Things To Do In April In Cape Town

Whether you’re eager to ignite your thrill-seeking spirit and free your adventurous side, simply kick back and relax, explore the city’s creative flair and culinary excellence, discover all of its natural surroundings, landmarks, and hidden gems, you will undoubtedly be spoilt for choice.

With a plethora of things to do, see, and experience, there is something for absolutely everyone.

Here are some of the top things to do in April in Cape Town 2023.

**Note: This blog was last updated on 11/04/2023 | Keep checking the page for more exciting April event updates!


April Events In Cape Town


#The Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Photo credit: The Galileo Open Air Cinema

At The Galileo, when the sun sets the stars really come out…

Known as Cape Town’s first and finest outdoor movie experience, a visit to The Galileo Open Air Cinema should be on everyone’s Cape Town bucket-list. In Cape Town, the wildly popular and iconic The Galileo Open Air Cinema is synonymous with summertime bliss, as it brings movie magic to majestic venues across Cape Town throughout the vibrant Mother City summer season.

The Galileo invites both the young and young at heart to enjoy a memorable and magical outdoor movie experience underneath a canopy of stars. Here is just some of what you can expect from the renowned The Galileo Open Air Cinema.

Experience One Of Cape Town’s Top Attractions

The Galileo Open Air Cinema is back from October 2022 to April 2023. Screening a variety of new, family favourites and cult classic films at some of Cape Town’s most magnificent venues.


October 2022 – April 2023


Find The Galileo at Kirstenbosch Gardens | Century City | Winelands | Many More…


Enjoy a pre-movie picnic from the mini-market. Mouth-watering pizzas, juicy burgers, tasty wraps, delicious popcorn & other yummy snacks will be on offer. Vegetarian & Halal options are also available. With gourmet coffee, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages sold at all venues

What’s Happening At The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Upcoming Movie ScheduleOctober 2022 – April 2023

Date Day Movie Genre Venue Doors Open Movie Starts
12/04/2023 Wednesday Marry Me Romantic Comedy Drama Kirstenbosch Garden 18h00 19h30
13/04/2023 Thursday The Batman Action Drama Crime Kirstenbosch Garden 18h00 19h30
14/04/2023 Friday Reel Rock 17 Adventure Kirstenbosch Garden 18h00 19h30
15/04/2023 Saturday Grease Musical/Dance Rhebokskloof Wine Estate 17h00 19h30
19/04/2023 Wednesday The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring Action Drama Adventure Kirstenbosch Garden 18h00 19h30
20/04/2023 Thursday Bullet Train Action Comedy Thriller Kirstenbosch Garden 18h00 19h30
21/04/2023 Friday Cruella Adventure Comedy Crime Central Park 18h00 19h30
22/04/2023 Saturday The Vow Romantic Drama Vredenheim, Hudson’s 17h00 19h30
25/04/2023 Tuesday Footloose (1984) Musical/Dance Kirstenbosch Garden 18h00 19h30
26/04/2023 Wednesday Breakfast At Tiffanys Romantic Comedy Drama Kirstenbosch Garden 18h00 19h30
29/04/2023 Saturday Mamma Mia! Romantic Comedy Musical Lourensford Wine Estate 17h00 19h30
30/04/2023 Sunday The Incredibles (2004) Animation Adventure Drama Kirstenbosch Garden 18h00 19h30

The Galileo Open Air Cinema Ticket Prices

Standard Online Pricing


R129 p/p

*Movie entry


R149 p/p

*Movie entry



R150 p/p

*Movie entry




R120 p/p

*Movie entry




R220 p/p

*Movie entry

*Reserved Premium Seating



*Drink, Chocolate & Popcorn


R380 p/p

*Movie entry

*Front Row Seating



*2 x Popcorn, 2 x Smarties & 2 x Fruit Pastilles


R1750 for 2 ppl

*Movie entry

*Reserved Premium Seating



*2 x Popcorn, 2 x Smarties & 2 x Fruit Pastilles

*Snack Platter For Two & Bottle Of Wine

*Luxurious Decor: Plush Pillows, Blankets and Hot Water Bottle For The Evening

Special Shows


R200 p/p

*Movie entry

*Themed Decor






R250 p/p

*Movie entry

*Themed Decor

*Candy Cane



*Christmas Hat


R275 p/p

*Movie entry

*Themed Decor

*Live Music with Ezra




*Welcome Drink


R175 p/p

*Movie entry

*Themed Decor




*Easter Egg


  • Doors open at 6pm on Weekdays and 5pm on Saturdays Winelands shows. Come early to reserve the best spot on the lawn in front of the screen and to enjoy some of the delicious food and drinks on sale at our local artisanal food market.
  • Movie starts between 7:30pm and 8:30pm. Start times vary depending on the time that the sun sets. Click here for details.
  • Gates will be closed 15 minutes after the start of the movie

Ticket Sales

  • If tickets are not sold-out online, tickets can be purchased at the door from R140 for a standard ticket (excluding Special Shows, which have a different price range). Chairs and blankets can be rented on location too, for R20 and R10 respectively and cash only.
  • All tickets are sold through
  • Ticket sales are final, non-refundable, and non-transferable to another night. Tickets can, however, be given to anyone to use and no name change is required.
  • No persons will be allowed entry without a Webtickets (printed or digital) ticket. No unredeemed gift vouchers or any other unredeemed vouchers will be allowed at the door.
  • Refunds or exchanges will not be made for inadvertently booking the wrong show. Please check your booking carefully before paying.
  • Shows with less than 10% ticket sales may be cancelled by the organisers up to 24 hours in advance.
  • Movies and venues are subject to change.

