As summer draws to a long, drawn out close, Cape Town has to, in its usual dramatic fashion, bid it a celebratory goodbye. If you are anything like us, we are in solid denial of the long hot days coming to an end. So, while the beach parties are starting to come to an end, and long days on the beach are starting to get shortened, we thought we would check out what is happening in Cape Town. If you are looking for something to see out the end of summer, we have this week’s activities right here!
Pack your feather boa and book your tickets; this outrageously fabulous musical is hitting Cape Town shores. With over 500 colourful outfits, 250 outlandish headdresses and a ten-meter bus, you certainly will not be disappointed. Tickets range from R200 to R500, depending on how close you want to be to the toe-tapping action. The show runs from 28 March – 23 April 2017.
Impi Challenge – Coetzenberg Sports Complex, Stellenbosch
Pack your sneakers, pull on your least favourite tee and hit the Winelands for a day of hard work. And by that, we don’t mean a day of intense wine-tasting. This is a day filled with mud, obstacles and a lot of running. So if you are looking to show Cape Town what you are made of, choose your race and get ready to get dirty. It takes place on 8 April 2017 and costs vary depending on which race you choose.
This heart-warming classic will be shown on the big screen at Hillcrest on Tuesday 4 April. Pack a picnic basket, a blanket and drag a loved one to go and snuggle under the start to this Spielberg flick. Who can resist the tiny Drew Barrymore and the unforgettable “ET phone home” line. Ticket prices start at R79 but R159 will get you a blanket, chair, snacks and a drink. The movie starts at 7.45pm.
The glitz and glam of the film and art industry will ooze into Cape Town for the third year in a row. Beautiful people, decadent outfits and all of the glam of the industry will be showcased in various events ver the 7th and 8th April 2017. The event comprises of various workshops as well as shows, so make sure to start planning your outfits now! Keep an eye on social media for venue and event announcements.
If Whisky is your first love, make sure not to miss this celebration of the golden beverage. With over 150 different types to try, you will be spoilt for choice. From the barrel-fermented American bourbon, to the Scottish peat and the Irish mother’s milk, the options are endless. Tickets are R200 and include 16 whisky tasting vouchers, a bottle of Consol Still Water, a glass and an SA Whisky Handbook on exit valued at R75. The festivl runs from Thursday 6 April to Saturday 8 April 2017 and doors open at 6pm.
Pinot Noir Festival – Vineyard Hotel
Join one of the most beautiful hotels in the Sothern Suburbs for an afternoon filled with the Burgundian varietal. Sunday 9 April will bring together some of the most well-known estates in the Cape for an afternoon of tasting and breath-taking views. If a red wine rich in cranberry, cherry and raspberry, is your thing, this is definitely something you cannot miss! Tickets are R190 for the red wine journey, light music and canapes! The festival will take place between 2pm- 5pm.
Where else in the world can you see two international bands, together with three local bands for under R300? Only in Cape Town! Get down to Green Point Cricket Ground on Family Day to catch some top names in the music industry. Australian rockers Temper Trap, known for their hit, “Sweet Disposition” will be headlining. The organisers have also just confirmed Kaki King from the US as one of the acts. Also taking to the stage will be Jeremy Loops, Francios van Coke and Michael Mole. Don’t miss out on 17 April, the show starts at 10:00am.