Things To Do In May 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 May in Cape Town 2023.

**Note: This blog was last updated on 25/04/2023 | Keep checking the page for more exciting May event updates!


May Events In Cape Town


#The ‘LIVING BEAUTIFULLY’ Design Workshop


Learn Graphic Design With

Creative Skills | Female Empowerment Tools To Live An Authentic Life True To Yourself


  • When: 20 May 2023 & 21 May 2023 | Cape Town | 2-day Workshop
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  • Where: Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village Centre | 27 Somerset Road, De Waterkant, Cape Town
  • Time: Saturday & Sunday: 9am – 5pm
  • Contact details / Booking details: [email protected] | [email protected] | 072 880 5772 | Click here to book your spot for this incredible workshop & to find out everything you need to know | Alternatively, click here, complete the details required & their team will email you your invoice & booking details for payment to secure your seat
  • **Extra Note: Booking is ABSOLUTELY essential | Seats are limited as Mariaan personally works hands-on with every attendee during the 2days | First come first serve
  • **Extra Note: Click here to download all the info & price packages for the workshop you are interested in. The workshop document will also provide you with more in-depth details about the module as well as answer some more questions.


  • Dreaming up beautiful ideas, but have no idea where to begin?
  • Do you find yourself craving a more creative & authentic life?
  • Feeling a little stuck in a loop talking about a more purposeful life, rather than pursuing it?
  • Piecing together a beautiful business concept, idea, product… but flying a little blind?
  • Wanting to empower yourself with lifelong design skills & print production knowledge?
  • Finding yourself feeling frustrated in understanding print processes & file setup terms?
  • Feel you need some empowerment, inspiration & positivity in your life?
If so, the ‘LIVING BEAUTIFULLY’ Design Workshop is PERFECT for you! It’s time to design a beautiful life that you love… you DESERVE it!


**What is the ‘LIVING BEAUTIFULLY’ Design Workshop all about?

This is an empowering & inspirational hands-on female-empowered & driven 2-day workshop / course developed to set you up with graphic design skills & to understand print & manufacturing processes. Design is a lifelong skill every single woman could, would, and can benefit from in many ways, especially in the constantly evolving & ever-changing modern & digital times we live in – Not just for better workflow in your professional life but also to live more boldly, fiercely & creatively in your personal life.

Creativity is a crucial part of being, it’s as simple as that! We need to be creative to think in new and exciting ways. Creativity is not only limited to art & design, it is used daily & both extends & amplifies to all aspects of your working & personal life. The most creative people find ways around obstacles because they see them not as roadblocks but as opportunities. Being creative expands your perceptions & expanded perceptions allow beautiful new ways of living life to your truest potential. Creative tools & skills are the bridge to where you want to be & give you an opportunity to change your life.

The ‘LIVING BEAUTIFULLY’ Design Workshop is a purposefully & specially-designed workshop that overflows with design knowledge, skills, tips & tricks, plus SO MUCH MORE than that! It’s 2 transformational days full of heart & inspiration, it’s female-empowered, filled with resources & honest open conversations about life, work & the importance of living a life of purpose true to yourself.

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Click here for absolutely EVERYTHING you need to know about this life-changing, purposeful & beyond EMPOWERING Workshop. Not only will ALL of your questions be answered in FULL, you will gain all the insight, perspective, updates, need-to-know-information, as well as any and all information you need to fully commit yourself to this process. It also includes INCREDIBLE testimonials from wonderful, bold, fierce, powerful & empowered women who have completed the workshop. That’s not all, you can also look forward to a wonderful introduction to your remarkable, passionate, driven, inspirational, committed & beautiful Host & Teacher – Mariaan Botha.

“It’s been a life changing experience to see how THIS workshop has empowered, inspired & sparked some amazing chapters & positive change in the 200+ women that have attended & completed the module in South Africa & Europe over the last 2years” – Mariaan Botha.

“Summed up in OE sentence – design & print is part of EVERY industry, my mission is to empower women with lifelong knowledge & skills to inspire them to live their lives more PURPOSEFULLY, BEAUTIFULLY & CREATIVELY!” – Mariaan Botha.

This is undoubtedly a NOT-TO-BE-MISSED workshop / event / course & one of the top things to do in May in Cape Town! Book your spot ASAP to avoid missing out!

#Dine at the enigmatic ARIEL Modern Italian Restaurant

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  • Where: 90 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
  • Operating hours: Open Monday – Sunday: 12pm – 10pm | Dinner: 6pm & 8:15pm seating
  • Contact details / Booking details: 021 023 3643 | [email protected] | Click here to make a booking / reservation via @dineplan_app
  • Website: Click here to visit Ariel Modern Italian’s website & to find out more about this remarkable restaurant
  • **Extra Note: No pets allowed | Unfortunately no children under 12 allowed after 5pm

Step into the mysterious, enigmatic, and enchanting world of the widely renowned and highly sought-after Cape Town restaurant that is Ariel Modern Italian where your taste buds will get whisked away on a tantalizing culinary journey you won’t soon forget and certainly leave you wanting more.

Ariel Modern Italian is the culmination of years of passion for industry and product. Napoli meets New York in this beautiful iteration of the local Italian eatery. Sourcing only the finest Italian products available, Ariel Modern Italian have created a reminiscence of European street dining.

