Cape Town Events Guide – 22 September 2017

Zeitz MOCAA Free Opening Weekend

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa opens its doors, free of charge, to the public during its grand opening on Heritage Weekend. Entrance to the museum is free from the Friday to the Monday, but visitors are still required to present a ticket for entry into the premises (available via Webtickets and at the door). The Zeitz MOCAA is the first major museum of contemporary art in Africa, with over a hundred galleries filled with thousands of artworks from across the African continent.

22 to 25 September, 10AM to 6PM

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Silo District, Dock Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

021 408 7600

Monday Night Magic: Season 5

The Cape Town Magic Club hosts its 5th season of Monday Night Magic, where audiences are entertained with a variety of illusions, sleight of hand, mentalism and magic. Guests are welcomed to the show by the members of Black Orchid Burlesque South Africa. Guests are able to enjoy pre- or post-show drinks, including a special Monday Night Magic cocktail. Then, downstairs all manner of mystery unfolds, where nearly 30 magicians who specialise in various disciplines, entertain audience members.

18 September to 30 October, 7PM to 9PM

R170 – R200

The Taj Hotel, 1 Wale St, CBD, Cape Town

083 229 9550

Taste Sunshine 2017 hosts the Taste Sunshine event, where guests celebrate Braai Day/Heritage Day and participate in the world’s largest tasting of South African Wine ever held. The event features food and wine stalls, music, a performance by the Sisonke Community Circus, children’s activities and a performance of Suiderskruismis, a South African choral composition by Helderberg musician and composer Andre Strijdom.

24 September, 12PM to 5PM

R60 – R120

The Shed, Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

021 851 2737 | 076 011 0753

Colin Bell – Rhinos and Elephants

Collin Bell delivers a talk entitled Surviving Extinction in the Wild – Rhinos & Elephants: The Past, Present and Future at this year’s Guest Speaker Series. He shares his insights on elephant poaching and how Africa’s greatest creatures are currently facing tough times as they also sit on the brink of extinction.

21 September, 6PM


Ballroom, One&Only Resort, V&A Waterfront, Dock Rd, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

021 431 4511

Heritage Day at Benguela

Benguela Cove’s Restaurant presents a Heritage Day inspired menu, created by resident chef Annie. The menu includes roasted garlic bread topped with roast beef, mustard and pickles to share, potato salad with a twist (pickled apple mayo, 63’yolk, celery, walnuts and onion chips), fish braai (smoked fish, sweet corn custard, charred corn, spring onion and fennel), lamb and milk tart.

24 September, 12PM to 3PM


Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, R43, Bot River Lagoon, Walker Bay, Hermanus

087 357 0637 

In-Herit Festival 2017

In honour of Heritage Day, Iziko Museums of South Africa hosts its 10th annual In-Herit Festival, which sees a week of free admission into the Iziko museums. The Castle of Good Hope and Groot Constantia are only free on Heritage Day, and the Planetarium is half-price on Heritage Day only. The festival is a week of family edu-tainment that provides visitors with the opportunity to discover and explore the Iziko museums and South Africa’s history.

18 to 24 September, 10AM to 5PM

Iziko Museums of South Africa, 25 Queen Victoria St, Gardens, Cape Town

021 481 3838

Cape Town Fringe Festival

The fourth annual Cape Town Fringe Festival presents a programme of “provocative, edgy, bold and innovative” works that represent the best of what independent South African theatre has to offer. 80 productions will take place over a three-week period in 14 independent theatre venues across the City. The programme includes theatre, dance, music, comedy and illusion, with a range of genre-busting works in between.

21 September to 8 October

The One World Festival of Healing

Paarl plays host to the 2nd annual The One World Festival of Healing, a space where local and international diversity can be represented and celebrated. There will be 15 countries with food from around the world and live entertainment by artists including Judith Sephuma, Karen Zoid and Jack Parow. The event also features live poetry, Yoga, Meditation and Taichi introductory classes. A group of Australian Aborigines perform special peace rituals over the two days. Fun-rides are available for the children and wine tasting for the adults.

9AM to 7PM

R80 – R200

Paarl Arboretum, Klein Parys Sports Complex Rd, Paarl

082 950 8625