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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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Oude Libertas Summer Season Festival

16 November, 2018 - 9 March, 2019

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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Stellenbosch Street Soirees 2019

28 November, 2018 - 27 March, 2019
Stellenbosch Street Soirees

Toast with the locals, when the ever-popular, Stellenbosch Street Soirees return to the streets of the City of Oaks for some festive feasting and laidback mingling with fellow food and wine lovers this summer. Proudly presented by the Stellenbosch Wine Routes, the first soiree of the season takes place on 28 November 2018, when Stellies will share its vibrant street culture, enviable lifestyle and cosmopolitan charm in the heart of this historic town – all blended with cool tunes, sizzling street…

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January 2019

Table Mountain sunset special

1 January 2019 - 28 February 2019
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: Runs until 28th February 2019 Where: Table Mountain Cable Car Station Tickets: R90 – R330 Contact: 021 424 0015, info@tablemountain.net Web: www.tablemountain.net

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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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February 2019

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Spier Restaurant, Eight

1 February 2019 - 28 February 2019
Spier Restaurant

The lovely Eight Restaurant at Spier Wine Estate invites couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day (and every day this February) with a delicious five-course dinner, which includes a complementary wine pairing. At Eight Restaurant, only natural and organic ingredients from Spier and nearby farms are used in creative combination to craft nourishing and delicious dishes. When: 1 – 28 February 2019 Where: Eight Restaurant, Spier Wine Estate, Annandale Road, Stellenbosch Entry: R390 per person Contact: 021 809 1188, eight@spier.co.za Web: www.spier.co.za

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Jim Jefferies The Night Talker Tour

20 February 2019

Australian stand-up comedian, political commentator, actor, and writer Jim Jefferies is one of the best-known names in comedy on the planet. With a monumental seven comedy specials; his own acclaimed sit-com (Legit) and self-titled late show on TV; sold out arenas around the world and an hour-plus of brand-new material every time he hits the road with a new tour, Jim Jefferies is heading back to South Africa! When: 20 February 2019 Where: GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World, 1 Jakes Gerwel Drive,…

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Cape Town Museum Night

21 February 2019

For one night, the public is invited to explore their city’s museums and cultural institutions after-hours and free of charge! Participating institutions include Iziko SA Museum, SA Jewish Museum, District Sic Museum, Iziko SA National Gallery, Iziko Planetarium, CT Holocaust Centre, SA Sendinggestig Museum, Iziko Slave Lodge, A4 Arts Foundation, Prestwich Memorial, Muller’s Museum, and The Granary Building. When: 21 February 2019 Where: Various museums around Cape Town Entry: Free Contact: info@thursdaysprojects.co.za Web: www.museum-night.co.za

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The 4th Annual Sasfin Cape Town Cricket Sixes

22 February 2019 @ 8:00 am - 24 February 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Cape Town Cricket Sixes

The Sasfin Cape Town Cricket Sixes will be held again this coming February at the Green Point Cricket Club from the 22nd – 24th February 2019. The Festival, now in its 4th year brings one of Cape Town’s best sporting experiences to life. Whether you’re a medium-fast or a fast-medium bowler or just a cricket fan wanting to enjoy the matches and engage with some of the South Africa’s cricket legends, then the SASFIN Cape Town Sixes is the place…

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Cape Town Pizza and Pasta Festival 2019

23 February 2019
cape town pizza pasta festival

Foosic Productions proudly presents Cape Town’s only festival that is wholly dedicated to our favourite carbohydrates: pizza and pasta. Accompanying the showdown between the city’s best-loved pizza and pasta restaurants will be live entertainment and music. Bring your appetite! When: 23 February 2019 Where: Fort Wynyard, Fort Wynyard Street, Green Point, Cape Town Entry: R80 – R100 | R200 to participate in the pizza-eating competition Contact: 079 622 8597 Web: Facebook Page

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Grande Provence Harvest Festival

23 February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grande Provence Harvest Day

February is harvest time in the winelands and the perfect time for Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate to roll out the barrel for their annual Harvest Festival in Franschhoek on Saturday, 23 February 2019. Get ready to pick and stomp grapes with the whole family to the jovial beat of the Kaapse Klopse in the vineyards followed by a harvest table heavily laden with delicious fare and the chilled sounds of live contemporary music.  With plenty of action for the…

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Zip Zap at Circus Fest in Hout Bay

23 February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Zip Zap Circus

Zip Zap Circus is back in Hout Bay for three shows at Kronendal Primary School in February. The shows are the highlight of Kronendal’s annual Circus Fest taking place on Saturday February 23 from 10am to 5pm. The Zip Zap Circus performances take place at 11am, 1pm and 3pm, and the day of fun-filled festivities also includes rides, games and food stalls. Children can also buy tickets for the wipe-out sweeper, rocket launcher, dart soccer, go-karts, which will be set…

