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.
Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Durbanville (0.3 km from Tygerberg)
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.
Galleries and Museums
Durbanville (0.8 km from Tygerberg)
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 Hills (3.1 km from Tygerberg)
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 (3.3 km from Tygerberg)
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 (4.2 km from Tygerberg)
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 Hills (4.3 km from Tygerberg)
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.
Galleries and Museums
Tyger Valley (5.6 km from Tygerberg)
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.
Durbanville (5.7 km from Tygerberg)
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).
Bellville (5.7 km from Tygerberg)
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.
Durbanville (6 km from Tygerberg)
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 (6.4 km from Tygerberg)
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.
Tyger Valley (6.5 km from Tygerberg)
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.
Durbanville Hills (8.2 km from Tygerberg)
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.
Joostenbergvlakte (8.2 km from Tygerberg)
Bugz Family Playpark is one of the top things to do for kids in Cape Town. If you need to entertain 2- to 10-year-old kids, march them straight here. This fun family attraction is the largest play park in the Western Cape, offering an enormous outdoor playground and a wonderful indoor play area.
The colourful variety of pedal cars, jumping castles, rowing boats, swing horses, mini-tractor rides and a choo-choo train is certain to tire out little pipsqueaks in no time. Older and more adventurous scamps can giddy up on the ponies or zoom up the tracks on quad bikes. On sunny days they can even go slip sliding down the inflatable waterslide.
Most of the rides are kid-powered – giving small folk plenty of exercise in a fun and natural way. Bugz has two large sandpits with colourful jungle gyms, slides, swings and numerous play apparatus to crawl under or climb over. There are also delightful playhouses, a tree house and even a castle, and if there are no parties in progress, kids are free to romp around here to their heart’s content. (Bugz is also a popular birthday party venue.)
Need to know? Open every day except on Christmas Day. Ticket sales close at 16:30, but rides stay open until 17:00. Token rides are only open on weekends, school holidays and public holidays. From May until mid-September, limited or no-token rides will be available. In the event of rainy weather in summer, limited or no-token rides may be available. If it happens to rain, rides will not operate for the day, but there is a great indoor section where the fun continues.
+27 (0) 21 988 8836
Kuils River (9.3 km from Tygerberg)
Located on the edge of the Cape winelands, Kuils River Golf Club offers a 72 par course with beautiful features to make your golfing day a memorable one.
This a full 18-hole parkland layout with some difficult holes to keep the challenge up. The clubhouse features excellent facilities as well as a conference facility. Visitors are welcome.