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Comedy in Cape Town: Loyiso Gola Live is a Witty Recap of 2023 Hightlights

From 15 December to 15 January 2024 | Kick off the festive season with a giggle as comedian Loyiso Gola takes the stage

Rooftop Retreats: Immersive Wellbeing Experience in Cape Town This December

23 August | Switch off for a guided pop-up session of self-discovery, inner exploration and sound healing with the King of Kundalini, Amanbir Singh

Summer Stage Shows In Cape Town

This Summer season boasts critically acclaimed acts and visual shows suited for all ages.

Festive Things To Do In Cape Town

End off the year in fitting style with a range of events curated especially for the holiday season.

Festive Markets to Enjoy This Christmas

Get ahead of your Christmas gift shopping with these festive markets happening in Cape Town

Showing Now in Cinemas: Joika Uncovers the Intricate and Elite World of Russian Ballet

See this thrilling drama about an American ballet dancer’s ambitious rise to fame at the obscured upper echelons of the Moscow Bolshoi Academy

Let the Kids Build Their Own Charming Gingerbread House at Willowbridge Shopping Centre

From 15 to 22 December 2023 | The playful workshops are a stunning way to make new memories and spend quality time with the family while the kids make a special gingerbread house for the Christmas tree

Picture Perfect Farm Stay at South Hill Vineyards in Elgin

South Hill Vineyards offers the perfect blend of world-class luxury and unique farm stay experience we’ve come to love from the Elgin and Grabouw Valley.

10 Fun and Exciting Movies to Catch at The Galileo Open Air Cinema This November 2023

This carefully curated line-up is bound to impress all audiences, from movie fanatics to couples looking for a different twist to movie night, and fun ways to keep the kids busy.

Naledi’s Dream: V&A Waterfront Offers an Exciting Festive Show for the Entire Family This Year

From 16 to 23 December 2023 | Take the kids to see V&A Waterfront’s fresh new festive musical show that’s staged at their pop-up theatre

Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals in Cape Town

There are a ton of exciting music festivals in Cape Town, with stunning outdoor venues, amazing performances, and stellar lineups. Don’t miss out!

SA Bone Marrow Registry Hosts a Fun Open-Air Movie Night Fundraiser at Kirstenbosch Gardens

18 December 2023 | The popular open-air movie night at Kirstenbosch Gardens also includes an evening filled with live entertainment by the Ambience Band, lawn games for the children and a pop-in by Santa Claus

MaXhosa Africa’s Afrofuturist Inspired A.S.T.O Collection for Spring/Summer 2023.24

Iconic South African fashion label MaXhosa Africa chose the brutalist and steampunk basement level of Zeitz MOCAA to showcase Laduma Ngxokolo’s futuristic collection for summer

Hanneke Benadé Explores ‘A Sense of Place’ at House Union Block Art Gallery in Cape Town

Until 1 December 2023 | The artist explores the connection between subject and landscape that reflects a sense of belonging in both physical and metaphorical landscapes

Unique Events Running at Benguela Cove This Month

From a stylish high tea sessions to unlimited mimosas on weekends and guided vineyard tours, there’s something interesting to try for everyone at this popular Walker Bay wine farm

Level Up at PLAYTOPIA, Cape Town’s Biggest Indie Gaming and Interactive Arts Festival

8 & 9 December 2023 | A two-day experience interactive gaming and arts experience at the Homecoming Centre

Make Easy, Bar Quality Cocktails at Home with Luckybird Cocktail Mixers

This new range of delicious cocktail mixers takes the effort and intricacy out of crafting stunning cocktails in the comfort of your own home

Zip Zap Opens its Dome for a Special Festive Showcase of VOOMA! in December

7 to 17 December 2023 | The ever-popular South African Circus is running a fast-paced, action-filled circus show that promises to leave audiences on the edge of their seats

First Thursdays Cape Town: Best Things to Do and See in the Silo District

Joing for a more sophisticated take on First Thursdays in Cape Town with this curated map of the best art galleries, fashion boutiques, and bars to visit

The Cape Town Coin Show is Bringing Rare Collectables to Century City

5 November 2023 | Spend your Sunday browsing precious coins and the rich stories behind them for this special collector’s event in Cape Town

Killarney Motor Show 2023: Adrenaline Fun and Activities for the Entire Family

5 November 2023 | Join in on a massive display than 2000 displays, fun rides, food markets and interactive experiences at the biggest motor show in the Western Cape

