With Cape Town located in the Western Cape, and having a mediteranean climate (meaning winter being the rainy season) it is easy to assume that winter is very gloomy, cold, and miserable. Being called the “Cape of storms” does not do Cape Town’s reputation much good either, and firmly puts Cape Town on the “to be avoided in winter” list in most ill-informed people’s minds.It is true that winter in the Cape does have it’s gloomy and stormy days, but that does not mean that all is lost – far from it. In fact, winter is our favourite time of year and we thoroughly enjoy this time of year. The cold, rainy days are dealt with by staying indoors near a source of heat, and time is passed by enjoying a fine red wine and reading a good book.
The flip-side of the coin is that when it is not rainy, then we experience some of the finest weather that one can imagine. Sure it is not hot and sweaty, but the air is clean and the sky is crystal-clear, with no trace of wind – just lovely sunshine 🙂 That is the time to get outside and to experience the joy of being in “The Fairest Cape” !
Following are only a few suggestions of things to do as experienced by ourselves in recent days – feel free to add your own ideas! :
The bottom-line is this:
Winter in Cape Town is a fine time of the year to experience the very best that is on offer!
We love it 🙂