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July 07, 2014

100 Marvellous Things to Do During Winter in Cape Town

“Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice. We are uncommonly and marvellously intricate in thought and action.”~ Alice Childress.

As winter brushes her blue cheeks across Capetonian skies, come and discover how people have weaved their lives through the tip of Africa, as you encounter both the uncommon and marvellous, from flames of restaurant fireplaces to dancing leaves in the Winelands, from the intricate tastes of coffee in art galleries to the smells of the great Atlantic crashing against Cape Point. Here are our top 100 things to do in Winter in Cape Town and surrounds.

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1. Weekend Glamping (Glamour Camping!) at Slangkop Lighthouse

With bedded tents, outdoor heated showers and a communal living area with a braai, kitchen and lounging area right on the shore of Kommetjie and the Lighthouse beaming away all night, this glamping experience combines nature with nurture! 
Where? Lighthouse Road, Kommetjie

image courtesy of Chris Preen

2. See a Girl Sawn in Half 

And other weird and wonderful sights and sounds at the College of Magic in Claremont, the world’s only organisation of its kind in the world and our very own Hogwarts.
Where? 215 Imam Haron Rd, Claremont

image courtesy of the College of Magic

3. Hipster Coffee with a Sons of Anarchy Twist:

House of Machines in Shortmarket Street has a trendy biker feel to it (is that even a real thing?) and is where you’ll find the cool kids of Cape Town sipping on their coolness. 
Where? 84 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town

image courtesy of House of Machines

4. Franschoek Motor Museum

With over 220 gorgeous vintage vehicles, from Ferraris to Bentleys, Mercedes-Benzs, McLarens and Porches, prepare to be wowwed by car porn at the Franschoek Motor Museum.
Where? R45, Franschhoek 7690

image courtesy of the Franschoek Motor Museum

4. Kite Boarding

Ramp over waves using only the wind and infinite amounts of coolness.
Where? Best Kite Boarding Africa, Shop 1 Portico Building, Athens Road, Tableview

image courtesy of Best Kite Boarding Africa

6. Dine with Locals

Dine with a South African family and enjoy authentic cuisine in a warm and lovely environment.
Where? Dine With a Local, various locations

image courtesy of Dine with Locals

7. Paragliding

Soar 500m above the city, lauching off Lion's Head, experiencing the magic of 360 degrees of Cape Town! 
Where? Cape Town Tandem Paragliding, Lions Head Path, Cape Town

image courtesy of Cape Town Tandem Paragliding

8. Readers’ Den Comic Books

Check out their stores in Claremont and Tyger Valley, for all of the real life Big Bang Theory’s Sheldons!  They host a killer mini-Comic Con aka Free Comic Book Day with costume contests and role play matches on the first Saturday of May each year.
Where? G10 Stadium on Main, Main Road, Claremont

image courtesy of Max Barners

9. Wine and Olive Oil Tasting

One of the oldest farms in South Africa established over 3 centuries offers award-winning wines and boutique olive oils.
Where? Saxenburg Wine Estate, Kuils River

image courtesy of Savenburg Wine Estate

10. Lunch in a Manor House

Sample the finest in contemporary cuisine in a Cape Dutch Manor House at the Zevenwacht Wine Estate.
Where? Zevenwacht Restaurant, Kuils River

image courtesy of Ansty Bee

11. Theatrical Dining

Dinner and a show at Richard’s Supper Stage Theatre on the Bay, Kalk Bay Theatre and Alexander Bar and Café makes it worth leaving the blankets behind!

image courtesy of Richard's Supper Theatre

12. Bone Marrow at Societi Bistro

Another of the city's most loved restaurants, Societi Bistro has a fireplace to warm the chilly nights as well as world-class dishes.
Where? 50 Orange St, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 424 2100, www.societi.co.za.

