From lunches and carols to markets and meeting Santa
Yoga, Spirituality And Music Are On The Cards This March
Three major jazz events and a Cricket World Cup in Cape Town
We may be running out of summer, but that's no reason to be glum. With great events such as the Summer Jazz Picnic, the Over 50’s Cricket World Cup and the Night Harvest coming up, you'll have plenty to do while ushering in autumn.
CAMP, KAYAK AND COOL OFF BY THE RIVER
If you’ve got kids, the Wolfie Familie Festival in Citrusdal is one to add to your bucket list. It’s 3 days of bonding over non-stop activities, exploring in nature, swimming and sleeping under the stars. The Olifants River is right there for dipping into whenever you need to cool down, plus there’s kayaking and water slides. Get tickets to Wolfie Familie Festival in 2024.
Price: From R293 per child (0-3 years) and R950 per adult
(RE)TREAT YOURSELF AT A WELLNESS FESTIVAL WITH A TWIST
29 March - 2 April
For five days every year, a village dedicated to wellness pops up at Elandskloof Farm, set against the backdrop of the majestic Riviersonderend Mountains. People come together to connect, dance, eat, move, meditate, learn, breathe, immerse themselves in nature and reset. Discover what five days of no cell phone signal can do for you at Retreat Yourself 2023.
Price: from R850
Elandskloof Farm Cottages | Helderstroom | email@example.com
DOLLAR BRAND AND JONATHAN BUTLER RETURN (POSTPONED)
If there’s one thing Cape Town is famous for in March, it’s the Jazz Fest. Celebrating its 21st birthday this year, the annual musical smorgasbord is promising a larger than life line-up. The first artist announcement has already got the Mother City buzzing with Abdullah Ibrahim and Jonathan Butler, The Ndlovu Youth Choir, Lady Zamar, Lira and Femi Koya among the star-studded names on the list. Keep an eye on our social media for more artist announcements and details on the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF).
Price: R648 - R999
Convention Square | 1 Lower Long Street | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 671 8716 | firstname.lastname@example.org
RIVER SWIMS AND HIKES TO A WATERFALL
Acoustic music, dance and even hula hoop activities. This is more than a yoga festival. Set in a beautiful natural landscape in Swellendam, it promises those attending a chance to refresh themselves and bring their minds, bodies and souls together. You can expect talks about wellness, spirituality and conscious living, plus you’ll get plenty of time to explore the area and swim in a river or hike a waterfall at Spiritfest 2020.
Price: R30 - R1100
Somerset Gift | Swellendam | email@example.com
LAUGH WHILE YOU LEARN HOW TO MAKE OTHERS DO THE SAME
From the country that gave you Leon Schuster, Trevor Noah and Barry Hilton comes a festival that celebrates one of comedy’s greatest skills… improv. This festival consists of a host of improv shows, classes and jam session featuring local and international improv comedians doing what they do best. Also, no matter what your profession, if you have a passion or are intrigued by improv, you can come along and learn a few skills at the Mama City Improve Festival.
Price: R100 (Online), R110 (at the door)
Magnet Theatre | firstname.lastname@example.org | +27 (0)71 644 4001
STAR-STUDDED LOCAL LINE-UP IN DURBANVILLE
A big event on the calendar for many Capetonians, this festival always boasts an exciting and star-studded line-up. For 2020 it has the likes of Emo Adams, Craig Lucas, Jimmy Nevis, The Kiffness, YoungstaCPT, Taryn Lamb, Mi Casa and the legendary Mango Groove joining a host of other performers. The festival is all about connecting people and includes a chill area with shaded seating, private ablution and a cash bar. Celebrate South African music at the Huawei K-Day Festival.
Meerendal Wine Estate | KDay@kfm.co.za | +27 (0)21 446 4745
BRAAI, JAZZ AND OLD SCHOOL JAMS
Bring the family and your portable braai for a jazz event that’s going to take you to the roots of the genre. It celebrates every jazz style that has influenced Cape Town’s scene: blues, R&B, Afro-Caribbean, Cape jazz, Latin jazz, marimbas and more. Plus after sunset, the after-party event goes old school with tunes from the ’60s, ‘70s and ’80s. There will be a dedicated communal braai area, a fully licensed bar and a kids play area with jumping castles and more at the Summer Jazz Picnic.
Price: R60-R200 (kids under 6 free)
Venue TBC | email@example.com | 079 744 3035
WATCH CRICKET LEGENDS PLAY IN A WORLD CUP (CANCELLED)
Cape town will be hosting a Cricket World Cup in 2020, and past legends will be representing their country in it. Sound like something from a fantasy video game? That’s what you’ll get at the over 50’s Cricket World Cup. This is the second iteration of the event and it comes to Cape Town after a successful 2018 tournament in Australia. It’s been expanded from eight to 12 teams and will be played at top-class cricket venues in the city, with the final happening at the iconic Newlands Cricket Stadium. You can watch all the action live and free at the Over 50’s Cricket World Cup.
Various cricket venues | firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE JAZZ IN THE SQUARE (POSTPONED)
One of the highlights of the International Cape Town Jazz Festival is when the organisers set up a massive stage in Greenmarket Square and bring a selection of the top local and international musicians to play a free show. This is a great opportunity for those who didn’t get a festival ticket to experience Jazz Fest. In 2019, top names such as Shekinah, Craig Lucas, Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot and Don Vino performed there. Plan in advance to get in early because the square can get rather packed for the free jazz concert
Greenmarket Square | www.capetownjazzfest.com | +27 (0)21 671 0506
GET SOME INK DONE (POSTPONED)
Ninety of the world's best tattoo artists from different countries (15 in fact) are coming together to showcase, discuss and do tattoos. There will also be live music, good food and a bar, plus kids under 12 get in free at the South African International Tattoo Convention.
Price: R195pp for Friday only, R280pp for Saturday only, R216–R240 for Sunday only, or R590 for an all-weekend pass.
The Lookout | V&A Waterfront | email@example.com
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL RACE IN THE WORLD
The world's biggest timed cycle race attracts thousands of cyclists and overwhelming support from many spectators along its 109km route. If you’re not riding, then get out and support those who are during the Cape Town Cycle Tour.
Price: Entries are now closed
Castle Of Good Hope | firstname.lastname@example.org | +27 87 820 7223
PLEASE NOTE: All dates are subject to change.
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