Get ready for a Winter to Remember!
Winter is by far my favourite time of year in Cape Town. There is something magical about the cooler season – the air is fresher, the scenery is brighter and I have a constant urge to get out there and enjoy the spectacular winter days that come about once the season gets underway. This year, my winter to-do list includes a trip out to Ceres to see the snow, a drive to the Winelands to enjoy a festival or two, enjoying the Cape Town Winter Restaurant Specials and maybe even trying another shark cage diving adventure to enjoy the excellent visibility in our beautiful ocean. Wondering how to spend your winter in Cape Town? We show you how to bring on the winter wins this June, with a huge range of things to see and do this month. We are also running a sizzling competition from 15 June to 15 November that could see you enjoying a spectacular experience at Alluvia in the heart of the Cape Winelands.
Tyger Valley is planning its very first ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE from 27 – 30 September 2012. Be part of our own adventure by showcasing your latest outdoor products, vehicles, outdoor cooking accessories, gadgets and adventure destinations to create the perfect great escape for our customer.
WINTER HIKING : EXPLORING THE GREAT OUTDOORS
You may think that winters are not the best time to head outdoors, but with the mild Cape climate bringing plenty of warm days, this time of year is perfect for getting back to nature. The scenery to be found across the peninsula is at its most glorious in winter too, with verdant landscapes, endless expanses of sky plus a myriad hiking and walking trails to explore. Get those walking shoes on, recharge your camera and set forth into the lush forests, nature reserves and woodlands of Cape Town that are waiting to be discovered.
AFFORDABLE TRAVEL WITH CAPE TOWN’S OFF-PEAK SEASON
Not only does the city come alive in winter with festivals and fun, it also offers an affordable way to enjoy a fantastic holiday in Cape Town. The off-peak season gives you the chance to save a bundle on accommodation rates, with fewer crowds and more chance of claiming that amazing villa before someone else snaps it up. Find out more about where to stay this winter and how else you can find affordable travel deals this month.
WIN WITH ALLUVIA
Between 15 June and 15 November, we are bringing you an exclusive competition to help you rejuvenate, revive and relax in the heart of the beautiful Cape Winelands. The Alluvia Specialist Winery is situated in Stellenbosch, boasting award-winning wines and luxury accommodation. This winter, you could win a fantastic package that includes a stay at these luxurious suites, private wine tasting, spa discounts and other sublime treats!
AREA SPOTLIGHT: THE CITY CENTRE
The eclectic City Centre is a veritable melting pot of cultures, architectural styles, people and landmarks. Stately buildings such as the City Hall are found alongside modern shops, tiny take-out cafes and trendy eateries. Open-air markets such as Greenmarket Square and the Church Street Antique Market share space with corporate offices and ad agencies. Historical landmarks such as the South African National Museum lie within walking distance from the city’s finest restaurants. During the day and after dark, the City Centre never fails to be busy. Take a virtual tour to the hub of Cape Town as we explore the best things to see and do in the CBD.
Encounters South African International Documentary Festival 7 – 24 June, Participating cinemas across the city
8th Annual Vodacom Funny Festival 11 June – 8 July, Baxter Theatre
Cape Town Book Fair 12 – 14 June, City Centre
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 15 June, City Centre
Cook Franschoek 15 – 17 June, City Centre
Delheim Jazz and Cheese Fondue Festival 24 June, Stellenbosch
Hot days, rainy days, cloudy days and windy days… the weather in June seldom stays the same. This is what makes Cape Town winters so unique – you will never have to worry about getting stuck indoors for days on end and the variation keeps things interesting throughout the month. Towards the end of June, you will even have the chance to see snow out in Ceres!
Whether you are planning a family holiday, business trip, romantic break or even a much-needed holiday with friends, Cape Town provides you with everything you need for the perfect trip. From accommodation to tours, travel tips, information and more, we have you covered.
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