Athlone

Athlone - About the Neighbourhood

Athlone is a Cape Town neighbourhood located just east of the Cape Town CBD. The area is popular with visitors and residents alike, thanks to its convenient location and array of amenities.

Vangate Mall is the perfect place to do some shopping, while Wembley Roadhouse is ideal for grabbing a bite to eat. Super Fisheries – the inventor of the Gatsby – is a great spot for fresh seafood. The nearby Cape Town International Airport makes Athlone an ideal base for exploring the Western Cape.

Home to a diverse population, Athlone is known for its vibrant performing arts scene. The Athlone Drama Society stages regular productions of both classic and contemporary plays, and the Athlone Little Theatre hosts a variety of musical performances and stand-up comedy shows. 

Whether you’re looking for a place to stay or just somewhere to visit, Athlone is definitely worth a look.

Key Attractions in Athlone

Athlone is a vibrant and culturally rich suburb of Cape Town where sport, art and diversity are the order of the day. 

Things to Do in Athlone

Athlone in Cape Town is a cultural hub made up of a number of vibrant arts, culture, and memorial areas that form a centre for culturally diversity. 

Places to Stay in Athlone

If you’re looking for a place to stay in this region, there are several excellent options to choose from.

Places to Eat & Drink in Athlone

With its rich cultural diversity, Athlone offers a wide selection of dining options. 

Travel Inspiration

Looking for some travel inspiration for your next trip to Athlone? Here are some ideas to get you started:

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