Cape Town Sights

Tokai Arboretum

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

Published 03/07/2016

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, Western Cape, 7945, South Africa


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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily, sunrise–sunset

Published 03/07/2016


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