Festivals and Events in Cape Town

Known for its mild climate, endless beaches and a well-developed infrastructure, the city of Cape Town is considered a holiday haven. In the last few years, it has been named the world’s best place to visit by both, the New York Times and The Daily Telegraph, drawing thousands of tourists to this coastal city every year.

Once there, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the number of activities and events that Cape Town has to offer. To break the clutter, here are some absolutely unmissable events in Cape Town.

Music, Food and Drink  

Summer brings with it a warm breeze and long days on the beach. In Cape Town, it also marks the arrival of the annual Summer Soiree in Stellenbosch streets. Usually held in the second half of January, the soiree features some of the best street food and wine that the city has to offer.

Or you could hold off until March when Cape Town hosts the single largest music festival on the continent — the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Known fondly as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering”, the festival features some of the best traditional musicians from South Africa, as well as mainstream artists from across the world.

Cape Town Culture 

In March, you could attend the Cape Town Festival, an event also known as the “One City Many Cultures”. This festival features a spectacular array of dance, costume and performance art, featuring themes most relevant to our times. You could watch one of the several parades or duck out for a quick local meal.

When you’re done, you should head down to L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival for one of the oldest horse races in Africa. First organised in 1861 under the rule of Queen Victoria, the Queen’s Plate has hosted 156 races to date. Whether you sit back and enjoy the race from the style lounge or attempt to win the “best-dressed competition” you can be sure that this will be one classy affair.

Outdoors  

For nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, festivals in Cape Town have a lot to offer. You could start off by attending the three-day Greenpop Reforest Festival. It is an eco-friendly event that takes place every year in the magical Platbos forest. Get your hands dirty or enjoy one of the several art-and-craft workshops at this family-friendly affair, while also giving back to mother nature.

As spring breaks over the coastal town of Hermanus in September and October, visit Walker Bay for an unmissable sight. Every year, majestic Southern Right Whales grace the shores of as part of their annual migration. It is a big event celebrated by locals with adventure sports like shark cage diving or kayak rides.

If you’re still confused about where to go, indulge yourself at one of the countless wine-tasting festivals the city has to offer. Or spend your time looking for that one untouched spot on the beach. It is time to choose a suitable Cape Town package  from SOTC and head out to one of the most vibrant cities on your South Africa Holidays !

In March, you could attend the Cape Town Festival, an event also known as the “One City Many Cultures”. This festival features a spectacular array of dance, costume and performance art, featuring themes most relevant to our times. You could watch one of the several parades or duck out for a quick local meal.

When you’re done, you should head down to L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival for one of the oldest horse races in Africa. First organised in 1861 under the rule of Queen Victoria, the Queen’s Plate has hosted 156 races to date. Whether you sit back and enjoy the race from the style lounge or attempt to win the “best-dressed competition” you can be sure that this will be one classy affair.

For nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts, festivals in Cape Town have a lot to offer. You could start off by attending the three-day Greenpop Reforest Festival. It is an eco-friendly event that takes place every year in the magical Platbos forest. Get your hands dirty or enjoy one of the several art-and-craft workshops at this family-friendly affair, while also giving back to mother nature.

As spring breaks over the coastal town of Hermanus in September and October, visit Walker Bay for an unmissable sight. Every year, majestic Southern Right Whales grace the shores of as part of their annual migration. It is a big event celebrated by locals with adventure sports like shark cage diving or kayak rides.

If you’re still confused about where to go, indulge yourself at one of the countless wine-tasting festivals the city has to offer. Or spend your time looking for that one untouched spot on the beach. It is time to choose a suitable Cape Town package from SOTC and head out to one of the most vibrant cities on your South Africa Holidays

Summer brings with it a warm breeze and long days on the beach. In Cape Town, it also marks the arrival of the annual Summer Soiree in Stellenbosch streets. Usually held in the second half of January, the soiree features some of the best street food and wine that the city has to offer.

Or you could hold off until March when Cape Town hosts the single largest music festival on the continent — the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Known fondly as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering”, the festival features some of the best traditional musicians from South Africa, as well as mainstream artists from across the world.

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