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September 2018

Helen Sebidi solo exhibition – Norval Foundation

1 September, 2018 - 24 January, 2019
Helen-Sebidi_-Horse-Spirit

Honouring the start of Heritage Month, Norval Foundation presents Batlhaping Ba Re! – a solo exhibition by Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi (born 1943, South Africa) featuring paintings, etching and a sculpture from a career spanning five decades. Launching on the 1stof September 2018 and running until the 24th of January 2019, the exhibition reflects on Sebidi’s continuous dedication to mythologies, ancestry and traditional value systems. Sebidi’s proclamation that, “our education tells us that the first true gods are spirit animals” invites us to think through…

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October 2018

Comedy in the Vines this summer at Spier

13 October 2018 - 29 December 2018
Spier-Comedy-in-the-Vines

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 three of South Africa’s leading comedians: Kurt Schoonraad – 13 October 2018: One of South Africa’s most instantly recognisable stand-up comedians, Schoonraad’s upbringing in Mitchell’s Plain, one of South Africa’s largest townships, was highly influential in developing his earthy sense of humour and comedic style. Schoonraad has hosted…

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November 2018

Wine & Macaron Experience at Idiom

1 November, 2018 - 28 February, 2019
Idiom Wine & Macaron

This summer at Idiom you can explore interesting and unusual wines through the prism of macarons, the dainty confection that shares an Italian heritage with the celebrated Helderberg winery which overlooks False Bay. It is not widely known that macarons have been produced in Venetian monasteries since the 8th century AD. Only during the Renaissance period, when Catherine de Medici of Florence married Henry ii and became Queen of France, did they become more famous when her personal team of…

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Table Mountain Cableway Sunset Special

1 November 2018 - 19 December 2018
Table Mountain Cableway sunset special valentines

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:…

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Oude Libertas Summer Season Festival

16 November, 2018 - 9 March, 2019
Oude-Libertas-Amphitheatre

The Oude Libertas Summer Season Festival has officially kicked off and features an enchanting line-up of local musicians and performers, including Zolani Mahola from Freshlyground, Afrikaans singer Laurika Rauch, Cape Town City Ballet’s Giselle, and maestro Richard Cock. For over 40 years, the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre has provided musicians and theatre productions with a popular performance venue with stunning views of the Stellenbosch mountains and vineyards. When: 16th November 2018 to 9th March 2019 Where: Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, Adam Tas…

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Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts 2018/2019

18 November, 2018 - 31 March, 2019
Kirstenbosch concerts

If you are looking for enthralling entertainment this summer season in Cape Town, don’t despair, the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts 2018/2019 returns on Sunday 18 November 2018 to Sunday 31 March 2019. The concert series which is hosted at a world heritage site, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, will undoubtedly be the highlight of Cape Town’s Sunday events. On Sunday afternoons, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden will be transformed to accommodate a stage for outdoor live music concerts. Well-loved local and international…

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Made in the Cape Artisan Market

30 November 2018 - 16 December 2018
Made in the Cape Artisan Market

With the festive season barrelling towards us at the rate of knots, now is the time to get in all of your Christmas shopping and stock up on novel ideas to make this year the most memorable one yet! Hosted on all floors inside Cavendish Square, the upcoming edition of the “Made in the Cape Artisan Market” will be Christmas-themed and feature a variety of stalls selling 100% locally handmade artisan gifts, décor items, and festive treats. Expect ceramic artists,…

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December 2018

Spier Light Art Festival 2018: Call for Proposals

8 December, 2018 - 30 January, 2019
Spier Festival of Light Art

Spier will be presenting its first Festival of Light Art from 8 December 2018 – 30 January 2019. Each night over this period, visitors will be able to experience light and sound artworks throughout the historic Stellenbosch farm. Entrance is free. The Festival of Light Art plays on the word light. Creatives – including designers, architects, light and sound artists – as well as students and institutions are invited to submit proposals for installations that will appear at the Festival.…

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Matilda the Musical at Artscape Theatre

9 December, 2018 - 13 January, 2019
Matilda Musical

Pieter Toerien and GWB Entertainment are delighted to announce the casting of the eagerly anticipated MATILDA THE MUSICAL. The multi-award winning stage adaptation of the much loved Roald Dahl classic was originally produced for the stage by the Royal Shakespeare Company. The first International Tour will commence in South Africa in October 2018. MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis…

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Shimmy Beach Club Splashes into the Summer Season with Goldfish Submerged

9 December, 2018 - 4 January, 2019
Goldfish Submerged Shimmy Beach

Shimmy Beach Club presents the 7th edition of Goldfish Submerged, Cape Town’s biggest summer residency. Following their sold-out international tour of Europe and the States, the hitmakers will resurface in Cape Town starting on Sunday, 09 December for the first of 6 shows, supported by a host of South Africa’s finest DJs and performing artists for the perfect celebration of summer. The electronic duo, David Poole and Dominic Peters, famed for No one has to know and Talk to Me,…

