Top spots for a Women’s Month spoil in Cape Town
We all have women in our lives who are worth celebrating; a tribe of women who have our backs in the highs and lows of life.
This Women’s Month, why not pay special tribute to the women who have loved, shaped, inspired and nurtured you? So in the spirit of celebrating womanhood…
Here are four great ideas for a girly day out in Cape Town
1. Girls Night at the V&A Waterfront
Gather up the ladies and head to the V&A Waterfront for a day of adventure. Retail, restaurants, craft markets, the very best in live music, family entertainment and more….
Next up is dinner and a show at the Cape Town Comedy Club, where the best local comedic talent will have you all in stitches while you tuck into a delicious meal. Belly laughs and lasting memories guaranteed.
Take in all of Cape Town’s natural splendour from the glorious heights of The Cape Wheel. Previously known as the Wheel of Excellence, The Cape Wheel is now permanently stationed at the V&A Waterfront. Tickets include a R5 donation to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, so you can enjoy your ride all the more knowing that you are making a difference.
End your day with a magical meander around the marina (best done with tubs of gelato in hand) where you could just catch a glimpse of the playful seals that sunbathe and frolic around the harbour.
2. A taste of local at the Bay Harbour Market
There are few things women love doing more than browsing local markets and eating yummy things as they go. Treat your ladies to a day of food, fun and the best in local arts and crafts at the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay.
In this understated tented venue (which happens to be a refurbished fish factory) you’ll find over 100 mouth-watering food stalls, a stunning selection of local art, crafts, décor and fashion, and an atmosphere reflecting the eclectic cultural melting pot that is Cape Town.
Roaring fireplaces will keep you and your ladies toasty, and local artists and DJs will provide the perfect soundtrack to an amazing day out.
The Bay Harbour Market is open Friday to Sunday, every weekend. Entrance is FREE and everyone is welcome. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. A gorgeous day in Green Point
Chocolate, chums and childlike fun – the makings of an amazing day. Where can you experience such a day? In Green Point, of course!
Enjoy the ultimate spoil and learn how to make heavenly treats from the master Swiss chocolatiers themselves, Lindt. Best enjoyed in groups, book a Chocolate Class with Lindt and learn their secret techniques to creating rich, chocolatey perfection.
If there’s room left in your tummies after such an indulgence, lunch will likely be the order of the day. Luckily, the Cape Quarter is just a hop, skip, and jump away from the Lindt chocolate studios and has a lovely array of restaurants to choose from.
Lastly, take in the salty sea air while enjoying a fun round of putt-putt on the promenade. If you are up for a little more adventure, hire a bicycle from Up Cycles at The Pavilion along Sea Point Promenade and take a casual ride right next to the beach. Up Cycles also has rental stations located at Clock Tower Square at the V&A Waterfront, Breakaway Café on the Waterkant Street Fan Walk and in Camps Bay, and at the Bay Hotel on the Victoria Road strip.
No need to book – just arrive at any of their stations, grab your bike and go on an adventure.
4. A day of spoils in Big Bay
A day by the sea is a day well spent. Eden on the Bay Mall in Big Bay, Bloubergstrand is a seaside oasis on the West Coast where boutique shopping, family lifestyle and ultimate leisure meet.
Start your girls’ day out bright and early with the Big Bay Park Run, before tucking into a sumptuous buffet breakfast at Moyo Blouberg. Head to Smoothe Beauty Bar or Aiyara Thai Spa for a morning of pure pampered perfection. All that relaxation is bound to whet your appetite so enjoy a light lunch at Eden Café, Eden on the Bay’s longest standing café, or a fresh, crisp Belgian waffle from the Big Bay Waffle Company.
Take a leisurely stroll across the lush lawns, head down to Big Bay beach, and while the afternoon away in the warm winter sun. See the day through with sundowners and dinner at one of Cape Town’s top eateries on the restaurant strip, including crowd favourites Saints Burger Joint, Inside Lounge and Primi. The dreamy view of the entire Table Mountain (a view exclusive to Bloubergstrand) is sure to make the perfect backdrop to an eventful and fun-filled day with your tribe.