Text Box: Enjoy the Splendor of the Southern Line Tourist Route




Limit your carbon footprint by driving with our Rail & Ride partner, The Green Cab Ė Cape Townís first transport supplier with eco-credentials. Southern Line Tourism Route clients can now book a complete tour from Cape Town Station to Cape Point Nature Reserve via the penguin colony at Boulders Beach. Tourists travel in a designated carriage and are accompanied by informed ambassador guides and dedicated security guards.


1.       Cape Town Station: Visit the District Six Museum, stroll up the Companyís Garden to feed the squirrels, grab a gatsby or bunny chow and stop by the Burg Street visitor centre for more information.

2.       Observatory Station: Visit the transplant museum at the Groote Schuur Hospital or the SA Astronomical Observatory, walk the Liesbeeck River Trail,go indoor rock climbing at City ROCK or stop for a bite to eat ranging from sushi to Mexican.

3.       Newlands Station: Explore the Irma Stern Museum, SA Rugby Museum, Montebello Design Centre or Josephine Mill where you can have a bite at Caveau restaurant.†† Newlands Rugby, Cricket Stadiums and Newlands Outdoor Swimming Pool are also a walk away.

4.       Muizenberg Station: Historical attractions like Het Posthuys and Rhodes Cottage are great for an educational while you can indulge in a variety of outdoor experiences like put-putt, walking along the Muizenberg St. James Walkway or acting like a local by hitting the surf at Surferís Corner! Once youíve worked up an appetite there are more than 10 restaurants in this area to feed your hunger.

5.       Kalk Bay Station: Its appeal lies in the wonderfully bohemian cosmopolitan vibe with antique stores, bric-a-brac shops,the Kalk Bay Modern Art Gallery, African curios and food ranging from Cuban, seafood to Ďboerekosí to add to its old world charm.

6.       Fish Hoek Station: The beach is great for sunbathing and is a very pleasant swimming beach. The waves are fairly moderate and the water is warmer than the Atlantic Ocean beaches. This is a very family orientated beach with plenty of space for beach games, swimming and exploring.

7.       Simonís Town Station: Offering a glimpse into our rich naval history visitors can explore the SA Naval Museum, Simonís Town Museum or Heritage Museum to name but a few. On the outdoor front, go swimming with the penguins at Boulderís Beach, set sail for a boat trip, go sea kayaking or play nine holes of golf. On the food front, experience fresh seafood, French cuisine - indoor, outdoor or on the waterfront.




For more enquiries, contact us on:



No. 1 Adderley Street, Propnet Building, 5th Floor,

Room 521

Tel: (021) 449-2366

* railtourism@metrorail.co.za



Cape Town Tourism

The Pinnacle Building, Cnr Burg & Castle Streets, Cape Town, 8000

Tel: (021) 487-6800