The holiday season is upon us and many amazing events are happening in Cape Town on the weekend. From popular sports events to summer festivals and Christmas preparation shows, South Africa’s Mother City offers a variety of interesting things to do this weekend. To help you decide where to go this weekend, I’ve put together a list of my favorite events in Cape Town.
1 Cape Town Sevens (December 13-15)
Rugby is a major sport in South Africa and Capetonians love this game. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the HSBC Women’s Seven Series at the Cape Town stadium in Green Point is one of the most anticipated sports events happening in Cape Town this year. Over three days, visitors will have an opportunity to watch twelve top women’s rugby teams on the pitch including South Africa, New Zealand, Fiji, Russia (Pool A), Canada, France, Spain, Brazil (Pool B), USA, Australia, England and Ireland (Pool C). You don’t need to be a sports fan to enjoy this extraordinary event in Cape Town. Everyone will be there and so should you!
Venue: Cape Town Stadium, Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point, Cape Town
2 V&A Kids Christmas Show (December 13-24)
Head out to the V&A Waterfront’s Amphitheatre this Friday to see the opening of the V&A Kids Christmas Show. The free event features two famous characters Zoemba and Jelly, as well as activities for the little ones like face painting, coloring-in competitions, and sing-alongs. The amazing Rhino (Zoemba) and his awesome sidekick elephant named Jelly will be singing cheerful songs and playing fun games with the little ones.
Venue: Centre Court, V&A Waterfront, 19 Dock Rd, Cape Town
3 Gabriëlskloof Favourite Things Market (December 13-15)
Many excellent events are happening in Cape Town on the weekend and the Gabriëlskloof Favourite Things Market is one of them. This annual pop-up affair is taking place at the Gabrielskloof Wine Estate and features over 30 stalls selling everything from fresh plants and ceramics to leather goods and silk wear. Most of the items at the market are handmade and delicious. There will be live music and other entertainment for visitors.
Venue: Gabrielskloof Wine Estate, Swartriver Rd, Off the N2
4 Mirage Forever Summer Concerts TiMO ODV (December 15)
Welcome to the 3rd edition of the Mirage Forever Summer Concerts at one of the largest yachts in South Africa, the popular Mirage. The award-winning artist TiMO ODV is the star of this 6-hour cruise. Whether you wish to try delicious gourmet foods, take a dip in the ocean, or just enjoy the spectacular views of the city, there is plenty to look forward to at the Mirage Forever Summer Concerts event. Tickets for the event range from R850 to R1200.
Venue: The Mirage, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
5 Bubbly & Gin Summer Festival (December 14)
Interested in sampling some of the finest craft gins, MCC’s, and wines from the Cape Town region? Hurry up and get your ticket for the amazing Bubbly & Gin Summer Festival this Saturday. Besides tasty drinks, guests can also enjoy delicious gourmet foods and live music throughout the day. Tickets for this summer festival cost R195 per person and include a signature glass and complimentary tasters.
Venue: Atlantic Beach Links, 1 Fair Drive, Melkbosstrand, Cape Town, Western Cape 7441
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.