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Sit back, relax, and wind down your afternoon in style with their incredible Neapolitan pizzas, pastas, and wide selection of sensational classic cocktails. At its core, Ariel Modern Italian is a dedication to the simple elegance of Italian cuisine and while they may not be traditional, they take it upon themselves to always pay homage to what it means to eat a good meal with good people. Friends, togetherness, celebration, and joy – at Ariel Modern Italian you are right where you are meant to be.


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Negroni lovers, this one is for you! Ariel Modern Italian has launched a brand-new exclusive offering – the one-of-a-kind Negroni Flight! This unique Ariel Modern Italian Negroni Tasting, which involves trying and indulging in three specially crafted tasty and tantalizing Negroni Cocktails, can be enjoyed from Friday – Sunday, between 12pm – 5pm. The exclusive Negroni Flight is not only perfect for all head-over-heels Negroni lovers, but anyone looking to try something new and exciting!

  • Available: Friday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm
  • Bookings & walk-ins welcome

#Monday Mingle @ Mojo

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  • When: Monday, 1 May 2023 | Every Monday
  • Event by:Mojo Market
  • Where: Mojo Market | 30 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
  • Time: 7pm – 11pm | Speed Dating: 7pm – 8pm | Karaoke: From 8pm
  • Cost: Free entry | First come first serve

Things are heating up! Introducing MONDAY MINGLE @ MOJO! Join us every week for SPEED DATING & KARAOKE! Free entrance, first come first serve.

Singles bring your A-game as it’s time to step up your small talk and ignite some chemistry! Not single? No problem! Join in on the fun and take centre stage with some Karaoke performances. Whether you’re ready to rock out and fling your hair back, or serenade your special someone with a love song, we’ve got you covered.

We won’t let you go hungry or thirsty! Enjoy five unique bars & 25 mouth-watering food stalls. Don’t miss out on the HOTTEST event in town.

#First Thursday – Winter Fest Pres. Kyle Cassim ft. TiMO ODV (JHB), Ryan Hill, MIA & More

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  • When: Thursday, 4 May 2023
  • Event by: District
  • Where: District | 61 Harrington Street, Cape Town
  • Time: 9pm – 4am
  • Cost: Pre-sold: R80 | At door: R120
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets & to find out more

The Winter Fest takeover of First Thursday’s @ District is an series of events that celebrates the chilly season with music, dancing, and fun. The venue will be installed with well themed props and lighting, creating a cozy and festive atmosphere. Kyle Cassim then brings the heat with a lineup of talented DJs spinning the latest sounds that keep the dance floor packed, including headliner TIMO ODV from Jozi. You’re encouraged to look the part in your warmest and most stylish winter gear, including hats, scarves, and boots. First Thursday – Winter Fest is a perfect way to beat the winter blues on the 4th May.

At the top of the SA dance scene, Kyle Cassim explores new realms and brings a bright and colourful aura to the dance floor to get you into a daze.

He will be performing an array of different melodies, mixes and mashups as him & TIMO ODV join us in Cape Town. Backing him up are the mother city’s hottest acts – Ryan Hill, MIA, Robbie Dinnie & Dizzy Rythm.

As we aim to bring progressive and forward thinking sounds, with different genres, cultures & styles. We are very excited to present this to you all.

We unite on the 4th Of May on the District dance floor, Presented By Beefeater Gin, District & Kyle Cassim.


  • Kyle Cassim (JHB)
  • Timo ODV (JHB)
  • Ryan Hill
  • MIA
  • Robbie Dinnie
  • Dizzy Rhythm


  • No Under 18
  • No ID, No Entry
  • R80 Pre Sold
  • R120 At The Door






#We Will Rock You – Cape Town

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  • When: Friday, 5 May 2023 – 4 June 2023
  • Event by: Artscape and Showtime Management
  • Where: Artscape | Artscape Opera House | D F Malan Street, Cape Town
  • Time: 8pm – 10pm
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets & to find out more information about this amazing event

A brand-new reimagined production of Queen and Ben Elton’s multi award-winning rock musical, We Will Rock You is now rescheduled to rock Artscape in 2023!

This revolutionary rock musical tells the story of a group of bohemians attempting to ‘Break Free’ from their conformist reality, ruled by the ‘Killer Queen’ in world with no instruments or rock music. Featuring 24 of Queen’s greatest hits, WE WILL ROCK YOU takes you on a journey of freedom, love and the return of rock music!

The first true rock musical, We Will Rock You hits all the right notes with some of Queen’s greatest hits LIVE including: Radio Ga Ga, A Kind of Magic, Another One Bites the Dust, We Are the Champions, Bicycle Race, Bohemian Rhapsody & many more!

#Beginner Salsa Class, Dinner & Party

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  • When: Friday, 5 May 2023
  • Event by: Salsa Cape Town
  • Where: Artezian Gallery  | 219 Bree Street, Cape Town
  • Time: Class: 7:30pm | Party: 8:30pm
  • Cost: R200 per couple / R120 per person (includes access, class, and party) | Bookings are essential
  • Contact details / Booking details: Book your spot now via WhatsApp on 0741700780 | Bookings are ESSENTIAL!

Join Salsa Cape Town this coming Friday from 7:30pm for a fun and fabulous night out at Artezian Gallery 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 they teach you how to dance salsa from the absolute basics – once you’ve mastered it and had a ball of a time doing so, it’s time to party the night away from 8:30pm onwards with the hottest SBK all night long.

Salsa Cape Town promises to have you on your feet and dancing the night away in no time, all while loving absolutely every second of it. You will also have the opportunity to meet and mingle with amazing new people as you enjoy this Latin Salsa Vibe along with the hosts of Artezian Gallery.

