Things to do in Cape Town - Detailed Maps

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When navigating Cape Town, it’s easiest to think of it in eight areas, each with their own idiosyncratic offerings and special character. These divisions are purely for navigational purposes, however, and we encourage you to discover and enjoy the full range of possibilities Cape Town has to offer.

ATLANTIC SEABOARD, CITY CENTRE, PENINSULA, SOUTHERN SUBURBS, CAPE FLATS, BLAAUWBERG COAST, NORTHERN SUBURBS, HELDERBERG.

For further information on any of the areas, contact Cape Town Tourism on +27 21 487 6800 or email info@capetown.travel.

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  1. 1. N M6 M6 M61 M62 M6 CAMPS BAY CLIFTON Fresnaye SEA POINT BANTRY BAY BAKOVEN LLANDUDNO GREEN POINT MOUILLE POINT Koeël Bay Logie’s Bay Three Anchor Bay Clifton Bay Atlantic Ocean Granger Bay Queens Beach LION’S HEAD SIGNAL HILL CITY CENTRE CAPE TOWN STADIUM CITY CENTRE CAPE TOWN STADIUM 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 1 3 4 2 V&A WATERFRONT Miltons Swimming PoolMilton’s Swimming Pool Sea Point PavilionSea Point Pavilion Sea Point ContactSea Point Contact Saunders RocksSaunders Rocks Victoria RoadVictoria Road Clifton BeachesClifton Beaches Maiden’s CoveMaiden’s Cove Glen BeachGlen Beach Camps Bay BeachCamps Bay Beach Theatre on the BayTheatre on the Bay Bakoven BeachBakoven Beach OudekraalOudekraal Llandudno BeachLlandudno Beach To Hout Bay Sandy BaySandy Bay Glen & RoundhouseGlen & Roundhouse Metropolitan Golf ClubMetropolitan Golf Club Sea Point PromenadeSea Point Promenade Rocklands BeachRocklands Beach Mouille Point LighthouseMouille Point Lighthouse To Cableway VictoriaRd VictoriaRd VictoriaRd Beach Rd Beach Rd Beach Rd MainRd Q ueens St John’s Rd Regent St KloofRd KloofR d HighLevelRd OceanView Dr. GlengariffRd Springbok Rd CampsBayDr. Victoria Rd Kloof Rd Geneva Dr. ATLANTIC SEABOARD HANG OUT WITH THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE Catch some rays, or a wave, at the beaches of Clifton, reputedly among the loveliest – and sexiest – in the world. SEE THE SUN SET Sip a cocktail at one of the many bars and restaurants in Camps Bay and watch the sun sink into the sea. GET OUT ON THE MOUNTAIN The Seaboard is not all about flash – there are many hiking trails, mostly in the lovely Table Mountain National Park. There are views aplenty, and an abundance of incredible indigenous fauna and flora to appreciate. EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY Some of the best restaurants and nightspots are on the Atlantic Seaboard – meander along the sea and have breakfast in Mouille Point, lunch in Sea Point and enjoy cocktails followed by dinner in Camps Bay. WALK, JOG, RUN Capetonians get fit on the Sea Point Promenade. But don’t feel pressured – the grassy areas are perfect for relaxing or a game of catch, and you can wander literally for miles along the crashing seafront. FIND A HIDEAWAY All along this stunning coastline are little beaches with far fewer visitors than you’d expect. Park the car and walk along the road looking for the signs. You never know what you’ll find... HIT THE ROAD You can drive along the coast all the way from Sea Point, past the flash of Clifton, Camps Bay and Llandudno, and beyond. It’s an absoutely breathtaking drive, especially as the sun is setting over the sea, and there are several places to stop and take it all in. You can even continue the whole way to the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive. SEETHESUNSET VIEWS To book any of the experiences on this map or get more information, please contact Cape Town Tourism call centre on 021 487 6800 HANGOUTWITHBEAUTIFULPEOPLE 310 10 10 ATLANTICSEABOARD Avoid carrying large sums of cash, cameras or other valuables in plain sight, and never leave belongings unattended. Heed the advice of Cape Town Tourism Visitor Centre staff or locals on where to go after dark. Try not to walk alone, and take special precautions at lonely lookout points. At night, park in a secure, well-lit area. Do not allow strangers to assist you in any way at ATMs. Do not give money to street children and beggars. If you wish to do good, rather give food or donate your change to a registered charity. Keep photocopies of all valuable documents in a safe place. Report any safety incident at the following numbers: All emergencies: Mobile phone – 112 Landline – 107 South African Police Service (SAPS) – 10111 Cape Town Tourism – 021 487 6800. Cape Town Tourism, in partnership with Protection and Emergency Services, runs a successful Visitor Support Programme to assist you further, should you be involved in an incident. SENSIBLE SAFETY TIPS WALK,JOG,RUN MOUILLE POINT & THREE ANCHOR BAY 1 Metropolitan Golf Club 2 Mouille Point Lighthouse SEA POINT 3 Sea Point Promenade 4 Rocklands Beach 5 Milton’s Pool 6 Sea Point Pavilion BANTRY BAY 7 Sea Point Contact 8 Saunders Rocks 9 Walk Victoria Road to Camps Bay CLIFTON 10 Clifton Beaches 1, 2, 3 & 4 11 Maiden’s Cove 12 Glen Beach 13 The Glen and Roundhouse CAMPS BAY 14 Camps Bay Beach 15 Theatre on the Bay 16 Bakoven 17 Oudekraal 18 Llandudno 19 Sandy Bay GETOUTONTHEMOUNTAIN Table Mountain Lion’s Head Clifton 4th Sea Point Promenade Clifton 2nd Lion’s Head Camps Bay14 km 0 1 2 © 2010 published by A&C Maps, www.mapsinfo.co.za | designed by infestation Visitor Information Centre Police Station Hospital
  2. 2. NOORDHOEK STRAND GORDON’S BAY DURBANVILLE GOODWOOD CENTURY CITY EERSTERIVIER KHAYELITSHA MITCHELLS PLAIN NEWLANDS WOODSTOCK MILNERTON BLOUBERGSTRAND MELKBOSSTRAND TABLE VIEW LANGA GUGULETU CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONSTANTIA KIRSTENBOSCH LLANDUDNO CLIFTON SEA POINT CAMPS BAY FISH HOEK SCARBOROUGH KOMMETJIE CAPE POINT ATHLONE ATLANTIS MAMRE SIMON’S TOWN HOUT BAY MUIZENBERG BELLVILLE SOMERSET WEST Table Bay CAPE TOWN Cape Flats5 Atlantic Seaboard2 City Centre1 Southern Suburbs4 Helderberg6 8 Northern Suburbs7 TYGER VALLEY KUILS RIVER Blaauwberg Peninsula3 False Bay Atlantic Ocean The Atlantic Seaboard is Cape Town’s trendiest area, the playground of the rich and famous. Here, you’ll find perfect beaches for a romantic sunset, fabulous restaurants in which you can while away a whole day and some of the Cape’s most spectacular scenery. The old suburbs of Green Point, Sea Point and the surrounds have a whole new lease on life thanks to the iconic Cape Town stadium. The area is abuzz with atmosphere and excitement. 4 In the evenings, the restaurants and bars along Camps Bay’s Victoria Road offer the perfect place to watch the sun go down, whether lounging on the sand or sipping a cocktail in one of the many bars and achingly trendy restaurants facing the sea. There are new places springing up all the time – check out the spots with the biggest (and best dressed) crowds, or play it safe with some of Cape Town’s old favourites, like Blues Restaurant, which has been serving Long Island Iced Teas to locals for over 20 years. SUNDOWNERS BEACHES GETACTIVE! After one too many wine tastings or indulging in some of our fine Cape cuisine, you may want to don your running, hiking or biking kit and hit the many trails around the Atlantic Seaboard. Although it might be hard work, we promise you won’t tire of the breathtaking views, the crunch of fynbos underfoot or the sensation of mountain and sea air on your face. Just don’t forget to take a moment to contemplate how lucky you are to be in the most beautiful city in the world... There are also plenty of opportunities to practise your favourite sports, from a relaxing round of bowls or golf to leaping off the mountain as a hang-glider or paraglider. Visitor Information 021 487 6800 capetown@capetown.travel ROCKLANDS BEACH There are a few places to get down to the water at Sea Point, and it’s a popular spot for sea kayakers and surf skiers. Chill out on the sand or pick your way over the rocks to dip your toes into the chilly water. If you’re more adventurous, Graaff’s Pool, close by, juts out into the ocean. AFTER DARK 3 SEA POINT PROMENADE Join the joggers , rollerbladers and walkers along the seafront for a bracing stroll or a long, flat run – it’s a Cape Town tradition. It’s possible to walk all the way from Mouille Point to Clifton and Camps Bay – it’s quite a long way, but it’s a route you won’t forget – marvel at the waves crashing on one side and ‘window shop’ for your perfect seafront pad on the other. It’s all beautifully paved so it’s great for prams too. There are many cafés and restaurants along the way to reward your strenuous efforts. Beach Road, Sea Point SEA POINT PAVILION With an Olympic-sized seawater pool, diving pool and kids’ pool, this is an ideal spot for a family picnic in the shady area. There is a refreshment kiosk. Further along is Queens Beach, a popular viewpoint and tourist hot spot. Beach Road, Sea Point 021 434 3341 6 7 SAUNDERS ROCKS A small but popular beach with a protected tidal pool. 8 WALK VICTORIA ROAD TO CAMPS BAY The road along the seafront here runs all the way to Camps Bay, perfect for a long wander to look at the ocean, the dream houses and the beautiful people. 9 Clifton is one of the swankiest addresses in South Africa – it’s known as Millionaire’s Mile. Some of the houses are perched so precariously on the cliffs, residents need a lift to get home! Take a stroll along the road to look at the mansions lining the cliffs, or pack a picnic for a day at the beach that’ll last way past sunset. CLIFTON 10 CAMPS BAY BEACH Camps Bay is an ideal family beach, spacious with white sands, green lawns and a tidal pool. It’s well equipped with toilets and showers. You can hire chairs and umbrellas and, of course, get an ice cream from a wandering vendor. Take a picnic to watch the waves or the sun go down, but remember you aren’t allowed to take any alcohol to the beach. 14 BAKOVEN The gorgeous beach at Bakoven must be the reason so many people want to live here. This laidback enclave is much more low-key than its neighbours – but then, that’s part of its charm. The beach is sheltered by large boulders and there are rock pools perfect for marvelling at the ocean’s smallest treasures. 16 THEATRE ON THE BAY This intimate theatre stages contemporary plays, farces, musical tributes and reviews. There’s a café for pre-show dinner. Victoria Road, Camps Bay 021 438 3300 www.theatreonthebay.co.za 15 THE GLEN AND ROUNDHOUSE Perched high on the slopes of Table Mountain, the historic Roundhouse has a rich past, and was used by the once-governor of the Cape, Lord Charles Somerset, as his hunting lodge. The Glen provides a cool, leafy setting. The Roundhouse is now the elegant setting to an award-winning restaurant. Kloof Nek Road 021 438 4347 13 GLEN BEACH Watch out for the sign for lovely little Glen Beach – it’s a bit of a local secret, especially among surfers. Shh, don’t say we told you... 12 1 METROPOLITAN GOLF CLUB This may be one of the oldest golf clubs in South Africa, but they have a brand spanking new eighteen-hole course, thanks to the construction of the nearby Cape Town Stadium. The nineteenth hole is not too shabby either, and the club is known for its convivial atmosphere. Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Mouille Point 021 430 6011 www.metropolitangolfclub.co.za 2 MOUILLE POINT LIGHTHOUSE The lighthouse, with its haunting foghorn, was erected by Herman Schutte in 1824 and is the oldest of its kind in the country. The distinctive red and white building is a real Cape landmark so take a tour to explore it. Maritime history buffs will enjoy the stories of the many wrecks lurking beneath the waves around here, victims of the stormy seas and jagged rocks. 09h00-12h30 & 13h00-15h30 weekdays 100 Beach Road, Mouille Point 021 449 5172 This is one of Cape Town’s most densely populated suburbs – check out the forests of high- rise apartment blocks, populated by a wide cross- section of residents from all over the world. Sea Point Main Road has recently undergone a rejuvenation and the many restaurants offering cuisine from all over the world buzz at night. SEA POINT A wind-free enclave and the start of some seriously sleek architectural edifices clinging to the rocky hillside overlooking the ocean. BANTRY BAY SEA POINT CONTACT A commemorative plaque marks the spot where in 1836 Charles Darwin observed the evidence that a catastrophic geological event produced the melting and fusion of rocks. You can clearly see the mix of two different rock types in this place. Beach Road, Bantry Bay CLIFTON BEACHES 1, 2, 3 & 4 The famous beaches at Clifton are naturally divided into four sections by big boulders. Each has its own character, although they have two things in common: the trendy sun-worshippers and the notoriously chilly water. Head to Clifton First Beach to watch the surfers and volleyball players; take the family down to Second or Third Beach or hit Fourth Beach to hang out with the seriously beautiful people. Clifton Fourth, as it’s known, also has the best facilities and has been awarded Blue Flag Status. Camps Bay has long had a reputation as one of Cape Town’s favourite places to come out and play. Spend the day on the white-sand beach, and the night at one of the many restaurants, bars and clubs along palm-lined Victoria Road. Named after Queen Victoria, it snakes along the beachfront and is perfect for a casual promenade stroll. CAMPS BAY OUDEKRAAL This lovely protected bay is an excellent place to picnic or braai (that’s barbecue) in the shade of milkwood trees. There are fantastic sea views and even a seal colony. It’s popular with divers – the protected coves have a wealth of marine life and the oldest known wreck in South Africa, Het Huis te Kraaiensteing (1670). 17 LLANDUDNO This lovely beach is popular with families and advanced surfers – but take care when swimming as the waters can be deceptive. Head to Sunset Rocks with a picnic for one of Cape Town’s most romantic experiences. While you’re chilling on the beach, cast your eyes over some of Cape Town’s most exclusive homes. 18 SANDY BAY If you’re very in touch with nature, Sandy Bay is renowned as Cape Town’s (unofficial) nudist beach. It’s off the beaten track and a fairly long walk from Llandudno. Shrubby fynbos ensures some privacy from prying eyes. 19 Table Mountain offers some great hiking. The most popular route from the Camps Bay side is known as Kasteelspoort, or Castle Gate. Start from the parking at the Kloof Nek end of Tafelberg Road and ascend the Pipe Track – the path will reward you with stunning views of the Twelve Apostles and the beaches at Camps Bay. You’ll pass several of the reservoirs on Table Mountain – the Kasteelspoort path was once an important route for getting water down to Camps Bay. You can choose to do a round route, or even hike to the Upper Cableway Station and take a ride down. Remember conditions on the mountain can be very changeable – never go hiking without water and something warm and make sure to tell someone when to expect you back. TAKEA HIKE... The Cape is home to the world’s richest floral kingdom, and the only one found entirely in one country. Fynbos means ‘fine bush’, referring to the small leaves which are perfectly designed for the warm climate. The Cape Floral Kingdom is incredibly diverse – Table Mountain has more than 2 200 species of plant, more than the entire United Kingdom, and types of fynbos found just in the Cape account for about one in five of all African plant species. The Cape Floral Region is a World Heritage Site, and many projects undertake to protect this precious asset, with the main threats being fire and the invasions of alien species. FYNBOS:THE PRIDE OFTHE CAPE With its dramatic backdrop of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range, Camps Bay is a popular spot for hang-gliding, paragliding and micro-lighting. Contact Cape Town Tourism for operators, or watch the action from the safety of terra firma. TAKETOTHEAIR Start at Sea Point and wind your way along Victoria Road (M6) all the way to Hout Bay. With views stretching away to the horizon, it’s utterly magnificent. You’ll pass the dramatic peaks of the Twelve Apostles, which form the back of the Table Mountain range, and the expanse of the Table Mountain National Park – keep your eyes peeled to spot the Upper Cableway Station. Continue past the roadside craft market at Koeël Bay, the posh Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa towards Llandudno and the peak known as Little Lion’s Head, until finally you descend into the valley at Hout Bay. TAKEA DRIVE 11 MAIDEN’S COVE This little beach is good for families, and it’s overlooked by the Glen Country Club where you can practise your bowls or chill out in the very popular restaurant, La Med. The grassy patch here is a popular landing spot for hang-gliders. WATERSPORTS MILTON’S POOL This tidal pool is a favourite child- friendly hangout for families who don’t mind the bracing water. 5 City Centre Atlantic Seaboard Peninsula Southern Suburbs Cape Flats Helderberg Northern Suburbs Blaauwberg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 MOUILLE POINT & THREEANCHOR BAY The coastal suburbs of Mouille Point and Three Anchor Bay sit next to the V&A Waterfront and overlook the magnificent ocean. Take a stroll along the seafront or sip a latte and watch the more energetic pass you by. On the beachfront, there are a few old-time activities like mini golf and a maze to keep the kids amused. 2 COASTLINE Llandudno Camps Bay Maiden’s Cove Llandudno 18 18 14 11 DETAILEDMAPOVERLEAF map 2 of 8 Collect them all including the Cape Town map. BE A RESPONSIBLE TRAVELLER 1 Research the culture of the area you intend to visit before arriving at your destination. 2 Talk to locals, make use of local tour guides and stay in accommodation establishments that are invested in the local community. 3 Learn some of the language – a simple greeting and thank you in the language of our people will see you embraced as a guest and not only a visitor. 4 Respect the dignity and privacy of others – please ask permission before you take a photo. 5 Rather than giving money to beggars and street children, make an effort to donate to a local charity that supports community projects. 6 Purchase souvenirs directly from community markets and handcrafters so that the money goes directly to local businesses. 7 Take your tastebuds on a journey by experiencing local and regional cuisine. This will give you insight to the culture of the area and you will support the local economy. 8 Practise safe and responsible sex and be vigilant about child prostitution. 9 Question establishments where children of school-going age are working. Bargaining for goods may not always be appropriate, but if the price is negotiable, pay a price that is fair for the seller and maker. 1 Please use water as efficiently as possible. Drink tap water. South Africa’s tap water quality is ranked as third best in the world. Do not leave your towels in your hotel room to be washed unless necessary. Try to use biodegradable shampoos and soaps. 2 Take care not to start a fire with your cigarette butts or matches. 3 Please use electricity as efficiently as possible. Switch off the lights, electric fan, air conditioner and television when you are not in your room. 4 Do not approach or feed baboons. They are wild and potentially dangerous. 5 Do not take natural keepsakes like shells and indigenous flowers when spending time in nature. 6 When driving or hiking, stick to marked paths and roads. 7 Make sure the seafood you want to buy and eat is not on the list of endangered species. SMS the name of the fish to +27 (0)79 499 8795 and you will receive an answer within seconds. 8 Dispose of rubbish carefully, recycle where possible and reuse your beverage bottles and shopping bags. 9 Make use of public transport when possible or take a walking tour. Holiday closer to home or offset your carbon footprint by planting a tree or buying local produce – support some of the great local organic markets in Cape Town. 10 tips to be responsible in our communities 10 tips to be responsible towards our environment 10 10 THEATLANTIC SEABOARD For this map in detail refer to the Cape Town Map or visit http://www.capetown.travel/guide/maps/ ATLANTIC SEABOARD Mouille Point ThreeAnchor Bay Sea Point Bantry Bay Camps Bay Bakoven Oudekraal Llandudno LIVEIT!LOVEIT! Book your experience at 021 487 6800 or www.capetown.travel
