Attractions

Winelands

CAPE WINELANDS

An hour's drive northeast of Cape Town will land you right in the heart of the Cape Winelands. This is the home of the most sublime countryside to be found anywhere in the world - a land of high mountains and green valleys, of vineyards and scented orchards, heavy with a mellow fruitfulness.

The Cape Winelands were the first rural areas to be taken over by the early white colonists of South Africa who turned the land over to pasture, the growing of wheat and increasingly, the cultivation of wine grapes. As the farms prospered, the colony expanded and a number of small towns were founded: Stellenbosch in 1679, Franschhoek 11 years later, followed by Paarl, Wellington and Tulbagh, all worth visiting for their history, beauty and award-winning wine estates.

Over and above the award-winning wine estates, restaurants and scenic beauty throughout the Cape Winelands, there are vineyard hiking trails, fly-fishing and fine golf courses too. Helicopter flips, aerobatic flights and tandem paragliding can also be arranged.


Cape Quarter

Cape Quarter

CAPE QUARTER

Your one stop destination for excellent shops, restaurants, unique lifestyle stores and piazza entertainment. If you enjoy shopping, window shopping, buying furniture or just sitting and people-watching this is the place for you. Make a special memory by spending an afternoon or an evening at any one of the many restaurants in this unique Cape Quarter.

The Spar grocery store in the Quarter is the closest convenience store to Quayside Suites. A wide range of exciting and deliciously different deli items can be purchased here at all hours, along with most of life’s little necessities. The variety of goods on offer is all at affordable prices and makes shopping a breeze. There is also a marvellous array of fresh fish and sushi, freshly baked breads, delectable cakes and cookies, organic fruits and vegetables, to the best meat cuts are available. All of which makes the Spar a convenience store that offers a gourmet feast of note.

Retail Trading Hours:
Monday to Sunday: 10h00 to 18h30

Cape Quarter Food Spar:
Monday to Saturday:- 07h00 to 21h00
Sunday:- 08h00 to 21h00

Secure underground parking available off Hudson, Dixon and Napier Streets

Physical Address:
72 Waterkant Street – De Waterkant

more www.capequarter.co.za


Waterfront

V&A WATERFRONT

Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town's working harbour, the V&A Waterfront has become South Africa's most visited destination. Set against a backdrop of magnificent sea and mountain views, exciting shopping and entertainment venues intermingle with imaginative office buildings, world-class hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina.

more www.waterfront.co.za


CTICC

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE

Cape Town International Convention Centre is an easy walk from Quayside Suites.

Physical Address:
Convention Square
1 Lower Long Street
Cape Town

more www.cticc.co.za


Cable Car

Topless bus

TABLE MOUNTAIN CABLE WAY

The best views of Cape Town are, of course, from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 10 minutes and the cable car's rotating floor ensures that all passengers get a 360 degree aerial view of the city.

If transport is required there are plenty of buses and taxis available to take tenants to and from the City right up to the Cableway.

Rikki taxis
Rikki taxis will collect you from anywhere in the city and transport you to the Cableway. You can call for a Rikki taxi on Tel +27 (0)21 418-6713 or +27 (0)21 425-7312.

Topless Tours
The Cape Explorer Topless Bus offers guided tours that also stop at the Lower Cable Station. These popular 2-hour tours take a circular route and passengers can get on and off wherever they like. Drop off points include Cape Town Tourism, The Cableway, Camps Bay, V&A Waterfront Clock Tower, Convention Centre, S.A. Museum, Cape Town Castle and Sea Point. For more information please check their website on www.hyltonross.co.za (Topless Tours)

more tablemountain.net


Robben Island

ROBBEN ISLAND TOURS

From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom. Its most famous prisoner was Nelson Mandela who became president of South Africa after his release.

Ferries depart at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm, weather permitting, from Nelson Mandela Gateway, at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Tickets cost R200 for adults and R100 for children

Telephone: +27 (0)21 409 5100
more www.robben-island.org.za


Preswich Memorial

Preswich Memorial

Preswich Memorial

Preswich Memorial

PRESTWICH MEMORIAL

You’ve heard about District Six and more recently about District 9, but how about District One? This was the part of old Cape Town that now forms much of Green Point and the Waterfront. During the 1700s and 1800s much of District One was used as an extensive burial ground, stretching from the Bo-Kaap to the edge of Table Bay. People who were denied access to the formal church cemeteries were commonly buried here in unmarked graves... outside of the walls of the official graveyards. Many of the graves belonged to what some historians have called a “colonial underclass” that included slaves, servants, sailors, indigenous Khoikhoi, African labourers, Muslims and free blacks.

During the construction of a multi-million rand building in nearby Prestwich Street in 2003, excavations revealed thousands of centuries-old skeletons. After much heated public debate it was decided to build a dedicated memorial in which these human remains could be laid to rest with dignity. Today, the Prestwich Street Memorial consists of ossuaries (the final resting place of the skeletal remains) that are not normally open to the public. But there is a very helpful information centre ever at the ready to explain all aspects of Cape Town’s colonial history and slave legacy, as well as the development of early public hospitals and the harbour.

The monument is set in a pretty garden alongside a small public square and is open from 8am to 5pm on weekdays and from 8am to 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Entrance is free.

Some of our human ancestors lived in this area some 70 000 years ago in the Middle Stone Age.
Indigenous Khoi-Khoi people inhabited it from about 1500 years before the arrival of the first Europeans.
Slavery officially existed in the Cape from the 1650s until the 1830s.
St Andrew’s Church, which adjoins the Prestwich Memorial, was the first Church to open its doors to newly freed slaves in 1838.
The Prestwich Memorial now houses the remains of about 2500 dead, exhumed from the surrounding area.

At a time when Green Point is becoming increasingly gentrified through the construction of upmarket residential projects and trendy shopping malls, Prestwich Memorial represents an important reminder of a troubled past that lies just beneath our feet.

Capetonians owe it to themselves to pay a visit to the memorial. Visitors from further afield, especially those with an interest in history, will most definitely come away with a deeper understanding of the city of Cape Town. Highly recommended!

Prestwich Memorial is on the corner of Buitengracht and Somerset Road in Green Point


Gold of Africa Museum

GOLD OF AFRICA MUSEUM

The Gold of Africa Museum, located in the historic Martin Melck House, is dedicated to the history and artistry of African gold. The museum contains the world-renowned collection of West African gold artefacts originally from the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva. It also houses artefacts from the ancient gold civilisations of southern Africa.

more www.goldofafrica.co.za

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