Save The Date: Events in Cape Town

By 15th Apr 2019Blog

If you’re staying #AtThePresident over the next few months, here are some events you might want to think about securing tickets for or activities you want to plan 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!


Cape Town 10s – Friday, 31 January & Saturday, 1 February 2020

Cape Town 10s is the brainchild of rugby legends Bob Skinstad and Robbie Fleck. Founded in 2008, starting off as a rugby only tournament the event has since evolved into a multi-sport event, with the addition of Netball in 2013, Dodgeball in 2017, Hockey and Soccer in 2018 and Running in 2019.

The Cape Town 10s is not just about the sporting action, it is also one big jol featuring some of the country’s biggest and most popular music acts as well as hosting Africa’s largest beer tent. Thousands of fans and squads gather from across the globe to play their favourite sports and to experience the vibe of 10s that is underpinned by fun, friendships, sports and a couple of cold ones.

Find out more here.


SPAR Run the 10s | Cape Town 10s – Saturday, 1 February 2020

The 10s Series, in partnership with SPAR, hosts a 6km run, giving participants the opportunity to be a part of the Cape Town 10s. The route takes runners around the Green Point Athletics Stadium then heads into Cape Town Stadium. It then leads to the Green Point Promenade and Green Point Urban Park before returning to the hub of the Cape Town 10s. Entry to the run includes a Goodie Bag from Spar, water point at 3km, finish line refreshment and prizes for the first male and female and best dressed.

Time: 7am to 10am

Price: R200 (CT10s entry + Goodie Bag) | R100 (Goodie Bag) | R50 (8-12yr) (Run Goodie Bag) | Under 8yr FREE (No goodie bag)

Find out more here.


Match In Africa 6 – Friday, 7 February 2020 

20-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer will play his first-ever match in Sub Saharan Africa in Cape Town on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Cape Town Stadium. Federer’s opponent will be 19-time Grand Slam Champion and rival Rafael Nadal. The match will be played to support children’s education in Africa. The Match will be the 6th edition of this event, but the first to be played in Africa. The spectacular arena on the Atlantic coast has a seating capacity of more than 50000 people and will be the perfect venue to attempt to also set a new world record for the most spectators to watch a tennis match.

Time: 8:30pm

Price: SOLD OUT (So we hope you have your ticket already!)

Find out more here.


2020 Investec Cape Town Art Fair – Friday, 14 February to Sunday, 16 February 2020

The Investec Cape Town Art Fair returns for its 8th edition. The Fair, now in its third year with Investec as its partner, once again offers a unique cross-section of the art market, representing the forefront of contemporary art globally.

Price: R130 – R190 per day

Find out more here.


Go up Table Mountain for HALF the price – Until 29 February 2020

South African visitors to Table Mountain (with valid SA IDs) can get half-priced return tickets on the Aerial Cableway as part of their Sunset Special which runs from until 29 February 2020 (excluding 19 December 2019 to 3 January 2020).

Time: From 6pm ONLY

Price: R150 for adults and R75 for children

Find out more here.


Kirstenbosch Summer Concerts – Until 5 April 2020

“The summer sunset concerts are back! And, as usual, the magnificent gardens of Kirstenbosch provide the backdrop for these open-air gigs – the perfect place to spend lazy afternoons. It’s also a fantastic picnic location, so bring along a blanket and a hamper of goodies. As per tradition, the line-up is a mix of international stars and local favourites.”

Time: Every Sunday from 4pm

Price: R170 – R900 per person

Find out more here.


Galileo Open Air Cinema – Until 23 April 2020

The Galileo Open Air Cinema features a variety of movie favourites under a ceiling of stars in some of Cape Town’s most popular venues. Every Wednesday and Thursday, the movies are screened at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, famed for its natural beauty and wide range of unique plant life. On Fridays the venues rotate between 4 different spaces, namely Meerendel Wine Farm, Central Park, Battery Park (V&A Waterfront) and Steenberg Farm. Saturday screenings take place at a variety of wine farms around the Cape Winelands and in the month of December there are Sunday screenings at the Kelvin Grove Club.

Ticket Price: R109 – R195 per person

Find out more about this season’s line-up here.


Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa – All Year Round

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is a public not-for-profit contemporary art museum which collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits twenty-first-century art from Africa and its diaspora; hosts international exhibitions; develops supporting educational and enrichment programmes; encourages intercultural understanding; and guarantees access for all. Over one hundred galleries, spread over nine floors, are dedicated to a large cutting edge permanent collection; temporary exhibitions; and more.

Ticket Price: R190 per person, under-18’s go free (but it’s also FREE for South Africans every Wednesday between 10am and 1pm)

Find out more here.


LOOKING FOR MORE THINGS TO DO IN CAPE TOWN? Find more events via What’s On In Cape Town here and via The Inside Guide here.

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