See what’s up in Cape Town and Surrounds after Easter and let the excitement continue! Enjoy the whole April with its warm and sunny weather.
Here comes our latest news for the Mother City.
ABSA KKNK FESTIVAL (3 – 11 APRIL)
Normally, the trip to Oudtshoorn via the scenic Route 62 is even more exciting than the destination. However, when the 21st annual ABSA KKNK Festival takes place, there is one great reason more to rent a car, ideally a convertible, and drive to this amazing event. Festival visitors get the chance to listening to plenty of live entertainment with musicians (Karen Zoid and Kurt Darren) and Comedians (Nik Rabinowitz). Furthermore there are a lot of other activities and exhibitions justify your tour.
TASTE OF CAPE TOWN (10 – 12 APR)
Nearly every gourmet chef from the finest restaurants of Cape Town comes to the Green Point Cricket Club to let you sip and sample their amazing fare. You can now even purchase a range of first-rate vintages and gourmet goodies. Don’t miss this food experience with all its culinary highlights.
COOL AS FOLK CONCERT (18 APRIL)
On Saturday, 18 April 2015, Greenpop’s annual Cool As Folk concert will again celebrate the connection between environment and people. Jeremy Loops (co-founder of Greenpop), pop star Toya Delazy and other local acts will present an astonishing show.
Not to mention, there will be tons of food stalls, competitions and plenty of eco-friendly fun for eager attendees! Join this festival with a good conscience having fun AND supporting the planet.
NEON RUN (18 APR)
This electric night event promises much fun and excitement. Cover yourself with neon body paint and complete somehow (running/skating/walking/cycling) the five kilometres. Afterwards dance into the night with great acts like DJ Fresh and Desmond and the Tutus.
BOT RIVER BARRELS AND BEARDS POST-HARVEST FESTIVAL (17 – 18 APR)
Enjoy great food, wine and entertainment along the Bot River at the third annual Barrels and Beards Harvest Festival on Friday, 17 and Saturday, 18 April 2015. Food and vino lovers flock to this highly popular event on the Overberg area for a day of home-style boerekos, boeremusiek and, of course, beards.
CONSTANTIA FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL (17 – 19 APR)
Enjoy a scenic drive with AAC to the historic and most proximal suburb in the Cape Winelands for the Constantia Food and Wine Festival from Friday, 17 to Sunday, 19 April 2015 and experience culinary delights and first-rate vintages from the region.
CAPE TOWN MARIMBA FESTIVAL (24 APR)
The marimba, one of the most typical instruments for South Africa will show everything you possibly can get out of it at the Baxter Theatre on Friday, 24 April with a toe-tapping concert featuring 15 school bands. A collaboration between the Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival and Woodworx Marimbas, the afro-infused music festival features young talent from schools and community project bands performing classic and contemporary songs.
K-WAY PLATTEKLIP CHARITY CHALLENGE (25 APR)
Are you fit enough to challenge this charity event? Experience an endurance test like no other and join the amazing Capetonians repeatedly summiting Table Mountain via the Platteklip Gorge route, which includes 800 steps and a 760-m climb. Individual entrants must complete a minimum of four laps and team members “only” three. As always, the run is held in aid of a good cause. If you afterwards can’t go any meter further, drive home with a car from Aroundaboutcars.
DECOREX CAPE TOWN (24 – 27 APR)
From perfect paint colours to top trends from famed designers and emerging talent, this year’s event promises the latest tips and tricks for creating a superlative space. Having fun and getting ideas for your own home décor, that’s exactly what you get at Decorex at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
SOUTH AFRICAN CHEESE FESTIVAL (25 – 27 APR)
South Africans love cheese, tourist love cheese, everyone loves cheese so everyone will love the 2015 South African Cheese Festival at Stellenbosch’s Sandringham Farm from Saturday, 25 to Monday, 27 April 2015. A great range of artisan cheeses from across the country as well as wines, sweet treats and deli products will let you feel like being in food heaven. Make sure you take your time to relax between eating or take a short break at the Carnival Park with lots of fun activities for kids and older ones.
AFRIKABURN (27 APR – 3 MAY)
If the Burning Man festival in America is to far away, drive to the Tankwa Karoo National Park for seven days of radical art, music, performance and creative expression from Monday, 27 April to Sunday, 3 May 2015. Sometimes the good is so near. This highlight set in the middle of the desert let you dive into another world for a week.
KNYSNA PINK LOERIE MARDI GRAS AND ARTS FESTIVAL (29 APR – 3 MAY)
For five days drag shows, beauty pageants, art exhibitions and mini-markets are taking over the quiet town. The spectacular parade and carnival party are the highlights of this much-anticipated event on the garden route. Combine your trip and maximize your fun!