It’s the season to be jolly, but sometimes the thought of all the gift shopping and what to buy can suck all the joy out of the holidays. In a world where minimalism is gaining popularity, plastic is out and the men in your life have enough socks and ties to last a lifetime, we have some suggestions to help you buy gifts that will delight your friends and family. 

Give an experience

The memories from an experience last a lifetime and we have enough variety to cater to all tastes, ages and relatives.  

The V&A Waterfront has a huge range of vouchers that can be bought online, and they range from a shopping gift card to boat and helicopter trips, outdoor cinema, workshops, restaurant meals, live shows, SUP and more. With over 50 experiences listed, you are sure to find something that will delight a few people on your gift list. 

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A gift that keeps on giving

Great savings are made when buying an annual membership to a place or activity, but somehow these are things we rarely buy for ourselves. 

For the creatives and art lovers an annual membership to the Zeitz MOCAA is less than the cost of 2 single entries, yet allows unlimited access as well as special member events, including talks, tours and extended opening hours, a 10% discount on selected items and special offers at Zeitz MOCAA Food and Shop and a monthly newsletter.

Get the Zeit MOCAA Annual card here:

For the outdoor lovers, a Table Mountain Aerial Cableway #CableCard allows a trip a day for a year and a 10% discount on selected food and items at the restaurant and shop. An adult card costs R800. Get the Cable Card here:

Nature lovers will enjoy the Botanical Society membership card that gives unlimited access into Kirstenbosch Garden. A card costs R500 and can be purchased online here:

For families, kids and ocean addicts a Two Oceans Aquarium membership ranges from R280 – R430. It provides unlimited access to the aquarium which has over 8000 creatures, exclusive members-only events and discounts on other special events that occur throughout the year. Aquarium membership:


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For the over 18’s 

Food and wine lovers will be delighted with a bottle or case of Groot Constantia wine, or a bottle of Grand Constance to add timeless class to your Christmas table. 

Tickets for a Groot Constantia experience guarantee a good day out. A Visitors Route ticket is R115 per person and includes entrance to the Groot Constantia Manor House and Cloete Cellar, wine Tasting of 5 wines, a  souvenir Spiegelau crystal glass, a guided cellar tour and self-guided audio tours of the modern cellar, vineyards and Manor House via the app. 

For R165 you can have a Chocolate and Wine Pairing of 5 selected wines with 5 handcrafted chocolates and the Visitors Route Experience. Get your tickets here:


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Concerts and movies

Galileo Open Air movies offer a range of venues, shows and levels of comfort. Tickets from R109 to R190 per person. Options range from standard to comfort and you can add a blanket, backrest, reserved premium seating, popcorn, a Coke and Frey chocolate or a mattress on the front row, 2 blankets, 2 pillows and Frey chocolate box.  

The Galileo Open Air Movies screen on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Kirstenbosch. The gates open at 6pm and you can enjoy the market experience of delicious artisanal food and beverages, interactive games, music and fun until the show starts at sunset. View the movie line up here:

The Galileo Open Air movies screen every 2nd Friday at Battery Park in the V&A Waterfront. View the line up here:

The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts have an amazing line-up for the 2019 /2010 season and prices range from R170 to R220 per person. Browse the full line up and get your tickets here: (Webtickets is the only valid ticket partner)


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Let us know what inspired you on our gift ideas with #CTBig6.