Winter in Cape Town

Surviving the Winter in Cape Town: A Lighthearted Guide

Ah, winter in Cape Town—that time of year when locals don their scarves and beanies and visitors from the rest of the country wonder if they accidentally wandered into a cold corner of the globe. Don’t worry, surviving the chilly season is easier than you think, and we’ve got some lighthearted life hacks to help you embrace the Cape winter like a pro.

  1. The Blanket Cape: No, it’s not a fashion faux pas; it’s a brilliant hack! Instead of spending a fortune on a new winter coat, just repurpose your favourite blanket into a cosy cape. Fashion meets function, and you’re ready to take on the Cape Town chill.
  2. Hibernation 101: Cape Town winters are perhaps mild compared to some places, like Canada, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little hibernation. Create a “hibernation zone” with all your winter essentials—blankets, hot cocoa, and a Netflix queue to keep you company. Don’t forget to put a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door!
  3. Layering Magic: The weather in Cape Town can be as unpredictable as a magician’s tricks, so you’ll want to layer up. Embrace the art of layering, and you’ll be prepared for anything nature throws your way. Plus, you’ll have the added bonus of looking like a trendy onion.
  4. The Electric Blanket Tango: Let’s be honest; electric blankets are a bit like dance partners. They can be temperamental and may lead you on a wild goose chase to find the perfect temperature setting. But once you get into the rhythm, you’ll have a toasty, warm night’s sleep. Just make sure not to tango too close to the edge of the bed!
  5. Soup for the Soul: Winter in Cape Town calls for soul-soothing soup sessions. Embrace your inner chef and whip up delicious batches of hearty soup. Not only will it warm your tummy, but it will also give you a sense of accomplishment that even MasterChef contestants would envy.
  6. Warming up the Car: If you’re used to hopping into your car and zooming off, think again. Warming up your car in Cape Town’s winter is more like convincing a teenager to get out of bed on a school day. It takes time, persuasion, and possibly a motivational speech.
  7. The Sun Seeker Strategy: On those rare sunny winter days, Cape Town’s rays are like liquid gold. Embrace the “Sun Seeker Strategy” and position yourself like a sunflower – face towards the sun and soak up those precious rays. Don’t forget your sunscreen; you’re in Africa, after all.
  8. Puddle Hopping: Rainy day? Don’t fret! Put on your rubber boots and embrace your inner child with a good ol’ session of puddle hopping. Guaranteed to bring out the kid in you and leave you with a smile from ear to ear.
  9. Embrace the ‘Braai’ Life: In South Africa, the braai isn’t just for summer. Winter braais are a thing, and they’re magical. Gather your friends, fire up the grill, and enjoy sizzling chops, steaks and toasty marshmallows. Remember, winter doesn’t mean the braai stops!
  10. Book a table at Liguria Ristorante. Our heart-warming and soul-warming authentic Italian dishes will cheer anyone up regardless of which season it is! From our authentic pizza and pasta dishes to our seafood, you will love them all in our warm cosy restaurant.

With these life hacks, you’ll not only survive but thrive during Cape Town’s winter. So bundle up, laugh often and embrace the season with open arms. Winter in the Mother City may be chilly, but with the right attitude, it’s the coolest time of the year!