Local’s to-do list: 5 Cape Town summer activities

Summer is almost here to stay in Cape Town, South Africa; which means that weekend outdoor activity options are endless. As a local, I have done most of the main sites, hikes and token Cape Town experiences; however, there is always something new and exciting to do. Here are 5 activities that I plan to do this summer and I’ll blog about each as I tick them off my list.

Woodstock Caves

Cape Town is known for its many scenic hikes. I have done many of the well-known Capetonian favourite routes; however I’ve never ventured to Woodstock Caves which I need to do one weekend soon.

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First Thursdays

On the first Thursday of every month, Cape Town’s city centre comes alive with art and culture. Each month there are fresh, new art gallery exhibitions, street performances, new bars to check out and a few pop-up street food vendors. The great thing about it is that every week is completely different from the next.

Start in Spin Street and weave your way up Church Street and stop off in Bree Street for some post-cultural drinks.

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Boat trip in Hout Bay

As a local, I’ve visited Hout Bay and have admired the bay but the thought of going on a boat trip has never been top of mind. However, my cousin and her kids were down from the UK and really enjoyed an affordable boat trip out to Seal Island. I plan to round up some friends and hop on a boat trip one weekend soon.

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Kayaking along the Atlantic Seaboard

I used to live in Sea Point so the promenade became my back garden. Often I would admire people out on the water kayaking from Three Anchor Bay to Clifton, sometimes being escorted by a pod of dolphins or enjoying the sunset. I really need to make this happen this summer.

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Snorkeling with seals

A friend of mine’s brother, Steve Benjamin is a proper water baby. He free dives, takes incredible underwater photographs and his day job is taking tourists snorkeling with seals in Cape Town. The first description I read on the website has made me pretty excited and is no.5 on my to-do list this summer:

Seal Snorkeling in Cape Town is the ultimate wildlife experience for the adventurous. Plunge into the cool Atlantic ocean and snorkel with hundreds of playful Cape Fur seals. Interact with them in their environment and on their terms. This half day excursion is for ocean lovers.

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As I work my way through this list, I’ll blog along the way. I am so grateful to live in such a beautiful part of the world and look forward to becoming reacquainted with some of Cape Town’s top activities.

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