image courtesy of Societi Bistro

13. Weekend on a Wine Farm

Another of Cape Town's unrivalled wine farms, D'Aria's little guest cottages offer the ultimate in serene getaways laced with cuteness and wine.
Where? M13 (Racecourse Road), Durbanville

image courtesy of jose romeu de abreu

14. Shroom Hunting

Go on a quest for exotic mushrooms (watch out, don’t eat them!) in Deer Park and have lunch at Deer Park café.
Where? 2 Deerpark Dr W, Cape Town

image courtesy of paula

15. A Canopy Walkway

Walk above the treetops of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on the new Boomslang Aerial Walkway, with its gorgeous panoramic views of the mountain.
Where? Rhodes Drive, Newlands

image courtesy of paula 

 

16. Cuddles with Cheetah Cubs

Meet a regal cathlete at the Cheetah Outreach Centre. Tours are free. Cuddles from cheetah cubs are R160! 
Where? Firgrove Rural, Cape Town

image courtesy of Charlotte Kennedy

17. Rock Out with Your Socks Out! 

Think biker dudes, Bon Jovi and Guns n Roses and awesome retro décor at the groovy Aces n Spades. The DJs tend to lose their shirts quite often because it gets so heated inside! 
Where? Hout Street, Cape Town

image courtesy of Aces N Spades

18. The Oldest Wine-Making Route in the Southern Hemisphere

Dating back to 1685, Constantia Valley offers an intimate wine route consisting of 9 wine farms, each with their own impressive heritage and world-class wines.
Where? Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia, Buitenverwachting, Constantia Uitsig, Steenberg, Constantia Glen, Eagles' Nest, Beau Constantia and Silvermist

19. On the Rocks

Achingly beautiful views across the bay of Table Mountain and Robben Island on a peaceful beach, combined with seafood and a wonderful wine selection. 
Where? 45 Stadler Rd, Bloubergstrand

image courtesy of On The Rocks

20. One of South Africa's Best Restaurants

The Greenhouse won EatOut’s Restaurant of the Year in 2011. In 2012 they were again in the Top 10 at 8th and last year they got even more love at 4th, making them one South Africa's sexiest restaurants according to awards committees.
Where? 93 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, Cape Town

image courtesy of The Greenhouse

21. Live Music and Comedy

Bay Harbour Market offers a festive shopping experience complete with hilarious live entertainment. Check out their vibey gig guide to see What's On.
Where? 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay

image courtesy of The Bay Harbour 

22. Snoek Fishing

Get Hooked on Africa when you fish for South Africa's beloved Snoek (just try one on a braai and you'll know why!) 50km out in the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.
Where? Hooked on Africa, Hout Bay Harbour Road, Hout Bay Harbour

image courtesy of Hooked on Africa

23. See Art Made out of T-Bags

Visit this cute project in Hout Bay which creates spectacular art from recycled tea bags. A community upliftment project, T-Bag Designs was founded on Eleanor Roosevelt's famous quote, "A woman is like a tea-bag.  You only know how strong she is when she is put in hot water."
Where? Klein Kronendal, 144 Main Road, Hout Bay

image courtesy of T-Bag Designs

24. Amarula Hot Chocolate, Rock Music and People Watching

At Mitchell’s Brewery, you'll find a festive mix of hot drinks, fabulous company and entertainment at the oldest brewery on the harbour.

image courtesy of mikkelz

25. A Harbourfront Emporium

Rub shoulders with venerable old captains and fishermen at the first harbour front emporium in the Southern Hemisphere, featuring shops, restaurants, markets and some of Cape Town's best seafood.
Where? Mariner's Wharf, Harbour Road, Hout Bay

image courtesy of Dorian

26. An Island of Seals

Go on 40 minute cruise to marvel at thousands of seals in their natural environment on Duiker Island, finishing off with astonishing views of the ancient shipwrecks nearby.
Where? Drumbeat Charters, 20 Northoaks, Hout Bay

image courtesy of Khaled Al-Ajmi

27.  Rhodes Memorial atSunrise

The Cecil John Rhodes' memorial, designed by Sir Herbert Baker, has an Egyptian feel to the imposing artifice, glorifying his vision for the African continent Rudyard Kipling's inscription reads: "The immense and brooding spirit still / Shall quicken and control. / Living he was the land, and dead, / His soul shall be her soul!" Experience it at sunrise. 

