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July 18, 2011

Winter in Cape Town: Cool for bargain hunters

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Nothing beats the winter chill like retail therapy and a roaring fire.

Reflect on the highlights of Cape Town Fashion Week, plan your summer wardrobe and earmark those winter bargains to pick up at upcoming winter sales. Relax at our city’s top spas, enjoy delicious food and wine or embark on an outdoor adventure for less. 

This winter season, there are plenty of bargains for you to enjoy in Cape Town. Here are a few of our favourites:

For shoppers…

From Banana Republic at Stuttafords to proudly South African Stoned Cherrie at Woolworths or affordable fashion finds at Mr Price, you’ll be spoiled for choice during the annual winter sales taking place at our favourite shopping malls.

Annual Winter Sale at Constantia Village

From July 26 to 31, Constantia Village will once again host its exciting annual sale. Shop to your heart’s content at stores like Revenge, Earth Addict, Topaz, Truworths, Exclusive Books and more.

Call +27 (0)21 794 5065 for info.

The Big Fashion Sale at Canal Walk

Lunch, let the kids enjoy a movie, and browse at shopping mecca Canal Walk’s Big Fashion Sale from
July 26 to August 1.

Call +27 (0)21 529 9699 for info.

Sidewalk Sale at Cavendish Square

Be a fashion icon with half-priced items at the highly anticipated Sidewalk Sale at Cavendish Square in Claremont.

Call +27 (0)21 657 5620 for info.

Winter Sale at V&A Waterfront

If you’ve been longing for a high fashion item to reward yourself for “recessioning” over the past year, then don’t miss the V&A Waterfront’s Winter Sale from July 15 to August 7.

Call +27 (0)21 408 7600 for info.

The Bargain Hunters Tour

Scour Cape Town’s factory shops for the best prices around with Western Cape Tours. Tour prices start from as little as R400 per person, excluding meals. 

To book your tour, call +27 (0)21 558 8391

For spa lovers…

Treat yourself to luxurious yet cost-saving overnight stays and spa treatments at the best hotels and spas in town and surrounds.

Saffron House

Saffron House offers luxury boutique accommodation – elegant yet comfortable. Indulge in a winter special at its in-house spa that offers 10 different massage treatments, a variety of body wraps, results-driven facial treatments etc.

Enjoy a full body massage and pedicure for just R180 per person.

Bookings are essential, call +27 (0)21 551 6471.

Couples package at O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa

Indulge in quality time and excellent pampering with your partner at the impressive O on Kloof Boutique & Spa in Bantry Bay.

For just R1 200 per night, you and your loved one can enjoy a peaceful night’s rest, a delicious breakfast and a relaxing 15-minute hand and foot or head massage.

Call +27 (0)21 439 2081 for more information.

For foodies and wine lovers…

From luxury for less in Constantia to an all-day happy hour just off Kloof Street, the Mother City is serving up some amazing restaurant specials this winter:

Great cocktails and platters at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel

Enjoy cocktails and delicious platters at The Cellars-Hohenort and take a stroll through the award-winning gardens of this five-star hotel. Expect a trendy hotel bar called The Martini that is all but stuffy!

Every Friday night you can indulge in two cocktails for the price of one, perfectly paired with a Sundown Platter for two at just R75 or a vegetarian platter for only R30.

For more details, call + 27 (0)21 794 5535

Rick’s Café Americain winter specials

Having a blue Monday and wishing for an all-day happy hour? Or wanting to enjoy a platter of tapas with good wine and good friends? That’s just what you can find at Rick’s Café Americain.

Happy hour every day from 11h00 to 19h00.

Enjoy any cocktail on the menu for R27, an SAB beer for R15 or a litre pitcher of mojito.

Autumn Sunset Special from 17h00 to 19h00

Tapas or a meze platter (serves two) and half a litre of house wine for only R105.

Call +27 (0)21 424 1100 for more info.

For kids…

City Sightseeing Cape Town

Hop on and off the familiar red City Sightseeing Bus and explore the beautiful Mother City. At just R110 per adult with two kids under 18 riding for free on weekends, public holidays and during school holidays, this is the most affordable way to see Cape Town.

Call +27 (0)21 511 6000 for more info.

A sandboarding lesson with SunScene Adventures

SunScene Adventures has created the ABC Sandboarding Lesson, which is really easy to follow, to ensure the introduction to this extreme sport is fun and safe. It is suitable for both adults and children and is currently on offer at a special rate of only R275 per person. An experienced instructor will be with you at all times to guide you through the session and have you flying down the dunes in no time.

Call +27 (0)21 783 0203 for more info.

For adventure junkies…

Cape Sidecar Adventures

Experience the thrill of the ride and the wind blowing through your hair and pay 50% less for a priceless Cape Sidecar Adventure this winter.

At only R275 per person, you can enjoy whizzing through the winelands, admire the beauty of the Peninsula and more, all from the comfort of a classic World War II sidecar.

More information call +27 (0)21 434 9855

Learn 2 Surf School

If you’ve been fantasising about being the next Kelly Slater, but just never had the know-how, now is your opportunity to learn how to be a pro surfer. This July, for just R1 200 for a six-day course at the Learn 2 Surf School in Muizenberg, you’ll receive expert tips and lessons.

Call +27 (0)83 414 0567 for more information.

For culture cultures…

The Mother City’s entertainment value continues to rise as the temperature drops.

Woza Cape Town Experience at Theatre in the District

Good food and cultural entertainment go hand-in-hand with the Woza Cape Town Experience at the Theatre in the District, available on request during winter.

For just R170 you can feast on heart-warming traditional Cape Malay dishes (including vetkoek, bobotie, samoosas and more) while experiencing our city’s fascinating history through an energetic show, filled with dance, poetry, music, and performed by a cast of talented artists.

Book your meal and ticket at +27 (0)79 770 4686.

Bike and Saddle – Cape Town at night cycle tour

Start your journey at the V&A Waterfront, meander through Green Point before passing Parliament. Marvel at the iconic Cape Dutch architecture and make your way through the historic Malay quarter of the Bo-Kaap along cobbled streets. Top it all off with a glass of South African champagne as the sun sets. 

Call +27 (0)21 813 6433 for more info.

Click here to read more about more great bargains in the Mother City.

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