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Why we love summer

Summer has arrived in Cape Town and we’re loving it – who wouldn’t be? Once again our beautiful city has a host of activities exclusive to the hot summer months – from beach volleyball to romantic evenings under the stars you’ll be spoilt for choice this summer. We’ve rounded up some of our sizzling hot favourites for you below:

Picnic under the stars – The Galileo Outdoor Cinema has spread out across the city, choose from three spectacular venues, Hillcrest Quarry (Tuesday), Kirstenbosch Gardens (Wednesday) and the V&A Waterfront (Thursday) and relax under the stars with your special someone or a group of friends. Hire a backrest and blanket and bring some extra cash – delicious artisanal food and drinks will be on sale at each venue and Hillcrest Quarry will be selling a selection of wines made on their estate. For more information and to see the line-up of movies, which will be screen from November 2013 to April 2014, visit, like on Facebook /GalileoCinema, follow on Twitter @Galileo_Cinema and Instagram TheGalileo.

Beach it – pack your ball and bat, beach brolly, sun cream and hat and head out to the beach for the day. From gorgeous Camps Bay to laid back and relaxed Simonstown, Cape Town has a selection of beautiful beaches for everyone. Swim, surf, play, relax and soak up some Vitamin D. Whatever you chose to do, don’t forget your hat. We give Emthunzini Hats the thumbs up here – endorsed by CANSA, these gorgeous and fashionable hats, made for the whole family, are UPF50+, visit and select your very own crushable, adjustable and washable hat. Like on Facebook /sunhats and follow on Twitter @SunHatsZA and Instagram SunHatsZA.

Get your heart rate up – we can think of plenty ways for you to do this 😉 but recommend that you get started with some outdoor exercise first. Adventure Boot Camp can be found in any major city in South Africa – sign up for their four-week exercise programme and get bikini ready in just a few weeks. Why gym indoors when you can have a spectacular view to help distract you? Visit to register now. Like on Facebook /AdventureBootCampSA and follow on Twitter @ABCbootcamper.

From dining out al fresco to long sunrise walks, there’s just so much to do in Cape Town. The days are longer, the sea fresh air is permeating the city and everyone is coming out to play. So relax, sit back and enjoy – we most certainly will be!


Distributed by Be-cause Integrated Communications:

Beverley Houston

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On behalf of The Galileo:

Founding partner: Huenu Solsona

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