Things To Do In December In Cape Town

Things To Do In December In Cape Town

Whether you’re eager to ignite your thrill-seeking spirit and free your adventurous side, simply kick back and relax, explore the city’s creative flair and culinary excellence, discover all of its natural surroundings, landmarks, and hidden gems, you will undoubtedly be spoilt for choice.

With a plethora of things to do, see, and experience, there is something for absolutely everyone. 

Here are some of the top things to do in December in Cape Town 2022.

**Note: This blog was last updated on 1/12/2022 | Keep checking the page for more exciting December event updates!


December Events In Cape Town


#Drumstruck @ Silvermist

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Photo credit: Drumstruck
  • When: From 21 October 2022 onwards
  • Where: Silvermist Wine Estate
  • Time: Tuesday – Sunday: 3pm |Saturday: 3pm & 6pm
  • Contact details: 082-901 0496 | [email protected] | |
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets
  • Information & Details: Click here for more information and details about this amazing event

Ticket Prices:

  • R450 for Wine Tasting & Drumstruck Show
  • R350 for Non-Alcoholic/Under 18 & Drumstruck Show

Ticket Prices South African Citizens

  • R350 for Wine Tasting & Drumstruck Show
  • R300 for Non-Alcoholic/Under 18 & Drumstruck Show
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Photo credit: Drumstruck

Enter a world of music, wine, friendship and laughter. Experience uninterrupted views of the Cape Peninsula, learn about the history of the Constantia Valley & taste Silvermist wines. Then, embark on an African musical journey. Learn to play a drum while being entertained by the world’s best drummers. Straight from Broadway, Drumstruck presents you with the history of the drum and wows you with extraordinary performances and ancient stories.

Wine tasting with Gregory Brink Louw, owner and winemaker at Silvermist Wine Estate

Silvermist is a unique, secluded estate situated on mountain slopes in the heart of the Cape Peninsula, a picturesque fifteen minutes from the Cape Town city centre. Surrounded by the Table Mountain nature reserve, Silvermist offers guests some of the most diverse and unspoilt terrain in the city, with uninterrupted views of the Cape Peninsula. Silvermist is the only organic wine farm in Constantia, and the wine that it produces is the product of love, passion and an unmoving care for both the natural environment and its people.

Greg is a captivating presenter and storyteller, and guests will have the opportunity to taste his exclusive organic wines and learn about the history of the Constantia valley and the establishment of the farm. Children can participate too – in a child-friendly grape juice tasting!

Drumstruck @ Silvermist show

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Photo credit: Drumstruck

We are proud to bring our own version of Drumstruck back to African soil, where it all began. The Drumstruck show at Silvermist is a scaled-down version of the international production, but includes the same elements of storytelling, learning, showmanship, and interactivity to our local audiences.

Facilitated by some of South Africa’s top percussionists and performers, the show creates a sense of Africa that is undeniably genuine and heartfelt. Audiences enter a space where an extensive and rare collection of indigenous African instruments is displayed, and are taken on a journey through the musical heritage of Southern Africa – from the first drum through to the newest high tech electronic drums.

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Photo credit: Drumstruck

Each audience member is provided with their own djembe drum and gets to play and sing along with the show, sharing in the collective celebration that exemplifies African music and

#Sleekgeek Cape Town December 5km Walk and Talk

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Photo credit: Sleekgeek SA
  • When: Sunday, 4 December 2022
  • Event by: Sleekgeek SA and Elan Lohmann
  • Where: Mouille Point Lighthouse | Meet on the grass by the ocean front parking lot closest to the Lighthouse.
  • Time: 8am – 11am

Come and join Sleekgeek SA and Elan Lohmann in person for a lekker social walk. Meet friendly like-minded community members and win great prizes! If you are new to the community, this is a great way to get to know other like-minded people in your region.

It will be a slow 5km walk so that it caters to all fitness and experience levels as well as giving participants the chance to chat and engage. Absolutely everyone is welcome as this is a beginner/social event.

BONUS GIFT – Aside from the awesome prizes that are up for grabs, EVERYONE who comes will get a FREE Sleekgeek Health Revolution wrist band to remind them to always think about their own health and wellbeing. There will also be TONS of exciting giveaways from their partners Vitaforce as well as some cool Sleekgeek gear.

Come and enjoy this amazing event with the whole family (the event is kid friendly) and be sure to invite all your friends and family to come along too for some great fun to be had by all. Plus, you never know, you may strike gold and wine plenty of prizes – what a bonus!

#Comedy, Market, R50 cocktails, DJs & MORE!

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Photo credit: Trenchtown
  • When: Sunday, 4 December 2022
  • Event by: Trenchtown
  • Where: Trenchtown
  • Time: 1pm – 11:30pm
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Contact details: Call/Whattsapp: 072 102 8373 | Website:

**What can you expect:

  • All Cocktails R50 or less.
  • Thrift Markets.
  • Stand-Up comedy.

