Best Things to do in Cape Town This Weekend — 23- 25 November 2018

The holiday season in Cape Town is right around the corner and the weekends leading up to Christmas celebrations seem to be packed with amazing events. Whether you are in the mood for a live music show or you wish to attend a wine festival and try delicious desserts, Cape Town has got you covered. Let’s have a peek at some of the best events happening this weekend in Cape Town.

1 The Finer Things in Life @ Vineyard Hotel (November 23)

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Hosted by Wine Concepts, the Finer Things in Life is an International sparkling wine and champagne affair that will take place at the Vineyard Hotel this Friday. The event promises plenty of entertainment including dream cars and live music, as well as delicious foods like artisan chocolate and fresh oysters. This year’s theme is “The Magic of Bubbles” and visitors who dress according to it will have a chance to get the award for the best-dressed couple. You can also buy a variety of sparkling wine and champagne at a special price. Tickets to the Finer Things in Life affair will set you back R500 per person and the event starts at 6 pm.

Venue: Vineyard Hotel, Colinton Rd, Newlands, Cape Town

2 Dance season @ Artscape (November 23-24)

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Head out to the Artscape Theatre this weekend and see the performance by Nexus, a production that celebrates dance and includes existing works such as Point of Connections, Cape of Ghosts, Limitless Self, and Exurgent. The event is choreographed by Sifiso Kweyama, Ananda Fuchs and Shaun Oelf. For more information about the event, feel free to visit

Venue: Artscape Theatre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town

3 The Dessert Expo (November 23-25)

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If you have a sweet tooth, the Dessert Expo should be definitely included on your list of events to visit during the holiday season in Cape Town. This is the first South African festival dedicated to desserts and attracts some of the most famous pastry professionals, chocolatiers, confectioners, caterers, local restaurants, ice cream shops, and small dessert companies. This fabulous event is also known for its educational and entertainment programs including interactive features, live bake offs, workshops, and competitions.

Venue: Cape Town Stadium, Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town

4 The Cocoblush Wine Festival Experience (November 24-25)

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Base Camp Bedouin Tents and D’Aria wine estate are proud the present the first Cocoblush Wine Festival. Besides premium wines from D’Avaria Wine, the event will feature dozens of food vendors, chocolate offerings in various forms and shapes, tasty desserts, and bakes, and live bands to keep visitors entertained. In case you are planning to visit with kids, there will be an interactive area for children to play.

Venue: D’Aria Winery, M13 Tygerberg Valley Rd, Durbanville, Cape Town

5 James: Living in Extraordinary Times (November 24)

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The holiday season in Cape Town is upon us and there are many extraordinary music events in the city these days. One of these events is the performance by the Multi-Platinum UK rockers James which will take place at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on November 24. James are one of the most popular British indie bands and their South African tour follows the release of their latest album, Living in Extraordinary Times. Expect to hear hit songs such as “Laid”, “Sit Down”, and “She’s a Star”. To get your ticket, please go to

Venue: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town

6 Super Car Saturday @ Silo District (November 24)

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If you wish to see some sleek supercars alongside their owners, head out to the Solo District at the V&A Waterfront this Saturday to check out the Super Car Saturday event. Around 30 to 40 sleek car owners will gather at the Aston Martin & McLaren showroom from where they will make their way to the Silo District. Visitors will have an opportunity to get up close and admire many classic super cars like Mclarens, Aston Martins, and many others. The good news is that the entrance to this event is free of charge.

Venue: The Silo District, V&A Waterfront

Looking for more things to do in Cape Town this weekend? We offer a wide range of tour activities 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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