20 – 22 May 2022
It’s time to enjoy another incredible and exciting weekend in the beautiful and vibrant city of Cape Town.
From the young to the young at heart, there is something for everyone to enjoy this weekend in Cape Town. Filled with tons of fun fabulous moments, exciting events, bucket-list worthy experiences, thrilling adventures and so much more – It promises to be a Cape Town weekend to remember.
To ensure you have an unforgettable time, here are some of the top things to do in Cape Town this weekend.
#Lourensford Friday Night Twilight Market
- Where: Lourensford Wine Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West, Cape Town
- When: Friday nights | The Lourensford Twilight Market is now also open on Saturdays
- Time: Friday: 5pm – 9pm | Saturday: 4pm – 9pm
- Cost: Entry to the market is free | Parking, however, costs R10 per vehicle entering the Estate (Parking fee is waived upon purchase of any Estate Wines).
- Contact details: 072 284 1654 | [email protected]
- Website: Click here to visit the Lourensford website for everything you want to know
- The market is both kid-friendly / family friendly and dog-friendly (all dogs should be kept on a leash)
Lourensford Wine Estate invites you to discover a market experience like no other at the trendiest weekend hangout spot in the Helderberg region. Despite the fact that the Lourensford Market is regarded as one of the top markets in Cape Town and surrounds, Friday nights at Lourensford are solely reserved for moonlight rendezvous, magic, and star-lit fun. The lush gardens of the Lourensford Estate are transformed into a beautifully enchanted paradise with twinkly fairy lights decking the trees, creating a mesmerizing and mystical forest atmosphere. It will almost feel like you’ve escaped to a whole new world entirely!
The famous Lourensford Friday Night Twilight Market has become somewhat of an institution and not-to-be-missed event in Cape Town. Described by countless Capetonians as ‘the place where friends and family come together to sit back, relax, unwind, and enjoy the beautiful scenery, stunning view, and each others company while easing into the weekend.’
What can you expect at the Lourensford Friday Night Twilight Market
- Live entertainment & live music by resident DJs
- Acoustic artists and/or bands on Saturdays and Sundays
- Exciting pop-up stores
- A fun, interactive fountain for the kids to enjoy
- A dedicated children’s play area & tons of fun kids’ activities
- 60 permanent stalls selling:
- An array of amazing food and drinks
- Estate Wines & craft beers
- Handmade wares
- Original artwork
- Artisanal produce
- …and so much more!
Take a stroll down the majestic Oak Tree Lane, visit your favorite vendors and grab a seat, take a load off and enjoy the ultimate night-market experience.
#VAULT Presents Kaiser [ITA] at Mødular.
- When: Saturday, 21 May 2022
- Where: Mødular. | 34 Riebeek St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
- Time: 10pm – 4am
- Event by: VAULT and Mødular.
- Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets
+No Under 21
+ R100 Early Bird: Click here to get your ticket / tickets
+R150 at the door
+Limited Capacity, Arrive Early
+22:00 – Late
Influenced by the labels and artists at the forefront of harder techno, VAULT carries you through an event series which comes alive with an unexpected, rare, and evolving soundscape, fiercely charged with a continuum of raw sounds, into the darkest and obscurest realms of the electronic underground.
This month, Vault is proud to invite the return of Italian born and Berlin based DJ/Producer Kaiser [KSR].
Gianluca Caiati recognized as “Kaiser” is a pioneering producer of a more recent generation. Synonymous with a hardware driving, fast and pulsating techno sound, that has been personified in many of his productions, KSR label output and DJ sets.
Mødular. – Room 1
- KAISER [ITA]
Lido Bar. – Room 2
#MINDFUL WALK IN NATURE
- When: Saturday, 21 May 2022
- Where: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town
- Time: 8:45am – 11am
- Cost: R200 excl. garden entrance (R80 with RSA ID)
- Bookings: Click here to make a booking
Spoil yourself with 2 hours to retreat, reflect, reboot and feed your soul with the delights of nature. A mindful walk is about slowing your pace, connecting to nature, and using all your senses. This brings you into the present, leaving you feeling calm, relaxed, and having a sense of clarity. Your well-being is enhanced as your blood pressure drops, your stress levels balance and the negative ions of nature harmonise your body. In Japan they call it forest bathing.
Moira Burmeister is an Inner Leadership /Life Coach who has been facilitating Mindful Walks in Nature since 2014.
#Ladies Night * Stir Crazy Cooking School
- When: Saturday, 21 May 2022
- Where: Stir Crazy Cooking School | 14 West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
- Time: 6pm
- Cost: R650
- Event by: Stir Crazy Cooking School
- Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets
It’s time to round up the troops and get your girls together because it’s ladies night at Stir Crazy Cooking School! Once a month Stir Crazy Cooking School will be hosting a fun and fabulous evening for you and the gals to spice things up a little. We’re talking wine, food, music, and more wine!
Start the evening with a delicious complimentary welcome drink, then you’ll pair up and move through to the kitchen to prepare some dishes for you and your friends. Each group selects and prepares a starter, main and dessert of their choice, with the assistance of the Stir Crazy Cooking School professional chefs.
