Events and Festivals

What to Do this Weekend

Updated Monday, 6 November 2023

If you haven’t made any plans yet for the weekend and are wondering what to do, here are a few suggestions of events to attend, What to Do this Weekend, places to go and things to do …

French Lavender

In the Cape

“Brides to Be” in the process or arranging their big day should take a leisurely drive out to the Cape Winelands to attend the Paarl Mall Bridal Fair. The Bridal Expo will feature a variety of professional exhibitors including wedding service providers (photographers, wedding gowns, flowers etc) as well as wedding venues who will be exhibiting and ready to discuss requirements with engaged couples.

After attending the expo why not go to Rhebokskloof Estate for a leisurely lunch and finish the day off with a romatic carriage ride around the beautiful Estate. There is plenty to keep you busy in the Winelands – for suggestions and ideas take a look at Things to Do in Cape Winelands. There are many options including visits to wine estates, animal sanctuaries, scenic drives and adventure activities.

Tea under the Trees in Paarl

In Durban

There is plenty to do in Durban this weekend. The Durban International Film Festival will present over 200 screenings of films from around the world, with a special focus on films from South Africa and Africa at various venues throughout Durban.

When you’ve seen enough movies and feel the need to feed, the Good Food & Wine Show is on all weekend until Sunday 26th July at the Durban Exhibition Centre. Tickets are available at the door at R60 for adults and R30 for pensioners and children. Your all-inclusive ticket gives you access to live demonstrations in nine state of the art theatres with top local and international chefs and wine connoisseurs. Take your friends and family for the day to experience the latest, cutting-edge global trends and tastes. It’s sure to be “food and fun” for everyone.

In Johannesburg

If you are interested in books, coins, porcelain figures or want to find some beautiful antique pieces to incorporate in your home then the Antiques and Decorative Arts Fair is where you need to be in Sandton, Johannesburg. Exhibitors from all over the country will be showcasing their collections.

If it’s family fun you’re after get to Brightwater Commons for their “Out of Africa” weekend festival or head to the Coca-Cola Dome in Randburg for Mediatech Africa 2009. Mediatech showcases cutting edge technologies and services from industry leaders in television and broadcast, sound and audio, lighting and staging, animation, communication and related fields.

Johannesburg CBD

If none of these suggestions do it for you browse our very comprehensive section on Things to Do in South Africa. Activities are ordered by province, region and by category. Categories include extreme adventure, fishing, shopping, arts and crafts, nightlife and theatre …. over 40 categories and 825+ suggestions. And you are also welcome to Suggest your favourite Thing To Do in South Africa – Know of a fabulous thing to do? Share your local knowledge and experiences with millions of tourists and submit your suggestions. Tourists and visitors to your area will appreciate your suggestions – Locals know best!

That’s all Folks! Have a fabulous weekend and keep warm!




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