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Annual Events

The Festive December Month is Finally Here and There’s Lots to See, Do and Experience!

Get ready for the silly season with this month’s slew of annual festivals, free to-do’s and festive happenings

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Shopping

How sweet it is: Table Mountain Chocolate in Cape Town

The melt-in-your-mouth treat that lets you hold the Mother City’s iconic landmark in the palm of your hand

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18 Gangster Museum
Arts & Culture

18 Gangster Museum in Khayelitsha

Discover the first of its kind in Cape Town

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Tshisanyama places
Arts & Culture

These Tshisanyamas Have More Than Meat on the Menu

Today’s tshisanyamas offer more than meat, pap and chakalaka

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Lifestyle

Windmeul Kelder Opens a New Market in Paarl

Want to "wine" down over locally farmed and home-made produce? Then get ready for Parskuip Neighbourhood Market Place.

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Annual Events

February Events in Cape Town & Surrounds

Celebrate summer at some of the events taking place in the Mother City’s this February

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Street art
Arts & Culture

The Street Artists Behind Our City’s Amazing Murals

Skip the galleries and take a walk through Cape Town to see some impressive street art 

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Lifestyle

Explore the Flavours of Cape Town On Foot with Cape Town Culinary Tours

Taste your way through this strikingly unique and multicultural city with a food tour

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Sunfoil summer series 2018
Sport

Back the Boys with the 2018 Sunfoil Cricket Series

With summer comes cricket season - get ready for the 2018 Sunfoil Series

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Librisa Spa | Mount Nelson Hotel
Weddings

Top Beauty Salons and Day Spas in Cape Town

Our pick of top health spas and houses of beauty in the Mother City

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Trendy trees
Shopping

Our Big Summer Gift Guide: Quirky, Sexy, Cool Gift Ideas For Christmas

From R48 to R1 500, this is our specially curated list of Christmas gift ideas for every person in your life.

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Bay Harbour Market
Arts & Culture

All Roads Lead to The Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay

The crossroads: where South African creativity, culture and kos meet

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La Motte
Recipes

Your Ultimate South African Christmas Trifle Recipe

Head Chef at Pierneef à La Motte, Michelle Theron, Shares Her Christmas Trifle Recipe

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Desir Luxury Adult Store
Shopping

Tips, Tricks and Toys at the Désir Sex Shop in Camps Bay

“Honour yourself” with this exclusive virtual store's selection of luxury designer sex toys and ‘sexcessories’

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Lifestyle

Relax, Refresh and Recharge in Salt River

They say that everything should be in moderation, but we say that you can never have too many facials, perfect manicures or relaxing massages

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Hermanus Christmas Market
Shopping

Christmas Markets in Cape Town and Surrounds

Find unique gift ideas, tree decorations and festive season spirit at these Christmas markets in Cape Town

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Ukuma Active Wear
Sport

Best Yoga Studios in Cape Town

Get your downward dog on with this comprehensive list of Cape Town’s best yoga studios.

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Galleries

What's Happening This First Thursday

Take to the streets and discover the Mother City’s art spaces by night.

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Arts & Culture

The Light Side Café

Indulge in the lighter side of life at this new, uber creative, vegan pop-up eatery

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Annual Events

March Events in Cape Town & Surrounds

Get into the party spirit and celebrate the last rays of the summer sun at the biggest annual events, festivals and fairs the Mother City has to offer

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Kitesurfen Kaapstad
Sport

15 Awesome Videos of Extreme Sports and Activities in Cape Town

A round-up of some of the most awe-inspiring and insane sporting and outdoor activities captured on film in and around the Mother City

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Freshlyground NYE at Nederburg
Music

Greatest Songs to Come out of Cape Town in the Last Four Decades

Listen to top tunes from the Mother City’s finest musicians from the past 40 years and watch the awesome music videos that go with them

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Arts & Culture

Urban Safari Tour with Kiff Kombi Tours

Your one way ticket to good vibes!

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Fashion

The Local Designers - A Multifunctional Space in Woodstock Showcasing Up-and-coming Creatives

Shop around, exhibit your craft, or have your garments tailor made, all in one dynamic creative space

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Annual Events

April Events in Cape Town & Surrounds

Find all the hottest and biggest annual events on offer in the Mother City!

