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Top Things to Do in Cape Town over the OMTOM weekend

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While you’re down in Cape Town for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, why not ensure that you make the most of your time in this beautiful city by exploring a bit? Cape Town has so much to offer – from beautiful beaches, epic mountain ranges, a thriving art and design scene, and world-class cuisine.

Tick off the Big 7 Attractions from your bucket list
The Cape Town Big 7 represents the perfect combination of dramatic scenic beauty, enthralling history and exhilarating activities that have come to define this beautiful corner of South Africa.
Cape Point, City Walk, Groot Constantia, Kirstenbosch, Robben Island Museum, Table Mountain Cableway and V&A Waterfront are the iconic destinations that form the core of the true Cape Town experience, and a trip to the city will not be complete without a visit to each Big 7 attraction.

Discover the vibrant neighbourhoods of Cape Town
If you want to get a real glimpse of how the locals live, venture out to some of the characterful neighbourhoods outside of the city. Durbanville is known for its wine valley and mountain biking tracks, Kalk Bay has vintage shopping galore, Khayelitsha offers interesting art tours and Langa has a rich history being the second oldest township in the country.
For a teaser into what Cape Town’s different neighbourhoods offer, watch the Love Cape Town Neighbourhoods Video Series here and decide which area would suit your interests best. 

Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic at Cape Point Vineyards
One of the most scenic settings in Cape Town has to be the Cape Point Vineyards set in Noordhoek, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. They are renowned for their picnics, and will be offering Easter themed picnic baskets on Friday, Sunday and Monday.

Family day out at the Lourensford Easter Sunday Market
The picturesque Lourensford wine farm out in Somerset West usually plays host to a popular family-friendly market every week. On Sunday 16th of April, the market will become an Easter-themed affair with treats, face painting, jumping castles, an Easter egg hunt and much more.

A good chuckle at the Cape Town Comedy Club
For a fun(ny) evening out, Cape Town’s only dedicated comedy club is just the place to be. Over the weekend, South Africas queen of comedy, Shimmy Isaacs will be headlining the show to provide guaranteed entertainment.

Catch a movie under the stars
When the sun sets, come out for a movie experience at one of the ten different locatons, where the surrounding scenery is equally matched by the movies on offer. A menu of three different movies is available over the weekend, with Vacation showing on at Central Park (Century City) on the 14th of April, Love Actually on the 15th at Vergenoegd Wine Estate and The NeverEnding Story on the big screen at Kelvin Grove on the 16th of April.

Parklife Festival
Kick back and relax on the lawns of Green Point Cricket Grounds whilst enjoying a fantastic line-up of local musicians, and sampling gourmet food from the various delicious stalls.
Popular bands performing on the 16th of April  include Jeremy Loops, Matthew Mole, Francois van Coke and many more.

Tony Gum Art Exhibition
Starting in March until the 5th of May 2017, acclaimed Cape Town artist, Tony Gum, will host a solo exhibition at the Christopher Moller gallery in the heart of Gardens.

For more tips and advice from knowledgeable locals, and to make bookings and reservations, get in touch with Cape Town Tourism: