Cape Town Events – Jan to March 2020

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The Best Events in Cape Town This Summer

Bazique Festival

The Cape is simply swimming with fantastic events happening in and around the Mother City. From foodie festivals to open-air music concerts and art exhibitions, there’s a little something for everyone. We’ve rounded up the best events in Cape Town from January 2020 until March 2020, so you can pick and choose where you want to be.

Armed with all the info, you’ll never miss the events you love.

The Best Summer Events in Cape Town

January 2020 Events

3 January 2020Silo Concerts: January Edition Cape Town
10 & 11 January 2020L’Ormarins Queen Plate Racing FestivalCape Town
15 January 2020Chenin Party at The GrandGranger Bay, V&A Waterfront
16 – 20 January 2020Wolfkop Weekender’s Lilo River FlowCitrusdal
24 – 25 January 2020Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir CelebrationCaledon
25 January 2020Harvest Festival at DelheimStellenbosch

February 2020 Events

1 February 2020The Sun MetKenilworth
2 February 2020Franschhoek Summer Wines FestivalFranschhoek
6 – 9 February 2020Up the CreekSwellendam
8 February 2020Nederburg Harvest FestivalPaarl
21 – 23 February 2020Wolfie Familie FestivalCitrusdal
26 – 28 February 2020Design IndabaForeshore, Cape Town
28 February – 1 March 2020Robertson Wine Valley Hands-on-HarvestRobertson
29 February – 1 March 2020Italian Festival at IdiomSomerset West
29 February 2020 – 1 March 2020Stanford MTB ClassicStanford
29 February 2020SA Cocktail Week: Grand Opening Street PartyCape Town

March 2020 Events

5 – 8 March 2020SpiritFestSwellendam
6 – 8 March 2020Knysna Literary FestivalThesen Island
13 – 15 March 2020Bazique FestivalGrabouw
21 March 2020Cape Town CarnivalGreen Point
23 – 29 March 2020Klein Karoo National Arts FestivalOudtshoorn
26 – 29 March 2020Retreat YourselfElandskloof Farm
27 – 28 March 2020Cape Town International Jazz FestivalCape Town

January 2020

Kirstenbosch Concerts: Summer 2020 Lineup

Kirstenbosch Concerts Best Events

Where Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
When Jan 2020 – 31 March 2020
The lowdown The summer sunset concerts are back! And, as usual, the magnificent gardens of Kirstenbosch provide the backdrop for these open-air gigs – the perfect place to spend lazy afternoons.
Cost To be confirmed
Contact 021 799 8783,
Location Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town

Silo Concerts: January Edition

Silo Concerts: Best Events

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Where The Silo District
When 3 January 2020
The lowdown The cool Silo District plays host to a series of free concerts headed by top-name musicians, with music ranging from Afro-soulful to swing and tango. The January performance features big band music of the 30s and 40s, with The Swinging All Stars Big Band, swing DJs and a dance floor to take you back in time.
Cost Free
Contact 021 408 7600,
Location Silo District, V&A Waterfront, South Arm Road, Cape Town

The Galileo Open Air Cinema

Galileo Open Air Cinema

Where Cape Town
When 16 October 2019 – 25 April 2020
The lowdown Relive your favourite movie moments under the stars in some of the Cape’s most picturesque settings, every Wednesday to Saturday, and select Sundays at the Galileo Open Air Cinema.
Cost R109 – R130 (individual ticket)
R195 (VIP)
R360 (couple’s ticket)
Contact 021 510 0929,
Location Various venues

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival

L'Ormarins Queens Plate Racing: Best Events

Where Cape Town
When 10 & 11 January 2020
The lowdown A day at the races at the 159th L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate. Dress elegantly with hues of blue and white – and don’t forget your best hat!
Cost R400 (Somerset Room)
R500 (Garden Party)
Contact 021 433 0347,
Location Kenilworth Racecourse, 105 Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth, Cape Town

Wolfkop Weekender’s Lilo River Flow

Wolfkop Weekender Lilo River Flow

Where Citrusdal
When 16 – 20 January 2020
The lowdown Now in its sixth year, Wolfkop Weekender’s laidback summer event on the banks of the Olifants River is awash with lilos in every shape, colour and size. Festival-goers can also take part in a slew of immersive outdoor activities, such as morning yoga classes, meditation, trail-walking, high tea, kayaking and swimming. For lovers of top-drawer electronic music – and nature– this is the real deal.
Cost R1 175 – R20 850
Contact 083 260 4822,
Location Wolfkop Camping Villages, 59 Voortrekker Street, Citrusdal

Chenin Party at The Grand

Grand Africa Chenin Party

Where Granger Bay, Cape Town
When 15 January 2020
The lowdown Grand Africa Café and Beach and The Chenin Association of South Africa have joined forces to bring us this hot summer event that celebrates the rich heritage of Cape wine – in seaside style, of course. Flowing vino and piping-hot pizza straight from woodfire ovens, all to be enjoyed on a picture-perfect private beach overlooking the sparkling ocean. Because starting the year off with our toes in the sand is the only way to go.
Cost R350 per person
Location 1 Haul Road, V&A Waterfront, Granger Bay Boulevard, Cape Town

Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration

Pinot Noir Celebration Hemel-en-Aarde: Best Events

Where Caledon
When 24 – 25 January 2020
The lowdown The beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is the prime setting for lovers of pinot, winemakers and sommeliers to unite for two days of ruby-red appreciation.
Cost R795 (A Taste of Hemel-en-Aarde Dinner)
R2 995 per person (Full Weekend Ticket)
Location Nidderdale Farm, Farm 40, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Caledon

Harvest Festival at Delheim

Harvest Festival Delheim: Best Events

Where Stellenbosch
When 25 January 2020
The lowdown This fun fest includes grape-picking and -stomping, tractor rides, live music, delicious food and, of course, delicious Delheim wine.
Cost R480 (adults)
R280 (children, under 18 years)
Free (children, under 3 years)
Contact 021 888 4600,
Location Delheim Wine Estate, Knorhoek Road, Stellenbosch

February 2020

The Sun Met

The Sun Met: Best Febraury Events

Where Kenilworth
When 1 February 2020
The lowdown Bringing racing enthusiasts and fashionistas together, the Sun Met celebrates world-class horse-racing and equestrian-inspired elegance like you’ve never seen before.
Cost R200 (general access)
R2 000 –R5 169 (packages)
R11 950 (picnic sites, maximum 10 guests)
Contact 021 700 1600
Location Kenilworth Racecourse, Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth, Cape Town

Franschhoek Summer Wines

Franschhoek Summer Wine: Best Festivals in Cape Town

Where Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyard
When 2 February 2020
The lowdown Enjoy a feast from Leopard’s Leap Harvest Table, and sample some of the finest wines while enjoying some laidback beats.
Good to know Booking early is essential!
Cost R295 per person (includes a complimentary tasting glass, wine-tastings and a discount voucher for the purchase of any of the day’s wines that are on show)
Contact 076 494 4747,
Location Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyard, R45 Main Road, Franschhoek

Up the Creek

Up The Creek 2020 Lineup

Where Swellendam
When 6 – 9 February 2020
The lowdown This outdoor music festival is celebrating three decades of top bands and the best vibe this side of the equator. The festival takes place on the banks of the blissful Breede River (with dedicated lifeguards all weekend), so grab your inflatable croc or flamingo and float the weekend away, with cool tunes in the background.
Cost R1 140 (Full Weekend: Phase 1)
R990 (Friday – Sunday: Phase 1)
Location Up the Creek Camp, Barrydale, 13.1 km after Felix Unite River Adventures, Swellendam

Nederburg Harvest Festival

Nederburg Harvest Festival: Best February Events

Where Paarl
When 8 February 2020
The lowdown This annual event at Nederburg’s Paarl Valley vineyards offers visitors a chance to experience the wine-making process first-hand – from vine to bottle. Festival-goers get to pick and stomp grapes, and learn from the experts – while getting some inside knowledge on the current harvest. A wide range of Nederburg wines will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, mineral water, coffee and tea.
Good to know Guests are advised to wear hats, sunscreen, comfortable clothing and shoes.
Cost R650
Contact 081 848 4295
Location The Red Table Restaurant, Nederburg Wine Farm, Sonstraal Road, Paarl

Wolfie Familie Festival

Family Festival Citrusdal

Where Citrusdal
When 21 – 23 February 2020
The lowdown Three days and two nights of camping, swimming, music, games and activities and quality family time at |Wolfie Familie Festival. Highlights include live music performances, family yoga, secret sunrise dancing sessions. There’s even a wellness spa where parents and care-givers will be able to get some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
Cost R350 (children, BYO campsite)
R700 (adults, BYO campsite)
From R3 337. 50 (luxury camping packages and group packages)
Contact 076 017 4905,
Location Wolfkop Camping Villages, Citrusdal

Design Indaba

Design Indaba: The Best Festivals in Cape Town

Where Foreshore, Cape Town
When 26 – 28 February 2020
The lowdown For the 25th year, global leaders in the creative and design industries converge to present talks, seminars and workshops on the latest trends.
Cost R3 555 (one-day ticket)
R7 110 (two-day ticket)
R9 155 (Full Indaba, three-day ticket)
R8 240 (early bird)
R7 405 – R8 275 (group booking discount, from 5 to more than 26 people)
Contact 021 465 9966,
Location Artscape Theatre Centre, DF Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town

Robertson Wine Valley Hands-on Harvest

Hands on Harvest

Where Robertson
When 28 February – 1 March 2020
The lowdown This family-friendly festival celebrates autumn’s bountiful grape harvest at several farms and venues in the Robertson Wine Valley.
Cost Free entrance; activities are priced individually
Contact 023 626 3167,
Location Robertson Valley

