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Wine Tasting at Constantia Glen

Located in Constantia – the oldest wine producing region in South Africa – this boutique wine estate produces premium, cool-climate wines. Less than 20 minutes from Cape Town city centre, sip on wine at Constantia Glen’s tasting rooms with views of the vineyards and distant peaks.

Hiking in Camps Bay

Set out on the Pipe Track above Camps Bay and take Corridor Ravine to the top of the mountain. The hike over ancient rock formations and labyrinthine corridors will take you approximately five hours to complete. At the apex you can see Table Mountain, Muizenberg, Constantiaberg and the dams of the Orange Kloof forest. One of several paths that lead off the Pipe Track, Corridor Ravine is considered the easiest.

Beach Day on Clifton Second

At Clifton Second the water is chilly, the sand is fine and the surf is calm. Easily accessible from Victoria Road as well as from the other Clifton Beaches, this one is well served by vendors and ice cream stands. Arrive early to nab a good spot for your sunlounger.

Picnic in Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is a grandiose garden estate backed by the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. Pack a picnic to enjoy in the floral surrounds or pick up a hamper from the Kirstenbosch Tea Room and Moyo restaurant.

Cape Peninsula Day Tour with Lucky and Lost Tours

For a day well spent, start in the rainbow-hued Bo Kaap before venturing on to Boulders Beach for some penguin viewing. After lunch, your afternoon will comprise of a leisurely coastal stroll past Dias Beach to The Cape Of Good Hope. Wind down sampling South Africa’s finest wine with a killer view of Noordhoeks Long Beach.

Veld and Sea at Cape Point Nursery

Fans of wild food, foraging and indigenous edibles should sign up for this one-of-a-kind culinary experience. Spend your morning foraging on the coast for seaweeds and mussels before heading back to the Veld and Sea classroom in Cape Point. A half-day course includes a three-course outdoor lunch based on the items foraged that morning.

First Thursdays

As the name suggests, this free offering occurs on the first Thursday of every month, when galleries and other cultural attractions stay open long after the sun goes down attracting a young, eclectic crowd. Fused with the vibrant nightlife of Longmarket, Kloof and Loop Street, it makes for an lively, culture-packed evening mingling with locals.

Babylonstoren

Just outside of Franschhoek in Cape Town’s Winelands, you’ll find Babylonstoren. As one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms in South Africa, it’s gained quite the reputation. Book ahead to dine at Babel or enjoy a slice of cake in their tea room – plotted in a beautiful glass conservatory with views of the opulent organic-fruit and vegetable gardens. With a focus on wellbeing, delicious food and fresh produce, it’s easy to while away the hours between the restaurant, state-of-the-art winery and spa.

  • +27 21 863 3852
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  • Klapmuts Simondium Road
    Simondium
    7670

Hermanus

Dramatic landscape. Check. Whale-filled waters. Double check. A 90-minute drive from Cape Town, the seaside village of Hermanus promises cliff-top views and cocktails along the coast. Book your seaview stay at Birkenhead House – colourfully charming on the inside, ruggedly windswept on the out.

  • +27 28 314 8000
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  • 11th Street and 7th Avenue
    Voelklip
    Hermanus

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