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Gabriëlskloof’s Favourite Things Market returns bigger, better & bolder

14 December 2018 - 16 December 2018
Gabriëlskloof’s Favourite Things Market

Overberg market offers prime time for festive season shopping with taste Make a festive diary note for your next country getaway, because you won't want to miss the new and improved Favourite Things Market at Gabriëlskloof. The all-round, fun-is-the-new-black, crowd-pleaser is back this year and preparing to be bigger, better and bolder on 14-16 December. Following a one-year hiatus, the Favourite Things Market will feature 45 hand-picked stalls stuffed with this season's must-have goodies. The focus has always been on…

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Dinner with the Gipsy Kings

14 December 2018 - 15 December 2018
Gipsy-Kings

Taking audiences back to the South of France with flamenco guitars, booming Spanish vocals, melding deep-heated rumba and salsa rhythms, the Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind Bamboléo, are coming to Cape Town this December. Grand Africa Cafe’ & Beach will be presenting an exclusive “Dinner and Dance with the Gipsy Kings”. Book your tickets now celebrate@grandafrica.com

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Darling Summer Beer Festival

15 December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Darling Summer Beer Festival

The annual Darling Summer Beer Festival is back and promises to kick off your December holidays in a truly memorable way – with ice-cold beer, live music, artisanal foods and so much more to enjoy with friends and family! Taking place for the third year running at the Darling Brew Tasteroom & Brewery in the small town of Darling in the Western Cape on Saturday 16 December, this much anticipated festival has rightfully carved a spot for itself on the…

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Groote Post Christmas Market

16 December 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Groote Post Christmas Market

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. Christmas is coming up, and what better way to infuse a little tradition and magic into the festive season than attending a delightful Christmas market. Visitors can expect ‘ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS’ at Groote Post’s December Market - with decorations and gifts galore, a Children’s Christmas Show, Father Christmas entertaining the children and more…. The Groote Post Christmas Market will be a perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of the shopping…

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Inverroche Summer Concerts in Stilbaai

17 December, 2018 - 4 January, 2019
Inverroche Summer Concerts

Inverroche, the pioneers of craft gin in South Africa, are set to make another pioneering move, this time in the world of South African music. Starting this December, Inverroche will host a series of summer concerts at their Stilbaai distillery featuring two great South African artists per show. At their newly-built outdoor concert area, Inverroche will be making every concert a “double” this summer. The first Summer Concert will take place on 17 December, with Prime Circle and Wonderboom setting…

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Ella Fitzgerald: a Century in Song

19 December 2018 - 22 December 2018
ella fitgerald artscape

The Jazz world recently celebrated the magnificent Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday and her timeless repertoire still brings joy to millions of jazz fans across the world. Join SAMA winner Anna Davel and Sima Mashazi (the star of Miriam Makeba: The Musical), in this swinging tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, presenting songs that she made her own: “I got Rhythm”, “Can’t take that away from me”, “Cheek to Cheek”, “Ain’t got that swing”, and “Summertime”. Adding the unique spice of two diverse…

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Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve at Allée Bleue

24 December 2018 - 26 December 2018
Allee Bleue Christmas

The beautiful Allée Bleue Estate is set to become a favourite destination this holiday season with a host of exciting offerings. During the festive days of 24, 25 and 26 December families are welcomed to indulge in Alllée Bleue’s popular picnics that have become a signature event in the Winelands. The basket will entice with a mélange of Cape flavours, with a touch of Christmas tradition. Think Christmas gammon, mince pies, Christmas cake, in addition to all the fresh produce that are…

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Celebrate Christmas With Shimmy Beach Club

25 December 2018
Christmas-at-Shimmy

If you’re dreaming of a sunny Christmas this year, Shimmy Beach Club’s festive offering embraces all the best elements that come with spending the day in the Southern Hemisphere. With a lavish Christmas Buffet, festive table decorations, unrivalled ocean views, a backdrop of the iconic Table Mountain, a private beach, two pools and a designated kid’s play area, Shimmy Beach Club has all the ingredients to make you and your family’s Christmas wishes come true this year. Back by popular…

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Boxing Day Picnic at Grande Provence

26 December 2018
Grande Provence Bistro

Unwind in the beautiful Franschhoek winelands after the Christmas rush with a leisurely braai picnic on Boxing Day at the delightful new Bistro at Grande Provence. Embrace the Day of Goodwill with loved ones with a Boxing Day braai picnic under the oaks on Wednesday, 26 December. Alternatively, chill out after your New Year’s Eve celebrations and discover the laid-back side of Franschhoek at a New Year's Day braai picnic at Grande Provence. The Bistro picnic basket is filled to…

