If you think Cape Town is all about the outdoors and sunny skies, think again! The city is filled with many indoor activities one can enjoy on their own, with friends and family on days when the city is pouring with rain.

Virtual Golf

Enjoy a friendly game of golf at Ideas Cartel using the FlightScope X3 Golf Simulator. Here you will be able to practice your golfing skills, have head-to-head matches, play courses or even book a lesson with an experienced golf professional without having to go on an actual field.

Make your very own jewellery

The Diamond Works are offering visitors the opportunity to create their very own jewellery piece with their Jewellery Making Workshop. You will of course be guided by experts while enjoying truffles and a glass of bottomless bubbles. If you’d rather prefer to watch the experts do their thing, then why not try the Sparkling Tour.

Meet exotic animals

Exotic Animal World (formerly known as Butterfly World) is an animal sanctuary for many exotic animals, including snakes, spiders, meerkats, lemurs, birds, monkeys, fish, amphibians and more.

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Glow in the Dark Mini Golf

Glowing Rooms‘ space-themed take on mini-golf! Play a game of glow in the dark mini golf, while enhancing that experience with 3D – yes, you will be wearing 3D glasses while playing.

Gin, rum and spirits tasting

Try some award-winning gins or indulge in some rum and other innovative and distinct spirits that you probably have never ever tasted before at the Deep South Distillery.

Something for the foodies

If you’re into the farm-to-table approach, then the Makers Landing market at the V&A Waterfront is the perfect place for you. Introducing food producers and small businesses who celebrate this approach from locally produced cheese to freshly ground coffee and so much more.

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Chocolate and wine pairing

Head over to Groot Constantia – South Africa’s oldest wine estate – and enjoy five selected fine wines paired with five handcrafted chocolates. Or you could simply try out their wine tasting options before heading off for a mouth-watering meal at one of their restaurants.

Russian High Tea

Experience the grandeur of Russian nobility with a Russian Tea Ceremony at Hazendal Wine Estate. Here you will be treated like Russian Royalty as you are surrounded by hand-painted murals and crystal chandeliers, while enjoying a warm cup of tea and some delicious Russian sweet and savoury delights.

In need of some laughs?

Cape Town Comedy Club is offering pop-up events at various venues in Cape Town. Keep an eye out for event updates on their Facebook page.


Enjoy a 2-hour therapeutic Indian message at the Jiva Spa located at the Taj Hotel. With the Vishrama, therapeutic Indian herbs are applied to your body, along with a deep muscular massage to heal your tired and sore muscles for the ultimate relaxation experience.

An indoor park

Looking to keep your little ones busy and active, while you enjoy a meal? Freedom Adventure Park offers kids the perfect indoor play park experience with many activities to choose from, while you can enjoy the breakfast, lunch or dinner options available at the restaurant.

The Planetarium

Looking for an edutainment option? How about a trip to the Planetarium at the Iziko Museum? Learn about the universe, the human body and more with a virtual experience. Or you could visit other educational exhibitions available at the museum.

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Ice Skating & Casino

Head over to GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, take your kids ice skating, ten-pin bowling, laser tag or the games arcade while you venture off to the casino for a game of blackjack, poker, roulette and more.

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Indoor roller skating

Roller skate with your friends around the arena and then enjoy a game of pool at the Rollercade.

Are you into art?

The Norval Foundation is the perfect place to appreciate art sculptures, paintings, exhibitions and other forms of visual art. You can then enjoy a sumptuous meal at the Skotnes Restaurant and Bar which overlooks the sculpture garden.

Retail Therapy

Take a trip to the V&A Waterfront, shop at all your favourite branded stores, and then enjoy a fine dining experience of cuisine of your choice at one of the many available restaurants.