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Things To Do In March 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 March in Cape Town 2023.

**Note: This blog was last updated on 15/03/2023 | Keep checking the page for more exciting March event updates!


March Events In Cape Town


#Enjoy a sensational signature cocktail at fable cocktail bar

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

fable cocktail bar cape town
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 cocktail bar

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.

fable cocktail bar

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


fable details & information…

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

Bobo’s Brasserie - Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
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] | www.bobos.co.za
  • Operating hours: Monday – Sunday, 12pm – 11pm

#It’s All About The 90s | Blouberg Beach | Secret Sunrise

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: Secret Sunrise Cape Town
  • When: Saturday, 4 March 2023
  • Event by: Secret Sunrise Cape Town
  • Where: Blouberg Beach (opposite Jerrys Burger Bar)
  • Time: 18:30pm – 19:30pm (Please arrive at 18:00pm to receive your headsets)
  • Contact details: [email protected]
  • Age restriction: Family friendly
  • Theme: It’s All About The 90s
  • Dress Code: Dress up is encouraged
  • Tickets: Click here to get your tickets / tickets
  • What to bring: Wear layers of comfy clothes to move in and bring water
  • Facilitators: Soretha, Kyla

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 It’s All About The 90s | Blouberg Beach | Secret Sunrise event or visit the Secret Sunrise website.

#Mandisi Dyantyis Live at Kirstenbosch Garden

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: Mandisi Dyantyis
  • When: Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Event by: Mandisi Dyantyis
  • Where: Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens
  • Time: 5pm
  • Tickets: Click here to get your tickets

The Kirstenbosch Garden event is coming up this Sunday the 5th of March. This particular concert is undoubtably going to be a 2023 highlight for all of those who attend. Bring your families and friends and come enjoy a fantastic day out in Cape Town.

**Note: Book NOW to avoid disappointment!

#Cape Town Pride Mardi Gras

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: Cape Town Pride Festival
  • When: Saturday, 4 March 2023
  • Event by: Cape Town Pride Festival
  • Where: Green Point Track
  • Time: 11am
  • Ticket cost: R50 from Quicket
  • Tickets: Click here to get you tickets
  • ** NOTE: NO cash at the door – card transactions ONLY | Get your tickets online to avoid long queues

Show your Pride at fun-filled rainbow festival after the Pride Parade! This year’s Pride Festival Mardi Gras has an incredible lineup of talent performing on the Pride Stage, including: Dope St Jude, Jarrad Ricketts, Manila Von Teez, 3 Fingers, 3 Divas, 3 Tons of Fun, The Trans-formers, Belinda Qaqamba Ka-Fassie, Craig Jordaan and Timeless Festival featuring Ina Propriette and Odidiva.

Your DJs for the day are:

  • Kixi
  • PJ Smith
  • Groovy Q.

One of the highlights will be the Dragathon where we will be challenging the Guinness World Record for “Largest Drag Artist Stage Show”.

There will be a village of stalls selling LGBTQIA+ goodies, food stalls, bars, and refreshment stations, a children’s area, chill out areas.

Get into your most outrageous outfit, wave your LGBTQIA+ flag, be seen, be proud and have a great queer day!


#Sleekgeek Cape Town March 5km Walk and Talk

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: Sleekgeek SA
  • When: Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Event bySleekgeek SA and Kat Darvall
  • Where: Mouille Point Lighthouse, Beach Road, Cape Town | We meet on the grass by the ocean front parking lot closest to the Lighthouse.
  • Time: 8am – 11am

Join Sleekgeek SA and Kat Darvall in person for a lekker social walk. Meet friendly like-minded community members and stand a chance to win amazing prizes – How cool is that?

If you are new to the community this is a great way to get to know other like-minded people in your region as absolutely EVERTONE is welcome at this beginner/social event.

You will be doing a slow 5km walk so that it will cater to all fitness levels and get the chance to chat.

**WIN! There will be loads of exciting giveaways from their partners Vitaforce as well as some cool Sleekgeek gear. Come and join and you might just be the lucky one that doesn’t leave empty handed!

Be sure to invite your friends and family to join – The more the merrier. The event is also kid-friendly and will make for a fun and exciting family day out.

#Ladies Garden Picnic

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: Believer’s Home Church
  • When: Saturday, 4 March 2023
  • Event by: Believer’s Home Church
  • Where: Century City Ratanga Park Cape Town
  • Time: 11am

Believers Home Church will be hosting a Ladies Garden Picnic on Saturday, the 4th of March 2023 @ 11am at Ratanga Park, Century City.


Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: Photo credit: Canal Walk Experience Store HES
  • When: Sunday, 12 March 2023
  • Event by: Canal Walk Experience Store HES
  • Where: Canal Walk Experience Store HES | Shop 78 Canal Walk Shopping Centre, Century City, Cape Town
  • Time: 10am

Huawei’s will be hosting their first ever In-mall Walkathon this Sunday the 12th of March. Following this exciting first event, the In-Mall Walkathon will take place every Sunday at 10am. Bring your friends and family and enjoy this unique first-time event.

**Extra note:

  • Register via their WhatsApp button.
  • Install the Huawei Health App on your device.
  • Reach 10 000 steps in a day & win amazing Prizes.

#Immersion Part 2 | Camps Bay Tidal Pool | Secret Sunrise

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: Secret Sunrise Cape Town
  • When: Saturday, 11 March 2023
  • Event by: Secret Sunrise Cape Town
  • Where: Camps Bay Tidal Pool
  • Time: 7am – 8am (Please arrive at 6:30am to receive your headsets)
  • Contact details: [email protected]
  • Age restriction: Family friendly
  • Theme: Immersion Part 2: 7 Minutes
  • Tickets: Click here to get your tickets / tickets
  • What to bring: Bring towel, bathing suit, comfortable clothing for moving, and something warm for after the immersion.
  • Facilitators: Grant Ross, Maia Veitch

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 Part 2 | Camps Bay Tidal Pool | Secret Sunrise event or visit the Secret Sunrise website.

