There’s no shortage of things to do in and around Cape Town but if new and novel experiences are what you looking for, then our list will come in very handy.


Novel Things to Do in Cape Town

1) Go to First Thursdays

Every first Thursday of the month, Cape Town city center is transformed from a cultural hub to an even more buzzing cultural hub. You’ll have the opportunity to view the best art from both up-and-coming and established artists alike, as galleries along Bree and Loop Street showcase their wares from 17:00 to 21:00.

Bars and restaurants are packed to the brim at this time of the month so if you are planning to have a bite to eat or drink, be sure to get there early or book a table.


2) Take a Helicopter Ride

Traverse the city from above on a scenic helicopter flight. Cape Town has some of the best scenery in the world, with the mountains on one side and the ocean on the other – no wonder it was voted the best city in the world by the Telegraph. And I can’t think of a more novel way to see this beautiful city than from above.


3) Attend a SecretEATS Event

As South Africa’s leading underground dining movement, SecretEATS has been providing South Africans, from the bright lights of Joburg to the shores of Cape Town, with the best in underground dining since 2013.

Simply head over to their website and sign up to become a guest, host or chef and prepare to mingle at a secret location in Cape Town, while indulging your palate.


4) See a Movie – Old-School Style

The Labia Theater is the oldest independent art-repertory cinema in South Africa. It was originally an Italian Embassy ballroom, opened by Princess Labia in 1949. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that the first projected film screenings took place. It’s an alternative to your ordinary cinema experience with its old-world charm. And you can drink beer in the cinema.


5) Explore the City–Underground

Beneath Cape Town lies a network of underground tunnels, built between 1652 and 1895 to guide mountain water to the ocean. These underwater canals or ‘grachts’ are where streets like Buitengracht, Heerengracht and Keizersgracht get their names.


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