The top 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 some 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.

Updated 9 December 2019

Cape Town Carols at Kirstenbosch

Nothing says it’s the Festive Season quite like Christmas carols do at Kirstenbosch Gardens. Come and enjoy the Cape Town Carols with a beautiful garden setting and melodious sound of Christmas carols this year. The event celebrates its 31st anniversary and is proudly hosted by the Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch and sponsored by Pick ‘n Pay.

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Bubbly and Gin Summer Festival 2019

Celebrating its 3rd year this spectacular event the “Bubbly & Gin Summer Festival” is where you want to be on the 14th December 2019. Craft Gins, Top Wine & MCC Estates and much more. Delicious food available as well as LIVE MUSIC all day. Your ticket also includes entry to the event, signature glass and tasters available until 3 pm.

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Cape Town Sevens 2019

Rugby is a major sport loved by locals allowing them to support their favourite teams. The event will be held over a three day period and will feature a women’s event for the first time, adding even more excitement to this year’s event.

V&A Waterfront Kids Christmas Show

The rad and remarkable Rhino (Zoemba) and his super sweet elephant sidekick (Jelly) will be singing their songs and playing their fun games with kids. There will be colouring in competitions, fun sing-alongs, fabulous free face painting and not forgetting a beautiful mix of fun local and festive songs from their wonderful friends he stunning Miss Buttercup and our local festive diva – the magnificent festive fairy.

The Mirage Forever Summer Concerts Feat TIMO ODV

The Mirage Forever summer concerts present their 3rd edition concert with TIMO ODV. Join them on the crystal clear waters of the Cape Atlantic seaboard this December on SAs largest and most luxurious yacht, for an unforgettable cruise as they set sail to Clifton Beach where you will experience an unforgettable concert at sea.

The Galileo Open Air Cinema 

The Galileo Open Air Cinema welcomes you to a magical movie experience of cinematic delights, tantalising treats and breath-taking scenery under a canopy of stars. At The Galileo, when the sun sets the stars really come out, with a glittering line-up of romantic comedies, cult classics, musicals, adventure sports and documentaries that let you cuddle up and be entertained. A variety of food, hot & cold beverages are available on location. Catch Avengers: Endgame on Friday at Meerendal Wine Estate Durbanville, Mamma Mia on Saturday at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate Stellenbosch, Ferdinand on Sunday at Kelvin Grove Club, Newlands.

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The Galileo Open Air Cinema

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