Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays - African Penguin colony

It’s holiday time in Cape Town and there’s no better way to celebrate it than by enjoying some of the most exciting activities, bucket-list worthy adventures, stunning sites, and iconic landmarks, the city has to offer. With an endless variety of things to do, see, explore, and experience, Cape Town has something for everyone to enjoy this holiday season.

To ensure you have the ultimate holiday experience, we’ve put together a list of the top things to do in Cape Town – We absolutely can’t wait for you to experience it all and tick as many adventures and experiences off your Cape Town bucket list.

#Aerial Cable Way ride up Table Mountain

Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays - Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Going on an Aerial Cable Way ride up the world-renowned Table Mountain is not only one of the most sought-after experiences in Cape Town, but one of the top things to do in Cape Town during the holidays.

While admiring Table Mountain from below is every bit as beautiful, there are few things that compare to the view from the top of one of the New7Wonders of Nature. Plus, you get to tick something truly exciting off your Cape Town bucket-list. Whether you’re young or young at heart, going on an Aerial Cableway Ride up Table Mountain is one adventure that will be thoroughly enjoyed by all!

What are you waiting for? Book your Table Mountain Aerial Cableway ticket right now from WebTickets.

#Go Hiking

Time to hike! The Cape Town hiking scene is thriving, thrilling and like nothing you’ve experienced before. There is no better way to explore all the scenic beauty, landscapes, mountain ranges and natural gems the Mother City has to offer than by going on the ultimate hiking adventure. Cape Town boasts an extensive and exciting variety of hiking trails to choose from, catering to all fitness and experience levels.

Some of the top hiking trails in Cape Town include: The Pipe Track; Lion’s Head; Kasteelpoort Hiking Trail; Maclear’s Beacon; Platteklip Gorge; Kloof Corner; Devil’s Peak; Nursery Ravine Hiking Trail; India Venster; Tygerberg Nature Reserve; Constantia Corner Hiking Trail; Constantia Nek to Kirstenbosch; Skeleton Gorge; Chapman’s Peak; Krom River Trail, Watrefall Hike; Cape Point Hiking Trails; Jonkershoek Nature Reserve; Little Lion’s Head and so much more! Cape Town truly is the ultimate hiking paradise. To add a bit more thrill to Cape Town’s already exhilarating hiking scene, here are a few overnight hiking trails avid hikers can look forward to.

If you’re a first-time hiker, eager mid-level enthusiast or a die-hard highly experienced hiker at heart, here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind when going hiking in Cape Town.

#Enjoy a Beach Day

Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays

There is nothing better than being sun-kissed, sandy-toed, and salty-haired while soaking up the glorious Cape Town sunshine. Enjoying a blissful beach day on one of the Mother City’s beautiful beaches is by far one of the top things to do in Cape Town. Thanks to Cape Town’s lovely year-round mild Mediterranean climate, beach season can be enjoyed right throughout the year.

Whether you’re looking to have some beach fun in the sun, sunbathe, go sandcastle building, learn to surf or enjoy a sunset stroll or beach sundowner, Cape Town’s wide variety of sensational beaches caters to all your beach-loving desires.

Here are some of our favorite beaches that all deserve to be on your Cape Town beach bucket-list: Camps Bay, Clifton, Muizenberg Beach, Bloubergstrand, Llandudno, Bakoven, Glen Beach, Boulders Beach, Big Bay, Oudekraal Beach, Long Beach in Kommetjie, Noordhoek Beach and Water’s Edge.

#Go on a Red Bus City Sightseeing Tour

Going on a famous Red Bus City Sightseeing Tour around the Mother City should be on everyone’s Cape Town bucket list. The iconic Cape Town Red Bus Tour is the ultimate hop-on-hop-off experience. Stopping at some of the city’s top landmarks, hidden gems, and sought-after attractions, it is one of the best, and certainly the most exciting, ways to explore everything the beautiful and vibrant city of Cape Town has to offer. Plus, its tons of fun for the whole family.

**Tip: There are a variety of Cape Town Red Bus City Sightseeing tours to choose from, visit their website to find out more.

  • Contact details: [email protected] | 021 511 6000 (07:00–18:00)
  • Cape Town Tour Office Location: V&A Waterfront (Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town) | Long Street (63 – 69 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town)
  • For more information visit the City Sightseeing website:

#See the African Penguins at Boulders Beach

Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays - African Penguin colony

Seeing the African Penguins in their natural habitat is by far one of the top things to do in Cape Town all-year round. The famous Boulders Beach is not only home to a thriving population of African Penguins, but it is one of the only places in the world where you can get up close and personal with these cool and charismatic ocean locals. This makes visiting the African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach a bucket-list worthy experience in every way.

