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7 Things to do this week(end)

Spend the day thrifting and trying new foods this weekend

Weekends call for days spent strawberry picking at Redberry Farm, walking through vineyards, riding up Table Mountain, finding secret waterfalls or immersing yourself in a gallery or two. This week gear up for a week(end) packed with things to do and places to visit. 

THE FORT FOOD TRUCK MARKET IS READY FOR VISITORS

After a short break, the Fort Food Truck Market is open for business. Entrance is free, and your fur babies are welcome to come along. The Fort Food Truck Market offers biltong, boerewors rolls, curries and more South African classics. Plus, they've got gourmet burgers and a whole range of delicious Mexican food. There is also a stage for eclectic live music at the Fort Food Truck Market. 

Date: Friday, 29 January

 

GO THRIFTING AT THE BIGGEST SECOND-HAND MARKET IN CAPE TOWN

Shop quality items – old and new – and try out food stalls that sell delicious pastries and home-brewed coffee stands all while supporting local businesses. The Spice Yard is an eclectic modern venue that is home to various interesting small businesses and the monthly Misfit Thrift and Gift Fest.

Date: Sunday 7 February
Note: Make sure you bring cash with you as there are no ATMs on site. 

 

PICK STRAWBERRIES AND ENJOY FRESH AIR AT REDBERRY FARM

A real daredevil activity the kids will love to do this weekend is to race around the largest permanent hedge maze in the Southern Hemisphere at Redberry Farm out in George. While the little ones dare to escape the giant maze, parents can kick up their feet and enjoy a strawberry-inspired lunch. The Red Shed restaurant serves up a delicious scone tea and more at Redberry Farm

Date: 9am - 4pm, Monday to Saturday

 

HAVE A PICNIC OUT IN THE CAPE POINT VINEYARDS

Get out the house this weekend with an adventure that's not too far away from home. The Cape Point Vineyards walk is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday, plus you can bring a picnic blanket and stock up on snacks from the wine shop inside. Take the chance to soak up a 360-degree view of the mountains, the fynbos, the grapes and the Atlantic ocean all in one vineyard walk.

Date: Every Saturday and Sunday

 

LEARN ABOUT AFRICA’S RICH HERITAGE 

See engaging exhibitions about African culture, from oral storytelling and protest music to an evocative story about a family evicted from their home during apartheid. This Bo-Kaap family's experience is told through a photographic exhibition in the building that used to be their home. Go further back and learn about artefacts and fossils. All of these exhibitions are on at one of the collections of Iziko Museums. There are strict Covid-19 policies to ensure your safety when you visit the Iziko Museums. 

Date: See article, as times are dependent on which of the museums you visit.

 

HIKE THROUGH THE STEENBRAS RIVER GORGE

Hike through a stunning valley known as the Steenbras River Gorge in Gordon's Bay. The Crystal Pools hike starts off relatively easy; however, you'll end up working up a sweat by the end of it. But don't worry, you'll get to take well-deserved breaks throughout. All you'll need is your hiking shoes, a bottle of water, sunscreen and a bathing costume to hike along with Trail Fit SA. 

Date: Sunday, 31 January

 

SEE A STUNNING CERAMICS EXHIBITION AT RIEBEEK KASTEEL

Visit one of South Africa's oldest towns, Riebeek Kasteel and experience its art, culture, and good food. Serious collectors and spirited enthusiasts will love the variety of exhibitions on show. The current summer exhibition called No Holds Barred features intricate ceramic sculptures from various artists. You can view the catalogue online. It is on until 31 January, find out more information about No Holds Barred.

Date: 6 December to 31 January 2021

 

LISTEN TO A JAZZY VINYL COLLECTION AT RUPERT MUSEUM

Take the weekend to browse legendary South African artist Sam Nhlengethwa's colourful figurative and collage works.He’s sharing an intimate look into his love for his family and jazz from his personal vinyl collection. Break up your date with Nhlengethwa's The Still from Life exhibition with a coffee and toastie at the café when you visit the Rupert Museum. 

Date: Tuesday to Friday, 10am - 5pm & Saturday to Sunday, 10am - 4pm

 

TAKE HOMESCHOOLING OUTSIDE WITH A TRIP TO TWO OCEANS AQUARIUM

Treat the kids to some edu-tainment by taking them to Two Oceans Aquarium. They’ll get to see some of the 8 000 wonderful sea creatures at South Africa’s most famous aquarium. Gorgeous kelp forests and toothy-grinned sharks are just a couple of the fascinating exhibits you and your kids can expect to see when you discover the secrets of the underwater world at Two Oceans Aquarium.

Date: Daily, 9:30am - 6pm weekdays & 9am - 6pm weekends

 

KEEP FIT WITH ONLINE YOGA WITH OM REVOLUTION

Om Revolution has released daily online yoga classes, including meditation with Mandy to yogalates with Tanya. Experienced instructors will guide you through various exercises to help reduce stress and anxiety, strengthen muscles, and increase flexibility. They also offer private sessions, retreats, outdoor and prenatal yoga. From Hatha and Yin to Vinyasa, join the next online yoga session with Om Revolution.

Date: Daily

 

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN NEW FLAVOURS AT MAKERS LANDING

A brand new district of the V&A Waterfront has opened its doors for young local foodie talent. Maker’s Landing is a food community, where the brightest minds in food can hone their skills. Plus, it is home to a market where you can sample the freshest flavours in the country. They have also started doing delivery boxes full of delicious goodies such as gourmet burgers and crispy samosas. If you’re planning your summer holidays, make sure you don’t miss  Makers Landing.

Date: Thursday to Saturday: 10am-7pm, Sunday: 10am - 5pm



GET DAILY RIDES UP TABLE MOUNTAIN AERIAL CABLEWAY 

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway offers a full year of unlimited visits with their Cable Card (limited to one ride per day). You can also let the kids swap out a day in the classroom for a day in the sun with Table Mountain Aerial Cableway's Class in the Clouds programme. Take the weekend and scale to the top of Cape Town's most treasured natural wonder and explore over 1 500 plant species on Table Mountain.

Date: Daily, weather permitting

 

BOOK THE SPECIAL AT ONE&ONLY CAPE TOWN

Have yourself a luxurious Christmas by booking the Your Urban Retreat at the One&Only Cape Town resort. It is a special for locals, who can book a stay at almost half the international rate. Book for one night and you’ll also get 25% off all food and beverages and have access to the spa and other facilities. Book for two nights and the One&Only Cape Town oyster opens up even more. Your Urban Retreat is available until 14 December 2020 at the One&Only Cape Town.

Date: On now until 14 December 2021

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