The Cape Town Minstrel Carnival is the largest of its kind. Competing teams parade by in their colorful costumes playing Cape Jazz. The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden contains protected natural forest along with a variety of animals and birds including over 7,000 species of plants. Whale watching and adrenaline-fueled shark cage diving are also popular activities.
The hotel is only five minutes from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cape Town. Indoor shopping and entertainment venues seamlessly merge with ocean vistas and mountain views. More than 80 restaurants bring a fusion of international foods. It’s just a few minutes to Table Mountain where the cableway, an eighty-seven-year-old way of seeing the city, provides panoramic views of the Mother City, Robben Island, and the Peninsula. Sun seekers can wander over to Clifton Beach, voted one of the top ten beaches by the Discovery Channel. It’s also very popular for water-sports especially surfing.
After a long day of sightseeing, guests can sit back and relax in the tranquil surroundings of the pool area where delicious food can be ordered off the restaurant menu. The PortsWood Hotel features The Quarterdeck Restaurant which specializes in Cape Malay/Malaysian/ Indonesian infused cuisine. The Terrace offers light meals as well as the “Links bar”. For even more fun and good food, the hotel has a Spitbraai on the first Sunday of every month and a Potjiekos on the last Saturday of every month.