Rain or Strong Wind

  • Light drizzle and tolerable wind will not cancel the event, so please come prepared.
  • If a movie is cancelled the day before or on the day of the event before doors open, we will inform the registered Webtickets account holder via email and SMS. Communication will be sent to the email address and cell phone number used to make the Webtickets booking. You will then have the option of choosing another movie on another date valid for the same season (ends 29 April 2023) or receive a refund. Please note that no exchanges/refunds will be given after 7 days from the cancellation date for any reason whatsoever.
  • If a movie is cancelled after the doors have opened, you will have the option of choosing another movie on another date valid for the same season (ends 29 April 2023) or receive a refund. The registered Webtickets account holder will receive an email the following working day with instructions in this regard. Please note that no exchanges will be given after 7 days from the cancellation date for any reason whatsoever.
  • If a movie has played for longer than half its length and we are forced to cancel, no exchanges will be given.


  • The Galileo Picnic season runs from October to April every summer.
  • Tickets for the whole season are available online from September.
  • Tickets are limited, so book to avoid disappointment.
  • If a show is sold out, no tickets will be available at the door.


  • No chairs or backrests are allowed to be brought into any of our venues.
  • No alcohol of any kind is allowed at any of the shows at Wine Estates, Central Park, Century City and Six Gun Grill Newlands Cricket Stadium. Bags will be checked at the door.
  • No pets allowed at any of our screenings.
  • No smoking, including electronic cigarettes/vapes, is allowed anywhere except at the designated smoking area.
  • It is a criminal offence to remove any Galileo property from the premises, including blankets, backrests, VIP tables, decor, games, or any other equipment. Offenders will be prosecuted.

The Galileo Picnic

The Galileo Open Air Cinema - Galileo Picnic

Nothing signals the arrival of summer quite like The Galileo Open Air Cinema, Cape Town’s first and finest outdoor movie experience. The recipe is beautifully simple; great movies, a festive atmosphere and a food market of local gourmet goodness served ‘al fresco’ under a canopy of stars.

This season The Galileo will be proudly sponsored by Santam and will kick off on the 31st of October 2022 with their iconic Halloween screening. The Galileo’s eleventh season of outdoor movie magic will run until the 29th of April 2023 and will feature rom coms, cult classics, family favourites and ‘Golden Oldies’ – ensuring all tastes are catered to.

This season, Galileo guests will be thrilled to hear that weekly shows will be screened at the beloved ‘Kirstenbosch Garden’, select Fridays hosted at Century City’s ‘Central Park’ and a brand new venue, the iconic ‘Six Gun Grill Newlands Cricket Stadium’ for selected Sundays. Perfectly primed for weekend Winelands adventures, the rotating wine estate venues remain firmly in place for Saturday screenings, showcasing the beautiful backdrops of Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Paarl and Franschhoek.

The Galileo is the ideal setting for an evening with family, friends, work socials, date nights and birthday celebrations. Better yet, this season all are encouraged to come for FREE during their birthday week (excluding special shows). Pensioners are also catered to, with special savings to ensure there’s no reason to stay home this summer.

Couples seeking something extra special can look out for the newly-launched VVIP ticket that ensures the best seats in the house, luxurious décor, a bespoke picnic platter for two, a snack combo and a bottle of wine.

Outdoor Picnic & Delicious Food

The Galileo Open Air Cinema - Galileo Picnic

In addition to an unforgettable outdoor screening under the Cape Town night sky, movie-goers can enjoy their very own pre-movie picnic. You can either choose to pack your own picnic basket filled with all of your favourite things to eat and drink or enjoy a variety of classic movie-worthy snacks and delicious food from various local artisanal food vendors. Or why not enjoy a combination of the two? It’s completely up to you – Your Galileo picnic feast, your choice! From mouth-watering pizzas, tasty wraps, delicious popcorn, sensational Shwarmas and Turkish Delight, gourmet coffee and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages, The Galileo Picnic’s artisanal mini-market has something of everything! To ensure everyone is fully catered for, there will be a selection of Halaal, vegan, and vegetarian options available.

The Galileo Open Air Cinema - Galileo Picnic Artisanal Food Market

If your Galileo Picnic screening is taking place at one of Cape Town’s beautiful Wine Estates, you can choose to pair a delectable pre-ordered picnic with your wonderful wine estate movie under the stars. All you need to do is contact the Wine Estate directly before attending your Galileo screening to view their picnic menu, and order your delicious picnic for an extra romantic, no-fuss touch. It’s as easy as that!

The Galileo Picnic Festivities & Fun for all

The Galileo Open Air Cinema - The Galileo Picnic

To add an extra touch of fun and excitement to The Galileo Picnic festivities, a variety of giant lawn games will be set up to be enjoyed by both the young and young at heart before the start of the movie at sunset. This is not only tons of fun for the kids, but a fantastic family bonding experience – making for a truly memorable evening!

Stunning Venues & Beautiful Backdrops

The Galileo Open Air Cinema - Galileo Picnic

A unique and incredible experience such as the renowned Galileo Picnic requires an equally incredible setting and location to match, and you better believe that The Galileo does not disappoint. The Galileo Picnic takes place at a variety of picturesque locations, including the famous Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and a string of sensational wine estates across the winelands.

An Unforgettable Not-To-Be Missed Experience

The Galileo Open Air Cinema - The Galileo Picnic

The Galileo Picnic is the perfect opportunity for friends and family to get together for an enjoyable and memorable evening of movie magic under the Mother City moonlight, delicious food, fun, laughter, and incredible memories made in some of the most magnificent locations in and around Cape Town.

Tickets start from R129pp, doors open at 6pm on weekdays, 5pm on Saturdays, and the movie starts after sunset. Arrive early, find your spot on the luscious lawns and enjoy an evening of artisanal food, drinks, games, lively music and an overall great vibe.

