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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.
With 95 stores to choose from, Paarl Mall caters to all your shopping needs. The mall is anchored by Pick n Pay, Woolworths, Edgars and group brands such as Clicks, Truworths and Foschini, and it is easily accessible from the N1 via the exit 57 off ramp.
Rooiels is a small sea-side village situated on the eastern side of False Bay, about 20 km from Gordons Bay, along the scenic coastal road.
Where majestic granite mountains, proximity to the cool Atlantic Ocean and windswept, low-yielding vineyards define the terroir.
The Featherbed Nature Reserve is a Natural Heritage site in Knysna. It is an stunning unique privately owned reserve that lies on the Western Head of the famous landmarks known as ‘The heads’, accessible only by ferry.
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 southernmost tip of the African continent is at Cape Agulhas and not at Cape Point as is often believed. The tip is found approximately 1 km west of the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse.
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.
Silvermine is located in the central section of the Table Mountain National Park and offers great hikes, picnic spots, and fynbos.
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.
Camps Bay beach on the Atlantic coastline is well-known internationally for its pristine white sandy beach and blue tranquil waters. The world famous Table Mountain and Twelve Apostles mountain chain looms over the beach.
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.
Brenton-on-Sea is a settlement and seaside resort town 15km west of Knysna in Eden District Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
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.
Situated on the shores of the Palmiet River, Mofam River Lodge is the perfect laid-back, luxury getaway. You’ll find us deep in the Overberg’s Elgin Valley where the natural backdrop is unrelentingly beautiful.
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.
TOKARA is a picture perfect destination which offers visitors a unique combination of award-winning wines, brandy and olive oils, a gallery of fine art, a restaurant featuring one of South Africa’s leading chefs as well as a delicatessen.
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.
More than 30 attractions including 23 rides ranging from Kids Rides to Family Rides and Thrill Rides for the more intrepid adventurers. Boat Ride add to the offer.
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.
Redberry Farm is a commercial strawberry grower and popular family entertainment venue for the whole family!
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.
Explore the largest permanent hedge maze in the Southern Hemisphere! The Redberry farm maze consists of seven strawberry stations, an underground tunnel and a lookout point to be found within 10km of rows!
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.
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.
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.
West Coast Fossil Park close to Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa. See the fossils of bears, sabre-tooth cats, short-necked giraffes and the many other exotic animals which inhabited the west coast area some 5 million years ago.
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.
Preserves and promote Ceres’ historical and cultural heritage through collecting, conserving, documenting, research and displaying natural and cultural objects related to the history of the greater Ceres area
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.
The Bredasdorp Museum is primarily a maritime Museum whose primary theme is “Shipwrecks along the dangerous Southern Cape coast and their influence on the development of the Strandveld”.
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.
The Fransie Pienaar Museum is the cultural hub of Prince Albert. The museum displays one of the worlds largest fossil collections and doubles as the local tourist information centre.
A Victorian house with artifacts and displays from Caledon’s past. Caledon Museum houses historical exhibits covering the years 1840 to 1900.
The Simon’s Town Museum collects and exhibits the cultural history of the people of Simon’s Town and their connections with the Dutch East India Company and the Royal Navy.
The Outeniqua Transport Museum is a railway museum located in George, South Africa. The museum holds 13 steam locomotives, among other vehicles. Its collection includes the coach that Queen Elizabeth slept in during her 1947 visit to South Africa.
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.
The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex is the second biggest provincial museum affiliated to the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport in South Africa. It is located at Mossel Bay.
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.
District Six Museum is a museum in the former inner-city residential area District Six in Cape Town, South Africa.
After a three-year programme of renovation and extension of the National Mutual Building on Church Square, it was handed back to Iziko during a media preview event held on International Museum Day, 18 May 2010.
Rust en Vreugd was built as a home for Willem Cornelis Boers, a high-ranking official of the VOC (Dutch East India Company) known as a fiscal, around 1777–1778.
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.
Situated in the hub of Cape Town on Greenmarket Square, the Michaelis Collection is housed in the former City Hall (the Old Town House), which was built in 1755 in the Cape Rococo style.
This house museum is furnished as a home for a well-to-do Cape family during the late 18th Century. It houses some of the best pieces of Cape furniture and silver in the country, in addition to a priceless collection of ceramics.
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 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.
The Bo-Kaap is an area of Cape Town, South Africa formerly known as the Malay Quarter. It is quintessentially a Township, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill above the city centre and is an historical centre of Cape Malay culture in Cape Town.
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.