On June 16 we celebrate Youth Day (and a long weekend!). Don’t let the extra day of the weekend be consumed by sleep when the Mother City has so much to offer – you can experience even more with your day off.

Here’s what to do in Cape Town this long weekend.

Constantia Glen Magnums

From Youth Day the 16th, until Father’s Day the 18th, Constantia Glen is offering 20% off for the entire weekend when purchasing 1.5 litre magnums of the award-winning Constantia Glen TWO 2016. Grab a magnum bottle to add to your own wine collection or for the perfect gift for dad on Father’s Day. All dads visiting the Constantia Glen tasting room on Sunday the 18th of June will be treated to a complimentary glass of Constantia Glen THREE, a classic blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

If you’re feeling a bit peckish, Constantia Glen offers mouth-watering soups and artisanal cheese and charcuteries to enjoy along with your wine tasting. Take in the picturesque views and relax in the tasting room.

Constantia Glen TWO Magnum
Constantia Glen TWO Magnum

OF NOTE

When 16 June – 18 June 2017, Constantia Glen is open from Sunday to Thursday from 10h00 untul 17hoo and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10h00 until 20h00.
Where Constantia Glen, Constantia Main Road
Cost Wine prices vary. 20% off the 1.5 litres magnums of Constantia Glen TWO 2016.
Contact +27 21 7955 639, [email protected]

 

Love Thursdays at HQ

Every third Thursday of the month at HQ is where the fun and bottomless champagne comes out to play. Kick off the long weekend on Thursday the 15th of June with two of Cape Town’s best summer DJs and HQ’s amazing cocktails. Don’t forget the R100 special for bottomless Pierre Jourdan bubbly from 6 – 8pm, to celebrate the long weekend the right way.

Make your way back to HQ on Sunday the 18th with dad for their Father’s Day lunch special. For only R218, you’ll be able to treat dad to a delicious HQ lunch meal and a complimentary Stella Pint on arrival. With a performance by Jerry Liberty and some amazing giveaways, such as an all-inclusive trip to the Nedbank Golf Challenge, HQ will have your long weekend fun-filled and easy!

Food and drink at HQ
Food and drink at HQ

OF NOTE

When Love Thursdays is on the third Thursday of this month, 15 June 2017. HQ’s Father’s Day Lunch will be on Sunday 18 June 2017.
Where HQ, 100 Shortmarket St, Cape Town
Cost Bottomless champagne from 6 – 8pm at Love Thursdays is priced at R100. HQ’s Father’s Day Lunch is priced at R218.
Contact +27 21 424 6373, [email protected]

 

Lights Out at Jack Black’s Beer and Taproom

The modern interior of Jack Black's Beer and Taproom.
The modern interior of Jack Black’s Beer and Taproom.

If you’re looking for something a little bit different, but still aim to have a lot of fun over the long weekend, alternative rock and blues Cape Town band, Lights Out, will be performing at Jack Black’s Beer and Taproom on Friday night. Amp up your public holiday evening by drinking great beer, eating delicious gourmet burgers and enjoying some vibey blues tunes.

Pop in on the long weekend’s “Friday” night, Thursday the 15th, where the brewery and taproom hosts an open mic night every Thursday for musicians to perform and showcase their talent.

OF NOTE

When Friday 16 June 2017, 7 – 9:30pm
Where Jack Black Beer, 10 Brigid Road, Diep Rivier
Cost Free entry.
Contact +27 21 286 1220, [email protected]

 

Silent Disco at Two Oceans Aquarium

I&J Ocean Tunnel.
I&J Ocean Tunnel.

Join the Silent Disco party this Father’s Day at the Two Oceans Aquarium. Silent Events SA invites you to take on an underwater sound adventure with a Silent Disco in the I&J Exhibit Ocean. Groove amongst the ocean life to the sound of your choice.

Featuring their multi-channel wireless headphones, a ticket will get you after-hour exclusive access to the aquarium, headphone rental and the choice of jiving the night away to 3 DJ’s playing simultaneously. There’ll be a full cash bar and free face painting for the kids – an event fit for the whole family.

OF NOTE

When Sunday 18 June 2017, 6 – 9:30pm.
Where Two Oceans Aquarium
Cost Early bird via Quicket, R180 per adult, R90 per child. Tickets sold at the door, R200 per adult, R100 per child, cash only.
Contact +27 72 777 0717, [email protected]

 

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Nikki Louw

Nikki Louw is an avid food eater and wine drinker with a passion for writing about it too. She's a creative by heart, with a love for visual arts and feature writing, which she applies everyday in covering culture, art and food and drink pieces. She also enjoys writing trending news pieces and exploring topics such as gender issues and social consciousness. Outside of the Journalism realm, Nikki tries her hand at painting and drawing. She has a collection of unfinished canvases and completed oil paintings alike, stacking up in the corner of her bedroom.