Lino Eatery: Go Here for Fabulous Lino Printing Classes in Cape Town

Learn the whole process from designing, carving, inking and printing your very own artwork from scratch at this beginner’s lino printing class

Villiera’s Fizzytherapy Festival 2023: Say Cheers to This Fine Wine Event in the Cape

25 November 2023 | For one day only, the wine farm in Stellenbosch is celebrating 40 of their best vintages alongside food and drink, game drives, exquisite tastings, lively entertainment, and lots more

Urchin at Hyatt Regency Cape Town: Fine Dining Events in Cape Town

Flavoursome fine dining, consciously sourced produce, and an intimate dining space is at the order of the day at this concept restaurant

Drumstruck: African Drumming, Music and Wine Tasting Experience in Cape Town

An immersive African music experience that includes rich storytelling, live performance, wine tasting, and of course, drumming

DSK Bazaar 2023: A Fabulous, Family-Friendly German Food and Beer Festival in Tamboerskloof

3 & 4 November 2023 | Let the kids run wild at this annual food and drink festival filled with 2 days of German Bazaar fun

Boatica Cape Town 2023: Africa’s Biggest Boat Show is Coming to V&A Waterfront Next Weekend

27 to 29 October 2023 | Boatica features the best in South African boat, yacht, and catamaran manufacturing, as well as experiential cruises and activities to try

The Galileo Open Air Cinema Hosts a Fun Halloween-Themed Movie Night at Kirstenbosch Garden

This year, celebrate Halloween a little differently with The Galileo Open Air Cinema’s family-friendly movie night in Cape Town

Get Creative With Elderflower Craft Centre’s Green Workshops in Cape Town, Every Weekend

Every Saturday & Sunday | Learn all about starting your own Beginner Macrame, Terrariums, Botanical Relief Art and much more at this relaxed crafts initiative

Mount Nelson Hotel: Fabulous Summer Experiences and Events in Cape Town

A comforting high tea with decadent confectionaries, a Sunday brunch spoil with live jazzy tunes, and Chef George Jardine’s new dinner service at The Nellie

CONFECTIONS X COLLECTIONS Returns to Mount Nelson Hotel with Intimate Fashion Shows and Fine Foods

8 to 12 November 2023 | The annual 5-day series of proudly African fashion design merged with a decadent afternoon tea set menu

Cat Person is an Unhinged Psychological Thriller That Navigates Modern Dating and the Gender Divide

Running from 20 October 2023 | Susanna Fogel directs this viral psychological thriller about an unlikely relationship between a 20-year-old girl and 30 something man

Experience Luxury Living With Private Charter Cruises in Cape Town

Book a day or sunset cruise for lunch, dinner or outdoor tasting platters to soak up the world-famous sights of Cape Town from the sea

Waterfront Charters’ Stunning Sunset Cruises in Cape Town

Sail into summer with stunning champagne cruises and sunset trips with breathtaking views of the Atlantic coastline and Table Mountain with Waterfront Charters

Silent Disco Events in Cape Town

Grab your headphones and groove to deep house, pop classics, and more with up to three DJs with this noiseless pop-up adventure in Cape Town

Michelangelo Wine Tasting Experience at Arabella Hotel in Hermanus

6 & 7 October 2023 | Discover a curated selection of South African premium wines and spirits, meet renowned winemakers, and immerse yourself in the world of fine beverages

Plácido Domingo’s Operalia 2023: See Top International Talent at This Prestigious Opera Event in Cape Town

30 October to 5 November 2023 | Join some of the world’s top talent for the 30th anniversary of this popular opera competition

Fun and Fab Adventure Golf in the Winelands

Get your putts in gear for a fun day out for both young and old with the Pirate Adventure Golf Experience at Benguela Cove wine farm in Hermanus

Allfashion Sourcing 2023: Intersting Workshops, Talks, and Textiles in South African Fashion

Running from 26 to 28 September 2023 | Discover South Africa’s fashion and design industry, global trends, sustainable innovation, and boundless creativity in this annual business marketplace

One&Only Cape Town: Explore Stunning Experiences and Events Cape Town This Summer

Indulge in exclusive food, drink and wellness events headlined by seasoned local talent at Cape Town’s only luxury resort

Adventure Cruises in Cape Town with Waterfront Charters

From seal snorkeling where you can learn more about native Cape Fur Seals, to a speedy boat ride jetting past beautiful scenery and marine life, diarise these epic tours

TANG Restaurant Waterfront: Luxury Asian Cuisine

A sumptuous culinary journey in a luxurious, tropical Asian with a unique fusion of Japanese Izakaya-style dining and classic Cantonese cuisine.