Contact details & Information

071 471 8728 | General: [email protected] | Marketing: [email protected] | Media: [email protected] | Rentals: [email protected]

Visit the Galileo Open Air Cinema’s website to stay up to date on all upcoming movies, schedules, venues, updates, exciting announcements, or to book your tickets.

For more information on The Galileo Open Air Cinema’s terms & conditions regarding movie screening times, ticket sales, weather, availability, and restrictions – visit their website.

#Enjoy a sensational signature cocktail at fable cocktail bar

“can cocktails tell stories? ours can!” – fable cocktail bar.

fable cocktail bar cape town

Photo credit: fable cocktail bar

Eager to do something enthralling and exciting this weekend? Why not indulge in some sensational signature cocktails at fable cocktail bar? Situated in the heart of Cape Town, on the corner of two of the inner-city’s trendiest streets – Bree Street & Wale Street – this high energy, bold, vibrant, and unprecedented Experiential Cocktail Bar is EVERYTHING you’re looking for on a night out in the Mother City. Whether it’s a spontaneous night-time rendezvous with your girls, a sensual evening spent with your partner, or an unforgettable night filled with fun and fabulous shenanigans with friends – fable will definitely not disappoint!

Let loose & revel in an unforgettable night at fable…

fable cocktail bar cape town

fable cocktail bar

From a vast selection of salacious and beyond unique cocktails you’ve never seen or tasted before (and never will again), accompanied by world class DJs & lively music (from Thursdays to Saturdays), paired with an infectious & invigorating energy and vibe, great atmosphere, sweet and swift service, and wildly talented and extremely entertaining mixologists, the cool and captivating fable cocktail bar will not only entice your taste buds (in more ways than one), but steal your wild cocktail-loving heart, seduce your curious and wandering mind, and have you loving every single second of experiencing and exploring absolutely everything this magical and mystical Cape Town cocktail gem has to offer.

Its all about the story & the fable of course…

If you thought this innovative forwarding-thinking Cape Town Cocktail Bar couldn’t possibly get any more enticing – think again!

fable cocktail bar cape town

fable cocktail bar

Not only does fable strive to serve and create the unimaginable when it comes to their cocktails, but aims to tell interesting and fascinating local stories through their series of imaginative signature cocktails where every single drink on their menu is based on a different fable.

Each signature fabled cocktail is a distinctive and exclusive creation that is the true embodiment and celebration of their collection of local fables. Developed alongside the fables, each fabled cocktail is a one-of-a-kind creation that went through countless iterations before being perfected. Like the fable it is based on, each drink unfolds in four parts over four seasons, evolving alongside Mother Nature’s four seasonal changes. This means you can always expect something new and different as the seasons change.

Taking it a step further, with every new iteration and seasonal change comes thrilling new concepts, flavours, and a creative daring complexity, adding even more depth to the original fable cocktail you once knew – forever keeping you guessing, hinting at what’s to come, and always, ALWAYS, leaving you wanting more!

“the ultimate expression of our vision – our cocktails tell stories” – fable.

**fable embodies something so unique and alluring – something you won’t find anywhere else in Cape Town or the world for that matter. This not only sets them apart, but puts them in a league of their own, undoubtedly making fable a must-visit, not-to-be-missed Cocktail Bar that should be on everyone’s Cape Town cocktail bucket list!**

fable’s cocktail list is a wonderful journey through history and fantasy alike, with each drink tying the story together. Take the Watcher of the South for example, which is all about earth warrior Umlindi Wemingizimu, represented by Scotch single malt, vanilla, citrus, aromatic bitters, and spiced pumpkin. If the beer-and-brandy-in-the-same-cocktail (Watcher of The South) doesn’t hook you, then perhaps fable’s number-one seller, The Kronendal Lovers (which accounts for half of fable’s cocktail orders), invariably will. As you may expect, all of the fable’s cocktails are inventively and creatively presented, such as the iconic Flying Dutchman in its spray paint can, and illustrations for each feature both in the menu and as murals in the bar, celebrating all fable cocktails and the fable they embody and tell.

Beer, Wine & Bubbly…

fable cocktail bar cape town

fable cocktail bar

For those who aren’t head-over-heels cocktail lovers at heart, fable has you covered with a vast selection of beer, wine, and bubbly options to choose from. However, as with all things fable, you better believe that their wines, beers, and bubbly are never just wines, beers. and bubbly. We’ve had enough of them all to know that, and to discern the difference between the good, the bad, the ugly, and everything in between. fable has personally tested and approved each option on their menu and ensured that there’s something for every palate, occasion, and celebration – from the classics and favourites to a few ‘special occasion’ choices, as well as one or two wildcards just for fun – fable has it all!

When the hunger kicks in…

fable cocktail bar cape town

fable cocktail bar

If at any point the liquor has brought on a hunger or craving for something delicious, there’s a small selection of seriously enticing comfort food, cheekily curated to match your party state-of-mind. Think grilled cheese on brioche with bitters-infused butter; chicken wings sticky with a sake glaze; a vegan burger made with a Beyond Meat patty that’s hard to distinguish from their juicy Cadillac burger. You might just want to put down your drink for a moment as you tuck in; no one will judge if you don’t, though.

Its all about the fable fun…

fable cocktail bar cape town

fable cocktail bar

You don’t only come to fable to drink though, oh no! You come for the vibe – and what a vibe it is indeed! Intentionally sought to provide an alternative to the rather stiff service and staid atmosphere which typically pervades most of South Africa’s great cocktail venues, fable carves a space for a younger, more upbeat crowd to experience ALL the flavours on offer. And so, like Cinderella in that well-known fairytale, when the DJ ramps up the beats later in the evening, the bar’s atmosphere goes into hyperdrive, pulses quickening as punters pivot from cocktails to vodka-Red Bulls and Jagerbombs. A serious buzz ensues.

