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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

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Take a scenic drive along the Cape Peninsula to Houtbay

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Visit Langebaan and West Coast National Park

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Seapoint promenade on a beautiful day

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Table Mountain cableway

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Blaauwberg beach - view of Table Mountain

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Visit Hermanus on the Cape Whale Coast

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Visit the wine farms in Durbanville, Stellenbosch & Paarl

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Visit the penguins @ Boulders Beach in Simonstown

Things To Do in Cape Town & Surrounds

Experience the many tourist attractions in Cape Town and Cape Town's northern suburbs and surrounds when staying at Old Oak Guest House. A heartbeat from all of the most exciting tourist attractions you will not be disappointed when you make Old Oak Guest House your accommodation choice. Choose from international heritage attractions such as Robben Island and Table Mountain or visit one of the many wine estates within minutes from Old Oak Guest House for a fabulous day of fun and sight seeing.

See below for a concise list of things to do in and around Cape Town

A - Z of Things to do in Cape Town

Abseiling Table Mountain

For an adrenalin rush and a view as never before try your hand at abseiling down Table Mountain. Trips and tours vary with various operators and can be from 1 hour to half day tours which include a hop around Cape Town to take in the hotspots.

Check with reception for details

Beaches In Cape Town

Cape Town has some of the very best beaches in the world. Endless stretches of soft white sand and beautiful boulders, magnificent sunsets and some beaches which offer wind free spots for most of the year.

Beaches around the Peninsula:

  • Big Bay
  • Blouberg
  • Table View
  • Dolphin Beach
  • Milnerton
  • Clifton
  • Camps Bay
  • Bakoven
  • Llandudno
  • Sandy Bay
  • Hout Bay
  • Noordhoek
  • Long Beach
  • Witsands
  • Scarborough
  • Diaz beach
  • Smitzwinkelbaai
  • Boulders Beach
  • Glencairn
  • Fishhoek
  • St James
  • Muizenberg

Cape Point Nature Reserve

An incredible view of the south-western tip of African. Do NOT miss this spectacular scenic wonder where the "two oceans meet". Declared a national park there is an abundance of natural fynbos and animals in the park.

Opening Times: 06H00 - 18H00
Cost: R75.00 per person

Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building in South Africa and was build between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company who ruled at the time. Guided tours are offered daily or take a self guided tour through the buildings.

Opening Times: 09H00 - 16H00

Green Market Square

A vibey market place venue, the oldest of its kind where you'll find arts, crafts and curios, jewelery, clothing, shoes, sandals and so much more. Restaurants and coffee shops serve up the most enticing fare. You simply cannot miss Green Market Square on a visit to the Mother City.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. Kirstenbosch was established in 1913 to promote, conserve and display the extraordinarily rich and diverse flora of southern Africa, and was the first botanic garden in the world to be devoted to a country's indigenous flora.

Operational hours:
Sep - Mar (Summer): Mon - Sun
08h00 - 19h00
Apr - Aug (Winter): Mon - Sun
08h00 - 18h00
Conservatory: Mon - Sun
09h00 - 17h00

Penguins @ Boulders Beach

Boulders Penguin Colony is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat.

An entrance fee is payable, please click on the link above to see current rates.
This allows access to the beach in addition to walkways and viewpoints.

Robben Island

From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom.


Table Mountain Cable Way

The Cableway has provided more than 20-million visitors with an unforgettable experience, taking them to the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town. Get a bird's eye view of the Mother City and enjoy a fabulous meal as you take in one of the most spectacular views in the world.

Two Oceans Aquarium

The southern tip of the African continent is the meeting place of two mighty and bountiful oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic. The Two Oceans Aquarium on the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town is ideally positioned to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in these two oceans. The Aquarium is one of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town and over 3000 living sea animals, including sharks, fishes, turtles and penguins can be seen in this spectacular underwater nature reserve.

Opening Times: Daily from 09H30 - 18H00

V & A Waterfront

Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, the V&A Waterfront has become South Africa's most visited destination. Set against a backdrop of magnificent sea and mountain views, exciting shopping and entertainment venues are intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina. We invite you to discover the experience... live, work, shop and play at the V&A Waterfront.

Wine Wine Wine

Constantia Wine Route
Durbanville Wine Routes
WineCountry - Your online guide to wine estates, restaurants, eateries and a complete business directory of the Paarl Winelands
Stellenbosch & its Wine Routes
Swartland Wine Routes
Overberg Wine - Elgin, Botriver, Hermanus, Stanford, Napier, Greyton, Theewaterskloof, Bredasdorp


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Oak Glen, Bellville - South Africa
GPS: 33°53'20.57"S 18°39'26.42"E

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