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University of the Western Cape
~4.39 miles from Goodwood city center
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The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is a university located in the Bellville suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It was established in 1960 by the South African government as a university for Coloured people only. Other universities near Cape Town are the University of Cape Town, (UCT, originally for English speaking whites) and the Stellenbosch University (originally for Afrikaans speaking whites). The establishing of UWC was a direct effect of the Separate University Education Bill of 1957. This law accomplished the segregation of higher education in South Africa. Coloured students were only allowed at a few non-white universities. In this period, other 'ethnical' universities, such as the University of Zululand and the University of the North, were founded as well. Since well before...
|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
~6.02 miles from Goodwood city center
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Rhodes Memorial on Devil's Peak in Cape Town, South Africa, is a memorial to English-born South African politician Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902) designed by Sir Herbert Baker.The memorial is situated at Rhodes's favourite spot on the lower slopes of Devil's Peak. Rhodes's own wooden bench is still situated below the memorial. The magnificent view facing northeast can be imagined as the start of the Cape to Cairo road, Rhodes's imperial dream of a British colonial Africa which had Rhodes as one of its greatest champions.Rhodes owned vast areas of the lower slopes of Table Mountain, most of which he gave to the nation on his death. Part of his estate was used for the University of Cape Town upper campus, part is now the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, while much of it was spared ...
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
University of Cape Town
~6.10 miles from Goodwood city center
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The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, and is the oldest university in South Africa.The roots of UCT lie in the establishment of the South African College, a boys' school, in 1829. In 1874 the tertiary education part split off into the University and the younger students into the South African College Schools.UCT moved to the Groote Schuur Estate campus in 1928. During the apartheid era, roughly 1960-1990, UCT consistently opposed apartheid, and was a bastion of liberalism and racial integration. 1987 particularly saw frequent clashes between protesting students and police, with reporting of police presence on the campus being censored by the gove...
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
~6.32 miles from Goodwood city center
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Newlands Stadium is located in Cape Town, South Africa.The stadium currently has a capacity of 51,900 people and is an all seater venue.Various sports clubs currently use the stadium as their home base, including:Stormers in Super RugbyWestern Province Rugby Union in the Currie Cup (rugby union)Santos F.C. in Premier Soccer League
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
Newlands Cricket Ground
~6.36 miles from Goodwood city center
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Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town is a South African cricket ground. It's the home of the Cape Cobras, who play in the SuperSport Series, MTN Domestic Championship and Standard Bank Pro20 competitions. It is also a venue for Test matches. Newlands is regarded as one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, being overlooked by Table Mountain and Devil's Peak. It is close to Newlands Stadium, which is a rugby union and football venue.The ground hosted its first Test match in March 1889 when England defeated South Africa by an innings and 202 runs. As of June, 2006, there have been 40 Test matches played at the ground of which South Africa has won 13, their opponents 19 and 8 which ended in a draw. The last team besides Australia to beat South Africa there was New Zealand, i...
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
Artscape Theatre Centre
~7.16 miles from Goodwood city center
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|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
~7.18 miles from Goodwood city center
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Devil's Peak (Afrikaans Duiwelspiek) is part of the mountainous backdrop to Cape Town. When looking at Table Mountain from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, or when looking at the standard picture postcard view of the mountain, the skyline is from left to right: the spire of Devil's Peak, the flat mesa of Table Mountain, the dome of Lion's Head and Signal Hill.The central districts of Cape Town are nestled within this natural amphitheatre. The city grew out of a settlement founded on the shore below the mountains in 1652 by Jan van Riebeeck, for the Dutch East India Company. Some of the first farms in the Cape were established on the slopes of Devils Peak, along the Liesbeek River.Devil's Peak stands 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) high, less than Table Mountain's 1,087 metres (3,570 ft). One ...
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
Castle of Good Hope
~7.35 miles from Goodwood city center
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The Castle of Good Hope is a star fort which was built on the original coastline of Table Bay and now, because of land reclamation, seems nearer the centre of Cape Town, South Africa.
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
Cape Town International Convention Centre
~7.37 miles from Goodwood city center
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The CTICC is so much more than just another convention centre. Set in the heart of the Cape Town city centre, the CTICC is a place where people from all walks of life are brought together, a tangible demonstration of the power of partnership, and an excellent example of the success that can be achieved when public and private enterprises work together towards shared goals.As one of the top ten tourist destinations in the world, Cape Town is no ordinary city. So it stands to reason that the CTICC would be no ordinary convention centre. And the fact that, in just five short years, it has become widely regarded as one of the leading convention centres in the southern hemisphere bears testimony to this fact.Thanks to its innovative design with meticulous attention to detail, its compre...
