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Cape Town and the Cape region offer a broad range of indoor activities and there is something for everyone.

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Capetonians tend towards hibernation in winter, but the Mother City has more than a few ways to lure them out. From cosy cafés and dinner at restaurants with fireplaces to indoor adventures, here are our top 100 things to do in winter in Cape Town and surrounds. Updated May 2018 Whale watching Wave at a whale while it waves its…

South Africa has a vast and impressive literary history spanning generations and producing such talent as Commonwealth Writer’s Prize winner, Zakes Mda, as well as Nobel Prize winners, J.M. Coetzee and Nadine Gordimer. But our literary heritage doesn’t stop there. There are lauded poets, such as Mongane Wally Serote and Afrikaan icon Breyten Breytenbach. Multi-talented authors like Sol Plaatje who,…

I’ve learnt one thing since moving to Cape Town a couple of years ago: the absolute best way to experience this incredible (almost overwhelming) city, is to learn from the locals. To discover what they do, what they like, what they eat. See, the locals are your insiders, your confidants, your peeps. They’re the guys with all the secrets to…

I’m not exactly dressed for golf, but no matter, it’s not the Masters and the River Club welcomes all types – even guys like me. Swish. Swing and a miss. Stifled chuckles from behind me. Tough crowd. I settle myself, re-adjust my cap, swivel my hips and take a deep breath. I’m channelling Tiger Woods as the club goes up,…

My ego has plenty to do with it. So does my desire to prove I can get to the top. But if I am honest, it is my ego that drives me up the climbing walls at CityROCK in Observatory. The first wall at the climbing centre is not difficult. We follow the easy route and make it to the…

The end-of-year holidays are a great opportunity to spend time showing your children some of the wonderful things Cape Town has to offer. There are theatre productions and exhibitions, and activities ranging from learning to surf to tobogganing on dry land. Here are ten things to do in Cape Town with kids this summer. Garden fun at Kirstenbosch Pack the…

Cape Town is known for its natural beauty, its culture, its history, and creative flair – it’s also known for what the locals call the Cape Doctor, the near gale-force South-Easter wind that comes howling around Table Mountain during summer. When the South Easter is pumping, being outdoors isn’t particularly fun, even a walk on the beach can be…

Cape Town is a favourite tourist destination and every year, the Mother City welcomes millions of visitors to its shores to experience its unique sights, sounds, history and culture. Things can get a little crowded at the most well-known attractions over season, but luckily there are a few hidden gems away from the main tourist hot spots where you can…

Cape Town is a top summer destination and with good reason. Sultry summer days are always going to be a big draw with the beaches and rooftop bars across the city spilling over. But what about when you want to cool off after a day of soaking up the rays or escape the heat altogether? Don’t worry we got you…

There’s something about the ice rink. Whenever I go there, and it’s not very often at all, I feel genuinely happy in a very child-like way. It reminds me of my childhood and when my mom used to take my sister and me there. And I firmly believe that everyone should make a point of going at some point or…

Cape Town has a rich, often turbulent history. The city was the centre of European colonisation, and boasts a melting pot of cultures brought about by the slave trade. It has endured naval battles around its shores, survived Apartheid and eventually, became a massive part in the birth of South Africa’s young democracy. The city has an abundance of museums…

So you’re thinking a cross between the mad tiger-blood fueled imagination of Charlie Sheen and the legen-dary lunacy of the great Barney Stinson? You’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Cape Town, home to the most glorious bachelor parties known to mankind. And yes, we do mean MANkind. Rustle your chest hair, because it’s time for the games to…

Find a Las Vegas scale casino right here in Cape Town at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World. If you’re feeling lucky, try your hand at the professional table games for beginner and professional players, or spin the night away at one of many slot machines. Roulette is also always a frequent favourite among guests.

Indoor shooting experience, various packages and training courses for first timers and advanced.

The home of Great South African Beer…since 1820

Rush has over 30,000 square feet of adventure, excitement and challenges. Perfect for all ages, our wall-to-wall, interconnected trampolines will get your heart pumping and your face smiling.

One of the most popular shooting ranges in South Africa, AJ’s Running Guns should be the first stop for any gun enthusiast. Conveniently located in Paarden Eiland, AJ’s is less than 10 minutes from Cape Town city centre.

ArtRoute can help you navigate the Mother City's multitude of art galleries, districts and studios.

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, an old authentic fish factory in the beautiful Hout Bay Harbour comes to life with the hustle and bustle of an eclectic marketplace. The Bay Harbour Market brings craftsmen, artists, and busking musicians together, and then aromatically infuses the scene with freshly-baked breads, local wines, craft beers and other delectable treats.

Discover the wonderful world of science at the Cape Town Science Centre. Boasting over 250 interactive exhibits and exciting puzzles, Cape Town Science Centre is a popular destination for curriculum-based hands-on workshops, holiday programs, science camps and school excursions. Challenge your rivals to a game of chess on the giant chess set, visit the outdoor area to see how science can ...

Situated in an old farmhouse building on the Old Oakhurst Dairy Farm in Hout Bay, this activity is ideal for the whole family and will add just the right touch of creativity to a visit to Cape Town.

From the simple act of pulling a coin from behind your ear to the classic hat trick, be astounded by the diverse pupils of the College of Magic as they bring to you the marvels of their craft. If you attend, you will have the chance to learn magic in Cape Town too!

Galaxy Adventure at Glowing Rooms - Ever thought of playing golf while taking a ride on a space ship? Well, now you can! But more than that…It’s in 3D and glowing in the dark.

Jump Around is South Africa’s first indoor trampoline park, boasting a whopping 1000 square meters of trampolines. The trampoline park offers hours of family fun, as well as fitness, making it a popular stop for nearby businessmen during lunch. The park is even used for extreme sports.

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