Summer is fast approaching and what better place to celebrate the sunshine than in Cape Town! With its mountainous rugged coastline, crystal clear beaches dotted with a kaleidoscope of umbrellas and numerous cafés and restaurants to tickle one’s taste buds, this city is a bucket list summer’s destination to visit.
Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Despite the cool waters of the Atlantic, Cape Town hosts a selection of stunning beaches wrapped in the midst of the mountains with mesmerizing scenery. One beach in particular, stands out from the rest – Camps Bay. It is certified as a ‘blue flag’ beach and is possibly the most fashionable, have-to-been-seen-at beach in the mother city. It is hopelessly trendy in summer with people all over the world enjoying the beach life; beach bats & local granadilla ice cream. Stylish local bars & restaurants dot the beach road offering an array of delicious meals and inviting cocktails oozing with class.
Muizenberg, Western Cape
Take the train to Muizenberg and walk the coast to Kalk Bay. This scenic walk is filled with small yet vibrant towns lined with antique shops, marketplaces for the bargain shoppers, brightly coloured shacks and tidal pools to dip in along the way. Avid surfers take full advantage of the warmer, calm waters of Muizenburg beach and lessons can be booked locally. Nothing can beat the best Fish and Chips in town at the KALK BAY Harbour – Freshly caught and made the traditional way, they are served wrapped in the brown paper. We can promise you won’t be disappointed!
Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town
Kirstenbosch Gardens is truly beautiful. Feast on a picnic and walk amongst the mesmerising garden with its indigenous trees, ferns and plants whilst soaking up the magnificent mountainous views. Every Sunday in the summer months you can enjoy the open air concerts which host some of South Africa’s big named artist. A great way to mingle with the local community, enjoy an array of suburb entertainment with a view.
Table Mountain or Lions Head
Nothing beats a cable car up Table Mountain or a hike up Lions Head – These magnificent peaks form part of a dramatic backdrop to the city of Cape Town and is part of the Table Mountain National Park. The scenery from the top of these peaks is jaw-droppingly beautiful and nothing beats an early summer’s sunset drink from above.
Visit some of Cape Town’s best market spots. From Hout Bay, Oranjezicht or Visit the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. Locals and travellers alike visit these fantastic markets which offer an array of locally produced foods, craft beers and entertainment. This is a fun experience where likeminded people come through and trade their local organic foods. Try local treats, pizzas, freshly made organically filled rolls and sandwiches and delicious organic homemade juices. The shopping here is great with local artists showcasing their talented handyman skills.
Are you starting or ending your tour in Cape Town? Take a few extra days pre or post tour here to explore the mother city at its best. Summer is coming!