Top Choice Gardens in Southern Suburbs

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Location and unique flora combine to make these 5.28-sq-km botanical gardens among the most beautiful in the world. Gate 1, the main entrance at the Newlands end of the gardens, is where you’ll find the information …
Top Choice Museum in Southern Suburbs

Groot Constantia

Simon van der Stel’s manor house, a superb example of Cape Dutch architecture, is maintained as a museum at Groot Constantia. Set in beautiful grounds, the estate can become busy with tour groups, but is big enough …
Top Choice Winery in Southern Suburbs


Buitenverwachting means ‘beyond expectation’, which is certainly the feeling one gets on visiting this Cape Dutch estate. It's a lovely estate to visit with an unusual late-18th-century manor house overlooking verda…
Top Choice Museum in Southern Suburbs

Irma Stern Museum

The pioneering 20th-century artist Irma Stern (1894–1966), whose works are some of the most sought-after among modern South African painters, occupied this 19th-century house for almost 40 years. Her studio has been…
Top Choice Winery in Southern Suburbs

Klein Constantia

Part of Simon van der Stel's original Constantia estate, Klein Constantia is famous for its Vin de Constance, a sweet muscat wine. It was Napoleon’s solace on St Helena; and in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, M…
Top Choice Winery in Southern Suburbs

Constantia Glen

There's a sweeping view of the vineyards from the terrace in front of the tasting room at this boutique winery, which is known for its sauvignon blanc and bordeaux-style blends. Accompany your tasting with a yummy c…
Historic Building in Southern Suburbs

Groote Schuur

The grandest of Cecil Rhodes' former residences was also home to a succession of prime ministers and presidents, culminating with FW de Klerk. The beautifully restored interior, all teak panels and heavy colonial fu…
Winery in Southern Suburbs

Steenberg Farm

Steenberg's contemporary tasting bar and lounge, adjoining Bistro Sixteen82, is a gorgeous setting for sampling its great merlot, sauvignon blanc, sémillon and Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) sparkler. The estate is the…
Gardens in Southern Suburbs

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Conservatory

This atmosphere-controlled conservatory displays plant communities from a variety of terrains. One of the most interesting of these is the Namaqualand and Richtersveld section, with succulents including quiver trees…
Forest in Southern Suburbs

Tokai Forest

This wooded section of Table Mountain National Park is a favourite spot for picnics, mountain biking (weekends only) and walks. To reach the forest, take the Tokai exit from the M3 highway and follow the signs.