19 March to 25 March

Welcome to the first edition of Cape Town Travel Guide’s weekly newsletter! We’re starting on a high note with plenty of events to keep you entertained.

In music news, the 19th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival (which is about more than just jazz, by the way) will feature more than 40 local and international artists on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th, with a free concert in Greenmarket Square on Tuesday 20th.

Speaking of the outdoors, you can also hear Petite Noir and Slow Jack performing at the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts on Wednesday 21st (it’s a public holiday!), with Dan Patlansky and Albert Frost on Sunday 25th. Also on Sunday is Arno Carstens (opened by Dave Ferguson, Marcel Dalmayda, Jake Gunn, and Devin Smith) Live at Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.

In movie news, the The Galileo Open Air Cinema is screening Love Actually on Tuesday 20th (at Bloemendal Wine Estate), The Great Gatsby on Thursday 22nd (at the V&A Waterfront), Life As We Know It on Friday 23rd (at Kirstenbosch), and Titanic on Saturday 24th (at Dornier Wine Estate). Meanwhile, the SA Eco Film Festival starts on Thursday and runs until next Friday.

Other highlights include African Fashion International presenting Cape Town Fashion Week from Wednesday 21st, the Cape Town Sixes Cricket & Culture Festival in Green Point on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th, and the annual South African International Tattoo Convention at the V&A Waterfront all weekend.

Hungry for more? In the spirit of new beginnings, here’s a guide to the best new restaurants in Cape Town (and the best new restaurants in the winelands, since this blog will sometimes feature experiences from nearby). You can also raise a glass to our launch at the Wine Concepts Craft Festival at the Vineyard Hotel on Friday 23rd or at their free daily in-store tastings in Newlands and Kloof Street. Cheers!

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