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After a long week of working, Capetonians are always looking forward to the weekend. Whether it be dining, relaxing or simply spending time with family and friends there’s always something to do in Cape Town. Explore the city and give you 20 things to do in Cape Town on a Sunday.

• Hop on Hop off Bus:
Being more popular for tourist the Hop on Hop Off bus is a great Sunday trip around the city to catch up with friends or taking the kids to explore Cape Town.

• The Galileo Open Air Cinema:
Having opened this October for their annual season, how romantic would be to watch your favourite move with your sweetheart, whilst enjoying a picnic and cosying up with a blanket.

• De Waal Park:
A free concert in the Park to end off your weekend sounds like fun.

• Sunday Hikes:
Lion’s Head remains the most popular hiking trail in Cape Town. Enjoy breath-taking early morning views of the city.

• The Scratch Patch and Mineral World:
Located in Simon’s Town you can have tons of fun searching for gemstones and crystals. Get creative and make your own jewellery afterwards.

• Mzolis Place:
Socialising under an open air shack, while enjoying braai meat calls for a fun affair.

• Giraffe House:
Drive to Stellenbosch and stop at the Giraffe House, where you will learn all about wildlife and bird species, perfect for the kids and parents too.

• Hout Bay Beach:
Enjoy a day out at Hout Bay beach, popular for its white powdery sand.

• Millerton Aquatic Club:
Having 3-6 months out of the year for international water sports events, The Rietvlei Nature Reserve is haven for bird-life and nature walks. Have a picnic or do some fishing for a great day out.

• Polkadraai Farm:
Enjoy strawberries handpicked by yourself, fun for all ages.

• Strand Waterworld:
Open on a Sunday, Strand Waterworld is a family orientated park with four different slides for all ages.

• The Helderberg 4X4 Trail:
With striking views over False Bay and the Cape Peninsula enjoy driving a 4X4 with two routes to choose from.

• Banana Jam Café:
This Caribbean-themed café offers delightful dishes such as goat curry and unique island cocktails.

• Cold Turkey:
Popular for locals, many flock every second Sunday to enjoy electronic music and socialising.

• Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens:
Experience the new Boomslang Aerial Walkaway with views of its lush trees and gardens. The Walkaway stands at a staggering which 128m long.

• Peers Cave:
Explore the Caves in Fish Hoek, and experience adventure and the creeps as three adult skeletons was found in the Peer Cave known to be 12-15 thousand years old.

• Rhodes Memorial:
Enjoy a Sunday breakfast at the restaurant and tea garden offering a cuisine for all tastes as the menu conveniently changes seasonally.

• Cape of Goodhope:
With almost isolated beaches and picnic spots The Cape of Goodhope Nature Reserve is rich in bio-diversity.

• Jump Around Trampoline Park:
Being the first indoor trampoline park in South Africa, this is a fun and fitness-friendly activity for the whole family.

• Groot Constantia:
Being one of the oldest wine producers in the Cape, gain free entry into the farm and R50 for wine tasting ending your Sunday in decadence.

Cape Town has a world of options to choose from when discovering the city. Our top 20 recommendations for a Sunday drive is set to keep you busy all year round.

Experience it for Yourself:

Hop on Hop off Bus

0861 733 287

The Galileo Open Air Cinema 

071 471 8728

De Waal Park

082 451 9339

The Scratch Patch 

021 786-2020

Mzolis Place

Giraffe House 

021 884 4506

Millerton Aquatic Club 

021 557 7090

Polkadraai Farm 

021 881 3854

Strand Waterworld 

021 854 4702

The Helderberg 4X4 Trail

021 855 4308

Banana Jam Café 

021 674 0186

Cold Turkey

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens 

021 799 8800

Rhodes Memorial 

021 687 0000

Cape of Goodhope

021 780 9010

Jump Around Trampoline Park 

021 510 1997

Groot Constantia 

021 794-5128


Words: Waseem Van der Merwe
Images: Supplied

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