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 six 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.

V&A Waterfront Magic of Christmas Show

Join the elves, the beautiful Snow Fairy, and other festive characters at the V&A Waterfront Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre this weekend, as they whisk everyone away on a wonderful Christmas journey, and add a dash of magic to your holiday.

Aunty Merle, The Musical at the Baxter Theatre

The Musical Aunty Merle is written by comedian Marc Lottering and directed by Lara Foot. This musical has received four Fleur du Cap Theatre nominations. This hit show has already enjoyed two sell-out seasons and is back by public demand, boasting 14 actors and a live band. The role of Aunty Merle is played by Marc Lottering himself.

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Cape Town Carols at Kirstenbosch

Nothing says it’s the festive season quite like Christmas carols. Enjoy the Cape Town Carols as the event celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend at Kirstenbosch. Visitors can expect their favourite festive singalongs, deliciously festive food, and thousands of glow sticks lighting up the evening sky.

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The Raw Fest – Experience Cape Town’s Talent

Catch for the first time ever, The RAW Fest which brings 180 amazing acts in 20 mind-blowing shows, exclusively to The Baxter Theatre this festive season. Real Art Wednesdays (RAW) is an event which showcases the best performers from Cape Town under one roof.  You can expect to see everything from the best singers, bands, comedians, dancers, rappers, poets, and beatboxers from the Mother City, packaged in one amazing show.

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Roald Dahl’s Matilda- The Musical: Live on Stage

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With the book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.


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