Attractions IN Rondebosch

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 ...

Golf Courses

Rondebosch Golf Club

The Rondebosch golf course is essentially a return to the original concept of golf, being very much a parkland-type of golf course from which the game evolved. Some tight driving holes, compounded by undulating fairways and the ever-present threat of ...

Landmarks

Rondebosch Park

This is an open park with free entrance to all between 08h00 and 18h00 every day. There are benches dotted conveniently around the park for parents and visitors. Pathways criss-cross their way through the park, and avenues are flanked by giant oak, plane ...

Landmarks

University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is South Africa's oldest university. UCT has more than 60 specialist research units that provide supervision for postgraduate work and is home to more than a quarter of South Africa's A-rated researchers - academics who ...

Attractions AROUND Rondebosch

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 ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Groote Schuur Hospital

Groote Schuur Hospital, visible against the backdrop of Devilís 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 ...

Botanical Gardens

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 ...

Miscellaneous

Mostert's Mill

Mosterts Mill is open to the public most Saturdays when volunteer millers operate the mill. If you would like to see the Mill in operation or purchase some flour, the "Millers" would be delighted to see you and show you around this delightful example of ...

Landmarks

Newlands Cricket Grounds

It isnít surprising that the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town, is affectionately dubbed the most beautiful of its kind in the world. Table Mountain and Devilís Peak stand as dramatic backdrops to the game; while the verdant, leafy suburb of Newlands ...

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 ...

Memorials

Rhodes Memorial

A national landmark, Rhodes Memorial lies within the Table Mountain National Park and the views from up here are stunning, offering panoramic vistas of industrial Cape Town, out over the airport and the Cape Flats, and on a clear day, the Helderberg and ...

Popular Tourist Routes

The Old Wagon Road to the Forest

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

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 ...

... and a little further afield

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 Wynbergís Chelsea Village are reminiscent of a little English village high street. Itís also known as Little Chelsea or Wynberg Village, after Londonís 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 ...

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 ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Maynardville Park

Maynardville Park is perfectly nestled amidst so many of the goings-on of the Mother City. This is a beautifully green escape from the busy city around it, and is known for the art, drama and music performances that are so frequently held in the open-air ...

Golf Courses

Mowbray Golf Club

Set in a very central area - about 15 minutes from the Waterfront and Cape Town's Airport, Mowbray is a parkland course, which provides an excellent test of golf. The terrain is flat, but plenty of trees and water features make for an interesting ...

Rondebosch as a destination

Also in the neighbourhood

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

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