7 Fantastic things to do in Cape Town this weekend


Our pick of seven of the best events and things to do in Cape Town from Friday, 27 November to Sunday, 29 November 2015. 

Pick any weekend of the year in Cape Town and you’re bound to find a host of events planned throughout our hip and happening city. From exploring recovered artifacts from the world’s most famous ship and motorbiking with teddy bears for a good cause to jamming with local and international music legends and watching surfing films promoting ocean conservation – there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Nightlife pick of the weekend: Synergy Live
Kicking off from Friday, 27 November 2015 to Sunday, 29 November 2015, the legendary annual Synergy Live will take place at the Theewaterskloof Dam. Featuring over 70 international and local acts, this year’s weekend-long music affair will include the likes of Crystal Castles, Flux Pavilion, Jeremy Loops and Haezer, to name but a few. Read more here on what to expect at Synergy Live 2015.

2. La Paris Festival in the Valley
Hosted on the lush lawns of the La Paris Estate, the second Festival in the Valley will take place from Friday, 27 November to Sunday, 29 November 2015. In addition to sipping and swirling some of the region’s award-winning wines, there will also be an array of kid-friendly activities on offer, as well as an impressive assortment of market and festive food stalls. Enjoy!

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3. Cape Town Charity Toy Run
On Sunday, 29 November 2015 the annual Toy Run – a motorcycling charity event that sees dozens of bikers collect teddies and toys to give to children in disadvantage communities – will snarl though the streets of the Mother City. With the Cape Town leg starting at GrandWest Casino, as well as at Tokai Shopping Centre, riders will carry their donations to the William Herbert Sport Ground on Rosmead Avenue in Wynberg. To find out more, click through to Cape Town Charity Toy Run.

4. Goldfish Submerged Sundays at Shimmy Beach Club
Join local DJ duo, Goldfish every Sunday from 29 November 2015 until the end of January 2016 at the V&A Waterfront’s Shimmy Beach Club for their Submerged Sundays sessions. Tickets are available via AfterHours.Nutickets.co.za and start at R100p/p for general access tickets and R250p/p for VIP access. Festivities kick off at 3pm.

5. Cape Town Festival of Beer
Attention all malt and hops lovers! The Cape Town Festival of Beer is taking place at Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point from Friday, 27 to Sunday, 29 November 2015. Dubbed as the largest beer fest in the Southern Hemisphere and featuring more than 200 brews from over 60 local and international breweries, this is one event you do not want to miss out on!

6. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Re-live the terror, tragedy and opulence of the Titanic through incredible artifacts recovered from the ocean floor. Found after over 70 years of lying undisturbed, an extensive recovery operation has retrieved over 5500 objects from the world’s most famous vessel, many of which will be on display at the Watershed exhibition at the V&A Waterfront. Delighting millions of people across the world, the acclaimed exhibit is now in the Mother City and open seven days a week. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will be on until March 2016, and offers discounted rates for school outings, along with award-winning curriculums for teachers to download. Immerse yourself in the stories of the people on board the calamitous craft, through objects like jewellery, ceramics, perfume bottles and letters and postcards.

7. Wavescape Surf Film Festival
Bringing surfing culture highlights to the Mother City, the annual Wavescape Surf Film Festival will take place from Monday, 23 November to Sunday, 13 December 2015. Showcasing an array of short- and feature-length films, art exhibitions and seminars promoting ocean conservation, the film fest will hit the big screen at various venues throughout our pretty city. For more information, click through to Wavescape Surf Film Festival.

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