Things To Do In October In Cape Town

Things To Do In October 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 October in Cape Town 2022.

**Note: This blog was last updated on 13/10/2022 | Keep checking the page for more exciting October event updates!


#Hermanus Whale Festival 10km

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The Whale Festival is BACK! Experience the outdoor fun and exhilaration of running along the beautiful coast of Hermanus, while trying to spot some whales!

Starting at The Marine, running along the coast towards the new harbour where you will turn back and run along the most unique and beautiful cliff path in the country (or world?).

10km is within your reach! Make a super fast one of it or see whether you can do your first 10km run or walk, the call is yours.

  • Multiple water, food and fun stops along the 10km route.
  • Prizes to the 1st three women and men.
  • Beautiful medals to all finishers.
  • PLENTY of lucky draws and give-aways.
  • Ice cold COKE at the finish line, water & snacks.
  • FREE race photos.
  • Exclusive vouchers.
  • Discounted entries to families and teams of four and more runners. Contact [email protected] for details.

#Immersion Series | St James | Secret Sunrise

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Photo credit: Secret Sunrise Cape Town
  • When: Saturday, 1 October 2022
  • Event by: Secret Sunrise Cape Town
  • Where: St James Tidal Pool | St James Grass Patch | St James, Main Road, St James, Cape Town
  • Time: 7am – 8am (Please arrive at 6:30am to receive your headsets, we start at 7:00am sharp)
  • Contact details: [email protected]
  • Age restriction: Family friendly
  • Theme: Immersion Part 1: 5 Minutes
  • Tickets: Click here to get your tickets / tickets
  • What to bring: Bring a towel, bathing suit, comfortable clothing for moving, as well as 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 | St James | Secret Sunrise event or visit the Secret Sunrise website.


Things To Do In October In Cape Town
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  • When: Saturday, 1 October 2022
  • Event by: Sip&Paint Cape Town
  • Where: Makers Landing at the V&A Waterfront | The Cruise Terminal, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town | Across from the Silo Hotel
  • Time: 11am – 2pm
  • Contact details: 061 510 8516 | [email protected]

Sip&Paint is essentially an informal art class where you can paint a portrait from scratch till finish without any painting experience or fine art skills. All this takes place in a relaxed and intimate environment, as you listen to good music, surrounded by friends, family, and amazing like-minded people. All while enjoying a lovely glass of wine or any beverage of your choice.

#Summer Sundays | Grand Africa Café & Beach

Things To Do In October In Cape Town
Photo credit: Grand Africa Collection (Café & Beach)

Pure vacation vibes, live music and premium cocktails are just a few reasons why Sundays at Grand Cafe and 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, signature cocktails and live music!

**Important Note:

  • New DJs and artists every week.
  • Doors open from 2pm.
  • Walk-ins welcome!
  • **Booking: Click here to book NOW!

#Beaverlac 4 Day Hiking Adventure

Things To Do In October In Cape Town
Photo credit: Gantouw Tours & Excursions
  • When: Friday, 30 September 2022 – Monday, 3 October 2022
  • Event by: Gantouw Tours & Excursions
  • Where: Beaverlac, Porterville, Western Cape
  • Time: 30 September at 6am – 3 October at 3pm
  • Contact details: 082 3441096 | [email protected]
  • Cost: R1200/person (Includes camping and entrance fees)
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets & to find out more information
  • **Note: Booking is essential | For more information or to book please contact Andreas at [email protected] or on 0724360638

Tucked high up in the Olifants River Mountains above Porterville in the Western Cape in South Africa, Beaverlac offers camping and cabins to maximize your enjoyment of nature. Situated in a secluded 5000 hectare valley surrounded by mountains, Beaverlac is blessed with two rivers, the Ratel (Honey Badger) and the Olifants.

A wide variety of hiking and mountain bike trails and rock pools are available for visitors.

Gantouw Tours and Excursions is looking forward to an exciting, fun-filled and educational guided hiking adventure in this exceptional wilderness area. This guided adventure will include interpretation of the area’s Fynbos Flora and Fauna and the region’s Geological Formations and their history. As part of the fun along the way guests we will have the opportunity to swim in the various mountain pools along the way.


  • Hiking Backpack
  • All hiking gear for 4 days
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Tent
  • Food for 4 days

#Rocking the Daisies – Cape Town

Things To Do In October In Cape Town
Photo credit: Rocking the Daisies

South Africa’s biggest Music and Lifestyle experience / festival is back on 7 – 9 October 2022!