Features for the evening:

*** Beginner salsa class from 7:30pm
*** Salsa Party suitable for everyone, from beginner to advanced
*** Amazing ambiance and beautiful setting

#The Monthly Thrift+Alt Fest

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  • When: Saturday, 6 May 2023
  • Event by: Thrift Fest
  • Where: Observatory Community Centre | Cnr Collingwood and Rawson Road, 7925 Observatory, Cape Town
  • Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm
  • Cost: Entrance is R10 | R5 for kids under 12 years
  • Contact details: [email protected]
  • **Extra Note: The Monthly Thrift+Alt Fest will also work as a recycling drop off point on the day. So if you have any papers, plastic, tin, or glass lying around, bring it along for a free entrance | 1 x sorted plastic BLACK BAG bag of recycling = 1 x Free entrance. (half bags and an empty wine bottle in each hand will not be accepted)

Upon a time in the land of Observatory, here was a Thrift Fest that occurred every now and then. It was said that once you shop there no matter where you live, your local mall prices offend. One thing was for sure, you NEVER left empty handed – with such a vast variety of incredible vendors to shop from and great products to choose from and purchase, how could you? From second hand, hand made to good food, coffee, and silver rings, those are only a few of the amazing things. That’s not all! Visitors to the market will enjoy vibey tunes, a wonderful atmosphere, and a general great vibe!

There is also a wonderful playground for the kids to have a grand ol’ time! They are said to offer the very best deals and offerings you can find, so why not get the family together and enjoy a great day out. So jot down the date, and don’t forget to visit Observatory’s own Organic and Sustainable community fete this weekend in Cape Town. Pets are also more than welcome.

**We would appreciate the support of the community – so if you happen to live in Observatory, or even if you don’t, make sure to pop in, say hi, buy some amazing things and tell everyone about it.**

#KItten Adoption Day

  • When: Saturday, 6 May 2023
  • Event by: FLAR – Foster Love Animal Rescue
  • Where: Pet Kin Pet Supplies | Your-Neighbourhood Pet Supply Store, 23 Derry Street, Vredehoek, Cape Town
  • Time: 10am – 1pm
  • Contact details: Please whatsapp 082 921 0928 for pre approval to adopt

Its Kitten Adoption Day this Saturday at the Pet Kin Pet Supplies! Not only is this an INCREDIBLE event that absolutely everyone should attend it is for a GREAT cause too. There truly is no better feeling than adopting a pet that’s ONLY desire is to be loved and cared for. The immense joy, fulfilment, love, fun, and happiness they bring to your life is simply a bonus – and what a bonus it is indeed! Do something GREAT and fulfilling this weekend in Cape Town by going to Pet Kin Pet Supplies and adopting a fluffy friend for life – take the family along and make a day of it – trust us, you won’t regret it for a single second – there are so many BEAUTIFUL kittens just waiting to join your family and home!

The Kitten Adoption fee of R1200 includes everything your kitten needs:

  • Deworming
  • Defleaing
  • Micro chip
  • Testing for FIV & FELV (all negative)
  • 1st vaccination (includes FELV)
  • Sterilisation (either done or will be done at one of our vets in Rondebosch or Sea Point before 5 months of age, mandatory)

These necessities typically cost a fortune, so this is an absolute steal. They therefore go above and beyond to ensure your kitten not only receives everything it needs, but ensures that it is incredibly affordable.

We urge you to adopt and NOT shop – there are so many kittens and wonderful animals available for adoption and longing for a loving home to call their own.


Your Host: Foster Love Animal Rescue (FLAR)


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FOSTER LOVE is dedicated to the Rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of animals.


#Habitat ~ Volcanic Sky 2023

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  • When: Saturday, 6 May 2023
  • Event by: Habitat
  • Where: Theewater Sports Club | Villiersdorp, Cape Town (1h 20m from CT)
  • Time: Saturday 12pm – Sunday 5pm
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets | For ticket-related queries, please contact [email protected] or 021 424 9308.
  • **Click here for any & all updates about the event

There is something by cloud gazing during a fiery sunset. Even as it fades, it leaves a lasting impression on our mood. Join us for the final Habitat of the season as we light the sky ablaze.


  • KONG


Theewaterskloof Dam is the single largest body of water in the Western Cape. Situated between the picturesque Waterval and Baviaans Mountain ranges. Camp among mountains with endless views of water and nature.


  • Option1: Includes 2 Volcanic Sky tickets, 1 pre-erected 2.5m x 2.5m canvas dome tent (1.9m height), 2 single foam mattresses, 2 bedsheets, 2 blankets, 2 pillows and a light.
  • Option 2: One pre-erected 2.5m x 2.5m canvas dome tent (1.9m height), 2 single foam mattresses, 2 bedsheets, 2 blankets, 2 pillows and a light.

Carefree Camping will be situated in a separate area closer to the dance floor, food traders and bathrooms than general camping. Parking will be less than 50m from this area.


General camping is included in every ticket (BYO). Camp next to your car at no additional cost.


Return trip shuttle from Sea Point Library. The shuttle departs Sea Point Library at 12pm on Saturday returning from the venue at 5:30pm on Sunday once the music ends.

Please contact Carmen from Executive tours on: 079 655 2077 should you have any enquires.


Swimming is allowed during the day. A lifeguard will always be on duty. No night swimming is permitted as a safety precaution.


Join us at 8AM Sunday Morning on the dance floor for a yoga class that focuses on heart-opening before the music starts.


