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Fish Hoek, V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay, Cape Town City Centre / CBD, Sea Point, Green Point, De Waterkant, Bloubergstrand, Bellville, Milnerton, Rondebosch, Hout Bay, Durbanville, Noordhoek, Simon's Town, Table View, Constantia, Cape Town, Llandudno, Century City
Tokai is a suburb in the Constantia valley, surrounded by majestic mountains, south of Cape Town city. It’s best known for the forest that carpets the slopes of the Constantiaberg Mountain at the western end of the suburb.
The forest is a hive of activity on most days ,with walkers enjoying the peace and quiet, hikers climbing the trails and mountain bikers attempting the tracks graded from novice to expert. The lovely arboretum was established in 1886. and planted with trees from around the world to find the best trees for repairing ships. Horse riding is popular in these parts. Baboon troops are common in the area.
The Cape Dutch style Tokai manor house built in 1796 is a national monument and currently occupied by the Table Mountain National Park admin offices.
Tokai is alongside the M3 Blue Route highway, within easy reach of the city and the coastal road through to Cape Point.
Things to do
The Contantia Wine Route is on Tokai’s doorstep for excellent wine tasting at the various elegant, historic wine farms.
For convenient shopping, the Blue Route Mall alongside Tokai has over 120 stores .
Travel south to Cape Point via the scenic Boyes Drive overlooking the blue seas of False Bay. Stop at Kalk Bay to watch fishermen offload their catch, have a swim at Fish Hoek beach and visit the penguin colony outside Simon’s Town before arriving at your destination.
Hike the Silvermine Reserve to reach Elephant’s Eye cave. From a distance, the hill above the cave is perfectly shaped to appear as an elephant’s head with the cave being the elephant’s eye.
Learn to surf in the safe waters of Muizenberg beach. Several surf schools on the beachfront offer training.
Where to Eat
Sit under the shady oak trees at Jonkershuis restaurant in the Groot Constantia Wine Estate and revel in the local favourites and traditional dishes served with... Show more
For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.