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7 Things to do this week(end)

2 First Thursday celebrations, 2 weekend markets, a Noddy Party + more 

Latest update: Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Summer is finally here. Take your pick between 2 First Thursday celebrations, treat your kids to a Christmas party this Saturday + pop by a vegan market this Sunday. Here are 7 (and more) things to do this weekend and in December. 

BE ONE OF THE RARE ONES THIS FIRST THURSDAY 

Rare Gallery offers a multi-sensory First Thursday experience with its art, tattoo studio and luxury couture store. Sip your welcome drink as you explore this funky pop art persona and creative hub with its rare collectables and ping pong table while listening to the buzz of Afrobeats from live DJs. Rare is a perfect First Thursday meeting point, bordering the Bree Street Festival.

Date: Open daily; First Thursday open from 10am - 9pm
Cost: Free entrance


6 Watson Street | Cape Town City Centre | 074 784 2986 | @raregallery_ | Image: Rare Gallery

CELEBRATE THIS BOOK STORE’S ANNIVERSARY

The Book Lounge is turning 15 this year. The iconic bookstore on Roeland Street invites you to celebrate with them this Thursday. There'll be free coffee, tea, cake and wine for customers, plus 15% discount on all products, and they’ll be open late.. 

Date: Thursday 1 December 2022; 9am till late
Cost: Free entrance 


71 Roeland Street | Cape Town @booklounge | Image: Karel Scott 

TUESDAYS ARE RIBS DAYS (AND NIGHTS)

Here’s why you definitely want to work from the CBD on Tuesdays: all-you-can-eat ribs at the RBG Bar & Grill at the Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore, for R300 per person from 12 to 8pm. That’s as many slow-cooked pork belly ribs, basted in smokey sweet BBQ sauce, to feast on for lunch or dinner

Date: Every Tuesday
Cost: R300 per person


RGB Bar & Grill, Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town | 29 Heerengracht Street, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8000 | +27 (0) 21 427 4800 | info.capetown@parkinn.com | Instagram

ENJOY LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYS ON KLOOF 

End the week with live music at The Sanctuary on Kloof this Friday. On entry, you can choose between a Noongun Draught or a Ginnic Gin and Tonic as a welcome drink. You can also enjoy happy hour specials on their beers, wines and G&Ts from 4pm to 7pm while watching the skies turn pink.

Date: Friday, 2 December; 4pm - late
Cost: R50, book here 

 
 
 
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BUY AN ECO-FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS GIFT 

Studio Candor is a Cape Town-based slow fashion brand and they’re hosting a Christmas market in Rondebosch Park. The market will feature more than 80 local vendors and small businesses that produce environmentally conscious jewellery, clothing, body and skin care, and more. There’ll also be live music and food stalls. 

Date: Saturday, 3 December 2022, 9am to 3:30pm
Cost: Free, find more details here 


Campground Rd & Sandown Road | Rondebosch | Cape Town | @studio.candor | Image: Shaheema Hendricks 

TREAT THE KIDS TO A NODDY PARTY

The Somerset West Noddy Party is back for another year of family fun. Families dress up as a range of beloved childhood characters, while kids enjoy tractor rides through an enchanted forest at Vergelegen Wine Estate. Bring a picnic basket for the event along with a gift for your kid (labelled with name and surname) and Santa Clause will personally deliver the gift himself. Proceeds from this event go towards various charities.

Date: Thursday to Saturday, 1 to 10 December; from 6.30pm
Cost: From R60, book here


Vergelegen Wine Estate | Lourensford Road | Somerset West | @noddy_party_somerset_west | Image: Noddy Party

WATCH THE UNVEILING OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 

Welcome the festive spirit at the annual Gansbaai Christmas Street Lights Merriment event. Pack a chair and watch the town’s main road transform while enjoying local music and sampling a selection of food, jewellery and toy wares from local vendors. 

