See Matthew Mole, The Kiffness, Fintry and more live at Café Roux this month
Things to do this week(end)
Join a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, visit a bat cave or pick ripe strawberries
There is a lot to keep you entertained whether you put on your mask for a day out or choose to stay in. From live performances all over Cape Town and a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in support of CANSA to breathtaking hiking trails with natural hidden gems, take your pick this weekend.
VISIT AN ADORABLE MINIATURE 7DE LAAN SET
Gansbaai couple Coenie and Christa Van Dyk have dedicated the last 10 years to building a miniature town in their backyard, complete with a version of the popular television show 7de Laan’s set. Entrance is free for this miniature 7de Laan set.
FLY KITES WITH PEOPLE FROM AROUND THE WORLD FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Fly your kites high from 10-31 October in a bid to raise money for Cape Mental Health. Activities include competitions, kite-making workshops, interviews with kiters around the world and entertainment pieces featuring comedian Dalin Oliver, musician Jarrad Ricketts, and drag performer Manila von Teez at the first virtual Cape Town International Kite Festival.
JOIN IN ON A MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY IN SUPPORT OF BREAST CANCER
Put on your zainest hats and head over to McPherson's Restaurant, Wedding & Functions Venue for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Expect unique stalls, breakfast and tea, plus awesome prizes up for grabs and fascinating talks from guest speakers. All proceeds will go towards the CANSA fund in support of those battling cancer when you visit the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
TIGER’S MILK IS WELCOMING IN GERRY LIBERTY
SA pop-singer Gerry Liberty is taking the stage at Tiger’s Milk on Kloof this Sunday, 25 October. Enjoy some of his crowd-favourites while digging into a feta, avo and bacon pizza. And add in a half-priced cocktail, beer or wine during the Pick Your Poison happy hour between 4pm and 6pm to top off your Sunday afternoon at Tiger’s Milk.
DAVE STARKE IS PLAYING HIS BRAND NEW ALBUM
Friday, 23 October, and Saturday, 24 October
Starke’s brand new indie-folk rock album, Shifting Boundaries, will have you feeling all the emotions. Plus, his laid-back, soulful voice will be accompanied by The Cottage Club owner Bill Knight. Bill Knight and his band The Old Dogs will be back to play again on Saturday, 24 October. Feel free to bring your favourite booze and snacks for two live shows at The Cottage Club.
CALLING ALL BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND BEE GEES FANS
Friday, 23 October, and Saturday, 24 October
This Friday prepare to celebrate some of Bruce Springsteen's power-house classics with Me and Mr Green on the Café Roux stage. But if the Bee Gees are more your vibe, the talented Gericke brothers and their 1925 Band are paying tribute to the Bee Gees on Saturday at Café Roux.
JUAN CASEY IS PLAYING LIVE AT NEETHLINGSHOF
Wednesday, 21 October
South African country singer Juan Casey has prepared a top-notch set list to help you relax and recharge this Wednesday. If you can't make it in person, the shows are still being streamed online via their Facebook Page. Plus, learn how to make Neethlinghof's famous pizzas at home or dive into their flammkuchen, margarita, prosciutto or crispy garlic pita during Neethlingshof's Wine Down Wednesday sessions.
GET READY FOR A WEEK-LONG HIKING TREAT
Wednesday, 21 October; Thursday, 22 October; Saturday, 24 October
The Trail Fit SA leaders have three stunning hiking trails planned for you this week. One takes you to a bat cave, another basks in the sunset, and the last hike explores a three-tiered, waterfall. Keep in mind each hike has its own difficulty level. All you’ll need are your hiking shoes, a water bottle, a cozzie – for those brave enough for a dip – and sunscreen for your weekend hiking adventures with Trail Fit SA.
STANLEY SIBANDE IS PLAYING HIS BRAND NEW SINGLE
Friday, 23 October
Unwind with some cheesy nachos, a beef burger, craft beer and the acoustic voice of Stanley Sibande. Think Matthew Mole, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Dylan all mixed into one. He’s just released his brand new single Rivicog and will be playing it live this Friday at Darling Brewery's Live Music Fridays.
NOW IS THE TIME TO PICK THOSE STRAWBERRIES
Every Monday to Saturday
At Redberry Farm in George, the strawberry fields are open for families to stock their baskets full with bright red, ripe strawberries. Bring the kids to run around the largest permanent hedge maze in the Southern Hemisphere while you kick up your feet and enjoy a strawberry-inspired lunch. The Red Shed restaurant serves up a delicious Strawberry Rosé Gin Fizz. There are also mini-train trips and pony rides at Redberry Farm.
UMAMI SUSHI HAS A NEW VEGAN PLATTER
Every Monday to Sunday
Umami Sushi at Imhoff Farm has revamped its menu to include a weird and wonderful new platter. Their vegan platter with beetroot and beans or mushrooms and lentils wrapped tightly inside a maki roll may sound strange, but it is delicious. Topped with vegan Japanese mayo and dipped lightly in soy sauce and you've done your taste buds a favour. Plus, there's still loads to do from paintball, laser tag and horse-riding to strolling around the Werf Pop-Up Market at Imhoff Farm.
