Things To Do In November In Cape Town

Things To Do In November 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 November in Cape Town 2022.

**Note: This blog was last updated on 18/10/2022 | Keep checking the page for more exciting November event updates!


November Events In Cape Town


#The Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Elite 16

The Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Elite 16 is bringing the beach to the Grand Parade in Cape Town!

Things To Do In November In Cape Town
Photo credit: Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour
  • When: 2 November – 6 November 2022
  • Where: The Grand Parade in the Cape Town CBD
  • Tickets & Information: For tickets visit and for further information visit the Volleyball World Event Page

The Grand Parade in the Cape Town CBD will come to life for a beach volleyball and lifestyle festival from the 2nd to the 6th of November, with 1000 cubic meters of sand trucked in to create four beach volleyball courts to host the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour. The tournament, from is a triumph for the City of Cape Town, the local tourism economy, and the residents of Cape Town.

What is the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour all about

The Beach Pro Tour is the worldwide professional beach volleyball tour for both men and women organised by Volleyball World and the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB). Winning the Beach Pro Tour is one of the highest honours in international beach volleyball, with only the World Championships and the Olympic beach volleyball tournaments considered to be more prestigious.

The current format started in 2022 and is now called the Beach Pro Tour comprising three tiers:

  • Future
  • Challenge
  • Elite 16

The Elite 16 round is being held in Cape Town with the top 16 men’s and top 16 women’s teams travelling from all over the world to take part.

South Africa will be represented amongst the 16 Elite teams by Leo Williams and Grant Goldschmidt, using the Wild Card entry given to the host nation. The pair represented SA in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham earlier this year. A further three SA teams will play in the qualification tournament, amongst them a female team.

The event promoter has secured the ten-year contract to host the tour, in partnership with the City of Cape Town. As well as the Beach Pro Tour matches, display matches will form part of the schedule along with top-class entertainment, making this a must-attend party for residents and visitors to the city.

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Photo credit: Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour

Adam Brown (Cape Umoya), Local Promoter and Tournament Director, says: “We are delighted to bring this prestigious sporting and lifestyle event to Cape Town. Cape Town is synonymous with world-class sporting events, beaches, a foody and party lifestyle, and a rich cultural heritage. With the City of Cape Town, we are looking to build this into an annual must-attend festival of sport, lifestyle and culture, set to the backdrop of Table Mountain and the Cape Town City’s historical Town Hall.”

The event will be working with local communities to deliver Legacy Projects: “Volleyball World is committed to investing in the communities where their tournaments are held, and these initiatives will ensure that the event ignites interest in volleyball amongst local residents and creates the impetus to perhaps one day field a beach volleyball team at the Olympic Games again. Sustainability is also a key component of our mandate and we have a number of plans in this regard which we will share in due course,” says Brown. 

JP Smith, the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, says: “Cape Town has been voted the World’s Leading Festival and Event Destination for three of the last four years at the World Travel Awards in part due to the city’s versatile event offering. Adding the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour to Cape Town’s events calendar really enhances the city’s reputation as an events capital, as we have not had a major beach volleyball event in some time. For the City of Cape Town, hosting major international events contributes significantly to the economy through job creation, visitor spending at our tourism attractions, retail and accommodation. We are looking forward to welcoming the competitors and visitors who will be coming down to enjoy the action on the court.’

Llewellyn Rhoda, CEO of 2 Oceans Academy, who delivers the legacy element for the tournament, believes that the international event will inspire young people not only in Cape Town but the entire continent. The legacy programme kicked off on 1 October 2022 and was a huge success as kids were introduced to beach volleyball for the first time. The 2nd event is scheduled for 15 October 2022 and the third for 29-30 October 2022 where the kids will get a chance to play on the same courts that the elite athletes will play on.”

CARES (Culture, Arts, Recreation, Education and Sport) is coordinating aspects of the Legacy Project that Rhoda says has a 5-year plan to create ten sports facilities in Cape Town. The sand from the tournament will be used to build a 44 x 30-metre sports court at KU CARES, for beach soccer, beach tennis, beach netball and beach volleyball programmes.

“We will be including about 500 kids, to watch and be a part of the tournament every day of the event, employing some youngsters as ball retrievers and scorekeepers.”

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05.06.2022, Jurmala, Beachvolleyball, Beach Pro Tour, Elite 16 Jurmala, Finale Cherif / Ahmed (QAT) vs. Nicolai / Cottafava (ITA) Foto: Conny Kurth /

Anthony Mokoena, Volleyball South Africa President, says it has been eight years since a World Series Beach volleyball event was hosted in South Africa: “The hugely successful FIVB Manguang Beach volleyball event for both genders was widely praised by both players and the FIVB. I am pleased that our hard work in the promotion of volleyball and Beach volleyball caught the attention of the FIVB who have selected us for the rapid development of Beach volleyball in our country. We are the recipients of development programmes, including an accredited beach volleyball coach from Australia to fast-track our athletes to compete internationally. I am confident that once again Volleyball South Africa, the City of Cape Town, and the promoter, will successfully host a world-class event.”