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There it is, the postcard view of Table Mountain. It’s worth the trip to Blaauwberg just to capture a magical sunset and one of the best vistas there is. LEARN TO FLY If you enjoy getting your feet wet, there’s no better place than Big Bay to learn the exhilarating sport of kite surfing. It’s one of the top spots in the world, and a few happy hours can be spent watching the brave tackle the waves. LIFE’S A BEACH You don’t have to be an adrenaline junkie to love the beaches along this coastline. Despite the long stretches of white sand for walking and making sandcastles, and the crashing waves for paddling, these lovely beaches aren’t usually crowded. PUT ON YOUR WALKING SHOES With its windswept dunes, this area of the Cape is one of the best to go hiking or meet some of our local feathered friends, from sand-dwellers to the comical penguins rehabilitated at the SANCCOB sanctuary. The sandy soil also makes for some interesting vegetation. Ask Visitor Information to point you in the direction of some lovely walks in one of the many conservation areas. TUCK IN While you’re admiring the beauty of Table Bay, fill your tummy at one of the many restaurants along the beachfront, or head inland to discover a few suburban gems. Watch the seabirds wheeling over the ocean while you tuck into breakfast, or admire the twinkling lights of Cape Town over a sundowner cocktail and dinner. GO WEST The Blaauwberg coast is the gateway to the famous West Coast, a string of fishing villages that will whisk you away to another time in quaint streets and cute little eateries. Ideally, take a few days to meander up the coast. If it’s spring time, you’ll be treated to a rainbow carpet of vivid spring flowers. GET OFF THE BEATEN TRACK The hamlet of Mamre is worth a visit for the slice of the past you’ll find there. This old mission station gives you a window into village life on the Cape coast. YSTERPLAAT 1 Ysterplaat Airforce Base MILNERTON 2 Milnerton Flea Market 3 Lagoon Beach 4 Woodbridge Island 5 Milnerton Lighthouse 6 The Milnerton Playhouse 7 Milnerton Golf Club 8 The Paddocks TABLE VIEW 9 Rietvlei Nature Area 10 Bayside Mall 11 SANCCOB 12 Killarney Motor Racing Track SUNSET BEACH AND WEST BEACH BLOUBERGSTRAND 13 Ons Huisie 14 Blue Peter Hotel 15 Big Bay 16 Blaauwberg Conservation Area MELKBOSSTRAND 17 Atlantic Beach Golf Club 18 Koeberg Nature Reserve MAMRE 19 The Mamre Moravian Mission Station ATLANTIS 20 Camphill Village 21 Witzands Conservation Area BLAAUWBERGCOAST TAKEAWALK SNAP To book any of the experiences on this map or get more information, please contact Cape Town Tourism call centre on 021 487 6800 LEARNTOFLY GOWEST Avoid carrying large sums of cash, cameras or other valuables in plain sight, and never leave belongings unattended.Heed the advice of Cape Town Tourism Visitor Centre staff or locals on where to go after dark. Try not to walk alone, and take special precautions at lonely lookout points. At night, park in a secure, well-lit area. Do not allow strangers to assist you in any way at ATMs. Do not give money to street children and beggars. If you wish to do good, rather give food or donate your change to a registered charity.Keep photocopies of all valuable documents in a safe place. Report any safety incident at the following numbers: All emergencies: Mobile phone – 112 / Landline – 107 South African Police Service (SAPS) – 10111 Cape Town Tourism – 021 487 6800. Cape Town Tourism, in partnership with Protection and Emergency Services, runs a successful Visitor Support Programme to assist you further, should you be involved in an incident. SENSIBLE SAFETY TIPS OFFTHEBEATENTRACK Witzands Conservation AreaWest Coast RanchBloubergstrand Bloubergstrand West Coast SANCCOB 11 published by A&C Maps, www.mapsinfo.co.za | designed by infestation Visitor Information Centre Police Station Hospital km 0 1 2 3 4 © 2010 infestation 21
  4. 4. NOORDHOEK STRAND GORDON’S BAY DURBANVILLE GOODWOOD CENTURY CITY EERSTERIVIER KHAYELITSHA MITCHELLS PLAIN NEWLANDS WOODSTOCK MILNERTON BLOUBERGSTRAND MELKBOSSTRAND TABLE VIEW LANGA GUGULETU CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONSTANTIA KIRSTENBOSCH LLANDUDNO CLIFTON SEA POINT CAMPS BAY FISH HOEK SCARBOROUGH KOMMETJIE CAPE POINT ATHLONE ATLANTIS MAMRE SIMON’S TOWN HOUT BAY MUIZENBERG BELLVILLE SOMERSET WEST Table Bay CAPE TOWN Cape Flats5 Atlantic Seaboard2 City Centre1 Southern Suburbs4 Helderberg6 8 Northern Suburbs7 TYGER VALLEY KUILS RIVER Blaauwberg Peninsula3 False Bay Atlantic Ocean BREAKFAST BEACHES RACING Blaauwberg, also known as ‘Blouberg’ literally means ‘blue mountain’, and it is from here you can see the iconic picture-postcard view of Table Mountain across Table Bay. This coastline boasts some of the finest kite surfing and wind surfing in the world, as well as immense natural beauty, and, of course, fine restaurants where you can enjoy local produce and seafood while watching the wind whip across the waves. BLAAUWBERG The Blaauwberg coastal area offers a host of outdoor activities to please even the most adventurous visitor. On the sea and in the water there is, of course, kite surfing and wind surfing, as well as kayaking and surf skiing, waterskiing, diving, snorkelling, sailing, surfing and even shark cage diving. If you’re a landlubber, check out the 4x4 trails; abseiling; mountain and rock climbing; cycling paths and mountain bike trails; quad biking – you name it, and Visitor Information can help you do it. ADVENTURE SPORTS If you’re into flying, then this suburb might just be of interest. YSTERPLAAT 1 YSTERPLAAT AIR FORCE BASE Members of the public can visit the South African Air Force Museum branch at Ysterplaat to learn more about aviation in South Africa. There is also a bi-annual aerospace show. Oryx and Alouette III helicopters are operated from the base and often assist in firefighting and search and rescue operations. They also lend support to the South African Antarctic Programme. 08h00-15h30 weekdays; 08h00-12h30 Sat Koeberg Road, Ysterplaat 021 508 6576 www.af.mil.za 2 MILNERTON FLEA MARKET This is the ultimate flea market, so get there early to find oddities, fun antiques, unique kitsch and the occasional treasure. 07h00-17h00 Sat & Sun Otto du Plessis, Milnerton 021 521 1080 The suburb of Milnerton, with its lagoon, beach and golf course, is the perfect spot for some well-earned rest and recreation. The beaches, on the Atlantic Ocean seaboard, are great for long walks and watching the sun sink behind Table Mountain, and there are some great beachfront restaurants to kick back in. MILNERTON 3 LAGOON BEACH The complex at Lagoon Beach has restaurants that spill out onto the beach, all with that great Table Mountain view. Watch the sun go down while sipping a cocktail or having dinner and finish off the evening with a stroll along the sand. Lagoon Gate Drive, Milnerton 021 528 2000 4 WOODBRIDGE ISLAND Situated on a narrow peninsula of land between the beach and the Rietvlei Lagoon, this residential area boasts some lovely walks and good bird watching, especially from the many jetties around the island. The lagoon is also suitable for canoeing, and is spanned by the oldest wooden bridge in South Africa. 5 MILNERTON LIGHTHOUSE Milnerton has a fascinating marine history and this 21m lighthouse has protected ships since 1960. This stretch of coastline is said to have more shipwrecks than any other in South Africa – over 150 ships over the past few hundred years. There are no tours of the lighthouse. Woodbridge Island, Milnerton Lagoon 021 521 1080 6 THE MILNERTON PLAYHOUSE Members stage popular am-dram productions several times a year, as well as hosting visiting performers and productions. 87 Pienaar Road, Milnerton 021 555 3180 7 MILNERTON GOLF CLUB This 18-hole 72-par course is surrounded by natural beauty, bordering the Rietvlei river. The high winds in summer can provide an additional challenge. Bridge Road, Milnerton 021 554 1047 www.milnertongolf.co.za 8 THE PADDOCKS Do some shopping, have a meal or grab a cup of coffee at The Paddocks, a handy local shopping centre. Cnr Racecourse Road & Grand National Boulevard 021 552 9147 www.thepaddocks.co.za Table View is named after its fabulous view of Table Mountain. This suburb snakes along the coast, encompassing beautiful lagoons for boating and bird watching. There are also some great spots for enjoying a meal or a drink overlooking the crashing Atlantic waves. TABLEVIEW 9 RIETVLEI NATURE AREA This wetland area is perfect for viewing a diverse range of bird species, including large flocks of flamingo and pelican. You can also canoe and waterski on the lagoon. Grey Avenue, off Pentz Drive, Tableview 021 557 5509 10 BAYSIDE MALL There are masses of shops, restaurants and the cinema complex to keep you occupied at this popular mall. Cnr Blaauwberg & West Coast roads, Table View 021 557 4350 www.baysidecentre.com 11 SANCCOB SANCCOB (the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) is dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of sea birds. It’s an interesting and informative place to visit for the whole family. Tours must be booked in advance. 22 Pentz Drive, Tableview 021 557 6155 www.sanccob.co.za 12 KILLARNEY MOTOR RACING TRACK Home of the Western Province Motor Club, Killarney is Cape Town’s premier race track and the oldest in the country. Check out the schedule for race days for cars, karts and motocross. You can even arrange to drive a Formula One car around this legendary track. Potsdam Road, near Killarney 021 557 1639 www.wmpc.co.za Blaauwberg Coast Visitor Information Centre 1 Marine Drive, Tableview 021 521 1080 blaauwberg@capetown.travel This stretch of coastline, with its beaches meandering virtually uninterrupted as far as the eye can see, boasts some great restaurants, convenient shopping and plenty of places to stay. It’s one of the fastest growing urban areas in Cape Town and was one of the first places to acquire the handy Bus Rapid Transit System. SUNSET BEACHANDWEST BEACH The main beach here is perfect for long walks along the white sand, all the while admiring that incredible view of Table Mountain with historic Robben Island in the foreground. Several restaurants and watering holes take advantage of the unique setting and majestic outlook. It’s a very popular destination with surfers. The whole area falls in a marine nature reserve to protect the once-abundant fish and seafood found here. BLOUBERGSTRAND 13 ONS HUISIE Literally ‘our little house’, this historic building now houses a restaurant. It was built in the nineteenth century and is a national monument. It retains its old-world fishing village charm and is a landmark along the seafront. Corner of Generaal Jansens Road & Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand 021 554 1553 onshuisie@seascapecollection.co.za www.seascapecollection.co.za 14 BLUE PETER HOTEL A real Cape Town institution, the Blue Peter has three restaurants, including a thriving pub that’s a local favourite to watch the sun set over a few cold beers at the end of a long day out on the water. Popham Street, Bloubergstrand 021 554 1956 www.bluepeter.co.za 15 BIG BAY The water may be chilly here, thanks to the Benguela current, but when the winds are favourable, kite surfers and windsurfers flock to Big Bay to ride the legendary waves. Big Bay also hosts highly rated surfing competitions every year. Otto du Plessis Drive, Bloubergstrand 16 BLAAUWBERG CONSERVATION AREA Visit the education centre to learn more about the unique local vegetation, comprising Cape Flats sand fynbos, Cape Flats dune strandveld and Swartland shale renosterveld. The area includes the site of the historic Battle of Blaauwberg (1806) during which the British defeated the defending Dutch forces and eventually took control of the Cape Colony. Eerstesteen Resort, Otto du Plessis Drive, Blouberg 021 554 0957 www.bca.org.za This is the first village you come across when driving north from Cape Town along the beautiful West Coast. The 7km white sand beach is perfect for long walks and watching for whales. It’s also a great distination for keen surfers, swimming, crayfishing, kitesurfing and chilling out watching the sunset. ‘Melkbos’ refers to the many milkwood trees that grow on the dunes. MELKBOSSTRAND 17 ATLANTIC BEACH GOLF CLUB This five-star course is set in a nature reserve with breathtaking views of Table Mountain, Robben Island and the Atlantic. 