11 Amazing Things To Do In Cape Town In September

Foodie and festival capital Cape Town has loads to offer in September. Travelstart is celebrating 11 years of amazing with insane birthday specials, so we thought we’d celebrate with 11 amazing things to do in September including where to find fantastic pizza specials, the best thing to do on a Saturday morning in the city, and irresistible winter pamper specials at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa.

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Mantra Pizza Madness in Camps Bay

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Recently opened Mantra Café by Melissa’s in Camps Bay has magnificent views of the beachfront. Specials to look out for are their Wednesday night Mantra Pizza Madness where you buy one wood-fired pizza and get-one free and their daily lunch special, with complimentary glass of wine or draft beer with every main meal from 12 to 4pm daily (including weekends). They also host live music on Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm.

43 Victoria Rd, Camps Bay, Cape Town

Open everyday from 9am to 9pm
Call: 021 437 0206

Listen to live music for free at the Mojo Market

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Sea Point’s Mojo Market has everything you might ever want to eat, drink and listen to conveniently located in one place. With ample seating space on two levels grab a bunch of different tasty food and drinks options, both local and international, and enjoy the live music performances showcasing fresh talent.
Live music takes place on Thursday and Friday evenings at 7.30pm, On Saturday at 12.30 pm and 4pm and 7.30pm.
The weekend music line up is released weekly on Facebook here.
30 Regent Road, Sea Point
Price: free

Seal Snorkeling

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One of the most amazing wildlife experiences in the world, snorkeling with seals allows you to see these balletic animals in their natural environment. The playful Cape Fur seals twirl and glide through the water as you get to experience the habitat of the world’s most playful mammal. Animal Ocean are seal snorkeling experts run by enthusiastic owner and zoologist, Steve Benjamin. Their boats take up to 10 snorkelers and will get you to the Cape fur seals safely and speedily (sharks aren’t a concern as they prefer warmer waters of the east coast).

R800 per ticket (not available for kids under the age of 10), R550 per boat rider.

Find out more here.

2 nights of pampering at the Twelve Apostles

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The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is an award-winning 5-star hotel. This September Travelstart brings you amazing specials such as the Hibernate to Rejuvenate Winter Package.
Price: R1,785 per adult sharing per night.

Book before the 30 September 2017.
Package includes:

  • Luxurious Accommodation in a Classic Room twin sharing
  • Full English Breakfast, including freshly harvested oysters and sparkling wine
  • A 40 minute head and shoulder massage per person per stay
  • One hour session in the temperature controlled plunge pools and salt water floatation pool at The Spa at The Twelve Apostles
  • Three-course dinner from our choice select menu in the Azure Restaurant or The Café Grill, once during your stay
  • Use of the 16 seater in-house cinema, enjoyed with popcorn and candy

1 night of Winter Spoils at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

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Book a night of Winter Spoils at the 5-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa from R1,950 per adult sharing per night.
Book by the 30th September 2017.

1 Night of Winter spoils at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Package includes:

  • Luxurious Accomodation in a Classic Room twin sharing
  • Full English Breakfast, including freshly harvested oysters and sparkling wine
  • Three-Course Dinner from our choice select menu in the Azure restaurant or the Café Grill
  • Your Choice of two of the following additional amenities:
  • Romantic Rose Petal Turndown
  • A bottle of sparkling wine
  • A Celebration cake
  • An Africa Spa Gift to enjoy in your room or pack to take home
  • A Mini Snack platter to enjoy while watching the sunset

Overnight Dinner and Movie Winter Package

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Overnight Dinner and Movie Winter Package
Indulge in a three-course luxurious dinner at Azure restaurant at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, enjoy popcorn and a film, then wake up to breakfast with oysters and MCC.
R1,730 per person sharing per night.
Book before the 30 September 2017.
The package includes:

  • Luxurious Accommodation in a Classic Room twin sharing.
  • Full English Breakfast, including freshly harvested oysters and MCC.
  • A three-Course Dinner from our choice select menu in the Azure restaurant or the Café Grill.
  • Use of the 16 seater in-house cinema, enjoyed with popcorn and candy.

Visit charming Olive Branch Deli in Kloof Street

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This community deli is a magical cavern of local and exotic culinary treats. Tucked away down an alley in the Lifestyle Centre in the heart of Kloof Street this charming shoppe stocks amazing foodie gifts and anything you might want to buy from ethical local producers.
Shop G5-2, Lifestyle on Kloof Centre, Gardens,
50 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town
Call: 073 847 5499

Open Book Festival 6 – 10 September

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Join local and international writers in conversation at various venues across Cape Town. This sparkling literary event includes dialogue with illustrators, comic book artists, poets and novelists.

The hubs will be the Fugard Theatre, The District 6 Museum Homecoming Centre and beloved bookshop, The Book Lounge.

To view the full programme go to www.openbookfestival.co.za .

Cape Town Street Food Festival 2-3 September

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Renowned for being the best food city in the world Cape Town’s fine culinary tradition includes the popular Street Food Festival taking place on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of September this year. The Sunday also includes talks by prominent South African chefs and influencers which are free for holders of festival tickets. Speakers include Wesley Randles of the Shortmarket Club, Ming Cheau Lin of Butterfingers and Nobhongo Gxolo of Third Culture Experiment.

Both days include access to the street food festival and market.

R50 for Saturday access.

R100 for Sunday access.

Venue:

Side Street Studios, 48 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

Book here.

P.S. For those who can’t make it to the Cape Town festival there is also one taking place on the 10 September in uber hip Maboneng.

Climb Lion’s Head at dawn on Saturday and celebrate with a Vida Coffee when you return to the base.

Skip the Saturday crowds by starting your ascent of Lion’s Head 40 minutes before sunrise. Take along windbreakers, flasks of tea and don’t forget the rusks! When you return to the car park you’ll find a Vida E Caffe coffee truck waiting for you with steaming hot milk and delicious coffee smells emanating into the morning air. Initiatives like this are all about what it means to be Capetonian.

Remember to always climb in a group, wear sensible shoes and take along ample water.

Pizza and Pasta Festival, Tokai


On the 16 September Cape Town welcomes the Pizza and Pasta Festival. Pizza, pasta, dessert and drinks pairings await guests with live music by Majozi, Sunset Sweatshop and Daniel Baron plus loads of activities for kids.
Tickets
R200 for lunch tickets (11am – 5pm) & Dinner Tickets (5pm – 10pm).
R250 gets you an all day pass (11am – 10pm).
Free for children under 13.
Get your tickets here.
The Range Function and Conference Centre, Orpen Road, Tokai, Cape Town

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