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Things to do on Freedom Day in Cape Town

Visit an Iziko museum for free, do a freedom run, go to a Halala Africa show

Last updated: Thursday, 5 May 2022

How are you planning on commemorating Freedom Day 2023? Subscribe to our newsletter and keep an eye out for the updates about this historic day. Here is how we celebrated Freedom Day in 2022.


If you want to educate yourself about the country’s history, visit the Long March to Freedom exhibition in Century City. Walk through the exhibition and meet some of the most iconic freedom fighters (as well as some you might not know of)  and learn more about apartheid in South Africa.

Date: Monday to Saturday, 10am - 6pm; Sunday & public holidays, 8am - 4pm
Cost: R75 for adults; R50 for pensioners and children under 16

Century City | Cape Town | 011 646 5595 | Image: Aaron Ludski


In honour of South Africa’s 28th year of democracy, the Daisy Jones Bar is hosting a Sound of Freedom concert with the sounds of roots reggae, dub and dancehall rhythms. There will be wood-fired pizzas, burgers and drinks available at the venue.

Date: Wednesday, 27 April; 2pm - 10pm
Cost: R80 (early bird), R100 (online), R 120 (at the door), book here

Summerhill Wines | R44 | Stellenbosch | Facebook | Image: The Daisy Jones Bar


Join the trail run at Capaia Wines and celebrate your #freedomtorun. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced trail runner, there are 2 route options available, so you should find one that suits your fitness level. Plus a delicious breakfast bun will be included in your entry, and there are fantastic lucky draw prizes to be won. 

Date: Wednesday 27 April, from 8am
Cost: R150 for 5km, R200 for 10km, book here

Botterberg Road | Capaia | Facebook | Image: Elmare Augustyn Welgemoed (@sooperocket


Celebrate Freedom Day in style with music, food and fashion. Join in for the Sound Regime Winter Drop party at Trenchtown. It has an indoor and outdoor stage, where DJs King Kodza, Sensei E and many others will play. There will be food and drinks available and you can also shop at the clothing pop-up. 

Date: Wednesday, 27 April; 2pm - 12am
Cost: R20 (pre-order online), R40 (at the door), book here

Trenchtown | 145 Lower Main Road | Observatory | 081 089 9795 | Image: Trenchtown


Iziko Museums is commemorating this Freedom Day with free entry to selected museums. Spend your day walking through the Iziko South African Museum, Slave Lodge South African National Gallery and Bo-Kaap Museum.

Date: Wednesday, 27 April; times differ for each museum
Cost: Free

Iziko South African Gallery | Government Avenue | Gardens | 021 481 3970 | Instagram: @izikomuseumssa | Image: Iziko South African Gallery


Listen to jazz, pop and rock at the Novalis Ubuntu Institute. The Halala Africa Show will feature music by well known artists including Mirriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Johnny Clegg and many more. You can also enjoy funny animated audio visuals as well as a variety of traditional dishes (like umngqusho, vetkoek & mince, koeksisters and more)

Date: Tuesday, 26 April; 7pm - 9pm
Cost: From R370, book here

39 Rosmead Avenue | Wynberg | Facebook | Image: Novalis Ubuntu Institute



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