Its therefore safe to say that people are drawn to fable not only because of their innovative cocktails which continues to push the envelope in terms of flavors and the pizzazz with which they’re created, crafted, and served, but for the entire fable experience – not to mention the spirited night out it holds in store – an exhilarating story waiting to unfold. And, like every great tale, it’s layered, multidimensional, and full of surprises – exactly the way it should be!

A fable special…

**Happy hour special: 2-for-1 on specially selected drinks | 5pm – 7pm on weekdays and 4pm – 7pm on weekends


#Enjoy a delicious meal or sunset drinks at Bobo’s

Bobo’s Brasserie - Top Things To Do April in Cape Town

Photo credit: Bobo’s Brasserie

Boasting one of the best views of Mouille Point Beach, Bobo’s Brasserie is a must-visit spot for those looking to enjoy a delicious meal and a few drinks with a beautiful backdrop. To take Bobo’s Brasserie’s view to the next level, the remains of the shipwrecked RMS Athens can be seen sticking out of the ocean from this cool Cape Town restaurant.

Its stunning sea-side location, amazing ocean view, laid-back vibe, extensive wine and drinks list and jam-packed menu, catering to every taste bud, makes Bobo’s Brasserie the ideal Cape Town restaurant to enjoy good food, good company, and a great view.

  • Location: Mouille Point, Two Oceans Beach, Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town
  • Contact details: 021 439 9027 | [email protected] |
  • Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 11pm

#Sunset Jive Bunnies Party | Meklbosstrand Beach | Secret Sunrise

  • When: Saturday, 1 April 2023
  • Event by: Secret Sunrise Cape Town
  • Where: Melkbosstrand Beach (opposite Damhuis restaurant)
  • Time: 18:00pm – 19:00pm (Please arrive at 17:30pm to receive your headsets)
  • Contact details: [email protected]
  • Age restriction: Family friendly
  • Theme: Sunset Jive Bunnies Party
  • Dress code: Dress up is always encouraged
  • Tickets: Click here to get your tickets / tickets
  • What to bring: Colorful layers of clothing and water bottle

Entrance Fee:

  • R150 General
  • R50 kiddies (under 12)
  • *Additional #ShareTheJoy Donations which go towards The UP are welcomed and deeply appreciated.

Click here for more details and information on the Immersion Series | Camps Bay | Secret Sunrise event or visit the Secret Sunrise website.

#LEAPS Paddle for the Paw 2023

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend

Photo credit:LEAPS

  • When: Saturday, 1 April 2023
  • Event byLEAPS
  • Where: SUP Cape Town | Battery Park, Alfred Road, V&A Waterfront
  • Time: 9:30am
  • Cost: Only R200 p/p
  • Contact details / Registration: You are welcome to pre-register by emailing Kat at [email protected] otherwise see you at 9:30 this Saturday for registration
  • **Note: TONS OF PAW-SOME PRIZES UP FOR GRABS | Bring a donation of pet food for and receive 1 free raffle ticket entry


What is our motto for our upcoming Paddle for the Paw fundraiser? FUN, FUN, and more FUN. It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned stand-up paddler or if you’ve never paddled before; we are catering for everyone.

We could all do with a day out where you can just relax and have a good laugh. Well, that is exactly what we have on offer, so pack up the family, and come and join us on Saturday, 1 April, 2023!

If you don’t have a board, one will be provided for you, included in the price of the ticket. Socialised dogs are welcome!

You are welcome to pre-register by emailing Kat at [email protected] otherwise see you at 9:30 this Saturday for registration.

**All details are in the above flyer. As always our prizes are PHENOMENAL – huge thanks to all of our amazing sponsors who have climbed on board to date.


  • Please ensure that you mail Kat the POP for your EFT and use the ref: P4P and your email so we can track it.

#Mommy & Me Market

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend

Photo credit:Mommy & Me Expo

  • When: 1 April – 2 April 2023
  • Event byMommy & Me ExpoDonato Events and Klein Joostenberg
  • Where: Klein Joostenberg | Klein Joostenberg Events Venue in Stellenbosch
  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Contact details: For further information about the event, please feel free to contact:
    Donato Events: Desiree Kleynhans: 076 406 4020 | [email protected] | [email protected]
  • Ticket cost: R50 p/adult | Kids under 12 FREE
  • Tickets: Tickets available at the doors or on Webtickets | Click here to get your ticket / tickets via Webtickets

Join us once again for the exciting Mommy & Me Pregnancy, Baby and Toddler Market. We cannot wait to meet all the new & expecting mommies!

**Find unique and Creative products / services – Everything for bump, baby and you:**

  • Baby care products
  • Bags
  • Covers/ Blankets and wraps
  • Breastfeeding products
  • Medical
  • Nursery Linen & Décor
  • Nursery Furniture
  • Baby Food
  • Toys & Educational Toys
  • Baby & Toddler Clothing & Accessories
  • Maternity Clothes
  • Prams / Strollers
  • and lots more!!

In addition to the vast and wonderful variety of products / services available, make sure you take some time to sit back and relax while enjoying a delicious breakfast or lunch at the Bistro or at the restaurant area at the market before or after shopping for your little one. See you there & make sure to invite all your friends & family!


