10 Fun Things to do in Cape Town this December

By Megan Millisky

There's nothing like Cape Town in December. If you’re traveling there for your holidays, here are a few things you can do once you arrive. There are festivals to celebrate gin, champagne, wine, beer, and more! Attend the Festival of Rebels, a can’t-miss motorcycle show. Or rock out at an electronic DJ set! December is a great time to visit South Africa - here are 10 events to help plan your journey.

1. Festival of Rebels

Attend this festival to discover everything about motorcycles! This bike show, from November 30-December 1, will have live music from over 40 South African bands, as well as DJs on two stages. There will be accessories, motorcycling equipment and fashion, and tons of delicious foods.

Address: Darling St & Buitenkant St, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

2. Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival

Buy some champagne to ring in the new year! Learn all about this delicious drink, and of course, enjoy tastings from November 30-December 1. Sample up to ten champagnes while enjoying tasty, locally made cuisine.

Address: 13 Lambrechts Rd, Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa

3. Valley of Light Music Festival

This festival is great for young travelers under 19! December 7, celebrate youth and music. South African rappers and bands will be playing this exciting festival at a popular music venue, the Ostrich Ranch.

Address: Van Schoorsdrif Rd, Philadelphia, Cape Town, 7439, South Africa

4.The Gin to my Tonic Show

This show lets gin enthusiasts meet with gin makers from around the world from November 29-December 1. Sample the best gins from South Africa as well as internationally. Distilleries will be giving presentations for those who are interested in learning more about the gin-making process.

Address: Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

5. Cape Town Festival of Beer

This awesome festival features over 200 beers from 60 breweries! Taste your new favorite beer or cider from November 29-December 1. You can cheer on a rugby match, grab a bite to eat from vendors, or check out the kids’ area.

Address: 1 Stephen Way, Green Point, Cape Town, 8005, South Africa

6. Get Real Music Festival

Come join this fun music festival! Bands will be playing December 7-9. Dance along to electronic music by seven bands.

Address: Van Schoorsdrif Rd, Philadelphia, Cape Town, 7439, South Africa

7. Bubbly & Gin Summer Festival

December 14, stop by the Bubby & Gin Summer Festival. Beginning at 12PM, you can try out some of Cape Town’s delicious craft gin and wines. There will be fresh food and live music all day!

Address: 1 Fairway Drive, Melbosstrand, Atlantic Beach Golf Estate, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa

8. Cape OutdoorX

Cape OutdoorX draws hundreds of people each year. Come to Meerendal Wine Estate to enjoy live entertainment, a fun kids area, and a beer garden. This fun exhibition, December 7-8,celebrates everything to do with outside entertainment.

Address: Vissershok Rd, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7550, South Africa

9. New Years Eve Dance @ The Range, Tokai

This December 31, spend your night at a party for the ages. The party goes through the night, with fireworks at midnight of course.

Address: Orpen Rd, Tokai, Cape Town, 7966, South Africa

10. Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! New Years Eve Party

Party until 2 AM this December 31 at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! New Years Eve Party. DJs will be spinning house and hip hop music. Watch fireworks on the outdoor cocktail deck and dance the night away at this awesome party!

Address: 3CF6+8G Cape Town, South Africa

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