1 Fairway Drive, Atlantic Beach Golf Estate, Melkbosstrand 021 553 2223 enquiries@atlanticbeach.co.za www.atlanticbeach golfclub.co.za The quaint village of Mamre is one of the most picturesque and historic places on the Cape coast. It was first settled in 1701, and, at the beginning on the nineteenth century, became a Moravian mission station, the buildings of which remain today. Mamre is also famous for its Wild Flower Show, which takes place each spring when the West Coast bursts into full bloom. MAMRE 18 KOEBERG NATURE RESERVE Situated near the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station in Melkbosstrand, the visitors’ centre here provides interesting information on the power station as well as route guides for the two walking trails in the reserve, where visitors can view a range of fauna and flora. Situated off the R27, Melkbosstrand 021 553 2466 19 THE MAMRE MORAVIAN MISSION STATION This national monument features a Long House formerly used as a barracks by the VOC, as well as a water mill and the old Mamre Moravian Church. R307 between Darling and Atlantis 021 576 1117 Engineered during the apartheid years as an industrial and dormitory town, Atlantis suffers from high levels of poverty. You can do your bit – and get off the beaten track – by checking out some of the interesting social projects that aim to benefit the community and protect the precious local fynbos. Contact the West Coast Environmental Cooperative on 021 572 0272 to arrange guided nature trails and learn about this unique corner of the Cape. Sand boarding is a popular activity of surfing the dunes in this area. ATLANTIS 20 CAMPHILL VILLAGE This farm helps mentally and physically challenged people by creating a home for them where they can find employment and skills training. Enjoy an enlightening visit and take home some of the farm’s excellent organic products. Their dairy products are sold in supermarkets around Cape Town; their teas are excellent and their range of cosmetics offers a natural approach. Klein Dassenberg Road, near Atlantis 021 571 8600 www.camphillwestcoast.org.za WITZANDS CONSERVATION AREA The conservation area includes the Atlantis dunefields. It is perfect for sandboarding, driving a 4x4, camping, hiking, picnicking, whale watching in season or casting out a line (with a permit). 07h00-19h00 daily Cnr R27 and Dassenberg Drive, Atlantis 021 577 5000 The Blaauwberg Coast is the gateway to the villages of the lovely West Coast. Historically home to fishing communities, there are plenty of places to stop and admire the view, eat some fresh seafood right on the beach or take a bed for the night in a whitewashed cottage. Highlights include the picturesque village of Paternoster, the lagoon at Langebaan and the West Coast National Park. The West Coast is also famous for bursting into vibrant colour every spring when the wild flowers put on a spectacular show (August-October). TAKEA DRIVE WINDSURFING 21 City Centre Atlantic Seaboard Peninsula Southern Suburbs Cape Flats Helderberg Northern Suburbs Blaauwberg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 15 Ons Huisie Killarney Bloubergstrand Big Bay 13 KITESURFING For this map in detail refer to the Cape Town Map or visit http://www.capetown.travel/guide/maps/ DETAILEDMAPOVERLEAF map 8 of 8 Collect them all including the Cape Town map. Ysterplaat Milnerton Woodbridge Island TableView Bloubergstrand Sunset Beach West Beach Melkbosstrand Mamre Atlantis BLAAUWBERG www.capetown.travel 12 COAST Book your experience at 021 487 6800 or www.capetown.travel LIVEIT!LOVEIT! BE A RESPONSIBLE TRAVELLER 1 Research the culture of the area you intend to visit before arriving at your destination. 2 Talk to locals, make use of local tour guides and stay in accommodation establishments that are invested in the local community. 3 Learn some of the language – a simple greeting and thank you in the language of our people will see you embraced as a guest and not only a visitor. 4 Respect the dignity and privacy of others – please ask permission before you take a photo. 5 Rather than giving money to beggars and street children, make an effort to donate to a local charity that supports community projects. 6 Purchase souvenirs directly from community markets and handcrafters so that the money goes directly to local businesses. 7 Take your tastebuds on a journey by experiencing local and regional cuisine. This will give you insight to the culture of the area and you will support the local economy. 8 Practise safe and responsible sex and be vigilant about child prostitution. 9 Question establishments where children of school-going age are working. Bargaining for goods may not always be appropriate, but if the price is negotiable, pay a price that is fair for the seller and maker. 1 Please use water as efficiently as possible. Drink tap water. South Africa’s tap water quality is ranked as third best in the world. Do not leave your towels in your hotel room to be washed unless necessary. Try to use biodegradable shampoos and soaps. 2 Take care not to start a fire with your cigarette butts or matches. 3 Please use electricity as efficiently as possible. Switch off the lights, electric fan, air conditioner and television when you are not in your room. 4 Do not approach or feed baboons. They are wild and potentially dangerous. 5 Do not take natural keepsakes like shells and indigenous flowers when spending time in nature. 6 When driving or hiking, stick to marked paths and roads. 7 Make sure the seafood you want to buy and eat is not on the list of endangered species. SMS the name of the fish to +27 (0)79 499 8795 and you will receive an answer within seconds. 8 Dispose of rubbish carefully, recycle where possible and reuse your beverage bottles and shopping bags. 9 Make use of public transport when possible or take a walking tour. Holiday closer to home or offset your carbon footprint by planting a tree or buying local produce – support some of the great local organic markets in Cape Town. 10 tips to be responsible in our communities 10 tips to be responsible towards our environment 10 10
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Jooste Mitchells Plain Medical Centre CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RHODES MEMORIALOR RONDEVLEI BIRD SANCTUARY M3 M5 M3 M5 M5 M4 M4 M4 M38 M52 M57 M24 M22 M9 M17 M10 M49 M54 M7 R102 R102 M12 M12 R102 J mmutsD EERSTERIVIEREERST IVI KUILSRIVIERSR NEWLANDSAWLAN ODSTOCKOCKODST PINELANDSS SALT RIVERT RIVER NILWORTHLW RTIL PLUMSTEADPLPPL WYNBERGGYN LAVENDER HILLEN SIDES LOTUS RIVEROTLOTU DIEPRIVIERREPR ERGVLIETE GRASSYRASSSY PARKKARK RETREAT SHOPSCOURTSH CO THO LANSDOWNEWNE EPPING INDUSTRIA MOWBRAYO RAY MODDERDAMOD BONTEHEUWELUWUWEL DELFT MFULENI BLUE DOWNS ELSIESRIVIERR BISHOP LAVIS MUIZENBERGNBERGU CLAREMONTC AREMONEM N2 N2 N2 1 Trojan Horse MemorialTrojan Horse Memorial 4 Wembley RoadhouseWembley Roadhouse 9 Mzoli’s PlaceMzoli’s Place 10 Guguletu Seven MemorialGuguletu Seven Memorial 11 Edith Stevens Wetland ParkEdith Stevens Wetland Park 12 Look Out HillLook Out Hill 14 Khayelitsha Craft MarketKhayelitsha Craft Market 15 Baden Powell DriveBaden Powell Drive 16 Wolfgat Nature ReserveWolfgat Nature Reserve 17 Mnandi ResortMnandi Resort 13 The Philani CentreThe Philani Centre 5 Galaxy Disco RestaurantGalaxy Disco Restaurant 7 Guga S’Thebe CentreGuga S’Thebe Centre 8 Eziko Cooking & Catering SchoolEziko Cooking & Catering School 6West End Jazz ClubWest End Jazz Club Athlone StadiumAthlone Stadium 2 3 Colin Williams / Robert Waterwitch Memorial Colin Williams / Robert Waterwitch Memorial THE CAPE FLATS 1 Trojan Horse Memorial 2 Coline Williams / Robert Waterwitch Memorial 3 Athlone Stadium 4 Wembley Roadhouse 5 Galaxy Disco Restaurant 6 West End Jazz Club LANGA 7 Guga S’Thebe Arts & Culture Centre 8 Eziko Cooking and Catering School GUGULETU 9 Mzoli’s Place 10 Guguletu Seven Memorial PHILIPPI 11 Edith Stephens Wetland Park KHAYELITSHA 12 Look Out Hill 13 The Philani Centre 14 Khayelitsha Craft Market MITCHELL’S PLAIN & SURROUNDS 15 Baden Powell Drive 16 Wolfgat Nature Reserve 17 Mnandi Resort THECAPEFLATS CAPEFLATS TOUR A TOWNSHIP Well, of course the essential Cape Flats experience is one of the many tours to the local townships. It’s a whole other side of the Cape to explore. And don’t stop at just one tour – each township has its own unique culture and flavour, and there are plenty of different experiences on offer, from walking or cycling tours to jazz or sport-themed days out. SING THE BLUES The Cape Flats is bursting with vibrancy and unique culture. Many of SA’s best musicians come from hereabouts, so explore the jazz clubs and live music venues and perhaps encounter one of tomorrow’s – or today’s – greats. EAT LIKE A LOCAL Places like Mzoli’s in Guguletu aren’t just for filling your stomach – fill up on culture as well, and experience a Cape welcome you won’t find elsewhere. Be adventurous and your tastebuds are guaranteed an experience as well. FILL YOUR SUITCASE There’s no better place to find all those gifts and souvenirs than the wonderful craft projects on the Cape Flats – and what’s more, you can feel good about where your money’s going. REMEMBER Scene of some of the fiercest resistance to apartheid, the Cape Flats is a great place to explore South Africa’s fascinating past. Take a tour with a local and learn all about this compelling history and keep your eyes peeled for monuments and reminders of days gone by. MAKE A DIFFERENCE There are plenty of opportunities to do your bit for the community. Visit a project, make a donation or support one of the many wonderful initiatives in the townships. Ask Visitor Information for ideas on ways you can help. GO GREEN The Cape Flats may be notorious for its urban sprawl, but there are some wonderful pockets of green in the reserves. Enjoy a lovely walk – but it’s not advisable to venture off the beaten track into isolated areas. 9 7 9 Avoid carrying large sums of cash, cameras or other valuables in plain sight, and never leave belongings unattended. Heed the advice of Cape Town Tourism Visitor Centre staff or locals on where to go after dark. Try not to walk alone, and take special precautions at lonely lookout points. At night, park in a secure, well-lit area. Do not allow strangers to assist you in any way at ATMs. Do not give money to street children and beggars. If you wish to do good, rather give food or donate your change to a registered charity. Keep photocopies of all valuable documents in a safe place. Report any safety incident at the following numbers: All emergencies: Mobile phone – 112 / Landline – 107 South African Police Service (SAPS) – 10111 Cape Town Tourism – 021 487 6800. Cape Town Tourism, in partnership with Protection and Emergency Services, runs a successful Visitor Support Programme to assist you further, should you be involved in an incident. SENSIBLE SAFETY TIPS FILLYOURSUITCASE EATLIKEALOCAL To book any of the experiences on this map or get more information, please contact Cape Town Tourism call centre on 021 487 6800 7 TOURATOWNSHIP Khayelitsha Guga S’Thebe Art & Culture Centre Mzoli’s Place Guguletu Khayelitsha Visitor Information Centre Police Station Hospital km 0 1 2 3 © 2010 infestation 7 Guga S’Thembe Art & Culture Centre GOGREEN published by A&C Maps, www.mapsinfo.co.za | designed by infestation 11Edith Stephens’ Wetland Park