  • Changing and breastfeeding areas will be available
  • There will be AMAZING competitions taking place over this incredible 2-day event
  • Please follow them on Instagram and follow and like them on Facebook for all information and updates regarding their competitions and give-aways
  • Don’t forget to enter to win the big hamper at the market | Your entry ticket allows for one entry, for more entries – extra R20.00 per entry

#A Fun Easter Scramble Scavenger Hunt at Willowbridge Shopping Centre

Things To Do On Easter In Cape Town 2023

Photo credit: Willowbridge

  • Where: Willowbridge Shopping Centre (opposite Pick n Pay), 39 Carl Cronje Dr, Tyger Valley, Cape Town
  • When: 1 to 10 April 2023 (Closed 7 April 2023)
  • Time: 11am – pm
  • Cost: Spend R200 or more at any store located at Willowbridge Shopping Centre to participate. Proof of purchase is required on entry.
  • Contac details: 021 914 7218
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website:
  • Instagram: @willowbridge.centre
  • **Extra: Click here for more information on this fun & thrilling Easter Egg Hunt event

Willowbridge Shopping Centre in Tyger Valley is running an exciting Easter Scramble Scavenger Hunt at their jungle-themed activation in the mall from 1 to 10 April. Let the little ones rev up their adventure with a thrilling Easter Egg Hunt, and unlock the door to sweet treats.

How it works

The Easter Egg Hunt is open to kids up to 12 years, and children under 2 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Entry tickets give kids access to the space. Spend R200 or more at any of the stores at Willowbridge Shopping Centre and hand your receipt in at the Activation which is located opposite Pick ‘n Pay. Note that one entry ticket per receipt, not one entry per R200 spent. VIP Parking Card Holders receive complimentary entry tickets.

Kids will love the thrill of scrambling and finding up to ten Easter Eggs of different sizes in just one minute. Beyond the hunting madness, face painting is also available in the jungle space. Do keep in mind that the Easter Eggs are produced in a factory that may have traces of nuts.

#Great Family-Friendly Food & Drink Experiences this Easter at Mount Nelson Hotel | Easter at The Nellie

  • Where: Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, 6 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town
  • When: From 7 to 9 April. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 4pm
  • Contact details: 021 483 1000 | [email protected]

The renowned Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has a variety of fun and thrilling things to this Easter in Cape Town both for the young and young at heart – Which means the whole family can join in on the Easter weekend festivities! Spend the long weekend savouring gourmet gastronomy, live music, and a thrilling Easter Egg Hunt at Cape Town’s most iconic hotel.

Their legendary Afternoon Tea is available all weekend, along with special Easter picnics and a seasonal Sunday Jazz Brunch for the whole family to enjoy.

Here are some of the amazing activities and incredible experiences hosted by the Mount Nelson Hotel this Easter weekend.

A Bumper Games & Activity line-up for the little ones

  • When: From 7 to 9 April | Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1pm and 4pm

This Easter weekend, the expansive gardens at Mount Nelson are open for kids to go down the rabbit hole and take up a wonderful line-up of fun and unique play sessions and activities. All sessions are supervised.

Younger kids can try and find some of the many Easter egg surprises that are hidden in the garden area for take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

A Child-friendly High Tea with cakes & confectionary

  • When: Wednesday, 22 April 2023 – Sunday, 9 April 2023, 12pm & 3pm
  • Cost: R425 per adult | R300 per child (ages 4 to 11)
  • 021 483 1000 | [email protected]

High tea at Mount Nelson hotel is a classic Cape Town institution. After all, who can say no to a sumptuous selection of sumptuous cakes, pastries, and sandwiches served at one of the city’s iconic destinations?

Their high tea celebrates a wide range of teas, curated by their tea sommelier, Craig Cupido while celebrated pâtissier, Vicky Gurovich packs a range flavours into the finger sandwiches and snacks.

For Easter, the hotel is doing a special basket alongside the usual high tea filled with homemade Hot Cross Buns, freshly baked Madeleines flavoured with spiced honey, and classic scones served with fresh cream and jam. Booking is essential for high tea and there are two seating times.

A Garden Picnic with everything taken care of

  • When: Wednesday, 22 April 2023 – Sunday, 9 April 2023, 12pm & 3pm
  • Cost: R425 per adult and R300 per child (ages 4 to 11)
  • Contact details: 021 483 1000 | [email protected]

Take in the last few balmy days of summer with a garden picnic experience. The team takes all the hassle out of planning while setting up your spot elegantly with a picnic blanket, pillows, and baskets already set up on your spot, ready for you to arrive, sit back, and unwind.

Dine on from a variety of treats including a charcuterie selection, chicken liver parfait, locally-made cheese with preserves, strawberries and cream petit fours, and more. And for an Easter feel, Hot Cross Buns are added to your basket.

Kiddos get their own picnic basket packed with easygoing treats such as chicken mayo crepes, cucumber and carrot sticks with hummus, and roast beef sandwiches among others to keep the energy going. Sweets come in the form of caramel popcorn, strawberry chocolate s’mores, speckled eggs, and much more.

A jazzy Easter Sunday brunch with all the special trimmings

  • Where: 76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town
  • When: Every Sunday, 11.30am to 3pm
  • Cost: R525 per adult | R325 per child | Additional R225pp for unlimited bubbly
  • 021 483 1000 | [email protected]

Mount Nelson’s Jazzy Sunday Brunch continues to build up a rep for its buffet offering with an elegant edge. Table service will give you a run-down of what’s on offer while a live jazz band carries you into a carefree Sunday mood. Start off with a glass of welcoming bubbly and oysters before browsing the salad, sushi, charcuterie, and mezze to make your own gourmet platter. For mains, take your pick from the hearty curries and casseroles or make a beeline for the freshly roasted carvery options.

Those with a sweet tooth will love what’s on the cards for desserts. The classics are covered with mille-feuille, granadilla pavlova, and chocolate mousse to name a few.

And they’ve added a hot cross bread and butter pudding. Oh, and did we mention they’ve got a dedicated station for crepes, waffles, or comforting flapjacks? The menu also offers an option for unlimited bubbly to keep the weekend feels flowing. This is one that you definitely have to book in advance.

