24 Septmber to 30 September

Celebrate the spirit of South Africa in this week’s event guide!

Two international performances take place on Saturday 29th: comedian Jimmy Carr at the Grand Arena and pianist Vitaly Pisarenko at La Motte. But the focus is on the local, with Last Night of the Proms at City Hall on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th, rock band Watershed at Ellerman House on Thursday 27th, and global icon Abdullah Ibrahim giving two concerts at the Fugard Theatre on Monday 24th.

Speaking of Heritage Day, you can enjoy free museum entry at Zeitz MOCAA (a highlight of the V&A Waterfront Museum Night on Thursday 27th) and at selected Iziko museums until the end of the month. You can also start the week on a high note at AfroFest events throughout the city (not to be confused with the African Festival at the V&A Waterfront on the same day) or visit the new !Khwa ttu San Heritage Centre up the West Coast.

In other travel news, to celebrate the Hermanus Whale Festival from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th, here’s a guide on where to stay in Hermanus. But if you can’t get away this weekend, here’s where to find the best whale-watching spots in the Cape as well as another reason to stay in the city: the Tops at SPAR Bierfest at GrandWest all weekend.

Hungry for more? Check out the ultimate guide to South Africa’s most iconic food as well as iconic South African desserts to end off your meal. You can also get your braai on with the perfect cuts from Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants or find your meat already cooked for you at any of the restaurants offering Cape Town’s best ribs. Local never tasted so lekker before!

(If you found this valuable, please subscribe below for weekly updates. Then join us on Facebook and Twitter to win access to these and other events throughout the week!)