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100 things to do in winter in Cape Town

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Calling all Nature Warriors, City Adventurers and Fearless Foodies, overlook hibernating over the following few months, and switch the Mom Metropolis into your winter wander land. Listed below are our high 100 issues to do in Cape City this winter.

Nature Warrior

  1. Whale watching

Between June and November, 1000’s of whales migrate from Antarctica to our coasts. From Cape Level to Boyes Drive to Gordon’s Bay and Rooi Els, catch a glimpse of those lovely historic creatures visiting simply off our shores over the following few months.

Value:                    Free
Web site:              capetown.journey/whale-watching-in-cape-town-all-you-need-to-know/


  1. Be taught to kitesurf

Sure, you may even kitesurf in winter. It received’t be the very best season to study epic tips, however the extremer situations pose completely different challenges for a newbie. Don’t overlook to gas up with heat tea or espresso and a snack earlier than hitting the gray outside.

Areas: Blouberg, Falsebay


  1. Encounter the Huge 5 at Aquila Recreation Reserve

From Could to July 2022, seize Aquila’s newest deal. Get two nights for two adults, and 4 recreation drives, with all meals included of their Wild Winter Safari promotion. Expertise unforgettable wildlife, luxurious African hospitality, service excellence and world-class amenities at an reasonably priced worth.

Location:             R46, Touws River
Value:                    Half-Day Journey from R846/pp

Full-Day Journey from R1,692 pp.
2-Evening Keep from R7,999.

Bookings:            [email protected]
Web site:              aquilasafari.com

Aquila Private Game Reseve Game Drive


  1. Climb aboard the funicular on the Cape of Storms

Cape Level types the southern part of the Good Hope Nature reserve. Characterised by historic rocks, towering cliffs, spectacular biodiversity and frothing ocean, this rugged stretch of land completely captures the Cape’s uncooked pure magnificence. Whereas visiting, entry the historic lighthouse and journey aboard the funicular referred to as the Flying Dutchman.

Location:             Cape Level, Desk Mountain Nationwide Park
Value:                    Entry ticket (with SA ID) from R90 for adults and R45 for kids.
Funicular ticket (a technique) from R70 for adults and R35 for kids.
Web site:             capepoint.co.za


  1. Go for a path run

From the pretty flat Pipe Monitor to traversing the Helderberg’s unimaginable terrain, gear up and hit your favorite spot for a winter path operating session.

For more information, take a look at the very best trails in Cape City.

Value:                    Free to underneath R50 (relying on location).


  1. Go to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Whether or not you’re meandering alongside the Boomslang above or wandering by way of the gardens under, Kirstenbosch is teeming with distinctive natural world this time of 12 months. See Southern Double Collared Sunbirds feeding on gorgeous Strelitzias and yellow Kranz Aloes glowing on a sunny winter’s afternoon. After your stroll by way of the gardens, go to Fynkos at Kirstenbosch and revel in their numerous menu choices or pre-order a picnic, platters, or excessive tea for larger teams.

Location:             Rhodes Drive, Newlands
Value:                    South African Residents & SADC Nationals 18 years and older (with ID): R90
Youngsters from 6 to 17 years: R30.  Underneath 6: Free.
Web site:              sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch


  1. Full moon kayaking

Calm quiet winter evenings are good kayaking situations.

As soon as a month, you may be part of Kayak Cape City for a paddle out into the False Bay waters. Watch in awe as a full moon rises over the Hottentots Holland Mountain. E book your spot for the following full moon expertise on 14 June 2022.

Location:             Wharf Road, Simons City
Value:                    R450 pp.
Web site:              kayakcapetown.co.za


  1. Forged your sights on a winter fishing expedition

From Could to September, Hooked on Africa is tackling the good outside with an alluring Winter fishing constitution particular. Select between a 3-hour Reef Fishing Journey or a Half Day Small Recreation fishing constitution (drinks and snacks included).

Location:             Harbour Highway, Hout Bay
Value:                    Get a quote by way of their web site
Web site:              hookedonafrica.co.za


  1. Be taught to surf

Head right down to your native seashore break for an epic surf lesson with a surf college. Now could be the time to placed on a heat wetsuit and seize your surfboard for a number of cooking Cape winter waves.


  1. Swing by way of treetops

Celebrating 12 years of journey, Acrobranch provides distinctive treetop experiences for the entire household. Every park provides completely different impediment programs, starting from tree high excessive ropes and tough crossings (with ladders, tunnels, walkways, and bridges) to ziplines.

Location:             1 Hout Bay Important Highway, Constantia Nek
Value:                    From R140.
Bookings:            acrobranch.co.za/bookings

Web site:              acrobranch.co.za


  1. Go for a motorcycle journey throughout the ocean

Uncover a brand new and thrilling technique to discover the ocean round Simon’s City-hop on the world’s most superior water bike. These premium watercrafts are non-motorised and eco-friendly. The bikes are simple to make use of, easy to steer and balancing isn’t required. This exercise is climate dependent, and we suggest that you just examine with Cape City Water bikes earlier than you e-book.

Location:             Simon’s City Pier
Value:                    R350 pp.

Web site:              capetownwaterbikes.activitar.com


  1. Stargazing within the Cedarberg

Excessive within the Cederberg Mountains on Dwarsrivier farm lies the Cederberg Astronomical Observatory. After a brief slide present, gaze by way of a telescope and observe a wide range of planets, comets, nebulae and extra. The 2-hour present begins at 8pm each Saturday night, besides the Saturday closest to the total moon and is climate allowing.

