Celebrate the month of love with the Cape Town Big 6. Here are the TOP Events at the Cape Town Big 6 Attractions: Table Mountain Cableway, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Point, Groot Constantia, the V&A Waterfront, Robben Island Museum.


Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

Summer Sunday afternoons are meant to be spent outdoors, better yet at Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts. Pack your picnic baskets and bring along your dancing shoes for an afternoon of fun and music.

Times: Gates open 16h00, concerts start time varies between 17h00 / 17h30, concerts end at 19h00.

  • 03 February – The Soil
  • 08 February – Bonobo
  • 10 February – Fokofpolisiekar
  • 17 February – Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival
  • 24 February – The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

Book tickets online on www.webtickets.co.za. Please note that Webtickets is the ONLY online ticketing partner. Kirstenbosch cannot guarantee that tickets purchased from third parties will be valid.

Galileo Open Air Cinema every Wednesday
The Galileo Open Air Cinema welcomes you to a magical movie experience of cinematic delights, tantalizing treats and breath-taking scenery under a canopy of stars.

  • 06 February – He Named me Malala
  • 13 February  – Sweet Home Alabama
  • 20 February – Downsizing
  • 27 February – Get Out
  • 28 February – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Doors open at 6 pm. Arrive early to reserve your seat under the stars and enjoy a magical market experience of delicious artisanal food and beverages, interactive games, music, and fun. The movie starts after sunset. Buy your tickets here: www.webtickets.co.za

Wednesday Talks 
Every Wednesday Kirstenbosch holds insightful weekly talks for free at the Richard Crowie Hall/gate, every Wednesday has a unique theme and different speaker. This February Kirstenbosch will be hosting renowned Edwin Rye, BBC award-winning gardener, and Ernst van Jaarsveldt from Babylonstoren.  Please note that garden entry prices apply.

Table Mountain Cableway

A Very High Tea
Table Mountain Wi-Fi Lounge has recently launched the ultimate high tea experience. Hosted in the Wi-Fi Lounge with access of course to free Wi-Fi and spectacular panoramic views of our beautiful city and ocean. This unique high tea is a modern take on the British traditional affair and provides both sweet and savoury options.

Minimum amount of people: 2, and maximum amount allowed for the high tea, 20 people.
The Very High Tea is, however, not offered between 15 December 2019 – 15 January 2020.

Booking essential: Email functions@tablemountain.net or call (021) 424 8181. 

Sunset Special 
This lekker deal sees South Africans with valid IDs get a 50% discount on our tickets AND allows you to experience an African sunset from the summit of Table Mountain, our New 7 Wonder of Nature, this summer. The Sunset Special is until the 28th February 2019. This month will be the last time to cash in on this amazing deal!

Book your tickets online or onsite: as Sunset Special tickets will be available in limited supply when you book online or onsite at our Ticket Office. Please remember, though, that you may only use them from 6 pm every evening.

Valentine’s Day Specials at the Table Mountain Café
Celebrate the day of love with your loved one with a sweet treat accompanied by a chilled glass of bubbly for two at the Table Mountain Café this Valentine’s Day. The MCC and chocolate Truffle special is only R130 per couple, or try something more decadent like their delicious cheesecakes or heart-shaped chocolate cakes for only R45 each.

Audio Tour
Learn about the flora and fauna of the famous summit, at your own pace, with our free Audio Tour. Download the free application to your mobile device – using our free Wi-Fi – plug in your earphones and begin your self-guided tour at the Lower Cable Station. For a step-by-step guide on how to download the VoiceMap application to your mobile device, click here.

V&A Waterfront 

Summer Sessions Presented by Mercedes Benz 
A series of free musical concerts of different genres performing on the amphitheatre stage for the enjoyment of all.

  • 02 February – ZINGARA
  • 09 February – Gerald Clark

Galileo Open Air Cinema at the Battery Park
The Galileo Open Air Cinema welcomes you to a magical movie experience of cinematic delights, tantalizing treats and breath-taking scenery under a canopy of stars.

  • 01 February – The Revenant
  • 15 February – The Leisure Seeker

Doors open at 6 pm. Arrive early to reserve your seat under the stars and enjoy a magical market experience of delicious artisanal food and beverages, interactive games, music, and fun. The movie starts after sunset. Buy your tickets here: www.webtickets.co.za

Cape 31 Invitational Regata 
Considered as one of the most anticipated and thrilling sports events taking place in Cape Town annually at the V&A Waterfront situated at the North Wharf

  • Thursday 7 February | 15:00 | Practice Race
  • Friday 8 February | 12:00 – 18:00 | Race 1
  • Saturday 9 February | 11:00 – 16:00 | Race 2
  • Sunday 10 February | 11:00 – 16h00 | Race 3

Art Venture at the V&A 

This February the V&A Waterfront will be celebrating art week by hosting different exhibitions, discussions, artists and talks, as well as plenty of collaborations. The Free exhibitions will be open to the public for browsing and interacting.