Date: Saturday 3 December; 7pm to 8pm
Cost: Free 


Main Road | Gansbaai  |  082 384 8336  | Facebook | Image: facebook.events

SHOP FOR VEGAN GOODS THIS SUNDAY

The Vegan Goods Market is having not one, but two Sunday markets this December. Shop for a range of vegan, eco-friendly and cruelty-free food, drinks, home and body products while enjoying the indoor-outdoor space (you can even bring your doggos). And don’t miss the special Christmas market happening on 18 December in collaboration with the Thrift Fest. 

Date: Sunday, 4 + 18 December; from 10am
Cost: Adults R20, free for kids


The Range | Orpen Road | Tokai | @vegangoodsmarket | Image: Vegan Goods Market

TRY FREE YOGA AT SUNSET OR SUNRISE 

Get in that zen mode. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Neighbourgood Bree Street hosts free yoga classes. End off your Tuesdays with a sunset class, starting at 5:30pm, and kick off every Thursday with a sunrise class, starting at 6:30am. The classes are suitable for all fitness levels, and aim to create a supportive community that encourages wellness. 

Date: Every Tuesday at 5:30pm (sunset) and Thursday at 6:30am (sunrise)
Cost: Free, book here 


129 Bree Street | Cape Town | @neighbourgood_sa | Image: Elina Fairytale 

FIND THE BEST BARS FOR AN OLD FASHIONED

Woodford Reserve have made it easy to find bars close to you that use premium ingredients in their whiskey cocktails, with their online barfinder. Just enter a city name or postal code and boom – your Old Fashioned bar crawl route is revealed. Discover our favourite bars serving Old Fashioneds and learn to make the cocktail yourself.

Date: November 2022
Cost: Varies


At a bar near you | 072 350 2062 | now@capetownmagazine.com | Instagram | Image: Louise Hansel

TEST YOUR FAIRTRADE KNOWLEDGE + WIN BIG

Do you know the humans behind your favourite products? Fairtrade wants to make us all more aware of who makes the products we buy and they’re giving away hampers and an indulgent winelands weekend – all you need to do is take this short quiz. Found out more about Fairtrade.

Take the quiz: It just takes 2 minutes
Date: Now until early January 2023
Cost: Free


Fairtrade | @fairtrade_africa | Image: Fairtrade

LEARN TO THROW AXES + OTHER WEAPONS 

If learning fierce moves and weapon throwing is your idea of a good time, you’re in luck – there’s a badass new adult party collective in town. Weapons on Wheels might just be the party you’ve been looking for all your life

Date: Varies
Cost: From R290, depends on package booked


Location varies | 065 688 1844 | @weapons_on_wheels | Image: WoW

GET YOUR TICKETS TO THIS NEW YEAR’S PARTY

Three immersive art stages with 3D projection mapping, dancers, performance artists and an extravagant theme…This is Alcazar NYE. Party for 12 hours straight (4pm - 4am) and dance to international and local acts across 3 stages while tapping into your inner jaguar. Find out what this year’s theme is and where to get your tickets

Date: 31 December; 4pm - 4am
Cost: From R490


Cape Town High School | 96 Hatfield Street | Gardens | @alcazarnye | Image: Alcazar NYE

ENJOY A PICNIC AND MOVIE IN A BOTANICAL GARDEN

Nothing signals the arrival of summer quite like The Galileo Open Air Cinema, Cape Town’s beloved outdoor movie experience. Every Wednesday to Friday you can watch a variety of new movies, rom-coms, cult classics, family favourites and ‘golden oldie’s at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, with a food market of local gourmet goodness served ‘al fresco’ under a canopy of stars

Date: 31 October 2022 to 29 April 2023
Cost: From R129, book via Webtickets


The Galileo Open Air Cinema | various locations around the winelands | 071 471 8728 | hello@thegalileo.co.za@thegalileo 

JOIN THIS INTERACTIVE DRUM SHOW

South Africa’s first authentic drumming-theatre experience is back from Broadway. Whether you’re a music lover, a culture seeker or simply love a good party, you won’t want to miss Drumstruck at Silvermist Wine Estate, described as “STOMP meets The Lion King,”. The Cape Town shows are accompanied by an interactive wine tour. Plus, each audience member will get their own djembe drum to play and sing along with the show.