Web site:              cederbergobs.org.za


  1. Paragliding

Take to the skies with a tandem paragliding expertise. Sit again and loosen up as your pilot navigates your glider effortlessly over the beautiful Desk Mountain Nationwide Park. Get pleasure from a chook’s eye view of the beautiful surroundings and huge cityscape under. This exercise is climate dependent.

Location:             Sign Hill, Cape City
Value:                    From R1,000.
Web site:
flycapetown.co.za
paraglide.co.za
parapax.co.za


  1. Go chasing waterfalls

Heading into the good outside is a improbable treatment for a lot of maladies.

From stress and anxiousness to feeling sluggish after an extra-large home-cooked winter meal, Mom Nature can give you much-needed TLC. Hit a climbing path close to you for a brisk morning stroll, taking within the lush panorama whereas looking for a contemporary winter waterfall.

Take a look at our record of 5 Desk Mountain hikes to strive

Value: Free


  1. Abseil down Desk Mountain

Dangle off the facet of one of many 7 Pure Wonders of the world, descending a complete distance of 112m. Get pleasure from unimaginable views of the Atlantic Seaboard whereas leaning over the sting of our world-renowned mountain. This thrilling journey is secure with skilled guides to point out you the ropes. This exercise is climate dependent.

Location:             Desk Mountain
Value:                    From 600 pp.


  1. Shake off the winter blues with a Cover Tour

Described by Lonely Planet as “vertigo-tinged enjoyable” from “an thrilling aerial perspective,” take a guided tour by way of a beforehand inaccessible a part of a World Heritage Website. Surrounded by breath-taking Cape fynbos, panoramas and mountainscapes, get your blood pumping with this adrenaline-packed aerial journey.

Location:             Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve
Value:                    From R895.
Bookings:            canopytour.co.za/book-now/cape/

Web site:              canopytour.co.za


  1. Coasteering

Rise up shut and private with the ocean in a brand-new means! Pioneered in Wales and Scotland, Gravity is proud to be the primary to supply this exercise in South Africa. Like Canyoning or Kloofing, Coasteering takes place alongside a protected shoreline relatively than on a river course. Geared up with a wetsuit, PFD, helmet, and a information, you discover the inter-tidal zone by snorkelling, swimming, and rock leaping.

Location:             Simon’s City
Value:                    From R950.

Web site:              absoluteadventures.activitar.com


  1. Swimsuit up for wreck and reef diving

The Cape waters are plagued by 1000’s of shipwrecks. From latest and historic to on the shore and in deep water. Discover a number of wrecks starting from 12m to 40m with Pisces Divers. This PADI 5 Star Teacher Growth dive centre provides a full vary of PADI dive coaching and every day dive excursions.

Location:             1 Important Rd, Simon’s City
Value:                    R2,200.

Web site:              piscesdivers.co.za


  1. Do it standing up with SUP Cape City

Rise up paddle boarding (SUP) is the act of propelling your self on a floating platform with the assistance of a paddle or pole. This historic artwork type dates again 3,000 years to Caballitos de Totora, a watercraft produced from reeds and propelled by a bamboo paddle. At present you may expertise a contemporary iteration of this exercise on the V&A Waterfront, exploring its 3km lengthy looped canals.

Location:             Battery Park, Alfred Highway, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Value:                    30 minute session value R150. / 1 Hour Session: R220.

Web site:              supcapetown.co.za


  1. Row row row your raft gently down the river

Escape the busy metropolis life this winter with a leisurely row alongside the Breede River.

Solely 130 kilometres from Cape City, the Breede River Rafting path is appropriate for all ages.

No earlier expertise is required (solely the flexibility to swim), go and revel in a soothing paddle by way of the quiet Cape countryside.

Location:           Worcester
Value:                  From R850.
Web site:             capeadventurezone.com


  1. Saddle up

Horse Using Cape City is an equestrian journey and journey firm specializing in horse trails in and across the Western Cape. Trot throughout white sandy seashores or gallop with the wind gusting by way of your hair. Trails vary from an hour to multi-day trails and cater for single riders in addition to group excursions.

Value:                    From R400

Web site:               horseridingcapetown.com


  1. Tunnel tour

Go seeking Cape City’s seventeenth century buried secrets and techniques on this subterranean tour with Good Hope Adventures. Candy water ingesting streams from Desk Mountain, as soon as a supply of nice sustenance to town, can nonetheless be seen operating by way of this darkish underground labyrinth. Get to know your metropolis from a totally completely different perspective led by extremely skilled registered tour guides. Notice: This tour is by appointment solely.

Location:          Citadel of Good Hope, Darling St & Buitenkant St, Cape City
Value:                 Upon request.
Web site:           goodhopeadventures.com


  1. Powerslide on a seashore

In the event you’re seeking to scratch that want for velocity itch, then e-book a wind-powered seashore buggy lesson. First, you’ll be launched to the fundamentals, earlier than strapping for some stomach-churning energy sliding enjoyable.

Location:             15 Granger Bay Blvd, Inexperienced Level
Value:                    Upon request
Bookings:            [email protected]

Web site:              goodhopeadventures.com


  1. Reconnect with your self on a Cape Camino

A Camino is a sacred strolling route hosted by native communities.

Each nation has its personal tradition, historical past, and pure setting, thus making every Camino particular. Cape Camino showcases South African variety over 650kms of (largely) off-road path.

Location:             38 River Road, Hopefield
Value:                    From R650.
Bookings:            [email protected]

Web site:              capecamino.co.za


  1. Climb the seventh Pure Marvel of the World

Over 500 million years outdated and towering 1,086 meters over Cape City, our beloved Desk Mountain is the best playground for nature lovers and journey seekers throughout these winter months. This majestic marvel is a agency fan favorite through the winter months, particularly for native hikers, as there are fewer crowds and cooler skies.


