WHAT’S HAPPENING IN CAPE TOWN: SEPTEMBER 2019

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN CAPE TOWN THIS SEPTEMBER:

This is a list of some our favourite things happening in wonderful Cape Town, during September.
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3 – 7 SEPTEMBER: ORPHEE ET EURYDICE SHOW

Location: Baxter Theatre

This new style of opera, distinguished by classical simplicity and dramatic integrity, was exquisitely realised in Gluck’s setting of the Orpheus story. This new production will showcase the extraordinary talents of the Cape Town Opera Chorus, using movement and poetic imagery to create a new vision of this haunting myth. Find out more »

4 – 8 SEPTEMBER: OPEN BOOK FESTIVAL

Location: Fugard Theatre

A chance for bookworms, poetry lovers and comic fans to learn from – and meet – local and international poets, novelists and comic-book creators. You’ll need to book tickets to secure a spot. Find out more »

11 – 12 SEPTEMBER: LYRICS STILL MATTER

Location: Cape Town Comedy Club

Fresh from their sold-out run at Artscape, the Lyrics Still Matter cast is back – this time at Cape Town Comedy Club. Vocal artists from different disciplines will share how music and lyrics have shaped their experiences of growing up in the diverse city of Cape Town, as well as how their art was influenced as a result. Find out more »

14 – 15 SEPTEMBER: FRANSCHHOEK UNCORKED

Location: Franschhoek

Pack away the winter blues and embrace spring in all its finery at this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival. The perfect opportunity to explore one of South Africa’s premier wine destinations as you uncover a plethora of experiences at the participating Franschhoek Vignerons. Find out more »

19 – 23 SEPTEMBER: MOTHER CITY AFRO-LATIN DANCE FESTIVAL

Location: Park Inn by Radisson, Newlands

Taking place in The Mother City this year is the annual Mother City Afro-Latin Dance Festival. The festival will include: Workshops, Performance Bootcamps, Shows, Pool Parties, Beach Parties, the legendary Boat After Party and much more. ​​Find out more »

19 SEPTEMBER: WHY SHOULD I HESITATE? CONCERT

Location: Norval Foundation

William Kentridge and Kyle Shepherd join forces to perform in the collaborative concert Why Should I Hesitate. The performance includes a section of Kurt Schwitters’ Ursonate by Kentridge and a live piano performance by Shepherd to a charcoal animation film. You can enjoy the concert at Norval or include a three-course meal at The Skotnes Restaurant. Find out more »

From 19 SEPTEMBER: CAPE TOWN FRINGE FESTIVAL 

Location: Various Venues

The Cape Town Fringe is an arts festival offering a great programme of live theatre, comedy and music around various venues within Cape Town. It includes the work of innovative emerging artists and established theatre makers. The festival runs until 6 October. Find out more »

20 – 22 SEPTEMBER: DARLING WILD FLOWER SHOW

Location: Darling

The Darling Wildflower Society has been around for more than a century and the Society’s Show takes place annually. It celebrates an integral part of the Cape Fynbos Kingdom where more than 1200 different species of flowers can be found. The Flower Show will be offering a variety of activities to entertain young and old. Find out more »

21 – 24 SEPTEMBER: HERMANUS FLOWER FESTIVAL

Location: Hermanus

This Spring festival is a celebration of the Overberg’s floral majesty, with environmental exhibits in a marquee, goodies for purchase, and fun activities for the kids. Find out more »

27 – 29 SEPTEMBER: HERMANUS WHALE FESTIVAL

Location: Hermanus

Whale-watching season in Hermanus runs from June to December, peaking between August and October. Watching these gentle giants is the main attraction – but there’s so much more to keep you entertained at the perennially popular Hermanus Whale Festival – such as live music, craft and produce markets, sports events, car shows as well as kiddies’ activities. Find out more »

28 SEPTEMBER: PINOTAGE ON TAP

Location: Wellington

To celebrate their world-renowned Coffee Chocolate Pinotage, Diemersfontein Wine and Country Estate hosts the annual Pinotage on Tap event at their farm. It’s a fun-filled party with delicious food to accompany the much-loved Pinotage. It has been named “The best wine event in the world” by Drinks International Tourism Awards in London. Find out more »

HERITAGE DAY

Heritage Day, which takes place every year on 24 September, is a firm favourite amongst South Africans as it is also known as “Braai Day”. We celebrate the vast cultural wealth of our beautiful country and share a braai with family & friends.

21 SEPTEMBER: PRE-HERITAGE DAY BRAAI

Location: Beguela Cove, Hermanus

A great family experience; Listen to live music, feast on braai platters, enjoy delicious wine and let the kids play a round of golf or enjoy the fun courtyard games whilst you relax at Benguela Cove. Find out more »

23 – 29 SEPTEMBER: IN_HERIT FESTIVAL 2019

Location: Iziko Museum

Iziko Museums offers free entry during the week of Heritage Day. They will be celebrating South Africa’s diverse heritage with a number of exciting events and activities, workshops, talks, exhibitions and more! Step back in time; dig into our histories. Find out more »

24 SEPTEMBER: AFRICAN FESITIVAL

Location: V&A Waterfront

The African Festival is a platform used to network and encourage local upcoming talent to showcase their work. The event is used as a way to promote the unity of Africans and to support the great talents/work we have in our continent through local artists. Find out more »

MONTHLY AND WEEKLY EVENTS:

FIRST THURSDAY

The first Thursday of every month sees the city come alive with all things art and design. Museums, shops and bars are open till late with thousands of people ambling along the streets exploring the vast array of art, design, live music and performance that has come to define Cape Town as a cultural African mecca. This month it takes place on Thursday 5 September. Find out more »

ATLANTIC KAYAKING

Viewing the beauty of Table Mountain, Lions Head and the Atlantic Seaboard coastline from a kayak is a unique and spectacular experience. Dolphins, seals, penguins, sunfish and whales frequent our waters and this trip to Granger Bay takes you past the Green Point Lighthouse and the wrecks of the Seafarer and RMS Athens. Find out more »

FYNBOS APOTHECARY WORKSHOP

Experiment with Fynbos herbs and rare essential oils to make gourmet culinary accompaniments and indulgent spa treatments. Create to take home: fragrant tea infusion blends, a range of aromatic culinary salts, oil-based scents, beard oil, soothing face masks, toning face-spritzer, invigorating salt scrubs, pillow sachets and relaxing foot soaks. Find out more »

OUR RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH

VIANDE RESTAURANT

Grand Roche Hotel, Paarl

Renowned TV celebrity Chef Pete Goffe-Wood comes on board as chef-patron of the all-new restaurant, Viande. The French name, meaning simply “meat”, is not only in line with the hotel’s, but also a statement of culinary direction. “Viande will be country-style with a nose-to-tail menu,” says Pete. Special attention will be given to local produce with the existing herb garden expanded with vegetables to provide a “proper kitchen garden”.

grandroche.com/viande