Capetonians are famous for hibernating in the winter months… It’s what we’re known for as much as Table Mountain and sundowners in the summer. But this winter, you might be lured out of your duvet by these superb winter outings.

Murder Mystery Dinner

If you’re looking for a bit of mystery and intrigue in your life, check out Murder Mysteries. Either join one of their ‘Feast of Murders’ events or host your own private event – guaranteed fun, secrets and scandal!

Steenberg Wine Estate wine tasting

There’s nothing better than cosying up to a roaring log fire in winter, glass of wine in hand… Unless it’s cosying up to a roaring log fire at Steenberg Wine Estate with a glass of their fabulous wine in hand. Steenberg wine tastings are a great way to spend a weekend day with friends – no matter what the weather.

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Go on a Constantia Wine Route tour

The Constantia Wine Route is a tour round Cape Town’s vineyard: a collection of the most spectacular wine farms, right outside the city in beautiful Constantia. It is just as special in winter as it is in summer, with many of the historic wine farms set up for colder weather, and plenty of fine food and wine to keep you warm. Our personal favourites? Constantia Glen, Beau Constantia and Buitenverwachting.

High Tea at Cellars-Hohenort

The Cellars-Hohenort hotel has the most beautiful location you could wish for to indulge in high tea – exquisite gardens, fabulous fireplaces and comfortable lounges. Their tea offerings include traditional high tea, low carb high tea and what we think are the best freshly baked scones with jam and cream in Cape Town…

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Visit Montebello Design Centre

Local art, craft and design, charming studios and gardens to wander around, and superb coffee and eats – what more could you ask for from a day out? The Montebello Design Centre is a fabulous place to while away a few hours, in the heart of Newlands but a million miles from everyday life…

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Words: Bridget McNulty

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