City Adventurer  

  1. Sundown from the mountain high

Yearly, a whole bunch of 1000’s of holiday makers from all around the world ascend Desk Mountain utilizing the Aerial Cableway. Make your subsequent journey a memorable one with a spectacular winter sundown. Purchase a day ticket, legitimate from 1pm onwards, and take the final journey down whereas the solar descends over the Mom Metropolis.

Location:             5821 Tafelberg Rd, Desk Mountain Nature Reserve
Value:                    R110 –R390 pp.
Bookings:            webtickets.co.za

Web site:              tablemountain.internet


  1. Get pumped up for some mud, sweat and gears

From path using to fats biking to four-cross (and every part in between), hit your favorite mountain bike course, spot, or path in and across the metropolis. Uncover the decrease slopes of Desk Mountain or the one monitor on Contermanskloof Farm. Or for an actual problem, mission to rider’s paradise out at Dirtopia, Stellenbosch.

For more information, take a look at our record of epic mountain biking areas round Cape City.
Value:     Free to underneath R100.


  1. Plan a comfortable picnic

Having a winter picnic could be a ton of enjoyable for each household and associates.

First, fill your favorite flask with a scorching beverage of your alternative, adopted by a collection of soups, sandwiches, salads and scrumptious snacks. Subsequent, choose your good picnic spot in or across the Mom Metropolis and benefit from the heat dialog with a number of hearty laughs.

Alternatively, head for one among these high pre-packed picnic spots in Cape City.


  1. Play 3D glow-in-the-dark mini golf

Check your handicap at Glowing Rooms’ 18 gap mind-bending golf course.

Utilizing imported 3D glasses, immerse your self in sci-fi-inspired rooms, whereas making an attempt to putt to your subsequent hole-in-one.

Location:             1 Turf Membership Rd, Milnerton
Value:                    R110 per participant.
Web site:              glowingrooms.co.za

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  1. Keep and save at Southern Solar lodges

Southern Solar Accommodations are operating their Observe the SUN promo.

Rediscover their world, the place day by day is a celebration and nice experiences are created with ardour. Whether or not you’re travelling for enterprise or leisure, benefit from their particular charges over the approaching winter months.

Value:                    From R849 per room per night time
Bookings:             southernsun.com/provides/follow-the-sun

Web site:               southernsun.com


  1. Sense stranger issues

Wander ‘spherical one among Cape City’s most spine-tingling places, Fort Wynyard. Hear about spooky occurrences whereas strolling by way of this 222-year-old historic website.

You may be led by way of secret passages, bunkers, an underground deserted museum, and even eerie interrogation chambers. This tour isn’t for the faint-hearted.

Location:             15 Granger Bay Blvd, Inexperienced Level
Value:                    Upon request.
Web site:              goodhopeadventures.com


  1. Admire eclectic tunes at a jazz lounge close to you

Get on right down to one of many Cape’s most interesting jazz hotspots. Laidback winter evenings are stuffed with soulful rhythms and groovy tunes. Take heed to up-and-coming musos honing their chops or be part of veteran bands mixing easy sounds at a venue close to you. Take a look at our record of Stay jazz venues in Cape City for more information.


  1. Start your espresso brewing journey

Attend a “Espresso Appreciation Course” at Reality Espresso’s Barista Academy.

There you’ll study the historical past of espresso, take a tour of their roastery and bean chamber, uncover the artwork of cupping, and recognize completely different blends and brews.

Location:             1st Flooring, 36 Buitenkant Road, Cape City
Value:                    From R650.
Bookings:            [email protected] / 021 201 7500
Web site:              za.reality.espresso


  1. Hold your youngsters entertained at V&A Waterfront

Filled with loads of enjoyable actions, take your little city adventures to the V&A Waterfront this June holidays. Uncover treasured gem stones on the Scratch Patch, take a cruise aboard a pirate boat, or uncover fishes on the Two Oceans Aquarium. Come rain or shine, the V&A Waterfront has loads of leisure for everybody.

Web site:              waterfront.co.za


  1. First Thursdays

On the primary Thursday of each month, the humanities and tradition scene in Cape City is recognised by way of this cool nightly exercise. Dozens of galleries and cultural occasions show the wealth of expertise that lies inside Mom Metropolis. The occasion is totally free, with no structured tour, and no schedule to observe. You might be free to get pleasure from every part at your personal leisure.

Value:                    Free.
Web site:              first-thursdays.co.za/cape-town


  1. Hop on a Metropolis Sightseeing Tour Bus

Make a journey on one among Cape City’s iconic purple tour coaches.

With slashed costs and loads of specials at the moment on provide, seize your Metropolis Sightseeing ticket as we speak. If the climate will get a bit chilly, there’s additionally seating under the highest deck.

Location:             81 Lengthy Road, Cape City
Value:                    From R249 for adults and R145 for kids.
Web site:              citysightseeing.co.za


  1. Chuckle out loud at a comedy present

Brrrighten up a dreary winter’s day with a hearty giggle. From rising stars to veteran comedians, seize some giggles with a facet of getting you in stitches at a neighborhood laughing spot close to you.


  1. Deal with your self to a spa day

When winter brings chilly, moist, and windy days, retreat to one among Cape City’s luxurious spas for a little bit of R&R. Deal with your self to a pampering session at one among our ten really useful spa experiences.


  1. Meet vibrant Amuki characters

Find out about science, diet, and nature by way of an interactive edutainment expertise at Wonderdal. Right here, underneath the watchful gaze of pleasant WonderPals, younger adventurers can sit up for a enjoyable day of discovery.

