Summer might be fading but the fun never stops at the #CTBig6 attractions. We still have a few outdoor events; the Easter Bunny is popping up somewhere awesome and we even have a free concert or two. Read on and plan your April entertainment…
Super Fun Times with the V&A Waterfront April Easter Programme.
01-28 April – V&A Waterfront Easter Colouring Competition
Venue to collect: V&A Waterfront Information Kiosks
Drop- off stations: Giant egg in the kids play area
Opposite the Amphitheatre, or outside the Watershed (opposite the Two
01-20 April – Lindt Easter Hunt
Venue: V&A Waterfront property
19-22 April – Battery Park Easter Egg Hunt & Fun
Time: 12pm to 2:30pm
Venue: Battery Park, V&A Waterfront
Kids aged five to nine years can get their face painted by the Easer Bunny, dance to some jams played by a DJ and win a range of prizes such as vouchers from the V&A Waterfront. Click here to read more.
5 & 19 April – Battery Park Sunset Series
The Battery Park Sunset Series is a free between 4 and 8pm, featuring music event where Capetonians and visitors are invited to Come Play at the newly established V&A Battery Park. Ring in the weekend with an ice-cold beer, shoot hoops, skateboard or grab a coffee and a bite to eat as you listen to cool music and watch the sunset. You could also win incredible prizes and experiences. Read more here.
- 05 April: The 24hr Album Man; Uno July / DJ Alvhin (Upper Cut & Soullection SA)
- 19 April: Tiffany Josephs, a soul diva in the making / DJ (TBC)
6-7 April the V&A Waterfront host The Stellenbosch Wine Festival Cape Town
Sip savour & enjoy the very best of the Stellenbosch lifestyle, in the heart of Cape Town! Your R150 ticket includes a wine glass, 20 coupons to taste Stellenbosch’s finest wines, top of the range wines for sale at cellar door prices, opportunities to meet Stellenbosch’s top wine makers, live music from leading SA artists (including Hot Water, Saturday & Jeremy Olivier, Sunday) and access to delicious food for sale. R180 gets you an additional entry into the Pick n Pay Tasting Room where you’ll be treated to incredible food & wine pairings that will delight your senses. Read more here. (NORTH WHARF, V&A WATERFRONT)
12 April – Battery Park host The Galileo Open Air Cinema
Movies Under the Stars, when the sun sets the stars really come out from 6pm onto a festive
market of mouth-watering artisanal food and drinks on sale, interactive games, lively music and
an unforgettable vibe.
- 12 April: Anchorman
27 April the V&A host Drinks on the Deck from 12pm to 7pm at the The Greek Fisherman and Meloncino Italian restaurant (Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre). Soak up autumn’s sun rays while taking in views of the Waterfront as you experience the warmth and flavour of Italy and Greece with the V&A Waterfront’s Drinks on the Deck on the last Saturday of March, April and May. Between 12pm and 7pm. R70 gets three wine, beer, spirit or cocktail drinks on the deck outside The Greek Fisherman and Meloncino Italian restaurant, and R40 buys a portion of tapas. A DJ will also hit the decks with toe-tapping beats to entertain the crowd.
Cost: R70 gets you three drink tastings per restaurant and R40 gets you a portion of tapas.
28 April the V&A Waterfront Battery Park Presents: Secret Sunrise 80’s Comeback
It is time to open that dress up cupboard and bring the 80s spandex put to play. Come join us as
we unite as a community to celebrate the joy at the start of a new day. Everyone is welcome, all
ages. Bring the whole family and try something different. Read more here.
Table Mountain Cableway
6 April the Cableway Charity Challenge sees runners and walkers doing laps on top of Table Mountain to raise funds for local organizations Ons Plek, Paedspal, CoolPlay, and Wilderness Search & Rescue. The target is to raise R1.5 million and Capetonians are urged to pledge their support by donating here.
21 April is Easter Sunday and the Easter Bunny and his magical friends will lead an Easter Egg Hunt at the Lower and Upper Cable Stations from 10 am to 2 pm. Read more here.
27 April sees the start of the Kidz Season 3 for 1 Special where one adult ticket entitles 2 kids to travel for free. Read more here.
Every day you can join the 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.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
3, 10 & 17 April – Galileo Open Air Cinema.
The Galileo Open Air Cinema welcomes you to a magical movie experience of cinematic delights, tantalizing treats and breath-taking scenery of Kirstenbosch under a canopy of stars every Wednesday:
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
16 April – Join us for a Bird Walk through the garden starting at 8:00am, led by Linda Hibbin. Read more here. (Meeting point Gate 1)
Art Portfolio Contemporary Art Exhibition
Visit the exhibition at the Richard Crowie Hall everyday from 10:00am – 17:00pm. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. (Entrance via Gate 2)
7 April – Join us for a 3-hour circular hike at Cape Point, starting and ending at the old Lime Kiln/Venus Pool parking area near Black Rocks. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with gorgeous views at
the Two Oceans Restaurant and thereafter you can experience a trip on the Flying Dutchman.
Meet at the Cape Point Car Park. Bring a warm jacket and comfortable walking shoes, your camera, a hat , sunscreen and water. Read more here.
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
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.
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.