image courtesy of Mervyn Hector 

28. A Romantic Getaway

Cosy up for a romantic weekend getaway at Chapman's Peak Hotel. A winner at TripAdvisor’s 2012 Traveler’s Choice Awards, the hotel is the grand old lady of seaside resorts on the Atlantic Seaboard, famous for its sublime calamari, overflowing seafood platters and its popular terrace overlooking the world renowned Chapman’s Peak Drive.
Where? Chapmans Peak Drive, Hout Bay

image courtesy of Africa Travel Resource

29. Your Mother's Comedy Club

Jou Ma Se Comedy Club (translation: Your Mother's Comedy Club) is Cape Town’s finest dedicated comedy joint, sure to give you the giggles with some of the sharpest and snarkiest names in the business! 
Where? The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

image courtesy of Jou Ma Se Comedy Club

30. Art Exhibition in a Mansion

The iconic Winchester Mansions - a luxury seaside hotel - is currently showing Storm Thorgensen's graphic design and photography. Wednesdays are Ladies Nights, with complimentary cocktails and roses on arrival.
Where? 221 Beach Road, Cape Town

image courtesy of Safari Tours

31. El Burro

A feisty Mexican restaurant serving up authentic food surrounded by memorable decor. Check out their special: half-price lunches on weekdays from 12pm to 5pm.
Where? 81 Main Road, Greenpoint, 1st Floor Exhibition Building, Cape Town

courtesy of El Burro

32. Girls’ Night at Beefcakes

Welcome to the best drag shows in town with ridiculously hot waiters seeing to your every need…and their burgers ain’t too bad either.
Where? 40 Somerset Rd, Cape Town

courtesy of Simon D Photos 

33. Cruise Round the Bay

Take an hour and a half trip through stunning Table Bay, home to whales, dolphins, penguins, seals, giant sunfish and a huge variety of pelagic bird life living and playing just beyond the breakwater.
Where? Cruise IQ, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

image courtesy of Cruise IQ 

 

34. Mountain Biking (For Real)

Go up a real mountain with Cape Escape Mountain Biking Tours in a network of breathtakingly beautiful tracks suitable for any fitness level.
Where? 7 Garrick St, Greenpoint, Cape Town

35. Tribute Shows

Get your booty popping to the kings and queens of rock 'n roll at this extravagant piece of entertainment…and their pizzas are amazing!
Where? Shop F09, Willowbridge Life Style Centre, 39 Carl Cronje Avenue, Tygervalley

image courtesy of The Barnyard Willowbridge

36. Explore, Taste and Photograph the City

Take a walking tour through the Cape Town Gardens, Greenmarket Square, the iconic Bo Kaap Buildings and finish off with a scrumptious Cape Malay Lunch, with photographic tutorials along the way.
Where? Cape Town Photo Tours, 15 Orange Street, Cape Town

37. Sand Boarding

Glide down the towering white sands of the Atlantis and Betty's Bay dunes and wipeout on a cushion of soft sand!
Where? Rock On Adventures, Bloubergstrand'

image courtesy of Francois van der Elst

38. The Spa at Cape Grace

The service and atmosphere at this spa is elegance at its best, so take advantage of all it has to offer!
Where? W Quay Rd, Cape Town

image courtesy of Cape Grace

39. Customised Running

Meet like-minded people when you join Energy in Abundance on one of their Big 5 running tours around Cape Town's city-scape and natural parks.
Where? Table Mountain, Camps Bay-Seapoint Promenade, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Constantia Winelands, Hout Bay-Chapman's Peak Drive

image courtesy of Energy in Abundance

40. Fire an Assault Rifle

Gun down rat zombies with a .223 assault rifle at Gun Fun’s indoor shooting range in Green Market Square, or why not try out 007's famous Walter PPK on some mobsters?
Where? Gun Fun, 57 Hout Street, Cape Town

image courtesy of Salticrax

41. Explore the Old Zoo Below Rhodes Memorial

It's like a ghost town, except with lions and crocodiles! 
Where? Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town

image courtesy of mallix

42. Brandy Tasting

Gulp down the Urban Brandy Route at 20 different locations and share the spirit of one of South Africa's favourite dops.
Where? 4th Floor, Old Castle Brewery, 6 Beach Road, Woodstock 

