What's on in August in Cape Town

Winter is winding down, the days are getting longer, and Cape Town’s events calendar is hotting up! Celebrate in style with the best events in Cape Town this August. For an exhaustive look at the events happening in Cape Town this month, take a look at our events calendar. For our select few highlights, read on.

Woodstock Winter Beer Festival

The Fourth Annual Woodstock Winter Beer Festival will take place this month at the Castle of Good Hope. Sip on creative one-off brews produced by local microbreweries near Cape Town. Stop by for a chance to sample beers you can’t find anywhere else!

When: 4 August


Pearls of Africa The Sunflower Fund’s Women’s Day Event

The 9th annual Women’s Day hosted by The Sunflower Fund is an Afro-Chic event where traditional African meets the contemporary. The event will take place at Gold restaurant, renowned for their interesting African fusion tapas menu and fantastic entertainment.

When: 4 August



Charity event at Orphanage Cocktail Bar in aid of Cape Dachshund Rescue

Orphanage cocktail bar is one of Bree Street’s gems, and this weekend they’re hosting Tito’s Handmade Vodka Pop-Pup Charity Drive for Cape Dachshund Rescue. Knockback high-quality vodkas and rest assured that it’s for the greater good of Dachshunds all over the Cape.

When: 4 August


Mark Haze: Bon Jovi Tribute & Masters of Rock

Mark Haze pays tribute to one of the music world’s greatest hit-makers and one of his childhood heroes. Bon Jovi has been topping music charts worldwide since the wild days of the 80s hair-rock-stadium scene. Here’s your chance to sing along to the hits at Hillcrest Quarry, a stunning natural amphitheater in Durbanville.

When: 5 August

The Pole Project and Radisson Red celebrate Strong Women

Join The Pole Project and Radisson Red for a night of fun and laughs, featuring numerous demos and a special performance by the instructors of The Pole Project.

When: 8 August

Celebrate Women’s Day with Empower Me and Shimmy Beach Club

Embrace your inner queen this Women’s Day with Empower me and Shimmy Beach Club! Join in for a celebration of the multi-faceted modern woman with an afternoon of inspiring talks by experts in their field on a variety of topics.

When: 9 August


The Minnesota Orchestra Mandela Centenary performance

The acclaimed American Minnesota Orchestra will honor Mandela’s centenary year by touring South Africa in this August. Conducted by Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä, the orchestra will perform such classics as Beethoven’s 5th.

When: 10 August


Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase offers wine treasure trove

Embark on a journey of discovery into rare, exceptionally crafted wines at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase this month. Get up close and personal with some of South Africa’s top winemakers while tasting unique collectors’ wines crafted exclusively in small volumes for this event.

When: 16 August

The Cape Town Golf Festival

Participate in the Mother City’s second annual Golf Festival, or join the spectators at the four of Cape Town’s most beautifu courses: Metropolitan, Milnerton, Royal Cape, and Westlake.

When: 19-25 August


Don Pasquale at The Baxter Theatre

This August, Don Pasquale comes to the Baxter Theatre. In this opera, the young lovers Norina and Ernesto decide to teach an unscrupulous elderly bachelor a lesson. Singers from the Cape Town Opera Young Artist Programme join outstanding young performers from the UCT Opera School in this must-see production.

When: 21-25 August

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Vodkafest Cape Town

Vodkafest Cape Town allows you the chance to sample vodkas ranging from well-known international brands to local craft varieties.  Vodka is traditionally drunk neat – but vodka-based cocktails will also be served at a specially built ice bar.

When: 25 August


Blisters for Bread Charity Family Fun Walk

This year Blisters for Bread Charity Family fun Walk will celebrate a milestone in the history of the event – its 50th anniversary! Bring along the whole family and enjoy a day’s fun, all in the name of providing nutritious meals to underprivileged children.

When: 26 August


Camp Comedy @ Gate69

South Africa’s finest comedians join forces to bring you the most outrageous, uproarious, side-splitting, not-to-be-missed, comedy extravaganza! Starring the hilarious Alan Committee as your MC, joined by SA’s number one Jewish Xhosa-speaking comedian Nik Rabinowitz, Stuart Taylor, Shimmy Isaacs, and KG.

When: 27 August


FNB Business Women’s Breakfast in association with Smile 90.4FM

In celebration of Women’s Month, Smile 90.4FM have invited four accomplished and dynamic businesswoman to share their insights and experiences at the FNB Business Women’s Breakfast in association with Smile 90.4FM. This Year’s speakers are Dr. Judy Dlamini, Ntsiki Biyela, Leanne Manas, Matsi Modise.

When: 29 August


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