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Ring in 2019 By The Sea at The President Hotel

31 December, 2018 - 1 January, 2019
President-Hotel-Pool

The President Hotel invites visitors and locals to wind down 2018 in style, and enjoy the incredible sea and mountain views in the windless paradise of Bantry Bay. Ease into the end of year bash by soaking up the summer rays poolside whilst sipping on signature sundowners, and indulge in a spectacular three course gourmet buffet with local DJ entertainment to keep you celebrating till the clock strikes midnight, all for the price of R1 100 per person. From 9pm…

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Shimmy Beach Club presents Blue Marlin Ibiza New Year’s Eve

31 December, 2018 - 1 January, 2019
shimmy nye

Prepare to be transported to the White Isle this New Year’s Eve, with  Ibiza NYE at Shimmy Beach Club! One of the most glamorous beach clubs in the world, Blue Marlin is famous for its sexy summer days that transform into wild summer nights. This New Year’s Eve they are bringing the essence of Ibiza to the iconic Shimmy Beach Club stage, with incredible dancers and performers, world class production and top local and international DJ’s that will have you…

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January 2019

New Year Braai Picnic at Grande Provence

1 January, 2019
Grande-Provence-picnic

Unwind in the beautiful Franschhoek winelands after the festive rush with a leisurely braai picnic on New Year’s Day at the delightful new Bistro at Grande Provence. Chill out after your New Year’s Eve celebrations and discover the laid-back side of Franschhoek. Alternatively, embrace the Day of Goodwill with loved ones with a Boxing Day braai picnic under the oaks on Wednesday, 26 December. The Bistro picnic basket is filled to the brim with delicious braai favourites such as prime…

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Louise Carver and Ard Matthews Concert – Stanford, Hermanus

2 January, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Louise-Carver-Ard-Matthews

Louise Carver and Ard Matthews Concert Stanford Hills Estate, Weltevreden Farm, Stanford, Hermanus Two of South Africa's most talented singer/songwriters with multiple radio hits have decided to come together to create another magical sunset concert to celebrate the new year. This unique show will include Louise Carver and Ard Matthews` well-known hits plus some very special collaborations between the two of them. Carver says that Stanford Hills Estate is one of her favorite outdoor venues to perform at. “My parents live…

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Maynardville Open Air Theatre Festival returns for summer 2019

17 January, 2019 - 10 March, 2019
Cape Town Philharmonic playing at Maynardville Open Air Theatre 2018. Image credit Bronwyn Lloyd

The iconic theatre in Maynardville Park, Wynberg, is once again the location of a packed season of classics under the stars. From 17 January till 10 March, the programme includes Cape Town Philharmonic’s Famously Incidental, followed by Cape Town City Ballet’s lively Swingtime in the Park. There will be comedy from Cape Town Comedy Club with Jesters in the Park; a line-up of top comedy, hosted Rob van Vuuren. This year’s Shakespeare is Richard III, Alan Committie plays the lead…

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Singer-Songwriter James Morrison – South Africa Tour

22 January, 2019 - 26 January, 2019
James Morrison SA Tour

Showtime Management today announced that British singer-songwriter and guitarist James Morrison will perform in South Africa for the first time, early next year.  Brought to you by 5FM Legends the two-city concert tour begins at Montecasino’s Teatro with 8pm concerts on Tuesday, 22 January and Wednesday, 23 January thereafter moving to Cape Town’s Kirstenbosch Garden for one concert only at 7pm on Saturday, 26 January 2019. Johannesburg concert tickets on sale at Computicket and Cape Town tickets at Webtickets.  “I’m…

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Delheim’s 2019 Harvest Festival celebrates the rosé side of life

26 January, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Delheim Harvest Festival

Dress up in all shades of pink for family-fun in the Winelands It's time to get your PINK on! This happy colour is the theme for Delheim’s 2019 Harvest Festival hosted by this renowned Stellenbosch wine stalwart on Saturday, 26 January to celebrate the bounty of the vineyard. At the beginning of every year, the Cape Winelands become a hive of activity as harvest gets underway and Delheim is traditionally one of the very first Stellenbosch wine estates to ring…

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February 2019

Franschhoek Summer Wines

2 February, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Franschhoek

Celebrate the height of Summer in style in your elegantly white attire at the ultimate garden party.  Sip on seasonal inspired wines showcased by the Franschhoek Vignerons, at this year’s Franschhoek Summer Wines, which takes place at the spectacular Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards on Saturday, 2 February (12pm to 5pm). Some of the Vigneron’s choices for Summer include white, rosé,  Méthode Cap Classique and light red wines. The wines on show have been carefully selected by the winemakers to match the hot…

