Save The Date: Events in Cape Town

By 31st Jan 2019Blog

If you’re staying #AtThePresident in the first half of 2019, here are some events you might want to think about securing tickets for. Cape Town has something for everyone and our city’s event line up is no exception.

We will update this page as more and more info about the year ahead comes in so be sure to check back ahead of your stay!


Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts – 10 February to 31 March 2019

The Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts are an incredible way to experience Cape Town’s botanical gardens. Take a picnic blanket and some snacks, get there early to explore a bit and then secure a prime location to enjoy a beautiful Sunday evening in a unique setting.

10 February 2019 – Fokofpolisiekar

17 February 2019 – Cape Town Folk ‘n Acoustic Music Festival

24 February 2019 – The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra

3 March 2019 – Amanda Black & Sun El Musician

10 March 2019 – Matthew Mole

17 March 2019 – Spoegwolf & Jan Blohm

24 March 2019 – Shortstraw & Bam Bam Brown

31 March 2019 – Goodluck & Easy FreakR (We’re going to be giving away tickets to this show so keep an eye on our Instagram for more info!)

Ticket Price: R150 to R190

Get tickets here.


Cape Town Electronic Music Festival – 9 February 2019

The annual CTEMF is one of Cape Town’s is one of the city’s top music events, one that has been specially created by passionate music lovers. The festival offers attendees the most diverse program of electronic music available in the Mother City and this year it’s taking place at the historical Castle of Good Hope so tick this destination off your Bucket List in the most unique way possible.

Pre-Sold Tickets: R300

Find out more here.


Valentine’s Day Silent Open-Air Movie Night – 14 February 2019

Valentine’s Day is upon us and as a special way to show some love this year, The President Hotel is inviting loved ones and friends alike to a romantic evening under the stars, complete with bubbles, snacks and breathtaking sea views. Our film of choice for this night of loving is Me Before You.

Ticket Price: R395 per person

Find out more here.


Investec Cape Town Art Fair – 15 to 17 February 2019

Investec Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work that represents the forefront of contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town.

The city boasts a vibrant arts scene, driven by the top galleries on the African continent and beyond. Thanks to its diverse cultural heritage and geographic beauty, Cape Town is a compelling destination for both art world professionals and collectors alike.

General Access: R150

Find out more here.


The Gin & Tonic Festival Cape Town – 24 February 2019

The Gin & Tonic Festival, now in its 4th year and on its 8th event, is at the forefront of the ever-growing gin scene. This year’s event will take place at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock and offers guests a day of delicious artisanal eats, an incredible local line-up which will be celebrating some of the country’s finest musicians, and a curation of the gin scenes finest purveyors, spirits and cocktails.

Ticket Price: From R120

Find out more here.


Meerlust & Cape Point Vineyards Wine & Dine Evening #AtThePresident – 28 February 2019

Our first Wine & Dine event of the year is taking place on the last Thursday in February. More info to come!


Design Indaba – 27 February to 1 March 2019

Global leaders in the creative and design industries converge to present talks, seminars, workshops and performances on the latest trends, and share, inspire and exchange valuable insights and ideas.

Cost: R8 715 per person for the full conference

Find out more here.


Cape Town Cycle Tour – 10 March 2019

Every year (if gale force winds aren’t blowing) 35 000 cyclists from all over the world head to Cape Town for the annual Cape Town Cycle Tour. The event boasts the most beautiful route, which starts at the foot of Table Mountain, heads around the peninsula to Simon’s Town through to Chapman’s Peak, and ends in Camps Bay. People of all ages, shapes and sizes participate in this race, which has even had someone compete on a unicycle! Streets are lined with spectators as we cheer on locals and out-of-towners. – The Inside Guide

General Entry Fee: R540
International Entry Fee: R1000

Find out more here.


Cape Town International Jazz Festival – 29 March & 30 March 2019

Affectionately referred to as “Africa’s Grandest Gathering”, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival is the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa. The festival is famous for its star-studded line up of local and international artists and is currently preparing for its 20th anniversary celebration.

Ticket Price: R850 (day pass) or R1290 (weekend pass)

Find out more here.


Two Oceans Marathon – 20 April 2019

What first started as 26 runners lining up for a race in 1970 has blossomed into the biggest running race in the country and one of the most beautiful in the world. Every year 26 000 contestants from South Africa and the around the world enter this great fitness challenge. Runners have the choice of the scenic 56km ultra marathon or popular 21km half marathon or even 5km or 2.5km fun runs. – The Inside Guide

Ticket Price: R500 (ultra marathon), R210 (half marathon) or R40 (fun runs)

Find out more here.


Easter Sunday #AtThePresident – 21 April 2019

We’ve planned a special Easter Sunday lunch and an afternoon of fun for the kids, and if the weather is good, everyone can enjoy the pool!

Ticket Price: R320 per adult (children under 6 eat for free when accompanied by a paying adult, children aged 7 to 12 get 50% off)

Find out more here.


Decorex – 1 to 5 May 2019

Decorex SA is a trusted, award-winning brand which has been bringing Africa the latest in décor and design trends since its inception in 1994. These unmissable exhibitions run across 50 000m2 of exhibition space, featuring 1 200 exhibitors and attracting over 115 000 visitors annually. From design savvy consumers to interior decorators, specifiers and designers both local and international visitors are wowed every year by the explosion of innovation that Africa’s leading designers and decorators have to offer.

Tickets: R110

Find out more here.


FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN – 19 May 2019

The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN is one of Cape Town’s most enjoyable running events. Starting in Milnerton and ending in the heart of the city of Cape Town, the route is scenic, mostly flat, and really fun to run, even for less experienced runners.

Standard Package: R185 (licensed) or R225 (unlicensed)

Find out more here.

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