What to do and see in Newlands, South Africa: The Best Places and Tips

August 8, 2017 Jacquiline Delozier

Discover the best top things to do in Newlands, South Africa including Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Escape to the Cape Sightseeing Tours, Explore Sideways, Southern Sky Travel & Tours - Day Tours, SA Forest Adventures Cape Town, Kabura Travel & Tours, Skaris Touring, Cape Town Day Tours.
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1. Table Mountain

Table Mountain National Park, Tafelberg Rd, Gardens,, Table Mountain National Park 8001, South Africa +27 81 762 5551
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Table Mountain

The mountain in the middle of Cape Town offers many hikes and magnificent views in all directions.

Reviewed By 811michael - United Kingdom

We visited the stunningly beautiful Table Mountain. The cable ride to the top of the mountain was great fun with some absolutely incredible views, and once we were on top of The Table Mountain it was like stepping into heaven as you are lost for words on the breathtaking views and the amazing surrounds. Visiting Table Mountain and witnessing the majestic views was like being on the edge of space and seeing the beautiful clear blue sky on the horizon and all the beautiful areas and the coastline in the distances was just an experience we will never forget. Me, my wife and our daughter had the most amazing experience as the views and the surrounds made us feel like being lost, but in the right direction. This was without a doubt one of the highlights of our incredible South African holiday.

2. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Rhodes Drive, Newlands 7700, South Africa +27 21 799 8899
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Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most magnificent botanical Gardens in the world. The 528 hectares estate includes a cultivated garden and a nature reserve. The developed garden displays collections of southern African plants including many rare and endangered species. There are also visitor facilities in the garden including restaurants, a nursery, a gift shop, a bookshop and a permanent Zimbabwean stone sculpture exhibition.

Reviewed By Robert D - Heers, Belgium

This is a very nice garden to walk and wander around. It is very well maintained and clean. There are pathways everywhere. There is even a skywalk. In this time of the year (early March) everything is green but there are no blossoms on the flowers anymore. (And thus not that many birds anymore). Depending on your time you can spend easily 3-4 hours in the garden.

3. Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Tafelberg Road | Lower Cable Station, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa +27 21 424 8181
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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 5 minutes and the cable car's rotating floor ensure that all visitors get a 360 degree aerial view of the city. The 65-passenger cable car runs from Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain. To date the Cableway has transported more than 26 million visitors to the summit. 900 000 visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually.

Reviewed By Joachim P - Stockholm, Sweden

This one has been on my bucket list for ten years and on my third attempt the weather was finally on my side. Spectacular views over Cape Town and the Bay. The walk on top of the Table Mountain is breathtaking as well. Highly recommended but make sure you book your ticket online in advance.

4. Escape to the Cape Sightseeing Tours

95 Klipfontein Road | Stone Fountain Terrace Suite 102, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa
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Escape to the Cape Sightseeing Tours

It's no surprise that we won the best emerging tourism business prize in SA for 2012. Our luxury tours come with no hidden costs & include entry fees, snacks, free wifi on board & the services of professional guides. We arrange transport, tours & accommodation. Our day trips include Cape Peninsula, City Tour & the Winelands plus overnight visits to the Garden Route. Visit our website for more info

Reviewed By Paul H

The team based at Cellars Hohenort made or first visit to the Cape amazing. Vic and Russel in particular got us to places we probably would never have found. We felt totally looked after and completely safe. Great insight and knowledge of the history just...MoreDear Paul, We are delighted to hear this and your feedback is highly appreciated. I will pass this review to both of them. Look forward to you using our services again in the near future Regards Shaheed

5. Explore Sideways

Woodstock 7915, South Africa
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Explore Sideways

Explore Sideways is the premiere luxury provider of wine experiences in the Western Cape. We specialize in highly curated, private tours, offering intimate access to the most amazing wines and estates Wineries know and love us which means they offer tastings and experiences exclusively for Sideways guests. All tastings and activities less lunch are included in the cost and are pre-arranged to perfection. Each fully accredited guide is only selected once the tour is booked, ensuring a perfect match to both the person and the experience. We source each guide individually so are able to offer bespoke, luxury experiences with guides that are passionate, knowledgable and experienced. Day tours take you off the beaten path and into the hidden gems of Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, Hemel-en-Aarde, Paarl, Elgin, Constantia and many of the other lesser known wine regions.

Reviewed By becs673 - Totnes, United Kingdom

We could not recommend this tour highly enough. Our guides Angie and Fred took us to four different wine producers for tastings all of which were in beautiful surroundings with wine experts to advise us. But more than this the whole day was filled with invaluable information about the region and South Africa in general. We also went to the town of Stellenbosch and had some other additional stop overs which were fabulous. We really felt that Angie and Fred treated us as friends rather then ‘clients’ and we travelled round in luxury in their spacious car. We got so much more out of going round the winelands with experts - going on our own would not have compared.