Card only. No cash will be accepted at the bar, please kindly come prepared.


There will be a variety of food vendors to keep you well-nourished throughout the event. Food vendor applications are closed, please do not send us any new requests.


  • No alcohol is allowed to be brought into the venue; this will be strictly enforced. Please be respectful of the venue and the nature around it.
  • No under 21’s (ID on request)


Right of admission reserved. Participation in this event is entirely at your own risk. The organisers and venue accept no responsibility whatsoever for injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons, vehicles or belongings, even in the case of negligence. Due care has been taken to make this event safe and secure.

#Ocean 2 Ocean 50km guided trail run

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  • When: Saturday, 6 May 2023
  • Event byTake a Hike
  • Where: City of Cape Town
  • Time: 5:30am
  • Cost: Entry fee R400
  • Contact details: Email [email protected] or WhatsApp 083 953 3056 for more info
  • ** Estimated time = 12 hours | Note: These times are estimates and depend on the fitness of the group, weather conditions etc.

Ocean2Ocean is a guided 50km mountain run from Muizenberg to Camps Bay.

Route Description

The run starts in Muizenberg and follows a roller coaster route through the Cape Peninsula’s spectacular mountain chain, taking runners over the False Bay Mountains, through Silvermine Nature Reserve and onto Table Mountain before finishing at Dizzy’s in Camps Bay.

  • Leg1: Muizenberg Beach to Silvermine Nature Reserve (about 2 1/2 hours)

From the Muizenberg Supertube water slides, we make our way along the beach and promenade before heading up through a quiet and sleepy St James suburb to the start of the Old Mule Track. From there we head up through Echo Valley and Klein Tuinkloof before following the contour path and gravel road to Silvermine Reserve. We follow the Silvermine River Walk route to the dam for our first refreshment stop.

  • Leg 2: Silvermine Dam to Constantia Nek (4-5 hours)

From the dam, we take the loose gravel road and footpath up Crassula Edge and Noordhoek Ridge before reaching Noordhoek Peak. From here we follow the undulating but spectacular “Skyline Panorama Route” to Blackburn Ravine.

We then head down Blackburn and take the Manganese mine route to Vlakkenberg and the welcoming refreshment at Constantia Nek.

  • Leg 3: Table Mountain – Constantia Nek to Camps Bay (+- 5 hours)

We head up the Bridal Path to Smuts Track and Maclear’s Beacon. Our route to the finish is via Echo Valley and Kasteels Poort, before finishing at Dizzy’s for beers and pizza.

**Estimated time = 12 hours | Note: These times are estimates and depend on the fitness of the group, weather conditions etc.


  • When: Saturday, 6 May 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: 2pm
  • Facebook event details: Click here to find out more about this event

ART HUB: Art Hub

Does your child love drawing? Do you want to improve their drawing skills with some fun art classes? Join us for FREE art classes at our Discover Huawei Junior Art Lab where our skilled instructors will guide them through a step-by-step guide in digital drawing. Through the fun class, your child will also get familiar with up-to-date tablets, increasing their skills and confidence in using the most recent technology.

Limited seats available. To ensure a seat for your child, please send us a message on Facebook Messenger with the following details:

  1. Attendant s full name
  2. Attendant s age (must be older than 5)
  3. Attendant s contact number (parent s contact number)
  4. Attendant s contact email (parent s contact email)
  5. Is this the attendant s first time attending a Discover Huawei session?
  6. Does the attendant have a tablet and stylus pen?

#Dance Around the World | Clifton 2nd Beach | Secret Sunset

  • When: Saturday, 6 May 2023
  • Where: Clifton 2nd Beach
  • Time: 17:30pm – 18:30pm (Please arrive at 17:00pm to receive your headsets)
  • Contact details: [email protected]
  • Age restriction: Family friendly
  • Theme: Dance Around the World
  • Tickets: Click here to get your tickets
  • What to bring: Layers! You’ll dance yourself warm and then want to wrap up as you bask in the sunset.
  • Dress Code: Dress up is always encouraged

Entrance Fee:

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

Group Discounts:

Bring your friends and family and get a discount! Here’s how it works:

  • 5 people = 5% off
  • 10 people = 10% off
  • 15 people = 15% off
  • *The group discount is automatically applied upon check out.

Click here for more details and information on the Dance Around the World | Clifton 2nd Beach | Secret Sunset event or visit the Secret Sunrise website.

#Oppelskop Sunrise Hike (entry level fitness)

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  • When: Saturday, 13 May 2023
  • Event by: Trail Fit SA
  • Where: Kloofnek Road | Meet up location: Tafelberg Road, Cape Town CBD
  • Meet up location: Tafelberg Road, Cape Town CBD
  • Time: 6:15am – 8:30am
  • Meet up Time: 6:150am
  • Duration: 2hrs
  • Distance: 5km
  • Difficulty level: Entry level distance, steep short sections, very manageable for first timers. We’ll take our time and ensure the group stays together.
  • What is included: Experienced and Qualified Guide, First Aider, Social gain opportunity, Safety in numbers, Choice of warm beverage.
  • Enquiries: Email [email protected] or contact Jody on 083 267 5833
  • Bookings ? Tickets: Click here to make a booking / get your ticket / tickets & to find out everything you need to know about this amazing event
  • **Further details regarding the activity will be communicated via email after bookings have been processed.

Situated above the CBD you’ll find the devils peak trail, and leading up to the upper contour path you’ll find a ridge and a little peak called Oppelskop.

