Cape Town’s a winter rainfall area, with abundant showers from May to August, but you can still enjoy incredible experiences during the wintertime. With British Airways and Virgin Airlines both holding on to a return to SA shores in June, a Mother City Winter vacation is a distinct possibility.
Here’s what the Mother City has to offer if you’re planning a winter holiday.
1. Fewer Crowds and Lower Prices
Travellers from around the world flock to Cape Town during the summer months to enjoy the warm weather, long days, and abundance of outdoor activities.
So, if you’re not into active pursuits, and hot weather, you might prefer this cooler time of year. Many of the city’s best attractions like museums, galleries, and restaurants are indoors, so you won’t miss out on much when raindrops fall.
You’ll also find that you’ll pay a lot less for your accommodation at this time of year due to the laws of supply and demand.
2. It’s Like Summer Anywhere Else
Being the only place in South Africa where rain falls at this time of the year, makes Cape Town unique and it’s also the greenest, lushest destination across the country.
You’ll see the city at its most beautiful when you visit in winter, the waterfalls are in full flow, and the weather’s mild by European terms.
Water sports enthusiasts will also tell you that the waves are bigger and the water’s warmer at this time of year.
3. The Whales Come to Town
You can see whales from several elevated vantage points across the city during the colder months or head out on a boat tour to enjoy them from closer.
July is the start of peak calving season for these marine mammals, and you’re almost guaranteed to see some of them at this time of year.
4. Winter Wining and Dining
You’ll find no shortage of comfort food in Cape Town any time of year, but there’s nothing like tucking into a hearty meal when it’s chilly outside.
Fireside dining and wine sipping are the best way to fuel up in the wintertime, and Cape Town offers plenty of opportunities and some great winter specials for both.
Whether you’re cosied up in your self-catering accommodation or indulging in some fine dining, Cape Town’s winter wine and food options won’t disappoint.
Plan a Winter Holiday in Cape Town
Try something different on your next South African trip. Winter is peak time for game viewing in South Africa, so this is the perfect time to see the country at its best.
Get in touch now to book your accommodation in Cape Town now if you want to make the most of a winter holiday in the Mother City.