Besides seeing the African Penguins from the African Penguin Viewing Site in Boulders Beach, you can choose to enjoy a variety of other once-in-a-lifetime adventures such as swimming, kayaking or enjoying a laid-back beach day with them right by your side.

In addition to Boulders Beach, Stony Point Nature Reserve in Betty’s Bay is also home to an African Penguin viewing site and one of the largest successful breeding colonies of African Penguins in the world. 

**Note: Visitors will need to pay an entrance fee (which forms part of a conservation project) to gain access to the Penguin Viewing Site and Boulders Beach. Your ticket is valid for the entire day. You can choose to exit and re-enter as it suits you (this only applies to the day your ticket was purchased). 

Boulders Beach Daily Conservation Fees:

Conservation Fees for 1 November 2021 to 31 October 2022
South African Citizens and Residents (with ID):R42 per adult per day
R21 per child, per day
SADC Nationals (with passport):R85 per adult per day
R42 per child, per day
Standard Conservation Fee (International Visitors):R170 per adult per day
R85 per child, per day

#Take a trip to Cape Point

Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays - Cape Point

Cape Point is undoubtedly one of Cape Town’s most magnificent natural wonders and sought-after attractions. Located approximately 60km south west of the city of Cape Town, at the very tip of the Cape Peninsula, Cape Point is the ultimate mecca for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Besides its unapologetic natural beauty, Cape Point boasts a rich diversity of fauna and flora, secret beaches, endless adventure experiences, and some of the most thrilling hiking trails in the Western Cape.

With so much to do, see, experience, and explore, taking a trip to Cape Point is definitely one of the top things to do in Cape Town during the holidays, or anytime of the year.

Check out our blog to find out more about ‘The Top 5 Things To Do At Cape Point Anytime Of The Year’. If you’re an avid hiker, we’ve put together everything you need to know about the ‘Best Cape Point Hiking Trails’.

#Watch a movie under the stars at the Galileo Open Air Cinema

One of the best things to do in Cape Town with the whole family this holiday season is watch a movie under the stars at the Galileo Open Air Cinema. Known as Cape Town’s first and finest outdoor movie experience, the wildly popular Galileo Open Air Cinema is synonymous with Cape Town summertime bliss, as it brings movie magic to majestic venues across Cape Town throughout the vibrant Mother City summer and holiday season.

This holiday season visitors can enjoy both the classic Galileo Picnic as well as The Galileo Royale experience, which is one of The Galileo Open Air Cinema’s most recent outdoor cinematic offerings.

Click here to find out more about The Galileo Open Air Cinema Picnic experience or to view the upcoming movie screening schedule.

Click here to find out more about The Galileo Open Air Cinema’s exclusive Royale cinematic experience. Or visit The Galileo Open Air Cinema website for everything you need to know.

#Visit Cape Town’s markets

In Cape Town, it’s all about the cool market vibes and good fun-loving times. With an exciting variety of markets in virtually every neighborhood across town, visiting one (or all) of the Mother City’s amazing markets is definitely one of the top things to do in Cape Town. Whether you’re into thrifts, arts, crafts and one-of-a-kind finds or delicious food, fresh produce, live music and a ‘lekker’ vibe, Cape Town has just the market for you.

**Some of Cape Town’s top markets include: The Bay Harbour Market; Oranjezicht City Farm Market; Neighbourgoods Market; Old Biscuit Mill; V&A Food Market; Watershed at the V&A; Earth Fair Market; MOJO Market; Milnerton Flea Market; Elgin Railway Market; Lourensford Market; ROOT 44 Market; The Cape Point Vineyards Market; Blaauwklippen Family Market.

To find out more about all of Cape Town’s incredible markets, check out our ‘Best Markets in Cape Town’ blog.

#Go surfing, kitesurfing or kiteboarding

Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays

Cape Town is the ultimate surfing, kitesurfing, kiteboarding, and watersports mecca for locals and travelers alike. Boasting an incredible and thrilling variety of local surfing hotspots to choose from, ranging from beginner to advanced, means that absolutely EVERYONE can join in on the Cape Town surfing fun and games. Have a look at our ‘Top 5 Coolest Surfing Beaches in Cape Town’ blog for everything you need to know about Cape Town’s coolest surfing spots and find the one best suited to your surfing skill and experience level.

