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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, 23 to Sunday, 25 June 2017

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. These three days include opportunities for partying it up to live music, sipping alcohol and noshing on scrummy grub. Yup, winter really is all about keeping warm by eating and drinking. Enjoy this activity at its best with craft cider, wine and creative dishes.

#Pickoftheweek: Vortex Phoenix Festival of Fire (23 - 25 June)
Outdoor trance parties aren’t restricted to summertime and a little cold and rain won’t stand in the way of Vortex’s latest fest, which is sure to be a smasher. Let loose on a sheltered dancefloor at the Circle of Dreams to an overwhelming lineup of far-out psy music blenders and witness a psychedelic celebration of fire, with performers executing fire juggling, poi spinning and flame throwing.

Allow your summery trance party spirit to rise from the ashes and soar at the Phoenix Festival of Fire.

2. House of Winter Wines (24 June)
Celebrate Cape Town’s famous grape talent and set your tastebuds on a smorgasbord of tasty wines, breads and the finest of cheeses this Saturday. The tasting is held in the beautiful historic St Herbert Baker building on 6 Spin Street and is set against a backdrop of soft jazz electro. Come sup away and find some of your favourite bottles to buy at cellar prices - in other words, they will be wonderfully inexpensive!

Sample a spread of delicious eats and wines, the perfect way to warm up, at the House of Winter Wines.

3. Tulbagh Christmas in Winter Festival (24 - 25 June)
You may have fantasised about a northern hemisphere cold, white Christmas where you spend the day snuggled inside by a cosy fire wearing multicoloured handknitted jumpers and sipping hot spiced wine. Tulbagh is organising a ‘Christmas’ weekend that coordinates with our country’s winter season to fulfill your dreams. Expect streets of lights, eggnog, gluhwein, roasts, a Christmas market and children’s activities - Santa will also be stopping by as a treat for the kids!


Enjoy a stodgy hot meal when it makes sense to (because it isn’t the heat of blazing summer) at the Christmas in Winter Festival.

4. InstaEats Perfect Pairing (24 June)
A one-time-only unique three-course menu for the 100 lucky tummies who book first will team up with craft brand Sxollie Cider in a wondrous pairing experience. Oftentimes, all the other alcohols take a backseat while wine shines as the main event in pairing parties, but Cape Town’s Perfect Pairing series has been changing that. Discover the magic of these combinations at The Village Idiot in this guided pairing.

If you love cider, you’ll love the InstaEats Perfect Pairing.

5. HGG Gala for Good Charity Dinner (23 June)
The HGG Financial Group are the sponsors of this year’s edition of the annual charity gala, which will be raising funds for the Masincedane Community Service, an organisation concerned with providing healthcare and employment services to the community in the Helderberg. Come and dine in style at this black tie event for a good cause and enjoy wine paired with fantastic dishes as singer Renate Riedemann serenades you with her melodic vocals.

Head out to Somerset West for a philanthropic evening of sophistication and deliciousness at Lourensford Wine Estate.

6. Ben Dey and The Concrete Lions Live at Dizzy’s (23 June)
Dizzy’s Restaurant and Pub, one of the most laid-back, unfussy and downright cool venues in Camps Bay, will play host to Cape Town’s homegrown band, Ben Dey and The Concrete Lions this Friday. The locals responsible for the hit single ‘Easy Love’ will be dishing out a generous helping of their particular take on afro-indie pop which you can enjoy whilst making the most of Dizzy’s drinks specials.

Bop, stomp and sing along to the fresh, young sounds of Ben Dey and The Concrete Lions.

7. Saturday Supper Club (24 June)
Chef Norman of this dinner’s venue, Tobago’s Restaurant, is the mind behind the delectable three-course menu in store for the weekend. He has created each mouth-watering edible in such a way that it works with a selected wine such that the two bring out one another’s flavours. This wine and food pairing evening happens monthly and each episode features a vino from one farm - come on down and find out which the latest choice is!

Eat, drink, and feel cultured at the Saturday Supper Club.

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Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Children's Events Cape TownKids’ Party Special with Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag

Treat your little one to the ultimate military-style birthday bash and save R500

parkhouseWinter Savings at The Parkhouse Hotel

Enjoy the best winter comforts at the fraction of the cost

Ben Dey and the Concrete Lions - 2Ben Dey and The Concrete Lions Live

Get down to local beats at Camps Bay’s hangout of choice!

The Rockerfellas - 3The Rockerfellas at Quay Four

Catch The Rockerfellas at this Cape Town favourite!

Gala for Good - 1HGG Gala for Good Charity Dinner

Get fancy for a good cause!

Phoenix Fest of Fire 2017 - 1Vortex Phoenix Festival of Fire

Get ready for a fiery winter stomp-fest that will help dispel those chilly blues!

JB Food Truck 1Food Truck Friday at Jack Black’s Brewery

Relax this Friday with a Jack Black beer and some scrumptious food

Wine Flies Forgotten Route TourThe Forgotten Route Train Tour to Matjiesfontein

Take the road less travelled on a two-day adventure to the Klein Karoo

Primal Eatery The Primal Hour at Primal Eatery

Get the best wine, pairings, and cocktails at the Primal Hour

HQ-web-ready-259.jpgFriday Night DJ and Dancing at HQ Restaurant

#AfterDark with DJ Rene: start the weekend with a steak dinner, stylish cocktails and suave tunes by The Frenchman

Villains Ale House Logo 2DJ nights at Villain’s Ale House

Kick start your weekend with DJ nights every Thursday, Friday and Saturday

The Queen and PeasantThe Queen and Peasant Weekend Meet and Greets

Treat yourself to a tasting of fine wines, beers and spirits this weekend

Jack BlackBeers and Bands at Jack Black Brewery and Taproom

Every Friday night the Jack Black stage is lit up with local talent

Glowing Rooms 3Glowing Rooms SA offers a special opening price!

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark mini-golf adventure

Camissa Township Tours Formal HousesCamissa Township Tour and Robben Island Visit

Embark on a cultural journey and experience the Mother City’s townships with Camissa

Om Revolution sunsetOutdoor Yoga Classes with The Om Revolution in Cape Town

Bend, stretch and meditate with this affordable mobile yoga studio in and around our pretty city

Rush glow in the dark dodge ballCosmic Rush at Rush Indoor Trampoline Park

Teens get your blood pumping inside with a glow-in-the-dark indoor trampoline park

best winter dishes ricks cafe americainRick’s Café Americain’s Weekly Lunch Specials

Pop over to the charming Casablanca-themed restaurant for a hearty meal that won’t break the bank

Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay Cape TownFriday Night at The Bay Harbour Market

Ring in the weekend with live music, craft beer, hearty fare and happy shopping in Hout Bay

marianne wine estate 6Dinner and Jazz Special at Marianne Wine Estate

Wind down with some great food and free live music every Friday evening

Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa ReceptionSpa and Sparkling Wine Special at Luxe Laser & Spa in Tamboerskloof

Receive a FREE glass of bubbly with your beauty treatment every Friday at Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel & Spa

Bye Cycle Peddling the Promenade Cycle Tour in Cape TownPeddling the Sea Point Promenade Tour with ByeCycle

CapeTownMag readers get a special discount on Fridays when booking a trip on an e-bike

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