The Summer season gives us opportunities to share time and experiences with those who matter most to us. Whether you are entertaining visiting friends and family, or you are looking to reconnect with immediate family and local friends, why not include these group activities as part of your summer to-do list?
Go Ballooning offers an unforgettable experience, taking you on an adventurous journey over the Cape Winelands at sunrise. From the hot air balloon basket, you get to take in all the beauty which Cape Town has to offer, from a perspective seen by few.
Go Ballooning flies once a day, at sunrise, with flight times changing according to the time of year. They offer various ticket options tailored to suit your needs. They have tickets for one person, two, four, five or six people as well as the option of hotel pick up. If you would like to share this experience with more than six people, Go Ballooning can certainly accommodate you and will then offer a group discount.
Your ticket will not only include a 1-hour flight over the Cape Winelands, but you will also receive an early morning coffee, a flight briefing, a post-flight glass of sparkling wine in a beautiful natural setting as well as a breakfast at Klein Joostenberg Wine Estate.
GoBallooning.co.za is the official booking site for hot air balloon flights in Cape Town. Visit their website for more information and to book your tickets. Hotel pick up can be arranged, with the price being added to the booking.
Where: Klein Joostenberg Farm on the R304 | 40 Kilometres from Cape Town city centre and 14 Kilometres from Stellenbosch
Cost: Single flight ticket R2 950 | 2Pax R5 900 | 4Pax R10 400 | 5Pax R13 750 | 6Pax R16 500 | Exclusive 2Pax Private Flight Ticket R17 800.
Xpression on the Beach is a community of like-minded people, passionate about surfing and our ocean. They offer surfboard and SUP rentals, surfing and SUPing lessons as well as their Penguin SUP Paddle Experience.
Surfing and SUPing combines time in nature with a full-body workout. Xpression’s trained professionals offer individual or group lessons at Muizenberg beach, Seaforth and Boulders Beach. Whether you are a total beginner or consider yourself pretty good at surfing or SUPing, Xpression gives you the opportunity to improve. After your time in the ocean, Xpression also has outstanding facilities and showers for you to make use of before indulging in a great cup of coffee & bagel or a healthy wrap & smoothie.
Their Penguin SUP Paddle Experience in a fun, active day out. To and from Ark Rock, just off the Simonstown coast, you will be able to witness seabirds, fish and other marine life in their natural habitat. However, do not mistake this for a leisurely tour – you will certainly go home with salty hair and stiff muscles!
Xpression on the Beach hosts birthday parties, corporate events and team building. For more information, visit their website.
Where: 10 Empire Building, Beach Rd, Muizenberg
The Escape Game, HintHunt is all about solving puzzles and opening locks in a fast-paced hour of laughter and clue finding, with friends and family. It is an international brand with 12 locations globally and has been in Tripadvisor’s Hall of Fame for having achieved Excellent status 5 years in a row!
Players are locked in a themed room and must put together the hidden clues and overcome various mental tasks, with the aim of escaping the room before the 60 minute timer hits 0. HintHunt’s games are exciting yet challenging and have been perfectly designed for groups of 2-6 people, regardless of knowledge or any specific skills.
At their Old Biscuit Mill location, the rooms include JM’s office, a crime scene investigation and the Zen Room, a journey to the heart of Tokoyo with private investigator James Murdock. At the V&A Waterfront, there are four themed rooms: Submarine – Deepdown, Shipwrecked, The Old Hotel and Submarine – Torpedo.
Visit their website to discover more and book your escape room.
Where: The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock | Jubilee Hall, The Watershed, 17 Dock Rd, Cape Town
Treat yourself to cinematic delights, tantalising treats and breath-taking scenery under a canopy of stars. At The Galileo, when the sun sets the stars really come out, with a glittering line-up of romantic comedies, cult classics, musicals, adventure sports and family favourites that let you cuddle up and be entertained.
The Galileo can be found at various locations in and around Cape Town. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, they are at Kirstenbosch Gardens and on Saturdays they rotate among various wine estates in the Cape Winelands. On Fridays, The Galileo rotates among four locations in Cape Town.
This season, they are showing movies including, Spud, Finding Dory, E.T The Extra-Terrestrial, Love Actually, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Greatest Showman, Dirty Dancing and many more.
When booking tickets on The Galileo website, you can choose between a Standard entry or other ticket options, with some including a blanket, a backrest, premium seating and/or movie snacks. Arrive hungry and enjoy a pre-movie picnic from their magnificent mini-market.
Loadshedding will not affect screenings. Special screenings: Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s and Easter, ticket prices vary.
Where: Various locations in and around Cape Town
Cost: Entry only R109 | Warm (plus blanket) R117 | Comfy (plus backrest) R125 | Warm and Comfy R130
VIP (Reserved premium seating, blanket, backrest, Coke and a Frey chocolate slab) R195 | Snuggle (front row mattress, 2 blankets, 2 pillows and Frey chocolates) R360.
Gather friends and family for a fun scavenger hunt activity and go on a wild goose chase at various locations across Cape Town.
The Gallivanting Goose will get your team out and about to take part in a friendly and entertaining competition against one another, whilst learning about and experiencing the local sights and sounds. Games are played via smartphones and all the activities are tracked in real-time, so you can always see what your opponents are up to.
The tasks set up in each game are educational, fun, challenging and engaging and will take you on a whirlwind tour of your chosen destination. Participants will need to get creative, use teamwork, good communication and strategy to climb to the top of the leaderboard.
The Gallivanting Goose has various scavenger hunts to choose from, including those at the V&A Waterfront, in the CBD, Hout Bay, at the Two Oceans Aquarium and in Stellenbosch.
Where: Various locations in Cape Town