Outdoor activities for balmy Cape Town summer nights

2019-11-13 14:45 - Marisa Crous
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After spending the entire day in the office or indoors, get out there! Whether it's for a picnic under the stars while enjoying a movie or to eat al fresco at a night market, Cape Town sure has more than one option for every taste. 

Not even to mention the Mother City's huge variety of rooftop bars and eateries to check out!

READ: Cape Town Summer Festivals 2019: Sip wine by the river or watch a movie under the moonlight 

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts 2019-2020

On Sundays, this botanical garden turns into a festive venue for friends and families to enjoy a picnic while listening to some of the best local acts. 

Here is the official line-up for 2019/2020: 

24 Nov 2019 – Crimson House / Southern Wild

01 Dec 2019 – Black Motion / Amanda Black

08 Dec 2019 – Watershed

12, 13, 14, 15 Dec 2019 – Christmas Carols - Hosted by the Rotary Club and sponsored by Pick n Pay

22 Dec 2019 – Shekinah / Unathi

29 Dec 2019 – Goldfish

31 Dec 2019 – NYE: Freshlyground / Nomadic Orchestra / Native Young

05 Jan 2020 – Jimmy Nevis / Craig Lucas / Paxton Fielies

12 Jan 2020 – Mi Casa19 Jan 2020 – The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

26 Jan 2020 – Goodluck / Tresor02 Feb 2020 – Kwesta / Sjava

09 Feb 2020 – AKA

08 Feb 2020 – Yo-Yo Ma (International Concert)

16 Feb 2020 – Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival

23 Feb 2020 – Spoegwolf / Jo Black01 Mar 2020 – Matthew Mole

08 Mar 2020 – Prince Kaybee / Sho Madjozi

15 Mar 2020 – Sun El Musician and Simmy / Lady Zamar

22 Mar 2020 – Cape Town Opera

29 Mar 2020 – Jeremy Loops

05 April 2020 – Andrew Young and Don Vino

Movies to get excited about at Galileo: 

For a magical movie experience, don’t miss the Galileo Open Air Cinema under a canopy of stars and on the lawns of Cape Town's beautiful new public park, Battery Park at the V&A Waterfront:


Date: 29 November 2019

Time: Doors open at 18h00, movie starts at 20h00


Date: 27 December 2019

Time: Doors open at 18h00, movie starts at 20h30


Date: 24 January 2020

Time: Doors open at 18h00, movie starts at 20h15

Buy tickets here. 

First Thursdays

Do not forget the biggest, baddest inner city event held every first Thursday of the month. Galleries, foods stalls and vintage markets define this uber-cool event running though the very heart of the Mother City. 

See all of this month's highlights here and what to expect for the next First Thursday on 5 December 2019.

TIP: Remember the Oranjezicht City Market is open every Wednesday evening from 4pm to 8pm for the month of November. 

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