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Free Salsa Classes, Neon Pop-up Skating Rink And More – Here’s What To Try This Weekend

Plus, our big list of Christmas festivities is here

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. Pick up a few steps of the salsa for free, enjoy a Sunday braai in Long street at Surfa Rosa, say cheers to the We House Sundays season at their closing event, plus the Gipsy Kings live in an intimate show and four other events this weekend.

#Pickoftheweek: R10 Gets You In + Food That’s Strictly Halaal

Tuck into sweet, savoury, vegan, gluten-free and more goods in Paarden Eiland at this gourmet halaal food market in Paarden Eiland.

   

2. Cape Town Natural Hair Festival (Saturday night to Sunday afternoon, 15 to 16 December)

Celebrate self-love, luscious natural locks and your favourite haircare and fashion brands at the annual Cape Town Natural Hair Festival.

  

3. Dinner With The Gipsy Kings (Friday and Saturday night, 14 and 15 December)

Experience an intimate dinner and show on the beach with a performance by a legendary flamenco band. Catch the Gipsy Kings live in Cape Town.

  

4. Free Salsa Fridays at Picadas (Friday night, 14 December)

Get dancing every Friday night at a hidden Argentinian bar and restaurant – enjoy free salsa at Picadas.

  

5. We House Sundays Season Closer (Sunday afternoon to evening 16 December)

Head to Rhebokskloof Wine Estate in Paarl on Reconciliation Day (the next day’s a public holiday) for the 12-hour day party We House Sundays Season Closer.     

6. MCQP Drag Race (Saturday night, 15 December)

Don’t miss the biggest African lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer event of the year – the MCQP Drag Race.

   

7. Sunday Braai Show at Surfa Rosa (Sunday afternoon to evening, 16 December)

Bring, braai and watch hardcore bands for free at this Sunday braai feast in Harrington Street.  

  

8. Mini Neon Ice-skating Rink (Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning to evening, 14, 15 and 16 December running until 13 January 2019)

Kids can go ice-skating this summer as CapeGate Shopping Centre hosts a mini neon ice-skating rink.



9. Black Coffee Live This Summer (15 December 2018 to 5 January 2019)

See the full line-up and ticket prices for the summer residency of Black Coffee live in Cape Town.

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PLUS: It's a long weekend (Monday is a public holiday). Discover the Gugs Race, half-price drinks on Long Street and loads more to do this Day of Reconciliation in Cape Town.  

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Here’s our list of merry stuff to do this Christmas in Cape Town.


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PLUS: THINGS TO DO ON A MONDAY
Spot the marine Big Five. Grab a few exotic macaroons. And tuck into half-price "to share" plates and cocktails. Plus: Get the scoop on South Africa's best wines and more exciting things to do on a Monday.

BIG NEWS: There'll be no more loadshedding over the holidays, says Eskom. See the latest on loadshedding in Cape Town.

Plus: Cape Town's water restrictions have now been lowered to Level 3 (as of Saturday 1 December): You can wash your car and water the garden at certain times, plus: see the new lower water rates to expect on your next bill. See how it impacts you in our look at water in Cape Town.

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Discover the perfect end to the weekend with Slow Sunday lunch by the lake.

Stay up to date with the hottest to-dos in Cape Town with our events section.

Party like it's 2019 at these special and spectacular New Year's Eve parties. See what to get up to this Christmas.
Get planning! Here are some office party ideas your boss will approve of.

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Santa's Village V&A WaterfrontV&A Waterfront Opens Santa’s Village ...

Flying in from the North Pole, Santa will be in Cape Town to see if kids have been ...

Glowing Rooms 3Get a Great Saving on 3D Mini-Golf with ...

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark ...

Cape Town Natural Hair Fest 2Love Your Natural Locks At The 3rd ...

Shop your favourite hair, beauty, fashion brands and more

Om Revolution vinyasa poseHave an Outdoor Yoga Experience with ...

Embrace your inner yogi outdoors

Botane Skin Actives New Images 2Get 20% Off BOTANē Skin Actives ...

Simplified skin health for less in store this holiday season

Gipsy Kings at Grand Africa Cafe & Beach 2Dinner With The Gipsy Kings At Grand ...

The iconic flamenco band hits Cape Town shores for one hell of a show

pinelands_marketGet Festive At Pinelands Craft & Gift ...

