After the recent water shortage scare in Cape Town, the Mother City is back in form this year, with awesome rains to tide us over the hot, dry summer. While rain isn’t the most desirable thing to look forward to during your trip to the city, you can rest assured that rain or shine, Cape Town’s got this when it comes to keeping you entertained.

Don’t let raindrops put a dampener on your self-catering stay in Cape Town, get out there and enjoy all the rainy-day amusements this exciting destination has to offer.

Honest Chocolate

Hot chocolate is just the thing for a chilly winter’s day wherever you are in the world, and of course, Cape Town goes one better when it comes to this soothing drink. You’ll find Honest Chocolate right in the heart of the action, ready to serve up an array of ethically sourced, organic chocolate treats any day of the week.

While Cape Town has its own mouth-watering brand of chocolates, the hot chocolate at Honest, hails all the way from Tanzania and it’s a hearty brew of delectable creamy goodness that’ll have you coming back for more, no matter what the weather has in store.

Clay Café

If you have children in tow, Clay Café is the perfect antidote to the dreaded kiddie’s cabin-fever. This family-focused restaurant brings up a host of farm fresh eats to the table, as well as fun activities for little ones like ceramic painting, a playground and miles of space to romp and play.

The best bit is that once you’ve chosen all the necessary provisions, your children can work on their masterpieces at your table, so you get to enjoy their creative efforts too. It’s just one of the awesome kids attractions in the Mother City.


Africa’s foremost art museum is not to be missed regardless of the weather report, but it’s a particularly inspiring way to pass the time when skies are grey. There are over 100 galleries filled with incredibly varied artworks to explore.

If that doesn’t blow your mind, the architecture of this incredible place surely will. The museum is crafted from a disused grain silo, which has been brought to life as an example of truly innovative design.

There’s also a restaurant to fuel your explorations and a gorgeous sculpture garden to enjoy when the sun comes out, to say nothing of the glorious ocean and mountain views, whichever direction you turn.

More to Explore

Head out to Kalk Bay Harbour to admire the winter waves crashing against the lighthouse, head for a pampering spa day, go wine tasting in a cave at Klein Roosboom, or get active at the trampoline park.

There are so many ways to make the most of your self-catering stay in Cape Town, no matter what. Get in touch to book your winter break today.

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