Location:             Hazendal Wine Property, Bottelary Highway, Stellenbosch
Value:                    From R85.
Web site:              wonderdal.co.za


  1. Unwind on the Franschhoek Wine Tram

The newly constructed double-decker wine trams give passengers a captivating technique to benefit from the Franschhoek countryside through the cooler months. Choose from an array of experiences, from Hop-on Hop-off adventures to Curated Wine Experiences designed for each wine-lovers and foodies.

Location:             Franschhoek Terminal: Nook of Important Highway and, Cabriere St, Franschhoek Drakenstein Terminal: Nook of R310 Important Highway & R45 Groot Drakenstein

Value:                    From R270 for adults and R90 for kids.
E book:                   winetram.co.za


  1. Journey again in time with a go to to the museum

Discover, expertise, and look at our previous with a visit to a museum these college holidays.

The world, our nation and particularly our metropolis’s wealthy historical past, heritage and cultural roots are fantastically preserved in each trendy and historic buildings all through town.

Verify our information to Cape City’s museums.


  1. A Go to to Clay Café

Based in 1999, the Clay Cafe is a family-run enterprise positioned on 2.5-acre land within the coronary heart of the valley of Hout Bay, and not too long ago opened a second area within the CBD. Indulge on this a ‘one among a sort’ inventive expertise, providing you the chance to create your personal ceramic masterpieces whereas tasting their scrumptious contemporary fare. Excellent for grownup and youngsters’s events (4 years and up), college outings, hen events and group constructing.

Location1:             177 Important Highway, Hout Bay.
Location 2:           199 Bree Road, Cape City
Value:                     Studio price: R40 pp.
From R55-R380 based mostly on the dimensions and form of the merchandise.
Web site:                claycafe.co.za


  1. Bounce right here, there and in every single place

Is your loved ones driving you up the wall through the winter months?

Then drive them over to Rush Trampoline Park for pure wall-to-wall trampoline enjoyable. Among the major points of interest are the 2 dodgeball courts, three basketball slam dunk lanes, two lengthy trampoline lanes and hundreds extra. This can be a improbable technique to let your hair down (and maintain it).

Location:            Stadium on Important, Claremont
Value:                   From R130.
Web site:             rushsa.co.za


  1. E book a romantic breakaway

Savour the very best of winter at Spier Lodge with their attractive reductions between 1 Could and 31 August 2022. Get pleasure from loads of complimentary goodies whilst you’re there. Sure, Spier Lodge is the right place to hibernate this winter season.

Location              R310 Stellenbosch
Bookings:            [email protected]

Web site:              spier.co.za


  1. Nurture your creativity at Montebello Design Centre

Situated in leafy Newlands, the Montebello Design Centre is one among Cape City’s best-kept secrets and techniques. With twenty-five arts and craft studios, workshops, and a historic greenhouse nursery, nurture your inventive creativeness with an artwork class or an explosive ceramics session. Whereas there, additionally go to their common craft store earlier than popping off to the Gardener’s Cottage for a comfortable winter brunch.

Location              31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands
Bookings:            [email protected]

Web site:              montebello.co.za


  1. Be taught a neighborhood language on-line

Since 2005, UBuntu Bridge has been constructing connections between folks and cultures by way of language right here in South Africa. Keep in, sign-up and uncover a enjoyable technique to study isiXhosa collectively – Wamkelekile!

Value:                   From R1,000.
Web site:              learnxhosa.co.za


  1. Get your eats, beats and humanities and craft treats at your native market

Fill up on the freshest substances, pattern delicious artisanal goodies or just meet up with associates at your neighbourhood market. Expertise the sights, sounds and aromatic aromas at one among our metropolis’s taking place hotspots. Markets run all through the week, nevertheless, weekends are particularly common.


  1. Go on a free strolling tour of the Mom Metropolis

In the event you’re searching for some enjoyable “infotainment” this college holidays, then be part of Free Strolling Excursions in Cape City. With greater than 120,000 friends to this point, they’re one of many high free actions to do within the Mom Metropolis. Whether or not you’re searching for historic strolling excursions, inside recommendations on the newest points of interest or just wanting to fulfill new pleasant faces within the CBD, beginning at 11h00 and 14h00 Free Strolling Excursions function day by day.

Location:             Fideli’s 3.1 Piazza Parliament Road, Cape City
Value:                    Free.
Web site:              freewalkingtourscapetown.co.za


  1. Paint and Sip your subsequent magnum opus

Uncork your creativity as knowledgeable artist takes you thru a step-by-step course of of making your personal masterpiece. Paint & Sip occasions are designed for all creative ranges, providing each on-line lessons from the consolation of your personal residence (Paint & Sip Package are delivered to your door), or attend a stay occasion as soon as a month at completely different venues throughout Cape City. And the very best half… it’s all for trigger!

Web site:              call2care.org.za/paint-and-sip


  1. Escape a room in 60 minutes

Since opening in 2012, HintHunt has taken the world by storm.

Locked away in a themed room, groups want to unravel all of the clues and puzzles round them earlier than the 60-minute timer hits 0! Do you could have what it takes to flee?

Location:             JH02 The Watershed, 17 Dock Highway, V&A Waterfront
Value:                    From R275 pp.
Web site:              hinthunt.co.za


  1. Take a pic with eight lions at Rhodes Memorial

Sitting on the foot of Satan’s Peak is the Rhodes Memorial landmark. Go to the favored restaurant for breakfast or lunch, earlier than descending the forty-nine steps – one for every year Rhodes was alive, right down to a rostrum. Snap some selfies with one (or all) eight lion statues overlooking Cape City on a cool winter’s day. Alternatively, go for a leisurely stroll alongside the pretty simple contour path resulting in Kirstenbosch.

