Events and Festivals in Cape Town

  • Robertson Wine on the River Festival: This idyllic, weekend-long wine festival has been running for six years now and is steadily growing in popularity among locals as well as tourists. People spend the weekend relaxing and socializing with over 300 wines from more than 40 different wineries to taste.
  • Cape Town International Kite Festival: The world-renowned Kite Festival is held in October every year in Muizenberg and attracts hordes of people from both within Cape Town and without. It is a day filled with fun and entertainment for the whole family, with kites, food and live music. Other activities like balloon sculpting and face painting are also available for younger kids.
  • Cape Minstrel Carnival: Generally the new year only kicks off on January 2ndin Cape Town with the Cape Minstrel Carnival. Historically, the slaves in Cape Town were only given this one day off every year and this was the day they chose to ring in the new year. Today it still marks the birth of a new year with colorful costumes and music and troops of minstrels dancing and singing down the streets of the city.

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