What to do in Cape Town on a Light Wind Day

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Currently in Cape Town for King of the Air? While we’re all crossing our fingers for 30 knots or more for over the next couple of weeks, if that isn’t the case we’ve pulled together a few places to check out when there’s no wind.


Here it’s all about fresh seasonal produce, free range meat and eggs, and artisan bread. The coffee is fair trade and the veggies are delivered daily from the market. The breakfast options are served all day and include a Benedict Bar, where you can “build your own” Benedict. The banana bread waffles are unreal!

Beach: Big Bay

Make the most of light wind days and check out Big Bay beach, nestled right between Melkbos and Bloubergstrand. It’s ideal for surfers of all skill levels if you’re keen to get out on the water. The wave here is quite a short ride, especially on small days which is perfect for beginners. You can rent a board or a wetsuit right on the beach.

Tours: Bo-Kapp

The Bo-Kaap Walking Tour by Cape Town Free Walking Tours, departs twice daily from Motherland Coffee Company in Mandela Rhodes Place, at 2pm and 4:20pm. Explore the rich history and beautiful cuisine of this iconic neighbourhood, with its bright colourful houses and cobbled streets. No bookings required, just look out for the green umbrellas and sign up!

Coffee: Ground Art Cafe

No one can deny that Ground Art Cafe produce a mean brew with their specialised roasting methods, advanced manual espresso machines and expert baristas. They’re all for promoting higher levels of sustainability and have removed all single-use plastics, only use bamboo or paper straws and biodegradable cups which we fully support!

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