Looking for a thrilling summer festival experience? Cape Town has it all. In October Rocking the Daisies, one of South Africa’s biggest music festivals, draws thousands to Cloof Wine Estate in Darling, where seven stages boast top local and international acts. Expect to pay a premium price as tickets range from R650 to R950 for a full four-day trip.
Synergy Live takes place over the last weekend of November at Theewaterskloof Dam in Villiersdorp and boosts a weekend of top international headliners, local live talent and electronic artists to welcome in the holiday season. Tickets range in price from R200 to R600 for a full weekend.
Taking place in Swellendam on the last weekend of January, Up the Creek is one of the longest-running South African music festivals, charmingly set beside a river, where you can float leisurely by on your lilo as bands rock the River Stage. Tickets for this cosy festival with limited numbers sell out at a rapid pace and R900 will get you in the gate.
The Flamjangled Tea Party is another must-do and is like stepping straight into Wonderland, as three days of music and fun and tomfoolery take place at Elandskloof Wine Farm on the last weekend of March. Tickets range in price from R200 to R500 for the full weekend.