Things to Do

Take a wine tasting tour to the Stellenbosch, Paarl or Franschoek areas with our resident accredited tour guide Tarry. Tarry will gladly take you to Boulders Beach to see the Penguins, Cape Point (Cape of Good Hope), where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet, and for a drive along the iconic Chapmans Peak.

Spend a relaxing time in our tranquil meditation garden, listening to the sound of water flowing from the water feature. Get us to arrange picnic basket, to enjoy on the lawns of Devonport House, Kirstenbosch, or one of the numerous picnic spots close by.

We can arrange a bespoke dinner or barbeque, with one of our Gourmet Chef's we have partnered with.
Let Jose be your personal mountain guide for a hike on either Table Mountain or Lions Head Mountain.
Hire one of our All Terrain Electric bicycles, and cycle through the numerous green belts in the area.
Make use of our Airport shuttle service.

We offer a restaurant recommendation and reservation service as well as an after dinner restaurant collect service within a 5km radius.

We can arrange golf bookings for you at some of Cape Town's top golf courses, please give ample notice.
Horse riding is available in the area, where you can meander in the forest, or go for a canter along natural green belts.

Go trail running in the vineyards or along the numerous mountain trails in the area.
Allow us to book a mobile massage for those aching muscles.
We offer cheese platters should you request it, to enjoy with your sundowner.
Fully stocked honesty bar available to all guests.

We offer romantic gesture surprises, anniversary's, birthday's or honeymoon's which can be prearranged, consists of champagne, chocolates, petit four and roses, or book a couples picnic basket to enjoy in your room.

No need to worry about dirty clothes we offer a laundry service.
Conference facilities are available if arranged before hand.
TV room, with Pool Table and Dart Board available to guests.
Well stocked library available
We have 25m lap swimming pool, available to our guests

Popular things to do in Cape Town and surrounds

Jenn will assist with the booking of tours for Cape Town and surrounds with our own in house accredited tour guide Tarry

These include ~

Cape Town Day Tours ~ Cape Winelands Food and Wine Tours ~ Cape Town outdoors events~ Whale Watching~ Robben Island Tour~ Trail Runs ~ Shark Cage Diving~ Township Tours 

Massage Therapist

We are able to book an onsite massage therapist at your request. Please confirm bookings a week in advance


Cape town has many beautiful Golf courses and Jacques being an avid golfer will gladly arrange a round or two for you, some of the courses nearby are Steenberg and Westlake and numerous other courses at your choice.

V&A Waterfront

The waterfront is named after Prince Alfred, who began construction on the harbour in 1860, and his mother Queen Victoria. The V&A Waterfront encompasses 22 landmarks, including the Chavonnes Battery Museum, which dates back to 1725 and is the harbour’s oldest heritage site. You can opt to do a self-guided walking historical tour, which starts at the Information Centre, or you can take the 90-minute guided tour that departs daily from the Chavonnes Battery Museum at 11h00 and 14h00

V&A Waterfront is divided up into five shopping districts: Victoria Wharf, the Watershed, The Alfred Mall and Pierhead, The Clock Tower, and Breakwater Point. With more than 450 stores, you’ll find everything from local designers to big international brands. For crafts and local talent, make sure you pop into the Watershed, and, if it’s art or jewellery you’re after, head over to The Alfred Mall and Pierhead.


Dining Out

With its spectacular views and holiday vibe, Cape Town is at the cutting edge of culinary trends and tastes. Whether Visitors or residents of the Mother City are looking for beach cafés with a view of the sea, sidewalk coffee shops, fine dining restaurants, neighbourhood pizza joints, buzzing cocktail spots or hipster hangouts, they’re in for a treat!

Constantia hosts some of the world’s best restaurants and every dining experience can be a gastronomically delightful one! Jacques offers assistance with an online concierge service for restaurant bookings


Arts and culture

Cape Town’s history in arts and culture is layered and  has many stories to tell. It is made up of both light and dark passages which lends itself to an artistic and cultural scene of great depth and creativity. The mix of cultures and people in the Mother City has created an eclectic and exciting tapestry of art, design, theatre and music.

Cape Town’s arts and music scene is exciting and innovative and there are a number of local theatres and performance spaces offering the best of our homegrown talents. Large scale operas and musicals equalling the West End and Broadway are generally staged in Cape Town’s biggest theatre venue ,the Artscape Theatre Centre. While the more intimate space of the Fugard Theatre is home to award winning local musicals and critically acclaimed theatre pieces – both local and international. Intimate venues, backyards, training spaces, community theatres and city festivals offer an amazing and exciting way of experiencing the diversity of talent and theatre that Cape Town performers bring to their audiences.