The hike starts off with zig-zag steps but not for too long. It then follows the contour path around the lower slopes of Devils Peak with a short final ascent to the summit. It’s a great spot to take in all the views of the City and stunning surroundings.

On the hike you will pass a little stream and continue on the contour path until you reach Tafelberg road. You will then loop back to reach the original starting point.

**This hike is great for people getting started in hiking / are beginner hikers as well as for those outdoor loving adventurers looking for an early fix of nature and fitness – best combination and way to start your day.

#Bo-Kaap Photowalk | Fujifilm x ORMS

  • When: Saturday, 13 May 2023
  • Event by: Fujifilm X South Africa and Lindsey Appolis
  • Where: Against the Grain Coffee co, Bo-Kaap, Cape Town | All attendees are to meet at Against The Grain Coffee Shop.
  • Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
  • Booking / Tickets: Click here to make your booking / get your ticket / tickets
  • **Click here for all the details on this incredibly exciting not-to-be-missed event and to book your spot:

Join Orms, Fujifilm X South Africa, and professional photographer Lindsey Appolis on 13 May 2023 in Bo Kaap for an exciting photowalk.

Bo-Kaap is one of Cape Town’s most beautiful and historically rich neighbourhoods. It is renowned for its colourful houses, vibrant community and is home to South Africa’s oldest mosque, the Auwal Masjid. Lindsey Appolis will guide attendees through the historic streets of Cape Town, making important stops at some of the most significant and picturesque sights. Some of the latest Fujifilm cameras will be available at the Photowalk for attendees to test and try.

About Lindsey Appolis

Leading the photowalk is the incredible Lindsey Appolis, self-taught photographer and Fujifilm ambassador. Lindsey’s work extends into film, advertising, street photography, performance and fine art, and he has many expert insights to share with photographers who are seeking to craft their signature style.

**Click here for all the details on this incredibly exciting not-to-be-missed event and to book your spot:

#Mommy and Me Day at Cookie Co

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Photo credit: Cookie Co.

  • When: Saturday, 13 May 2023
  • Event by: Cookie Co.
  • Where: 16 on Bree | 16 Bree Street, Cape Town
  • Time: 10am
  • Contact details: 011 524 7604

Mommy and Me Day at Cookie Co: Creating Sweet Memories!

Join Cookie Co. on Saturday, 13th May 2023 at 10am for a fun-filled “Mommy and Me Day”! Experience quality time with your little one as you both decorate 3 scrumptious cookies with a variety of delightful toppings.

And that’s not all – they’ve got treats for everyone:

  • A tall, aromatic coffee for mom to enjoy.
  • A yummy kiddies milkshake for your little one.
  • A beautifully crafted Mother’s Day cookie for mom to take home.
  • All this sweetness for only R350 per Mommy and Me duo!

Don’t miss out on this heartwarming event, filled with laughter, love, and cookie fun!

**Book your spot now, and celebrate the magic of motherhood with Cookie Co!**

#The Woodstock Quarter Thrift Fest

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  • When: Saturday, 13 May 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.

#Cocktail Sundaze and FREE Comedy @ Trenchtown

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  • When: Sunday, 14 May 2023
  • Where: Trenchtown | 143 Lower Main Road Observatory, Cape Town
    Specials on selected brands.
  • Time: 12:15pm – 11:45pm

Its Cocktail Sundays at Trenchtown! All cocktails are R50 or less – How can you possibly miss out on this epic event?! You can also look forward to enjoying 500gr BEEF Ribs for only R120 served with mixed veg and mash or chips and onion rings – this offer will be available from 2pm – 6pmon Sunday. That’s not all! There will also be FREEEE Standup comedy, as well as Djs – Live Bands – BIG Screen Sports – Market – Special events and so much more.

And at Midnight Trenchtown gets crazy with their new daily special Midnight Madness.


  • Double and Mix – R20
  • Tequila Shots – R20
  • Ciders – R20
  • Double Jack Daniels R44.
  • Double Southern Comfort R35.
  • Double Southern Comfort Black R38.
  • Double Vodka and Red Bull R50.
  • Double Tullamore Dew Whisky R45.
  • Double Gentleman Jack R52.
  • Double Cruz Vodka R45.

Don’t worry about the loadshedding interrupting the festivities, Trenchtown has it covered with generators to keep the power & party going!

**Join the Trenchtown WhatsApp Fam group for weekly prizes and specials.
WhatsApp: 072 102 8373

**Extra information:

  • If you’re looking to host any events, please email us on [email protected]
  • Delivery Bolt APP:
  • Specials on selected brands.
  • ROAR.

#Escape to the stars at The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa | Silver screen moments in a private cinema

  • Location: The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa | Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
  • Contact details: 021 437 9000 | [email protected]
  • Booking: Click here to make a booking

For a quiet night in, reserve your seat in the lavish Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa’s cosy 16-seater cinema where you can look forward to plush leather seating, Dolby surround-sound and a selection of complimentary popcorn, snacks, and refreshments. The cinema offers five screenings per day (12 noon, 4pm, 8pm and 10pm), with the schedule of titles available online and in the hotel. If there are no prior reservations for the scheduled screening, guests are welcome to select their own title from their extensive library.

