Attractions IN Oranjezicht

Lakes / Dams / Landmarks

Molteno Reservoir

The Molteno Reservoir is a 200 000 kilolitre water storage facility just above De Waal Park in Oranjezicht. It’s the city’s oldest water reservoir and still in service. It’s also rather pretty; the locals walk their dogs here, or jog around its ...

Heritage Routes / Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Slave's Walk

At the top end of Upper Buitenkant Street, close to St Cyprian's School, is what was once known as Slave's Walk. This is a particularly historical nook of Cape Town. St Cyprian's, the independent, Anglican girls' school, was founded in 1871 and moved ...

Landmarks / National Monuments

The Hurling Pump

The Hurling Pump is one of the only remaining historical water pumps in Cape Town. You'll find it on the corner of Prince and Sir George Grey Streets, a little piece of surviving history from the the late 19th century when ...

Attractions AROUND Oranjezicht

Landmarks / Beaches

Cape Town Beaches

The Mother City has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and something to offer everyone. It is no surprise that South Africa was one of the first countries outside of Europe to earn blue flag status for some of her beaches - there are three ...

Memorials / Museums / Religious

Cape Town Holocaust Centre

Serving as a place of remembrance for the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945 when over six million Jews were murdered, the Cape Town Holocaust Centre lies on ‘Museum Mile’ in the centre of the city. Fundamental to the ...

Landmarks / National Monuments

Cape Town's Ubuntu Tree

Also known as Nokuphila, which means 'place of the healing mother, where people gather for health and wellness' in Xhosa, Cape Town's Ubuntu Tree lies just off Kloof Street in the city bowl. The landmark tree is endowed ...

Landmarks / Museums / National Monuments

Castle of Good Hope

A unique combination of history, fine wine, traditional food, military ceremonies and craftsmanship awaits you at this pentagonal fortification. Built between 1666 and 1679, the Cape Town Castle is the oldest surviving building in South Africa. The ...

Nature Reserves

Deer Park

One may be forgiven for thinking that Deer Park is the little children's park attached to the Deer Park Café at the top end of Deerpark Drive West. But actually this is Rocklands Road Park, the fenced, community-maintained public ...

Museums

District Six Museum

When the apartheid government swooped on District Six, Cape Town in 1965, forcibly removing its occupants and declaring the area a "whites-only" zone, the rich fabric of an impoverished but vibrant community was torn to shreds. Over 60 000 people were ...

Mandela Route / Landmarks / Entertainment / National Monuments

Grand Parade

Grand Parade, as its name suggests, served as a military parade ground for many years and as a stage for public participation, be it as a venue for major political rallies or flea market stalls. Its greatest claim to fame, however, is that it was where ...

Mountain Reserves / Landmarks

Lion's Head

Lion’s Head is flanked by Table Mountain and Signal Hill, and was so named by the first Dutch explorers, who arrived in the 1600’s and were of the opinion that the mountain and Signal Hill together resembled a lion in the crouching position. At its ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Long Street

Long Street could be described as the funkiest and loudest street in Cape Town, bustling with markets and boerewors roll stands during the day and hosting parties of all kinds once the sun sets. Once the vintage clothing shops and designers alleys are ...

Museums / National Monuments

Rust en Vreugd

Rust en Vreugd (rest and joy) is an ornate 1778 townhouse on the outer limits of Buitenkant Street (in an area that would have been on the 'outer edge' of Cape Town when it was built), generally considered the best example of 18th century urban ...

Landmarks / Religious

St Martini Evangelical Lutheran Church

Established by German immigrants in 1861, St Martini is the first German Lutheran Synod in South Africa. It was built when the Lutheran Church split and a new church, called St Martini the Evangelical Lutheran Church, was erected in Long Street, where it ...

Landmarks / National Monuments

The Saffron Pear Tree

The over 360 year old sweet saffron pear tree is an old Dutch pear that arrived way back in Van Riebeeck's time. Its Latin name is Pyrus communis, which makes it one of the original varieties of pear. It must be a good variety ...

Landmarks / Entertainment / Shopping

V&A Waterfront

One of Cape Town's biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront evokes images of the early activities of the harbour. Much of its charm lies in the fact that this busy commercial harbour is set in the midst of a huge entertainment venue with pubs, ...

... and a little further afield

Religious

Al-Azhar Masjied

The Al Azhar Mosque is an Islamic mosque in District Six, Cape Town. It holds the same name as a rather resplendent more-famous mosque in Cairo, Egypt but what it lacks in minarets, it makes up for with position, for the mosque of Cape Town lies ...

Landmarks / Religious

Auwal Masjid

The mosque that stands at the top end of Dorp Street, in amongst the brightly painted houses of the Bo-Kaap (almost diagonally behind the Bo-Kaap Museum), is South Africa’s oldest mosque - established in 1794, during ...

Museums

Bertram House

One of the Iziko stable of museums, Bertram House is the only remaining red brick Georgian style house in Cape Town. Originally built as a residence, the building became a museum when it was restored in 1984. If you are even vaguely interested in vintage ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous / Shopping

Bree Street

Bree Street is the epitome of what Cape Town has to offer, with everything from fine dining to designer bars and organic food restaurants. It is the road's width and extraordinary architecture that has formed the backdrop to the resurgence of interest ...

Landmarks / Mandela Route / Miscellaneous

Cape Town City Hall

On Cape Town's Grand Parade stands an imposing Italian Renaissance-style Edwardian building constructed from honey limestone. Cape Town's City Hall took five years to complete, after the laying of its cornerstone in 1900. Its lower walls and plinths use ...

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 ...

Landmarks / Memorials / Miscellaneous / Museums

Cape Town's East City

Cape Town's East City is known, interchangeably, as the East City, the East City Precinct, and the fringe. Others, still, know it as lower Gardens. But this part of the Mother City's central city is in the process of a rebirth. Some have hailed it as a ...

National Monuments

Centre for the Book

The Centre for the Book, as its name suggests, promotes a culture of reading, writing and publishing in local languages. It's the National Library's outreach arm and aims to increase access to books for all. The Centre for the Book lies not far from the ...

Landmarks

Church Square

Church Square lies on the corner of Parliament and Spin streets, just south-west of St George's Cathedral and the Slave Lodge. The little cobbled square, though perhaps not much to look at, has only recently been reclaimed from its former role as a ...

Oranjezicht as a destination

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Bo Kaap, Cape Town Central, De Waterkant, Devils Peak, Foreshore, Gardens, Higgovale, Highlands Estate, Kloof Nek, Roggebaai, Salt River, Tamboerskloof, V&A Waterfront, Vredehoek, Walmer Estate, Woodstock, Zonnebloem

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