Cape Town Sights

Tokai Arboretum

  • Tokai Rd.
  • Tokai
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 11/06/2014

Fodor's Review

This gorgeous and tranquil national forest is planted with hundreds of tree species from all over the world, including Californian redwoods and a variety of oaks. A favorite spot for picnickers and cyclists, the Arboretum also has a simple tea garden that serves hearty home-style meals and delicious cakes. On the way in to the Arboretum is a crumbling Cape Dutch manor. Built in 1795 with a façade designed by famed architect Louis Michel Thibault, the homestead, which is not open to the public, is reputedly haunted.

Sight Information


Tokai Rd., Cape Town, 7945, South Africa


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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily, sunrise–sunset

Updated 11/06/2014


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