SA Insider: All-weekend celebrations in the Mother City

2018-01-11 20:49
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It's a celebration, all weekend in the Mother City. 

Whether you want to discover the secrets of craft-distilling or you if you're an absolute devoted gin fan, get some ginspiration at Inverroche Distillery's Gin School. Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee and the Rescue Bots will invade the African continent for the first time in Transformers Animatronics at SunExhibits, GrandWest Casino.

Where will you be from Friday,12 until Sunday, 14 January?

Friday, 12 January

SEE: The Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!’s Summer Attraction is the hottest ticket in Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront. 

DO: Whether you want to discover the secrets of craft-distilling or just an absolute devoted gin fan, get some ginspiration at Inverroche Distillery's Gin School. Charges cost R450 per person. 

TASTE: The Village Food Market is a much needed neighbourhood market in the heart of Claremont Suburbia.

EXPLORE: Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee and the Rescue Bots will invade the African continent for the first time in Transformers Animatronics at SunExhibits, GrandWest Casino.

SEE: WATCH: Cape Town tourists given humorous low-down on how to save water

Saturday, 13 January

SEE:  Catch Arno Carstens live at Sea Shack Struisbaai performing hits from his career as front man of The Springbok Nude Girls, many of the beloved and most celebrated songs from his career as a platinum selling, award winning English solo artist and some popular cover tracks.

DO: Jonathan Rubain brings Cape Jazz to the Baxter this January with his biggest production yet. Tickets cost R100 - R250 per person.

TASTE: Enough with the lentils and tofu, already! Vegan chef Karoline Kristen is about to blow your mind with her genius gourmet plant-based tapas creations at Flavamingo for R600 per person. 

EXPLORE: Join art lovers at the opening of ‘Chapter Two’ at the AVA Gallery Association of Visual Arts). ‘The Gift of Water’, his previous exhibition at Gallery One11, saw Cape Town’s eclectic art scene come together. The latest body of work will reveal a new selection of prints as well as the artists most recognized artworks.

SEE: Langa Quarter: New tourism enterprise to open in Cape Town

Sunday, 14 January 

SEE: The Franschhoek Cellar delightfully invites you for the return of Ard Matthews - iconic front man of South African supergroup Just Jinjer. Be prepared to be moved in every way by his soulful, intimate storytelling and stellar melodies. Tickets cost R165 per person.

DO: Sign up for the rocklands bouldering permit from R80 - R2250.  This permit guarantees entry to all bouldering areas in rocklands for the validity duration, including CapeNature, de Pakhuys and Travellers Rest.

TASTE: Spend a day in the winelands this Sunday at the Blaauwklippen Family Market. A delicious selection of prepared food will be on offer to satisfy any hunger, Enjoy the best homemade ice cream in SA in the summer sun while you soak up the beauty of this wine estate.

EXPLORE: Make you way down to the Old Bridge Restaurant and Bar for a laid back afternoon of great food, amazing vibe and chilled out music from 12:30 until late.

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