In search of the best things to do in Cape Town this weekend? You’re in luck. We are back with a brand new list of things to do this weekend! This week, we have a diverse range of events, from beer festivals to MCC festivals, comedy, open-air movies, open-air concerts, a trance party, a pole dance competition and the start of the festive season celebrations. Keep reading to get our list of the best things to do in Cape Town this weekend.
Best Things to do in Cape Town This Weekend
Ready to see what the weekend has in store for us? Let’s get right to it, shall we? Here are our suggestions for those seeking the best things to do in Cape Town this weekend.
1/ Watch a Show at The Galileo Cape Winelands
On Saturday 2 December 2017, The Galileo Cape Winelands is screening the hit movie, 50 First Dates. This event will take place at Rustenberg Wines in Stellenbosch. The estate is located on Rustenberg Road, Ida’s Valley, in the Cape Winelands. The show kicks off between 19h30 and 20h30. Doors open at 17h00. Tickets for this event cost R89 for a standard entry ticket. Other packages are also available. Please note that no alcohol is permitted into the Cape Winelands venue. You can bring a picnic basket and purchase wine at the estate, however. For more details and ticket purchases, visit http://thegalileo.co.za.
2/ Watch Soli Philander’s Nice Coat (Lekker Jas)
One of South Africa’s treasures, Soli Philander, has a hilarious comedy show that runs on Friday 1 December and Saturday 2 December 2017 at the Artscape. Nice Coat (Lekker Jas) came about from a need for a narrative about Cape Town that was not about politics, tourism or sugar-coating the realities of daily life. The show covers Soli’s upbringing in the city, along with his observations, critique, and tribute to the Mother City. This is a memorable show that will make you think, feel and laugh. The show runs at the Artscape until 9 December 2017. Shows start at 19h30, with an afternoon show on Saturday at 14h30. Tickets cost R120 via Computicket.
3/ Experience the Cape Town Festival of Beer
As featured in our year end office function guide, Cape Town Festival of Beer is not to be missed. This event takes place from Friday 1 December to Sunday 3 December 2017. Taking place at Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point, the festival starts at 12h00 and ends at 23h00 on Friday and Saturday, and runs from 10h00 to 19h00 on Sunday. Beer will be on sale until an hour before the show closes each evening. A wide range of beers will be on offer, along with a selection of cider for the first time this year. For full details and ticket info, head on over to http://capetownfestivalofbeer.co.za.
4/ Get Stomping at Synergy Live 2017
If you’re in the mood for a little trance stomping, Synergy Live 2017 is the place to be. This outdoor music festival takes place at Anura Wine Farm, off Simondium Road in Stellenbosch. The party runs all weekend, kicking off on Friday at 12h00 and ending on Sunday at 16h00. Highlights at this year’s event include mind-blowing audiovisuals, multiple stages, artisanal food, a stellar line-up, multiple chilling, dining and fun areas, a great campsite and plenty more besides. Tickets cost between R200 and R500 at the gate, with reduced tickets on offer online via Webtickets.co.za. For more information, visit www.synergylive.co.za.
5/ Be Dazzled by The Pole Factor
The Pole Factor 2017 takes place at the NASSAU Centre in Newlands on Saturday 2 December 2017. This premier pole dancing competition is organised by The Pole Project in a bid to find talent across the city. Tickets to the event cost R250 and are available to purchase online via Quicket.co.za. Categories for the competition include Pole Acrobat, Pole Artiste, Pole Provocateur and Pole Duet, with performances from male and female pole dancers of every level. For more information, visit the official website over at http://thepoleproject.co.za/thepolefactor.
6/ Watch the Festive Lights Switch-On
On Sunday 3 December 2017 from 16h00, the annual Cape Town Festive Lights Switch-On will take place. This event will be held at the Grand Parade, and it is free to join the fun. A number of local artists will be taking to the streets, for a memorable night out and a great start to the official festive season in Cape Town. Artists performing this year include The Rockets, Craig Lucas, Heavenly Quartez, Baby Boy, Soul Kulture, Vicky Sampson, Idols finalist Paxton, DJ Ready D, Koos Kombuis, Jimmy Nevis, and Freshlyground. Visit www.capetown.travel/calendar/festive-lights-switch-on-2017 for details.
7/ Catch Mi Casa at the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert Series
This week’s Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert will be Mi Casa, who will take to the stage on Sunday 3 December 2017 from around 17h30. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and some refreshments, get a few friends together and head out to watch a relaxed concert under the stars at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The award-winning group, comprising Dr. Duda, Mo-T and J’ Something, will showcase their old hits and new material from their latest album. Tickets cost R135 – R180 via Webtickets.co.za only. For more information, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KirstenboschSummerSunsetConcerts. Please note that tickets sell out quickly for these concerts and may not be available at the door.
8/ Head to the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival
The Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, or the Franschhoek MCC, as it is fondly known, takes place on Saturday 2 December and Sunday 3 December 2017. The event will take place at the Huguenot Monument, which is set on a pretty lawn that is ideal for a day of bubbly, fun and sunshine. Highlights at this year’s event include French champagnes, food, a Black and White dress code, local MCC producers and plenty more besides. Entry costs R375 per person and the event takes place from 12h00 until 17h00. For full details, visit www.franschhoekmcc.co.za.
And there you have it… a nice list of the best things to do in Cape Town this weekend, from Friday 1 December to Sunday 3 December 2017. If you’re looking for more ideas on what to do, be sure to follow our blog. We do our best to cover the very best things to do in Cape Town this weekend and every other weekend.