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Top Things To Do In August 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 August in Cape Town 2022.

**Note: This blog was last updated on 15/08/2022 | Keep checking the page for more exciting August event updates!

#Blues & Brews Festival

Top Things To Do In August In Cape Town
Photo credit: Woodstock Brewery
  • When: Saturday 6 August 2022
  • Where: Woodstock Brewery | 252 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town
  • Time: 12pm – 10pm
  • Contact details: 021 203 3045 | [email protected]
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets & to find out more about this exciting event

Price:

  • R95pp Early Bird on Quicket
  • R125pp General Admission on Quicket
  • R125pp at the door (limited tickets available)

What you can expect:

  • 8+ local craft breweries
  • 5 Live Blues Bands
  • 3 Live Music Stages
  • Live Big Screen Rugby Springboks v New Zealand
  • Food trucks for everyone
  • Fun & games

Woodstock Brewery officially welcomes you to the inaugural Blues & Brews Festival happening this Saturday, 6 August 2022.

Woodstock Brewery will be celebrating everything Blues & Brews with an exciting live music and beer festival featuring some of Cape Town’s favourite local craft breweries, best live Blues music, live rugby, food trucks, tons of games and so much more!

**BREWERIES:

  • Afro Caribbean Brewing Co
  • Kings Craft Brewing Company
  • Woodstock Brewery
  • Lakeside Brewing Co.
  • The Kennel Brewery
  • Shackleton Brewing Company
  • Ukhamba Beerworx Brewery
  • Beerworks
  • Bings Bru

**MUSIC:

  • Jake Gunn Band
  • Crowfoot
  • High End Blues
  • Burton & The Blues
  • Lonesome Dave Ferguson

#HIDDEN LEAF – Winter Experience @ Botanik Social House

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Photo credit: Hidden Leaf Festival
  • Event by: Hidden Leaf Festival
  • When: Saturday 6 August 2022
  • Where: Botanik Social House | 54 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town
  • Time: 7pm – 4am
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

Hidden Leaf Festival brings you an unforgettable experience of Psychedelic Eye Candy and Top Quality Artists from around Southern Africa with the intent to bring you an outdoor festival indoors. That’s right! We are talking Trippy decor, Intelligent lighting and an extra TURBOSOUND system!

For this winter season, their plan is to introduce the strong psychedelic culture to both young and more mature crowds with the intention to help aid the growth of the Psychedelic scene. Their mission is to attract symbiotic souls and unite them with the power of music, dance, and art to provide a full sensory expedition of the psychedelic being that exists deep within.

The Hidden Leaf has hopes to once again rekindle the ancient spirit of trance that connects us through a deep-conscious understanding of PEACE, LOVE, UNITY, & RESPECT.

**LINEUP**

  • 19:00: Interface VS Tech Rider
  • 20:00: Listener
  • 21:00: Jason Kraatz
  • 22:00: Bongi
  • 23:00: ITone
  • 00:00: Dave Mac
  • 01:00: Dranged
  • 02:00: Capes
  • 03:00: Dan Scot

**TICKETS**

Tickets are now available through Quicket and are LIMITED TO 700 PATRONS ONLY!

  • Super Early Bird: R80 (Closed)
  • Early Bird: R100 (Closed)
  • Phase 1: R150 (Closed)
  • General: R200 (Valid until 6 Aug 6pm)
  • Door R250 (Limited)
  • RIGHT OF ADMISSION RESERVED.
  • Strictly NO UNDER 18s.

#Canal Walk Indoor Market

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Photo credit: Homegrown SA

Buy local and support the people who create sustainable employment. #homegrownSA is all about showcasing #lifestyle items and #gifting #madeinsouthafrica and displayed by the #maker / owner. You are the magic ingredient to help small businesses grow.

#Kids Cooking Class

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Photo credit: Stir Crazy Cooking School

This is the ideal opportunity to provide the perfect combination of fun and creativity. It is 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.

#Woman’s Day Celebrations at Skye Rooftop Bar

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Photo credit: SKYE Rooftop Bar
  • When: Tuesday 9 August 2022
  • Where: SKYE Rooftop Bar | 13 London Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
  • Time: 12pm – 10pm
  • Contact details: Book now on 021 434 0205 or [email protected] to avoid missing out

Celebrate this Woman’s Day at Skye Rooftop Bar in collaboration with Pongracz for a day filled with spectacular views, delicious food, and great vibes. Each lady will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival as well as enjoy a live performance by the talented Grace De la Hunt at 2pm – 4pm.

To make the day extra special Skye Rooftop Bar will have the following Woman’s day specials:

  • A cheese platter for two and two glasses of Pongracz for only R295
  • Happy 2 hours between 5pm – 7pm
  • Buy 1 Get 1 FREE
  • Jack Black Beer
  • Hamilton’s Gin on tap
  • House wine

Book now on 021 434 0205 or [email protected] to avoid missing out!

Skye Rooftop Bar will also be running a competition for the whole month of August. All you need to do is take your slip, write your name and number on it, and drop it in their entry box and you could be a winner!

#Women’s day / Women’s week celebrations

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Photo credit: Royal Cape Yacht Club
  • Event byRoyal Cape Yacht Club
  • When: 7 August – 13 August 2022
  • Where: Royal Cape Yacht Club | Duncan Road, Cape Town
  • Time: August 7 at 11am – August 13 at 7pm

The Royal Cape Yacht Club will be celebrating women all week long. The week-long Women’s Day celebration will kick off on Sunday 7 August with live music by the popular duo – Solfege.

On Tuesday 9 August (Women’s Day) the Royal Cape Yacht Club will be serving flapjacks all day long along with a range of garnishes, paired with a complimentary glass of Rosè to all the ladies who lunch. As an extra special treat you can enter your till slip into the lucky draw for a Women’s Day prize.

