There are not many places in the world as beautiful as Cape Town and it seems that there is always something going on in South Africa’s Mother City. With the holiday season upon us and the sunny weather outside, it would definitely a shame not to go out and experience Cape Town on the weekends. To help you choose where to go, we’ve created a list of the best events this weekend in Cape Town.
1 Cape Town Folk Fest @ V&A Waterfront’s Solo District (December 7)
There is a free outdoor concert in V&A Waterfront’s Solo District this Friday and everyone is invited. We are talking about the popular Cape Town Folk Fest which features a stellar line-up with names such as the Rudimentals, Gangs of Ballet, Medicine Boy and Vusi Mahlasela, and many others. The concert is scheduled for 7 pm sharp and lasts for 2 hours. For more information, please go to www.waterfront.co.za.
Venue: Silo District, V&A Waterfront
2 Camps Bay Sunset Silent Disco (December 7)
Are you a fan of silent disco nights? Head out to the Camps Bay High School to check out the family fundraiser event hosted by Silent Events. Expect to find everything from food trucks to gifting craft stalls here. Once you get in the party mode, put on those multi-channel wireless headphones and dance to one of the beats. There are three live channels available. One channel is a request line, one features local student DJ’s, and the third channel plays familiar hits. To get your ticket, click here.
Venue: Camps Bay High School, Lower Kloof Road, Camps Bay
3 Tango at the Waterfront (December 8)
There are dozens of cool events this weekend in Cape Town and the Tango at the Waterfront is one of them. Part of the Cape Town Marathon, this event features many dancers from South Africa who came here to show their awesome dance moves. If you feel like dancing and want to join these professionals on the dance floor, all visitors who register beforehand are free to participate in the dancing at the V&A Waterfront’s Pierhead Deck.
Venue: Pierhead Deck, V&A Waterfront
4 Matilda the Musical: Live on Stage (December 9- January 13)
Inspired by Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, Matilda the Musical is one of the greatest musicals of our time. This Royal Shakespeare Company’s musical has won over 85 international awards including 16 for the Best Musical. Book your ticket as soon as possible to hear original songs from the famous Aussie singer Tim Minchin and to see how an extraordinary girl managed to change her own destiny.
Venue: Artscape Opera House, Artscape Theatre Centre, 1-10 D.F. Malan St, Foreshore
5 Mi Casa: Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts (December 9)
Visit the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden this weekend in Cape Town and listen to the warm house soul beats from the popular Mi Casa Trio. They have been nominated just recently for the Best Live Act for the South African Dance Music Awards and their latest music video for the single Vida e Doce is amazing. For more information, here is the link to the FB event.
Venue: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Drive, Newlands
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.