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Published on February 25th, 2019 | by Jones


Fun and fabulous outing ideas for friends

Going out with your friends is one of the highlights of anyone’s weekend. You can get together and trawl the jewellery stores or shoe stores in Cape Town or you can spend an afternoon wine tasting and reminiscing about high school days. If you are really adventurous you could go hiking up Table Mountain to take in the breathtaking views.


You could also go to the Computicket stores and find a show to watch together. Opt for a feel good stage musical for a real girly night out or spend a fantastic day out and about at one of the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts. You can never go wrong when spending time with friends, so read on below for some fun and fabulous outing ideas for friends.

Pack a picnic for the park

Cape Town has a plethora of stunning green parks to sit and picnic in, and a picnic is one of the best ways to spend time with your friends. When you combine the picnic with a leisurely stroll around a market, such as the Century City Natural Goods Market, you have a day set for success.


Ask your friends to each bring a dish along to share so there is variety, and so that everyone has something they are able to eat. For example, you could bring along a healthy and delicious quinoa salad with roast veggies to complement the cold meat platter someone else is bringing along. Don’t forget to pack plenty of water and sunscreen so you all stay hydrated and sun-protected.

Watch a movie…

…open-air style. There is something to be said of the magic of movies, especially when your friends are involved. Combining this fun and exciting evening out with the stunning backdrop of the South African night-time sky will make for a special occasion. Book a ticket with the Galileo Open Air Cinema and treat your friends to a film like never before.


Some of the classics that you will find playing at Galileo include Love, Actually, Bridget Jones’ Diary and The Devil Wears Prada. All of these are the perfect choice for a night out with your favourite friends. Pack a picnic and a comfortable blanket to relax on. Be sure to check what is screening before you book a ticket, and ask your friends what they would enjoy watching. Don’t forget the bubbly for a fabulous evening.

Experience the world of chocolate

For the self-confessed chocoholics, you should head to any one of the Lindt stores dotted around the province, one of which is conveniently located in Canal Walk shopping centre, which means that you can spend the afternoon shopping and then stop off for your sugar fix.


You can spend hours choosing a unique selection of Lindt truffles to snack on while relaxing with your friends after a day out, or you could purchase some of their more adventurous creations. There are also an array of artisanal chocolate shops to be found in Cape Town, such as CocaFair in The Old Biscuit Mill and My Sugar in Sea Point. Make a date in your calendar for a day of indulging in a rich, chocolatey afternoon.

Try your hand at go-karting

If you are all the more adventurous types, you could try your hand at go-karting at Century Karting in Canal Walk. This track has been used by professional race drivers, which makes it all the more exciting when you drive around it yourself. And it is also the perfect option for those who are looking for something more competitive to do with their friends.


The track is safe enough for people of any skill level to use and you can keep score of who’s ahead with an electronic board. This way you can see who is winning (and who the loser will be) and you can improve your speed and skills. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and closed shoes, as this will make the ride comfortable and safe. Ask for help from the staff if you get stuck or are unsure on how to operate the kart.

Nothing beats a spa day

A spa day with your besties is one of the best ways to spend time together. You can book a spa day for a small or large group and amp it up with some packages such as a hot stone massage or a seaweed wrap. This will provide the ultimate spa day and will allow everyone to relax and feel refreshed.


Be sure to speak to your friends about any allergies they might have or if they have skin sensitivities, so that you can create a spa day that everyone can enjoy. Look for packages that are specific for the type of experience you would like, such as a relaxing and refreshing package or a pampering and primping one. Book a mani-pedi for after the spa experience so that you can all go home looking and feeling your absolute best.


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