If you are celebrating your birthday during winter (June to August in South Africa), a trip to Cape Town will offer heartwarming activities to ensure your winter celebration is nothing short of extraordinary.
Here are some experiences to enjoy in Cape Town this winter:
The best time to go whale watching in Cape Town is between June and November when the southern right whales migrate to the area to mate and calve. Dress warmly, bring your binoculars or cameras, and witness these beautiful marine beasts breach our coastal waters. The best spots for whale watching are Hermanus, False Bay, and Fun Things to do in Simon’s Town“>Simon’s Town.
Hermanus Whale Watchers
Call: 028 312 4957
Boat Company, False Bay
Call: 083 257 7760
Call: 028 384-0556
Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium
Home to over 3,500 marine animals from all over the world, including penguins, sharks and fish, the Two Oceans Aquarium is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. Explore the aquarium for free on your birthday (or six days thereafter) and learn about the different creatures that call the ocean home.
The free birthday deal is available for South African citizens and valid if you produce your South African ID that reflects your date of birth. The deal is available for people aged 4 and older.
Call: 021 418 3823
Savour a wine tasting experience
Savour some of the finest wines in a picturesque setting at Cape Town’s luxurious wine farms scattered throughout the city and surrounding areas. From Franschhoek and Constantia to Stellenbosch and Paarl, you will be spoilt for choice with wine tasting and pairing options.
Call: 021 794 5128
Call: 021 903 5034
Call: 021 809 1100
Explore Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
At Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, fynbos is at its best during winter, with many species in full bloom and bursting with colour. You can also see their very special yellow cultivar called “Mandela’s Gold”, named after former president Nelson Mandela. While there, be sure to take a stroll along the Boomslang Tree Canopy Walkway to capture those perfect scenic photographs for the gram.
Call: 021 799 8783
Surf at Muizenberg Beach
Surfing is a popular winter activity bound to get your adrenaline going. Whether you join a surf lesson or ride the waves with your mates, surfing is worth adding to your birthday bucket list.
Gary’s Surf School
Call: 021 788 9839
Call: 021 788 8687
The Corner Surf Shop
Call 021 788 1191
With neon lights, friendly competition, and an atmosphere filled with unforgettable moments, visiting your nearest bowling alley is a pin-tastic way to celebrate your birthday. Besides, some friendly competition on your special day never hurt anyone!
Ten Pin Bowling at GrandWest
Call: 021 535 4582
Let’s Entertain U
Call 068 270 2641
Play laser tag
Gear up for an action-packed, adrenaline-pumping party with a game of laser tag. Step into a futuristic battlefield, armed with a laser blaster, friends by your side, and a strategy for victory.
Laser Tag at GrandWest
Call: 021 505 7777
S.W.A.T. Laser Tag
Call: 064 655 1894
082 388 7148
Loop around an ice rink
Celebrate your big day with an Axle, Lutz and Salchow, or do like most of us and simply glide around like a complete novice. Ice skating adds an extra dash of adventure as you twirl and spin in a shimmering rink-especially during winter.
The Ice Station at GrandWest
Call: +27 21 535 2260
Jump for joy at a trampoline park
Leap into a world of aerial acrobatics at a trampoline park. Soar, flip, and defy the laws of gravity with every jump. This activity guarantees laughter, thrills, and a memorable experience that will leave you feeling like you’re on cloud nine!
Call: 021 683 3841
Call: 076 522 8039
Call: 087 057 1400
Pamper yourself with a spa day
Indulge in a blissful escape with a luxurious spa day. Pamper yourself from head to toe in tranquil relaxation, surrounded by soothing scents and gentle melodies. A spa day can melt away your stress, leaving you feeling refreshed, renewed, and ready to embrace another year.
Librisa Spa at The Mount Nelson
Call: 021 483 1550
Call: +27 21 437 9060
Call: 021 712 7481
Blitz around an indoor go-karting track
Rev up your excitement with an indoor go-karting session. Feel the adrenaline rush as you zoom through twists and turns, competing against your friends for the fastest lap.
Call: 064 978 0862
Breakout of an escape room
Step into a world of mystery and intrigue, a place where puzzles, codes, and teamwork are your keys to success. Challenge your wits, spark your creativity, and boast of your accomplishment of escaping to victory.
Unlock Escape Rooms
Call: 067 057 2729
Call: 076 187 2764
Brush up on your pottery painting
Unleash your inner artist with a pottery painting extravaganza. Dive into a world of colours, brushes and creative expression, transforming plain ceramics into personalised masterpieces. Let your imagination soar, creating unique keepsakes and memories that will forever hold the magic of your special day.
Call: 076 810 5120 (Hout Bay), 061 917 4191 (City Centre), 064 656 6165 (Paarl)
Montebello Design Centre
Call: 021 685 6445
Laugh out loud at a comedy club
Tickle your funny bone with giggles galore at a comedy club near you. From hilarious punchlines to witty banter, enjoy side-splitting celebrations as you toast to another year of joy and laughter!
The Armchair Theatre
The Baxter Theatre Centre
Call: 021 685 7880
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