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Anderson .Paak comes to Cape Town
Arts & Culture

Best Theatres in and around Cape Town

A round-up of the top playhouses, performance spaces and stages in the Mother City

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Annual Events

Things to Do for Halloween in Cape Town

Your go-to guide of bloody awful things to do and ghoulish goings-on in the Mother City this year...

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Marcel's Frozen Yogurt Wrapped Bar Turkish Delight
Shopping

Factory Shops in Cape Town

Bargain outlets that won’t break the bank

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aFREAKa
Fashion

aFREAKa Clothing: Online Shop and Outlet Store

This proudly Capetonian brand offers top quality fun, trendy onesies and other streetwear

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Arts & Culture

Inside Zeitz MOCAA : The View From Our Private Tour (video)

Everything you need to know about the Zeitz MOCAA museum.

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Lifestyle

REVIV: South Africa’s First Drip Bar

Preventative Immune Boosting Treatment Just Got Taken to a Whole New Level  

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Lifestyle

Fancy Dress Costume Hire in Cape Town

Making your way to a dress-up party, Halloween hoedown or masquerade ball? Browse our list of costume hire companies to find the perfect party look!

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Aces&Spades
Music

Aces ‘N’ Spades: Cape Town’s Rock ‘n Roll Haunt

“Rock and roll keeps you in a constant state of juvenile delinquency,” Eddie Spaghetti, 2000.

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Wine on the River Robertson
Annual Events

October Events in Cape Town and Surrounds

Check out our cracking collection of this month’s Mother City to-dos!

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surfing
Sport

Best Surf Spots in and Around Cape Town

Your guide to the best places to catch a wave in and around Cape Town 

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Goldfish
Music

Cape Town Band Takes the World By Storm

Goldfish, Cape Towns' electronica phenomenon hailed as the Re-invention of the DJ

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ElectroFitness
Sport

AQ8 ElectroFitness in the City

Get four hours’ worth of training in just 20 minutes

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Forex The Foreign Exchange Cape Town Observatory
Sport

Top Places to watch Soccer in Cape Town

The soccer may be happening all around the country, but there are plenty of places to get in on the action in the Mother City.

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Lindt Chocolate Studio Cape Town
Lifestyle

Top Cooking Classes Cape Town

Cake decorating and cookery short courses to help you become the kitchen maestro you’ve always dreamed of being 

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18 Gangster Museum
Music

An Explorer's Guide to Khayelitsha

A trendy township that’s well worth a visit… or two

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Sport

Top Gyms in Cape Town

A selection of the best places to keep fit in Cape Town and the Surrounds

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Arts & Culture

Museums in Cape Town

The best museums in Cape Town and the Surrounds

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Annual Events

September Events in Cape Town and Surrounds

Spring has sprung and with it a plethora of fantastic outdoor festivals, celebrations and annual fairs

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Sport

10 top hiking routes in Cape Town

A selection of the best hiking routes in Cape Town and surrounds

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Wedding Day
Weddings

Planning a Memorable Wedding in Cape Town

Because there’s a lot more to it than saying ‘I do’

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Shimansky Millennium Diamond
Fashion

Shimansky's Patented Cuts & Designer Wedding and Engagement Rings

Signature designs from the South African jeweller that’s a diamond cut above the rest

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Fashion

Celebrities and South African Jewels

Even the rich and famous are draped in Shimansky diamonds

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Shimansky's History of Diamonds
Arts & Culture

Shimansky’s History of Diamonds in South Africa

A look at the background of Mzansi’s most sought-after stone 

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Weddings

Shimansky patent the Brilliant 10 diamond in South Africa

The exceptional Brilliant 10™ diamond was designedand patented by Yair Shimansky in South Africa

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Weddings

A Guide to Buying Diamonds and Tanzanite

Everything you need to know about buying engagement rings and gemstone jewellery in Cape Town

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Arts & Culture

Tanzanite: Africa’s Rarest Gem

A guide to one of the world’s most coveted and sought after precious stones

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Shimansky Jewellery Store
Shopping

Shimansky’s Flagship Jewellery Store in Cape Town

Enter the shimmering world of diamonds and tanzanite at Shimansky’s V&A Waterfront-based showroom and workshop

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Discover Wellington Bainskloof Pass
Lifestyle

Interesting and Unusual Ways to Propose in Cape Town and Surrounds

“If you find yourself tying the ring to a dog’s collar, stop, and look at yourself”

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unusual pairingsUnusual Food and Drink Pairings To Try ...