Beaches of Cape Town

Camps Bay and Clifton beaches are a short drive away from Devonport House. Hop into an Uber and get dropped off at world class beaches for endless fun in the sun!

Clifton Beaches
The four Clifton beaches in Cape Town are regarded as being amongst the most beautiful in the world. The white sands and blue waters have been the subject of countless travel photos over the years. During South Africa’s summer months, the four Clifton beaches in Cape Town attract sun-lovers from all corners of the globe. It is the ideal location for sunbathing, beach sports, people-watching and relaxing. From these beautiful beaches, patrons can gaze out across the sparkling waters of the Atlantic Ocean and up to the majestic mountain peaks such as Lions Head and the 12 Apostles that tower above Camps Bay. Because of Cape Town’s extended daylight hours in summer, you can tan as late as 6.30pm, while it only gets dark much later.

Camps Bay Beach
Palm-fringed, with platinum blonde sands (and bathers to match), Camps Bay beach is where the well-to-do and the famous congregate to see, and be seen. This Cape Town beach is all about being gorgeous, from its manicured shoreline overlooked by millionaires’ mansion, to dazzling sunsets and minimalist swimwear. If hours of sun and thong watching have raised your temperature, cool off in the natural tidal pool, or head for one of the stylish sundowner venues overlooking the bay.


From authentic arts and crafts and artisanal food that will have you returning for more to perfectly functional electrical goods that are about a quarter of the price than in the store and handcrafted gifts made by charismatic entrepreneurs; you can expect to find everything and anything amidst the hustle and bustle of Cape Town's marketplaces. 

Oranjezicht City Farm Market                                                                                                    Despite the name, this local farmer’s market is actually located under tents and trees in the Granger Bay section of the V&A Waterfront. Boasting stunning sea views and a range of fresh produce, the market celebrates local food, culture and community in support of the educational mission of the nonprofit Oranjezicht City Farm. It is managed by the same people who started urban farms, and who work together to promote small-scale food production in the city.
When Saturday, 09h00-14h00(rain or shine)
Sunday, 09h00-15h00

V&A Food Market                                                                                                                                 If you like your artisanal street food affordable and open seven days a week and served with live music on the weekends, you’ll love the V&A Food Market at the Old Power Station.

Greenmarket Square                                                                                                                    You'll find arts and crafts, hand painted fabrics, wood carvings, glassware, clothing, curios and much more at one of Cape Town's oldest markets. Visit between 09:00 and 16:00 from Monday to Friday and between 09h00 and 15h00every Saturday to meet vibrant market sellers.

Woodstock Neighbourgoods Market                                                                                            This award-winning market features over 100 specialty traders every Saturday, creating a weekly platform for local farmers, fine-food purveyors, organic merchants, bakers, grocers, mongers, butchers, artisanal producers and celebrated local chefs to showcase and sell their delicious wares.   09h00-15h00

The Bay Harbour Market                                                                                                              From its seaside perch, this indoor weekend market has put the town of Hout Bay back on the map as it celebrates Cape Town, and South Africa as a whole, as a hub of creativity, culture and cuisine.


Mountain Walks

Devonport House has access onto Groot Constantia Vineyards, where locals walk their dogs and enjoy the nature.

From leisurely rambles to invigorating hikes, Cape Town has something for everyone.
Whether you’re after a windswept coastal wander, a mountainous hike with spectacular views, or a leisurely amble through one of the Cape’s lush nature reserves, Cape Town offers it all!

We can arrange private hiking tours with Jose, a well known experienced mountain guide.

Important note Although the Cape is rich in natural beauty, tourists and locals are urged to take necessary precautions when exploring secluded areas, as crimes and accidents do happen.
Those venturing into the Table Mountain National Park should have the following emergency numbers on hand: 086 110 6417/ 107 or 021 480 7700. Criminal incidents should be reported to the nearest police station as soon as able.

We also recommend @safetymountain as a useful resource for hikers. This free safety tracking service allows you to notify local trackers of your contact details, intended route and travel time via whatsapp. You are then able to provide hourly updates on your progress, and to notify trackers when you are safely off the mountain.

It helps to have a map, and for that, SANParks and The Inside Guide recommends Slingsby Maps as an essential resource for hiking enthusiasts. Detailed maps of some of the Cape’s best hiking trails are available, including the Pipe Track, Cape Point and the Cederberg. Contact Slingsby Maps at 021 788 4545 for more information.