South Africa’s Mother City is never short on interesting events, especially when the working week is done and the weekend is knocking on our doors. Whether you wish to attend an annual cocktail festival, see a burlesque performance, or enjoy an underground music festival, our list of fun things to do in Cape Town this weekend has got you covered.
1 Love & Lust Featuring Lu Chase (February 28)
Hosted by 44 on Long, Love & Lust party is one of the most unique events happening in Cape Town this weekend. Originally from Cape Town, Lu Chase is the star of cabaret/burlesque show which features rocking music ranging from funk to disco beats. Lu has a successful career. She has performed at the Salon Heavent and opened in St. Tropes for Gloria Gaynor. Burlesque acts Sophia von Syren and Vita Nova will be joining Lu Chase at the Love & Lust show.
Venue: 44 on Long, 44 Long St, Cape Town
2 Grand Street Party: SA Cocktail Week (February 29)
A visit to the third annual SA Cocktail Week Cnr Waterkant & Loop Street is one of the most fun things to do in Cape Town over the weekend. For those who don’t know, this is the largest cocktail festival in the country and features some of the best brands in the world. From bar-hopping tours to the awards ceremony and a variety of masterclasses, there is plenty to look forward to at the SA Cocktail Week. The line-up includes names like Yanga Sobetwa, Paradise Citizens, Strange Loving, and Jarrad Ricketts. Tickets are available from R125.
Venue: Cnr Waterkant & Loop Street
3 Lighthouse Festival 2020 (February 29 – March 1)
An annual underground music festival, the Lighthouse Festival is a must-visit event for everyone who likes electro music. Held at the Soetwater Resort, the festival features a stellar line-up with DJ’s like DJ buhle, fka mash, hvob live (clubset), lichterloh, messive muzik, and many others. The afterparty at the Modular is also not to be missed.
Venue: Soetwater Resort, Lighthouse Rd, Outside, Cape Town
4. SA Cocktail Festival Grand White Party (February 29)
If you enjoy a Cosmopolitan or you love a classic martini, then you are in for a treat at South Africa’s Biggest Cocktail Festival on Saturday. This epic cocktail festival comes to Cape Town with a stellar line-up with electronic acts like Pascal & Pearce, Strange Loving & live acts like Yanga Sobetwa, Jarrad Ricketts. You’ll have the opportunity to explore 15 pop-up bars and enjoy the best of local spirits and drinks in a grand street party with over 30 spirit brands like like Cruz Vodka, Galliano, Jim Beam, Passoã, Leonista Karoo Agave, Hendricks Gin, Tequila Patron, Absolut Vodka and more. You don’t want to miss the amazing event. Tickets are available via Howler
Venue: Corner of Loop and Waterkant Street, Cape Town | Time: 10:00am to 23:00pm
5 Leap Day Mad Hatter’s High Tea (February 29)
Head out to the Cellars-Hohenort this Saturday where you will find the Leap Day Mad Hatter’s High Tea party. This spectacular event with a Mad Hatter dress theme features everything from prizes for the maddest hats to Carrol Boyes chocolates and African craft sculptures by Monkeybiz. Apart from outdoor activities like pin the Cheshire Cat Smile, Queen of Cards Flamingo Croquet, visitors will be served a complimentary welcome drink and a nice surprise gift to take back home.
Venue: Cellars-Hohenort Conservatory Restaurant, Cape Town
6 Gin & Tonic Festival (March 1)
If you are looking for fun things to do in Cape Town, join the annual Gin & Tonic Festival at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock this Sunday. Expect to find some of the finest South African gins, as well as a nice selection of international varieties. This is the most entertaining premium spirit event in South Africa and apart from gin tastings, visitors can dance to live music and enjoy delicious foods prepared by local street food chefs. A regular ticket for the Gin & Tonic Festival costs R150 per person.
Venue: The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock, 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.