Location:             Rhodes Avenue, Satan’s Peak, Cape City
Value:                    Free entry.


  1. Mid-Week magic at Membership Mykonos Langebaan

Typically all we want is a mini winter vacay.

Chill out in Greek-inspired kalivas overlooking the Langebaan lagoon. Eat your meals at any of the 9 eating places on-site or prepare dinner in absolutely outfitted self-catering bungalows. And for leisure, Mykonos provides an abundance of actions for each City Adventurer within the household.

Location              Mykonos Entry Highway, Langebaan
Bookings:            [email protected]

Web site:              clubmykonos.co.za


  1. Hideout with books this winter holidays

Say goodbye to the biting chilly exterior and hi there to a comfortable nook with e-book in your native library or bookstore. For an actual deal with escape to the Nationwide Library of South Africa also called “Centre for the E book”, located on the periphery of the gorgeous Firm’s Gardens in Cape City.


  1. Delve into Simon’s City’s best-kept secrets and techniques this season

What lies within the picturesque coastal village of Simon’s City?

Uncover a path to a tucked away waterfall, the grave of a well-known canine, the Marine Huge 5 and extra. Don’t miss out on seasonal offers for lodging and eating places within the space.

Location:             Simon’s City
Web site:              simonstown.com


  1. Show your psychological prowess at a neighborhood pub quiz

Are you the guru of nice info, the king or queen of comprehension, how in regards to the common of all data? Then put your mastery of psychological agility to the take a look at in present affairs, sports activities, historical past, and every other odd classes at your native watering gap. Staff up with associates or go solo and show that you’re the principle mind.


  1. Get pleasure from family-friendly experiences at Imhoff Farm

Go horse using, discover their 4×4 circuit, go to the animal farmyard, and extra. Subsequent, you could have a alternative of three distinctive eating places providing very good Cape delicacies, sushi, and informal eating as a part of your foodie expertise, earlier than pampering your self with a wellness expertise. Finish your day with a number of genuine handmade mementoes and items to finish your time out at Imhoff Farm.

Location:             Kommetjie Rd, Kommetjie
Web site:              imhofffarm.co.za


  1. Take heed to VoiceMaps of the Cape

No awkward teams or inflexible schedules, obtain the Voicemap app and go on a guided voice tour if you need and nevertheless you need it. It’s simple to make use of, excursions work offline and play robotically utilizing GPS. Stroll, cycle, drive (or every other means you journey) by way of Cape City, and who is aware of, you would possibly uncover a number of new surprises alongside the way in which.

Web site:              voicemap.me


  1. Tour the Coronary heart of Cape City Museum

December 3, 1967, marks the date of the historic surgical procedure that came about within the Charles Saint Theatre of Groote Schuur Hospital. Right here the world’s first human coronary heart transplant, led by Professor Christiaan Neethling Barnard, was performed. At present, this momentous occasion is honoured by the Coronary heart of Cape City Museum providing guided excursions and a re-creation of that scene utilizing lifelike static tableaux.

Location:             Important Highway, Observatory
Value:                    R100.
Web site:              gsh.co.za/heart-of-cape-town


  1. Get transferring and grooving at Rollercade

Beat the winter blues with a session on the first indoor roller-skating amusement park in Cape City. Rollercade provides a secure and pleasant setting for the entire household. Get pleasure from roller-skating, a recreation of pool, or simply sit again and benefit from the music.

Location:             P3 (Parking Flooring 3) Battery Park Entrance off Alfred or Dock Highway Waterfront
Value:                    R150 (2-hour session contains rental of skates and security gear).
Web site:              rollercade.co.za


  1. Discover, expertise and have interaction with 8 000 animals on the Two Oceans Aquarium

Meet the rays, musselcrackers and sea turtles of the I&J Ocean Exhibit. Catch a glimpse of misunderstood predators on the Save Our Seas Basis Shark Exhibit. Waddle with the penguins and meet the fantastically bizarre animals all through the Skretting Variety Gallery. Go to the Two Oceans Aquarium as we speak.

Location:             Dock Highway, V&A Waterfront
Value:                    From R105, free for kids underneath 3.
Web site:              aquarium.co.za


  1. Hangout on the Mill

Discover one-of-a-kind fashions, eclectic artworks, and award-winning eateries at The Previous Biscuit Mill. Meet modern designers, dynamic photographers and foodie connoisseurs internet hosting varied workshops on this vibrant area. Then head again on the weekend for the ever-popular Neighbourgoods Market, bustling with much more occasions, festivals and features.

Location:             373-375 Albert Highway, Woodstock
Web site:              theoldbiscuitmill.co.za


  1. Go glamping

Immerse your self in nature with out sacrificing too a lot of our trendy creature comforts with a glamping expertise. From a canvas tent on a platform to a tree home with a completely outfitted kitchen, front room, and a rest room, keep comfortably heat and dry underneath the celebrities this winter season.


  1. Tobogganing

Hurtle down a half-pipe, by way of 17 corners, S-bends and even a tunnel in a wheeled bobsled at Cool Runnings, Africa’s first downhill tobogganing monitor. Blitz by way of this 1.25km monitor with household and associates these holidays.

Location:             Carl Cronje Dr, Tygervalley
Value:                    From R70 (save 10% when you purchase on-line).
Web site:              coolrunnings.capetown


  1. Be taught by way of play at Bugz Household Playpark

Seize a bag with an additional set of garments and take your little City Adventurers’ to Bugz Household Playpark. Sure, play is a necessary half of a kid’s emotional, bodily, and mental well-being. That’s the reason each their indoor and outside play areas are particularly designed for constructing little muscle mass, problem-solving and attractive wild imaginations whereas having tons of enjoyable!

