The Galileo Open Air Cinema
Hosted at various venues around Cape Town and the winelands, the Galileo brings guests a magical movie experience of cinematic delights, tantalizing treats, and breath-taking scenery under a canopy of stars. Go to www.thegalileo.co.za/movies-program/ to view November’s movie schedule.
When: 17th October 2018 to April 2019; Weekdays, 18:00 | Saturdays 17:00 | Sundays 16:00
Where: Various venues around the Cape and its winelands
Tickets: R89 to R175 | Couples R320, available from the website
Contact: 071 471 8728 or email@example.com
Over the years, Franschhoek has established itself as one of the country’s premier art destinations with its numerous art galleries and resident artists. Several of the valley’s wine farms are, in themselves, veritable art museums, such as Grande Provence and La Motte. The annual Art Franschhoek festival invites visitors to experience a month of artworks and exhibitions in this scenic and historic town. The full schedule can be found on the event’s official website.
Table Mountain Cableway Sunset Special
This summer, locals can enjoy a thrilling (return) cable car ride and a spectacular sunset experience on the top of the iconic Table Mountain for half the standard price after 18:00. Soak up a 360-degree view of the city and peninsula and watch as the sun sinks behind the Atlantic Ocean.
When: 1st November to 19th December 2018 | 3rd January to 28th February 2019
Where: Table Mountain Cable Car Station
Tickets: R145 per adult | R72.50 per child
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 021 424 0015
Windhoek Oktoberfest 2018
Namibian Breweries host the fourth ever truly authentic Munich style Oktoberfest, which runs over two days at Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville. This Oktoberfest celebration delivers a perfect combination of great German food, traditional games, and activities, while Die Kirchdorfer Oktoberfest band will again be flown in from Munich for a performance! FestBier has been specially brewed by Namibia Breweries according to the German purity law, the Reinheitsgebot of 1516, ensuring a truly unique Oktoberfest event.
When: 2nd to 3rd November 2018
Where: Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Road, Durbanville
Tickets: Early bird R150 | R195 at the gate | VIP R395 | U17s R120 | U12s free, available from www.quicket.co.za
Contact: email@example.com, 061 004 7410
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Paul René Splash of Pink
Arrive in style with a splash of pink and indulge in the beauty, simplicity, and elegance of the Paul Rene’ Bubbly Festival. Experience the heart and soul of authentic hand-crafted Paul René Brut and Brut Rosé and be spoiled with luxury country hospitality. Food, live music and a range of other fun-filled activities (for all ages) will make for a brilliant day out in the Robertson winelands.
Cintron Pink Polo @ Val De Vie Estate
Cintron Pink Polo, presented by Vodacom, returns on 3rd November 2018 to Val de Vie Estate for its 9th consecutive celebration. The event pays tribute to survivors of breast cancer and serves as a platform to raise awareness for a disease that is most prevalent in women, but also affects a high number of men. The event is a highlight on the Western Cape’s social calendar where guests enjoy a day out in the picturesque Winelands filled with all things pink and polo-inspired. No U18’s allowed.
When: 3rd November 2018
Where: Val De Vie Estate, R301, Jan van Riebeeck Drive, Paarl
Tickets: R120 to R1750, available from www.computicket.com
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 021 863 6100
FoodEx Cape Town 2018
FoodEx Cape Town is here! Experience a showcase of South Africa’s finest, where both traders and the public can see, taste, and buy food products. Bring the whole family for a day of live music, entertainment, refreshments, competitions, and, of course, delicious food. Learn about the industry and sample and take home some of the country’s best Proudly South African foods!
When: 3rd November 2018
Where: Sun Exhibits, GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood
Tickets: R25 | VIP R75 | U16s free
Contact: email@example.com, 078 189 1128
Constantia Gift Fair
Get a year’s worth of birthday and Christmas gifts done and dusted at the charming and inspirational Constantia Gift Fair. With a kaleidoscopic assortment of innovative products, beautiful fashion items, home and garden accessories, and delicious and exotic food-gifts, this lifestyle event is guaranteed to give you a formidable gift-giving reputation.
Tuning the Vine, November Installment
It’s time to come out of hibernation and step into summer sipping mode! Cape Town’s favourite #InnerCityWineRoute adventure, Tuning the Vine, is back for its summer season. Gather your mates, collect your map and make your way from venue to venue, sipping on the fruits of some of the Cape’s top wineries. Tuning the Vine’s summer stops include; 91 Loop Boutique Hostel, Arcade, Craft Burger Bar, Burger & Lobster, Cabron Taco Bar, Charango, HQ, Mink & Trout, Roast & Co, The Station on Bree, Sotano and No.89.
When: 7th November 2018
Where: Various venues in Bree Street and surrounds, CBD
Tickets: Early bird R180 | General ticket R200 | At the door R220. Tickets available from www.quicket.co.za
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 083 357 4069
Spier’s Comedy in the Vines with Rob van Vuuren
This summer put your feet up on the Werf lawn at Spier, with wine in hand and a picnic basket under the stars – and enjoy an hour-long comedy show presented by one of South Africa’s most acclaimed comedians, Rob van Vuuren. His work in film and television (including as co-host of SA’s Got Talent and The Most Amazing Show) has made him a household name in South Africa. In 2011, van Vuuren won the inaugural Comics Choice Breakthrough Act Award for his work as a stand-up comedian.
When: 10th November 2018
Where: Spier Farm Kitchen, R310 Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch
Tickets: R200 per adult | get a seasonal picnic basket for two and a bottle of Spier Signature wine for an additional R580.
