Winter Activities in Cape Town

Winter in Cape Town in considered to be the low season for visitors to the Mother City. Although the Cape Town winter can be chilly and rainy, this time of year has its own special charm and usually lower rates than during the peak season summertime. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy your experience of Cape Town during the winter. 

winter activities in Cape Town

Shark Cage Diving Winter Specials 

Plunge into the chilly waters of False Bay for the most thrilling shark cage diving Cape Town has to offer! The region is home to the most fascinating creatures under the sea – the Great White Shark. No Cape Town experience is complete without an afternoon spent with these beautiful creatures. Add shark cage diving to your bucket-list of Cape Town winter activities.

Not feeling particularly adventurous? Not a problem. The area around Seal Island is known for its spectacular sightings of sharks breaching while they hunt and winter is the best time of year to see it. You’ve got an excellent chance of spotting one from the comfort of your warm seat aboard the boat. Bookings can be made online

Cape Town whale watching

Winter Whale Watching near Cape Town

From June to December every year, Cape Town becomes a hot spot for whale watching in Southern Africa. Southern right whales migrating from Antarctica, stop along their way in the waters of Walker Bay to calve and mate in the warm, safe marine reserve. From early June the whales start arriving, with peak numbers present between August and September. Book your whale watching experience with Shark Zone tours today. 

Cape Winelands Tour South Africa

Winter Wine Tasting in the Cape Winelands

The Winelands surrounding the city of Cape Town are devastatingly beautiful in the winter time. The cloud-streaked skies, vine-strewn hillsides and cosy tasting rooms offer the perfect way to spend a chilly day in the Mother City. Whether you choose to visit ‘Cape Town’s Vineyard’ – Constantia – or venture further afield to Stellenbosch or Paarl, you won’t be disappointed by a winter wine tasting tour. Enquiries can be made online

Cape Peninsula Tour

Cape Peninsula Tour

A Cape Peninsula Tour is a must for every visitor to Cape Town. Our Cape Peninsula Day Tour will show you the most breathtaking sights and views imaginable as we explore the peninsula region of Cape Town. It is a scenic coastal tour that will introduce you to the extended suburbs of Cape Town. Highlights include stops at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Table Mountain National Park and the penguins near Simon’s Town. Bookings for your Cape Peninsula Tour can be made online

cape peninsula tour

Cape Town Helicopter Flights

One of the best ways to take in the breath-taking beauty of Cape Town is through a scenic helicopter flight in and around the city. Shark Zone offers several different helicopter flips including a 15 Minute Flight, a 30 Minute Flight and a 60 Minute Flight. Dazzling views of crystal-blue ocean, towering mountains, and lush winter landscapes are particularly stunning from a height. Costs of our helicopter flight options can be found online.

For more information about any of the Cape Town winter activities mentioned above, please browse further on our website for prices and don’t hesitate to contact us at or +27 082 894 4979. We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town.

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