We’re now a few weeks into 2016 and at that awkward stage of not knowing whether or not we should still be wishing people a ‘Happy New Year’. Well, the answer is ‘not’. It’s almost February, people! It’s time to get with the program, finally start those New Year’s resolutions and begin planning the rest of your year. Lucky for you, we’ve already done all the legwork and have put together a little list of the Grand Daddy’s personal favourite happenings to look forward to in and around Cape Town, while staying at the best boutique hotel in town!
The Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market – 31 January 2016 (and the last Sunday of every month thereafter)
For those of you who have been living under a rock, know this: a visit to the 25 year old Kirstenbosch Craft and Food Market is an absolute must! Set in the historic Stone Cottage grounds on the Kirstenbosch Estate, it’s perfect for a relaxed Sunday shopping browse, in one of the most beautiful settings in Cape Town.
Address: Stone Cottage Grounds. Corner Kirstenbosch and Rhodes Drives, Newlands
First Thursdays at The Grand Daddy – 4 February 2016
Come and get your monthly dose of culture at our ever-popular “First Thursdays” including exhibitions of works by Cape Town ceramicist John Bauer and local fine artist, Kim Mobey.
Address: The Granddaddy Hotel 38 Long Street, Cape Town
Time: Starts at 7pm
The Stellenbosch Wine Festival – 5 -7 February 2016
Because who in the world doesn’t love wine?! Savour the Stellenbosch lifestyle during this three-day festival showcasing hundreds of wines from Stellenbosch’s Wine Routes’ members, ranging from award-winning producers to small boutique wineries.
Address: Coetzenburg Sports Grounds
Time: Friday from 3pm-9pm, Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm.
Image credit: Stellenbosch Wine Festival
Valentines’ Day at the Grand Daddy – 14 February 2016
Pucker up and treat your loved one to a special evening at the Grand Daddy this Valentines’ Day. Snuggle up and watch ‘Notting Hill’ in the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema before enjoying a romantic night in one of our Superior Rooms.
Address: The Granddaddy Hotel, 38 Long Street, Cape Town
Time: Starts at 7pm
Sunfoil Cape Town Big Walk – 28 February 2016
Donne those walking shoes and get ready for Cape Town’s biggest walking event! Starting at Greenpoint Stadium and making its way along the Sea Point promenade and finishing at the Greenpoint Track, this walk offers two options: the 10km route and the 5km route.
Address: Starts at Greenpoint Urban Park
The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts – Every Sunday
Taking place every Sunday until 3 April, this ever-popular outdoor live music series is the perfect place for a chilled Sunday afternoon picnic.
Address: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands
Image credit: Cape Town My Love
Of course, we saved the best for last: The whole month of February is cocktail month and Daddy’s rooftop boys are just waiting to prepare our funky and tasty cocktails for you! Our Skybar is open every day from 12 noon to 8.30pm. Be there or be square.