Activities for a Rainy Day in Cape Town Central

What to Do in Cape Town Central When it Rains

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Cape Town Central

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  • CRLsrating
    677 contributions
    This is a great shopping area with lots of options for dining and shopping. A great place to people watch.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • CRLsrating
    677 contributions
    Kids always seem to love aquariums, and our kids loved this place. We wanted to try to the diving experience but they have limited time spots available. Technically, the aquarium does not have the true junction between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • CRLsrating
    677 contributions
    This was such an awesome and humbling experience. The ability to hear the stories from those who lived in the area was amazing and made the visit very memorable.
    Written 13 May 2022
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  • mingchi86
    York, UK104 contributions
    Some absolutely stunning pieces, lots of interesting contemporary work. A couple of spaces were not open to the public but still lots to see. The building itself is worth a visit alone if you're into concrete
    Written 19 September 2021
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  • lottikarotti
    Germany404 contributions
    Very urban spot in the centre of Woodstock/Cape Town, nice little alternative shops with art, fashion and accessories. Highly recommend to come here on Saturday or Sunday to the Neighborgoods Market, my favorite market in Cape Town. Live music or Djs, a huge hall with internanational food stands, cocktails, beer and wine. Such a vibe and atmosphere, people are dancing and chilling, absolutely love it!!!
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • Mark England
    South Africa52 contributions
    Such a great experience. A beautiful museum Wel looked after. Lots of fascinating details and a reminder why we must never forget crimes of the past. Helpful, insightful staff.
    Written 13 January 2022
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  • Jaine H
    6 contributions
    After two years closure(due to Covid19 restrictions) I am happy to say that the Heart of Cape Town has reopened.
    I took my home school students for the tour yesterday and it was fantastic.
    This was my third tour with students and the tour guide Cindy was the best. She is an oracle, not a doctor, who is totally invested in the history of Chris Barnard and his team who performed the World's , first ever, heart transplant.
    She is articulate, while using plain speak on the technical aspects while sharing small anecdotes that add humor and breath life, into what could be a sterile tour - excuse my puns.
    Amazing life life exhibitions transport the visitor back to that historic night.
    My students aged 11 and 12 (grade 6) were fascinated throughout the tour. No better way to learn history than through the experience.
    This tour is Cape Town's best educational and tourist attraction. Don't miss it.
    Written 11 May 2022
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  • Donal J
    Jarfalla, Sweden100 contributions
    This is a beast!! the place is huge and the range of shops is stupendous. You can get lost in here for hours. Everything from lots of dining options to all types of brands and names. From toys to sports to furniture and groceries, all under one roof.
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • James Drury
    1 contribution
    I recently went with my students to the diamond museum and I can say that this was an excellent experience through the diamond museum, the show room and the factory. In particular Marlene Naidoo was an incredible guide through the whole facility and really captured the students attention and was professional and kind. I will be returning in future as this was a wonderful learning experience.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Dale g
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates85 contributions
    We experienced this as a family of 4, with two children, 4 and 9 years old. it was a great for them and us adults found it exciting aswell. the planetirum was educational and the exhibits were in great condition .
    Written 12 June 2021
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands3 128 contributions
    Housed in one of the most distressing vestiges of colonial power, this museum is moving, not to say shocking the visitor. Enslaved people were kept here after its construction by the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in 1679. The history is told very well in the dimly lit corridors of the ground floor of the building. It took me much longer than anticipated to study and read all written texts. The time lines on the walls are a bit complicated to follow as well.

    On the upper floors there are other exhibits. For me the most interesting was the collage like presentation of the struggle against Apartheid since 1948. Sometimes rather chaotic, but still the point is very well made: rascist rule did not go away easily, the people had to struggle hard and faced brutal repression.

    Entrance fee 30 Rand
    Written 18 November 2021
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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20 576 contributions
    Nice place for shopping, snacking but most of all shade on a hot Cape Town day. Good selection of stores, plenty of places to eat and it’s blessedly cool. Pleasant modern vibe, a fun place to visit when you’re at the Waterfront.
    Written 8 February 2020
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  • vanrensburgelna
    Johannesburg, South Africa17 contributions
    A beautiful building but so sorry to see how streetsleepers and people who just do not through their rubbish into dustbins , that is provided, has run down this landmark
    Written 15 February 2020
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  • 1Francois1
    Durbanville, South Africa379 contributions
    At drawback is the security staff not knowing what to do, even if you show them what to do, but the venue were great service good and staff very good. Food were GREAT with a G, Just the security to get up to speed.
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • ludwig
    3 contributions
    The tasting centre here is well-appointed and I learned so much about wine I was blown away, this winery is on a hill facing north with a view of the valley below✓ I've been looking for this wine at my bottle store every time since I visited😁
    Written 25 January 2022
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