Discover Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs

About the Area

Situated between the city center and the lush, green suburbs further north, Cape Town’s northern suburbs offer the best of both worlds. From the trendy shops of Belville to the world-class winelands, cafes and leafy avenues of Durbanville. 

Nature lovers will feel right at home in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. The area is home to a number of nature reserves, including the Tygerberg Nature Reserve and the Durbanville Nature Reserve. In addition, the Winelands are just a short drive away, offering visitors the opportunity to sample some of South Africa’s finest wines.

For those who prefer a more urban environment, the city center is just a short drive from most of the Northern Suburbs. And for those who enjoy shopping, there are a number of  shopping malls in the area. No matter what your interests are, the northern suburbs of Cape Town have something to offer.

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Explore the Northern Suburbs Experiences

The Northern Suburbs are known for their mix scenic beauty and quaint suburban atmosphere. There are a number of attractions to keep you busy in the areas, including it’s extremely popular wine farms and nature reserves. 

Things to do & see in the Discover Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs

The Northern Suburbs of Cape Town are a great place to explore, with something to suit everyone. For those who love the outdoors, there are plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails to discover, as well as a number of parks, gardens and heritage sites. 

Places to Stay in the Discover Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs

Whatever your accommodation needs, you are sure to find something to suit in the Northern Suburbs. Accommodation ranges from camping to luxury homestays near the wineries or quaint B&Bs closer to town. 

Places to Eat & Drink in Discover Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs

The area’s restaurants offer cuisines from all over the world, so you’re sure to find something to your taste. And if you’re in the mood for something a little more local, Durbanville is also home to some of South Africa’s best wineries.

Travel Inspiration

Looking for some travel inspiration for your next trip to Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs? Here are some ideas to get you started:

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Heading to one of our beautiful beaches this summer? ☀️

We asked Stewart Seinifrom, Lifeguard Manager at The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) to share some important beach safety tips. This is what he had to say…

📍: Llandudno Beach

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Find Your Freedom in Cape Town this summer!

Immerse yourself in the authentic culture, savour the taste of our local cuisine and share community stories with our locals. Find your community in the Mother City. Are you ready?

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Giveaway Alert! 🚨

Stand a chance to win 2 tickets to @levante_urban’s “Colour My Kicks” event taking place at Cafe Euphoria in Woodstock this Saturday from 11am to 2pm.

All you have to do is follow @lovecapetown and @levante_urban and tag the person you’d like to take along with you in the comments below!

Each ticket includes:
- A pair of white Converse sneakers
- 5 paint colours, art equipment and supplies to paint one side of each shoe
- A drink of your choice
- An art assistant

The competition ends on Thursday at midnight and winners will be notified on Friday, 25 November 2022.

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If you’re looking for pocket-friendly travel options, then head to Durbanville!

Located some 30 minutes from Cape Town City Centre, Durbanville boasts award-winning wineries, adventure activities and a range of striking outdoor spots.  
 
Here are some pocket-friendly/free activities to try when you visit this town... 🍷🚲

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Find Your Freedom in Cape Town this summer!

Soak up the luxury sea views on a yacht, ​experience a peaceful paradise at a luxury hotel and savour some of the finest wines at award-winning ​wine estates.

Find your luxury in the Mother City. Are you ready?

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Summer in Cape Town loading ☀️🌊🍹
📹: @travelfuxi

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Competition Alert!!! 🚨 Stand a chance to win one of 2 x double tickets for this year's We Love Summer Cape Town festival! ☀️

To win, all you have to do is tag the person you want to take along with you in the comments below…

The competition ends on Thursday, 17 November 2022.

Winners will be announced on 18 November 2022.

The festival takes place at Blue Rock Waterski Resort on 26 November 2022 from 11am to 11pm.

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Sea Point Goes Global! 🌍🌊

This cosmopolitan seaside suburb was recently voted one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world by Time Out Magazine.

With mouthwatering dining experiences, adventure activities, shopping and some of the most Instagrammable spots in the Mother City, Sea Point is a must-see attraction this summer.

📷: @just_drone_it_sa

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From the creatively crafted carts and crazy costumes to the crashes and dashes to beat the clock, the @redbullza Box Cart Race wheely had us at the edge of our seats!

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Waddling into the weekend… 🐧

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Durbanville is home to picturesque wine farms and unique experiences worth discovering.

Head over this weekend to @durbanvillewine for the much anticipated Wine on the Square Wine & Food Festival. The event takes place from 5-6 November 2022.

📷: @airtographyza

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From Table Mountain to Bo-Kaap, Cape Town has something for every type of traveller.

Use our 2022/23 Visitors’ Guide to plan your epic Mother City adventure.

Download yours online or get your copy at our Visitor Experience Centres at Cape Town City Hall, Cape Town International Airport or Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden!

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