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October 2019

Astronomy Outreach at the Waterfront

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Pierhead, V&A Waterfront, 19 Dock Rd
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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October 5 is International Observe the Moon Night, and the Waterfront is celebrating by providing you and your family the chance to witness a sky full off stars up close. Between 3pm and 9:30pm on October 5, you can observe the Sun, Moon and other heavenly bodies at the V&A Waterfront’s Pierhead Deck. Observe the treasures of the sky through…

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FREE

Hazendal Pivnushka Beer Garden Opening

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hazendal Wine Estate, Bottelary Rd, Stellenbosch Farms, Stellenbosch, 7599
Stellenbosch , Western Cape South Africa
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Situated in Hazendal’s newly revamped historical Kraal, the Pivnushka Beer Garden is a place for friends and acquaintances, families and colleagues to gather against the beautiful backdrop of Simonsberg and the Bottelary Hills in the Stellenbosch Winelands to make a toast to happiness and health.  The Pivnushka Beer Garden is offering a selection of the finest local craft beers and ciders,…

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R60

Comedy sundowners at Hanover Street Night Club

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hanover Street Night Club, 1 Jakes Gerwel Dr, Goodwood, Cape Town, 7460
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
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The Hanover Street Night Club will be hosting another Comedy Sundowners this Sunday, October 6.

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R60

Jazz Jam Sessions

October 8
Cape Town Comedy Club, The Pumphouse, V And A Waterfront, Dock Rd + Google Map

The Cape Town Comedy Club is excited to announce their Jazz Jam Sessions with Alvin Dyers trio taking place every Tuesday from October 8, 2019. The trio consists of Alvin Dyers (guitar), Roy Davids (drums) and Valentino Europa (bass). They are inviting all musicians to bring their instruments and join them for these open jam sessions. The programme includes the…

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R150 - R750

Wine On The River

October 11 - October 13
Robertson Wine Valley, 2 Reitz St, Robertson
Cape Town, Western Cape 6705 South Africa
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Celebrate spring on the banks of the Breede River in the Robertson Wine Valley at the Wine on The River festival this October. Wine on The River helps locals and visitors usher in the new season with a celebratory glass of wine in hand and this year the festival, hosted by Jon Meinking and Wanda Cronje, promises to offer more than…

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R495 - R4000

New York Runway ZA fashion show

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Marriot Hotel Crystal Towers, Corner of Century Boulevard and Rialto Road, Century City, Cape Town, South Africa Western Cape South Africa + Google Map

South Africa's first New York Runway Show is happening on October 11, 2019 at the Marriot Hotel Crystal Tower. Dress yourself to the nines and get ready to witness this first in international fashion hosted by South African actress, Bonnie Mbuli. Showcasing designers from New York include VanElse by Else Hardjo with accessible attire for the successful businesswoman; Honee for House of Honee…

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R70 - R290

Java MTB Challenge

October 12
Van Loveren Family Vineyards, R317, Robertson, 6707 + Google Map

Have a trail and MTB adventure in the heart of the wine lands at the Java MTB Challenge, taking place on 12 October at Van Loveren Family Vineyards. Routes range from a non-technical fun ride which is perfect for families to do together, all the way up to gruelling routes for top riders only. Races kick off as easily as 7am…

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Free - R200

Family fun at Zeitz MOCAA

October 12

Take the kids out for family-friendly workshops in the Centre for Art Education and elsewhere in the Zeitz MOCAA museum. The Family Learning Workshops take place on Saturday, October 12 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and again from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The morning workshop is geared towards parents / guardians with children between the ages of 3…

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R1250

The fourth annual Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
South Hill Vineyards, 113 Elgin Valley Rd, Elgin Valley, Grabouw, 7160
Elgin, Western Cape South Africa
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The fourth annual Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium is taking place on October 12, 2019 at the South Hill Vineyard. The vineyard's wine cellar is lined with wine barrels, this along with all things Chardonnay makes it perfect to explore. A panel of four highly revered wine experts will look at Chardonnay trends around the world and guide guests through Elgin’s elegant…

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Free - R290

Panel discussion with Nobukho Nqaba and Andre Trantraal

October 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join in a panel discussion with artist Nobukho Nqaba whose exhibition Izicwangciso Zezethu... (We Make Plans) explores the precariousness of home and historical displacements this Saturday, October 12. Sitting down with cartoonist and writer, Andre Trantraal, Nqaba will discuss the role of art within displaced communities and the dynamism and complexities of reclaiming urban spaces. Andre Tantraal’s collaborative work with…