#Cape Town | Ride to Elgin Railway | LADIES-ONLY

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: Triumph Motorcycles South Africa
  • When: Saturday, 11 March 2023
  • Event by: Triumph Motorcycles South Africa
  • Where: Triumph Motorcycles Cape Town
  • Time: 8am – 1pm
  • Booking: Click here to book your spot ASAP!

Ladies, this one’s for you! On Saturday 11th March 2023, Triumph Cape Town will host the first of many ladies-only rides.

At 8:30am, riders will depart from the Triumph showroom for Elgin Railway Market. Those wishing to join them from their second rendezvous point can meet them at 09:15am at the Shell Garage on the N2, just before Sir Lowry’s Pass.

You will be traveling through Rooi Els, Kleinmond, the Houw Hoek Pass and then back on the N2 to Elgin Railway Market over the 159km journey.

The Elgin Railway Market features local food and craft vendors, live music and is situated within a historic apple warehouse that has been transformed into a bustling Steampunk, Art Deco market. It was originally built by Italian prisoners of war in the 1940s. The old craftsmen’s skills are evident in the concrete tapered columns and curved box gutters. An extensive renovation has turned it into a showpiece that is well worth visiting.

There is a 72km direct route back to Cape Town from the market, so you can depart the market at your leisure.

**Joining is free, but space is limited to 30 people.

Triumph Motorcycles South Africa welcomes all bikes, but regret to inform you that boys are not permitted.

#Beer Pong Friday | Green Point

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: Randy Warthog
  • When: Friday, 10 March 2023
  • Event by: Randy Warthog
  • Where: Randy Warthog | 107 Main Road, Greenpoint, Cape Town
  • Time: 6pm – 9:30pm

Are you up for the challenge? Gather your friends, the ones with the best (or worst) aim, and head to Randy’s!

Entrance and joining in on the fun is free, just buy your own beer. To get things started, beer is on the house for the first game of the night. Win, and you’ll get SAB prizes, such as t-shirts, key rings, and hats. Lose, and you’ll have to drink more beer than your opponents. Either way you win really!

#Champagne Invites ↬ March

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: Champagne
  • When: Saturday, 11 March 2023
  • Event by: Mødular. and Champagne
  • Where: MødulaR. | Mødular, 34 Riebeek Street, Cape Town
  • Time: 10om – 4am
  • Cost: R150
  • *Note: No under 21’s

This Saturday, Champagne will be inviting some of the most unique local and international electronic music artists to showcase their brilliant musical talents across three perfectly curated late-night club spaces – Modular; The Lido Bar; and Anchor Lounge.

Line Up [In order of appearance]


  • Phijos
  • Saunter
  • DJ Okay

**Lido Bar**

  • Amy Mauritz
  • Michael Dangerous
  • Slow Motion City

**Anchor Bar**

  • Nikki Lauda
  • Luc Veermeer

**Important Information**

At Mødular we strive to create an open and safe space for all; we operate on a zero-tolerance policy towards racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ageism and any form of discrimination, violence or abuse. We ask our community to help improve our space by reporting any of this behaviour directly to our security or bar staff. Any offending individuals will be dealt with and removed from the club and our scene. There is no place for this type of behaviour on our dancefloor.

#Ardmore Journey Exhibition, Cape Town

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: Ardmore Ceramics & Design
  • When: 14 March – 19 March 2023
  • Event byArdmore Ceramics & Design
  • Where: Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town
  • Time: 14 March at 9am – 19 March at 6pm

Fée Halstead-Berning and family in association with Christoff, invite you to an exhibition of Ardmore Ceramic Sculpture at The Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town.

Join us in The Planet Room on March 14th and 15th and thereafter from March 16th to 19th in the Orchid Room.

#V&A Waterfront Motorshow 2023

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: V&A Waterfront
  • When: Saturday, 18 March 2023
  • Event by: V&A Waterfront
  • Where: Silo District
  • Time: 10am – 4pm

The fourth edition of the V&A Waterfront Motor Show will showcase some of the most unique automobiles from around the world, allowing visitors the chance to see these convertible vehicles up close. The latest models from some of the most highly revered manufacturers will be on display alongside vintage classics and super-charged racing cars. Come rev up your dreams!

#SBCLTR x LTN | Love Thy Culture

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: Subculture
  • When: Saturday, 17 March 2023
  • Event by: Subculture and friend
  • Where: Love Thy Neighbour | 110 Bree street, Cape Town
  • Time: 8pm – 2am
  • Cost: R100 before 11pm | R150 after 11pm
  • *Note: No under 19 | R.O.A.R.


We are back with the fourth edition of our 360 event at Love Thy Neighbour. A night filled with back-to-backs featuring some of our collective selectors as well as a special guest DJ:

+ Airwalker

+ Friend

+ Storme

+ Bonaffi

+ Dylan Munro

+ Dodge

+ Mike Glass

House, Acid, Minimal and Tech will fill the middle of the room.

