11 November 2011 by Roy Barford

Alternative entertainment for Cricket fans in Cape Town

The first Test between South Africa and Australia ended today, with South Africa needing just 2.5 days to beat Australia by 8 wickets at Newlands in Cape Town. In one of the most bizarre days of Test cricket ever, 23 wickets fell on day 2, accelerating the result.

Cricket fans who bought tickets for day 4 and 5 on Saturday and Sunday are pretty disappointed. Australian fans are even more disappointed, following their team’s shocking collapse on day 2, being bowled out for 47 in their second innings.

Cape Town is however not a bad place to have a free weekend…

Saturday is set to be dry, although not scorching. Beaches such as Clifton, Camps Bay, Muizenberg and Llandudno will all be fairly festive, so you could take the opportunity to catch a little sun.

If you haven’t been up Table Mountain (photo above courtesy of George M Goutas), why not use the free day to do so. You can either take the Cableway (R195 return for adults) or you can hike up via Platteklip Gorge, from the lower Cableway station.

There is a 60% chance of rain on Sunday, meaning indoor activities may be more appealing. The V&A Waterfront would be the most obvious establishment on such a day, given its range of shops, restaurants and bars. You could also visit the Two Oceans Aquarium, which is situated on the premises.

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