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R160

Symphony Choir of Cape Town sings Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sarah Baartman Hall, University Ave S, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
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The UCT (SACM) orchestra along with the Symphony Choir of Cape Town will be performing Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis. The event takes place on October 15, 2019 in the Sarah Baartman Hall. The full UCT (SACM) orchestra along with an augmented Symphony Choir of Cape Town will be conducted by Alexander Fokkens. From the meditative Kyrie to the ecstatic Gloria, through…

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Nederburg Auction becomes Cape Fine and Rare Wine Auction

October 18 @ 12:00 am - October 19 @ 11:59 pm

The historic Nederburg Auction, launched in 1975, has entered an exciting new chapter by evolving into the Cape Fine and Rare Wine Auction which will be held in October this year.  The strategic move is in line with Distell’s new premium and fine wine company, Libertas Vineyards and Estates, whose purpose is to support and drive the upselling of South…

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R50 - R950

Cape Town International Boat Show 2019

October 18 @ 9:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
V&A Waterfront, 19 Dock Road
Cape Town, Western Cape 8000 South Africa
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Don’t miss the annual Cape Town International Boat Show taking place at North Wharf, V&A Waterfront from October 18 to 20, 2019. The event will showcase a display of the world’s finest yachts, catamarans and exotic boats. Anyone interested in water sports and boats will have a blast, and anyone mildly curious or keen to learn more will be pleasantly…

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FREE

Waterfront Canal Challenge

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
V&A Battery Park, Dock Road, Cape Town, Western Cape + Google Map

Join the Waterfront Rotary Club in partnership with the V&A Waterfront at the Waterfront Canal Challenge swimming race at Battery Park on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Through this family fun event the Waterfront Rotary Club continues to wage war against single-use plastic to raise awareness about pollution in our oceans and on our beaches. Join the competition to build art…

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FREE

Rise Against Hunger Meal Packathon

October 19 @ 8:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pm
Brackenfell Centre,

Hunger is an epidemic plagueing the world. Rise Against Hunger is working to combat this with their meal packing sessions being held at shopping centres in Cape Town. This special edition packathon is coined the One Million Plus One campaign, and will be MC'ed by Expresso TV presenter Graeme Richards in partnership with boutique marketing agency, The Blue Room. Join…

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FREE

Celebrate Garden Day at Boschendal

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boschendal Wine Estate, Pniel Road
Franschhoek, Western Cape 7690 South Africa
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Celebrate Garden Day with us at beautiful Boshendal! We’re bringing you various ways to interact, learn, eat and play in our 11 acres of organically grown gardens. It is bound to be a fun day out for the whole family to enjoy. We know that there’s always more to learn when it comes to creating and maintaining a healthy garden.…

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R100

Mindful Drinking Festival

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Kirstenbosch Stone Cottages, Kirstenbosch Dr, Bishopscourt
Cape Town, 7708 South Africa
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The first ever Mindful Drinking Festival is aiming to prove that you don't always have to drink to have a good time. The festival, held on October 20 at Kirstenbosch Stone Cottages, will be an alcohol-free festival to promote sobriety. Festival-goers can enjoy samples of some of the best alcohol-free products on the South African market. Sip on wine, beer,…

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R150 - R250

Cape Town Philharmonic Community Spectacular 2019

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Artscape Theatre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore
Cape Town, Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestral showcase will take place on October 20, 2019 at The Artscape Theatre. The CPO Spectacular is in collaboration with the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. You will be transported into a world of exciting music, light and spectacle with music from the Beatles to Abba, Queen and more. As usual the concert will offer…

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Open Studios 2019

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - October 24 @ 8:00 pm
Cape Town CBD, Cape Town CBD
Cape Town , Western Cape 8001 South Africa
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Open Studios returns to Cape Town once again, with 17 architecture studios across the city opening their doors to the public on October 23 and 24 2019. With more studios taking part this year than ever before, this popular event encourages engagement with architecture and the built environment by providing a unique opportunity to see inside some of the most talented…

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R270

Celebrate OktoberFest with City Sightseeing

October 26 - October 27
Mojo Market, 30 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060, South Africa 8060 Cape Town, Western Cape + Google Map
Celebrate OktoberFest with City Sightseeing

Spend a weekend celebrating OktoberFest with City Sightseeing at the Mojo Market. For only R270, you will receive a Classic 1 day red bus ticket to explore the city as well as a Mojo Moola voucher valued at R100, to be used at any of the 4 bars at the Mojo Market. With live entertainment, 30 food and artisan retail…

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R150 - R300

Satori by Cape Town City Ballet

October 26 @ 8:00 am - November 9 @ 5:00 pm
Artscape Opera House, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
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Cape Town City Ballet presents an exciting new trilogy of works with their Spring Season, Satori, which will be performed at the Artscape Opera House from October 26 to November 9, 2019. This beautiful ballet encapsulates innovation and enlightenment with three inspiring works, two of which are being newly staged alongside an original commissioned work for Cape Town City Ballet…

