Events in Cape Town this Summer

These are all of the biggest events taking place in the Mother City this summer season…

Movies at the Galileo Open Air Cinema 

For a movie experience like no other, visit the Galileo Open Air Cinema, which features various movie classics. Only available in the summer months, this makes for the perfect date or family outing, not to mention a great way to spend holidays like Halloween or Valentine’s Day. 

There are various locations where the movies are screened, including the must-visit Kirstenbosch Gardens and the newly opened Battery Park at the V&A. 

Art Exhibition: Communion at the Silo

Communion brings into dialogue intensely personal work by six artists. Working in different disciplines, each artist uses their creative process to wrestle with, sanctify or release the ties that bind. The shared site of the gallery becomes a place for communion between the artist and their subject on the one hand, and among the group of artists together, on the other.  

The featured artists are: Andile Dyalvane, Chris Soal, Justine Mahoney, Madoda Fani, Rich Mnisi and Zizipho Poswa.

Photography Exhibition: ‘The Other Side of Christmas’

 ‘The Other Side of Christmas’ is a Solo Photographic Exhibition by Barry Salzman at the Deepest Darkest Gallery, 20 Dixon Street, in De Waterkant.

As an uneasily naturalised American, Barry Salzman responds to the US with something of an outsider’s regard. In his photographic series ‘The Other Side of Christmas’, he has turned his lens on the southern states of the US – which have some of the lowest household median incomes in the country – and the result is a zen-like meditation on neglect and attrition. 

Salzman lives between New York and Cape Town and his photographic series, which was shot during a road trip across Southern USA, offers a critique of the American Dream while exploring notions of identity and place. These concerns have become even more topical in the divisive Trump era and are particularly heightened over the festive season. 

Festival: The Delheim Harvest Festival 2020

Celebrate Mother Nature’s bounty on Saturday, 25 January 2020.

Join Delheim Estate for the annual celebration of Mother Nature’s bounty at the celebrated Stellenbosch winery’s Harvest Festival. The occasion is a highlight of the winelands calendar, allowing families to spend a leisurely day wining, dining and having fun on the lush and historic property.

The 2020 Delheim Harvest Festival again promises a feast of entertainment, complete with the ever-popular and unmissable grape picking and stomping. There will be live music, tractor rides and plenty of food and drink provided in true festival-style by various food stalls.

The price of a ticket also includes a bottle of Delheim Rosé 2019/Sauvignon Blanc 2019 or Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 that can be enjoyed at the festival or taken home. Additional wines will be available for purchase from Delheim’s wine bar.

The grape picking-and-stomping kicks off promptly at 10:30, whilst the feasting will start at 12h00. Tickets are limited to keep it intimate and special – just the thing for a special day to enjoy with the family.

Ticket details

  • Tickets are R480pp for adults. This price includes four food items, a complimentary bottle of Delheim wine, live music entertainment, grape picking-and-stomping, a tractor ride and an exclusive take-home gift. A total R100 per ticket goes to the Pebbles Project.
  • Tickets for children under 18 are R280pp and include grape picking-and-stomping; two juices; a snack treat and three food items. The festival is free for kiddies under 3 years of age and there’s also access to the kiddies play area and face painting.

Tickets are limited and must be purchased online via Quicket (

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