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Cape Town's 7 (different) things to do this week(end)
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Last updated: Monday, 26 February 2024
Looking for Cape Town events in March? There’s an action sport or free food fest, park picnic, queer cabaret show, photography workshop or a gin and tea event. Make your week(end) plans now with these 7+ things you can do.
GO TO THE ACTION SPORTS FEST
The annual Converse ULT.X Action Sports Fest is back. Set to blaze a trail at Battery Park, this BMX and Skate championship will have practice and qualifying rounds on Friday and a showcase of the best local and international BMX and Skate talent on Saturday. Ticket holders can also watch live music from acts like Jack Parow.
Date: 1 - 2 March; 11am to 8pm
Cost: R100 on Friday, R250 on Saturday, book via Quicket
Battery Park | 19 Dock Road | V&A Waterfront | @ultimatex_ | Image: ULT.X Action Sports Fest
SPEND FRIDAY NIGHT AT QUEER CABARET
For the adults only: Get Ripe ‘n Ready for a night described as hilariously naughty. Pichi Keane is putting on a queer cabaret performance at Gorgeous George. You can expect both pop hits and musical theatre classics. A complimentary cocktail is included in the ticket.
Date: 1 March; 8.15pm to 9.30pm
Cost: R200, book via Quicket
118 St Georges Mall | Cape Town City Centre | @pichikeane | Image: Pichi Keane
VISIT AN EXCLUSIVE CANNABIS CLUB, OPEN DAILY
Cannibisters is a members-only herbal apothecary with more than 90 strains of weed, an in-house medicinal cannabis practitioner, and a coffee bar with CBD-infused coffee and tea. Plus, there’s a workspace for regulars and premium members have access to The Serenity Room. Here’s how you can become a member of Cape Town’s cannabis club.
Date: Daily, 10am to 11.30pm
Cost: R100 monthly membership fee
65 Regent Road | Sea Point | 0087 537 8000 | Website | Image: Cannibisters
JOIN A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Orms is hosting its second Content Creators Day. The event includes a chance to engage with brand ambassadors from top global brands, a live fashion show and free Terbodore coffee. There’ll also be food by Jack Rabbit Burger and beers by Jack Black Taproom. You could also win amazing prizes.
Date: Saturday, 2 March; 9am to 6pm
Cost: R50, book via ormsdirect.co.za
56 Roeland Street | Cape Town | @ormsdirect | Image: ORMS! Go Live
ATTEND A FREE FOOD FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY
At the Constantia Food Festival, there’s over 200 vendors, with food inspired from cuisines across the world. You and friends can relax on the lawns picnic-style. There’ll be live cooking demonstrations by guest chefs, interactive workshops, tastings and live music performances. Plus, a dedicated kids section with water slides and jumping castles.
Date: Saturday, 2 March; 10am to 4pm
Cost: Free entry
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Timour Hall Estate | St Joans Road | Plumstead | Facebook
HAVE A PICNIC IN THE PARK WITH FAMILY
The Kirstenhof community will be hosting an afternoon of fun on Saturday. Pack your blankets and picnic baskets, or get snacks at the food trucks in the park. There’s also coffee, popcorn, slushies, jumping castle, face painting and ice cream.
Date: 2 March; 5pm to 8pm
Cost: R30 for adults, R20 for kids, book via Quicket
Aandwind Park | Kirstenhof | Facebook | Image: Unsplash
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TASTE GIN AND TEA (ADULTS ONLY)
Join a relaxed afternoon of tastings and live performances hosted by local brand Kaapsekhoi. Located at Hundred Percent coffee shop, this 21-and-over event has buchu teas paired with Sutra's fynbos-infused amber gin. There will also be Kaaps-style canapés, music and poetry performances.
Date: Saturday, 2 March; 6pm to 8pm
Cost: R165, book via Quicket
287 Lower Main Road | Observatory | @kaapsekhoi | Image: Kaapsekhoi
PARTY ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Celebrate the first Sunday of a new month with another edition of Rand’s First Sunday. This popular Khayelitsha bar and grill has live musical performances by top headliners such as DJ Zinhle and DJ Kent. Expect an afternoon into an evening of entertainment, drinks and more.
