The top 5 things to do this weekend in Cape Town

Cape Town has a great weekend life, so make sure your stay in the city extends past the week and into the weekend. Most festivals, markets, and concerts take place on the weekend, and the city’s bars and cafes fill up. We’ve chosen five of the best events to check out this weekend. Clear your schedule and book your tickets now.

For a complete list of events, take a look at our calendar.

Afrique mon désir – Live at Fugard Theatre

Afrique Mon Désir is on at the Fugard this weekend, directed by David Kramer. It features Laurinda Hofmeyr, who is well known for setting poetry to music. Catch this popular world music with its exhilarating rhythms with mesmerizing Francophone poetry.

Cape Town International Boat Show

The annual Cape Town International Boat Show is South Africa’s premier boating and water sports show. This event is warmly referred to as ‘the granddaddy of boat shows on the African continent’ and has been attracting thousands of boat-mad visitors since it was first established.

Cape Town International Boat Show 2016

Taittinger Global Champagne Day Cape Town

The fabulous Global Champagne Day event will be hosted at the beautiful Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa.Enjoy bottomless Champagne Taittinger, sumptuous canapes, and live entertainment.

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Cinderella at Artscape Theatre Opera House

The Cinderella fairy tale appeals to all ages. The classical ballet is a special performance dedicated to the outreach and development of a younger and new audience from all communities.

Galileo Open Air Cinema – Me before You

The Galileo Open Air Cinema presents a variety of movie favorites under a magical ceiling of stars in some of Cape Town’s most enchanting venues. This weekend’s screening of Me Before You takes place at Central Park at Century City. Doors open at 6 pm, and there is a festive mini-market so arrive early to enjoy delicious food, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, coffee and popcorn before the movie starts at sunset.

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Planning a trip to Cape Town? Book flights and browse accommodation now to get the best rates. The Cape Town City Pass gives you access to over 70 of the top Cape Town attractions, tours, and things to see and do, including the popular hop on hop off City Sightseeing bus.


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