Best Things to do in Cape Town This Weekend — 14 – 16 September

There is an abundance of great events in Cape Town this weekend. Whether you are hoping to visit a wine festival in Franschoek or you are interested in joining volunteers and various organizations to help clean up the Hout Bay harbour, there is plenty of interesting events to keep you entertained this weekend in Cape Town. Let’s take a look at some of the most anticipated events from September 14 to 16 in and around Cape Town.

1 Franschhoek Uncorked Festival (September 15-16)

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If you are interested in exploring one of the most popular wine destinations in South Africa, make sure to check out the famous Franschhoek Uncorked Festival. You will have a chance to visit several wine estates and sample a variety of wine on offer. During this 2-day festival in Franschhoek, winemakers from the region will showcase their finest selection of wines including white wines, MCC’s, red varietals, and reds. Some of the highlights of the festival feature live music, themed tastings, bespoke meals, and lawn games. For more information about the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, please visit

Venue: Various wine farms in the Franschhoek Wine Valley

2 Sima Mashazi’s My Miriam Makeba Story (September 13-15)

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Spend a truly amazing weekend in Cape Town and head out to the Artscape Theatre Centre to see the My Miriam Makeba Story and South Africa’s rising star Sima Mashazi in her lead role. In the show, Sima will include dozens of her own songs that relate to the story of Makeba. You will also have an opportunity to hear a unique Indonesian lullaby, as well as hits such as Phatha Phatha.

Venue: Artscape Theatre Centre City Centre

3 World Clean Up Day at Bay Harbour Market (September 15)

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The Bay Harbour Market will celebrate the annual World Cleanup Day, an event that brings people who care about the environment together to make our planet a better place to live.  If you want to clean up the Fish on the Rocks area and the Hout Bay harbour, join dozens of organizations and volunteers who will recycle plastic that will be later used for creating eco-bricks.

Venue: Bay Harbour Market

4 Under the Mountain Music Festival (September 16)

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For an unforgettable weekend in Cape Town, visit the amazing Under the Mountain Music Festival that will take place this Sunday at the St. Cyprian’s School. This family-friendly event will feature plenty of entertainment options including food tracks, dozens of cash bars, and of course live music performances. Headline acts include names like Majozi, Goodluck, Touchwood, Grassy Spark, and Matthew Mole. Tickets for the Under the Mountain Music Festival can be purchased here

VenueSt Cyprian’s School, 2387 Gorge Rd, Cape Town

5 Axe & Axenmore Rock Band at Hillcrest Quarry (September 16)

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There is an excellent matinee concert this Sunday at the Hillcrest Quarry in Durbanville. Axe & Axenmore Rock Band will perform their Acoustic Meets Pop meets Rock show and the entrance to the concert will set you back R80. The frontman of the band Axe did an amazing tour of South Africa with his “Queen Tribute Band” and now he is back to perform with Axenmore.

Venue: Hillcrest Quarry, Durbanville

Looking for more things to do in Cape Town this weekend? 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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