Date: 3 March; 11am onwards
Cost: R250, book via Webtickets
6 Makhabeni Road | Khaya Bazzar | Khayelitsha | @randscapetown | Image: Rands
RIDE ON SCOOTERS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
A one-stop-adventure-shop with Monster Mountain Scooters, purpose-built tracks, archery, vine bike tours and mountain biking trails. All surrounded by mountain ranges and wine farms. Could this be the best day ever? Read more about Scootours’s new location in Banhoek (which also takes walk-ins).
Date: Open daily; 8am - 5pm
Cost: R590 pp for riders
PLAY BEACH VOLLEYBALL EVERY THURSDAY
Join a free weekly event on Clifton 1st beach with volleyball games, sunsets and live DJs. It’s a great way to end off a summer evening and make new friends. Players don’t need to be professional and spectators are welcome to watch the fun at Friends Who Volley.
Date: Every Thursday, from 5pm
Clifton 1st Beach | Clifton | Cape Town | @friendswhovolley | Image: @hansminaar_film
SPEND A THURSDAY IN EAST CITY
Harrington Street ticks all the boxes. There’s a classy cocktail lounge, local dive bar, nightclub and rum bar all under one roof. Every Thursday Harrington Street is a hub of local music, with live bands and DJ performances.Plus, there’s happy hour and half-price tapas at Harrington Street.
Date: Every Thursday, from 4pm to 4am
Cost: Classic cocktails from R70
61b Harrington Street | District Six | Cape Town | @harringtonsct | Image: Harrington Street
PLAY A SUPERHERO ESCAPE GAME
It’s up to you to save the city of Cape Town from The Roach. You only have 75 minutes to do it. Are you in? This thrilling new escape game feels like a superhero simulation and is filled with Marvel easter eggs. Our team was the first to play it. Here’s everything you need to know about HintHunt’s Marble escape game.
Date: Open daily; 10am - 8.30pm
Cost: R395 per person in a team of 6
Watershed | 17 Dock Road | V&A Waterfront | @hinthuntafrica | Image: Claire Photography
RIDE MONSTER MOUNTAIN SCOOTOURS
Freewheel down a Scootour track at Middelvlei Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. It's a 45-minute, action-packed trail with berms, rollers, and a bush tunnel. There's also midweek specials, drinks and a lekker braai lunch at Scootours.
Cost: From R290pp
Middelvlei Wine Estate | Stellenbosch| @scootoursbestdayever| Image: Scootours
BOOK A STAY AT THIS BEACH RESORT
In a tranquil fishing village hidden on the West Coast is Blue Bay Lodge: A 3-star resort on the bay’s edge, with winding beach walkways, beauty salon, tennis courts and more. Here’s 10 reasons to stay at this beach resort (and see how to book).
Cost: From R1 630 per night
48 Gracillaria Crescent | Blouwaterbaai | Saldanha | @bluebaylodge | Image: Blue Bay Lodge
SAVE ON A HAIR MAKEOVER THIS WEEKEND
Want to do something new with your ‘do, or pamper yourself with a hair treatment? Excentric Hair are offering CapeTownMagazine.com readers some serious discounts on services like hair extensions, hair loss treatments, frizz-fighting experiences and more. Find 5 ways to transform your hair with some of Cape Town’s top hair stylists.
Cost: From R190
Excentric Hair | Sea Point & Kloof Street | firstname.lastname@example.org | Instagram | Image: Excentric Hair
WATCH A MOVIE UNDER THE STARS
The Galileo Open Air Cinema is back with over 100 movies lined up from classics like Back To The Future and Dirty Dancing to new hits including Barbie and Oppenheimer. There are four new Winelands venues to enjoy on Saturdays, plus a pet-friendly show. Find out more about free birthdays, special shows and see the full Galileo schedule.
