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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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Winter in Cape Town 🌧️

📸: @marlinclarkphotography
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One of Cape Town’s most visited attractions, @robben_island, offers more than just a prison tour and striking views of Table Mountain. The World Heritage site, provides a range of personalised day and overnight experiences. These include:

1. A Private @robben_island Museum Tour: The tour is tailored to your needs, allowing you to decide how you would like to structure it.

2. Guided Walking Tours: Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites by foot during a guided walking tour, which takes you to eight historic sites, including the Land of Banishment for Xhosa Chiefs, the Limestone Quarry, and the Maximum Security Prison.

3. Overnight Accommodation: The Guest House can accommodate 15 guests, with rooms featuring classic furniture, wooden floors, a kitchen, a dining room, bathroom facilities, and a bar area.

4. Multi-Purpose Learning Centre and Sleep-over Camps:
Dating back to World War II, the centre boasts conference and lecture rooms, an art studio, and accommodation for team-building events or sleep-over camps.
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@tablemountainca (TMACC) will shut down for annual maintenance from Monday, 15 July until Sunday, 1 September 2024. The Cape Town attraction will reopen, weather permitting, on Monday, 2 September 2024.🚠

The extended time is in line with @tablemountainca’s maintenance schedule, in accordance with international standards. Aside from refurbishing the outlets and refreshing the look and feel of both the Top and Lower Stations, extensive work will be done on the cable cars and the ropes.

Read more here: https://www.capetown.travel/annual-maintenance-shutdown-for-table-mountain-aerial-cableway/

#lovecapetown #capetown #tablemountain
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Awe, it’s #WorldChocolateDay tomorrow, July 7 🍫

Take your tastebuds on a cocoa-filled adventure in our beautiful Mother City as you savour everything from brandy and chocolate pairings, learn to dip and package bon bons,
, or let your inner child free in a chocolate factory.

Here are some of our options:

📍 Rapt - The Art of Indulgence
📍 Honest Chocolate
📍 AFRIKOA, Makers Landing
📍 Huguenot Fine Chocolates
📍 KWV Emporium
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Over-the-top dining, theatrics, and journeys “around the world” are just some of the many treats that await you when you visit a fine dining restaurant in Cape Town.

Here are some of our favourites:
📍FYN
📍La Colombe
📍Salon
📍The Red Room, The Mount Nelson
📍Homespun Blouberg

#capetown #capetownrestaurants #thingstodoincapetown #travel #finedining #travel
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If a lazy, luxurious Sunday brunch sounds like something you’d like to indulge in, make sure to book your spot at the Pot Luck Club this weekend. The Pot Luck Club Sunday Brunch Winter Extravaganza runs from Sunday 7 July to Sunday 29 September and offers a delicious ten course menu with bottomless bubbly - both alcoholic and non-alcoholic PLUS a fabulous DIY Bloody Mary Station. @thepotluckclubct 🥂 ...

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New Cape Town Restaurant & Bar Alert! 🚨

Margaritaville in Kloof Street is a new restaurant in Cape Town. 🍹

The sister restaurant to Mamacitas in Harrington Street, is inspired by the vibrant and colourful Venice Beach culture. 😍

#capetown #capetownrestaurants #thingstodoincapetown #margaritaville
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