It’s that time of year again when everyone is running on fumes and looking forward to a well-deserved break. It’s been a heck of a year, and therefore all the more important to end it on a high. Or start the new one off with a bang, for that matter! Time then to gather friends and family to have some fun and create some great memories to share. Here are a few of the fabulous ways to enjoy some good times with your gang.
Cradled beneath the majestic Table Mountain in Cape Town’s trendy suburb of Tamboerskloof, lies the exquisite Cape Milner Hotel. With gorgeous views and a sophisticated, contemporary ambiance, it’s the ideal location for a stylish and luxurious get together.
Ideally located within walking distance of Kloof Street, this boutique-style hotel is designed to offer complete comfort so you can enjoy a relaxed year-end with your family, your team, or your friends, as you reflect on the year that’s passed, and dream of the year ahead.
Gather for a lunch or dinner, enjoy canapés at the pool area, sip a leisurely cocktail while watching the sunset over the fairest, finest Cape Town. Or get spoilt with a barbeque at the pergola with a glass of bubbly: ask the team at the Milner for their formal and informal set-ups. You’ll be in good hands.
The Gallivanting Goose gets groups out and about in Cape Town with interactive and engaging games where everyone gets to take part, have fun and use their brain at the same time.
The Gallivanting Goose’s unique mobile scavenger hunts pit the wits of all involved in a friendly and entertaining competition, whilst experiencing the local sights and sounds. Games are played via smartphones that are provided and all the activities are tracked in real-time, so you can always see what your opponents are up to.
The tasks take you on a whirlwind tour of your chosen destination whether that be Cape Town’s best outdoor spaces, historical sites, or urban areas. Participants need to get creative, use teamwork, good communication, and strategy to climb to the top of the leaderboard.
You can also customise the game to accommodate things such as induction training for new staff members or the launch of a new product in a fun and exciting new way.
Ever dreamed about cycling Table Mountain or the Winelands but without having to exercise? Scootours use non-motorized Swiss-designed Monster Mountain® Scooters, so you can enjoy an exhilarating downhill descent – a unique and eco-friendly way to experience nature.
You and your family or your team can experience Table Mountain and its breathtaking views in a fun and active way. Freewheel down the side of Signal Hill all the way into Bo Kaap! Or explore the magnificent mountains and breathtaking views over the Franschhoek Valley and surrounding wine farms.
All tours are led by professional qualified guides and accompanied by a photographer who takes action photos of the tour so you can keep the memories.
All Scooters are non-motorized and propelled by gravity so you don’t need to be fit to enjoy the tour, the only skill you need is that you are able to balance on a bicycle.
Want to take advantage of the outdoors this year? Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a great activity for groups and a fantastic way to enjoy the beauty and energy of Cape Town’s CBD.
With its central location near the V&A, SUP Cape Town has ample parking, close proximity to hotel accommodation, and of course Table Mountain as a backdrop. They provide introductory lessons in Stand Up Paddleboarding on flat water (the best way to learn) at one of their 3 stations. With no hazards and no waves, the canals are an ideal place for beginners and will make you more comfortable and confident on the board.
They have tables, chairs, and an undercover area for you to recuperate afterward, or relax if you are a large group and need to rotate who is on the water (while others shout ‘advice’ from the sidelines!) everyone will get a chance to have fun on the water.
If you can’t decide whether you want to do something active with your group or stick to the age-old wine tasting, why not do both? Vinebikes offers daily tours in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek that allow you to do just that.
Vinebikes offers the opportunity to experience the Winelands on an electric bicycle that makes it even more enjoyable because you won’t get tired and everyone can keep up the same leisurely pace. All your energy can be spent on simply soaking up the scenery and surroundings as your e-bike assists you in pedalling.
Vinebikes send a guide with each group, who will lead you through side roads and through vineyards, giving you time to enjoy coffee, snacks, or a wine tasting at each farm.
Rollercade is the first indoor roller-skating amusement park in Cape Town and therefore a unique and fun way to end the year with any group of friends, family or colleagues.
Located at the V&A, Rollercade provides the skates, the safety gear, and a friendly environment to make the most of the roller-skating rink, a game of pool or just to sit back and enjoy the music. Get your blood pumping, try something new and just let loose while having a blast, and if you get tired you can take a break with the arcade games.
Rollercade has dedicated VIP party areas that can be booked, and you can even bring your own food and cold drinks to dip into when you are not on the rink, rediscovering your moves and having fun to a beat.
“Just keep rolling.”
There’s a reason why paintball is considered one of the best group activities out there: it demands strategic thinking, guarantees fun and at the same time strengthens morale and camaraderie.
So if you’re after the ultimate rush for this summer, Cape Town Paintball offers the perfect venue, with a paintball combat arena constructed with high vantage points, low, sandy barriers, and ample running space between obstacles. They provide all essential equipment for playing paintball games, from guns to masks. All you need to bring along is old sturdy clothing (and perhaps a fresh change of clothes too!) and the determination to have a good time.
You can also organise to have a braai or refreshments after the games have ended. Cape Town Paintball is a great way to have good, not-so-clean fun with friends or colleagues.
What better way to end the year (or start the new one!) than enjoying the best Cape Town has to offer without having to settle on just one location?
Kiff Kombi’s aim is always to curate the freshest Cape Town tour itineraries and experiences, so you can rest assured that you and your group can explore this magical city’s world-renowned attractions and secret gems in a whole new way. Their Clayshooting & Craft Beer Day is a particularly popular Year End party choice and includes Clayshooting and three brewery visits and tastings as well as a braai. Or if you want to enjoy some of Cape Town’s famous vineyards as well, choose the wine, beer, and biltong tour for the best of everything.
Travel in the iconic, street-art-adorned and, well, ‘kiff’ kombies and experience first-hand the city’s cultural hotspots, best eateries, and iconic watering holes. You can do a craft beer tour through Cape Town or Stellenbosch including tastings and a braai, or a Gin Jol with party snacks.
Whichever tour you choose you’ll have a blast with Kiff Kombi’s tour guides who feel like friends, playing your favourite tunes while taking care of every last detail so that you and your chommies can focus on having the time of your lives.