Wondering where and when to do your Christmas shopping in Cape Town this festive season? We have put together a mega list of festive markets, as well as trading hours for some of the city's top shopping centres and malls. If you are anything like me, you will be using the next week or so to frantically seek out gifts for various friends, family and loved ones. We all know how stressful shopping can be - especially when it gets busy! Our list of markets offers a wide variety of ideas for unique craft gifts, which can be purchased in a non-mall environment for those who want to [more]
Local parents as well as visitors who are travelling to the city with kids may already be wondering what on earth they will do to keep the younger ones busy during school holidays in Cape Town this year... Before you start stressing, we have you covered with an early bird guide to kids' holiday programmes and events taking place in December. From mall and shopping centre activities to other fun things to do, we will be bringing you a host of festive ideas. For starters, we have put together some of the top holiday programmes in Cape Town that cater to kids of various ages.
Visiting from outside of town and wondering where to spend Christmas in Cape Town this year? Bored with the same old family dinners or lunches at home and in need of some fresh inspiration? We have carefully selected some of the best ideas for Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Lunch in Cape Town, so that you can get planning right now! It goes without saying that bookings are absolutely vital - wherever you plan to enjoy your festive dining. Plan ahead and start making those bookings as soon as you can so that you have enough time to get a spot before bookings are full. Other than that [more]
While sight-seeing bus tours are certainly highly recommended, there is something quite magical about exploring Cape Town on foot. It's often easier to drive from one landmark to another, ticking off places of interest as you go along, and enjoying some air-con in the heat of the day as the journey gets underway. Walking on the other hand sometimes seems like effort - especially during the hot Cape Town summer months. But (and this is a big but) some of the best experiences can be had on foot. So many experiences in fact that you often end up missing the off-the-beaten-track local hotspots, secret spots and hidden [more]
Here at the ComeToCapeTown.com Head Quarters, it is safe to say that we love beer. We love craft beer (of course - this is Cape Town aka Craft Beer Capital, after all!), we love places that serve beer, and we love beer festivals too. The annual Cape Town Festival of Beer is without a doubt one of our favourite festivals, bringing together not only some of the best brews under the sun, but also awesome people, a great vibe, food, music and all that other summery stuff that makes for a good weekend.