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February 29, 2012

Celebrate the leap year in Cape Town

Every four years, the leap year tends to bring about just a little stress in some of us – deciding how to celebrate your special birthday, whether to propose to your boyfriend  – can make you want to simply curl up in bed and cover your head with a duvet. But with Cape Town experiencing such glorious weather, why do that when there are so many ways to make this leap year stress-free and one to remember for the next four years.

Table-top birthday celebration

If you want to make your leap year birthday extra special this time around, why not celebrate it on Table Mountain?

Table Mountain Cableway is giving away return tickets to South Africans, 18 years and older, who were born on February 29. That’s not all. To make up for the years you aren’t able to take advantage of this fantastic birthday special, the Cableway will give you three additional return tickets on your February 29 birthday.

Simply produce your South African ID book at the Cableway ticket office on your birthday, February 29, and you will receive your tickets. The tickets will only be valid for seven days and will not be extended after the expiry date. Leap year tickets must be collected on February 29, even if the Cableway is closed on the day.

For more information, contact the Table Mountain Cableway on +27 (0)21 424 0015 or visit www.tablemountain.net.

Night-time adventure

Want to get to know your city a little better but don’t have the time during the day? No problem - take a City Sightseeing Cape Town Night Tour for just R80.

At 18h00 the bus will transport you along the Atlantic coastline, so you can marvel at the views Sea Point, Green Point and Camps Bay have to offer.

Add a bit of romance to the evening by packing a picnic, and tuck in when you take a break to view the gorgeous Cape Town sunset at Signal Hill or the Lower Cableway, weather permitting.

End the evening taking with the sights and sounds of the bustling city centre before making your way back to the City Sightseeing kiosk at the V&A Waterfront.

This is a seasonal tour and is available until May 7, 2012.

For more information, contact City Sightseeing on +27 (0)21 511 6000 or visit www.citysightseeing.co.za.

Indulge in prose

So, you feel like simply spending some hard-earned cash on a book with which you can snuggle up on your couch and escape.

The Book Lounge has its Leap Year Sale on February 29, when you can rummage through hundreds of titles to find your perfect match.

The Book Lounge is slashing its prices by 40%, which is enough to tempt you to buy more than just one title. There’s more, on Wednesday, February 29, when there will also be a 10% reduction on everything else in store.

For more information, contact +27 (0)21 462 2425 or visit www.booklounge.co.za

Boogie the night away

If you’d rather tap your feet to music, celebrate leap year at Trinity’s ‘Leap Year Lab’ on February 29.

The luxurious nightclub and restaurant’s line-up includes Dean Fuel (a leap year baby himself celebrating his “eighth” birthday), Headroom, Broken Toy, Danalog and Lox.

Doors open at 22h00 and R50 will get you moving on the dance floor.

For more information, contact +27 (0)21 418 0624 , email info@trinitycapetow.co.za or visit www.trinitycapetown.co.za.

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