As glorious as our summers are, so awful can our winters be. And yet many choose to visit the fairest cape just when the rain clouds gather. In fact we are always astonished at how popular August is – presently we are sitting at 60%, and the bookings continue to roll in.
Why do they come? Well firstly it’s much cheaper, especially if you take advantage of our justifiably famous restaurant winter specials. It is not crowded. when the sun does shine, it can be spectacular, the air clear and warm.
So what is there to do?
Visit the Aquarium
Cape Town’s Two Oceans Aquarium is world-renowned.
Kids from R50, adults from R100. Buy online – it’s cheaper
High Tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel
Pretend you are a Victorian, and indulge yourself.
Go wine tasting
The rain can actually make this more attractive, in a strange way. Red wines do taste better. Groot Constantia, Klein Constantia Constantia Uitsig, Buitenverwagting are all doable in a day.
Look at the museum site, and see what takes your fancy.