#Easter at the One&Only Cape Town

Things To Do On Easter In Cape Town 2023

Photo credit: One&Only Cape Town

The iconic One&Only Cape Town is hosting an array of fabulous experiences and events to be enjoyed by locals and tourist alike this Easter in Cape Town. One&Only Cape Town transforms into a chic Easter destination, with elegant events paired with seasonal treats including hot cross buns and a fabulous high tea.


Things To Do On Easter In Cape Town 2023

Photo credit: One&Only Cape Town

  • Where: Vista Bar & Lounge, One&Only Cape Town | Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
  • When: 7 – 10 April 2023
  • Time: 2pm – 5pm
  • Cost: R 595 per person
  • Enquiries / Reservations / Contact details: Reservations are recommended for our Easter events | Our programme is subject to change without prior notice | For enquiries, please email [email protected]

The One&Only’s traditional Easter Afternoon Tea takes on an Haute Couture theme this year, with bubbles on arrival, delicate sandwiches and sweets, a live pianist, and a roving magician. What more could you ask for in an Easter celebration.


Things To Do On Easter In Cape Town 2023

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  • Where: Ochre, One&Only Cape Town | Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
  • When: 7 – 10 April 2023
  • Time: 6:30am – 11am
  • Cost: Included in room rates | Reserved for in-house guests only
  • Enquiries / Reservations / Contact details: Reservations are recommended for our Easter events | Our programme is subject to change without prior notice | For enquiries, please email [email protected]

Wake up to Easter-themed sweet and savoury treats, an Easter kids’ buffet, hot cross buns and a breakfast take on bunny chow, a popular dish of spicy lamb sausage and beans inspired by Durban’s South African Indian community.


Things To Do On Easter In Cape Town 2023

Photo credit: One&Only Cape Town

  • When: Daily
  • Where: One&Only Cape Town | Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Time: 10am – 7pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Enquiries / Reservations / Contact details: Reservations are recommended for our Easter events | Our programme is subject to change without prior notice | For enquiries, please email [email protected]

Little ones will love absolutely love One&Only’s range of awesome Easter activities at KidsOnly, with fun-filled Easter egg hunts, arts and crafts, and plenty of exciting games every day over the holidays, including a chance to find the Easter Bunny.


Things To Do On Easter In Cape Town 2023

Photo credit: One&Only Cape Town

  • Where: Pool Deck, One&Only Cape Town | Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
  • When: 7 – 10 April 2023
  • Time: 8am – 8:30am
  • Cost: Complimentary for in-house guests
  • Enquiries / Reservations / Contact details: Reservations are recommended for our Easter events | Our programme is subject to change without prior notice | For enquiries, please email [email protected]

Start your Easter weekend at the One&Only by joining Ingrid, their resident yoga instructor, for sun salutations at dawn by their lagoon-style infinity pool, surrounded by swaying palm trees and stylish private cabanas.


Things To Do On Easter In Cape Town 2023

Photo credit: One&Only Cape Town

  • Where: Wine Studio, One&Only Cape Town | Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
  • When: 7–10 April 2023
  • Time: 4pm – 6pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Enquiries / Reservations / Contact details: Reservations are recommended for our Easter events | Our programme is subject to change without prior notice | For enquiries, please email [email protected]

Discover Cap Classique, a South African sparkling wine made in the same manner as Champagne, at an amazing afternoon tasting with their Head Sommelier, Luvo Ntezo.


Things To Do On Easter In Cape Town 2023

Photo credit: One&Only Cape Town

  • Where: Isola Piccola, One&Only Cape Town | Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
  • When: 7–10 April 2023
  • Time: 12pm – 6pm
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Reservations are recommended for our Easter events | Our programme is subject to change without prior notice | For enquiries, please email [email protected]

Shake it up with an all-ages cocktail masterclass at One&Only Cape Town’s poolside eatery, Isola, where Head Mixologist Justin has designed Easter-themed cocktails and mocktails in celebration of the holiday.

#EASTER Hunt Extravaganza | 09 April 2023

Things To Do On Easter In Cape Town 2023

Photo credit: Cabo Beach Club

  • When: Sunday, 9 April 2023
  • Event by: Cabo Beach Club
  • Where: Cabo Beach Club | 12 S Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Time: 12pm
  • Cost: R100 per child older than three years
  • Bookings: Bookings via Dineplan | Click here to get your ticket / tickets / make your booking

“What a hoppy day for an egg hunt and Easter excitement.”

Join Cabo Beach Club for a fun-filled and thrilling day that will undoubtedly be enjoyed by the whole family. There will be a variety of entertainment and kiddies’ activities available to keep the kiddos happy, smiling, and loving life. This event is suitable for kids up to the age of 13 years old.


  • When: Sunday, 9 April 2023
  • Event by: 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa
  • Where: 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa | Victoria Street, Cape Town
  • Venue: Atlantic Terrace Marquee and Azure Restaurant
  • Time: 1pm
  • Cost: R 895 per person
  • Bookings: Bookings are essential | 021 437 9000 | [email protected]

This Easter, you can choose to enjoy a fabulous Easter Sunday dining experience at the renowned 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa Azure Restaurant or the highly-acclaimed The Atlantic Marquee, as you share and celebrate this special day with family and friends by indulging in an extraordinary Easter Buffet Lunch. You most definitely can’t go wrong with either choice!

Guests can expect a sensational seasonal menu (including a welcome drink), to suit everyone’s taste buds as well as an exciting Easter Egg Hunt for the kiddos!

#V&A Waterfront Kids Market – Easter Edition

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend

Photo credit: V&A Waterfront

  • When: Saturday, 8 April – Sunday, 9 April 2023
  • Event byV&A Waterfront
  • Where: Victoria Wharf Mall Cape Town
  • Time: 10am – 3pm

The V&A Kids Market is back and we’re looking for aspiring young entrepreneurs, who will bring their personality and their unique offerings. This is an opportunity for the young ones to sell their handmade products, while learning what it takes to run a profitable venture from a young age and have loads of fun doing it!

