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Weekend Fun

Call a babysitter and let your hair down with your mates this weekend. Here are our top picks of awesome adult activities:



Best of Bond at Pepperclub Hotel & Spa


Calling all 007 fans – the Best of Bond Fest has kicked off at the glamorous, five-star Pepperclub Hotel & Spa in the City Bowl, so join the jet-set society at a private screening of your favourite Bond movie.


Walk through the opulent reception area with its high-back, red-leather chairs, and take a seat at contemporary Sinatra’s restaurant (look out for the moody black-and-white images of The Voice on the walls). Here you’ll enjoy a welcome martini before feasting on your choice of fresh line fish or juicy rump steak. Then head downstairs to the plush 29-seater private Odeon Cinema, a retro 60s-style, state-of-the-art and intimate screening room. In true cinematic style, you’ll be treated to a box of popcorn while enjoying good old 007 action.


The Best of Bond package also includes complimentary secure, undercover parking. Delicious starters and desserts are available at Sinatra’s at an additional cost; you might also like to extend your evening with a drink at either the elegant Piano Lounge or Paparazzi Bar.


The line up:

14 March:     Live and Let Die

21 March:     Tomorrow Never Dies

28 March:     Skyfall


  • When: When: 8pm, Fridays in March (second show at 10pm if the 8pm is full). Arrive in time to have dinner before
  • Where: Pepperclub Hotel & Spa
  • Cost: R189 per person
  • Info: www.pepperclub.co.za
  • Book: 021 812 8888, banqueting@pepperclub.co.za



Cape Town Carnival  – Imagine


This colourful, lively, festive annual event, an official project of World Design Capital 2014, captivates the Mother City with magnificent large-scale floats, outrageous costumes and impressive dance routines.


Haul out your most outrageous ‘Imagine’ costumes and join in the fun as the carnival takes over the city streets for the night. When you get hungry, eat at one of the food stalls.


Following the two-hour parade, carnival-goers can dance the night away with DJ Fresh and South African super-band, MiCasa.



  • When: From 3pm on 15 March 2014, parade begins at 7.30pm
  • Where: Fan Walk, Green Point
  • Cost: Free
  • Info: www.capetowncarnival.com





Madame Zingara After Forever Tour


Joburgers will be pleased to know the Madame Zingara family is returning to the City of Gold with the amazing After Forever Tour.


The famous 80-year-old Belgian mirror tent, where the show is housed, has been transformed into an enchanted forest. Here, the After Forever tale is told by a host of captivating local and international acts, including contorting Mongolian princesses, Russian acrobats and red-hot Gauchos. The hilarious antics of Hot Mr C and the beautiful sounds of The Specifics guarantee there will be something for everyone.


And of course, you’ll enjoy all this while being spoiled with a mouth-watering four-course culinary feast.






Mutton and Beer Tasting


Taste no less than 11 different species of mutton, including Merino, Dorper, and Duhne, with a beer to match. There’ll be rugby on the big screen, a show by the Campbells, music and dance in the beer tent.


  • When: 4pm
  • Where: De Oude Kraal, 35km south of Bloemfontein on the N1 to Cape Town
  • Cost: R250 per person
  • Info: 051 564 0636/733, info@deoudekraal.com
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