#Fun Salsa Class & Party at Cape Quarter

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: Salsa Cape Town
  • When: Friday, 17 March 2023
  • Event by: Salsa Cape Town
  • Where: Yumcious – Cape Town
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Cost: R200 per couple / R120 per person (includes access, class and party)
  • Booking: Book your spot now via WhatsApp on 0741700780

Join us this coming Friday evening from 7:30pm for a fun night out at Cape Quarter’s Yumcious Cafe for a night of dinner, dancing, cocktails and tons of fun…

Bring your friends, partner or even come alone and enjoy a beginner salsa class from 7:30pm as we teach you how to dance salsa for the absolute basics. We will have you dancing in no time and loving it, meeting amazing people and enjoying this Latin Salsa Vibe along with the hosts Yumcious Cafe and the iconic Cape Quarter.

**Features for the evening:
*** Beginner salsa class from 7:30pm
*** Dinner, cocktails and drinks available all night
*** Salsa Party suitable for everyone, from beginner to advanced
*** Amazing ambiance and beautiful setting

**Bookings are essential:
R200 per couple / R120 per person (includes access, class and party)
*** Book your spot now via WhatsApp on 0741700780 ***

**Dinner and Table Bookings:
The restaurant and bar will be open all night allowing you to enjoy and indulge as you wish.

Upon WhatsApp booking you can request a table booking too (Limited spots available – book now to avoid disappointment).

#The Fairyland Homecoming Dance

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: Koe’sister Magazine
  • When: Saturday, 18 March 2023
  • Event by: Koe’sister Magazine
  • Where: Homecoming Centre, Buitenkant St
  • Time: 7pm – 11pm
  • Contact / Booking: Contact Margaret Corker 071 096 6404 for tickets

The Fairyland Homecoming Dance will be hosted by Koe’sister Magazine.

The musicans, The Glenn Robertson Jazz band, will be introduced as the resident band for District Six Museum Markets 2023, which is new and exciting!

The District Six Museum is an NPO and self-funded, so it needs patrons to support its efforts towards a sustainable future, which is also job creation and preservation.

**Please book your ticket and dance away in Fairyland!

#DriftCity 2023

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: DRIFTCity
  • When: Sunday, 19 March 2023
  • Event by: DRIFTCity
  • Where: Grand Parade
  • Time: 11am – 6pm
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets


  • General Access – Standing – Pre-Sold at Computicket for R150 & R170 when bought at the gate
  • Grand Stand Seating – unreserved seating – Pre-Sold at Computicket for R280 & R300 when bought at the gate
  • VIP Access – R400 – Gives you a Grand Stand ticket, Access to the competitor pit area for a full view of all the action and a “pit pass only” bar and lounge area
  • Children under 6 years: Free (General Access only)
  • Children under 1 free on the GrandStand

19 MARCH 2023!! Make your way to The Grand Parade in the Mother City on Sunday, 19 March 2023 and you`ll be drifting in for an automotive treat at DRIFTcity!

This event is not to be missed! Being Cape Town`s Premium Motorsport Festival and Car Show, one thing`s for certain – Cars, Excitement and Fun for the Whole Family are the order of the day! With a Driftkhana competition, Hot Cars and Bikes on display, Sound Demonstrations, Spectator Drift Rides, Exhibitors Markets and Live Acts to rev your adrenaline engines, and if you`re in need of a pitstop, tuck into some grub from one of the Food Trucks, while the children revel in the Kids Entertainment Area! Full throttle family fun! Watch the country`s Top Drifters in action as they compete on a technical course, which needs them to combine speed, smoke, angle and timing against each other head to head until the emergence of the DriftCity Champion! Speed Freaks, collectors, families, car-owners, car-dreamers, anyone and everyone hear me now! It`s DRIFTcity, Baby!

See you there!

#Mojo St Patrick’s Party!

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: Mojo Market
  • When: Friday, 17 March 2023
  • Event by: Mojo Market
  • Where: Mojo Market | 30 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
  • Time: 5pm – close

Time to get LUCKED UP at Mojo’s St. Patrick’s Day Party! FREE EVENT!! Cheers to green beer and good company at the #MojoMarket! Fill up on beer, burgers, music, good vibes and more!
. . .
DRESS UP with your best St Patties swag and let the shenanigans begin! Bring your lucky charms and let’s make this night one to remember!!

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No loadshedding for us means we are always ready to groove!

#The Cape Town Carnival

Top Things To Do In Cape Town This Weekend
Photo credit: Cape Town Carnival
  • When: Saturday, 18 March 2023
  • Event by: Cape Town Carnival
  • Where: Somerset Road, Greenpoint Cape Town Carnival | Fan Walk, Somerset Road, Green Point (from the Green Point Circle at the CT Stadium to Chiappini / Buitengracht)
  • Time: 3pm -10pm

We’re back to our iconic classic Carnival parade format on the Green Point Fan Walk!

For one incredible day be wowed by the spirit, talent and creative energy that exists in Cape Town and come celebrate our Afr’energy with us!

Experience our free event where all the people of Cape Town, South Africa and visitors to our city, are drawn together to celebrate the unique Carnival extravaganza that showcases incredible floats, costumes and artworks, our dancing communities and talent, fun, passion.

Come enjoy the unity, magic and fun!

**For Families, friends, children (under the supervision of an elder), and lovers of art and creativity.


There are afternoon activities where the streets are closed to vehicle traffic after lunch and the Fan Walk is open to pedestrians. Our villages and activations kick off from 3pm. There will be vendors, music, a bar in two locations – P12 and Green Point Traffic department. Pre-parade activities in the corridor: the firefighters, Harleys and some other surprises from 6pm – 6.30pm. Official parade opening is 7pm and it runs until 10pm.