**Drink Specials:

  • Double Jack Daniels R40.
  • Double Southern Comfort R30.
  • Double Vodka and Red Bull R50.
  • Delivery Bolt APP:

#Pens Down Party

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Photo credit: Vuyani Jack Enterprise
  • When: Saturday, 3 December 2022
  • Event by: Vuyani Jack Enterprise
  • Where: To Be Confirmed
  • Time: 6pm – 11pm

The year is over! Exams are over! Schools are closing soon! Let’s put the pens down and party like dez na tomorrow!

**More details coming soon | Save the date | Keep an eye on the Pens Down Party event page for any more updates.

#Immersion Series | Camps Bay | Secret Sunrise

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Photo credit: Secret Sunrise Cape Town
  • When: Saturday, 3 December 2022
  • Event by: Secret Sunrise Cape Town
  • Where: Camps Bay Tidal Pool, Bakoven, Cape Town
  • Time: 7am – 8am (Please arrive at 6:45am to receive your headsets, we start at 7:00am sharp)
  • Contact details: [email protected]
  • Age restriction: Family friendly
  • Theme: Immersion Part 3: 9 Minutes
  • Tickets: Click here to get your tickets / tickets
  • What to bring: Bring towel, bathing suit, comfortable clothing for moving, something warm for after the immersion.

The Immersion is back! It’s an amazing opportunity to challenge your body and mind and have an incredible Secret Sunrise movement experience with the addition of a cold water immersion.

Secret Sunrise Cape Town will be running a 3-part series, taking place on the 1st Saturday of October, November, and December. Sign up for one, two or all three Immersions. The immersions will progress from a 5 minute immersion in October to a 7 minute immersion in November, and finally a 9 minute immersion in December – Gradually easing you into it.

If you sign up for more than one immersion you will receive the following discount:

  • 2 Immersions = 10% off
  • 3 Immersions = 20% off
  • **The discount will apply automatically when you check out

Entrance Fee:

  • R150 General
  • R50 kiddies (under 12)
  • *Additional #ShareTheJoy Donations which go towards The UP are welcomed and deeply appreciated.

Click here for more details and information on the Immersion Series | Camps Bay | Secret Sunrise event or visit the Secret Sunrise website.

#Christmas Market

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Photo credit: Fallen Angels Pet Rescue
  • When: Sunday, 4 December 2022
  • Where: Fallen Angels Pet Rescue | Melkbosstrand, Cape Town
  • Event by: Fallen Angels Pet Rescue
  • Time: 10am
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Contact details: 084 688 7111

Get the whole family together and enjoy the popular family and pet friendly monthly Fallen Angels Pet Rescue Christmas Market. It’s the perfect Market to buy some Christmas Gifts for Family and Friends as well as enjoy a fantastic day out in Cape Town

**Fabulous vendors and Delicious food stalls – You can expect the following:

  • Crafts
  • Plants
  • Fashion
  • Pet Products
  • Toys
  • Puppy & Kitten Adoptions
  • Doggy Walks
  • Inflatable Swimming pools and HUGE Waterslide!
  • Playground
  • Yoga with Alpacas.
  • Free Entry
  • Great Entertainment


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Photo credit: Firefly
  • When: Saturday, 3 December 2022
  • Event by: Firefly
  • Where: Firefly Café | Shop 3, Central Parade, 89 Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
  • Time: 4pm – 11:45pm
  • Entry fee: Free

Looking to enjoy some beats with a cocktail in hand and the ocean waters and sand right within reach? Then join Firefly this Saturday for their annual DJ event hosted at Firefly Cafe. They are ready to entertain you with some sick grooves as you party the night away!

**All day drink specials @ R75 for 2xdoubles & mix

You can also indulge in their famous and down-right delicious bar bites basket or some loaded fries which are available until 10pm.

#Beer Pong Friday | Green Point

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Photo credit: Randy Warthog
  • When: Friday, 2 December 2022
  • Event by: Randy Warthog
  • Where: Randy Warthog | 107 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town
  • Time: 6pm – 9:30pm

Are you up for the challenge? Gather your friends, the ones with the best (or worst) aim, and head to Randy’s!

Entrance and joining in on the fun is free, just buy your own beer. To get things started, beer is on the house for the first game of the night. Win, and you’ll get SAB prizes, such as t-shirts, key rings and hats. Lose, and you’ll have to drink more beer than your opponents.

#Summer Night Market

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Photo credit: Century City – Smart City. Smart Choice.

Join the festivities this December at the Century City Summer Night Market!

Visitors can expect to enjoy loads of ice-cold draft beer, craft beer, chilled bubbly, pink G&Ts as well as organic wine and cider. All washed down with a stunning variety of eats from different food stalls. If you have a sweet tooth, lovely cakes and bakes, pancakes and, ice cream will be on hand to satisfy you.

Bring your friends and family along to enjoy the Summer Night Market festivities at The Century City Urban Square, Bridgeways, Century City on Friday 9 December from 4pm to 9pm.

