Anybody else feel that crazy cold coming in lately?
Winter is surely coming here in Cape Town, and that can sometimes make us want to hibernate under the covers and not leave the house. But, we all know that’s not the greatest choice, and it’ll usually leave us feeling more Blegh than anything.
But actually, Winter is a great time to see South Africa, and Cape Town has some amazing Winter experiences. Don’t miss out on the cheaper, quieter adventures waiting for you in Cape Town.
So, here are some fun things to do in Cape Town in Winter, that you can still enjoy, no matter the cold.
Go on a Game Drive
Game drives during Winter are as mesmerising as those during warmer months. The only difference is that you need a few extra layers, and a stylishly warm scarf and beanie. Enjoy majestic African wildlife, spend some time in fresh, open South African air, and get some pretty cool Instagram shots.
The best part about booking Safari tours and game drives in Cape Town during Winter is that prices are low and crowds are few! Also, if you decide to go camping, glamping, or even spend a night or 3 in a lodge, Winter means fewer bugs, lower costs and lots of snuggly up!
From June to November Capetonians and visitors are spoilt with a show of whales. They make their way along the coast, slowly and gracefully. There are some amazing whale watching spots, and you can even book a boat tour, and venture out into the deep blue seas to watch the close-up.
Wine it Up
A glass of red wine next to a warm fire is probably the ideal Winter activity. This one of the best indoor activities Cape Town offers. Head off to one of the many fantastic wine farms and take advantage of the low prices.
Wine tours, wine tastings, and exploring the cellars – where all the magic happens – is a great activity throughout the year, but Winter gives it an added magic feel.
Explore the City
The City Sightseeing bus and canal cruise boat thankfully don’t take Winter breaks. They’re a great way to see the whole city in a day. The bus will take you along to all the favourite spots, well-known landmarks, and must-see attractions. The canal cruise is a fabulous way to explore the harbour, as well as see the city’s landscape from the water.
Do Some Good
With colder weather, also comes darker times for some. This is the perfect time to exercise your volunteering energies. Helping out at an animal shelter, or a soup kitchen can be fun and rewarding.
Visit one of the many deserving farms, such as the Fallen Angels or Lucky Lucy. Take some dog food with you, to help keep the furry tummies full, and offer to walk the dogs, or cuddle a kitten.
Ladles of Love and Souper Troupers do some amazing work with the homeless. Help them make and serve warm dishes to people who most need it.
There you have it! A brief sample of the amazing things you can do in Cape Town during Winter. So, put on those warm jackets, get out your fuzzy socks and boots, and head out for a great day.
What’s your favourite Cape Town Winter activity? Do you prefer outdoors or indoors during Winter?