Tokai Holiday Guide


Originally Tokai was a farm graced with a superb Cape-Dutch farmhouse. The land has since been sub-divided and developed for residential housing.  The homestead remains, however, complete with tale of haunting by the ghosts of a horse and rider. The son of a former owner is said to have ridden his horse up the steep steps into the manor and around the guests seated at dinner, for a wager. On the way down the horse stumbled and the youth was killed. His ghost is said to ride again on certain nights.

The Tokai forest was started by Simon van der Stel who planted over 4000 oak trees in 1694. The pines were first planted in the 1880’s.In the cliffs of Constantiaberg, overlooking the forest, the entrance to a cave known as Elephant’s Eye can be seen. The Tokai Forest, which extends up the slopes of the Constantiaberg range, was established in 1883

The Location of Tokai

Forests are a feature of Tokai, where the fertile soil and relative wind-free situation assists in the area being well suited to gardening enthusiasts. There are still some fine examples of indigenous and exotic trees and tea at the arboretum, although not reputed for prompt service, is a haven, encircled by trees that enchant by their very presence.

The Tokai Vibe

Today it is a pine plantation, which extends up the slopes of the Constantiaberg Mountain range and provides wonderful routes for mountain bikers and is a haunt for locals and their dogs.

Tokai – Amenities

  • large shopping mall
  • 2x surrounding school
  • close to public amenities
  • close to industrial supplies
  • large pine forest, for family use

Places to see in Tokai

  • Tokai Forest
  • Wine Route
  • Silvermine Nature Reserve
  • Shopping Valley- large variety
  • Steenberg Golf Club
  • Walking distance too Elephants Eye Cave
  • International Property Agent
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Tokai Activities

  • Mountain biking
  • golfing
  • Hike’s up the mountain
  • spending day’s in Tokai forest
  • Large Shopping mall
  • Wine tasting- Wine Route
  • Close too all majr beaches

Eating out in Tokai

There is a large variety of restaurants in the Tokai vicinity, The little village has lots too give to there clientele when it come’s to service delivery at meal time, from large internationally recognized family franchise restaurants to cozy intimate coffee bar’s to fine pub & grill steak houses also Chinese and India cuisine are available in the village Or just go for a large sugar coated ice cream at Marcell’s.

Tokai restaurants :

  • Spur
  • Mc Donalds
  • KFC
  • Debonairs
  • Cattle Barron
  • Simply Asia
  • Pub&Grill Steak House
  • Marcells Frozen Yogurt
  • Eat East Take-away

Guesthouses in Tokai

  • Bakelow Guesthouse
  • Cape Grove Guesthouse
  • Greenkeepers Lodge Guesthouse
  • Morningside Guesthouse