When self-catering in Bloubergstrand it is easy to slip into the west coast lifestyle by keeping it local with short trips to the shops or beach and back. Understandably it is difficult to leave Blouberg’s beach boulevard sights and sounds … where palm trees, surf shops, cafes and malls line one verge, and golden sands, the Atlantic Ocean, Robben Island line the other side with Table Mountain majestically in the background. But sometimes you need to break away and explore Cape Town so without travelling further than 25km, here are some unique things to do on your holiday.
Cool Runnings Theme Park
At just with the 25km radius is SA’s only family toboggan park! Hours of fun whizzing down the curving stainless-steel track, need we say anymore?
Visit www.coolrunnings.capetown for more
Cape Town Ostrich Park
Fun educational family run farm and home of Tom Thumb the Guinness World Record holder for being the smallest Ostrich. Loads of family fun things to do for the kids.
Visit www.ostrichranch.co.za for more
Killarney Race Track
Check their race schedule and head over on race day. Feel the adrenalin surge as the racers thunder by leaving behind that unmistakable smell of hot metal, burning rubber and high-octane fuel.
Ysterplaat Air Force Base
There is a museum on this air force base that is definitely worth a look, in fact, it is the second largest Aviation Museum in South Africa. The mind boggles at the equipment and the aircraft that was in service in days gone past.