Here Are the Top Bars in Cape Town Where You Can Try Negroni Week 2023

From 18 to 24 September 2023 | Celebrate the iconic Negroni cocktail with special menus at top bars like Gigi’s Rooftop and many more

Artist Helen van Stolk Flirts with Love and Life in Her New Exhibition at Aity Gallery in Franschhoek

From 23 September to 13 October 2023 | Visit the gallery to view van Stolk’s intimate showcase, featuring a limited collection of sensuous works blending abstract and figurative elements

Past Lives is a Modern, Minimalist Romance That Skips the Melodrama for a Story with Substance

From 22 September 2023 | Director Celine Song’s debut feature film explores the complex bonds of childhood friends Nora and Hae Sung, as they reunite after two decades

The Annual Cape Orchid Society 2023 Spring Show and Market Is Happening in October

28 & 29 October 2023 | A two-day event featuring all things orchids with extraordinary displays, expert advice, interesting demos, and plant sales to grow your own orchid

After Everything: All You Need to Know About the Fifth and Final Romantic Sequel Showing Soon

From 22 September 2023 | Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Josephine Langford is back with new cast members for a beautiful story of redemption, self-reflection, and the power of love

POSTPONED – Raise a Glass and Make History at Moving The Mountain – Cape Town’s Record Breaking Music Fest

7 October 2023 | A vibey Saturday with fest feels, legendary local acts, and help break the world record for the most people drinking gin in one place

Jazzart Dance Theatre’s 50th Celebratory Festival of Dance: SA’S Top Talent Takes the Stage This October

From 5 to 14 October 2023 | Featuring renowned dancers Gregory Maqoma, Sylvia Glasser and many more, this festival promises a captivating journey through the art of dance

Laphroaig Taste Trailblazers Dinner Series: Sophisticated 5-Course Menu at The Bailey

27 September 2023 | The Bailey gears up for a sophisticated 5-course whiskky and fine food pairing with Laphroaig

Action Film with a Great Story – The Equalizer 3: Final Chapter Review

Follow Denzel Washington’s character as he wreaking havoc on his enemies.

All About Yoga is Planning a Great New Beginner Yoga Series in Tamboerskloof This October

From 25 October to 22 November 2023 | Join experienced teacher Suzanne Atie to learn about breathwork, poses, yoga terminology, and boosting mindfulness

Spring School Holidays 2023: Willowbridge Shopping Centre is Hosting Kids Baking Activities in Cape Town

From 30 September to 7 October 2023 | Turn your little ones into mini pastry chefs with these adorable and all-inclusive mini cake decorating classes

Arabella Hotel and Spa: Dine, Drink and Unwind at This Tranquil Destination in Hermanus

Until 31 August 2023 | Enjoy luxurious accommodation, farm-to-table dining, spa treatments, and breathtaking nature views with this special offer for two

Denzel Washington Returns to Cape Town Cinemas With the Action-Packed Equalizer 3: The Final Chapter

From 1 September 2023 | Experience all the thrill as Robert McCall takes on the Mafia on a journey of justice for this final instalment of this popular action franchise

Simonsberg Wine Assembly at Vrede en Lust: Taste the Best Red Blends in the Cape Winelands

2 September 2023 | Explore the diverse world of Simonsberg’s award-winning red wines, from the luscious depths of Merlot to the robust intensity of Cabernet Sauvignon

Captivating Romance and Dazzling Adventure: Cape Town City Ballet’s Don Quixote Enchants on Stage

12 August to 2 September 2023 | Experience a delightful blend of romance and adventure for all ages in this ballet production by seasoned international dancers.

Spirituals Evening with Nonhlanhla Yende: An Intimate Musical Ode to a Local Hero

25 August | Soulful heritage music by one of South Africa’s musical renegade, performed consiciously by mezzo soprano Nonhlanhla Yende

Weekend Getaway: Fine Art, Food and Music at Solo Studios Intimate Art Encounters in Riebeek Valley

18 to 20 August 2023 | Slip away to this quaint art community for 4 days of intimate studio visits, exhibitions, food and wine events, and a unique symphony concert

TAJ Cape Town’s Urban Getaway Offer Is the Ultimate Excuse for Stylish CBD Staycation

Until 1 September | Indulge in a glam stayover at one of Cape Town’s iconic heritage hotel with special rates on accommodation, dining, and spa treatments

