It’s going to be 35°C in the Mother City today and its difficult to think of what to get up to while you’re being cooked by the hot weather. Luckily for you, we’re here to rescue you from the heat and offer a few options to make the most of the summery weather in Cape Town.

1. Sunbathing 

There’s arguably no better way to embrace warm weather than soaking up the sun.

Lucky for locals, Cape Town has an array of sunbathing options whether you’re looking for an inner city pool to lounge next to, or even a secret beach.

2. Supping at the V&A


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Looking for something fun to do today? Learn how to SUP at the V&A Waterfront. 📸 @supcapetown

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The new urban park by the Waterfront offers the perfect canal oasis for a hot day in the Mother City.

Hop on to a SUP board and try out some stand up paddling along the cool canals.

V&A’s Battery Park offers a convenient set up for hiring SUP boards and enjoying the calm waters.

3. A picnic at Boulders Beach

Pack yourself a few snacks and head off to Boulders Beach to enjoy the cool water and friendly seabirds.

Boulders is home to a small colony of endangered African penguin and offers a breezy space to relax.

Don’t forget to bring along a towel and plenty of water to stay hydrated.

4. Take a dip at Oudekraal


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The sun sets on Oudekraal Beach leaving behind beautiful hues and trails of orange. Hot days are coming… 📸 @_brian_i_am

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Possibly one of the best places to be when the sun sets, Oudekraal is also a great spot for a dip.

The serene pools also offer a fantastic view of Lion’s Head and it is a braai-friendly area.

5. Taste some ice cream

Cape Town is home to a plethora of undeniably delicious places to get ice cream.

Cool down with a cone in-hand with our list of ice cream spots you have to try.

6. Cocktails at Chinchilla

Clink glasses while you take in the beauty of Camps Bay at Chinchilla Rooftop Bar.

Their cocktails are top shelf and their views are breathtaking.

If you’re a seafood-lover, you’re in luck as Chinchilla serves an array of ocean delights too.

7. Soak it up in Sea Point


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Sea Point swimming pool. Cape Town. South Africa. #seapoint #seapointswimmingpool #swimmingpool #capetown

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Sea Point offers the perfect spot to go from shopping in the city to soaking in a sunny pool area.

While you’re visiting, the Mojo Market is a great spot to grab lunch, ice cream or a refreshing drink. The best part of these pools is that they are warmer than the ocean but still refreshing.


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