#Go Wine Tasting in the Cape Winelands

Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays - Cape Winelands

It’s wine time! Home to the largest and most unique wine producing region in Africa, the Western Cape boasts a remarkable variety of Wine Routes, pristine Wine Estates, beautiful Wine Farms, and, of course, an abundance of exceptional wine. All of which can be enjoyed by you when visiting the stunning Cape Winelands. Paired with a glorious selection of authentic wine tasting and food and wine pairing experiences, spectacular vineyard, mountain-range and winelands’ views, going wine tasting is without a doubt one of the top things to do in Cape Town anytime of the year.

Some of the top Wine Routes in the Western Cape include:

  • Stellenbosch wine route
  • Wellington wine route
  • Franschhoek wine route
  • Helderberg wine route
  • Breedekloof wine route
  • Durbanville wine route
  • Constantia wine route
  • Elgin Wine Route
  • Little Karoo wine route
  • Tulbagh wine route
  • Darling wine route
  • Walker Bay wine route
  • Breedekloof wine route
  • Cape Agulhas wine route
  • Cape Point wine route
  • Klein Karoo wine route
  • Olifants River Valley wine route
  • Robertson wine route
  • Swartland wine route
  • Worcester wine route

#Take a drive along Chapman’s Peak Drive

Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays - Chapman's Peak Drive

Named one of the most magnificent coastal drives in the world, Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of Cape Town’s most sought-after attractions. Affectionately known as ‘Chappies’ by Cape Town locals, this captivating coastal road ribbons along the Atlantic coastline between Hout Bay and Noordhoek. Besides showcasing some of the most sensational views over the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll pass rugged mountains, picturesque white-sand beaches, and vibrant fishing harbours on your way. If you’re looking to experience something extra special, a sunset drive along Chapman’s Peak is an absolute must. It isn’t known as one of the best sunset spots in the city for nothing.

**If you’re eager to add some adventure and thrill to your Chapman’s Peak Drive experience, here are a few things to look out for:

Chapman’s Peak is known for its amazing hidden gems scattered along the route. Two of these hidden gems include the waterfall walk and the secret Look-out Cave. The waterfall walk is perfect for nature lovers and adventurers and is found just before you reach the toll gate on your way towards Noordhoek.

Besides being one of Chapman’s Peak Drive’s most beautiful hidden gems, the Lookout Cave is one of Cape Town’s top secret caves and best sunset spots. Like all the Mother City’s best kept secrets, you may need to wander a little off the beaten path to find it. Make your way along Chapman’s Peak Drive until you reach the famous Chapman’s Peak Lookout Point – This is where the real adventure begins! Positioned just below the pass, you’ll have to climb over the railing and carefully make your way down the mountainside to reach the Lookout Cave. Once you’ve reached this cool secret hideaway and stunning sunset spot, it’s time to sit back, relax and soak it all in. The sheltered sand-stone cave boasts the perfect view over Hout Bay and Atlantic Ocean. An extra bonus is that it has enough space to enjoy a picnic and a few sundowners paired with one hell of a view.

Besides these two must-visit secret spots, there are a variety of look-out points and picnic sites located at various points along the drive. They include tables and seating, paired with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays - Chapman's Peak Drive

Chapman’s Peak Drive is also known as one of the best places to spot the beloved members of Cape Town’s Marine Big 5. Make sure to keep a look-out for Cape Fur Seals, Dolphins, Southern Right Whales and African Penguins.

** Important note: Chapman’s Peak Drive may be closed during severe weather, or because of road maintenance. Contact the customer service line (021 791 8220) or visit their Facebook page or website to check the current status.

  • Location: M6 | Chapmans Peak Drive, Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town
  • Best time: Best during daylight hours | Particularly beautiful at sunset
  • Cost: Chapman’s Peak Drive is a toll road, and as such requires as toll tariff fee. Each category of vehicle pays a different tariff and the tariff is applicable in each direction.
  • Toll Details: Click here to find out more about the Chapman’s Peak Standard Toll Tariffs | Click here to find out more about Chapman’s Peak Day Passes | Click here to find out more about Chapman’s Peak Frequent User Benefits

#Go to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays - Kirstenbosch Gardens

Enjoying a fun-filled day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is undoubtedly one of the top things to do in Cape Town during the holidays with the whole family. Located right at the base of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch is one of the most incredible displays of indigenous natural beauty you’ll find anywhere in the city. It forms part of the Cape Floristic Region, also known as the Cape Floral Kingdom, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Cape Floristic Region is the world’s smallest, yet most diverse, floral kingdom. It is one of only six floral kingdoms in the world, and is the only one that occurs entirely in one country. Here you’ll find a glorious diversity of fauna and flora entirely indigenous to Cape Town. Kirstenbosch covers an area of 528 hectares filled with more than 7,000 plant species, 2,500 of these from the Cape Peninsula.

Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays - Kirstenbosch Gardens

In addition to its undeniable natural beauty, Kirstenbosch boasts spacious lawns and large shaded trees perfect for picnics with friends and family all-year round. In fact, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is deemed one of the top picnic spots in Cape Town.

But that’s not all, Kirstenbosch Gardens offers so much more to do, see, and experience.

Here are some of the top things to do at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens:

Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays - Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • Walk along Kirstenbosch Garden’s famous Centenary Treetop Canopy Walk (also known as the ‘Boomslang’).
  • Meander through the various trails, paths, and routes through the garden.
  • Explore Kirstenbosch Garden’s rich biodiversity & fauna & flora.
  • Visit Kirstenbosch’s many beautiful Gardens. Some of which include the Botanical Society Conservatory, art at the Sculpture Garden, the Protea Garden, and the Cycad Amphitheatre which features life-size models of dinosaurs – this is a real winner with the kids!
  • Use Kirstenbosch as a starting point for a hike up Table Mountain – there is access to Skeleton Gorge and Nursery Ravine.
  • Keep a lookout for the vast number of birds, including breeding owls, guinea fowl, and sugarbirds.
  • Enjoy a meal at one of the various restaurants and cafés, including Moyo Restaurant Kirstenbosch and the Kirstenbosch Tea Room.
  • Take a FREE Guided Tour with a Kirstenbosch volunteer to learn incredible facts about South Africa’s famous flora.
  • Discover several of Kirstenbosch Garden’s hidden gems. From secret caves and glorious waterfalls, to gurgling streams and hidden trails, there are so many secret spots to discover and explore.
  • Pick up great souvenirs and Kirstenbosch memorabilia at the on-site stores.

Important information:

  • Location: Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town
  • Operating times: Summer (September – March): Monday – Sunday, 8am – 7pm | Winter (April – August): Monday – Sunday, 8am – 6pm
  • Contact details: Ticket Office: 021 799 8782 / 021 799 8602 | Information Office: 021 799 8783 / 021 799 8773 | Email: [email protected] |For more information visit their website

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden entry fees from 1 August 2021:

Standard fees:
Standard Adult: R200
Students from a South African institute (with student card): R45 *
All Scholars/Learners (6 – 17 years): R25
All Children under 6 years: Free
All BotSoc members (with membership card): Free
South African residents over the age of 60 (with ID): Free on Tuesdays except on public holidays
Fee for South African Residents & SADC Nationals **
South African Residents & SADC Nationals 18 years and older (with ID): R80
Fee for African Nationals **
African National Residents 18 years and older (with ID): R120
  • Website:
  • Tickets: Buy garden entry tickets online at WebTickets
  • Click here for more information regarding all the COVID-19 measures at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

#Visit Cape Town’s Museums

Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays - District Six Museum
Photo credit: District Six Museum

If you’re looking for something different to do this holiday season, why not immerse yourself in Cape Town’s history, and heritage by visiting some of its iconic museums? Not only does it give you the opportunity to learn more about the city’s deeply rooted history, culture, heritage, struggles and triumphs, but its thriving art scene and sporting prowess too.

Here are merely a few of the top museums to visit in Cape Town:

#Go on the Franschhoek Wine Tram

Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays - Franschhoek Wine Tram
Photo credit: Franschhoek Wine Tram

Known as one of the Western Cape’s most highly acclaimed Wine Routes, a visit to the renowned Franschhoek Wine Route undoubtedly deserves to be on every wine lover’s bucket-list. By far the best, and certainly the most exciting, way to experience everything Franschhoek has to offer is by going on the famous Franschhoek Wine Tram. It combines the breath-taking scenery of Franschhoek with the region’s exceptional range of world-class wines for a truly unique and unforgettable hop-on-hop-off Cape Town wine experience.

