Winter Entertainment Experiences in the Cape


Although some may consider summer to be Cape Town’s popular season, the city certainly doesn’t sleep in winter. From attending a hotel party at the Radisson Red or sampling wines from over a 100 wineries at Mojo Market to connecting with your creativity at Klomp Ceramics or attending a comedy evening at Hout Bay Manor, there are too many possibilities for boredom to be an option. Here’s our winter entertainment to-do-list for 2019.

winter entertainment in the cape


Originally created in Milan, Italy, the Fashion Clubbers team is coming to Cape Town with a unique concept. The Fashion Clubbers brand is a music event for an older clientele with interests in fashion, socialising, design, music and “celebrity light”. This winter, they have joined forces with the Radisson Red at the V&A Waterfront for a first-of-its-kind hotel music experience. Incorporating Radisson Red’s entire venue, attendees will be able to enjoy two dance floors, bottle service (for those who like to keep their bottles on cold ice), availability of rooms for hire, multiple bars, good music and a good vibe. For more information, go to Fashion Clubber’s Facebook event page. Ticketing packages can be found via the ticket link.

Get 10% discount on tickets when using the promo code at checkout: “whatson”.

Tickets: Book Now 
Cost: R250-R320, or R1800 including accommodation
Date: 13 July
Location: Radisson Red, No. 6 Silo, Silo Square, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape
Website: FashionClubbersSA | Email: | Tel: 084 368 9117

winter entertainment in the cape


Taking place at the historic Castle of Good Hope, and hosted by Drifter Brewing Company, the Woodstock Winter Beer Festival is an annual event to showcase some of Cape Town’s unique beer-brewing talent. Attendees can expect an afternoon full of music entertainment, food stalls, and sampling of beers and ciders brewed specially for the festival. Some of the 20 participating breweries are Aegir Beer Project, Little Wolf, Soul Barrel, RIOT Beer and Woodstock Brewery.

Tickets: Book Now 
Cost: R140 general and R80 for 12-18 year-old kids and designated drivers, who will be marked not to be served alcohol
Date: 27 July
Location: Darling Street and Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

Website:Woodstock Winter Beer Festival | Email: | Tel: 0 74 174 9902

winter entertainment in the cape


Sparkle After Dark is a wine and pamper event for women, who want to “ignite their inner sparkle”. It’s held at Nasdak Rooftop Venue in the centre of Cape Town, and ladies are encouraged to dress up for a “fun evening out with the girls”. Tickets include sparkling Bernini on arrival, wine from Deetlefs Wine Estate, a LoMinar Wellness mini pamper session, entertainment, networking, motivational messages, and prizes to win.

Tickets: Book Now
Date: 27 June
Cost: R250 for four adults, R280 for three adults, R320 for two adults and R380 for one adult. To get 30% off, choose the “SPARKLE IN CAPE TOWN SPECIAL” on Quicket (R266 per ticket). A portion of each ticket goes to Streetsmart SA.
Location: Nasdak Rooftop Venue, 40 Heerengracht, Foreshore
Website: | Email:  | Tel: 082 886 1519

winter entertainment in the cape


Hosted by Mojo Market in Seapoint – a seven-day-a-week market with an eclectic mix of retail stores and food vendors – The Three-Day Cheese and Wine Festival is an opportunity for wine lovers to sample a big selection of signature wines from guest wineries. The event is free, and wine will be served all day long at Bottl’d, Mojo’s specialty wine bar, offering wines from over 100 wineries in South Africa. Beyond Mojo’s usual stalls, producers and purveyors of the finest cheese, chocolates, preserves, cured meats and other artisanal food offerings will also be present, and the market’s 30 food vendors will be serving their culinary treats with “a cheesy twist”. There will also be talks on the science and art of wine, as well as live music performances and prize giveaways.

Cost: Free
Date: 28-30 June
Location: Mojo Market, 30 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town
Website: | Email:  | Tel: 064 776 8832

winter entertainment in the cape


Alexia Klompje started Klomp Ceramics after a traumatic experience: she had a brain tumour removed and was unable to move the entire right side of her body. Having to leave her successful career as a stylist, but desperate to continue being creative, she was inspired to start playing with clay because of a dream she had one night. She is now a successful designer and creator of ceramic art and hosts regular workshops for adults to reconnect with their inner playfulness and creativity. No artistic background is needed to join, and the focus is on the process of creative exploration, not a perfected finished product. Guided by her personal experience and using various group, tactile, sensory and exploratory exercises, Alexia’s aim is to remind attendees of what it’s like to create freely. It’s a small group of up to ten people in a safe and private space – no cell phones, no social media – and the workshops have been described as fun, inspiring and therapeutic by participants. To find out when the next workshop is taking place, visit Klomp Ceramics’ website. Alexia also gives private workshops, email her to find out more and make a booking.

Tickets: Book Now 
Cost: R1200
Date: Various, updates can be found here
Location: Klomp Ceramics, 21 Lowestoft St, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, 7420
Website: | Email: | Tel: 082 895 5018

winter entertainment in the cape


Hout Bay Manor has teamed up with Cape Town Comedy Club and Savanna Cider for their inaugural comedy evening hosted at EAT. It’s recommended to take at least one friend to enjoy red wine specials, a gourmet supper and  – of course – comedy, in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the in-house restaurant. The all-star line-up features Kurt Schoonraad as the MC for the evening, supporting act, Francois van As and headlining act, KG. A complimentary drink will be served upon arrival and bookings are essential either via Webtickets or directly.

Tickets: Book Now 
Cost: R160 per person
Date: 25 June, doors open at 6pm
Location: EAT at Hout Bay Manor, 5 Baviaanskloof Rd, Scott Estate, Cape Town
Website: | Email: | Tel: 021 790 0116


A 300-year-old landmark in the Winelands, Hazendal Wine Estate has recently been revamped and has been transformed into an activity-filled destination with experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Culinary choices include the fine-dining Avant-Garde Restaurant (closing on the 7th of July and re-opening early August), the Babushka Deli, which is an urban farmhouse kitchen that is inspired by Russian cooking traditions, and the WonderTruck, a food truck catering to visitors on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. While adults indulge in some of the scrumptious food offerings, kids can explore Wonderdal – an immersive fantasy Edutainment Centre where 5-13 year-olds can learn about natural science and life skills in a playful manner. There’s also a mountain bike park for adrenaline junkies to put their riding skills to a test, and art-and-culture enthusiasts can take a stroll through Hazendal’s Marvol Gallery, which offers audiences a window into Russian culture through its religious icons and paintings.

This June, Hazendal Wine Estate is offering a special “feast to ward off the chill”. Prepared by executive chef, Michélle Theron, the offer consists of a two-course meal, including a glass of Christoffel Hazenwinkel Red Blend. More information can be found here.

Tickets: Email
Cost: Entrance to the estate is free
Opening times: Daily, 8am-5pm
Location: Bottelary Road, Stellenbosch Farms, Stellenbosch
Website: | Email: | Tel: 021 903 5034


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