10 things to do in Cape Town on a wet and rainy day


Winter is the perfect time to get to grips with many of the luxury Cape Town activity spots that are normally crammed with visitors during the summer. When you know where to look, there are many hideaways to welcome you when the skies turn grey.

Rush Indoor Trampoline Park
Bounce those winter blues away at this 30 000 sq. foot trampoline park. Fling some missiles on the dodge-ball courts, perfect your slam dunk, do battle with a buddy on a beam suspended over the world’s largest foam pit, or take a dive from a high dive board. 

Hint Hunt Escape Game
Make like Harry Houdini at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock. Make good your escape in an hour-long challenge that involves breaking out of a small room by solving various riddles, puzzles, and mysteries.

Clay Cafe Hout Bay
Get those creative juices on the flow at this old dairy farm near Hout Bay. All ages can enjoy painting their own beautiful ceramic tea cups and so on to take home. 

Hope on Hopkins Distillery
Forget the sherry and lift your spirits by sipping on a range of three types of home brewed gins and two different vodkas at Hope on Hopkins Distillery in the Old Biscuit Mill.

Indoor Rock Climbing at Hang Time Gym
Get high at Hang Time Gym where you can try your hand at indoor rock climbing on the extreme faces or beginner’s climbs. Hang out on the 11m wall at Hang Time in Cape Town CBD and the Northern Suburbs of Bellville, or put your skills to the test on their flagship 13m competition wall in Pinelands.
Cave Golf
Swing a club indoors at the 18-hole putt-putt course at the V&A Waterfront, while the kiddies visit the Scratch Patch next door.

Bugz Playpark
Kiddies can burn off all that youthful energy at Bugz Playpark’s indoor play area with games, rides and activities to thrill even the tiniest tots. When the clouds clear, they can head outside to the obstacle course, games and rides.

Two Oceans Aquarium
Visit the 3 000 denizens of the deep that call the Two Oceans Aquarium home. Watch the different fish feedings every afternoon or see the Sharks enjoy their Sunday lunch at 3pm.

Iziko Planetarium
The skies are always clear at the Planetarium, where a giant telescope projects images of the night sky onto the huge dome above you. Test your knowledge of the heavenly bodies as you pick out the constellations then wander among the exhibits and fun interactive shows at this world class venue.

Butterfly World
Spend some undercover time in nature among the marmosets, parrots and butterflies that call this huge greenhouse in Klapmuts home.
Don’t let the weather put a damper on your winter Cape Town holiday. With this range of exciting things to do during your luxury Cape Town holiday and the hot winter dining specials on offer, you’ll be singing in the rain!

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