#SUNSET SILENT DISCO – SILENT EVENTS – SATURDAY 10th December – CLIFTON 3rd – Sunset Beach Party

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Phot0 credit: Silent Events SA
  • When: Saturday, 10 December 2022
  • Event by: Silent Events SA
  • Where: Clifton 3rd Beach | 22 Victoria Rd, Clifton, Cape Town
  • Time: 5pm – 8pm
  • TicketsClick here to get your ticket / tickets
  • Ticket Prices: Adults (over 18s): R150 | Kids (under 18s): R80



  • DJs to be announced! Stay tuned!


The special Silent Events headsets will be provided to you at the event. Headsets are included in the ticket price. They only work with their Unique Transmitter System, therefore you will need to return them after the event.

Click here to get your ticket / tickets.

#Sip and paint

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Photo credit: Lihle Matini

Join Lihle Matini and Whats Happening In Cape Town for a great experience of painting! Trust us, you won’t regret it.


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Photo credit: Rondebosch Park Market
  • When: Saturday, 10 December 2022
  • Event byRondebosch Park Market
  • Where: Rondebosch Park Market | Corner Campground & Sandown Roads, Rondebosch, Cape Town
  • Time: 9am – 2pm

Deemed the most chilled outdoor market in Cape Town where the ethos focuses on hand crafted items. You can wander around the park with your dog while your kids play around. Rondebosch Craft Market has crafters making everything from clothing to woodwork, sweet treats, and skin products. Whatever you’re looking for, they’ve got it!

Enjoy a cup of coffee or browse through the items on offer at the Animal Rescue Organisation’s stall – The Rondebosch Craft Market’s charity of choice. email [email protected] for more info or application forms if you would like to trade.

#Date Night Salsa Class & Party

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Photo credit: Salsa Cape Town
  • When: Friday, 9 December 2022
  • Event by: Salsa Cape Town
  • Where: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town | 22 Riebeek Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
  • Time: Beginner Class: 7:30pm | Salsa Party: 8:30pm
  • Ticket Prices: R200 – Per couple (Class & Party) | R120 – Per person (Class & Party)
  • Contact details: Book your spot now via whatsapp on 0741700780 | Bookings are ESSENTIAL!

Join Salsa Cape Town this coming Friday for a “Date Night” beginner salsa class and party hosted at Radisson Blu – Riebeek Street.

A wonderful and interactive experience where you and your partner or friends can enjoy an evening of great food & drinks, a beginner salsa class where they will teach you how to dance salsa step-by-step and a salsa party with some of the local community for an awesome evening out!

This is a really fun experience and you can bring your partner, friends and colleagues – a great night out, not to be missed – Book Now!

**Extra Note:

#The Secret Garden at The Star Theatre

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Photo credit: Cape Town Theatre Company
  • When: Friday, 9 December 2022
  • Event by: Cape Town Theatre Company
  • Where: Homecoming Centre, Buitenkant Street
  • Time: 7pm – 9:30pm
  • Tickets: Click here to get you ticket / tickets

Cape Town Theatre Company returns with a magical new production at the heart of its summer season. Frances Burnett’s iconic and much loved tale is reimagined for the stage by the uniquely imaginative mind of award winning designer and director, Stephan Fourie. The show is a vibrant feast for the eyes, taking audiences on a mystical whirlwind adventure as they discover the secrets of a mysterious hidden garden. A talented cast of 23 performers tell the story of orphaned Mary Lennox, who finds herself living in her cruel uncle’s manor. Alone and frightened, yet stubborn as ever, she explores the grounds and discovers a magical secret garden. She is joined on her adventure by Dickon, a boy who talks to animals and her sickly cousin Colin, who matches her stubbornness and grumpy manner.

This extravagant production contains all the ingredients of a magical theatrical adventure, with gorgeous puppets, enormous sets, vibrant choreography and a heart warming story performed by a stellar cast at the center of it all.

The Secret Garden is the must-see family outing in Cape Town’s vibrant summer entertainment catalogue. Experience the wonder of this tale as never seen before.

Visit The Secret Garden at The Star Theatre event page for more information.

#Tag Rugby Test Matches

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Photo credit: Tag Rugby
  • When: 8 – 9 December 2022
  • Event by: Tag Rugby
  • Where: Van Riebeck Park
  • Time: 8 December at 2:30pm – 9 December at 6pm

Come and support our TagBOK Mens Open and Mixed Open Teams as they face Great Britain.

You don’t want to miss this historic event, the first Tag Rugby Test Matches to happen in Africa!


Exciting Things To Do In November In Cape Town


#Take a dip in the Atlantic

Beat The Heat In Cape Town This Summer

Taking a dip in the chilly Atlantic is the ultimate way to beat the heat in Cape Town. 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 paired with a refreshing dip in the cool Atlantic waters is by far one of the top things to do in Cape Town in summer.

