Northern Suburbs is a family-friendly, relaxing neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Outdoor settings, such as the mountains, beaches, and gardens, attract many visitors. Northern Suburbs has hotels to suit everyone's tastes, and makes a great home base for exploring the sights in and around Cape Town.
Sightseeing around Northern Suburbs
Top attractions include the area's wineries and much more. At First South African Perfume Museum, South African Air Force Museum, and South African Astronomical Observatory, you'll learn about local culture. Butterfly World Tropical Garden, Van Ryn Brandy Cellar, and Heart of Cape Town Museum are well-known local landmarks. Bring the family to Cool Runnings Toboggan Park, Bugz Family Playpark, and Giraffe House Wildlife Awareness Centre.
There's plenty to do in the area, such as golfing, shopping, and taking a tour. Don't forget to bring your golf clubs for an outing at Durbanville Golf Club, Bellville Golf Club, or Kuilsriver Golf Club. Soak up some sun at Sunset Beach, Dolphin Beach, and Kite Beach. Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Intaka Island Bird Sanctuary, or Keurboom Park are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. Looking for a little retail therapy? Consider a shopping trip to Cobble Walk Shopping Centre, Willowbridge Shopping Centre, and Tyger Valley Shopping Centre. Bellville Velodrome, Killarney Race Circuit, and Zevenwacht Wine Estate are other spots for some local fun.
A few of the area's most popular attractions are Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Table Mountain, and Two Oceans Aquarium. You can also visit University of the Western Cape, Mangwanani African Spa, and Canal Walk Shopping Centre.
Getting around Northern Suburbs
For a quick way to explore the city, catch a ride on metro transit at Eikefontein Station, Kraaifontein Station, or Brackenfell Station. To venture out of town, take a train from Cape Town Bellville Station.
Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) is the closest major airport, 11 miles (17.7 km) from Northern Suburbs.