Free entry to this market brimming with delicious food and good quality, well-priced ...

Free Salsa Fridays at PicadasFree Salsa Lessons At This Hidden ...

Every Friday night is salsa night at this festive Shortmarket street Latino bar

mcqpIt’s MCQP Party Time Cape Town… Is ...

Hunky mechanics, sassy drag queens, muscle cars, sexy pit stop girls and lots of burning ...

Summer Glice Rink Mini Neon Pop-up Summer Ice Skating ...

You read that right, kids can go ice skating in summer

Galilieo_RupertSaturday Nights at The Galileo Open Air ...

Kick back, sip wine and relax with a country movie screening experience

Langarm The Fugard Theatre 5Award-winning David Kramer Brings ...

Some of South Africa’s most established stage performers take to the stage in this ...

OX Seals 04Smile: You Get 10% Off Seal Snorkelling ...

Up close with wild Cape fur seals in small, intimate excursions that are super special, ...

legends_live_in_concertCelebrate The Music Legends All On One ...

A talented 10-piece cast impersonates music legends to perfection

kiff kombi craft beer Craft Beer Safari with Kiff Kombi Tours

Here’s how to experience the best in Cape Town’s craft beer scene and get 15% off ...

Roast and Co Daily: Two Hours of 2-For-1 Specials at ...

Plus: Half-price on all “To Share” plates – see what’s on the menu here

Roast and Co 9Saturday Lunch Fun at Roast & Co.

Every Saturday in the historic Heritage Square courtyard, Roast & Co. serves up terrific ...

Coco Safar 7The Saturday Spoil: Luxury Breakfast at ...

Sea Point’s premier all-day cafe offers a breakfast worth waking up early for

KewpieAn Inspiring Message of Diversity and ...

The vibrant diversity of District Six comes alive with an exhibition about a famously ...

hint-hunt-zen-room-3Cape Town’s Most Mysterious Tourist ...

Be sure to add this exhilarating live group escape game challenge to your Mother City ...

Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Children's Events Cape TownSave on your kids’ birthday party ...

Make your kids’ birthday party extra special with outdoor laser tag with Battlefield ...

Kaapse Stories at The Rockwell TheatreDinner and a Show with Rockwell Theatre

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. What happens in Cape Town gets told to your mom, ...

Cape Culinary Tours Valentine's Day InclusionTake a Bite into History with Cape Town ...

Learn about Cape Town’s past while savouring local cuisine with these informative ...

Radisson Blu 12Save on Having Your Dream Wedding at ...

Have a stress-free wedding when hosting it at this city location

Leopard's Leap Harvest Table 1Savour the Lekker in What's Local at ...

Discover South Africa through its flavours and traditions at a family-table event ...

Jack BlackBeers and Bands at Jack Black Brewery ...

Every Friday night the Jack Black stage is lit up with local talent

V&A Food Market 3Free Live Music and Affordable ...

With 42 artisanal street food vendors and retail products and free live music every ...

Fire and Ice Weekend PartyParty in the Fire & Ice Hotel Lobby ...

Live DJ, killer cocktails, 38 gourmet milkshakes and the chance to meet exciting new ...

Beluga Live Music Event 2Live Music Every Saturday at Beluga

Enjoy fresh and vibey live music every Saturday at Beluga

Ubuntu Climbs 365 3How Many Hikes Up Table Mountain Does ...

A hike a day gets the funds raised. This guy is hiking Table Mountain every single day of ...

Just Like Papa 6Pop into Just Like Papa this Saturday ...

Gold-class vicar knives, Swedish-made hunter’s hatchets and one-of-a-kind handcrafted ...

A Touch Of Madness Burgers and Beers 4Saturdays are for Sunny Daytime Parties ...

Touchdown Saturdays’ DJ, drink specials and sunny courtyard are ideal for summer ...

Kirstenbosch Christmas CarolsSing Along At Cape Town’s Historic ...

Tis the season for carols...

Knife 6A Meal and Sparkling Wine on the House ...

Knife will treat your to a free meal on any Saturday that falls in the month of your ...

Cherry Picking Ceres Klondyke Farm 3Cherry On Top: Klondyke Kicks Off ...

Pick your cherries and eat them too at this family-friendly cherry farm in Ceres

Canal Walk Ice Slide World 6Cool For The Summer At Canal Walk’s ...

A world of frozen fun this festive season

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

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