Best events in Cape Town

Check out the top events in Cape Town, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
1. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
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387 local reviews
Rhodes Dr, Newlands
+27 21 799 8783
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Michael
One of world's most beautiful botanical gardens, also starting point for 2 famous Table Mountain hikes (Skelet…
Michelle
Besides the outstanding botanical gardens and the summer Sunday evening live music events, Kirstenbosch has tw…
Sharon
Kirstenbosch is a must see visit when in Cape Town. It is absolutely stunning and has some great walks and vie…
1. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
1. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
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387 local reviews
Rhodes Dr, Newlands
+27 21 799 8783
Michael
Michael
One of world's most beautiful botanical gardens, also starting point for 2 famous Table Mountain hikes (Skeleton Gorge and Nursery Ravine). …
Michelle
Michelle
Besides the outstanding botanical gardens and the summer Sunday evening live music events, Kirstenbosch has two of the best starting/ending …
Sharon
Sharon
Kirstenbosch is a must see visit when in Cape Town. It is absolutely stunning and has some great walks and viewing points of Cape Town. It a…
2. The Fugard Theatre
2. The Fugard Theatre
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81 local reviews
The Fugard Theatre, Cape Town
Closed · Opens 2:00 PM
+27 21 461 4554
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Chregan
The Fugard Theatre is one of Cape Town's premier theatre, cinema and event destinations.
Jeremy
One of Cape Town's premier theatre, cinema and event destinations. Located in the heart of Cape Town in Distr…
NefatiousK
The Fugard Theatre is one of Cape Town's premier theatre, cinema and event destinations.
2. The Fugard Theatre
2. The Fugard Theatre
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81 local reviews
The Fugard Theatre, Cape Town
Closed · Opens 2:00 PM
+27 21 461 4554
Chregan
Chregan
The Fugard Theatre is one of Cape Town's premier theatre, cinema and event destinations.
Jeremy
Jeremy
One of Cape Town's premier theatre, cinema and event destinations. Located in the heart of Cape Town in District Six
NefatiousK
NefatiousK
The Fugard Theatre is one of Cape Town's premier theatre, cinema and event destinations.
3. Cape Town Stadium
3. Cape Town Stadium
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43 local reviews
Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point
+27 21 417 0120
StadiumPoint of interestEstablishment
Frans Rénier
Located 38 minutes drive from De Velde Estate Cape Town Stadium hosts some of the city’s most important moment…
Rudi
The Stadium Bowl provides an experience as epic as the structure itself, seating up to 55 000 fans and hosting…
Shameer
A 15 minute walk along the walkway and you will be at the Cape Town Stadium. Whether it be a sporting event, o…
3. Cape Town Stadium
3. Cape Town Stadium
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43 local reviews
Fritz Sonnenberg Rd, Green Point
+27 21 417 0120
Frans Rénier
Frans Rénier
Located 38 minutes drive from De Velde Estate Cape Town Stadium hosts some of the city’s most important moments, providing an environment th…
Rudi
Rudi
The Stadium Bowl provides an experience as epic as the structure itself, seating up to 55 000 fans and hosting some of the most high profile…
Shameer
Shameer
A 15 minute walk along the walkway and you will be at the Cape Town Stadium. Whether it be a sporting event, or a music event, there might b…
4. Shimmy Beach Club
4. Shimmy Beach Club
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39 local reviews
12 S Arm Rd, V & A Waterfront
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+27 21 200 7778
RestaurantNight clubBar
Jamie
Shimmy Beach is a great place to get lunch, dinner or drinks. They host a number of music events (either DJ's…
Adinda
Great for sundowners and check out the events for special events and parties.
Nicholas
Shimmy Beach Club is Cape Town's premier outdoor restaurant which hosts numerous word class events throughout …
4. Shimmy Beach Club
4. Shimmy Beach Club
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39 local reviews
12 S Arm Rd, V & A Waterfront
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+27 21 200 7778
Jamie
Jamie
Shimmy Beach is a great place to get lunch, dinner or drinks. They host a number of music events (either DJ's or live bands) on the weekend…
Adinda
Adinda
Great for sundowners and check out the events for special events and parties.
