The Top 10 Sober Things to Do in Cape Town this Weekend!

When you’re looking for some epic adventures in and around Cape Town sans the booze, Best Life has your back, we’ve got you covered with a list of the best sober-friendly activities to keep you entertained this weekend. From exploring iconic landmarks to getting up close with wildlife, here are the top 10 things, plus a bonus adventure, to do in Cape Town. If you are looking for a sober crew to enjoy the weekend with or even car pool. Pop over to the Best Life App and join Cape Town’s Sober community. We recommend you do these outings with a sober friend as support.

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1. Kayak with Dolphins in Table Bay: Embark on an active adventure with a kayak tour of Table Bay, where you might be lucky enough to spot dolphins playing in the waves. You can do this for R300 per person and trust us, it’s worth it. 

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2. Stellenbosch Air Show: Witness thrilling aerial displays and aerobatics at the Stellenbosch Air Show, accompanied by live music and entertainment for an unforgettable experience. Book your tickets and take the family out for an unforgettable experience or find a crew in the Best Life App and car pool for this one.

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3. Catch an Epic Sunset: Pack a picnic and head to one of Cape Town’s scenic spots to witness the magical moment when the sun dips below the ocean, painting the sky in stunning hues of orange and pink. Check out the Cape Town Tourism site for more details on where to catch this phenomenon.

4. Meet the Penguins at Boulders Beach: Visit the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town for a nique wildlife encounter away from the crowds. Remember to respect their space and enjoy the experience responsibly. For tickets, go to SANPARKS site to book your spot. Or just cruise around the free beaches to spot the odd penguin.

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5. Hike Lion’s Head: Take on this challenging yet rewarding hike with breathtaking 360° views of the city and ocean. Remember to bring water, sun protection, and watch out for changing weather conditions.

6. Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero at The Baxter: Immerse yourself in a poignant musical and dance performance that offers a distinctively South African experience at The Baxter theatre. For more on this including ticket prices, go to the webtickets page.

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7. Books on the Bay Literary Festival: Dive into the world of literature at Simon’s Town’s annual literary festival featuring well-known South African authors, readings, discussions, and more. You can get the full programme in the link below.

8. Summit Table Mountain: Whether you’re up for a challenging hike or prefer the convenience of a cable car ride, Table Mountain offers unbeatable panoramic views of the city that are worth the climb. Bonus, if it’s your birthday you get to go free.

9. The Seven Symphonies: A Classical Tribute to the Beach Boys: Enjoy timeless melodies and orchestral brilliance with a classical tribute to the Beach Boys performed by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. This will definitely have you grooving and quite possibly singing along,

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10. Explore the Cape of Good Hope & Cape Point Nature Reserve: Venture south down the Cape Peninsula to experience the breathtaking scenery of Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, standing on the edge of the African continent. For more info,click on the SANPARKS link below.

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THE RED BUS – Fuelling your spirit of adventure

To help you tick off the best bits of our world-famous Mother City has to offer, and then some. We want you to hop on and discover your destination from our open-top buses, then hop off and explore further.

So there you have it, a roundup of the best sober-friendly activities to make the most of your weekend in Cape Town. Grab your backpack, put on your adventure hat, and dive into the vibrant culture and natural beauty of our beautiful hood!

Don’t forget to download the Best Life App to get your daily dose of content and sober events moving forward:

Here’s to a fun filled sober weekend!

Much love,
The Best Life Team

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