#Easter Run

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend

Photo credit:Cape Bike Travel

  • When: Saturday, 8 April 2023
  • Event by: Cape Bike Travel | 125 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town
  • Where: Cape Bike Travel
  • Time: 9am
  • Cost: R50
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets
  • **Note: Limited to 60 bikes

This is most definitely an Easter evet not to be missed!! It’s Easter time and Triumph Cape Town is ready to spread some real Easter cheer and joy all around!

Our mission is to deliver 60 Easter eggs to the children of the Residents’ neighborhood watch group at Cape Gateway International Church on Saturday, April 8th, 2023.

After meeting at 9am, we will take a scenic ride to Cape Gateway International Church, arriving around 11am. We’re looking forward to having fun at the event with the kids getting Easter eggs as well as everyone taking selfies with their bikes!

A free Triumph t-shirt will be given away to the most creative Easter-themed rider or bike! Participation rewards everyone with a Triumph Leather Key Ring.

The Easter eggs will be provided by Triumph Cape Town, so you don’t need to bring any additional sweets or gifts. Tickets are R50 each, limited to 60 bikes.


Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend

Photo credit: Silent Events SA

  • When: Saturday, 8 April 2023
  • Event bySilent Events SA
  • Where: Lagoon Beach Hotel & Spa, Lagoon Gate Drive, Milnerton, Cape Town
  • Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Cost: Adults: R150 | Kids (under 18): R80
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

Come join in the FAMILY FRIENDLY fun at the epic SILENT DISCO PARTY event being held at the LAGOON BEACH HOTEL, MILNERTON!

**Extra Note:

  • RESTAURANT on premises
  • No food or drink allowed to be brought in to the venue


  • Stay tuned for DJ announcements!!


  • Our special Silent Events headsets are provided for you at the event, included in the ticket price.
  • They only work with our Unique Transmitter System so need to be returned to us after the event.

#Clifton Fire Jam – April

Things to do in April in Cape Town

Photo credit: FireTribe

  • When: Friday, 14 April 2023
  • Event by:FireTribe
  • Where: Clifton 2nd Beach
  • Time: 6:30pm – 10pm
  • Contact details: 061 317 3280 | [email protected]

These Community Fire Jams usually happen once a month on Clifton 2nd Beach. The exact date is only decided the week or two before. Make sure you are receiving notifications from FireTribe to receive the event updates in time!


  • Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join
  • No Fuel No Fun – please BYOF!
  • Please join an established fueling station rather than using your own
  • Please be conscious of the beach – use spray off buckets and spill trays
  • Stay safe: check yourself before you wreck yourself


  • All acoustic instruments are definitely invited
  • No sound systems please
  • A chance to create your own musical jam session!
  • QUIET TIME: 22:00


  • For your your own safety, please respect the EDGES of the FIRE DANCING CIRCLE. Please understand that we may ask you to move back/sit down so that we can spin safely where everyone can see us.
  • PLEASE TAKE YOUR TRASH HOME WITH YOU!!! The bins are NOT big enough, please take your trash bags ALL THE WAY home with you.
  • Please use bags or jars for your candles
  • NO fireworks, bonfires or Chinese lanterns.
  • Drinking alcohol and smoking cannabis in a public area is illegal (but we’re not the cops)

#Keanan Eksteen – Live at Cafe Roux

Things to do in April in Cape Town

Photo credit: Keanan Eksteen Live

  • When: Friday, 14 April 2023
  • Event bycafe Roux and Keanan Eksteen Live
  • Where: cafe Rox
  • Time: 7:30pm – 11:30pm
  • Cost / Ticket price: R150 p/p (does not include dinner)
  • Tickets: Click here to get your tickets

If you’re eager to enjoy a fun night out – Keenan Eksteen Live at the famous Café Roux is definitely a not-to-be-missed even, especially if you’re a head-over-heels music lover. Arrive from 6pm for pre-drinks and supper, thereafter the show will start at 7:30pm.


Dixie Clouds (Official Music Video) –
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Keanan Eksteen is a 22 year-old South African singer/songwriter that has recently burst onto the scene with his toe tapping, hip shaking, exciting tunes making waves across the country. He is young, energetic and his brand of music blends old school rock ‘n roll with a twist of the new to keep things fresh.

“Dixie Clouds”, the first single released on the 19th of March has already been streamed over 80 000 times on Spotify. The song is play-listed on 17 Radio stations across South Africa and it reached the number one position on the Laeveld radio chart. The music video for Dixie Clouds hit over 410 000 views within 8 months of release and it is also playlisted on KykNet, a national TV channel.

On the 22 July a 6 track EP called “FOREVER” was released and shortly thereafter Keanan completed a 13 stop, one month tour of Europe to promote the EP with shows in Germany, France and Austria.

Keanan has played shows at various venues in Cape Town, with many more lined up. He has also appeared on the Expresso show, which is a national morning TV show broadcast to millions of viewers and more recently he sang with Goldfish at Kirstenbosch to debut “Sing with me” a song that he co-wrote with them. “Sing with me” was released globally on the 10th of February.

Keanan is currently in the process of recording a full length album due for release in mid 2023.