The legendary Rocking the Daisies will celebrate everything you love about music, discovering spaces, and meeting the most amazing people on Earth. This year they have a killer show planned to celebrate an incredible era of music, camping, and good vibes all-around!

Visit the Rocking the Daisies Facebook Page for updates, information, and everything you need to know. You can also visit the Rocking the Daisies website.

#Sip ‘N Paint

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Photo credit: fun_raiser021
  • When: Saturday, 8 October 2022
  • Event by: fun_raiser021
  • Where: 71 Waterkant Street, Cape Town
  • Time: 12:30pm – 6pm
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

Why not enjoy a wonderful Saturday afternoon filled with creative art, gin & rum tastings, as well as complimentary snacks and music? What more could you possibly ask for?!

Come for the art, stay for the vibes!

#Date Night Salsa Class & Party

Things To Do In October In Cape Town
Photo credit: Salsa Cape Town
  • When: Saturday, 8 October 2022
  • Event bySalsa Cape Town
  • Where: Balena Blu Authentic Italian Seafood Restaurant
  • Time: 7pm
  • Cost: R120 – per person | R200 – per couple
  • Booking: Book your spot now via WhatsApp on 074 170 0780

Book your spot now for Salsa Cape Town’s popular “couple’s night out” which includes a beginner salsa class & salsa party taking place this Saturday 7pm at the stunning Balena Blu restaurant in the CBD.

Salsa Cape Town invites absolutely everyone to join in on the salsa fun – Couples, singles, and groups are all welcome to join this amazing event. They will teach you step by step how to dance salsa in the most exciting, fun, and enjoyable class you’ve yet to experience, followed by partying the night away for the SBK Salsa Party from 8pm.

Everyone is welcome and no previous dance experience is needed. Come and enjoy a great night out!

You can expect:

  • Dinner & drinks specials available
  • Absolute beginners welcome
  • So much fun
  • A great “Date Night” event
  • Table bookings available

#Mojo Oktoberfest: Beer Party!

Things To Do In October In Cape Town
Photo credit: Mojo Market
  • When: Saturday, 8 October 2022
  • Event by: Mojo Market
  • Where: Mojo Market | 30 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
  • Time: 6pm – 10pm

The MOJO Market is bringing Oktoberfest to Mojo in the form of their very own MOJO BEER PARTY this Saturday 8th October from 6-10pm! Who could possibly resist a cold bru while dancing the night away to the Wurstzipfel Oompa German Band?! 
You can also expect to enjoy a variety of food stalls, five bars, live music throughout the day & free entrance!

**Note: Alcohol not for sale to persons under the age of 18.

#Sunset & Full Moon Hike Karbonkelberg

Things To Do In October In Cape Town
Photo credit: Karbonkelberg Tourism
  • When: Sunday, 9 October 2022
  • Event by: Karbonkelberg Tourism
  • Where: Karbonkelberg, The Sentinel, Hout Bay | Meet at Fish on The Rocks car park at 5pm leaving promptly
  • Meeting Point/Location: Fish on the Rocks, Harbour Road, Hout Bay (Parking at end of Harbour Road) | All to follow in convoy to the actual starting point in Harbour Community/Hangberg | Brent will coordinate.
  • Time: 5pm – 9pm
  • Cost: R200 per person
  • Bookings: Book at [email protected]

The popular monthly Sunset and Full Moon hikes on Karbonkelberg Peak/The Sentinel is a great way to explore, appreciate, and enjoy the gifts of mother nature. Learn more about our heritage and culture and see its context to Africa and spirituality too. The space we find ourselves in is of high significance to our people and they would like to share this with you.

**Bring along:

  • Head lamp, the hike back will not be completely lit by the moon when returning
  • Mask or Buff, when we get to spaces with other people to just cover up or as we are in a group you want to just be cautious and safe (abide by COVID19 protocols)
  • Wear comfortable walking/hiking boots/shoes
  • Fleece/ Windbreaker/ Warm Jacket as it does get cold when the sun sets or the wind picks up right off the Atlantic Ocean
  • Backpack to carry any extras
  • 1 litre of fresh cool water (ensure it’s in waterproof bags if in your backpack)
  • A flask of something warm to drink as it tends to get cold once the sun sets (ensure it’s in waterproof bags if in your backpack)
  • Snack pack (sandwich, trail mix, nuts, biltong, energy jellies or whatever else you would like that’s easy to eat) please ensure no waste is left behind
  • Insect repellent or you could wear a long pant
  • Extra cash in case you need to buy something at the shop before heading up or tip the guide/s

**Please note: There are no shops, toilets, or banking facilities available once you get to the area where the hike starts. Make sure you bring along anything else you feel you might need and try to have used the toilet before getting to the parking area.