image courtesy of Jossie K

43. Take the kids to see the holiday productions at Artscape

Cape Town's premier theatre offers quality productions with beautiful costumes and world-class performances. 
Where? D F Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town

image courtesy of Mark Bloomfield

44. Dim Sum at City Bowl Market

The City Bowl Market on Hope Street is indoors with an upstairs fashion section. They have a fantastic selection of fresh produce, at prices that are way below what you’ll find in grocery stores. We recommend the South China Dim Sum (they serve vegetarian options too).
Where? 14 Hope St, Cape Town

image courtesy of City Bowl Market

45. Milkshakes and Music at the Fire & Ice Hotel 

Get our hot little hands on the best shakes in town in a this wierdly decorated hotel. To give you a taste, in Fire & Ice's smoking room the cigarette machines are shaped like tombstones and above you grieving family members at your funeral look down on your grave. 
Where? 198 Bree St, Cape Town

image courtesy of Fire & Ice Hotel

46. Family Bike and Wine Tasting Tours

Mom and Dad get to sample the famous products of the beautiful Stellenbosch Winelands afterwards (don't forget the award-winning brandy) whilst kiddies can marvel at the Birds of Prey Sanctuary.
Where? Bikes 'N Wines Cape Town

image courtesy of Bike N Wines

47.  Bookworm Burrowing 

Curl up with your inner bookworm at the quirky Book Lounge in the Fringe and explore it's dark basement of classics. 
Where? 71 Roeland Street, Cnr Buitenkant & Roeland Street, Cape Town

image courtesy of Danie van der Merwe

48. Porters Estate Produce Market 

Out in the Constantia wine district, the Porter’s Estate Produce Market is known for its fresh produce. You can do all your weekly shopping from cheese and meat to bread and vegetables, while sipping on a steaming cup of moerkoffie with condensed milk.  We recommend the Karoo Lamb to braai at home.
Where? 7025 Tokai Rd, Cape Town

image courtesy of Porter Estate Produce Market

49. Self-Drive Motorbike Tours

Take a self-drive tour around Cape Town on a Harley Davidson for the ultimate badass profile picture.
Where? Cape Bike Travel, 125 Buitengracht, City Centre

image courtesy of Cape Bike Travel

50. An Ostrich Farm

Take a guided tour of the Cape Point Ostrich Farm, devour some delicious ostrich fillet and then buy yourself some designer ostrich eggs or an ostrich leather bag.
Where? The Cape Point Ostrich Farm, M65, 400m North of Entrance to Cape Point National Park, Cape Point, False Bay Coast.

image courtesy of fdomsodi

51. Pub Quiz For the Great Minds at Oblivion

This European-style wine bar with leather couches and a fabulous roof-top deck is always buzzing and their challenging pub quiz is a great option for a smarty-pants team of 4.
Where? Oblivion Wine Bar, 22 Chichester Rd, Cape Town

image courtesy of Rivierbosch

52. Jumping Sharks aka Air Jaws

Combine shark cage diving with shark breaching aka 'Air Jaws' with African Shark Eco Charters.
Where? False Bay, Simon's Town

image courtesy of Chris Fallows

53. Beach Riding

Wander through the breath taking Noordhoek beaches on horseback with Sleepy Hollow Riding School and spot the shipwrecks!
Where? Sleepy Hallow Lane, Noordhoek

image courtesy of gnomeza

54. Camel Riding

Ride a majestically stupid camel, enjoy organic food and let your kids make friends in the Higgeldy Piggeldy Farmyard.
Where? Imhoff Farm, near Ocean View

image courtesy of Kerron L 

55. Bicycle Tour through a Township

Find out what life is like on the other side of an air conditioned window and interact with real communities in Masiphumelele Township.
Where? AWOL Tours, V&A Waterfront Information Center Dock Road, Cape Town

image courtesy of Awol Tours 

56. Full Moon Paddle

Occurring only once a month, paddle out into the warm waters of False Bay and watch the majestic moonrise from behind the Hottentots Holland mountain.
Where? Sea Kayak Tours, Simon's Town Wharf, Simon's Town

image courtesy of Kayak Cape Town

57. Spelunking

From the Bat's Cave to the Smuggler's Cave to the Giant's Workshop and Elephant's Eye, explore Cape Town from the bottom up at any one of these glorious holes in the earth. 
Where? Various

image courtesy of James Gradwell 

58. Learn to Surf

Get your boogie on with one of Cape Town's surf schools. Surf's up bro!
Where? Learn 2 Surf, Beach Road, Muizenburg

image courtesy of Learn 2 Surf 

59. Sunset picnics on Signal Hill

The view. Need we say more? 