#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


    • Location: fable cocktail bar cape town | corner Bree & Wale street, Cape Town
    • Operating hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 5pm ’til late | Friday & Saturday: 4pm ’til late

#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

#Mother’s Day Oysters, bubbly & sushi @ Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

  • When: Sunday, 14 May 2023
  • Where: Venue: The Apostles Braai, Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa | Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
  • Time: 11am
  • Price: R625
  • Contact details / Booking details: Click here to make a booking | 021 437 9000 | [email protected]

Bask in our coastal location this Mother’s Day and enjoy some of the finest seafood in Cape Town.

#Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch with live Jazz tunes & all the trimmings at Belmond Mount Nelson

  • When: Sunday, 14 May 2023
  • Where: The Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel, 76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town
  • Time: Sunday Jazz Brunch: From 11:30am – 3pm
  • Cost: R650 per adult | R350 per child | Additional R250pp for unlimited bubbly
  • Contact details / Booking details: 021 483 1000 | [email protected]
  • ** Includes kids club access (for ages 4-11), welcome drinks from Moët & Chandon, departure gift for moms

Oasis Bistro at Mount Nelson hotel is adding a special twist for Mother’s Day to their regular Sunday brunch where everything is taken care of. Start with a welcoming drink or cocktail whipped up at the Belvedere Vodka drinks trolley.

Dine on a buffet-style lunch experience with multiple courses crafted by the culinary team while the Buddy Wells Jazz Quartet set the mood for a lazy lunch. Think fresh oysters, local cheese boards, slivers of Sunday roast, a selection of vegetables, and a range of sweet treats to end. Guests have the option to add unlimited bubbly to their Sunday brunch experience. Choose between Boschendal Brut or Brut Rose.

There’s also a good excuse to take the little one along. Children can let loose at Mount Nelson’s supervised Kids Club indoor play space.

All moms receive a special gift departing gift from Librisa Spa at Mount Nelson hotel. The gift includes Esse and Theranaka luxury skincare products.

#Spoil mom with a Classic Roku Japanese G&T at TANG this Mother’s Day

Top Things To Do On Mother’s Day In Cape Town

Photo credit: TANG

  • When: Sunday, 14 May 2023
  • Where: TANG, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Time: 12pm – 3pm
  • Contact details / Booking details: To avoid disappointment, book your seats at TANG, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town by contacting 076 652 8972
  • **For more information on the brand, please visit

Go the extra mile this Mother’s Day and treat the special woman in your life to the ultimate brunch experience with Roku Japanese Gin. Roku, a premium Japanese crafted gin created by the House of Suntory in Japan, has launched a luxurious brunch series in one of Cape Town’s hot topic restaurants, TANG.

Witness the beautiful aesthetics of Japan being brought to life while indulging in a brunch experience like no other. From extravagant meals to the most delicious hand-crafted Roku Gin cocktails. What better way to enjoy an authentic taste of Japanese gin than by pairing it with a Japanese infused “shokuji” (Japanese translation for “meal”) while being swept away by the elegant ambience.

The concept of sharing food is a fundamental aspect of Japanese culture; it is a symbol of celebrating family, community, and togetherness, so come and join us in celebrating the special woman in your life with an exquisite day out.

**Stylish Japanese-Inspired Brunch Affair for Mother’s Day at TANG V&A Waterfront**

  • When: Sunday, 14 May 2023
  • Time: From 12pm – 11pm | Origami masterclass is running from 12pm to 3pm
  • Where: Shop 153, V&A Waterfront, 19 Breakwater Blvd, Cape Town
  • Contact details / Booking details: 076 652 8972 | [email protected] |
Top Things To Do On Mother’s Day In Cape Town

Photo credit: TANG

TANG restaurant and bar at V&A Waterfront is giving Capetonians something a little different for Mother’s Day with a spread that’s sure to impress. Famous for their award-winning take on Japanese Izakaya-style dining mixed with elements of classic Cantonese cuisine, the Cape Town restaurant is joining forces with Japanese handcrafted gin label Roku to host a unique Sunday brunch experience.

Moms are welcomed with an elegant pastel pink Lychee Martini before learning the ancient craft of authentic Origami through a guided masterclass. A special Roku Gin experiential bar will be set up at the eatery serving mod cocktails to enjoy throughout the afternoon. End off with a secret fortune cookie for that extra layer of mystery.

Of course your visit isn’t complete without dining on Executive Chef Vixa Kalenga’s a la carte menu of stylishly plated Izakayas (small plates), wok dishes, gourmet sushi, and if you’re feeling extra lavish, slow-roasted Peking Duck packed with flavour. To finish, show-stopping signature dessert plating with chocolate fondant.

Top Things To Do On Mother’s Day In Cape Town

Photo credit: TANG

Founder Nicky Van Der Walt’s concept restaurant in the V&A Waterfront maintains the same luxurious yet edgy style as its Johannesburg counterpart, with the interior design once again helmed by the award-winning Tristan Du Plessis. However, this time the colour palette has been lightened to complement the restaurant’s ocean-side location. The 700 square meter space is adorned with oak panelling, imported marble, honed travertine, and granite, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

# “Don’t Forget It’s Mother’s Day” The Magic Show – Waterfront, Cape Town

Top Things To Do On Mother’s Day In Cape Town

Photo credit: The Galloway Theatre

  • When: Sunday, 14 May 2023
  • Where: The Galloway Theatre, Cnr Port & Alfred Roads, Cape Town
  • Time: 6pm
  • Cost: R170
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets & to find out more about this incredible Mother’s Day event
  • **All ages welcome

“DON’T FORGET IT’S MOTHER’S DAY” the Magic Show features 4 Cape Town Magicians Your Mum Will Love!