Date: 21 October to 30 April 2023
Times: Tuesday to Sunday at 3pm; additional show at 6pm on Saturdays
Cost: R450 for the full experience, R350 for non-alcoholic; book here


Silvermist Organic Wine Estate | Hout Bay | 083 406 7218 | Image: Drumstruck

POP INTO A FARMER’S MARKET EVERY SATURDAY

Head to this weekly neighbourhood farmer’s market in the heart of Oranjezicht. The Mountain Market features local vendors selling fresh produce, artisanal bread, coffee, smoothies, and more, with live music. There’s lots of open space and mountain views, so buy picnic goodies and relax on the lawn. Dogs are welcome to join too. Note: It reopened on 3 September and takes place every Saturday.

Date: Every Saturday; 9am - 2pm
Cost: Free entrance


Van Riebeeck Park | 280 Upper Buitenkant Street | Vredehoek | @the.mountainmarket | The Mountain Market

WATCH A MOVIE IN THE WINELANDS ON SATURDAYS

The Galileo Open Air Cinema winelands weekends are on every Saturday evening until 24 April 2023, where you get to enjoy movies at some of the most scenic wine estates in the area. Take your friends and loved ones for a picnic or buy from the food vendors and explore the gorgeous scenery while you’re there. 

Date: Every Saturday, from 31 October 2022 to 29 April 2023
Cost: From R129, book via Webtickets


The Galileo Open Air Cinema | various locations around the winelands | 071 471 8728 | hello@thegalileo.co.za@thegalileo 

GRAB A MID-WEEK BURGER BREAK 

Sotano’s lamb burgers are popular because they’re good, and also because they have good exposure, considering people flock to the seaside eatery for the excellent 2-for-1 special. Let’s tell you why they’re so good: 2 freshly baked buns, a homemade lamb burger, tzatziki, hummus, avocado and crispy onion rings – need we say more? You can get two of them for the price of one every Wednesday, all day, throughout the year.

Date: Every Wednesday, 7am - 11pm
Cost: R150


Sotano | 121 Beach Road | Mouille Point | 021 433 1757 | @sotanoct | Image: Sotano

JAM TO LOCAL ARTISTS IN STELLENBOSCH

Some Sundays is back for a third season of live music and good Sunday vibes. Enjoy a series of boutique picnic concerts at Nooitgedacht Estate in Stellenbosch with Mango Groove, Francois van Coke, Will Linleyand more of South Africa’s top artists. Drinks and street food will be available on the farm. Find out more about Some Sundays

Dates: Sundays, 16, 23 + 30 Oct, 27 Nov, 4 Dec; starts at 12pm
Cost: R220; book here


Nooitgedacht Estate | R304 | Stellenbosch | 060 997 2679 | Instagram: @some.sundays | Image: Some Sundays

JOIN A SKATING COMMUNITY EVERY MONDAY

Promenade Mondays are back in session, celebrating its 10th anniversary. Every Monday you can join this sunset social with a skateboard, scooter or rollerblades and shred down the Sea Point promenade with this laidback group. It’s a great way to kick off your week and to make new friends.

Date: Every Monday; 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Cost: Free


Queen’s Beach parking lot | Sea Point | @promenademonday | Image: Promenade Mondays
 

END SUNDAY WITH REGGAE AT SUNSET

One of the best places to chill in Cape Town on a Sunday afternoon is Sotano, where you can watch the sun set over the sea, share a meal with friends, and listen to the Rivertones play famous reggae covers. You don’t even need to leave the dogs at home.

Date: Every Sunday
Cost: It’s free (do order a drink or meal, though – it’s worth it)


Sotano | 121 Beach Road | Mouille Point | 021 433 1757 | @sotanoct | Image: Sotano

TAKE THE KIDS TO A SLIME WORKSHOP

Let the kids get creative (and messy) at a 1-hour slime workshop in Wynberg Park. This fun interactive workshop is hosted by Picnic in the Park, a new Muslim-owned and fully halaal picnic catering company. It is offered for kids 5-15 years old. The workshop includes: 1 fully stocked snack box with starters, cocktail snacks, dessert, treats, and refreshments. Plus, your own slime kit to take home. Workshops will be held every Saturday.

