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Weekend in Cape Town

Best Things to Do This Long Weekend in Cape Town

There’s nothing like a long weekend in Cape Town to bring out a series of unique activities and events for a standout weekend. Benn Ndzoyiya lists some of the top things to do in Cape Town and its surrounds over the long weekend.

Weekend in Cape Town

TAKE THE KIDS TO SEE THE LAST WANDA MUSICAL SHOW ON STAGE

Sihle Nontshokweni’s hit children’s book Wanda the Brave gets a stage adaptation by Jacana Media and The Ticket to The Moon Youth Theatre Company with music and lyrics by Daniel Geddes.

The charming story follows Wanda, a brave and strong young girl with a beautiful head of hair who navigates the challenges of being teased endlessly by boys at school. It’s a beautiful, playful tale with cultural pride and self-acceptance at the core while music and lyrics by Daniel Geddes.

Popcorn and soft drinks can be ordered at the venue, and the show is ideal for children aged 5 to 13 years old. READ MORE

Cost: R150pp, book via Quicket
When: Saturday, 30 April from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Where: Homecoming Centre, Buitenkant St, District Six, Cape Town

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CRAFT ARTWORKS WITH REAL BOTANICALS AT THIS NEW DESIGN STUDIO

Join the Elderflower team in making some eye-catching botanical Relief Art that can be a stunning addition to your home decor or a beautiful way to preserve flowers from a special occasion. You will learn the technique and make either one large or three of your own small unique artworks. All equipment and plants are included, although, if there are any specific plants or sentimental plants you want to make memories of please feel free to bring them along, just be aware that some bigger plants might not work as well. READ MORE

Cost: R450pp, book online
When: Sunday 30 April, at 10am
Where: Bay Harbour Market, 31 Harbour Rd, Hout Bay, Cape Town

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SEE THE VERY LAST OUTDOOR MOVIES BEFORE THE GALILEO’S WINTER BREAK

The Galileo’s final two movies for the summer season are Mamma Mia! at Lurensford Estate on Saturday, and The Incredibles showing at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on Sunday.  Take your loved one or the entire family along for an al fresco screening of blockbuster hits. Artisanal snacks, freshly made pizza and burgers, and a range of drinks are on offer. You’ll have to book your tickets early to avoid disappointment and also arrive early to snag the perfect spot. READ MORE

Cost: From R129pp, book via Webtickets
When: Friday, 29 April & Saturday. Doors open at 6pm, movie starts at 7:30pm
Where: Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West | Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Newlands

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LEARN AUTHENTIC AMAXHOSA MAT WEAVING AT THIS HALF-DAY WORKSHOP

Create your own ikukho (a small sedge mat) with master amaXhosa weavers In this introductory class. The atmosphere is relaxed and features informative stories behind this ancient craft as well as the materials used to make it. All equipment and material are provided and you get your own creation for take home. READ MORE

Cost: R480pp, or R850 for two. Book online
When: Thursday, 27 April from 1pm to 4pm. Monday, 1 May from 10am to 1pm, or 1pm to 4pm
Where: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town

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ALL THE BRAAI DAY FEELS WITH WATERFRONT VIEWS

Tobago’s Restaurant at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town is hosting their last braai buffet experience for the season. The experience kicks off with a welcoming glass of bubbles and self-serve entrees such as slivers of carpaccio, gourmet mushrooms, pickled fish, a build-your-own salad, and other greens. For the barbeque, the resident braai master is on standby to grill your choice of fresh steak, lamb chops, or sausage to your taste.
A selection of hot dishes is also on offer such as roasted chicken, oxtail potjiekos, and sides such as pap, chakalaka, grilled mushrooms and sweetcorn, and potato salad.
Desserts are a feast of the eyes and presented in dainty forms of patisserie such as eclairs, beetroot cheesecake, pampoenkoekies for some local favour, and a cheese platter among others. READ MORE

Cost: R550pp, book via email or call here
When: Friday, 29 April from 6pm to 9pm
Where: Tobago’s Restaurant Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town 100 Beach Road, Granger Bay Boulevard, Cape Town

