The 10 Best Things To Do in Cape Town This Weekend

This Weekend Cape Town Rocking The Bar

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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.

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Feed the Unfed Fundraising Run at Mouille Point

This Weekend Cape Town Mouille Point

Get your weekend run in (5km or 10km) along the promenade and be part of this fundraiser to feed children in our local communities. Organised by a group of Stellenbosch University students who are part of the Friends of MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) Society, they aim to raise R25 000 to sponsor 20 children for 5 months. The funds raised will go to Ladles of Love where the students will volunteer at a soup kitchen.
Good to know Donations are made through Quicket as you book your place.
Cost Any financial donation
Date 20 July 2024
Time 8am – 10am
Where opposite Seattle Coffee Company, Mouille Point, Cape Town
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Guided Wine Walk in the Dwarsrivier Valley

This Weekend Cape Town Dwarsrivier Valley

Explore stunning mountain scenery backed by dramatic winter skies as you walk between wine tastings on this guided walk from the top of Helshoogte Pass through the Dwarsrivier Valley. The walk starts at Tokara Wine Estate with a wine tasting, takes in La Pommier (where you can also buy a bite to eat by the fire should you wish) and finishes up at Alluvia Wine Estate with a final tasting of superb wines. A shuttle back to Tokara is included in the package.
Good to know No under 18s
Cost R400
Date 21 July 2024
Time 10am – 2.30pm
Where Tokara Wine Estate, Helshoogte Pass,Stellenbosch
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Mycoforestry Immersion at Boschendal

This Weekend Cape Town Mycoforestry Immersion

If you’re fascinated by mushrooms, their place in natural eco-systems, and how to cultivate them, this is an immersive all-day workshop that takes you on a deep dive into the world of fungi. Led by the team at Afrifungi, you’ll learn about the role fungi play in nature, gain hands-on experience of log cultivation (shiitake mushrooms are the special focus here) and learn more about integrating log culture with agroforestry for resilient and regenerative food production systems.
Cost R1 500
Date 21 July 2024
Time 9am – 4pm
Where Boschendal Estate, Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek
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Wild Fig Winter Wine Festival

This Weekend Cape Town Wild Fig Winter Wine Festival

The perfect reason to cosy up by the fire at this long-standing farmstead gem next to the Liesbeek River, as the Wild Fig embarks on a wine festival (a fundraising event in support of Rondebosch Rowing). Over 30 wines from Mulderbosch, Vrede en Lust, Terre Paisible, Tokara, Rijks and others will be available to taste, as well as Jack Black beer tastings, Don Pancho tequila, and an all-day à la carte menu.
Good to know Under 18s are welcome to join for a meal in the restaurant.
Cost R200
Dates 20 July 2024
Time 2pm – 6pm
Where Wild Fig Restaurant, Liesbeek Avenue, Observatory, Cape Town
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Rocking the Bar at Kalk Bay Theatre

This Weekend Cape Town Rocking The Bar

A spirited, feel-good, foot-stomping show, this is just what you need to warm up winter. Brimming with hits from artists such as Billy Joel, Queen, Beatles, Etta James, Whitney Houston and The Commitments, this is the story of a local family-run pub, its legends and tales recounted by elbow-on-the-bar pub regulars, with lashings of singing, drinking and dancing on the tables.
Good to know Book for just the show or include a dinner reservation (does not include the cost of the meal).
Cost R335
Dates 19 – 27 July 2024
Time 8pm – 9.30pm
Where Kalk Bay Theatre, Brass Bell, Main Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town
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Hamlet at the Artscape

This Weekend Cape Town Hamlet

Alas, poor Yorick! Hamlet gets a thrilling new take in this Abrahamse and Meyer production, fresh from an acclaimed season at one of Europe’s most prestigious Shakespeare festivals. Whether you’re a Shakespeare lover or a reluctant student needing a classic to be brought to life, this is a breathtaking, haunting and spectacular interpretation of the play.
Cost R100
Dates 18 – 26 July 2024
Time 11am + 2pm
Where Artscape Theatre Centre, Foreshore, Cape Town
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Franschhoek Celebrates Bastille Day

