The Trolley Dollies Present Three Blind Mice
Gate69’s The Trolley Dollies™ kick off their summer season in the faux-fur animal Queendom with the Three Blind Mice. For the third instalment of their annual adult pantomime series, the show includes stand-up comedy, costumes, wigs, props, and fabulous eyewear to show off. A ticket to the event includes a tasty gourmet tapas offering.
When: 4 October – 21 December 2019
Cost: R520 to R599
Where: Gate69, 87 Bree Street, Cape Town
Kamers/MAKERS pop-up Stellenbosch market
After a successful autumn run in Cape Town and Johannesburg, the KAMERS/Makers pop-up market returns to Stellenbosch, featuring more than 190 handpicked, original artisans with appearances from celebrity chefs Johnny Hamman and Marius Uys in the new Hamm & Uys eatery on location.
When: 29 October – 3 November 2019
Cost: R70 | R100 at entrance | R130 multiple entry ticket | R70 for students and pensioners | Free for under 18’s
Where: Blaauwklippen Vineyards, Strand Road, Stellenbosch
Table Mountain Sunset Special
Experience an African sunset from the top of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain, one of the world’s New7Wonders of Nature, for half price until 29 February 2020. Special only for South African locals with a valid ID card.
When: 1 November 2019 – 29 February 2020
Cost: R180 for adults, R90 for kids 4-17
Where: Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Tafelberg Road, Gardens
International Tequila Festival
The first of its kind, the International Tequila Festival brings mescal, Mexican food and tequila master classes to Cape Town. Twelve bands and DJs, some of Cape Town’s finest food trucks, cocktail bars and tequila experts will be dotted across the venue, spreading the spirit of fiesta around Cape Town.
When: 1 – 3 November 2019
Cost: R150 – R235 per day, including tasting glass and 8 tequila tasting vouchers | R399 for a three-day pass, including tasting glass and 24 tequila tasting vouchers | R1,500 – R9,000 for VIP
Where: Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Green Point
Paul Rene Bubbly Festival
From live music, craft gin, and garden picnics to lawn games, fresh oysters, and delicious handcrafted bubbly, the annual Paul Rene Bubbly Festival is a celebration of all things delicious and effervescently fun!
When: 2 November 2019
Cost: R285 per adult | kids free
Where: Wonderfontein Farm, Robertson
Wild Shots Wildlife Photography Symposium
Founded in 2012, Wild Shots is South Africa’s premier annual wildlife photography conference that provides the first centralised event for amateurs and professionals to learn from and be inspired by the best in the business. The one-day event is very much about storytelling and inspiration, with an underlying conservation ethos – rather than a technical conference per se. The event has been running now for 5 years.
When: 2 November 2019
Cost: R950 | R750 for students and pensioners
Where: NedBank/BOE Auditorium, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Diemersfontein Pinotage on Tap: November Edition
Pinotage On Tap started 15 years ago as a simple little party on Diemersfontein Wines in honour of their fabulous (and famous) Coffee Chocolate Pinotage. Today, the Pinotage On Tap festival has grown enormously, taking place in four locations across the country, and has been awarded the “Best Wine Event in the World” by Drinks International.
When: 2 November 2019
Cost: R295 (includes a wine glass, bottomless Pinotage, and a welcome gift)
Where: St. Fort Guest House, Clarens
Big 5 Comedy Show
For one night only, the titans of South African stand-up comedy – John Vlismas, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Tats Nkonzo, Jason Goliath, and Stuart Taylor – will be raising the roof with their wildly hilarious show against a soundtrack of beats provided by DJ Ready D.
When: 2 November 2019
Cost: R180 – R350 (Computicket.com)
Where: GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World
Web: Buy tickets here
Constantia Gift Fair
With a cornucopia of beautiful and innovative home, garden, fashion, food, and beauty products, the inspiring Constantia Gift Fair is the perfect opportunity to get a year’s worth of gifts done and dusted in a day.
When: 6 – 10 November 2019
Cost: R30 per adult | kids free
Where: SARDA, Brommersvlei Road, Constantia
Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival
The Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival draws focus to Africa and conservation in an expanded line-up of ocean-conscious events that include the Artboard Project, Clifton Beach Screening, Slide Night, Film Festival, and Blue Ocean Master Class. The festival features talented South African creative and scientific minds, who use the ocean as their muse to advocate change.
When: 9 November – 9 December 2019
Cost: Free to R120
Where: Various locations in Cape Town, including Clifton 4th, Labia Theatre, and Jack Black Taproom
Stellenberg Gardens Open Day
The internationally acclaimed Stellenberg Gardens will again host their open gardens on 9th and 10th November 2019 with all proceeds going to the St Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children. Set in the heart of Kenilworth, the historic five-acre gardens surround an eighteenth-century manor house that is said to be one of the most beautiful in the Cape Peninsula.
