Looking for things to do in Cape Town this weekend? This coming weekend, we have a good balance of ballet performances, African music, wine festivals, family entertainment, movies, boat show, a circus and live music. You can learn more about costs, dates, times and other info in our short summary of events that are taking place this weekend between Friday 20 and Sunday 22 October 2017. With so many things to do in Cape Town this weekend, we promise that you absolutely won’t have to worry about boredom setting in any time soon.
Ready to get our list of things to do in Cape Town this coming weekend as we gear into the final part of October? Let’s have a look at what is happening in the Mother City and its surrounds this coming weekend.
Top Things to do in Cape Town This Weekend
Whatever you are in the mood for, you are sure to find something to do in this list of things to do in Cape Town this weekend between 20 and 22 October 2017. Here are our top tips on where to go and what to do this weekend.
1/ Enchanted Cirque
Running all weekend, and all the way until 10 December 2017, Enchanted Cirque is a spectacular circus themed dinner event. Hosted by local comedienne Mel Jones and Argentinian Pik Pokus, the line-up includes a variety of acts, from crossbow contortionist and silk artist Orissa Kelly,to cloud swing and hoop artist Tom McKinnon, laser and bubble magic man Thomas Favaro, a disco inspired roller skating act, a knife throwing act and plenty of other entertainment. The circus tent is set up in the parking area of Cape Town Stadium in Green Point. For details and costs, visit www.enchantedcirque.com.
2/ Cape Town International Film Festival
Taking place at the V&A Waterfront on 20 and 21 October 2017, the Cape Town International Film Festival is where you can enjoy a line-up of world-class films from all over the world. There is also a market taking place, which offers a chance to enjoy the Waterfront’s many excellent restaurants, in addition to international fashion boutiques, jewelry, fine art and other goodies. The market is free to browse, taking place at the Cape Town Cruise Terminal near Radisson Red Hotel. The film festival takes place at NuMetro and SK Nouveau cinemas within the V&A. For more information and timetables, visit http://filmfestival.capetown.
3/ Cape Town International Boat Show
Also taking place at the V&A Waterfront between 20 and 22 October 2017 is the annual Cape Town International Boat Show. This show features a variety of watercraft, from luxury motor yachts and sailing catamarans to simple boats, outboard motors, electronic equipment and watertoys. Highlights at this year’s events include a virtual reality display. The show runs from 10h00 until 18h00 on Friday and Saturday, and 10h00 until 17h00 on Sunday. Tickets cost R100 from Computicket. For more details, visit http://boatshow.co.za.
4/ LlamaLand 2017
Taking place at Hangklip Hotel in Pringle Bay, LlamaLand 2017 gives you a great excuse for a road trip. This event runs all weekend, from 20 to 22 October 2017. Over the course of the event, a variety of local bands, singers, poets and artists will take to the stage. It’s all in the name of good, too. All proceeds will go towards Eyethu Hout Bay Skatepark. Tickets cost R450 per person via Quicket. Visit LlamaLand on Facebook for more details: https://www.facebook.com/Llamalandplayground.
5/ Robertson Wine on the River
Robertson Wine on the River takes place at Goudmyn Farm, Robertson. This event will run from 20 to 22 October 2017. Featured in our list of travel-worthy October events in Cape Town, the festival offers a fun weekend for all. Highlights include wine tasting from over 30 wineries, children’s activities, food stalls, food and wine demos, a rubber ducky charity race and more. Tickets cost R120-R250 via Webtickets.co.za. For more information, visit http://www.wineonriver.com.
6/ Don Quixote at Cape Town City Ballet
Ballet enthusiasts will certainly enjoy this performance of Don Quixote at Cape Town City Ballet. This show runs all weekend, finishing on 29 October 2017. Liane Lurie’s revival of Don Quixote captures the humour, Spanish flavour and adventure of Cervantes’ classic tale. Accompanied by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, and starring Laura Bosenberg, Mariette Opperman and Thomas Thorne, this ballet is a must-see. The ballet takes place at the Artscape Opera House on the Foreshore. Tickets cost R100-R350 via Computicket. Visit the Artcape website at http://www.artscape.co.za/event/don-quixote for show times and details.
7/ SA College of Music Series: Under the Skies
On Saturday 21 October 2017, as part of the SA College of Music Services, Under the Skies will be taking place at the Baxter Theatre on Main Road in Rondebosch. This event showcases the UCT Ibuyambo Orchestra, as they take the audience on a journey through African sound and story-telling. Featuring a number of talented musicians and vocalists from the South African College of Music, Under the Skies is sure to be an experience for any music lover looking for something a little different. The show starts at 19h30. Tickets cost R70 and can be purchased via Computicket or the Baxter ticket office.
8/ Hot & Spicy Family Show
If you’re looking for a show that the whole family will love, Hot & Spicy Family Show is sure to be a hit. This performance takes place on Saturday 21 October 2017, at the Artscape Theatre in the City Centre. Created by popular South African entertainer Karou Charou, this hit show features a variety of the ‘Turbaned One’s’ best jokes, gimmicks and games from his many shows over the last few years. Highlights include plenty of audience participation and lots of big laughs. Tickets cost R120-R180 via Computicket. The show kicks off at 20h00. As this is a family-friendly show, kids are welcome.
Looking for more ideas on the best things to do in Cape Town this weekend? Check out our guide to free things to do in Cape Town on the weekend, along with our list of free things to do on the weekend for even more inspiration. You can also find even more ideas in our tips on how to discover Cape Town on the weekend. We hope you enjoy our list of best things to do in Cape Town this weekend!