Best Things to do in Cape Town This Weekend — 17 – 19 August 2018

South Africa’s Cape Town offers plenty of entertainment options this weekend. From outdoor festivals to live music performances, there will be something for everyone. To help you decide where to go, we’ve created a list of the best events in Cape Town this weekend.

1 Zip Zap Circus: Journey Beyond (August 17-19)

events in Cape Town this weekend

The Journey Beyond is a new show presented by Zip Zap. They had a successful collaboration with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra last year and this August visitors will have an opportunity to see stunning acts alongside classical entertainment which will be performed by the CPO. Get your ticket on time and witness this magical tale at the Artscape Theatre Centre this weekend. For more information about the event, please visit

Venue: Artscape Opera House, Artscape Theatre Centre

2 The Grape Escape Wine Festival by Wine Concepts (August 17)

events in Cape Town this weekend

There are many great events in Cape Town this weekend and Wine Concepts are hosting their first Grape Escape Wine Festival this Friday at the Vineyard Hotel. A fine selection of wines including Gamay Noir, Mourvedre, Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Syrah, Carignan is going to be offered to visitors. There will be 40 of the country’s top producers at the festival presenting their best offerings. Besides wine, there will be snacks available throughout the evening. Tickets for the Grape Escape Wine Festival are available for purchase here.

Venue: Vineyard Hotel

3 The Chocolate Festival in Stellenbosch (August 18-19)

events in Cape Town this weekend

If you are craving something sugary and have a sweet tooth for premium chocolate, head out to the Anura Wine Estate in Stellenbosch this weekend and visit the fabulous Chocolate Festival. The festival features live music, chocolate movie screenings, and even a large chocolate fountain. In case you get thirsty, there are wine bars, gin bars, and craft beers bars at the festival. Ticket includes tastings and a glass and costs R150 for adults, while children under 18 can enter for free.

Venue: Anura Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

4 Next Generation Musical Showcase at Liberty Promenade (August 18)

events in Cape Town this weekend

One of the most anticipated events in Cape Town this weekend is the Next Generation Musical Showcase at Liberty Promenade. Teams of learners from 15 high schools and primary schools from Mitchells Plain will perform a musical piece at the Food Court’s concert stage. Besides R 60 000 in prize money, the Liberty Promenade will also hand out gift cards to the winning team’s teachers and learners. The entrance to the event is free of charge.

Venue: Liberty Promenade

5 A Midsummer Night’s Dream (August 15-18)

events in Cape Town this weekend

Watch the spectacular interpretation of Shakespeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream by the Rustenburg Girls’ High School and Rondebosch Boys’ High School this weekend. These two schools decided to join forces and make an unforgettable event this August. Mr. Adrian Skelly who is the Head of the Arts Faculty said how there is a reason why MSND was chosen for their 2018 show.  It has a great script which is funny and easy to follow.

Venue: Rondebosch Boys’ High School

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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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