Perdeberg October Festival
Perdeberg Winery presents their annual October Festival, a day dedicated to family-orientated activities and wine tasting. The event includes a dedicated kiddies play area under supervision, a foam pit, water slide and a mini theatre with marshmallow and milk pairings. Food trucks, live entertainment, a bubbly bar, tutored tasting sessions in the Quagga room and selected wine specials are also available at this year’s festival.
28 October, 10AM to 6PM
R60 – R80
Perdeberg Winery, Vryguns Farm, Windmeul, Paarl
021 869 8244
Art Crawl: Athi-Patra Ruga
The next edition of the art crawl, Chasing Rainbows with Athi-Patra Ruga, sees participants walking from City Hall to Woodstock, while gaining insight into the nature of his public performance practice. The walk is followed by an intensive visit to his studio, where guests preview new works and view his new film Queens in Exile. The crawl concludes at Whatiftheworld gallery with champagne, refreshments and light snacks.
28 October, 10AM to 1.30PM
Starting point at Cape Town City Hall, Darling St, CBD, Cape Town
082 703 1758
Adventure Weekend at Benguela
Big Bay Events presents an Adventure Weekend at Benguela Cove Wine Estate, filled with running and a cool dip in the Bot River Lagoon. Food and drinks are on sale at the event. Saturday sees participants plunge into the lagoon and jolt around the farm for 7km. Sunday’s event sees a 500m, 1km, 3km and 5km swim taking place across the Bot River Lagoon.
28 to 29 October
R50 – R220
Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate, R43, Bot River Lagoon, Walker Bay, Hermanus
083 645 6198
The Halloween Train – Kids Dream Fest
The Kids Dream Fest presents The Halloween Train, an outdoor children and family festival that is a light-hearted take on Halloween. The famous Blue Train in the park is converted into a feverish Ghost Train, with added troll tunnels, random confused zombie attacks and other ghoulish “happenings” along its journey. Guests are entertained by performers in scary costumes, backed up by a Halloween-themed park full of surprises, music and a range of wicked all hallows food and drinks.
28 October, 4PM to 8PM
The Blue Train Park, Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town
082 338 9227
Company’s Garden Walking Tour
Go off the beaten path on a Culture Connect SA walking tour of the Company’s Garden. Author Suzie Joubert enlightens on the fascinating history of what was once a refreshment station to supply fresh produce for European sailors. Joubert opens your eyes to features and facts you never knew – the Company’s Garden water channels, the zoo, the herbs, and what became of the slaves who planted the seeds of the City we now know as Cape Town.
28 October, 3PM to 5PM
R150 – R300
The Iziko South African Museum, 25 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town
072 377 8014
Season of Sauvignon Festival
The Durbanville Wine Valley hosts the annual Season of Sauvignon Festival, where 11 wine farms celebrate the start of white wine season with a variety of festivities for adults and children. Participating wine farms include Altydgedacht, D’Aria, Diemersdal, De Grendel, Durbanville Hills,
28 to 29 October, Sat 11am to Sun 5pm
Hillcrest, Klein Roosboom, Meerendal, Nitida, Groot Phizantekraal and Signal Gun.
Durbanville Wine Valley, Durbanville, Cape Town
083 310 1228
The annual Cape Town Zombie Walk / Fest is an all-ages event where participants dress-up in their best Zombie or Halloween costume and take over the streets of the city.
28 October, 6PM to 4AM
Walk starts at 1 Thibault Square, Long St, Cape Town
060 996 1477
‘My Father’s Coat’ @ Joostenberg Estate
Joostenberg Wine Estate presents My Father’s Coat, the acclaimed story of South Africa’s history by renowned speaker Michael Charton. Charton explores South Africa’s past by climbing into the shoes of five interwoven characters spanning 200 turbulent years: Mzilikazi, Kruger, Rhodes, Smuts and Mandela. A refreshingly human approach to exploring our history.
