PARKS, GARDENS AND NATURE RESERVES
Stroll, picnic and play in these lush green oases, all easily accessible from the President Hotel
Green Point Urban Park
This vast park in the heart of Green Point has three playground areas for different kids’ age groups, a tea garden, picnic spots, a biodiversity garden and outdoor gym. It has plenty of lawns, paved paths for kids to ride bikes and a gorgeous water feature .
Distance from hotel: 3.5km
Company’s Garden Park and Heritage Site
The Company’s Garden, once a vegetable farm in the 1600s, is the oldest garden in South Africa. Today it’s an oasis in the heart of the city and home to a fishpond, the national art gallery, museum and planetarium, as well as a Japanese garden and aviary.
Distance from hotel: 8km
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
With over 7000 species of plants, the garden is is internationally acclaimed as one of the seven most magnificent botanical gardens in the world. A picnic and a walk on the Boomslang, a raised walkway that navigates through the trees, is a must-do when visiting. There are often art exhibitions and outdoor concerts in the garden.
Distance from hotel: 17km
Silvermine Nature Reserve
This reserve is popular for hiking, picnics, mountain biking and even swimming (in a dam). It makes for a great stopover en route to Simon’s Town, with beautiful views along the way.
Distance from hotel: 35km