#PROJCT.174 Presents: ROUTE

Things to do in April in Cape Town

Photo credit: Projct.174

  • When: Friday, 14 April 2023
  • Where: The Castle NightClub | 101 Castle Street, Cape Town CBD | Castle boasts an impressive turbo-sound system and we are looking forward to bringing our famous “deep.moody.rolling” ethos to their rig.
  • Time: 10pm
  • Tickets cost: Cash at door | 10pm – 11pm: R25 | 11pm – close: R50




Things to do in April in Cape Town

Photo credit:Cistamatic

  • When: Friday, 14 April 2023
  • Event by:Cistamatic
  • Where: Evol | 69 Hope Street, Cape Town
  • Time: 7pm
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

Freaks, geeks, queers, goths, weirdos and edgelords rejoice!

If you’re reading this, you’re probably the kind of person who didn’t have a fun time at their matric dance and as a result you’ve probably been wondering about what it would’ve been like, if it was a safe, open-minded space where your weirdness was celebrated and you could rock out all night with your besties to sick music. Well, here’s your chance to have your iconic punk prom moment!

Punk Prom will be hosted in style by AMANDA PRESSED, Cape Town’s beardiest drag queen. DISCO DEZ will be warming up the floor with a good mixture of guilty pleasures and straight prom bangers. Followed by live performances by SISTERS, PETROL STATION PIES and CISTAMATIC. DJs LAZY SUSAN and MIDNIGHT GOSPEL will be dazzling you with their epic beats and tunes til the small hours! So break out your Doc Martens and put on some tulle, this is gonna be a fun one!

We will also be crowning PROM ROYALTY for the three best-dressed punks in the house, as well as running a prom photo booth so that you too can have the cringey prom photos of your dreams.

And obviously, it’s at the home of counterculture in Cape Town, the legendary EVOL. We’ll be dressing her up a little for the occasion too. So get your corsages ready and start plotting your most snatched counter-prom looks.



Break out your matric dance dress and cover it in safety pins or wear your dad’s suit or come naked covered in glitter. We don’t care. This is Punk Prom. However you want to interpret the theme is up to you, just remember we will be giving some special prizes to the most iconic looks of the evening. So bring your best friends so you can have your Romy and Michele moment, or bring your lover to make out with in the bathrooms, or just come by yourself and meet some radical like-minded people!

There are no rules except the GUIDING PRINCIPLE OF PUNK, which is radical acceptance, kindness and respect for all human beings and a strong intolerance for anyone trying to fuck with that. Anyone, no matter what your gender, race, sexuality, music taste, whatever, is welcome in the punk community.

PUNK PROM is for everybody who wants to be part of it. Just dress up, show up and let’s DANCE!

#The Woodstock Quarter Thrift Fest

Things to do in April in Cape Town

Photo credit: Thrift Fest

  • When: Saturday, 15 April 2023
  • Event by:Thrift Fest
  • Where: Woodstock Quarter | 187 Sir Lowry Road, Cape Town
  • Time: 10am – 8:30pm
  • Cost: Entrance is free for customers

Thrift Fest is collaborating with The Woodstock quarter to bring you the ULTIMATE THRIFT EXPERIENCE. So you can expect absolutely everything from second hand, hand-made, and brand new. Bring your friends, family, cash, and material shopping bags and join the Woodstock Quarter Thrift Fest in supporting and celebrating all things local.

#TOMRO Charity Fundraiser

Things to do in April in Cape Town

Photo credit: cafe Roux

  • When: Saturday, 15 April 2023
  • Event by:cafe Roux
  • Where: cafe Roux
  • Time: 6pm – 9:30pm | Arrive from 6pm for pre-drinks and supper | Show starts at 7:30pm
  • Cost: R200 (does not include dinner)
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

LET’S GO RETRO! Let’s dance to music played by Radio Hall of Fame’s Brian Oxley and Zone Radio DJ Rob Hoffman and raise money through a raffle and auction for the TOMRO Haven!

**Note: (No reserved seating – first come, first served to allow for the dance floor space)

#Members-only family sleepover at the Aquarium

Things to do in April in Cape Town

Photo credit: Two Oceans Aquarium

  • When: 15 – 16 April 2023
  • Event by:Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Where: Two Oceans Aquarium | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Time: 6pm – 8am
  • Tickets: Click here to get your tickets / Book now!

Family, friends, fun, and a night spent with some of the ocean’s most amazing animals. Members – you know what we’re talking about: It’s sleepover time!

Most members will agree that Aquarium sleepovers are unlike anything else! Spending an entire evening at the Aquarium, surrounded by some of your favourite marine life, is an experience that not many get to enjoy – you do not want to miss out!

Click here to find out more.

#The Burn Tribute Market

Things to do in April in Cape Town

Photo credit: Thrift Fest

  • When: Saturday, 15 April 2023
  • Event by:Thrift Fest
  • Where: Lower Main Road Obsevatory | The Obscene Parrot (177 Lower main road, Observatory).
  • Time: 12pm – 4pm

Introducing our very first BURN Tribute Market happening on Saturday THE 15TH at The Obscene Parrot (177 Lower main road, Observatory).

Join us from 12-4PM for an incredible event showcasing products that are weird, wonderful and festive. Bring your friends, family, cash, and material shopping bags along. To make things even better, all stall proceeds go to ANIMAL RESCUE! What are you waiting for, go and shop to your heart’s desire, all while supporting a GREAT cause!

#Zanzibar (solo exhibition by Roelof Rossouw)

Things to do in April in Cape Town

Photo credit: The Cape Gallery

  • When: Sunday, 16 April 2023
  • Event by:The Cape Gallery
  • Where: The Cape Gallery
  • Time: 4pm

” I visited Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar in September 2022. The rustic little shops and kiosks attracted my attention and I really got excited while taking photos. It was a great treat capturing the vibrant colours and quaint character on canvas. On some of the paintings I used acrylic and decoupage with oil as I sought for ways of expressing the beauty of the old flaking walls. Most of these walls are decorated by faded posters and signs and my technique evolved. Most of the paintings include figures which adds life and dimension as each scene tells a story of everyday life”.