Date: November 2023 to April 2024
Cost: Varies depending on type of ticket, book online through Webtickets
Various locations | @thegalileo | Image: Galileo Open Air Cinema
DISTILL YOUR OWN BRAND OF GIN
You don’t just taste great gins, you get to distill and design your own gin – from choosing the alcohol percentage, flavor profile and colour to designing the bottle. While you’re there, you can do a gin tasting and have wood-fired pizza on the deck. Plus, you’ll walk out with a specially designed bottle of gin at Distiller’s Union.
Date: Wednesday to Sunday, 11am - 5.30pm
Cost: From R595 for standard gin making experience
Distiller’s Union | 156 Victoria Road | Woodstock | @distillersunion | Image: Distiller's Union
TRY HEALTHY TAKEOUT
Sweet and sticky wings, loaded cheese fries, harissa drumsticks, ragout spaghetti, Snickers chocolate bars… what if we told you this could be healthy (and plant-based)? For your next movie night this weekend, why not try Bamboo, a healthy takeout spot in the city.
Date: Daily, 11am to 9pm (delivery)
Cost: From R50
JOIN KARAOKE NIGHTS OR WINE TASTING
This unassuming burger joint conceals weird and wacky burgers and special monthly events. Fridays are wine tastings and regular live entertainment, and on Saturdays there’s wild karaoke nights. Plus, every First Thursdays the eatery turns into an artist expo. Find out more about the love-themed burgers at this inner city hangout.
16 Loop Street | Cape Town City Centre | @love_is_burgers | Image: Love Is
VISIT A GLASS MUSEUM
Whether you’re a fan of glass art or simply looking for a beautiful place to visit, you won’t regret stopping by the Glass Museum at Glenelly Estate! Home to one of the largest privately-owned glass collections in the world, see over 600 pieces of glass in Stellenbosch and the best part? It’s free.
Date: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am to 5pm & Sundays, 10am to 3pm
Glenelly Estate | Stellenbosch | @glenellyestate | Image: Glenelly Estate
ENJOY AN ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BRUNCH
Treat your family or friend group to an all-you-can-eat buffet every weekend. There’s something of everything – cereals, fruit salads, artisan cheeses, waffles, freshly baked bread, omelettes and croissants, in addition to the regular menu. It’s on every Saturday and Sunday at Café Extrablatt.
Date: Saturdays, 9am -12pm; Sundays, 9am–2pm
Cost: Saturdays, R139.90; Sundays, R159.90
Exhibition Building | Green Point | 021 434 3759 | @extrablattcapetown | Image: Lara van Zyl
TRY SUNSET YOGA
Here’s something fun to try after work. Enjoy sunset yoga every Tuesday for free. Yogi Ingrid hosts a weekly in the Neighbourgood building on Loop Street. Everyone is welcome to join, no matter your level of experience. Plus, it’s a great way to meet new people in the city. The class is one hour, and everyone meets in the lobby of Neighbourgood before class.
Date: Every Tuesday, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost: Free; book your slot via Quicket
Neighbourgood | Loop Street | @neigbourgood_sa | Image: Neighbourgood
ENJOY AFFORDABLE COMEDY EVERY TUESDAY
Comedy on Kloof hosts an affordable, weekly stand-up comedy night. At just R40 a ticket, this is some of the most affordable comedy in Cape Town. Promoting a queer-friendly space, this weekly comedy night offers talent in both popular comedians and rising stars.
Date: Every Tuesday, 8pm to 10pm
Cost: R40, book via Quicket
66 Kloof Street | Gardens | @comedyonkloof | Image: Comedy on Kloof
WATCH DUCKS PARADE ON A WINE FARM
An affordable outing for the whole family. In an effort to farm sustainably, Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate uses 1 000 Indian Runner Ducks to parade around the estate and eat any snails and bugs. Take the kids to the free duck parade, and after enjoy a meal at Chef Bertus Basson’s Geuwels Restaurant or Clara’s Barn, a restaurant in the oldest barn in the Western Cape.