Italian Festival at Idiom

Best February Events: Idiom Italian Festival

Where Somerset West
When 29 February – 1 March 2020
The lowdown For one weekend only, this picturesque farm in the heart of wine country is transformed into a celebration of la dolce vita with delicious pizza, pasta, gelato, vino, prosecco, Italian craft beer and live music.
Cost R200 (adults, day pass)
R80 (children, day pass)
Contact 021 858 1088,
Location Knorhoek Estate, Da Capo Vineyards, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Somerset West

Stanford MTB Classic

Stanford MTB Race

Where Stanford
When 29 February 2020 – 1 March 2020
The lowdown Hosted at Stanford Valley Guest Farm, the annual Stanford MTB Classic invites lovers of the outdoors to enjoy a fun, noncompetitive ride through the valley. Experienced MTB riders and newcomers can take part in the long or short stages. And for those who cannot resist racing competitively, Strava segment winners will be awarded.
Cost Two-day entries: R1 050 per person (Stanford Standard, long)
R750 per person (Stanford Lite, short)
One-day entries: R550 per person (Stanford Standard, long)
R400 (Stanford Lite, short)
Contact 084 228 0414 (Anneke Jacobs),
082 927 7794 (Andries de Villiers)
Location Stanford Valley Guest Farm, R326, Stanford

SA Cocktail Week: Grand Opening Street Party

SA Cocktail Week: Best February Events

Where Cape Town
When 29 February 2020
The lowdown Calling all cocktail enthusiasts: now’s your chance to shake and stir a selection of top-drawer tipples. The opening party is a blast, with games, food, live DJs and, of course, flowing cocktails.
Good to know This party kicks off a thirst-curing week of cocktail experiences, tours and masterclasses, which run until 7 March.
Cost R195 (early bird)
R230 – R275 (next phases)
Location Napier Street, Greenpoint, Cape Town



Where Swellendam
When 5 – 8 March 2020
The lowdown Nourish mind, body and spirit at this weekend of yoga, dancing, swimming, hiking, live music and wholesome good food.
Cost R1 100 (adult festival pass, 1 – 4 nights, free camping)
R850 (early bird, adult festival pass, 1 – 4 nights, free camping)
R350 (children 4 –13 years festival pass, 1 – 4 nights, free camping)
R30 (children 0 – 4 years festival pass, 1 – 4 nights, free camping)
Location Somerset Gift Getaway Farm, Swellendam

Knysna Literary Festival

Best March Events: Knysna Literary Festival

Where Thesen Island, Knysna
When 6 – 8 March 2020
The lowdown Three days of interactive sessions, presentations, and informal chats with some of South Africa’s feted authors.
Cost To be confirmed
Contact 044 382 5574,
Location Thesen Islands, Long Street, Knysna Central, Knysna

Bazique Festival

Best March Events: Bazique Festival

Where Grabouw
When 13 – 15 March 2020
The lowdown Set beside a lake, this fun music festival is a creative collaboration between some of the best party organisers in the business. The 2020 edition sees nine international DJs and 60 local bands and DJs providing the soundtrack, alongside intriguing performance art and unexpected installations.
Cost R850 (standard)
R500 – R950 (additional camping tickets)
R2 900 – R6 950 (glamping tickets)
Location Elgin Grabouw Country Club, Worcester Street, Grabouw

Cape Town Carnival

Cape Town Carnival: Best Festivals 2019

Where Green Point
When 21 March 2020
The lowdown An extravagant parade through the streets of Cape Town in celebration of African identity, creativity, diversity and community.
Cost To be confirmed
Contact 021 406 3584,
Location Green Point Fan Walk, Green Point, Cape Town

Klein Karoo National Arts Festival

Best March Events: Klein Karoo Arts Festival

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Where Oudtshoorn
When 23 – 29 March 2020
The lowdown This weeklong arts festival offers guests more than 150 shows across all genres.
Cost Free entrance; activities are priced individually
Contact 044 203 8600,
Location Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape

Retreat Yourself

Best March Events: Retreat Yourself

Where Elandskloof Farm, Greyton
When 26 – 29 March 2020
The lowdown Escape the daily grind, and custom-create your own serene weekend, with a choice between yoga and movement sessions, talks, workshops, entertainment and activities.
Cost R850 (adults)
R500 (children, 4 – 11 years)
Location Elandskloof Farm Cottages, Helderstroom, Greyton

Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Cape Town Jazz Festival: Best March Events

Where Cape Town
When 27 – 28 March 2020
The lowdown Two days of world-class music from international jazz greats, local luminaries and emerging stars (over 40 in total) on five stages, with over 37 000 music lovers in attendance.
Cost R999 (two-day pass)
R649 (day pass)
Contact 021 671 8716,
Location Cape Town International Convention Centre, Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town

Cape Town Event Information supplied by Booking Holidays Travel Agency SA, the Online Booking Website.

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