Looking for things to do in Cape Town in February? From awesome craft markets and a variety of cool festivals to sports activities and live music shows, there are many amazing events to look forward to in South Africa’s Mother city in the next 30 days. To help you choose where to go, we’ve put together a list of the best events in Cape Town this February.
1 Rondebosch Craft Market (February 8)
I love craft markets and the Rondebosch Craft Market is one of my favorite events in the Mother City this February. Taking place at Rondebosch Park, this stellar market is all about handcrafted items ranging from skin products and woodwork to clothing and sweet treats. Make sure to stop by the Animal Rescue Organisation stall and browse through their handcrafted products on offer. This is a pet-friendly market, which means that you can wander around the park and search for best-handcrafted items together with your dog.
Venue: Rondebosch Park, Cnr Campground & Sandown Roads, Rondebosch
2 Cape Town Pizza and Pasta Festival (February 8)
Foodies in Cape Town will definitely want to pay a visit to the amazing Cape Town Pizza and Pasta Festival at Fort Wynyard. With a variety of pizza and pasta dishes, craft beers, and delicious Italian desserts, the festival offers something for everyone. There will also be live music, entertainment for the little ones, and complimentary bunker tours that offer spectacular views of Table Mountain and V&A Waterfront. The tickets for the festival range from R100 to R150.
Venue: Fort Wynyard, Corner Fort Wynyard st & Granger Bay Boulevard, Green Point.
3 AKA [email protected] Kirstenbosch (February 9)
If you are searching for things to do in Cape Town in February, make sure to check out the AKA live performance at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Also known as Supa Mega, this popular South African hip-hop rapper and songwriter has won numerous awards including the prestigious Namibia Annual Music Award for Pan African Artist of the Year. Tickets for the concert cost between R170 and R220.
Venue: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town
4 Mother City Comedy Festival (February 11-29)
One of the most anticipated events in Cape Town this February, the Mother City Comedy Festival is taking place at the popular Baxter Studio Theatre. Visitors will have an opportunity to witness various comedy styles, as nearly 50 comedians are scheduled to perform at the festival which lasts for 3 weeks. From the country’s best upcoming talents like Chantal Jax and Kate Pinchuck to experienced comedians such as Nik Rabinowitz and Joey Rasdien, this year’s line-up is better than ever.
Venue: Baxter Studio Theatre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town
5. Romantic Open-Air Movie Night at The President Hotel (February 14)
If you’re yet to lock down your Valentine’s Day plans, here’s an opportunity for you to impress your loved one. The President Hotel will be hosting their anticipated open-air movie screening of the Oscar-winning film, The Greatest Showman on Friday, 14th of February 2020. You and your special someone can enjoy a silent open-air cinema surrounded by breath-taking sea views in beautiful Bantry Bay. You will be treated to a glass of prosecco on arrival and feasting on a delectable picnic basket under the stars. Standard ticket prices are R450 per person, and it includes a seat, headset, a welcome drink and a picnic basket. If you’re looking to pamper your loved one, you can get the VIP ticket at R1700 per couple and it includes two glasses of Valdo Prosecco on arrival, a bottle of Hartenberg Shiraz, 6 oysters with condiments, a picnic basket, preferential seating, hot chocolate with vanilla milk froth and a box of Lindt chocolates.
Venue: The President Hotel, 4 Alexander Rd, Bantry Bay, Cape Town
6 Investec Cape Town Art Fair (February 14-16)
Celebrating its 8th birthday, the Investec Cape Town Art Fair is taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 14th to 16th of February. The fair showcases contemporary art and features more than 100 local and international exhibitors. Visitors can look forward to a variety of sections and representations including print galleries and workshops, magazines, and other works of cultural institutions and non-profit organizations.
Venue: Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001
7 One&Only Presents Valentine’s Day Dinner @ Nobu (February 14)
If you are looking for a luxury dining experience on Valentine’s Day, One and Only invites both guests from the resort and outside visitors to Nobu where a mouthwatering six-course Omakase is served. The menu focuses on some of the most popular Nobu dishes and all visitors will get photographs in a frame for a memorable experience. After dinner, live entertainment and refreshing drinks on the Vista desk are available.
Venue: One&Only, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
8 Cape Town Opera’s La bohème (February 14-22)
There are many things to do in Cape Town in February and a visit to Cape Town Opera’s La bohème is one of them. Hosted by the Artscape Theatre Centre, this four-act opera is composed by Giacomo Puccini and sees the innovative production by Matthew Wild. The tickets for the performance range from R150 and R325. The opera can be seen on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7 30 pm, on Saturday from 6 pm, and on Sunday from 3 pm.
Venue: Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
9 15th Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Music Festival (February 16)
Head out to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden on the 16th of February to see the 15th edition of the Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Music Festival. This stellar festival showcases some of the best folk and acoustic artists from South Africa including names such as James Stewart, Ross Learmonth, Andre De Villiers, Louise Carver, and many others. You can even bring your picnic food basket to the event, as well as refreshing drinks.
Venue: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town
10 TrailFun Groot Constantia (February 22)
Outdoor enthusiasts looking for sports activities can join the TrailFun Groot Constantia this February. Experience the scenic vineyard routs and admire the beauty of lush gardens and spectacular views of False Bay while enjoying the trail run. The routes are suitable for all ages and entries include an R50 voucher that you can later spend at the estate. After the event, lucky draws and food options are available.
Venue: Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Groot Constantia road, Constantia, Cape Town
11 Ultra Cape Town 2020 (February 28)
If you are a fan of electronic music looking for things to do in Cape Town in February, I recommend purchasing a ticket for the Ultra Cape Town 2020. It is the largest electronic music festival in Africa and features some of the most popular artists from the scene including names such as Afrojack, Black Coffee, DJ Snake, Jamie Jones, Luciano, Steve Aoki, Camelphat and Dash Berlin. This worldwide event is held in nearly 30 countries and features the most popular DJ’s in the music business. Tickets for the festival start at R50.
Venue: Cape Town Ostrich Ranch, N7, Philadelphia, Cape Town
12. Mother City Comedy Festival (27 February)
Venue: Baxter Studio, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town
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