Date: Every Saturday and Sunday; between 8am and 10am or 11am and 1pm
Cost: Parade, free; Guided tours starting at R40
Stellenbosch | @vergenoegd_low_wine_estate | Image: @saltysn0w
CAMP AT JAM-PACKED FAMILY FESTIVAL
Every year, there's a magical weekend in Citrusdal where kids can fully embrace their true selves, and adults rediscover their inner-child. Think 3 days filled with crafts, games, river swims, kayaks, live music, sleeping beneath the stars. Get your tickets for Wolfie Family Festival now.
Date: 8 - 10 March 2024
Cost: From R293
PLAY AN ESCAPE GAME EVERY FRIDAY
60 minutes of pure adrenaline, problem-solving and bonding. There are few things as thrilling as a HintHunt escape game. HintHunt Africa offers an immersive and fun escape-room experience that’s great for friends, family and colleagues. The rules are simple: Pick a kick-ass team, solve the clues and escape within the hour. Here are our tips and tricks on how to play your best game.
Date: Every Friday, 10am - 8.30pm
Cost: From R150 - R315pp, book here
Watershed | 17 Dock Road | V&A Waterfront | 076 187 2764 | @hinthuntafrica | Image: HintHunt Africa
GO TO A CITY MARKET
St George’s Market has officially reopened in Cape Town inner city. Every Thursday locals and tourists can explore the historic ambience of the inner city, while grabbing lunch from spots like Seven Colours Eatery. There are a number of local vendors, vintage clothes and more.
Date: Every Thursday, 11am - 3pm
138 St Georges Mall | Cape Town | Facebook | Image: St George’s Market
GO ON A MIDWEEK RETREAT WITH FRIENDS
It’s time to get that WhatsApp group together…This retreat in a secret ancient valley, outside Citrusdal, is just the midweek timeout you and your buddies need to reconnect with nature. Book out the main house with a pizza oven or pair up in cosy cottages with jacuzzis or glamp tents. Plus, there’s loads to do as a group at Cederkloof Botanical Retreat.
Date: Open daily
Cost: From R750pp per night
VISIT AQUARIUM FOR FREE ON YOUR BDAY
The Two Oceans Aquarium offers a special gift to all South African citizens – free entry on your birthday, plus six days thereafter. This gives you a whole week to do one of the city’s most magical experiences. Find out how it works + discover 14 secrets to unlock during your next visit.
Date: Monday to Sundays, 7am to 10pm
Cost: Free entrance
BRUNCH FOR UNDER R100 IN SEA POINT
Mischu sits along vibrant Regent Road: It’s the pit stop before you meet with your running club or for a long brunch with friends. There’s daily food specials, like breakfast under R100 and lunch for R50. Discover why you might add mischu to your must-visit list.
Date: Specials are available everyday
Cost: From R95 for breakfast and coffee; from R50 for lunch (any warm bowl)
STAY SOMEWHERE SPECIAL
Amina is filled to the brim with colour, vintage finds, antique furniture and special art. Once a house in Bo-Kaap, it has been renovated to a 5-bedroom boutique hotel that is estimated to be 160 years old. Just a 10 minute walk from Bree and Buitengracht Street, it’s the spot for a staycation or unique group getaway.
BOOK A TRIP TO THIS HISTORIC FARMHOUSE
Mardouw Country House is a Swellendam gem on a 1000-hectare olive farm. Renovated from a nineteenth century farmhouse, it has a golf range, flowedge pool, mountain biking and hiking trails… Plus, all meals are included (even three-course dinners) at Mardouw Country House.
Cost: R13 000 per night (sleeps 10 people)
R60 | Swellendam | 023 616 2999 | Website | Image: Mardouw Country House
DINE IN AN ART GALLERY (ONLY SEATS 30)
Rose’s Table is a new pop up dining experience in Cape Town – and it only happens once a month at RED! Gallery. Join on First Thursdays for canapés and wine or book the full affair for a 4-course experience with wine pairings on First Fridays.