For tickets visit and for further information visit the Volleyball World Event Page.

#First Thursday Summer Fest

Things To Do In November In Cape Town
Photo credit: The Station On Bree
  • When: Thursday, 3 November 2022
  • Event by: The Station On Bree
  • Where: The Station On Bree
  • Time: 6pm – 1am | Doors open 6pm


Are you ready for the Summer Season? The Station On Bree is proud to be back with their annual “First Thursday Summer Fest Upper Bree Market” along with a newly renovated STATION ON BREE SHOP! First Thursday will see the launch of The Station On Bree!

This event will be supersized, more bars, more stalls, more staff and the GREATEST line ups yet! They’ve got your summer covered!

The Upper Bree Street Market will include:

  • Street Vendor Market
  • Art Exhibition
  • Food Trucks
  • The best of local & International Acts
  • Main Stage
  • Gin Train
  • Street Bars
  • One unforgettable evening


Bree street access is FREE & you will get access to:

  • Vendor Market
  • Food Market
  • Bars
  • Art Exhibition
  • Djs (TBC)


  • Jimmy Nevis & Dj Cosher
  • Matthew Mole
  • Roger Goode

**Ticket Prices & Link**…/193500-first-thursday…/…

  • Phase 1 – R120 – Ends Sunday 8 October
  • Phase 2 – R150 – Ends Sunday 15 October
  • Phase 3 – R180 – Ends Thursday 3 November

Let’s make the summer one to remember!

**Proudly partnered with The City Of Cape Town!

#Exhibition Opening: ‘Floribunda’ by Leigh Tuckniss

Things To Do In November In Cape Town
Photo credit: Artist Admin
  • When: Thursday, 3 November 2022
  • Event by: Artist Admin
  • Where: Artist Admin, Roeland Street, Cape Town city centre
  • Time: 6pm – 8:30pm
  • Contact details: [email protected] | 021 012 5796

‘Floribunda’, a solo exhibition by Leigh Tuckniss, is a collection of artwork centred on love, loss, grief and identity. This is a love story that is a yearlong excavation of the self.

Leigh Tuckniss, visual artist based in Cape Town, investigates, explores and depicts the shared dualities of what it means to be human through the flower as the signifier. In this exhibition this inclusion of the dead flowers is curiously explored as a small installation. The dying and wilting in her vase, the currency of giving and receiving bouquets of flowers in both moments of despair and celebration, the idea of death being beautiful. This is the core of Tuckniss’ work.

Join them for the opening night of ‘Floribunda’ on the 3rd of November from 6pm – 8:30 pm at Artist Admin, Roeland street.

#Wednesday Night Market

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Photo credit: Oranjezicht City Farm and Market Day

Hello Wednesdays! Oranjezicht City Farm and Market are excited to open the Market for the Wednesday Night Market season.

There’s something magical about bringing the family to the market on a summer evening – choosing really good food accompanied by a glass of wine or a non-alcoholic cocktail – sitting outside together amongst the twinkly lights.

#Flaming Fridays at Blu

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Photo credit: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Capetown
  • When: Friday, 4 November 2022
  • Event by: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Capetown
  • Where: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, 100 Beach Road, Granger Bay, Cape Town
  • Time: 6pm – 10pm
  • Costs: R550 per person | Kids between 5 and 12 year receive 50% discount | Those under 5 years eat with our compliments.
  • Booking: To book call 021 441 3000 or email [email protected] | Bookings are essential | T’s & C’s apply | The event is weather dependent.

Light up your weekend at Tobago’s with a flaming feast! Flaming Fridays is hosted every first and last Friday of the months during summer, from 6pm till 10pm.

Join them for a delicious braai buffet and enjoy a variety of local flame grills, accompanied by live entertainment and spectacular ocean views.

#McPherson’s Dinner Dance

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Photo credit: McPherson’s Restaurant, Wedding & Functions Venue

Join McPherson’s Restaurant, Wedding & Function Venue for a night of elegance, excellence & entertainment as they introduce their new monthly dinner dance! Enjoy a memorable dinner experience with friends, dining & dancing the night away in style to live entertainment.

A delectable 3 course menu awaits – Carefully curated by head chef Tommy with a wine paired main course for R295 p/p.