  6. 6. NOORDHOEK STRAND GORDON’S BAY DURBANVILLE GOODWOOD CENTURY CITY EERSTERIVIER KHAYELITSHA MITCHELLS PLAIN NEWLANDS WOODSTOCK MILNERTON BLOUBERGSTRAND MELKBOSSTRAND TABLE VIEW LANGA GUGULETU CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONSTANTIA KIRSTENBOSCH LLANDUDNO CLIFTON SEA POINT CAMPS BAY FISH HOEK SCARBOROUGH KOMMETJIE CAPE POINT ATHLONE ATLANTIS MAMRE SIMON’S TOWN HOUT BAY MUIZENBERG BELLVILLE SOMERSET WEST Table Bay CAPE TOWN Cape Flats5 Atlantic Seaboard2 City Centre1 Southern Suburbs4 Helderberg6 8 Northern Suburbs7 TYGER VALLEY KUILS RIVER Blaauwberg Peninsula3 False Bay Atlantic Ocean Designated a ‘coloured’ area by the apartheid government, Athlone still celebrates its Cape Malay roots while embracing the multi-cultural community. Tuck into traditional fare and party the night away, or visit one of the thought- provoking memorials to the events of the apartheid years. The adjoining suburb of Rylands was established as a designated Muslim area during the apartheid era and developed its own special identity. DISCO SUN&FUN ATHLONEAND RYLANDS The Cape Flats region of the Cape did not, despite popular belief, get its name from the government- erected apartment blocks that are common here – rather, the name refers to the flatness of the low-lying land. The Flats are not only home to some of the Cape’s most vibrant communities, but also to some fantastic natural beauty – 76 plant species found here grow nowhere else on earth. One of the best ways to explore this area is on one of the many township tours available – contact Visitor Information for more booking enquiries. Please also check with Visitor Information if you have any security concerns about this area – and when in doubt, hop on one of the many tours available. THE CAPE FLATS Dotted around this area are several memorials to the many young activists who risked – and lost – their lives in the struggle against apartheid. Take a moment to contemplate their courage. REMINDERS OFAPARTHEID 1 TROJAN HORSE MEMORIAL The memorial recalls the Trojan Horse Massacre in 1985, when protesters were ambushed and 3 people killed and 15 injured by the police. cnr St Simon’s & Thorton Roads, Athlone 2 COLINE WILLIAMS / ROBERT WATERWITCH MEMORIAL A tribute to two ANC freedom fighters who laid down their lives in the struggle years. Opp Magistrates Court, Old Klipfontein Road, Athlone 3 ATHLONE STADIUM Home ground of Ajax Cape Town and Santos Cape Town football teams, Athlone Stadium was built in 1972 to hold 30 000 people. It’s also the traditional home of the annual Kaapse Klopse Carnival. The stadium has recently been renovated and is one of the main training venues for the 2010 FIFA World CupTM . Johnson Road, Athlone 021 637 6607 4 WEMBLEY ROADHOUSE Grab the WembleyWhopper Burger or a steak sandwich at this classic roadhouse. For a taste experience right out of another era, park your car and someone will bring your meal right to the window. 23 Belgravia Road, Athlone 021 697 1435 5 GALAXY DISCO RESTAURANT Athlone is famous for its vibrant nightlife, and Galaxy is one of Cape Town’s oldest and hottest clubs, featuring a line-up of the best local DJs. College Road, Rylands 021 637 9132 info@superclubs.co.za 6 WEST END JAZZ CLUB For a more laid-back vibe, check out the jazz at the West End on Thursday through to Saturday nights. Cine 400 Building, College Road, Rylands 021 637 9132 info@superclubs.co.za The biggest attraction of the Cape Flats is its vibrant mix of cultures. One institution is the ‘Kaapse Klopse’ or Cape Minstrels, troupes of musicians, primarily from the so-called Cape Coloured Community, who practise all year to participate in their annual carnival on 2 January. The ‘Klopse’ dress up in vivid, spangled outfits, with painted faces, and dance and sing their way through the streets of Cape Town. The Flats is also home to people from all over South Africa and further afield – migrants from Zimbabwe, Malawi and other countries come to Cape Town to look for work and bring with them their cuisine, their music, crafts and their traditions. Many township tours will introduce you to important people in the community, including traditional healers. Medicines that have been trusted for thousands of years are still often the first port of call for many people and healers are often happy to consult with visitors and offer some time-tested advice. Also keep an eye out for evidence of the many faiths in the area, from the minarets of mosques to well-loved little churches to Hindu temples, and even a centre for the local Bahá’í community. CULTURES INTHE COMMUNITY JAZZ Langa is the oldest township in Cape Town and was a centre of resistance to apartheid. It was built with only one entry and exit point so that police could monitor movement. Meet sangomas and traditional healers; shop at local markets; sup on African delicacies and party township style, while supporting one of the poorest areas of the Mother City. The best way to discover the area is on a guided walking tour. Contact Visitor Information for operators. Langa Visitor Information Centre Guga S’Thebe Cultural Centre, Cnr Washington and Church Streets 021 695 5098 langa@capetown.travel LANGA 7 GUGA S’THEBE ARTS & CULTURE CENTRE If it’s shopping for an unusual craft piece that you’re after, head to Guga S’Thebe. Housed in a magnificent award-winning building, this community centre, like many businesses in Langa, is dedicated to the empowerment of the local people. There are regular exhibitions, art studios and a resource centre. Cnr Washington and Church Streets 021 695 3493 8 EZIKO COOKING AND CATERING SCHOOL The aim of the school is to teach members of the local community to cook, and so provide them with marketable skills. There’s a restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, that’s a popular stop with tour operators. Cnr Washington Street & Jungle Walk, Langa 021 694 0434 www.ezikorestaurant.com While this long roll can be stuffed with anything from steak to chicken to polony (processed meat), the steaming chips and lashings of ketchup should be considered obligatory. GATSBY Guguletu, or Gugs, as it’s often called, is a colourful combination of vibrant life and the problems associated with poverty, making a visit to the township poignantly unforgettable. Tourism provides much-needed jobs for the people of the township, and there are numerous restaurants, jazz clubs and B&Bs, as well as fascinating walking tours. Guguletu Visitor Information Centre Sivuyile Campus, cnr NY1 & NY4, Guguletu 021 637 8449 gugulethu@capetown.travel GUGULETU 9 MZOLI’S PLACE For a taste of township life, head to Mzoli’s, a buzzing hang-out where you buy your meat and pay someone to cook it for you over hot coals. There’s usually live music and a vibrant atmosphere. Off Klipfontein Road, Guguletu 021 638 1355 10 GUGULETU SEVEN MEMORIAL The memorial commemorates seven young black activists from the township who were killed in a police ambush in 1986. Cnr NY1 & NY111, opposite Guguletu Police Station 021 637 8449 021 638 1355 The farms in Philippi provide the bulk of Cape Town’s vegetables and there’s still a pleasant rural feel to the area. You can go horse riding here, with several trails suitable for all levels winding through the dunes and down to the beach at Strandfontein. PHILIPPI 11 EDITH STEPHENS WETLAND PARK Home to 37 bird species and a variety of reptiles, this is an important wetland conservation area. The star of the show, however, is the fern-like plant Isoetes, which has its origins 200 million years ago, and is found only in this wetland. Lansdowne Road, Philippi 021 691 8070021 638 1355 The Cape Flats is one of the best places to find unusual treasures. Look for unusual art made of found objects like telephone wire and plastic bags, or beautiful traditional beadwork you’ll treasure forever. GET CRAFTY Even the most serious hunger can be sorted with a plate of mielie pap – that’s a kind of corn porridge to the uninitiated – and a coil of boerewors, or beef sausage. For extra oomph, serve with chakalaka, a tomatoey relish that’ll have your tongue tingling. PAPANDWORS Khayelitsha (meaning “new home”) is one of Cape Town’s largest townships, and is situated some 40km from the City Centre. It consists of both formal accommodation (houses of bricks and mortar) and infor- mal settlements (makeshift shacks). The township was created in the 1980s and today is home to over two million people. There are many overnight accommodation options and even more places to grab an authentic and delicious meal. Khayelitsha Visitor Information Centre Look Out Hill Tourism Facility Cnr Mew Way & Spine Road, Khayelitsha 021 387 6189 / 082 454 7312 khayelitsha@capetown.travel KHAYELITSHA 12 LOOK OUT HILL The tourist facility here gives a good insight into life in the settlement. There’s an arts and science centre, a restaurant, gift shop and information kiosk. The facility has a look-out point on the highest dune with a 360-degree view that incorporates False Bay, the Hottentots Holland Mountain range, Helderberg and Groot Drakenstein. Cnr Mew Way & Spine Road, Khayelitsha 13 THE PHILANI CENTRE Give something back to the community by visiting the Philani Development Centre, part of an organisation that uplifts and supports the poorest people. You can see the school and craft workshops, and pick up some feel-good souvenirs of your day in their shops. Visit as an individual or as part of a tour. The patron of the project is Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. 08h30-16h30 weekdays; 09h00-13h00 Sat Phaphani Street, Site C, Khayelitsha 021 387 5124 www.philani.org.za 14 KHAYELITSHA CRAFT MARKET Here, you can buy all sorts of hand-made curios, pottery, beadwork, baskets and fabric paintings. The market is aimed at alleviating poverty in the area and all goods are made by the local community. You might even be lucky enough to be serenaded by a marimba band as you browse. St Michael’s and All Angels Anglican Church, Bukwayo Road, Khayelitsha 021 361 5246 www.stmichaels.org.za A suburb engineered by the apartheid government, Mitchell’s Plain was supposed to be a ‘model township’. Today, home to nearly 2 million people, the suburb rolls right down to the beaches at Strandfontein. MITCHELLS PLAIN & SURROUNDS 15 BADEN POWELL DRIVE The road hugging the shoreline all the way from Muizenberg in the Peninsula to the winelands of the Helderberg is one of the loveliest drives in Cape Town. Hop on Baden Powell Drive (R310) and cruise past the waves crashing on one side and the evidence of township life on the other. Stop at craft stalls or pick up dinner ingredients from one of the local fishermen who ply their catch along the route. 