Location:             56 Tarentaal Road, Joostenbergvlakte, Kraaifontein
Value:                    R150 (R100 on wet days).
Web site:              bugzplaypark.co.za


  1. Use a 3,000-year-old apply to enhance your well being this winter

Improve your wellbeing with a steam session on the Turkish Baths in Lengthy Road, the right technique to loosen up and keep good and toasty on a chilly winter’s day. In accordance with Harvard Well being Publications, The Mayans used sweat homes 1000’s of years in the past, the principle profit being for rest and cardiovascular well being.

Location: Lengthy Road, Cape City
Value: R87 per hour.


  1. Spark your curiosity

With greater than 250 interactive science displays and mind-boggling puzzles, the Cape City Science Centre is a world of discovery underneath one roof. Interact with hands-on shows, science exhibits, vacation programmes, science camps and an entire lot extra.

Location              370B Important Highway, Observatory
Value:                    From R80.
Web site:              ctsc.org.za


  1. Expertise Century Karting

Really feel the adrenaline rush of racing high-tech karts round a racetrack, jostling for pole place on this enjoyable household exercise. The tracks are effectively maintained, with skilled marshals watching over the motive force’s security.

Location:             Mezzanine Degree, Canal Stroll Parking
Value:                    From R190 pp.
Web site:              karting.co.za


  1. Hit the battlefield

Whether or not taking part in an final laser tag occasion or utilizing it as a company group constructing, benefit from the “motion with out the ache” occasion with Battlefield Stay SA.

Web site:              battlefieldlive.co.za


  1. Go utterly off the overwhelmed monitor with Jeep Excursions Cape City

E book your seat for the final word 4×4 Jeep driving expertise. Spend the day zipping alongside powdery white sand, earlier than sandboarding epic Atlantis Dunes along with your very personal teacher (picnic field with refreshments included).

Bookings:            [email protected]

Web site:              jeeptours.capetown


  1. Be taught to SBK

Nonetheless have these dancing sneakers? Then why not study the Salsa, Bachata and Kizomba! SACATO will information you thru enjoyable lessons, even when you’re an absolute newbie.

Providing SBK all through the Mom Metropolis, get impressed by way of lovely motion at a venue close to you. Or be part of their weekly Friday Evening SBK Events, stuffed with scrumptious meals, divine cocktails, and naturally dazzling dance strikes.

Location:             Radisson Blu, 22 Riebeek Road, Cape City
Value:                    A canopy cost of R50. / R120 for sophistication and get together.
Bookings:            WhatsApp 074 170 0780.
Web site:              salsacapetown.co.za


  1. Expertise snow in Little Switzerland

Simply 150km from Cape City lies the enchanting Ceres Valley. April – September is their much-anticipated snowfall season. Though it’s tough to foretell precisely when to place in your scarf, boots, and beanies to catch this spectacular uncommon occasion, regulate the Ceres Tourism’s Fb web page for normal snowfall updates.

Web site:              ceres.org.za


  1. Dance the night time away

Cape City is brimming with the most popular spots, low-key lounges and trendiest golf equipment to bop the night time away. Costume up or down, meet up along with your besties and buds for a memorable night time out in town. Out of your favorite R&B jams, breaking it down with fellow hip-hop followers to sultry sounds at a cultured cocktail lounge, there’s one thing for everybody. You deliver the warmth, and the Mom Metropolis will guarantee superior beats at a vibrant venue this coming winter.


  1. Witness the artwork of diamond chopping

E book a Glowing Tour at The Diamond Works Institute. See first-hand how skillful consultants rigorously craft lovely works of mineral artwork, all whilst you get pleasure from a complimentary glass of glowing wine. View a duplicate of the long-lasting Cullinan diamond earlier than searching their intensive vary of premium unfastened diamonds, tanzanite, gold, and platinum jewelry.

Location:             10 Christiaan Barnard Road, Cape City
Web site:              thediamondworks.co.za


Fearless Foodie 

  1. Go Fynbos tasting

The Cape City Fynbos Expertise is a masterclass within the distinctive culinary flavours of the Fynbos biome. Go on guided tasting, adopted by gentle tapas-style lunch and a scenic stroll on a Fynbos farm. Expertise 11 of South Africa’s gourmand flavours, tasting edible naturals, botanical tea infusions and conventional cordials. Turn into an instantaneous Fynbos knowledgeable and learn to pair its flavours with on a regular basis meals.

Location:             South African Fynbos Farm, Wellington
Value:                    R1,250 per individual (minimal 6 friends, most 17).
Bookings:            By appointment solely. Name 066 225 5722 or [email protected]              

Web site:              southafricanfynbos.com


  1. Have radostnoye vremya (a joyful time) tea ceremony

For hundreds of years tea has shaped an integral a part of Russian tradition.

E book your seat at Hazendal’s beautiful avant-garde area, adorned with hand-painted murals, crystal chandeliers and imported Dulevo porcelain. Enjoy specifically imported tea blends from a steaming samovar (Russian urn), served alongside delicate plates of candy and savoury conventional treats.

Location:             Bottelary Highway, Stellenbosch
Value: Mid-week particular from Tuesday – Thursday: R335 per grownup and R216 per youngster.
Web site:              hazendal.co.za


  1. Burger bucket record

We’ve rounded up eight of the very best burgers you want to strive in Cape City. From towering Gibson’s burgers to the classics at Royale Eatery on the town, add this mouth-watering burger bucket record to your winter menu.


