Events and Festivals

There's no shortage of things to do and see in Cape Town and the Western Cape. Check out our events below, from sport to culture and music. Let our smaller, unique events draw you to charming towns for food, wine and a taste of local flavour.

2017-09-09T05:30:00.000Z - 2017-09-09T10:00:00.000Z

Swartlandskou MTB

Swartlandskou 2017 bied aan sy eerste MTB pretrit in 2017 met lekker pryse te wen! Inskrywingsfooi sluit skoutoegang in! Vir die meer ervare fietsryers is daar die uitdagende 60km roete wat jou deur die pragtige Swartland natuurskoon neem. En vir die gesien is daar die 40km roete deur die koring en kanola lande van die Swartland. Registrasie om 06h30 60km (07h30 wegspring): R280 40km (07h45 wegspring): R240 Eerste prys: Heel skaap Tweede prys: Halwe skaap Derde prys: Kwart skaap...more
2017-09-02T06:30:00.000Z - 2017-09-03T12:00:00.000Z

Greyton MTB Tour

A non-competitive 2-day MTB stage event. The objective is to give MTBs and newcomers to multi-stage events (NOT NEWCOMERS TO MTB) the opportunity to enjoy a weekend of scenic, fun and non-competitive riding. However, make sure that you are fit as eac...more
2017-08-27T06:00:00.000Z - 2017-08-27T08:30:00.000Z

LCE MTB Fun Ride

Sunday, 27 August 2017 About 15km - all levels of experience welcome 08h00: Registration (LCE Clubhouse) 08h30: Start LCE MTB MEMBERS: R25 | NON MEMBERS: R50 Lucky Draw Prizes up for Grabs! Join us afterwards for a FREE boerie roll & drink...more
2017-08-26T11:00:00.000Z - 1970-01-01T00:00:00.000Z

Season Opener - Bredasdorp Rac..

ARE YOU READY?? Excitement is building up for the Season Opener at Bredasdorp Raceway on the 26th August 2017! COMPETITORS: If you have not already entered, please pop over to the website and enter there! SPECTATORS: Join us for a day of fun & roaring engines! Gates open at 1pm and racing Starts at 5pm TICKETS: Adults R70.00 Kids Under 12 R25.00 (Enter your tickets with your contact details at the commentary box, and you stand to win FREE tickets for the next race! Winners will be notified via SMS)...more
2017-08-26T06:00:00.000Z - 2017-08-26T12:00:00.000Z

PLETT Funduro (Plettenberg Bay..

Plett Funduro! This is gonna be the Funduro of the Year!! Putting "Enduro back into the Fun" This the one you DO NOT wanna miss!!!! The Plett Boys have created an Amazing Enduro Track that throws everything at you an Enduro can ask for. (2 Wheel Off road Motorcycles) SLAKE ADVENTURES will be hosting the first “PLETT FUNDURO” on Saturday 26 August 2017. Please note that this is a Fun Ride and that no competitor licenses or club memberships are needed. Riders of all levels together with family and friends are welcome. The event will take place at Wittedrift (Just outside Plettenberg Bay) Directions 34° 1'18.87"S 23°18'56.77"E From Port Elizabeth N2: Cross the River at Keurboomstrand and turn right onto R340. Continue for 4.9km and turn left onto Hoof/Main Road. Drive through Wittedrift Community for 2.7Km and turn right into venue that will be marked! From Knysna N2: a Few km's before Plett you turn left at the Avontuur/Wittedrift Turn off. Continue for 3.5 km'a until venue on your left! Entries are R200pp. (Please register online) This will help organizers to plan better. The loop consists of 15 km single track and is measured as medium in difficulty Perfect for beginners with some fun obstacles for pro's to enjoy!!! A loop- Intermediate& Pro's- It's got EVERYTHING in! Downhills, Uphills, riverbeds, logs, rocks etc, etc. B loop-Beginners and experienced Kids (But with some stings!!!) Kiddies Loop-Kids (FLAT TRACK UNDER PARENTS WATCH) An Enduro X track awaits at the Finish!!! An Enduro X Clinic will be presented by some Experienced riders! Food & Drink will be available. Make a family outing of it! Bring your own Fold up chair and Gazebo More info and photos at: Roche 0761359443 Lucky Draws with some great prizes!!! Register on line NOW!!! t PROGRAMME OF EVENTS: Documentation 7.30 Riders Briefing 8.45 Start of Event (Loop opens) 9.00 12:00 EnduroX Clinic Lucky Draw prizes 13h00...more
2017-08-20T05:00:00.000Z - 2017-08-20T12:00:00.000Z

Helderberg Mountain Challenge ..

Helderberg Mountain Challenge 2017 Date: 20 August 2017 Venue: Helderberg Nature Reserve. Distances: 24km, 15km and 11km Entries Close: 16 August at 10:00 For more information:
2017-08-20T04:30:00.000Z - 2017-08-20T11:00:00.000Z

2017 Paarl Rotary Backsberg MT..

It's time for the annual Paarl Rotary Backsberg MTB and we have some exciting changes: new rider-friendly routes! Join us for the best/most improved MTB event as voted by Pedal Power Association. Enjoy our food stalls, wines and craft beer. Kids can look forward to a fun time on our jumping castle and playful face-painting. So bring your whole family and make a day of it....more
2017-08-19T07:00:00.000Z - 2017-08-20T11:00:00.000Z

Two Day Staalwater MTB Challen..

