Here are more than 10 cool things to do over the Heritage weekend
So, people in Cape Town always wonder what they can get up to over a long weekend such as the one over Heritage Day, especially because the weather isn’t so fabulous here at the moment…
Weather Forecast for Cape Town Over Heritage Weekend
Saturday 23 September 2017 – 20 degrees Celsius
Sunday 24 September 2017 (Heritage Day) 20 degrees Celsius
Monday 25 September 2017 20 degrees Celsius
Heritage Day / Weekend Ideas
Saturday is a perfect day to ease into the long weekend. I would definitely head to my favourite wine farm for a nice lunch. Wine-tasting is also a must. Here are few of my current favourites things to do:
Buitenverwachting is a cool spot for wine tasting lunch and picnics. Purchase a basket (you might need to book in advance) and enjoy the warm sun on the lush green lawns. I would definitely purchase a bottle of Buiten Blanc to enjoy peacefully with loved ones. Look, you can even do this on Heritage Day if you feel like you are tired of the braai scene.
Constantia Glen & Hout Bay Market
Constantia Glen is is also another great spot to relax and enjoy the finer things that the Mother City has to offer. You can have a cheese platter as you sip on their fine wine or order something more substantial from their lunch menu, the choice is always yours. What I like about the Constantia wine route is that it’s still very central so you don’t really have to venture out too far.
It’s also quite close to Hout Bay so you can decide to spend the morning at the Hout Bay Market. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and then browse through the wonderfully hand-crafted bits and bobs as you slowly purchase items that you don’t really need or never intended to buy (i’m speaking for myself here). They also have live music playing the entire time which creates is an awesome vibe. Hey, again you can do this on Heritage Day if you prefer, no one is holding braai tongs to your neck, so feel free to explore other options!
Lanzerac: Meat Platter, Chocolate & Wine Tasting
So Lanzerac is a super beautiful wine farm and hotel that recently got devastated by a fire, needless to say they still have a wine tasting section as well as a deli that features a lovely courtyard-the perfect setting to catch up with family or friends. It’s very peaceful up there and my personal favourite is the meat platter which I usually enjoy with a glass of Rosé. The chocolate and wine tasting is also a very cool thing to do on Saturdays or even on Heritage Day.
Some other places I really like and would recommend are: Cape Point Vineyards, Noordhoek Beach, The Vineyard Hotel, Babylonstoren, The Old Biscuit Mill Spier Wine Farm, Hermanus Wine Route, Blauklippen, Holden Manz and many more!
Braai at Oudekraal & even more options…
Since Sunday is officially Heritage Day then I would head out to a beach or cool braai spot like Oudekraal. Spend the day enjoying the warm sun with friends and family. Who knows, with Cape Town the weather, it might even turn out to be a bit hotter and if you get toasty enough you can enjoy swimming in one of the beach pools in the area.
Monday may be a bit chilly but, I would still go to the newly opened Museum of Contemporary Art (Zeitz MOCAA) at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront which is FREE over the Heritage weekend! Score! To end off the weekend try the Cape Town Magic Club at the Taj. Head to Twanky Bar afterwards for a night cap to seal the Heritage weekend…
Happy Heritage Month South Africa!