Cape Town winters are recognised to be wet and grey. What locals prefer to keep quiet is always that among the miserable days are beautiful, blue-skied, crisp ones. Fewer vacationers to compete with, there aren’t any crowds to cope with, as well as on wet days, there’s plenty of things to do in Cape Town.
No need to stay inside for winter. Keep yourself entertained with these activities and beat the winter boredom blues.
Drink Red Wine beside A Cosy Fire
Is there a better way to spend a rainy day than to sit beside a roaring fire and drink a few glasses of the world’s finest wine, made on your doorstep? The list of places around Cape Town that have fires in the winter months and serve exceptional wine (and fantastic food) is joyfully endless.
Cape Town and South Africa possess a fascinating and chequered past. There are a variety of museums around the city – which are dry and warm on drizzle-filled days like the IZIKO Museums. Go to the Heart Transplant Museum. Have a led tour within the surgery theaters used throughout the first human heart transplant in 1967 at Groote Schuur Hospital in Observatory.
Have a Cuppa Coffee
Cape Town is Hipster Central and hipsters like coffee. So do ordinary folks. There are plenty of excellent coffee shops around Cape Town like Truth, Tribe Coffee Café, and Bootlegger Coffee.
In the V&A Waterfront, across from the Scratch Patch lies a quirky little 18-hole Putt-Putt course. On top of that: it is enclosed and designed as though you are golfing inside a cave.
Take exit 47 on the N1 toward Paarl, and discover Butterfly World. Inside its 1000 m2 greenhouse, it’s warm and damp and full of tropical plants, gorgeous free-flying butterflies and a range of creepy-crawlies along with other creatures.
Catch a show at the Fugard Theatre
Indeed, one of Cape Town’s best theaters, the Fugard has created a few of the greatest hit runs in recent memory, such as the celebrated Rocky Horror Show.
Get fancy while enjoying High Tea
Who doesn’t love a high tea? Cake and warm drinks make the cooler days more bearable. The One and only Hotel offers among the best high tea experiences in Cape Town, as well as Twelve Apostles, Table Bay Hotel and Cape Grace.
Bounce from the walls at Rush Indoor Trampoline Park! With wall-to-wall trampolines, glow-in-the-dark courts, healthy snacks, bottomless coffee, slush puppies along with a cake bar. Or head over to Hang Time Gym and enjoy Cape Town’s latest indoor rock climbing experience for safe and kid friendly climbs or perhaps an extreme physical challenge.
V&A Market at the Wharf
This cosy indoor market is the perfect place to for foodies to indulge in a wholesome, handcrafted dish on a wet day. The stall holders are friendly and welcoming, the atmosphere is vibey and warm, and there’s lots of seating inside for individuals keen to create a whole morning or afternoon experience.