Best Things to do in Cape Town This Weekend — 18 -20 January 2019

Thinking about things to do in Cape Town this weekend? Whether you are looking for family-friendly activities, wish to see an excellent live music performance, or admire some of the most beautiful cars and bikes in the city, Cape Town offers an abundance of seriously awesome events to keep you entertained this weekend.

1 Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra @ Maynardville Open-Air Festival (January 17-19)

Cape Town this weekend

The Maynardville Open-Air Festival welcomes the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra this weekend. They will be performing “Famously Incidental”, a piece that focuses on music which is written to accompany a film or a drama. The tickets to this music event cost between R140 and R220 per person and the show starts at 8.15 pm.

Venue: Maynardville Open Air Theatre, Piers Road, Wynberg

2 19th Annual Classic Car and Bike Show (January 19-20)

Cape Town this weekend

A visit to the 19th Annual Classic Car and Bike Show is definitely one of the most fun things to do in Cape Town this weekend. Hosted by the International Police Association, this fabulous event offers visitors an opportunity to see some of the rarest and  most beautiful cars in the Western Cape. Modern and future classic cars are scheduled for Saturday, while Sunday is reserved for vintage classics. Visitors can enjoy refreshments at dozens of food stalls and unwind at the shared beer garden. The main aim of the event is to help those in need and every year IPA donates funds to various charities.

Venue: IPA Timour Hall Villa, St Joans Rd, Plumstead, Cape Town

3 Freshlyground at Kirstenbosch (January 20)

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One of the most successful bands from South Africa, Freshlyground are scheduled to perform this Saturday at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens as part of the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts series. This multi-award winning Afro-fusion band combines elements of classic pop, blues, and jazz sound with musical traditions from African countries like Zimbabwe and Mozambique. You can even bring your own picnic basket to the event and enjoy Freshlyground’s songs while admiring the beauty of Table Mountain. For more information, please visit

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

4 Kids Storytelling & Treasure Hunt (January 20)

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Hosted by Norval, Kids Storytelling & Treasure Hunt is one of the best family-friendly events in Cape Town this weekend. Norval’s first children’s book, “How Vincent, a Western Leopard Toad Found his Croak” will be read live this Sunday at the Norval Foundation Art Gallery. After the reading, visitors can go on a tour of the renowned Sculpture Garden where many treats are treasures will be hidden for the little ones to discover.

Venue: Norval Foundation Art Gallery, 4 Steenberg Rd, Tokai, 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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