Go beyond the conventional cheese and wine pairing experience

learn to poi Learn To Poi at Fire Dancing Classes in ...

Who ever said you can’t play with fire?

Haru Rondebosch - New Place 23 Jan 2018Haru Restaurant in Rondebosch

For an authentic Korean ramen experience, or sushi where the fish/rice ratio is ...

Family Market at Vergenoegd 3 Feb - 4Walk a Dog for a Good Cause at the ...

Bring the whole family, including the pooches, and walk them for a good cause

Paula van Coller-LouwFleurs de La Motte at La Motte Museum

Classic rose gardens to charming disas, La Motte Museum is celebrating the ...

Fairtree Simonsberg Contour 3 - 4 Feb 2018 - 2Fairtree Simonsberg Contour MTB

Take a ride on the adventurous side of life at the Fairtree Simonsberg Contour ...

rose and mcc festivalThree cheers for the Rosé and MCC ...

Summer is no time to keep things bottled up so let’s pop some corks at this ...

12 Apostles Valentine's Day Lunch BuffetBachelorette Party Ideas in Cape Town

Get some suggestions to suit any bride-to-be and budget

Shimmy Beach ClubBeach House Sundays at Shimmy Beach Club

Sun, sand, sea and glitz – the weekend isn’t over until you’re relaxing at Shimmy Beach Club

A Touch Of Madness Burgers and Beers 5Saturdays are for Sunny Daytime Parties at A Touch of Madness

Touchdown Saturdays’ DJ, drink specials and sunny courtyard are ideal for summer afternoons

Waterless dinner 2Waterless Dinners Are Coming to Cape Town

Enjoy a guilt-free meal comprising of crops farmed using salt-water agriculture

Pizza Sgt pepperDouble Tuesday Pizza Special at Sgt Pepper

Let the good times roll at this favourite Cape Town music haunt

Roast and Co 22-for-1 Drink Specials at Roast & Co

Every day “on your way” at Roast & Co. - enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials and discover the coolest mugs

Oude 2Enjoy a night of entertainment with the family under the stars at Oude Libertas Amphitheatre

Picturesque views form the backdrop to this open-air Oude Libertas theatre. It’s just waiting to host you and your family for a night of delight

King Kong MusicalKing Kong is back in Cape Town for its Final Run

Celebrate the comeback of this historic musical. WATCH: Video footage of the original King Kong Musical

Galileo - BlaauwklippenA Weekend Spent with The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Start your weekend with a little inner-city or wineland movie screening

Galileo - NooitgedachtDurbanville Get Ready for The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Celebrate summer with The Galileo Open Air Cinema’s new venue; Bloemendal

Queen in Exile 2Athi-Patra Ruga's Queens in Exile at WHATIFTHEWORLD

The renowned artist’s latest body of work is about telling better stories, ultimately creating a world where the exiled can reign again (watch trailer)

Kaapse Stories at The Rockwell TheatreDinner and a Show with Rockwell Theatre

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. What happens in Cape Town gets told to your mom, dad, tannie, ouma, second cousin and neighbour down the street

whale wine and wors wine flies logoWhale, Wine and Wors Tours with Wine Flies

Hop on board a fun-filled minibus and explore the hidden gems of the Western Cape

Boy Girl HairHaircut Special at Boy Girl Hair Salon

Marry a tip-top cut with any of this edgy salon’s other services and save

FOREX Pub Quiz 2016 2Trivia Night at The Forex Bar

Test your general knowledge at this Observatory-based haunt’s Tuesday pub quiz

The Piano Bar Burger and Beer Special in Cape TownBurger and Beer Special at The Piano Bar

Visit this jazzy eatery and bar on any Tuesday for a burger (or pizza) and free beer

HintHunt Escape Game LogoCape Town’s Most Mysterious Tourist Attraction: HintHunt

Be sure to add this exhilarating live group escape game challenge to your Mother City bucket list

Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Team Building Cape TownTeam Building with Battlefield Live SA

Corporates become commandos in this adrenaline-inducing, morale-boosting laser tag activity

