Sunday the 16th is the Day of Reconciliation, making Monday a public holiday. Capetonians may take the day off to relax, treat themselves to good food, or use the opportunity to blow off some steam on Sunday evening.

Whichever you prefer- we have you covered on how to spend your day off.

For those looking for a night out

If one thing is for sure, it is that Capetonians aren’t scared of a good time. Sunday nights in Cape Town are always fun, especially when there isn’t work the next day. Appropriately named Sunday Funday, here are some options for those looking for a good time.

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If sitting poolside on the rooftop of the Radisson Blu Hotel in the heart of the CBD whilst listening to incredible music by some of Cape Town’s most talented Djs sounds appealing, then attending this event is a must. Tickets are limited and available online here.

Sunday Funday at Caprice

Caprice is legendary for its Sunday night parties. If you’ve spent the day on Camps Bay beach and are looking to watch the sunset with some delicious food, good music and refreshing drinks, then a visit to Caprice is mandatory. Be sure to get inside before the masses descend, as you have to queue once capacity has been reached.

 

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The Brass Bell Restaurant and Bikini Bar, Kalk Bay 

The Brass Bell and Bikini Bar is a Cape Town institution. With the incredible food, delicious cocktails and exquisite location, this is the perfect place to spend your Sunday night. With Dj toby2shoes performing, visitors can expect to dance the night away, all for R30.

 

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For those looking to relax 

From the beautiful beaches and the wine farms to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, there are so many ways to relax and unwind on your day off.

Hike from Constantia Nek to Kirstenbosch Gardens 

Enjoy the public holiday by taking some time to embrace Mother Nature. The trail from Constantia Nek is exquisite and takes roughly an hour to get to Kirstenbosch. Start your hike in the morning, to miss the midday heat and be sure to go with someone who knows the route.

 

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Visit a tidal pool

Cape Town is blessed with an abundance of tidal pools to cool off from the summer heat as you take a dip into the icy waters. Find a list of tidal pools to choose where to spend your day off here.

 

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Visit the duck parade at Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate, Stellenbosch 

Throw out a blanket and enjoy a picnic under shady old oak trees as you wait to watch the duck parade on your Monday off. The first run begins at 10:30am, then again at 12:30pm and 3:30pm.

 

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For those looking to explore

Take the time to watch that movie you’ve been waiting to see, the art gallery you’ve been meaning to go to or the market you’ve always wanted to visit. Do something you haven’t done before on your day off.

Visit the Labia Theater 

With the current line up of movies to choose from, like Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born, dedicate some of your day off to broadening your movie knowledge.

Take a trip to the Bay Harbour Market 

Visit the Bay Harbour Market and enjoy a selection of the most mouth-watering foods. Take the opportunity to do some of the Christmas shopping you’ve been putting off at the same time.

 

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Visit Zeitz Mocca

Located in the trendy Silo District, the Zeitz Mocca is a must-do for those Capetonians who still haven’t been. There is a lot to learn from this museum and from the contemporary African art that resides within its walls.

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