Cost: Free. Location: depending on exhibit. Refer to the full programme listed to here: www.waterfront.co.za

Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town 

The Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town is the only ITU event that takes place on African soil, and the first event on the ITU (International Triathlon Union) world cup race calendar.

Location: Quay 6 and Jetty 2  Date: 10 February

Cape Point

The Flying Dutchman Funicular

Ride the Flying Dutchman Funicular up to the viewing point below the old lighthouse.
Daily: 12:00 – 17:30 | Venue: Cape Point | Cost: R35 return Child ticket (6-16yr), children under 6 ride free, R80 return Adult ticket.
Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point) Entry Fees: SA Adults R76, SA Children (2-12yr) R39.

Two Oceans Restaurant
The Two Oceans Restaurant occupies an enviable position above False Bay at the southwestern tip of Africa. The restaurant is as famous for its seafood cuisine as it is for a superb wooden deck that looks out onto one of the most stunning ocean views in South Africa. The Two Oceans Restaurant is perfect for that special Valentine’s date or quality time with family.
Date: Daily | Time: 09:00 – 17:00 | Venue: Cape Point | Cost: varies

Groot Constantia

Visitors Route Experience
Enjoy the Visitors Route Experience where one ticket gives you entrance to the Manor House Museum, original Cloete Cellar, a cellar tour, wine tasting, and a souvenir Spiegelau Crystal wine glass.

Date: Daily | Time: 10:00 – 17:00 | Venue: Manor House | Cost: R105 per person or Visitors Route Experience Ticket + Chocolate & Wine Pairing: R155 per person.

Wine Tasting
Visit one of two tasting rooms to sample and purchase a selection of Groot Constantia’s award-winning wines

Date: Daily | Time: 09:00 – 18:00 | Venue: Tasting Hall | Cost: 5 wines for R90

Chocolate and Wine Pairing
5 delectable chocolates paired with 5 of their award-winning wines.

Date: Daily | Time: 09:00 – 18:00  | Venue: Tasting Hall | Cost: R140

Fine Dining
Groot Constantia offers fine dining at Jonkershuis & Simon’s Restaurant and gourmet picnics from Simon’s Deli. Pair great meals with their amazing wines while enjoying the spectacular views of the Constantia Valley.

Jonkershuis: Sunday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00, Fridays and Saturdays: 09:00 – 21:00 and Breakfast: Monday to Sunday: 09:00 – 11:30

Simon’s Restaurant: Open 7 days a week: 09:00 – 21:00 (except Wednesdays and Sundays – close at 17:00) and Breakfast – Monday to Sunday: 09:00 – 12:00

Contact Jonkershuis: 021 794 6255  |   Simon’s: 021 794 1143

Robben Island

Being the month of love, every year on Valentine’s Day a large group of betrothed couples venture out onto the ferry and in a mass ceremony exchange vows on this historic and beautiful Island.

Explore South Africa’s political past with an informative tour at the maximum security prison. But Robben Island isn’t just about the political past of our country, keep an eye out for the African penguins that are on the island.

The ferry ride to Robben Island is an adventure in itself, enjoy spectacular views of Table Mountain from the upper deck of the ferry if you are lucky,

you may even spot some dolphins or seals frolicking in the waves.

Tour the Robben Island surrounds in a guided bus tour and view the Robben Island shipwrecks, 19th-century Lighthouse; the only lighthouse in South Africa to use a flashing light instead of a revolving light.

A former Robben Island inmate will guide you while on the island, and you’ll receive unparalleled insight into the significant role that each of the Robben Island’s inmates collectively played throughout apartheid. You will be guided to the maximum security prison, various Robben Island exhibition displays and a visit to Nelson Mandela’s prison cell.

To conclude the day buy a souvenir at the Robben Island Curio shop.

The Robben Island Museum App was developed to offer users around the globe an opportunity to experience and explore the Island’s multi-layered history and sites. Download it from the Google Play Store here. Ferries depart 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm – weather permitting. You can buy tickets online or in-person at the Robben Island Museum.

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There is no one way to explore all of the Cape Town Big 6, and much of what makes each of them so special is the variety of things to see and do at each. So if possible, take your time to explore each of the city’s most visited tourist attractions in as much depth as possible – as any local will tell you, you can spend a lifetime at each of the Big 6 and still not tire of them. Find the 3 and 4 day itineraries and tips here.

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