Date: Every First Thursday and First Friday; from 6pm
Cost: R150 for First Thursdays; R885 for First Friday
76 Wale Street | CBD | 083 987 5040 | @roses_table_restaurant | Image: Rose’s Table
JOIN CAPE TOWN’S CANNABIS CLUB
If you’re a cannabis-enthusiast or curious to try the product, you’ll love frequenting this club. It’s like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, if Willy Wonka was a geek for marijuana. Cannibisters is Cape Town’s first legal cannabis club, with more than 85 strains, an in-house medicinal cannabis practitioner and a coffee bar. Find out how to become a member.
Date: Open daily, 10am - 9pm
Cost: R100 monthly membership fee
65 Regent Road | Sea Point | 066 344 3012 | email@example.com | Image: Lara van Zyl
VISIT THIS WORKING APPLE FARM
Apple-shed-turned-country-café, fresh wholesome food, apple picking, yoga… need we say more? If you’re thinking of taking a drive this weekend, we recommend Cheverells Farm in the Elgin Valley. Grab a fresh salmon bowl, try apple picking, or stay over: There’s plenty to do at Cheverells Farm.
Cheverells Farm Shed is open: Wednesday to Sunday, 8am to 3pm
TRY A CRAFT BEER TASTING
Whether you’re losing your beer-ginity or have been drinking brews for years, here’s a fun activity for the weekend. Taste up to nine craft beers, all named after sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll, while eating burgers or schnitzels in a German-style beer hall. Or try something different and go for a small-batch brew on Thursdays, all at Woodstock Brewery.
Date: Daily; 12pm - 10pm
Cost: R10 a tasting
252 Albert Road | Woodstock | 021 203 3045 | @woodstockbrewery | Image: Woodstock Brewery
RELIVE BEACH MEMORIES AT THIS ONRUS RESTAURANT
With loaded hotdogs, beach toys and stunning lagoon views, Milk on the Beach is a great spot to visit with the kids. Milk also has kombucha cocktails and sushi, and the deck overlooking Onrus lagoon makes it a great sundowner spot.
Milk on the Beach is open: Monday to Saturday, 8am - 9pm; Sunday, 8am - 8:30pm
1 Atlantic Drive | Onrus River | 028 316 1516 | @milk_onthebeach | Image: Milk on the Beach
VISIT A FLEA MARKET THIS SUNDAY
The Muizenberg Flea Market has been in existence for the last 34 years. It has over 300 stalls that sell everything from Cape Malay food and mielies in a cup to underwear and brass decor. And best part of all, you always leave with a bargain when you visit this Sunday market.
Date: Every Sunday, 8am-6pm
Cost: Free entry
Muizenberg Flea Market | Sunrise Circle | Muizenberg | Facebook | Image: Mark Schultz
ENJOY THESE SPECIALS EVERY WEEKDAY
From the brewery that brought you sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll beers – get 2-for-1 burgers, a sizzling sharing platter, curry special and more. The easy-does-it comfort food goes well with any of their craft beers. The food specials are on every week, get all the juicy details about Woodstock Brewery.
Date: Monday to Friday, 12pm - 10pm
252 Albert Road | Woodstock | 021 203 3045 | @woodstockbrewery | Image: Woodstock Brewery
EXPERIMENT WITH A GIN ATOMISER
Gin-tasting works a little differently when you do it at Char'd Grill. You'll be able to smell different gins through an atomiser and do a tasting of your top four. Being a steakhouse, Char'd also offers rare and unqiue cuts of meat that you wouldn't be able to find at most restaurants. We recommend the Caveman Rib: rich, marinated for 24 hours and with 10/10 tenderness. Read more about what you can experience at Char'd.
Char’d Grill is open: Monday to Friday, 12pm - 9pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10.30am - 9pm
TASTE WINE FOR FREE EVERY TUESDAY
Wine lover with a tight budget? This local eatery and wine shop offers a free wine tasting experience every Tuesday. Taste and learn more about wine from the region, free of charge + stay for dinner. You can also buy your favourite bottle from the wine shop at Judd’s Local.
