Things to do
Airport Transfers are contracted through Green Apple Tours, a young and dynamic Company whose focus on service excellence is married with that of the Hyde’s. Value for money and peace of mind are two of its core values making its partnership with The Hyde one you can trust.
The Hyde Restaurants offers a delectable dining experience where you can indulge in a variety of our Executive Chefs’ specialties. Start your day with a full English buffet breakfast, enjoy a light meal at lunchtime and end the day by dining by candlelight with our carefully selected A La Carte Menu.
Sundowners On The SKYE Deck
The Sky Deck on the roof of the Hyde Hotel offers breathtaking views of the 3 mountains so indicative to Cape Town’s attractions including Table Mountain, Signal Hill, and Lions Head, not to mention the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. On those beautiful warm sunny days, one can rejuvenate their mind, body, and soul on our rooftop pool or stretch out to sunbathe on one of our poolside loungers. Sip on your favourite beverage as you experience ultimate comfort in The Mother City.
Sea Point offers visitors a variety of pubs, music clubs, coffee shops, restaurants and a lovely promenade along which to walk. Characterised by high-rise, luxury apartments, Sea Point offers urban entertainment in an atmosphere reminiscent of the Big Apple.
The open-top double-decker buses of City Sightseeing are one of the best ways to take in the highlights of Cape Town. With the sun on your shoulders, and an elevated view of your surroundings, you’ll see why the CitySightseeing Bus is the popular official tour of Cape Town.
Cape Town Stadium
2 km from the Hyde – Cape Town Stadium hosted eight matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Metropolitan Golf Club
2 km from the Hyde – Metropolitan Golf Course, Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point, Mouille Point, Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town. At Metropolitan Golf Club you enjoy your game in the most centrally situated green belt of Cape Town.
Cape Town is South Africa’s mecca for shopping. There are hundreds of shop to browse through, ranging from large department stores selling exclusive and designer labels to boutique jewellery and curio shops. If you are more into the arts and crafts, you will find these shops as well as stall dotted around this world-class shopping complex.
3.5 km from the Hyde to Dock Station – Once “home” to some of South Africa’s most famous political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela, Robben Island is one of South Africa’s most visited tourist attractions, and rightly so. Do not leave Cape Town without visiting the island – it is likely to be one of the highlights of your trip.
Table Mountain is one of the official New7Wonders of Nature. You can get to the top of Cape Town’s most famous icon in just five minutes by taking a cable car up or spend the better part of your day hiking it. Table Mountain Cableway, established in 1929, takes visitors to the top in one of two cable cars, each with rotating floors and huge windows to ensure your views while travelling are almost as spectacular as those on the summit.
17.4 km from the Hyde – Kirstenbosch is South Africa’s world-famous national botanical garden, set against the backdrop of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak, and home to more than 22 000 indigenous plants. Kirstenbosch is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.
Atlantic Seaboard Beaches
The Hyde Hotel is lucky to be located in the vicinity of the Atlantic Seaboard of Cape Town. The area is a vast stretch from Victoria & Alfred Waterfront on the north shore of Table Mountain all the way down the west side of the Cape Peninsula to Hout Bay.
This is among the most visited beachside areas during summer.
Khayelitsha (meaning “new home”) is one of Cape Town’s largest townships and is situated some 30 km from the Mother City. It consists of both formal accommodation (houses of bricks and mortar) and informal settlements (makeshift shacks). This is a township with its eyes on the future.
Cape Point Tour
Cape Point, the most south-westerly tip of Africa, is a spectacular, narrow finger of land, covered in endemic fynbos and home to picturesque bays, beaches, rolling green hills and valleys. Cape Point falls within the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site, and is the most southerly point within the Good Hope section of Table Mountain National Park.
One of the top six tourist destinations in the Western Cape, the Wine Route has been divided into five sub-routes, according to wine styles, climate and location. The sub-routes include the Greater Simonsberg, Stellenbosch Berg, Helderberg, Stellenbosch Valley and Bottelary Hills.
Spotting whales is an exhilarating reward for getting out of the room on Cape Town’s chilly days.
Shark Cage Diving
Great White Shark cage diving in Cape Town and Gansbaai, South Africa is the number 1 for most on their bucket list! This is one of the greatest experiences that you will ever experience being only inches away from a Great White Shark protected by a steel cage.
Big 5 Eastern Cape Safari
Just a short drive from the popular beaches and seaside towns of the Garden Route lies South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, a place of traditional villages, abundant wildlife, big smiles and no crowds. The Eastern Cape’s biggest draw is its reserves.
Just a walking distance from the Hyde Hotel, in Mouille Point, is a mini golf course overlooking the sea and the Sea Point Promenade. The is a perfect and affordable spot to enjoy a lazy afternoon or simply and family outing.
World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary
If it’s a perfect opportunity for birding you are looking for look no further than the World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary. It is the largest bird park in Africa and one of the few large bird parks in the World. It is home to over 3000 birds and over 400 species. The sanctuary is uniquely located along the Atlantic Seaboard, in Hout Bay so you can enjoy the drive as you make your way to get in touch with nature at the sanctuary.
Cape Town Theatres
Cape Town is home to some of the most world-class theatres with distinct characteristics. If you love live performances and you are a real theatre buff, you certainly will find one perfect theatre to suit you.