Goodwood is situated in the Northern Suburbs. At a glance this may seem like just another suburb but on closer inspection you are sure to find something for everyone to enjoy.


It is approximately 17km for Cape Town city centre via the N2 highway and only 10km from Cape Town International Airport via the M7, M12 and Halt road, respectively.


In 1905 a racecourse was constructed and the area was named Goodwood Racecourse, after the Goodwood Racecourse in England.


However, after only one race meeting, the course was abandoned.


With the convenience of the railway station, built in the same year, the area rapidly developed in spite of the failed racecourse and in 1938 achieved municipality status.



The Goodwood Business Directory is your online go-to place for information on businesses and services in the Goodwood area.  Here, you can find information about Goodwood, learn more about the local businesses and about the best that Goodwood has to offer.  Showcase your business on our platform - talk to the local audience, tell them about your business and get closer to your customers.

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Fun stuff to do in Goodwood

The fact that most activities in Goodwood can be found under one roof, assures that maximum fun can be had by the whole family with minimum travel time required.

Grandwest Casino and Entertainment Venue

Though the word casino might not sound like the ideal place for a family to spend the day, this venue has a lot more to offer than just gambling.


  1. Ice Skating: The Olympic size skating rink guarantees at least an hour of fun, laughter and awkward balancing acts. More, if you can stand the cold and keep your balance while on the ice. Make sure to check the times though, as the rink has different times for the more experienced skaters to be on the ice, thus ensuring safety for skaters of all levels. For the younger members of the family there is a separate, much smaller skating rink to enjoy without any danger of a teenager or adult accidentally knocking them over.
  2. Ice Hockey: This game is not just fun to play but very exciting to watch. If chasing a hockey puck with a stick on cold, hard ice is not your idea of fun, at least watch one game. It is impossible not to get caught up in the atmosphere and excitement of these sporting events.
  3. Ten Pin Bowling: According to the history books, a similar version of this game dates back to 1366.  English troops were banned from bowling by King Edward III, as they preferred playing the game instead of keeping up their archery skills. Now, any game that has been around since the middle ages and banned, for being too much fun, practically guarantees a memorable outing.

There's a variety of bars and restaurants that caters to all styles and tastes. Whether you prefer family dining, fast food or fine dining you are sure to find it here. Make sure to check the events calendar for live music events, exhibitions and stage shows.

N1 City

Situated right off the N1 highway, this shopping centre is easily accessible and offers ample free parking. There is a family entertainment centre that is sure to keep the less enthusiastic shopping companions entertained with games, jukeboxes, pool tables and kiddy rides. Shops range from the big chain stores to more specialist stores and numerous restaurants to make sure you keep those energy levels up.

Goodwood may not be the most obvious choice for a fun day out but as most locals know, it is the perfect suburb when it comes to indoor entertainment, especially during the wet, Cape Town winters.

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