On Saturday the 13th of August they will be hosting a Ladies Race & Women’s Day Cruise. Registration will start at 8:30am and coffee, tea, and muffins will be served on arrival, followed by guest speaker Vasti Manser who holds a number of adventure world records with her husband Riaan Manser. The couple have recently become RCYC members. In 2014 the pair became the first people ever in history to have rowed from mainland Africa to North America. For their honeymoon they rowed from California to Hawaii in a Guinness World record-breaking time of 39 days. Vasti will intrigue the audience with a unique woman’s perspective of the world of adventure; a world usually reserved for rugged and very brave men.

At 12pm sailing and racing will commence out in Table Bay, followed by prize-giving. You can lunch at your own leisure with plenty of delicious blackboard specials for all the ladies.

To enter the Ladies Race or sign up for the Ladies Cruise contact the sailing office [email protected] to avoid missing out.

#Africa Padel & ILoveBoobies – Women’s Day

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Photo credit: Iloveboobies
  • Event byIloveboobies
  • When: Tuesday 9 August 2022
  • Where: Africa Padel
  • Time: 8:30am – 1pm
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets & to find out more about this wonderful Women’s Day event

Its time to get excited for an amazing Women’s Day event with Africa Padel and ILoveBoobies taking place on Tuesday, 9 August 2022. To take things to the next level they will be giving away a women’s edition PADEL RACKET with a bag by Margaux!

BUT that’s not all! They will also be giving away the following incredible prizes:

  • R250 playtomic vouchers
  • Bouquets of flowers from The Flowery
  • R1000 Mano’s meal voucher for 2
  • R500 Social Club meal voucher & bottle of wine for 2
  • 4X Earrings from PINA
  • 2X R500 ILoveBoobies gift voucher
  • 3X Gooroo yoga mats
  • 4X Personal training sessions with I AM STORM

Visit the ILoveBoobies website to purchase your ticket and stand a chance to win one or more of the prizes: https://www.iloveboobies.co.za/…/womens-day-padel-event

#Woman’s Day Cruise

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Photo credit: Mirage
  • Event by: Mirage
  • When: Tuesday 9 August 2022
  • Where: Mirage | Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Contact details: For more information contact Mirage on 071 428 1126 or [email protected]
  • Time: 2:30pm
  • Boarding: 14:30
  • Departure: 15:00
  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets & to find out more about this fantastic Women’s Day event

Celebrate Women’s Day in style with Mirage! Set sail for LUXURY this Woman’s Day with a fabulous cruise out on the open ocean waters, all while soaking up the spectacular view of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, the glorious Atlantic Ocean and beyond.

Feel the thrill of adrenaline as you slice through Cape Town’s waters! Be sure to keep your eyes open for any potential marine life sightings. What better way to treat that special woman in your life than giving her the wonderful opportunity to enjoy a magnificent and memorable Women’s Day cruise with Mirage?!

The Mirage Women’s Day Cruise also includes a refreshing cocktail of your choice:

  • Pina colada
  • Strawberry daiquiri
  • Mojito
  • Non-alcoholic cocktails & beverages are also available

**Book now and get R100 off by using this code: WomanPower

For more information contact Mirage on 071 428 1126 or [email protected]

#Women’s Day High Tea @ 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa

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Photo credit: 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa
  • Event by: 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa
  • When: Tuesday 9 August 2022
  • Where: 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa | Victoria Street, Cape Town
  • Venue: Atlantic Terrace Marquee
  • Time: 1pm
  • Price: R 595.00 per person
  • Contact details: 021 437 9000 | [email protected] | Click here to visit the 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa website
  • **Bookings essential

With exquisite views of the Atlantic Ocean, spend the day with the special women in your life over a Sunday High Tea Buffet in the Atlantic Terrace Marquee, specially prepared by The 12 Apostles’ leading lady, Head Pastry Chef Gina Marziani and the Kitchen Brigade.

#Women’s Day Buffet Breakfast @ Dolphin Beach Hotel

Top Things To Do In August In Cape Town
Photo credit: Sweet Fragrance
  • When: Tuesday 9 August 2022
  • Where: Blowfish RestaurantDolphin Beach Hotel | 1 Marine Drive, Blouberg, Cape Town
  • Time: 9:30am
  • Event by: Sweet Fragrance
  • Contact details: Sweet Fragrance: 084 011 0765 | [email protected] | Website | Blowfish Restaurant: 021 556 5464 | 076 500 3230 | [email protected]

#WOMEN’S DAY GYMKHANA GONNA BE OUTTA CONTROL!

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Photo credit: Killarney International Raceway
  • Event by: Killarney International Raceway
  • When: Tuesday 9 August 2022
  • Where: Killarney International Raceway | 6 Potsdam Road, Table View, Cape Town
  • Time: 9am – 5pm
  • Contact details: For more information and to enter contact Abdul Aleem Sayed at [email protected] or 082 336 77 88

Witzenberg Motorklub, Racing4 Change and the Western Province Motor Club, in partnership with AHI Renovators and Home Improvements, 1CC, Cape Medics and Miller’s Food Truck, bring you the Outta Control Gymkhana and Straight Line Challenge at Killarney International Raceway this Women’s Day, Tuesday 9 August.

This is a rare opportunity for competitors to tackle two motorsport disciplines at the same event – in the same car!

You’ll see exciting head-to-head challenges, racing against the clock and loads of sideways action on the gymkhana course, because many gymkhana hotshots believe that the fastest way to get round a tight corner is to throw the car in sideways and accelerate – hard! It doesn’t always work, but it’s hugely entertaining to watch.

The day kicks off with straight-line action on the drag strip from 9am – 11am, then the same competitors move to a (very demanding) gymkhana course at the oval for head-to-head contests until about 5pm.

