With an iconic mountain, mile upon mile of white sandy beaches and rolling hills filled with grapes destined to make some of the world’s best wine, we really can’t complain that Cape Town is our home!
The Mother City is a one-of-a-kind destination with people traveling from all around the world to see it up close and personal. And whether you’re one of these travelers staying at the Rockwell Hotel or someone looking to be a tourist in your own city, there is no shortage of events and activities to enjoy.
We’ve put together our ultimate bucket list of events and activities around the Cape that you’ll want to work your way through while you can!
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This iconic mountain is world-renowned and can be seen from just about any spot in the Cape. While taking the cable car up for the most perfect view is something that must be done at some point, climbing up is just that much more exciting! Start at Newlands Forest or Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and follow the signs and be sure to pack enough water and energy bars to last you a few hours. Trust us, you will feel immensely proud once you reach the top!
- See the Kaapse Stories Dinner Show:
The Kaapse Stories Dinner Show is an exciting experience for guests of all ages including comedy, story-telling, music, singing, a welcome drink and a delicious 4-course meal. This award-winning show has been played over 1800 times and is truly a unique Cape Town experience.
- Ride in the Cape Town Cycle Tour:
The world-famous Cape Town Cycle Tour, originally put on by the Cape Argus Newspaper, has been running for 42 years and sees both hobbyist and professional cyclists from around the globe in attendance.
- Attend the Shimansky Diamond Experience:
Discover the remarkable journey of a diamond direct from mine to finger at the Shimansky Diamond Experience. Enjoy a personally guided tour and insight into the diamond world like no other.
- Sail to Robben Island:
Known as the island that housed South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela while he was in prison, Robben Island is now a museum with multiple daily tours.
- Drive up the Garden Route:
The Garden Route is a 300km stretch of the South-Western coast of South Africa extending from Witsand in the Western Cape to the border of Tsitsikamma Storms River in the Eastern Cape. Along this route you will find stunning views, game drives, resorts, beaches and provincial parks.
- Attend SA Cocktail Week:
This week-long cocktail festival is a vibrant celebration of the South African cocktail industry and all its glory. This event features a brand’s showcase event, bar hopping tours, masterclasses, an awards ceremony and so much more.
- Go to the Cape Carnival:
The Cape Town Carnival is a glamourous celebration of the African culture featuring a diverse array of communities and cultures. This festive event was originally hosted on Loop Street but now takes place on the Fan Walk in Green Point which has allowed the carnival to expand creatively.
- Take a ride on the Franschhoek Wine Tram:
If you love the winelands and a good view, the Franschhoek Wine Tram is for you. It is the perfect way to do a wine tour as you can simply hop on and hop off at all your favourite wineries without having to worry about how you will be getting home!
- Attend a Kirstenbosch Summer Concert:
These summer concerts are definitely a local favourite and kick off mid-November and run into 2020. This year’s line-up includes South African favourites like Matthew Mole, Goldfish, Mi Casa and more. Don’t forget to pack a scrumptious picnic and some comfy blankets to sit on!
- Go kloofing at Crystal Pools:
In case you are not South African, kloofing is a term we created for ‘canyoning’ or ‘cliff jumping’. Head out to the Steenbras River Gorge (known locally as the Crystal Pools) and you will find an array of 3-24 metre heights to jump off of!
- See an outdoor movie:
The Galileo Open Air Cinema runs from mid-October all the way until the end of April every year playing old favourites at stunning venues. You are welcome to bring your own picnic or you can indulge in their vast array of treats and eats on offer.