Heritage Day

Celebrate Heritage Day in style this year. Image via Adobe Stock

Things to do on Heritage Day in Cape Town

Traditionally known as ‘Braai Day’, Heritage Day is a public holiday celebrated on 24 September that celebrates the rich cultural history of our country.

Heritage Day

Celebrate Heritage Day in style this year. Image via Adobe Stock

After such a tough year, why not get out and about this Heritage Day and enjoy all that Cape Town has to offer before lighting the fire to braai?

Here are some fun experiences to enjoy on Heritage Day in Cape Town this year.

Heritage Day in Cape Town

Gather the troops and head to the Food Fort Truck Market

The Food Fort Truck Market at Fort Wynard in Green Point is celebrating Heritage Day with a special Braai Day edition market.

Braais and braai packs will be available on-site and there will be a variety of food trucks, live entertainment, a fully stocked bar, dessert vendors and so much more to enjoy. Braais are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, so get there early to secure your spot at the famous fort for a day of fun in the sun.

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020
Venue: Fort Wynard, Corner Fort Wynyard St & Granger Bay Blvd, Green Point, Cape Town.
Time: 1pm – 9pm

Find out more: www.facebook.com/events

Enjoy a trail run through the Neethlingshof Wine Estate Vineyards

Start your day with a fun trail run through the beautiful vineyards of the Neethlingshof Wine Estate.

The wine estate will host a family-friend fun run with three different distances for all levels of runners and walkers — 5km, 10km or 20km, and you can take a dip in the farm dam along the way.

An array of refreshments and drinks from breakfast buns and pizza to coffee, beers, and cold drinks will be available at Neethlingshof’s wine garden and after your run, you can kick back and enjoy the spectacular views over the Winelands.

Date: 24 September
Price: R70 – R190

Enter the Heritage Day race online via trailfun.co.za.


Celebrate Heritage Day and a 25th anniversary with the V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront is celebrating their 25th anniversary as well as Heritage Day with a fantastic line-up of some of Cape Town’s treasured comedians and musicians who will perform live online at V&A Waterfront’s Good Night Fridays. Check out the V&A Waterfront’s Facebook and Instagram pages for more details.  

Date: 25 September
Price: Free


Head to the Wijnlanden Uitzicht for a picnic braai with the kids

Stellenbosch events venue, Wijnlanden Uitzicht, will celebrate their grand opening on 24 September with a family-friendly “bring and braai” Heritage Day picnic.

Well-spaced tables kitted out with umbrellas and braais will be available for families and all you need to take along is your choice of snacks, meats, a braai grid, and tongs.

There will be a giant jumping castle and plenty of space for the kids to run around and play and the braai area has beautiful views of Table Mountain, making it the perfect place to celebrate Heritage Day.

Date: 24 September
Price: R50pp. Tables must be booked online via Quicket. 


Solve a murder mystery over dinner

For a unique and thrilling evening of murder, mystery, and fantastic food, book your spot for a Dinner To Die at Blowfish Restaurant on 24 of September.

The decadent murder mystery dinner involves solving the murder of prominent wine connoisseur Melee Cabernet with your table’s team of eight while you dine on mouth-watering cuisine at the Blowfish Restaurant in Tableview. This promises to be an unforgettable evening.

Date: 24 September
Price: R300 – book online via Quicket