With easy access to the N7 and N1, two of the mother city’s major tributaries, Parow, located in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, is conveniently located for those who need to quickly reach the city centre or the city’s outskirts via Paarl. Parow is just east of Goodwood and southwest of Bellville. Due to Parow’s proximity to the city centre, locals seldom consider themselves to be in the northern suburbs. The best thing about Parow for tourists who stay there is its proximity to Cape Town’s cutting-edge shopping sector. For those who have the urge, the enormous Canal Walk, Tygervalley retail centre, and Willowbridge lifestyle centre offer hours of maddening shopping. GrandWest Casino, which is close to Parow, should be added to the mix if you want to go on a memorable shopping spree.
Parow is the ideal location for visitors interested in the wine of the Western Cape but less keen to buy it during their free time. Over nine properties are accessible via the Durbanville Wine Route, which winds through the gently undulating Tygerberg hills and is practically next door to the neighbourhood. It is one of only a few wine routes located this close to a major city, along with the Constantia wine route, and is a delight to explore.
Near Parow, on a 278-hectare reserve, is the Tygerberg Nature Reserve, which offers not only a variety of hiking trails but also outstanding views of the Cape Peninsula. Additionally, the Durbanville Golf Club has one of the most picturesque course settings in the city in addition to offering a good round of golf.