And you get to enjoy all the action for just R100 for adults, R20 for scholars under 16 and free for children under 12.


Enter at either Gate 1 on Potsdam road or Gate 5, opposite the entrance to the dump. You can pay either with cash or card – there are card facilities at both gates.

There will be an amazing range of hot food and cold drinks (including halaal) on sale all day. You are also welcome to bring your own cooler box and skottel and do your own catering – it’s entirely up to you!

So bring the family and make a day of it on this midweek public holiday – you could even win a passenger ride in a gymkhana car!

That’s not all! Catch special guest star DJ Ready D and his Safer Roads for All (SR4A) campaign, as well as Safely Home, a government funded programme for safer roads in South Africa – plus a full field of spectacular drivers and drifters, including:

  • Izak ‘Sakkie’ van Zyl in his V8 Toyota Corolla (no, we’re not kidding – come see for yourself!)
  • Daniel ‘Danger’ Blaser in a Nissan 350Z
  • Leon ‘Pastoor’ Engelbrecht (they call him that because his passengers always end up praying) in his 400 horsepower turbocharged two-litre VW Golf
  • Lorcan ‘Sideways’ Aylward in a Ford Mustang 5.0 V8
  • Herman ‘Crazy’ Mahnke and his wife Jeanette in the HAT Dynamics/Mischief BMW
  • And many more!

For more information and to enter contact Abdul Aleem Sayed at [email protected] or 082 336 77 88.

#Snow World Strand

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Photo credit: Snow World
  • When: 10 – 14 August 2022
  • Where: Waterworld Strand, opposite #195, Beach Road, Strand, Cape Town
  • Opening times: Wednesday to Thursday, 1pm – 5pm | Friday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm
  • Cost: R40 – R180
  • Contact details: [email protected]
  • Website: Click here for more information
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

Don’t miss out on Snow World at Waterworld Strand this winter from 10 – 14 August 2022. From real snow ramps, solid ice slides, snow play and life size ice age animals, it promises to be great undercover fun for the whole family.

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Photo credit: Snow World

A Kids birthday party zone will also be available! Enquire at [email protected]

Extra Note:

  • Kids UNDER 3 enter free (age 2 and younger)
  • Non Rider tickets only available for purchase to accompany toddler or rider pass

#The ROCK TRIBUTE SHOW – (70s,80s,90s hits)

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Photo credit: Hillcrest Quarry
  • When: Sunday, 14 August 2022
  • Where: Hillcrest Quarry | Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville, Cape Farms, Cape Town
  • Time: 2:30pm – 6pm
  • Doors open: 1:15pm
  • Show starts: 2:30pm
  • Cost: R150 pp
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets & to find out more information about this epic event

Hillcrest Quarry are excited to present one of their most popular shows ready to ROCK you like the good ol days! Take a Journey back to the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s with Richard Pryor’s awesome 7-piece Tribute Band Featuring Mark Haze and Chloe Eddy on vocals.

Rock your Heart out with songs from Queen, Pat Benator, Led Zeppelin, Pink, Journey, Heart, Blondie, The Beatles, Cream, Prince, Fleetwood Mac, Tina Turner, Free, The Cranberries, Brandi Carlile, Steppenwolf, 4 non-Blondes and so much more.

  • Mark Haze – Vocals & Backing Vocals
  • Chloe Eddy – Vocals & Backing Vocals.
  • Richard Pryor – Guitars
  • Michael Trollip – Keyboards and Keytar
  • Kevin Gibson – Drums
  • Rob Stemmett – Bass
  • & Special Guests

Tickets:

Your Quicket Ticket secures you a seat at a table in the fixed Marquee. For any specific booking or table arrangements please WhatsApp or SMS your name, your Quicket booking reference number and your table booking size to 060 985 7790.

All Quicket Ticket Holders are eligible for the Big Rock Lucky Draw that will take place at 4:30pm. Prizes include a Combustion Cash Prize and Bothners Music Vouchers worth nearly R2000.

There will be a full bar with food and drinks for sale on the day, no outside food or drinks will be allowed.

Click here to get your ticket / tickets & to find out more information about this epic event.

#The Sunday Brass Bell Thrift Fest

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Photo credit: Thrift Fest

Brass Bell Kalk Bay and Thrift Fest are excited to be introducing another adventure – The monthly SUNDAY Thrift fest at The Brass Bell in Kalk Bay!

Shop Thrift, handmade, and plenty of art and crafts, all while enjoying amazing food and drink specials The good old Bell has to offer. Make sure to bring friends, family and material shopping bags along for all your thrifting.

#ParkRun! It’s back on… You should be too!!

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Photo credit: Constantia Greenbelt parkrun
  • Event by: Constantia Greenbelt parkrun
  • When: Saturday, 13 August 2022
  • Where: The event takes place at Constantia Greenbelt, Alphen trail, Constantia, Cape Town
  • Time: From 8am – 9am
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact details: [email protected]
  • Website: Click here to visit the Constantia Greenbelt ParkRun website & to find out more information
  • Important note: It is essential to register before taking part in the ParkRun

ParkRun is finally back! Constantia Greenbelt Parkrun is a 5km running / walking event that takes place every Saturday morning at 8am.

Not only is it one of the most popular and well-liked courses in the country, but absolutely everyone is invited to join in on the Constantia Greenbelt ParkRun fun regardless of your fitness level. Whether you’re just starting out, consider yourself to be reasonably fit, or if you’re a passionate and avid runner – this is the perfect event for you!

#RONDEBOSCH PARK MARKET

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Photo credit: Rondebosch Park Market
  • Event by: Rondebosch Park Market
  • When: Saturday, 13 August 2022
  • Where: Rondebosch Park Market | Corner Campground & Sandown Roads, Rondebosch, Cape Town
  • Time: 9am – 2pm
  • Contact details: 083 493 9695 | [email protected]

The Rondebosch Park Market is an outdoor market that is open on the 2nd Saturday of every month for a unique shopping experience of local handmade items.

