The 10 Best Things To Do in Cape Town This Weekend

The 10 Best Things To Do in Cape Town This Weekend

Plan your play days.

The Mother City is abuzz with places to go, people to meet and things to do! Here are just some of the exciting things happening in and around Cape Town this coming weekend.

What’s on this weekend
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Cool Wine Takeover by Wines of Elgin at Cowfish

This Weekend Cape Town Cool Wine Takeover

The winemakers of Elgin will be celebrating Chardonnay Day by taking over Cowfish on Bree Street for a superb walkaround tasting event. This is a rare chance to meet all the top Elgin makers gathered together in one place and explore the elegant chardonnays (and pinot noirs too) from this cool climate region. In between sips you can snack on canapés from the Cowfish chefs in this beautifully renovated heritage Bree Street building.
Good to know No under 18s
Cost R450 (including canapés)
Date 23 May 2024
Time 6pm – 8pm
Where Cowfish, 55 Bree Street, Cape Town
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The Kyle Shepherd Trio Live at Artscape

This Weekend Cape Town Kyle Shepherd

Catch one of South Africa’s leading pianists (and jazz, film and theatre composers), Kyle Shepherd performing as a trio with longtime band members Shane Cooper on double bass and Jonno Sweetman on drums. This live performance takes place just a few days before the recording of their much anticipated new album. Kyle has scored Netflix TV hits, collaborated with visual artist WIlliam Kentridge on an internationally touring chamber opera, and performed in 28 countries around the world.
Cost R150
Dates 24 + 25 May 2024
Time 8pm – 9.30pm
Where Artscape Arena, Foreshore, Cape Town
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Shiraz, Charcuterie & Cheese Festival at Anthonij Rupert

This Weekend Cape Town Anthonji Rupert Festival

Shiraz connoisseurs and enthusiasts have all their heart could desire at this popular autumn event in the Franschhoek Valley. The select gathering of the country’s top shiraz/syrah producers includes the likes of Holden Manz, Stellenzicht Wines, Tokara, La Motte, Bon Courage Estate, The Stellenbosch Collection (Rust-en-Vrede, Stellenbosch Reserve), Anthonij Rupert Wyne, Hartenberg Wine Estate and more. Sample the tempting artisanal platters of charcuterie from Richard Bosman and cheeses from Puglia Cheese in between tastings, as well as a cornucopia of olives and all things tapas.
Good to know Kids are welcome (free entry) but there is no children’s entertainment.
Cost R350
Date 25 May 2024
Time 11am – 2pm (tastings); 2pm – 4pm (live music and sales)
Where Anthonij Rupert Wine Farm, R45, Franschhoek
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Bon Bon Workshop at Honest Chocolate

This Weekend Cape Town Bon Bon Workshop

If you’ve ever tasted Honest Chocolate, you’ll know what all the fuss about. These delectable treats are handmade using only the finest raw organic Ecuadorian cacao. Plus, they’re free of preservatives, artificial flavouring and emulsifiers, dairy and processed sugar! So, they’re actually a health food… If you’d like to learn how to make these melt-in-your-mouth snacks yourself, join the Honest Chocolate team in their Woodstock factory for a hands-on experience. You’ll learn about cacao, how to make chocolate, plus you’ll get to taste the different chocolate flavours and profiles. At the end of the workshop, you’ll leave with a beautiful box of four  made-by-you bonbons.
Good to know Vegan and child-friendly
Cost R450
Date 25 May 2024
Time 10am – 12pm
Where Honest Chocolate, 7 Barron Street, Woodstock, Cape Town
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Wine Walk from Tokara

This Weekend Cape Town Wine Walk

A gentle wander through some of the most dramatic landscapes of the Stellenbosch Winelands with wine all the way… the perfect way to enjoy an autumn Saturday. Start high on the Helshoogte Pass in Tokara’s picturesque vineyards with a glass of bubbles. Walk down through the vines to Le Pommier for a wine tasting and platter, then head across to Bartinney (in the Banhoek Conservancy) for a cheese board and another tasting.
Good to know No under 18s. Transport back to Tokara is included.
Cost R950
Date 25 May 2024
Time 10.30am – 3.30pm
Where Tokara Wine Estate, Helshoogte Road, Stellenbosch
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Cab Franc Carnival at Vrede en Lust

