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8 Things To Ignite Your Party Animal

Plus a beach clean-up and your last chance to see a smash hit play

High fashion horse racing events, biker parties and heavy metal festivals. You’re bound to find a party that suits you this weekend.  You can also attend a women empowerment rally or a beach clean-up to boost your mood. Plus it’s your last chance to see one of the Fugard Theatre’s most successful productions. And next week one of the most popular music festivals is celebrating its 30th birthday. 

#Pickoftheweek: Make First Saturdays A Beach Thing
Saturday, 1 February
Join a group of everyday heroes every first Saturday of the month to clean up Cape Town’s beaches. The group of environment crusaders meet every month to stop plastic pollution on our beaches at the monthly Cape Town Beach Cleanup.

2. Everything Is Gonna Be All White
Saturday, 1 February
Join thousands of women at the Maynardville Park in Wynberg for an empowerment event and a picnic on the grass, networking opportunities and enjoy talks by local influencers at the Doek On Fleek All White Picnic.

3. High Fashion, Superstars And Horse Racing
Saturday, 1 February
Dress in your best and enjoy drinks, parties, tunes by the likes of Black Coffee, Da Capo, DJ Codax and more. The theme for this year is African Luxury: Visionary. And don’t forget to place your bets on the horse racing, too, at the Sun Met.

4. Heavy Metal Festival Africa Style
Saturday, 1 February
Cape Town hosts one of Africa’s premier heavy metal festivals and this year it’s bringing in some top acts from Cape Town, Gauteng, and even Botswana. You can also meet the bands, buy alternative gear, and headbang to tunes spun by deejays on the second stage at Metal4Africa Summerfest.

5. “Stiek Uit” For A Biker Party
Friday, 31 January - Sunday, 2 February
It’s the first bike rally of the year. But you don’t need a bike to attend, all you need is camping gear and some gees to enjoy live music, lagoon games and a fun atmosphere. Kids are also welcome at the Stiek Yt Bike Rally 2020.

6. Swim A Mile For Charity… And Tick Off A Bucket-List Goal
Saturday, 1 February
Ever tried swimming in open waters? Take part in one of the country’s premier open water swimming events with distances going up to one mile (1.6km). If you prefer dry land, there are trail running options and, after all the races, you can chill with a picnic and live entertainment at the Bridge House Mile.

7. Find Hidden Treasures And Donate Old Stuff
Saturday, 1 February
Up to 70 stalls stocking anything from pre-loved clothing by major brands to accessories, fragrances and home decor - all at bargain prices. While you’re at it, pick up some homely eats and bring in your unwanted goods to donate to charity at the Goodwood Fashion And Thrift Market.

8. For One Last Time, Thank You And Goodnight
Sunday, 2 February
After countless sold-out shows and multiple run extensions, this smash-hit stage production about a reluctant shoe factory owner and his drag queen business partner is finally coming to an end. Don’t waste your chance to see the final showing of Kinky Boots at the Fugard.


Up The Creek
From a simple birthday party to a major music festival, Up The Creek has come a long way since 1990. Join in on the 30th-anniversary celebrations with MC Rob Van Vuuren, 40+ live acts and your lilo at Up The Creek’s 30th Reunion.

Let’s Talk Boules
Looking for a new sport, besides pool, where you can drink and play? Then you’ll be excited to hear about boules. Learn how to play what is bound to become Cape Town’s favourite drinking game on a rooftop with Let’s Talk Boules.

Cape Town Pizza And Pasta Festival
Let go of your new year’s resolution diet for one day to indulge in a bit of Italian carbo-loading with gourmet pizza and pasta dishes at the Cape Town Pizza and Pasta Festival.

27 For Freedom Race
Walk or run part of the route Nelson Mandela walked on the day he was released from prison 30 years ago. Experience “the long walk to freedom” and other Mandela landmarks when doing the 27 For Freedom Race.



Discover more for less with our look at free and cheap things for kids, places where you get things free on your birthday, awesome hikes and walks and gorgeous swimming pools open to the public.


Experience more with our special selection of things to do in Cape Town, tick something unique off our alternative bucket list, discover things to do as a family and day tours in the Western Cape.

We celebrate the heroes that will get us home safely this festive season with Bavaria.
For a vibe, 2-for-1 specials and yummy tapas, check out La Parada on Bree Street.

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