60. Fufisliding and other Watersports

Waterskiing, waveboarding and fufisliding, embrace your inner waterbaby with a ton of kickass watersports at Blue Rock Waterski.
Where? Blue Rock Cable Waterski, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Somerset West

image courtesy of Roxy Laker 

61. La Mouette

Impeccable fine dining at a fraction of the cost, La Moutte offers a six-course tasting menu for only R165. It was voted 7th best restaurant in South Africa in the TripAdvisor Awards in 2013. 
Where? 78 Regent Road, Sea Point

image courtesy of La Mouette

62. Award-winning Olive Oil and Wine

Dating back to 1711, the Morgenster Estate brews internationally acclaimed Bordeaux-style wines and extra virgin olive oil of astonishing quality.
Where? Vergelegen Avenue, off Lourensford Road, Somerset West

image courtesy of Morgenster Estate 

63. The First Human Heart Transplant Project

Take a guided tour through the surgery theatres used during the first human heart transplant in 1967. Yes, it happened in Africa!
Where? Heart Transplant Museum, Groot Schuur Hospital, Main Road, Observatory

image courtesy of Smiling Stars

64. De Oude Bank Bakkerij

Baker Fritz serves artisan bread and coffee in his beautifully decorated restaurant, full of nostalgic, rustic cuteness. 
Where? 7 Church Street, Stellenbosch

image courtesy of Lana Kenney

65. A Century Old Golf Course

Play a round of golf at one of Cape Town’s oldest and most prestigious golf courses (est. 1910), the 7 time host of the SA Open and 3 time host of the Bells Cup.
Where? Mowbray Golf Club, 1 Raapenburg Road, Mowbray

image courtesy of The Mowbray Golf Club

66. A World-Famous Artist

Check out the Irma Stern (1894-1966) exhibition. She was world renowned for her exotic figures, portraiture, landscapes and still lives on -  in 2011 one of her paintings sold for R34 million at Bonham's, London. Not bad.
Where? Cecil Road, Rosebank

67. Haas Coffee

An art gallery that morphs into a coffee shop and back (there are bunny sculptures), tuck into some coffee and soulful rain watching with a hot date. 
Where? 67 Rose St, Cape Town

image courtesy of The Haas Collective

 

68. A Ridiculously Pretty 200 Year Old Hotel

Over 2 centuries old, the gorgeous aristocratic Vineyard Hotel is situated in 6 acres of lush Newlands forest. There are 2 restaurants on the property, including the award-winning Myoga. Check out their luxury Winter Spa packages.
Where? Colinton Road (off Protea Road) Newlands, Cape Town

image courtesy of The Vineyard Hotel and Spa

69. Sunday Lunch Buffet at the Cullinan

The elegant Cullinan Hotel offers some of the best value for money with desserts that are so posh they're almost too good to eat. 
Where? Cullinan Street, Cape Town

image courtesy of Roo Reynolds

70. A Design Centre

Visit the Montebello Design Centre on the Montebello Estate for a delicious lunch, shopping, the groovy art exhibitions or a design course.
Where? 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, Cape Town

image courtesy of Montebello Design Centre

71. Red Bus Sightseeing

Step on and step off the iconic Cape Town Red Busses to feast on the sights and sounds of the city. There are 17 bus stops in a circular route around the city with a route duration of approximately 2 hours.
Where? Various