Here are some of our favorite beaches that all deserve to be on your Cape Town beach bucket-list:

  • Camps Bay
  • Clifton (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)
  • Muizenberg Beach
  • Bloubergstrand
  • Llandudno
  • Bakoven
  • Glen Beach
  • Boulders Beach
  • Big Bay
  • Oudekraal Beach
  • Long Beach in Kommetjie
  • Noordhoek Beach
  • Water’s Edge

#Go swimming at some of the best dams & rivers in Cape Town

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Going swimming and adventuring at some of the best dams and rivers in Cape Town is by far one of the most fun, exhilarating, invigorating / ‘make-you-feel-completely-and-utterly-alive’ adventure experiences and things to do this summer in Cape Town for both the young and young at heart.

If you’re eager to take a cool and refreshing dip away from the sand, sea water, and large crowds, Cape Town’s vast variety of dams and rivers are the perfect place to do just that.

Let’s be honest, what’s more thrilling than plunging into a crystal-clear rock pool in one of the most beautiful locations in the Western Cape? This is undoubtedly one of the most exciting ways to beat the heat in Cape Town this summer.

Check out our ‘Best Dams and Rivers in Cape Town for swimming’ blog for everything you need to know about Cape Town’s best swimming spots.

#Cool down in one of Cape Town’s tidal pools

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The Mother City is blessed with countless tidal pools built along the coastline, providing everyone with an incredible, safe, and family-friendly space to swim, cool down, have fun, and enjoy the sunset.

Get ready to embrace the icy waters of the Atlantic as you spot a few sea slugs or cuttlefish. Not to mention one or all of the members of the Marine Big 5 if you’re lucky!

While Cape Town has no shortage of incredible tidal pools (read our post Cape Town’s 19 Amazing Tidal Pools  to make sure you visit them all), the St James Tidal Pool is definitely one of the best. Not to mention a real fan-favourite among the young and young at heart.

How to get there: Situated close to the Muizenberg station, you will need to cross over the train tracks and follow the winding concrete path that meanders along the coast. Once you’ve reached your desired destination, a refreshing dip in the cool St James tidal pool waters is an absolute must! It really is the perfect Cape Town summer holiday activity for the whole family.

In addition to the famous St James Tidal Pool, here are a few more amazing tidal pools that will help you beat the heat in Cape Town this summer.

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  • Miller’s Point | Simon’s Town – Click here to find out everything you need to know about Miller’s Point Tidal Pool
  • Maiden’s Cove | Between Glen Beach and Camps Bay Beach
  • Dalebrook | Kalk Bay
  • Camps Bay tidal pool | Camps Bay
  • Shelley’s Point | Glencairn
  • Milton tidal pool | Milton Beach
  • Glencairn | Glencairn Beach
  • Buffel’s Bay | Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Soetwater | South of Kommetjie
  • Sparks tidal pool | Gordon’s Bay
  • Kommetjie tidal pool | Kommetjie
  • Saunders | Saunders Beach, between Clifton and Sea Point in the suburb of Bantry Bay
  • Silwerstroom | Silwerstroom Resort, Meklbosstrand
  • Wooley’s tidal pool | Between Kalk Bay and Clovelly
  • Monwabisi | Khayelitsha
  • Brass Bell | Brass Bell Restaurant | Kalk Bay
  • Harmony | Strand

#Learn to surf & ride a wave

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By far one of the most fun and thrilling ways to beat the Cape Town heat this summer is to surf / learn to surf the cool Cape Town waves like a real surfing pro.

Whether you’re an avid surfing pro looking for your next big wave or a surfing first timer, Cape Town is the ultimate surfing destination. Home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, coolest waves, and a stunning year-round mild Mediterranean climate, Cape Town has fast become one of the most highly sought-after surfing hotspots / destinations for surfers from around the world.

A few of the top surfing beaches in Cape Town are:

  • Muizenberg Beach Surfer’s Corner
  • Llandudno Beach
  • The Dunes at Noordhoek Beach
  • Bloubergstrand
  • Long Beach in Kommetjie
  • Big Bay
  • Glen Beach
  • Scarborough Beach
  • Dungeons
  • The Hoek
  • Crayfish Factory
  • Derdesteen

Click here to check out our ‘Top 5 Coolest Surfing Beaches in Cape Town’ blog!

#Visit Crystal Pools

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Go on a thrilling and jam-packed adventure to one of the most sought-after and stunning natural gems in the Western Cape – The Crystal Pools.

Crystal Pools is one of Gordon’s Bay and Cape Town’s best kept secrets and bucket-list destinations. Located approximately 90 minutes outside of Cape Town, Crystal Pools boasts incredible hiking trails which lead to a series of mountain pools situated within a beautiful Valley known as the Steenbras River Gorge. Both the Steenbras River Gorge and the Crystal Pools forms part of the renowned Steenbras Nature Reserve, with the hiking trail following the Palmiet River up the gorge.

Crystal Pools, the Steenbras River Gorge, and Steenbras Nature Reserve offers avid hikers, adventurers, and anyone eager to explore the great outdoors the ultimate escape from the hustle and hype of the city.

