We look at wet weather as an opportunity to do some really cool activities in Cape Town. From café hopping to movie watching, here are ten things to do in Cape Town on a rainy day.
1. Grab a warm brew
Sometimes, it’s the simple things that can turn a rainy day into something to really look forward to. Sitting in a coffee shop in Cape Town, sipping on a warm drink is one of those things. Here are five weird and wonderful warm drinks to try. Into hot chocolate? Here are four spots to warm up with a delicious hot chocolate in Cape Town.
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Make a meal out of it by visiting one (or all) of these five cafés serving yummy soup and bread around Cape Town.
2. Warm up next to a roaring fire:
Cape Town winters call for fireplaces and red wine. Here are a few cosy restaurants with fireplaces to visit. Make a meal out of it at Tryn Restaurant in Tokai with its three-course winter menu for R435.
3. Potter around an indoor market
Capetonians and markets – a serious love affair. Don’t let the wet weather keep you from supporting your favourite local vendors. Here are 5 indoor markets in Cape Town to visit.
4. Watch a movie in the oldest cinema in town
Enjoy art-house movies in the oldest independent art cinema in the country, The Labia Theatre. Step into the past with the old-fashioned ticket stubs, popcorn in a brown paper packet and a Coca-Cola in a glass bottle. You can buy dinner-and-a-movie tickets for two, or pop into the coffee bar for a hot chocolate or a glass of wine with the arty crowd.
- Location: 68 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town
- Movies and bookings: thelabia.co.za
5. Warm up from the inside
Whether it’s Thai, Indian, Cape Malay or Durban danger, we don’t mind. One thing we do know is that it’s hard to beat a curry that comes from a home kitchen. Nonetheless, we’ve got the inside scoop on dishes that might give your mother-in-law’s masala a run for its money. Here’s our ultimate guide to where to get a curry in Cape Town, as voted by locals.
If you eat with your eyes, feast on this …
There’s so much to do in Cape Town on a rainy day. Here’s a bit more inspiration:
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