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100 things to do in winter in Cape Town

Capetonians tend towards hibernation in winter, but the city luckily how to lure them out with coffee at cosy cafés, dinner at restaurants with fireplaces and indoor adventures. Here are our top 100 things to do in winter in Cape Town and surrounds.

Updated June 2017

DINNER AND JAZZ AT THE CRYPT RESTAURANT
This underground restaurant sits under St George’s Cathedral in the CBD and is a fantastic spot for a great dinner and live jazz. The line-up is always changing and you should book in advance to get a good seat!

Website: www.thecryptjazz.com

SEE A GIRL SAWN IN HALF
And other weird and wonderful sights and sounds at the College of Magic in Claremont, the world’s only organisation of its kind in the world and home to Southern Africa’s only dedicated magical shop with a variety of books, videos, effects and equipment available to budding Houdinis to snap up. It’s our very own Hogwarts.

Website: collegeofmagic.com

ATTEND A COFFEE APPRECIATION COURSE
Truth Coffee – named second cool..

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Cape Town Long Weekend – Tsogo Sun

Extend Your Stay In The Cape And Save!

Escape to Cape Town this long weekend and save with Tsogo Sun. Choose from 4 hotels located in the heart of the city and make the most of the upcoming public holidays. There has never been a better reason to visit the Mother City!

From R899 per room per night, including breakfast for stays 26 April to 2 May 2018.

Rates include:

Breakfast daily
2 kids under 18 stay and eat breakfast free when sharing a family room with 2 adults (StayEasy does not have family rooms)

Book online now or contact Cape Town Reservations on +27 21 492 0404 or capetown.reservations@tsogosun.com

Deals available from:

StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl
SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl
Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town
Southern Sun The Cullinan

for more information visit:

https://www.tsogosun.com/offers/cape-town-long-weekend

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MOTHER’S DAY SPECIALS – Tsogo Sun

Treat Your Mom This Mother’s Day

There really aren’t enough words to describe how awesome mothers are. Think about all the times she’s been there. Helped you, taken care of you and cheered you up when you were having a bad day. Your mom really is your friend for life.

Finding a way to say thank you to her for everything she does isn’t always easy. So we want to help you make this Mother’s Day special by giving you an awesome experience to share with your Mom.

From delicious buffet lunches and decadent high tea to tantalising family-style meals, you can spoil the wonderful woman in your life with these special dining offers at our Tsogo Sun hotels on 13 May 2018.

Western Cape:

Southern Sun The Cullinan – Enjoy a decadent buffet lunch at Peach Tree restaurant.
Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town – Yizani restaurant presents a delicious buffet lunch.
Southern Sun Cape Sun – Enjoy a buffet lunch presented by Riempies restaurant from 12h30.
SunSquare Cape Town Gardens – Join us at Zepi G..

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Tsogo Sun Hotels Offers in 2018

Tsogo Sun Hotels Seniors Club

You’ve worked hard throughout your life – now reward yourself with great discounts at our hotels.

We have a range of attractive offers and great savings for those over the age of 60. It’s a great way to travel, relax and enjoy the sights of each destination with a saving of 50% off the best available rateof the day, subject to availability.

Book directly with your hotel of choice or call +27 861 44 77 44 to secure your holiday now.

https://www.tsogosun.com/offers/seniors-offers

Affordable Weekend Group Rates

Now you can Score More with affordable weekend group rates at selected Garden Court and StayEasyhotels countrywide

Score More is designed for groups of people travelling together – from sports teams or school groups to wedding parties or special interest groups. Book between 6 – 20 rooms and your group qualifies for the Score More rates.

Rates at Garden Court and StayEasy hotels are valid on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night only
Full prepaym..

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The history of wine in Cape Town

Ask anyone you meet what they know about Cape Town, and you’re likely to hear “wine” among the first few responses. Cape Town is rightly famous for its wine production, with a viticultural history dating back to the 1650s. Cape Town’s Mediterranean climate, with its rainy winters and long, dry summers, provides the perfect growing conditions for grapes. Of course, the history wasn’t always as glamorous as the rolling valleys, modern tasting rooms, and charming manor houses we see today.

Book a wine tour with City Sightseeing to explore the historic Constantia Wine Route.