6. Southern Sky Travel & Tours - Day Tours

58 Alpina Road, Claremont 7708, South Africa
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Southern Sky Travel & Tours - Day Tours

Sue and I would be delighted to help you to plan your personalised itinerary, including hotel recommendations, sightseeing trips, hiking, picnics and adventure activities. Sue is a former kindergarten teacher whose speciality is families with young children and George is a former geography teacher, whose general guiding skills are augmented by leading hikes on Table Mountain and wine tours. We value an ongoing dialogue with you so that your holiday becomes exactly as you would want it.

Reviewed By Sara M

My husband and I recently joined Sue for a great day in the wine region. She did a fabulous job explaining the history of the areas to us, letting us try a local treat and taking us to great wineries for first-hand experiences! She also picked a wonderful spot of our lunch.
We were lucky to see Sue twice on our trip - she helped us with an airport transfer on our first day. After a long travel day, seeing Sue's smile was a perfect welcome to South Africa!
Thank you for the great day (and transfer!) Sue!

7. SA Forest Adventures Cape Town

Hout Bay Road | Silvermist Private Estate, Constantia 7200, South Africa +27 83 517 3635
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SA Forest Adventures Cape Town

Cape Towns own 2.3Km Zipline tour is one of Africas longest and Highest tours based in the Mother City. We also have adventures in and around Cape Town from Sandboarding, Quad biking (ATV) White Water Rafting, Tubing. We own the activities so rest assured when you book we do not send you to a 3rd party supplier - we believe in a personal touch and professional service.

Reviewed By TravelingZestfully - Tampa, Florida

This tour was arranged entirely beginning with our hotel pick up and scenic drive to the site. Quad bike was first with a ride through the vineyards up to the top of Hamilton Russell mountain with picturesque views. There was a brief orientation on operating the Quad bike before we took off. I would mention to anyone considering this that you should wear clothing and shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. Quad biking is fun, but also kicks up a lot of dust while riding! next was our Zip Line adventure. Again, quick practice zip line to orient us to the activity. The course begins at the top and consists of 10 zip lines down to the bottom. There are no steep descents but some zip lines on the course are faster than others. Our guides were very helpful on both parts of tour. Overall great experience that created fun memories!

8. Kabura Travel & Tours

4 Queens Park Avenue, Salt River, Cape Town | Unit 14, The Royal, Mitchells Plain 7925, South Africa
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Kabura Travel & Tours

Private tours of Cape Town, private wine tours Cape Town -South Africa, private tour of garden route, we are a Private , Travel & Tours company based in Cape Town, South Africa. We do various transfers, airports pick up and drop off, charter, chauffeur drive, Cape point tours , safari tours , adventurous tours, city tours, garden route private tours, flower route private tours, at very competitive prices with qualified tourists guides. We are a registered company with the relevant local boards.

Reviewed By Harald K - Klagenfurt, Austria

We booked four tours in total. Cage diving, cape of good hope, wine tours and aquila safari. The guide Cornelius Smit was just perfect. He did not try to lure us into anything we did not want. He provided us with information, was always on time and became a part of our group. the tours were also perfectly organized, everythin just worked out well.

9. Skaris Touring

Camps Bay 8040, South Africa
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Skaris Touring

Skaris Touring specializes in private tours in the Western Cape and operates out of Camps Bay.Harley Davidson day tours, Harley Davidson Chauffeur rides, Jeep Chauffeur rides for large groups, Shark Cage diving, helicopter flips & Private day tours in my Mercedes Vito .

Reviewed By Tarek D

#Capetown is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited. It offers the ultimate combination of beautiful #nature, great food, and #adventure. George organized and accompanied me on an excellent two day tour of the inland areas (through Franschoek and the majestic Mountains...MoreHey Tarek Many thanks for the great review and taking the time to write it, much appreciated.. hope to see you again in Cape Town Pictures are great, thank you Take care George

10. Cape Town Day Tours

38 Thornhill Road, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa
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Cape Town Day Tours

An incredible selection of private day tours in an around cape Town. Taking in all the highlights and colour of our Fairest Cape. Your own private guide and vehicle is the best and most intimate way to connect with Cape Town, the Mother City and gateway to Southern Africa. The historic meeting place of two great oceans, the Atlantic and India, as well as the meting pot of east and west cultures. Watched over by Table Mountain, home to the most diverse floral kingdom in the world and blessed by some of the best vintage wines, Cape Town is blessed by diversity and splendour. Join us and live the words of Sir Francis Drake 'the fairest Cape in the whole circumference of the globe'

Reviewed By tricia832 - Newport Beach, California

Our family of four (kids aged 11 and 12) hired Warren to show us the Cape Town peninsula. Warren was extremely knowledgeable and personable! Our full-day tour included Hout Bay and a tour of Seal Island, the Scratch Patch, Simon's Town -- ask Warren to tell you about Nuisance, Boulder Beach with it's colony of penguins, a delicious lunch on the waterfront, the ostrich farm (including a guided tour and feeding the ostriches), the lighthouse at the Cape of Good Hope, and the actual Cape of Good Hope most western point and sign. Warren listened to our ideas of where we'd like to go and made them happen as well as suggested a few other worthwhile stops, which we loved. His vehicle was clean and air conditioned, and he even provided bottles of water for each of us. The tour was the highlight of our weeklong trip to Cape Town. Thanks, Warren!!

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