Pynck in Town: Cécile’s Top Picks of What’s On in Cape Town, February 2021

Image Cécile Paul

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Hi, welcome to long hot February days in Cape Town! From my penthouse apartment in the city centre overlooking majestic Table Mountain with the sea to the south and the bustling city below, I can keep my finger firmly on the pulse of all that’s happening in the city. I’m happy to report that you can look forward to world-class design, glamour and cocktails on the beach this February! On top of that there is an array of regular events, like our exceptional food markets, that are always on offer in the Mother City. Here are my top picks for a fantastic February in Cape Town as well as a few fun Valentine’s Day ideas!

Feb 2021: Sunset Champagne Cruise

Sail into the sunset with your loved ones this February! With complimentary bubbly wine on tap all you need to do is sit back, relax and take in the beautiful landmarks (viewing towards land this time rather than the conventional way around) of the spectacular city of Cape Town with Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak, Signal Hill, Lion’s Head, the Cape Town Stadium, V&A Waterfront and so much more floating by. With a fresh sea breeze in your hair you’ll lift your glass as the African sun disappears on the horizon.

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Image credit Cécile Paul | Sunset cruise

 

Feb 2021: Tram your way through Anthonij Rupert Vineyards

Indulge in a scenic tram trip through the dreamy Anthonij Rupert wine estate. Experience the lush vines and olive groves and stop for some delicious antipasto at Terra Del Capo or High Tea at the elegant Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room. Or laze about on the largest lawn you’ll ever experience, with spectacular mountain views all around.

http://www.rupertwines.com/, facebook @rupertwines

Image Anthonij Rupert | The tram through the vineyards

 

Feb 2021: West Coast National Park

An hour’s drive from the city lies the spectacular West Coast National Park, to which, during flowering season, thousands of spectators flock. In February this beautiful park is not as crowded, hence it is the perfect time to enjoy its endless natural beauty and string of idyllic & secret dreamy turquoise beaches. Whether you simply want to wander and enjoy the outdoors or do something more active (like kitesurfing or snorkeling), this is an unadulterated paradise!

http://www.sanparks.org/, facebook @WestCoastNP

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Image credit Cécile Paul | The idyllic beach at Churchhaven, West Coast National Park

 

Feb 6 2021: The Sun Met

The legendary & prestigious Sun Met Horse Race – for racing enthusiasts and sophisticated hat-sporting fashionistas alike – is back at the Kenilworth Racecourse. Pack a picnic, join the 50 000 spectators for over-the-top glamour and world class entertainment at the races.

http://www.sunmet.co.za/ facebook @TheSunMet

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Image credit: Sun Met facebook | Fashionistas at the Sun Met

 

Feb 13 2021: Cape Town Pizza and Pasta Festival

Join the thousands of Italian food enthusiasts in and around Cape Town for a day of socializing, delectable tasting and eating top-notch ingredients. There will be craft beer, boutique wine and live music to add to this upbeat event on the Cape Town calendar.

facebook @capetownpizzapastafest

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Image credit Pixabay

 

Feb 26 – 28 2021 : Spier Light Art Festival

This annual otherworldly night-time adventure for the whole family is back at Stellenbosch’s stunning Spier Wine Estate. Join tens of thousands of spectators enjoying a spectacular array of light art installations that use light, sound and video. Be sure to start off this wondrous event with a packed picnic from the Spier deli together with your Spier wine of course, as the sun sets over the vineyards.

http://www.spier.co.za/, Facebook @spierwinefarm

Image credit: Visual Arts Network of South Africa | Light Art Show at Spier

 

Feb 6 and 13 2021: Breakers Brunch at Radisson Blu

Brunch Dubai-style with waves breaking at your feet at Radisson Blu’s Tobago Restaurant. Bottomless coffee, classic cocktails, all-you-can-eat starters together with a platter of your choice for mains and rounded up with all-you-can-eat dessert. Enjoy all this at the water’s edge with waves gently lapping at your feet, while listening to live music.

https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-cape-town-waterfront, facebook @RadissonBluHotelWaterfrontCapeTown

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Image credits: The Radisson Blu | The spectacular setting of the Radisson Blu Hotel

 

Feb 13 2021: Romantic Valentine’d Picnic at Blu

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your beloveds at this classic spot, overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy the ocean breeze and views while feasting on a romantic spread specially prepared by their in-house cupid and his chef’s colleagues.

https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-cape-town-waterfront, facebook @RadissonBluHotelWaterfrontCapeTown

 

Feb 13 2021: Valentine’s Interactive Cooking Class

The Kitchen Collective invites you to a special date-night with your special person – one where both of you will be cooking! All ingredients will be supplied, you just need to bring yourselves along for a romantic taste-bud experience. The menu – from crusted salmon to red velvet brownies for dessert – is bound to reinforce the Kitchen Collective’s motto that ‘Couples who Play together, Stay together!’

https://www.thekitchencollective.co.za/vouchers/, facebook @thekitchencollectivect

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Image credit: The Kitchen Collective

 

Feb 2021 Waterbiking In The Sea

Feel like doing something active this February? Or perhaps doing something exhilarating on Valentines Day with a special person? As we always enjoy splendid summer weather in February in the city, look no further! Get yourself to beautiful Simons Town, take a seat on your waterbike, peddle away into the Atlantic Ocean and get and alternative view of town while spotting dolphins, penguins and seals frolicking around you. You may even encounter the odd pod of whales!

https://capetownwaterbikes.co.za/, facebook Cape Town Water Bikes

@capetownwaterbikes

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Image credit: Cape Town Water Bikes

 

Feb 2021: Explore Kirstenbosch Gardens

Head for the southern slopes of Table Mountain this February and lose yourself in the tranquil surrounds of these vast, spectacular gardens, home to over 7000 species of flora (most of these are only found in the Western Cape and nowhere else in the world) and thousands of indigenous birds and animals. Pack a picnic basket or enjoy the offerings from the various restaurants within the gardens. Before you leave, be sure to shop at the world- famous Kirstenbosch shop for a vast selection of seeds, saplings or a botanical inspired apron, dish cloth or T-shirt.

https://www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch/, facebook @KirstenboschNBG

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Image credit Cécile Paul | King Proteas grow wild on the slopes of Kirstenbosch.

 

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Image credit Cécile Paul | Walking the famous Boomslang at Kirstenbosch Garden

 

Feb 2021 – Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay

Craft shopping, food and indie music at this Hout Bay institution every weekend in January 2021.

www.bayharbour.co.za, https://www.facebook.com/bayharbour

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Image credit Cécile Paul | Wares on sale at the Bay Harbour Market

 

Feb 2021 – every weekend in February 2021: Oranjezicht City Farm Market, V&A Waterfront

Organic fruit, vegetables and flowers straight from the farm on sale here together with food prepared while you wait, from hundreds of stalls. Plenty community spirit to boot.

http://www.ozcf.co.za/, https://www.facebook.com/OZCFarm

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Image credit Cécile Paul | The bustling Oranjezicht Market

 

Feb 2021 – every Saturday in February 2021: Neighbourgoods Market, Salt River

A vibrant market experience at the Old Biscuit Mill, with delectable food, apparel, leather goods and live music.

http://www.neighbourgoodsmarket.co.za/, https://www.facebook.com/NeighbourgoodsMarket

 

Cecile Paul

Cecile Paul

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