Surf Emporium Celebrity Surf Day on Muizenberg beach yesterday in aid of Missing Children SA . Picture: Ross Jansen

With the rain expected to abate from Saturday, Capetonians can consider a wide range of options to make the most of the weekend.

Recommendations don't come more wide-ranging than those from

South African Innovation Summit

The SA Innovation Summit invites you to its 11th annual Summit at the Cape Town Stadium, where top entrepreneurs, innovators, thought-leaders, policymakers, inventors, and investors will converge to witness the very best of African innovation. The focus of this year is to unlock Africa’s talent and to introduce it to the market, investors, and collaboration partners.

My Miriam Makeba story – Sima Mashazi

For three nights only, catch rising star Sima Mashazi at the Artscape Theatre. She performed the role of the young Miriam in the first musical about Mama Africa. In this show, Sima shares the themes in Makeba’s music and life that touched her and bear similarities to her own journey which she experienced.

Franschhoek Uncorked Festival

Pack away the winter blues and embrace spring in all its finery at this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The perfect opportunity to explore one of South Africa’s premier wine destinations as you uncover a plethora of experiences at the participating Franschhoek Vignerons.

Potjie cook-off competition at The Farm Village – Noordhoek

A potjie competition will take place at the Farm Village in Noordhoek, where the cost will get you a tasting bowl. Fires will be ready from 10am, and tasting starts at 3pm, but come early to enjoy the live music and bar.

Under the Mountain Music Festival

Celebrate some of the best South African music and enjoy a fantastic family event that will have great food and drinks available, visitors can bring along a blanket, no alcohol, and pets allowed at the venue. Food trucks, cash bars, and credit card facilities will be available at the festival. There will be loads of activities for kids to participate in.

Other options to consider are those suggested by, like taking a steam train to Elgin.

An Intimate Concert Experience

Catch the man of many instruments, Wilken Calitz at The Drinkery on Shortmarket Street for an intimate musical experience.

Cape Town City FC vs Kaizer Chiefs

The only Cape Town-based team in the PSL this season will be taking on the league's giants at 3pm on Saturday.

Thrift Fest By The Sea (Saturday morning)

Bag a bargain by the bay at this thrift fest in Muizenberg.

The Rhino Run (Sunday morning to afternoon)

Tackle a trail run through Constantia while doing your bit to help save the rhinos at this 5km or 10km fundraising Rhino Run.

Steam Train To Elgin (Saturday morning to evening)

Spend a day like you’re in the 1800s along with all the modern delights on this steam train to Elgin.

Surf And Yoga Retreat (Saturday morning to Sunday)

This surf and yoga camp includes breakfast, accommodation and all your equipment – it’s the ideal beachside getaway in Muizenberg.

The Ultimate Garden Route Road Trip

Befriend an elephant, navigate the Cango Caves and bungee Bloukrans with Xplore Tours.