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R80 - R250

Beauty Squad SA Expo 2019

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
22 riebeeck street cape town, South Africa + Google Map

Beauty Squad SA Expo will be taking place at the Radisson Blu Hotel on October 26, 2019. The event brings together lovers of all things beauty. Join us for a fun-filled day of beauty learning and experiences. Masterclasses hosted by Raine Tauber Professional Makeup Artist. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for me information. Picture: Pexels

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R300 - R600

Creative Angels Fashion Benefit

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The River Club, Observatory Road
Cape Town, Western Cape 7806 South Africa
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The Creative Angels Fashion Benefit (CAFB) is celebrating South Africa's next-generation creative talent this October 26 with their 2019 fashion show at the River Club in Observatory. The 2019 fashion show will feature a guest appearance by Mrs Universe SA finalist, Feerouza Kruger, and will introduce a range of proudly South African fashion brands, working alongside young aspiring fashion models.…

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Creative Angels Fashion Benefit fashion show 2019 (FU)

October 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The River Club, Observatory Road
Cape Town, Western Cape 7806 South Africa
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Creative Angels Fashion Benefit (CAFB) is ready to take the fashion and talent world by storm yet again, with their 2019 Fashion Show. The annual event is well-known for launching South Africa's next-gen creative talent, encompassing fashion, music and dance. When asked about the vision driving this platform, Founder (Prenessa Nalliah) responded, "Someone needed help and I looked at what…

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R1500

Relationship gurus SA tour

October 27 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Kelvin Grove Club, 144 Campground Road, Newlands
Cape Town, Western Cape 7700 South Africa
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Realtionship specialist Esther Perel will join author David Whyte to share insights into modern love on their first ever South Africa tour together. Perel and Whyte are experts in the field of modern relationships and will shine a light on the interplay of love, lust, and commitment. Esther Perel has expanded her international acclaim through her award-winning podcast Where Should…

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R70 - R130

KAMERS/Makers

October 29 - November 3
Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, Strand Road, R44 Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, 7600
Stellenbosch, Western Cape South Africa
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KAMERS/Makers’ first half of 2019 has been nothing short of amazing, with thousands of handpicked, handmade South African products being showcased at its autumn shows in Cape Town and Joburg. Staying in Jozi, it launched its first ever Spring Celebration during the last week of August, returning to the exquisite environs of St John’s College. The fantastic turnout at this…

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November 2019
R600 - R800

Endless Daze 2019

November 1 - November 3
Silwerstroom Resort, C967+VM Cape Farms, Cape Town
Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa
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Psych Night & Vans have made a stunning move and announced a new concept that will make its debut this year at Endless Daze: The B-Side Stage. This stage will be an evolution of the much loved morning stage, and it will extend into the evening. The organisers have scheduled it in a way that there will be no performance…

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R150 - R399

International Tequila Festival 2019

November 1 @ 2:00 pm - November 3 @ 5:00 pm
Green Point stadium, South Africa + Google Map

Cape Town brings you the First Tequila, Mezcal, Mexican Fiesta, a rocking summer festival with food, drinks, music and masterclasses. The event will be taking place at Green Point Stadium from November 1-3, 2019. 30+ brilliant activations from some of the best brands in the Mother City will be featured, including Jose Cuervo, Don Julio and Olmeca. Outstanding bands &…

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R350 - R950

Wild Shots Wildlife Photography Conference

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
V&A Waterfront, 19 Dock Road
Cape Town, Western Cape 8000 South Africa
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At the beginning of November some of the world’s top wildlife photographers are gathering in Cape Town for the eighth annual Wild Shots Wildlife Photography Conference, taking place on Saturday, November 2. Wild Shots Wildlife Photography Conference is Africa’s foremost gathering of top nature photographers. It is a day of inspiration, story-telling and stunning imagery and Wild Shots is open to everybody, including professional…

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New Dairy Den Store Opening Day

November 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Kenilworth Centre, 1 Doncaster Rd, Kenilworth, Cape Town, 7708 + Google Map

The Dairy Den are doubling up with a brand new store at Kenilworth Centre. Doors open on the November 8 at 9am and everyone is invited. To make life even sweeter, The Dairy Den will be running opening “2 for 1” Specials on favourites such as our Belgian Chocolate Dip, Unicorn Swirls and toppings donuts all weekend long. The Dairy…

