What To Do Halloween 2018 in Cape Town

It’s that time of the year again. Time to get to the local costume hire shop, china mall, or even just the back of your cupboard where you are hoarding those favourite items from the 90’s. Its the time of the year where the streets and clubs start filling up with scantily dressed nurses and cowgirls and blood stained zombies.

Cape Town has picked up this annual fest in a way that only Cape Town would; absolutely and completely in! And we thought we would take a look at the best parties to get to this weekend.

So, grab your fake blood, find those fishnets and let’s get a bit creepy!

Give No Cuffs - Prison House of Rebels

The latest hangout in Green Point is doing Halloween in their own, unique way this year, and what is a better way to spend Halloween, than in Prison. Well Prison, House of Rebels that is. Taking to the stage that night will be blues rocking, Jonny Deville, and right after him, the band that seems to be taking Cape Town by storm, The Toast.

Dress up, don’t dress up. Wear make-up, don’t wear make-up (although that would be halloween on its own for most of us), there will be no cuffs given at Prison. It’s all about being yourself and letting your hair loose and dancing the night away to the epic sounds of the liove music!

Don’t forget your free drink with Clink!

Where: Prison, House of Rebels; GreenPoint

When: Saturday 27 October 2018

Time: 9pm

Cost: Free Bail

Zombie Walk Cape Town 2018

Cape Town’s most renowned Halloween is back! The annual zombie walk will be taking place on the Saturday through the streets of Cape Town. Thousands of the undead take to the streets from 4pm to 6pm to hobble and drag their way through town. The event is a family friendly walk, and you can even bring your goolish Fido if you are so inclined. In fact, funds raised by the event will go to the assistance of neglected and abused animals.

Participants of the Walk will start at the top of Paddock Avenue inside the Company Gardens. They will then proceed to enter Government Avenue and head East towards Wale Street.You will eventually land up in Machau Street, just over Ribeek afterwhich, you can head up to Green Point for the various parties!

Where: Company Gardens

When: Saturday 27 October 2018

Time: 6pm

Cost: Freakishly Free

MCQP: Presents Halloween

Two of the hottest and most popular clubs in the Mother City, TAU and Crew Bar, will be combining forces to co-host the ultimate Halloween party to be at this year, taking place on Friday, 26 October.

And the highlight of the evening at the MCQP: Presents Halloween event? The announcement of the official theme of the end-of-year MCQP party (taking place on Saturday, 15 December) at the ghoulish Pumpkin Hour. “Whether you’re in TAU or Crew, you won’t miss out, thanks to massive screens and outstanding sound equipment in both venues. The most grotesque creature of them all will rise from the underworld to make the announcement that everyone is waiting for - the annual party highlight of the year on everyone’s calendar.”

(Super)naturally, wearing a costume to MCQP: Presents Halloween is mandatory for the fang-tastic event of haunting howling fun.

Where: Crew Bar or TAU (Or both)

When: Friday 26 October 2018

Time: 9pm till witching hour

Cost: R120 per creature.

Cult. Apparel Halloween Creepshow at Mercury

Cult Apparel are gearing up to launch their clothing brand as well as their online store. This is also a special night whhch they are sharing with KillKenny Photography, who will be launching with them. So prepare to get rekt, beautiful people.

Think of this as the Zombie Prom you didn’t get to attend. Wear your Halloween best and stand a chance to win. Spot a photographer and capture some memories - Creepshow style. They will also be selling corsages (obviously with a twist) just to add to the Zombie Prom vibe.

Bands listed to play:


The Alpha Sequence


The Fallen Prophets



Where: Mercury

When: Saturday 27 October 2018

Time: 8pm

Cost: Fearfully Free

Pirate Party Sunset Cruise

Bring in Halloween on the high seas in true Pirate Style! All salty dogs and saucy wenches be invited to our wee sunset pirate party cruise. R220 gets you on board. Cruise the high seas and dance the night away to musical talents of DJ Waggy & artists. Grog and grub will be available for sale.

Get those pirate sea legs ready to spend the watch the sun set on the creepiest night of the year, rum in hand!

Where: Jolly Roger Pirate Boat: Yacoob Yachts, Shop 8, Quay 5, V&A Waterfront

When: Friday 26 October 2018

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Cost: R220 for all mateys on board

Massive Halloween Bash!

Jose Cuervo presents The Nameless Pub's Massive Halloween Bash! With a mixture of Death Metal, Alternative Rock and Blues, you'll definitely be pumping the whole night! Best costume wins a R500 Bar Tab

Line Up:

Dukes of Note

Abaddon (Abaddon Debut Album Launch)

The Gambles


Drink specials, CD's, merchandise on sale and INCREDIBLE LIVE MUSIC!

Where: The Nameless Pub Somerset West

When: Saturday 27 October 2018

Time: 8pm

Cost: R50 Damage

HAUNTED HARBOUR | Halloween 2018 Shimmy Beach Club

Halloween, with a nautical twist. Think sexy sailors, pirates, mermaids, bikinis, all partying in our Haunted Harbour - Shimmy Beach Club style.


Strange Loving

Dane Stirrat

Playground Twins

Leighton Moody


Two Tone






Funky G

Dillyn Will

Venue: Shimmy Beach Club, 12 South Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002

Date: Saturday 27 October 2018

Time: 17h00 - 04h00

Cost: R150 for your soul


TEL 062 649 4439

ADDRESS Cape Town, South Africa

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