Food trucks, olives, cab franc and design… These are the things to look forward to in Cape Town during May 2019.
The Mother of all cities is hotting up with a festive lineup of cool events! Here’s our pick of where to go and what to do in May 2019.
|MAY 2019 EVENTS|
|29 April – 5 May 2019||Afrikaburn 2019||Tankwa Karoo|
|1 – 5 May 2019||Decorex Cape Town 2019||Cape Town|
|2 May 2019||First Thursday: May 2019 edition||Cape Town|
|4 – 5 May 2019||Riebeek Valley Olive Festival 2019||Riebeek Valley|
|17 – 19 May 2019||Franschhoek Literary Festival 2019||Franschhoek Wine Valley|
|18 May 2019||Cabernet Franc Carnival 2019||Somerset West|
|31 May 2019||Food Truck Friday: May 2019 edition||Cape Town|
Where Tankwa Karoo
When 29 April – 5 May 2019
About the event This year’s theme is Ephemeropolis – the temporary nature of existence. So let your creative spirit run wild for a week of outrageous costumes, uplifting music, communal bonfires, cashless living, and much, much more.
Cost R1 895 (general)
R200 (children 0 – 14 years, online)
R250 (children 0 – 14 years, at the gate)
R695 (subsidised tickets)
R200 (vehicle pass, online)
R250 (vehicle pass, at the gate)
Location Tankwa Karoo, R355, Calvinia
Decorex Cape Town 2019
When 1 – 5 May 2019
About the event Decorex 2019 is where home-makers, interior designers, architects and full-time shoppers go in search of the latest home decor-related trends, products, information and tips.
Contact 011 549 8300, decorexinfo@ThebeReed.co.za
Cost 110 (adults)
R100 (students and pensioners)
R20 (children under 12)
Where to find it Cape Town International Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town
First Thursday: May 2019 edition
When 2 May 2019
About the event Cape Town’s innercity is abuzz with activity on the first Thursday of every month when Capetonians (and visitors) wander through the various galleries and stores, which stay open until 9pm.
Riebeek Valley Olive Festival 2019
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When 4 – 5 May 2019
About the event The 19th annual Olive Festival is back with more of our favourite olive goodies (think jams, pickles, preserves, tapenades, extra-virgin olive oil, and delicious olive breads) as well as some fabulous olive-related experiences, such as guided walks in the olive groves, craft-beer tasting, live music, and more.
The details Participating farms and brands include Riebeek Valley Wine Co, Pulpit Rock Winery, The Olive Boutique, Meerhof Wines, Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Farm, Het Vlok Kasteel, Allesverloren, and The Riebeek Kasteel Town Square.
Good to know Check out The Wild Olive Acoustic stage at Riebeek Valley Wine Co. for toe-tapping beats.
Cost R125 (weekend pass)
R80 (Sunday-only pass)
Free (children under 18)
Location Riebeek Valley, Western Cape
Franschhoek Literary Festival 2019
When 19 – 21 May 2019
About the event Authors, poets, editors and all literary aficionados converge on this winelands town for a weekend of over 90 fascinating events across various locations. From literary discussions and book launches to writing workshops, classical music concerts, dinners and more, there’s sure to be something that appeals.
Where to stay Check out our picks of the best Franschhoek accommodation.
Contact 021 876 3603, email@example.com
Location Franschhoek Wine Valley, Western Cape
Cabernet Franc Carnival 2019
When 18 May 2019
About the event Celebrate the best cabernet francs in the land at this countryside festival.
Cost R250 (online, includes a branded wine glass, and a R50 food coupon)
Contact 021 981 0216, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Avontuur Estate, Route 44, Somerset West
Food Truck Friday: May 2019 edition
When 31 May 2019
About the event Jack Black’s Brewing Co welcomes beer aficionados and fun-loving folk to its monthly Food Truck Fridays. Not only is there live entertainment and Jack Black craft beers, but you can also expect some excellent food-truck grub.
Contact 021 286 1220, email@example.com
Location Jack Black’s Brewing Company, 10 Brigid Road, Diep River, Cape Town
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