A mix of activities for a memorable girls’ weekend

Does shopping up a storm on the high street followed by High Tea with your besties take the cake? Or is a rough and tough triathlon, a zipline adventure and cycling through the winelands more your cup of tea? Whatever kind of woman you might be, the Mother City has just the right mix of activities to make for a memorable girls’ weekend. With spectacular scenery, delectable food and fun things to do, your Instagram account will be brimming with real-life good times with your close friends.


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Whether you’re in Cape Town for an ordinary weekday or an extraordinary weekend, here’s a selection of our top experiences to suit all tastes and budgets. You can book directly, or get in touch with us to make it even easier.

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ITU World Triathlon Event

Cape Town

If you and your gal pals are the sporty kind then the ITU World Triathlon event in Cape Town might just be the challenge you are looking for. The Discovery World Triathlon Cape Town is designed to be a mass participation event with distances catering to novice and experienced triathletes. If you are new to this you can either compete individually, completing all three disciplines, or you can compete as a team of three with each member completing a leg of the race. Beginners can enter the Sprint race and you need to be able to swim 20 lengths of your gym’s 25m pool, be able to cycle for 40-60 minutes and then run 30-40 minutes. Sounds like your kind of fun? Then register for the race online at www.capetown.triathlon.org

Winelands Cycling Tour

Constantia Valley

Experience the historic Constantia Cape wine route in a unique way – on two wheels. Get the girls together for a fun morning of cycling from wine estate to wine estate under the expert guidance of a personal tour guide. The route includes a Kramat (a Moslem holy site), the beautiful leafy suburb of Constantia with some fine examples of Cape Dutch architecture and a host of top-notch South African wine estates. Peddle your way to vineyards such as Buitenverwachting, Groot Constantia, Constantia Uitsig and Steenberg for tastings.

Besties & Burgers

Bree Street

Bree Street is undoubtedly the hippest strip in Cape Town. This vibey street is packed with boutiques of designer ware, speciality eateries and new niche bars. Spend the morning hopping from one shop to another before stopping in at Inside and You’re Out for a delectable lunch. Here burgers are of the gourmet variety. At IYO each patty is stuffed with artisanal cheeses and topped with ethically-sourced ingredients. Try the Quick Dip – a smoked cheddar beef patty topped with crispy sweet onions and the delicious house dip -- or the Brie Street – a brie cheese ostrich patty topped with pickled red onion, wild rocket and a red wine and cranberry reduction.


Silvermist Estate

Dare to take the leap with your besties to experience the thrill of zipping high above the ground at the Silvermist Estate located in the scenic Constantia Valley. Make a day of it by taking the convenient hop-on, hop-off City Sightseeing bus. You can stop off at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens to explore the Boomslang canopy walkway, make a pit stop at Groot Constantia for some wine tasting before going on an awesome aerial adventure with one of Africa’s longest – 500 meters – and highest ziplines at up to 155 meters above the tree canopy.

High Tea at the Conservatory


The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel is located in the historic Constantia Valley, just 15 minutes from the city centre. The hotel is not only home to one of the top ten restaurants in the country, The Greenhouse, but also a sophisticated, all-day dining restaurant, The Conservatory. This elegant, light and airy eatery is built around a 200-year-old oak tree, its enormous girth displayed in an elegant glass frame, and its proud branches stretching out above the diners. While it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner we recommend you and your friends do high tea served between 15:30 to 17:00. Snack on a smorgasbord of classic finger sandwiches, savoury palmiers and mini quiches, tartlets, cupcakes, macaroons, chocolate eclairs and more while sipping a cup of tea or coffee.

Shop till you drop

V&A Waterfront

A weekend away in Cape Town won’t be complete without a shopping spree at the V&A Waterfront. The V&A offers you not one but three unique market experiences all in one spot. The Barrow Court traders, found in the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, feature a range of jewellery, art, fashion and speciality products. At the V&A Market on the Wharf set in the historic Pumphouse, just off Nobel Square, you can sample freshly made food and stock up on produce before heading to the Watershed next door to bag some of the best local designer ware. A vast selection of designer goods and crafts, from ceramics and furniture to textiles, fashion and jewellery, can be found in this airy new market-style indoor space.

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