Galleries and Museums
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.
Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Bellville (0.2 km from Tyger Valley)
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.
Tygerberg (0.5 km from Tyger Valley)
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.
Durbanville (1.5 km from Tyger Valley)
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.
Durbanville Hills (3 km from Tyger Valley)
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.
Durbanville (3.4 km from Tyger Valley)
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.
Durbanville Hills (3.4 km from Tyger Valley)
Established in 1698, Altydgedacht Estate is a family wine farm where quality wine is crafted using a blend of modern and traditional methods.
Visitors are welcome to experience the farm under the oak trees, or inside the old barrel room. Enjoy delicious platters complemented with a selection of the estate's delicious wines.
Plattekloof (4.9 km from Tyger Valley)
A short drive from the centre of Cape Town is the 300ha Tygerberg Nature Reserve where bontebok once again roam freely after a 100 year absence.
The name “Tygerberg” is a legacy of early settlers, who mistakenly identified endemic leopards as “tijghers”.
The reserve protects the critically endangered renosterveld vegetation.
Activities include hiking trails, picnic areas, views of Cape Town, a variety of animals and bird watching.
The reserve’s Kristo Pienaar Environmental Education Centre features a resource centre, library and herbarium where geography, biodiversity and ecology lessons are offered. Booking is essential.
Open every day except Christmas Day.
Galleries and Museums
Durbanville (5 km from Tyger Valley)
Popular with discerning music and theatre lovers, Villa Pascal Theatre is a unique venue owned by well-known French chanteuse Danièle Pascal and Eugène Lebreton. This intimate theatre regularly hosts performances ranging from cabaret to classical to jazz by local and international artists.
Conveniently situated in the heart of Durbanville, Villa Pascal Theatre is close to the Durbanville Wine Route and Durbanville Golf Club. Patrons can bring a picnic basket and enjoy an unusual theatre experience in the Cape’s only theatre in a house.
Durbanville (5.3 km from Tyger Valley)
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.
Parow (7.3 km from Tyger Valley)
Forgiving 18 hole golf parkland course with many water hazards.
Look out for an abundance of bird-life due to the massive dam in the centre of the course. Peacocks, plovers (Club emblem), guinea fowl, hadidas, Egyptian geese, mallards, teal, grouse, pheasant, numerous smaller species, stork, ibis and even some pelicans abound.
Durbanville Hills (7.4 km from Tyger Valley)
The boutique winery of Hillcrest Estate offers it's guests a variety of activities, a much-loved restaurant, delicious olives and award-winning wines.
In the tasting room visitors can sample the estate's lovely olives and wines.
Hillcrest opening times:
Monday to Sunday: 9:00 - 17:00.
Durbanville (7.7 km from Tyger Valley)
This lovely little boutique winery is situated just outside Durbanville. Personal attention is the motto of the tiny vineyard of Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Tempranillo and Viognier on Kronendal smallholding.
Magdaleen’s Rhône blend is named “Mirari”, Latin for "to wonder at" – in honour of passionate friends and family members who assist with each harvest.
Westerdale Road, Durbanville, Cape Town
Closed Sundays, call before visiting – Magdaleen Kroon 082 499 0198
Durbanville (8.2 km from Tyger Valley)
Diemersdal was initially granted in 1698 by Simon van der Stel, and so began it's history of wine making that can be traced back for over 3 centuries.
Diemersdal has cultivated a reputation as a world-class wine producer, achieved by combining old and new worlds of wine making.
Tasting room hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 - 17:00;
Saturdays: 9:00 - 15:00;
Closed on Christian holidays.
Durbanville (8.4 km from Tyger Valley)
The tale of Meerendal's wine started in 1702 in the fertile slopes of the Tygerberg Hills. Today the legend continues with visiting families and friends enjoying superb wine and food.
Meerendal’s award-winning wines are lovingly created by cellar-master Liza Goodwin. Hand-tended vineyards are planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinotage, Shiraz, Merlot and Pinot Noir.
Gorgeous panoramic views over the vineyards and Boland Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for special occasions and Meerendal has become a favourite venue for weddings, launches, private functions, meetings and events.
+27 (0) 21 975 1655
Vissershok Road, Durbanville, Cape Town.
Cellar Tastings and Sales:
Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 to 18:00 (Sun until 17:00).
Tygerberg (8.5 km from Tyger Valley)
Synonymous with quality, De Grendel has established themselves as a key player in the South African wine industry.
Using Feng Shui principles, the cellar is magnificently designed to blend old with new. The tasting room itself spills out onto the verandah, where you can indulge in the beautiful views of Table Mountain while enjoying a delicious glass of wine. Visitors are guided by expert tasting presenters, 7 days a week.
Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 17:00;
Saturday, 10:00 – 16:00;
Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00.