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Summer is a golden time in Cape Town and there are so many ways to make the most of the beautiful weather. I have put together a few of my favourite ways to spend a summer’s weekend in my city. Here’s to soaking up the sun.

1. Kick off with a Parkrun

We love to start our Saturdays with a 5km run. The Parkrun is a lot of fun, and running as part of a crowd always helps to boost motivation when you need it.

I prefer to give my skin a quick cleanse before my run. I’ll use a cleansing water like the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Micellar Water (R99,95 for 200ml) to wipe off any oil and sweat from the night, and then follow with sunscreen.

2. Breakfast at the Oranjezicht City Farm Market

The Oranjezicht City Farm Market takes place every Saturday morning at Granger Bay. You can find the most incredible fresh produce, all organic and locally grown, along with food stalls serving up everything from Vietnamese street food and Mediterranean falafel wraps to superfood smoothies and juices.

We’ll shop up all our groceries for the week here and grab a bite to eat before heading home to take a shower.

During the summer months I like to cleanse with something light and refreshing like the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser (R99,95 for 200ml), which has a beautiful fresh scent and gentle foaming action that cleanses without stripping your skin.

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3. Lunch in the winelands

I grew up in the winelands so I love heading back there for lunch and some wine tasting. One of my favourites spots is Babylonstoren. Stroll through the large gardens and feast of fresh produce straight from the farm at one of their restaurants.

4. Pausing by the beach

Cape Town has some of the most beautiful beaches. I find that Clifton and Camps Bay can become a little crowded so I like to escape to Big Bay at Bloubergstrand, with lovely little nooks between the rocks to splash around and epic views of Table Mountain and Robben Island.

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5. Sundown on the mountain

The best thing about living in Cape Town is being able to spend time in nature. Going for a quick hike up Table Mountain or Lion’s Head provides an easy escape from the hustle of the city. The more popular routes can get a lot of traffic so if you want a bit more seclusion, try the Pipe Track. This easy route runs all along the side of Table Mountain with incredible sweeping views of Camps Bay.

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How do you like to spend your summer in the city? Share it in the comments section below, I would love to hear from you.

This post has been sponsored by Neutrogena


I am a lifestyle blogger from Cape Town trying to find the best ways to spend my time, take care of my body and express myself. I am slightly obsessed with fragrances, sneakers, Jamie Oliver and Masterchef Australia. Oh, and I probably drink way too much wine.

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  1. Celeste Booysen Reply

    So much love for this post Liezel. You made me realize again how grateful I am to live in this beautiful city. Also Neutrogena now on my shopping list.

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