Activities abound for visitors to Forest Rest. Whether you're into outdoor adventure, lazy days on the beach, adrenalin sport or want to be a tourist in our own town, there's something for everyone.
Take a self drive tour of our award winning wine farms all within close proximity to Forest Rest or spend the day on an open top bus in and around the Cape Town peninsula to see the mother city in all her glory.
The Helderberg Nature Reserve where bontebok, birds, tortoise and fynbos abound is also a favourite for picnics, walks and hikes. Enjoy the white sandy beaches of Strand and Gordons Bay or take a scenic drive on the spectacular coastal drives and do some seasonal whale watching.
Markets and festivals offer guests the opportunity to mix with the locals and to enjoy a day of fun, laughter and great food.
Seasonal festivals include Wine Festivals, Harvest Festivals, Olive Festivals, Cheese Festivals, Food festivals, and many more take place in the region on a regular basis.
Then there are the numerous regular markets ranging from Art and Craft markets to fresh food markets.
In close proximity to Forest Rest you'll find plenty of activities to keep young and old busy. The beautiful Helderberg Nature Reserve offers a number of walking trails, suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.
Then there is Helderberg Farm which offers a number of scenic walking trails ranging from 1 to 20 km with various levels of difficulty.
One of the Cape’s most scenic drives is the coastal road from Gordon’s Bay to Rooi Els, Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay and the quaint seaside village of Kleinmond where a new waterfront project was recently completed. Carry on past Kleinmond to Hermanus – the Whale Capital of South Africa.
The mother city of Cape Town, recently voted as the most beautiful city in the world offers more scenic and historical venues than can be visited in one day. Allow yourself a couple of days and definitely a trip on Cape Town's now famous open top bus to take in the mother cities beauty.