**On The Menu**


  • Fig Prosciutto & Pickled Candied Beets with yoghurt dressing
  • Wild Mushroom Gnocchi with Parmesan crisps & fresh thyme

Main Course:

  • Pork Belly with smoked mash, caramelised apples, baby carrots & green peas paired with a glass of red wine.
  • Braised Beef Fillet, Dauphinoise, Green Beans, Carrots paired with a glass of white wine.


  • Lemon Parfee with summer fruits & Marange.
  • Chocolate torte – Layers of biscuit base, with chocolate brownie, chocolate ganache & fresh berries.

**Drinks Specials**

  • R50 – Dbl Brandy & Coke
  • R70 – Frozen Margarita’s
  • R80 – Pink Flamingo (Signature Cocktail)
  • R99 – Pornstar Martini’s

**Live Entertainment by: Tanner Mason


  • Minimum table size 6+
  • Surcharge of R250 to secure your table (amount will be deducted off your bill)
  • Call 021 55 66 012 to reserve your table

#Wild Things Thursdays

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Photo credit: Zsa Zsa Cape Town
  • When: Thursday, 3 November 2022
  • Event byZsa Zsa Cape Town
  • Where: Zsa Zsa Cape Town
  • Time: 6pm – 2am
  • Contact details: 079 656 1080 | [email protected]
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

Join us this First Thursday for Dinner at Zsa Zsa and Wild Things Thursday at Darling!

#Beer Pong Friday | Green Point

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Photo credit: Randy Warthog
  • When: Friday, 4 November 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.

#Revival Gourmet Cuisine Cooking Pasta making class

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Photo credit: Robyn Marney
  • When: Friday, 4 November 2022
  • Event by: Robyn Marney and Revival Gourmet Cuisine
  • Where: 199 on Fourth
  • Time: 6pm
  • Contact details: Leon: 078 407 5697 | Robyn: 083 276 4432 | Whatsapp today to book, space is limited

Robyn Marney & Leon together with Revival Gourmet Cuisine is excited to announce that they will be hosting their first cooking class for adults, couples, groups and individuals.

Join them for a fun filled evening of learning how to make you own homemade pasta and also enjoy your meal with drinks, a lovely dessert in an intimate beautiful Venue.

There are awesome prizes to won as you book your tickets your number will go into a lucky draw!


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Photo credit: Zip Zap Circus
  • When: Friday, 4 November 2022
  • Event by: Zip Zap Circus
  • Where: Artscape Opera House | D F Malan Street, Cape Town
  • Time: 3pm – 5pm
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets
  • Contact details: [email protected]
  • Please Note: No late comers will be allowed entrance into the venue | All ages are welcome

In October 2021, Zip Zap Circus performed ‘Journey Returns’, their fourth collaboration with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. This performance combined two vocalists with renditions of popular songs, the magnitude of the orchestra, a rhythmic section and Zip Zap’s aerial and circus performers. The performances were sold out and now Zip Zap has been confirmed for a three-month contract to take ‘Journey Returns’ to Cirque Phénix in France. With 5000 seats, Cirque Phénix is the biggest dome-style circus tent!

This revamped version of ‘Journey Returns’, now known as ‘Rhapsody’, will take Africa’s magic to the world stage in foot stomping music and daring acrobatic acts. It will include traditional and contemporary circus acts, accompanied by a troupe of musicians led by the remarkable Chad Hendricks (renowned Cape Town orchestral conductor) and Josh Hawks (original bass player and singer of South African group, Freshlyground). Janine and Riyaan Cornelius, two of Cape Town’s hottest singers, also form part of the troupe.

After witnessing daring acrobats soar through the air and flawless aerialists display stunning skills, all performed to foot stomping music, this show will sprinkle the circus magic like you’ve never seen before!

For more information on the VIP Lounge Experience, please contact: [email protected]

#Rainbow Dance Rush | Clifton 2nd | Secret Sunset

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Photo credit: Secret Sunrise Cape Town
  • When: Saturday, 5 November 2022
  • Event by: Secret Sunrise Cape Town and Secret Sunrise Global
  • Where: Clifton 2nd Beach | 67 Fourth Beach Promenade, Clifton, Cape Town
  • Time: 18:00pm – 19:00pm (Please arrive at 17:45pm to receive your headsets)
  • Contact details: [email protected]
  • Age restriction: Family friendly
  • Theme: Rainbow Dance Rush
  • Bring: Layers and maybe a cossie.
  • Tickets: Click here to get your tickets

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 Rainbow Dance Rush | Clifton 2nd | Secret Sunset event or visit the Secret Sunrise website.

