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The Galileo Open-Air Cinema

The Galileo Open-Air Cinema

November, Cape Town

This unique event of movies under the stars, a food market and drink, interactive games and live music is back for its fith year. The films are romantic comedies, cult classics, musicals, adventure sports features and documentaries that let you cuddle up and be entertained.
  From November to April there are shows at Hillcrest Quarry on Tuesday evenings, at Kirstenbosch on Wednesday evenings and at the V&A Waterfront on evenings. There are also screening on special days and at other venues near Cape Town. Tickets are sold online.

Cirque Éloize

Cirque Éloize

From 16 November, Artscape, Cape Town

The Montreal-based Cirque Éloize has been creating magical shows for more than 23 years and performed around 4 000 times in over 500 cities and 50 countries. Now they're coming to South Africa with iD, a blend of circus arts and urban dance. For the first time the Cirque is mixing in multimedia as well and it all ends with a spectacular trampoline finale.
  There will be 15 performances in Cape Town and then the show is on at Montecasino’s Teatro from Wednesday 30 November. Get an idea of what it looks like on Youtube and book at Computicket.

Malkop Summer Rock Festival

Malkop Summer Rock Festival

2 and 3 December, Malkoppan Guest Farm, Lamberts Bay

It was big last year and this year it will be bigger with at least 24 of the best rock artists in the country – like Albert Frost, Francois van Coke and Koos Kombuis – performing over two days. There is camping space available and the fresh West Coast air is free. Buy tickets online and follow the event on Facebook.

River Republic

River Republic

2 to 4 December, Breede River, Swellendam

The team that brings you Up the Creek every year, is back at the same river with a new summer party. Same river, different venue – Round The Bend Camp – with the usual beautiful green grass, tall trees and a stage next to the water. The line-up for this year is fun, fast and footloose. Adrian Gemini, Crimson House, DJ Dirtroad, Forefront, Hans Zen and Hugo.Hugh are about half of the featured acts.
  Camping spots are included in the ticket price, but you can also go for a more luxurious stay – check out the options. Follow the event on Facebook.