AquilaConferences and Corporate Functions at Aquila Game Reserve

Bring your corporate family along to experience team building and business functions featuring the Big 5

The Village Idiot Restaurant & Bar in Cape TownTuesday Mates and Dates Restaurant Special at The Village Idiot in Cape Town

Bring a partner for a two-by-two weekly special at this popular inner city neighbourhood haunt

Boschendal Wine FarmPicnic Lunches at Boschendal Wine Farm

Delight in an alfresco feast at one of the most picturesque wineries in the Cape Winelands

mischuFree Coffee Beans and Capsules at mischu Coffee Shop in Sea Point

Simply mention CapeTownMagazine.com while placing an order of coffee beans or capsules today and score a freebie

Dizzys Camps BayDizzys Tight Ass Tuesday Karaoke Nights

'Bray' the night away with some super specials to lubricate your lungs

Excentric HairTransformation Tuesday at Excentric Hair Salon

First-time clients will receive complimentary Olaplex treatment when booking a single or double colour process, cut and blow-dry

HQ Date performerTuesday Romantic Date Night at HQ Restaurant

Treat your loved one to an evening of succulent steaks, red wine and romantic ambiance at this Parisian-inspired Cape Town steakhouse’s #HQDateNight special

Shimmy Beach ClubBeach House Sundays at Shimmy Beach Club

Sun, sand, sea and glitz – the weekend isn’t over until you’re relaxing at Shimmy Beach Club

A Touch Of Madness Burgers and Beers 5Saturdays are for Sunny Daytime Parties at A Touch of Madness

Touchdown Saturdays’ DJ, drink specials and sunny courtyard are ideal for summer afternoons

Waterless dinner 2Waterless Dinners Are Coming to Cape Town

Enjoy a guilt-free meal comprising of crops farmed using salt-water agriculture

Roast and Co 22-for-1 Drink Specials at Roast & Co

Every day “on your way” at Roast & Co. - enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials and discover the coolest mugs

Oude 2Enjoy a night of entertainment with the family under the stars at Oude Libertas Amphitheatre

Picturesque views form the backdrop to this open-air Oude Libertas theatre. It’s just waiting to host you and your family for a night of delight

Jou Ma Se Comedy Club JMSCC Pumphouse Cape TownJoin the Cape Town Comedy Club Revolution

The weekend starts on Thursday at Cape Town Comedy Club, the city’s best stand-up spot

Predator End of Year FunctionMake Memorable Moments at Cape Town’s Only Aquarium

Throw a party unlike any other at the Mother City’s underwater wonderland

King Kong MusicalKing Kong is back in Cape Town for its Final Run

Celebrate the comeback of this historic musical. WATCH: Video footage of the original King Kong Musical

Galileo - KirstenboschA New Schedule of Movies at Kirstenbosch This Season

Great films, delicious food, comfy seats and a starry sky; what a movie experience!

Galileo - BlaauwklippenA Weekend Spent with The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Start your weekend with a little inner-city or wineland movie screening

Queen in Exile 2Athi-Patra Ruga's Queens in Exile at WHATIFTHEWORLD

The renowned artist’s latest body of work is about telling better stories, ultimately creating a world where the exiled can reign again (watch trailer)

SwordferSwordfern Hair Emporium’s Bring A Bro Hair Special

Bring your bro and get a haircut on the house from Swordfern

thali thaliArchery Lessons at Thali Thali Game Lodge

Practise your bow and arrow skills under the guidance of one of the best archers in the world at this pretty West Coast wildlife reserve

The Village Idiot Restaurant & Bar in Cape TownTuesday Mates and Dates Restaurant Special at The Village Idiot in Cape Town

Bring a partner for a two-by-two weekly special at this popular inner city neighbourhood haunt

The Backyard Grill Lounge RibsBBQ Ribs Special at The Backyard Grill Lounge

Savour succulent, sticky ribs for just R150 per kilogram on Wed, Sat and Sun

Sotano Lamb Burger SpecialBest Burger Special at Sotano every Wednesday

Tuck into two lamb burgers and fries for the price of one every Wednesday

SUPing with High Five Cape TownStand Up Paddle Board Group Lesson Special

Learn to SUP for less thanks to High Five Kite, SUP and Surf School

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Explore the Flavours of Cape Town On Foot with Cape Town Culinary Tours

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