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72. A Local Brewery

Try Newlands Brewery's 8 famous beers on your tour through this over 200 year old Brewmaster's haven, in the shadow of Table Mountain.
Where? 3 Main Road, Newlands

image courtesy of Newlands Brewery

73. Two Oceans Aquarium

There is a 2,000kg fish with a 4g brain. There are crabs that are over 1m tall and have legs that stretch 4m . There is 28cm thick viewing glass to keep the huger predators (the ones with serrated teeth) away from you. Here are all the wonders of the ocean for you to marvel at. Don't miss feeding time! 
Where? Two Oceans Aquarium, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

image courtesy of Charlene SJ 

74. The Old Biscuit Mill

Set in Woodstock’s up-and-coming art district, the Neighbourhood’s Market is one of Cape Town’s trendiest and best-stocked markets with everything from fresh produce to artisan coffee and beer, fashion and fresh flowers. The markets get very busy, so it’s best to go early (open Saturday mornings only). We recommend Luke Dale-Roberts’ potato rosti with bacon/salmon, poached egg and hollandaise sauce.
Where? 375 Albert Road, Cape Town

image courtesy of Anca Carstean

75. Pool, Beer and Dancing

Stones are all over the city, a perfect for joint anyone wanting to socialize on a budget (pool games are R5, ciders are R20). DJs usually start spinning the decks at 10pm most nights. Just hang out. 
Where? Various

image courtesy of shizhao

76. Artsy Movies and Coffee or Wine

At the Labia Theatre (named after an Italian princess, be still your dirty mind) At R40 for a ticket and being allowed to take your drink to the cinema, it’s like having your home experience amplified.
Where? 68 Orange Street, Cape Town

image courtesy of The Labia 

77. Tobogganing

Perfect for a kids party, try whizzing down Cool Runnings' custom built tobboganning course!
Where? Cool Runnings, Durbanville

image courtesy of Cool Runnings

78. Resurrection Coffee at Truth

This groovy little steampunk coffee shop will blow your mind with their famous 'Resurrection' coffee. While you're at it, why not buy a bag of 'Antithesis' or 'Vengeance' coffee beans for a later date. Truth has warnings about airship pirates on the walls, Victorian brass pipes, cute little robots and super-trendy Capetoninans as decoration. 
Where? 36 Buitenkant St, Cape Town 

image courtesy of manuela.martin

79. Champagne Sunset at Clifton

The swankiest beach in Cape Town is the location for many a model shoot - the clean white sand, turquoise waves and beautiful people are abundant. Sip some champagne as the sun sets on one of the city's poshest beach fronts. 
Where? Clifton 4th Beach, Clifton

image courtesy of flavio

80. Pressure at Mercury Live

Unleash a rock-a-pocalyptic rampage at Mercury when you headbang to wall-shuddering base at this once a month underground electro party.
Where? 43 De Villiers Rd, Cape Town

image courtesy of Pressure 

81. Anura

The wine-tasting venue has a fireplace and an outstanding menu of cheese, breads and meats for you to nibble on. It's also absurdly pretty outside. 
Where? Off Simondium Road, Klapmuts, Western Cape

image courtesy of Ana Raquel S 

82. Haut Espoir

One of the kindest and friendliest winemakers around, the owner Rob loves his wines and loves telling people about them. Book a distinctive wine tasting experience at Haut Espoir, by appointment only. 
Where? 3 Excelsior Road, Franschhoek, 7690

image courtesy of Haute Espoir

83. Nitida

Or how about some wine tastings at Nitida, hosted by the winemaker, RJ, also the farm’s owner himself. These wines have a different composition to the warmer Stellenbosch/Franschhoek wines, with flavours of green grass, apples and green pepper. While you’re there, book a table at Cassia and try the Springbok shank!
Where? Tygerbergvalley Road, Tygerberg Valley 

image courtesy of Nitida

84. Cute and Lazy Lunch and Coffee

Jason Bakery is a tiny bakery on Bree Street, where the owner, the eponymous Jason, bakes artisan bread and serves scrumptious sandwiches and very good coffee.
Where? 185 Bree Street, Cape Town

image courtesy of yossawat.com

85. Bread & Wine

This cosy restaurant on the Moreson Estate (be sure to check out their marvellous orchid nursery) combines its interesting menu expertly with their Moreson wines and a range of champagne second to none. We recommend a cheese and charcuterie board with a bottle of bubbles.
Where? Môreson Farm, Happy Valley Road, Franschhoek