Date: Every Saturday; 10am - 5pm
Cost: R250 


Wynberg Park | @picnic_in_the_park_ct | picnic-in-the-park.co.za | Image: Picnic in the Park

ORDER IN, OR FOR THE OFFICE 

Whether you are relaxing at home, ordering drinks for the office, stocking up for a party, or sending booze to a friend, Bar Keeper, with its seamless website and online ordering system makes it super easy and hassle-free. Their online liquor store strives to offer the same level of service for which they have become synonymous over the years.

Bar Keeper is open: Monday to Saturdays, 9am – 7pm; Sundays, 11am – 6pm; Public Holidays, 10am – 6pm
Cost: Varies 


103 Strand Street | Cape Town City Centre | 021 422 1024 | capetown@barkeeper.co.za  | @bar.keeper | Image: Bar Keeper

COME HERE FOR CHILLED MUSIC 

Every weekend, Strolla Restaurant & Bar hosts two free music sessions – on Fridays there’s a sunset DJ set, while on Saturdays you can listen to live reggae. And did you know the food is hella good and affordable, plus there’s a kids’ playroom with a minder, dogs are allowed, and did we mention the sea view?

Date: Every Friday and Saturday
Cost: Free


313 Beach Road | Sea Point | 021 430 7778 | @strollact | Image: Strolla Restaurant & Bar

PLAY AN ESCAPE GAME EVERY FRIDAY

60 minutes of pure adrenaline, problem-solving and bonding. There are few things as thrilling as a HintHunt escape game. HintHunt Africa offers an immersive and fun escape-room experience that’s great for friends, family and colleagues. The rules are simple: Pick a kick-ass team, solve the clues and escape within the hour. Here are our tips and tricks on how to play your best game.

Date: Every Friday, 10am - 8.30pm
Cost: R590 - R1,650, book here


Watershed | 17 Dock Road | V&A Waterfront | 076 187 2764 | @hinthuntafrica | Image: HintHunt Africa

TOUR 14 HISTORIC AREAS ON FOOT EVERY SUNDAY

From Loop Street to Simonstown, discover the rich history of Cape Town on foot. Cameron Peters, aspiring filmmaker and founder of Cape Town Heritage Tours, hosts 2-hour long walking tours every Sunday that run as a circuit across the peninsula, covering 14 areas. Book as a group or a private tour and learn about the rich history of Cape Town and its surroundings.

Date: Every Sunday, starts: 10am or 2pm
Cost: R100 pre-booked, R150 on the day


Cape Town Heritage Tours | cameron@cybertek.co.za | @capetownheritagetours | Image: Cape Town Heritage Tours 

DISTILL YOUR OWN BRAND OF GIN

At Distiller’s Union, a working distillery, you don’t just taste great gins, you get to distill and design your own gin. From choosing the alcohol percentage, flavor profile and colour to designing the bottle, you and friends will each walk out with a specially designed bespoke bottle. While you’re there, do a beer tasting from Sweet River Brewery and have wood-fired pizza on the deck.

Date: Thursdays to Sundays
Cost: From R180

Distiller’s Union | 156 Victoria Road | Woodstock | 021 4472517 | info@distillersunion.co.za | Instagram: @distillersunion and @sweetriverbrewery

COMPETE IN A QUIZ NIGHT EVERY MONDAY

Put your thinking caps on, gather your friends and  family and put your knowledge to the test in music, sport and the world around us. Furley’s Bar and Grill puts on a quiz night, hosted by Andile Majola (aka The Inquizitorious Rex) every Monday. There are prizes up for grabs for winning teams (max 8 people). Plus, pop in earlier for a happy-hour special from 5 - 6pm and a hearty meal.

