Book your tickets and explore the wonders of Cape Town. The city is well loved for its vivacious lifestyle, which includes free wine tastings, live music shows, and book reading events in libraries and window shopping. Before you head towards this port city, check out the top things we have jotted down for you!
Join Free Wine Tastings
Cape Town is the hub of various wine farms such as Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Cape Point Vineyards and Saxenburg Wine Farmand. Enriched with classy and old wine collections, the city is also popular for its free wine tastings. If you want to experience the authentic local taste, go to Tjing Tjing, the funky rooftop bar on Long-market Street. The bar offers free tastings on Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Another place to taste free wine is Union in the centre of town during Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm onwards. Enjoy live music and don’t forget to book your seats in advance.
Enjoy Live Music in Pubs
Step into the musical world of Cape Town and enjoy listening to live local music at restaurants and pubs. Every music enthusiast loves the splendid collection of music on offer. Explore some of the best collections of contemporary and jazzy songs from young and up-and-coming singers as well as recognized names. You can find an impressive collection of local, regional and foreign song lists also. Mama Africa, Karibu, Marco’s African Place, Thuthuka Jazz Café are some of the popular spots.
Go Window Shopping
If you are a shopaholic, the malls and markets in Cape Town would be your favourite destinations. Besides window shopping you may also enjoy free activities such as a jumping castle, train rides and live music at Century City Natural Goods Market. Other markets that you can explore are Neighbourgoods Market for food, wine and fresh produce; and The City Bowl Market in Gardens for Belgian waffles, Chinese noodles, antique clothes and jewellery. There is also a permanent food market at the Waterfront, with a demonstration kitchen, bookshop, play area for kids.
Walk the Promenade
Walk around the Sea Point promenade, an 11 km long zigzag line along the Atlantic coastline. You can walk, exercise or simply sit around at the promenade and observe the locals. The Promenade is a nice picnic spot for everyone. Open lawn, playing area and small patches of sandy and rocky beaches attract locals and tourists to visit this place again and again. Go early in the morning or in the evening to watch a glorious sunrise and sunset.
Explore Cape Town’s beautiful beaches and try out energetic activities. For instance, swimming at Milnerton beach and exploring the rock pools along the Sea Point promenade are a couple of popular activities. The beautiful Noordhoek beach is perfect for gently walking around the different bays and experiencing the stunning scenery.