The Franschhoek Wine Tram is a combination of a double-decker bus and tram ride that allows you to hop on and off at the various wine farms on your chosen itinerary. All you have to do is pick your chosen wine route, sit back, and enjoy the sweeping vineyard and mountain vistas as you make your way to your destined wine farm. This exciting Cape Winelands experience offers approximately 8 different routes / lines to choose from with each route including anywhere from 6 – 10 Franschhoek wineries that you’ll get to visit. Click here to find out more about the various Franschhoek Wine Tram lines / routes.

You are free to hop on and off at the various wine estates on your chosen route. Once you hop off at one of your chosen wine estates, you have a 35 – 60-minute time window before the next bus or tram arrives. You are more than welcome to stay for an additional hour or two at any of the wineries, however, this means you’ll need to forfeit another winery along the way – it’s completely up to you!

One thing is for certain, the Franschhoek Wine Tram is one Cape Town bucket-list adventure everyone should get to experience at least once in their lives – why not on your winter trip to Cape Town?

  • Location: Franschhoek Square, 32 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek, Western Cape
  • Contact details: 021 300 0338 | [email protected] |
  • Tickets: You can book the tickets online here| Or visit their website for more information and everything you need to know
  • Click here to find out more about ticket pricing, bookings, hop-on-hop-off tour tips, and all other need-to-know information

#Go to the Labia Theatre

Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays - The Labia Theatre
Photo credit: The Labia Theatre

The Labia Theatre is the oldest Independent Art-Repertory Cinema in South Africa, showcasing the best off-circuit, independent movies, foreign films, documentaries, classics, and other alternative as well as art circuit films. This makes the famous Labia Theatre the epitome of old-school cinema at its very best and any old-school movie buff’s dream come true.

Even if you’re not much of an old-school/classic cinema lover, you’ll undoubtedly fall head-over heels in love with the iconic Labia Theatre and everything it has to offer.

Besides its original and authentic theatre experience, the Labia Theatre Cinema boasts a cosy coffee bar which offers home-made delicacies, a chocolate bar serving sweets, chocolates and popcorn, an outside garden terrace as well as a fully licenced bar to keep visitors and guests entertained throughout the night. In fact, the Labia Theatre is the only cinema where you can sit back, relax, and sip on a drink from the bar all while watching a classic movie screening. This certainly makes a visit to the Labia Theatre one of the best things to do in Cape Town.

**Important note: The Labia Theatre is in full compliance with all COVID-19 government safety regulations and guidelines and have put numerous safety measures in place so that you can relax and enjoy the big screen experience.

  • Location: 68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town
  • Contact details: 021 424 5927 | [email protected]
  • Website:
  • Operating hours: Open daily from 11am until the end of the last screening at approximately 11pm
  • Click here to find out more about the Labia Theatre as well as all the screenings on offer

#Visit the Two Ocean’s Aquarium

Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays - Two Oceans Aquarium
Photo credit: Two Oceans Aquarium

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the whole family in Cape Town, going to the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront should be high up on your list. Home to several (if not all) of the Western Cape’s magnificent marine life species, amazing exhibits, and a variety of exciting experiences, visiting the Two Ocean’s Aquarium promises to be tons of fun for both the young and young at heart.

Some of the Two Ocean’s Aquarium exhibits you can look forward to include: The Penguin Exhibit; Kelp Forest Exhibit; I&J Ocean Exhibit; Save Our Seas Foundation Shark Exhibit (experience up-close encounters with some of the most misunderstood species in South Africa’s oceans, such as ragged-tooth sharks, giant yellowtail, and yellowbelly rockcod); The Diversity Gallery (the Diversity Gallery aims to showcase the incredible diversity of marine life found in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans); The Touch Pool & Microscope Exhibits (this remarkable exhibit gives you the opportunity to look through a microscope and see marine life species like you never have before)

  • Two Oceans Aquarium, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • [email protected] | 021 418 3823
  • Monday to Friday, 9:30am – 6pm | Saturdays, Sundays, and Public Holidays, 9am – 6pm
  • here to buy your Two Ocean’s Aquarium tickets online

#Go to the Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

Calling all art and culture lovers! Named the ‘Best overall Cultural Destination of the Year’ at the 2018 Leading Culture Destination Awards, as well as one of TIME Magazine’s Top 100 destinations, the Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is one of Cape Town’s top attractions and most sought-after art and culture destinations for locals and tourists alike.