Nicholas
Nicholas
Shimmy Beach Club is Cape Town's premier outdoor restaurant which hosts numerous word class events throughout the holiday season.
5. The Dubliner
5. The Dubliner
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10 local reviews
Long Street, Cape Town
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
021 424 1212
BarEstablishment
Paul & Chloe
Beers and comfort food in a buzzing bar with nightly live bands, plus big screens for sports events
Scott
Beers and comfort food in a buzzing bar with nightly live bands, plus big screens for sports events.
Jacques
The Dubliner has live acts, an awesome vibe & cheap drinks. A very popular Long Street hangout. Long street…
5. The Dubliner
5. The Dubliner
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10 local reviews
Long Street, Cape Town
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
021 424 1212
Paul & Chloe
Paul & Chloe
Beers and comfort food in a buzzing bar with nightly live bands, plus big screens for sports events
Scott
Scott
Beers and comfort food in a buzzing bar with nightly live bands, plus big screens for sports events.
Jacques
Jacques
The Dubliner has live acts, an awesome vibe & cheap drinks. A very popular Long Street hangout. Long street in general will provide a gre…
6. Cape Town International Convention Centre
6. Cape Town International Convention Centre
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13 local reviews
Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town
+27 21 410 5000
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Michael
Cape Towns convention center for large events and conventions.
David
This centre hosts many of Cape Towns big events.
Maria
Check events calendar for latest info on activities there
6. Cape Town International Convention Centre
6. Cape Town International Convention Centre
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13 local reviews
Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town
+27 21 410 5000
Michael
Michael
Cape Towns convention center for large events and conventions.
David
David
This centre hosts many of Cape Towns big events.
Maria
Maria
Check events calendar for latest info on activities there
7. The Book Lounge
7. The Book Lounge
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28 local reviews
The Book Lounge, Cape Town
Closed · Opens in 19 minutes
+27 21 462 2425
Book storeStorePoint of interest
David
A thriving independent bookstore in Cape Town, with a great children's section. Have a look at their program f…
Ethne
Great local selection, fantastic old interiors, knowledgable staff, weekly events, calm basement to escape the…
Alex
An independent bookstore which has a great selection of local and international books. Regular events includin…
7. The Book Lounge
7. The Book Lounge
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28 local reviews
The Book Lounge, Cape Town
Closed · Opens in 19 minutes
+27 21 462 2425
David
David
A thriving independent bookstore in Cape Town, with a great children's section. Have a look at their program for special events, such as int…
Ethne
Ethne
Great local selection, fantastic old interiors, knowledgable staff, weekly events, calm basement to escape the busy streets from, directly o…
Alex
Alex
An independent bookstore which has a great selection of local and international books. Regular events including author signings and readings…
8. YOURS TRULY - Kloof
8. YOURS TRULY - Kloof
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73 local reviews
73 Kloof St, Schotsche Kloof
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+27 21 426 2587
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Helga
Something for everyone. From the morning cup of coffee to live music events, viby hipster bar in the evening. …
Vonne And Nadia
Pop in here to get flyers about the current night life, galleries, music events and more.
Trish
With our weekly live music events running across both Loop and Kloof from Wednesday to Sunday, we play host to…
8. YOURS TRULY - Kloof
8. YOURS TRULY - Kloof
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73 local reviews
73 Kloof St, Schotsche Kloof
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+27 21 426 2587
Helga
Helga
Something for everyone. From the morning cup of coffee to live music events, viby hipster bar in the evening. Yours Truly has developed into…
Vonne And Nadia
Vonne And Nadia
Pop in here to get flyers about the current night life, galleries, music events and more.
