7 great things to do in Cape Town this weekend

1. Mother City Hop
If Strictly Come Dancing is so your scene, then look no further than this heart-pumping dance celebration right here in the Mother City. The annual swing festival starts on Friday 18 March, and draws to an end on Monday 21 March. Not only will there be performances by immensely talented dancers, but also parties and workshops by world famous teachers from the US, France and Lithuania. Get into the swing of things with this year’s Mother City Hop.

2. Cape Argus Sports Show
For sports lovers both professional and amateur, the Cape Argus Sports Show will exhibit the best of extreme sports for the entire family to watch and enjoy. This weekend long multi-sport festival will be filled with live entertainment from some of the world’s best athletes, including slam-dunk world champions, the Lords of Gravity. If the sport is not enough, prepare yourself for a large assembly of Cape Town’s top food trucks, and there’s beer too! Check out theevent article for more info…

3. Oesfees
Head to Solms-Delta Wine Estate in Franschhoek for a day filled with good food, top-notch wine and quality musical talent with big SA names like Elvis Blue and Hot Water. This Saturday 19 March, celebrate the end of harvest season and enjoy a glass of Solms-Delta’s amazing wine, while feasting on the yummies that remind you of home cooked meals. The kiddies are catered for too with a kid’s zone, and caretakers to make sure they stay happy. The Oesfees has something for the whole family this Human Rights Day weekend.


4. rAge Festival 
Are you into computers? Is that an understatement? Then say hello to SA’s premier gaming festival filled with all the gadgets and games you can dream of. The festival will be at GrandWest Casino all weekend, so between a 52 hour gaming LAN and an opportunity to don your best cosplay outfit, there’s a lot to fit in. RAge will be showcasing the new generation of techno gadgets, and there will even be an opportunity to meet some of SA’s best comic artists. For more information, give our rAge event article a read.

5. Kenilworth Golden Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter bunny has come early this year, and he will be at Kenilworth Racecourse this Saturday 19 March for an egg hunt to end them all! Not only will there be eggs hidden in the field, but the toddler and child to find the golden eggs will win R2000  and R8000 respectively, to go towards their education. While the kiddies are suitably occupied, parents can enjoy the usual attractions of any race experience, from horses and betting, to drinks and general merriment. Treat your kiddies to a pre-Easter egg hunting wonderland at the Golden Easter Egg Hunt.

6. The Tales of Little Grey Rabbit
The Artscape Theatre is, this season, playing host to the most lovable bunny since Peter Rabbit. In a little house on the edge of a wood lives a little grey rabbit and her two very best friends, the hare and the squirrel. Then one day, a mischievous weasel finds his way into the wood, and captures her friends. Will you help her find them? Let this little fuzzy rabbit take your kiddies on a journey of friendship and adventure as she races to rescue her besties from an evil foe. Hop on over to our event page for more information, and check out the details!

7. Earth Hour
Remember that this Saturday 19 March at 8:30pm; Cape Town will celebrate Earth Hour by turning off the lights for a whole hour in celebration of our commitment to our planet and combating climate change. Hotel Verde (Africa’s greenest hotel) is hosting a dinner in honour of Earth Hour on Wednesday 16 March, with all eco-friendly food and cooking practices. The three course meal will contain only locally sourced produce cooked in electricity-free ways. Hotel Verde will celebrate Earth Hour as only they can, with conscious cooking and a charming atmosphere.