#The Galileo Picnic: A Star Is Born

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Photo credit: The Galileo Open Air Cinema
  • When: Saturday, 5 November 2022
  • Event by: The Galileo Open Air Cinema
  • Where: Lourensford Estate
  • Time: 5pm | Doors open at 5pm | Movie starts at sunset
  • Tickets Cost: Tickets from R129 per person | Various ticket package options are available
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

Enjoy an open-air screening of The Star is Born under the Cape Town night sky with the Galileo Open Air Cinema.

Food & Refreshments

Bring your own picnic or arrive hungry and enjoy a pre-movie picnic from their magnificent mini-market offering mouth-watering pizzas, juicy burgers, tasty wraps, delicious popcorn, and other yummy snacks.

Take Note:

  • No alcohol may be brought into the Estate a full bar will be available.
  • No outside chairs/backrests allowed.
  • Light drizzle, cold or wind will not cancel the event, so please come prepared.
  • Should the event be cancelled due to heavy rain or strong wind, you will receive an SMS and e-mail to the registered Webtickets account.
  • Please refer to The Galileo Open Air Cinema website for their terms & conditions.

View the full movie line-up here:

#The Imhoff Farm Thrift Fest

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Photo credit:  Thrift Fest

Imhoff farm is having a THRIFT FEST on the 5th November – and you are all invited to the ultimate Thrift experience at one of the most beautiful venues Kommetjie has to offer.

Entrance will be completely free – so bring the family, picnic blankets, material shopping bags and cash. Food and drink specials will be on offer on the day. There will also be customer parking at the venue.

#Wine on the Square

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Photo credit: Durbanville Wine Valley
  • When: 5 – 6 November 2022
  • Where: The Village Square | The Village Square, c/o Oxford & Queen Street, Durbanville
  • Time: 5 November at 12pm – 5pm | 6 November at 12pm – 5pm
  • Cost: R400pp includes a wine tasting glass, wine tasting, parking and nine eatery vouchers
  • Contact details: For more info visit
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

Come experience the magic of the Durbanville Wine Valley in one convenient location!

The Durbanville Wine Valley’s inaugural dorpsfees celebration – Wine on the Square – will be hosted at The Village Square in Durbanville.

Expect a tasting journey featuring thirteen wineries and their wines from the prestigious Durbanville region, with nine of the Square’s restaurant tenants adding to the taste sensation by serving small plates of their signature dishes and delicacies. All of this, set to the backdrop of live music.

#Paws-a-While Animal Adoption Fair

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Photo credit: Paws-A-While
  • When: Sunday, 6 November 2022
  • Where: Sea Point Promenade
  • Time: 9am – 2pm

The Paws-a-While Animal Adoption Fair is BACK on SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER on the Sea Point Promenade!

Meet the superheros of the Cape Animal Welfare Forum and the City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement Animal Control Unit!

ADOPT your furever best friend, browse their pawsome stalls, or grab a bite to eat!

This is a NOT-TO-BE-MISSED-EVENT – See you there!

#Summer Sundays | Grand Africa Café & Beach

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Photo credit: Grand Africa Collection (Café & Beach)
  • When: Sunday, 6 November 2022
  • Event by: Grand Africa Collection (Café & Beach)
  • Where: The Grand Cafe & Beach
  • Time: 2pm – 8pm | Doors open from 2pm
  • Bookings: Click here to make a booking
  • **Walk-ins are ALWAYS welcome!

Pure vacation vibes, live music and premium cocktails are just a few reasons why Sundays at the Grand Café & Beach is the best day of the week.

Take a break from your busy schedule and join the Grand Africa Café & Beach every Sunday to experience the very best beach vibes, sensational signature cocktails, and incredible live music!

**New DJ’s & Artists every week**

#Blissful Kids Yoga Teacher Training

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Photo credit: Blissful Kids

Join Blissful Kids in November & December for their Children’s Yoga Teacher Training. Blissful Kids’ Children’s Yoga Training is accredited by Yoga Alliance International.

Module 1

  • 11-13 November 2022
  • Friday: 14h00-18h00
  • Saturday: 10h30 – 16h00
  • Sunday: 10h30 – 16h00
  • Venue: Bodhi Studio, Hout Bay, Cape Town

Module 2

  • 2-4 December 2022
  • Friday: 14h09 – 18h00
  • Saturday: 10h30 – 16h00
  • Sunday: 10h30 – 16h00
  • Venue: The Sanctuary, Constantia, Cape Town
  • Exchange: R8800 (early bird payment R8000 by 28 Oct)

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

Beat The Heat In Cape Town This Summer

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

Beat The Heat In Cape Town This Summer

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.

Beat The Heat In Cape Town This Summer
  • 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

Beat The Heat In Cape Town This Summer

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

Beat The Heat In Cape Town This Summer

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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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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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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  • 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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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*
  • Website:

#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.