Need to know information:

  • Location: Kogelberg Nature Reserve | Greater Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, Steenbras Nature Reserve (via N2 and R44), Helderberg Rural, Cape Town
  • Operating hours: Office hours: 7:30am – 4pm | Steenbras River Gorge and Crystal Pools hiking trail bookings: Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays): 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • Steenbras River Gorge & Crystal Pools operating hours: Hiking trails are only open from 1 November to 30 April each year (closed during winter months) | Hiking trail operating hours are from sunrise – sunset: 6am – 6pm | Steenbras River Gorge & Crystal Pools Hiking Trail operating times may differ slightly according to sunrise and sunset times throughout November – April
  • Entrance Fees / Cost: Entry fee for Steenbras River Gorge: R75 per person | Entry fee for the Steenbras hiking trails: R25 per person | For more information and a detailed list of costs please contact 021 444 6927 or [email protected]
  • Contact details: General enquiries: [email protected] | Booking queries: 021 856 9622 | 021 856 9623 | 021 856 9620 | [email protected] | Emergency number: 021 444 6927 | 021 957 4725
  • Distance from Cape Town: +/- 65km – 80km (depending on route)
  • Steenbras River Gorge & Crystal Pools Hiking Trail Carrying Capacity: To ensure that the hiking trails don’t get too crowded, a maximum of 50 people are allowed per day | It is essential to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment
  • Essential Crystal Pools Hiking Trail Requirements: You cannot gain access to the area / hike any of Steenbras River Gorge or Crystal Pools’ Hiking Trails without a valid pre-booked and paid permit containing a unique QR Code & proof of identification (driver’s license, ID card, or passport)
  • Hiking Trail Permits: To pre-book your Steenbras River Gorge & Crystal Pools permit email [email protected] with ALL relevant information, including the date of your visit and the size of your party / group (a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 people are allowed per group) | One permit per person is required | You can only acquire a permit via email, not at the gate | You must pre-book your hiking permit at least two to five working days before your visit |The hiking permit does not authorize abseiling activities

Check out our ‘Crystal Pools’ blog for everything you need to know about Crystal Pools and all its incredible hiking trails, rock pools, exhilarating experiences, hidden gems, fauna, flora, and biodiversity, and exciting secret spots to visit.

#Visit Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery

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Photo credit: Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery
  • Location: Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery | Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville, Cape Town | Klein Roosboom lies in the foothills of the Durbanville wine region, just 25 km’s from Cape Town.
  • Contact details: 0860 572 572 | [email protected]
  • Website:

Known as the keeper of one of Cape Town’s best-kept wine tasting secrets, Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery is any head-over-heels wine lover’s dream wine escape. Offering wine enthusiasts one of the most unique and enthralling wine tasting experiences, its hard to resist a visit to this beautiful one-of-a-kind Western Cape wine gem.

Beyond merely enjoying a tasting of Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery’s array of exceptional wines, you get to do so in a destination that is truly unlike any other – your very own cave! How amazing is that?!

Klein Roosboom has reclaimed and lovingly restored their former wine storage facilities (‘caves’), creating one-of-a-kind wine tasting nooks ideal for a bucket-list worthy wine tasting experience!

#Go Tandem Paragliding with Cape Hope Paragliding

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Photo credit: Cape Hope Paragliding

It’s time to experience something incredibly thrilling, adventurous, a little daring, and oh so worth it – Going Tandem Paragliding with Cape Hope Paragliding!

Let’s be honest, there are few things more exhilarating than going on an adrenaline-filled paragliding flight or an unforgettable paragliding sightseeing tour over the glorious city of Cape Town. Not only do you get to admire one of the most beautiful cities in the world in one of the most exciting and invigorating ways, you get to tick something truly thrilling off your Cape Town bucket list!

Cape Town’s tandem paragliding trips typically take off from Lions Head or Signal Hill. In addition to the intense adrenalin rush and ‘pinch-me-I-can’t-believe-this-is-ACTUALLY-happening’ moments you’ll experience throughout your tandem paragliding flight, you’ll be treated to the most magnificent views of the beautiful city of Cape Town. All while soaring through the sky – How unbelievable is that?

**Tip: If you’re keen to experience a super special tandem paragliding adventure, why not take to the sky at sunset? Is there anything better than gliding above Cape Town’s top sights and wonderful natural wonders as the Mother City’s stunning sherbet-colored sunset sets the sky alight in a beautiful celebration of colors? We think not!  Cape Town is pure sunset bliss after all.

**One of the New7Natural Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, Lion’s Head, glorious Atlantic Ocean, captivating Cape Peninsula and its vast and equally stunning coastline are just a few of the spectacular sights you’ll have the amazing opportunity to see on your paragliding adventure.

