Summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop right there. 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.
Battery Park Sunset Series
The Battery Park at the V&A presents a sunset series every second Friday of the month with the freshest acts, DJ’s and artists on show, best of all it’s free for all!
- 08 March: Actor and rapper Def Eff / Mzukisi Ntantiso / DJ Adon Geel (and his band of Merry Men)
- 22 March: House-Funk and Soul duo Beat Sampras / Jazz Aficinado
The Galileo Open Air Cinema
- 01 March – The Time Traveller’s Wife
- 15 March – Black Panther
- 29 March – Julie & Julia
2019 High School Band Slam at the V&A
From Thursday 7th and Friday 15th March, 10 Peninsula High Schools will compete in the 2019 High School Band Slam at the V&A Waterfront’s Amphitheatre from 6pm. The audience can expect to hear a wide range of music genres and instruments including drums, pianos, guitars and saxophones.
Zeitz MOCAA | March Children’s Holiday Programme 18 – 29 March
Join us for a variety of workshops this holiday. The workshops are geared towards younger and older children and some are for the whole family. Children will be encouraged to explore a range of different wet and dry mediums, including painting, drawing, collage, 3-D construction, and print-making. They will also get to explore the creative possibilities of various materials in a nurturing and child-friendly space. Children of guardians who have museum membership can participate in the workshops for free. For children of non-member guardians, general museum admission is required.
All materials are provided. Children should wear clothes that can get dirty or bring along an apron. To reserve a spot, RSVP here.
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. R325 per person with a discounted return cable car ticket for only R175 extra when you book your high tea. These discounted return tickets are available until Sunday 30 June 2019. The Very High Tea is, however, not offered between 15 December 2019 – 15 January 2020.
Bookings are essential: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (021) 424 8181.
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.
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.
- 10 March – Matthew Mole
- 17 March – Spoegwolf /Jan Blohm
- 24 March – Shortstraw /Bam Bam Brown
- 31 March – GoodLuck / Easyfreak
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 March – Reel Rock 13
- 13 March – Daddy’s Home
- 20 March – Rio
- 21 March – Hairspray
- 27 March – Hanna
- 28 March – Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
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
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.
Date: Daily | Time: 09:00 – 17:00 | Venue: Cape Point | Cost: varies
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.
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
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
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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ONE DESTINATION, SIX UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES
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.