In the early 1650s, Cape Town was established as a refreshment station along the Spice Route between Europe and Asia, and the first vines were planted by the Dutch governor, Jan van Riebeeck. Old Jan didn’t know the first thing about notes of gooseberry or tannins or oak. All he knew was that the wine would prevent scurvy for those starving, sickly sailors rounding the Cape. Or, he thought he knew that. Unfortunatel..

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8 Cooking Courses in Cape Town You Need to Try!

Looking to upgrade your culinary skills, learn to make local cuisine or just have a fun evening with friends? Here are some of the best cooking courses on offer in Cape Town.

Make Samoosas in the Bo-Kaap
You have two choices when it comes to making real Cape Malay cuisine in the Bo-Kaap. Cape Fusion Tours offers a variety of cooking experiences, including Cape Malay cooking in the Bo-Kaap. The Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour with Zainie Misbach is another option. Both are half-day courses, and they take in some local history on a walk through the Bo-Kaap, as well as a visit to Atlas Spices, before heading to a local home to cook. You’ll get to make rotis from scratch, samosas, traditional Cape Malay curry or bobotie.

Book your Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour, or your Cape Fusion Tour.

Make an authentic Indian curry at Masala Dosa
At Masala Dosa you can learn the art of blending spices and create your own unique curry mix with their fun and creative approach to the art of Indian cuisine. You’ll get to ta..

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Waterless Dinner at Tobago’s Restaurant and Terrace

Enjoy our Waterless Menu on 20 April 2018, in honour of International Earth Day.

R295.00 per person | 18:30 – 22:30

Starter
Rock salt cooked beetroot purée, Franschhoek salmon trout, lemon cream cheese, fennel potato rosti micro salad

Main
Herb crusted slow roasted lamb roll, roast sweet potato croquette, chilli butternut purée, charred broccoli, red wine jus

Dessert
Grabouw apple rose tart, lavender and vanilla crème anglaise, butterscotch, chai ice cream, pistachio meringue

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One week itinerary in Cape Town

A week is a good amount of time to spend in Cape Town. It’s long enough to take in the big attractions, but also focus on your own particular interests and really get under the skin of the city. Cape Town has a lot going on, and it’s worth spending some time getting off the beaten track, making friends with locals, and getting to know the authentic Cape Town. There’s enough time to take it easy, explore the places you fall in love with, or get to know the locals.

Day 1: Broad strokes
The first day is great for taking in as much of the city as you can, to get the big picture. The best way to do this is to get aboard the hop-on-hop-off City Sightseeing bus. It’s well worth getting hold of an iVenture card, which gets you free entry into many of the city’s top attractions. Start the day by catching the bus from the V&A Waterfront and heading straight for the city’s centerpiece—Table Mountain. You can hop off here and take the Aerial Cableway to the top. From there, you’ll have panoramic ..

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20 places to take first-timers to Cape Town

Cape Town is the kind of city you can visit a thousand times and discover something new every time. Nothing will ever come close to your initial visit though, so we’ve made a bucket list of things to see on your first visit to get a taste of the different faces of the Mother City.

Chapman’s Peak
This magnificent stretch of road connecting Noordhoek and Hout Bay is not only a great engineering feat but also one of the most scenic drives in Cape Town. Your jaw will drop as you drive between the mountains and ocean with a view you’ll definitely need to stop and photograph. There’s a R45 toll fee and the road is closed during adverse weather conditions, so be sure to check if it’s open before heading out.

Read more about Chapman’s Peak

Table Mountain
The iconic Table Mountain has to be number one on any Cape Town to-do list. The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway cable car rotates 360 degrees, so you’ll be treated to the best views imaginable as you travel 3,500ft up to the summit. Once at ..

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The Red Bull King of the Air

The Red Bull King of the Air competition is the highlight of the kitesurfing calendar in Cape Town. It sees the very best board-riders from all over the worl coming together for a day of adrenaline, actions, and a lot of wind. The event takes place in January or February each year.

When
The event doesn’t have a defined date—usually until the very last few days before it takes place. The organisers assign a two week period during the windiest time of the year, and then everyone waits for word that it’s a go. Once the dates are announced, the event goes ahead and the world’s best kitesurfers take to the waves for an incredible show.

Anywhere the wind blows
Cape Town has an incredible coastline that wraps around the whole city. We also have the infamous “Cape Doctor”, the strong south-easterly wind that earned its nickname by blowing the city smog away and leaving the Cape Town air clear and fresh. It’s also what makes the city a kite-surfers dream. When the rest of us dive for cover in..