Warmer weather, longer days, and clear skies are on the way! Celebrate spring in Cape Town with one of these activities, attractions, and ideas.
We all associate Spring with the beautiful carpets of flowers which people come to see from all over the world.
- The West Coast is well known for its exquisite floral tapestries of bold bright and brilliant colours. It is a sensational feast to the senses.
- South African National Parks Week 8 to 15 September 2019.
Pack a picnic, grab your family and friends, and head out to one of the SAN Parks offering a week’s free entrance. For the entire week each year, locals will be able to get in touch with nature to experience all that the parks have to offer. Cape Point, Table Mountain National Park, and the West Coast National Park are highlights in the Western Cape.
- Watch the sunrise from the top of Lion’s Head
Hike up Lion’s Head to catch the sunrise and see majestic Table Mountain bathed in golden light. It makes for a striking image. Take a head torch to light the way and go with a group of friends. You could also up the adventure level by trying a full moon hike. Be vigilant about one’s safety and security. It is not something to be done alone.
- Get a Bird’s Eye View
The aerial view of Cape Town is hard to beat. Book a tandem paragliding experience from Cape Xtreme Adventure Tours and take in the beauty of the city while getting your adrenalin pumping.
- Scenic Helicopter Flights
This unrivalled experience offers a once-in-a-lifetime trip over the Cape Peninsula. There are few better ways to take in the beauty of the area. Book with City Helicopters.
- Wine Tasting
Sip and swirl the top-class wine in Constantia, where some of South Africa’s oldest wine producing estates can be found, including the popular Groot Constantia. A little further afield you’ll find more wine routes, including Durbanville and the Helderberg. Each has something unique to taste, so make a day out of it!
- Visit a Market
There is an abundance of vibrant markets in Cape Town, and there are many fantastic food markets too. Markets are the best way to shop for gifts, crafts, and trinkets, and they also make for a fun way to dine out. Some are only open on the weekends or evenings, so please check beforehand.
- Hop on and off the Sight- Seeing bus
Hop on and step off the iconic City Sightseeing double-decker red buses to feast on the sights, Cape Town’s top attractions and sounds of the city. There are 17 bus stops in and around the city with a route duration of approximately 2 hours.
- Whale Watching
- Explore Cape Town’s Trail Runs
Trail running is very popular in Cape Town, and it’s no wonder why. Hugging the City Bowl are mountains, forests, streams and waterfalls (which only run during spring). There are multitudes of established hiking and mountain biking trails, most of which are shared with trail runners.
- Street Art Tours
Cape Town is becoming a mecca for graffiti and street art. Artists from around the world have work up on the walls. The Woodstock Street Art Tour give visitors a chance to see an eclectic mix of art. The host has an in-depth, personal knowledge of the work, which makes for a fascinating day out.
- Take a trip to Boulders Beach or Stony Point
Penguin watching is a whole lot of fun. These endearing and comical flightless birds are full of character. Visit Boulders beach or Stony Point to get up close and personal with these lovely creatures.
- Adventure Calls!
Cape Town’s sunny days are a clarion call for adventurous types. Whether you’re into shark diving, shooting ranges, quad biking, or jumping out of planes, Cape Town has plenty of adventure activities to offer.
- Live Music at The V & A Waterfront Amphitheatre
There’s always a great free show happening at the Amphitheatre at the V&A Waterfront. Local musos strut their stuff and put on a show for all to enjoy, and the best part? It’s free!
- Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
There is no better time of the year than Spring to stroll the magnificent manicured gardens of Kirstenbosch. Take a walk over the Boomslang Suspended bridge while catching a bird’s eye view of the spectacular colours of the many flowers that Kirstenbosch proudly boasts. Absorb the floral smells and the freshness of the air nestled at the foot of the mountain.
This is a wonderful time of the year to explore the beauty of the Cape and all that it has to offer. The skies are generally clear, the air is crisp, and the days are warmer. This makes for ideal exploring. Make sure not to visit remote places alone. It is safer to travel in a crowd. Always be vigilant about your surroundings. Do not wonder off the beaten track or leave your group.