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Torpedo SwimRun Val de Vie

3 February, 2019
Torpedo SwimRun Val de Vie

The Torpedo SwimRun Series is growing, with the recent announcement that the newest event, Torpedo SwimRun Val de Vie, will be happening on 3 February 2019 on the well-known Franschhoek lifestyle estate, and will draw both competitive athletes and beginner swimrunners who want to try out the sport. Swimrun is a relatively new sport that originated in Sweden, and offers off-road and open-water adventure along coastal and inland waterways, with routes designed around the natural environment and with distances varying…

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Jägermeister Up the Creek Festival 2019

7 February, 2019 - 10 February, 2019
up the creek

The summer countdown has begun to the weekend getaway that many regular Creekers refer to as their “favorite festival.” Jägermeister presents Up The Creek offers a unique music experience and has been part of the Western Cape music event circuit since 1990. Annie Sowden, UTC Founder & Owner, says that it is exciting to see how the ‘creek culture’ has evolved and grown over the years. Sowden says: “Our business started off because we were having fun. It’s always about…

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Heart Music Festival 2019 – More Than Just the Music

9 February, 2019
Heart music fest

Following its successful inaugural event, Heart FM is proud to announce the Heart Cape Town Music Festival will take place on the 9th of February in 2019 at Newlands Cricket Stadium. Confirmed artists already include the likes of Jimmy Nevis, Youngsta CPT, Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels, Emo Adams, Mango Groove, Freshly Ground, Micasa, Lady Zamar, Shekhinah, Goodluck and AKA, to name a few. Independently funded and run by the station itself, Heart FM believes that this music festival…

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Investec Cape Town Art Fair – an art fair for the future and for the city

15 February, 2019 - 17 February, 2019
Cape Town Art Fair

Investec Cape Town Art Fair, taking place from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 February 2019, has continued to develop exponentially as it approaches its seventh edition. Fair Director Laura Vincenti points to the broader offer, which “is attracting more international galleries, and more galleries from the African continent. The fair creates a world-class setting that places internationally-renowned names in contemporary art alongside the most exciting emerging artists from across the African continent, something you cannot find at other fairs.” Newcomers…

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March 2019

Ultra South Africa – Sixth Edition

1 March, 2019 - 2 March, 2019
Ultra South Africa

Cape town event returns to the Ostrich Farm 2019 DATES, VENUES & TICKET PRICING ANNOUNCED CAPE TOWN – FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST THE OSTRICH FARM JOHANNESBURG – SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND EXPO CENTRE, NASREC ULTRA South Africa, Africa’s largest electronic music festival, proudly announces its return to Cape Town and Johannesburg for the SIXTH edition. After two years at the Cape Town Stadium, ULTRA South Africa organisers have decided to return the Cape Town event to where it all began -- The…

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Italian Festival at Idiom

2 March, 2019 - 3 March, 2019
idiom

The annual Italian Festival at Idiom, which attracted 3000 people in 2018, will take place on the 2nd and 3rd March 2019. Tickets will be made available through Webtickets from 1 Nov 2018. View all events at Idiom this summer.

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Muratie Harvest Festival

2 March, 2019
Muratie-Harvest-Festival

The Melck family will once again be hosting their annual Harvest Festival at Muratie Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Saturday 2nd March 2019. The Festival, which takes place under the ancient oaks that guard this historic wine estate, is a celebratory family event featuring good food, fine wine, great company, live music and lots of fun stomping newly-harvested grapes. On arrival, after a welcoming drink, visitors are bound to want to join in the fun and laughter “stomping” grapes, and…

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South African International Tattoo Convention 2019

29 March, 2019 - 31 March, 2019
South African International Tattoo Convention

The South African International Tattoo Convention returns to Cape Town for the 3rd annual show with an upscaled offering of tattooers, bands and an even bigger experience for visitors. 29-30-31 March 2019 The Lookout, V&A Waterfront. What’s It All About? The South African Tattoo Convention invites a curated collection of 90 tattooers from over 15 different countries to present their personal style of tattooing. Each tattooer is inspired by over 15 genres of modern and traditional tattooing. SAITC has become…

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June 2019

Disney On Ice Magical Ice Festival

14 June, 2019 - 14 July, 2019
Disney-on-Ice-Beauty-and-the-Beast

Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival shines with an enchanting mix of Disney royalty   Get ready to enter a winter wonderland as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring the most magical moments from across the Disney kingdom to Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and, for the very first time, Pretoria as Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival skates into South Africa next year. Produced by Feld Entertainment Inc and brought to South Africa by leading local promoter, Showtime Management Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice…

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