Date: Every Monday, 6.30pm
Cost: R10 per person, book here: bookings@furleys.co.za


Furley’s Bar & Grill | 1 Dean Street | Newlands | @furleysbarandgrill | Image: Furley’s Bar and Grill

STOCK LAST-MINUTE DRINKS, GIFTS

Bar Keeper, with its elegantly designed interior and seamless online shopping experience, is unlike any other bottle store. And it’s open for trade every  day of the week, and 365 days a year (except Christmas). Pick up some pick-nick essentials en-route or pop in for last-minute supplies for a Saturday night party (because they are open until 7pm). Or order online from their website. It’s cheaper than Uber Eats and you get your drinks within an hour, cold, even on a Sunday.

Bar Keeper is open: Monday to Saturdays, 9am - 7pm; Sundays, 11am - 6pm; Public Holidays, 10am - 6pm
Cost: Varies


103 Strand Street | Cape Town City Centre | 021 422 1024 | capetown@barkeeper.co.za  | @bar.keeper | Image: Bar Keeper

PLAY BEER PONG EVERY FRIDAY 

Kick off the weekend with a friendly beer-pong competition at Randy Warthog Bar & Grill, in  Green Point. From 5pm to 7pm it’s Happy Hour, so get there early and soak up the vibe or order food for R100 or less. Gather your friends and join Beer Pong Fridays.

Date: Every Friday, 7pm - late
Cost: Free entry (just buy your own beer)


Randy Warthog Bar & Grill | 107 Main Road | Green Point | @randywarthog | Image: Randy Warthog 

LEARN HOW TO DO ORIGAMI 

Every weekend you can join in a live art experience at Art Haus Gallery. Artist Juanne-Pierre De Abreu (JooJ), the Guinness World Record holder of the largest display of origami butterflies, will teach you the ancient Japanese art of origami as he creates his new exhibition, “Reimagining the Greats”. Pop by and watch or book a slot and take part in the experience. Your butterfly may just form part of a beautifully finished artwork

Date: Every Saturday + Sunday, 12pm - 4pm
Cost: Free


Art Haus | 3b Clarens Road | Sea Point | @art_haus_ct | Image: Greg Lipton
 

TAKE A DRIVE FOR 5 EPIC TEA TASTINGS  

Take a roadtrip to the Piekenierskloof Pass to visit De Tol Farm Deli - it’s one of the oldest farm stalls along the N7. Be adventurous and try the most unusual pairings… tea and gin or wine. Or opt for something less daring like tea and nougat, or chocolate truffles. There’s also a tea and nibbles pairing, plus kids can join in on the tasting fun at De Tol Farm Deli.

Date: Monday to Saturday, 8am - 5pm; Sunday, 8am - 3pm
Cost: R80 - R90 


Piekenierskloof N7 Pass | Citrusdal | 067 410 3315 | @de_tol_farm_deli | Image: De Tol Farm Deli

BOOGIE TO PUNK ROCK AND WINE

Traditional cheese-and-wine pairings are way too passé for Black Elephant Vintners – it offers something far more rebellious: Join for a sparkling-wine or wine tasting, pop on some headphones and prepare to be blown into a land of heightened senses at this punk-rock cellar

Date: Every Saturday, from 11am
Cost: R150 - R300pp, book here


40a Uitkyk Street | Franschhoek | 021 876 2903 | Image: Tasting Cape Town (@tastingct)

GET YOUR BREATH BACK EVERY WEEK

Breathwork has gone mainstream, and more and more people are using the tool to manage stress and anxiety, replenish their energy and find joy. You can try it for free: Every month Breathwork Africa, a global leader in the field of conscious breathing, hosts free online sessions. Or read more about this movement to find a course that suits you.

Date: Once a month
Cost: Free - Book a BreathCafé session for beginners


Online | Image: Breathwork Africa

FEAST ON A BUDGET (FOR AS LITTLE AS R6)

This canteen-style eatery with its string of bustling stalls is a vibe. The portions are huge (one porting is usually more than enough to serve two people), affordable, it’s halaal and vegetarian-friendly. Get Turkish, Cape-style biryani, bunny chows and more at the most reasonable prices at Eastern Food Bazaar.

Date: Open  Monday to Thursday, 10am - 8pm, and Friday to Saturday, 10am - 10pm.
Cost: From R6 for rotis and R9 for a giant naan bread, dosas for R40 and bunny chow for R50.


