Cape Town Events Guide -14July

67 Minutes of Laughter

The Cape Town Comedy Club and Napsta Entertainment presents the annual charity comedy show 67 Minutes of Laughter in honour of Mandela Day. The event hosts 16 of Cape Town’s top comedians and is hosted by Kurt Schoonraad. The line-up includes Nik Rabinowitz, Conrad Koch, Rob van Vuuren, Tracy Klaas, Paul Snodgrass and more. Hip-Hop “legend” DJ Azuhl performs a special set after the show.

18 July, 8.30PM


Cape Town Comedy Club, 6 Dock Rd, The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront

021 418 8888, 079 495 3989

Fun Park at GrandWest

GrandWest transforms its multipurpose events venue, Sun Park, into a Fun Park during the school Winter holidays. The Fun Park is a “kaleidoscope” of choice of entertainment for young people. The rides on offer during the holidays are the Spiral Jet, Ferris Wheel, Swings, Horse and Aeroplane Rides, Dizzy Barrels, the Aeroplane Carousel, Barrel Swings, Toy Ride, Bungee Trampolines, Space Gyro, Pedal Go Karts and a Parachute Simulator.

GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood, Cape Town

1 to 23 July, 11AM to 6PM

R20 per ride

021 505 7777

Five For Change Event

Save the date for Five For Change’s 2017 annual charity event, where The Kiffness provide live entertainment. Five For Change is an annual black tie fundraiser dedicated to raising awareness about 5 inspiring social enterprises which are changing the way Cape Town gives back. Each year they select and showcase 5 inspiring organisations chosen for their unique approach to making a difference in the lives of others at their flagship event.

15 July, 7pm

Cape Town City Hall, Darling St, CBD, Cape Town


Franschhoek Bastille Festival

The Franschhoek Wine Valley once again hosts the annual Bastille Festival, where locals and visitors celebrate the valley’s centuries-old French Huguenot heritage. The Food and Wine Marquee is set against the backdrop of the historic Huguenot Monument, where guests sample the valley’s wines on offer or have a taste of the gourmet fare available to purchase from some of Franschhoek’s well-known eateries.

15 to 16 July, 12PM to 5PM

R280 | U18s free

Franschhoek Huguenot Monument, 13 Lambrechts Rd, Franschhoek

021 876 2861

Romantic Horror Movies at Nomad

Nomad hosts a “romance filled” Romantic Horror Movies marathon every Monday until the end of July. Nomad also offers a ‘Date Night Combo’ which includes 2 tickets, 2 burger and chips specials, and 2 glasses of wine/beer. Movie line-up includes Frankenstein (1931), King Kong (1933), The Mummy (1932) and Dracula (1931).

8PM to 10PM


NOMAD Bistro & Bar, 33 Waterkant St, CBD, Cape Town

021 418 3020

The Cape Town Science Centre Holiday Camps & Courses

The Cape Town Science Centre (CTSC) offers camps and courses for children during the Winter school holidays. Minecraft courses, the Winter Science Camp and the Let’s Code Holiday Camp are available to keep the young ones entertained for the month of July. Booking forms and information about the courses and camps can be found on the CTSC’s website.

R400 – R750

Cape Town Science Centre, 370B Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town

021 300 3200

Winter Wonders Programme

Kirstenbosch will be hosting the Winter Wonders Programme. Full of adventure and family fun with family treasure hunts and waste art workshops.

Until 15 July, 08:00 – 18:00

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Monday Night Magic: Season 4

The Cape Town Magic Club presents season four of Monday Night Magic, an event showcasing all manner of illusionists, mentalists and magical sideshow acts. The line-up includes local and international performers, those with decades of experience as well as the new kids on the block.

Until 31 July, Mondays at 7pm & 9pm

R170 – R200

Cape Town Magic Club, 18 Queen Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town

083 229 9550

Incredible Illusions

Incredible Illusions is the antithesis of your traditional exhibition experience. No hallowed halls, no soft chamber music and no photography bans. The exhibition is meant to be a fun event from beginning to end.  From finding new and inventive poses on the artworks to creating your own master piece in the art Jamming section.

Until 23 July 10AM to 7PM

R100 – R480

Watershed, Jubilee Hall, Waterfront