Monday, 12 January 2015

What to do in Cape Town this weekend (16th – 18th January 2015)

It’s the beginning of a new year in the Mother City and that means endless amounts of weekend activities. This weekend get ready for anything from big parties to cars and dinosaurs! Looking for something to do? Here are some great ideas.

Cape Town’s exclusive Shimmy Beach Club is bringing a touch of Mediterranean nightlife to the Mother City. The oceanfront club will be throwing a series of amazing parties every Friday evening until the 27th of February 2015. If you love deep house beats, the feel of soft sand beneath your feet and the scent of sea and sunscreen then these Ibiza-style parties may be just the thing for you! The prominent DJ’s playing this Friday are Deztract, SOX, Chris Taylor and Branny B.

Date: 16 January 2015
Time: 17:00 until late
Venue: Shimmy Beach Club
Price: R100 – R500

Classic Car and Bike Show – 17 January
If you’re a motor head, then get ready to be amazed! The 15th annual Classic Car and Bike show gives modern classic cars such as hot rods, street rods, modified and custom vehicles along with race cars and motorcycles, and the chance to flex their muscles! This is more than just a fine car show, it has a worthy cause – it’s also a charity fundraiser that supports IPA (International Police Association) not to mention it is a total family affair with a wide range of food stalls, a beer garden and even a jumping castle to keep the kids busy.

Date: 17 January
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Venue: Timour Hall
Price: FREE – R30

Dinos Alive Dinosaur Exhibition & Play Park – 18 January
Grab the kids and the rest of the family and jump back in time to the Jurassic period! Then only place you need to go this Sunday is the DinosAlive dinosaur exhibition and play park at the Red Shed in the V&A Waterfront. The Oceanside warehouse has been transformed into something from a scene in Jurassic Park, with nine life-sized animatronic dinosaur models that make actual sounds and movements. Some of the beasts on display include the ferocious T-Rex and the horned Triceratops, not only that but there will be a display of real fossils, a dino café, arcade dino rides and an array of fun activities.

Date: 18 January
Time: 10:00 – 19:00
Venue: Red Shed at the V&A Waterfront
Price: FREE – R50

So another weekend is upon us in 2015 and there is always plenty to do, so grab your friends, family or partner, because it’s all happening in the Mother City!

For an affordable, comfy place to stay this weekend, contact 808 Cartwright and we can offer you a great self-catering apartment. Need transport to and from Cape Town International Airport? Airport Shuttle can help you out and provide a fast, reliable shuttle service.

Written By: Christine Romans 

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