Out and About at Newlands Accommodation

At the Wild Olive you are never very far from the many and varied sights and attractions that Cape Town has to offer. Situated in the Leafy Southern suburb of Newlands on the side of the majestic Table Mountain the Wild Olive is ideally placed to act as your base to explore both the Indian and Atlantic sides of the peninsular and of course the City of Cape Town itself with its wealth of history and its modern tourist activities.

We have teamed up with Faircapetravel who will be able to put together an itinerary that will ensure you make the most of your stay in Cape Town and the surrounding countryside. Click on the Faircapetravel link on the right of this page for full information.

Just a few minutes' walk and you will find yourself in at the gates of Sahara Park the home of Western Cape cricket and the scene of many an international encounter. Next door for all the rugby fans is Newland's Stadium where during the season the Stormers will most likely be seen doing battle on the pitch. So if you have tickets to a game the Wild Olive is the place to stay.

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The Rhodes Memorial and the Campus of the University of Cape Town are also situated on the Southern side of Table Mountain close by.

 

On the edge of Newland and the slopes of Table Mountain you will find the wonderfully lush green Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

 

Home of thousands of species of plants and trees and on a summers evening wonderful sounds can be heard coming from the many and diverse artists who perform at the Kirstenbosch open air theatre.
So you don't have to be a gardener to enjoy this great place.

Beaches

It seems that whichever way you go from the Wild Olive you will not be far from a beach or Water based activity. Head for the Indian ocean side and the long flat sandy beaches of Muizenburg in false bay are ideal for surfing, while Fish Hoek is a haven for Canoeists, small boat enthusiasts and those who want an old fashioned day at the beach building sand castles in the soft clean sand. Keep going along the coast and you will find the naval base of Simons Town with its rich History and Penguin colony.


The Atlantic Ocean side affords you the best view of Table Mountain from the aptly named area of Table View, while Camps bay is the place to see and be seen with its white sand trendy beach front bars and restaurants; you are almost bound to spot a celebrity or two!!

City Sights

A 20 min car ride from the Wild Olive will have you in the centre of the City where you will be spoilt for choice of what to do. A good way to get your bearings is the Hop on Hop off Red Bus Tour that will introduce you to the sights and the history of Cape Town, then you can hop off and discover more at your leisure. Wherever you are in the City you will not be far from the stunning sight of Table Mountain and a quick cable car ride to the top will give you a magnificent view of the city, harbour and out to Robben Island.

Trips to the island can be taken from the V&A Waterfront to see where Nelson Mandela and many others were incarcerated. The waterfront itself could be a whole day out with its many eating establishment's designer shops, boat trips, entertainment in the amphitheatre and along the sidewalks by the colourful street performers.