Cape Town hosts an array of incredible events all year round

Posted by peter | Articles | Posted on September 27th, 2011

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……………. at!

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 Marathon

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.

J&B Met

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 event!

Cape Town V&A Waterfront Festivals

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 Convention Centre

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…

Kirstenbosch Concerts

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

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