96 Longmarket St | Cape Town City Centre | 021 461 2458 | info@easternfoodbazaar.co.za | @easternfoodbazaarct

SPEND THE DAY AT A FAMILY FAIR

Pop into this market, where you will be greeted by Dunkin, Dixie and Daisy, the resident donkeys. The Purple Windmill has views of wine vineyards and entertainment for everyone, from live music, stalls, craft beers, cocktails, hotdogs and a play park for kids. Or hit golf balls into a lake, go target shooting and more.

Date: Wednesdays to Sundays, 9am - 5pm
Cost: Free entry


Uitspan Farm | R44 Klapmuts | Stellenbosch | 021 202 5993 | Instagram: @the_purple_windmill | Image: The Purple Windmill

TASTE WINE IN AN OLD FERMENTATION TANK

Experience a wine tasting like no other at this boutique winery, which has 6 themed caves for you to choose from. Snuggle up in The Kitchen or Versaille nook and listen to the stories of the farm’s vines and wines. Plus, you can have lunch, walk its trails and picnic at Klein Roosboom. 

Date: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9am - 5pm; Sundays, 8.30am - 4pm
Cost: R95 for wine tasting

Discover more special wine tasting experiences in the Cape.


Tygerberg Valley Road | Durbanville | 079 693 9646 | Instagram: @kleinroosboom | Image: Klein Roosboom

LISTEN TO JAZZ IN A MOODY NEW BAR 

Make a date with this cute, bluesy live music and cocktail lounge in Cape Town. It’s a collaboration between jazz musician Buddy Wells and chef patron Matt Manning. Listen to South Africa’s top jazz and blues musicians at this intimate space – the line-up is always good. And bonus, you can dine and drink unique and delicious cocktails while you enjoy the show at The Blue Room at Grub & Vine.

Date: Tuesday - Saturday evenings
Cost: R100  - R150; Dinner from R35


103 Bree Street | 087 153 5244 | Instagram: @theblueroomct | Image: The Blue Room

KICK OFF YOUR FRIDAY WITH A COFFEE RUN

Join Harvest Café & Deli’s running club. The 5km loop, which starts at both its Newlands and Muizenberg outlets, will take you around either the leafy suburb or along the seaside. All fitness levels are welcome, and you can bring along your furry friends too. Plus, enjoy a R20 coffee special afterwards.

Date: Every Friday, 7am
Cost: Free


Harvest Cafe | 4 York road | Muizenberg and Dean Street | Newlands | Instagram: @harvestcafect__ | Image: Harvest Café

CELEBRATE 50 YEARS WITH IRMA STERN 

The Irma Stern Museum turns 50 this year and in honour of its half centenary, the museum is hosting a series of exhibitions and events throughout the year. Visit the permanent exhibitions, stroll through the garden or check out what special exhibitions are being showcased. Discover more ways to celebrate the beloved Irma Stern here.

Date: Wednesday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Cost: R65 admission fee


21 Cecil Road | Rosebank | Cape Town | 060 827 0787 | Instagram: @irma_stern_museum | Image: Irma Stern Museum

BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCE AT BIG DISCOUNT 

People come from all over the world to see sharks in Gansbaai. They come for great white sharks and you’ll also see a big variety of other shark species, such as bronze whaler and 7-gill cow sharks. Mention CapeTownMag and White Shark Diving Company will give you R400 off a cage-dive (it’s usually R2 200), or up to 50% off private charters.

Date: Open daily, from 8am
Cost: Discounted rates from R1 800 pp


9 Kus Drive | Kleinbaai | Gansbaai | +27 (0)82 559 6858 | info@sharkcagediving.co.za | @whitesharkco. Image: WSDC

 

LET THE KIDS DECIDE 

It’s the holidays and you want some fun things on the agenda. Cape Town is overflowing with loads of fun-tastic activities (for kids of all ages), from sailing with pirates and acrobranch adventures to indoor roller-blading and play parks for all. Check out these 31 things to do with kids.