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SHOP MASSIVE DISCOUNTS AT VELDSKOEN’S FACTORY SALE

Veldskoen is returning with their ever-popular Factory Sale giving Capetonians a chance to shop and explore their range of famous vellies for one day only. Both brand-new styles and factory stock with up to 60% discount are offered on selected pairs. The sale is immensely popular so you’ll have to arrive early to get the best deals. READ MORE

Cost: FREE entry
When: Saturday, 29 April from 8am to 3pm
Where: Veldskoen, 19 Amphion Str, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town

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CRAFT CHOCOLATE BON BONS FROM SCRATCH WITH HONEST CHOCOLATE

The class includes a full tasting and introduction to how cacao beans are farmed and processed as well as a demonstration of how Honest Chocolate’s ethical bean to bar chocolate is made. Guests are then taught to dip, decorate and wrap their own set of four bonbons to take home. The workshop is vegan and child friendly. READ MORE

Cost: R350pp. Book via Quicket
When: Saturday, 30 April from 10am to 12pm
Where: Honest Chocolate Factory, 7 Barron St, Woodstock, Cape Town

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MAKE YOUR BEST COSPLAY MOVES AT COMIC CON AFRICA 

Comic Con Africa is back with a four-day pop culture and gaming festival jam-packed with activities, workshops, activations, and exciting international celebrity interaction.

Enjoy activities from massive eSports tournaments and gaming development programs, to celebrity meet and greets. There are also local and international comic creators signing collectible comics and memorabilia, merchandise, Cosplay championships, art tournaments, and show specials. READ MORE

Cost: From R160pp to R533pp, book via Howler
When: Thursday, 27 April to Saturday, 30 April. From 9am to 6pm
Where: CTICC2, cnr Heerengracht & Rua Bartholomeu Dias, Foreshore, Cape Town

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BROWSE PRE-LOVED FASHION AT THE MONTHLY NOVALIS THRIFT FEST

This vibrant monthly market opens up a trove of mostly fashion, unique homeware, plants, and other cute design pieces at a score. A few food stalls are also present to deal with the hunger pangs, and dogs are welcome to join. READ MORE

Cost: R15 before 12pm, R10pp thereafter, R5pp for kids under 12 years in cash only
When: Saturday, 30 April from 10am to 3pm
Where: The Novalis Ubuntu Institute, 39 Rosmead Ave (between Ottery and Wetton Rd), Wynberg

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THE BEST OF SOUTH AFRICAN WINE WITH PICK ‘N PAY WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL

Taste your way through the Cape Winelands with a massive collection of varietals on offer to sample alongside a selection of freshly made streetfood fare. The ticket includes a day pass, a branded wine glass, access to wine tasting from approximately 40 wine farms, the opportunity to purchase wine at Pick n Pay retail prices, wine lifestyle products, food sales in the Pick n Pay Food Lane, live entertainment, and much more.

Further options include a 30-minute food and wine pairing session and a picnic basket – both must be booked in advance. READ MORE

Cost: From R260pp to R615pp, book via Webtickets
When: Friday, 29 April & Saturday, 30 April from 12pm to 6pm
Where: Kenilworth Racecourse, Rosmead Ave, Kenilworth, Cape Town

Weekend in Cape Town

A LATE-NIGHT AFRO JAZZ EVENING AT THE ATHLETIC CLUB & SOCIAL

Award-winning pianist and composer Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane is celebrating six years of music steeped in South African music tradition with his Cape Town tour. ‘I am planning to present audience favourites from all my six albums, so the audience can expect a diverse sound. I also may just surprise them with some new music from my upcoming project,’ says Mashiloane. READ MORE

Cost: R200pp. Book via Quicket
When: Thursday, 27 April from 9pm to 11pm
Where: The Athletic Club & Social, 35 Buitengracht St, Cape Town City Centre

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SATURDAY SOUND HEALING IN HOUT BAY

Experience a nurturing 90-minute sound immersion of Crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, a Monalina, a tongue drum, shruti box, a medicine drum, chimes and a Chiron gong. This healing Sound Journey ventures into a state of deep relaxation with meditation and the setting of an intention, as you surrender to the frequency of the sound healing instruments. READ MORE

Cost: R350pp. Book via Quicket
When: Saturday, 30 April from 9:30am to 11am
Where: Yoga/Body Fit Sanctuary, 1 Victoria Drive, Suikerbossie Estate, Hout Bay