Three things to do in Cape Town in winter
While over here the summer heat is already picking up, Cape Town is getting prepared to bring in the winter, a calm time of year with mild temperatures that encourage you to recharge your batteries and enjoy diverse activities on the open air.
Activities in the open air in winter? That’s right. We haven’t gone crazy… Cape Town features incredible countryside and a pleasant climate, so there’s no reason to stay holed up at home or entrenched in museums. The winter temperatures in Cape Town are temperate, at times reaching above 20 ºc, and it hardly rains (the average number of rainy days in winter is 13).
Here are some ideas for enjoying Cape Town in winter:
In winter, these majestic animals cluster around Walker Bay to reproduce, making this the perfect moment to see them up close. The small village of Hermanus, just over an hour away from Cape Town, is considered to be the best place in the world for whale spotting. Here, from June to November, you can see hundreds of whales who get close to the South African coast in order to mate. You won’t even need to get on a boat to see the whales up close! The bravest among us can also go for a dip with sharks.…
Visit the Winelands of Cape Town
Cape Town can lay claim to having some of the most picturesque vineyards in the world, with green mountains in the background. No true wine connoisseur should forget to visit them. In the pastures of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, wines of intense flavour and international fame are produced. There’s various wine trails in Cape Town which will allow you to enjoy the countryside, the sun, the mountains and, of course, the wines. One of the most popular places to visit is Groot Constantia, the oldest winery in South Africa.
Cape Town has a large number of golf courses, almost all of which comprise beautiful views and are surrounded by exhuberent natural countryside. Some of the most popular are Atlantic Beach Golf Course, Rondebosch Gold Course (which is just ten minutes from the city centre) and Royal Cape Golf Club. Get practising your swing!