The Best November Events in Cape Town

The Best November Events in Cape Town

Buskers, bubbly and beer… These are the events to look forward to in November 2018 in Cape Town.

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 November 2018.

1 November 2018 First Thursday: November 2018 Edition Cape Town
1 – 11 November 2018 Buskers Festival 2018 Cape Town
2 – 4 November 2018 Endless Daze Festival 2018 Silwerstroom
3 November 2018 Paul Rene Bubbly Festival 2018 Wonderfontein Farm
10 – 11 November 2018 Stellenberg Gardens Open Day 2018 Cape Town
23 November 2018 Taalmonument Full Moon Picnics: November 2018 Edition Paarl
24 November 2018 Beer, Bubbles & Gin 2018 Stellenbosch
28 November 2018 Stellenbosch Street Soirées: November 2018 Edition Stellenbosch
30 November 2018 Food Truck Friday: November 2018 Edition Cape Town
30 November – 2 December 2018 Cape Town Festival of Beer 2018 Cape Town


First Thursday Event

Where CBD
When 1 November 2018
The lowdown 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.
Cost Free
Location CBD

Buskers Festival 2018

Buskers Festival Cape Town
Nardus Engelbrecht Photography

Where Cape Town
When 1 – 11 November 2018
The lowdown Locals and tourists are sure to marvel at this year’s Buskers Festival where free street performances and busking take centre stage at the V&A Waterfront’s Amphitheatre, and around the city centre.
Cost Free
Contact 046 603 1103
Location V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Endless Daze Festival 2018

Namaqualand Flower Festival Cape Town
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Where Silwerstroom
When 2 – 4 November 2018
The lowdown After it’s debut in 2016, Endless Daze has branded itself as the best boutique outdoor festival. Expect local and international acts and great grub with plenty of seaside fun – just no swimming at night or while intoxicated as the waters are known for their strong currents and being a popular shark hangout.
Cost R750, general tickets
R950, at the door
R150, per vehicle with just a driver
R100, per vehicle with a driver and passengers
Location Silwerstroom Resort, Silwerstroom, Western Cape

Paul Rene Bubbly Festival 2018

Paul Rene Bubbly Festival Cape Town

Where Wonderfontein Farm
When 3 November 2018
The lowdown A celebration of fine bubbly and gin cocktails! Partake in a game of boules or croquet, or knock back a couple of Saldanha Bay oysters and other fine treats on the lawn, while the kids are kept busy with various activities.
Cost R285
Book tickets at Webtickets
Contact 023 626 2212,
Location Wonderfontein Farm, McGregor Road, Robertson

Stellenberg Gardens Open Day 2018

Stellenberg Gardens Open Day

Where Kenilworth
When 10 – 11 November 2018
The lowdown After one of the worst droughts the Cape has experienced in a century, Andrew and Sandy Ovenstone are, once again, opening the gates of their magnificent garden, and allowing visitors to explore their internationally acclaimed four-acre plot that dates back to the 1700s on 10 and 11 November 2018.
Cost Entry, R50 (children under 12 enter free)
Garden tea, R30
Please note: Payment is by cash or Zapper only
Contact 021 934 0352,
Location Stellenberg Gardens, 30 Oak Avenue, Kenilworth, Cape Town

Taalmonument Full Moon Picnics: November 2018 Edition

Taalmonument Picnics

Where Paarl
When 23 November 2018
The lowdown Located on a hill overlooking Paarl, with some of the most unique and beautiful views in the Western Cape, the Taalmonument was built in 1975 to celebrate the Afrikaans language. Its location makes it the perfect venue for these full-moon picnics, which happen throughout summer (26 October 2018 to 22 March 2019).
Book tickets at Webtickets
Location Taalmonument, Gabbema Doordrift Street, Paarl Mountain, Paarl

Beer, Bubbles & Gin 2018

Beer Bubbles Gin Festival Cape Town

Where Stellenbosch
When 24 November 2018
The lowdown This festival covers all its bases by offering three of SA’s most-loved tipples, as well as a variety of street food. Expect the fruits of boutique breweries and estates as well as gin tastings, live music, and tasty grub.
Book tickets at Webtickets
Contact 086 166 8437
Location Anura Vineyards, Off Simondium Road, Klapmuts, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Stellenbosch Street Soirées: November 2018 Edition

Things To Do In Stellenbosch Street Soirees

Where Stellenbosch
When 28 November 2018
The lowdown  Enjoy monthly pop-up food-and-wine evenings on select Wednesday throughout summer in Stellenbosch. Expect gorgeous balmy evenings filled with the latest vintages and a slew of gourmet restaurants.
Cost Free Entry
R150 for a tasting glass and 12 wine tasting tokens
Additional tokens for sale at the event
Contact 021 886 4310,
Location Stellenbosch, Western Cap


Food Truck Fridays Event

Where Diep River
When 30 November 2018
The lowdown 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.
Cost Free
Contact 021 286 1220,
Location Jack Black’s Brewing Company, 10 Brigid Road, Diep River, Cape Town

Cape Town Festival of Beer 2018

Cape Town Festival of Beer

Where Hamilton’s Rugby Club
When 30 November – 2 December 2018
The lowdown Over 200 beers, from over 60 local and international breweries, food stalls, live music, and live rugby on big screens. There will even be limited-edition beers brewed especially for the event!
Cost R70
Book tickets at Webtickets
Location Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Stephan Way, Green Point, Cape Town

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Time of publication: 27 October 2018

2 Responses to “The Best November Events in Cape Town”

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    Hi there,

    We also have a Gift Fair happening in Constantia next week.