There is some serious chill in the air but the fun never stops at the #CTBig6 attractions. Comedy, screenings and live music, hiking and tours. Read on and plan your May entertainment…
Saturdays & Sundays – Shop at the Oranjezicht Market
The Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) is a non-profit project celebrating local food, culture and community through urban farming in Cape Town. The Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) Market at Granger Bay at the V&A Waterfront is held every Saturday from 08.15 to 2pm and every Sunday from 9am to 3pm.
11 May – Astronomy Outreach for Kids at the Pierhead Deck
Observe the Sun, the Moon and other heavenly bodies through the telescopes provided by the Cape Centre of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa and learn more about our fascinating universe. The Planetary system will be on discussion with practical on hand models for all to enjoy.
12 May – Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Quarter Kitchen
The 12 May is Mother’s Day and we invite you to spend the afternoon celebrating mom at the Quarter Kitchen Restaurant. A welcome drink on arrival and our live entertainment will set the tone for a relaxing afternoon with the family. R299.00 per adult. Half price for children under the age of 12 years. Bookings are essential.
25 May – Africa Day at ZEITZ MOCAA
Join Zeitz MOCAA on Saturday, 25 May 2019, to celebrate our heritage on Africa Day. The day will be filled with special performances by some of Cape Town’s best school choirs, artists, and musicians.
26 May – Join the FREE Secret Sunrise Comeback at Battery Park between 7 and 8 am.
It is time to open that dress up cupboard and bring the 80s spandex out to play. Come join us as we unite as a community to celebrate the joy at the start of a new day. Lets spread it far and wide. Everyone is welcome, all ages. Bring the whole family and let’s try something different.
31 May – 2 June The Vintage with Love clothing Sale will be held at the Cruise Terminal Arrivals Hall
Vintage with Love sells beautiful, gently worn clothing at a sophisticated sale held in Cape Town every two years. All the money raised is donated to excellent literacy-oriented NGO’s and other literacy programmes. Everyone wins and children learn to read. Shop at this exciting experience with wine, champagne and food, a spacious venue and a massive range of incredible clothing at fantastic prices. Reduce, reuse, recycle is a mantra for modern-day living and all of us are responsible for doing our part.
29 May – 2 June Come and laugh with us
Goliath and Goliath take over the Cape Comedy Club in the Dry Dock District between 29th May and 2nd June.
Exciting screenings and live music after dark at the Two Oceans Aquarium
Head over to our Facebook page and sign up for these great events, click here.
Table Mountain Cableway
11 May – Table Mountain Cableway Cleanup
Keen to get your hands dirty and help spruce up our African Wonder of Nature? Sign up TODAY and be one of 40 do-gooders at the Table Mountain Clean-Up Day event on Saturday 11 May 2019!. Clean Up Day will see volunteers picking up litter and debris that the regular Table Mountain cleaners cannot get to. Contact Brian Watts at 082 9216993 to sign up for the crew and visit www.climbing.co.za for more info.
Every day is pensioners day
Did you know that anyone over the age of 60 with a valid South African ID, only pays R100 for a return trip on the cable car.
It’s Kidz Season
3 for the price of 1. The Online Kidz Season package is available from This offer is available from 26 April to 30 September 2019, 7 days a week (excluding the Cableway’s annual maintenance from Monday 8 July to Sunday 18 August 2019). This deal is for South Africans only (An SA ID is required when purchasing the Kidz Season package online or at the Cableway Ticket Office). Read more here.
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. The minimum amount of people is 2, and the 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. Bookings are essential: email@example.com 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
21 – 25 May is the Chelsea Flower Show in London, we are following the SANBI Kirstenbosch Chelsea Flower Show. The exhibit will be up for display at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from the 21 May with the winners being announced by 25 May in London.
25 May – A ramble through the Kirstenbosch garden
Rambles are held on the last Saturday of each month. These are morning walks of 4-5 hours at various locations on the Peninsula. No prior botanical knowledge is needed as the emphasis is on sharing enthusiasm for fynbos in a friendly atmosphere. For details of the meeting time and place for each scheduled walk, please email firstname.lastname@example.org a few days beforehand providing a telephone number so that one of the leaders can contact you.
26 May – Craft market at the Kirstenbosch Stone Cottages
Proudly South African, this is a genuine craft market with 250 stallholders selling hand-crafted goods of all descriptions. Choose from the many food stalls and enjoy craft beer or wine at the Slug and Fynbos while listening to the smooth vibes of Mike Campbell’s jazz quartet. Free entry, loads of free parking and a laid back atmosphere!
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
Visit the Wine of Exile exhibition open every day from 1 April – 21 June
The Wine of Exile Exhibition is included in the Visitors Route Experience ticket and tells the story of the strong ties between Napoleon and Groot Constantia wines. Read more here.
Every Wednesday is International #WineWednesday making it a good day to visit South Africa’s oldest wine producer for award-winning wine enjoyed by those who know how to make the most of the year’s best season.
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.
Robben Island will be introducing 2 tier pricing with effect from 1 June read more here.
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 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.