Ridiculously fun things to do when the sun is out

Winter in Cape Town sometimes gets a bit of a bad rap. And unfairly so. Yes, we’ll concede that the cold wind, icy temperatures and the occasional 11-day stretch without sun can cause some people to feel very strongly about the winter season. However, winter doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom.

No matter the time of year, there’s always something going on at The V&A Waterfront. Young or old. Fashion, food or fun, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a list to help you maximise even the shortest bursts of sunshine during the winter months.

To the skies…
Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenic beauty of the Cape Peninsula from the skies during a 60-minute helicopter flip from Cape Town to the Cape of Good Hope and everything in between.

WHERE: Helipad, East Pier Rd, V&A Waterfront
PARKING: On-Site Parking
TELEPHONE: +27 861 995 551
EMAIL: adventure@helicopterscapetown.co.za
WEB: Here

The wheels on the bus go…
To take in the sights and sounds of the Mother City, at street level, look no further than the Red and Blue City Bus Tours. With a variety of stops across the city (and surrounds), you can simply hop off wherever it tickles your fancy, before hopping back on to the next stop.

WHERE: Just outside the Two Oceans Aquarium, Dock Road
PARKING: Portswood Square Garage
TELEPHONE: +27 21 511 6000
EMAIL: info@citysightseeing.co.za
WEB: Here

On your bike
Find out more about Cape Town’s rich, diverse heritage. Pedal yourself on a guided tour from The V&A Waterfront to visit the famous flower sellers of Adderley Street, tour the colourful homes of the Bo Kaap, feed the squirrels in the Company Gardens and check out the architectural wonders of the Castle and the Stadium.

WHERE: V&A Waterfront Information Centre
PARKING: Portswood Square Garage
TELEPHONE: +27 83 234 6428
EMAIL: info@awoltours.co.za
WEBSITE: Here

Arrrr Matey!
Take an afternoon cruise on The Jolly Roger, let your inner pirate out, and take in the Mother City from the sea.

WHERE: Shop No. 8, Ground Level, Quay 5 (Booking Office)
PARKING: Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre Garage
TELEPHONE: +27 21 421 0909
EMAIL: phirial@fujicat.co.za
WEBSITE: Here

The Eye in the Cape Town Sky
Check out Cape Town with a 360, panoramic, bird’s-eye view atop the Cape Wheel.

WHERE: V&A Waterfront
TELEPHONE: +27 21 418 2502
EMAIL: info@capewheel.co.za

Don’t spend this winter in hibernation. Make the most of any sunshine warming the city and come on down to the V&A Waterfront. We’ll help you beat those winter blues.