This Weekend Cape Town Cab Franc Carnival

If cab franc is the grape of your heart look no further! It’s been touted as cabernet sauvignon’s more elegant and refined cousin, which is why this varietal deserves a celebration in its own right! A whopping 20 wineries across various regions will be showcasing their cabernet francs, blends and even a few cab franc rosés – the perfect opportunity for you to get sipping in the Vineyard Hall and the serene gardens of Vrede en Lust Estate. This year’s participating wineries include: Delaire Graff Estate, Glenelly Estate, Hermanuspietersfontein, Holden Manz Wine Estate, Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate, Raats Family Wines, Rainbow’s End Estate, The Garajeest and Vrede en Lust.
Good to know No under 18s. A food voucher is included which you can exchange for a variety of finger food from Lust Bistro, or against your bill if you choose to have lunch there.
Cost R350 (includes glass, all tastings and a R60 food voucher)
Date 25 May 2024
Time 11am – 4pm
Where Vrede en Lust, Simondium, Franschhoek Valley
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Mead and Chocolate Experience at Cape Town Meadery

This Weekend Cape Town Mead And Chocolate Experience

The nectar of the gods paired with the food of the gods…how could this be anything other than a heavenly experience! Cape Town Meadery’s elegant brews pair with Afrikoa’s bean to bar chocolate (from heirloom cocoa beans) for a divine exploration of flavour. Plus enlightening meanderings through the rich histories, legends and stories that surround these two artisanal delights.
Good to know No under 18s
Cost R250
Date 25 May 2024
Time 2pm – 4pm
Where Cape Town Mead Company, The Old Timber Yard, 27 7th Avenue, Maitland, Cape Town
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Nothing Comes without its World at Cloudigital Art

This Weekend Cape Town Cloudigital Art

Ocean conservation is the focus of this opening exhibition at the brand new Cloudigital Art gallery in De Waterkant, which connects art, technology and philanthropy. Exceptional artists, activists, academics and ocean-fluent people such as Shamier Magmoet, Sujay Sanan, Traci Kwaai, Aaniyah Martin, Cleo Droomer andTanya Poole contribute to the show.
Good to know Proceeds from the exhibition, which is a collaboration with the Two Oceans Aquarium Foundation and the V&A Waterfront, will go towards the construction of a first-of-its-kind, state-of-the-art Marine Wildlife Hospital and other ocean care initiatives.
Cost Free entry
Dates until 31 July 2024
Time Monday – Saturday, 9am – 6pm
Where The Foundry, 74 Cardiff Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town

Run the Rough at Westlake Golf Course

This Weekend Cape Town Run The Rough

Get out your head lamps and join in this evening fun run around the golf course. It follows 5km of marked trails through the beautiful grounds and the rough around the greens, suitable for all ages and fitness levels, with a fun (optional) handicap system that means that anyone can win first place prize. Finish off with a burger at the club house, where full bar facilities are available post run.
Cost R175 (includes burger)
Date 28 May 2024
Time 5.30pm – 7.30pm (run starts at 6.30pm)
Where Westlake Golf Club, Westlake Avenue, Lakeside, Cape Town
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Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival at the Baxter

This Weekend Cape Town Big Band Festival

This annual festival gives young musicians, from 24 schools and colleges around the Western Cape, an opportunity to display their talents to a knowledgeable and appreciative audience, while also raising funds to support music initiatives in disadvantaged communities. Founded by the late Dennis Barr, this celebrated event is renowned as one of South Africa’s premier showcases of aspiring young musicians. Now in its 22nd year, the festival is sure to be the biggest and best yet!
Cost R160
R100 (senior citizens, students and scholars)
Dates 29 – 31 May 2024
Time 7.30pm
Where Concert Hall, Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town
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Jive Cape Town Funny Festival at The Baxter

This Weekend Cape Town Jive Funny Festival

Now in its 25th year, the Jive Funny Festival is back at the Baxter Theatre. Billed as a Cape Town winter comedic tonic (endorphin-rush guaranteed), the four-week festival features a stellar line-up of local and international acts, brought together to provide top-class entertainment and laughter. Performers starring in the 2024 line-up include Alan Committie, Emo & Loukmaan Adams, Kagiso Mokgadi, Khanyisa Bunu, Dalin Oliver and many more.
Good to know No under 16s
Cost R210 (discounts for block bookings)
Dates 11 June – 7 July 2024
Time 8pm – 10pm
Where Pam Golding Theatre, Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town
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What are your favourite things to do on weekends? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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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: 20 May 2024

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