Local Festivals & Events - Summer 2018

5 November 2018

The festive season is on the way and SA is gearing up for plenty of summertime fun. Don’t miss these awesome events, festivals and outings in Cape Town, Jozi and Durban this December 2018!

Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100

When: 2 December 2018

Where: FNB Stadium, Soccer City Ave, Nasrec, Johannesburg

Want to see JZ, Beyonce, Ed Sheeren, Pharrel Williams and many, many more rock out for a good cause? The Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 is a star-studded event aimed at ending poverty, where global artists and leaders join 100 000 Global Citizens in this massive social awareness festival in Jozi. To earn your ticket, click here and take part in a number of online petitions and activities.

Rage Festival 2018

When: Nov 30 - Dec 8, 2018

Where: Ballito, Umhlanga and Durban

Up for an epic party? If you’re in Durbs over the festive season, you’ll find it at Rage Festival 2018! A whole week of pool parties, beach clubbing, special DJs, live performances and lots more make this a week to remember.

The Linden Market

When: 1 December 2018

Where: Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, Emmarentia Dam

Celebrate local artists, designers, and artisanal food at this super-fun pop-up market in the scenic suburb of Linden. Browse over 100 stalls selling everything from local crafts to gourmet food, bubbles and wine, while live musicians set the tone. Looking for a new furry friend? The Date-a-Dog initiative helps rescue dogs find a new home by allowing you to take them for walkies and give them some cuddles.

Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival 2018

When: 1 Dec 2018 - 2 Dec 2018

Where: Huguenot Monument, Franschhoek

Savour the ‘Magic of Bubbles’ at one of SA’s swankiest social highlights of the year. Sip the finest the Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) and Champagnes, while mingling with other socialites in chic couture. This year’s theme is black and white, so best start working on your ensemble!

Noddy Party

When: 29th November - 18 December 2018

Where: Vergelegen Wines in Somerset West

This family classic has been entertaining kids for over 50 years! Dress up in colourful festive costumes, go on hayrides, pack a picnic and say hi to Santa at this festive family evening. What’s more, 75% proceeds go to various charities - the true spirit of Christmas giving!

Live Music in a lush Botanical Garden

When: 13, 14, 15, 16 December 2018

Where: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town

Pack your picnic and head to beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens for a festive evening of carols by candlelight. A firm favourite of families, couples and friends alike, this magical event is pretty much a Christmas staple for many in the Mother City over summertime. Chill out on the lawn with a chilled glass of wine, then sing along to carols as the sun sets over the mountain. Kirstenbosch hosts a range of other famous acts in the rest of December and January too, take a look at the 2018 lineup here.

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