We are situated within close proximity to:
- Steenberg & Westlake Golf 5min – tee off times can be prebooked
- American Consulate 5 min – lifts can be arranged
- Red Watch Fire training 5 min – meals & lifts can be arranged
- Steenberg Business Park and Steenberg Office park 5 min
- Capricorn Business park 10 min
- Retreat Accommodation Industrial area 5 min
- Tokai mountain bike trails 5 min
- Blue Route Shopping Centre 5 min
- Airport 20 min – transfer can be arranged
- Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden 10 min
- Table Mountain 25 min
- City Centre 25 min
- V & A Waterfront 25 min
- Cape Point 45 min
- Constantia 7 min
Tokai, home to Morningside Cottage, is nestled under the Constantiaberg Mountains and centrally located on the Cape Peninsula, within easy reach of all major tourist attractions. Tokai is named after wine-producing hills in Hungary. The Constantia wine route with Steenberg golf & wine Estate begins in Tokai. Special to this area is the Tokai Arboretum dating back to 1694 and is the oldest tree park in South Africa. It is very popular with hikers, horse riders and mountain bikers.
Two championship golf courses, the Steenberg and Westlake courses, are found in Tokai.
Attractions nearby Tokai
Table Mountain (25 min) offers outstanding views of the City of Cape Town. It takes 4 to 5 minutes to reach the summit by cable car or 1-4 hours by foot depending on route.
Cape Town City Centre and V&A Waterfront (25 min) are within easy reach and City tours can be arranged to all the famous landmarks. Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium in the Waterfront, shop until you drop, or take a trip to Robben Island to visit the prison where Nelson Mandela spent 27 years of his life.
Ideal destinations for a day at the beach are found on the Atlantic Seaboard (35 min) with four beaches at Clifton, and Camps Bay beach, which is set against the impressive backdrop of the Twelve Apostles mountain range. Further out is Sandy Bay popular with naturists. A wide variety of excellent restaurants line Camps Bay beachfront – an ideal place for sundowners. Visit Noordhoek (15 min) with its beautiful mile-long beach, ideal for horse riding, and picturesque Farm Village. From Noordhoek, Cape Town’s most scenic drive via Chapman's Peak will bring you to Hout Bay where boats cruises to Seal Island are on offer alongside the new craft market in the harbour (Fri-Sun). For the more adventurous surf lessons are offerd at the nearby Muizenberg beach (10 min).
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (12 min) is world-renowned for its beauty and diversity of the Cape flora, and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. Guided tours are offered as well as picnics and sunset concerts of both popular and classical music..
Lovely selection of wine farms to visit close by in Constantia.
Cape Point (45 min) the south-western tip of Africa is part of the Table Mountain National Park and is definitely worth the visit. On the way, one can stop at Simonstown (30 min) home of the South African Navy. A must-see is Boulders Beach, the only colony of penguins in Africa.
Cape Winelands of Stellenbosch (45 min), Franschhoek (1h15min) and Paarl (1h) are set at the foot of the Hottentots Mountains and offer world class wines and amazing scenery. There are a number of excellent award winning vineyards offering wine tastings and restaurants to visit, or you may opt for a picnic in one of the scenic locations.
The Whale Coast highlight is the coastal town Hermanus, (1h) most famous for its whales. The whales regularly come incredibly close to the shore during their mating season (September till November. Boat trips are well worth it, bringing you in very cose proximity to the whales
The Cape West Coast (2h) is gaining popularity amongst visitors and its coastline offers a unique rural feel. The West Coast National Park is famous for its wild flowers (blossoming in September) and a number of emerging vineyards are starting to compete with the more established wine regions of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl.
Several game reserves have been successfully developed within driving distance from Cape Town. These offer visitors the opportunity to view South African fauna and flora, including the "Big Five" (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo) in a malaria-free environment close to the Mother City.
Events & Sports in our City
Cape Argus is the largest cycle race. Held annually in March, it attracting over 30 000 cyclists competing in the 112km race around the Cape Peninsula.
Two Oceans Marathon is Cape Town’s premier marathon. Held annually in April. It takes runners on a tough course around the Cape Peninsula.
For rugby enthusiasts, Newlands Rugby Stadium (12 min) hosts international games throughout the year.
Cape Town Stadium in Greenpoint built for the 2010 Football World Cup hosts many international events, including the rugby sevens.