Discover Durbanville: This Insider's Guide goes way beyond the 'Boerewors Curtain'

2017-03-14 14:43 - Louzel Lombard Steyn
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Cape Town - Food, wine and all things divine. This is a good description of what Durbanville Hills just outside of Cape Town is. 

But it's so much more than that. 

A recently launched Love Cape Town video focusing on this often overlooked suburb in SA shows everything there is to love about this Northern Suburb jewel. From the epic dirt tracks for adventurers to its esteemed wineries and uprising art scene - this lovely laid-back neighbourhood is filled with great experiences for everyone to enjoy. 

While the food and wine often take centre stage, the area is actually also one of the best activities hubs just outside of the Big City. 

Did you know about these 5 Epic Adventurer activities in Durbanville, as outlined by Love Cape Town

The Tygerberg MTB team 

There are routes on most of the wine farms with Meerendal, Bloemendal and Hillcrest being popular choices. There are also trails at Majik Forest, Contermanskloof and Hoogekraal. Slot in with the official Tygerberg MTB team and go explore the area... 

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Tygerberg Nature Reserve

This little hideaway is heaven for outdoor fanatics and sits just outside of Durbanville in Welgemoed. This nature reserve is perfect for hiking, trail running, bird watching, picnicking or simply just a walk through nature. 

NOTE: Take cash for the entry fee as they don’t accept debit/credit cards at the gate.

Durbanville Nature Reserve 

A gem in the area, the Durbanville Nature Reserve is home to the critically endangered Swartland shale renosterveld. Filled with fynbos – endangered and unique to Cape Town - the nature reserve is perfect for nature and animal lovers. 
Bird watchers should be on the lookout for the Cape sugarbird, lesser double-collared sunbird and Cape spurfowl. 
There are walking trails and wheelchair-friendly pathways. There are also picnic spots for those who want to relax with friends or family.

Durbanville Rose Garden 

This gorgeous stretch of land is filled with 500 varietals and 4 500 rose bushes. 
There is a tea garden, beds of miniatures, beds of medal winners and so much more on offer.

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Durbanville Golf Club 

If you want to hit the greens, then pop through to Durbanville Golf Club.
Sitting on the slopes of the Durbanville hills, the golf course has a fantastic view and is open to members and visitors. 

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If you're after more epic ideas to explore Durbanville, check out the complete Love Cape Town video on the area - 

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