What’s on in Cape Town in April 2024

As April unfolds and brings some cooler weather to Cape Town, the city embraces the new season with no shortage of things to do. From captivating art exhibitions and bustling markets to outdoor cinema experiences under the stars, there’s something for everyone. For the occasional warm day, outdoor activities abound, complemented by the anticipation of the iconic Two Oceans Marathon. As the season transitions, catch the last rays aboard yacht parties or groove to the tunes of 80s pop sensation OMD.

Sip and Paint

Date: 9 April
Time: 6:30pm to 9pm
Time Out Market, V&A Waterfront
Tickets:R395pp at howler.co.za

For an exclusive evening of creativity and culinary delight at “Sip & Paint” with Chef Eugene Smith why not join in the fun at Time Out Studio. Immerse yourself in a guided painting session, enjoy two glasses of fine wine and savour snacks from Eugene Smith’s renowned restaurant, Yard. Unleash your artistic spirit and indulge in a night of paint, sip, and savour. Limited tickets available for this unique fusion of art and gastronomy!
Included in the ticket price are snacks from Yard and two glasses of any TOM house wine.
For more information please email: events.capetown@timeoutmarket.com

Two Oceans Marathon Expo 2024

Date: 10 – 13 April
Time: 10, 11, 12  April: 10am – 8pm
13 April: 10 am – 2pm (All are welcome to attend, but only Half Marathon runners may collect their race packs on Saturday)

Two Oceans Marathon Expo 2024

Sun Exhibits, GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World

Whether or not you’re participating in the Totalsports Two Oceans Marathon 2024 or at the Expo to collect your race pack or not, you’re welcome to attend the biggest running-related exhibition Cape Town has to offer at Sun Exhibits, GrandWest! Find all your sport, outdoor, adventure and running-related brands, products, gear, shoes, tech, tours, equipment and innovators in one vibey destination.
For more information click here

Waterfront Charters Presents Mimosa Brunch Cruise with DJ Claudia Lovisa

Date: 13 April
Time: Departs promptly at 11am
Tickets: From R675pp

Did someone say bottomless Mimosas? Join us for a 3-hour luxury Catamaran cruise and soiree in partnership with Martini Prosecco. Join us from the V&A Waterfront at 11am; guests get a full three-hour cruise aboard our luxurious catamaran as they enjoy a gourmet brunch. Accompanying this feast will be bottomless Mimosas, the ideal brunch cocktail – packed with vitamins and delicious Prosecco, making sure everyone has stars in their eyes and smiles on their faces as they cruise gently across into Table Bay. Adding to the laid-back mood is the magical sound of internationally acclaimed live DJ’s : weaving Sunshine Swing and Soul Grooves to ensure the perfect ambiance on your morning adventure.

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A StrangerKind presents ASK

Date: 13 April
Time: 11am
Bertha House, Mowbray
Entry: Free but do let them know if you are attending by completing the form

What to expect: On the day – select an available topic at our welcome desk and then sit down for an intimate conversation where that ‘Stranger’ (volunteer) will briefly share an introduction about their personal experience on the topic. For the remainder of the allocated time, you can ASK them ANYthing – difficult questions are expected, appreciated and (usually) answered. Sessions start at 11:15, 12:15 and 13:15 and you can come through at any time and just check out what it is about.

A StrangerKind is a community of storytelling volunteers that wants to make a difference with their lived experiences, by allowing people from the public to ask them questions about it. We hope to use curiosity to promote kindness, diversity, inclusion and belonging. For more information visit astrangerkind.com or @astrangerkind on all socials or contact Madi van Schalkwyk on 082 926 1012

Finding The Light – An evening of Musical Theatre Super Stars!

Date: 17 to 21 April
Time: 3pm and 8pm
Artscape Opera House
Entry: From R190 to R420 at WebTickets click here

The FTL Foundation is proud to announce its debut on-stage offering – FINDING THE LIGHT – as they assemble London’s West End and South African musical theatre Stars to take to the Artscape Opera House for a 2-hour Musical Theatre Eventthat will leave you breathless.

For 5 nights only, audiences can experience the transcendent power of some of musical theatre’s best loved shows. Top talent from London’s West End and South African musical theatre come together on Cape Town’s iconic Artscape Opera House stage to perform songs from shows including “Phantom of the Opera”, “Les Miserables”, “West Side Story”, “Company” and many more, with the exquisite on-stage accompaniment by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. The evening will be staged by the UK’s Paul Robinson (Singing In The Rain – Olivier Nominated) and hosted by South Africa, and Cape Town’s very own Marc Lottering. 100% of net proceeds from the show will go to The Kolisi Foundation.


