File photo: Bheki Radebe / African News Agency (ANA)
File photo: Bheki Radebe / African News Agency (ANA)

Top 10 things to do in Cape Town this weekend

Time of article published Aug 24, 2018

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The sunshine on Friday afternoon has Capetonians fooled. Unfortunately, the SA Weather Service has advised the City’s Disaster Management Centre that an "intense" cold front is expected to make landfall over the Western Cape tomorrow afternoon.

It's therefore best to make the most of Saturday morning with a quick visit to some of the "usual" attractions: a walk in the Company Gardens, on Lion’s Head, at the Sea Point Promenade (from Mouille Point) and in the picturesque Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens; trekking along the Constantia Wine Route or visiting Boulders Beach, home to a large colony of African penguins.

Or perhaps one of's pick of the best events excites you.

Not Your Average Girl’s Getaway

Join the women-only trail running club for a weekend away in the Overberg. Adventure and ice-cold beers included at Chicks Who Trail.

Xplore Tours (Friday to Sunday)

Explore the wonder and beauty of the Garden Route like a tourist in your own country with Xplore Cape Town.

VodkaFest at Hillcrest Quarry (Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning)

It’s the last cooler month of the year and this festival is warming things up with an entire day-to-night party exclusively celebrating vodka. Russian roulette, an ice bar and more at the VodkaFest.   

Inside Festival (Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning)

Enjoy all your favourite spirits, cocktails and wines at bottle store price, as well as some great food at the Inside Festival.

Porcelain Teacup And Herbal Tea Workshop (Saturday morning to afternoon)

You can’t buy happiness but you can buy tea, and now, better still, you can learn to make it at this Porcelain Teacup And Herbal Tea Workshop.

Sunday Funday at Bugz Playpark (Sunday morning to afternoon)

Treehouses, rides, an animal farm and waterslides for when it’s sunny; soft indoor play, swings, jungle gyms and playhouses for when it’s not with Sunday Funday at Bugz Playpark.

For different options, consider www.capetowntravel's suggestions.

Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk

This year Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk will celebrate a milestone in the history of the event – its 50th anniversary! Bring along the whole family and enjoy a day’s fun, all in the name of providing nutritious meals to underprivileged children.

Don Pasquale at The Baxter Theatre

In this opera, the young lovers Norina and Ernesto decide to teach an unscrupulous elderly bachelor a lesson. Singers from the Cape Town Opera Young Artist Programme join outstanding young performers from the UCT Opera School in this must-see production.

The Cape Town Bands Festival

The Cape Town Band Festival celebrates local talent through the best and brightest bands that Cape Town has to offer. This event offers two days of local bands that are making waves in South Africa and abroad. Head to the Waterfront this weekend to join in the festivities.

Radisson Blu Le Vendome celebrates Women’s Month with a sumptuous High Tea

Celebrate Women’s Month with Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel as they toast to all women who have lifted South Africa. The event offers a High Tea with a glass of complimentary bubbles and platters which must be ordered 24 hours in advance. The High Tea includes vegan, vegetarian, Banting, Halal and Kosher options that are available upon request.

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