Cape Town – loved and referred to as the mother city of South Africa, bringing about the enlightenment of a beautiful & diverse civilisation. The drawing card being Table Mountain which is globally recognised and adored as the only 7 Wonders of the World in an urban area and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.
It is within the deep South of the Cape of Storms that we find a special kind of magic. Majestic views of the mountains & oceans, diverse cultures, foods, arts, history, parks, accommodations and more are to be found, evoking traditional history to the genesis of the south. The locals bring about an easy-going energy to the way of travel.
So what makes Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs an ideal holiday destination!
A short and safe drive from Cape Town International Airport and the CBD allows for easy travel. Car rentals are easy to book and the best way for exploring Cape Town. Alternatively, other methods of transport are available. But let us face it, travelling independently by vehicle, adds to comfort and enjoyment.
Locals here recognise the Southern Suburbs by areas which range from Noordhoek on the Atlantic all round to the Southern side of the Cape Peninsula and back around the Indian Ocean to Muizenberg and deeper to Newlands, Constantia and surrounding areas.
Combining this area are seaside suburbs such as Noordhoek, Kommetjie, Scarborough, Cape Point, Simon’s Town, Glencairn, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg. This area brings a feel of Europe about and thus many travellers return for more, whether it is for business or leisure.
Spoilt for Choice
So much to see and do!
Internationally adored and visited by many for sporting events such as rugby and cricket. Found in Newlands, the stadiums are surrounded by excellent restaurants, shopping malls and also breweries allowing for a great traditional experience of fun and camaraderie.
En-route you can view historical landmarks such as the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, The Heart Transplant Museum, Groote Schuur Hospital, Rhodes memorial and The University of Cape Town itself. The views of Cape Point are spectacular, a great way to enjoy the drive is to stop and have lunch at any restaurant or market and move onto the next town or landmark for a visit.
Plenty of choices are available for families, the business traveller, the eccentric artist or the adrenaline junkie looking for a thrill. From hiking trails, fine dining, shark cage diving, museums, sporting events and travellers coming to catch the next big wave for a surf, the South is plentiful. For those romantic couples finding the one true love, a visit to Boulders Beach and the penguins in Simonstown makes for an adorable outdoor experience.
The South, with a Europe / Modern Dutch architecture feel, offers the most luxurious of accommodations as well as top-notch service with a personal touch.
With a variety of comfortable accommodation as well as upmarket guesthouses, many international icons, professionals and families have come to stay in these establishments returning faithfully each time to visit this beautiful city.
We strongly suggest a stay at the award-winning Mariner Guesthouse in Simons Town, enjoying breathtaking sea views across False Bay.
Mariner Guesthouse offers Sea & Mountain View en-suite bedrooms, and all bedrooms are elegantly appointed and cater for solo travellers, honeymooners as well as families.
The guesthouse is close to the historic towns naval base, museum and Boulders Beach.
Another great stop for a few nights would be in Constantia. There are some great hiking trails to be tackled or enjoy a picnic at the Botanical Gardens or visit one of the many restaurants.
This urban city with Table Mountain as the backdrop urges thousands of people to travel to Cape Town annually. With friendly service, museums, international sporting events, business & cultural conventions, history and a variety of hiking trails are what makes this city a unique hub for every kind of traveller.