Once you’re done cooking, you will sit down at the table with your newly acquired friends to share and chat about what you’ve prepared on the night. Prepare yourself for a variety of taste sensations and lots of bubbly!
#Cape Town Team Slam
- When: May 21 at 7am – May 22 at 3pm
- Where: VIBE Fitness Brackenfell | 71 London Circle, Brackengate Business Park, Brackenfell, Cape Town
- Event by: The Cape Town Summer Slam
- Contact details: 072 791 9975 | [email protected] | Click here for more information
The Cape Town Team Slam is a 2 day functional fitness competition where teams of two can test their fitness against other teams from across the Western Cape.
#Deliciously Vegan | Stir Crazy Cooking School
- When: Saturday, 21 May 2022
- Where: Stir Crazy Cooking School | 14 West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
- Time: 1pm
- Event by: Stir Crazy Cooking School
- Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets
Stir Crazy Cooking School’s vegan cooking classes illustrates that you can still have a rich and exciting diet filled with delicious dishes when you choose to eat vegan. Whether you are new to veganism and just learning the lifestyle or looking to get a little bit more creative in the kitchen, a vegan cooking class is the perfect way to experiment with new recipes without using meat, eggs, or dairy.
#Valken Labyrinth Hike
- When: Sunday, 22 May 2022
- Where: Camps Bay, Cape Town
- Time: 7am – 12pm
- Event by: Trail Fit SA
- Event Ticket Cost: SA Residents: R300 | International Visitors: R600
- Tickets: Click here to book your ticket / tickets via the Trail Fit Sa website
- Enquiries: Email [email protected] or contact 073 902 9985
- Click here for more information on the event
- Meet up Time: 7am
- Duration: 5hrs
- Distance: 8.5km
- Difficulty level: Intermediate – A series of steep and gradual uphill hiking is required throughout the hike until you reach the top (which will take roughly 2hrs). Endurance is needed; however the hike will be at a comfortable pace with regular breaks. Some mild scrambling (maneuvering up and over rocks) and exposure for short moments will also be required.
#Boschendal Friday Night Market
- Where: The Werf Area at Boschendal | R310 Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek
- When: Every Friday
- Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
- Cost: Entrance is free | Capacity may be limited
- Click here to visit the Boschendal website for more information
**Note: The market is both kid-friendly / family-friendly and dog-friendly (all dogs should be kept on a leash)
**Insider Tip: Head on over a little earlier and enjoy a stunning sunset soiree cocktail offering on the Werf deck | Available from 5pm
Boschendal’s Weekly Friday Night Market is one of Cape Town’s most beloved and highly anticipated night markets. Not only is it a massive fan-favorite among the young and young at heart, but one of the absolute best ways to spend a wonderful evening under the Mother City night sky with friends and family.
You can expect everything from live music, fresh farm produce, and a variety of down-right delicious food stalls to incredible artisanal stands filled with handmade local products and a beautiful vibrant local is lekker vibe.
Get all your family and friends together (even your adorable four-footed members – be sure not to forget the leash) and relish and enjoy every magical moment spent under the starlight every Friday evening at the not-to-be-missed Boschendal Night Market.
#CHEF & THE VINE feat. HOLDEN MANZ WINE ESTATE | One&Only Cape Town
- Event by: One&Only Cape Town
- When: Thursday, 26 May 2022
- Where: Ochre Restaurant, One&Only Cape Town, Dock Road, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
- Time: 6:30pm
- Cost: Four-Course-Set-Menu | R750
- Booking | Reservation: To book, please call 021 431 5888 or email [email protected] | For more information visit oneandonlyresorts.com
One&Only Cape Town proudly hosts the “Chef & The Vine” event – a bi-monthly culinary experience in which Executive Chef Jacques Swart and Head Sommelier Luvo Ntezo, together with the month’s selected wine farm, celebrate the Cape region with a food and wine pairing at the resort’s Ochre restaurant.
Pairing some of the most lauded wine farms with an exemplary culinary experience is a recipe for success. The curated menu allows guests to explore unusual pairings and to delve into information pertaining to the chosen pairing as well as around the estate itself.
This month’s Chef & The Vine edition has been designed to appeal to even the most discerning wine fanatic and foodie. Franschhoek’s secret gem, Holden Manz Wine Estate, is the star of May’s show – an estate choice most exciting to One&Only Cape Town’s creative culinary team. Holden Manz boasts not only a unique terroir but also a state-of-the-art winery, producing much-loved and enjoyed wine varietals. Coupled with One&Only Cape Town’s Executive Chef Jacques’ culinary expertise, this collaboration promises to be something special.
One&Only Cape Town is very excited to be offering this experience to guests and visitors. The four-course dinner with paired wine is priced at R750 per person and seats are very limited.
Fun Things To Do In Cape Town
#Visit Cape Point
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’.
#Spend the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
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!
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.
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.
#Enjoy a Beach Day
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.
#Go on an Aerial Cable Way ride up Table Mountain
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!
#Hike the Pipe Track Hiking Trail
- 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**
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.
#Visit the 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!
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
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
#Enjoy a day at the Company’s Gardens
- 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.
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
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
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