“Magic means different things to different people so a magic show curated by professionals, with the sole purpose of enchanting you, is the perfect way to spend a special day with the whole family that can create delightful memories that will last a lifetime”

Cape Town, April 2023 – How could you forget Mother’s Day? After all that woman has done for you?! You will never know love like the kind she gives you, you will never be warmer than when you’re in her embrace, you will never feel… oh, wait, what’s that? You didn’t forget Mother’s Day? Mother’s Day is still a few weeks away? Ok, well, just don’t then. Don’t Forget It’s Mother’s Day!

“Don’t Forget It’s Mother’s Day” the Magic Show is what you’re getting your mum for Mother’s Day, right? Don’t do the old, tired, boring, chocolates or socks or bubble bath from Clicks and level up your gift giving efforts this year. Here’s a great tip for giving gifts: give something that you would also like – a Magic Show! We all like magic. We all like that whimsical feeling of being a kid again. We all like sharing experiences with loved ones that we’ll never forget. We all like joy!

We all like a magic show that reminds you to not forget that it’s Mother’s Day (the magic show). The Galloway Theatre at The Waterfront Theatre School presents “Don’t Forget It’s Mother’s Day” the Magic show – an evening of wonderment for the whole family! (Yes, wonderment is a word!).

Your host is Sebastiano Olla – an entertainer with a vigorous passion for exploring what makes real magic real. Also, enjoy perfromances by three award-winning magicians.

You’ll be thrilled by Greg Gelb – a comedy magician with a unique form of sleight-of-hand.
Alexander May’s brain-boggling magic and fantastic feats of the mind will leave you breathless. And modern-day escape artist Glendini will take you on a journey from danger through excitement.

So, come on! Join us on Mother’s Day (you do know when that is, right?) to thank your mum for all the magic she brings into your world by bringing some magic into hers.

#Spoil your mom with an afternoon tea experience at the famous Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

  • When: Sunday, 14 May 2023
  • Where: The Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel, 76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town
  • Time: Afternoon tea: 12pm & 3pm
  • Cost: Afternoon tea: R600 per adult | R350 per child (ages 4 to 11)
  • 021 483 1000 | [email protected] | Click here to make a booking
  • ** Includes kids club access (for ages 4-11), Belvedere welcome drinks, departure gift for moms

You can’t go wrong with an afternoon tea in Cape Town this Mother’s Day. The Nellie is pretty much the standard if you’re looking for a beautifully presented menu of sandwiches, savoury creations, and fine patisserie.

The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel’s iconic Afternoon Tea is a legendary, world-renowned ritual honed over decades of expertise. Select your tisane with South Africa’s first expertly-trained tea sommelier as live gentle music fills the room. Then, feast upon a dizzying selection of dainty sweet and savoury bites, admiring the verdant, airy furnishings in our chic Lounge.

Diners visiting on Mother’s Day will experience the first taste of resident pâtissier, Vicky Gurovich’s Afternoon Tea Menu.  Expect new favourites such as Raspberry, litchi, rose eclair, chocolate roulade, Frangipane tartlets, and many more taking the art of pastry to new heights.

For an extra special touch, guests are greeted with a glass of Moët & Chandon bubbles to start this popular Cape Town pastime.  Also if you forget to get mom a present, don’t panic – each mom will take home a gift bag with premium skincare products from Esse and Theranaka. Booking is essential for high tea and there are two seating times.

#Mother’s Day lunch buffet at Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa’s Azure Restaurant

  • When: Sunday, 14 May 2023
  • Where: Azure Restaurant, Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa | Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town | Venue: The Azure Restaurant or the Atlantic Terrace Marquee
  • Time: Mother’s Day Sunday buffet lunch: 1pm
  • Cost: Mother’s Day Sunday buffet lunch: R796pp
  • Contact details / Booking details: Click here to make a booking | 021 437 9000 | [email protected]

Up for a sophisticated experience with views of the Table Mountain National Park and the Atlantic Ocean? Set your sights on The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. On Sunday, 14 May, Azure Restaurant is serving up a special Mother’s Day lunch buffet. Tuck into starter options, a range of classic roasts and sides, as well as other delicacies.

#Mother’s Day High Tea @ Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

  • When: Sunday, 14 May 2023
  • Where: Venue: The Leopard Bar, Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa | Victoria Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town
  • Time: 10am and 3pm
  • Price: R625
  • Contact details / Booking details: Click here to make a booking | 021 437 9000 | [email protected]

Spoil your Mum and cherish your time together with a Mother’s Day High Tea. Sumptuous cakes and dainty sandwiches await your arrival, promising a luxurious gift for the entire family.

There’s also a High Tea with finger sandwiches, chocolate brownies, cream puffs, macarons, madeleines, and more. Try a bottomless selection of loose-leaf teas and specialty coffee, or go for the Moët & Chandon High Tea, served with a glass of Brut Imperial champagne. A vegan option is also available.

#Treat your mom to an indulgent culinary experience at the Mount Nelson Hotel’s new & exclusive Red Room – Its latest epicurean offering




Adding to the Mount Nelson’s international prominence, the iconic pink hotel unveils its latest epicurean offering — The Red Room by Chefs Warehouse. Under the guidance of celebrated chefs Liam Tomlin and David Schneider, both of Chefs Warehouse, the new Pan-Asian restaurant, set beneath the hotel’s grounds, is poised to become a one-of-a-kind culinary experience.

