17 Things To Do In Cape Town This Summer
It’s season in Cape Town, which means things are getting even crazier than usual. So whether you’re putting your leave days to good use and having a holiday by the sea, or even if you have CA numberplates, step out of your comfort zone and make sure that you tick-off all 17 things from your bucket list before you have to go back home/to work.
1. Watch the New Year’s Test Match at Newlands. Even if you don’t particularly like cricket, this is sure to kick off your year, right. Beach balls, braais, babes and beer. Cheers!
2. Watch the sun rise from Devil’s Peak. Because what’s a new year without good intentions. Wake up early, do your stretches and then make it to the top of Devil’s Peak before the sun does. Bonus points if you stop over at The King’s Blockhouse for a photo op, in order to pay your respects to our award winning beer.
3. Take an icy dip in one of Clifton’s beaches. You would’ve worked up a sweat doing the things on this list. The water is so cold here that it will keep you chilled for days.
4. Try a tasting tray at the Taproom. This is the best way to train your palette and find out which beer you’ll be drinking this summer.
5. Eat Cape Town’s Best Burger. If you’re going to be having sessions at The Taproom, you’ll need to line your stomach, and there are worse ways than doing it with our award-winning burger.
6. Hike up Table Mountain. Look, it’s not one of the Seven Peaks, but still, you’ll earn your bragging rights and that cold celebratory beer.
7. Ride the hop on, hop off bus and get acquainted with the city via the red double-decker bus you usually curse for jamming up traffic.
8. Visit The Beerhouse. They’ve got 99 bottles of beer and you have a challenge.
9. Experience First Thursdays, when Cape Town’s CBD’s art galleries and shops keep their doors open until late.
10. Get on your bike and forget the spandex at Moonlight Mass, which is Cape Town’s biggest social ride. Simply wait for the full moon, join the masses under the Green Point traffic circle and remember the hashtag #moonlightmass.
11. Attend a free concert in Dewaal Park. With musicians like FreshlyGround, Karen Zoid and Arno Carstens, this is the best way to beat the Sunday blues.
12. Check out the Boomslang at Kirstenbosch Gardens. This 128m long, 12m high aerial walkway is the best way to view the magnificent botanical gardens and its 450 indigenous plant species.
13. Prefer your gardens curated? Nay, art-directed? Then the interior design and landscaping feat Babylonstoren, will leave you in awe. Go hungry as this winelands sanctuary boasts two excellent restaurants.
14. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Milnerton Flea Market has it all from a kitsch collectibles to vinyl to that socket missing from your set.
15. Spot Models walking to and from their castings. Cape Town is the city of pretty, and as the temperature heats up the world’s beautiful people flock here to be cast in the myriad productions that are produced in Cape Town.
16. Learn to surf. Muizenberg’s mushy waves are perfect to learn from and the scene at Surfers Corner has equipment, fuel and everything else you need to tame the waves.
17. Visit Robben Island. Not only will you enjoy a boat trip across Table Bay, and experience an important part of South African history, but you’ll also get a view of Table Mountain that you’ll definitely use as your next profile pic.
Anything you’d like to see added to this list? That’s what the comments section is for. School us.