Not sure where to spend the holidays this year? Luckily, South Africa’s Mother City offers plenty of activities during the festive season and there are plenty of events to choose from. Whether you are looking for a nice place for Christmas lunch or want to spend the holidays in the sun on the beach, the capital of South Africa has got you covered. Go for an adventure of a lifetime and spend Christmas in Cape Town. In case you wish to know more about the festive season in the Mother City, we’ve rounded up a list of places to go and events to visit in Cape Town this Christmas.
1 Galileo Open Air Cinema
Every year, Kirstenbosch Gardens hosts the famous Galileo Open Air Cinema. Screenings of classic Christmas movies can be seen throughout the holiday season until April 2018.Tickets can be purchased at thegalileo.co.za include a picnic blanket, sweet treats, and a backrest. You can bring your own picnic or get food from the venue. There are burgers, pizza, burritos, as well as plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. The screenings start at 8 30 pm, while the gates open at 5 pm.
2 Piano Bar
Located on the streets of De Waterkant, the Piano bar is a nice restaurant with live music performances that is open on both Boxing Day and Christmas day. Travelers who are searching for a place to have a Christmas meal will be happy to hear that Piano Bar offers a three-course meal which includes two starters and one main dish. This year, the starters will be avocado tartare and salmon. Visitors will be able to choose from 2 main dishes including line and fish fillet.
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3 Christmas Eve Yoga Class on Clifton Beach
If you are hoping to find a relaxing activity this Christmas in Cape Town, the Om Revolution team has prepared an amazing event this Christmas. Established in 2014, Om Revolution is a yoga mobile studio that offers a Christmas Eve sunset yoga class on Clifton’s 3rd Beach. The yoga class lasts for an hour and the only things you need to bring are a bottle of water and a yoga mat. Visit www.theomrevolution.co.za for more information about this event.
4 Cape Town Comedy Club
What better way to start off 2018 than spend a night at a cool comedy club. V&A Waterfront’s Cape Town Comedy Club is one of the best comedy clubs in the world and offers awesome music performances, delicious food, and top-notch comedians. Tickets for their annual New Year’s event cost R1500/p and include a 4-course meal, welcome drink, wine-paring, and a glass of champagne. The show begins at 7 pm.
5 Christmas Lunch at Shimmy Beach Club
Offering amazing sea views, Shimmy Beach Club hosts the annual Christmas lunch this year and is definitely a great place to spend Christmas in Cape Town. Expect a nice holiday buffet including dim sum and sushi on the starter menu, as well as a great selection of main dishes like roast lamb and biltong-encrusted kudu. The desserts are usually delicious here at Shimmy Beach Club and this Christmas crème brûlée, Lindt chocolate mousse, and traditional Christmas pudding will be served to guests. If you are visiting with kids, there is a playground area right next to the restaurant. The lunch buffet starts at 12 pm on 25th of December.
6 Christmas Lunch at Balducci
Located at the Waterfront, Balducci is one of the most popular restaurants in the area and offers an elegant atmosphere, mouth-watering food, and impeccable service. Christmas lunch here at Balducci will be served as a three-course set menu. A choice between caprese salad, shrimp cocktail, and oysters is available for starters, while turkey roast platter or a seafood platter is served as a main dish. For dessert, you can choose between a cheese board, fruity pavlova, and a traditional Christmas pudding.
If you’re planning to spend Christmas in Cape Town and you need ideas on where to stay, get in touch with our team.