Things To Do

Things To Do In & Around Durbanville, Cape Town North and Surrounds

Below is a guide of places to go and things to see when visiting Durbanville. Venues are from 5 to 45 minutes drive time from Durbanville with several wonderful wine estates right here on our doorstep. Restaurants, bistros, pubs, cosy intimate theatres where you can enjoy the lates in local entertainment.

Two Oceans Aquarium
The Aquarium
Exhibits simulate local conditions of our 2 oceans surrounding our magnificent shores & include specimens e.g. sharks, penguins, seals, sun fish and much more. This is a spectacle not to be missed. Open daily 365 days a year 09H30 to 18H00.
Canal Walk Shopping Mall and Entertainment Centre
Canal Walk Shopping & Entertainment Centre
World class shopping and recreational centre with over 380 shops, restaurants and cinemas, the renowned MTN Science Centre and Ratanga Junction Theme Park.
Cape Point
Cape Peninsula National Park
One of the most spectacular drives in the world. From Cape Town around the Peninsula along the False Bay coastline via Cape Point and back along the Atlantic coast via Hout Bay, Clifton's famous beaches and Sea Point.
Company's Garden
Company's Garden
Situated at the very top of Adderley Street in Cape Town City Centre, the Company's Garden was originally established to provide fresh fruit and vegetables for the seamen sailing from Holland to Indonesia. The beautiful garden is home to several landmark buildings including Parliament, SA Museum, SA National Gallery, Slave Lodge, St George's Cathedral, the Jewish Museum and the university of Cape Town's City Campus.
Grand West Casino
Grand West Casino
Sun Internationals Inner City Casino and entertainment world.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
60 Hectares covering the SE slopes of Table Mountain dedicated to indigenous flora. Open air concerts and recitals on Sundays, breakfasts and teas.
Robben Island
Robben Island
Just 12 kms from Cape Town, this world heritage site is not to be missed. Take a ferry ride from the V & A Waterfront to Robben Island for and informative and funfilled day.
Durbanville Rose Garden
Rose Garden (Durbanville)

This 3.5ha park with its 500 different varieties of roses, is open to the public daily (entry is free) and with its 4 500 rose bushes puts on one of nature's most incredible annual floral spectaculars one could ever wish to see.

The ground, part of the old Eversdal Estate, on which the rose garden has been manifested, was originally donated by the Schabort family. An initiative of the Western Cape Rose Society, the Rose Garden was established in 1979 and is today maintained by the Durbanville Municipality along with volunteers from "Friends of The Rose Garden" who do a sterling job in maintaining this magnificent showpiece.

Cream teas are served in the club house on Sundays from October to May and small quiet functions are permitted provided no alcohol is served and no amplified music is played.

Enquiries: 021 970 3024/5 (Wheelchair Friendly)

Table Mountain
Table Mountain
Magical views, winding walkways, inquisitive rock rabbits and masses of indigenous flora. An unequalled cable car ride!
V & A Waterfront
V & A Waterfront
A vibrant fusion of shopping, entertainment and nightlife. See the website for details.
Below is a collection of links to several of the most popular wine routes all within 5 to 45 minutes drive time from Durbanville. Click on the links for more detailed information on the multitude of award winnning wine estates situated on our wine routes in the Western Cape.
  • Constantia Wine Route
    Constantia is the birthplace of the wine farming industry in South Africa.
  • Durbanville Wine Route
    Visit 9 of the most unique wine estates in the beautiful Durbanville Winelands right here on our doorstep.
  • Franschoek Wine Route
    Franschhoek Valley is known as one of the premier destinations in the World of Wine comprising 30 wine farms including some of South Africa's most respected names.
  • Helderberg Wine Route
    Not far from the southernmost tip of the vast African continent, amidst the villages of the Boland, sprawl the vineyards of the Helderberg Wine Route, guarded by the majestic mountain from which they take their name.
  • Paarl Wine Route
    One of the most established wine routes in the province.
  • Stellenbosch Wine Route
    Representing more than 300 wine and grape producers within the boundaries of the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin classification.
  • Swartland Wine Route
    Meander through the scenic Swartland Wine Route; savour some of the finest wines, meet hospitable friendly people, revel, spellbound in the wonder of its natural beauty.



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