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Winter Holiday Activities in Cape Town

While Cape Town is renowned for its beaches and beautiful warm weather, there is a whole host of activities that will be superb for a winter volunteer holiday! Volunteers do not have to participate in any volunteer work over the weekends. You are encouraged to explore the sights and sounds of Cape Town!

Visit the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront

The Aquarium offers you glimpses of the diverse life found off the South African coastline and allows you to view over 3000 living animals, including fishes, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles and birds in this spectacular underwater nature reserve.

World of birds

With over 3 000 birds of 400 different species presented in more than 100 landscaped walk through aviaries, the World of birds allows you a close-up view of the birds as they feed, sing, display, socialise, build nests, incubate eggs and feed chicks right before your eyes!

The Planetarium and Iziko Museum in Cape Town

Fasten your seatbelts for a journey into another world – at the speed of light! The Planetarium is a celestial theatre using the complex Minolta star machine and multiple projectors to transport the audience through the wonders of the universe. Situated next to the South African Museum, you can also visit the museum for an incredible adventure into prehistoric South Africa.

Visit the Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building in South Africa. Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company, this pentagonal fortification was built in 1652 by Commander Jan van Riebeeck, founder of the maritime replenishment station at the Cape of Good Hope.

Wine Tasting

While it might be winter, it is never too cold for wine tasting and Cape Town has only the best to offer wine lovers and enthusiasts! Wine valleys include Constantia, Franschoek, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Wellington with Robertson being an easy hour’s drive away for a relaxing weekend getaway.

Indoor Karting in Kenilworth

The well designed, indoor circuit at Kenilworth Karting offers fun filled experience for young and old. Beginner or experienced, kart racing offers you a heart racing activity that is loads of fun!

High Tea at the Mount Nelson Hotel

No visit to Cape Town is complete without Afternoon Tea at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel. Enjoy delicate finger sandwiches and decadent cakes and a special local flavour called “melktert” in Afrikaans, which is a typical South African milk tart.

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