With Christmas just over 20 days away and the festive season kicking into full force, numerous tourists get themselves attracted to the beautiful City of Cape Town over the December season. With the late summer sunsets and amazing beaches, joyful holiday environment and a large number of attractions and restaurants in and around the city, it is pretty obvious why people would spend there holiday here.
There are various unique events, festivities, marketplaces, and concerts planned in December to commemorate Christmas. Regardless of whether your chance spent in Cape Town over the merry season is to reconnect with the family or to escape with your partner.
Celebrating Christmas in Cape Town:
3 Days of Celebration at Tobago’s – Enjoy a divine Christmas eve dinner in a festive setting (R795 pp), a scrumptious Christmas day feast with live entertainment (R965 pp) or a South African style live grill station planned for boxing day (R425 pp), overlooking the ocean from a gorgeous terrace. Tobago’s restaurant is located within the Radisson Blu Hotel at the V&A Waterfront. Kids between the ages of 5 – 12 cost half price and kids under 5 can join in for free. For more info, call: 021 441 3414
Fine Dining at Dash Restaurant – Promising an exquisite Christmas lunch or dinner, the Dash Restaurant in the V&A Waterfront puts an elegant spin on things by serving up a sensational 5-course menu (R850 pp) and welcoming guests with a glass of sparkling wine. This sophisticated setting will make this year’s festivities unforgettable. For more info, call: 021 418 1466
Isola’s Pool Side Christmas Braai – Celebrate in style at the beautiful Isola poolside restaurant, located on a private island at the One & Only Hotel in Cape Town. Bubbly, live music, desserts, Christmas crackers and a stunning seafood braai that can appeal to all tastes will be the order of the day this Christmas, for R1 500 pp, R750 for kids under 12 and free for kids under 4 years old. For more info, call: 021 431 4511
3 Course Feast at Sevruga – The luxurious Sevruga restaurant at the V&A Waterfront invites one and all to enjoy a Christmas Feast that will be like no other. At the great price of only R350 pp, this 3-course festive lunch will consist of hearty and scrumptious meals prepared by a Michelin Star Chef and is true value for money. Enjoy a delicious menu of options with loved ones this Christmas. For more info, call: 021 421 5134
Seaside Christmas Buffet at Shimmy’s – Worth every penny, spend this Christmas day eating to your heart’s content and being swept away by the famous Shimmy dessert table and perfect setting. At R950 pp and R275 for kids aged 4-11, guests can enjoy live music, Christmas crackers, and the full buffet. A designated kids play area will keep children busy and everyone will appreciate the swimming pools and outstanding ocean views, as well as the festive spirit of the day. For more info, call: 021 200 7778
A Mount Nelson Christmas – From a stylish 5 course Christmas Eve dinner and live entertainment (R1 825 pp) to a lavish Christmas day lunch buffet (R1 325 per adult, R610 per child) or set menu (R990 pp), spend a merry day at Mount Nelson and dress smart for this festive occasion. The Planet Restaurant in Mount Nelson is grand and intimate, perfect for a Christmas with loved ones over delectable dishes. For more info, call: 021 483 1000
Cape Gift Market-21 November – 3 December 2017
The Cape Gift Market offers a wide variety of beautiful products from over 160 crafters from across the country, everything that you can think of to spoil yourself or your loved ones during the festive season.
Carols by Candlelight: Pack a picnic this December and appreciate the hymns of Christmas carols as the summer sun sets in the background. Carols by Candlelight has been a long-standing tradition at Cape Town’s alluring Kirstenbosch Gardens for 26 years, attracting thousands of visitors over a period of four days and featuring a number of popular musicians. Those attending this year's Carols at this beautiful botanic garden can also pre-order a lovely picnic basket. For more information, call: 021 799 8783
CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY IN CAPE TOWN (24 – 25 DEC)
Eat, drink, be merry, and celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Cape Town and surrounds with a scrumptious dinner or lunch at one of the Mother City’s many top restaurants, eateries and wine estates. Forego slaving over a hot stove in a busy kitchen and rather enjoy gourmet fare and the company of family and friends at a swanky establishment of your choice.