Looking for things to do in Cape Town this weekend? Whether you are visiting on holiday, or simply in search of new ideas, we have just the right selection of things to keep those weekend blues way. This week, our list has a bit of everything. From wine tasting to nature; windsurfing to harbour strolls; boat trips to swims; city strolls to big wheels, we have it all. Keep reading to get our top ideas for things to do in Cape Town this weekend.
Things to Do in Cape Town This Weekend
In no particular order, our top things to do in Cape Town this weekend include the following:
1/ Discover the Constantia Wine Route
Video: Tom Falck/TheBlueT
We adore Tom Falck’s Cape Secret series. Showcasing the best that the Mother City has to offer, this video series features the city’s best-kept treasures. In the Constantia Winelands, one such treasure is Beau Constantia – a spectacular estate at the top of Constantia Nek. This estate is well worth an afternoon drive this weekend. Here’s what Tom has to say about this estate: “Beau Constantia is one of the most beautiful wine farms in Constantia by far (in my opinion). Situated at the top of the Constantia Nek, this boutique wine farm offers a spectacular setting, beautiful modern architecture and breathtaking views, unrivalled by any other Constantia farm.” Along with wine tasting, you can also enjoy gin and vodka here, along with delectable cuisine at Liam Tomlin’s Chefs Warehouse, which is headed by Chef Ivor Jones.
2/ Take a dip in the ocean.
With not one but two oceans to choose from, there are a number of great Cape Town beaches for swimming this summer. The False Bay coastline is where you will find Indian Beaches such as Cape Point, Kommetjie, Boulders Penguin Beach, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek, and Muizenberg. The Atlantic Ocean meanwhile has cooler water, but some of the best-ranked beaches in the city. These include Camps Bay, Clifton Beaches, Hout Bay, and Llandudno.
3/ Embrace the wind, and take to the waves.
Don’t let the wind get you down. Instead, use the wind to have even more fun! What better sport to navigate those hot, windy summers than windsurfing? This watersport uses a board and a sail. The best place to enjoy this activity is on the northern Atlantic coastline, at Blouberg Beach, Tableview and Milnerton. There are a few adventures centres offering this activity, including Ocean Spirit, Learn 2 Windsurf and Bay Sports.
4/ Stroll around a busy harbour.
Which harbour, you may be asking? Any harbour is sure to be fascinating. Our favourites include Hout Bay Harbour (great vibe on weekends, cheap fish on sale), Kalk Bay Harbour (lazy seals, ocean walk, African curio traders), and Simon’s Town (museums, boats, views).
5/ Have a spin on the Wheel of Excellence.
Situated within the V&A Waterfront, the Wheel of Excellence is something that everyone should ride at least once. This giant viewing wheel towers over the harbour, offering birds-eye views of the city, water and Waterfront below. Tickets are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased at the entrance. Warning: this may not be ideal if heights are not your thing.
6/ Take a boat trip to Seal Island.
From Hout Bay Harbour, you can take a boat cruise out to Seal Island. This unique island lies just a little ways off the coast. As the name implies, it is home to large numbers of Cape fur seals, which breed and calve here every year. The sight is incredible, with an abundance of seals to be seen sunning, swimming and playing. Afterwards, you can come back and have a drink at a local pub or go for pizza at Massimo’s.
7/ Explore the Bo Kaap.
Take a stroll through the Bo Kaap in the City Centre to experience the magic of the Cape Malay Quarter. These brightly coloured houses are set on steep cobbled streets, on the foothills of Signal Hill. In the neighbourhood, there is a spice market (Atlas Spice Company), along with various art galleries, museums and shops. There are also dining options in the area.
8/ Get outdoors for some fresh air.
Get outside into the fresh air and take a walk around Green Point Urban Park. It is free to enter this slice of urban paradise. There is a waterway, paths, a biodiversity garden, outdoor fitness equipment and plenty to see and do. Look out for birds and small wildlife. Afterwards, you can take a walk on the Sea Point Promenade, or go for a late lunch in Green Point.
What do you plan to do this weekend? Share your favourite things to do in Cape Town this weekend below and us know how you love spending the weekend.