Attractions IN Newlands

Botanical Gardens / Landmarks / Mandela Route

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is world renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. Kirstenbosch grows only indigenous South African ...

Landmarks

Newlands Cricket Grounds

It isn’t surprising that the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town, is affectionately dubbed the most beautiful of its kind in the world. Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak stand as dramatic backdrops to the game; while the verdant, leafy suburb of Newlands ...

Forests / Landmarks

Newlands Forest

Newlands Forest is well loved by locals. The green, peaceful space is all that remains of former dense, indigenous forest covering much of the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. Back then the forest served as part of the ...

2010 Stadiums / Landmarks

Newlands Rugby Stadium

Ever since the first matches played here in 1890, Newlands has become one of the world's most respected rugby stadiums. The second oldest test venue in the world, Newlands is now a modern 51 000 capacity stadium and has witnessed countless dramatic ...

Forests / Landmarks

Upper Liesbeek River Garden

The Liesbeek River is reputedly the oldest urbanised river in the country. The first river ever named by Jan van Riebeeck, he called it after a little river in the Netherlands. Today about 70% of it is canalised. You'll find the Upper Liesbeek River ...

Botanical Gardens / Landmarks

Van Riebeeck’s Hedge

Up on the banks above the stream at which children play, on the lower slopes of the Kirstenbosch gardens, lies the magic forest - a haven for children who love to clamber in and on the several huge, ancient trees ...

Attractions AROUND Newlands

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Landmarks / Popular Tourist Routes / Uniquely South African / World Heritage Sites

Cape Floral Region

Cape Floristic Region is a South African UNESCO World Heritage Site: Cape Floral Region Protected Areas in the Western Cape Province, South Africa also known as The Cape Floral ...

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 ...

Lakes / Dams / Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Dams on Table Mountain

There are five dams on top of the table top, accessible via a number of hikes up the mountain. The dams - The Woodhead, Hely-Hutchinson, De Villiers, Alexandria and Victoria - are all on the mountain’s back ...

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 ...

Landmarks / National Monuments

Rondebosch Common

Rondebosch Common is unusual - it is not state, municipal or regional council land. In fact it is a donation of private land by Cecil John Rhodes in his will to be left as a permanent open space for the people of Cape Town. It is also a National ...

Popular Tourist Routes

The Old Wagon Road to the Forest

Cape Town’s Main Road (M4) runs from the southern corner of the Castle, around Devil’s Peak and through the rowdy streets of Woodstock, Salt River, Observatory and Mowbray all the way to Muizenberg. It ...

... and a little further afield

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 ...

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 ...

Museums

Irma Stern Museum

Established in 1971 in the house the artist lived in for almost four decades. Several of the rooms are furnished as she arranged them while upstairs there is a commercial gallery used by contemporary artists. A lively temporary exhibition programme is ...

Entertainment

Kenilworth Racecourse

The oldest racecourse in the country, Kenilworth is steeped in tradition and history. With its enviable geographic location and beauty, it has long been a favourite racing venue among both South African and overseas visitors. Kenilworth Racecourse is ...

Newlands as a destination

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

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