The Best June Events in Cape Town 2018

The Best June Events in Cape Town 2018

Films, fire, food and fun… These are just some of the things to look forward in Cape Town during June 2018.

The Mother of all cities is heating up with a festive lineup of cool events! Here’s our pick of where to go and what to do this June.

JUNE 2018 EVENTS
31 May – 10 June 2018 Encounter South African International Documentary Film Festival 2018 Cape Town
8 June 2018 Taste the Helderberg 2018 Somerset West
8 – 17 June 2018 Hermanus FynArts Festival 2018 Hermanus
15 – 17 June 2018 De Warenmarkt Oyster Festival 2018 Stellenbosch
15 – 18 June 2018 Calitzdorp Winter Festival 2018 Calitzdorp
22 – 24 June 2018 Vortex Phoenix Festival of Fire 2018 Swellendam
23 – 24 June 2018 Christmas in Winter Tulbagh 2018 Tulbagh
25 June – 8 July 2018 Plett Arts Festival 2018 Plettenberg Bay
28 June – 6 July 2018 National Arts Festival 2018 Grahamstown
29 June – 1 July 2018
6 – 8 July 2018
Gordon’s Bay Winter Wonderland 2018 Gordon’s Bay
29 June – 8 July 2018 Knysna Oyster Festival 2018 Knysna

June 2018

Encounter South African International Documentary Film Festival 2018

Encounters Film Festival Best Festivals

Where Cape Town
When 31 May – 10 June 2018
The lowdown Watch the most-buzzed-about local and international documentaries at this 11-day film festival where filmmakers from around the globe get the chance to strut their stuff.
Cost R60 per film
Book tickets at Cinema Nouveau and Webtickets (for the Labia)
Contact 021 418 3310, 021 418 3271, info@encounters.co.za
Location Cinema Nouveau, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town and The Labia Theatre, 68 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Taste the Helderberg 2018

Taste the Heldeberg Best Festivals

Where Somerset West
When 8 June 2018
The lowdown The Helderberg region is a centuries-old premium wine-producing spot. And now, guests are invited to taste that legacy for themselves, sampling the wares of around 25 prominent wine producers. This year’s theme is the colour purple.
Cost R150
Book tickets at wineroute.co.za
Contact 021 886 8275, info@wineroute.co.za
Location NH Lord Charles Hotel, Broadway Boulevard and Main Road , Heldervue, Somerset West

Hermanus FynArts Festival 2018

Hermanus Fynarts Best Festivals

Where Hermanus
When 8 – 17 June 2018
The lowdown Hermanus FynArts is everything great about Hermanus rolled into one. Enjoy food and wine tasting, art galleries, live performances and even children’s activities.
Cost free –R1 400
Book tickets at Webtickets
Contact 060 957 5371, fynarts@hermanus.co.za
Location Hermanus, Western Cape

De Warenmarkt Oyster Festival 2018

De Warenmarkt Oyster Festival Best Festivals

Where Stellenbosch
When 15 – 17 June 2018
The lowdown Enjoy Saldanha Bay oysters, free-flowing bubbly, and festive live music at this three-day festival at De Warenmarkt in Stellenbosch.
Cost Free entry
Contact 021 883 2274, info@dewarenmarkt.com
Location De Warenmarkt, 20 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch

Calitzdorp Winter Festival 2018

Calitzdorp Winter Best Festivals

Where Calitzdorp
When 15 – 18 June 2018
The lowdown Warm up this winter with a host of activities at the annual Calitzdorp Winter Festival. From market stalls and talent competitions to mystery dinners and wine pairings, there is something for everyone at this family-style festival.
Cost R35 – R350
For tickets and more information, view the programme here.
Contact 044 213 3775, info@calitzdorpwinterfestival.co.za
Location Calitzdorp, Western Cape

Vortex Phoenix Festival of Fire 2018

Pheonix Festival of Fire Best Festivals
Jeffrey Hyman

Where Swellendam
When 22 – 24 June 2018
The lowdown Courtesy of Vortex Trance Adventures, the Kam’Bati River Resort is hosting this year’s psychedelic celebration of the winter solstice. So if you’re up for being mesmerised by night fires and trance beats, you won’t want to miss out on this immersive outdoor experience.
Cost R550 (full festival ticket)
R450 (Saturday & Sunday)
Book tickets at Quicket and selected outlets
Contact 071 468 8339, chantelle.opensource@gmail.com
Location Kam’Bati River Resort, Jubileeskraal, Swellendam

Christmas in Winter Tulbagh 2018

Christmas in Winter Best Festivals
Vineyard Car Hire

Where Tulbagh
When 23 – 24 June 2018
The lowdown The village comes alive for a festive mid-year Yule, with restaurants decked out in Christmas trees and fairy lights. Expect traditional Christmas dinners; cheese-, Belgian chocolate- and olive-tastings; tractor and horseback rides, and face-painting and a jumping castle for the little ones.
Cost R80 (adults)
R60 (13 – 17 years)
Free (under 12 years)
Contact 023 230 1348, tulbaghtourism@lando.co.za
Location 4 Church Street, Tulbagh, Western Cape

Plett Arts Festival 2018

Plett Arts Festival Best Festivals

Where Plettenberg Bay
When 25 June – 8 July 2018
The lowdown Two weeks of fun is on the cards at the 5th annual Plett Arts Festival! A host of unique performances and cultural activities – including the twilight meander along Plett’s Main Street and the popular film festival segment – make this a Garden Route highlight.
Cost R950 (season package, includes all activities at a discounted cost)
R560 (Afridocs season package, includes all Afridoc activities at a discounted cost)
Individual activities are priced separately
Book tickets at Quicket
Contact 083 453 5331, projects@pletttourism.com
Location Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape

National Arts Festival 2018

National Arts Festival Best Festivals

Where Grahamstown
When 28 June – 6 July 2018
The lowdown Virtually every building that contains a hall plays host to performances, exhibitions or cultural events of some kind during this town-wide celebration of the arts. Expect over 300 amazing shows.
Contact 0860 002 004, boxoffice@nationalartsfestival.co.za
Location Grahamstown, Eastern Cape

Gordon’s Bay Winter Wonderland 2018

Winter Wonderland Best Festivals

Where Gordon’s Bay
When 29 June – 1 July 2018
6 – 8 July 2018
The lowdown This quaint seaside town becomes a winter wonderland, with fairy lights, street decor, parades, food and craft markets, a gigantic amusement park, live music, a beer tent, tea garden and pop-up restaurants dotted throughout.
Cost R10 (adults)
Free (children under 12)
Contact 071 606 3261, theboss@winterwonderland.co.za
Location Gordon’s Bay, Western Cape

Knysna Oyster Festival 2018

Knysna Oyster Festival Best Festivals

Where Knysna
When 29 June – 8 July 2018
The lowdown The annual and hugely popular Knysna Oyster Festival offers a little bit of everything, from outdoor activities such as running, cycling, canoeing, as well as plenty of foodie experiences that include oysters and bubbly!
Cost Varies; check festival programme for individual activities.
Contact 044 382 5510, headoyster@oysterfestival.co.za
Location Knysna, Garden Route, Western Cape

Research by Alicia Chamaillé

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The Inside Guide has made every effort to ensure that the information in this post was correct at the time of publication. However, we do not assume any liability caused by errors, such as price, cost, time, and location.

Time of publication: 31 May 2018

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