Top 5 Day Trips Within 100 Kilometres of Colosseum
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Colosseum Luxury Hotel is the perfect base for your favourite day trips. Ideal for business travellers, families, and individuals, here are our top 5 day trips within 100 kilometres of Colosseum.
A beach is never far when you’re in Cape Town! If you are looking to spend the day stretched out in the sun, working on your tan, we’ve got you covered. Sunset Beach is only 6 kilometres away, while some of Cape Town’s more famous beaches are within close driving distance: Camps Bay (18 km), Hout Bay (30 km), and Blouberg (10 km). Never fear, the ocean is always near!
2. Paarl (52 km)
Paarl is a quaint town known for its wine and fantastic views. We have a few stops we absolutely love: The Alpaca Loom is a great place to get to know these magnificent animals up close and personal; The Spice Route is fantastic if you are looking to do wine tastings, chocolate tastings, have a bite to eat, and buy some spices and gifts; Babylonstoren is known for its beautiful gardens and its delicious wine. If you are looking for hiking trails, Paarl offers some of the best in the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve. There are multiple trails with varying lengths and difficulty degrees.
3. Wellington (64 km)
If you are looking for a variety of wine farms and cellars, look no further than Wellington and its surroundings! You will find well over a handful of farms in the area – perfect for taking in views of the vineyards, while sipping on some wine. Don’t forget to head to the beautiful Bain’s Kloof Pass, which offers a stunning scenic drive of natural flora and fauna, the river, and rock formations.
4. Gordon’s Bay (55 km)
Gordon’s Bay is a great day trip! The town has many good restaurants to try out while taking in the beautiful views of the bay. Visit Aladdin’s Cave, a beachfront store selling everything imaginable, or Bikini Beach Books, which has been buying and selling books for over 25 years. The books start at 50c – every book lover’s dream. Lastly, make sure to drive to the Steenbras Lookout Point for some stunning views of Gordon’s Bay, False Bay, and Strand.
5. Simon’s Town (42 km)
Situated along the Cape Peninsula, Simon’s Town is the perfect place to spend the day lazily exploring. Head to some of the unique museums, like the SA Naval Museum, the Simon’s Town Museum, and the Warrior Toy Museum. The Heritage Museum is another great stop to learn more about the local Muslim community and their heritage. In Jubilee Square you will find a statue of Just Nuisance, a Great Dane that was enlisted into the navy in the 1930s. Try some fresh fish and chips before spending the afternoon kayaking, shark cage diving, or taking a boat trip.
As you can see, the Colosseum’s location next to the N1 can lead you on many fun and interesting day trips. Whether you have had a busy work week, are looking for a fun and easy break from the city, or are simply looking to explore, we offer the perfect base. After a tiresome day of sightseeing, head back to the Colosseum where we welcome you with open arms and a warm, comfortable bed. Don’t forget to share and tag us in your favourite shots of the day!