#Foul Play+District present Desmond and the Tutus w/ Moskitos & Champion Trees

Things To Do In October In Cape Town
Photo credit: Foul Play Presents

**TICKETS at Quicket:

  • Early Bird (limited): R120
  • Online: R150
  • Door (if available): R180

That’s right! Jo’burg indie-rock darlings, Desmond and the Tutus, are coming to Cape Town for their first town show of the year!

**Foul Play + District presents**

  • DESMOND AND THE TUTUS LIVE @ District, Cape Town

**Supported by**

  • Champion Trees
  • Moskitos

Join the party festivities & celebrations at Surfa Rosa for the Pre (and Post) Jol before the doors open at 8pm.

#Ndlovu Youth Choir – Cape Town

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Photo credit: Showtime Management
  • When: Friday, 7 October 2022
  • Event by: Showtime Management
  • Where: Artscape | D F Malan Street, Cape Town
  • Time: 7:30pm – 9:15pm
  • Tickets / Ticket Cost: Ticket prices start from only R150 | Available exclusively at via
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

For their very first SA headline tour, the Ndlovu Youth Choir brings their signature sound, mesmerising choreography and infectious energy to Johannesburg and Cape Town!

One of the world’s most loved choirs is set to perform its first-ever SA headline tour to Johannesburg followed by Cape Town from Friday, 7 October to Sunday, 9 October (5 SHOWS ONLY)!

This is one extraordinary event you don’t want to miss!

#Colombian Nights

Things To Do In October In Cape Town
Photo credit: Colombian Nights
  • When: Saturday, 8 October 2022
  • Event by: Colombian Nights
  • Where: Cafe Mojito Long Street | 265 Long Street, Cape Town
  • Time: 8pm

Colombian Nights are back! Its all about great vibes, paired with the very best Colombian and Latin music – Creating a space where all cultures can come together, meet, mingle, and share in the beauty and magic of dance and passion.

#Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

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Photo credit: Cape Town Marathon
  • When: 15 October – 16 October 2022
  • Event by: Cape Town Marathon
  • Where: DHL Stadium | Green Point, Cape Town
  • Time: October 15 at 7am – October 16 at 2pm
  • Contact details: [email protected]
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is now an Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate. The City of Cape Town proudly presents this marathon to running enthusiasts around the world. This will be Africa’s first World Marathon Major.

The running festival includes the Gold Label Status road Marathon, the 10km and 5km Peace runs, and two incredible trail runs: the 46km Trail Marathon by Ryan Sandes and the 22km Trail.

#Travelling Thailand

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Photo caption: Stir Crazy Cooking School
  • When: Friday, 14 October 20222
  • Event by: Stir Crazy Cooking School
  • Where: Stir Crazy Cooking School
  • Time: 6pm – 9:30pm
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

Thai cuisine has always stressed a delicate balance between the four different tastes: sour, salt, sweet and hot! Thai food is very versatile and adaptable to suit almost any palate, and comes in many different styles and preparations. The Stir Crazy Thai Course uses authentic Thai ingredients and traditional recipes, learned directly from the people of Thailand!

The course includes different styles of cooking from all areas of Thailand such as Chang Mai Noodles, Panang Curry, home-made curry pastes and includes a few street food starters. The food is fresh, tasty, and filled with interesting combinations. If you’re one of the millions of people around the world who have acquired the tastes of Thailand and would like to make your own Thai food, then this class is for you. Learn directly from professional chefs who will teach you about the flavours, ingredients, and techniques of Thai cooking.

#Flavor Fridays @ Harald’s Rooftop Bar & Terrace!

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Photo credit: Harald’s Bar & Terrace
  • When: Friday, 14 February 2022
  • Event by: Harald’s Bar & Terrace
  • Where: Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore | 29 Heerengracht Street, Cape Town
  • Contact details: 021 427 4800 | [email protected]
  • Time: 5pm – 9pm

Join Harold’s Bar & Terrace for the pre-drink party vibe before taking on the city! FREE entry, limited seating.

