Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Stellenbosch (6.2 km from Kuils River)
Situated on the hills above Kuils River, Saxenburg Wines is known for producing consistent and exceptional quality wines.
You are invited to come and taste the award-winning wines. Tastings of the estate's extra virgin olive oil is also recommended. Trading hours are from Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 17:00, Saturdays: 10:00 to 16:30, and Sundays: 10:00 to 16:30.
Bellville (6.2 km from Kuils River)
Tyger Valley Centre is a big regional shopping mall complete with the latest fashion, lifestyle accessories and a good entertainment area – the Tyger Valley Arena. Contained in a three-level setting, this stylish hub offers the finest restaurants and coffee shops, leisure shops, banking mall with bureau de change facilities, Ster Kinekor cinema complex and top retail stores.
Located in the expanding Tyger Valley business district, this centre is a conveniently 12-minute drive from Cape Town CBD and a stone’s throw away from some of the most scenic wine farms in the country.
Shopping with pipsqueaks is child’s play at Tyger Valley Shopping Centre with convenient baby changing facilities and designated safe play areas. Specially designed cloak rooms are available for disabled shoppers. At each entrance there is an intercom system that customers can utilise when in need of a wheelchair. Tyger Valley Shopping Centre also offers parking for disabled shoppers at all mall entrances.
With over 5 000 parking bays there is ample parking and you have the choice of either undercover parking or free parking. Trading hours are Monday to Saturday 09:00 – 19:00, Sunday 09:00 – 17:00, Public Holidays 09:00 – 19:00.
Tyger Valley (6.3 km from Kuils River)
A first for Africa. Cool Runnings is a 1.25km Toboggan Track where speed freaks can reach 40 km per hour on our downhill steel half-pipe. The automatic pulley drags your sled to the top of the hill, then woohoo, off you go. All you have to do is steer and regulate your speed with the easy hand-brake.
Tried and tested all over Europe, Cool Runnings tobogganing is safe, fun and a thrill for the whole family. All ages welcome (under eight year olds go tandem with an adult). We know grown ups use kids as an excuse to come to Cool Runnings, but no excuses are needed.
One ride and you’ll be hooked.
Galleries and Museums
Tyger Valley (6.9 km from Kuils River)
Friendship, good food, wine and brilliant entertainment – this is where it all comes together. The Mother City's first Barnyard Theatre is situated in Willowbridge Shopping Centre. This is a dinner theatre at its best, offering excellent live entertainment including rock shows, musicals, bands and revues.
The Barnyard started as a homely, rustic farm theatre in Plettenberg Bay where friends and family could be entertained and eat, drink and talk into the small hours of the morning. It proved to be such a winner that more Barnyard Theatres started popping up all over the country.
There are currently 12 Barnyard Theatres in South Africa. While each theatre is a product of its individual setting, they all retain the quaint rustic charm of the original farm theatre’s humble beginning.
To book, visit the bookings office at the theatre or call central reservations (0) 21 914 8898.
Shop F09 1st Floor, Willowbridge Life Style Centre, 39 Carl Cronje Drive, Tygervalley.
Tygerberg (7 km from Kuils River)
Willowbridge Shopping Centre offers wonderful homestores and antique shops, designer stores, bookstores and music stores. It also houses the Barnyard Theatre where one get together with friends and enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants and catch a wonderful show at the same time. This open air mall is vibey, has great restaurants and an organic market every Saturday morning! Worth a visit.
Stellenbosch (7.4 km from Kuils River)
Good quality and value has earned Kaapzicht Estate numerous international and local awards, as well as recognition as a producer of excellent wines.
Visitors are warmly welcome to sample the wine range; there is definitely something for every taste. Cellar tours can be done upon prior arrangement. Open weekdays from 09h00 to 17h00, and Saturdays from 09h00 to 12h00.
Durbanville (7.6 km from Kuils River)
18-hole golf course in a sheltered valley with views of the Hottentots Holland mountains. The course caters for golfers of all levels of expertise, is well bunkered and has 5 water holes. The dams and water canals abound with birds and wild fowl.