Haute Mixology Meets Premium Whisky for the Laphroaig and Nocturne Pop-Up Dinner Event in Cape Town

25 & 26 August | A sensory-driven food and drink experience crafted carefully by Stellenbosch’s brand new eatery and cocktail bar

Hit Pause and Recharge With Librisa Spa’s Bliss Package This Winter

Until 31 August 2023 | Enjoy a bit of indulgent self-spoil with an hour-long massage treatment at Mount Nelson Hotel’s boutique spa rounded out by their revamped Afternoon Tea this winter

Shimansky’s Cape Town Ring: An Elegant, Fine Jewellery Tribute to the Mother City

Invest in a new heirloom and be an ambassador for Cape Town with Shimansky’s proudly local ring that captures the spirit and beauty of the city

What’s on This Weekend in Cape Town: 16 Stunning Things to Do

10 to 13 August 2023 | A roundup of the best experiences, outings, and events happening in Cape Town and surrounds this weekend

Jiva Spa in Cape Town CBD: a Must-Try Midweek Pampering Package

An indulgent and effective back, neck and shoulder massage at an incredible discount for visitors booking during midweek office hours.

Women’s Day 2023: 15 Great Things to Do in Cape Town

9 August | Unwind and indulge in art, fashion, dining, spa sessions and loads more with our picks of the best Women’s Day experiences in the city

Essential Guide to the Best High Tea Spots in Cape Town

Our roundup of the best high tea spots in Cape Town serving top-quality tea, creative patisserie, and sometimes even a glass or two of bubbly

Wine Events in Cape Town: Norval Foundation is Launching a New Wine and Art Event Series

3 August | Meet winemaker Miles Mossop and dine on a three-course food and wine pairing dinner at this new after-dark art experience in Constantia Valley

Interviewing Urchin’s Chef Gerard van Staden: ‘I think fine dining is almost a thing of the past’

We chat with the chef about his concept seafood restaurant, favourite ingredients, and the future of fine dining in Cape Town

‘An Endless Night’ is Investec Cape Town Art Fair’s Capsule Art Exhibition On at Mount Nelson Hotel

Until 28 August | A group art exhibition on show in different areas of the hotel where African artists explore the pressure and comforts of everyday existence

Chef George Jardine’s Verandah Experience at Mount Nelson Hotel

The hotel’s executive chef is hosting a new pop-up dinner restaurant to showcase his renowned creativity with a clear focus on organic produce

Coming Soon: See These Top Movies in Cape Town Cinemas This August 2023

August 2023 | From the much anticipated Haunted Mansion fantasy to a new Golda Meir biopic and cult classic screenings, we list the top movies to watch in South African cinemas this August

A Luxury Sunday Lunch Series with Classic Carvery Favourites at Southern Sun The Cullinan

Every First and Last Sunday | This hidden CBD gem serves up a sophisticated, and affordable five-course lunch highlighted by comforting Sunday favourites and decadent desserts

Stunning Eats and Experiences to Try at Mount Nelson Hotel This Winter 2023

A comforting high tea with decadent confectionaries, a Sunday brunch spoil with live jazzy tunes, and Chef George Jardine’s new dinner service at the Nellie!

Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra Performs a Special Women’s Month Concert in Cape Town

12 August | This national tour is headlined by world-acclaimed female conductor Marin Alsop and soprano Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha

Interviewing Daniel Galloway: ‘Theatres will keep closing if audiences do not help keep them open by attending performances’

The esteemed theatre producer chats about his career, the challenges of theatre in Cape Town, and the upcoming play, The Beauty of Queen Leenane

Fashion shows, Fine Dining, and Moët Cocktails at TANG V&A Waterfront’s Women’s Day Brunch

9 August | A special fashion showcase featuring looks from Kat van Duinen, decadent tasting menu, and a mystery gift to ring in Women’s Day

What to Expect at the Winelands Bridal Fair 2023 Running in Stellenbosch

29 & 30 July | From bridal coutre shows, unique catering vendors, and entertainment service providers, there are lots of reasons for engaged brides to visit this Stellenbosch expo

Decadent Dining and Resort-Style Spa Treatments in Winter 2023 at One&Only Cape Town

Until 31 July | Slip away for a few hours of elegant afternoon tea thats sets the standard, and spa sessions that leaves you relaxed and rejuvenated

Laphroaig Taste Trailblazers Dinner Series: Gourmet Street Food and Whisky Pairing at Talking to Strangers

