Places of interest and things to do in Newlands
Newlands Stadium is the oldest in the country and second oldest rugby stadium in the world. 021 659 4600. Sahara Park Newlands is home to the Cobras’ cricket team and regarded as one of the most beautiful stadiums in the world. 021 657 2050.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a beautiful place to walk, reflect or have a family picnic. Dotted through the grounds are sculptures which form outdoor art exhibitions and every Sunday from November until April, the natural amphitheatre hosts the hugely popular summer season of sundowner concerts featuring a diverse line-up of musical acts. 021 799 8783.
The Montebello Design Centre is home to a broad spectrum of creatives from jewellers and designers to artists, film makers and landscapers. It also serves as an outreach project to promote crafts and design. The centre has more than 20 arts and craft studios and workshops, a historic greenhouse and nursery, a forge, restaurant and organic deli farm shop. 021 685 6445.
Before and after the big games, Forries is the place to be. Formally known as Foresters Arms, it is one of the oldest pubs in Cape Town, established in 1852. Hang out, drink beers made just down the road, watch the games on TV or have the famous Sunday carvery lunch. 021 689 5949.