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Six places to visit in Cape Town when it rains

Wondering what to get up to in Cape Town when the weather isn’t that great? Here are six places you may want to visit when it rains…

30-06-24 12:17
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Here are a few things you can do in Cape Town on a rainy day. Image: canva

While Cape Town has a stunning climate with some of the best weather around, rainy days sure do happen and when it does, visiting the city’s outdoor offerings sometimes isn’t an option. Fear not, though, here are six places to visit in Cape Town when it rains…

The Two Oceans Aquarium

Located at Cape Town‘s V&A Waterfront, the Two Oceans Aquarium is an excellent indoor activity for rainy days, showcasing a variety of marine life from the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.

Explore the diverse exhibits, including the predator tank, penguin exhibit, and touch pool. Great for families and marine enthusiasts.

The Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa)

Also at the V&A Waterfront, Zeitz MOCAA is the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world, housed in a beautifully repurposed grain silo. You can wander through its multiple floors and galleries to experience contemporary art from across the African continent.

The District Six Museum

The District Six Museum offers a poignant look at the history of District Six and the impact of apartheid, providing a deeply moving and educational experience. The museum features personal stories, photographs, and artifacts, making it a powerful place to reflect on Cape Town’s history.

Iziko South African Museum

Located in the Company’s Garden, Iziko South African Museum offers a vast array of exhibits, including natural history, paleontology, and cultural artifacts.

Visit on a rainy day and discover ancient fossils, dinosaur skeletons, and a wide variety of South African cultural artifacts.

Cape Town Science Centre

Situated in Observatory, the Cape Town Science Centre is a fun and educational destination for all ages, featuring interactive exhibits and science demonstrations. Engage with hands-on exhibits, puzzles, and workshops designed to make learning about science enjoyable.

The Book Lounge

The Book Lounge is a cozy independent bookstore and coffee shop in the Cape Town city center, perfect for spending a rainy day reading and relaxing. You can enjoy a wide selection of books, regular book launches, and a comfortable atmosphere with a cup of coffee or tea.