Christmas in Cape Town 2016

It’s getting close to that time of year, friends… we’re dishing out some ideas for Christmas in Cape Town 2016! Stay tuned to the blog in the coming weeks as we roll out our official guides to the festive season. You can also have a look at our early bird festive shopping guide and our year end office party guide for some added inspiration.

Christmas in Cape Town 2016

Today, we have hand-picked a few of the very best ideas for Christmas Day and Christmas Eve in Cape Town. Featuring a range of lunches, buffets, meals and picnics, this list should be a good start to help you get those plans underway!

Where to Spend Christmas in Cape Town 2016

Getting right down to brass tacks, here are some ideas on how to spend 2016 Christmas in Cape Town…

Galileo Open Air Cinema at Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Drive, Newlands | R79-R159 | +27 (0)71 471 8728

On Sunday 25 December 2015, The Galileo Kirstenbosch will have a special festive show. The movie will be Elf, and shows start at 20h30 (doors open 18h00). There will be lots of food and drink vendors, or you can pack your own picnic if you prefer. This is a great way to enjoy the holiday, under the stars with friends and family.

Spier Wine Farm

R310 Baden Powell Rd, Stellenbosch | various prices | +27 (0)21 809 1188

Spier will be offering a Christmas Eve dinner as as well as a Christmas Day lunch. The dinner is for guests at the farm’s hotel, but the Christmas Day lunch will be hosted at the on-site Eight Restaurant. Bookings are essential – make sure you reserve your spot while spaces are available. Be warned: pre-payment is required and there is a 100% cancellation fee.

Azure at Twelve Apostles

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, Victoria Street, Camps Bay | various prices | +27 (0)21 437 9000

Azure at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa will be hosting a 4-course Christmas Eve Dinner as well as a traditional Christmas Lunch Buffet. Included in the festivities (and price tag) are entertainment, crackers, hats and a visit from Father Christmas. This is a great choice for families, couples and groups, with an upmarket festive atmosphere. Needless to say, bookings are essential.

Radisson Blu Waterfront

Beach Road, Granger Bay | R520-R825 | +27 (0)21 441 3000

On Saturday 24 December 2016 aka Christmas Eve, there will be a yummy 3-course meal served at Tobago’s. On Christmas Day meanwhile, the hotel will also be offering a decadent festive feast between 12h30 and 15h30, with an assortment of cold meats, spreads, desserts and other goodies. Bookings are essential. Kids under 12 pay half price.

Richard’s Supper Stage and Bistro

229 Main Road, Three Anchor Bay | R400 | +27(0)76 144 4809

For something a little different, why not head on over to Richard’s Supper Stage and Bistro for a festive Christmas lunch? Kicking off at noon on 25 December 2016, the day’s festivities include a performance by the Khayelitsha Gospel Choir, a visit from Santa, carols and lots of delicious cuisine. Bookings are a must – use the contact details above to reserve your spot.


These are just a few suggestions… stay tuned to the blog in the next week or few for even more ideas on how to enjoy Christmas in Cape Town this year! 

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