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Christmas in Cape Town

By Jessica, USA, December 2012

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Christmas conjures up images of snowflakes, warm drinks, and bundling up against the cold – unless, of course, you’re in the Southern Hemisphere. If you want your Christmas cheer to come right in the middle of summer, then Cape Town is a great place to be. Of course, South Africans still celebrate Christmas with many familiar traditions – they just get to do that while they’re barefoot on the beach.

Christmas in Cape Town is a public holiday, so most things will be closed – including many restaurants and shops. The big holiday feast is typically eaten at home with family, so if you’re visiting you’ll need to plan ahead and scout out a restaurant that will be open.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our South Africa Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in South Africa.

Photo courtesy of Derek Keats via Flickr.

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