16 WOLFGAT NATURE RESERVE Wolfgat derives its name from a cave found in the 1960s that was used as a den by hyenas. The site was rich in fossil finds. The limestone cliffs offer unequalled views of False Bay. It is the largest reserve on the Cape Flats, and protects the coastal flora. You might be lucky while out walking and see a grysbok or porcupine. Remember to exercise caution when in isolated areas. Baden Powell Drive, Mitchells Plain 021 392 5134/5 17 MNANDI RESORT This is one of only six Cape Town beaches to have attained Blue Flag Status. There is an enclosed water park, playground, picnic area and other facilities. The long sandy beach is good for walking. Nearby Monwabisi Beach Resort is well-known for its rollicking parties, but beware of a very strong current. Baden Powell Drive, Mitchell’s Plain 021 392 5520 They say the way to a Capetonian’s heart is through his stomach and there’s no better place to learn about the Cape’s favourite food than the Flats. Sometimes those menus can be confusing, so here are a few top picks to help you... EAT LIKEA LOCAL Many people choose to delve into the secrets of the Cape Flats on one or more tours. Visitor information can help you pick from myriad options with licensed, reputable operators who’ll take you into the heart of the community. Sit back on a bus, jump on a bike or get up close and personal on a walking tour. Many tours focus on specific interests, so whether you’re into sport, food, culture or want to learn about the moving history of the struggle against apartheid, there’ll be an expert to guide you. TAKEATOUR City Centre Atlantic Seaboard Peninsula Southern Suburbs Cape Flats Helderberg Northern Suburbs Blaauwberg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 For this map in detail refer to the Cape Town Map or visit http://www.capetown.travel/guide/maps/ DETAILEDMAPOVERLEAF map 5 of 8 Collect them all including the Cape Town map. 17 5 Monwabisi Galaxy Disco Restaurant Strandfontein CAPEFLATS Athlone Rylands Estate Langa Guguletu Philippi Khayelitsha Mitchells Plain www.capetown.travel Book your experience at 021 487 6800 or www.capetown.travel LIVEIT!LOVEIT! BE A RESPONSIBLE TRAVELLER 1 Research the culture of the area you intend to visit before arriving at your destination. 2 Talk to locals, make use of local tour guides and stay in accommodation establishments that are invested in the local community. 3 Learn some of the language – a simple greeting and thank you in the language of our people will see you embraced as a guest and not only a visitor. 4 Respect the dignity and privacy of others – please ask permission before you take a photo. 5 Rather than giving money to beggars and street children, make an effort to donate to a local charity that supports community projects. 6 Purchase souvenirs directly from community markets and handcrafters so that the money goes directly to local businesses. 7 Take your tastebuds on a journey by experiencing local and regional cuisine. This will give you insight to the culture of the area and you will support the local economy. 8 Practise safe and responsible sex and be vigilant about child prostitution. 9 Question establishments where children of school-going age are working. Bargaining for goods may not always be appropriate, but if the price is negotiable, pay a price that is fair for the seller and maker. 1 Please use water as efficiently as possible. Drink tap water. South Africa’s tap water quality is ranked as third best in the world. Do not leave your towels in your hotel room to be washed unless necessary. Try to use biodegradable shampoos and soaps. 2 Take care not to start a fire with your cigarette butts or matches. 3 Please use electricity as efficiently as possible. Switch off the lights, electric fan, air conditioner and television when you are not in your room. 4 Do not approach or feed baboons. They are wild and potentially dangerous. 5 Do not take natural keepsakes like shells and indigenous flowers when spending time in nature. 6 When driving or hiking, stick to marked paths and roads. 7 Make sure the seafood you want to buy and eat is not on the list of endangered species. SMS the name of the fish to +27 (0)79 499 8795 and you will receive an answer within seconds. 8 Dispose of rubbish carefully, recycle where possible and reuse your beverage bottles and shopping bags. 9 Make use of public transport when possible or take a walking tour. Holiday closer to home or offset your carbon footprint by planting a tree or buying local produce – support some of the great local organic markets in Cape Town. 10 tips to be responsible in our communities 10 tips to be responsible towards our environment 10 10
  7. 7. 23 Artscape TheatreArtscape Theatre Granger Bay Table Bay M60 M59 M62 M3 M3 N2 N2 N1 N1 25The Old Biscuit MillThe Old Biscuit Mill 500m DE WAAL PARK DISTRICT SIX VREDEHOEK EAST CITY ORANJEZICHT BO-KAAP TAMBOERSKLOOF WOODSTOCK TO CAMPS BAY TO CLIFTON SEA POINT HARBOUR TABLE MOUNTAIN V&A WATERFRONT CAPE TOWN STATION The Groote KerkThe Groote Kerk Booth Memorial Cape Town Medi-Clinic GARDENS Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital CIVIC CENTRE IRT STATION FANWALK startof FANWALK endof STADIUM IRT STATION MOUILLE POINT Three Anchor Bay Somerset Barnham Buitengragt KloofNek Kloof Nek New Church Buitensingel Annandale Jutland Orange QueenVictoria Darling Roeland Roeland Strand Strand Strand HertzogBoulevard Albert W aterkant CoenSteytler Somerset Main Main Western Boulevard Beach Rd High Level CPUT Civic Centre Bree Bree Rose Chiappini Adderley Buitenkant Buitenkant Mill Mill Osw aldPirow UpperBuitenkant EasternBoulevard Plein St.Georges Church Hout Hout Tennant De Villiers Muir 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W aterkantRiebeeck UpperLong Long Kloof 18SA Jewish MuseumSA Jewish Museum Kloof Kloof Upper Kloof BayRd De Waal Portswood Rd Ocean View Sir Lowry Rd SignalHillRd Low erPlein Sea Point Civic Centre and Clinic BeachRd Port City Library Granger Bay Blvd North Wharf Square Pier Place Athletics Track Rugby Rugby Tennis Precinct Health and Fitness Green Point Park Metropolitan Golf Course Metropolitan Golf Course Fort Wynyard FritzSonnenberg Green Point Track Bill Peters Drive Avondale Green Point Park Cricket Oval Founders Garden Sir Lowry Road 10Houses of Parliament 10Houses of Parliament South African Museum Planetarium South African Museum Planetarium 1 Adderley Street & the flower sellersAdderley Street & the flower sellers 24 CTICCCTICC 2 Greenmarket SquareGreenmarket Square 3 Long StreetLong Street 4 17 Heritage Square 5 Gold of Africa MuseumGold of Africa Museum 6 7 Church SquareChurch Square 19 20 The Fugard Theatre 22 The Castle of Good HopeThe Castle of Good Hope 21 8St George’s CathedralSt George’s Cathedral 15Slave LodgeSlave Lodge 16 Rust en VreugdRust en Vreugd 26Kloof StreetKloof Street 28 Table Mountain National ParkTable Mountain National Park 29 Table Mountain Aerial Cable CarTable Mountain Aerial Cable Car 30 Lion’s HeadLion’s Head 31Signal HillSignal Hill 32Noon GunNoon Gun 34Prestwich MemorialPrestwich Memorial 35 36 The Pink VillageThe Pink Village The Cape QuarterThe Cape Quarter 37 38 Cape Town StadiumCape Town Stadium Urban ParkUrban Park 39 40 Two Oceans AquariumTwo Oceans Aquarium Ferry to Robben IslandFerry to Robben Island 27 The LabiaThe Labia 9Company’s GardenCompany’s Garden 12 13 14 South African National GallerySouth African National Gallery 11TuynhuysTuynhuys The Fugard Theatre 33Bo-Kaap MuseumBo-Kaap Museum District Six MuseumDistrict Six Museum Heritage Square Koopmans De Wet HouseKoopmans De Wet House City Hall & Grand ParadeCity Hall & Grand Parade TOP THE TABLE You haven’t seen Cape Town until you’ve seen it from the top of Table Mountain. Catch the cable car for a swirlingly scenic ride to the top or, if you’re feeling energetic, hike up, you can always catch the cable car down... BE ‘ON THE WATERFRONT’ South Africa’s biggest tourist spot. Spend some time soaking up all the attractions, from shopping to eating to partying to just watching the yachts sail by in this working port. There’s tons to do for the whole family. BE KING OF THE CASTLE Imagine yourself back a few hundred years at the Castle of Good Hope, built by the first Dutch settlers at the Cape. There are plenty of other wonderful museums to explore in the City Centre – it might be a modern city, but Cape Town still has a historical heart with some beautiful old buildings. HAGGLE The City Centre has some of the best shopping in town. If you’re willing to bargain, you could pick up some curios for a song in Greenmarket Square or at the stalls lining nearby St George’s Mall. HIT LONG STREET From cute boutiques to the hottest clubs in town, Long Street is the pulsing heart of the city. Trawl the shops by day and party by night. THINK PINK The area around Green Point is the gay heart of tolerant Cape Town – check out the ‘Pink Village’ for some of the best – and most welcoming – nightlife in town. It’s great for shaking your tail feathers or some serious people watching around Somerset Road. EXPLORE THE BO-KAAP The historical area around the Bo-Kaap makes for wonderful meandering. The old colourful houses speak of times gone by, and the narrow streets are now home to some fabulous restaurants, cute shops and coffee spots. CITYCENTRE Sometimes called the Soho of Cape Town, Green Point is also the home of the new Cape Town stadium GREEN POINT CAPE TOWN STADIUM The newest landmark in the city, the stadium is like a bowl, its fibreglass facade reflecting the city’s changing moods and weather. The unique roof is designed to protect spectators from wind and rain. 95% of the old Green Point stadium was recycled and used in the construction of the new stadium, contributing to its green building status Granger Bay Boulevard, Green Point URBAN PARK The 12.5 hectare Greenpoint Common and Urban Park contains walkways, landscaped green areas, water features and ponds and a walking, cycling, jogging track. The main tree-lined pedestrian boulevard runs between Somerset Road and the Mouille Point Lighthouse and beachfront Park. The 9-hole, 74 par Metropolitan Golf Course has been redesigned, and the existing facilities for several sports – including athletics, cricket, hockey, rugby and tennis – improved. 