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
Cape Town City Hall
~7.52 miles from Goodwood city center
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Cape Town City Hall is a large Edwardian building in Cape Town city centre which was built in 1905. It is located on the Grand Parade to the west of the Castle and is built from honey-coloured oolitic limestone imported from Bath in England.The building was designed as the result of a public competition, the winning architects being Messrs Henry Austin Reid and Frederick George Green, with the contractors being Messrs T Howard and F G Scott. Much of the building material, including fixtures and fittings was imported from Europe.The Organ was built by Messrs Norman and Beard of London and Norwich, the specifications were drawn up by Sir George Martin, organist of St Paul's Cathedral in London especially for the City Hall. The workmanship and materials are of high quality, and the organ ...
|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
Golden Acre Shopping Mall
~7.55 miles from Goodwood city center
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Golden Acre is Cape Town's major in-town shopping centre, and is the 5th highest building of the city with 108 meters of height....
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
District Six Museum
~7.55 miles from Goodwood city center
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In 1989 the District Six Museum Foundation was established, and in 1994 the District Six Museum came into being. It serves as a remembrance to the events of the apartheid era as well as the culture and history of the area before the removals. The ground floor is covered by a large street map of District Six, with handwritten notes from former residents indicating where their homes had been; other features of the museum include street signs from the old district, displays of the histories and lives of District Six families, and historical explanations of the life of the District and its destruction. In addition to its function as a museum it also serves as a memorial to a decimated community, and a meeting place and community center for Cape Town residents who identify with its history
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
~7.62 miles from Goodwood city center
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Situated near the site of the original Bertie's Landing Restaurant, the Victorian Gothic-style Clock Tower has always been an icon of the old docks and has become an important focal point in the Waterfront's recent urban design. This was the original Port Captain's Office completed in 1882. On the second floor is a decorative mirror room, which enabled the Port Captain to have a view of all activities in the harbour. On the bottom floor is a tide-gouge mechanism used to check the level of the tide. Restoration of the Clock Tower was completed towards the end of 1997.
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
~7.71 miles from Goodwood city center
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The Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk is a Dutch Reformed Church denomination which took root in South Africa, where it is the oldest and largest of several Dutch Reformed Church denominations.When the Dutch East India Company sent Jan van Riebeeck to start a vegetable garden at the Cape of Good Hope in 1652, most of the company's employees were members of the Dutch Reformed Church.At first there were no ordained ministers from the church in the Netherlands, to exercise pastoral care, but only a sick comforter. The first minister, Johan van Arckel arrived in 1665 and a consistory was formed, but was still subject to the control of the classis or presbytery in Amsterdam.In 1688 200 Huguenot refugees arrived at the Cape. Though they were at first allowed to hold services in French, the...
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
South African Missionary Meeting House Museum
~7.72 miles from Goodwood city center
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|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
~7.73 miles from Goodwood city center
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Greenmarket Square is a historical square in the centre of old Cape Town, South Africa.The square was built in 1696, when a burgher watch house was erected here. In 1761, the watch house was demolished and the Old Town House built in the site. This building functioned as the city hall for a while.Over the years, the square has served as a slave market, a vegetable market, a parking lot and more recently, an informal flea market trading mainly African souvenirs, crafts and curios.During the apartheid era, Greenmarket Square was often the focus of political protests, due in part to its proximity to parliament, as well as the ethnicity of its traders and shoppers.
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
~7.73 miles from Goodwood city center
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Attraction type: Historic sitehttp://firstname.lastname@example.orgAddress: Corner of Adderley and Wale Streets Cape Town 8000 South AfricaTel: 27 0 21 460 8242Fax: 27 0 21 460 8202
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~7.73 miles from Goodwood city center
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This mall is the bustling heart of the Waterfront and boasts over 200 specialist shops, major retail outlets, food merchants, curio stores and craft workshops. To keep up your strength or enable you to get your second wind there are also more than 40 restaurants, coffee shops and fast food outlets as well as a total of 17 cinema theaters. An added bonus besides the ideal Victoria and Alfred Waterfront location is that there are acres of parking spaces right outside the door, so once you've loaded yourself with goodies you can get back to your car without carrying them too far.
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
Old Town House
~7.74 miles from Goodwood city center
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The Old Town House, originally built in 1755 in a Dutch-Rococo style, is situated in Cape Town's hub on the west side of Green Market Square. Formerly Cape Town's City Hall, the Old Town House now displays a collection of pictures presented to the country by Sir Max Michaelis in 1914, consisting mainly of works by 17th C Dutch and Flemish masters, including Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Jacob van Ruysdael and Jan van Goyen.Hobbies & Activities category: Paintings, art collections; Manor or country house; Architecture - Baroque or Rococo
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Gold of Africa Museum
~7.76 miles from Goodwood city center
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The museum is derived from a real Gold mind existed hundred years ago, the real life of a worker at that time was well demonstrated and the danger of their work and simple but clever measures that was used hundred years ago to minimize accident was illustrated.The tour was well organized with a right amount of educating material as well as real man show to make it fun. Great for kids.
