Winter in Cape Town does not mean that there is nothing to do. It might be you have to do without long sunny beach days (although you might still find those beautiful calm afternoons in between) – but the Mother City does definitely not sleep.
Have a look at all the events happening in May – and you will see that the cold season is as great as the main one!
- Murder Mysteries Dinner PartiesUp to October, you can enjoy a delicious dinner made of local culinary specialities – but watch out: It will get mystery! The popular Murder Mystery Dinners are being held in different venues, such as the restaurant in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens or La Mouette. Suspense-packed stories with many suspects and one murderer, but obviously also a victim will cast a spell over everyone! Dressing up in different clothing styles is compulsory, trying to be the most clever of all the private detectives is up to you. Best way to get there: One of the economic and comfortable vehicles of the AAC-range – ideal for getting around in town and to find parking quickly!The evening meals with a thrill start at R 300 and will be taking place each first Friday of the respective month – Check out the schedules for detailed information and enjoy an unforgettable dinner experience!Knysna Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival
- For five days, the Garden Route will offer even more that it does anyway: All about Carnival will be shown at the 2015 Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival in Knysna. Comedians show their funny sides, beauty pageants will take place, and there is no lack of souvenirs, food and drinks to be ought at respective market stalls all over the picturesque little town which is famous for it’s oysters. The gay community will have their finale of the annually Mr Gay World and a unique parade along the streets followed by an after-party at the Zanzibar Night Club will put an exciting end to the festival. Ire a comfortable car with Around About Cars and enjoy your trip from the start up to the end!29th April – 3rd May: Knysna Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival. Costs differ, accommodation can be booked in advance.3) Greenpop Reforest Fest
Two memorable weekends ahead: From 9th till 11th and 16th till 18th of May, the ‘Treevolution’ is going to take place! Rent a car and drive towards Gansbaai – in close distance the Platbos Forest is waiting for all those of you who love being outdoor: Camping sites, local music, delicious meals are waiting. And the best: You will plant a tree and do good! Help the Greenpop and Platbos Conservation Trust to plant an amount of 8000 new trees by volunteering in this ancient woodlands! While the first weekend is dedicated to families and children, from16th up to the 18th of May, all groups of friends are welcome to support the effort.Book now to avoid disappointment, as there are only 300 spots available. Adults will have to cover costs of R590 for themselves and R390 for their kids under the age of 12. The package includes six meals per person.4) 9th of May: Nuy Valley Feast
A ninety minute drive in one of the vehicles you should definitely rent with Around About Cars to ensure best service and price-performance-ratio, you will find Nuy Valley. On Sunday, 9th of May 2015 four farm open up their doors and welcome you to their annual wine and olive festival. All estates offer a wide variety of activities for young and old, beautiful trails can be walked along – and of course, the main reason you get there: most excellent wine and olives are waiting for you! Of course, there will be more food an drinks to pair the local specialities. Live music as well as dance parties might keep you there over night – so think about booking accommodation in advance!
Costs: R40p/p, free entrance for children, wine glasses R 20 per piece.5) Franschhoek Literary Festival
Franschhoek is always worth a visit – for booklovers even more so between the 16th and 18th of May 2015. The town’s Literary Festival is a growing popular annual event which should make you definitely hire a car and get there! Discuss a variety of topics with authors and other readers, book a place in one of the workshops and get some information abut the South African novel writers of the year! As to the beginning of World War I in 1914, the festival turns its attention to historic and political themes.
Franschhoek Literary Festival, 16th until the 18th of May, check the internet for prices
6) Film Festival Out in Africa from 28th May – 1st of June
Still here in June? Loving movies? Interested in the homosexual society? Then drive in a hired vehicle to the South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. ‘Out in Africa’ will be run for five days at Ster Kinekor’s Cinema Nouveau theatres in Cape Town. Award winning blockbusters next to highly recommended insider tips, serious issues but also light hearted topics will make you laugh, dream and have earnest debates with a glass of wine once the movie is finished. For R 67 you can enjoy all those above mentioned offers.