Cecil Rhodes bequeathed this historic house and its surrounding estate to the nation. It was home to a succession of prime ministers,...
University of Cape Town
For the non-academic there’s no pressing reason to visit the University of Cape Town, but it’s nonetheless an impressive place to walk...
Beside the Liesbeek River, Cape Town’s only surviving water mill is still used in this now museum, restaurant and wine-bar setting to...
This cheesy but hugely popular ‘theatrical diner’ gets packed with groups who come to enjoy their tagines (R80 to R100) and other dishes...
After exploring the Montebello craft studios, relax at this lovely cafe and tea garden in the grounds. It serves simple, hearty meals in...
Old Zoo information
Lonely Planet review
Occasionally the lion’s den in the ruins of Cecil Rhodes’ zoo on the southern slopes of Devil’s Peak serves as a highly atmospheric venue for dramatic works. Don’t miss the chance to catch a performance here, which may even include dinner beforehand in the former animal cages!