Your Cape Town Weekend: 19 – 21 February 2016

This weekend, Cape Town is jam-packed with beach parties, design events, stage performances and more. We help you plan Your Cape Town Weekend.

Art and Design: Design Indaba Festival

Feast your eyes on cutting-edge design from South Africa and the world at the highly anticipated Design Indaba Festival. Two years after being named World Design capital, Cape Town is only fiercer in its innovative and eclectic design. Read more

Festivals: Summer Sensation Beach Fest

Summer isn’t over yet – far from it. Celebrate the sun with plenty of dancing at this one-day beach festival. Headline act is international duo The Golden Pony, supported by top South African house and techno artists. Read more

Food and drink: Wine-tasting at Rupert & Rothschild Estate

Travel the world by wine. Taste vintages from six different countries at Rupert & Rothschild Estate, just an hour’s drive from Cape Town in the beautiful Franschhoek valley. Complete the taste experience by pairing with taster portions created especially for these fine wines –  after all, Franschhoek is known as South Africa’s “Gourmet Capital”. Read more to find out why this is one of local foodie Abigail Donnelly’s favourite tastings.

Live music: Jack Liebeck and Amandine Savary

Experience exquisite orchestral music played by an award-winning violinist and our sensational Cape Philharmonic orchestra. Romantic and impressionist classics will be on the programme. Read more

Nightlife: Beatenberg and the Kyle Peterson Jazz Trio

Grab the rare opportunity to see Indie and jazz at this double-bill concert at the Artscape Theatre. Mingle with the Design Indaba Festival attendees, who will be at Artscape for the first time this year following the festival’s move from the Cape Town International Convention Centre. But you don’t have to be a Design Indaba Festival attendee to go to this concert; tickets are open to all. Read more

Sport: BEAR Rally and Expo

Watch motorbikes go crazy in the Swellendam countryside for the first British, European and American Racing (BEAR) rally and expo. The town is two and a half hours’ drive from Cape Town’s city centre but worth the trip for its beauty, heritage sites and Cape Dutch architecture. And the motorbikes, of course. Read more

Talks and Expos: Cape Town International Animation Festival

Let your eyes adventure through some of the best animation in the world at the Cape Town International Animation Festival. Read more

Theatre: Sweeny Todd (opening night)

Get the fright of your life at the opening night of Pieter Torien’s Sweeny Todd – the infamous thriller about a demon barber. This is one of the only musicals which is also a thriller, and was recently made famous by the Tim Burton film version starring Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp.  Read more