Activities in CT

Jul 12, 2019

Regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town, also known as the “Mother City,” is home to both our exquisite Commodore and Portswood Hotels. Enjoy absolute comfort at the Commodore Hotel, which boasts elegant décor and uniquely designed luxurious rooms, that cater to your every need. Or make a reservation at our chic and stylish Portswood Hotel, and unwind in decadence and ultimate indulgence of the finer things in life. Both hotels are situated in the V&A Waterfront, at the foothills of the Table Mountain.

If you want to skip the tourist traffic and opt for an off-season vacation there’s an abundance of activities on offer and our two hotels are within walking distance to numerous activities that cater to a range of tastes. Whether you want to take it easy and enjoy a relaxing boat cruise, or are looking for an adrenaline rush, our top ten list has you covered to get your vacation started.


  1. Sunset Boat Cruise

Top off your romantic getaway with your significant other, or end the day with a relaxing cruise and enjoy the breath-taking scenery of Cape Town’s coast, why not go on a sunset boat cruise provided by Tigger 2 Charters. Have a glass of sparkling wine on their deluxe, state of the art vessel, designed for your maximum comfort and a pleasurable experience.

  1. Sky Diving and Paragliding

Winter is no excuse not to get your adrenaline pumping, so why not join Cape Xtreme and go sky diving, paragliding or both! What better way to experience the best Cape Town has to offer than a thrilling and electrifying adventure in the sky!

  1. Hermanus Whale Watching

Take a short trip with Kwathlano Tours to Hermanus, the best land-based whale watching spot in the world, and be amazed at the beauty of Mother Nature’s creations. The whales like to come out during winter so why not head over to Hermanus for a day - we’re sure they’ll be excited to see you.

  1. The South African Art Collection Gallery

If you’re a die-hard fan of fine art and want to take a piece of South Africa home with you, then the South African Art Collection Gallery is the perfect place. Indulge and splurge on the vast and finest contemporary art collections, as the gallery is also home to the largest permanent exhibition of the world famous Ardmore Ceramics collection.

  1. Casuarina Wellness Centre

Rejuvenate your senses in a luxury steam room, or pamper your body and be spoilt for choice with various spa amenities at the exquisite, award- winning Casuarina Wellness Centre. Look no further than the 1st floor of the Commodore Hotel for some absolute, well-deserved ‘me time.’

  1. The Castle of Good Hope

Turn back the hands of time at the Castle of Good Hope and be amazed by the architecture of the oldest surviving building in South Africa, built between 1666 and 1679. The Castle also hosts fun events throughout the year so keep an eye out for their upcoming events. But wait - there's more! Immerse yourself and your loved ones in the secret underground tunnel and discover more of Cape Town’s magical mysteries.

  1. Clock Tower Playground

For your little bundles of joy the Clock Tower Playground is a great way to keep them preoccupied with fun. Enjoy a soothing cup of hot chocolate and the crisp air of the park while your little ones explore the ins and outs of the playground.

  1. Two Oceans Aquarium

Take a 5 minute walk to get up close and personal with an array of majestic ocean creatures.

  1. Scratch Patch and Cave Golf

You’re never too old for a good scavenger hunt for semi-precious stones and that’s why at Scratch Patch, you and your whole family can go on a fun-filled conquest in search of riches. Take it to the next level with a challenging yet fun session of mini golf at Cave Golf while you’re there too.

  1. The Cape Wheel

Having a lazy day but still want to absorb the Cape scenery? Take a 4 minute stroll to the iconic Cape Wheel and have a 360-degree memorable experience of Cape Town.

Jump-start your vacation with these top ten activities and more, during your stay at The Commodore or Portswood Hotel. What are you waiting for? Follow the link and make your booking today:

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