Attractions IN Mitchells Plain

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 ...

Attractions AROUND Mitchells Plain

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, supporting, ...

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Memorials

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 the ...

Airports

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, followed 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. Aside ...

Memorials

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 after a ...

Cultural / Miscellaneous

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 ...

Miscellaneous

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 ...

Mitchells Plain as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

Athlone, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Kuils River, Matroosfontein

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