There is a wide range of crafters selling everything from bath salts, leather goods, plants, jewellery, woodwork, clothing and so much more. You can undoubtedly expect many wonderfully unique items on offer.

The stunning park venue makes it an ideal family outing with a selection of food stalls and seating available.

#Kindred Vol. 2

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Photo credit: Kindred
  • Event by: Kindred
  • When: Friday, 19 August 2022
  • Where: The Beach Bar Hout Bay | Cnr of Chapmans Peak Drive and Beach Crescent, Hout Bay, Cape Town
  • Time: From 7pm until late
  • Entry: FREE

Hey Kindred Fam! The groove is calling us back again and the highly anticipated, second installment of Kindred events is finally upon us. Join Kindred at The Beach Bar Hout Bay on Friday the 19th of August for a unique musical odyssey featuring Clint October, Matthew Loots and MODA guiding you through the night.

Entry is free and there will be plenty of amazing tapas and drink specials on offer. Courtesy of Pongrácz, Kindred will be serving FREE welcome drinks to the first 40 people to arrive. To secure a table, booking is essential. The fireplace will be hot and the music even hotter!

Kindred Events SA truly is all about “bringing people together”!

#Muizenberg Beach Clean-Up with Vida e Caffè & Old Khaki

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Photo credit: vida e caffè
  • Event by: vida e caffè
  • When: Saturday, 20 August 2022
  • Where: Muizenberg beach | Meet in front of the colourful huts opposite Vida e Caffè
  • Time: Registration starts at 9am

As a brand that is making major strides in reducing its environmental footprint, in collaboration with Old khaki and their MADE BETTER journey, Vida e Caffè will be hosting another EPIC beach clean-up event with Clean C and this time they’re taking it back to the cool and vibrant Muizenberg Beach.

Vida e Caffè is fully committed to their on-going sustainability journeys with the aim of ensuring a sustainable world for everyone and everything living on our beautiful planet.

Their ultimate hope is to motivate everyone to reduce consumption of single-use plastic (which often lands up in our spectacular oceans and beaches) as well as encourage as many people as possible to take action and make small steps to improvement – EVERY little bit helps tremendously, no matter how small or significant it may seem – it’s NOT!

**Extra Note:

  • BYO reusable cup for a free caffè
  • Prizes to be won from Vida e Caffè and Old Khaki.

Join the Muizenberg Beach Clean-Up with Vida e Caffè & Old Khaki this Saturday & let’s be better together!

#JO BLACK in Concert with PIET POMPIES

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Photo credit: Hillcrest Quarry
  • When: Sunday, 21 August 2022
  • Where: Hillcrest Quarry | Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville, Cape Town
  • Time: Gates open at 12pm
  • Tickets: R160 @ Quicket | Click here to get your ticket / tickets from Quicket
  • Contact details: Hillcrest Quarry: 060 985 7790 | [email protected]
  • Website: Hillcrest Quarry: www.thequarry.co.za

Afrikaans singer and songwriter as well as popular South African motivational speaker and media personality, the incredible Jo Black delivers inspirational songs in an accessible rock style. He made his major-label debut with the album ‘Skepe’ in 2016 and went on to crack the Top Ten Singles Chart in 2019 with “Voel Jy die Genade.”

Jo Black together with Pieter Rischmuller AKA Piet Pompies will be in concert at Hillcrest Quarry on Sunday 21st August 2022. This amazing concert and weekend event in Cape Town will take place on the stunning lawns of the beautiful Hillcrest Quarry. There are only a limited number of tickets available – so act FAST to avoid missing out!

#Sunday Feast – 7 Course Braai Buffet

  • Event by: Wijnlanden Uitzicht Events Venue
  • When: Sunday, 21 August 2021
  • Where: Wijnlanden Uitzicht Events Venue | Wild Clover Farm, R304, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Time: 12pm – 6pm
  • Contact details: Wijnlanden Uitzicht Events Venue: 071 274 7614 | [email protected]

There is no time quite like braai time in South Africa! With that being said, Wijnlanden, located in the majestic Stellenbosch winelands, is very excited to introduce their brand new, exciting, and down-right delicious braai buffet which takes place every Sunday. 

The cost of Wijnlanden’s Sunday Feast & 7-course Braai Buffet is R350pp, and includes the following indulgent menu options:

  1. Gourmet bread table with flavours of olive, bacon, mielie, potbrood and roosterkoek served with jam, cheese and butter
  2. Shell Mussels in garlic butter creamy sauce
  3. Whole Yellow tail with fire baked sweet potato and Greek yogurt
  4. Seafood paella with prawn, mussel, crabstick and fish. Served with Sautéed Tomato and green bean side
  5. A-grade Sirloin steak with mushroom and spinach. Accompanied with fresh beetroot and feta salad
  6. Pork Ribs served with fire baked potato with sour cream
  7. Traditional Caramelized Malva served with Ice cream

To put the cherry on top, Wijnlanden’s Sunday Feast & 7-course Braai Buffet is a fantastic event, perfect for the ENTIRE family! Undoubtedly making for a fun-filled day spent in the stunning Stellenbosch winelands. To ensure the kiddies have something delicious to snack on and enjoy – there will be plenty of pizza available.

#Date Night | Stir Crazy Cooking School

  • When: Saturday, 20 August 2022
  • Where: Stir Crazy Cooking School | 14 West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Time: 6pm – 9:30pm
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets or to find out more information about this exciting weekend event in Cape Town
  • Contact details: 021 501 0695 | 066 513 5326 | [email protected] | [email protected]

Feeling the need to turn up the heat or do something sexy and exciting with your partner? Stir Crazy Cooking School’s Date Night is the perfect opportunity for you to steam things up!

