18 Places of Interest in the Cape Flats

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Amy Biehl Memorial

When young, American student, Amy Biehl, came to South Africa to work and study at UWC’s Community Law Centre, no one could have imagined that she would be brutally murdered by PAC supporters in the township of Gugulethu as she dropped her friend at home ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cultural / Miscellaneous

Cape Town Township Tour

This is a full day visit to the poverty stricken "Townships" of Cape Town. Experience Township life, visit schools and be entertained by the school’s cultural groups, converse with the locals. The tour starts with a visit to the District 6 Museum, ...

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 ...


Gugulethu Seven Memorial

Built to commemorate the death of seven young black activists from the Cape township Gugulethu (meaning our pride) on 3 March 1986, the Gugulethu Seven Memorial consists of seven solid and powerful granite statue-like constructions, sculpted by the South ...

Marine Protected Areas

Helderberg Marine Protected Area

Helderberg Marine Protected Area lies on the north eastern shore of False Bay. It lies adjacent to the Macassar Dunes Reserve. There are no signs or beacons designating the boundaries of the MPA, and few people know of its existence (but it is ...

Nature Reserves / Landmarks / Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Khayelitsha Wetlands Park

This wetlands area has a continuously growing ecosystem, which nurtures and conserves a range of species; both faunal and floral. This is also an excellent example of sustainable development in the heart of an informal settlement. It was established ...


Liziwe's Guest House

Liziwe Ngcokoto is the owner of Liziwe's Guest House. Before the establishment of the house she bought the plot, lived in a shack on the plot for five years in Gugulethu and then decided to build a house. Together with her husband, they worked towards ...


Macassar Dunes

The sand dunes of Macassar are protected as a conservation area. Described as a core flora conservation site they contain some of the only remaining, and certainly the best examples of, strandveld - dense, bushy shrubs and thickets ...

Cultural / Uniquely South African

Manyanani Peace Park

The Peace Park, known as the Manyanani Peace Park, which is Xhosa for 'to bring people together', lies in Khayelitsha. The development of the peace park on degraded land in the township was a bid to remove the conflict between two communities who ...

Entertainment / Miscellaneous

Mzoli's Place

Mzolis is Guguletus most popular hang-out spot. Every Saturday and Sunday this is where people spend their afternoons, eating meat, chatting and just lounging around. At Mzoli's, seating is outside where you can get a view of everyone passing by. This ...

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, ...

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, ...


Table Mountain

Since the first person laid eyes on Table Mountain, it has exerted its powerful and charismatic pull, enchanting and drawing any and all who fall under its spell. The way to the top has never been easy, and for many centuries only a handful of bold and ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Westridge Gardens

Thanks to the floral diversity of this park, it is a particularly pretty oasis in the heart of a bustling neighbourhood. Indigenous Cape fynbos is one of the park’s most valuable treasures that is not only botanically valuable, but also breath-takingly ...

Nature Reserves

Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve

It is not often that such a large nature reserve occurs amidst an area dense in residential suburbs. Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve, which borders Lakeside, Marina da Gama, Muizenberg and Steenberg is very much under threat from pollution, encroaching ...

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 ...

Cape Flats as a destination

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