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The Galileo Picnic is a favourite with Capetonians and combines a lawn picnic with a classic movie. Image: Galilleo Picnic

Find the fun: Five things to do in Cape Town this weekend

Looking for something different to do this weekend? Here are our top picks.

galileo picnic

The Galileo Picnic is a favourite with Capetonians and combines a lawn picnic with a classic movie. Image: Galilleo Picnic

From markets to movies, date nights to catching some waves, we’ve got you covered for the weekend.

Shop until you drop at the Opulent Garden

The Opulent Garden is a seasonal pop-up market that has fast become a haven for indie beauty brands, luxury lifestyle goodies and proudly South African fashion.

The market will be held this Sunday at the Silvermist Wine Estate, and will showcase some of South Africa’s top boutique brands in clothing, accessories, arts and crafts, and lifestyle. 

Featured vendors include artist Gabriele Blumberg who will unveil her latest collection of mixed media,  acrylic and oil paintings, drawing inspiration from her travels across the globe, and the new Gabrielle Swimwear stylish collection, made from Repreve fabric which is produced from 82% recycled plastic bottles. 

Food-wise there will be baked snacks from Woodstock Bakery, food treats from Black Box Coffee and G&T cocktails from Inverroche’s Gin Bar. ShenFM will provide live music along with up-and-coming singer Margaux Fouche. 

Cost: R30, including free shopping tote for first arrivals while stocks last

When: Sunday 8 November at 09:00

Where: Silvermist Organic Wine Estate, Main Road, Constantia Nek

Pull into the Suidoosterfees Drive-Inn

The Suidoosterfees is back and this time features a star-studded line-up to entertain people from the comfort of their cars at the classic drive-in theatre.

Named after the iconic “suidooster” wind that sweeps through Cape Town every summer, the annual festival celebrates local modern culture and heritage in a fun and vibrant environment.

The 2020 line-up includes PJ Powers and the Tygerberg Children’s Choir, Klopse Jol!, Marc Lottering, Francois van Coke, Early B, Jonathan Rubain and others.

Where: Atlantic Studios

When: 4 to 15 November

Cost: From R250 per car

Book via Computicket

The Galileo Open Air Cinema

A summertime favourite with locals, the Galileo Picnic is a fantastic venture that combines a picnic on the lawns of some of the most beautiful venues in Cape Town and a classic movie shown on a large outdoor screen.

This Saturday you can enjoy The Notebook at Warwick Wine Estate in Stellenbosch and 50 First Dates at Kirstenbosch Gardens.

When: Saturday 7 November

Cost: From R109 

Book: Webtickets

Date night at the Pepperclub Hotel 

Enjoy a special night of dinner and a movie at the five-star Pepperclub Hotel. Located in the heart of the city centre, the hotel has a beautiful, retro 29-seat Odeon Cinema on the ground floor of the hotel.

Dinner and movie evenings are hosted every week for both in-house guests and the public, and promise a special and intimate movie and dinner experience. 

For more information, visit

Learn to surf with Atlantic Surf

Become a true local and learn to surf with private or group lessons hosted by Atlantic Surf.

Surfing and SUP lessons are offered for all levels from beginners to advanced, and all equipment is included. Each lesson is adapted to the surfing level of the individual or the group.

If you prefer to just hit the waves yourself or paddle around and have some fun, you can also hire wetsuits, boards and paddles from the club.  

Cost: From R350

When: Saturday and Sunday, 09:00 to 14:30

Where: Corner Marine Circle and Coral Road, Tableview