Cape Town has such great weather that outdoor activities are almost the norm. But then that is the case for most of South Africa. Our temperatures are neither too hot, nor too cold. Cape Town has dry summers which gives us perfect days to pursue outdoor activities.
|Lions Head with Table Mountain|
If you are in SA and want to participate in something active, you could visit one of these websites for the latest news and events - Entrytime or Magnetic South. For more information on hikes and national parks follow this link SAN Parks or this one Table Mountain walks. Or simply join the locals for a walk at the end of the day along Sea Point Promenade.
The Atlantic Ocean, I will concede is cool. Too cool for me. But that doesn't stop people swimming to Robben Island most weekends. Without wetsuits! Brrr. It might be more your style to languish on one of our Blue Flag beaches. We have 14 here in the Western Cape, find them here - Blue Flag beaches.
Perhaps you are taking a drive around Cape Point or going up Table Mountain. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy your food al fresco. The best deli for yummy foods to fill your picnic basket is Giovanni's Deli in Green Point. Find them here - Giovanni's Deli world. Why don't the other supermarkets stock such great food? If you are stuck for a bottle of wine and it's after hours, Harleys in Wale Street doesn't seem to ever close. Find Harleys Liquors here.
Should you want to view the city from the bay then head to the Waterfront. There you will find all sorts of boats to take you out. You could sail on an old pirate style boat or enjoy your evening meal on a sunset cruise.
There are also plenty of bicycle and even sidecar tours you can take. Try this link for more - bike tours. I could go on and on but I'm going to stop here. My advice? Hire a scooter from Big Boys in Sea Point and make your way around the city unhindered by traffic and free from parking restraints. Read more on Big Boys on this link Big Boys scooters. We use them to service our bikes. Lastly I had to share this great video of Cape Town from their tourism home page - Cape Town video.
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