What’s on in Cape Town in November 2023

As we head toward our peak summer season the Mother City is busier than ever with some epic events – check out some of our highly recommended picks.

Don Vino Featuring Selim Kagee at the Silo Concert Series

Date: 3 November at 7pm
Where: Silo District – V&A Waterfront
Cost: Free Entry

The V&A Waterfront has lined up an incredible series of performances that will have you tapping your feet and swaying to the music all night long. See Capetonian Saxophonist Don Vino from Elsies River in action this Friday supported by Selim Kagee  who’s voice is rich and pristine and his personality utterly charming – adding up to a showstopping performance every time he is on stage.

For more information about upcoming performances go to waterfront/don-vino-selim-kagee/

The Gift Fair

Date: 1 to 5 November from 9am daily
Where: The Baxter
Cost: Entrance R30 for over 18s

Shop, Play and Eat as you get an early start on your Christmas gift shopping at the Gift Fair. For fair information go to .

Cape Flats Book Festival

Date: 4 and 5 November
Where: West end Primary School, Merrydale Avenue, Lentegeur
Cost: Free Entry

Banyana Banyana Coach, Desiree Ellis will open proceeding at 9:30am on Saturday 4 November followed by an exciting program of storytelling, poetry workshops and author talks. Festival goers will also be able to purchase books and food, so come hungry!

For more information go to

The Chad Session

Date: 10 November at 7pm
Where: Hearty – 380 Albert Road, Woodstock
Tickets cost: R150 from Quicket

On the back of a successful performance at the Jazzathon at Grand Arena, The Chad Session returns. An intimate live music event with 3 acts performing (Chad Saaiman, Anica Kiana and Seth Grey, supported by DJ Garth B) their music stripped-down with a live band. The artist will take their time to elaborate on how the songs were written and what they are about.

Friends who Volley at We Love Summer

Date: 11 November from 1pm till sunset
Where: Cabo Beach Club
Cost: General access tickets from R399

Sunset volleyball with some groovy vibes at the best beach club in the city is the perfect way to celebrate 10 years of We Love Summer. The lineup includes Sun-el Musician and friends.

For info and tickets go to

This is Burlesque

Date: 11 November at 11:30am
Where: The Athletic Club and Social
Cost: Tickets R150 per person

The Athletic Club and Social brings you their first Burlesque Brunch with Scar-Lit Hearts this November. This Saturday morning is hosted by Zachary Blaque with a stellar performance starring Scar-Lit Hearts fresh from her European tour where she won the Best Flexuosity (full of bends and curves). She’s joined by the sexy Kendall Li who’s teasing prowess is out of this world. 

Bookings enquiries: 

Rocking The Daisies

Date: 17 to 19 November
Where: Cloof Wine Estate
Cost: Limited tickets from R1295 available

Can you say unforgettable musical experience?!

From local and international talent across four dynamic stages, multiple dance floors, experience-driven activations, bars to food stalls, festival goers are in for a party of a lifetime.

Visit for more festival details.


National Take a Hike Day

Date: 17 November

Get your crew together and take a hike up the mountain and spend some quality time on the various trails. Check out one of these easy hikes in Cape Town

90 Day Comedian

Date: 21 to 25 November
Where: Artscape Theatre
Cost: Tickets from R120 at Web Tickets

Dalin Oliver is coming to the Artscape with his brand new one-man stand-up comedy show, 90 Day Comedian. It’s a fresh take on life in South Africa after spending more time abroad. The award-winning comedian just wrapped up a five-city tour of Australia where he left locals in Perth, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, and Sydney begging for more. He’s excited to be home and can’t wait to share stories about getting hitched to the comedy scene down under before his work visa and jokes expired.


Drag Brunch by Stellar Productions

Date: 26 November at 11am
Where: Honey and Dora
Cost: Tickets R150 per person

Drag Brunch welcomes McKenzlee Kash to join Stella Rosé’s brunch show. This one promises to be a high energy, can’t-sit-still-type of show so come ready to clap and sing along with these two queens.

Bookings: and pay for the ticket at the door.

Festive Lights Switch On

Date: 26 November from 4pm
Where: Grand Parade and Adderley Street
Cost: Free Entry

This will be the 54th addition for the Festive Lights Switch on for the City of Cape Town and according to Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis this year’s theme ‘A Future of Hope’ encapsulates the vision for the city, and what every Capetonian wants for our country too. With this theme in mind, the event will feature a youth performing arts competition which will see an energic line-up of gifted artists alongside other festival favourites. After Mayor Hill-Lewis switches on the festive lights and calls the festive season and summer into full swing for Cape Town, a pyrotechnics display and spectacular light show will ignite the City Hall wall and a massive purpose-built tree of joy will be on full display.

And Then… a Dance Series

Date: From 29 November
Where: Artscape Arena Theatre
Cost: Tickets from R250 at Webtickets

And Then…, the latest iteration in an award-winning dance series, opens this month.  jackï job is an accomplished artist known for constantly raising the bar of contemporary dance performance. Her creations with a sense of magic, constantly seeking to conjure new textures and vibrations on stage. A contemporary dancer, first-generation Butoh performer and pioneer of Butoh on the African continent, she has created a polished, unique dance style that ignites the imagination. Using shaking, unpredictable, rhythmic movements, her body extends and contracts in ways that reach into the heart. In concert with her longstanding collaborator José Dias, she creates innovative, organic performances that have riveted and moved people all over the world. 

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