When: 9 – 10 November 2019
Cost: R50 (entry) | R30 (garden tea) | Free (children 0 – 12 years). Please note that payment is by cash or Zapper only.
Where: Stellenberg Gardens, 30 Oak Avenue, Kenilworth
The Cape Town Colour Run 2019
The Colour Run was founded in March 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”. Now the single largest event series in the world, featuring a lot of messy, colourful pain, The Colour Run now hosts events in over 200 cities and 40 countries every year.
When: 10 November 2019
Cost: R50 – R300
Where: Sea Point Promenade, Sea Point
Stellenbosch Street Soirées: November Edition
Toast with the locals when the ever-popular Stellenbosch Street Soirees return to the streets of the City of Oaks for some festive feasting, wine tasting, live music entertainment, and laidback mingling with fellow food and wine lovers. Celebrate Stellies’ vibrant street culture, enviable lifestyle, and cosmopolitan charm all blended with cool tunes, sizzling street food, and superb wines.
When: 13 November and 27 November 2019
Where: Drostdy Street, Stellenbosch
Liefde by die Dam
Liefde By Die Dam is back! Join for another unforgettable day at Meerendal Wine Estate. Liefde By Die Dam, named after Valiant Swart’s famous hit song with the same name, showcases the best in local music. This is the perfect day out for all ages with a diverse line-up of acts, delicious food traders, a fully stocked bar, and non-stop entertainment!
When: 16 November 2019
Cost: R75 – R695
Where: Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Road, Durbanville
Bubbles and Bublé at Benguela Cove
“Bubbles and Bublé” invites all MCC lovers to Benguela Cove to indulge in the sultry notes of swing and jazz as made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Michael Bublé. Continuing on last year’s success of the Cuvee58 NV MCC, the estate will focus more on their traditional Cap Classique, Joie De Vivre, which it pairs with plenty of music, delicious food, and fun and games.
When: 16 November 2019
Where: Benguela Cove, R43 Bot River Lagoon Walker Bay, Hermanus
Galileo Open Air Theatre
Hosted by a constellation of venues around Cape Town and the winelands, the Galileo Open Air Theatre is a summertime favourite featuring classic movies, thrilling blockbusters, food, and wine under a canopy of stars.
When: Tuesdays to Sundays until April 2020
Cost: R109 – R360 (Webtickets.co.za) | R130+ at the door
Where: Various venues (thegalileo.co.za/venues)
Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts
The Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts are back! Bring a picnic basket and blanket (camping chairs not allowed) and sprawl out on the lawns in front of the stage to enjoy some spectacular local and international music acts.
When: Every Sunday, 18 November 2019 – 31 March 2020
Cost: Various (Webtickets.co.za)
Where: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Web: www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch/ | facebook.com/KirstenboschSummerSunsetConcerts
Whitney Houston Tribute: The Greatest Love of All
For the first time in South Africa, “The Greatest Love of All” is performed with a full orchestra in as a critically acclaimed tribute concert to Whitney Houston. Belinda Davids, RiSA chart-topping artist who’s performed alongside the likes of Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, and Monica, stars in this performance, accompanied by a live orchestra, backing vocalists, dancers, and theatrical effects.
When: 20 November to 1 December 2019
Cost: R300 to R390
Where: Artscape Theatre, D.F. Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town
Blanko Supper Club
Experience the art of food and wine pairing with Blanko Restaurant’s monthly Supper Club. Located at the Alphen Boutique Hotel in Constantia, expect an exceptional three-course dinner paired with sought-after local wines for only R395 per person.
When: 28 November 2019
Where: Blanko Restaurant, Alphen Boutique Hotel, Constantia
Cape Town Festival of Beer
Expect 200 different beers from more than 60 local and international breweries, as well as food stalls, live music, and live rugby on big screens at the 10th annual Cape Town Festival of Beer. There will even be limited-edition beers brewed especially for the event!
When: 29 November – 1 December 2019
Cost: R99 – R150 | Free for children under 12 years
Where: Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Stephan Way, Green Point
The Grand White Spring Picnic 2019
Spend an extraordinary afternoon and evening together with friends and family at the prestigious Grand White Spring Picnic, which celebrates the arrival of spring with an impressive entertainment program. During the course of the day, guests can enjoy each other’s company, as well as delicious food, live music, speeches, comedy, and much more.
When: 30 November 2019
Cost: R200 – R650
Where: William Herbert Sports Ground, Rosmead Avenue, Cape Town