By Fran Rattle and Nwabisa Mazana
This article can also be found in the print Edition 2 of VARSITY Newspaper.
If you do not want to have a boring mid-term vac, here are 10 things you can do to make it more exciting.
1. Visiting the V&A Waterfront
There’s the mall, the aquarium, the “Cape Town Eye”, and the V&A food market.
2. The Zeitz MOCAA
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is a contemporary art museum located at the V&A Waterfront. It’s the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world. On Wednesday mornings it is completely free.
3. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
You can admire the flowers for R35 (with your student discount), or go attend their famous summer sunset concerts.
4. Camps Bay/Muizenberg/Clifton beach
Catch a MyCiti bus or a train with friends to go to one of these amazing beaches.
5. Newlands forest
Nothing is better than exercising with a good view surrounding you. Go with friends to make the experience more enjoyable.
6. First Thursdays
“First Thursdays” is an event that happens on the first Thursday of every month. Art galleries, bars and clubs are full and a good vibe is guaranteed.
Besides the nightlife, you can go to places like Truth Coffee, Honest Chocolate and Clark’s. There are also places like: The Royal Eatery, and Unframed Ice Cream which are just as good and vegan friendly!
Cape Town is full of amazing markets such as the Neighbourgood’s market and the Orangezicht Farm Market – both which occur on Saturday mornings.
9. The Labia
They might not have the latest movies at The Labia Theatre but the experience is wonderful, and particularly appealing if you feel like sneaking in a low-key flick without the mayhem of a mainstream mall. The Labia is situated in Gardens and is a two-minute walk from Hiddingh Campus. Catch a Jammie and enjoy great deals such as two movie tickets and two meals between the prices of R110 and R120.
10. The Biscuit Mill
Situated in Woodstock. It has fashionable boutiques, food markets & restaurants offered in a unique, industrial-style setting. The Old Biscuit Mill is open 6 days a week (closed on Sundays and Public Holidays), and is a fun hang out spot for friends who do not want to spend too much.
If you usually find yourself doing nothing in your holiday besides watching series, hopefully these 10 things will make your time off more exciting (or at least inspire you to find other exciting things to do).