Every last South African is sick of loadshedding right now, and it doesn’t seem to be easing up. Thankfully, for Capetonians, we live in a beautiful city that offers various fun outdoor activities to combat the stress.
Go on a hike
Our country, and especially our city, is a paradise for outdoor-lovers. Hiking offers everything from captivating landscapes and breathtaking views, to moments of reflection and peace away from the business of everyday life.
There are so many wonderful hiking trails in and around Cape Town, and you will be sure to find something that suits your fitness level, and distance and length preferences.
Also read: 4 hikes with epic views that aren’t Lions Head
Paint something at the Clay Cafe, Hout Bay
The Clay Cafe in Hout Bay is a family run business that has been around since 1999. A ceramic-painting experience, delicious food made with ingredients from the on-site veggie garden and an innovative playground, the Clay Cafe is perfect for people of all ages.
The large open patio means every table is close to the gorgeous garden, giving guests a wonderful way to combine a fun activity with being outside. Tables are also available entirely outside.
Everything magical about our city can often be found at the breathtaking Kirstenbosch Gardens: music, stunning visuals and great activities.
The massive 528-hectare estate lies east of Table Mountain and showcases an array of indigenous flora and fauna that can be enjoyed while strolling, picnicking, hiking or attending a concert.
Kirstenbosch is a wonderful place for both alone time and sharing moments with family and friends.
Also read: Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts presents Mango Groove
The outdoor Putt-Putt course in Sea Point is a lovely place to do something fun and get some fresh air at the same time. Sitting right on the promenade, you can take the chance to also go for a walk before or after your game.
The Putt-Putt course is designed in a way that makes it accessible for kids but also gives competitive adults a bit of a challenge.
Going for a dip in the cool Atlantic ocean is one of the many luxuries of living in Cape Town. It’s also a great way to cool down in the City’s summer heat.
But generally we live in a city in which there are so many amazing options for us to swim. We have the best of everything: beautiful beaches linking to both the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, as well as tidal pools, dams and rivers.
Take the opportunity while the weather is still warm and go for a dip!
Also read: Where to swim around Cape Town when the beaches are full or closed
Watch a movie at the Galileo Open Air Cinema
The Galileo Open Air Cinema’s screenings offer unique entertainment and an opportunity to take advantage of Cape Town’s beautiful locations.
The cinema is the perfect setting in every context, from romance to an evening with family and friends, birthday celebrations or work socials. Fun is guaranteed with the help of good music, entertaining games and even a roaming photo booth.
Also read: The Galileo Open Air Cinema’s January movie lineup