5 fun things to do in Cape Town these summer holidays

10 December 2015 - 02:00 By Kit Heathcock
Catch a movie under the stars courtesy of the Galileo Open Air Cinema.
Catch a movie under the stars courtesy of the Galileo Open Air Cinema.
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From enjoying a movie under the stars to taking a city safari, here are five greats things to do in Cape Town that'll help you make the most of the stunning summer weather

1. The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Going from strength to strength, The Galileo is now a Cape Town summer institution. Pick your favourite classic movie and enjoy an enchanting evening under the stars with the stars of the screen and some tasty street food. Hillcrest Quarry, Kirstenbosch and the V&A Waterfront are the regular venues from Tuesdays to Thursdays, and this year Fridays and some Saturdays have been added at a selection of further venues.

2. Tea under the Trees

A leisurely afternoon tea under tall oak trees at Tea under the Trees, a beautiful wine farm garden on Paarl Main Street transports you to a more gracious era, and is the perfect treat for the whole family. Luscious cakes, lush shady lawns and a kids’ play area are perfect for whiling away a sunny morning (Monday to Friday, 9am–4pm) and enjoying a taste of la dolce vita.


3. Intaka Island

A wild oasis hidden away in the middle of Century City and encircled by canals, Intaka Island is a fantastic place to take the kids for impromptu nature walks, or to hide away for a few hours of solitary bird-watching. Take a boat ride on the canal and be amazed at how many waterbirds can be seen in the heart of the city.

4. Sea Point

Go on a city safari and discover how much there is to do outdoors in Sea Point: cycle the length of the promenade, people watch, look at outdoor art, explore Green Point Urban Park and spend an afternoon at the magnificent Sea Point pools (call 021-434-3341) where there are four salt-water pools to choose from, then finish off with sundowners on Saunders Rock beach.

5. Concerts in the Park

Don’t miss the free outdoor Mayor’s Gala concert in De Waal Park on January 17 2016 with some great music from artists including Freshlyground. There will be a second concert in Wynberg Park on January 31 2016. Visit concertsinthepark.co.za


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