As we get closer to Friday, we’re looking forward to finding plenty of fun things to do in Cape Town this weekend. This week, we have a mixed bag of events, catering to just about every budget, mood and preference. For stompers, we have a trance party taking place along the beautiful Cape coastline. For wine enthusiasts, we have an epic wine festival. We also have the renowned Design Indaba, and free music concerts at the V&A Waterfront. Whatever you’re in the mood for, and whatever your budget is looking like after payday, you are sure to find something to do amidst this mixture of events.
The amazing thing about South Africa’s Mother City is that you will never battle to find things to do in Cape Town this weekend or any other weekend. From outdoor activities to nightlife, this city has something for everyone. If you’re still looking for things to do in Cape Town this weekend even after reading through the ideas below, be sure to have a look at our blog. We feature a huge variety of ideas for singles, couples and families alike. Otherwise, to see what the weekend has in store for you, let’s get right onto our weekend round-up!
Fun Things to Do in Cape Town This Weekend
Ready to see what the city has lined up? Let’s go, then! Here are our top picks on the very best things to do in Cape Town weekend, 23 to 25 February 2018.
Design Indaba Festival of Creativity 2018
Running from Wednesday 21 to Saturday 24 February 2018, the highly acclaimed Design Indaba Festival of Creativity is a must for anyone with a passion for art, design and inspiration. The conference takes place at the Artscape in the Foreshore, with a number of events taking place over its course. From the website, here’s what to expect: “It’s more than a conference; it’s more than a music festival. It’s the annual do-tank at the intersection of innovation, business, social impact design and creative expression. For the Conference, we’ve curated a lineup of design thinkers, artists, exhibitions and performances from Africa and the rest of the world. We’re extending the experience to include Nightscape, an inner-city festival immersed at the Artscape Piazza.” Visit www.designindaba.com/festival to learn more about tickets, stands and events.
Stellenbosch Wine Festival
Running all weekend, you can head on down to the Cape Winelands for the Stellenbosch Wine Festival from Friday until Sunday. Taking place at the Coetzenburg Sports Grounds, this wine festival celebrates the upcoming autumn with a wide range of tastings, sales, food stalls and activities. General Wine Experience Tickets cost R150-R190, while Premium Wine Experience Tickets cost R350, all via Webtickets. Hundreds of wine estates from the area will be showcasing their red, white, blends and MCC varietals. As the oldest wine festival in the region, this event is a must for any wine lover. For details and tickets, visit www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za.
Free Live Music Concerts at the Waterfront Amphitheatre
Head on down to the V&A Waterfront on Saturday 24 February 2018 for the Summer Sessions presented by Smart Car. There are two free concerts taking place at the amphitheatre this Saturday. First up on the stage, from 18h15 and 18h45, we have Josh Wantie – a Durban-born and Cape Town-based rising star who has released hits such as Go Under and Fall Again. A bit later, from 19h00 until 20h00, we have the epic local alternative band, Gangs of Ballet, taking to the stage to perform a number of their hits, including Something, Hello Sweet World and Don’t Let Me Go. These concerts are free for everyone – simply show up and enjoy the show as we ease into the end of summer.
Alien Safari – Wild Spirits
On Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February 2018, Alien Safari – Wild Spirits takes place at Kogel Bay, just next to Gordon’s Bay. Tickets cost R420 via Quicket. There is also an additional vehicle levy charged per car. For each additional passenger, this levy is reduced by R50. That means it will be R250 for a single person, R150 for two people, R100 for three people, and R0 for four or more people. International trance acts include Tsuyoshi Suzuki, Audiomatic, and Burn in Noise, while local acts include Dan Scott, Dala and many others. For more info, visit the official lineup at http://aliensafari.net/line-up.
As you can see, this list has a little bit of everything… music, wine, cinema, design and festivities. Still in need of inspiration? Have a look at our list of awesome experiences exclusive to Cape Town. You can also find ideas such as our list of cool restaurants you need to try at least once, try some incredible outdoor adventures, browse our epic A to Z list of things to do in Cape Town, plan a day trip from Cape Town, discover the city’s restaurants by neighbourhood or enjoy one of these exclusive City Bowl experiences.
You could also try one of our super rewarding Cape Town tours, hire a car and create your own adventure or plan a getaway with friends that you will never forget. Whatever you plan to do over the weekend, be safe, have fun and make sure that you make the most of every moment! We hope that you have enjoyed this list of fun things to do in Cape Town this weekend.