Daddy’s picks for Cape Town this week

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The Grand Daddy Hotel located in the heart of the CBD on the vibrant Long Street is the perfect base for any trip to Cape Town. The city centre is filled with places to visit and delight the senses from fresh food markets to decadent bakeries, African arts and crafts to fine jewellery, from trendy boutique shops to 2nd hand vintage clothes, galleries and museums.

The cities calendar of events is always jam packed with activities and entertainment with something for everyone and every week the team at the Grand Daddy Hotel picks just a few of these to share with you, our guest.

This week:

Festival of Beer – Cape Town

When:                  23-25 November

Times:                   Fri & Sat 12pm – 11pm & Sun 10am – 8pm

Where:                 Hamilton’s Rugby club, Green Point (3km’s from the Grand Daddy Hotel)

Cost:                      R90 per ticket


Celebration of local and international brewing heritage featuring entertainment for the whole family, food, music, rugby and of course BEER!! There will be plenty of sampling, home brewing demonstrations, blind tastings, beer judging competitions and for the first time experts to guide you on a beer tour.


Body Worlds Exhibition

When:                  until the 31 January 2013

Times:                   Tickets sold at 2 hour intervals from 9am with last tickets sold at 7pm  

Where:                 V&A Waterfront (2.5km’s from the Grand Daddy Hotel)

Cost:                      Adults R140, children (6-17yrs) R90 per ticket


Body Worlds & the Cycle of Life Exhibition shows the complexity, resilience and vulnerability of the human body through anatomical studies of the body in distress, disease and optimal health. It includes more than 200 plastinates — specimens preserved through ‘plastination’, which is a process of preserving human tissue invented in 1977 by Dr von Hagens.


Kirstenbosch summer concerts

When:                  Sunday 25th

Performer:         Daniel Bedingfield

Times:                   gates open at 4pm and concert starts at 5h30pm  

Where:                 Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (12 km’s from the Grand Daddy Hotel)

Cost:                      Adults R110 per ticket, youth (6-21yrs) R80


Visiting from the UK this BRIT award winner with two S.A. #1 singles and 4 million in album sales from 2001 to 2004 will be performing at arguably the world’s most beautiful music venue. Seated on a green sloping lawn cradled by mountains and looking over the suburbs of Cape Town the  Kirstenbosch summer concerts are a must see while in Cape Town.

You can take a picnic so remember to ask reception about the delicious picnics that the L’Apero kitchen can put together for you. Picnics must be ordered the day before.

Tickets to all the events above can be bought on


Coastal Kyaks

When:                  every day depending on the weather

Times:                   2 hour tours  

Where:                 Three Anchor Bay (3.5 km’s from the Grand Daddy Hotel)

Cost:                      R275 per person


See Cape Town’s beautiful coastline from a different view out on the water in a stable double touring Kyak. Coastal Kyaks takes you on a 3-5 km journey south towards Clifton Beach where you can expect to see gorgeous views of Table Mountain, Lions Head and the 12 Apostles as well as lots of bird life and the occasional dolphin, seal or even whales if the season is right.

No experience is necessary


For more information on these or any other activities or entertainment you would like to see or do while in Cape Town, our fabulous front desk team is on hand to help.

You can email them on

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