Attractions IN Athlone

Miscellaneous / Landmarks / Entertainment

Nantes Park

Situated in the vibrant and historic suburb of Athlone, Nantes Park has become a hotspot for the neighbourhood’s youths to enjoy local activities, fresh air and warm sunshine. The BMX and skateboard area has been an important part of encouraging health, ...

Attractions AROUND Athlone

Cultural / Popular Tourist Routes

Cape Care Route

The Cape Care Route, situated in and around Cape Town, offers those who take it a chance to experience the 'other' side of Cape Town, and the creativity and innovation that have come out of the more depressed communities in the Mother City. Designed by ...

Nature Reserves

False Bay Ecology Park

False Bay Ecology Park, FBEP for short, lies in Cape Town and is 1200 hectares that includes Rondevlei Nature Reserve and Zeekoevlei Nature Reserves, a strip of the coast, the Cape Flats Waste Water Treatment Works, and the Coast Park landfill site ...

Nature Reserves

Rondevlei Nature Reserve

One of the country’s oldest ornithological field stations, has some easy walks and fantastic bird hides that offers the bird lover hours of entertainment. Strandfontein’s Waste Water Treatment Works is yet another example of a significant wetland, ...

Lakes / Dams / Nature Reserves

Zeekoevlei Nature Reserve

Zeekoevlei is a huge freshwater lake in the middle of the Cape Flats. With the rather densely populated suburbs of Grassy Park, Lotus River and Pelican Park on its borders, Zeekoevlei is the largest urban natural inland body of water in Cape Town. Jan ...

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Airports / Landmarks

Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town International Airport is the base from which millions of international travellers begin their exploration of this uniquely beautiful country. It is the second largest airport in South Africa, second only to the OR Tambo International Airport in ...

Entertainment / Shopping

Cape Town Shopping

For the international Tourist, shopping in Cape Town is relatively inexpensive due to the favourable exchange rate and comparatively low production costs. For the Tourist, jewellery is particularly inexpensive and as many of South Africa's most talented ...

Forests

Cecilia Forest

Cecilia Forest is a beautiful part of Constantia in which to walk. There are a number of routes to choose from, the most popular of which begins at the Cecilia Forest car park where Rhodes and Hohenhort Drives meet. You do need to watch out for the forks ...

Entertainment / Miscellaneous

Chart Farm

Lying at the top of Wynberg Park with incredible views out over the vineyards of Constantia, Chart Farm is one of those little escapes about which only the locals know. It's one of the only places where you can pick your own roses in Cape Town and the ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Chelsea Village

The quiet lanes of Wynberg’s Chelsea Village are reminiscent of a little English village high street. It’s also known as Little Chelsea or Wynberg Village, after London’s Chelsea. The collection of Cape Georgian buildings is one of ...

Wine Routes

Constantia Wine Route

Rich in heritage & beauty, the Constantia Wine Route comprises of Groot Constantia, Buitenverwachting and Klein Constantia. Constantia was one of the first wine-producing areas of the Western Cape. Groot Constantia is one of the first and finest examples ...

Cultural / Miscellaneous

East Wynberg Historical Walk

This particular historical walk in Wynberg you will find on a map that you can get from the library in Wynberg, or from the Old Wynberg Village Society who were instrumental in producing it. It is one of a series of maps designed to promote walking ...

Museums / Landmarks / National Monuments

Groot Constantia

Groot Constantia is the oldest producing wine estate in the country and has played a pivotal role in wine for over three centuries. It was first owned (when it incorporated Klein Constantia and some of Bergvliet) by Simon van der Stel, himself an avid ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Groote Schuur Hospital

Groote Schuur Hospital, visible against the backdrop of Devil’s Peak, and, not only the site of the first heart transplant, but also one of the main teaching hospitals in South Africa. Groote Schuur Hospital, or GSH, is a Central Hospital which forms ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Groote Schuur Zoo

Cape Town used to have a zoo. Originally built in 1897 by Cecil John Rhodes to house a couple of lions and a leopard given to him, it went on to house his private menagerie, one he hoped to grow until it contained animals ...

Athlone as a destination

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Claremont, Constantia Valley, Harfield Village, Kenilworth, Lansdowne, Mowbray, Newlands, Observatory, Ottery, Pinelands, Plumstead, Rondebosch, Rosebank, Wynberg

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