The third annual edition of River Republic is a camping boutique festival, where guests take a break and escape to the river to party the weekend away while local DJ’s and bands provide live entertainment. This year’s line-up includes The Kiffness, Nomadic Orchestra, Ben Dey and the Concrete Lions, BRYNN, Bam Bam Brown, Jackal and The Wind, Los Tacos and more. Also taking to the stage, comedians Anne Hirsch and Kagiso Mokagadi provide live stand-up over the weekend.
24 to 26 November, Fri 12PM to Sun 2PM
R350 – R860
Round The Bend Camp, Breeder River, Swellendam
021 510 0547
A Festive Summer: Pop Up Shop
The Shed at Overgaauw plays host to a day of shopping, entertainment and food and drink in celebration of summer. The selection of local fashion, accessory and lifestyle brands includes Jessica Anne, Sexy Socks, Lulu & Marula and more. The event also features a morning pilates class on the lawn and a special performance by popular indie folk artist, Majozi.
25 November, 10AM – 6PM
Modern Heirloom (The Shed), Overgaauw Wine Farm, Stellenbosch
Facebook: A Festive Summer
DirectAxis Walk for Hunger
DirectAxis presents a family fun walk in aid of Rise Against Hunger’s meal distribution initiative. The walk concludes with a festive food market and picnic area, live music and kids’ play areas at the finish line.
26 November, 9am – 4pm
R20 – R50
Kenilworth Racecourse, Rosmead Ave, Kenilworth, Cape Town
074 422 2888
The Toy Run is South Africa’s largest motorcycle ride, and it’s all for charity. Every year, tens of thousands of bikes rally together to give joy to the needy children of SA. Thousands of toys are strapped to bikes and paraded through the major capital cities. The public are invited to attend the main event to see the motorcycles, listen to live music by local bands, laugh at the comedy, shop at the stalls, have a drink in the bar area or partake in the other entertainment on offer.
26 November, 9AM to 4PM
R30 – R200
Killarney International Raceway, 6 Potsdam Rd, Table View, Cape Town
Comedy in the Vines
Spier Wine Farm presents its Comedy in the Vines series featuring four of South Africa’s top comedians. Guests enjoy an evening of laughs, some wine and a summer picnic on the grass, under the stars. The line-up includes Schalk Bezuidenhout on 25 November, Barry Hilton in December, Stuart Taylor in January and Marc Lottering in February.
25 November to 24 February 2018, 5PM
Spier Wine Farm, R310 Lynedoch Rd, Stellenbosch
021 809 1100
Volunteer Wildfire Services Open Day
The annual Volunteer Wildfire Services Open Day is back where the volunteers demonstrate their fire-fighting skills and raise awareness about wildfires. The event features a host of activities for children, including abseiling, snake displays, firefighting equipment, fire truck rides, tug-of-war, indoor and outdoor exhibitions, helicopters and the best dressed fire-kid competition. Food stalls, merchandise and kids firefighting toys are available as well.
25 November, 9AM to 4PM
Newlands Forest Base, Union Ave, Newlands, Cape Town
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