October has already started off on a high note with the first weekend packed with events such as Comic Con, Elgin Blossom Festival, Porterville Art Weekend, and, of course, the move to Level 1 Lockdown Restrictions. And if you thought last weekend was filled with activities, check out our list of October Highlights still to come this month. You’re going to have to clear your calendar for this…
12 participating wineries in and around Franschhoek showcase this season’s new release wines accompanied by live music, great food and other special events.
When: 16 & 17 October
Cost: R220 for a Weekend Pass | Special events various costs | BOOK NOW
Cape Mental Health invites everyone everywhere to fly kites against the winds of adversity at this year’s CTKiteFest, a hybrid event aimed at raising funds for essential free mental healthcare services.
Where: Dolphin Beach and Zandvlei Nature Reserve or anywhere
When: Dolphin Beach 10 October | Zandvlei Nature Reserve 23 October
The inaugural Garden Week Stellenbosch is a one-of-a-kind festival of gardens that showcases nature through talks, tours, art, wine and food.
When: Until 10 October
A 31-day dining celebration where locals can dine out at 100 of SA’s best restaurants for a great price, starting from R145 for a 2-course lunch and starting from R245 for a 3-course dinner.
When: Until 31 October
Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront’s Dubai-style Breakers Brunch returns with A wide selection of bottomless drinks, all-you-can-eat starters, a platter choice for mains, rounded off with all-you-can-eat dessert.
Where: Tobago’s Restaurant Bar and Terrace, Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront
When: 30 October
Cost: R795 | R595 alcohol-free brunch package
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is one of 12 participating gardens playing host to an international augmented reality (AR) art exhibition. The ground-breaking exhibition allows visitors to observe and virtually engage with 13 contemporary artworks.
Where: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
When: Throughout October
Cost: Garden Entry Fees
Zip Zap Circus presents the 4th rendition of Journey Returns – a mesmerizing collaboration with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CTPO), at the Artscape Opera House, for two days only.
Where: Artscape Opera House
When: 29 & 30 October
Cost: R290 | BOOK NOW
Noordhoek Open Gardens features 18 gardens on show over two days. Visitors can explore properties with indigenous palettes, eco- gardens, organic food gardens, woodlands, a Zen garden and wetlands pool, as well as small cottage-style gardens.
When: 16 & 17 October
Cost: R25 single entry | R125 for a day pass | R200 for a weekend pass | Children under 18 free
The Jungle Theatre Company presents a new puppet show, Thandi Finds a Fossil, on local television broadcaster Cape Town TV. The story is about a 9-year-old girl named Thandi and her magical dog, Oogies, who can travel back in time.
Where: Broadcasted on Cape Town TV on Friday
When: October 16 at 3pm and Wednesday October 27 at 3.30pm.
The Garden Route International Film Festival features a ivirtual festival as a destination for filmmakers to showcase their films. These are feature films, short films; including documentaries, narratives, animation and experimental films.
When: Until 12 October
Cost: R30 to R90 | BOOK NOW