July Highlights in Cape Town


This July is already shaping up to be a magical winter experience with events like Christmas in July, Disney on Ice and great ways to spend 67 minutes for Mandela Day. Here are our top 10 choices of events and activities that are sure to keep families and friends warm, entertained and excited this month.

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Disney On Ice: Magical Ice Festival

Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival, a world-famous ice show that sees Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring the most magical moments and characters from across the Disney kingdom to South Africa.

When: 10 to 14 July
Where: Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World
Tickets: Book Now

Christmas in July Lunch at Reuben’s 

Reuben’s restaurant at the One&Only Cape Town Hotel and Resort invites guests to celebrate Christmas in July this winter, showcasing an extensive festive lunchtime spread including a traditional Christmas carvery, Yorkshire pudding and a selection of home-made desserts.

When: 7 July
Where: One&Only Cape Town
Tickets: Email

Norval Concerts Presents Reza Khota Quartet

The Reza Khota Quartet is a foursome comprised of Jonno Sweetman (Drums), Shane Cooper (Bass), Buddy Wells (Sax) and Reza Khota (Guitar). The band creates an otherworldly sonic realm, pulsating and grooving, as if in a ritual dance.

When: 27 July
Where: Norval Foundation
Tickets: Book Now


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Trolley Dollies: Non Specific

This month is the last chance to catch the Trolley Dollies’ original show Non Specific. The performance features stand-up comedy, costumes, wigs, props and breaking the fourth wall in an inside scoop to the dark spaces beyond the spotlight. The show includes gourmet tapas and a complimentary drink.

When: Until 27 July
Where: Gate 69, Bree Street
Tickets: Book Now


Reprise By Roy Emmett

Artist Roy Emmett uses paint as a way of decoding and encoding his understanding of identity. The painting process becomes a showground for Emmett to grapple with the construction of knowledge, language and identity – particularly in the context of being coloured in Cape Town.

When: Until 27 July
Where: SMAC Gallery, The Palms
Tickets: Free

Animal Welfare Mandela Day Celebration

The Animal Welfare Society of South Africa invites the public to spend 67 minutes walking, feeding and cuddling the pets in their care for Mandela Day. Visitors are welcome to bring their own leashes, a limited amount will be available for use.

When: 18 to 20 July
Where: Animal Welfare Society of South Africa
Tickets: Free

Aspect: Ratio

A video exhibition made up of 11 artworks all using video as a medium. The artists in this video exhibition aim to revise the terms of video art and highlight problems that arise in a highly videoed world, such as surveillance and consent, commodification and reproduction, exploitation and censorship.

When: Until 6 July
Where: MOMO Gallery
Tickets: Email

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Aquarium After Dark Series Presents Luh’ra and Manny Walters

The Aquarium After Dark series presents local soul and blues artists Manny Walters and Luh’ra. Manny Walters has influences rooted deeply in rhythm and blues, rock, and soul music, and Luh’ra, accompanied by her golden guitar, sings acoustic soul music that transforms spaces through tranquil melodies.

When: 31 July
Where: Two Oceans Aquarium
Tickets: Book Now

The Tree House Holiday Programme

The Tree House, and edu-play centre, offers a special 5-day Holiday Programme for children between the ages of 4 and 14.  They have put together a weekly calendar packed with supervised activities that teach farming and many life skills for young adventurers.

When: Until 12 July
Where: Boschendal Wine Estate
Tickets: Email

Jive Cape Town Funny Festival 2019

Some of the best local and international comedians share the stage. This year’s line up includes local comedians Alan Committie, Emo Adams, The Big Boys, Lindy Johnson, Sifiso Nene, Carvin H. Goldstone. The international comedians are Kev Orkian and Matt Tarrant.

When: 1 to 28 July
Where: Baxter Theatre
Tickets: Book Now

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