Springtime is a beautiful time to visit any city. Flowers are blooming, the weather is warm, people are on the streets. In Cape Town, springtime is the sacred time of rejoicing the return of warmth, of longer days and outdoor activities. The city, laid on the skirts of its famous Table Mountain tales and shoring the Atlantic Ocean waves, welcomes you with its natural glory to its warm beginnings.
Visit the Natural Beauty
Lions Head: Enjoy your hike in the morning light or on a famed nighttime Full Moon Hike.
Table Mountain: There are many trails to climb Table Mountain, where you will find secret dams leading your way above the ground. If you wish for a less physically draining experience, take the Cable Car to the top!
Kirstenbosch Gardens: Take a walk around the springtime gardens and let the indigenous South African flowers magnify you with their blooms on their growth land.
Chapmans Peak Drive: Enjoy a spectacular coastal and mountain range drive with a high chance of whale spotting before their migration ends in November.
Muizenberg: Catch the best waves in Cape Town and surfing lessons for all ages.
Boulders Beach: Don’t forget to visit and have a swim with the penguins!
Clifton Beach: Named the second-best beach in the world! Sign up for yoga classes offered regularly on Clifton Third Beach.
Cape Point Nature Reserve: Be mindful of the Baboons and other wild animals who welcome you to this breathtaking viewpoint. If you wish to bathe yourself in the waters, take a wooden stepped walk down to Diaz Beach before you leave the Reserve!
Visit the Markets
Bay Harbour Market: Located in Hout Bay, visit the market to enjoy local food and creative shopping with live music to compliment your Friday afternoons.
Oranjezicht City Farm Market: Celebrate local food and urban farming on Saturdays!
Taste the Food & Wine
Kalky’s: Located in Kalk Bay, by one of the only working harbours in Cape Town and with chances of seal watching, enjoy your fresh taste of local fish and chips.
Boschendal Wine Farm: Enjoy a picnic complemented by the picturesque views of the Cape vineyards, and remember to pick up some local wine for your trip back home!
Mzoli’s Sunday Braai: Located in the township of Gugulethu, it is your authentic experience of the traditional South African braai!
Experience the Central City
First Thursdays: Explore the city every first Thursday of the month when the art galleries and cultural events around the city centre stay open into the night. If you are taking photos of the art, you might want to consider a background removal service to get rid of unwanted frame/wall.
Galileo Open Air Cinema: The stars are your ceiling, the warm weather is your jacket. Enjoy the open-air movies with Galileo Open Air Cinema.
Shnit Short Film Festival: This worldwide film festival will take place in Cape Town between 17-28 October 2019.
There are two lifestyles to consider travelling. The first is your lifestyle as the traveller, the second is the lifestyle of your destination. I will leave you with a greeting word in the language of Xhosa which you will hear all around in Cape Town. Molo! Hello!
May you find the balance between your lifestyle and the life Cape Town springtime presents to you.