Showcasing one of the grandest displays of contemporary African art in the world, there are over 100 galleries situated within this museum. All of which are dedicated to displaying art from more than 50 African artists. Besides the Zeitz MOCAA’s glorious art display, it is home to an endless variety of artistic and cultural gems just waiting to be admired and discovered by you.

If you’re a head-over-heels art and culture lover, and even if you’re not, visiting the iconic Zeitz MOCAA is one of the top things to do in Cape Town anytime of the year.

  • Location: Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Silo District, S Arm Road, V&A Waterfont, Cape Town
  • Opening times: Thursdays – Sundays, 10am – 6pm (last entry at 17:30)
  • Contact details: [email protected] | 087 350 4777 |
  • Tickets: R210 per adult | Children under 18 receive free entry (Please bring some form of ID for teens) | Tickets can be bought via Webtickets

#Take a drive along the Cape West Coast

Paradise Beach in Langebaan

Time for a Cape Town west coast roadtrip! Cape Town’s west coast is home to some of the most authentic and charming coastal towns, each offering something unique and exciting to explore and experience. Besides beautiful beaches, stunning nature reserves, and captivating fishing villages, the Cape west coast boasts some of the best local seafood in the entire Western Cape. And that’s merely scratching the Cape West Coast surface!

Considered somewhat of a Cape Town hidden gem, the Cape West Coast is jam-packed with unapologetic natural beauty, a treasure chest of secret spots and hidden treasures and some of the most picturesque beaches in the world. It will almost feel like you’ve escaped to a whole new world entirely all without really leaving the city at all.

Taking a trip up the Cape west coast should undoubtedly be on everyone’s Cape Town bucket-list. Not to mention it’s the perfect holiday adventure for the whole family.

**Bloubergstrand, Langebaan, Paternoster, Jacobsbaai, Saldanha Bay, Elands Bay, and Yzerfontein are just some of the west coast gems you should visit. Have a look at our ‘Top 5 Places to Visit on the Cape West Coast’ blog to find out more.

#Enjoy a game of HintHunt

Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays - HintHunt
Photo credit: HintHunt

HintHunt is the original live escape game! It is fun and interactive and has taken Cape Town by storm with everyone eager to get in on the action. HintHunt is a game played in groups of three to five people where you get an hour to work out puzzles and mysteries to escape/release yourselves from a room.

If you’re up for something thrilling, a little different, and an interactive experience that gets your mind working in all the right ways, a game of HintHunt is the perfect choice.

HintHunt offers visitors and eager thrill seekers an exciting variety of experiences to choose from including, Live Escape Games, Online Escape Games, Outdoor Escape Games, Amazing Race Experiences, and Mobile Escape Game – ensuring they have something for everyone!

  • Location: HintHunt, JH02 The Watershed, 17 Dock Road, The Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Operating hours: Monday – Thursday: 9:30am – 7pm | Friday – Saturday: 9:30am – 10pm | Sunday: 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Contact details: 076 187 2764 | 021 001 4215 | [email protected] |
  • Click here for more information on HintHunt’s current COVID-19 regulations, protocols, and guidelines


  • Click here to book a HintHunt Escape Room Experience
  • Click here to buy HintHunt Online Escape Games
  • Click here to book a HintHunt Outdoor Escape Game Experience
  • Click here to book a HintHunt Amazing Race Experience

#Go paragliding

Things To Do In Cape Town During The Holidays - Cape Hope Paragliding
Photo credit: Cape Hope Paragliding

Cape Town is adventure sport heaven! Let’s be honest, there is nothing more thrilling than an exhilarating paragliding experience or an unforgettable paragliding sightseeing tour over the glorious city of Cape Town. This makes going on an adventure-filled tandem paragliding adventure with Cape Hope Paragliding a bucket-list worthy experience and one of the top things to do in Cape Town during the holidays.

What are you waiting for? It’s time to explore your wild side and let your inner thrill seeker free by going on the ultimate paragliding adventure experience!

  • Location: 1, Signal Hill, Cape Town
  • Note: You will either fly from Lions Head or Signal Hill depending on the weather conditions on the day of your flight | You will always meet at the very end of Signal Hill road by the parking area, from there Cape Hope Paragliding’s skilled and highly experienced instructors will assess the weather conditions and wind direction and decide whether the flight will take place from Signal Hill or Lions Head | Once you arrive, ask for Cape Hope Paragliding.
  • Contact details: [email protected] | 076 286 5106 | For more information visit their website
  • Click here to book