Considered by many to be the most beautiful time of the year, May’s temperate climate affords visitors the best experience of Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard. No longer buffeted by summer winds, there is ample opportunity to explore various events going on around the city.

For the best views around, hop on to Cape Town’s famous red double-decker sightseeing bus for relaxed drive around the peninsula. For those with a serious case of wanderlust, why not take a ride on the wild side on a Harley Davidson motorcycle with Cape Town Bike Travel. Chauffeur optional.

Appreciate the arts with Theatre on the Bay’s latest production – Offbeat Broadway 5 – directed by well-known comic actor Alan Committee. The musical runs until the 11th of May and is immediately followed by that infamous Scottish play. Macbeth is directed by Fred Abrahamse and runs from the 15th of May until the 1st of June 2019.

A mere 1.5 hours from The Marly hotel, The Franschhoek Literary Festival is an attraction for bibliophiles everywhere. Take the day to explore this picturesque town, perhaps stopping off at Anthonij Rupert Wines for their Shiraz and Charcuterie festival. The festival features 18 of the country’s top Shiraz-producing estates paired with a range of salamis, cured hams and sausages.

Coffee-lovers of all kinds will be pleased to know that a convention dedicated to their drink of choice will be held at Cape Town City Hall. Featuring a selection of local and global coffee culture, The Cape Town Coffee Festival will run from the 31st of May to the 2nd of June 2019.

Closer to home, guests can meet real-life Iron Man Conrad Hicks at his latest exhibition entitled Implement. Showcased at the Southern Guild gallery, the exhibition displays Conrad’s signature hand-forged metal furniture and sculpture. Implement runs from the 24th of May to the 17th July 2019.

While renovations at The Marly are still underway, guests of the boutique hotel can still take full advantage of its convenient location. Choose from Bilboa, Paranga, Zenzero, Umi or la Belle Bistro & Bakery for breakfast, lunch or dinner – with all eateries offering exclusive winter food specials from 13 May – 31 August 2019.