The event is FREE for spectators however VIP hospitality tickets and Seated Stand Tickets are available where you have access to additional features and amenities on the day!
Via our website or Quicket www.capetowncarnival.com or https://www.quicket.co.za/…/202424-cape-town…/…

**THEME: “Afr’energy”**

Our theme reflects this powerful energy that exists within our communities and in South Africa. We will take you on a journey of how this energy exists within us all. Through the creation of 9 “Pods”, 41 community groups and 40 individual performers will tell the story of our theme though a parade.


Launched in 2010, the Cape Town Carnival has become a popular platform for community arts and culture, wacky art, and self-expression. People from all walks of life come together to experience the energy and creativity of the people of Cape Town.
“The Cape Town Carnival event is so much fun and it isn’t just a one-day spectacle that pops up and then disappears. It brings together creative artists, voluntary performing groups and leads, an array of diverse individuals who give their all to wow us on event day. We have built an incredible network of community leaders and give voice to a wide variety of communities.” says Prof Rachel Jafta, The Cape Town Carnival Chairperson.


AfriCan, Afro Groove, Afton School of Dance, Aphrodite Belly Dance Studio, Avondale Majorettes, Bemur Gymnastics & Dance, Big Band Theory, Bulumko High School Traditional Dancers, Cape Whalers Field Band, Chinese Community, Curro Academy Sandown Majorettes, Eoan Crew, Gugulethu United We Stand, High Brass Band, Imvelaphi Arts Movement, Intsha Dance Group, Ithemba Labantu Lutheran Group, Ithongo Lethu, Iziqhaza, Jhoomkar, Kuyakhanya, Lael Dance Ministry, Lavender Hill Cares Arts Society, Likho Lona, Lynne’s School of Modern Dance, Mali Drumming Group, Masiphumelele Creative Hub, Masizakhe Youth Art Project, Michelle Davids Dance Group, New World Dance Theatre, Portuguese Dance Society of Cape Town, Project Playground Langa, PSV Minstrels, Rainbow Academy, Spine Road High School Drummies, Steenberg High, Tenacity Movement, The BellaDonnas, The Jetz, The Settlers High School Group, URC Youth Brigade – Float Operators, Western Province Marching Band and Zandiles Dance Group.


  • City Of Cape Town
  • Multichoice
  • National Department of Sports, Arts and Culture
  • DStv
  • Media24
  • Western Cape Government
  • Southern Sun
  • Citysightseeing South Africa




Exciting Things To Do In March In Cape Town


#Take a dip in the Atlantic

Beat The Heat In Cape Town This Summer

Taking a dip in the chilly Atlantic is the ultimate way to beat the heat in Cape Town. There is nothing better than being sun-kissed, sandy-toed, and salty-haired while soaking up the glorious Cape Town sunshine. Enjoying a blissful beach day on one of the Mother City’s beautiful beaches paired with a refreshing dip in the cool Atlantic waters is by far one of the top things to do in Cape Town in summer.

Here are some of our favorite beaches that all deserve to be on your Cape Town beach bucket-list:

  • Camps Bay
  • Clifton (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)
  • Muizenberg Beach
  • Bloubergstrand
  • Llandudno
  • Bakoven
  • Glen Beach
  • Boulders Beach
  • Big Bay
  • Oudekraal Beach
  • Long Beach in Kommetjie
  • Noordhoek Beach
  • Water’s Edge

#Go swimming at some of the best dams & rivers in Cape Town

Beat The Heat In Cape Town This Summer

Going swimming and adventuring at some of the best dams and rivers in Cape Town is by far one of the most fun, exhilarating, invigorating / ‘make-you-feel-completely-and-utterly-alive’ adventure experiences and things to do this summer in Cape Town for both the young and young at heart.

If you’re eager to take a cool and refreshing dip away from the sand, sea water, and large crowds, Cape Town’s vast variety of dams and rivers are the perfect place to do just that.

Let’s be honest, what’s more thrilling than plunging into a crystal-clear rock pool in one of the most beautiful locations in the Western Cape? This is undoubtedly one of the most exciting ways to beat the heat in Cape Town this summer.

Check out our ‘Best Dams and Rivers in Cape Town for swimming’ blog for everything you need to know about Cape Town’s best swimming spots.

#Cool down in one of Cape Town’s tidal pools

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The Mother City is blessed with countless tidal pools built along the coastline, providing everyone with an incredible, safe, and family-friendly space to swim, cool down, have fun, and enjoy the sunset.

Get ready to embrace the icy waters of the Atlantic as you spot a few sea slugs or cuttlefish. Not to mention one or all of the members of the Marine Big 5 if you’re lucky!

While Cape Town has no shortage of incredible tidal pools (read our post Cape Town’s 19 Amazing Tidal Pools  to make sure you visit them all), the St James Tidal Pool is definitely one of the best. Not to mention a real fan-favourite among the young and young at heart.

How to get there: Situated close to the Muizenberg station, you will need to cross over the train tracks and follow the winding concrete path that meanders along the coast. Once you’ve reached your desired destination, a refreshing dip in the cool St James tidal pool waters is an absolute must! It really is the perfect Cape Town summer holiday activity for the whole family.

In addition to the famous St James Tidal Pool, here are a few more amazing tidal pools that will help you beat the heat in Cape Town this summer.

