The top 5 things to do this weekend in Cape Town

Cape Town has a great weekend life, so make sure your stay in the city extends past the week and into the weekend. Most festivals, markets, and concerts take place on the weekend, and the city’s bars and cafes fill up. We’ve chosen five of the best events to check out this weekend. Clear your schedule and book your tickets now.

For a complete list of events, take a look at our calendar.

Galileo Open Air Cinema

The Galileo Open Air Cinema welcomes you to a magical movie experience of cinematic delights, tantalizing treats and breath-taking scenery under a canopy of stars. Catch Anchorman at Battery Park, V&A Waterfront this weekend.

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Freedom Swim

The Freedom Swim is the annual swim crossing from Robben Island to Big Bay in Blouberg. The swim forms part of Freedom Day celebrations and works together with the SEAL Trust to support development swimmers in the Western Cape and South Africa.

Robben Island

Cape Town Comedy Club – Night of Headliners

Cape Town Comedy Club hosts the best comedy the world has to offer, with both local and internationally iconic comedians gracing its stage. In addition to this world-class entertainment, patrons can enjoy great food, relax, laugh and just have fun in a safe, upmarket environment. Cape Town Comedy Club is pleased to announce A NIGHT OF HEADLINERS, brought to you by Savanna Premium Cider this Friday.

Cape Town Concert Series

The Cape Town Concert Series is the leading classical recital and chamber music platforms in Africa, hosting the most sought-after local and international artists, comparable with London’s Wigmore Hall and the Carnegie Hall in New York. All their concerts take place in the special acoustics of the Baxter Concert Hall, Rondebosch. A Piano Recital performed by Daniel Ciobanu will take place this Saturday.

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Unwind at the V&A Waterfront this summer with April Summer Concerts

The Delft Big Band will entertain the crowd this Saturday at the V&A Waterfront’s Amphitheatre at a free concert from 7pm. Launched in 2008, the band is made up of 17 musicians and two vocalists. They have performed internationally at the Liverpool Brouhaha Festival and the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. They also put on an outstanding performance at the 2015 Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Be sure not to miss this event.


Planning a trip to Cape Town? Book flights and browse accommodation now to get the best rates. The Cape Town City Pass gives you access to over 70 of the top Cape Town attractions, tours, and things to see and do, including the popular hop on hop off City Sightseeing bus.


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