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Attractions and Activities around Newlands, Cape Town

As one of the most conveniently located guest houses in Cape Town, we are within easy driving distance of Cape Town International Airport, the city centre, the V&A Waterfront, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Hout Bay, the southern peninsula and Cape Point, as well as a number of golf courses and wine farms in Constantia. The Newlands rugby and cricket stadiums, the University of Cape Town (UCT), and numerous restaurants and shops are all an easy walk away from our accommodation. Thanks to our beautiful location, the guest house is also close to a wonderful variety of walking and hiking trails. Let us know if you are interested in exploring areas, such as the Newlands Forest or Table Mountain - we are more than happy to offer you tips and recommendations for routes best suited to your fitness level.

For Sport Lovers

If you're looking for accommodation near Newlands Rugby Stadium, our guest house is ideal! Located just one kilometre from the Newlands rugby stadium, Newlands Guest House is within easy walking distance. The stadium hosts both local and international rugby matches and is much-loved for its great atmosphere.

Newlands Cricket stadium, adjacent to the rugby stadium, is also within easy walking distance from the guest house. Newland’s cricket stadium is abuzz during the summer months with both international and domestic cricket matches. The area draws crowds of locals and visitors looking for a fun day out in one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world.

If you're a sports fan, you'll want to make sure that your accommodation in Cape Town is close to the Newlands cricket stadium and rugby stadium. We are one of the most conveniently located guest houses in Cape Town, particularly if you are interested in visiting and enjoying some of the country's best sporting venues.

During sports events, we offer package deals and special rates, so be sure to like and follow us on Facebook to find out about our offers when you need accommodation in Cape Town, near the Newlands rugby or cricket stadiums.

Shop 'til you drop

When it comes to Newlands accommodation, our space is very well-situated thanks to its close proximity to a range of shopping mall options.

Cavendish Square Shopping Centre is an upmarket shopping mall with a wide array of stores, as well as cinemas and a variety of restaurant options. Secure parking is available within the centre. The shopping centre is conveniently located just two kilometres from our guest house. One of Cape Town's most popular tourist sites, the V&A Waterfront is also a shopper’s delight, only a fifteen minute drive away from our guest house.

Just 10 minutes walk from the guest house, The Dean Street Arcade is a small neighbourhood shopping centre with a grocery store, and a number of restaurants and cafés. It's perfect for a relaxed coffee break, or to pick up some provisions before you head out for a day trip to Hout Bay, Southern Peninsula or Winelands.

Eat Out

There are a wide variety of restaurants in the Newlands area, either within walking distance or a short drive away from Newlands Guest House.

One of the local favourites is the iconic Foresters Arms, also known as "Forries", which offers meals to suit all ages and tastes. Visitors can enjoy a meal and drinks outside in the garden during the summer months or in the cosy pub during winter.

Some other nearby restaurants include Taiyashi, a simple sushi bar and restaurant offering a wide range of dishes; Mama Roma is an elegant dining room that serves fresh Italian food and authentic Greek can be found at Mykonos. For those requiring a light lunch in a tranquil setting, The Gardener's Cottage at Montebello, 100m away, is an ideal option.

We are happy to provide you with recommendations, depending on the kind of cuisine you are looking for in Newlands or surrounding Rondebosch and Claremont.

Enjoy the outdoors

If you enjoy picnics, walking, mountain biking, jogging or simply relaxing in a natural environment, it's a good idea to choose accommodation in Newlands, Cape Town — the location simply couldn't be better when it comes to accessing some of the city's best outdoor spots.

Situated just a short drive from one of Cape Town's most loved travel and tourist sights, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Newlands Guest House is well suited to visitors who would like to spend time in the beautiful gardens. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens comprises over 500 hectares of lawns and indigenous gardens under the back drop of the eastern side of Table Mountain. There are restaurants, a superb gift shop and book shop available for visitors at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and every summer, they host a series of Sunday Sunset concerts which make a great evening out in a beautiful setting. So, if you're looking for accommodation near Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, our guest house is in the perfect location.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens comprises over 500 hectares of lawns and indigenous gardens under the back drop of the eastern side of Table Mountain. There are restaurants, a superb gift shop and book shop available for visitors. Every summer, the gardens host a series of concerts, which make a great evening out in a beautiful setting.

If you're feeling energetic and are keen to explore some of Cape Town's natural beauty, take a trip to Newlands Forest for a lovely walk or jog. For the more adventurous, hiking trails on to Table Mountain and Devil's Peak can also be accessed from the forest. We offer bed and breakfast at Newlands Guest House, so be sure to fill up before you head off for a day of hiking on the mountain!

Check out the Waterfront

One of Cape Town's most popular tourist sites, the V&A Waterfront is just a fifteen minute drive away from our guest house. There are many attractions here, including wonderful shops, restaurants, art and culture including the Zeitz MOCAA - Museum of Contemporary Art Africa and the Two Oceans Aquarium.

The V&A Waterfront has a range of activities and tours on offer, from cruises in the harbour at sunset and museum tours, to interactive tours at the Springbok Experience museum and the big Cape Wheel. Kids will love the Hamley's train, which runs daily from the station outside the Cape Wheel to the Watershed, while adults might enjoy a show at the Cape Town Comedy Club. Enjoy vibrant, multi-level complex with vendors for local gourmet goods & international street food at the V&A Food Market or fine dining at some of the top restaurants in Cape Town.

Whether you enjoy shopping, outdoor pursuits, fine dining, or pampering yourself at a spa, you'll be sure to find a variety of fun activities to try at the V&A Waterfront.


The University of Cape Town is right on our doorstep making Newlands Guest House the perfect location for accommodation needs for those involved with the university. The University of Cape Town is consistently placed among the best universities in the world, and the highest-ranked university in Africa making it an attractive destination for lecturers, students and academic researchers. With UCT's campus a mere ten minute walk or quick drive away, the University of Cape Town is easily accessible from our guest house. Be it UCT's open day, moving in to new accommodation for first year, or attending a lecturing conference our guest house is perfectly situated for those travelling to Cape Town for the University.

Day Trips

There are a number of popular travel sights all within close proximity to Newlands Guest House such as the #BeerExperience at the Newlands Brewery and personally guided tours of the Newlands Rugby and Cricket Stadiums which are around the corner from our guest house.

We are able to organise personalised tours to local destinations such Camps Bay, Chapmans Peak Drive, Cape of Good Hope, Simons Town, Groot Constantia, Table Mountain, the Cape Winelands, Boulders Beach and Cape Point. Tours for popular tourist sites in and around the Cape Town City Centre can also be arranged. For those wishing to travel further afield, tours to the Garden Route, West Coast and an overnight safari with game viewing can also be arranged. Whale viewing in Hermanus is always popular between August and November, and we will be able to assist you with booking accommodation there as it is a must-see!

We are happy to customise a tour for you, depending on your interests. Consider a day of wine-tasting in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, or take the kids to see the penguin colony near Simon's Town. Between July and September, the West Coast landscape is transformed by the annual flowers, and a trip to the area is well worth a visit. Let us know what you would most love to see on your trip to Cape Town, and we will do our best to accommodate you.