Do you always mean to go to great sounding events but they’ve come and gone before you know it? To prevent that from happening this month, here’s the heads up on some fun things to do in Cape Town this October to pre-book or put in the diary:
15 October: Dragon Boat Festival at Zandvlei Yacht Club, Muizenberg – watch the painted dragon boats paddle in unison whilst racing against each other from 9.30am. Refreshments available.
15/16 October: McGregor Open Gardens has ten gardens and a wine estate to visit with a water-wise and indigenous theme, from formal gardens to rambling spaces. They request nothing more than a voluntary charitable donation. McGregor’s Art Route will also be open to view the artist’s work in their own homes. 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday.
14-16 October: Robertson Wine on the River – any excuse is a good excuse to eat, drink and be merry on the banks of the Breede River in Robertson.
21-30 October: Cape Town International Fair. This Cape Town event sees more than 100 exhibitors from six different countries and foreign manufacturers sell direct to the public.
22 October: Pinotage on Tap at Diemersfontein Wine Estate in Wellington – what a great party this is to celebrate the annual bottling of this coffee-tinged pinotage at this beautiful wine estate! Book ahead through Computicket.
22/23 October: if you’re looking for something to do this October, take the family to the Cape Town International Kite Festival at Zandvlei in Muizenberg from 10am-6pm.
28/29 October: Greyton Rose Fair – enjoy this country village whose theme is “Falling in love with Greyton – the village of romance”, with the town transformed into a stage for lovers.
29/30 October: Franschhoek Open Gardens – enjoy 10 gorgeous gardens with the R100 entrance fee collected by the Lions Club for the Fleur de Lis, Home for the Aged.
Got any Cape Town events marked in your calendar this month?