There are so many things to do around Cape Town it can be overwhelming. From sipping cocktails in Camps Bay to strolling through Kirstenbosch Gardens in the suburbs or colourful city markets in the CBD.
And if you’re willing to make the drive, and you should be, then the Cape Peninsula is a trove of unique activities and more spectacular views.
Nestled in between the mountains and the sea, in the sleepy Noordhoek valley is Cape Point Vineyards. A king among an impressive line up of vineyards, but often overlooked because of its location.
With so many affordable flights to Cape Town, you have every opportunity to explore the stunning Cape Peninsula and the Cape Point Vineyards.
If you’re not already convinced, this guide should do the trick.
Exploring Cape Point Vineyards: Things To Do
It’s difficult for wine farms in Cape Town to stick out, with so many beautiful vineyards and fantastic wines. But Cape Point Vineyards is the epitome of everything that Cape Town has to offer. Sip on world-class wine while taking in 360° views of mountains, vineyards and the Atlantic ocean.
Laze on the grass and watch the sunset over the sea, indulge in wine tastings or delicious food. Cape Point Vineyards has it all.
Street Food and Live Music: Cape Point Vineyards Community Market
Once a week, valley locals flock to this vibey market to enjoy an epic sundowner session. Eclectic food stalls offer visitors an array of tasty meal options, live music creates the atmosphere. And of course, don’t forget the views.
The market has become a ‘must-do’ activity in Cape Town. On warm evenings, people mill around the picnic area admiring the reflection of the sunset on the dam. When the weather is chilly, the place to be is at a cosy indoor fireplace with a glass of vino in hand.
Find yourself a spot at the market, every Thursday evening from 4.30 to 8.30 and enjoy the festivities.
Great Food and Views: Cape Point Vineyards Restaurant
If you’re the sort of person who looks to the atmosphere and setting of a restaurant as much as food quality, then the Cape Vineyards Restaurant has it all.
Diners have the choice of eating al fresco on the deck overlooking the rolling lawns and dam. Or opting for an intimate setting inside by the fireplace. Of course, it’s not all about the view and the scenery.
The food is incredible. Seasonal menus with delicious seafood and game dishes leave guests impressed every time.
The restaurant is open every day for lunch and breakfast (8.30 am – 11 am, 12 pm – 2.30 pm) and for dinner on weeknights (6 pm – 8.30 pm).
What better way to start your day than with a scrumptious breakfast and panoramic views?
Wine Tasting: A Sauvignon Blanc Journey
Of course, there is a wine tasting section. Cape Point Vineyards will take you on a white wine journey, celebrating their renowned Sauvignon Blanc wines.
Your taste buds will go on a journey through five wines. Beginning at the fruity wines from the lower vineyards and making your way to the complex flavour bouquets from higher mountain yields.
At R70 p/p in a stunning location, it is easily in the top bracket for wine tasting in Cape Town.
Charcuterie, Wine and Scenery: Cape Point Vineyards Picnic
Voted as one of the best gourmet vineyard picnics in town, Cape Point Vineyards really spoils picnickers with all the bells and whistles.
Guests can choose from three picnic spots. Couples love the dam area, where no kids are allowed and the privacy is perfect for a romantic picnic. The family area is near the jungle gym and has a lot of space for children to run around. Large groups can mellow out on the mid-level picnic lawns with epic views.
Whichever spot you choose, you’re guaranteed awe-inspiring views and a mouthwatering picnic selection. As if it couldn’t get any better, soft blankets and prism cushions are supplied for your utmost comfort.
Booking in advance is recommended, as you can imagine that this is a popular day out.
Other Fun Activities Cape Peninsula
The Cape Peninsula is home to many more exciting activities, beautiful views and amazing day trip options. There are even a couple of winter activities to keep you busy in the colder months.
Before or after visiting the Cape Point Vineyards, indulge in one of these activities.
Learn How to Surf in Muizenberg
Muizenberg is a laid back southern suburb inhabited by beach bums and surfers. The small swell is the perfect spot to learn how to surf. You can rent a board and wetsuit for just R100 or pay for a surfing lesson.
Visit Slangkop Lighthouse in Kommetjie
Kommetjie is a sleepy peninsula suburb with long, white sandy beaches and an unbelievably chill vibe. Do something a bit different and climb to the top of the lighthouse for unique views of Cape Town.
Hike and Swim at Silvermine Nature Reserve
If simply walking around picturesque Kalk Bay isn’t enough exercise for you, head over to Silvermine Nature Reserve. On hot summer days, you can cool off in the beautiful dam. Or you can choose to do one of the hiking trails.
The views and fauna and flora are simply breathtaking.
Visit the Penguins at Boulders Beach
Simons Town is a quaint suburb of the Cape Peninsula. The best part is that it is home to a colony of African penguins who waddle freely along Boulders Beach. You can walk among these cute, and slightly smelly, animals. Get to know their habitat and watch them interact!
Exploring the Cape Peninsula
What are you waiting for? There are so many amazing things to do on that little stretch of land jutting out into the ocean.
Treat yourself to a luxurious day out at the Cape Point Vineyards where the view is free and the wine is world-class.
Meet Africa’s penguins and their gorgeous beach home or hike some of the best hiking trails in Cape Town.
Venture out of the city bowl and a whole world of unbelievable scenery and unique experiences await you.