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Chocolate Festivals To Yoga With Your Dinner – Here’s What To Try This Weekend

Our pick of seven of the best events and things to do in Cape Town from Friday, 17 August to Sunday, 19 August 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. Get a fresh fade at an expo dedicated to the trendy cut in Woodstock, overindulge at a festival all about chocolate, or sip while you shop at a unique experience for women in Somerset West.

#Pickoftheweek: Fresh Fades On A Friday

Meet, mingle and get made over by some of the most talented barbers in town at this event dedicated to the trendy fade cut.

2. Xplore Tours (Friday afternoon 17 August to Sunday morning 19 August)

Explore the wonder and beauty of the Garden Route with Xplore Cape Town as they take locals and foreigners alike on an exciting road trip tour.

3. The Chocolate Festival (Saturday morning 18 August to Sunday afternoon 19 August)

This Willy Wonka-themed event has got a lot more than the average chocolate bar on offer. Expect chocolate fountains, themed movie screenings, ice-cream vendors and more at The Chocolate Festival.  

4. Downdogs and Dinner (Saturday evening 18 August)

Get your evening yoga class and dinner in one with this experience catering for yoga, food and wine-lovers with Downdogs and Dinner.

5. Marimba Jam Festival (Saturday morning to evening 18 August)

Schools from across the Western Cape will participate in this year’s festival, where percussion-lovers come together to celebrate this unique instrument at the Marimba Jam Festival.

6. Sip & Shop at Nom Nom (Saturday afternoon to evening 18 August)

Nom Nom Eatery in Somerset West invites all the wonderful women to join them for a day of intimate shopping, sipping wine and celebrating everything it means to be a modern woman at the Sip & Shop.

7. Shakespeare In Love at The Fugard (Friday to Sunday evening 17 to 19 August)

If you missed the award-winning South African production of Shakespeare In Love the last time it was performed live at the Fugard Theatre, here’s your chance to catch it.

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