TWO-DAY STAALWATER MTB EVENT OFFERS WINTER OPTIONS FOR TWO DAYS - PRESENTED BY BIKEHUB The eighth edition of the Staalwater MTB Challenge will take place from The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment on the weekend of the 19th and 20th of August. For the 2nd time the event will include a 2-day mountain bike option, with additional 40km & 60km mountain bike distances on the Saturday morning. Riders can choose to ride any of the days or make a weekend of it and participate in both days. The usual Saturday morning trail run offering of 7km &15km remains. At only R440 for the Staalwater MTB Challenge long routes, it is the most affordable 2-day mtb outing on the calendar, with riders free to choose their accommodation and meal options to fit their budgets. The popular Sunday mountain bike routes return with 15km, 40km and 60km offerings. The two-day format offers overall category prizes for riders that complete both long routes, or both of the shorter 40km options over the weekend. Each day is treated as an independent fun ride with prize giving daily. The late August date coincides with vast fields of yellow canola blossoms and lush green wheat fields, making for a visual feast not to be missed. The host, The Caledon Casino, Hotel and Spa offers panoramic views of the Klein Swartberg Mountains, conveniently located only an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Both mountain bike and trail running events offer routes for amateurs to advanced mountain bikers/trail runners so bring the whole family for a fun filled weekend! The Overberg region with its stunning scenery, diverse landscape and quiet dirt roads is fast-becoming a favourite destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Those looking for a getaway can spend the weekend at the Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa with an array of activities from great dining to gaming and after a day of running or cycling enjoy the restorative powers of the hot springs at the hotel spa. Meurant Botha from Dirtopia, the organizers of the Staalwater Mountain Bike Challenge and Trail Run, says: “The Staalwater Challenge while giving professional riders a challenging race is also a fun-filled opportunity for those who simply want to enjoy a refreshing ride in beautiful surroundings with their friends and families. You don’t have to be super fit or fast to be part of it. We have different routes to suit different fitness levels. “So, bring your family and friends and participate in this great outdoor adventure experience.” DATES: Saturday and Sunday, 19 & 20 August 2017 VENUE: The Caledon Casino, Hotel, Spa and Entertainment. Caledon, Overberg. COSTS: From R100 – R440 depending on distance and entry DISTANCES & ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS: The shorter routes are designed to encourage newcomers to the sport. The event will feature two trail run distances of 7km for the kids, family and friends whereas the 15km caters for those wanting more of a challenge - both routes take participants on a scenic tour of the countryside with some great singletrack sections. The trail run takes place on the Saturday and the mountain bike challenge is on Saturday and the Sunday. The Mountain Bike Challenge, which starts and ends at The Caledon Hotel entrance, takes racers on an adventurous journey through a mix of private farms and district dirt roads. There are three routes of varying distances and level of difficulty to choose from; 60km, 40km and a 15km fun ride for beginners and children. Well worth the drive to this beautiful area. The refreshment station will have Powerade, fruit & jellies and Coke at the finish for all! We encourage participants to make a weekend of it and spend some time enjoying activities that The Caledon has to offer! Lots of entertainment at the Casino with surprise draws, kiddies play area & jumping castles, bar, meal stalls and more....more
2017-08-19T06:00:00.000Z - 2017-08-19T10:00:00.000Z

Riebeek Valley MTB

60km, 40km and 12km mountain bike fun! This is one of the West Coast District MTB Marathon Championships events. Hosted at Riebeek Cellars. Entertainment for kids. Come and experience the beauty of the Riebeek Valley on your bike....more
2017-08-19T05:00:00.000Z - 2017-08-19T09:00:00.000Z

Strandloper Trail run

A classic 21km Coastal trail, starting from Noordhoek Sports fields and following this route - all along the Coast once you are on Noordhoek Beach. Pre entries only allowed - 250 tickets available. R390.00. Entry fee includes an awesome/quality/branded race cap, TMNP fees, Medical standby, finish line drinks, Marshalled check points and a finish line [alien wood branded] coffee/drinks coaster. Across Noordhoek's tidal section on the beach The sea on your right - Chapmans Peak and the Sentinel [Houtbay] behind you. Passing the Kakapo shipwreck Across the frsh water stream coming in from the Noordhoek and Imhoff Wetlands area. Across Kommetjie Long beach - world famous surf spots all along the way. Sunset and Dunes being some of the iconic breaks in surfing circles. At the end of the beach, into Lighthouse road to the Kommetjie Lighthouse and through the [normally locked and guarded gate] onto the Soetwater coastal path, passing ancient fish traps and middens. Passing the Old Crayfish Factory onto the beautiful Witsand beach and with the mountains ahead, stretching away toward Cape Point. Onto the original "Strandloper" trail to Misty Cliffs - passing below this sleepy seaside village, along the rock slabs. A 400m section next to the coastal road and then straight back onto the coastal path to the start of Scarborough Beach. Across this 1km of remote section of Beach before running through the quiet village of Scarborough to finish at "the Hub Cafe" - a fantastic finishing venue with quality, organic food, real coffee and craft beers!...more