Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Game Reserve in West Coast National Park (91.9 km from Newlands)
The West Coast National Park stretches from Yzerfontein up to the edge of Langebaan and surrounds most of the enormous Langebaan Lagoon. Just a one-hour drive north of Cape Town lies this watersports junkie’s paradise offering awesome kayaking, snorkelling and some of the best windsurfing and kite surfing on the planet.During summer, migratory...
Game Reserve in Table Mountain National Park (9.8 km from Newlands)
One of the New7Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain is the centrepiece of the Table Mountain National Park. The easiest way of visiting Table Mountain is to ride up in the Cable Car, which operates every day, except in bad weather conditions. But it's a great walk, either up, down or both ways. Platteklip Gorge, just east of the Cable Station, is a...
Game Reserve in Cape Point (33 km from Newlands)
Okay, so Cape Point is not the place where the Atlantic meets the Indian Ocean and neither is it the southernmost point of Africa. Nevertheless, it is far more spectacular and a lot more accessible than the actual tip at Cape Agulhas. It's also one of the most visited attractions in Cape Town.Cape Point is the highlight in any Cape Town tour, and...
Claremont (1 km from Newlands)
Cavendish Square Shopping Centre offers the perfect excuse to go shopping! This award-winning shopping mall is considered the premier fashion destination in the Southern Suburbs. Encompassing more than two hundred and fifty of the most elite stores in the country. Shoppers can find a wide selection of restaurants, 16 cinemas, including foreign...
Claremont (1.2 km from Newlands)
Tiger Tiger offers a premier night-time experience in Claremont, Cape Town.
The club comprises 7 luxurious bars in a luxurious and warm setting. The club sports a commercial and hip scene, with music variety that will keep you moving throughout the night. Probably the most popular club in the area, Tiger Tiger Claremont has been frequented by...
Rondebosch (2.4 km from Newlands)
The University of Cape Town, fondly called UCT, presides over the southern suburbs and Cape Flats from its lofty position on the slopes of Devil’s Peak on Table Mountain. UCT's setting and beautiful historic buildings make it one of the most attractive universities in South Africa.Famous students who have walked its halls include Prof Christian...
Table Mountain National Park (2.7 km from Newlands)
Skeleton Gorge offers one of the steepest but loveliest routes to the top of Table Mountain. Starting from Kirstenbosch, the trail climbs through dense indigenous forest and passes a waterfall.
Wooden ladders have been placed at steep sections. Be prepared to do some scrambling over slippery rocks. After emerging from the forest, look back to...
Table Mountain National Park (2.8 km from Newlands)
From Kirstenbosch Main Entrance, head up Smuts Track until you reach a sign marking Constantia Nek to the left and Newlands Forest to the right. Keep heading up into the forest; don’t turn left onto the Constantia Nek trail.
Continue until you reach the Contour Path and Skeleton Gorge and take the Contour Path to the left. This route offers...
Table Mountain National Park (2.9 km from Newlands)
Park at Rhodes Memorial and take the path at the top left of the parking area. Head up the hill to the King’s Block House, a 1796 stone lookout post with commanding views of False Bay and the Castle. From here, the route follows the Contour Path, a trail that extends in both directions towards Kirstenbosch or the face of Table Mountain.
Devils Peak (2.9 km from Newlands)
The multitude of Grecian-style columns and host of lion sculptures on the slope of Table Mountain is something of a curiosity.
This rather grand, shrine-like structure goes way beyond being a memorial to the imperialist Cecil John Rhodes but it’s a great place to go for tea and take in the magnificent view of bustling Cape Town towards the...
Galleries and Museums
Rondebosch (3 km from Newlands)
The Baxter Theatre Centre provides an exciting forum for the celebration of life which is the essence of live theatre, music and dance. It is one of the major live theatre venues in Cape Town and has always been at the forefront of the performing arts both as a popular venue and as a leading producer.The Baxter Theatre Centre at the University of...
Galleries and Museums
Rosebank - CT (3.2 km from Newlands)
Irma Stern was a major South African artist who achieved national and international recognition in her lifetime.
Established in 1971, the museum is in fact the house of the late artist. The permanent collection at the Irma Stern Museum shows Irma Stern's development as an artist, with subject matter including exotic figures, portraits, lush...
Kenilworth (3.5 km from Newlands)
Kenilworth Center is a conveniently located shopping mall off the M5 freeway. Nestled centrally in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town it attracts shoppers from the cosmopolitan surrounding area. You can shop away with over 120 stores to visit.
Constantia (3.8 km from Newlands)
World famous for its wines, Groot Constantia Estate is one of the earliest proclaimed wine farms in the Cape and also a National Monument and prospective UNESCO World Heritage Site. Still producing award-winning wines today, it is a magnificent example of South Africa's heritage.
Groot Constantia Manor House is a museum that epitomises Cape...
Kenilworth (3.8 km from Newlands)
Backed by the dramatic slopes of Table Mountain, Kenilworth Racecourse looks out on the spread of the Hottentots Holland range – a setting unrivalled in the country. But it has not rested on its geographical good fortune; it has done everything possible to make the racecourse physically and aesthetically more appealing.
It has built a second...