28 July | Join whisky sommelier Steven Zylstra for a food and whisky pairing evening anchored in a fusion of global flavours and whisky appreciation

The Beauty of Queen Leenane Opens at the Baxter Theatre in August

From 2 to 19 August | The Cape Town premiere of this award-winning psychological thriller that follows a dysfunctional mother and daughter relationship turned upside down


The newly revamped space comes with the same premium steaks and great views of V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain

Vote for South Africa’s Favourite Pizzas With the Porcupine Ridge Pizzeria Challenge 2023

Until 30 September | Vote and support for your favourite pizzeria in the Cape and win massive prizes in the process

The Much-Anticipated Barbie Movie Releases This July in South Africa

From 21 July | The iconic doll gets their first live-action film treatment with a pink wonderland, pop culture icons, and impressive set and costume design

Mandela Day 2023: Fabulous Volunteering Opportunities in Cape Town

Volunteering in Cape Town can bring joy and fulfilment you may not have been expecting. We list a vibrant tapestry of opportunities for anyone considering joining a volunteering scheme

Softer x Veldskoen’s New Artisanal School Shoe Range for Kids Comes With a Conscious Edge

The concept offers a more fashion-forward upper made from artisanal all-grain leather while not compromising on quality and comfort

Spa Spoils & Stay Specials At Silver Forest in Somerset West

Silver Forest’s luxury accommodation, tranquil spa and cozy eatery ticks all the boxes for the perfect winter escape.

Laphroaig Taste Trailblazers Dinner Series: Dusk’s 13-Course Menu Pushes The Boundaries of Taste

Push your taste buds to it’s limits with Dusk’s 13-Course concept menu as part of Laphroaig Whisky’s Taste Trailblazers Dinner Series.

Zip Zap Circus’ High-Flying Acrobatic Show, MOYA, is BACK with New Music and Acts

Zip Zap Circus’ award-winning, acrobatic show, MOYA, is back at the Artscape from 3 to 6 August. Expect high-flying acts, comedy, dance and new original music.

Joy Ride: A Hilariously Cheeky and Female-led Adventure Across Continents You Must See this July

From 7 July | Four best friends journey into China in this cheeky, unapologetic comedy film about about friendship, sex, and finding your roots

Authentic Cape Malay and Indian-inspired Cuisine at 126 Cape Kitchen & Cafe in Bo-Kaap

From weekly breakfast buffet, curry nights to come in from the cold, and a family-friendly Sunday brunch, there’s lots of reasons to give this underrated eatery in Bo-Kaap a try

Coming Soon: Best Movies to Watch in Cape Town Cinemas This July

From the much anticipated Barbie live action to Wes Anderson’s instant classic, here’s the top movies to watch in South African cinemas this July

Corona Open J-Bay 2023: Experience the World’s Biggest Surfing Contest on the Sunshine Coast

13 to 22 July | Pack your bags for a winter break to explore the annual Corona Open J-Bay surfing championship and vibey music concerts in Jeffreys Bay

Tuck Into the Best Crispy Chicken Burgers in Cape Town at Free Bird

Bite into a fine selection of feel good, free-range burgers and crispy strips served alongside homeamde sides with a conscious edge

Learn Something New and Meet New People with Let’s Go See’s Immersive Factory Tours

This one-of-a-kind experience is Cape Town’s own ‘How It’s Made’ series that gives you a behind the scene view of local businesses while giving you the opportunity to connect with people and put your new-found knowledge to the test.

Set Sail Along The Atlantic With Waterfront Charters’ Kids Combo & Champagne Cruise

Keep the kids entertained with a Toy Train and boat ride with Waterfront Charters and enjoy a pre-sunset cruise

Here’s Where You Can Watch Encounters Festival’s 25th Annual Screening of Bold Documentaries

From 22 June to 2 July | Africa’s top documentary film festival is taking over Cape Town with thrilling new releases, impressive nature scenery, and informative panel discussions

Kids Winter School Holidays 2023: Cape Town Opera is Staging a Family-Friendly Showcase of Cinderella

4 to 8 July | Be the first to see this world premiere with gorgeous set design, glamorous costumes, and top notch performances

Work, Live and Create at Ideas Cartel’s Coworking Space in Claremont

A first class workspace boasting flexible terms and rates, multiple meeting rooms, an event space, and a café all steps away from Cavendish Square

Spier Hotel: A Cosy Winter Escape to the Winelands

Until 31 August | Book 30 days ahead and save big on a relaxed winter Winelands stay for the entire family with nature-driven experiences, food, and wine

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