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Open Streets: February Edition

24 February 2019
Open Streets

In February, Open Streets moves to the township and suburb of Langa. The monthly festival gives Capetonians the opportunity to explore parts of the city by transforming its streets into open spaces for pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, wheelchair users, and other non-motorised transport-users. The aim is to create shared spaces that bring people together, no matter who we are or how we move, for a more equitable, integrated, vibrant, and safer Cape Town. When: 24 February 2019 Where: King Langalibalele Drive, Langa Tickets: Free…

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Don’t Miss Groote Post’s ‘Made With Love’ February Country Market

24 February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Groote Post February Made with Love Country Market 2

Take a break, round up the family and head out to the country to join the Pentz family in the gardens at Groote Post for their February ‘Made with Love’ Country Market on Sunday 24th February between 10h00 and 15h00. The terrace in front of Hilda’s Kitchen and adjacent to the Cellar will be brimming with market stalls ‘Decked Out with Love’, offering delicious and beautiful country offerings including artisan foods, arts and crafts, homeware, clothing, décor, gifts, jewellery, accessories,…

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Design Indaba

27 February 2019 - 1 March 2019

Design Indaba Conference and Festival is the highlight of South Africa’s creative calendar. Launched in 1995, the three-day, globally acclaimed show is an annual multi-disciplinary conference that celebrates and showcases all things “creative”. In addition to a spectrum of highly anticipated art exhibits are seminars, music, a film festival, storytelling, competitions, and performances. When: 27 February – 1 March 2018 Where: Artscape Theatre Centre, 1-10 D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town Tickets: R8,715 (full Indaba) | R7,845 (early bird/directory discount) | R7,405 (alumni/academic…

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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

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

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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Cape Town Cycle Tour – Lifecycle Week

2 March 2019 - 9 March 2019

With the 41st running of its world-famous Cape Town Cycle Tour race as its crescendo, the Cape Town Cycle Tour Lifecycle Week is a nine-day celebration of all things cycling, where a world-famous city embraces human power and celebrates the healthy lifestyle and freedom of movement the humble bicycle offers all its inhabitants and visitors. The Lifecycle Week kicks off with the MTB Challenge, held out in the Cape Winelands on Saturday, 2 March 2019 and then the Junior on Sunday, 3…

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Experience the magic of winemaking at the 2019 Paarl Harvest Celebration

2 March 2019
paarl harvest celebration

As the 2019 harvest gets on the way, be sure to diarise Saturday, 2 March for the Paarl Harvest Celebration and come join the fun.  Will be sending a more comprehensive release shortly, but would be great if you could include the following in your diary sections in the meanwhile. EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF WINEMAKING Each year between January and March, the Cape winelands becomes a hive of activity during the official harvest season.  The Paarl Harvest Celebration gives wine…

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Paarl Hosts Harvest Celebration

2 March 2019
Paarl Harvest Celebration fun

Harvest time marks a special period in the Cape winelands.  Between January and March each year, the grapes ripen and are harvested to start the magical process of winemaking.  The Paarl Harvest Celebration creates a unique opportunity for wine enthusiasts to experience the journey from the vineyards to the bottle. On Saturday 2 March, nine wine producers in the region have joined forces to offer a fun day with harvest activities, excellent wines, fabulous food and great entertainment for the…

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Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2019 at Val de Vie Estate

2 March 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo

The game, the champagne and the colour match! The prestigious  Masters Polo Cape Town will return to Val de Vie Estate on 2 March 2019. Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Paarl-Franschhoek mountains, this stylish sporting and social event marks the peak of the South African polo season. The ninth annual event, a highlight on the Western Cape calendar, will focus on the sport that has shown a sharp rise in popularity and skill in Africa over the past…

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Hit Musical Chicago at Artscape

15 March 2019 - 14 April 2019
Samantha Peo (Velam Kelly)

A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin surrounded by the razzle dazzle of the world’s sexiest musical soon returns to the stage in Cape Town and Johannesburg! You’ve got it comin’ as the story of the award-winning Broadway and West End musical CHICAGO unfolds to show-stopping songs including ‘All that Jazz’, ‘Cell Block Tango’ and ‘Mister Cellophane’. The multi-talented all-South African touring cast, band and crew began rehearsals in Johannesburg in August 2018 …

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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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April 2019

Rudimental Toast To Our Differences Tour at Kirstenbosch

5 April 2019

BRIT award-winning, UK super-group Rudimental have announced they’ll be heading back to South Africa in April 2019. Their return will form part of their Toast To Our Differences world tour, celebrating the release of their new album set to drop on January 25. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Thursday, 24 January through webtickets.co.za. The tour will see Rudimental play across Europe, before heading to Pretoria’s Sun Arena @ Time Square in Pretoria on 3 April, and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town on 5 April. The genre-defying, multi-cultural…

