SA Insider Guide: Get cozy in Cape Town

2017-07-09 08:16 - Ishani Chetty
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With winter in full throttle in Cape Town - the best way to keep warm is to keep yourself busy and on the go.

This 14 -16 July has so many events to make sure you are constantly on the move and enjoying what the Mother City has to offer. With Mandela Day on the 18 July - another reason to fill up your weekend doing something for others.

Why not do something for man's best friend? Help decorate kennels at the Dogbox project. Get more than the 67 minutes this Mandela Day. 

The theme for the weekend is French, from French baguettes to delicious French wine at the annual Bastille Festival in Franshhoek, it is surely not to be missed. Explore the talents of underwater photography at the exhibition held at the V&A Waterfront to be mesmerised by the oceans beauty. 

Afrika Burn is hosting another festival, the Decompression Festival and it’s filled with whacky and wild outfits, designed to make you express your wild side. Whether you want to curl up next to a fire with a glass of wine or get your blood flowing by dancing it out this weekend, Cape Town has it all for you. 

Friday, 14 July

SEE: Monique Hellenberg at the Playhouse theatre Somerset West, a locally famous jazz singer at the Bastille Day A French Affair  from 20:30 - 22:30. Tickets cost R150, purchase here. 

DO: Laugh yourself silly at the Cape Town comedy Club evening, tickets are R190 and will leave you feeling in a great mood to start the weekend, purchase tickets here.

TASTE: Gin specials at the Burger and Lobster from half priced Gin's at R29,00 for a single and R39 for a double!  It’s the best place to warm up in Cape Town’s chilly weather, from 16:00 - 23:00. 

EXPLORE:  The Gypsy Jazz tunes of Thomas Easton at Pravada, from 19:30 - 22:00. There will be some local pub grub served as well as craft beers available. 

School holidays got you wondering how to spoil the kids and yourself? Check this out

SEE: Find Your Escape: School holiday adventures

Saturday, 15 July

SEE: Get your 67 mins in early or just spend the day giving back to man's best friend at the Dogbox project at Tyger valley Shopping Centre from 10:00 - 16 July 12:00. The aim is to decorate ready-made kennels for those less fortunate to house they loving animals. Two people per team at R160 per team. 

DO: Attend the one time intimate show by Grassy Sparks from 20;30 - 23:30 at Cafe Roux, tickets can be purchased here and cost R100. Tickets are limited so get yours now! 

TASTE: The delicious flavours and wine that Bastille Day has to offer in Franshhoek at the Huguenot Monument. C'est Mangnifique! The tickets cost R280 and is your key to a festive day. Purchase tickets here. Starting at 12:00 - 17:00 16 July.

EXPLORE: The Decompression festival 2017, a day filled with wild costumes, theatre, dancing and all things wild. Entrance is R100 if you come dressed up funky and ready, R200 without a costume and R20 for kids. Tickets can be purchases here. It will run from 12:00 - 22:00.

Sunday, 16 July

SEE: The delicious local made treats and crafts the Route 44 Market, Free entrance and is open from 10:00 - 16:00. There is plenty of entertainment for the kids and live music to jive to on a Sunday. 

DO: View the majestic underwater photography exhibition from National Geographic at the V&A Waterfront, tickets cost R 50 - R100, purchase here. Open from 09:00 - 19:00.  

TASTE: If you are feeling adventurous head to Knysna this Sunday for the annual Oyster festival, it will have live music, delicious food and lots of entertainment for the family. Tickets cost R20 and can be purchased here

EXPLORE: The Groot Constantia wine tours that are held on the hour, R100 purchase tickets here. It is open from 09:00 - 16:30. 

We have all the details for the Oyster Festival, SEE: 7 Winter Festivals not to miss around SA

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