24 December to 30 December

If you still have no idea what to do for Christmas and the rest of the week, we’ve got you covered.

Have a Christmas lunch feast in Cape Town or Christmas in the winelands and, if you’re not too stuffed, enjoy the Sizzled Summer Music and Food Festival on Wednesday 26th, the inaugural Cocoblush Wine Festival Experience at D’Aria Wines from Thursday 27th, Food Truck Friday at Jack Black Brewing Company on Friday 28th, as well as the Veld and Sea in the City cocktail experience at The Botanical Bar on Saturday 29th.

In music news, the Inverroche Summer Concerts continue in Stilbaai with Jesse Clegg and HotWater on Wednesday 26th, the Parlotones and Bed on Bricks on Thursday 27th, Matthew Mole and Sean Koch on Friday 28th, as well as Refentse and Mr Cat and the Jackal on Sunday 30th. Other highlights this week include Zolani Mahola at Oude Libertas on Friday 29th, Lira at Kirstenbosch on Sunday 30th, and Black Coffee at Shimmy Beach Club on Sunday 30th.

The Galileo Open Air Cinema is screening six films this week: Home Alone at Meerendal Wine Estate on Tuesday 25th, My Big Fat Greek Wedding at Kirstenbosch on Wednesday 26th, Sing at Kirstenbosch on Thursday 27th, Love Actually at Meerendal Wine Estate on Friday 28th, Moulin Rouge at Boschendal Wine Estate on Saturday 29th, and Night At The Museum at Kelvin Grove Club on Sunday 30th.

Speaking of the outdoors, we’ve got great survival tips for Cape Town summer. Indeed, rather than battling the crowds at Cape Town’s best beaches, enjoy a bit more space at the best secret beaches in Cape Town instead. You could even make it a trip with beautiful beach camps around South Africa. Don’t worry; we’ll still be here when you get back!

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