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  • Miller’s Point | Simon’s Town – Click here to find out everything you need to know about Miller’s Point Tidal Pool
  • Maiden’s Cove | Between Glen Beach and Camps Bay Beach
  • Dalebrook | Kalk Bay
  • Camps Bay tidal pool | Camps Bay
  • Shelley’s Point | Glencairn
  • Milton tidal pool | Milton Beach
  • Glencairn | Glencairn Beach
  • Buffel’s Bay | Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Soetwater | South of Kommetjie
  • Sparks tidal pool | Gordon’s Bay
  • Kommetjie tidal pool | Kommetjie
  • Saunders | Saunders Beach, between Clifton and Sea Point in the suburb of Bantry Bay
  • Silwerstroom | Silwerstroom Resort, Meklbosstrand
  • Wooley’s tidal pool | Between Kalk Bay and Clovelly
  • Monwabisi | Khayelitsha
  • Brass Bell | Brass Bell Restaurant | Kalk Bay
  • Harmony | Strand

#Learn to surf & ride a wave

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By far one of the most fun and thrilling ways to beat the Cape Town heat this summer is to surf / learn to surf the cool Cape Town waves like a real surfing pro.

Whether you’re an avid surfing pro looking for your next big wave or a surfing first timer, Cape Town is the ultimate surfing destination. Home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, coolest waves, and a stunning year-round mild Mediterranean climate, Cape Town has fast become one of the most highly sought-after surfing hotspots / destinations for surfers from around the world.

A few of the top surfing beaches in Cape Town are:

  • Muizenberg Beach Surfer’s Corner
  • Llandudno Beach
  • The Dunes at Noordhoek Beach
  • Bloubergstrand
  • Long Beach in Kommetjie
  • Big Bay
  • Glen Beach
  • Scarborough Beach
  • Dungeons
  • The Hoek
  • Crayfish Factory
  • Derdesteen

Click here to check out our ‘Top 5 Coolest Surfing Beaches in Cape Town’ blog!

#Visit Crystal Pools

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Go on a thrilling and jam-packed adventure to one of the most sought-after and stunning natural gems in the Western Cape – The Crystal Pools.

Crystal Pools is one of Gordon’s Bay and Cape Town’s best kept secrets and bucket-list destinations. Located approximately 90 minutes outside of Cape Town, Crystal Pools boasts incredible hiking trails which lead to a series of mountain pools situated within a beautiful Valley known as the Steenbras River Gorge. Both the Steenbras River Gorge and the Crystal Pools forms part of the renowned Steenbras Nature Reserve, with the hiking trail following the Palmiet River up the gorge.

Crystal Pools, the Steenbras River Gorge, and Steenbras Nature Reserve offers avid hikers, adventurers, and anyone eager to explore the great outdoors the ultimate escape from the hustle and hype of the city.

Need to know information:

  • Location: Kogelberg Nature Reserve | Greater Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, Steenbras Nature Reserve (via N2 and R44), Helderberg Rural, Cape Town
  • Operating hours: Office hours: 7:30am – 4pm | Steenbras River Gorge and Crystal Pools hiking trail bookings: Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays): 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • Steenbras River Gorge & Crystal Pools operating hours: Hiking trails are only open from 1 November to 30 April each year (closed during winter months) | Hiking trail operating hours are from sunrise – sunset: 6am – 6pm | Steenbras River Gorge & Crystal Pools Hiking Trail operating times may differ slightly according to sunrise and sunset times throughout November – April
  • Entrance Fees / Cost: Entry fee for Steenbras River Gorge: R75 per person | Entry fee for the Steenbras hiking trails: R25 per person | For more information and a detailed list of costs please contact 021 444 6927 or [email protected]
  • Contact details: General enquiries: [email protected] | Booking queries: 021 856 9622 | 021 856 9623 | 021 856 9620 | [email protected] | Emergency number: 021 444 6927 | 021 957 4725
  • Distance from Cape Town: +/- 65km – 80km (depending on route)
  • Steenbras River Gorge & Crystal Pools Hiking Trail Carrying Capacity: To ensure that the hiking trails don’t get too crowded, a maximum of 50 people are allowed per day | It is essential to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment
  • Essential Crystal Pools Hiking Trail Requirements: You cannot gain access to the area / hike any of Steenbras River Gorge or Crystal Pools’ Hiking Trails without a valid pre-booked and paid permit containing a unique QR Code & proof of identification (driver’s license, ID card, or passport)
  • Hiking Trail Permits: To pre-book your Steenbras River Gorge & Crystal Pools permit email [email protected] with ALL relevant information, including the date of your visit and the size of your party / group (a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 10 people are allowed per group) | One permit per person is required | You can only acquire a permit via email, not at the gate | You must pre-book your hiking permit at least two to five working days before your visit |The hiking permit does not authorize abseiling activities

Check out our ‘Crystal Pools’ blog for everything you need to know about Crystal Pools and all its incredible hiking trails, rock pools, exhilarating experiences, hidden gems, fauna, flora, and biodiversity, and exciting secret spots to visit.

#Visit Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery

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Photo credit: Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery
  • Location: Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery | Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville, Cape Town | Klein Roosboom lies in the foothills of the Durbanville wine region, just 25 km’s from Cape Town.
  • Contact details: 0860 572 572 | [email protected]
  • Website: www.kleinroosboom.co.za

Known as the keeper of one of Cape Town’s best-kept wine tasting secrets, Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery is any head-over-heels wine lover’s dream wine escape. Offering wine enthusiasts one of the most unique and enthralling wine tasting experiences, its hard to resist a visit to this beautiful one-of-a-kind Western Cape wine gem.

Beyond merely enjoying a tasting of Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery’s array of exceptional wines, you get to do so in a destination that is truly unlike any other – your very own cave! How amazing is that?!

Klein Roosboom has reclaimed and lovingly restored their former wine storage facilities (‘caves’), creating one-of-a-kind wine tasting nooks ideal for a bucket-list worthy wine tasting experience!

#Go Tandem Paragliding with Cape Hope Paragliding

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It’s time to experience something incredibly thrilling, adventurous, a little daring, and oh so worth it – Going Tandem Paragliding with Cape Hope Paragliding!

