There are lots of ways to enjoy summer in Cape Town. Whether you love the outdoors, glamorous events or even flying kites by the beach, there’s something for everyone.

If you would like the freedom to do what you want, when you want to, you might want to consider car hire Cape Town for your transportation needs.

Here are events that you would like to attend this summer:

1. Galileo Open Air Cinema

What is it?

Watch classic movies underneath the starry Cape Town night sky at the Galileo Open Air Cinema open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

When: October 2014 – April 2015

Time: 18:30

Venue: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, V&A Waterfront, Hillcrest Quarry, Somerset West and Stellenbosch.


2. Cape Town International Kite Festival

What is it?

The Cape Town International Kite Festival is Africa’s biggest kite festival, offering a full programme of entertainment and a thrilling craft market.

When: 1 November 2014  – 2 November 2014

Time: 10:00  – 18:00 

Venue: Zandvlei Nature Reserve

Price: R30 for adults and R10 for children under the age of 12


3. Hands-on Harvest

What is it?

The Robertson Wine Valley’s Hands-on Harvest is an annual wine event which gives wine enthusiasts a chance to experience the magic of harvest.

When: 7 February 2015 – 29 March 2015

Time: 8:00 – 17:00

Venue: The Robertson Valley, Robertson

Price: Free – R600 per person.


4. Bierfest Bartoons

What is it?

The Bierfest Bartoons is South Africa’s largest beer festival, offering limited edition beer brewed especially for the Bierfest along with German food, competitions and live bands.

When: 14 November 2014 – 16 November 2014

Time: The times vary according to different days.

Venue: Newlands Brewery, Village Green.

Price: R125 – R906.30 per person


5. Cape Town Toy Run

What is it?

The Cape Town Toy Run is a motorcycling charity event that brings the Mother City’s cyclists together to collect toys for underprivileged children. 

When: 30 November 2014

Time: 10:30 – 16:00

Venue: Grandwest Casino

Price: A toy per person or donate funds.


6. Festival of White Lights

What is it?

The Festival of White Lights is a performance arts procession that takes place at the Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch. Led by Spier’s Angel of Light on stilts, the evening consists of a stunning display of light including fire dancers, sculptures and lanterns as well as artistic performances created by Jay Pather.

When: 5 December 2014

Time: 20:00 

Venue: The Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch

Price: R160 for adults and R60 for children


7. Kirstenbosch Carols

What is it?

Get into the Christmas spirit at the Kirstenbosch Carols featuring The Cape Town Brass and Cape Town Male Choir.

When: 18  – 21 December 2014

Time: 20:00  – 21:30 

Venue: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Price: R15 – R80 


8. New Year Celebrations at V&A Waterfront

What is it?

Bring in the New Year with an amazing fireworks celebration with live music performances by Prime Circle, Freshly Ground, Goodluck and The Rudimentals.

When: 31 December 2014 – 1 Jan 2015

Time: 18:00 – 02:00

Venue: V&A Amphitheatre, V&A Waterfront

Price: Free


9. Cape Town Minstrel Carnival

What is it?

Kickstart the new year in Cape Town by attending the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival which includes musicians, singers, dancers that form the traditional and entertaining Kaapse Klopse. The day is ended off with dance, singing and costume competition at the Green Point Stadium.

When: 2 January 2015

Time: N/A

Venue: Cape Town City

Price: Free

10. J&B Met

What is it?

The J&B Met is one of the biggest prestigious, summer horse racing, fashion and entertainment occasions in South Africa. 

Date: 31 January 2015

Time: 11:00 – 00:00

Venue: Kenilworth Racecourse

Price: Visit for ticket sales or contact


To better help you plan your holiday by the sea, browse through a variety of accommodation in Cape Town, car hire in Cape Town, and scope out what other great things to do in Cape Town there are.

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