Following the success of their Valentine’s month, Stir Crazy is launching a monthly date night, where you and your partner work together to create the most sumptuous dinner you’ve tasted.

Share the love and bring your partner along to spice up your evening, as you team up to create a three-course dinner from Stir Crazy’s exceptional and equally exciting menu selection, overseen by their prestigious, passionate, and professional chefs.

Your dish is then beautifully plated and ready to be enjoyed with your partner at your own table.

**Click  here to get your ticket / tickets or to find out more information about this exciting weekend event in Cape Town.

Have a wonderful date night this weekend Cape Town lovers!

#ParkRun! It’s back on… You should be too!!

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Photo credit: Constantia Greenbelt parkrun
  • Event by: Constantia Greenbelt parkrun
  • When: Saturday, 20 August 2022
  • Where: The event takes place at Constantia Greenbelt, Alphen trail, Constantia, Cape Town
  • Time: From 8am – 9am
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact details: [email protected]
  • Website: Click here to visit the Constantia Greenbelt ParkRun website & to find out more information
  • Important note: It is essential to register before taking part in the ParkRun

ParkRun is finally back! Constantia Greenbelt Parkrun is a 5km running / walking event that takes place every Saturday morning at 8am.

Not only is it one of the most popular and well-liked courses in the country, but absolutely everyone is invited to join in on the Constantia Greenbelt ParkRun fun regardless of your fitness level. Whether you’re just starting out, consider yourself to be reasonably fit, or if you’re a passionate and avid runner – this is the perfect event for you!

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#Go to the iconic Root44 Market

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

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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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Photo credit: ROOT 44 Market

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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Photo credit: ROOT 44 Market

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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Photo credit: ROOT 44 Market

**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!

#3D Glow In The Dark Mini Golf @ Glowing Rooms SA

Get excited cause this is one epic experience you won’t soon forget!

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Photo credit: Glowing Rooms
  • Location: Shop 16 – The Gallery, Corner Koeberg Road and Turf Club Drive, Milnerton, Cape Town | Entrance on ground floor next to FNB
  • Opening hours: Monday: Closed |Tuesday – Friday: Closed (except for confirmed paid event room bookings of 10 or more OR minimum 20 confirmed paid players between 10am – 7pm) | Saturday: 10am – 8pm | Sunday: 10am – 4pm | Holidays: Open from Tuesday – Sunday – Be sure to check the website to confirm times
  • Cost: R110 per player | Non-player Fee: R70 | Pensioner Fee: R70 | Pensioner Non-player Fee: R50
  • Contact details: 021 551 2244 | [email protected]
  • No booking required
  • For exclusive usage of the entire premises contact [email protected]
  • Click here to visit the Glowing Rooms website or to find out everything you need to know about this fun and thrilling experience

The luminous 3D course features 3D murals, plus UV and disco lights for a fun and thrilling 18 holes of 3D glow-in-the-dark mini golf.  

This incredibly unique and beyond exciting experience includes playing with specially imported 3D glasses. You can also book out the event room for private functions.

By far the best thing about playing 3D glow-in-the-dark mini golf – besides the obvious of coure –  is the fact that it will be thoroughly enjoyed by EVERY member of the family – Making it one of the best family outings in Cape Town as well as one of the top things to do in Cape Town with kids.

Whether you’re young or young at heart, it promises to be an absolute blast!

#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: www.ceresrail.co.za
  • 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!

#Go Sandboarding at Atlantis Dunes

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Photo credit: Sandboarding Cape Town
  • Location: 0 Dassenberg Drive, Atlantis, Cape Town
  • Contact details: 021 054 0123

Time to get EXCITED! Going sandboarding at the iconic Atlantis Dunes is without a doubt one of the most sought-after adventure experiences for thrill seekers and adventure enthusiasts. Located approximately 40-minutes from the city center, the Atlantis Dunes is the ultimate sandboarding mecca. It is also one of only a handful of sandboarding locations in the world, undoubtedly making it a must-do bucket-list experience!

The ever-shifting dunes of Atlantis range in size of up to 35 meters and invites people of all ages and experience levels to join in on all the sandboarding fun! Even if you’ve never sand boarded a day in your life, the incredibly experienced and dedicated guides will be right there to help you out along the way.

There is absolutely no denying that going sandboarding at the legendary Atlantis Dunes along the Cape West Coast is one of the best and most exhilarating adventures for people of all ages and experience levels – Making it one of the best family outings in Cape Town as well as one of the top things to do in Cape Town with kids.

Whether you’re young or young at heart, it promises to be an unforgettable bucket-list worthy experience and an absolute BLAST right through to the very end!

#Go on a legendary graffiti tour of Woodstock

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Are you ready to take a walk on the Cape Town graffiti wild side? The hip, gritty and trendy trail-blazing neighborhood of Woodstock is jam-packed with all the cool creative conquests and artistic graffiti expressions your street-art-loving soul desires.

Cape Town has fast become one of the coolest creative hubs for graffiti artists from around the world – With the trendy neighborhood of Woodstock positioning itself right at the forefront of the Mother City’s street art scene. Boasting a cool, creative, and captivating display of street art, every bit as innovative, vibrant, and diverse as the local and international street art and graffiti artists who created it, exploring Woodstock’s thriving and thrilling street art scene and colorful side streets is definitely one of the most exciting and sought-after experiences for locals and travelers alike; with everyone looking to catch a glimpse of Woodstock’s artistic expressions in action.

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It doesn’t quite matter if you’re a die-hard graffiti and street-art-lover or not, going on a legendary graffiti tour of Woodstock is without a doubt one of the coolest things to do in Cape Town for free. Plus, you get to tick something awesome and unreal off your bucket list!

