Your budget friendly guide to Cape entertainment

Your budget friendly guide to Cape entertainment

There is no denying that the current economic climate can be cruel on the wallet, especially when it comes to entertainment options. We have compiled a variety of fun-filled activities – all of which can be done without breaking the bank.


Robertson Wine on the River
The annual Spring outdoor wine lovers’ festival on the banks of the Breede River features more than 30 wineries offering tastings alongside arts and crafts stalls, boat cruises, jazz and blues music and quality local food. Kids’ activities available on a pay as you go basis.
Cost: R85
October 14 @ 12pm
Goudmyn Riverside Farm, Robertson
Tel: 023 625 1954


the-bright-ball-pond-at-the-playshed-in-pinelandsThe Playshed
Tiny tykes who have just found their feet can have fun exploring and scampering about at The Playshed indoor activity area in Pinelands, which is ideal for babies and toddlers. The entertainment centre is a wonderland with awesome slides, bright ball ponds and an out-of-this-world jungle gym where kids can frolic for hours. Not to mention, the young ones can settle down at the various age-appropriate play stations for hours of engagement that is good for the mind and the body, while moms and dads sip coffee at the on-site café. The Playshed is also a great spot for birthday parties for folks who want to have maximum fun without worrying about the mess afterwards.
Cost: Entry is free for babies younger than 6 months; R25p/p for the first hour for babies between 7 and 12 months; R30p/p for the first hour for toddlers between one and three years and R35p/p for the first hour for children between 3 and 12 years.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 9am to 5pm (open on Mondays as well as during school holidays)
Oude Molen Eco Village, Alexandra Road, Pinelands
Tel: 021 801 0141


carefully-crafted-artisan-goods-await-visitors-to-the-made-in-the-cape-marketMade in the Cape Market
Shoppers can expect carefully crafted artisan goods from luxe leather to gardening greats – a myriad of spoils on offer for you or a loved one. A host of sweet and savoury treats will be available to tickle the taste buds of market goers.
Thursday to Saturday, October 6 to 9, from 9am to 7pm; and Sunday from 10am to 5pm
Ground & Lower Ground Floor,
Cavendish Square