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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, 4 September to Sunday, 6 September 2015

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. From stomping at SPRUNG and drinking vino while trail running to playing action cricket with your boss and visiting King Tut’s tomb – there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Nightlife pick of the weekend: Alien Safari: SPRUNG 2015
As the month of September brings the beginning of spring, so too does it bring the much-anticipated, much-loved electronic fest Alien’s Safari’s SPRUNG. SPRUNG 2015 will take place at a remote beach situated just past the Koeberg Nature Reserve at the Silwerstroom Resort on Saturday, 5 and Sunday, 6 September. In addition to its secluded setting, the epic electro-fest promises stompers an awesome all-star line-up, including both local and international DJs and producers such as Earthling (Ibiza), K.i.M (UK) and E-Clip (Serbia), to name but only a few. SPRUNG tickets can be purchased at various participating Cape Town outlines as well as online via Quicket.co.za prior to the fiesta where they will cost R320p/p. Tickets can also be bought at the gate and will cost R350p/p. Here is more information about SPRUNG including ticket outlets, directions to the venue and party guidelines. 

2. Tutankhamun Exhibition
What does a (very young) pharaoh, a cursed tomb and riches beyond your wildest dreams all have in common? King Tutankhamun and the enchanting land of ancient Egypt, of course. If this excites you, then make sure you head down to the SunExhibits centre at GrandWest Casino before Sunday, 27 September to enjoy an audio-visual interaction Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures exhibition. For those not in the know, this child-friendly display showcases the “Boy King’s” tomb (re-constructed to scale) filled with over 1000 replicas of his burial treasures. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online via Webticket.co.za. Here are eight more reasons why the Tutankhamun exhibition is awe-inspiring and a definite must-see!
NOTE: Book now to enjoy special discounted rates valid from Monday, 24 August to Friday, 4 September 2015.

3. Cellar2Cellar Trail Run and Wine Experience
Sip, swirl and run your way through the Paradyskloof vineyards in Stellenbosch this weekend for the annual Cellar2Cellar Trail Run and Wine Experience on Saturday, 5 September 2015. Starting (and ending) at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, participants of the vino experience will find themselves running 12km through seven other participating wine estates, namely Stellenrust, Stellenzicht, Kleinood, Mont Marie, Dornier, Somerbosch and Waterford. For the more ambitious (and serious) trail runners, there is also a 12-km and 20-km alcohol free trail run through the same picturesque vineyards. Tickets for the wine experience trail run will cost R320p/p whereas tickets for the trail run excluding wine will cost R150p/p for the 12-km and R200p/p for the 20-km. Runners can enter on the day or earlier via Iqela-Events.co.za.
NOTE: Pre-entries close at midday on Tuesday, 1 September 2015. 

4. Fast Forward to a New You Charity Brunch
Taking place at Skilpadvlei in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 5 September and hosted by fashion retailer Jade & Velvet, The Fast Forward to a New You charity brunch is all about the theme of renewal, where an array of knowledgeable speakers will address attendees on issues pertaining to health, beauty and wellbeing. Not to mention, proceeds of the event will go towards the FASt Forward Fund, which provides equine therapy for children suffering from Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). Tickets for the educational yet entertaining affair cost R250p/p, which includes breakfast, a fashion parade, live music and talks from the various speakers, making this a worthy event for an even worthier cause.

5. Pulling for Pete Market
Pulling for Pete Market is a family-friendly fair held to not only raise awareness around cardiovascular disease (one of South Africa’s biggest threats in terms of health risks), but also as an opportunity to give back to a family that has recently faced the reality of the illness. The Pulling for Pete Market will be hosted at the Edgemead Hall on Sunday, 6 September all in support of Peter Doveton, who was diagnosed with congestive heart failure resulting in him not being able to support his two children. So gather your family and friends and head out to Edgemead Hall this weekend to help Pete and his family. Entry for the market is free and runs from 9:30am until 3pm. 

6. Darling Voorkamerfest
Hosted in the delightful little town of Darling (approximately 75-km from Cape Town along the West Coast road), from Friday, 4 to Sunday, 6 September, Darling Voorkamerfest and the dorpie’s residents invite visitors to view a sensational array of performances (from dance and music to poetry and stand-up comedy as well as much more) in the comfort of their own homes. Celebrating its 12th year, the weekend-long festival comprises seven different routes where each course includes shows at three theatre homes. Here is more information about the Darling Voorkamerfest including what to expect, the line-up as well as ticket prices and outlets. 

7. Cape Town Corporate Games
This multi-sport festival, namely the Cape Town Corporate Games, invites all bosses and their employees for a weekend-long Olympics starting from Thursday, 3 to Sunday, 6 September. Although hosted by the V&A Waterfront, the various sporting activities (action cricket, lawn bowls, netball and soccer, to name but a few) are spread throughout our pretty city and will be played at several Mother City sporting venues. Aimed at building camaraderie, loyalty and spirit between the corporate teams as well as seen as an opportunity for businesses and organisations to get their employees fit and active, the four-day sport fest promises to be fun and enriching promoting sport and business as well as fitness, team spirit and togetherness.

Here are two more awesome events coming up in the next couple of weeks:

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