What’s on This Weekend

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This week, Benn van der Westhuizen’s spotlight is on some of the Cape’s coolest and classiest social distancing experiences to try with your loved ones. All of them follow strict COVID protocols to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. So gather the friends, family, or your loved one for unique attractions happening this weekend.

A GLAM POOLSIDE OR GARDEN PICNIC AT BELMOND MOUNT NELSON

Take advantage of the last few weeks of fair weather and treat your loved ones to a sumptuous gourmet picnic at Belmond Mount Nelson. The hotel is giving locals and visitors the opportunity to explore their Insta-worthy surrounds while soaking up the scenery and sunlight next to the heated swimming pool.

Your picnic comes hassle-free with a wicker picnic basket that includes a range of light bites, cheeses, and artisanal charcuterie served with a range of homemade atjars, pickles, tapenades, and much more. You also have the option to add some sparkle with a local Cap Classique – or go extra with a vintage Champagne for that special touch.

Belmond Mount Nelson’s pool picnics include pool loungers, swimming towels, and access to the heated main swimming pool area, and kids are welcome.

Cost: Garden picnic – R395 per adult, R250 per child | Pool picnic – R595 per adult, R4575 per child

When: Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm – 4pm
Where: 76 Orange St, Gardens

Website: belmond.com/hotels/africa Email: reservations.mnh@belmond.com | Tel: 021 483 1000
Facebook: @mountnelsonhotel | Instagram: @belmondmountnelsonhotel

SCORE 55% DISCOUNT OFF A COASTAL CATAMARAN CRUISE WITH WATERFRONT CHARTERS

For the month of November only, Waterfront Charters is offering 55% discount off their Coastal Motor Cruises. Take a relaxing 1-hour cruise with magical views of the harbour and Table Mountain V&A Waterfront. With a cocktail bar and great service, this is a trip not to be missed.

Each cruise operates daily and is weather dependant to ensure the safety of guests. Make the most of your trip by topping it up with a Cruise and Lunch option for a rounded nautical experience.

Cost: R260 per person less | Book here. Excludes drinks

When: Daily. Morning Cruise 11.30am | Afternoon Cruise 2.30am
Where: V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

Website: waterfrontcharters.co.za | Email: info@waterfrontcharters.co.za | Tel: 021 418 3168, WhatsApp 082 900 8234
Facebook: @waterfrontchartersct | Instagram: @waterfront_charters

ZANELE MUHOLI’S GETS PERSONAL FOR A NEW EXHIBITION A STEVENSON GALLERY

‘Nize nani’ is a new exhibition comprising painting, sculpture, and installation alongside photographic portrayals of intimate moments by famed artist and photographer, Zanele Muholi. 

The exhibition begins with scenes of rest and vulnerability – in some Muholi is pictured alone, and in others, they are embraced by their partner. Paintings are created with oil, acrylics, ink, menstrual blood, and various other media to drill home the autobiographical and emotional states.

For their 13th exhibition with the gallery, the artist observes the ways in which interiority, tenderness, and self-expression can be radical and unifying acts beyond race, class, gender, and sexuality.

When: Running until 4 December. Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 1pm
Where: STEVENSON gallery, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

Website: stevenson.info Email: cpt@stevenson.info | Tel: 021 462 1500
Facebook: @stevenson.gallery | Instagram: @stevenson_za

MINT RESTAURANT & TERRACE IS BACK FOR SOPHISTICATED INNER-CITY DINING

After a brief pause, Mint Restaurant & Terrace at Taj Cape Town Hotel recently reopened with a host of stylish all-day dining options. 

Guests can tuck into a two or three-course set menu with an option of calamari, mussels, or samoosas. Mains include a choice of roasted spring chicken or seared line fish. Malva pudding, panna cotta, and a cheeseboard are on the menu for dessert.

The atmosphere at Mint is modern minimalist with a bistro-inspired mood. Make the most of their cosy outdoor terrace with lazy lunches and sundowners, or summer al fresco dinners.

Cost: 2-course – R275 per person | 3-course – R320 per person

When: Mint Breakfast menu available from 6:30am to 10pm
Where: Taj Cape Town Hotel, 1 Wale Street, corner St Georges Mall, Cape Town City Centre

Website: tajhotels.com | Email: candice.vanheerden@tajhotels.com | Tel: 021 819 2000
Facebook: @tajcapetownInstagram: @tajcapetown

FAMILY-FRIENDLY PADDLING SESSIONS AT SUP CAPE TOWN, V&A WATERFRONT

SUP Cape Town provides introductory lessons in Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) on the canals close to Battery Park near the V&A Waterfront. Because there are no hazards and no waves, the flat water of the canals is an ideal learning base for first-timers.

The basics will be taught on land, and there are options to wear life jackets if needed. Board rental is included and discounts for groups are available. 

There are also options for kids’ birthday parties, team building, and corporate functions, and SUP offers ocean tours and board rental on Clifton 4th beach during the summer months. 

Cost: 1-hour session, R220pp. 30-minute sessions, R150pp

When: Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm
Where: On the canal next to the Battery Park, V&A Waterfront

Website: supcapetown.co.za | Email: supcapetown@gmail.com | Tel: 071 603 8388
Facebook: @sup.cape.town | Instagram: @supcapetown

BAXTER THEATRE IS LAUNCHING ITS OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES THIS WEEKEND

The Baxter is delighted to announce a series of live summer concerts Sun-Set@Baxter, in the garden, till March next year. The line-up kicks off with SAMA-nominated singer Majozi and future artists (like Matthew Mole) will be announced at a later stage.
Baxter’s garden is the perfect venue for a picnic for the whole family to enjoy. Visitors are welcome to bring blankets and cushions and their own picnic setup. Drinks can be purchased from Baxter’s on-site bar.
Cost: R175pp. Book via Webtickets

When: Sunday, 28 November at 5pm, show starts at 6pm
Where: Baxter Garden, Baxter Theatre, Main Road, Cape Town

Website: baxter.co.za | Email: leon.vanzyl@uct.ac.za | Tel: 021 685 7880
Facebook: @baxtertheatre | Instagram: @baxtertheatre

A GIN TASTING SESSION AMONG CLASSIC CARS IN THE WINELANDS

Housed at Vredenheim Wine Estate, Classic Cats exclusive vintage car showroom is also home to a gin bar in Stellenbosch that host daily tasting and gin pairing sessions with some of South Africa’s top artisanal gins. 

Whether you are after a round of tastings in a fresh setting, Classic Cats is a drinking experience like no other. What better way to marvel at the exclusive and eclectic collection of classic cars with a killer craft G&T in your hand? Classic Cats operate on a walk-in basis therefore advance booking for 10 or more guests is essential.

Cost: Tastings from R85pp

When: Monday to Friday, 12pm to 5pm; Saturday & Sunday, 11am to 5pm
Where: Vredenheim Wine Esate, R310 (Baden Powell Dr), Stellenbosch

Website: classic-cats.co.za | Email: info@classic-cats.co.za | Tel: 061 783 1156
Facebook: @classiccatsstellenbosch | Instagram: @classiccatsstellenbosch

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