Let’s be honest, there are few things more exhilarating than going on an adrenaline-filled paragliding flight or an unforgettable paragliding sightseeing tour over the glorious city of Cape Town. Not only do you get to admire one of the most beautiful cities in the world in one of the most exciting and invigorating ways, you get to tick something truly thrilling off your Cape Town bucket list!

Cape Town’s tandem paragliding trips typically take off from Lions Head or Signal Hill. In addition to the intense adrenalin rush and ‘pinch-me-I-can’t-believe-this-is-ACTUALLY-happening’ moments you’ll experience throughout your tandem paragliding flight, you’ll be treated to the most magnificent views of the beautiful city of Cape Town. All while soaring through the sky – How unbelievable is that?

**Tip: If you’re keen to experience a super special tandem paragliding adventure, why not take to the sky at sunset? Is there anything better than gliding above Cape Town’s top sights and wonderful natural wonders as the Mother City’s stunning sherbet-colored sunset sets the sky alight in a beautiful celebration of colors? We think not!  Cape Town is pure sunset bliss after all.

**One of the New7Natural Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain, the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range, Lion’s Head, glorious Atlantic Ocean, captivating Cape Peninsula and its vast and equally stunning coastline are just a few of the spectacular sights you’ll have the amazing opportunity to see on your paragliding adventure.

  • Location: 1, Signal Hill, Cape Town | Tandem Paragliding flights either fly from Lions Head or Signal Hill depending on the weather conditions on the day of your flight. The meeting point for all flights are at the very end of Signal Hill road by the parking area, from there they will assess the weather conditions and wind direction and decide whether the flight will take place from Signal Hill or Lions Head.
  • Contact details: 061 583 4055 | [email protected]
  • Website: Click here to visit Cape Hope Paragliding’s website & find out more about this exhilarating once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • Booking: Click here to make an online booking

#Enjoy a Sushi & Wine pairing at Kanu Wines

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Photo credit: Kanu Wines

Kanu Wines has launched their very first Sushi and Wine pairing offering. For only R195 per person you will receive 6 pieces of sushi paired with 6 of their amazing wines. If you’re a sushi and wine lover this is definitely for you.

Contact Kanu Wines on [email protected] to book!

**Note: Please note that the Sushi and Wine pairing will only be available at the Kanu Wines Deli.

#Watch an open-air movie screening at the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema

The Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema in Cape Town is dedicated to restoring the true experience of cinema!

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Photo credit: Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel
  • Location: The Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel | 38 Long Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
  • Contact details: 021 207 8888 | [email protected]
  • Website: Click here to find out more about this incredible experience | To find out more information about The Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema at the Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel click here

Located in the heart of Cape Town’s lively CBD, the infamous Pink Flamingo open-air Rooftop Cinema is part drive-in, part social event, and part adventure. Set in the Grand Daddy Boutique Hotel – the only designer Rooftop Airstream Trailer Park in the world – The Pink Flamingo celebrates the silver screen in a silver setting – right beneath the night sky.

Showcasing an array of films, including all your favorite classics, watching a movie under the Cape Town night sky and Mother City moonlight while surrounded by their amazing gleaming vintage Airstream Trailers, is by far one of the top things to do in Cape Town this weekend. Not to mention one of the most unique and memorable too!

On an open-air rooftop that is The Grand Daddy Hotel’s Airstream Penthouse Trailer Park, the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema is all about celebrating the occasion, the glamour, the romance, the ritual, and the wonderful world of make believe that is the movies.

If you want to add an extra special touch to this already incredible experience, you can order a delicious picnic basket or decide to spend the night in one of their magical themed trailers. This is one experience you absolutely have to add to your Cape Town bucket-list.

**Note: You can choose from three unique seating options: General Seating, the Love Seat, and the Couch. Each ticket includes a welcome drink, a bag of sweets and popcorn.

Watching an open-air rooftop screening at the Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema is by far one of the best things to do in Cape Town!

#Go Horse Riding

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Photo credit: Cape Winelands Riding

Enjoy an exciting horseback riding adventure in the beautiful Cape Winelands this weekend with Cape Winelands Riding. Experience and explore vineyards, orchards, and forests on horseback with friends with the beautiful mountain ranges as the perfect backdrop in every direction. On the Cape Gourmet Wine Trail you’ll explore the best that the Cape Winelands has to offer.

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Photo credit: Imhoff Equestrian Centre

Or if you’re looking for something exciting to do in Cape Town this weekend, going horseback riding on the beach is right up there with the best of them! It is one thing enjoying a blissful sun-kissed beach day or sunset stroll on one of Cape Town’s beautiful beaches, but going horse riding along the ocean shore is on a whole other level. This is definitely a thrilling experience that deserves to be on everyone’s Cape Town bucket-list!

Check out our ‘Best Cape Town Beach Horse Riding Experiences’ blog to find out more.

#Indulge in a sensational Wine & Cheesecake Pairing at Eikendal Vineyards

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Photo credit: Eikendal Vineyards

If you’re a head-over-heels cheesecake lover, this unique and down-right exceptional Wine & Cheesecake Pairing experience at the Stunning Eikendal Vinyards in the Stellenbosch Winelands is not only one of the best (and most delicious if we may add) thing to do this weekend in Cape Town with family and friends – but a bucket list worthy Winelands experience!

If you’ve ever needed an excuse to visit Eikendal Vineyards, NOW is your chance – the summer pairing is ready for you to enjoy! Plus, it’s the perfect excuse for you to explore the stunning Stellenbosch Winelands, along with one of its most pristine Vineyards and Wine Estates – Eikendal of course – and eat, drink, and be merry!