image courtesy of Hannah Swithinbank

86. Mama Tembos

Mama Tembos offers authentic African cuisine and slow cooked soul food sprinkled with exclusively Capetonian dishes. Think grilled crocodile ribs, warthog ribs, springbok pie, ostrich kebabs, roasted quail and amarula crème brule!
Where? 150 Main Road, Sea Point, Cape Town

image courtesy of Mama Tembos

87. Liberisa Spa at Mount Nelson

A leading day spa in Cape Town, Librisa is situated at one of the city's favourite hotels. Treat yourself to a pamper session and then indulge in high tea. 
Where? 76 Orange Street, Cape Town

image courtesy of Mount Nelson

88. Harbour House Hotel

Luxurious rooms, with custom-made baths in the middle of open-plan rooms, views of the turbulent sea and loads to do in the surrounding areas. 
Where? 22 Harbour Road, Hermanus 

image courteys of TravelingOtter

89. Harbour House Restaurant

A favourite of many Capetonians, Harbour House Restaurant will warm your heart with its views of the ever-restless ocean and cosy fire places.
Where? Main Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town

image courtesy of Mike Golby

90. Kol Kol Mountain Lodge

Canadian style log cabins among the fynbos, includes a private wood-fired hot tub, stone fireplace and sweeping views of the Babilonstoren mountains.
Where? Near the Hottentots-Holland Mountain Catchment

image courtesy of KolKol Mountain Lodge

91. Bainskloof

One of the most picturesque landscapes in the Cape (and that’s saying something!), explore the rivers, mountains and wildlife and get some much needed spiritual refreshment among the rock pools.
Where? Bainskloof, Breede River Valley

image courtesy of DreamCatcher

92. Hiking

Cape Town has some of the most dazzling hiking trails in the world and Winter’s sunlight and brisk mornings make these journeys all the more spectacular.
Where? Cecelia Forest, Devil’s Peak, Lion’s Head, Deer Park, Woodstock Cave, Silvermine East, Sandy Bay amongst others

image courtesy of Danie van der Merwe

93. Theatresport

Improvised comedy in the fine tradition of ‘Who’s Line is it Anyway?’, TheatreSports will perform some crazy antics based on the audience’s suggestions. They are at your mercy. 
Where? 52 Main Road, Kalk Bay Theatre, Kalk Bay

image courtesy of Deon Van der Westhuysen

94. Whale Watching

Wave at a whale while it waves its tail at you! Get close enough for a spray from the blowhole or watch these majestic creatures leisurely from the coast during whale watching’s best season.
Where? Hermanus, Lamberts Bay, Plettenberg Bay or Mossel Bay

image courtesy of simonryu

95. Bastille Day

Got a little French in you? Cape Town’s artistic French town Franschoek gears up all its legendary beauty and food for Bastille Day 12-13 July.
Where? Franschoek, Western Cape

image courtesy of Franschoek Wine Valley

96. Hit the Battlefield

Experience a new breed of military simulation with the infra-red laser tag war games of Battlefield Live SA. It’s like paintball without the pain!
Where? Various

image courtesy of Battlefield Live SA

97. Iziko Museums

Wander through the bones of ancient beasts and wonder at South Africa’s greatest artists, on display for ridiculously cheap entrance fees.
Where? 25 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town

image courtesy of RobertSteed

98. The Spice Destination

Extravagant biltong, chocolate, ice cream and wine tasting at one of the most gorgeous and dynamic wine farms in the Cape.
Where? Suider Agter Paarl Road, Suider Paarl

image courtesy of The Spice Route

99. South African Rugby Museum

This interactive exhibition pulls you into the dream of playing rugby for an obsessed and adoring nation, with games testing your handoff, reaction time, fitness, kicking and passing skills that kids and adults will love.
Where? V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

100. Climb Her Majesty Table Mountain

It's the ultimate Capetonian homage, the pilgrimage up the one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Did you know there's a beach up there? And a train? Find out more on your own winter adventure up one of the world's iconic bucket-list spots! 

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