What’s happening in Cape Town this summer

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Our round-up of what’s not-to-be-missed this summer season!

PLAY IN NATURE

Let your kid explore, play and learn in nature at the first forest school in South Africa! Nature Plays run a series of programmes starting from end January to March from kids aged 2.5 to 11 years old. Sessions take place weekly on different days of the week according to age group, but each encourages discovery, adventure and a connection with the natural environment – a beautiful experience for any child. natureplays.com

WINE SAFARI

Head to the Durbanville Wine Valley for the ultimate safari – one with wine! From Signal Gun Wines, you’ll take a scenic drive through their vineyards and up Hoogeberg’s Game Camp to spot some of the resident eland and springbok. And at the top of Hoogeberg Hill, you’ll be rewarded with a 360° panoramic view of the surrounds. Saturdays at 11am and 4pm, and Sundays at 11am. signalgun.com

TAKE TO THE SEAS

Explore Cape Town’s beautiful coastline with Oceans Africa! Get a group of 6 together and charter a boat from Simonstown, Kommetjie or Hout Bay for a couple of hours – you can take a sunset cruise or a scenic tour, go swimming or bird spotting, and you’ll even get the chance to snorkel or free dive in and around the Cape’s kelp forests. Priced at R1500 for 1.5 hours and R1950 for 2 hours, this is an incredible way to spend the day. oceansafrica.com

JAZZ IT UP

Chef Matt Manning has launched the Blue Room – a live music and cocktail lounge that pays homage to jazz and the blues. Located on the ground floor of 103 Bree Street, the Blue Room is an extension of the Grub & Vine bistro, with a small plates menu and delicious cocktails. grubandvine.co.za

MOVIE MAGIC

The Galileo Open Air Cinema is back to celebrate its 10th year! Running until April, there’s loads of movies to choose from – and loads of venues to visit. The cinema sets up at a picturesque outdoor spot at venues across Cape Town and the Winelands and opens on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with the new ROYAL cinema picnic option taking place on the first Wednesday of each month. Tickets start from R109, but you can level up and include backrests, blankets and snacks in your ticket prices. thegalileo.co.za

COOL CAVES

Boutique winery Klein Roosboom in the Durbanville Wine Valley has the ultimate set-up for an intimate wine tasting experience. Old concrete wine tanks were knocked open to create cosy tasting caves, and these individually themed nooks are the perfect space to gather your friends, taste the wines, and hear the stories of this unique wine farm. kleinroosboom.co.za

TIDAL POOL ART

Cape Town’s much-loved tidal pools are the focus of these beautiful paintings from artist and interior designer Marie-Louise Koen. The series is inspired by the way these pools bring together a community of ocean-loving people, and, fittingly, a percentage of works sold will be donated by the artist to The Beach Co-Op, an NPO that works to clear plastic waste from our beaches and oceans. The exhibition will be held at The Yard in the Silo District at the V&A Waterfront until 15 January. theyardatsilo.co.za

LIGHT IT UP

The V&A Waterfront will once again replace its traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks display with a seven-day Tribute of Light and Hope. The light beam, which consists of 36 vertical searchlights, will light up for an hour at midnight on 31 December and daily for an hour at 21h00 for the following 6 days into the new year. waterfront.co.za

HARVEST-YOUR-OWN

On the hunt for fresh veggies? Head to Spier for Self-Harvest Saturdays, where you can pick fresh produce directly from the garden and take home a box crammed full of seasonal goodness for R150. Self-Harvest Saturdays run from 9am to 11m every Saturday morning, and advanced booking is essential. spier.co.za

FOREST PICNIC

Summer time means picnics, and the luxury picnics in amongst the tranquil camphor forest on the Vergelegen Wine Estate are just the ticket. Available until end-April, the famous luxury picnics are delivered in wicker baskets and served at tables covered with white tablecloths and shaded by elegant umbrellas. The generous menu starts from R330/person. Reserve your picnic at least 24 hours before. vergelegen.co.za

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