Cape Town Summer Holiday is here!
Cape Town outdoor markets come alive
During the summer season in Cape Town, everything comes alive. At every turn you’ll find someone basking in the beautiful South African sun and what better way to enjoy the weather then to check out what locals have to offer at the outdoor markets. In almost every suburb in Cape Town you’ll find a unique market where fresh food and produce as well as hand maid African craft are on sale. Green Market Square is known for being home to one such market where you can find everything from genuine leather handmade bags and rugs to animal print crockery representing almost every part of the African continent. Another fun market to look out for has to be the annual night market where most locals enjoy doing their last minute Christmas shopping while grubbing on some delicious street food. Situated in the City Bowl, this is one of the best ways to get into the festive season spirit. Don’t forget to drive down Adderley Street to see the Christmas lights.
What better way to enjoy a beautiful African sunset than to sip on delicious wine and listen to some of the best local talent performing live. To make it even better, imagine all this taking place at one of the most exquisite botanical gardens in the world. Well, imagine no more as Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens opens its grassy fields to music lovers from all walks of life. Simply pack your picnic basket with yummy goodies, lay out your picnic blanket and take in the tunes as the sun sets. The ambiance and atmosphere is second to none. The warm breeze and eclectic audience members will make this a memorable experience. While you’re there, take some time to discover more of Kirstenbosch’s internationally renowned flora. Learn about the natural fynbos and its healing properties. This activity is fun for all ages and makes for a perfect romantic evening with that special someone.
Cape Town beaches
There is not much to be said about Cape Town’s beaches that hasn’t already been said. The mother city sure is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in the world. At some you can swim with penguins and at another you can tan completely nude. You will most certainly find a beach to suit whatever you desire. Take up surfing lessons or simply stroll along the pavilion and absorb all the natural beauty. You’ll find yourself nestled between the Table Mountain and sea. There is no better way to enjoy the summer.
Take a hike
Cape Town is known for offering a variety of hiking trails to suit almost any fitness level. From the local favourite, Lion’s Head hiking trail, perfect for an evening hike under the full moon, to the Table Mountain hiking trail that the entire family can enjoy. Be sure to pack some delicious snacks and wine to celebrate once you reach the top. The view and clean air will keep you up there for hours. Cape Town offers beautiful views of the ocean and the bustling city life.
Experience the nightlife
The City Bowl has become a hub for local travelers and adventure seekers. From the Long Street club scene to the Green Point gay club scene, the city offers something for every individual. Club hopping is a great way to find the party of the night. Take an Uber with friends and paint the town red.
For the best way to really feel the heartbeat of the city, you have to stay at local Green Point accommodations. You’re perfectly nestled between the city and the beaches, not forgetting you’ll have easy access to the best local restaurants in town.