  • Location: 1, Signal Hill, Cape Town | Tandem Paragliding flights either fly from Lions Head or Signal Hill depending on the weather conditions on the day of your flight. The meeting point for all flights are at the very end of Signal Hill road by the parking area, from there they will assess the weather conditions and wind direction and decide whether the flight will take place from Signal Hill or Lions Head.
  • Contact details: 061 583 4055 | [email protected]
  • Website: Click here to visit Cape Hope Paragliding’s website & find out more about this exhilarating once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • Booking: Click here to make an online booking

#Enjoy a Sushi & Wine pairing at Kanu Wines

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Photo credit: Kanu Wines

Kanu Wines has launched their very first Sushi and Wine pairing offering. For only R195 per person you will receive 6 pieces of sushi paired with 6 of their amazing wines. If you’re a sushi and wine lover this is definitely for you.

Contact Kanu Wines on [email protected] to book!

**Note: Please note that the Sushi and Wine pairing will only be available at the Kanu Wines Deli.

#Watch an open-air movie screening at the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema

The Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema in Cape Town is dedicated to restoring the true experience of cinema!

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Photo credit: Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel
  • Location: The Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel | 38 Long Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
  • Contact details: 021 207 8888 | [email protected]
  • Website: Click here to find out more about this incredible experience | To find out more information about The Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema at the Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel click here

Located in the heart of Cape Town’s lively CBD, the infamous Pink Flamingo open-air Rooftop Cinema is part drive-in, part social event, and part adventure. Set in the Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel – the only designer Rooftop Airstream Trailer Park in the world – The Pink Flamingo celebrates the silver screen in a silver setting – right beneath the night sky.

Showcasing an array of films, including all your favorite classics, watching a movie under the Cape Town night sky and Mother City moonlight while surrounded by their amazing gleaming vintage Airstream Trailers, is by far one of the top things to do in Cape Town this weekend. Not to mention one of the most unique and memorable too!

On an open-air rooftop that is The Grand Daddy Hotel’s Airstream Penthouse Trailer Park, the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema is all about celebrating the occasion, the glamour, the romance, the ritual, and the wonderful world of make believe that is the movies.

If you want to add an extra special touch to this already incredible experience, you can order a delicious picnic basket or decide to spend the night in one of their magical themed trailers. This is one experience you absolutely have to add to your Cape Town bucket-list.

**Note: You can choose from three unique seating options: General Seating, the Love Seat, and the Couch. Each ticket includes a welcome drink, a bag of sweets and popcorn.

Watching an open-air rooftop screening at the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema is by far one of the best things to do in Cape Town!

#Go Horse Riding

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Photo credit: Cape Winelands Riding

Enjoy an exciting horseback riding adventure in the beautiful Cape Winelands this weekend with Cape Winelands Riding. Experience and explore vineyards, orchards, and forests on horseback with friends with the beautiful mountain ranges as the perfect backdrop in every direction. On the Cape Gourmet Wine Trail you’ll explore the best that the Cape Winelands has to offer.

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Or if you’re looking for something exciting to do in Cape Town this weekend, going horseback riding on the beach is right up there with the best of them! It is one thing enjoying a blissful sun-kissed beach day or sunset stroll on one of Cape Town’s beautiful beaches, but going horse riding along the ocean shore is on a whole other level. This is definitely a thrilling experience that deserves to be on everyone’s Cape Town bucket-list!

Check out our ‘Best Cape Town Beach Horse Riding Experiences’ blog to find out more.

#Indulge in a sensational Wine & Cheesecake Pairing at Eikendal Vineyards

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If you’re a head-over-heels cheesecake lover, this unique and down-right exceptional Wine & Cheesecake Pairing experience at the Stunning Eikendal Vinyards in the Stellenbosch Winelands is not only one of the best (and most delicious if we may add) thing to do this weekend in Cape Town with family and friends – but a bucket list worthy Winelands experience!

If you’ve ever needed an excuse to visit Eikendal Vineyards, NOW is your chance – the summer pairing is ready for you to enjoy! Plus, it’s the perfect excuse for you to explore the stunning Stellenbosch Winelands, along with one of its most pristine Vineyards and Wine Estates – Eikendal of course – and eat, drink, and be merry!

  • Location: Eikendal is a landmark on the R44 road between Somerset West and Stellenbosch | Eikendal Vineyards, Dennesig, Stellenbosch
  • Contact details: 021 855 1422 | [email protected]
  • Website: Visit for more information

#Go tobogganing at Cool Runnings

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The first downhill tobogganing track in Africa, Cool Runnings is a Cape Town-based family park boasting an intricate course of steel tracks and top-notch, wheeled bobsleds.

Go hurtling down a half-pipe in a bobsled, flying through the twists and curves as you race along the 1.25 km track. It’s fun for kids and adults, and it’s completely safe and the combination of speed and skill makes it a thrilling challenge for even the most die-hard speed freak.

Starting at the foot Durbanville’s slopes, you settle into your toboggan and set off as the cables in the tracks haul you to the start of the course (a relief for anyone thinking they’d have to climb the hill every time!).

