To be in Cape Town is to be in paradise. In this new year, Cape town has attracted a lot of tourists as a result of its beautiful and natural surroundings. In 2014, cape Town attracted the presence of international press that wrote a lot of things which in turn hiked Cape Town on the list of most interesting places to be. The numerous write ups presented all of the things that the city has to offer, from its very interesting monuments, art and cultures, to people who can keep tourists on their toes and eager to see more.
However, the beautiful landscape of Cape Town begs the question ‘What more is there that has not been explored? With 2015 just beginning, we bring locals and tourists an interesting list of things that can keep you busy, occupied and delighted in cape town, get to know more about the people of cape town, their culture and the things that makes them unique and different from other people. This list will help you find ways of spending your time and as little money as possible while you have the most fun. Enjoy.
1. Watch Old School Movies At The Labia Theatre:
The labia theater building on Orange Street was opened by Princess Labia in May 1949 as a theater for the staging of live performances. These days however, it’s an old-fashioned movie house used to showcase movies of the old times and to display documentaries of things that happened in cape town when our grandfathers and great grandfathers were much younger. The Labia is the coolest, most unusual independent art-repertory cinema. It is known for attracting love-birds and hipsters its retro decor that seeks to capture the glamour of old. It will offer you the chance to take in a movie that’s slightly more affordable than the prices you’ll pay at the commercial cinemas. Have fun!
All shows cost only R40 per person.
2. Visit The Two Oceans Aquarium At The V & A Waterfront:
The Aquarium is a window to the ocean, offering onlookers glimpses of the diverse life that can only be found far off the South African coastline. The enchantment of this particular aquarium is due to its location, where the Indian and Atlantic ocean meet. With its magnificent size, the Aquarium allows you to view over 3000 living animals, including fishes, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles and birds in this spectacular underwater nature reserve. Whats more, be sure you don’t miss the daily feeding of the fishes in the I&J Predator Exhibit at 15h00. The Two Oceans Aquarium at the Waterfront is open every day of the year from 09h30 until 18h00. Your ticket is valid for the entire day. Have your hand stamped at the entrance turnstile in the foyer if you want to visit again on the same day.
3. Explore And Eat Cake At Charly’s Bakery:
Since 1989, Charly’s kitchen as it is popularly called, has been serving up an amazing combo of confectionaries that has left people’s eyebrows raised in delight. They went as far as having their own TV show called Charly’s Cake Angels, a 2 season documentary/reality series showing the behind-the-scenes of this family owned business and their anything-is-possible approach to baking. You will love it there. You can enjoy coffee and a cupcake in Charly’s bakery for as little as R35.
4. Go Horse-Back Riding On Noordhoek Beach
Noordhoek Beach is over 8 km long, and is the most unspoiled and best protected beach on the Atlantic Cape coast. Go for a 2 hour horse ride combined with a short bush ride along the spectacular banks of Noordhoek beach. An abundance of bird life is visible as the bush ride circles the wetlands, water birds, cranes, geese and rare flamingo flocks. And if you are lucky, you might even see dolphins playing in the waves, with an occasional sighting of whales. The Beach is open daily from 09:00 to 16:00 (open till 18:00 from December to February). If you want to try it, you might want to book in advance.
5. Go For The Beerhouse Fun:
The Beerhouse is a contemporary beer hall in the heart of the Mother City’s famed Long Street precinct, and it promises fans the sweet nectar of a world of beers. Showcasing only the best in meticulously selected brands of local, international and micro-brewed beers, the appropriately named Beerhouse has fast become a firm favorite among passive pint sippers and beer buffs alike. The price for beers range from R6 (for a 100ml taster) to R450 for the Crazy Diamond by Triggerfish Brewery