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7 Great Things to do in Cape Town This Weekend

Our pick of seven of the best events and things to do in Cape Town from Friday, 26 to Sunday, 28 January 2018

Pick any weekend of the year in Cape Town and you’re bound to find a host of events planned throughout our hip and happening city. We have rounded up a bunch of super fun things to do in and around the Mother City this weekend. If you are looking to do something cool this weekend (which you are, of course), then we have you covered. Enjoy the sweet sounds of The Soil at Kirstenbosch, stomp it out at Origin Festival 2018, or end off your weekend at Shimmy Beach Club’s Beach House Sundays. 

#Pickoftheweek: It’s all glitz, glamour and good times at the 2018 Sun Met (27 January)
The Sun Met, the iconic horse racing event formerly known as the J&B Met, is one of the premier events on Cape Town’s social calendar. It’s more than just a horse racing event – it’s a sophisticated soiree with world-class entertainment, and an epic show of equestrian excellence, featuring 13 different horse races. This year’s theme is “Style Ahead of the Field” so be sure to come dressed to the nines. And speaking of numbers, be sure to put some money behind the horses. You might just win big!
Dress up for the city’s most spectacular equestrian affair, The Sun Met

2. Beach Club Sundays at Shimmy Beach Club (28 January)
Beach Club Sundays at Shimmy Beach Club is one of the best ways to end off a summer’s weekend. What better way to get amped for the week ahead than with a healthy dose of sunshine, sand, poolside lounging, ice-cold margaritas and sushi platter specials? And that’s without mentioning the hot local and international DJs that regularly play at this iconic venue. That’s Sunday funday sorted!
For Sunday sunshine and poolside lounging head to Shimmy Beach Club.

3. Peace, Love and Happiness at Origin Music Festival 2018 (26 – 28 January)
Conscious partygoers, listen up: the Origin Music Festival is just the event for you. This outdoor electronic and trance music festival aims to promote unity and respect for all. Taking place at Elandskloof Farm near Greyton, this weekend offers the ideal opportunity to get away and be one with the music and with nature.
Become one with the music at Origin Music Festival.

4. Cosplay and Consoles at UCON 2018 (27 and 28 January)
Dressing up as Bandai-gaeru from Spirited Away to work might be frowned upon, but at UCON 2018 that look will be appreciated and applauded! This anime and gaming expo invites you to two days of gaming fun. The best part though is that it is not only for gaming and anime fans, but for anyone who enjoys cosplay, gaming novelties and the like. There will also be plenty of stall showcasing and selling various gaming and cosplay paraphernalia.
Suit up for UCON 2018.


5. Sing Along with The Soil at their Kirstenbosch Concert (28 January)
This popular acapella group The Soil brings their soulful sounds to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens this Sunday. The award-winning trio mixes a dazzling selection of township jazz, hip hop, Afro-soul and Afro-pop to give them their unique – and very popular – style.
Enjoy the soulful sounds of The Soil.

6. Get Behind Ajax Cape Town as they Face Free State Stars (26 January)
The Cape Town sporting calendar is filled with epic soccer clashes featuring Ajax Cape Town. On Friday, 26 January get ready to rally behind this Mother City team as they take on ‘Ea Lla Koto’ (Free State Stars) who is one of their most fierce opponents. Ticket prices start at R30/p so make sure you get to Cape Town Stadium this Friday.
Watch the Urban Warriors take on Free State Stars.

7. Stomp Grapes at the Delheim Harvest Festival (27 January)
Give thanks to Mother Nature (and have plenty of fun) at the Delheim Harvest Festival on Saturday, 27 January. It promises to be a festive afternoon of fun, laughter and fellowship that includes grape picking and stomping, great entertainment and a wholesome lunch at one long harvest table. For the Delheim team the Harvest Festival is an opportunity to highlight the importance of family, so be sure to bring yours.
Enjoy the bounty of nature at the Delheim Harvest Festival.



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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 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

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