about Cape Town Events:
The charm of natural surroundings and the warmth
of the people make Cape Town a great destination to
visit and a wonderful place to host world class events.
Cape Town events have massive appeal, attracting people
from all over South Africa and around the world. From
sporting events to international expos, the picturesque
Cape Town setting makes Cape Town events particularly
spectacular. Cape Town is host to an array of incredible
events that take place all year round. These are some
of the top Cape Town events, but please have look at
our Cape Town events calendar for a full list of Cape
Town events on the go.
Top Cape Town Events:
• The Cape Argus
Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour
• Cape Town Two Oceans Marathon
• J&B Met
• Red Bull Big Wave, Dungeons
• Cape Town V&A Waterfront
• Hermanus Whale Festival
• Cape Town Fashion Week
• Cape Town International Convention
• 2010 Soccer World Cup
The Cape Argus Pick 'n
Pay Cycle Tour:
Every year on a Sunday in March, the world's
largest Cycle Tour kicks off. The Cape Cycle Tour is
open to anyone 12 years or older and attracts thousands
of entries each year. Due to the popularity of this
awesome cycling event in Cape Town entries have to
be sent in very early to avoid missing out on one of
the greatest cycle events you will ever ride in. As
an international entrant you are guaranteed entry to
the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour.
The majestic route starts in Cape Town’s city
centre and takes you all around the scenic Cape Peninsula
to the finish in Greenpoint. The distance is 105,5 km.
Along the way you will encounter great sea and mountain
views and you will pass over the breathtaking Chapman’s
Peak drive. The race is thoroughly enjoyed by thousands
of spectators who line the route and add a very festive
atmosphere to the whole occasion. Whether cycling, or
a spectator the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour is
a memorable Cape Town event not to be missed.
Cape Town Two Oceans
The Two Oceans Marathon and Half Marathon always take
place on the Saturday of the Easter Weekend. The 2006
Two Oceans Marathon will be the 37th consecutive running
of this Cape Town event. The half marathon offers
competitors a challenging course while the ultra-marathon
is a real test of endurance. Both races are very well
supported with crowds offering encouragement all the
way along the course.
This is one of the top attractions on the Cape Town
event calendar (Jan/Feb). If a day of glitz, glamour,
festivities and horse races appeals to you, mark the
J&B Met down on your list of things to do in Cape
Town. With prizes for the best dressed couple, food,
entertainment, drink, evening parties and a whole day
of horse racing, the J&B Met is always a fantastic
occasion; certainly a top Cape Town event.
Red Bull Big Wave, Dungeons
Cape Town was home to the first Big Wave Surf contest
in Africa. The first competition was held in 1999.
Since then the competition has gone from strength
to strength attracting international and local surfers
with the hunger for big wave action. Dungeons is the
location, which is just off the Sentinel in Hout Bay.
The surf spot catches massive sea swell around May,
June when the contest is held. These waves are huge!
There is a view point situated on the sentinel which
can be accessed from the Hout Bay Harbour. Red Bull
vehicles will take you up the mountain and steer you
in the direction of the viewpoint. An alternative is
to watch the action from a boat which you board from
Hout Bay harbour. This Cape Town event is something
different that offers great action. “The surfer
who demonstrates the most commitment on the largest
waves in a controlled manner will receive the highest
score.” The competition
month keeps surfers on stand-by until the waves are
at a competitive size. A really extreme Cape Town
Cape Town V&A Waterfront
Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is one of the most
visited attractions in the country. The V&A Waterfront
is a constant buzz of excitement and entertainment.
Throughout the year there are numerous Cape Town events
which are a highlight on the Cape Town event calendar.
Wine Festivals, Concerts, Food Festivals all take place
at the V&A Waterfront. The Cape Town Waterfront
is a wonderful setting for Cape Town events so be sure
not to miss out on what’s happening each month
at the V&A Waterfront.
Hermanus Whale Festival
The Hermanus Whale festival runs from the 24 September to 28 September 2008 and is organised to coincide with the
arrival of the whales in Walker Bay. Just over an
hour from Cape Town, the seaside town of Hermanus
comes alive for the very popular Whale festival. The
cliffs surrounding the bay offer you spectacular views
of the whales. This Cape Town event is very popular
because apart from whale watching, there are a host
of other activities for the whole family. Jazz, blues,
cabaret, comedy, food stalls, art, markets… you
are spoiled for choice. The whales are around for
a couple of months so if you miss the festival you
still have a very good chance of seeing whales at
this time of year.
Cape Town Fashion Week
The Cape Town Fashion Week is Africa’s premier
fashion event, showcasing collections of some of South
Africa's & Africa’s top designers. The show
is aimed at promoting the designers but also the high
quality of local products, encouraging South Africans
to buy locally manufactured clothing, textiles and footwear.
The Cape Town Fashion Week attracts international and
local celebrities and is a highlight on many a persons
Cape Town event calendar. The fashion week takes place
in August, adding a sense of glitz, glamour and style
to the Cape.
Cape Town International
The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC),
hosts trade shows, expos, festivals & conferences
in their state of the art exhibition facilities. The
CTICC is conveniently situated on the foreshore, at
the intersection where you enter the V&A Waterfront.
The total cost of the CTICC was R582-million. The design,
layout and facilities were carefully planned to ensure
you have a world class convention centre that can cater
for all the needs of the exhibitors and their visitors.
Some of the top Cape Town events taking place at the
Cape Town International Convention Centre include: Design
Indaba Expo, Cape Town International Jazz Festival,
Good Food and Wine, Fitness & Lifestyle Expo, Cape
Homemakers Expo, Western Cape Tourism Showcase, Go See
Film Expo, Whisky Live Festival, The Cape Town International
Boat Show and many more…
2010 Soccer World Cup
The 2010 Soccer World Cup will be held in South Africa.
Cape Town’s soccer venue is Greenpoint stadium. The stadium is ideally situated close to the city centre. South African soccer
has a very strong following, and is the most viewed
sport in the country. The entire country is very excited
about the 2010 Soccer World Cup which promises to be
an awesome occasion. Cape Town, South Africa, is a
great destination due to its amazing natural beauty
and abundance of attractions. Having the 2010 Soccer
World Cup in South Africa enables visitors to see
what a truly amazing part of the world this is.
The Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden in Cape Town provides
a unique, natural setting for summer concerts in Cape
Town. Take a picnic basket and enjoy the sounds of
many artists who play at the gardens. Christmas time
is very popular for carols by candle light and New
Year often attracts an international artist. Summer
weather is perfect for evening Concerts at Kirstenbosch.
Click here for a list of Cape Town events at Kirstenbosch