5 Places To Go To On A Raıny Day In Cape Town

Cape Town’s weather is somehow unpredictable, and weather forecasts don’t always give the most reliable predictions. So, you have to prepare yourself for the possibility of heavy rain, especially in winter. Thunderstorms will make any outdoor hiking activity painful in Cape Town. Luckily, Cape Town has many indoors alternatives to make the most of a rainy day. Here are a few suggestions for you.



Welcome to the best coffee shop in the world! This place was chosen as the best coffee shop in the world in 2014 by Telegraph UK. It has a unique interior design with a vintage steampunk theme. Their most prominent highlight is the chocolate mocha. Besides the taste, the service is also high-quality, especially the drawings made on the foam layer. The place even has workshops for baristas, which explains the quality of the service.


If you want home-made chocolate, look no further! The owners of the place, Michael and Anthony, are two chefs who went to London to get professional training and certificates for chocolate-making. Their motto is to make chocolate and bake chocolate-pastry without any additives and protectives. You can choose among their home-made products while sipping your coffee. It has a very central location so that you can relax here in between your visits to central Cape Town. That’s not all; they also have a heartwarming backyard and a secret gin bar that operates after 6 pm. The gin bar is renowned for its gins made from local herbs.


This vintage movie theatre is an absolute joy if you want to see old movies, movies from the previous decade as well as some current ones. The interior design of the building and the screening rooms resemble those in the 60s or 70s. There is also a cozy coffee shop inside that serves all types of coffee, pastry, and even alcoholic beverages, including glögi (warm wine). It is also cheaper compared to the other movie theatres in the city and has student discounts.



Although the name suggests that this is a casino where people go to gamble, it is not the only reason why many people visit this place. As an amusement park, this place is much more than your regular casino. It offers several attractions from a giant ice rink to laser tag, from food courts to bowling halls. These attractions are surprisingly affordable, such as 50 rands for skating on the ice rink for 2 hours. Also, there are many restaurants and pubs with live music.


If you are still keen to climb even under rain, there are some indoor rock-climbing gyms in Cape Town. The one we recommend is called City Rock near the Observatory district. This gym has the usual bodybuilding, Pilates and yoga rooms, but they recently built a bouldering wall for rock-climbing practice. What’s nice about it is that they change the climbing routes every two weeks, so you can challenge yourself every time you visit. The drop-off rate is 60-70 rand, including the shoe rental.

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