#Enjoy a luxury One&Only Cape Town Exclusive Cabana Experience

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Photo credit: One&Only Cape Town

Why not revel in and enjoy every glorious second of One&Only Cape Town’s Exclusive Cabana Experience this weekend? Nestled between palm trees and the lush greenery of the One&Only’s Resort Island is the expansive infinity pool. Temperature controlled and lined with luxury sunbeds and exclusive cabanas, it is an idyllic setting for care-free sunny days, relaxation, rejuvenation, and pure tranquility.

In addition to One&Only guests / residents, non-resident guests can enjoy access to the Resort pool and Island for an exclusive Cabana Experience, with every need anticipated and catered to. From sunscreen to poolside massages, they’ve got it all covered!

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Besides revelling in an exclusive luxury poolside experience, One&Only has made the process as seamless as possible. On arrival, guests can “check-in” at reception. From there, you will be escorted / shown to your private Cabana and introduced to your dedicated waitron, available to assist you with all your needs and requests throughout the day.

Guests can choose to enjoy a variety of bright and fresh sharing-style snacks, salads, elevated easy-eating plates, and delicious sliders. The package also includes a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including a bottle of One&Only Cap Classique, two cocktails, four beers/ciders as well as soft drinks, and water.

For added relaxation, guests are treated to two 30minute poolside foot massages, to be booked through One&Only Spa prior to arrival. Unwind afterwards with the use of the Spa’s Thermal Suites and changing areas.

Additionally, all children between the ages of 4-12 are invited to the Resort’s kids’ club, KidsOnly, where they will be joyfully entertained with fun and games, all while being overseen by expert child-minders. This means parents can rest assured that their kids are in great hands.

The One&Only’s Exclusive Cabana Experience truly provides you with everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable weekend in the glorious city of Cape Town.

  • Location: One&Only Cape Town, Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Contact details: For more information or to book, contact [email protected] | 021 431 5888

#Visit the Two Ocean’s Aquarium

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Photo credit: Two Ocean’s Aquarium

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

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

  • Location: Two Oceans Aquarium, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:30 to 18:00
  • Contact details: 021 418 3823 | 021 418 3952 | [email protected]
  • Website: www.aquarium.co.za

Click here to get your Two Oceans Aquarium ticket / tickets or to find out more about their exciting experiences and activities.

#Explore Cape Town’s museums

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Immerse yourself in Cape Town’s history, and heritage by visiting some of its iconic museums. Not only does it give you the opportunity to learn more about the city’s deeply rooted history, culture, heritage, struggles and triumphs, but its thriving art scene and sporting prowess too.

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

#Go stand-up paddle-boarding around the One&Only Cape Town Resort

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Photo credit: One&Only Cape Town

Its time to tick a bucket-list worthy adventure experience of your list – Are you ready for it? I know you are!

One&Only’s incredible and down-right exhilarating paddle-boarding experience gives you the amazing opportunity to see and explore its private waterways from an entirely different angle.

Stand-up paddle-boarding (also known as SUP) is by far one of the most exciting, sought-after, and adventurous experiences / activities in Cape Town. Best thing is, it can be enjoyed by all and is ideal for newcomers / beginners as well as advanced paddlers alike, with the pace being entirely up to you. 

You can choose to be led by one of One&Only’s experienced SUP instructors or decide to go your own way. Cruise down the resort’s series of canals, before venturing into their secure private Marina.

This is without a doubt one unforgettable adventure experience you absolutely cannot miss out on.

#Enjoy a Beach Day

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

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

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

#Spend the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

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If you’re a head-over-heels nature lover, a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens should definitely be right at the top of your Cape Town bucket-list. The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens in the world. It has also won the highly esteemed ‘International Garden of the Year’ award, and to be honest, very few gardens can compare to the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch. This not only makes Kirstenbosch gardens one of the best gardens to visit in Cape Town, but one of its most magnificent natural gems too!

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

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Besides its vast natural beauty and top Cape Town garden status, Kirstenbosch offers visitors an endless variety of things to do and see. Not to mention some exciting adventure experiences!

Here is a sneak-peak of what you can expect on your visit to Kirstenbosch:

  • Calling all wildlife and bird lovers! Kirstenbosch is home to over 125 bird species, making it any bird enthusiast’s dream come true. You will also encounter several reptiles, frogs, and invertebrates as well as amphibians such as the Chirping Frog, the Cape River Frog, and the critically endangered Table Mountain Ghost Frog.
  • Avid hikers can enjoy a variety of hiking trails and walking routes. The Kirstenbosch estate can be explored via five trails of differing levels of difficulty. All are well-maintained, logged footpaths or gravel roads and are sign-posted. The Braille Trailand Boekenhout Trail are ideal forest walks for those pressed for time and the not so fit. The Stinkwood Trail is a relatively short exploration of the oldest part of the forest with some of the largest trees. The Yellowwood Trail and Silvertree Trail are long hikes that take you up to the waterfall and around the estate, through both forest and fynbos. It is also possible to climb Table Mountain from Kirstenbosch, up Nursery Ravine or Skeleton Gorge.
  • Kirstenbosch boasts a variety of beautiful garden areas, including the Botanical Society Conservatory, art at the Sculpture Garden, and the Protea Garden, to mention just a few.
  • For avid adventurers and thrill seekers, there are tons of hidden gems, secret spots, caves, waterfalls and so much more to be discovered and explored – so get ready for an adventure!
  • Beautiful, lush lawns and large shaded trees perfect for picnics and kiddies ruuning around.
  • The famous Centenary Treetop Canopy Walk, also known as the ‘Boomslang’, has fast become a fan-favourite Kirstenbosch attraction for both the young and young at heart. The Centenary Tree Canopy Walkway is a curved steel and timber bridge that winds and dips its way through and over the trees of the Arboretum. The Walkway takes visitors from the forest floor into and through the trees and bursts out above the canopy, boasting spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and Garden.
  • The cyad amphitheatre which features life-size models of dinosaurs – this is a real winner with the kids!
  • Kirstenbosch also has a variety of restaurants to and curio shops.

#Hike the Pipe Track Hiking Trail

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  • Difficulty: Easy level of difficulty
  • Level of fitness required: Low – Moderate level of fitness required
  • Start point: The junction of Tafelberg Road and Kloof Nek (you can park your car in the Kloof Nek parking lot)
  • End point: Camps Bay
  • Average time to the top: 2 – 4 hours (depending on your fitness and experience level) | The route is easy-going, although it becomes slightly tougher after passing by Slangolie Ravine.
  • Approximate route distance: +/- 6km
  • Pet-friendly: Yes. However, Table Mountain National Park is under the jurisdiction of SANParks. This requires that dog-walkers have a Level 1 My Activity Permit (R305 per year).
  • Child-friendly: Yes

The Pipe Track is the perfect Table Mountain hiking route for beginner hikers as well as those looking to enjoy a more relaxed and laid-back hiking experience. The Pipe Track follows a path adjacent to Table Mountain between Kloof Nek and Kasteelpoort. While the Pipe Track hiking trail does not go all the way to the top of Table Mountain, it does circle around the mountain.

The track hugs the side of Table Mountain’s sandstone cliffs and travels through the western slope ravines. This gives you the perfect opportunity to tick an amazing hiking experience off your Cape Town bucket-list all while admiring a magnificent view of Lion’s Head, the Atlantic Ocean, Twelve Apostles mountain range, the beautiful Mother City, and beyond.

A major bonus for first time hikers is that the Pipe Track hiking trail is a pretty easy and effortless route and is generally all on the flat. Unless you choose to start the hiking trail from Camps Bay, then the initial climb will require some effort, however it is still very doable.

**Click here to find out everything you need to know about the Pipe Track Table Mountain hiking trail.

#Watch the sunset from the Clifton Ridge Rocks

**Secret Sunset Spot**

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The Clifton Ridge Rocks is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful secret sunset spots in Cape Town. While Cape Town locals may be reluctant to share this hidden sunset gem with the rest of the world, how can we possibly deny you the pleasure of watching the Mother City sun go down from this magical spot? Paired with a few sundowners, it’s pure beach sunset bliss!

At the end of The Ridge Road in Clifton, just before you think you’ve gone too far, you’ll stumble upon a small walkway that opens on a little rock ridge. This is the magic sunset spot! Once you’ve reached your secret sunset destination, find a spot, sit back, relax, and soak up all the magic that’s about to come your way. It promises to be one incredible sunset experience you won’t soon forget.

#Go on an Aerial Cable Way ride up Table Mountain

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Going on an Aerial Cable Way ride up the world-renowned Table Mountain is without a doubt one of the top things to do in Cape Town year-round.

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

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

#Visit the Arderne Gardens

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Photo credit: Arderne Gardens
  • Location: 222 Main Road, Claremont, Cape Town
  • Entrance fee: Free | There is however a donation box for Friends of the Arderne Gardens who maintain it.
  • Operating hours: Open daily from 8am – 6pm

The beautiful Arderne Gardens is the perfect picturesque garden escape from the hustle and bustle of the inner-city. Situated in the heart of Cape Town’s southern suburbs, the Arderne Gardens is renowned for its exotic trees and Japanese-style ponds.

Besides being one of the best gardens in Cape Town to visit, this natural gem has become a popular location for fun family outings, picnics in the park and any-time-of-the-day strolls. Its resident ducks, guinea fowl and fish, has made it a real fan-favorite for the kiddies, as well as the adults of course!

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Photo credit: Arderne Gardens

There are tons of beautiful walkways that meander through the garden inviting you to sit back and relax and enjoy the blissful solitude. However, if you’re an adventurer and nature lover at heart, the walkways are perfect for exploring all the fauna and flora the Arderne Gardens has to offer.

**Fun fact: The Arderne Gardens is home to the one of the largest trees in Africa known locally as the Wedding Tree.

#Visit Stony Point Nature Reserve

While Boulders Beach is one of Cape Town’s top tourist attractions, with everyone jumping at the bid to see its thriving African Penguin colony, very few people know that Stony Point Nature Reserve is home to one of the largest successful breeding colonies of African Penguins in the world. Located in the coastal town of Betty’s Bay (approximately 90km from Cape Town), Stony Point Nature Reserve gives visitors the opportunity to witness Cape Town’s favourite ocean locals, the cool and charismatic African Penguins, up-close in their natural habitat by means of boardwalks that wind through the reserve.

African Penguins aren’t the only marine life or wildlife you’ll have the pleasure of seeing when visiting this Cape Nature reserve. The reserve is home to a colony of cormorants which includes three species: The Crowned cormorant, Cape cormorant and Bank cormorant, all of which breed on the outer rocks. There are also Hartlaub’s Gulls and Kelp Gulls which forage in the colony, while the infamous Rock Hyrax, more commonly known as the Dassie, can frequently be spotted on the various surrounding rocks.

The Stony Point Nature Reserve is wheelchair and walking stick friendly and welcomes people of all ages to see and explore its scenic surroundings and incredible marine life.

Location: Stony Point Penguin Colony, Betty’s Bay, Cape Overberg Region, Western Cape

#St James Tidal Pool and Coastal Walk

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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 undoubtedly 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.

Besides the not-to-be-missed St James Tidal Pool, the St James coastal walk, which stretches between Muizenberg and St James, sure gives the Sea Point promenade a run for its money. Once known as Cape Town’s Golden Mile, this stunning walkway boasts sensational views right throughout.

As the vibrant False Bay coastline is known for its plethora of thriving marine life, be sure to keep a look out for some thrilling sightings of Cape Town’s beloved ocean locals – African Penguins, dolphins, whales, and of course the wonderful Cape Fur Seal!

