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 in March 2020.
|MARCH 2020 EVENTS|
|5 – 8 March 2020||SpiritFest||Swellendam|
|6 – 8 March 2020||Knysna Literary Festival||Thesen Island|
|13 – 15 March 2020||Bazique Festival||Grabouw|
|21 March 2020||Cape Town Carnival||Green Point|
|23 – 29 March 2020||Klein Karoo National Arts Festival||Oudtshoorn|
|26 – 29 March 2020||Retreat Yourself||Elandskloof Farm|
|27 – 28 March 2020||Cape Town International Jazz Festival||Cape Town|
When 5 – 8 March 2020
The lowdown Nourish mind, body and spirit at this weekend of yoga, dancing, swimming, hiking, live music and wholesome good food.
Cost R1 100 (adult festival pass, 1 – 4 nights, free camping)
R850 (early bird, adult festival pass, 1 – 4 nights, free camping)
R350 (children 4 –13 years festival pass, 1 – 4 nights, free camping)
R30 (children 0 – 4 years festival pass, 1 – 4 nights, free camping)
Location Somerset Gift Getaway Farm, Swellendam
Knysna Literary Festival
Where Thesen Island, Knysna
When 6 – 8 March 2020
The lowdown Three days of interactive sessions, presentations, and informal chats with some of South Africa’s feted authors.
Cost To be confirmed
Contact 044 382 5574, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Thesen Islands, Long Street, Knysna Central, Knysna
When 13 – 15 March 2020
The lowdown Set beside a lake, this fun music festival is a creative collaboration between some of the best party organisers in the business. The 2020 edition sees nine international DJs and 60 local bands and DJs providing the soundtrack, alongside intriguing performance art and unexpected installations.
Cost R850 (standard)
R500 – R950 (additional camping tickets)
R2 900 – R6 950 (glamping tickets)
Location Elgin Grabouw Country Club, Worcester Street, Grabouw
Cape Town Carnival
Where Green Point
When 21 March 2020
The lowdown An extravagant parade through the streets of Cape Town in celebration of African identity, creativity, diversity and community.
Cost To be confirmed
Contact 021 406 3584, email@example.com
Location Green Point Fan Walk, Green Point, Cape Town
Klein Karoo National Arts Festival
When 23 – 29 March 2020
The lowdown This weeklong arts festival offers guests more than 150 shows across all genres.
Cost Free entrance; activities are priced individually
Contact 044 203 8600, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape
Where Elandskloof Farm, Greyton
When 26 – 29 March 2020
The lowdown Escape the daily grind, and custom-create your own serene weekend, with a choice between yoga and movement sessions, talks, workshops, entertainment and activities.
Cost R850 (adults)
R500 (children, 4 – 11 years)
Location Elandskloof Farm Cottages, Helderstroom, Greyton
Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Where Cape Town
When 27 – 28 March 2020
The lowdown Two days of world-class music from international jazz greats, local luminaries and emerging stars (over 40 in total) on five stages, with over 37 000 music lovers in attendance.
Cost R999 (two-day pass)
R649 (day pass)
Contact 021 671 8716, email@example.com
Location Cape Town International Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town
Research by Bianca Hausle
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