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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Fancy a romantic cabin escape in Cape Town and surrounding areas? Somewhere where you can unwind, savour the grand views, get in touch with nature, or get active? 

Here are a few options to consider this Valentine’s Day:

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📍 @vrolikheidlandgoed
📍 @camp.canoe
📍 @gitefranschhoek
📍 @theriverstonehouse

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Cape Town has a thriving sushi scene worth exploring. From the ever popular rainbow roll to the elevated sushi burger, Cape Town sushi restaurants are creating foodie spaces that provide more than just tantalising food.

Here are some sushi spots to check out in the Mother City:

📍: @soibar.cpt
📍: @belugarestaurant
📍: @rock.thai.sushi_rondebosch
📍: @js_sushi_cpt
📍: @aikosushi.sa

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There’s plenty to see and do in the Cape Town CBD - whether you’re a foodie, art extraordinaire or history fan. Steeped in rich culture and hidden gems, explore the colourful murals, wander the cobblestone streets and soak in the historical attractions.

If you’re on a budget, here are some Pocket Friendly (and free) activities to try when you visit Cape Town CBD:

📍: Castle of Good Hope
📍: @izikomuseumssa
📍: The Company’s Garden
📍: @capetownfreewalkingtours

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Cape Town = Happiness💙😄

📸: @piersgreatperhaps

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With new establishments popping up regularly, Cape Town boasts an abundance of halal eateries. From fine dining and cafés to food trucks and bistros - there’s something for everyone.

Here are some eateries to check out when you visit the city:

📍: @the.happyuncle
📍: @food_truck_valley
📍: @byconcept.cafe
📍: @cafe51_ct
📍: @frenchtacoscpt

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Get your heart rate up with these fun, fit activities in Cape Town 💪

These include:

Padel (@actionpadel.sa)
Beach Volleyball (@beachbums_beachvolleyball)
Touch Rugby (@in2touchcape)
Salsa (Mojo Sunday Salsa @themojomarket)
Ice skating (The Ice Station @grandwestsa)
Sunset Yoga (Clifton 4th Beach,Camps Bay Beach, Lion’s Head)

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The famous gatsby in Cape Town is filled with fresh ingredients and unique flavours bound to satisfy even the biggest of appetites! 🤤

Here are some lekker, local gatsby spots to try when you visit the city:

📍 Super Fisheries 
📍 Wajid’s Chicken Tikka
📍 Aneesa’s 
📍 Cosy Corner 
📍 The Golden Dish 
📍 Mariam’s Kitchen

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Head to Muizenberg to experience a seaside village home to an array of activities featuring watersports, scenic locations, seaside dining and adventure.

If you’re on a budget, here are some pocket-friendly (and free activities) to try when you visit Muizenberg:

📍@muizenbergpark
📍@theempirecafe
📍@milkbeach_cpt
📍Muizenberg Swimming Pool
📍@puttputtsa
📍Surfing at Muizenberg

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Got #Januworry blues but want to explore our beautiful city? No stress! Cape Town is home to a vast array of free experiences that allow you to dabble in adventure, immerse yourself in the culture and soak up the picturesque views.

Attractions featured include:

📍 Hikes - Lion’s Head, Woodstock Caves
📍 Green Point Park
📍 Ratanga Park
📍 Battery Park, V&A Waterfront (🎥: @chris_kirsten)
📍 Free Walking Tours Cape Town (🎥: @capetownfreewalkingtours)
📍 Durbanville Rose Garden
📍 Mojo Salsa Sundays Powered By Salsa Cape Town (🎥: @salsacapetown)

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Get up close with the Nile crocodile at Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures. 

Their thrilling croc cage diving activity is facilitated by an experienced guide and is perfect for all ages. The best part? No diving gear or experience is needed!

Watch @mrszahmarty experience this daring activity 🐊👀

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