Your budget friendly guide to Cape Town entertainment

Your budget friendly guide to Cape Town 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.


Mohau Modisakeng
Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Arts for 2016, Mohau Modisakeng, has created a show entitled ‘Lefa La Ntate’. In Modisakeng’s work the personal is political. Informed by his experience as a young boy in Soweto in a violent political transition, Modisakeng uses memory to explore themes of history, body and place within the post-apartheid context using techniques in photography, film, performance and installations.
Until November 20
R30/u18 R15/Family Ticket R75/Students R15
South African National Gallery, Government Avenue, Company Gardens, Cape Town
Tel: 021 481 3800


the-eccentric-and-appealing-kite-festival-is-on-this-weekendCape Town International Kite Festival
The 22nd edition of Africa’s biggest kite festival will once again be raising funds for Cape Mental Health.
The theme this year, #BornToFly, celebrates everyone’s potential to rise above life’s challenges. Free kite-making workshops run daily, as well as a market, food trucks and a tea garden.
“Just the eccentricity of it is so enormously appealing,” wrote Daisy Ions in a review of a previous installment of the Cape Town International Kite Festival.
29 to 30 October
@ 10am – 6pm
R30, U12s R10.
Tickets available at the door.
Zandvlei Nature Reserve, cnr Axminster and The Row, Muizenberg
Tel: 021 447 9040


Zombie Walk
The annual Zombie Walk has participants take to the streets dressed as the undead in order to raise funds for the Lucky Lucy Foundation for abused and neglected animals. This year the aim is to have over 9500 “zombies” take part in order to set a Guinness World Record.
October 29 @ 5pm FREE
Company Gardens
Tel: 060 996 1477