July 17, 2014
Your #lovecapetown weekend: What’s on from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 July, 2014
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.
Can you just feel it? That exhilarating, all consuming “OMG, the weekend is coming!” feeling running through your veins?
Yip, hipsters and Mother City lovers, 72 hours of unadulterated fun is about to hit you, hard, and to prepare you for what is sure to be an insanely awesome weekend, I went hunting for your top things to do.
Join me at these FANTASTIC events in and around Cape Town from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 July, 2014:
Are you ready to rock out with the hottest global stars at the impressive City Hall in the music-loving Mother City?
Put on those dancing shoes, folks, and prepare to get down with the likes of The Brothers Move On, Thandiswa Mazwai, Vieux Farka Toure and more in one of our hometown’s most iconic attractions.
Get all of the rock star details at www.capetownworldmusicfestival.com.
Crank up those adrenaline levels with the ride of your life at Ratanga Junction, Cape Town’s biggest amusement theme park this weekend.
Operating for a few extra days this chilly season, especially for the winter school holidays, the Junction is a thrill-a-second treasure trove of fun with everything from the stomach-turning rollercoaster, the Cobra, to the heights-fear defying Monkey Falls and more.
For all of the action-packed info, visit www.ratanga.co.za.
Indulge your inner hipster with a visit to this totally chilled indoor market at the V&A Waterfront this Sunday.
I’m a sucker for the Bar One Nutella pancakes (yes, that’s a real thing and yes, it’s is freakin’ good – you’ll thank me later!) at the For the Love of Yummyness stand and no meander through this gourmet mecca is complete without a stop at the Origin Coffee stall.
Since it’s Madiba Day weekend, why not take your market goodies and feast on them at the nearby Nobel Square, where you’ll find statues of the great Nelson Mandela and his political comrades Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Walter Sisulu and FW de Klerk?
Your tasty info awaits at www.marketonthewharf.co.za.
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