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*Sizzling Summer Cocktails

For the perfect way to end hot summer days, head to the Southern Sun Waterfront hotel for delicious 2-for-1 cocktails on the pool deck from 17:00-19:00.


Must-tries include the cranberry flavoured Ama-lekkerlicious, the fresh lime and honey infused Fish Eagle Rio and the hotel’s signature cocktail, the Cape Strawberry Daiquiri made with fresh strawberries and Collison’s White Gold Brandy.

The Southern Sun Waterfront cocktail happy hour takes place daily from 17:00-19:00.

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*Street Festival

Street Theatre Festival is an outdoor festival that journeys through the streets of particular community and makes use spaces and neighbour’s yards and living rooms as performances spaces. The festival is about making use of urban environment and how can we make an urban space intensify performers, and how can performerss intensify an urban space?


The festival is a creative process working with small site specific, physical and verbal situations.  This joint venture between organisers, Performers and community clearly articulate both social and community cohesion.Street Theatre Festival is aimed at nurturing new talent in writing, directing, performing and producing. One of the wishes of the festival is to give young people and festival participants, who are not attached to the established groups, the opportunity to meet about theatre matters with other you

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A riotously good time at the Rumbullion in Camps Bay


Set on what is arguably one of Camps Bay’s loftiest viewpoints; the Rumbullion eases up on the fine dining atmosphere of neighbouring Roundhouse, and opts for a more relaxed picnic-style cuisine on the terraces and lawns. Come bask in the natural, leisurely atmosphere with friends and family, while enjoying The Rumbullion’s delicious pizzas and one of the most enviable views on Earth!
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*Hint Hunt

Release your inner Sherlock at HintHunt in Woodstock

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For something different, try the group game craze that’s sweeping Cape Town. HintHunt, in South Africa since 2013, is situated at the vibrant Old Biscuit Mill and promises a competitive, fun and unique experience – the ultimate activity for families, friends and colleagues. Without giving the game away, you get 60 minutes to climb a mountain of puzzles and mysteries in a tiny room. The goal is simple yet challenging: get out in time!

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*Century City Sports Festival

Discover the fun side of life at Century City with an action-packed weekend of fun runs, running races, cycling circuits, water sports and more…

Explore the other side of Canal Walk at this annual weekend-long to-do that marries competitive sports and family-friendly fun into one grand event. The Century City Sports Festival, which is now in its seventh year, has a jam-packed programme of sporting events to get the blood pumping and the good vibes flowing from Friday, 27 February to Sunday, 1 March 2015.

The three-day sporting do makes its home base at Central Park field and is aimed at both corporate teams looking to bond through sports as well as individuals looking for their next adrenaline fix. Of course, the event is also the perfect place for supporters and spectators to enjoy great entertainment and activities, tuck into yummy nosh and cheer from the sidelines.

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*The Cape Gallery – Frederike Stokhuyzen

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Frederike Stokhuyzen obtained her B.A Fine Arts degree through Rhodes University and continued her studies at the Central School of Art in London. Frederike has exhibited throughout South Africa as well as in England. Her major group exhibitions include the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Royal Society of British Artists and the Society of Wildlife Artists, all in London, as well as the Paris Salon.

In 2010, Fernwood Press produced a publication titled Frederike Stokhuyzen Born to be an Artist, which provides a detailed view of Frederike’s career, influences and techniques. The publication is available at The Cape Gallery.

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*Design Indaba Expo, Conference & Festival 2015

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Design Indaba, the globally acclaimed creative fandango that’s put Cape Town on the world map as an international hotbed of innovation, dishes up yet another year of multifaceted events in 2015. Taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and a few subsidiary venues from Friday, 20 February to Sunday, 1 March 2015, the much-anticipated multidisciplinary experience – it includes a conference, simulcast, expo, film festival and music fair – looks to, beyond all else, get the creative juices flowing in the Mother City.

This creative celebration opens with a cinematic festival from Friday, 20 February to Sunday, 1 March 2015 at the Labia. Known as the Design Indaba FilmFest, this showcase brings a first-rate assortment of design-orientated films to the historic Cape Town cinema.

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*The Cape Gallery: Prize Giving Ceremony

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The Cape Gallery will host the award ceremony for the #WDC 345 Ceramics United Surface Design Competition. The Competition, an official project of the World Design Capital 2014 program, recognized the exceptional work of students, potters, and artists from around the world and was one of the largest international surface design competitions in South African history. Prizes were awarded in two categories, a Ceramics United Top Designers Award, determined by a panel of international judges, and a People’s Choice Award, determined by popular vote online. Participants showcased their designs on a selected vase, created by the renowned South African potter John Bauer and distributed at Cape Pottery Supplies.

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A young black man, Christopher, displays signs of borderline schizophrenia when he claims to be the illegitimate son of Idi Amin, while insisting that oranges are blue. Despite this, Christopher is excited because his month of observation in a psychiatric unit is up and he should be going home. But his young psychiatrist (Bruce) and his mentor and supervisor (Robert) can’t agree on his diagnosis and whether sending him home is advisable. Christopher becomes the ball in a deadly match of power between the two white men.

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*The Cape Town J&B Met at the Kenilworth Racecourse

The haute couture equestrian event of the year is ‘Made for the Mix’ in 2015.

Horse racing is as much a part of summer as are visits to the beach and poolside cocktails, and what better way to experience this sizzling season than at one of South Africa’s most celebrated outdoor social, fashion and sporting events of the year. That’s right, the J&B Met will, for the 38th time, merge equestrian prowess with high fashion at the Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town on Saturday, 31 January 2015.
This year’s theme, ‘Made for the Mix’, celebrates the unique result that comes from mixing contrasting elements and encourages the well-heeled to shake things up on the fashion front with multiple styles of sophisticated and glamorous garb. After all, while tradition and equestrian pageantry may constitute the core of the historical horse race, the J&B Met is just as much about ground-breaking haute couture that challenges conventions and celebrates bold attitudes. Or, more simply, it’s about decadence, debauchery and ‘who’ you’re wearing.

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