With a devoted following, owner-operators Liam and David will be joined by their two chefs de cuisine Geoffrey Abrahams and Teenola Govender. Backed by a wealth of experience working in some of the Cape’s top restaurants, Geoffrey and Teenola will lead the restaurant’s vision.

During his years working in Australia, Liam’s travels into Asia gave rise to a love affair with its cuisine and a deeper understanding of the nuances of the region’s flavours and cultures. Rooted in that experience and answering to the country’s call for a truly Pan-Asian restaurant, Liam and David plan to offer guests an immersive restaurant and bar experience. “The menu will take guests on a curated journey through the East, honouring these cuisines with a unique dining experience in an iconic setting,” Liam explains.

The menu expresses Chef Liam’s experience in pan-Asian philosophy; he explains the menu takes guests on a curated journey through the East, honouring these cuisines with a unique dining experience in an iconic setting. Headed by Chef David Schneider, The Red Room offers an immersive restaurant and bar experience. Diners are greeted with two curated moments: relax into a cosy deep-velvet booth with a tea-infused cocktail or sake and sample any one of the flavour-packed small plates from the à la carte menu, including grilled scallops with Tom Yum foam and Kombu butter or Korean BBQ pork steamed buns. Alternatively, sink into a corner of the lavish dining room to enjoy a four-course set menu to share. The star of the show Peking Duck delivers the perfect crescendo to the meal, accompanied by Duck Consommé, dumplings, and marinated tofu.

Here, the ceremony and high standards of old-world dining will be celebrated in an opulent underground den, where time and place are ambiguous. Through a set of red velvet curtains and down a lacquered staircase, guests will arrive at a low-lit, glimmering bar with a tangible buzz in the air. Beyond it, the dining room will be fun and luxurious, bearing many of the original features of the Nellie’s iconic 70s Grill Room that went before it.

Bringing together Belmond’s well-travelled, cosmopolitan guests and Chefs Warehouse’s discerning epicurean following, The Red Room will offer an entirely novel Pan-Asian dining experience that is in a class of its own. “Our hope is that by bringing Chefs Warehouse to the Mount Nelson, we will aid in expanding the food and beverage offering for the already-legendary hotel, giving guests little reason to leave the property in search of world-class dining,” adds Liam.

This new chapter for the much-loved Nellie heralds the evolution of the hotel’s gastronomic credentials, aligning with other exciting culinary developments. “Elevating the Mount Nelson’s gastronomic offering with the Chefs Warehouse team brings to life our vision of curating ever-new experiences for culinary curious guests. The Red Room offers a unique opportunity to experience the revival of a truly iconic space set beneath the buzz of the city,” concludes Tiago Moraes Sarmento, General Manager of the Mount Nelson.

About The Red Room

#Enjoy a wonderful culinary experience at Scala Pasta/Bar: Gourmet Italian Eats in the CBD

  • When: Sunday, 14 May 2023
  • Where: 81 Church Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
  • Time: From 12pm – 10:30pm
  • Cost: R999 for two | Drinks pairing, R149pp
  • Contact details: 021 424 7204 | [email protected] |

Bring your mom up to speed with what’s hot on Cape Town’s dining scene right now. As their brand slogan boldly states, Scala Pasta/Bar in the CBD is ‘not your mamma’s pasta.’ The restaurant’s speciality is a steady hand on freshly made pasta with mod gastro twists and a menu crafted by Michelin-star Italian master chef, Luciano Monosilio.

Try their winter set menu offer going at R999 for two. You’ll dine on 10 sharing plates with highlights from the menu that include their very unique meatballs, Chef Monosilio’s signature Carbonara with just the right amount of Pecorino, and Sicilian-style Cannolo with dark chocolate and crushed pistachio.

The mood and interiors are contemporary with understated Italian minimalism. Advance booking is essential.


  • When: Sunday, 14 May 2023
  • Where: Benguela Cove Wine Estate, R43, Botriver Lagoon, Walker Bay, Hermanus
  • Time: From 12pm to 5pm.
  • Cost: R850pp | R395 per child.
  • Contact details: 087 357 0637 | [email protected] | | Book here

Give the leading lady in your life the ultimate spoil with Benguela Cove’s lunch experience for Mother’s Day. The chef’s team created a special 6-course set menu anchored in seafood and lamb and further creative merging of flavours such as pickled red cabbage, sambuca mayo, and beer-braised barley among others. For an extra pampering feel, the estate is offering a 20% discount off their sumptuous Cuveé Rosé Cap Classique and Lighthouse Collection Rosé wines. Guests are also welcome to add on a tasting of the wine farm’s Wine of the Month which is Benguela Cove Pinot Noir. Live jazz music is confirmed for the event.

#Dine at the extraordinary Benguela Cove

  • When: Sunday, 14 May 2023
  • Benguela Cove Wine Estate, R43, Botriver Lagoon, Walker Bay, Hermanus
  • Time: From 12pm – 11pm
  • Cost: A la carte menu
  • 087 357 0637 | [email protected] |

Few things in life say leisure and relaxation the way a soft sun embellished with the slow and melodic sounds of saxophone does.

Enjoy flavour combinations and tastes created and devised by the resident chef, Annie Badenhorst, at this fantastic restaurant. With meals that cater to Vegetarians and Omnivores alike, The Moody Lagoon creatively produces mouthwatering dishes using only the finest, freshest ingredients.

Tap your toes to the sound of local jazz musicians as you absorb the relaxing atmosphere, panoramic views, excellent service, and tranquil bliss Benguela Cove offers.