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November 12, 2010

Cape Town weekend highlights, November 12 – 14

big walk cape town

More than 35 000 walkers will take part in the Discovery Cape Times Big Walk on Sunday, an annual Mother City tradition dating back to the early 1900s.

Ten distances, from 80km for the serious walkers (Cape Town to Simon’s Town) to 5km for the whole family, and a nostalgic new route – the 12km Green Point Park Reverse Fan Walk – start at various venues around Cape Town at different times. All routes end at St George’s Grammar School in Mowbray, where there’s a full-day carnival with live music and entertainment from funny guy Stuart Taylor.

All proceeds from the event go to the Steenberg Foundation, Nazareth House and the Breast Cancer Fundraisers. Last year, more than a million rand was raised.

Read about road closures in Cape Town on Sunday.

According to the South African Weather Service, here is what to expect this weekend:

Friday: Maximum temperature of 19°C, cloudy skies, 30% chance of rain
Saturday: Maximum temperature of 23°C, partly cloudy skies, no chance of rain
Sunday: Maximum temperature of 30°C, clear skies, no chance of rain

Below are some more Cape Town weekend highlights.

Daddy Bloom Flower Festival at Grand Daddy Hotel

The Daddy Bloom Flower Festival is taking place at the airstream trailer park on the roof of the Grand Daddy Hotel. For just R10, you can pop in anytime between noon and 20h00 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Grand Daddy Hotel is located at 38 Long Street.

For more information, phone +27 (0)83 785 0277.

Goldfish live in Milnerton

South African disc jockeys Dominic Peters and David Poole of Goldfish will be entertaining fans at Central Park in Milnerton on Saturday, between noon and 18h00.

The Capetonian duo will be performing tracks from their new album, Get Busy Living and this will be their only concert in Cape Town during the month of November.

Tickets are R100 at the door and guests are welcome to bring their own picnics.

Hear a snippet from the new album by clicking on the embedded YouTube video below.

John Edward at the Cape Town International Convention Centre

Famous psychic John Edward appears in South Africa on Sunday at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

For those who are fast enough, tickets are available through Computicket, with prices ranging from R485 to R906. The show starts at 20h00

For more information, phone +27 (0)83 251 2205.

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