#Kids Cooking Class

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Photo credit: Stir Crazy Cooking School
  • When: Saturday, 15 October 2022
  • Where: Stir Crazy Cooking School | 14 West Quay Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Time: 9am – 12:30pm
  • Contact details: 021 501 0695 | [email protected]
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

This is the ideal opportunity to provide the perfect combination of fun and creativity, and a great way to teach children the basics of cooking and how to look after themselves in the kitchen.

Children as young as 8 years old can participate. The course will teach participants how to make the food they like, as well as kitchen etiquette, using equipment correctly and adding a fun angle to helping parents in the kitchen.

Adults are welcome to team up with their children on this course, setting a platform for kitchen participation at home.


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Photo credit: Earth Fair Food & Craft Market
  • When: Saturday, 15 October 2022
  • Event byEarth Fair Food & Craft Market
  • Where: IPA Cape Town – Timour Hall Villa | Corner of St Joans Rd & Timour Hall Road, Constantia
  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Contact details: [email protected] | 067 108 1530

Join the Earth Food & Craft Market every Saturday for a fun, relaxing day with your family and friends. Delicious variety of foods, treats, groceries, and beautiful crafts from various local traders. There’s a stunning view and a bar too, everything you need for a great outing!

#Blues In The Beerhall

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Photo credit: Burton and The Blues
  • When: Saturday, 15 October 2022
  • Event byBurton and The Blues
  • Where: Woodstock Brewery | 252 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
  • Time: 1pm – 4pm

Chill out in the Beerhall this Saturday afternoon. Ten quality craft beers on tap, tasty comfort food on the menu and soulful rhythm ‘n’ blues on stage.

#Friday Salsa at Si Cantina Sociale!

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Photo credit: Sensagria Dance
  • When: Friday, 14 October 2022
  • Event by: Sensagria Dance
  • Where: Si Cantina Sociale
  • Time: 7pm – 11:30pm

You’re invited!

Pull in for an awesome Salsa party! Djs Lani & Carlos will keep your feet and heart happy with some incredible tracks!

  • 7pm – Beginners Class
  • 8pm -11:30pm SBK Party

Salsa, Bachata & Kizomba! Let’s Dance!

#Summer loving at Century City Night Market!

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Photo credit: Century City Natural Goods Market
  • When: Friday, 14 October 2022
  • Event by: Century City Natural Goods Market
  • Where: Century City Urban Square | Century City Square, No 4 Energy Lane, Bridgeway Precinct, Century City
  • Time: 4pm – 9pm

Hot on the heels of their first Sunday market, Century City Night Market is chuffed to be back with their first summer night market at the Century City Square on Friday 14 October 2022.

As always, they love to entertain you while you shop, eat and drink, and this month they’re welcoming 2 new musical acts with a double bill of ‘Grace de la Hunt’ & ‘John Ellis’. By the looks of it we are in for a treat! Music starts at 4pm.

In the spirit of summer, there will be loads ice cold draft beer, craft beer and chilled bubbly, pink G&T’s as well as organic wine and cider.

All washed down with a stunning variety of eats from Cape Town’s hottest food stalls. And if you have a sweet tooth yummy cakes and bakes, churros, and ice cream.

The market will run from 4pm – 9pm, perfectly timed to pop in on your way home from work
The market is situated at the Century City Conference Centre in the Bridgeway Precinct with convenient undercover parking and a one of a kind setting – this is not to be missed!

#Some Sundays: PHFAT, Will Linley, Grassy Spark

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Photo credit: Some Sundays
  • When: Sunday, 23 October 2022
  • Event bySome Sundays
  • Where: Nooitgedacht Wine Estate, R304 Koelenhof Road, Stellenbosch
  • Time: 10am
  • Contact details: [email protected]
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

Some Sundays in association with De Grendel Wines are proud to present: PHFAT, Will Linley, Grassy Spark and Champion Trees live at Nooitgedacht, Stellenbosch.

Look forward to some of SA’s best live music paired to perfection with the De Grendel Wine tent, fresh craft beer by Newlands Spring, gin cocktails, and delicious food from various curated food trucks.


  • 12:00 – Gates Open
  • 13:00 – Acoustic Opening TBC
  • 14:00 – Champion Trees
  • 15:00 – Will Linley
  • 16:00 – Grassy Spark
  • 17:00 – PHFAT
  • 19:00 – Gates Close


All ‘General Admission’ seating is not reserved, so arrive on time to claim your pozzie in the shade! Remember to bring your own picnic blanket or chair. Snacks will be welcomed this year however NO cooler boxes will be permitted. Also no Gazebos will be allowed. No entrance before 12:00.