This Weekend Cape Town Bastille Day Franschhoek

Postponed for a week due to stormy weather, this is another chance to grab one of the hottest tickets out of town each July. Don your beret, sport your fanciest red, white and blue ensemble, and brush up your French je ne sais quoi. Franschhoek is en fête for the weekend, the huge Bastille marquee brimming with wine tastings, live music and delicious things to eat, while the village overflows with joie de vivre. Witness the barrel rolling contest, take part in the best dressed contest, stroll by the vintage car display on Church Street, and simply soak up the flavours of Franschhoek, bon appetit!
Cost R350 (includes wine glass, 10 tasting tokens + tote bag)
Dates 20 – 21 July 2024 (postponed due to storms)
Time Saturday, 11am – 5pm (venue closes at 6pm)
Sunday, 11am – 4pm (venue closes at 5pm)
Where Franschhoek High School, Franschhoek
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Nobu July Special at One&Only Cape Town

This Weekend Cape Town Nobu Special

If you’re a Nobu fan collecting taste memories of the master chef’s legendary dishes, this is a not-to-be-missed chance to savour three classics in one go. Presented as a trio of refined canapés, and paired with a blood orange gin martini, the classic tastes on show through July are: Nobu’s iconic spinach salad, rich wagyu dumplings and umami new-style salmon sashimi. All served alongside fabulous waterside and Table Mountain views in the elegantly sophisticated restaurant space at One&Only Cape Town.
Cost R500 (with cocktail pairing)
Dates until 31 July 2024
Time 6pm – 10pm
Where One&Only Cape Town, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Book through DinePlan

Winter Winemakers Dinner at Durbanville Hills

This Weekend Cape Town Winter Winemakers Dinner

Storytelling, the secrets of winemaking and informal discussions with the Durbanville Hills winemakers are just some of the highlights of this exclusive dinner at The Tangram restaurant. There’s also a four-course dinner by chef Tamzyn Ehlers, whose delicious food is paired with wines carefully selected by the winemakers to showcase the diverse terroir of the Durbanville wine region.
Date 24 July 2024
Time 6pm for 6.30pm
Cost R575 per person
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Family & Fine Wine Feast at Hasher Family Estate

This Weekend Cape Town Family And Fine Wine Festival

Head to the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley for the first of what promises to be a quarterly series of warm and welcoming family-friendly feasts. A new addition to the winescape of this beautiful valley above Hermanus, the Hasher Family Estate promises fynbos and vineyard vistas and cool climate wines farmed with minimal intervention. Geared towards families, the event takes children off on a fynbos foraging safari, while the adults unwind over a glass of sauvignon blanc, followed by an intimate wine-tasting with Frederik Hasher and winemaker Natasha Williams. Then everyone sits down together in the candlelit cellar for a family feast (which the children have helped prepare), cooked by chef Ricky Broekhoven focussing on seasonal ingredients and fine flavours.
Good to know Limited seats. Book by 20 July 2024
Cost R850
R350 (children over 5)
Date 27 July 2024
Time 4pm – 8.30pm
Where Hasher Family Estate, Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus
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The Ugly Noo Noo at The Baxter

This Weekend Cape Town Ugly Noo Noo

It’s been called a masterpiece of comic physical performance, and a show that has changed the face of South Africa theatre. Since Andrew Buckland first wrote and performed his one-man show in 1988 it has garnered national and international awards. Basically the story of a man’s encounter with a Parktown Prawn, it’s a sharply satirical commentary and comic exploration of life that will have you howling with laughter all the way.
Good to know No under 12s
Cost R170
R150 (students + senior citizens)
Dates 23 – 31 July 2024
Time 7.30pm
Where 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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Time of publication: 16 July 2024

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