Cape Town is affectionately known as ‘the Fairest Cape’ – for good reason. Located on the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Town’s rich and beautiful landscapes match its rich and beautiful history. There’s no doubt about it, Cape Town is a unique paradise that runs very hot in summer. Tourists here are almost spoilt for choice, with countless sandy beaches, charming villages, markets and more to explore.
With that said, how do you choose what to do in Cape Town this summer season? Fortunately, we have the answer for you. Read on for more information about the activities you should try in Cape Town this summer…
If you want to make the most of Cape Town’s hot weather and beachy landscape, we recommend surfing! This summer, Muizenberg Beach at False Bay will be the best spot for riding the waves, and even has a highly reputable surfing school on-site.
Learn how to surf with local pros, and dive headfirst into the inviting waters.
Throughout Cape Town, there are various music festivals hosted each summer, and every one is unmissable. Nestled in the Cederberg mountains, ‘Wolfkop Weekender’ gets particularly excellent reviews, with a range of electronic dance music and deep house played so you can really party the night away!
Cape Town is much loved for its lovely summer markets, selling everything from handmade clothes and organic goods to sculptures and artwork. The most famous market is Old Biscuit Mill in Albert Road, the finest hotspot for adventurous tourists. You’re sure to find the perfect souvenirs here to bring back home.
Summer in Cape Town is nothing without exploring the great outdoors. The most distinguishing landmark that Cape Town has to offer – Table Mountain – is a flat-topped mountain that is definitely worth the hike, with magnificent views to be found at the summit!
If the hike is too much, and the sun gets too hot, you can also cableway to the top.
Cape Town has plenty of thriving flora and fauna to be found across its many, sprawling landscapes. This makes a Safari experience one of the best things to do in Cape Town this summer season! As recommended by TripAdvisor, tours like the BokBus Garden Route Adventure give tourists the opportunity to see adorable hippos, elephants, lions, rhinos and giraffes up close and personal – perhaps for the very first time!
Travel to Cape Town with Rovos Rail
Ready to travel to Cape Town this summer, and experience everything that South Africa’s oldest city has to offer? Consider travelling there with Rovos Rail’s Cape Town to Pretoria route, a locomotive lovingly restored, with luxurious carriages and cabins inside. Rovos Rail maintain the elegant appearance of much-loved historical trains, with all the modern amenities you’d expect from a first-class flight or cruise. There’s no better way to traverse Africa’s beautiful landscapes.