Contact: 021 809 1100
Calum Scott: Only Human Tour
Platinum selling singer/songwriter and Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Calum Scott has announced the South African dates for his Only Human Tour, performing live in Cape Town on November 10th. Scott’s heartwarming appearance on Britain’s Got Talent in 2015 shot him to instant global stardom, and when he officially released his audition song “Dancing On My Own” as the lead single from his debut album. The singer’s ability to consistently build on his gift for poignant, emotionally charged performances is a sure sign of the lasting impact the Englishman will continue to have on all who hear his voice.
When: 10th November 2018
Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, CBD, Cape Town
Tickets: R495 (plus R15 service fee to book through www.nutickets.co.za)
Cheese and Wine Fair, Life Grand Café
Cheese, wine, and Cape Town summer: what better cause for celebration could there be? Head on down to the Life Grand Cafe at the scenic V&A Waterfront for an epic wine and cheese fair. Munch your way through delicious, artisanal cheeses and sample wines from local producers against a sunset soundtrack courtesy of DJ Rene The Frenchman and DJ Marco V.
When: 10th November 2018
Where: Life Grand Cafe, 2 Pierhead Rd, V&A Waterfront
Tickets: R220, available from www.quicket.co.za
Contact: email@example.com, 021 205 1902
Il Divo World Tour
The international super group, Il Divo, will include South Africa as part of their worldwide concert tour to celebrate their 15th anniversary. Il Divo became world famous in 2003 after Simon Cowell of the popular reality talent show, X Factor, sought after four unique singers to bring a fresh sound to the world stage. The band has already sold more than 30 million albums and received 160 Gold and Platinum awards in 33 countries.
When: 13th November 2018
Where: GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood
Tickets: R390 to R795, available from www.computicket.com
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 021 505 7777
Brian McFadden: Soul Jam Tour
Catch Brian McFadden live in South Africa for the first time! With 12 UK number one singles, Westlife is one of the world’s most successful boy bands. And with hits like “Real to Me” and “Almost Here”, former band member Brian McFadden’s solo career enjoys similar success. This November, his “Brian MacFadden – Soul Jam” world tour is heading to SA for select intimate performances. The show is a tribute to Otis Redding and other legends of soul and will also feature some of Westlife’s greatest hits.
When: 17th and 18th November 2018
Where: Spier Amphitheatre, Spier Wine Estate, R310, Lynedoch Road, Stellenbosch
Tickets: R495, available from www.webtickets.co.za
Contact: email@example.com, 021 809 1100
Toy Run Cape Town 2018
The Toy Run may be South Africa’s largest motorcycle ride, but the main drive of this annual event is to amass donations of toys, gifts, and funds, which it then gives to needy children in homes, orphanages, and hospitals around the Western Cape. Participation in the motorcycle ride from GrandWest and Grand Parade, as well as access to the donation area at the end venue, Killarney International Raceway is free. Access to the main event arena at Killarney, where the main celebrations are held is R30pp with kids under 12 free, featuring stand-up comedy, live music, a motorcycle showcase, and stalls selling food, beverages, and wares.
The Dessert Expo
It really doesn’t get any sweeter than this! Whether you’re a sweet tooth or it’s your profession to whip up delicious desserts, The Dessert Expo has something for everyone. With several dozen of the SA’s elite pastry professionals, bakeries, local restaurants, caterers, confectioners, chocolatiers, ice cream shops, frozen dessert makers, and boutique dessert companies, all under one roof, you are in for a real treat! The expo will be interactive, educational and entertaining and the ultimate experiential live event for ALL dessert lovers.
When: 23rd to 25th November 2018
Where: Cape Town Stadium, Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point
Tickets: R120 | U13s R60 | U6s R30 | Pensioners R60, available from www.quicket.co.za
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0721284176
Prosecco Weekend at Idiom Wine Estate
For a day spent celebrating fruity and fun Prosecco, head to Idiom Wine Estate on the 24th and/or 25th November. A bubbly brunch will be served (10:00 to 12:00) in the restaurant, followed by a tutored tasting of different Proseccos presented by producers from the Veneto and Friuli regions. Learn about how Prosecco is made and listen to intriguing stories about this sparkling Italian wine’s worldwide success. Then, from 14:00 to 18:00, Idiom will host an afternoon aperitivo session, featuring canapés and a walk-around tasting of all the Proseccos on offer.
When: 24th to 25th November 2018
Where: Idiom Wine Estate, Sir Lowrys Pass, Knorhoek Estate entrance, Sir Lowry’s Pass
Tickets: R250 for the bubbly brunch, tutored tasting, OR afternoon aperitivo session | R600 for a full-day pass, available directly from Idiom or via www.webtickets.co.za
Contact: 021 858 1088
Mango Groove at Kirstenbosch
Award-winning Afropop band Mango Groove perform live as part of the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts, a beloved weekend activity for locals and tourists alike. Bring a picnic basket and blanket (camping chairs not allowed) and sprawl out on the expansive lawn in front of the stage to enjoy this spectacular Proudly South African music act.
When: 25th November 2018
Where: Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Rhodes Ave, Newlands, Cape Town
Tickets: R150 to R190, available from www.webtickets.co.za
Contact: email@example.com, 021 799 8783
The Cape Town Festival of Beer
The Cape Town Festival of Beer once again takes place at the end of November 2018. This annual event is hosted at Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point. In its 9th year, the Festival delivers the ultimate beer experience and is the largest festival of commercially available beer in the southern hemisphere.
It’s the perfect event for those wanting a fun day out, a tasting experience or a food overload. For the beer lovers, the beer aficionados and the newbies, the range of cider and beers available is unparalleled in South Africa. Along with the promise of an exceptional selection of beer and cider, there is also live music and kids’ entertainment throughout the weekend. Perfect for the whole family!
When: 30th November to 2nd December 2018
Where: Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Green Point
Tickets: Friday R120 p/p, Saturday R150, Sunday R100, available from www.webtickets.co.za