Cape Town is truly a summer paradise, with the most beautiful hikes, tourist attractions, beaches, wine estates, family-friendly adventures, festivals and sport activities.
A few of our favourites:
(Music) Festivals in Cape Town
- Kirstenbosch summer concert series
Every year, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens host a series of summer concerts. Everyone is having a good time in the sun and enjoying the music of South African’s most well-known acts. You can even bring you own baskets with food, beers and wine. It is a must do if you are in Cape Town between November and January.
- Up the creek
The Rock ‘n Roll festival in Cape Town. Relaxing on an inflatable pool lounger in the sunshine with a cold drink while a band is playing the best Rock ‘n roll music. The festival is held in January every year. There are several stages. There are only 3000 tickets, so you better get yours now for one of the best rock music festivals in town.
- Mother City queer project party
For over two decades, the Mother City Queer Project (MCQP) has been painting the town pink… and red,orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet! The theme of the party changes each year – in 2015 it was Candyland – and figuring out what you’re going to wear was half the fun. Well, maybe not half the fun; after all, this is a party that stretches out over eight music areas and offers up over a hundred international DJs, artists and performers. Roughly 9000 partygoers attend each year, so if you don’t get your hands on a ticket, FOMO is inevitable.
- Cape Town Minstrel Carnival
The best party in Cape Town happens on the 2nd of January, also called Tweede Nuwe Jaar.
In a tradition that goes back to the days of slavery. thousands of people go on to the streets of Cape Town’s CBD to celebrate culture and history unique to the Cape. The celebration is locally known as the Kaapse Klopse. If you’re want to watch, find a spot on Darling, Adderley, Wale or Rose streets.
- Cape Town international jazz festival
The Cape Town Jazz Fest is one of the world’s biggest jazz festivals. Taking place in March each year, the festival brings some of the greatest local and international jazz acts to different places in the city. It is also the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Surfing in Muizenberg
Surfer’s Corner at Muizenberg is a popular training spot and is only about a 30-minutes’ drive from Cape Town’s city centre. The waves characteristic of this surf spot, are gentle, and ideal under a north-westerly wind direction. If surfing is new to you, pick up a few lessons
Whether you’re after a coastal wander, a mountainous hike with spectacular views, or a hike in Cape’s beautiful nature reserves, here are some of the best hiking trails in and around the city.
- Quad riding
By far the most exciting thing on 4 wheels, Quad Biking, can be done in Cape Town on the sand dunes and it is a rush like no other. Whether you are riding through the fast stretches or navigating the technical sections, Quadding will knock your socks off!
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