simon’s Town is the South African Navy’s largest naval base, situated in Simon’s Town, near Cape Town. The base provides support functions to Fleet Command.
The CP Nel Museum is a museum in Oudtshoorn, South Africa, which houses exhibits depicting the role of the ostrich trade in the town’s history, as well as the cultural history and lifestyle of the people of the Little Karoo region, as it was during the Victorian era and early 20th century.
Hout Bay Museum is a province-aided museum on 4 Andrews Road in Hout Bay near Cape Town, South Africa. Opened on 5 April 1979. The museum has displays on the history of the Hout Bay valley and its people, focusing on forestry, mining, and the fishing industry up to modern times. The museum also organizes weekly guided nature walks into the surrounding mountains.
South Africa’s premier art museum houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art.
The SAS Somerset is permanently moored for public viewing in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town.
The Planetarium, which is housed in the South African Museum building in Cape Town, is a celestial theatre in the round, utilising the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. The ultimate in armchair travel.
The Iziko Maritime Centre features an overview of shipping in Cape Town, and the earliest existing model of Table Bay harbour, completed in 1885 by prisoners and warders of Breakwater Prison, forms part of the exhibitions.
The farm, Groot Constantia, dates back to 1685, when the land was granted to Simon van der Stel – thus making it one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa. Its Orientation Centre in the Jonkershuis complex uses panel, object and archaeological displays to give an overview of Groot Constantia from the past to present, including slavery on the estate.
The Slave Lodge is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. The many names of the building over three centuries – Slave Lodge, Government Offices Building, Old Supreme Court, and SA Cultural History Museum – reflect the long and rich history of the building.
The statue of Cecil Rhodes was erected at Company’s Garden in Cape Town in 1908. It features a full body replica of Rhodes wearing a three-piece suit, standing with his left hand raised and pointing north. It has been compared to the Jan van Riebeek statue, which faces south and asserts a different sense of occupation. Despite its size, the present location of the monument in the Company’s Garden makes it less significant in comparison to that of Jan Smuts at Adderley Street, Cape Town, a location that had been considered for the placement of the Rhodes statue.
This house is the only remaining example of the English Georgian-style red brick houses that were once common in Cape Town. It was built c. 1839 by the English immigrant and notary, John Barker, who named it in memory of his first wife, Ann Bertram Findlay.
The Iziko South African Museum is a South African national museum located in Cape Town a city that is a capital of South Africa and has the famous prisoner site of Robben Island. The museum was founded in 1825, the first in the country. It has been on its present site in the Company’s Garden since 1897.
Saldanha Bay is a natural harbour on the south-western coast of South Africa, about 105 kilometres (65 mi) north west of Cape Town. The town that developed on the northern shore of the bay, also called Saldanha, was incorporated with five other towns into the Saldanha Bay Local Municipality in 2000. The current population of the municipality is estimated at 72,000.
Just a four hour drive from Cape Town brings you to the ideal destination of Tankwa Karoo National Park (TKNP) for those seeking the brightest stars of Africa, a once in a lifetime glimpse of a rare endemic bird, or perhaps nothing more than a silence that reaches deep into the soul.