Discover Things To Do in Cape Town On Your Birthday 10 Free Romantic Fun & Inspiring Ideas
As I approach my birthday month I started thinking about unique birthday ideas in Cape Town.
What are some fun things to do in Cape Town On Your Birthday?
Personally, I love spending my birthday with family, friends and loved ones. I adore trying new things; be it restaurants or beaches or hikes.
If you need some birthday inspiration for things to do in Cape Town have a look below. I wanted to add free things to do, unique adventures, and romantic date ideas for your birthday. I’m sure I’ve missed many, but these are the things that speak to me!
Get The Best Experience At A World-Class Restaurant On Your Birthday
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Eating at a world-class restaurant generally means you’ll need to spend the big bucks, but there are always specials and deals you need to look out for. When I turned 30 we made it all about food, and La Colombe is at the top of my list of recommendations.
The restaurant, situated in Silvermist Estate, often does seasonal specials so keep an eye out. We made a full event of it and stayed at Mbali Lodge, also in Silvermist Estate. You can comfortably sleep up to 6 guests here and enjoy the peaceful walks, or even go Zip Lining if you love an adrenaline rush. Currently, La Colombe has a Spring Special for lunch and dinner.
Enjoy The Adrenaline And Majestic Of Cape Town At Table Mountain
If you prefer the mountain over a fancy restaurant, why not take a hike up Table Mountain and dine at the restaurant up top? If it’s your birthday month you also get a free return trip in the cable car, so if hiking is not your thing, you can still enjoy the pleasures of Table Mountain at no cost.
Another special, but very popular hike is Lion’s Head. Both sunsets and sunrises from here are superb.
And it’s a lot easier than you would expect. Obviously, there are technical, difficult and dangerous routes but you can hike up Table Mountain and cable car down. The easiest route is Platteklip Gorge.
Enjoying The Idea of Free Romantic Things On Your Birthday?
Enjoying the idea of free birthday things? What about a romantic date night in Cape Town watching the sunset from Signal Hill? This is also a good option for people, like Elmarie, who don’t like the idea of the heights associated with climbing up mountains 😉
Or do a tandem paragliding flight with your mates. How much adrenaline do you have?
If you are staying in the city your accommodation options are endless, but our modern 3 bedroom Clyde Cottage is perfect as a base to see the city and surrounds.
More free birthday ideas? The Two Oceans Aquarium offers free entry on your birthday. So no matter the weather you are in for a treat, with the amazing marine life on offer here.
Take A Wondering Road Trip To The Famous Penguins In Simonstown
And if you liked the penguins, why not take a drive to Simonstown to swim with these little creatures. They often waddle along to Windmill Beach, but you can pop into Boulder’s Beach for a small fee. If it’s winter and the cold water scares you, like it scares Johan, you can opt to view the penguins from the boardwalk that runs from Boulder’s Beach to Seaforth. I would suggest booking Queen’s Villa for your stay. We have 4 comfortable rooms, beautiful views and a gorgeous splash pool. I’m sure you’ve seen Penguin Town on Netflix? If not, add it to your list! And make a day or week out of Simonstown. Check the things to do in Simonstown.
Things To Do in Cape Town On Your Birthday: Wine Picnic At Constantia
Let’s move away from nature and back to food and drinks for a moment. Cape Town is all about wine! A wine tasting day in Constantia is a must. Get a tour bus, or driver, or the Hop on Hop Off Bus to take you along the route as you taste your way down the valley. Stay at The Silos at Welgelee for a unique country experience on a working farm or if you prefer more ‘mod’ stay at one of our semi identical Purcell Villas. All ideal for up to 8 guests.
Take Your Friends On A Tour Through Cape Town
You might also want to make use of the very popular Red Bus, a Hop on Hop off system, that has a few routes around the Cape area. One such bus is a wine tour bus. Cheers 🍷
The Hop On Hop Off Busses can take you on a tour of the city’s best attractions. It is an awesome way to get around, and it’s a lot of fun! You can go as fast or slow as you want, and stop where you please. No worries about driving or tasting too much wine. Just experience the beauty.
Have You Been To 82 Year Old The Brass Bell At The Breaking Waves?
This iconic restaurant in Kalk Bay started as a council tearoom. Established by Kalk Bay’s unofficial mayor, Tony White. You can choose from a few dining options but I suggest the original restaurant area right next to the breaking waves. Grab a burger or some fish and watch the waves crash around you. If you are being social you can walk back to your accommodation at St James Bliss. A lovely 2 bedroom right across from Dalebrook Pool. (another must-do- but let’s save that story for another day).
How Close Have You Been To A Majestic Whale?
Sticking to the ocean, let’s look at more birthday ideas around the Southern Peninsula. Another favourite is whale watching. You can do this for free. In Simonstown you often see whales coming into the shallow waters to scratch their bellies. Queues of cars will come to a complete standstill to view these majestic creatures. At Clan Cottage on a quiet day, you can hear the whales from up high. This cottage sleeps 4 adults and 2 kids comfortably and is ideal for nature lovers exploring the Peninsula.
Idylic Horse Riding On Noordhoek Beach
Nature lovers may also want to ride with horses on Noordhoek Beach. Make it a fun outing or turn your birthday into a romantic date with a sunset ride on the beach. Noordhoek Beach Villa would be your base. This gorgeous 10 sleeper is set up to ensure you can watch as the colours change over the ocean.
So, whether you need to plan a low budget birthday party, or if you want to surprise your partner with a special birthday date night I hope I’ve given you something to consider.
Let us know what your favourite birthday ideas are.
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