  1. Feast on surf or turf

Bertha’s has been serving up sensational contemporary meals since 1993. The restaurant is positioned on the Simon’s City Quay, providing spectacular views of False Bay and the naval base. Tuck into their well-known fish and chips, calamari strips, 200g steak and chips, or spatchcock hen and chips for under R109 every.

Location:             1 Wharf Highway, Simon’s City
Web site:              berthas.co.za


  1. Discover ways to forage

Be a part of Veld & Sea for his or her winter Wildfood Land foraging course.

This introductory half-day forage and feasting expertise is aimed toward anybody who has an curiosity in gardening, wild meals, foraging, or indigenous edibles. Discover the gardens, uncover and choose edible floral meals and study their medicinal properties.

Location:             Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd (M65), Cape Level
Value:                    Group reserving: R1,200 per individual (Min 10 and max 25 folks).
Web site:                veldandsea.com


  1. Be a part of the Sunday Harvest Banquet at Suikerbossie

E book a breakfast or lunch buffet at Suikerbossie Restaurant.

The New-Regular Fashion is a collection of breakfast choices served with tea, contemporary juice, and home-brewed espresso. Their Sunday Lunch, consisting of a medley of sunshine starters, delectable mains, and heavenly desserts, can be successful.

Location:             1 Victoria Drive, Hout Bay
Value: Breakfast: R220pp and R90 for teenagers underneath 12.
Lunch:   R389pp and R155 for teenagers underneath 12.

Reserving:              [email protected]
Web site:              suikerbossie.biz


  1. Devour the very best fish ‘n chips this winter

Vacationers visiting the Mom Metropolis ought to bask in fish and chips. Ask the locals about their high spots, and when you nonetheless can’t determine, take a look at this record for a number of of our favorite spots.


  1. Throw a tiffin

Invite your family and friends for a pleasant winter tea get together.

Deal with your self to a collection of candy or savoury eats, all fantastically displayed on three-tier stands. Pair your meals with an assortment of aromatic teas and fantastic coffees. Host your subsequent gentle supper at one among these elegant institutions within the metropolis.

Value: From R250


  1. Hang around with the butcher, the baker, and the t-shirt maker
    Each Thursday and Friday, catch heat vibes on the Bluebird Storage Meals and Items Market. Situated in an attractive postal aircraft hangar. Seize good home made grub from a wide range of meals stalls or purchase contemporary fruit and veggies to create your personal home-cooked meals.

Location:             39 Albertyn Highway, Muizenberg
Web site:              bluebirdgarage.co.za


  1. Drink over 190 domestically crafted gins…in a classic automobile showroom

Dwelling to a group of beautiful basic automobiles, Basic Cats is predicated at Vredenheim Wine Property. Gin and basic automobile fans can pattern over 190 domestically made craft gin creations whereas admiring gorgeous classic vehicles.

Location:             Vredenheim Wine Property, Stellenbosch
Bookings:            classic-cats.co.za/craftgintastingreservation
Web site:              classic-cats.co.za


  1. Eat with function at Schoon Kloof Road Café

Drawing inspiration from the seasons, Schoon guarantees to bake, prepare dinner, create, and serve their means into your coronary heart with solely the easiest native substances. Revel of their vibrant, ethereal area on Kloof Road, providing yummy signature dishes like their Apple Crumble French Toast and Three Cheese Caramelised Onion Hotpress Sandwich.

Location:               Cnr Kloof & Rheede Road, Gardens
Web site:                schoon.co.za


  1. Discover ways to prepare dinner conventional Cape Malay Delicacies from scratch!

E book a cooking class with Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour. This can be a absolutely immersive social and cultural expertise that mixes a strolling tour with a hands-on cooking workshop and 2-course lunch. Be taught in regards to the meals, tradition, and traditions of the Cape Malays of Bo-Kaap. Uncover combine masala and make roti, samoosa’s, dhaltjies and hen curry from scratch.

Location:             46 Rose Road, Bo-Kaap
Value:                    R 1,100/pp.
Bookings:            safe.activitybridge.com
Web site:              bokaapcookingtour.co.za


  1. Have a luxurious 5-course lunch at The Cullinan

Have an excellent Sunday lunch on the Cullinan’s Peach Tree restaurant.

Start with a collection of salads. Subsequent, a scrumptious soup shall be individually served, adopted by a fish entrée and the principle course. Lastly, an assortment of indulgent desserts crowns your 5-course winter lunch odyssey.

Location:             1 Cullinan Road, Cape City
Value:                    R299 per individual (half worth for kids between 4 – 11 years outdated)
Web site:              southernsun.com/the-cullinan/provides/luxury-sunday-lunch


  1. Wine and dine at Groot Constantia

Select one among three rigorously curated experiences at Groot Constantia, South Africa’s oldest wine producing farm. E book an intimate wine tasting or wine and chocolate pairing session. Or begin with a guided tour of the Manor Home Museum and Cloete Cellar earlier than pampering your palate with an beautiful classic.

Location:             Groot Constantia Highway, Constantia
Value:                    Wine Tasting: R105
Chocolate and Wine Pairing: R160
Guests Route Expertise Ticket: R125
Web site:              grootconstantia.co.za


  1. Do a Darling Brew Tasteroom Expertise

Get pleasure from your complete Darling Brew vary, now out there on the Woodstock Alternate.

From conventional lagers, oat ales and pale ales to IPAs, wheat beers and their unique darkish, e-book a Tasteroom expertise to seek out out what makes a Darling artful so particular. When you’re there, pair your beer with their luxurious burgers served on home made brioche buns.

