The Best Cape Town Events This Weekend — 9- 11 August 2019

Woman’s day is upon us and there are many cool and interesting events happening in Cape Town this weekend. From excellent winter wine festivals to a party cruise on a luxury yacht, there is plenty to look forward to this weekend in South Africa’s Mother City.

1 Elgin Winter Wine Festival (August 9-11)

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Winter, Wine, and Words is the very first Elgin Winter Festival which is taking places at the Elgin Railway Market this weekend. From mouthwatering comfort foods and tasty local wines to literary talks and mountain bike rides, there is no shortage of fun things to do at this amazing festival. Many wine masterclasses will be available at various wine estates, while one of the highlights of the event is the live music performance by the folk-rock duo Bottomless Coffee on Saturday evening.

Venue: Elgin Railway Market, Oak Avenue, Elgin Valley

2 Cape Town Yarn Festival 2019 (August 9)

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Taking place at Kommetjie Primary School on Women’s Day, Cape Town Yarn Festival is one of the best family-friendly events happening in Cape Town this weekend. Expect everything from fiber producers, demonstrations, and workshops to tasty food and lucky draws. The tickets for the festival will set you back R50 per person.

Venue: Kommetjie Primary School, Teubes Road, Kommetjie

3 On Tap at the Tip Beer Festival (August 10)

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On Tap at the Tip Beer Festival invites visitors for a day of fun, cold beer, and live music. The event is hosted by Black Oystercatcher, a lovely family-run wine farm which is home of the Fraser’s Folly Craft Brewery. Besides sampling beers from various craft breweries, visitors can also enjoy delicious snacks and meals. For entertainment, there will be live music from Warongx and DJ Paul Fletcher. Tickets for the festival cost R150 per person.

Venue: Black Oystercatcher, R317, Bredasdorp, 7280

4 Slow Food & Wine Festival @ Robertson Wine Valley (August 9-11)

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There are many great events happening in Cape Town this weekend and the Slow Food & Wine Festival at the Robertson Wine Valley is one of them. Whether you wish to go on underground cellar tours, enjoy delicious foods, explore wine farms, or interact with local wine farmers and winemakers, this awesome festival offers something for everyone. Try award-winning vintage wines which are paired with traditional South Africa dishes and enjoy various activities and attractions at the Slow Food & Wine Festival.

Venue: Robertson Wine Valley, Cnr Voortrekker and Reitz Street Cape Town, Western Cape 6705 South Africa

5 Party Cruise on Mirage (August 9)

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Luxury yacht Mirage is hosting a cool tribute performance of the classic Mamma Mia this Friday as a part of a 3-hour long party cruise. The luxury yacht is scheduled to set off from the V&A Waterfront at 4 pm and takes visitors to Clifton Beach and back. Besides enjoying the performance with spectacular costumes and choreography, you can also indulge in a unique gin & tonic tasting and have some light snacks which are available on the yacht. There is a dress code and its glitter, glam, and dungarees. A family ticket for 4 guests costs R1800, while a single ticket will set you back R590.

Venue: The Mirage Luxury Yacht, East Pier Rd, V&A Waterfront


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About The Author: Dejan

Dejan
I love writing about Cape Town, and all it has to offer. What a pleasure to be able to share this beautiful Mother City with aspiring travellers and visitors from near and far. Come and visit us soon, and when you do, make sure to book with cometocapetown.com :)
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