R304 | Muldersvlei Road | Stellenbosch | 086 999 0369 | Instagram: @acrobranchza | Image: Bongi Hill
 

THRIFT AT OASIS + SUPPORT ITS COMMUNITY 

Did you know that the Oasis Association’s thrift and second-hand shop is one of the best places in town to go bargain hunting? The range of goods is extensive, from pre-loved clothes and jewellery to household goods, kitchenware and even furniture. You can buy delicious baked goods there, and all proceeds go to supporting the 600 intellectually challenged beneficiaries of this amazing non-profit.


Oasis Association | Cnr Lee + Imam Haron roads | 021 671 2698 | director@oasis.org.za | Image: Katleho Mohale

VISIT A FLEA MARKET THIS SUNDAY 

The Muizenberg Flea Market has been in existence for the last 34 years. It has over 300 stalls that sell everything from Cape Malay food and mielies in a cup to underwear and brass decor. And best part of all, you always leave with a bargain when you visit this Sunday market.

Date: Every Sunday, 8am-6pm
Cost: Free entry 


Muizenberg Flea Market | Sunrise Circle | Muizenberg | Facebook | Image: Mark Schultz

HIKE TO A MYSTICAL WATERFALL

Unwind by hiking to a waterfall in Cecilia Forest. There are many routes to get there: Cecilia car park, Newlands Forest, Constantia Nek and Kirstenbosch Gardens. The routes differ in duration and difficulty, but all lead to the breathtaking water gushing over hanging ferns and green mosses. All the routes are pet friendly and most of them are free! Find out more about the hiking trails here

Date: Differs
Cost: Free (excluding Kirstenbosch route)


Waterfall at Cecilia Ravina | Cecilia Forest | Constantia | Image: Carmen Lewis

BE A TOURIST IN YOUR OWN CITY (FOR FREE)

Cape Town Free Walking Tours does exactly what it says on the box. Professional tour guides take groups of people on enlightening historical walks through the city. They are free, short, and happen twice a day (11am and 2pm) every single day. This is a gem of an experience often overlooked by locals. See where you can find free walking tours.

Date: Everyday
Cost: Tip


Wale Street/St George’s Mall | City Centre | 0766369007 | info@freewalkingtourscapetown.co.za

MEET YOUR FAVOURITE GLOBAL ICONS

The Long March to Freedom exhibition in Century City is the largest exhibition of its kind anywhere in the world. It’s a sculpture garden of 100 life-sized, bronze statues that depict South African and international liberation and human-rights icons, and tells the story of South Africa’s 350-year struggle for freedom and democracy.

Date: Monday to Saturday, 10am- 6pm, Sundays and public holidays 10am - 4pm
Cost: Adults R75, kids under 16 and pensioners R50, family (2 adults and 2 children) R210, R10 parking fee


Century City | Cape Town | 01106465595 | @longmarchtofreedom 

DINE AT AN OPEN-AIR EATERY IN HERMANUS

Fick's tidal pool is carved into the rocky shore of Hermanus, and just above it, set on decks built into the cliffs, is Ficks Pinchos & Wine. Here you're treated to incredible views over the pool, breaching whales, dolphins, seals, birdlife and the occasional yacht. Plus, Ficks has an excellent menu designed for seaside snacking. There are cocktails (fantastic alcohol-free ones, too), pinchos (the Spanish version of tapas) and hot-from-the-oven flammkuchen at Ficks Pinchos & Wine

Date: Monday - Sunday
Hours: 11am-9pm; closed til 12 August 2022
You may also like: smokin’ hot Mexican food with zesty margaritas to try at Mexicola Locale

Ficks
8 Marine Dr, Westcliff | Hermanus | 028 312 4082 | www.ficks.co.za
  

HAVE A HARVEST STYLE LUNCH WITH THE KIDS 

When you get a hankering for a roast chicken and a table filled with plates of vegetables and salads, then Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards is the answer. Every Wednesday to Sunday chef Christiaan Visser puts together a meal that is served at your table, designed for sharing between family and friends. There are other options besides chicken, including pork and lamb, and plenty of vegetable choices, too, at the Leopard’s Leap Rotisserie.