  • Location: Eikendal is a landmark on the R44 road between Somerset West and Stellenbosch | Eikendal Vineyards, Dennesig, Stellenbosch
  • Contact details: 021 855 1422 | [email protected]
  • Website: Visit www.eikendal.com for more information

#Go tobogganing at Cool Runnings

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The first downhill tobogganing track in Africa, Cool Runnings is a Cape Town-based family park boasting an intricate course of steel tracks and top-notch, wheeled bobsleds.

Go hurtling down a half-pipe in a bobsled, flying through the twists and curves as you race along the 1.25 km track. It’s fun for kids and adults, and it’s completely safe and the combination of speed and skill makes it a thrilling challenge for even the most die-hard speed freak.

Starting at the foot Durbanville’s slopes, you settle into your toboggan and set off as the cables in the tracks haul you to the start of the course (a relief for anyone thinking they’d have to climb the hill every time!).

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Photo credit: Cool Runnings

Once at the top, it’s just you, the toboggan, the brake lever – and the spectacular view of Cape Town. Cruise through the 17 corners, S-bends and even a tunnel, before the sled automatically slows down at the bottom of the course, safe and sound. Perfect for a day out with the family, friends or colleagues, Cool Runnings is a one-stop destination, with a café serving up delicious boerie rolls, burgers and pizza, and a bar to quench your thirst. Best of all? It won’t burn a hole in your wallet!

The rides start at only R60 – and the more you ride, the cheaper it gets. It’s also free entry for team-building events, school outings, and birthday and bachelor/bachelorette parties.

**Note: Kids under the age of 3 are not allowed.

Visit the Cool Running’s website to find out more.

#Go to the famous Gin Bar

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Bring on the GIN! Known as one of Cape Town’s coolest hidden gems, hippest hangouts, and favourite Gin nirvanas, The Gin Bar should be right at the top of your ‘Things to do in Cape Town’ list!

At The Gin Bar, they take their gin seriously – VERY seriously – as they pride themselves on making the entire experience all about the star of the show – THE GIN! Oh, and you of course! So, if you’re a head-over-heels gin-lover at heart, the legendary Gin Bar is without a doubt where you should be at.

**Interesting fact: Did you know that the Gin Bar was one of the first bars in the Mother City to dedicate itself to all things gin? Thereby making it the true OG of the Cape Town gin scene. It is also one of the country’s only true speak-easy bars – how incredible is that?

As the name suggests, all the signature cocktails at The Gin Bar contain Gin, well, besides the virgins of course. The menu is concise and definitely favours quality over quantity, just as it should be. If you’re not much of a gin lover, no problem! They also offer a selection of amazing classic cocktails to choose from.

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Photo credit: The Gin Bar

When it comes to their much-loved signature cocktails, The Gin Bar cleverly named their classic five cocktails The Head, The Heart, The Hope, The Soul, and The Ambition, all intended to provide their drinker with as much needed healing for whatever may ail them. Undoubtedly adding an extra unique and personalised touch to the already bucket-list worthy experience.

Fondly known by Cape Town locals as the ‘secret’ Gin bar, mainly due to its hush-hush, unmarked location hidden behind a cool Chocolate Café, Honest Chocolate, and nestled in a Mediterranean-style secret courtyard – Going to The Gin Bar is one experience you absolutely cannot afford to miss!

The Bubbly Bar

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The Gin Bar has added a new exciting addition to their already impressive repertoire – The Bubbly Bar! This little bar is a celebration of local crafters making some of the best bubbly in the world. Our South African version of Champagne is called Cap Classique and is just as good as the French version in our (and many others’) opinion. Some local makers also experiment with unusual grape varietals to produce flavour experiences that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

The tasting flight of 5 different producers is highly recommended. If you love bubbly then this little bar is for you!

  • Location: The Gin Bar | Enter through Honest Chocolate Café – 64a Wale Street, Cape Town
  • Contact details: 071 241 2277 | [email protected]
  • Opening hours: Gin Bar Trading Times: Monday – Wednesday: 5pm-1:00am* ; Thursday – Saturday: 3pm-1:00am* | Bubbly Bar Trading Times: Wednesdays: 5pm – 1:00am* ; Thursdays – Saturdays: 3pm -1:00am*
  • Website: www.theginbar.co.za

#Go to the iconic Root44 Market

Good food | Amazing Drinks | Epic Tunes & Live Entertainment | Brilliant Company | A Vibrant & Infectious Energy & Vibe!

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  • Location: Root 44 Market | Corner of R44 and Annandale Road, Stellenbosch, Western Cape
  • Operating hours: Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 5pm (rain or shine)
  • Contact: 021 300 3935 | [email protected]
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It’s the perfect time to enjoy a legendary ROOT 44 market adventure! The renowned ROOT 44 Market in Stellenbosch welcomes absolutely EVERYONE with open arms, a cool laid-back vibe, and an endless variety of just about everything and anything your market-loving heart desires!

Housed in a sturdy, super-cosy marquees, surrounded by picturesque vineyards and beautiful views, a visit to the ROOT 44 Market is ideal for enjoying a lovely day out in Cape Town with friends and family.

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Did you know that the iconic ROOT 44 Market is one of the most child-friendly markets in the Mother City? Well, now you do! Boasting an incredible variety of activities such as World of Adventure (which includes indoor and outdoor jungle gyms), mini-golf, and so much more – It is bound to keep the kiddies happy, entertained, and loving life for hours on end.

