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Exciting things to try in Cape Town during the holidays

The September month is the start of the busy tourism season in South Africa, with Cape town being a top destination for both international and local visitors alike! At ITC Hospitality Group, we value our guests' stay with us which is why we’ve put together a list of fun & fresh activity ideas to enjoy this coming holiday season. Our amazing guest relations team can arrange all these attractions for our guests at no extra charge, see this section below.

Galileo Open Air Cinema (October – April 2023).

The Galileo Open Air Cinema can best be described as a community movie night under the stars, with a few added extras. Galileo plays everything from Hollywood classics to blockbusters, as well as kid-friendly cinema. The event takes place at a few different venues in Cape Town, namely: Kirstenbosch Gardens, V&A Waterfront, and various wine estates. Picnics and snacks are welcome on this adventure, but the cinema does offer picnic baskets & snack alternatives to guests.

To book your movie tickets, head here:

A little fun for the adrenaline chasers.

Offering a large variety of outdoor activities & adventures for all types of guests, Cape Xtreme offers a unique Cape Townian experience to locals and tourists. From Abseiling to bungy jumping- Xtreme has it all! Below are just SOME of the activities they offer, not to mention their holiday packages and extended stays. Definitely a great way to spend your holiday.

- Table Mountain Hike

- Abseiling Table Mountain

- Ziplining in Elgin

- Kloofing

- Horse riding

- Sandboard & quad biking

Not into earth activities? Have water (surfing, shark cage diving) or sky (skydiving, paragliding) adventures instead. Visit their website for their list of options and bookings:

Rhapsody – a philharmonic circus.

The Rhapsody show includes various traditional and contemporary circus acts, accompanied by a group of musicians and Cape Town artists. The main attraction however is the performers of the Zip Zap Circus, which are a school of both social and professional circus performers. The Zip Zap organization aims to empower young people through performance, free of charge to the student's expense. This show is sure to be an extraordinary experience but be quick, after its Cape Town run, Rhapsody will be performed in Paris for three months and potentially not return to South Africa for a while.

Visit their website to book your tickets:

Southern Right Charters Hermanus Whale Tour.

Southern Right Charters is a leading boat-based whale watching operator offering whale and dolphin watching tours from the Whale Capital of the Cape, Hermanus. Their main location is in Walker Bay, one of the best whale-watching areas in the world. You’ll be happy to know that some of the funding goes directly into research and supporting the surrounding community, with their prized motto “#LOCALisLekker”.

Visit their site for more info and bookings:

A Big 5 safari & spa located just under 2 hours from Cape Town.

No need to plan an extensive trip to the Kruger National Park when you can see the Big 5 right at your doorstep… in your province. Aquila Safari aims to provide locals with an affordable but unforgettable luxurious African hospitality experience, ranging from Big 5 tours, spa treatments & overnight stays. The safari also aims to put work into the restoration of pride to the indigenous people and the land through education & funding.

Visit their website for info on their packages and bookings:

Big 5 Sea Safaris - Walker Bay, Gansbaai.

Dyer Island Cruises welcomes travelers to enter the natural habitat of the Marine Big 5 in Cape Town, for the opportunity to see whales, dolphins, penguins, seals, and great white sharks. Some of the proceeds also go to the conservation of the surrounding marine wildlife so you’d be directly supporting the animals. Different activities are also offered at different times of the year so feel free to look at their calendar.

For more info on their conservation work and bookings, visit:

We’re always thrilled at the opportunity to help our guests experience the best of Cape Town.

Below we’ve compiled an informational booklet of all the experiences and places to visit when you’re staying with us. Scan our QR code below to begin your holiday planning with us!

Stay with us and we’ll plan your exciting excursions (free of charge).

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