9 July to 15 July

It’s going to be a busy week of football, film, and all things French!

In entertainment news, the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival starts at the Baxter Theatre on Monday 9th while Joseph Clark brings The Music of Queen to the Artscape Theatre from Wednesday 11th to Sunday 15th. And at the movies, the Grand Daddy Rooftop Cinema is screening Forrest Gump on Monday 9th while the Franschhoek Cellar Wine Film Festival is screening Back to Burgundy on Friday 13th.

Indeed, with Bastille Day celebrations this weekend, it’s the perfect time to take a trip to the Simonsberg. To help your planning, here’s a list of the best things to do in Franschhoek, the best restaurants in Franschhoek (including specials at La Petite Colombe), and a Franschhoek foodie tour that lets you eat out for a good cause.

Another special event that may or may not include the French is the World Cup Final on Sunday 15th. Here’s a list of pubs where you can watch the big game. And to keep the celebrations going, we’ve also got a list of restaurants with no corkage fee. How nice to know that whatever the outcome, you’re bound to win with Cape Town Travel Guide!

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