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Once at the top, it’s just you, the toboggan, the brake lever – and the spectacular view of Cape Town. Cruise through the 17 corners, S-bends and even a tunnel, before the sled automatically slows down at the bottom of the course, safe and sound. Perfect for a day out with the family, friends or colleagues, Cool Runnings is a one-stop destination, with a café serving up delicious boerie rolls, burgers and pizza, and a bar to quench your thirst. Best of all? It won’t burn a hole in your wallet!

The rides start at only R60 – and the more you ride, the cheaper it gets. It’s also free entry for team-building events, school outings, and birthday and bachelor/bachelorette parties.

**Note: Kids under the age of 3 are not allowed.

Visit the Cool Running’s website to find out more.

#Go to the famous Gin Bar

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Bring on the GIN! Known as one of Cape Town’s coolest hidden gems, hippest hangouts, and favourite Gin nirvanas, The Gin Bar should be right at the top of your ‘Things to do in Cape Town’ list!

At The Gin Bar, they take their gin seriously – VERY seriously – as they pride themselves on making the entire experience all about the star of the show – THE GIN! Oh, and you of course! So, if you’re a head-over-heels gin-lover at heart, the legendary Gin Bar is without a doubt where you should be at.

**Interesting fact: Did you know that the Gin Bar was one of the first bars in the Mother City to dedicate itself to all things gin? Thereby making it the true OG of the Cape Town gin scene. It is also one of the country’s only true speak-easy bars – how incredible is that?

As the name suggests, all the signature cocktails at The Gin Bar contain Gin, well, besides the virgins of course. The menu is concise and definitely favours quality over quantity, just as it should be. If you’re not much of a gin lover, no problem! They also offer a selection of amazing classic cocktails to choose from.

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When it comes to their much-loved signature cocktails, The Gin Bar cleverly named their classic five cocktails The Head, The Heart, The Hope, The Soul, and The Ambition, all intended to provide their drinker with as much needed healing for whatever may ail them. Undoubtedly adding an extra unique and personalised touch to the already bucket-list worthy experience.

Fondly known by Cape Town locals as the ‘secret’ Gin bar, mainly due to its hush-hush, unmarked location hidden behind a cool Chocolate Café, Honest Chocolate, and nestled in a Mediterranean-style secret courtyard – Going to The Gin Bar is one experience you absolutely cannot afford to miss!

The Bubbly Bar

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The Gin Bar has added a new exciting addition to their already impressive repertoire – The Bubbly Bar! This little bar is a celebration of local crafters making some of the best bubbly in the world. Our South African version of Champagne is called Cap Classique and is just as good as the French version in our (and many others’) opinion. Some local makers also experiment with unusual grape varietals to produce flavour experiences that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

The tasting flight of 5 different producers is highly recommended. If you love bubbly then this little bar is for you!

  • Location: The Gin Bar | Enter through Honest Chocolate Café – 64a Wale Street, Cape Town
  • Contact details: 071 241 2277 | [email protected]
  • Opening hours: Gin Bar Trading Times: Monday – Wednesday: 5pm-1:00am* ; Thursday – Saturday: 3pm-1:00am* | Bubbly Bar Trading Times: Wednesdays: 5pm – 1:00am* ; Thursdays – Saturdays: 3pm -1:00am*
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#Go to the iconic Root44 Market

Good food | Amazing Drinks | Epic Tunes & Live Entertainment | Brilliant Company | A Vibrant & Infectious Energy & Vibe!

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  • Location: Root 44 Market | Corner of R44 and Annandale Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
  • Operating hours: Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 5pm (rain or shine)
  • Contact: 021 300 3935 | [email protected]
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It’s the perfect time to enjoy a legendary ROOT 44 market adventure! The renowned ROOT 44 Market in Stellenbosch welcomes absolutely EVERYONE with open arms, a cool laid-back vibe, and an endless variety of just about everything and anything your market-loving heart desires!

Housed in a sturdy, super-cosy marquees, surrounded by picturesque vineyards and beautiful views, a visit to the ROOT 44 Market is ideal for enjoying a lovely day out in Cape Town with friends and family.

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Did you know that the iconic ROOT 44 Market is one of the most child-friendly markets in the Mother City? Well, now you do! Boasting an incredible variety of activities such as World of Adventure (which includes indoor and outdoor jungle gyms), mini-golf, and so much more – It is bound to keep the kiddies happy, entertained, and loving life for hours on end.

Let’s not forget about all the delicious eats, treats, and cool ROOT 44 beats! From decadent sweet treats, wood-fired pizza’s, gourmet hamburgers, and biltong to healthy salads, sandwiches, and spicy curries, ROOT 44 has something for every foodie or lover of delicious things. They also have a wonderful and vast selection of craft beers that are bound to have you coming back for more – That’s a promise!

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The best thing is, all the stalls and lekker food and drinks can be enjoyed to the cool sounds, viby beats, and awesome live entertainment as several incredible live bands take to the ROOT 44 stage every Saturday and Sunday.

