The Fair Cape


The fairest cape of all - Cape Town and its surroundings offer a whole lot of things that are simply awesome. Some of the oldest mountains in the world and a unique floral kingdom, surrounded by white sand beaches and big oceans.


We are in  the suburb of Observatory, Cape Town - below the towering Devil's Peak as it runs down to the Liesbeek River.

The area was named after the Astronomical Observatory which was founded in the 1800s and is to this day one of the worlds leading astronomical research establishments. ”Obs” is also home to Groote Schuur Hospital where the first heart transplant was carried out by Christian Barnard in 1967. There is even a  Heart Transplant Museum (http://www.heartofcapetown.co.za/) to visit

Just out of the city centre, yet close to all the major highways, train station, UCT buses - Observatory is a cosmopolitan and vibey enclave, populated by academics, professionals, artists and students. The village centre hosts an eclectic range of shops, restaurants, pubs and music venues.

Just a few of the many Points of interest in the Cape are:

Cape Town Science Centre  http://ctsc.org.za/

With more than 250 interactive exhibits and mind boggling puzzles, the Cape Town Science Centre is a world of discovery under one roof.


Table Mountian  http://www.sanparks.org/parks/table_mountain/

This natural world heritage site, and Natural New 7 Wonder of the World, is a haven of magnificent mountains plunging into crystal seas fringed with bleached white sands of the Cape Peninsula


Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens http://www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Few gardens can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain


Mosterts Mill  http://www.mostertsmill.co.za/

The windmill, known as Mostert's Mill on de Waal Drive (M3) at Mowbray Cape Town is the only working windmill in Africa, south of the Sahara


Irma Stern Museum  http://www.irmastern.co.za/

Irma Stern (1894-1966), a major South African artist who achieved national and international recognition in her lifetime.


Riverclub Golf Driving Range  http://riverclub.co.za/play-golf/driving-range/

The River Club is a 90 bay facility which includes a two-storey covered driving range along with a substantial grass and mat open range.


CityRock Indoor climbing Gym(Wall) http://cityrock.co.za/

Indoor climbing at CityROCK is a fun way of exercising in a safe and vibrant environment. 


Rhodes Memorial and Restaurant http://www.rhodesmemorial.co.za/

Situated on the Northern slope of Table Mountain and nestled behind the famous Rhodes Memorial, lies this unique destination restaurant and tea garden.


SAAO(South African Astronomical Observatory  http://www.saao.ac.za/

South African astronomers have discovered the very first known stars in the flared disk of our Milky Way Galaxy. These stars are situated on the far side of our Galaxy, 80 thousand light years from the Earth and beyond the Galactic Centre.


Biscuit Mill   http://www.theoldbiscuitmill.co.za/

Welcome to the Old Biscuit Mill. A vibrant, warm-hearted little village in the heart of Woodstock where talented people come together to share, collaborate and well… show off their heart-felt passion

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