Things to do for the Day of Reconciliation Weekend in Cape Town

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Go Long This Reconciliation Day Weekend

Recognise the past, celebrate the future and make the most of the long day of reconciliation weekend this year

This Reconciliation Day, there are many ways to celebrate being South African: Visit Iziko Museums (it’s free), listen to a local celebrity perform live at a concert, shop at a summer market – braai, of course. It’s one of our favourite pastimes, afterall. 

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN HISTORY 

All Iziko Museums are free on Reconciliation Day, so it’s a good day to explore all there is to offer. There are tributes highlighting Madiba’s contribution to the fight against apartheid at the Iziko South African Museum, or visit the Singing Freedom exhibition at the Iziko Slave Lodge, where you’ll learn about the background to many of our famous freedom songs. At Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum you’ll meet The Effendis of 71 Wale Street, Bo-Kaap. It’s an exhibition that honours the lives of the Effendi family who lived in the house in the 1970s. 

Dates: 16 December 2021, 09.30am-3.30pm
Cost: Free


25 Queen Victoria St | Gardens | Cape Town | https://www.iziko.org.za/
 

A TASTE OF SOUTH AFRICAN FOOD AND CULTURE

Treat yourself to real South African food and culture at Makers Landing, a food community where you can sample fresh, local flavours. This market experience offers everything from gin tastings at Pienaar & Sons and shisanyama at Pitso’s, to koesisters and salomies at Fuzzy’s and braaibroodjies at Mosi Smokehouse. There'll also be live performances by The Ploemis, Lirubishi and DJ Sibz.

Dates: Open Thursday-Saturday, 9am-6pm. Sunday , 9am-5pm. Restaurants are open until 9pm
Cost: Free 


The V&A Waterfront | Cape Town Cruise Terminal | Cape Town | 021 408 7600

COME CELEBRATE UNITY ON THE SQUARE

Actor, singer and entertainer Loukmaan Adams kicks off the festive season on this day with the launch of the first-ever concert produced by his production company. The concert, which calls to celebrate unity, hope and love, is at Greenmarket Square, a welcoming and safe environment for families. It features popular local and emerging artists, such as Jimmy Nevis, David Kramer, Chad Saaiman, Mel Jones and others. There will be Halaal food trucks, local traders, a coffee bar, artist merchandise and giveaways.  

Dates: 16 December 2021, 1pm-9pm
Cost: From R75


Burg St & Longmarket St | Cape Town City Centre | Cape Town | www.quicket.co.za/events

RELAX WITH WINE AND A BRAAI

M’hudi wine farm is one of the very first black-owned wine farms in Stellenbosch. It’s family run, and this Reconciliation Day you can braai and picnic on the farm’s lawns, overlooking vineyards and mountains. Sip a glass of wine and listen to music, while kids run around a designated entertainment area. Food, wine and other beverages will be on sale on site.

Dates: 16 December 2021, 11am
Cost: R150 (price includes a welcome drink and Sutra's Kitchen teaser).


Old Parl Road | Koelenhof | Stellenbosch | mhudiwines.co.za

DANCE AT AN UPBEAT SUMMER SOIRÉE

Grillfather Woodstock’s 2nd edition of Summer Lovin takes place this public holiday and kicks off the summer season of parties. There are live DJs and performances – Robin Peters, Klein Fortuin, Mr MP and others – you’ll find them on the Roof Top Lounge at The Grillfather, in Woodstock. Food and beverages will be sold at the event.

Dates: 16 December 2021, 2pm-11pm
Cost: R50


135 Albert Rd | Woodstock | Cape Town | 061 945 3643 | facebook.com/events/

A CELEBRATION OF FINE FOOD AND DRINKS

Lourensford wine estate is hosting a five-day market of fun, delicious food, top-quality music and it also features a beer garden. There’ll be pop-up stands where you’ll be able to shop for Christmas gifts, while the kids play, enjoy the fun and interactive fountain and other activities available at Wunderkind. There's something for everyone at this market, and a good time is guaranteed.  

Dates: 15-17 December 2021, 4pm-9pm, 18-19 December 2021, 10am-3pm
Cost: Free entrance, parking is R10 per vehicle entering the estate. 


Image: Fleur & Bianca @2_brokefriends | Lourensford Wine Estate | Lourensford Rd | Somerset West | Cape Town | 072 284 1654 | https://www.lfhm.co.za/ 

DINE ON LOCAL FARE WITH A SEA VIEW

Indulge in your favourite South African inspired food served in a modern contemporary style, delicious wine, captivating interiors and breathtaking ocean views at Tindlovu Camps Bay. Its menu features exciting takes on familiar favourites, such as the Kwetsa Mojito with a splash of Stoney ginger beer (R75) or the famous home-brewed Tindlovu G & Tea (R98). 

Dates: Open daily, from 11 am till late
Cost: free entrance


First Floor | The Promenade | 75 Victoria Road | Camps Bay | 021 200 5944 | campsbay@tindlovu.co.za
 

DANCE TO A ROCKIN’ OUTDOOR SHOW

If you're a fan of rock music, you’ll be thrilled to know that the lead singer-songwriter for South Africa’s multi-award winning rock band Prime Circle, Ross Learmonth, will be performing live at Café Roux on Reconciliation Day. Sit outside in the sun with family and friends, eat good food, while sipping delicious wine, and listen to the live musical performance of one of South Africa’s favourite artists. 

Dates: 16 December 2021, 4.30pm-7.30pm
Cost: Grass Tickets R150, Seated Tickets R250


Cafe Roux | Noordhoek Farm Village | 270 Chapmans Peak Dr | Cape Town | http://caferoux.co.za/ 

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