Top Picks of Things to do in Cape Town

Top Picks of Things to do in Cape Town

On my way , by Naushad Khan highlights some of the most exciting events currently on, as well as what’s on the immediate horizon in Cape Town and beyond.

WIN a treat for mom at the Square Cafe & Wine Bar

The Square Cafe & Wine Bar, which is located inside the Century City Hotel, spills out onto the bustling Century City Square. It offers relaxed dining from a choice of delicious meals from the a la carte menu, as well as home-style dishes from the Harvest Table. There are also deli items such as fresh fruit, salads, sandwiches and confectioneries for sale for those guests on the go. Designer details such as custom-made furniture, black subway tiles and colourful Le Creuset crockery make this a refreshing dining destination.


Spoil your mother this Mother’s Day at this chic venue. Stand a chance to win a lunch for your mother and three family members on Sunday, May 13. Enjoy a three-course buffet with bubbly on arrival and a small gift for mom.

To win, you have to be a subscriber of The Next 48hOURS. Send your name and “Mother’s Day – Square Cafe” in the subject line in an e-mail to:, before 10am on Friday, May 11. If you are NOT a subscriber, send an email to, then you may enter…Good luck!

1000Women1Voice luncheon

Wheat Trust Luncheon

Selfies with the words #Enoughisenough written on the palm of their hands and portrayed on the profile page on Facebook, have formed part of women-led organizations’ campaign to network and actively mobilize against domestic violence in South Africa. It will all culminate at the flagship women’s event, the 1000 Women unite against Domestic initiative, on Thursday, May 10.

The D-day for the selfies to be portrayed on their profile page in Facebook was on Freedom Day, April 27, and the message was meant to be a collective outcry, stating: “Enough is Enough, Freedom from domestic abuse, Freedom from rape and freedom of speech.”

Businesses or individuals were invited to network on social media with their selfies stating #enoughisenough written on the palm of their hands.

Women-led organizations in South Africa estimate that a woman is raped every 26 seconds and that one out of every four women is involved in an abusive relationship. 1000women1voice financially assists women’s shelters and counselling services for those who have suffered abuse and rape.

Karin Schermbrucker, co-founder of the production-company Slingshot media and well-known photographer who work consistently with UNICEF and UN Women, will deliver the keynote address on May 10.

Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp, currently hosting the kykNET hit show ‘Parlement Parlement’, will be the master of ceremonies at the 1000Women1Voice lunch.

Jimmy Nevis at Shimmy Beach

Jimmy Nevis at Shimmy Beach

Get up close and personal with your favourite musicians this winter with Shimmy Acoustic Sessions, an intimate music and food affair that kicks off on Thursday, May 31, with the first edition featuring Cape Town born singer/songwriter, Jimmy Nevis.

The artist is famous for his catchy melodies, acoustic tones and memorable lyrics that took songs like ‘Heartboxing’, ‘Elephant Shoes’ and ‘In Love With You’ high up on to the charts as hit singles with significant airplay for such a young local artist.

Shimmy Acoustic Sessions is your opportunity to experience Nevis’s music in its rawest, purest form in the warm, inviting atmosphere of the indoor Shimmy Beach Club restaurant.

With a selection of winter warmer canapés, bowls and finger foods (including dessert) to enjoy throughout the evening, a welcome drink on arrival and a setting that combines cosiness with floor to ceiling ocean views, Shimmy Beach Club has concocted an idyllic recipe to soothe the soul and abolish those winter blues.

Tickets are R350pp and include canapés, a welcome drink and the hour-long live performance. Arrival is 6pm for 6.30pm. The performance will start at 7pm and end at 9pm. Bookings can be made by emailing


Usana Farm Feast

Usana Farm Feast

Autumn weather and lazy days make for the perfect excuse to venture to the Usana Farm Feast over the weekend of May 12 and 13. Situated on the Klein Welmoed, along Baden Powell Drive just outside Stellenbosch, visitors of all ages can look forward to a fun filled authentic farm experience.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a day of farm fun. Relax and unwind on the sprawling lawn whilst sipping on a glass of chilled wine. Slippery Spoon Kitchen will keep your hunger at bay with their food offerings. Johnny Hamman and Marius Uys, of Kokkedoor fame, are the culinary minds behind this innovative way of serving up the farm-to-table masterpieces. The emphasis on the food depicts the story of Usana perfectly, as it showcases the farm’s grass-fed beef and pasture reared eggs.

Complete this setting with live music as the young ones are kept fascinated by the farm animals and their antics.

Tickets cost R250, and kids between the ages of seven and 13 pay R80. Prebook via

Included in the price is a sumptuous Boland inspired farm lunch in the form of food stations and wine tastings. For more information, email

SuperPark at the V&A Waterfront

Square Cafe SuperPark Shed

Situated within The Watershed, in the V&A Waterfront, SuperPark brings “one-of-a-kind” adventure to adults, teens and children of all ages.

As the first of its kind in South Africa, SuperPark is a unique venue that promises a world of adventure, all under one roof. Ideal for team building adventures, family outings, school holidays, weekends, birthday celebrations and any other occasion, this entertainment venue offers a range of affordable ticket options, including one and two hour sessions and full day passes. Whether planning a weekend that caters to every member of the family, or a fun day out with friends, South Africa’s very first adventure park is designed to entice the imagination of every visitor, regardless of age.

For kids and adults alike, PlayDate provides a safe, rewarding space to let loose and work off steam. Situated on the ground floor, this play park is suitable for kids of all ages, as well as parents and grandparents who want to join the fun. One of the most popular highlights includes the Freestyle Zone, which comprises Obstacle Course, Flying Fox Zip Line, Escape Games, Extreme Structures, 3D Maze and other games.

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