From food and drinks to arts, lifestyle, sports and more we’ve got you covered with all the best events in South Africa this November.
South African Jazz and Classical Encounters
Spier Wine Farm will be hosting the inaugural South African Jazz and Classical Encounters on 23 November. The event will feature performances by the Kyle Shepherd Trio, the Night Light Collective, Tune Recreation Committee, and more. See online for further details.
With 60 curated global films at six venues in one city, you’ll witness the Joburg Film Festival happening from 19 to 24 November.
This year’s films include Yardie, directed by Idris Elba, Letters of Hope by Vusi Africa, Luce by Julius Onah, and Amazing Grace directed by Alan Elliott and Sydney Pollack. Get more information on festival venues and costs online.
Freshlyground’s lead singer Zolani Mahola has gone solo, and this November she’ll be performing at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town. Her show titled The One Who Sings will be from the 20th to 24th. Get your ticket for The One Who Sings at Webtickets for R130.
Food and Drink
The Cape Town Festival of Beer calls on all beer lovers to celebrate with them their 10th anniversary from 29 November to 1 December at Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Green Point in Cape Town.
Festival attendees can look forward to a variety of food stalls, live music, a kiddies play area, comedy, and not forgetting the great beer. Tickets are available via Webtickets at R150.
Mr D Food, known for delivering your favourite fast foods within minutes, has now introduced Mr. D’LUXE, an option for premium restaurants. With just a few clicks, you can now enjoy gourmet meals in the comfort of your own home.
Midnight Express Mountain Bike Race
Make sure you have registered for the Midnight Express Mountain Bike Race happening on 16 November at Steytlerville near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.
Racers are advised to arrive by 11pm on Friday. Registration fees are online at various prices.
It’s time for the Eastern Cape’s well-recognised horse racing event, the Berlin November, happing on 30 November at the Berlin Racecourse in Berlin just before King William’s Town.
Find fashion shows and music entertainment at the event, and this year’s fashion theme is Classic Monochrome. Tickets are available at Computicket from R170.
After almost four decades, the Intercontinental GT Challenge returns for the Kyalami 9 Hour, which takes place at the Kyalami Racetrack from 21 to 23 November.
Grab your tickets online at Howler from R150. Besides the fun race, catch live music entertainment at the event.
Toni Braxton heads back to South Africa for the Toni Braxton “As Long as I Live” World Tour this November.
The Seven Whole Days hit-maker and Grammy award-winning artist will be performing in Johannesburg on 9 November at the Ticketpro Dome, and in Cape Town on 12 November at the GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World. Tickets available online at various prices.
Head out to Franschhoek on 30 November and 1 December for the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival. This year’s theme is The Magic of Bubbles.
The festival will take place at the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek with a selection of MCC’s and French champagnes. Tickets are available at Webtickets at various prices.
Stellenberg Gardens in Kenilworth, Cape Town will host its Open Day on 9 to 10 November. Showcasing a variety of plants proceeds made on both days will be donated to St Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children. Entry tickets to this event are available at the venue.
African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show
The African Advanced Manufacturing and Composites Show (AAMCS) will be held on 27 and 28 November at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.
Interact with experts from the manufacturing and composites industries as they will be sharing the latest trends in the market. Bookings are open online at various prices.
Words by Yonga Balfour