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The Mother City is known worldwide for its beautiful greenery, beaches and the plethora of outdoor activities we offer here in Cape Town. But when it’s wet and cold outside, a hike on Table Mountain or a trip to Camps Bay just doesn’t seem as appetizing as it used to.

So when the weather isn’t playing the game, here are 5 indoor activities to try that will rekindle your appetite for Cape Town treasures:

Warm up your feet at the Rollercade

Cape Town’s first indoor roller-skating arena is the place to be if you’re yearning for the 80s, looking for something fun for the whole family, or just need something to warm your feet up for a while. as you dance to the music and glide along with the crowd.

If you don’t like skating, there’s even a space to relax with arcade games and billiard boards.

“for the most fun on eight wheels, let’s roller skate!”

Photo: @rollercadeza / Instagram
  • Location: Battery Park Parking Lot, Alfred Street, Waterfront
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Bring out your inner detective at HintHunt

Choose a theme, have your phone removed and locked in a guarded room where you and your partners must solve the puzzles, decode the riddles and unravel the clues to solve the mystery before the 60 minute timer goes off to to escape the room.

Sounds as exciting as abseiling down the mountain, doesn’t it?

And if you don’t fancy getting out of bed today, you can enjoy the thrill and adventure of solving puzzles and unraveling clues from the comfort of your own home with their range of puzzle games. online escape.

Photo: HintHunt/Facebook
  • Location: Watershed, 17 Dock Road, Waterfront
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Pamper yourself at Mount Nelson’s Librisa Spa

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a journey of soulful splendor at one of Cape Town’s most lavish spas. There’s nothing like a good day of treatments to warm your soul, rejuvenate your body and soothe your tired mind.

And guess what, you’re in luck. Labrisa Spa is currently running an August special for a 60-minute Swedish massage and afternoon tea including the most delectable delicacies such as milk tart and Cape Malay koesisters for R1250 per person .

Photo: @belmondmountnelson/Instagram
  • Location: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, 76 Orange Street, Gardens
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Get your ninja at Total Ninja Cape Town

If it’s endorphins you’re looking for, then Africa’s largest indoor inflatable and obstacle park is the place to be. With a range of ninja lessons suitable for children under five to adults of all ages, it’s sure to be a fun and adrenaline-packed day out for all the family.

And to give you an authentic ninja experience, they even have headbands, sweatbands, gloves, and socks to help you feel and look the part as you take on the Ninja Challenge.

Can you beat the wall to become one of Cape Town’s official Total Ninjas?

Photo: @totalninjabrp/Instagram
  • Location: South Park Entrance, Black River Park, The Warehouse, 2 Fir Street, Observatory
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Catch a movie at the Labia Theater

Nothing beats popcorn, Coca-Cola in a glass bottle and a healthy movie accompanied by the patter of raindrops against the ceiling. South Africa’s oldest independent art repertoire cinema, with its old fashioned atmosphere and warm atmosphere, will offer you all of this and more.

Showcasing the best in alternative, independent, foreign and off-the-grid cinema, the Labia Theater will make you fall in love with the arts. But don’t worry, they also show mainstream movies for those who are a little less artistically inclined.

You can even purchase tickets for dinner and a movie for two, making this an ideal date for any hopeless romantics.

Photo: @capetownmag/Instagram

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