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Corona SunSets Festival

6 April 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 7 April 2019 @ 12:00 am
Corona SunSets Festival

Celebrate the Never-Ending Summer with Some Corona SunSet Magic  During 2018 Durban and Johannesburg hosted the full Corona SunSets Festival experiences with sophisticated sun-celebrating events at the Shongweni Polo Club and Val Bonne Estate respectively.  Corona also toured their Chasing SunSets parties across the coastlines and urban havens of SA last year, delivering magical moments and mystical sunset memories to Plettenburg Bay, Knysna and St Francis. The Mother City however has been holding her beautiful breath waiting for her turn, and it hasn’t…

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Tokara Autumn Open Garden and Annual Rare Plant Fair

13 April 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Experience TOKARA in all its autumn splendour when this acclaimed Stellenbosch family wine and olive estate opens its extensive farm garden to the public for the annual Rare Plant Fair on Saturday, 13 April 2019. Meander through tranquil walks dotted with sculptures by local artists while taking in the magnificent vistas over the large garden dam. The dedicated indigenous garden, textures in the cork oak forest and the fresh scents wafting from the terraces of the picking garden will appeal…

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South African Cheese Festival 2019

26 April 2019 - 28 April 2019

Celebrate SA Cheese Festival’s 18th Year in 2019!  The popular South African Cheese Festival celebrates a huge milestone in 2019 – its 18th anniversary! Festivalgoers can look forward to a truly unique experience of cheese and more during the three-day festival from Friday 26 April to Sunday 28 April 2019 at Sandringham outside Stellenbosch. Come and experience why this award-winning festival deserves its most recent accolade as the Cape Wineland’s “Festival of the Year”! Discover the biggest variety of local…

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Oysters Bubbles and Blanc Festival

27 April 2019

Treat yourself for an elegant day out the beautifully, scenic Hillcrest Quarry with some delectable oysters, coupled with a wide selection of Bubbles and Blanc choices, great music, celebrity chef demonstrations and an upmarket selection of foods. Formally known as the Oyster and Champagne festival which was created in 2007, this popular festival has now grown bigger and better with the inclusion of a few local Sauvignon Blanc brands. The event will also feature a top range of South African…

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May 2019

Allée Bleue Estate May Day Meander

1 May 2019
Allée Bleue Estate May Day Meander

Allée Bleue Estate is not only a thriving wine farm, creating authentic, award-winning wines of individual character, it is also renowned for its wide variety of fruit and fresh herbs grown and sold in your favourite supermarket. They also produce outstanding mission olives and cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil and on Wednesday, 1 May 2019, the estate will open its gates to the public to experience “behind-the-scenes” farming activities during its first-ever MAY DAY MEANDER. With 1 May being a…

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Riebeek Valley Olive Festival 2019

4 May 2019 - 5 May 2019
Riebeek Valley Olive Festival 2019

The popular annual Riebeek Valley Olive Festival is back on 4 and 5 May 2019!  In celebration of a successful olive harvest, charming twin towns Riebeek Kasteel and Riebeek West open their doors and hearts to visitors by putting their finest produce on display.   Unique, award-winning olive oils, olives and olive preserves, delectable wines, craft beer on tap and all the valley has to offer is available at this prestigious lifestyle festival. There are 8 exciting venues: wine farms, wine…

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June 2019

Ben Harper announces tour to South Africa

1 June 2019 - 6 June 2019
Ben Harper

Grammy-Award winning, multi-platinum-selling artists BEN HARPER is coming to South Africa in June 2019. Ben Harper will headline at the Zakifo Music Festival on 1 June at the Durban Botanic Gardens before heading to Cape Town on 4 June at GrandWest. He will wrap up his South African tour in Pretoria on 6 June at Sun Arena Time Square. The genre-blending, singer, songwriter and guitarist plays an eclectic mix of folk, blues, hard rock, country, jazz and reggae. Growing up in a musical family, he…

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Disney On Ice Magical Ice Festival

14 June 2019 - 14 July 2019

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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August 2019

Cape Town Homemakers Expo 2019

29 August 2019 - 1 September 2019

Themed Raw Comfort, the 24th Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo will take place from 29 August to 1 September at the CTICC next year. See, touch and feel the very latest in home, décor, design and lifestyle trends you will come to love. Be treated to a comprehensive display of the top brands and local craftsmanship… all under one roof. Show highlights include INTERIOR spaces, d'VINE life, truly ARTISAN, OUTside, the home | tuis Theatre, the concrete WORKSHOP, the AV Emporium as well…

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