27 October, 6PM to 11PM
R400 incl. dinner & wine
Joostenberg Wine Estate, Muldesvlei, Elsenburg
083 444 5204
Anthonij Rupert Estate presents its annual winelands celebration, the Protea Party, where guests enjoy food, wine and world-class hospitality.The evening commences with Protea-inspired cocktails, followed by a harvest-style menu with dishes meant for sharing, and a showcasing of the local winelands produce.Protea wines can be enjoyed throughout the evening with live music and a dance floor to complete this celebration under the stars.
28 October, 6.30PM to 9PM
Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room, Anthonij Rupert Estate, R45, Franschhoek
021 874 9041
International Kite Festival
Cape Mental Health presents the 23rd annual Cape Town International Kite Festival, the family festival that promotes mental health awareness and whose profits go toward providing vital mental health services to children and adults. Kiters from China, England, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa and the USA show that almost anything can fly, with fish, dragons and even a little pig adorning the sky.
28 to 29 October, 10AM to 6PM
R15 – R40
Axminster Rd, Zandvlei, Muizenberg, Cape Town
021 447 9040
My Karoo Buurman Octoberfest
The first ever My Karoo Buurman event is an Octoberfest with a rocking edge, where guests try the best of up and coming craft breweries while listening to legendary South African rock stars. Festival-goers can expect off-beat beers straight from the breweries, barrels of vintage wine and crazy tunes. The line-up includes Akkedis, The Pelicans, Ricky Nass, Gerald Clarke, The Boulevard Blues, Mean Black Mamba, and more.
28 October, 12PM
Simonsvlei Winery, Old Paarl Rd, Suider-Paarl, Paarl
084 206 8597
Sneaker Exchange, officially known as the largest sneaker trading event in Africa where sneaker collectors and aficionados buy, sell or trade sneakers as well as buy locally produced apparel and footwear. The event also plays host to local fashion labels, big name brand activations, food vendors, live sneaker customisation and a barber on site. Special guests at the event are London-based clothing label The Concept Club.
28 October, 11AM to 7PM
R80 – R100
Castle of Good Hope, Darling St & Buitenkant St, Foreshore, Cape Town
Beaumont Open Gardens
Beaumont Family Wines hosts its annual Open Gardens, where the public are welcome to celebrate the start of summer by taking a walk through the newly bloomed garden. Guests experience the newly planted chenin vineyards and enjoy the two new dishes the Zest ladies created for these two weekends. Beaumont wines are available for tasting, while Andy, the miller, takes guests back in time with a guided tour through the historic mill.
28 October to 5 November , 10AM
Beaumont Family Wines, 1841 Waterkant St, Bot River
028 284 9194
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
The public are invited to the spectating event, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, where they join the crew of amateur sailors as they celebrate crossing the Atlantic from Uruguay before taking on the Southern Ocean to Australia in their 40 000 nautical mile race around the planet. The crew are ordinary people taking on an extraordinary challenge and pushing themselves to the limit against Mother Nature on board the world’s largest matched fleet of racing yachts.
19 to 31 October
Jetty 2 and Quay 4, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
023 925 2600
Groote Post Country Run
Trail running has become very popular and Groote Post lends itself perfectly with many terrain options. The chance of seeing some of the numerous antelope during the run was one of the pre-race talking points. All 3 distances have their share of sand tracks, gravel roads, single tracks and climbs and drops, although the 21km has the added challenge of summiting Bobbejaanberg
29 October, 7AM
R80 – R200
Groote Post Winery, Darling
022 451 2202
Wild Food Foraging Experience
Veld and Sea presents a Wild Food Foraging Experience, where participants are led on a guided tour to learn about wild edibles and their surrounds. The excursion includes a three-course lunch, discovering the world of wild flowers, basic introduction of wild edibles, learning the rules of sustainable foraging and information sheets and recipes on the wild foods prepared.
13 to 27 October, 9AM to 12.30PM
Good Hope Gardens Nursery, Plateau Rd, Cape Peninsula, Cape Town
021 780 9299
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
First Thursdays Cape Town
First Thursdays Cape Town is a free cultural experience where art galleries and other cultural attractions are open to the public on the first Thursday of every month. The night is as much about experiencing art and culture as it is about exploring the city on foot.
5PM to 9PM