May 30, 2013
Your Cape Town Weekend: things to do from Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June, 2013
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
Hello, weekend in the Mother City!
If, like me, you feel that the weekend has been a long time coming, I’m sure you cannot wait for 48 hours of rock stars, nature walks and lovely Cape Malay cuisine, too.
Join me at the following events in Cape Town from Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June, 2013:
Get ready to rock 'n roll with American band Chevelle at the Grand Arena this Friday, baby!
The seriously sexy I Get It and Mia hitmakers – who originally hail from a suburb of Chicago, and have been an outfit since 1995 – are going to blow you away with their rocking concert. I’m sure you cannot wait to see brothers Pete and Sam Loeffler, and brother-in-law Dean Bernardini in action.
Book your tickets at +27 (0)861 915 8000 and then get in the mood for a great time with the video below of their hit single Face to the Floor, taken from their critically acclaimed 2011 album Hats Off to the Bull.
Can you believe that the impressive Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is 100 years old?
Take a meander through this legendary World Heritage Site on its Historical Centenary Walk this Saturday.
Entry for the walk is free, but gate fees will be in effect.
Call +27 (0)21 799 8783 for more information.
Bo-Kaap Food and Craft Market
There’s more to the vibrant Bo-Kaap than just its colourful houses and phenomenal views of the city.
Once a month, the local tieties (aunties) gather at the Schotschekloof Civic Centre to showcase their delectable koeksisters, spicy curries and rotis, and beautifully crafted items.
You can shop and eat to your heart’s content at this undercover market, while listening to Cape Malay music sung by community members.
Call +27 (0)21 424 3736 for more information.