Celebrate Heritage weekend in Cape Town with AfroFest
Art forms are deeply ingrained in African culture and a perfect way to reach back in time for a glimpse of South Africa’s cultural roots is at AfroFest 2018. This genuinely indigenous event takes place across the city over Heritage Day Weekend from 22 to 24 September 2018.
What is AfroFest?
If you want to experience the rhythms of Africa, AfroFest is an excellent place to start. This movement celebrates the diversity of Cape Town culture by bringing together artists from across the continent and a wide spectrum of genres. The AfroFest has it all – dance, arts, fashion, crafts, music and food – and it’s all done by locals.
You will quickly embrace the spirit of AfroFest from your self-catering Cape Town accommodation – it’s on the go all over the city.
Arts and Crafts
Shopping in Cape Town is awesome any time of the year, but AfroFest takes it to a whole new level. African-inspired businesses like Design Afrika in Woodstock, the Pan-African Market on Long Street, Taka, the Obz Lifestyle Market, Newtown and Noah Woodstock.
Here you’ll find authentic and amazing woodwork, beadwork, basketry and more.
Tune into some authentic African vibes at Oude Molen Eco-village, Mali South, Jimmy Jimalo’s, Bebe Rose Restaurant, Chez Ntemba, Newtown and Voom Voom among others.
The artists include Mike Makwheru, Eric Omba, Sylvester Kabassidi, DJ Lau, Magent, Thandeka Mfunyungu and more. Whether you prefer reggae, afro-house, jazz or anything with drums, you’ll find a beat to tap your feet to at AfroFest.
Embrace the ethnic vibe with a festival ‘do done by Obz Salon or pick up some natty threads at Pan African Market, WAG, Silueta and Mali South.
No festival is complete without food to match. Taste Africa at food vendors located strategically at Rise and Shine Cafè, Know Thy Farmer (Oude Molen), Jimmy Jimalo’s, The Meeting Point, Madam Taitou, Timbuktu Café and Ivy’s Kitchen. Step away from the familiar by sampling Nigerian and Congolese cuisine is at Elongama.
Are you Ready?
Heritage weekend is a bustling time in the Mother City. Spring is in the air, and special events are on the go all around town. If you want a piece of the action, it’s best to book your self-catering Cape Town accommodation early. Get in touch and we’ll make all the arrangements for you.