Discover Cape Town’s big 6 from the centrally located Onyx Hotel
Cape Point, Robben Island Museum, the V&A Waterfront, Kirstenbosch, Table Mountain Cableway, and Groot Constantia are known as the Cape Town Big 6, so be sure to put these on your bucket list for your next visit.
While you’re here, stay at The Onyx Hotel, a stunning urban chic style hotel designed with glamour and comfort in mind. Indulge in the inner-city experience and be centrally located for daytime visits to any of these Big 6 destinations.
Let’s dive into the Big 6 highlights you can see when you stay at Cape Town's Onyx Hotel.
Visit the southernmost tip of Africa and its 150-year-old lighthouse and admire the panoramic views, with Antarctica with the next landmass 4000 km away. Hike, swim in the tidal pools, shop for souvenirs, or enjoy a light meal. It’s just over an hour’s drive from The Onyx Hotel and you can stop over at Kalk Bay or one of the parks along the way.
Wine lovers can enjoy wine tasting at Groot Constantia, the oldest wine farm in South Africa established by Simon van der Stel in 1685. It is now a certified national monument. Explore the museum, art gallery, and 17th century manor house or take a guided tour. Groot Constantia is a cool 30-minute drive from The Onyx Hotel.
A stone's throw away from the city centre and The Onyx Hotel is Kirstenbosch Gardens, covering 36 hectares along the slopes of Table Mountain. There is so much to do, from quiet walks among the gorgeous flora and fauna to sunset concerts and the award-winning treetop walkway. There are also curio shops and various dining options and cafes.
Robben Island Museum
This World Heritage Site is an important icon of South African history. A former inmate will guide you through the old prison, sharing deep insight into the place. See Nelson Mandela’s prison cell, tour the island, and you may even spot some penguins! The ferry to the island departs from the V&A Waterfront, which is just minutes away from The Onyx Hotel.
Table Mountain Cableway
Based at the foot of Table Mountain, The Onyx Hotel is a 10-minute drive away, or you can self-drive and park, or hop on the Big Red Bus. Then, use the Cable Car to get to the top and explore one of the newest natural wonders of the world. There is simply nothing that compares to being on top of this magnificent natural beauty teeming with indigenous species and remarkable views.
Take a short drive or a ten-minute walk from The Onyx Hotel to the V&A Waterfront to experience Cape Town’s rich history and hospitality. The Waterfront is a buzz with live entertainment, boutique shops, abundant dining options, hotels, and more. Take a sunset cruise, snap some selfies, and enjoy the cool breeze at the water's edge.