Where to Celebrate Your Winter Birthday in Cape Town


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:

Whale Watching

 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

We recommend:

Hermanus Whale Watchers

Call: 028 312 4957

Boat Company, False Bay

Call: 083 257 7760

Ivanhoe, Gansbaai

Call: 028 384-0556

Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium
for free

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.

We recommend:

Groot Constantia

Call: 021 794 5128


Call: 021 903 5034


Call: 021 809 1100

Hazendal Wine Estate

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.

We recommend:

Gary’s Surf School

Call: 021 788 9839

Surf Emporium

Call: 021 788 8687

The Corner Surf Shop

Call 021 788 1191

Go Bowling

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!

We recommend:

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.

We recommend:

Laser Tag at GrandWest

Call: 021 505 7777

S.W.A.T. Laser Tag

Call: 064 655 1894

Laser Tag

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.

We recommend:

The Ice Station at GrandWest

Call: +27 21 535 2260

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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!

We recommend:


Call: 021 683 3841

Jump Street

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.

We recommend:

Librisa Spa at The Mount Nelson

Call: 021 483 1550

Twelve Apostles

Call: +27 21 437 9060

Steenberg Spa

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.

We recommend:

Century Karting

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.

We recommend:

Unlock Escape Rooms

Call: 067 057 2729

Hint Hunt

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.

We recommend:

Clay Café

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!

We recommend:

The Armchair Theatre


The Baxter Theatre Centre

Call: 021 685 7880

If you want to plan the perfect birthday, check out these related articles:

Drinks You Must Try in Winter

Things to Do: What Your Kids Will Enjoy This Winter

Free Birthday Gifts and Treats

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