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Free Salsa Classes, Neon Pop-up Skating Rink And More – Here’s What To Try This Weekend

Plus, our big list of Christmas festivities are here

 

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. Pick up a few steps of the salsa for free, enjoy a Sunday braai in Long street at Surfa Rosa, say cheers to the We House Sundays season at their closing event, plus the Gipsy Kings live in an intimate show and four other events this weekend.

#Pickoftheweek: R10 Gets You In + Food That’s Strictly Halaal

Tuck into sweet, savoury, vegan, gluten-free and more goods where everything is halaal at this gourmet food market in Paarden Eiland.

   

2. Cape Town Natural Hair Festival (Saturday night to Sunday afternoon, 15 to 16 December)

Celebrate self-love, luscious natural locks and your favourite haircare and fashion brands at the annual Cape Town Natural Hair Festival.

  

3. Dinner With The Gipsy Kings (Friday and Saturday night, 14 and 15 December)

Experience an intimate dinner and show on the beach with a performance by legendary flamenco band, the Gipsy Kings.

  

4. Free Salsa Fridays at Picadas (Friday night, 14 December)

Every Friday night is salsa night at hidden Argentinian bar and restaurant, Picadas.

  

5. We House Sundays Season Closer (Sunday afternoon to evening 16 December)

Head to Rhebokskloof Wine Estate in Paarl on Reconciliation Day (the next day’s a public holiday) for the 12-hour day party We House Sundays Season Closer.     

6. MCQP Drag Race (Saturday night, 15 December)

Don’t miss the biggest African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer event of the year – the MCQP Drag Race.

   

7. Sunday Braai Show at Surfa Rosa (Sunday afternoon to evening, 16 December)

Bring, braai and watch hardcore bands for free at this Sunday braai feast in Harrington Street.  

  

8. Mini Neon Ice-skating Rink (Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning to evening, 14, 15 and 16 December running until 13 January 2019)

Kids can go ice-skating this summer as CapeGate Shopping Centre hosts a mini neon ice-skating rink.

And don't forget Sunday is Reconciliation Day (that means Monday is a public holiday). See what else is happening over here.  

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Here’s our list of merry stuff to do this Christmas.
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PLUS: THINGS TO DO ON A MONDAY
Spot the marine Big Five. Grab a few exotic macaroons. And tuck into half-price "to share" plates and cocktails. Plus: Get the scoop on South Africa's best wines and more exciting things to do on a Monday.

BIG NEWS: Cape Town's water restrictions have now been lowered to Level 3 (as of Saturday 1 December): You can wash your car and water the garden at certain times, plus: see the new lower water rates to expect on your next bill. See how it impacts you in our look at water in Cape Town.

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Discover the perfect end to the weekend with Slow Sunday lunch by the lake.

Stay up to date with the hottest to-dos in Cape Town with our events section.

Party like it's 2019 at these special and spectacular New Year's Eve parties. See what to get up to this Christmas.
Get planning! Here are some office party ideas your boss will approve of.

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Camissa Tour 5 2015Get A Unique Sunday Gospel Experience ...

Embark on a spiritual Sunday journey through one of the Mother City’s most soulful ...

LaParada20Two Hours of 2-For-1 Drink Specials ...

Two Hours of 2-For-1 Drink Specials with Happy Hour At La Parada

TigersMilk10Test Your Knowledge At Tiger’s Milk ...

Get a group together and put your general knowledge to the test every Tuesday

Santa's Village V&A WaterfrontV&A Waterfront Opens Santa’s Village ...

Flying in from the North Pole, Santa will be in Cape Town to see if kids have been ...

Panasonic_Siya_360% Off On Electronics at NEW Panasonic ...

Do your Christmas shopping at the all-new Panasonic pop-up store at Panasonic House in ...

Om Revolution vinyasa poseHave an Outdoor Yoga Experience with ...

Embrace your inner yogi outdoors

Botane Skin Actives New Images 2Get 20% Off BOTANē Skin Actives ...

Simplified skin health for less in store this holiday season

pinelands_marketGet Festive At Pinelands Craft & Gift ...

Free entry to this market brimming with delicious food and good quality, well-priced ...

Summer Glice Rink Mini Neon Pop-up Summer Ice Skating ...

You read that right, kids can go ice skating in summer

Galilieo_RupertSaturday Nights at The Galileo Open Air ...

Kick back, sip wine and relax with a country movie screening experience

Langarm The Fugard Theatre 5Award-winning David Kramer Brings ...

Some of South Africa’s most established stage performers take to the stage in this ...

Haskell Vineyards 3Save On A Gourmet Food and Syrah Wine ...

Sip the renowned wines and taste delicious gourmet food from Haskell Vineyards

OX boat rides 110% Off: See The Marine Big 5 on an ...

Whales, dolphins, penguins, cape fur seals and mola mola (sunfish), an awesome boat trip ...

legends_live_in_concertCelebrate The Music Legends All On One ...

A talented 10-piece cast impersonates music legends to perfection

Roast and Co Daily: Two Hours of 2-For-1 Specials at ...

Plus: Half-price on all “To Share” plates – see what’s on the menu here

date night hq#HQDateNight: Served in Pairs, for Pairs

Planning a date or even for catching up with a mate? You’ll want to check out ...

Coco Safar 17Save on a Delicious Prix Fixe Lunch At ...

Make it worthwhile with luxury set menu lunches from Coco Safar

KewpieAn Inspiring Message of Diversity and ...

The vibrant diversity of District Six comes alive with an exhibition about a famously ...

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, ...

Cape Culinary Tours Valentine's Day InclusionTake a Bite into History with Cape Town ...

Learn about Cape Town’s past while savouring local cuisine with these informative ...

Cape Town Culinary Tours - 52-For-1 Special with Cape Town Culinary ...

Cape Town Culinary Tours offers you 241TUESDAYS every week until the end of 2018 – use ...

Just Like Papa 1Just Like Papa: The Ultimate Place to ...

Finally, there’s a place in Cape Town where you can get exceptional home, camping, ...

Radisson Blu 11City Luxury Meets a Winelands Escape In ...

The best of both worlds: Spend two days like a king with excellent food, wine and ...

Le Bonheur 12Get a 20% Discount on Accommodation at ...

Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures offers patrons a 20% discount when they stay at this ...

Arcade Cafe 5Get 2 for 1 Pizza and Cocktails at ...

Save on your lunch and tuck into delicious pizzas and cocktails at this Bree Street ...

Mischu 11Get a 30% Discount on Coffee Capsules ...

Save on brewing delicious coffee from the comfort of your own home with a discount on ...

Pizza Sgt pepperDouble Tuesday Pizza Special at Sgt ...

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

Ubuntu Climbs 365 3How Many Hikes Up Table Mountain Does ...

A hike a day gets the funds raised. This guy is hiking Table Mountain every single day of ...

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

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

Cherry Picking Ceres Klondyke Farm 3Cherry On Top: Klondyke Kicks Off ...

Pick your cherries and eat them too at this family-friendly cherry farm in Ceres

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

Manga Sushi 22-for-1 Sushi Special at Manga ...

Save on sashimi, salmon roses and more every Tuesday at this contemporary Asian fusion ...

Excentric HairTransformation Tuesday at Excentric ...

Receive a complimentary Olaplex treatment when booking a single or double colour process, ...

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