Looking for fun things to do in Cape Town this weekend? Luckily, South Africa’s Mother City houses dozens of awesome events this spring and there is something for everyone. From flower and wine festivals to food trucks and live music, there is an abundance of fabulous events in Cape Town this weekend. To keep you entertained, we’ve put together a list of the best events in the city this weekend. Take a look.
1 The Cape Town Food and Wine Festival (September 23-24)
This year’s Cape Town Food and Wine Festival is scheduled to take place at the amazing Westridge Gardens in Mitchells Plain. This amazing festival focuses mainly on the hospitality development for the Cape flats area and local tourism. There will be plenty of wine and food available, as well as live music. Hurry up and get your tickets here.
2 Hermanus Flower Festival (September 21- 24)
If you wish to get away from the city center this weekend, head out to Hermanus where the annual Hermanus Flower Festival is being held this weekend. Hosted by the Hermanus Botanical Society, this event features everything from creative corners for the little ones to specimen displays, talks and demos, and lunch at the lovely Fynbos Café. The tickets will set you back R25 per person, while senior citizens can enter for R10 on Friday. For more information about the festival, please go to www.fernkloof.org.za.
3 Cape Town Marathon (September 23)
Cape Town Marathon is definitely one of the most anticipated sports events this weekend in Cape Town. Whether you are an experienced runner or a recreational jogger, this event caters to all types of runners. The race itself will start at the V&A Waterfront and contestants will have an opportunity to see dozens of famous landmarks along the way including the Company’s Garden, Mount Nelson Hotel, Long Street, and the South African National Gallery. The finish line is located at Green Point A track where many spectators will be waiting for runners to arrive.
4 Brandewyn & Boerewors Festival (September 22-23)
Presented by Deluxe Hub and Hillcrest Quarry, Brandewyn & Boerewors Festival is a two day event in Durbanville that includes live music, braii, and lots of brandy. Keep in mind that the Saturday’s event is reserved strictly for adults, while on Sunday families with children are welcome to join. Some of the brandy exhibitors this year include Mistic Boer Brandy, Olof Bergh, 100 reserve, and Klipfontein Brandy. As for music performances, Jay Jay, Sunset Sweatshop, Die Broers and an ACDC Tribute Band are scheduled to play on Saturday, while Jay Jay, Brendan Peyper, KayCee, and Oriana will be performing on Sunday. The entrance to the festival costs R180 per person.
5 V&A Expressions of Heritage (September 23)
Visit the Silo District at the V&A Waterfront this Sunday to enjoy the amazing V&A Expressions of Heritage event. From stand-up comedians to food trucks and live bands, there are plenty of activities and acts to keep you entertained. You can come see the iconic cartoonist Zipo and his works or listen to Dani Ngwenya, a local guitarist. Stand-up comedians Phil and Yaaseen are here to make you laugh, while local artists Kwezi and Loyiso will be showcasing some of their best works.
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