Location:             85 Albert Highway, Woodstock.
E book:                    [email protected]
Web site:              darlingbrew.co.za/pages/dbtasteroom-woodstock


89. Satiate your senses at Bistro Sixteen82 and Tryn

Designed to heat you up from the within out, pattern the hearty and homely lunch particular, both in 2, 3 or 4 programs. Or tuck into tapas for 2, consisting of 5 pre-selected dishes by Chef Kerry Kilpin herself. Whereas over at Tryn, go on a 3-course journey consisting of amuse bouche to start out, earlier than deciding on your personal 3 programs from their a la carte menu. And naturally, chocolate truffles to finish the event.

Location:             Steenberg Property, Steenberg Highway, Constantia Valley
Value:                    Bistro Sixteen82: From R265 pp.
Tryn:                    From R435 pp.
Bookings:            Bistro Sixteen82: [email protected]
Tryn:                     [email protected]
Web site:              steenbergfarm.com


  1. Style award-winning brandies completely paired with rigorously created chocolate

Designed for discerning connoisseurs and first-time explorers, take one among two Van Ryn’s brandy and chocolate tasting excursions. The primary possibility is their award-winning 12, 15 and 20-year-old brandies with three scrumptious Von Geusau Sweets. Or indulge within the Decadent Delight Tasting, additionally utilizing their signature vintages however this time paired with three decadent delights created by Roses Handmade.

Location:             Van Ryn Highway, Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch
Bookings:            [email protected]

Web site:              vanryns.co.za


  1. Spend a day exploring the Constantia Wine Route

“Wine is bottled poetry” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Dwelling to a few of the oldest and most prestigious farms within the nation, take the time to tour the Constantia Valley this winter season. Every farm within the space has its personal distinctive allure, environment, and naturally world-class tasting wine. Discover out all in regards to the Constantia Wine Route right here.


  1. Get collectively at a premium chisa nyama
    Promising to take you the place no different tour operator has taken you earlier than, e-book a premium chisa nyama with an African Genuine Expertise. This deal contains entrance price, braaied meat, champagne, beers, and transportation.

Location:             Rands, Khayelitsha
Value:                    R550 pp.
Bookings:            aaeauthenticafricanexperience.co.za/e-book

Web site:              aaeauthenticafricanexperience.co.za


93. Sip brandy and eat cake

Occupying over 22 hectares, the KWV cellar advanced in Paarl is among the largest on the earth. Strive one among their Attractive Excursions this coming winter. Style their pot nonetheless brandy and chocolate, candy wine liqueur and cake or mentors wine with artisan pie experiences.

Location:             Kohler Road, Southern Paarl
Value:                    R105 pp.

Web site:              kwv.co.za


  1. Pattern award-winning olive oil and wine at Botanicum

Located close to the foothills of the Helderberg Mountain, this family-owned and family-run property has been producing Bordeaux-style wines, Italian cultivars and further virgin olive oil for over 300 years. E book your seat at Botanicum and recognize award-winning wine with fantastic olive oils in a totally beautiful setting.

Location:             Morgenster Wine & Olive Property, Vergelegen Avenue, Somerset West
Bookings:            [email protected]

Web site:              morgensterestate.co.za


  1. Smash plates at Mykonos Taverna

Get pleasure from a night of Greek meals, dance, and tradition on the final Saturday of each month. Get pleasure from mezze, salads and a major of your alternative, adopted by platters of Greek pastries and seasonal fruit to finish off your meal. After the principle course, the lights go down and the music goes up, with Greek dancers placing on a present and getting everyone prepared to bop Zorba…whereas smashing some plates!

Location:             343 Important Highway, Sea Level

Web site:              mykonostaverna.co.za


  1. Dip, enhance and wrap bon bons at Trustworthy Chocolate

In the event you’ve ever questioned in regards to the magic of chocolate making, then e-book an outing to the Trustworthy Chocolate Manufacturing facility. There, you’ll uncover how cacao beans are farmed and processed, adopted by an indication of how their scrumptious artisanal chocolate is made.

Earlier than leaving, you get to dip, enhance, and wrap your personal set of 4 bonbons to take residence.

Location:             7 Barron Road, Woodstock
Value:                    From R350 pp.
Web site:              honestchocolate.co.za


97. Have a breakfast making a distinction

Situated in one of many hardest locations on the earth, Idlanathi Restaurant in Pollsmoor Jail provides a wide range of pleasant dishes. The meals is each ready and served by present prisoners as a part of their rehabilitation programme.

Location:            Tokai, Cape City


  1. Go to Makers Touchdown

Rejoice a farm-to-table and nose-to-tail method with meals producers and small companies at Makers Touchdown. Right here the very best South African meals and flavours are celebrated. From fragrant curries and domestically produced cheese to contemporary koeksisters and freshly floor espresso. Makers Touchdown is a spot for folks to attach, study and share their ardour for meals.

Location:  The Cruise Terminal, V&A Waterfront

Web site: makerslanding.co.za


  1. Have a Meals Jams session

Think about a celebration the place cooking is barely half the enjoyable, that is Meals Jams. They take well-loved recipes and provide you with all of the instruments, substances and steerage to create a memorable expertise with associates, enjoyable, and music! From personal features to neighborhood kitchen cookoffs (and every part in between), reveal your inside MasterChef at a Meals Jams session for winter.

Location: Soute Studio – Salt Orchard Precinct, 45 Yew Road, Salt River

Web site: foodjams.co.za


  1. Wake me up earlier than you cocoa

Wintertime requires one among our favorite comforting drinks, scorching chocolate!

Hold calm and cosy up with a cup of scrumptious scorching cocoa from one among these fantastic Cape institutions.


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