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Olympic Pole Dancing, Muddy Fools on Pyramid Scheme and a R5 Safari

The Galileo Open Air Cinema is back and is kicking off with some groove and meaning

Want to attend the cheapest safari ever? Go birdwatching for just R5 at the False Bay Nature Reserve and also see reptiles - don’t worry, you’ll be in safe hands while you’re doing it.

This weekend there’s also a competition that pits acrobatic pole dancers against each other, a party where DJs are playing the Durban sound that’s taking over the world, and a gardening event featuring Constantia’s most beautiful private gardens.

You can build friendships by getting dirty (and we mean really dirty) at the world’s biggest obstacle course event and for our next trick, we have a painting pig coming next week (no kidding).

15 Reasons to Get Your Car Serviced This Weekend
VW drivers who book to have their car serviced on a Saturday at Barons Cape Town VW will get a courtesy VW up! so they can drive to any one of the 15 experiences curated by CapeTownMagazine.com. The experiences are close to the Barons Cape Town VW branch, and are either free or at least very affordable. Bring your car this weekend and use the courtesy car to see a replica of the biggest rough diamond in the world, rocks made famous by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor at the Cape Diamond Museum.
 

#Pickoftheweek: In Pole Position
Saturday, 19 October
So pole dancing is for strippers, you say? Find out why you’re mistaken when the country’s top professionals go up the pole for a chance to win the top prize in their category. You’ll see  why this show of unique physical ability is being considered as an Olympic sport and there is also an amateurs category at the annual Pole Factor.


2. It’s Not About Winning...
Saturday, 19 October
…it’s about having fun and getting muddy. The world’s biggest obstacle course event is taking over Elgin with 24 of its biggest, sludgiest and most enjoyable challenges. All you need is a team to do it with, so gather your buddies or just register and join a team for a unique and dirty bonding experience at Tough Mudder.


3. So What Can R5 Get You These Days?
Saturday, 19 October
Access to the Rondevlei Nature Reserve Bird Sanctuary for a fun walk, prizes, exhibits and lots of special and exotic birds. The reserve also homes various reptiles, protected leopard frogs plus Eagle Encounters are bringing Wally the Wahlberg’s Eagle to the False Bay Nature Reserve’s Birdathon.


4. Durban’s Sound Finds A Home In Cape Town  
Friday, 18 October 2019
Discover Gqom, the Durban-born cousin of Kwaito and love child of house and African music. Some of the genre’s finest DJ’s, including Gqom King Toolz Umazelaphi, will be in Elsies River for a party showing off exactly what makes this music so popular at Gqom Turn Up 2.
 

5. The High Life On Display At the V&A
Friday-Sunday, 18-20 October
Ask anyone what luxury means to them, and many will say owning a boat. Well, pretend your rich and going shopping for yours because for two days, 70 of the world’s finest yachts, catamarans and exotic boats will be on display at the V&A Waterfront. Experience the luxury of these vessels while browsing the stalls of 150 exhibitors. Perhaps you’ll even get the chance to go water skiing at the Cape Town International Boat Show.


6. Inspire Your Green Fingers
Friday-Saturday, 18-19 October
Every two years, the Constantia Valley Garden Club selects four of its club members’ best gardens to showcase to the public. For a small ticket fee you can find inspiration, get gardening advice and buy plants to kickstart your own summer garden at Open Garden Constantia.


7. Start Your Summer Lovin’ Right Here
Friday, 18 October
The weather is warming up and with that comes another season of outdoor cinema experiences with Galileo. It’s kicking off the 2019/20 season with the perfect summer classic as John Travolta, Olivia Newton John and others break into song in Grease at the Galileo Open Air Cinema

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WHAT TO PLAN FOR NEXT WEEKEND
Art Franschhoek
Go art-gallery hopping for an entire weekend and view a rare, privately owned William Kentridge piece, attend La Bri Estates first-ever exhibition and meet a painting pig (true story) at Art Franschhoek.


Fish Hoek Scavenger Hunt
Team up, dress up and fill up (your petrol tank) for an adventure, racing around the South Peninsula to solve puzzles, do challenges. All you need is three friends and your team is ready to go for the The Fish Hoek 100 And Beyond Scavenger Hunt.


Beauty Squad Expo
Make-up and beauty experts are taking over the Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence showing women how to bring out their natural beauty while not overdoing it at the Beauty Squad Expo.

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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.

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statements_5Fugard Classic “Statements” ...

Catch this stellar performance about forbidden love

VaseWhat Could Be Prettier Than A Room Full ...

An exhibition full of flowers in vases created by Cape Town’s top ceramicists

sotano_bree_4Half-Price Sushi and Bubbly Every ...

Manga sushi served with Pongrácz bubbly

Land_RewovenSee This Fascinating Interpretation of ...

Artist MJ Lourens pairs his modern landscapes with Pierneef’s, plus there’s cheese ...

gindulge1Get To Know Your Gins At This Mid-week ...

Make your October Wednesdays about food trucks, kids activities, desserts and gin at ...

sotano_steakCheer Up: Here’s One Amazing Monday ...

A flame-grilled sirloin with a glass of wine over beautiful views

rodan_kane_hartRodan Kane Hart: Making the Most of ...

An expansive gallery and pristine outdoor landscape showcase a free exhibition by a young ...

William_Kentridge_2A Monumental Exhibition To Open At The ...

The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

cape_quarter_01Catch These Weekly Deals at Cape Quarter

From R18 coffee to half-price burgers

Kinky BootsSmash-Hit Kinky Boots Extended To 2020 ...

With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award

onomo_2019_4There’s a New Dinner Special Every ...

From butter chicken curry to beef bobotie: Something fresh, Monday to Sunday

sea kayaking participantsPost-Work Monday Kayak to Revitalise ...

The chance to see marine wildlife and spectacular ocean and mountain views as the sun ...

sgtpepper6Host Your Party (Plus Live Music) On A ...

Bring up to 150 people: Just pay for your food and drinks – the venue (and everything ...

Moyo_Eden2Monday Special: Double Your Burgers ...

Half-price burger special at Moyo Eden on The Bay – psst … it comes with this awesome ...

2 4 1 hqHQ: Not Such a Blue Monday After All

HQ’s #2FOR1Monday: Live acoustic music and two Salad, Steak and Chips set menus for the ...

whale wine and wors wine flies logoWhale, Wine and Wors Tours with Wine ...

Hop aboard a fun-filled minibus and explore the hidden gems of the Western Cape

asamisOverload On Asami’s Sushi And Noodles

Get sushi and noodle specials three days a week

OX boat rides 110% Off: See The Marine Big 5 on an ...

Whales, dolphins, penguins, cape fur seals and mola mola (sunfish), an awesome boat trip ...

the_shred_6Skate Half-Price and in Any Weather on ...

Rain or shine, a four-hour indoor skate session is just R25

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

pepperclubPepper Club Hotel Midweek Movie and ...

Movies and Dinner – the perfect couple…

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