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R1800

Hazendal 320 Years Night of Wonders Benefit Gala

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hazendal Wine Estate, Bottelary Rd, Stellenbosch Farms, Stellenbosch, 7599
Stellenbosch , Western Cape South Africa
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The Night of Wonders Benefit Gala is taking place on November 8, 2019. The Hazendal Wine Estate is celebrating 320 years since its establishment and 25 years of the Voloshin family ownership. The event takes place at the newly renovated wine estate. Having recently undergone extensive renovations, the reinvented and reimagined Hazendal is a Stellenbosch Winelands destination with a unique…

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R285

Splash of Pink Paul Rene Bubbly Festival

November 9
Wonderfontein Estate, Cnr Voortrekker & Reitz Street, Robertson Wine Valley Western Cape 6705 + Google Map

Arrive in style with a splash of pink and indulge in the beauty, simplicity and elegance at the home of Paul René at the Wonderfontein wine estate in Robertson on November 9, 2019. Family and friends will experience the heart and soul of authentic hand crafted Paul René Brut and Brut Rose’. Ice cold bubbly at a special festival price…

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R50

Good Hope Quilter’s Guild Quarterly Meeting

November 9 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Edgemead Community Hall, 83 Edgemead Drive
Cape Town,
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Join The Good Hope Quilter's Guild Quarterly Meeting. The guest speaker, Diana Vandeyar will speak on modern American quilts. All are welcome! Quilts will be on exhibit and vendors with fabrics to sell will also be a highlight of the event. Share your passion for quilting and speak to likeminded enthusiasts at this fun-filled day. Call Margie on 083 557…

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R20

Cat Heaven’s Annual Cat Walk

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cat Heaven, 35 Bright Street, Somerset West + Google Map

Cat Heaven Rescue Cat Café and Gift Shop in Somerset West are hosting their annual “CAT WALK” in conjunction with Virgin Active to raise awareness of abandoned and abused animals in shelters. The walk will begin at Virgin Active Waterstone at the meeting point below the stairs. Host Elroy Stuber from Virgin Active will guide walkers to their final destination,…

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R220 - R250

Renate Riedemann at Benguela Cove

November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Benguela Cove Lagoon Estate, R43 Botriver, Lagoon, Hermanus
Cape Town , Western Cape 7200 South Africa
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Get ready for a sophisticated electric string and vocal experience at the Court Yard at Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate. There will be a pre-dinner and post dinner service at the venue`s popular restaurant Moody Lagoon and delicious easy food options at our fast food trucks. Renate Riedemann is a popular electric violinist who has made her mark in South…

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Free

Greyton Art Walk

November 15 @ 12:00 am - November 17 @ 12:00 am
Greyton, Overberg
Cape Town , Western Cape 7233 South Africa
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Come satisfy your appetite for art at the 3rd annual Greyton Art Walk. Feast your eyes on the works of over 50 artists, and about 1000 works of art, between 15 and 17 November. The weekend long event offers not only guided art walks along two different routes but also live demonstrations by Willie Jacobs and Jan Raats. Artisanal foods,…

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R75 - R195

Liefde by die Dam 2019

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Meerendal Wine Estate, Vissershok Road, Durbanville
Cape Town, Western Cape 7550 South Africa
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The popular annual Liefde by die Dam concert at Emmarentia Dam in Johannesburg is now also becoming a regular event on the Western Cape Festival Calendar. Liefde by die Dam strives to serve as a platform to showcase the best local music. The program features music for young and old, which makes it an ideal day out with your family…

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Free

A Taste of Belgium Food Market

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Belgian Embassy residence, 29 Boshof Avenue, Newlands + Google Map

If you haven’t had the chance to visit the beautiful country of Belgium, now’s your chance to experience what it has to offer – right here in Cape Town! This year marks the 8th edition of Taste of Belgium, a market-style celebration of all things Belgian, from food to art and delectable cuisine. Organised by the Belgian Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by…

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R300 - R2800

The ABBA Tribute Show Yacht Party

November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mirage Yacht,

Dancing Queen’s - The ABBA Tribute Show Yacht Party The Mirage, Cape Town’s biggest most luxurious yacht based at the V&A Waterfront, have taken away a traditional stage and immersing the audiences within the performance out at sea.  Crafting the experience for the audience, a brand new concept that will turn heads and have people dancing the night away. This show…

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Historic Constantia mansion auction

November 18 @ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Harcroft House, 3 Norton Dingle Drive, Constantia
Cape Town, Western Cape 7806 South Africa
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Own a part of history with Strauss & Co at their auction of the content of the historic Harcroft House. Harcroft house has been in prestine condition and has remained untouched for 70 years and is a treasure trove of antiques and art. Until 1941, at the time of the Japanese invasion when they were forced to flee, British-born Charles…

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