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Top attractions in Durbanville

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Durbanville is a vibrant town part of the Cape Town metropolitan area. It is a stunning suburb on the northern outskirts surrounded by wine and wheat farms. If you plan on visiting or relocating to the town there are a host of top attractions in Durbanville which will ensure that you are always entertained. 

The award-winning Durbanville Rose Garden is an iconic part of the area. It serves as a global rose nursery for young roses and is one of only three trails rose gardens in the Southern Hemisphere. The garden is immensely popular for wedding photographs in the summer months.

The six-hectare Durbanville Nature Reserve is home to about 241 plant species, animal species, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. The reserve offers a range of activities and facilities to the public and is a must-see in Durbanville. The Uitkamp Wetland Nature Reserve is a 32-hectare wetland reserve that lies within a region of Swartland Shale Renosterveld. The reserve protects over 140 species of plants including Pink Watsonias and Arum Lilies, Restios, orchids, sundews and other colourful flowers. Alien plants Port Jackson and Kikuyu grass are a major threat to these wetlands.

The Durbanville Wine Route is easily accessible and the ideal place to get lost in. Renowned for its outstanding white and red wines, world-class cuisine, and recently craft beer, there are 13 farms on the route with plenty of options to choose from. The Sauvignon blanc wine excels under the Durbanville cool conditions as the ingredients are grown mostly on the cool south-facing slopes, while the wide range of red wines flourish due to the warmer valley outskirts and opposing northern slopes. Some of the wineries on the Durbanville Wine Route are; Nitida Wine Farm, Durbanville Hills, Canto, and Signal Gun.

If you enjoy a good round of golf with your friends then a visit to the Durbanville Golf Club is a must. This 18-hole course was designed by Ken Elkin and has been dubbed as 'The Jewel of the North'. The club offers both members and visitors with an opportunity to meet new playing partners as well as provides facilities which include a Halfway House, a lapa area with seating under a shaded gazebo, a comfortable members' lounge and cosy bar, along with a well-stocked Club Pro Shop with golf carts, clubs available for hire.

The Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery showcases works of art by established and emerging artists. The gallery complex also features a clay museum and a few art studios. The clay museum offers small ceramic pieces by various potters, which can be bought by visitors as souvenirs. Rust-en-Vrede has rich history - the building was built in the 1840s, used as a prison and police headquarters, then later as a magistrate's court. In 1978, the buildings were restored and Rust-en-Vrede became an arts and cultural centre. When visiting be sure to grab a bite at the Gallery café. Indulge in scrumptious light meals with a Mediterranean flair accompanied by wines from the Durbanville region. 

If you seek a variety of entertainment, the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World is a top spot for both locals and tourists. It is the only casino in Cape Town and is 24kms away from Durbanville. The venue has a selection of trendy restaurants and bars, a theatre, children's activities and a nightclub.

Whether you live in Durbanville or just in town for a visit, make your exploration of the area an exciting one. There are many amazing activities for the whole family to enjoy. If you simply fall in love with the beautiful scenery and have dreams to move here, contact RealNet Durbanville and we will assist you in finding a lovely home in Durbanville.

Author: RealNet

Submitted 30 Aug 19 / Views 330

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