72 Par, 6000 meters.
Easy access from Cape Town.
Stellenbosch (8.5 km from Kuils River)
Graced by the cool ocean breeze on the western slopes of Stellenbosch, Amani vineyards has been producing award-winning wines since 1997.
This estate is blessed with breath-taking panoramic views; be sure to bring your camera along. Visitors are welcome to come, relax and take in the atmosphere. Sporting a boutique wine tasting room, guests can enjoy an intimate wine tasting experience.
Wine tasting is open from Monday to Friday: 9:00 to 16:00, and Saturday: 10:00 to 16:00. Tastings are closed on Sundays.
Durbanville Hills (8.6 km from Kuils River)
Durbanville Wine Valley boasts hectares of flourishing vineyards, award-winning wines and amazing hospitality. It's fast becoming Cape Town’s favourite destination. Twelve wineries offer superb wines, complemented with excellent fine dining restaurants and intimate country kitchens. Farms on this route include: Altydgedacht, Bloemendal, D'Aria, De Grendel, Durbanville Hills, Hillcrest, Klein Roosboom, Meerendal, Nitída and Phizante Kraal.
Stellenbosch (8.7 km from Kuils River)
Located in the heart of the Cape Winelands, Bein Wine Cellar features stunning views and fabulous red wine.
A unique characteristic is the fact that the farm only produces it's wine from one grape variety; Merlot, and yet, it still produces four different wines. The boutique winery allows an intimate wine tasting experience. Tours and scenic donkey walks are also options. Bookings are essential, so be sure to phone before driving in.
Stellenbosch (8.7 km from Kuils River)
Since 1993, Gary and Kathy Jordan have been making exceptional wines utilizing their high-energy instincts and practical experience, garnering them international acclaim.
The cellar itself is a blend of old and new architectural ideas. Visitors are welcome to come and take in the beautiful panoramic view of Stellenbosch. The on-site Jordan Restaurant offers delectable cuisine prepared by George Jardine.
Stellenbosch (9.2 km from Kuils River)
Located up on a hill, DeMorgenzon is a beautiful estate to behold, with panoramic views of the wine route and Cape Town.
DeMorgenzon is essentially a large garden of lovely lawn, flowers and vineyards. A trip to the farm itself is an adventure, winding your way up the hill through the vineyards. Wine tastings are on offer, which are open daily from 10:00 to 17:00.
Durbanville (9.3 km from Kuils River)
Bloemendal Wine Estate is situated in the heart of the picturesque Durbanville Wine Route, producing top quality grapes for the wine industry in the region. The estate is known for its multiple award-winning Bloemendal Sauvignon Blanc, "Suider Terras". Other notables include Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Semillon, Natural Sweet, Chardonnay, Pinotage, and Bloemenblanc.
Bloemendal is also home to some of the best festivals and concerts in Cape Town. Festivals to diarise include Feast of the Grape in March, Oyster and Champagne Festival over Easter, Soup Sip and Bread in June, Spring Fest in September, Seasons of Sauvignon in October, and the Table Mountain Blues Summit in November.
Stellenbosch (9.4 km from Kuils River)
The Polkadraai Strawberry Farm is located in the Stellenbosch Winelands and is the perfect outing for family and friends to pick their own strawberries in season which runs from September to December each year.
There is also an authentic farm stall on the farm that offers a wide range of jams, preserves, dried fruit as well as an extensive range of estate wines from wine estates in and around the Stellenbosch wine route.
Polkadraai Farm has become famous for its scarecrows and sweet tasting strawberries as well as homemade strawberry jam which you can purchase from the farmstall along with other delicious treats!
Durbanville (9.5 km from Kuils River)
Located around the corner from Ruslamere, the Durbanville Golf Club is set in a beautiful parkland with pictureque mountains in the background. There are some considerable slopes to tackle, however it is quite protected from the wind and the shapely greens are a delight to play.
Guest staying at Ruslamere enjoy preferential Green Fees at the club.