The path is concreted the entire way and begins just behind Muizenberg’s railway station (It is highly recommended that you park up that end, rather than at the beach).

Feel free to enjoy the St James coastal walk barefooted (if you so desire), but, as a word of warning, the fishermen tend to leave their tackle on the path whilst fishing just out in front of it, so make sure you’re extra vigilant.

While taking a stroll along the ever-beautiful St James coastal walk is a fantastic and fun time for all regardless of the time of day, the very best time to do this walk is during low tide.

#Go on a Red Bus City Sightseeing Tour with the whole family

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

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

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

#Visit Cape Point

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Cape Point is one of Cape Town’s most magnificent natural wonders and sought-after attractions. Located approximately 60km south west of the city of Cape Town, at the very tip of the Cape Peninsula, Cape Point is the ultimate mecca for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Besides its unapologetic natural beauty, Cape Point boasts a rich diversity of fauna and flora, secret beaches, endless adventure experiences, and some of the most thrilling hiking trails in the Western Cape. With so much to do, see, and experience, visiting the renowned Cape Point should be on everyone’s bucket-list.

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

#Enjoy a day at the Company’s Gardens

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  • Location: Company’s Garden, 19 Queen Victoria Street, Central, City Bowl, Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact details: 021 423 2919 | 021 444 1901 | [email protected]
  • Operating hours: Open daily from 7am – 7pm in Winter | 07:30am – 8:30 in Summer

Established in 1652 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC), the historical Company’s Garden forms a unique oasis in the heart of Cape Town’s inner-city. The Company’s Garden is not only one of the top and most beautiful gardens in Cape Town, it is also home to some of South Africa’s most important landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament, Iziko South African Museum and Planetarium, St George’s Cathedral, and the National Library of South Africa, to name a few.

Besides its historical significance, the Company’s Garden has established itself as the ideal escape from the hype and hustle of the inner-city. Boasting a vast array of trees and a diversity of fabulous flora scattered about, the garden offers visitors several shady spots and benches on which to sit back, unwind, and enjoy the peaceful and stunning surroundings.

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While wandering the many scenic pathways of the Company’s Garden, you’ll come across several historical features such as historic statues, a Japanese theme garden, a well that dates back to 1842, and a vegetable garden that recreates elements of the original VOC garden. The Garden also boasts a rose garden, a bird aviary, water features, a restaurant, plenty of squirrels running about, and lovely lush lawns perfect for picnicking under the glorious Cape Town sun.

#Visit Muizenberg Beach & Its Colorful Beach Huts

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Located along the vibrant False Bay coastline, Muizenberg Beach’s laid-back beach vibe, surf’s up approach to life and vibrant energy has made it one of Cape Town’s coolest coastal towns. Known as one of Cape Town’s top blue-flag swimming beaches, Muizenberg Beach is perfect for enjoying a lovely laid-back beach day with the whole family.

Besides its blissful beach status, Muizenberg Beach is home to the famous Muizenberg Beach huts, also known as the retro wooden bathing boxes. These cool and colourful works of art have not only become one of the most sought-after attractions for travellers and photographers from around the world, but it has claimed the title as one of the most ‘Instagrammable’ spots in Cape Town too. This makes Muizenberg Beach and its colourful beach huts a must-visit destination on any trip to Cape Town.

**Tip: Muizenberg Beach’s famous Surfers Corner is the best place in Cape Town for surfing first-timers to learn how to surf. If you’ve got ‘Learn how to surf’ jotted down on your Cape Town bucket-list – It’s time to seize the surfing day and surf your very first wave at Muizenberg’s Surfers Corner!

#Take a Sunset Drive along Chapman’s Peak

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Named one of the most magnificent marine drives in the world, taking a drive along the picturesque Chapman’s Peak Drive should be on everyone’s bucket-list. Affectionately known as ‘Chappies’ by Cape Town locals, this captivating coastal road ribbons along the Atlantic coastline between Hout Bay and Noordhoek. Besides showcasing some of the most sensational panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll pass rugged mountains, picturesque white-sand beaches, and vibrant fishing harbours on your way.

If you’re looking to experience something extra special, a sunset drive along Chapman’s Peak promises to sweep you off your feet and capture your sunset-loving heart all at the same time. It isn’t known as one of the best sunset spots in Cape Town for nothing.

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

**Tip: Chapman’s Peak Drive is known for its amazing hidden gems scattered along the route. Two of which include the waterfall walk and the secret Look-out Cave.

The waterfall walk is perfect for nature lovers and adventurers and is found just before you reach the toll gate on your way towards Noordhoek.

The Chapman’s Peak Look-out Cave is not only one of its most beautiful hidden gems, but one of Cape Town’s top secret caves and best sunset spots too. Like all of the Mother City’s best kept secrets, you may need to wander a little off the beaten path to find it. Make your way along Chapman’s Peak Drive until you reach the famous Chapman’s Peak Lookout Point – This is where the real adventure begins!

Positioned just below the pass, you’ll have to climb over the railing and carefully make your way down the mountainside to reach the Lookout Cave. Once you’ve reached this cool secret hideaway and stunning sunset spot, it’s time to sit back, relax and soak it all in. The sheltered sand-stone cave boasts the perfect view over Hout Bay and Atlantic Ocean. An extra bonus is that it has enough space to enjoy a picnic and a few sundowners paired with one hell of a view.

Besides these two must-visit secret spots, there are a variety of look-out points and picnic sites located at various points along the drive. Chapman’s Peak Drive is also known as one of the best places to spot the beloved members of Cape Town’s Marine Big 5. Make sure to keep a look-out for Cape Fur Seals, Dolphins, Southern Right Whales, and African Penguins.

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

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