Welcome to Part 2 of this ongoing series where we bring you some of Cape Towns Hidden Gems. These are places we think are not mentioned enough and should definitely be visited whether you’re a local or visiting our great city.
Mashie Golf at The River Club
The River Club is one of Cape Towns favourite golf clubs. Centrally located in Observatory it boasts amazing views of the mountain. In addition to the Mashie course there is a kids area, driving range, putting green, shop and a restaurant. Of course the restaurant is a great treat after a round of Mashie. The Mashie course is 9 holes and a Par 27 and is open 7 days a week. It is great fun for the whole family or just a group of friends. However don’t be fooled, whether you’re an experienced player or just a beginner this course is a good challenge. Prices range from R65 for kids, students seniors and R75 for adults. This means you don’t have to break the bank for an afternoon of fun. For more information on the Club visit their website.
Tranquility Cracks Hike on Table Mountain
If you’re looking for a beautiful adventure in the Cape this is a hike you should try make time to do. The hike takes about 5-6 hours and is quite challenging so it is suggested you be quite fit. The hike starts in Camps Bay and heads up the Twelve Apostle’s Mountains. Surrounded by a maze of rock can be quite intimidating but once through the cracks you’re surrounded by the famous Fynbos. Moreover this hike boasts some incredible views of the Cape. Watch this great vlog about the hike posted by Adam Spires.
The Cape Town Diamond Museum and Shimansky showroom
Diamonds are a girls best friend right? Well if you want to be surrounded by some of the worlds most beautiful sparkles this is the tour for you. The tour is located in Clock Tower building of the Waterfront. Once you enter the tour you are transported into a great history. Starting from the earliest diamonds all the way to showing the process of how a diamond is processed today. Finally at the end of the tour, you can go into the Shimansky diamond showroom for another great history of the company and it’s stones. To book your tour visit their website.
The Shimansky Showroom
To many a diamond is just a sparkly stone but to Mr Shimansky they mean so much more. He dedicated his life to perfecting the cut of a diamond and has created two superior cuts called My Girl and Brilliant 10. These cuts are trademarked to the brand are simply incredible to see. As well as these cuts he has created enchanting collections.
The showroom itself is a place of wonder. Firstly there are the gorgeous jewelry pieces. Secondly a very comfortable sitting area and bar to enjoy while trying on some of the pieces. And last but not at all the least, the brand has it’s own signature scents. Now you can smell as stunning as you feel.
I hope you’ve enjoyed Part 2 and keep your eyes out for Part 3! To read Part 1 click here.