Date: Every Wednesday to Sunday
Hours: 9am-4pm

Leopards Leap
R45 Main Rd | Franschhoek | 021 876 8002 | www.leopardsleap.co.za

SEE BIG NAMES IN ELECTRONIC MUSIC FOR 3 DAYS 

Star-studded Timeless music festival is coming to South Africa in March 2023. It’s happening near Greyton at Elandskloof Farm, features more than 60 acts across 3 stages, and you don’t want to miss it! Get a 5-hour sample playlist, 5 videos of some of the stand-out artists, plus all the essential info you need to know

Date: 10 - 12 March
Cost: From R1,250


Elandskloof Farm (Off R540), Dullstroom, Greyton | 071 698 7845 | @elandsklooffarm | Image: Timeless

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FOR FURTHER READING 

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Rare Gallery First ThursdaysA 2-storey artistic experience with ...

Limited edition Bearbricks, couture from Off-White + body ink at Rare Gallery

Fancy Franks ladies nightGirls night out at this Sunset Beach ...

Sip on gin cocktails and free tequila this girls night at Fancy Franks

Fairtrade giveawayTake a quiz, win coffee + tea for a ...

Life isn’t fair. But you can be (and win). It takes 2 minutes

The Galileo Kirstenbosch picnicWhat’s on at The Galileo Open Air ...

The Galileo screens at the famous botanical garden every Wednesday to Friday

Drumstruck performersDrumstruck at Silvermist! African drum ...

Drumstruck is back from Broadway and playing for a limited run in Cape Town

Elvis BrewElvis Blue’s “lekka” padstal on ...

Elvis Brew in George has the closest viewing deck for large aircraft in SA

Sweet River Brewery ingredientsBook out this distillery for your next ...

Make your own at Distillers Union + get beer and pizza at Sweet River Brewery

HintHunt escape planGet over the midweek hump with a ...

Launch a torpedo, escape prison, solve a murder – all in your lunch hour

Taj Jiva SpaJiva Spa Special: 3 massages x 30 mins ...

Select 3 treatments from 7 options, from head massage to deluxe pedicure

Bombay BrasserieBombay Brasserie offers sumptuous ...

Taste 7 unique dishes (+ a surprise) at Taj Cape Town’s signature eatery

Blue Train ParkKids Party Idea: Take a ride on the ...

BOOK Now and let the outdoor adventure begin!

scootours-teambuilding-cape-town Ride Monster wheels in the Winelands ...

Scootours' Flow Trail is an adrenaline rush with berms, rollers, and a bush tunnel

Breathwork Africa foundation3+ ways to get your breath back and ...

Classes, courses, retreats on conscious breathing run by the trainers leading the global ...

The Blue Room interiorLive jazz at The Blue Room

Dine, drink cocktails while top local muzos jam at this moody new bar

Taj kids bedHere’s an unbeatable deal: Kids stay ...

You’ll get 2 interleading rooms, 1 harbour + canal cruise and royal treatment

Oasis Association Claremont coffee shopDo Good

3 ways to support Oasis: shop, donate or take your recycling there

Leopard's Leap FamilyLeopards Leap serves succulent ...

Family-style lunches are its speciality, plus there’s a big lawn for kids to play on

White Shark Cage Diving - BoatSpectacular rates on shark-cage diving ...

Where conservation meets adventure. FREE Buff + ask for current CapeTownMag specials

Ficks CocktailsFicks: the best sundowner pinchos bar ...

Pair wine, cocktails and mocktails with pinchos and a spectacular sea view

La Motte Tasting RoomVirtual and on-site wine tastings at ...

Or do this specialised La Motte wine-tasting virtually

Klein Roosboom tasting caveTaste wine in a cave

Boutique winery with 6 six cosy tasting nooks. Plus platters, picnics + trails

Irma Stern Museum artHere’s what’s on at the Irma Stern ...

Celebrate 50 years with art workshops, walkabouts and discussions

Canto Wines champagne + macarons tasting3 unusual pairings at this Durbanville ...

From MCC to tonic tastings: there’s something at Canto for the whole family

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