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**Cool to know: One of the coolest things about this market, despite the obvious of course, is the fact that it is one of Cape Town’s best all-weather markets. So, come rain or shine, ROOT44 will continue the good vibes and cool market times all the way through. 

**For more GREAT markets in Cape Town be sure to check out our ‘Best Markets in Cape Town’ Blog for everything you need to know!

#Take a Train to Elgin Railway Market | Ceres Rail Company

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  • Where: The journey departs from Harbour Bridge Platform (close to the Cape Town International Convention Centre) – Elgin Railway Market (Oak Avenue, Elgin, Cape Town)
  • Event by: Ceres Rail Company
  • Website:
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

Seating options:

  • Day Sitter restaurant-type seating – R625 per seat
  • Family Coupe (Maximum 2 adults and 2 children) – R1500 for the whole coupe
  • Family Compartment (Maximum 4 adults and 2 children) – R2900 for the whole compartment
  • Bar Lounge Seating (No under 18’s) – R625 per seat
  • Observation Car (Group bookings only for 15 – 28 people) – Starts at R12 750 for 15 people in an airconditioned, private setting
  • Children under 2 travel free

Join the Ceres Rail Company on a 160 km round-trip departing from Cape Town to the Art Deco Elgin Railway Market for an exceptional market experience.

The journey departs from Harbour Bridge Platform (close to the Cape Town International Convention Centre), and meanders through Cape Town and its surrounds until reaching the majestic Sir Lowrys Pass. Once you arrive at the foot of the pass, the train embarks on an epic climb up one of the steepest railway lines in South Africa. Cresting the peak, the train snakes it way into the lush Elgin Valley before arriving at the Elgin Railway Market.

Onboard the train guests can enjoy the wonderful scenery from various vantage points whilst sipping on drinks from the fully licensed cash bar and / or snacking in the train dining car.

The service is suited to all ages and promises to be an experience to you’ll never forget!

#Enjoy a theatrical dining experience at StarDust

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The trendy Cape Town neighbourhood of Woodstock is home to this uniquely wonderful, one-of-a-kind theatrical restaurant – StarDust! With incredible, get-up-on-your-feet, can’t resist the beat musical and theatrical performances by profoundly talented young local performers, dancers, and singers – most of whom are total triple threats – paired with an array of sensational Mediterranean dishes, and a lively and vibrant atmosphere – You are in for the mother of all treats at StarDust Theatrical Dining!

Oh, did we mention that these remarkable musical and theatrical performers double as your waiters too? That just blew your mind didn’t it? All the more reason to get your friends and family together and make a booking at this cool inner-city theatrical dining restaurant / epic musical and dining destination right away.

What makes this already enjoyable, vibrant, and wildly entertaining experience even more fun, is the fact that absolutely everyone in attendance is encouraged to join in on the lively festivities – including the dancing & singing! So, don’t be shy, sing your heart out, get moving and grooving, and most of all – have an absolute BLAST!

  • Location: StarDust Theatrical Dining | 118 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
  • Contact details: 021 462 7777 | 072 414 6522 | [email protected]
  • Website: Click here to find out more about StarDust Theatrical Dining & to make your official Girls Night Out booking

#Go on a sunset or sunrise hike

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Going on a sunset, sunrise, mid-day, or moonlight hike in the majestic Mother City is undoubtedly one of the best, and certainly the most exhilarating, things to do in Cape Town all year-round.

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, fauna and flora, and natural gems the Mother City has to offer than by going on the ultimate hiking adventure. Plus, the fact that Cape Town boasts an extensive and exciting variety of hiking trails, ranging from beginner to advanced, means there is something for every avid hiker at heart. Even if you’ve never hiked a day in your life, Cape Town’s wildly wonderful hiking scene welcomes you with open arms. This gives absolutely EVERYONE the amazing opportunity to join in on the fun and thrilling Women’s Day hiking experience.

To take it to the next level, the Mother City is home to some seriously sensational sunrise and sunset hiking trails and spots. It’s no surprise that going on the ultimate sunrise and / or sunset chasing adventure and hike has become one of the most exciting Cape Town experiences.

To ensure you have the absolute greatest experience, here are some of the best sunrise and sunset hikes in Cape Town to add to your Cape Town hiking bucket-list:

  • Kloof Corner
  • Lion’s Head
  • The Pipe Track
  • Signal Hill
  • Lion’s Head Loop Hiking Trail
  • Elephant’s Eye Cave
  • Table Mountain Contour Path
  • Boomslang Cave
  • Little Lion’s Head
  • Sunset hikes at Muratie
  • Table Mountain & all of its breathtaking & equally thrilling hiking trails
  • Maiden’s Cove & Tidal Pools – Although it is less of a hike and more of a scramble on rocks and boulders, Maiden’s Cove is hands down one of the most beautiful beaches, lookout points, tidal pools, and sunset spots in Cape Town.

Check out our ‘Best sunset hikes in Cape Town’ blog for everything you need to know about Cape Town’s magnificent and magical sunset and sunrise hiking trails.