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Things to do in Durbanville, Cape Town & Tourist Hotspots

Customised Day Tours

We will gladly arrange a customised day tour for you which much be booked in advance. Please contact us prior to arrival so that we are able to customise your trip according to your required timeframe.

Table Mountain, Robben Island, V & A Waterfront

An early morning start from Pelican Place in Durbanville through the Durbanville Winelands with magical views of the award winning Durbanville Wine Estates en route to our first destination, Table Mountain. Enjoy 360° views of of Cape Town, Table Bay and a birdseye view of Robben Island.

Table Mountain offers 2kms of winding pathways from which there are several viewing platforms offering excellent photo opportunities of this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the restaurant and perhaps buy something from the interesting curio shop for the folk back home.

And then its back on down Table Mountain in Rotoair's impressive cable car to Robben Island which was declared a world heritage site on December 1, 1997. There you will undertake a tour which begins at the Gateway where multi-media exhibitions, a restaurant, an auditorium and a museum are located.

Once back from the island you are at leisure to spend your time at the V & A Waterfront with its multitude of attractions. Restaurants, speciality shops, craft markets, entertainment centres, hotels, coffee shops and the Two Oceans Aquarium will keep you occupied for hours on end.

And then it's time to head on home to Pelican Place where a warm welcome always awaits you.

Kirstenbosch, Cape Point, Constantia

This tour takes you to one of the Seven Botanical Gardens of the World - KIRSTENBOSCH

Kirstenbosch offers a leisurely relaxed experience with a choice of two restaurants, a coffee shop, a curio and book shop.

Your trip through the gardens may be undertaken either by means of:

  • self guided audi system
  • self guided theme walks
  • golf car tours

Kirstenbosch is home to several bird species including breeding owls, guineafowl and sugarbirds. You may be lucky enough to spot a Cape Fox, Otter or mongoose during your meander through the gardens.

And then its on our way along the majestic coastline to Cape Point where the mighty Indian and Atlantic Oceans are said to meet.

Cape Point Facts
  • The most southwesterly point of Africa.
  • It's where the cold Beguela current on the West coast and the warm Agulhus current on the East coast merge.
  • Situated in the 22 100 hectare Table Mountain National Park, a natural World Heritage Site.
  • One of the highest sea cliffs in the world - 249 m above sea level.
  • 26 recorded shipwrecks.
  • Bird watcher's paradise - at least 250 species.
  • The circumnavigation of the Cape of Good Hope led to the establishment of a sea route to the East and subsequent trade.
  • Approximately 1 100 indigenous plant species.
  • Variety of buck, baboons and other animals.
  • Swimming at Bordjiesrif and Buffel Bay tidal pools.
  • Numerous scenic walks and trails.
  • Excellent angling and diving spots.
  • Whale and dolphin watching from May to November.
  • Historical monuments including the Diaz and Da Gama crosses.
  • The funicular - scenic trips to the old lighthouse.
  • We depart from Cape Point and drive on to the Constantia Wine Valley. We visit Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Buitenverwachting, Steenberg, Uitsig, High Constantia and
  • Constantia Glen. The Constantia Wine Valley is renowned for its international award winning wines.

Aquarium

Exhibits simulate local condidtions of our 2 oceans surrounding our magnificent shores & include specimens e.g. sharks, penguins, seals, sun fish and much more. This is specatacle not to be missed. Open daily 365 days a year 09H30 to 18H00

Aquila Game Reserve - Day Tour Game Drives

These are offered with or without transport to the reserve - self drive guests are informed to depart Cape Town approximately the same time as the tour provided with transport, for these are the set times for game drives and meals served daily.

Departs Cape Town at 06h00: Pick-up from hotel or guesthouse and transfer to Aquila..

Please note these times are all approximate.

Barnyard Theatre

Situated at the Willowbridge Shopping and Lifestyle centre. The Barnyard is an experience not to be missed. Reservations can be made online.

Company's Garden

Situated at the very top of Adderley Street in Cape Town City Centre, the Company's Garden was originally established to provide fresh fruit and vegetable for the seamen sailing from Holland to Indonesia. The beautiful Garden is home to several landmark buildings including Parliament, SA Museum, SA National Gallery, Slave Lodge, St George's Cathedral, the Jewish Museum and the university of Cape Town's City Campus

Canal Walk

World class shopping and recreational centre with over 380 shops, restaurants and cinemas, the renowned MTN Science Centre and Ratanga Junction Theme Park.

Cape Gate Shopping Centre

An impressive lifestyle centre located at the Okavango Interchange alongside the N1. A plethora of shops, restaurants, coffee shops and entertainment centres for the entire family.

Cape Point

Cape Point is one of South Africa's most famous landmarks and a spectacle not to be missed. Take a day tour on a beautiful scenic coastal trip to visit this spectacular site.

Cape Peninsula National Park

One of the most spectacular drives in the world. From Cape Town around the Peninsula along the False Bay coastline via Cape Point and back along the Atlantic coast via Hout Bay, Clifton's famous beaches and Sea Point.

Durbanville Race Course

Durbanville Race Course offers weekly horse racing.
Bowlers Way
Durbanville
Tel: 021 - 976 5945

Grand West Casino

Sun International's Inner City Casino and entertainment world.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

60 Hectares covering the SE slopes of Table Mountain dedicated to indigenous flora. Open air concerts and recitals on Sundays, breakfasts and teas .

Tygervalley Shopping Centre

World class shopping and entertainment centre just minutes from Pelican Place. Shops, restuarants, post office, tourist information and more.

Willowbridge Shopping Centre

Beautiful shopping centre on our doorstep with interesting stores restaurants and home to the BARNYARD THEATRE. Definitely worth a visit.

Robben Island

Just 12 kms from Cape Town, this world heritage site is not to be missed. Take a ferry ride from the V & A Waterfront to Robben Island for and informative and funfilled day.

Table Mountain

Magical views, winding walkways, inquisitive rock rabbits and masses of indigenous flora. An unequalled cable car ride!

V & A Waterfront

A vibrant fusion of shopping, entertainment and nightlife. See the website for details.

White Shark Cape Diving

Your excursion to Geyser and Dyer islands begins at the picturesque Kleinbaai Harbour. The launching slip way of this small harbour, being the point of entry for all cage diving expeditions to the islands, becomes a beehive of activity on clear mornings. Air tanks are filled, cylinders are placed inside diving cages, safety equipment is checked and the boats are fuelled prior to passengers' arrival.

Wine Routes

  • Constantia Wine Route
    Constantia is the birthplace of the wine farming industry in South Africa.
  • Durbanville Wine Route
    Visit 9 of the most unique wine estates in the beautiful Durbanville Winelands right here on our doorstep.
  • Franschoek Wine Route
    Franschhoek Valley is known as one of the premier destinations in the World of Wine comprising 30 wine farms including some of South Africa's most respected names.
  • Helderberg Wine Route
    Not far from the southernmost tip of the vast African continent, amidst the villages of the Boland, sprawl the vineyards of the Helderberg Wine Route, guarded by the majestic mountain from which they take their name.
  • Paarl Wine Route
    One of the most established wine routes in the province.
  • Stellenbosch Wine Route
    Representing more than 300 wine and grape producers within the boundaries of the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin classification.
  • Swartland Wine & Olive Route
    Meander through the scenic Swartland Wine Route; savour some of the finest wines, meet hospitable friendly people, revel, spellbound in the wonder of its natural beauty.