Best Things to do in Cape Town This Weekend — 11 -13 January 2019

South Africa’s Cape Town offers an abundance of interesting events in January. Whether you wish to see a movie under the stars, listen to a stellar cover band, or run a marathon, there are plenty of interesting things to do in the Mother City this weekend.

1 The Daily Music Show Grand Opening (January 11-13)

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Showcasing the country’s rich cultural heritage, the Daily Music Show is one of the must-visit events in Cape Town this January. Besides great music, this fabulous event includes dozens of celebrity co-hosts, as well as special guest interviews and performances by young artists. Visitors will have an opportunity to try local dishes and sample signature wines from the region. The entrance to the event is free of charge.

Venue: Glaston House, 110 Loop Street, Cape Town

2 Galileo Open Air Cinema (January 11)

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If you are looking for fun things to do in the Mother City, the Galileo Open Air Cinema offers an unforgettable movie experience and has a seriously awesome line-up of documentaries, romantic comedies, and cult classics this summer season. Head out to Central Park this Friday and catch the heartbreaking Life of Pi movie. Hot and cold beverages will be available on site, as well as a variety of food.  For more information about Galileo Open Air Cinema movie screenings this season, please go to

Venue: Central Park, Century City

3 Queen: It’s A Kinda Magic Tribute Show (January 12)

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Presented by Showtime Australia, Queen: It’s A Kinda Magic Tribute Show is taking place at the Grand Arena this Saturday in Cape Town. It’s not just your average tribute show, as this cover band was personally endorsed by Peter Freestone, a former biographer, and assistant of Freddie Mercury. The concert will include hit songs such as the Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love, Don’t Stop Me Now, and Who Wants to Live Forever. Tickets for this event range from R120 to R380

Venue: Grand Arena, Grand West, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood, Cape Town

4 The Cape Town Bay to Bay (January 13)

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Looking for things to do in the Mother City this Sunday? Participate in the Cape Town Bay to Bay race to get back in shape after all the holiday celebrations. Admire the charming coastline from Camps Bay to Hout Bay while running the 15km or 30 km race. The 30 km run starts from Camps Bay High School, while the 15km run starts from Hout Bay Harbour.

5 The Parlotones @ Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts (January 13)

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The award-winning rock band from Johannesburg, the Parlotones are scheduled to perform at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens this Sunday as a part of the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts series. The band has 3 double platinum albums and has performed at the Olympics and at the FIFA World Cup kick-off concert. The tickets for this event range from R170 to R220

Venue: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Rhodes Ave, Newlands, Cape Town

Looking for more things to do in Cape Town this weekend? You can check out a range of tours packages you can enjoy. Be sure to follow us on Facebook or check out our blog, which has a huge range of ideas on what to see and do, where to stay and how to put every moment of your weekend to good use. If you’re planning a longer stay, be sure to get in touch. We will help you find the perfect place to stay in Cape Town this weekend or any other weekend you plan to visit.

About The Author: 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 :)
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