They have added a limited number of exclusive ‘Boujee Blanket’ tickets. This includes a pre-booked picnic blanket, umbrella, picnic chairs, picnic table, picnic food box and wine served to you in their stunning Fieldbar coolers. Ticket options are available for groups of 2 or 4. Perfect for hassle-free birthdays or a surprise for someone special.

**Additional Notes:

  • All ages are welcome.
  • Entrance is free for children younger than 8 years.
  • Discretion advised for some of the artists.
  • Right of admission reserved.
  • No drinks or cooler boxes to be brought into the venue.

For more info, visit

#Flavor Fridays @ Harald’s Rooftop Bar & Terrace!

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Photo credit: Harald’s Bar & Terrace
  • When: Friday, 21 October 2022
  • Event by: Harald’s Bar & Terrace
  • Where: Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore | 29 Heerengracht Street, Cape Town
  • Contact details: 021 427 4800 | [email protected]
  • Time: 5pm – 9pm

Join Harold’s Bar & Terrace for the pre-drink party vibe before taking on the city! FREE entry, limited seating.

#Summer Sundays | Grand Africa Café & Beach

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Photo credit: Grand Africa Collection (Café & Beach)

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**

Upcoming November Event

#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
  • 2 November – 6 November 2022
  • The Grand Parade in the Cape Town CBD
  • 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 next month, with 1000 cubic metres 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:

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.

Things To Do In November In Cape Town
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.”

Things To Do In November In Cape Town
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.

Exciting Things To Do In October In Cape Town


#See The Cape Wildflowers

Flower season in Cape Town

In Cape Town, spring season is flower season! Time to stop and smell the glorious Cape wildflowers! Flower season, which takes place annually from mid-August till the end of September (sometimes even longer depending on the amount of rainfall) is one of our absolute favorite times of year in the Western Cape. It’s the time when the beautiful and vibrant Cape Town comes to life as glorious bursts of Cape wildflowers cover the Western Cape landscapes in a wonderful celebration of bold, bright, and beautiful colors. To make it even better, as the West Coast bursts into bloom, it brings with it the promise of spring and warm summer days!

The wild unapologetic natural beauty of the Mother City’s flower season has people travelling from all around the world to witness Cape Town in full bloom. On a clear, sunny day, you can drive a short distance out of Cape Town city center and be mesmerized by nature’s own art gallery.

Flower Season In Cape Town

To ensure you get the most out of the Cape’s magical flower season, here are the best places to see the wildflowers in Cape Town and surrounds:

  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
  • The Renosterveld Reserve
  • Tienie Versfeld Wildflower Reserve
  • Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens
  • Namaqualand National Park
  • Citrusdal
  • Karoo Desert National Botanical Gardens
  • Ramskop Nature Reserve
  • Cape Columbine Nature Reserve
  • Agulhas National Park
  • Bontebok National Park
  • Fernkloof Nature Reserve
  • Karoo Desert National Botanical Gardens
  • Elgin Open Garden
  • Darling
  • Paternoster
  • Velddrif
  • Aurora
  • Piketberg
  • The Cederberg
  • Swartland to the Overberg and Southern Cape (Swellendam)
  • Blaauwberg Nature Reserve
  • Tankwa Karoo National Park
  • Bracken Nature Reserve
  • Hopefield
  • Hermanus
  • Porterville

Make sure you check out our ‘Flower Season in Cape Town: The Official Guide’  blog & our Where To See The Wildflowers In The Cape‘ blog to find out EVERYTHING you need to know about the array of Cape wildflower hotspots and floral gems you ABSOLUTELY have to add to your Mother City flower season bucket-list!

Also check out our ‘Everything You Need To Know About Flower Season in Cape Town’ blog for all the need-to-know Spring flower season information, tips, tricks & everything in between.

#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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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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Photo credit: Imhoff Equestrian Centre

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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Photo credit: Eikendal Vineyards

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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Photo credit: Cool Runnings

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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Photo credit: The Gin Bar

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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Photo credit: The Gin Bar

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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Photo credit: The Gin Bar

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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Photo credit: ROOT 44 Market
  • 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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Photo credit: ROOT 44 Market

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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Photo credit: Ceres Rail Company
  • 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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Photo credit: StarDust Theatrical Dining

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.