The Galileo Open Air Cinema – End of Season Programme


  • 18 April – Barbie (Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens)
  • 20April – Dirty Dancing (Nederburg Wine Farm)
  • 24 April – Oppenheimer (Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens)25 April – Jumanji (Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens)
  • 26 April – Mamma Mia! Here we go Again (Central Park, Century City)
  • 27 April – Grease (Lourensford Wine Estate)

Time: Gates open at 6pm on weekdays and 5pm on Saturdays. Movie starts at 7:30pm
Entry: Tickets start from R140pp thegalileo.co.za/buy-tickets/

April presents the final opportunity to relish a plethora of beloved flicks under the twinkling starlit sky before bidding adieu to the summer season. From the iconic romance of Dirty Dancing to the latest like Oppenheimer – you are guaranteed to find a flick you’ll love! Special offers and Birthday Special and Pensioner Discount Ticket are available, as well as discounted rates for students on select shows. You can also look forward to delectable dining options from the on-site mini-market.

For the complete movie schedule and ticket bookings, visit www.thegalileo.co.za or contact The Galileo Open Air Cinema at hello@thegalileo.co.za or call/WhatsApp 071 471 8728.

OMD – Greatest Hits – Live in Cape Town

Date: 18 April
Time: Gates open at 4pm, Show starts at 7pm
Greenpoint A-Track
Entry: From R695 at Web Tickets: click here

80s pop synth sensation Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) will be performing in Cape Town later this month. If hits like Sailing on the Seven SeasLive And Die and If You Leave takes you down memory lane, this is the concert for you!

If you’re a fan of 80s pop you will know that OMD has sold 25 million singles and 15 million albums, which has established them as electronic synthesizer pioneers and one of Britain’s best-loved pop groups. Their concert will be showcasing hits from their past and brand new tracks from their new album.

Upcycle Art Exhibition

Date: 19 – 20 April
Time: From 10am to 9pm
Maker’s Landing at the V&A Waterfront
Entry: Free

Calling all sustainability enthusiasts! Upcycle, a pioneering exhibition showcasing how human creativity can tackle the challenges of tomorrow’s working world will be on display on 19 and 20 April. Meet the artists on a walkabout at Maker’s Landing on Saturday 20 April at 11am.

Featuring the participation of several well-known designers, this exhibition aims to demonstrate how design can embrace circularity to shape more conscious workspaces. All pieces on display are made from discarded office equipment and furniture. Meet the artists on a walkabout at Maker’s Landing on Saturday 20 April at 11am.

For more information follow @tetrisdesignxbuild on Instagram or click here

Waterfront Charters Presents a Tequila Sunset Yacht Party  

Date: 20 April
Time: Depart promptly at 5pm – Return 9pm
V&A Waterfront
Tickets: From R650

Watching the sun set over the Atlantic ocean while standing on the deck of a luxury yacht is one of life’s finest treats. Make sure to book your spot for this sunset cruise – on arrival you will be handed a delicious complimentary Bacardi Tequila Cocktail to set the scene. The catamaran will set sail and head towards  Clifton Bay while you enjoy the beats courtesy of renowned DJ Candice Heyns. After the sun sets the catamaran will cruise back to the V&A Waterfront and dock around 9pm, enjoying every moment on the gentle swells; the music and the company.
To book click here

Waterfront Charters

Secret Sunsets at Cabo Beach

Date: 27 April (Public Holiday)
Time: From 2:30pm till late
Cabo Beach Club
Entry: From R330 pp – tickets at Quicket.co.za

Cabo Beach will once again buzz with energy, featuring three dance floors alive with the beats of South Africa’s finest musicians. An event that promises to be a blend of enchantment and exhilarating tunes. At Cabo, where the setting sun meets the sea, “Secret Sunsets” awaits you for another magical night under the stars. Join us for a celebration that transcends the ordinary, in the heart of Cape Town’s beachside beauty. 3 Dance Floors | 22 DJS and an experience like never before.

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Cabo Beach

Comic Con Cape Town

Date: 27 April to 1 May
Time: 9am to 6pm
Entry: From R190 pp  for General Access – tickets at Howler.co.za

Comic Con Cape Town is back! You can meet celebrities, get autographs and photo ops, shop, and enjoy everything that you have come to know and love about the Comic Con experience. Comic Con is a self-expressive festival where you can experience the best in pop culture and enjoy a tangible experience of your favourite fandom. Be inspired by comic artists, content creators, urban artists and animators. Immerse yourself into the world of gaming and meet and greet TV and film idols. Treat yourself to fandom gear and unique artwork. A space to geek out as a family and connect with like-minded people.

comicconafrica.co.za/ for information.

Comic Con Cape Town

Drag Brunch

Date: 14 April and 28 April
Time: Doors open at 11am
Honey & Dora Cafe and Lifestyle Bar
Tickets: R150 – to book click here



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