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Get summer living with these activities ideal for you and your friends

There’s nothing like summer living. Late sunsets, impressive cocktail menus and beach days are filling up your calendar. Here are a few things you and the women in your life can enjoy to maximise that summer feeling.

Karaoke and cocktails

Singing karaoke is something most people can only do with their best friends. Mainly because you can let loose and laugh with each other at your gang’s hilarious singing ability without shame. Manila Bar is great for karaoke with the ladies where you can select your special go-to song and even sing one together – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun springs to mind. Open from Tuesday to Thursday, R40 gets you in with a R20 drink voucher on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It’s a very popular event, so if you want a VIP karaoke session, make sure to book in advance.

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A rare quite moment at Dizzy’s. Photo: Mr Cape Town

Tuesday night means amateur Idols can flock to Dizzy’s. After a beach day in Camps Bay, head to Dizzy’s afterwards and grab the mic for a karaoke evening, which also has various drinks specials, if you need a splash of Dutch courage.

  • Manila Bar

161 Longmarket St, Cape Town

021 424 9789

  • Dizzy’s

41 The Drive, Camps Bay

021 438 2686

MCC tastings and beauty treatments

JC Le Roux is known for its sparkling wines that are the stars of dinner parties, birthdays and anniversaries. The House of JC Le Roux offers several tantalising tastings, including sweet and savoury pairings. We recommend the Nougat Experience, where you get to taste five JC Le Roux MCCs paired with different nougats for R90 p/p. Those with nut allergies can indulge in the Deluxe Pairing for R80 p/p. This involves tasting five JC Le Roux MCCs paired with delicious confectionery, like shortbread and fudge.

JC Le roux

Nougat, fudge and bubbly. Is this heaven?

Spa treatments

Before or after your tastings, visit one of Stellenbosch’s classically beautiful estates for a group beauty treatment. The “Dr Fish” nibble pedicure at Lanzerac Estate is raved about by those who have tried it and there are other treatments if that’s not to your taste, including a Chardonnay grape mask.

Revive, the spa found on the Devonvale Estate, is set amongst the picturesque hills of Stellenbosch that give you inspiring views of Simonsberg and Helshoogte. You can all utterly relax with pampering treatments including facials, body exfoliation and massages.

Both spas are found on prestigious wine estates which also include hotel accommodation, wine tastings and restaurants for a ladies lunch.

  • JC Le Roux

Devon Valley Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600

Tasting Room:

021 865 8200

  • Lanzerac

No. 1 Lanzerac Road


021 887 1132

  • Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate

Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch, South Africa

021 888 4736

Scenic ocean cruises and sushi

Summer in Cape Town offers more than just brunches and lazing on the white sand. Soak up the world famous views of Camps Bay and Clifton with a sunset cruise over the Atlantic. With the weather perfect for nautical adventures and champagne by sunset rays, you can enjoy an exciting cruise with friends, filled with picture perfect moments. Choose to enjoy dinner on the boat or opt for sushi afterwards at any one of the sushi spots in and around the Waterfront, including Willoughby’s, Beluga and Sevruga.

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Instead of wondering what to do this summer, you and your friends now have weekends or after-work entertainment scheduled successfully.

Cover image credit: Cape Town Daily Photo

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