For those of us staying in Cape Town and not traveling back home to the Eastern Cape for Christmas, you never need to worry about what to do in Cape Town this D’zemba. From endless beach days, creative markets and summer concerts, we’ve developed a guide to D’zemba this festive season!
- The Neighbourhoods Market – The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock
The Old Biscuit Mill is the definition of a vibe! This vibrant hub of creativity, design and food is situated in the heart of Woodstock and is a major attraction when visiting Cape Town.
From spicy Indian curries to flavorful Shisa Nyama dishes, The Old Biscuit Mill market has something for everyone’s palate. There are also great clothing stalls, crafts, artisan products, and cosmetics from local artists!
On weekdays, you will find entrepreneurs, artists, hipsters, and fashionistas showcasing their work. Weekends are the busiest, with local DJs entertaining the ever-growing crowds.
- Rands – Khayelitsha
Rands Lifestyle Space in Khayelitsha is where class and a good time coexist. Rands is a multi-faceted venue which is a haven for good music, food and quality entertainment. On weekdays, customers can enjoy the restaurant element of the venue, serving up true African cuisine.
The weekends are when Rands goes from a chill spot to the most elite nightclub in all of the Western Cape communities. Have a good jol with drinks, tasty food and some of South Africa’s biggest musicians at Rands.
- Jordan Ways of Cooking – Langa
If you are looking for a fine dining spot that serves tasty and wholesome South African cuisine at affordable prices? Take a visit to Langa and enjoy what Jordan Ways of Cooking has to offer!
The open plan restaurant, with an indoor and outdoor area, a VIP lounge and entertainment deck for live music promises for a good time. Jordan Ways of Cooking is a TooMuchWifi Hotspot. Customers connect to a TooMuchWifi Hotspot connection and share their memories online. Kick off your festive with Soulful Sundays in Langa!
- V&A Waterfront – Green Point
The Waterfront has become a major attraction for tourists – for good reason! Spend a day exploring the 500 shops, 100 places to eat and endless family-friendly activities the V&A Mall has to offer.
MyCiti has announced they will be providing late services to Canal Walk and the V&A Waterfront to help shoppers make the most of extended holiday shopping hours.
Visit the mainstream stores we all know and love, or visit the Watershed and explore local talent. The Watershed is filled with artists displaying the best of their art, ceramics, jewellery, clothing and more.
Grab something to eat at the newly opened Time Out Market. Time Out Market Cape Town offers 13 kitchens, all run by leading local chefs and restaurateurs. For a more traditional food experience, pop into the Makers Landing. There you can sample a huge variety of cuisines and drinks. Think African dishes, Indian street food, specialised chocolate and brewed-in-front-of-your-eyes beer.
Take a walk around the Two Oceans Aquarium. With over 3,000 creatures, you can immerse yourself below the surface of the oceans that surround the South African coastline.
- Free activities
Festive is expensive, but don’t worry – there are plenty of free activities to do in Cape Town to keep your D’zemba active! The beach is an obvious choice during the summertime, with Clifton and Camps Bay pumping with various activities available for everyone to join.
Cape Town is known for its breathtaking nature. Take full advantage of exploring the beauty of nature by taking a hike. For hiking professionals, enjoy an early morning hike up Table Mountain, Lion’s Head or Signal Hill. If you don’t particularly want to climb up a mountain but still want the hiking experience, there are low impact hikes across the Cape Town terrain to choose from.
If hiking is not your thing, but you still want to enjoy some nature, take a visit to the Green Point Urban Park or walk in the Cecilia Forest. You can even invite your friends for an ice cream and a walk on the prom!
Cape Town is known for the best sunsets! There are many high points to enjoy sundowners and have a peaceful evening watching the sunset. Take a drive up Signal Hill and enjoy a view of the city of Cape Town and the stunning Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, take a drive to Camps Bay for a tidal pool sunset swim, or sit on the rocks and enjoy the view.
Whether you want to have a chilled day or a night out on the town, take our South African guide to make the most of your D’zemba in Cape Town this festive season!