Trish
Trish
With our weekly live music events running across both Loop and Kloof from Wednesday to Sunday, we play host to a wide array of local and int…
9. The Old Biscuit Mill
9. The Old Biscuit Mill
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177 local reviews
375 Albert Rd, Woodstock
Closed · Opens Monday 10:00 AM
+27 21 447 8194
Shopping mallPoint of interestEstablishment
Lozanne
The Old Biscuit Mill, Saturday mornings from 09:00 - 14:00 at the market in Woodstock. It’s like the farmers’ …
William
Saturday mornings at the market in Woodstock at the Old Biscuit Mill. It’s like the farmers’ markets in the St…
Christine
Quirky shops and restaurants. Also a market on Saturdays.
9. The Old Biscuit Mill
9. The Old Biscuit Mill
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177 local reviews
375 Albert Rd, Woodstock
Closed · Opens Monday 10:00 AM
+27 21 447 8194
Lozanne
Lozanne
The Old Biscuit Mill, Saturday mornings from 09:00 - 14:00 at the market in Woodstock. It’s like the farmers’ markets in the States, but als…
William
William
Saturday mornings at the market in Woodstock at the Old Biscuit Mill. It’s like the farmers’ markets in the States, but also very much a soc…
Christine
Christine
Quirky shops and restaurants. Also a market on Saturdays.
10. Kirstenbosch Gardens
10. Kirstenbosch Gardens
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22 local reviews
99 Rhodes Dr, Newlands
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+27 21 799 8620
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Michael
Besides the outstanding botanical gardens and the summer Sunday evening live music events, Kirstenbosch has tw…
Susan & Eric
The most beautiful botanical gardens approx. 30 minutes drive from Casa Bianca. Beautiful mountains backdrop …
Cindy
The most spectacular picnic venue and botanical site for our unique flora and breathtaking mountain views. Loo…
10. Kirstenbosch Gardens
10. Kirstenbosch Gardens
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22 local reviews
99 Rhodes Dr, Newlands
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+27 21 799 8620
Michael
Michael
Besides the outstanding botanical gardens and the summer Sunday evening live music events, Kirstenbosch has two of the best starting/ending …
Susan & Eric
Susan & Eric
The most beautiful botanical gardens approx. 30 minutes drive from Casa Bianca. Beautiful mountains backdrop to lush gardens. The Summerti…
Cindy
Cindy
The most spectacular picnic venue and botanical site for our unique flora and breathtaking mountain views. Look out for the Summer Concerts …
11. Octopus Garden
11. Octopus Garden
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6 local reviews
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Sharon
The Octopus Garden has music events and comedy shows on a weekly basis. It has a really unique atmosphere and …
Angelika
Join one of the 'silent disco' events - amazing experience....when the DJs are good
Sarah
This little restaurant hosts all sorts music gigs and parties in the evening. It is child-friendly, with an ou…
11. Octopus Garden
11. Octopus Garden
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6 local reviews
Sharon
Sharon
The Octopus Garden has music events and comedy shows on a weekly basis. It has a really unique atmosphere and vibe; serving good drinks and …
Angelika
Angelika
Join one of the 'silent disco' events - amazing experience....when the DJs are good
Sarah
Sarah
This little restaurant hosts all sorts music gigs and parties in the evening. It is child-friendly, with an outside area.
12. The Vue
12. The Vue
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13 local reviews
40 Chiappini St, Cape Town
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
021 418 3065
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Chregan
With sprawling 360-degree views over and beyond the city, encompassing picture-postcard looks at Table Mountai…
Chregan
We offer a sleek, sophisticated setting for social gatherings and events unlike anything else around Cape Town…
Chregan
We offer a sleek, sophisticated setting for social gatherings and events unlike anything else around Cape Town…
12. The Vue
12. The Vue
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13 local reviews
40 Chiappini St, Cape Town
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
021 418 3065
Chregan
Chregan
With sprawling 360-degree views over and beyond the city, encompassing picture-postcard looks at Table Mountain, Signal Hill and across the …
Chregan
Chregan
We offer a sleek, sophisticated setting for social gatherings and events unlike anything else around Cape Town CBD. With sprawling 360-degre…
Chregan
Chregan
We offer a sleek, sophisticated setting for social gatherings and events unlike anything else around Cape Town CBD. With sprawling 360-degre…