3 things to do in Cape Town to beat the loadshedding blues

Beat the loadshedding blues with a stroll in the Company’s Garden, a meander through the Iziko Planetarium and a romantic dinner with cocktails for two. Also read: The ultimate guide to exploring museums in Cape Town Receiving notification that you’re 55 minutes away from no access to electricity means you can’t sit back, unwind and relax at home after a... Read more → The post 3 things to do in Cape Town to beat the loadshedding blues appeared first on CapeTown ETC.

3 things to do in Cape Town to beat the loadshedding blues

Beat the loadshedding blues with a stroll in the Company’s Garden, a meander through the Iziko Planetarium and a romantic dinner with cocktails for two.


Also read: The ultimate guide to exploring museums in Cape Town


Receiving notification that you’re 55 minutes away from no access to electricity means you can’t sit back, unwind and relax at home after a long day. Here are three relaxing experiences, as well as drink and dinner specials, to help you get through the dreaded “sheds”.

1. Unwind with a stroll through the Company’s Garden

Situated in the heart of Cape Town, this botanical garden is surrounded by other interesting attractions, including historical buildings, museums, and The Planetarium.

Did you know that Company’s Garden has the oldest cultivated pear tree in South Africa and a rose garden that was established in 1929?

After a long day at work, it is the perfect place to take a stroll.

2. Marvel at the wonders of the universe at The Planetarium

The Iziko Planetarium, just a few steps away from the Company’s Garden, is a celestial theatre, considered the most technologically advanced digital full-dome theatre and research facility on the African Continent.

No matter what the weather is like outside, the sky at the planetarium is always clear, which makes for an amazing audio-visual experience.

3. Refresh yourself with a delicious cocktail

The Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott, also located in the heart of Cape Town, keeps the lights on during loadshedding so you can enjoy drinks and dinner.

Pop around any day of the week and enjoy the hotel’s signature red wine slushy. It’s a delicious and refreshing drink, and it is available all day, every day.

On Mondays, the ultra-chic hotel offers a steak night for two. The special includes two succulent and delicious sirloin steaks, crispy potato wedges, and a sauce of your choice. Plus, you and your partner also get to enjoy a glass of red or white wine from the hotel’s selected wine collection.

All this is for only R250 and is available every Monday between 6pm and 10pm. Reservations are essential, so be sure to call the hotel to make your booking.

Dinner and drinks special: 

  • Location: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! | 64 New Church Street, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town.
  • Hours: Monday from 6pm to 10pm
  • Reservations: 021 488 2555

Also read: 

The popular Cape Town Summer Market at the Company’s Garden is back!

Picture: Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Cape Town / Facebook

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