Date: Every Tuesday; 6pm - 9pm
141 Kloof Street | Gardens | 064 527 1272 | @juddslocal | Image: Lara van Zyl
GO ON A TOWNSHIP GOSPEL TOUR
You don’t need to be religious to have a soulful experience at a Sunday church service in Langa. Camissa’s Gospel Tour will take you to church with the community, followed by a walk through the streets of Langa with a local guide. Prepare to sing, move and be moved by this joyful outing.
Date: Sundays, from 8.30/9am to 12.30/1pm
Cost: R770 per person, half price for under 12s. Ask about discounts for CapeTownMagazine.com readers.
Camissa Gospel Tours | 078 657 7788 | @Camissa_Travel | Image: Camissa
BUCKET LIST EXPERIENCE AT BIG DISCOUNT
When people come from all over the world to see sharks in Gansbaai they do it with White Shark Diving Company (WSCD). They come to see great white sharks and a big variety of other shark species, such as bronze whaler and 7-gill cow sharks. Get R400 off WSCD’s shark-cage diving tour by using our coupon code when you're booking.
Date: Open daily, from 8am
Cost: See discounted costs on the Shark Cage Dive Tour and more
BE ONE OF THE RARE ONES THIS THURSDAY
Rare Gallery offers a multi-sensory First Thursday experience with its art, tattoo studio and luxury couture store. Sip your welcome drink as you explore this funky pop art persona and creative hub with its rare collectables and ping pong table while listening to the buzz of Afrobeats from live DJs. Rare is a perfect First Thursday meeting point, bordering the Bree Street Festival.
Date: Open daily; First Thursday open from 10am - 9pm
Cost: Free entrance
6 Watson Street | Cape Town City Centre | 074 784 2986 | @raregallery_ | Image: Rare Gallery
GRAB A MID-WEEK BURGER BREAK
Sotano’s lamb burgers are popular because they’re good, and also because they have good exposure, considering people flock to the seaside eatery for the excellent 2-for-1 special. Let’s tell you why they’re so good: 2 freshly baked buns, a homemade lamb burger, tzatziki, hummus, avocado and crispy onion rings – need we say more? You can get two of them for the price of one every Wednesday, all day, throughout the year.
Date: Every Wednesday, 7am - 11pm
Sotano | 121 Beach Road | Mouille Point | 021 433 1757 | @sotanoct | Image: Sotano
TAKE A DRIVE FOR 5 EPIC TEA TASTINGS
Take a roadtrip to the Piekenierskloof Pass to visit De Tol Farm Deli - it’s one of the oldest farm stalls along the N7. Be adventurous and try the most unusual pairings… tea and gin or wine. Or opt for something less daring like tea and nougat, or chocolate truffles. There’s also a tea and nibbles pairing, plus kids can join in on the tasting fun at De Tol Farm Deli.
Date: Monday to Saturday, 8am - 5pm; Sunday, 8am - 3pm
Cost: R80 - R90
Piekenierskloof N7 Pass | Citrusdal | 067 410 3315 | @de_tol_farm_deli | Image: De Tol Farm Deli
TRY VEGAN DISHES AND KOMBUCHA COCKTAILS
At Pear Tree there are plenty of unqiue dishes that you won't find anywhere else (many of which are vegan). Situated on the Hermanus waterfront, this healthy eatery looks out onto the vibrant blue sea. Sip a kombucha cocktail under the trees, or try a tofu tostada sprinkled with nori dust and a charcoal aquafaba dessert.
Pear Tree Bistro is open: Daily from 10.30am - 9pm
Village Square | Hermanus | @peartreehermanus | Image: Pear Tree Bistro
BOOGIE TO PUNK ROCK AND WINE
Traditional cheese-and-wine pairings are way too passé for Black Elephant Vintners – it offers something far more rebellious: Join for a sparkling-wine or wine tasting, pop on some headphones and prepare to be blown into a land of heightened senses at this punk-rock cellar.
Date: Every Saturday, from 11am
Cost: R150 - R300pp, book here
40a Uitkyk Street | Franschhoek | 021 876 2903 | Image: Tasting Cape Town (@tastingct)
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