Out and About - Attractions in Cape Town

As part of our service, we organize guided tours with a pick-up and a drop off at the Guesthouse. We also arrange for airport transfers and other taxi trips. Below we have listed a few of many attractions in and around the area. Please ask us for more details.

Cape Town

Many of Cape Town’s most famous tourist attractions are mere minutes from Carmichael Guesthouse.

Table Mountain is undeniably one of the best known tourist attraction in South Africa. The summit can be reached by cable-way, or by walking on different trails, one of them starting a few minutes walk away from Carmichael Guesthouse.

One of Cape Town’s biggest tourist attractions, the Waterfront is a 10 minutes drive away. Much of its charm lies in the fact that this busy commercial harbor is set in the midst of a huge entertainment venue with pubs, restaurants, specialty shops, craft markets, theater and movies. Daily tours to Robben Island depart from the V & A Waterfront.

Also in close proximity are the beaches of Clifton, Camps Bay and Llandudno. Further afield are the Cape Winelands, the beaches of Noordhoek and Kommetjie and Cape Point.

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University of Cape Town

Carmichael Guesthouse is the ideal place to stay, for those visiting students or for those attending conferences on the campus of the University of Cape Town, as it is in walking distance from the House.

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Golf

Cape Town boasts a number of world class Golf Courses. Golf Courses in close proximity to Carmichael Guesthouse are Mowbray Golf Course and Rondebosch Golf Course,both being 18 holes.

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Cricket

Newlands Cricket Grounds / Stadium is THE Cape Town venue for Test Cricket, Super Sport Series, T 20 and Internationals. This world class stadium is arguably South Africa’s best and certainly in an amazing setting with the backdrop of the mountains. Carmichael Guesthouse is a mere 2.5 km away, with a host of transport options and the perfect location to make sure you catch the game.

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Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Beautifully situated on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, the world-renowned Kirstenbosch is dedicated to the preservation of the indigenous plants of Southern Africa. Some 6 000 different species are grown here, including ancient Cycads and many species of Protea, Erica and ferns. Throughout the year, the garden is a colorful blaze of flowers, shrubs and trees. Knowledgeable guides are available to conduct groups around the garden. On summer evenings, concerts are held at Kirstenbosch while audiences picnic on the lawn.

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Rhodes Memorial

Designed by Sir Herbert Baker and built in 1912 on the slopes of Devil’s Peak , this Memorial to Cecil John Rhodes resembles a Grecian temple. Eight bronze lions flank an imposing staircase and an equestrian statue. Includes the Rhodes Memorial Restaurant and Tea Garden.

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