37 Situated in the working port, the V&A Waterfront is packed with attractions for locals and visitors. It’s South Africa’s most visited attraction, and it’s not hard to see why. Whether you want to dine on a gourmet meal, grab fish and chips, party the night away or learn about Cape Town’s fascinating nautical past, there’s something for everyone. There are also over 400 shops, from barrows to world-class boutiques. To see Cape Town from a different perspective, take one of the many boat cruises. Shops open 09h00-21h00 Mon-Sat; 10h00-21h00 Sun 021 408 7600 www.waterfront.co.za V&A Waterfront Visitor Information Centre V&A Waterfront, Cape Town 021 408 7600 info@waterfront.co.za V&AWATERFRONT XX CBD 1 Adderley Street and the Flower Sellers 2 Greenmarket Square 3 Long Street 4 Heritage Square 5 Gold of Africa Museum 6 The Groote Kerk 7 Church Square 8 St George’s Cathedral 9 Company’s Gardens 10 Houses of Parliament 11 Tuynhuys THE IZIKO MUSEUMS 12 Iziko South African National Gallery 13 Iziko South African Museum 14 Planetarium 15 Iziko Slave Lodge 16 Rust en Vreugd 17 Koopmans De Wet House 18 South African Jewish Museum 19 District Six Museum 20 The Fugard Theatre 21 City Hall & Grand Parade 22 The Castle of Good Hope THE FORESHORE 23 Artscape Theatre Centre 24 Cape Town International Convention Centre WOODSTOCK 25 The Old Biscuit Mill & Neighbourgoods Market CITY BOWL 26 Kloof Street 27 The Labia 28 Table Mountain National Park TABLE MOUNTAIN CABLEWAY 29 Table Mountain Cable Car 30 Lion’s Head 31 Signal Hill BO-KAAP 32 The Noon Gun 33 Bo-Kaap Museum DE WATERKANT 34 Prestwich Memorial 35 The Pink Village 36 Cape Quarter GREEN POINT 37 Cape Town Stadium 38 Urban Park V&A Waterfront 39 Two Oceans Aquarium 40 Robben Island CITYCENTRE 38 TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM With over 3 000 marine creatures on view – including sharks, turtles and penguins – the Two Oceans Aquarium is one of the finest aquariums in the world. It showcases the unique life of the Atlantic and Indian oceans that converge around the Cape. See sharks and stingrays, seahorses and delicate jellyfish. If you are qualified, you can even dive in the predators’ tank – if you dare! 09h30-18h00 daily Portswood Square, V&A Waterfront 021 418 3823 www.aquarium.co.za 39 ROBBEN ISLAND Once “home” to South Africa’s most famous political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, Robben Island is one of South Africa’s most popular destinations. The island museum can be visited by taking a ferry from the V&A Waterfront. The guided tour includes a visit to the former maximum security prison, where seeing Mandela’s cell is an unforgettable experience. Despite its dark history, the island is naturally beautiful and is home to a colony of African penguins. 07h00-21h00 daily; ferries depart at 09h00, 11h00, 13h00 & 15h00 Mandela Gateway, V&A Waterfront 021 413 4200 www.robben-island.org.za 40 TOPOFTHETABLE SENSIBLESAFETY TIPS THEWATERFRONT Avoid carrying large sums of cash, cameras or other valuables in plain sight, and never leave belongings unattended. Heed the advice of Cape Town Tourism Visitor Centre staff or locals on where to go after dark. Try not to walk alone, and take special precautions at lonely lookout points. At night, park in a secure, well-lit area. Do not allow strangers to assist you in any way at ATMs. Do not give money to street children and beggars. If you wish to do good, rather give food or donate your change to a registered charity.Keep photocopies of all valuable documents in a safe place. Report any safety incident at the following numbers: All emergencies: Mobile phone – 112 / Landline – 107 South African Police Service (SAPS) – 10111 Cape Town Tourism – 021 487 6800. Cape Town Tourism, in partnership with Protection and Emergency Services, runs a successful Visitor Support Programme to assist you further, should you be involved in an incident. Cape Town Stadium Table Mountain Lion’s Head V&A Waterfront published by A&C Maps, www.mapsinfo.co.za designed by infestation 37 30 28 m 0 200 400 600 800 1000 © 2010 Visitor Information Centre Police Station Hospital published by A&C Maps, www.mapsinfo.co.za | designed by infestation To book any of the experiences on this map or get more information, please contact Cape Town Tourism call centre on 021 487 6800
  8. 8. NOORDHOEK STRAND GORDON’S BAY DURBANVILLE GOODWOOD CENTURY CITY EERSTERIVIER KHAYELITSHA MITCHELLS PLAIN NEWLANDS WOODSTOCK MILNERTON BLOUBERGSTRAND MELKBOSSTRAND TABLE VIEW LANGA GUGULETU CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONSTANTIA KIRSTENBOSCH LLANDUDNO CLIFTON SEA POINT CAMPS BAY FISH HOEK SCARBOROUGH KOMMETJIE CAPE POINT ATHLONE ATLANTIS MAMRE SIMON’S TOWN HOUT BAY MUIZENBERG BELLVILLE SOMERSET WEST Table Bay CAPE TOWN Cape Flats5 Atlantic Seaboard2 City Centre1 Southern Suburbs4 Helderberg6 8 Northern Suburbs7 TYGER VALLEY KUILS RIVER Blaauwberg Peninsula3 False Bay Atlantic Ocean 1 Although it seems unbelievable, this area, the business hub of Cape Town, was once sea! The reclaimed land was designed to be a grand entry into the city from Cape Town harbour, and its wide boulevards are still impressive today. ADDERLEY STREET AND THE FLOWER SELLERS Soak up the atmosphere on Cape Town’s main drag, where the ladies selling flowers are as colourful as their wares. Depending on the season there might be magnificent indigenous proteas on sale. Trading from Trafalgar Place on Adderley Street for over a century, the flower sellers’ calls are part of the fabric of city life. THE FORESHORE 2 GREENMARKET SQUARE Find all manner of things at Greenmarket, from curios to jewellery, all sold by a host of colourful characters. Remember to bargain for your treasures – it’s all part of the fun at this legendary market. 10h00 -17h00 weekdays; 10h00 -16h00 Sat Between Shortmarket & Longmarket Streets 3 LONG STREET This is one of the best streets in Cape Town to wander down – there are some great boutiques showcasing the work of hip young designers, as well as some of the most popular restaurants and nightspots in the city. Check out the dealers in the Long Street Antique Arcade or pick up some African artefacts at the Pan African Market. Just off Long Street is the Church Street Antique Market where you just might find the missing spoon from Granny’s cutlery set. And when you’re totally exhausted, head to the historic Long Street Baths, which have a heated pool and Turkish baths, dating back to 1908. 5 GOLD OF AFRICA MUSEUM Much of Africa’s wealth is built on gold, and this museum explores the history and mystery surrounding this most enchanting of metals. The building and courtyard is a Cape Dutch architectural gem. 96 Strand Street 021 405 1540 www.goldofafrica.com THE GROOTE KERK This is the mother church of the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa. There has been a church on this site since 1704. The architecture is impressive, with a vast unsupported ceiling and a large pulpit. 09h30 -16h00 weekdays Cnr Spin & Parliament Streets www.grootekerk.org.za 4 HERITAGE SQUARE This collection of buildings around a central courtyard dates back to 1771. They were originally residences as well as businesses – including one of the Cape’s few original forges, still operational. The barred windows of the slave quarters are a stark reminder of the past. It’s now home to funky bars and restaurants. Between Buitengragt and Bree Street 6 CHURCH SQUARE Located at the entrance of the Groote Kerk, see the memorial that marks the spot where slaves would wait under a ‘slave tree’ while their owners attended church. In the square is a statue of parliamentarian Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr, who attempted to have Dutch recognised as a language equal to English in the 1910 constitution and a monument commemorating slavery. 7 ST GEORGE’S CATHEDRAL St George’s is known as the ‘People’s Cathedral’ because it welcomed people of all races during the apartheid years. Archbishop Desmond Tutu addressed demonstrations from its steps, and it became a powerful symbol of the struggle against apartheid. 5 Wale St 021 424 7360 www.stgeorgescathedral.com 8 COMPANY’S GARDENS There are over 8 000 species of plants in these lush gardens, planted by the Dutch East India Company soon after their arrival at the Cape to grow vegetables. In the Gardens there is a replica of a slave bell and a Saffron Pear tree planted in the time of Jan van Riebeeck, founder of the Cape Colony. Between Government Avenue & Queen Victoria Street 9 HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa; you can tour the buildings of Parliament or sit in the public gallery when Parliament is in session (both by arrangement). The impressive facade is best viewed from Plein Street. Call in advance to arrange a free tour. Plein Street, Cape Town 021 403 2911 www.parliament.gov.za 10 TUYNHUYS Closed to the public, this historic house serves as the Office of the President of South Africa. It was originally used by the Dutch to entertain foreign dignitaries. During the British era, it was known as Government House, and was home to the British royals when they visited the Cape in 1947. 11 Delve into the natural and cultural history of the Cape at the Iziko Museums located in and around the Company’s Gardens. THE IZIKO MUSEUMS IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERY The Gallery holds many national art treasures, including fascinating ‘resistance art’. www.iziko.co.za 12 DISTRICT SIX MUSEUM The museum revives the history of a vibrant community that was forcibly removed to the city’s periphery. District Six was a multi-racial area, famous for its rich cultural life. In 1966 all “non-white” people were moved, mostly to the Cape Flats. 09h00-14h00 Mon; 09h00-16h00 Tues-Sat; Sun by appointment 25a Buitenkant Street 021 466 7200 www.districtsix.co.za 19 THE FUGARD THEATRE The newest of Cape Town’s theatres, this theatre is named after Athol Fugard, South Africa’s most famous playwright. Cnr Caledon & Harrington Streets 021 461 4554, www.thefugard.com 20 CITY HALL & GRAND PARADE The gracious old-world City Hall dates from 1905, and although the offices of the municipality have moved to the Civic Centre, symphony concerts are still held here – its organ was designed by the organist of London’s St Paul’s Cathedral. The balcony of the City Hall is famous as the place where, on his release from prison in 1990, Nelson Mandela addressed crowds gathered on the Grand Parade. It is South Africa’s oldest square. THE CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE This is South Africa’s oldest surviving building built by the VOC shortly after the Dutch, under Jan van Riebeeck, landed at the Cape. The building’s original decor has been restored and it is now a popular museum. The Castle also often hosts events and special exhibitions. Its position was the original shoreline – the Foreshore area of Cape Town is all reclaimed land. There is a lovely tea room and courtyard with a good view of Table Mountain. Buitenkant Street 021 464 1264 22 ARTSCAPE THEATRE CENTRE This is Cape Town’s home of theatre and ballet and where major international productions are staged. The architecture is very 1970s but the facilities inside are state-of-the-art. DF Malan Street 021 410 9838, www.artscape.co.za 23 CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE The CTICC, as it’s known, is at the harbour end of town, adjacent to the V&A Waterfront. Exhibitions, conferences and expos are regularly held here. There is also a swanky hotel. A canal connects the complex to the Waterfront. Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town 021 410 5000, www.cticc.co.za CTICC Visitor Information Centre 021 410 5194 cticc@capetown.travel 24 Visit vibrant Woodstock, Cape Town’s oldest suburb, to trawl the quirky shops and clutch of leading art galleries, mostly along Main Road. It’s had a tough history but as one of the city’s Improvement Districts, it’s now one of the most exciting up and coming places to visit. THE OLD BISCUIT MILL & NEIGHBOURGOODS MARKET The converted biscuit mill houses a number of quirky shops, selling jewellery, ceramics and stationery, among other things. There’s also an art gallery and a restaurant. Don’t miss the Saturday morning market for the very best ‘takeaways’ in town and some seriously funky designer stuff. Bustling doesn’t even begin to describe this weekly foodie scene. 375 Albert Road 021 462 6361 www.theoldbiscuitmill.co.za / www.neighbourgoods.co.za 25 The suburbs at the foot of Table Mountain and surrounding the city are referred to as the City Bowl. These suburbs include Gardens, Vredehoek, Devil’s Peak, Oranjezicht, Higgovale and Tamboerskloof. CITY BOWL KLOOF STREET Head up to Kloof Street on the slopes of the mountain to party the night away in one of many bars and restaurants in this young, trendy area. It’s very sought- after as a place to live as people love to soak up the atmosphere and wander the streets with the backdrop of Table Mountain. 26 TABLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK You can’t visit Cape Town without exploring the symbol of the Mother City, Table Mountain. A variety of trails traverse the mountain. Take a guided tour for a thorough introduction to the lovely flora and fauna of the Cape. At the top of the mountain, if you’re still feeling energetic, there are activities such as abseiling. One of the newer initiatives is the Hoerikwaggo Trails – named after the original San name for the mountain. Several guided walks enable you to stay overnight on top of the world. The Cape floral kingdom is not only the smallest of the world’s six floral kingdoms, it’s also the richest and the only one contained within one country. It’s incredibly diverse and fascinating, and well worth exploring on the slopes of Table Mountain. 021 701 8692 www.tmnp.co.za 28 LION’S HEAD Join the locals and climb Lion’s Head at full moon. Take a picnic and enjoy the stunning views. There are some chains to climb if you want to make it all the way to the top. Signal Hill Road, Cape Town 021 701 8692 30 TABLE MOUNTAIN AERIAL CABLEWAY The most quintessential Cape Town experience, this 10-minute cable car ride offers spectacular views over the city on the way to the top of Table Mountain. First introduced as far back as 1929, this state of the art version has a rotating floor and huge windows to ensure that all passengers enjoy the view. Once at the top there are plenty of walks, some very gentle; be sure not to miss the breathtaking views from all sides of the mountain. Many people choose to walk up and take the cable car back down, a particularly popular option over sunset. Remember the cable car only operates in good weather. 370 Tafelberg Road, Cape Town 021 422 1075 www.tablemountain.net SIGNAL HILL An easy ride along Signal Hill road gives you brilliant views across the city and over the Atlantic Seaboard. 31 On the slopes of the mountain, among the trendiest areas in town is an enclave of real Cape character. Take a stroll through the narrow streets to see the colourful Cape Malay architecture and stop off for a bite at one of the atmospheric restaurants. BO-KAAP THE NOON GUN If you’re in the City Centre, you’ll probably notice the ‘boom!’ at noon every day. The historic Noon Gun is fired from Signal Hill – named for its original function of flying signals to ships. Watch the firing of the cannon, or just bring a picnic and marvel at the view. 32 BO-KAAP MUSEUM The colourful historic homes in the Bo-Kaap area were built by the original Malay community, whose forebears came to the Cape as slaves. Some of the houses are nearly 250 years old. Visit the Bo-Kaap Museum to learn about life in a typical 19th century Muslim household. 09h30-16h30 Mon-Sat 71 Wale Street www.iziko.org.za 33 One of Cape Town’s newer developments, De Waterkant is packed with trendy restaurants and bars as well as gorgeous boutiques. It’s the place for ladies who lunch, business meetings or chilling out on a Sunday morning with the paper. DEWATERKANT PRESTWICH MEMORIAL The Prestwich Memorial is the final resting place for thousands of skeletons found during building-work nearby. The area was a large burial ground for people, such as slaves, denied access to churchyards. The memorial houses information relating to the history of slavery in the Cape. The adjoining St Andrew’s Church was the first to welcome freed slaves into its congregation. 08h00-17h00 weekdays; 08h00-13h00 Sat & Sun Cnr Buitengragt & Somerset Road, Green Point 34 THE PINK VILLAGE Enjoy the gay friendly atmosphere at one of the many trendy bars and restaurants along Somerset Road. This is the hip and happening gay area of Cape Town. THE CAPE QUARTER Visit the Old and the new Cape Quarter, where you can shop and dine at leisure. 35 36 SOUTH AFRICAN JEWISH MUSEUM Built next to the Great Synagogue, the entry is through the original and first synagogue built in SA. This important museum forms a complex with the Cape Town Holocaust Centre. Opened in 2000, the museum highlights the history of the Jewish people in this country. 10h00-17h00 Sun-Thu Hatfield Street 021 465 1546 www.sajewishmuseum.co.za 18 IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN MUSEUM The SA museum has over 1.5 million items, from fossils and Stone Age tools to the eerie Whale Well where you can hear the songs of whales while surrounded by lifesize exhibits. 14 Planetarium just next door is where you can reach for the stars 13 Iziko also has some fascinating preserved houses, including: 15 The Slave Lodge 16 Rust en Vreugd – the finest eighteenth-century townhouse in S.A. 17 Koopmans De Wet House, which houses an important collection of porcelain and furniture. www.iziko.org.za TABLE MOUNTAIN CABLEWAY THE LABIA This old-world movie theatre screens art-house movies as well as more commercial productions. Go there for the step-back-in-time decor and to hang out with the locals. 68 Orange Street, Gardens 021 424 5927 www.labia.co.za 27 HISTORY MARKETS Table Mountain Cableway Visitor Information Centre Lower Cableway Station, 270 Tafelberg Road 021 422 1075 central@capetown.travel 29 GARDENS 3 PARTYING City Centre Atlantic Seaboard Peninsula Southern Suburbs Cape Flats Helderberg Northern Suburbs Blaauwberg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 CBD The traditional hub of the Central Business District is around Adderley and St George’s Streets. The centre of Cape Town is bursting with life and history. Beautiful old buildings tucked among mod- ern skyscrapers are reminders of the elegance of times gone by; fascinating museums recall the natural and cultural history of the ‘Fairest Cape in all the world’. Cape Town City Centre Visitor Information Centre Pinnacle Building, Cnr Burg & Castle Streets 021 487 6800 capetown@capetown.travel 9 3 25 33 29 Long Street map 1 of 8 Collect them all including the Cape Town map. CapeTownPartnership DETAILEDMAPOVERLEAF Neighbourhood Market Company’s Gardens Bo-Kaap Aerial Cableway WOODSTOCK 21 For this map in detail refer to the Cape Town Map or visit http://www.capetown.travel/guide/maps/ CENTRE CBD Foreshore Woodstock City Bowl Bo-Kaap DeWaterkant Green Point V&AWaterfront www.capetown.travel CITY LIVEIT!LOVEIT! Book your experience at 021 487 6800 or www.capetown.travel BE A RESPONSIBLE TRAVELLER 1 Research the culture of the area you intend to visit before arriving at your destination. 2 Talk to locals, make use of local tour guides and stay in accommodation establishments that are invested in the local community. 3 Learn some of the language – a simple greeting and thank you in the language of our people will see you embraced as a guest and not only a visitor. 4 Respect the dignity and privacy of others – please ask permission before you take a photo. 5 Rather than giving money to beggars and street children, make an effort to donate to a local charity that supports community projects. 6 Purchase souvenirs directly from community markets and handcrafters so that the money goes directly to local businesses. 7 Take your tastebuds on a journey by experiencing local and regional cuisine. This will give you insight to the culture of the area and you will support the local economy. 8 Practise safe and responsible sex and be vigilant about child prostitution. 9 Question establishments where children of school-going age are working. Bargaining for goods may not always be appropriate, but if the price is negotiable, pay a price that is fair for the seller and maker. 1 Please use water as efficiently as possible. Drink tap water. South Africa’s tap water quality is ranked as third best in the world. Do not leave your towels in your hotel room to be washed unless necessary. Try to use biodegradable shampoos and soaps. 2 Take care not to start a fire with your cigarette butts or matches. 3 Please use electricity as efficiently as possible. Switch off the lights, electric fan, air conditioner and television when you are not in your room. 4 Do not approach or feed baboons. They are wild and potentially dangerous. 5 Do not take natural keepsakes like shells and indigenous flowers when spending time in nature. 6 When driving or hiking, stick to marked paths and roads. 7 Make sure the seafood you want to buy and eat is not on the list of endangered species. SMS the name of the fish to +27 (0)79 499 8795 and you will receive an answer within seconds. 8 Dispose of rubbish carefully, recycle where possible and reuse your beverage bottles and shopping bags. 9 Make use of public transport when possible or take a walking tour. Holiday closer to home or offset your carbon footprint by planting a tree or buying local produce – support some of the great local organic markets in Cape Town. 10 tips to be responsible in our communities 10 tips to be responsible towards our environment 10 10

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