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