ENJOY GUIDED TOURS WITH EXPERT COMMENTARY
25 September to 25 December
Learn from some of South Africa’s gardening giants with nine virtual guided tours. You’ll have a drone’s view of spectacular gardens designed by Leon Kluge – winner of the Gardening World Cup in 2013. Take in along lush vegetation, cascading waterfalls and living arches at the McGregor Magic Virtual Garden Festival.
BEYERSKLOOF WINES IS HEADING TO HARRINGTON’S
Wednesdays, 21 and 28 October
Taste wines from a different farm every month with Harrington's Cocktail Lounge’s weekly Tapas & Tasting on Wednesdays. This month, Beyerskloof Wines is sending in their best connoisseur with four of their premium wines. Plus, choose between four delicious mains made to complement each wine you taste at Harrington's Cocktail Lounge.
SIP ON A BOTANICAL-INFUSED COCKTAIL
Saturday, 7 November
At The Good Hope Gardens Nursery, you’ll get to forage, bake, cook and infuse a whole range of wildflowers into cakes, drinks and crowns with the Veld and Sea. Workshop leader Kath Kelly will take you out for the day to explore what herbal gems you can find in your back garden. Enjoy botanical teas and fragrant cocktails with a wildflower feast for lunch at the Veld and Sea’s weekly wildflower workshops.
E-BIKE AROUND BREATHTAKING VINEYARDS
Daily until 20 October
Bring the family for a scenic vineyard adventure. The e-bikes at African Eagle Day Tours are fully charged and ready for a leisurely cycle in and around the stunning vineyards of Zevenwacht and Jordan Wine Estate. Catch your breath with a cheese and biscuit wine pairing from Zevenwacht Wine Estate and enjoy a decadent lunch at Jordan Wine Estate with African Eagle’s Wine Route e-biking day tour.
THE WATERSHED IS BACK IN BUSINESS
Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm
The V&A Waterfront’s Watershed has reopened its doors, which means you can once again shop 100% local from over 150 stalls at South Africa’s biggest market for art, design craft. It’s the home of African design, where you’ll find ceramists, sculptors, painters, jewellers, clothing and shoe designers, textile and furniture makers. You will also find creators of beauty brands in the recently added beauty section within the V&A Waterfront’s Watershed.
TABLE MOUNTAIN AERIAL CABLEWAY REOPENS
Daily, weather permitting
The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is open again, with some exciting news . Claim your free ride if you celebrated your birthday during lockdown, take advantage of the 10% ticket discount with their Comeback Special and let the kids discover the natural fauna and flora of Table Mountain.
THE EARTH FAIR FOOD MARKET IS OPEN FOR VISITORS
Every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning
The Earth Fair Food and Shopping Market is opening its doors with a host of vendors. Think delicious cheesy nachos, handmade cheese, flaky croissants and fresh bread. Plus, treat yourself to your next mid-week adventure as the market is open every Wednesday evening making it the perfect midweek date night at the Earth Fair Food and Shopping Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
TAKE A STROLL THROUGH THE CAPE POINT VINEYARDS
Every Saturday and Sunday
For your next weekend adventure, grab the family and head out to Noordhoek for an idyllic vineyard walk. The Cape Point Vineyards have opened up their vineyards to the public every Saturday and Sunday. Soak up a 360-degree view of the mountains, the fynbos, the grapes and the Atlantic ocean all in one vineyard walk.
SAY HELLO TO THE RE-IMAGINED NEIGHBOURGOODS MARKET
The Neighbourgoods Market is back and it has brought with it some exciting new vendors along with the crowd favourites. Spend your Saturday indulging in authentic ‘mzansi meals’ from Pitso’s Kitchen or taste the sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami flavours from The Pot Luck Club. Plus, treat yourself to an extensive array of locally designed goods from handmade jewellery to one-of-a-kind clothes every Saturday at the Neighbourgoods Market.
ONLINE YOGA WITH OM REVOLUTION
To stay active during this lockdown period, Om Revolution has released daily online yoga classes, including meditation with Mandy to yogalates with Tanya. Experienced instructors will guide you through a variety of exercises to help reduce stress and anxiety, strengthen muscles, and increase flexibility. From Hatha and Yin to Vinyasa, join the next online yoga session with Om Revolution.
TAKE PART IN A TWO-DAY SIP-AND-SWIRL-FIESTA
Friday to Sunday, 6-8 November
The Franschhoek Uncorked Festival is back and with it comes award-winning vineyards showcasing the season’s newly released wines. Sip on a range of buttery chardonnays, fruity chenin blancs, biscuity MCC’s and full-bodied merlots from eleven wine farms. Pair your favourites with a gourmet cheese platter or even settle in for a delicious brunch or lunch at the 2020 Franschhoek Uncorked Festival.
MOUNTAIN BIKE THROUGH PROTECTED VEGETATION AREAS
The 2020 De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience is back with some exciting changes. This year riders will enjoy a laid-back cycle through jeep tracks, single tracks as well as limestone and protected vegetation areas. Each ride will lead you to panoramic views of the reserve and to a whale spotting location. You’ll also be able to rest up with inclusive dinners, lunches and breakfasts as well as a complimentary massage and a goodie bag when you finish the De Hoop Vlei MTB Experience.
Enjoy live guest speakers, vendors, breakfast tea and surprises at this mad hatter’s tea party for breast cancer.
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