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Gear Up For Festival February
Music, lifestyle and movement. Summer festivals are in full swing this February.
No-fun February? Not on our watch. We have an events lineup stacked with a variety of festivals, expos, exhibitions and workshops plus cycling events on scenic routes and a sporting event where you can play or watch one of South Africa's three favourite sports.
LIFESTYLE OF THE RICH AND THE FASHIONABLE
No event in Cape Town says high fashion like the country’s richest horse racing event. In 2020, the Sun Met is making a huge statement with fashionistas like Bonang Matheba, Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi, and Holly Rey making appearances. The theme this year is African Luxury: Visionary. There is also a side theme: Africa Is Not A Jungle, featuring Black Coffee, Themba formerly known as Euphonik, and Da Capo showcasing their interpretations of it. Spend a day at the races and see and be seen at the glamorous parties at the 2020 Sun Met.
Price: R200 - R5169
Kenilworth Racecourse | Rosmead Avenue | Kenilworth | email@example.com | 072 757 0744
SCENIC CYCLING AND POST RIDE FUN
Take in the beautiful scenery of Paarl from the saddle of a bike and without the danger of motorists getting in your way. This major cycling event in the biggest town in the Cape Winelands has full road closures and offers three route options: 46.6km for novices, 71.9km for intermediate and 97.8km for experienced racers. The longest distance is also a seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour and there will be post-race activities including live music, food and drinks stalls, a lucky draw and kids entertainment at the Paarl Cycle Tour.
Price: R210 - R330
Fairview Wine Estate | Suid-Agter-Paarl Road | 082 575 4063
SUMMER METAL FEST, AFRICA-STYLE
South Africa’s leading heavy metal promoter is bringing some of the best local heavy metal, hard rock and punk acts to Cape Town this summer. Bands from all over the country and Southern Africa are on the bill, and headliners include DevilSpeak, Abbadon and Marene. There are shuttle services to and from the festival and the chance to meet the bands at SummerFest’20.
Metronome Night Club | 12 Viben Avenue | Brackenfell Industrial | firstname.lastname@example.org | +27 (0)84 621 4913
WOMEN’S LIFESTYLE FESTIVAL 2020
28 February - 1 March
Women of influence come together at the Women’s Lifestyle Festival to share stories of life and success. The high tea-style event focuses on women’s lifestyle and includes segments on medical and health specialists, cooking demonstrations, beauty and skincare, fashion, business coaching, financial health and tips on active anti-ageing. Plus there will be champagne, food, pampering sessions and more. Be inspired by speakers Unathi Nkayi and Thuli Madonsela at the Women’s Lifestyle Festival.
Price: Tickets to be released soon
The Lookout | V&A Waterfront | +27 (0) 82 562 22 60 | email@example.com
LIVE IN LUXURY, CYCLE ON DIRT
Get on your bike and ride out in nature on a seven day, seven-stage mountain bike race. While you ride, enjoy the magical scenery of the Garden Route, Karoo and Winelands. After a long day’s cycling, it’s all about local wines, craft beer, good food, and luxury accommodation. The race also raises funds for charities, underprivileged schools, and conservation initiatives along the route. If you’re not a super-fit cyclist don’t stress, e-bikes are welcome at the Transcape MTB Encounter.
Price: R34 500
Chandelier Game Reserve | Oudtshoorn | https://transcapemtb.co.za/contact-us/
THE MANY SIDES OF MOVEMENT ARTS
Ever wanted to try martial arts? Or does parkour get you excited? If you like to move, don’t miss this experiential convention that all about movement arts. There will be workshops and talks about martial arts, mobility and tricking, partner acrobatics, parkour, dance, unicycling and more. Food vendors will be available and you can mix with like-minded individuals while admiring the Camps Bay view at the Moving Humans 2020 Convention.
Price: R500 - R900
Camps Bay High School | Lower Kloof Road | firstname.lastname@example.org
A CREEKING 30-YEAR REUNION
A lot has changed in the Western Cape over the last 30-years, but the annual Up The Creek Music Festival has been constant. It’s the country’s second-longest-running outdoor music festival, featuring the biggest local acts. One of the best things about this festival is that you can catch all the music while splashing around in the Breede River. So bring your floaties and celebrate the Creek Culture with bands like The Kiffness, Southern Wild, Warongx, Amy Ayanda, Little Ringo and 45+ others at the 30th Reunion Up The Creek.
Price: R990-R1140 (Phase 1)
The Breede River | Swellendam | +27 (0)21 510 0547
WORLD-CLASS CAPE TOWN ART
Cape Town is home to many world-class artists and art galleries, and you can enjoy them all at a three-day art fair. The Investec Art Fair will host top international curators such as Luigi Fassi, the Artistic Director of the MAN-Contemporary Art Museum in Italy. Local names such as Michaelis Galleries Curator, Nkule Mabaso, and Portia Malatjie from the Norval Foundation join the fair’s head curator Tumelo Mosaka to transform the CTICC into a massive art exhibition for the Investec Art Fair.
Price: R160 (Online), R190 (at the door)
CTICC | 1 Lower Long Street | email@example.com | +27 (0)21 702 2280
HOWLING AT THE MOON WITH THE FAMILY
21-23 February 2020
This family-friendly event at the venue that hosts the Wolkop Weekender, is an entertaining weekend for the entire family along the Olifants River. There will be live music accompanied by pop-up theatres, an animal garden, craft activities, and canoeing. You can browse the young entrepreneur's market by day, and when it gets dark, you can share bonfire stories at the Wolfie Family Weekend.
Price: From R112.50 at Wontom
Wolfkop Camping Villages | Grootfontein Farm | Citrusdal | firstname.lastname@example.org
BEER AND TUNES
Bring the whole family to enjoy a 12-hour line-up of SA’s hottest rock acts, such as Karen Zoid, Southern Wild, Francoise Van Coke, and others. There is also great food and beer, all in the picturesque Nuy Valley of Robertson. Camp out overnight at the Saggy Stone Beer and Music Festival.
Price: From R455 at Webtickets.
Amandalia Farm | Agtervinkrivier | Robertson | email@example.com | +27 (0)083 453 3526
FANCY SOME FOLK IN THE GARDENS?
Highly rated South African folk and acoustic artists gather for a festival of musical storytelling at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The event is part of the Summer Sunset Concerts roster and, while the 2020 lineup is yet to be finalised, in 2019 had heavyweights like Ard Matthews and Arno Carstens as well as Maskandi act Qadasi And Maqhinga, acoustic folk songstress Keren Lindley and more. Keep an eye on our channels for more updates on the Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden | Rhodes Drive | firstname.lastname@example.org | 021 799 8783
PICK YOUR SPORTING POISON
Cape Town Sixes is an exciting amateur cricket event suitable for the whole family. It brings together several cricket leagues and football divisions for a day of six-a-side cricket and soccer. Expect a real vibe with live local music, headlined this year by three-piece electronic band Goodluck. You can also explore the gourmet food village and even an on-site gin and wine festival. If cricket and soccer isn’t your bag, in 2020 touch rugby has been added to the sporting roster too plus, you get to meet legendary cricket ambassadors like Alan Donald, Meyrick Pringle and Jacques Rudolph at Cape Town Sixes.
Price: Available soon at CapeTownSixes
Western Province Cricket Club | Avenue De Mist | Rondebosch | 083 309 5694
PLEASE NOTE: All details are subject to change.
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