If you’re not going away, you may find yourself wondering if there are even things to do in Cape Town over the long weekend! And we’ve got good news for you. You’ve pretty much got the pick of the bunch. There’s SO much happening, that believe it or not, you’ll be glad to be home for the weekend.
1. Decorex Cape Town, 27 April – 30 April
Decorex Cape Town is the ultimate showcase of decor and lifestyle inspiration. Browse the 200 exhibitors for artisanal, handmade, and crafted goods while live music plays in the background. Or attend one of the demos and talks on decor, DIY, and home trends.
Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre
2. Vintage Ideas Market, 27 April – 1 May
A leisurely browse at the Vintage Ideas Market will reveal the nostalgic appeal of vintage and retro décor items, clothing, jewellery, glass and silverware, kitchenalia, garden accessories and irresistible bric ‘n brac. The deli will also take a step back in time and stock delicious home-made goodies.
Where: The Simondium’s Country Lodge, located along the R45 between Paarl and Franschhoek
3. The South African Cheese Festival, 28 April – 30 April
Did you know there’s a technical term for someone who loves cheese? If you’re a cheese lover, you’re a turophile. Weird right?! Anyway, the South African Cheese Festival is the ultimate haven for all turophiles. Sample your favourites, discover new rarities, or nibble on limited edition offerings. Watch out for cheesy cooking demos, and food stalls offering cheesy delights.
Where: Sandringham Farm, Stellenbosch
4. The Noordhoek Crush Wine Festival, 29 April
A true family wine festival where both kiddies and adults will be entertained. The Crush Wine Festival will showcase over 100 wines from 20 wine farms from the region. Wines will be on sale at cellar door prices. Food will be aplenty. And a live band will caress your ear drums throughout the day.
Price: Entrance is free, but a wine tasting passport will cost you R150
Where: Noordhoek Farm Village
5. Groote Post Country Market, 30 April
The Groote Post Country Market offers the perfect amalgamation of quality artisanal country goods. From home ware and clothing, to food and drink products, this quaint market has it all. Food stalls are aplenty so line your tummy before heading to their tasting room. And since you’re heading out to Darling, maybe also pass by the Taste of Darling festival taking place the entire long weekend!
Where: Groote Post Wine Vineyards, Darling
6. Craft Beer on the Lawn at Rumbullion, 30 April
Rumbullion at the Roundhouse in Camps Bay is closing for the winter season. They’ve dedicated their last day open to craft beer! Take a seat at their communal tables overlooking the ocean, and indulge from the beer stations on offer.
Price: R300, which includes 5 craft beer draughts, a boerie roll, and a beer glass.
Where: Rumbullion at the Roundhouse, Camps Bay
NOTE: Booking for Craft Beer on the Lawn is essential. Call the organisers directly on 021 438 4347.
There’s clearly a lot of things to do in Cape Town over the long weekend! So whip out your diary, and start putting together your schedule. With so much going on, you’re going to be busy.