Looking for things to do in Cape Town this weekend? This weekend, we are celebrating the start of November. We have some a polo charity game, a number of food and drinks festivals, a family bazaar, an open gardens, a market and lots more besides. If you’re on the look out for things to do in Cape Town this weekend, you are sure to find something in this diverse selection of early November events.
Ready to get our list of things to do in Cape Town this weekend as we gear into the first weekend of November? Let’s have a look at what is happening in South Africa’s Mother City this coming weekend.
Top Things to do in Cape Town This Weekend
Whatever you are in the mood for, this list of things to do in Cape Town this weekend is sure to give you some ideas. Keep reading to get our top picks on things to do in Cape Town this weekend.
1/ Beaumont Open Gardens
If you’re in the mood to head out into the glorious Cape countryside, Beaumont Family Wines will be hosting its yearly Beaumont Open Gardens in Bot River on Saturday 4 November and Sunday 5 November 2017. At this event, you can celebrate the beginning of summer as you explore their spectacular garden, enjoy new dishes, discover the newly planted chenin vineyards, enjoy wine tastings and take a tour of the estate’s historic mill. The estate is situated on Waterkant Street in Bot River, Overberg. The gardens will be open from 10h00 until 16h00. Entry is free. For more information, contact the estate on [email protected] or visit them online at www.beaumont.co.za.
2/ Cape Town Bierfest
Taking place at Sun Park, GrandWest Casino, in Goodwood on Friday 3 November and Saturday 4 November 2017, Cape Town Bierfest by Tops celebrates the love of beer. Highlights at this year’s event include specially-made, cold craft beers, Adolf Thelen’s Songscape Oompah Band, award-winning actor and stand-up comedian Brendan Murray, The Rockerfellas, traditional Oktoberfest-inspired games, competitions and more. There are three events this weekend – Friday evening from 19h00 to 12h00, Saturday from 12h00 to 17h00, and Saturday evening from 19h00 to 12h00. Tickets cost between R155 and R1100. For more information, visit the official event website over at www.bierfest.co.za/cape-town-bierfest.
3/ Endless Daze Festival
Endless Daze Festival takes place at Silverstroom Resort in Atlantis from Friday 3 November to Sunday 5 November 2017. Highlights on this year’s line-up include Thee Oh Sees (USA), Moon Duo (USA), Medicine Boy, Amy Ayanda, Runaway Nuns, The Deadly Bites, Hezron Chetty and The Zugzwang and more. There will be food trucks as well as a fully stocked bar also at the event. Tickets cost R600 pre-sale and R750 at the gate. The festivies begin at 13h00 on Friday and continue until Sunday morning at 11h00. For more details on tickets and line-ups, visit the event website at http://endlessdazefest.com or email [email protected]
4/ Cintron Pink Polo 2017
On Saturday 4 November 2017, at Val de Vie Estate in Paarl, the Cintron Pink Polo 2017 event takes place. This glamorous event is all in the name of charity, with proceeds going towards breast cancer programmes and research. Highlights include an afternoon of polo, fashion and high tea on the lawns of SA’s one and only wine and polo estate. There will also be food trucks and a cash bar. The action kicks off at 14h00 and continues until 20h00. Tickets cost between R100 and R1600 via Computicket (under 13s get in for free). The dress code inspiration is vivacious and vibrant – be sure to wear pink to show your support. Email [email protected] or visit http://valdevie.co.za for more information.
5/ SA Cocktail Week 2017
Starting on Saturday 4 November 2017 and continuing until 11 November 2017, SA Cocktail Week 2017 is a celebration of cocktails and signature drinks. The festival kicks off The Grand Opening at The Cape Quarter and Jarvis Street in De Waterkant on Saturday from 16h30 until 22h00. Highlights include over 20 pop-up bars, lounges and DJs, along with delicious food including burgers, sushi, pizzas and pasta. From there, events will take place across the city, with an awards ceremony, scavenger hunts and plenty of other fun in the works. Tickets cost between R250 and R350. For the full line-up, visit www.sacocktailweek.co.za.
6/ DSK Bazaar
On Saturday 4 November 2017, the German International School will host their annual DSK Bazaar. This family friendly event takes place at the school, which is located on Bay View Avenue in Tamboerskloof, City Bowl. Highlights at this year’s event include a variety of yummy treats such as Bratwurst, Kasseler and Sauerkraut, plus swimming pool, foofy-slide and German Christmas Market, offering a range of treasures and goodies from Deutschland. After dark, there will be a beer garden for the grown ups. Tickets cost just R50 per person via Quicket.co.za. For more details on the event, visit the school website at www.dsk.co.za.
7/ KAMERS/Makers Stellenbosch
Ending on Sunday 5 November 2017, the popular gift market, KAMERS/Makers Stellenbosch takes place at Anura Vineyards on Simondium Road in Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands. This is where you can find a wide variety of handmade goodies – perfect for Christmas. The market runs from 09h00 to 17h00. Tickets cost R60 online and R80 at the entrance, and include a limited edition shoppers bag and magazine. Highlights include food and drinks, kids activities, workshops and the market itself, which is always a treat. For more information on tickets and stalls, visit the website over at https://kamersvol.com/events/kamers-stellenbosch.
8/ Jamestown Strawberry Festival
From Friday 3 November to Saturday 4 November 2017, the Jamestown Strawberry Festival will be taking place. This family festival is all about the juicy, fresh strawberries that are currently in season. The event takes place at Jamestown on Webersvallei Road, Stellenbosch. On Friday, there is an evening market from 18h00 until 22h00. O Saturday, the festival begins at 08h00 and continues until 18h00. Entry costs around R20. There will be food, entertainment, drinks and plenty of fun to be had. For more info, visit the official event Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JamestownStrawberryFestival.
Looking for additional ideas on what to do this weekend? Get our tips on where to enjoy bird watching in Cape Town, our guide to best restaurants by area, or our essential City Bowl experiences to find even more inspiration.
If you’re planning a trip to the city soon, be sure to get in touch. We’ll help you find the perfect place to stay, and ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the top things to do in Cape Town this weekend and every other weekend.