What’s on in Cape Town this Autumn?

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Feeling adventurous this Autumn? Explore the Mother City as she sheds her leaves; with so much going on in Cape Town this month, you’d be crazy to miss it all just because of the cold!

Our Top 6 Adventures this Autumn

1.      AfrikaBurn



Get fired up for AfrikaBurn 2018! We know that this doesn’t take place in Cape Town, but we just had to include this event!


Participants make the annual pilgrimage to Tankwa Karoo to create a temporary city of art. This year’s theme is Choose Your Own Theme, so let your imagination run wild! Expect to see an amalgamation of culture, outrageous costumes, burning art installations, music, creative camps and so much more! If you’re feeling adventurous this April, AfrikaBurn is without a doubt for you.


Where: Tankwa Karoo | When: 23 – 29 April 2018 | Cost: R175 – R1,645 | Booking: via the AfrikaBurn website.



2.      FanCon 2018



Gather ‘round geeks, gamers, comic enthusiasts and cosplayers; FanCon is back!

Leave the Shire and journey to Cape Town’s very own comic convention, where writers, animators, artists and entrepreneurs from all over the galaxy meet up. There will be panel discussions, workshops, guest speakers, comic launches, author and artist signings, stalls and more! Dressed to impress, you must come, young padawan: a cosplay competition there is.


Where: CTICC, Long Street | When: 28 – 29 April 2018 | Costs: Saturday Pass – R150/ Sunday Pass – R130. 2 Day Pass – R230 | Booking: Tickets available at Computicket.



3.      South African Cheese Festival



Consider yourself a fromage fanatic? Then the South African Cheese Festival is for you!

There you’ll experience an expansive variety of flavours, married with your favourite wine and local produce. What else can cheese connoisseurs expect from this three-day adventure? There will be live music, presentations by celebrity chefs and artisan cheese makers, as well as fun activities for kids and teens.


Where: Sandringham, Stellenbosch | When: 27 – 29 April 2018 | Costs: R20 – R850 | Booking: Tickets available through Computicket.



4.      The Road to Mecca




Celebrate World Theatre Day – and the extraordinary playwright Athol Fugard’s 84th year – by immersing yourself in the brilliance that is The Road to Mecca.

Fugard’s famous play is set in the Karoo in early 70s apartheid South Africa. It tells the tale of a woman’s yearning for artistic and personal freedom within the limits set by a conservative and strict religious community.


Where: The Fugard Theatre | When: 27 March – 12 May 2018 | Cost: R130 – R230 | Booking: Tickets available through Computicket.

5.      Decorex 2018: Rhythm of Life



Do you prefer a super-sleek modern approach when it comes to decorating your home? Or are you a bohemian vintage lover? Either way, Decorex 2018 is dream for fashionable consumers and interior decorators.

Decorex presents their annual décor expo at the CTICC, where visitors are enticed to look beyond four walls. This year’s theme is The Rhythm of Life and guests can expect to see interactive displays, the @home Trend Haus, a talk on colour theory by Kansai Plascon and much more!


Where: The CTICC | When: 27 April – 1 May 2018 | Cost: R20 – R110 | Booking: Tickets available through Computicket.



6.      Eden on the Bay Mall



If you’re looking for a bit of everything in one place, then make the quick trip down to Eden on the Bay Mall! More than just a mall, Eden’s restaurants often play host to a variety of events, such as Inside Lounge’s Quiz Night, Saints Burger Joint’s rocking live performances, and more recently, Findlay’s Comedy Club.

Findlay’s on the Bay restaurant have teamed up with That’s Funny Comedy Club to supply you with a belly of laughs and delicious cuisine. Starting from 2 May, they will be hosting a bi-weekly stand-up comedy show.


Where: Findlay’s on the Bay restaurant | When: 2 May 2018 | Costs: R170 per person – ticket includes choice of burger, pizza or pasta (Ts & Cs apply) Booking: Tickets available on their website. Note that bookings close on 30 April 2018.

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