Let’s not forget about all the delicious eats, treats, and cool ROOT 44 beats! From decadent sweet treats, wood-fired pizza’s, gourmet hamburgers, and biltong to healthy salads, sandwiches, and spicy curries, ROOT 44 has something for every foodie or lover of delicious things. They also have a wonderful and vast selection of craft beers that are bound to have you coming back for more – That’s a promise!

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The best thing is, all the stalls and lekker food and drinks can be enjoyed to the cool sounds, viby beats, and awesome live entertainment as several incredible live bands take to the ROOT 44 stage every Saturday and Sunday.

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**Cool to know: One of the coolest things about this market, despite the obvious of course, is the fact that it is one of Cape Town’s best all-weather markets. So, come rain or shine, ROOT44 will continue the good vibes and cool market times all the way through. 

**For more GREAT markets in Cape Town be sure to check out our ‘Best Markets in Cape Town’ Blog for everything you need to know!

#Take a Train to Elgin Railway Market | Ceres Rail Company

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  • Where: The journey departs from Harbour Bridge Platform (close to the Cape Town International Convention Centre) – Elgin Railway Market (Oak Avenue, Elgin, Cape Town)
  • Event by: Ceres Rail Company
  • Website: www.ceresrail.co.za
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

Seating options:

  • Day Sitter restaurant-type seating – R625 per seat
  • Family Coupe (Maximum 2 adults and 2 children) – R1500 for the whole coupe
  • Family Compartment (Maximum 4 adults and 2 children) – R2900 for the whole compartment
  • Bar Lounge Seating (No under 18’s) – R625 per seat
  • Observation Car (Group bookings only for 15 – 28 people) – Starts at R12 750 for 15 people in an airconditioned, private setting
  • Children under 2 travel free

Join the Ceres Rail Company on a 160 km round-trip departing from Cape Town to the Art Deco Elgin Railway Market for an exceptional market experience.

The journey departs from Harbour Bridge Platform (close to the Cape Town International Convention Centre), and meanders through Cape Town and its surrounds until reaching the majestic Sir Lowrys Pass. Once you arrive at the foot of the pass, the train embarks on an epic climb up one of the steepest railway lines in South Africa. Cresting the peak, the train snakes it way into the lush Elgin Valley before arriving at the Elgin Railway Market.

Onboard the train guests can enjoy the wonderful scenery from various vantage points whilst sipping on drinks from the fully licensed cash bar and / or snacking in the train dining car.

The service is suited to all ages and promises to be an experience to you’ll never forget!

#Enjoy a theatrical dining experience at StarDust

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The trendy Cape Town neighbourhood of Woodstock is home to this uniquely wonderful, one-of-a-kind theatrical restaurant – StarDust! With incredible, get-up-on-your-feet, can’t resist the beat musical and theatrical performances by profoundly talented young local performers, dancers, and singers – most of whom are total triple threats – paired with an array of sensational Mediterranean dishes, and a lively and vibrant atmosphere – You are in for the mother of all treats at StarDust Theatrical Dining!

Oh, did we mention that these remarkable musical and theatrical performers double as your waiters too? That just blew your mind didn’t it? All the more reason to get your friends and family together and make a booking at this cool inner-city theatrical dining restaurant / epic musical and dining destination right away.

What makes this already enjoyable, vibrant, and wildly entertaining experience even more fun, is the fact that absolutely everyone in attendance is encouraged to join in on the lively festivities – including the dancing & singing! So, don’t be shy, sing your heart out, get moving and grooving, and most of all – have an absolute BLAST!

  • Location: StarDust Theatrical Dining | 118 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape Town
  • Contact details: 021 462 7777 | 072 414 6522 | [email protected]
  • Website: Click here to find out more about StarDust Theatrical Dining & to make your official Girls Night Out booking

#Go on a sunset or sunrise hike

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Going on a sunset, sunrise, mid-day, or moonlight hike in the majestic Mother City is undoubtedly one of the best, and certainly the most exhilarating, things to do in Cape Town all year-round.

The Cape Town hiking scene is thriving, thrilling and like nothing you’ve experienced before. There is no better way to explore all the scenic beauty, landscapes, mountain ranges, fauna and flora, and natural gems the Mother City has to offer than by going on the ultimate hiking adventure. Plus, the fact that Cape Town boasts an extensive and exciting variety of hiking trails, ranging from beginner to advanced, means there is something for every avid hiker at heart. Even if you’ve never hiked a day in your life, Cape Town’s wildly wonderful hiking scene welcomes you with open arms. This gives absolutely EVERYONE the amazing opportunity to join in on the fun and thrilling Women’s Day hiking experience.

To take it to the next level, the Mother City is home to some seriously sensational sunrise and sunset hiking trails and spots. It’s no surprise that going on the ultimate sunrise and / or sunset chasing adventure and hike has become one of the most exciting Cape Town experiences.

To ensure you have the absolute greatest experience, here are some of the best sunrise and sunset hikes in Cape Town to add to your Cape Town hiking bucket-list:

  • Kloof Corner
  • Lion’s Head
  • The Pipe Track
  • Signal Hill
  • Lion’s Head Loop Hiking Trail
  • Elephant’s Eye Cave
  • Table Mountain Contour Path
  • Boomslang Cave
  • Little Lion’s Head
  • Sunset hikes at Muratie
  • Table Mountain & all of its breathtaking & equally thrilling hiking trails
  • Maiden’s Cove & Tidal Pools – Although it is less of a hike and more of a scramble on rocks and boulders, Maiden’s Cove is hands down one of the most beautiful beaches, lookout points, tidal pools, and sunset spots in Cape Town.

Check out our ‘Best sunset hikes in Cape Town’ blog for everything you need to know about Cape Town’s magnificent and magical sunset and sunrise hiking trails.