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Your comprehensive guide to Spring activities around the Cape

Welcome to the vibrant city of Cape Town, where spring brings an explosion of colours, warmth and an array of exciting activities. As the days grow longer and the temperature rises, Cape Town blossoms into a playground of endless possibilities.

Join us as we uncover the best experiences to embrace the spirit of spring in Cape Town, a season that promises unforgettable adventures and unforgettable memories.

Take A Hike

Spring is the best time to try out the glorious hiking routes Cape Town has to offer. This time of year allows you to get the most out of that spring sunshine. The cool mornings and evenings make hiking comfortable and enjoyable.

After the winter rains, many hiking trails boast flowing streams, waterfalls and lush greenery, creating a refreshing and tranquil atmosphere as you walk through nature.

The flowers will be in full bloom which is truly a sight to be seen! Vast landscapes of vibrant wildflowers that beg you to take your camera out. 

Lastly, compared to the peak tourist seasons of summer, spring sees fewer travellers, meaning you can enjoy a more serene and uncrowded hike.

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a beginner, Cape Town offers a range of trails sure to leave you in awe.

Our top 5 O’Two recommendations:

  1. Lion’s Head
  2. Silvermine Nature Reserve
  3. Cape Point Nature Reserve 
  4. Table Mountain
  5. Constantia Nek to Kirstenbosch Garden

Explore The Cape Winelands

Indulge in a glass of wine (or two) while exploring the Cape Winelands. This renowned wine-producing region is one of the country’s most picturesque and popular destinations. The region is known for its stunning landscapes, historical towns and, of course, world-class vineyards and wineries.

Here are some key highlights of the Cape Winelands:

From Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon to Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, visitors are sure to find their next favourite wine. The experience is unbeatable as the farms offer a variety of other activities too, including wine tasting and cellar tours all while enjoying the scenic beauty of the vineyards.

Other honourable highlights include charmingly quaint towns to visit, walking trails, events and of course world-class dining.

Exploring our winelands is an activity not to be missed.

Our top 5 O’Two recommendations:

  1. Fairview Wine and Cheese
  2. Vergelegen Wine Estate
  3. Lourensford Wine Estate
  4. Cavalli Estate
  5. Tokara Wine Estate 

Become A Beach Bum

Cape Town’s beaches in the spring are a wonderful place to enjoy the arrival of warmer weather and longer days. 

Engage in a variety of activities including sunbathing, whale watching, picnics and watersports. Spring also marks the beginning of the whale-watching season in Cape Town. Southern Right whales migrate from the Antarctic to the coastal waters of South Africa to breed and calve. Head to spots like Hermanus or False Bay for excellent opportunities to spot these majestic creatures from the shore.

Take a sunset stroll and watch the beautiful sunsets over the ocean while enjoying the

refreshing sea breeze. 

Relaxing on the sand, catching some waves or simply soaking in the coastal beauty, Cape Town’s beaches in the spring should definitely be on your list of things to do while visiting!

Our top 5 O’Two recommendations:

  1. Clifton Beaches (1st to 4th Beach)
  2. Camps Bay Beach
  3. Boulders Beach
  4. Noordhoek Beach
  5. Beta Beach

Drink At A Rooftop Bar

Cape Town has an incredible selection of trendy rooftop bars, each offering breathtaking views of the city and providing the perfect setting for a memorable evening out.

Enjoy your cocktails while watching the sun dip below the horizon, painting the sky with a palette of vibrant colours.

Expect anything from unique, signature cocktails to classic favourites all created by innovative mixologists who cater to a wide range of tastes and preferences.

Rooftop bars give you a chance to unwind, celebrate and soak in the city’s vibrant atmosphere while raising a glass to the magic of Cape Town.

Our top 5 O’Two recommendations:

  1. Tjing Tjing
  2. Rick’s Café Americain
  3. The Dark Horse
  4. Chinchilla
  5. Gigi Rooftop 

Spring Awaits!

Embrace the warmth and colours of the season, and let the magic of Cape Town in spring captivate your soul. Pack your bags and set out on your next adventure – it’s time to fall in love with Cape Town!

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