Don’t let the sun go down on you without planning one (or a couple) of these top full moon activities in Cape Town.
Here are the top spots to celebrate this celestial event while staying in Cape Town self-catering accommodation.
1. Kayaking in Simon’s Town
There’s nothing better than watching the moonlight sparkling on the ocean from a seaside café, right? Unless you want to immerse yourself in the glittering spectacle that is.
From August to October, that’s just what you can do when you set out on a kayak for a 2-hour sunset excursion into the big blue. Not only will you get to see the sun set and the moon take its place, but you’re also bound to come across a seal or two and even a whale if you wish upon the right star.
2. Moonlit Hike in Tygerberg Nature Reserve
You can head for the hills on the next full moon when you take a hike in Tygerberg Nature Reserve. Located in the northern suburbs, this lush 388 ha reserve has a nightlife to match that of the city at its feet.
Owls, frogs and porcupines all come out to play when the moon is high and if you miss them, you’ll still get to see the twinkling lights of Bellville far below. The entrance fee includes a guided walk, and light refreshment to enjoy while you gaze at the skyline from the full moon viewpoint.
3. Sunset Cruise from the V&A Waterfront
If you’d prefer a more sedentary sighting, take a trip on a sailing ship from the V&A Waterfront at the next full moon.
This 90-minute cruise onboard a luxury yacht includes a glass of champagne to toast the sunset and the chance to see Cape Town from a different angle in the moonlight. If you don’t like champagne, take your pick from the cash bar on board or simply sit back and lap up the elegant ambience of this outing.
4. Rolling on the Cape Town Wheel
If you’re not content to lap up the moonshine from your luxury V&A Waterfront apartment, take a different look at the night sky when you head off on a trajectory of your own onboard the Cape Town wheel.
This V&A Waterfront attraction offers a spectacular array of sky dining options and remarkable views over the ocean and city. For the ultimate treat, take the black gondola into the ether and sit back in luxury while the world revolves around you. Sparkling wine, leather seats, glass floors and music are included in this VIP package for four.