This week, Benn van der Westhuizen’s spotlight is on some of the Cape’s coolest and classiest social distancing experiences to try with your loved ones. All of them following strict COVID protocols to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. So gather the friends, family or your loved one for unique attractions happening this weekend.
High tea in Cape Town is one of the city’s popular dining experiences that remains a safe bet, even beyond special celebrations. The Silo Hotel’s signature Royal Tea served on the sixth floor which comprises The Willaston Bar and The Granary Café, is definitely one to keep on your radar.
Their selection of petit gateaux and exquisite teatime treats includes several sweet and savoury delights. Enjoy the resident pâtissier’s masterful and snap-worthy creations paired with chic surroundings and attentive service.
And for an extra special touch to your visit, the hotel offers a special package inclusive of a Royal Tea experience, complimentary parking, and free access to Zeitz MOCAA for R375 per person. Advance booking and full payment is essential to confirm your space.
Cost: R325pp | R375pp with a complimentary ticket to Zeitz MOCAA and free parking.
When: Thursday to Sunday, from 2:30pm to 5pm with a last seating at 3:30pm
Where: The Silo, 6th Floor, Silo Hotel, Silo Square, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
The weekly Dorp Street Sunday Market is undoubtedly Stellebosch’s biggest marketplace for pre-loved wares. Score vintage treasures, designer items, crafted goods, and other unique finds at their range of stalls.
Much loved by locals and tourists, this busy and bustling market is full of things to see, smell, hear and of course buy! From comfy winter coats to most delicate string of vintage pearls to decor pieces, you and your home can get a budget-friendly makeover from one Sunday morning’s worth of rummaging.
When: Sundays, from 10am to 3pm
Where: Dorp Street, Stellenbosch
Cape Cobra Hire offers a number of options to experience the throaty roar of the classic V8 sports car for anything from a few hours’ joy ride to a full holiday hire.
Recommended trips include Chapman’s Peak or up the West Coast to Langebaan, around the coast to Cape Point, along Camps Bay beachfront, or out to the wine route and the amazing farmlands of Paarl and Stellenbosch.
Cost: From R1,800
When: Mon to Fri 8am to 4pm, Sat to Sun 8am to 11am
Where: 10 Hermes Street, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town. Deliveries available
Ster-Kinekor Theatres (SKT), in partnership with The South African State Theatre, is now screening local theatre production, Freedom The Musical, in selected cinemas in Cape Town and Joburg.
The production is screened at the SKY Cinema at Cavendish Square in Claremont. Freedom The Musical follows the life of Phindile, a Tshwane University of Technology student and leader of the Fees Must Fall movement, takes a sharp turn after student protests at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, she fights for the freedom of students and her own.
Freedom The Musical is directed by Aubrey Sekhabi, based on the book by Aubrey Sekhabi and Kabelo Togoe, and music by Kabelo Togoe and Aubrey Sekhabi.
When: Running until 7 July. Tuesdays, from 7pm to 8pm
Where: Ster Kinekor Cavendish, Cavendish Square, 101 Dreyer St, Claremont, Cape Town
Kickstart winter with Scootours and have some freewheeling excitement in nature. Take a spin on the Monster Mountain Scooters, securely designed to descend the adventurous trails for young and old. As long as you can balance on a bike, it’s all systems go.
The routes stretch throughout the Cape where you are accompanied by professional guides, ready to take some action photos during your ride. Descend the iconic slopes of Table Mountain with panoramic views of the city, and take a grand decline down Signal Hill to the vibrant of Bo Kaap.
Kids younger than 10 years old can hop on their parent’s scooter so no one misses out.
When: Tuesdays to Sundays, from 9pm to 5pm
Where: Various locations – Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Knysna