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
St. George's Cathedral
~7.77 miles from Goodwood city center
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St George's Cathedral (in full, The Cathedral Church of St George the Martyr) is the Anglican cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cape Town.The cathedral was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and the foundation stone was laid in 1901. The cathedral replaced a church built in 1834 on the same site, and is still incomplete.In October 1827, the Bishop of Calcutta, on a visit to Cape Town which was, at the time, a distant outpost of his diocese, discussed the building of an Anglican Church. Up until that time the Anglican community had used the Cape Town Castle for services, later being offered hospitality by the Groote Kerk. The colonial government donated a site at the lower end of the Dutch East India Company's gardens at the corner of Government Aven...
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Pan African Market
~7.78 miles from Goodwood city center
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Three stories of rooms overflow with goods from all over Africa, from tin picture frames to large, intricate carvings and beautiful pieces of beadwork. There's also a small cafe with traditional food on the first-floor balcony.
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Houses of Parliament
~7.78 miles from Goodwood city center
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Tours of the Houses of Parliament can be arranged on weekdays or you can buy a ticket to sit in the public gallery when Parliament is in session – you may even spot a Member of Parliament on his or her way to “the office”. For those more interested in the building than the politicians, its impressive façade is best viewed from Plein Street.
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South Africa Maritime Museum
~7.83 miles from Goodwood city center
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The South African Maritime Museum, on the Alfred Basin, has sections devoted to the history of the port and plans for future development, the fishing industry, shipping lines and shipwrecks. The collection includes many ship models.Also part of the museum are a number of old ships, moored in various parts of the harbor, which are open to visitors. In front of the comfortable Victoria and Alfred Hotel is the "Alwyn Vincent", a steam tug launched in Venice in 1859. The SAS "Somerset" is the only surviving submarine guardship in the world.Hobbies & Activities category: Nautical museum or attraction
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South Africa Library
~7.83 miles from Goodwood city center
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Adjoining St George's Cathedral, is the South African Library (established 1812), a reference library of some 400,000 books, including a copy of every book published in South Africa. The books can be consulted but not borrowed.Hobbies & Activities category: Library
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BMW IMAX Pavilion
~7.86 miles from Goodwood city center
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Two Oceans Aquarium
~7.90 miles from Goodwood city center
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The Two Oceans Aquarium is an aquarium located at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. The aquarium opened on the 13 November 1995 and comprises seven exhibition galleries with large viewing windows:Atlantic Ocean GalleryHolcim Activity CentreCape Fur Seal ExhibitI&J Predator ExhibitIndian Ocean GalleryKelp Forest ExhibitSappi River Meander ExhibitIt is possible to scuba dive with ragged tooth sharks at the Aquarium if you hold a Padi Open Water Certificate.
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South African National Gallery
~7.91 miles from Goodwood city center
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The South African National Gallery, known locally as is the national art gallery of South Africa located in Cape Town. The collection began in 1872 with the donation of Sir Thomas Butterworth's personal gallery.Various other patrons have contributed over the years and the assemblage today consists largely of Dutch, French and British works from the 17th to the 19th century. This includes lithographs, etchings and some early 20th century British paintings.Contemporary art work displayed in the gallery is selected from many of South Africa's communities and the gallery houses an authoritative collection of sculpture and beadwork.
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
~7.96 miles from Goodwood city center
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Gardens (or The Gardens) is an inner-city suburb of Cape Town located just to the south of the city centre located in the higher elevations of the "City Bowl". It is located directly beneath Table Mountain and Lion's Head. It is an affluent neighbourhood populated mostly by young professionals and contains numerous chic restaurants, hotels, boutique shops and loft apartments. The suburb is also a hub for the Cape Town creative industry, hosting the home of e.tv at Longkloof Studios and contains many modeling agencies, production and publishing companies and associated industries. It is also home to the world-famous five-star Mount Nelson Hotel.
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Goodwood|
South African Jewish Museum
~7.98 miles from Goodwood city center
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Situated in the "Museum Mile" in central Cape Town, the South African Jewish Museum offers visitors a truly unique experience with its bold architectural design, interactive multi-media displays and engaging accounts of South African Jewish history.The SA Jewish Museum commands two views. One section borders the National Gallery and Company’s Garden – arguably the most interesting urban square mile in the country. This environment is rich in historical, cultural and religious associations and the stately white-washed buildings, walkways, stairs, fountains, ponds, statues and gnarled oak trees all exude an old fashioned colonial charm.The main body of the museum faces onto a paved landscaped court linking the Old Synagogue (1863) - the first synagogue built on South African so...