Oh, Sunday. How you have changed over the years! From family days packed with roasts,hours in the pool and ending with the ominous Carte Blanche music, to what we are faced with now!
Sunday Fundays has become a thing, has it not? The last day of the week has transformed into one of the most popular days to head out, find some sun rays, sip on a few cocktails, dance to some beats and look forward to the inevitable hangover to ruin any kind of productivity on a Monday.
Naturally, Cape Town has embraced this “let your hair loose” trend and there are a plethora of gorgeous events to choose from to celebrate the impending work week. We have found some of our favourites, so grab a pencil and start scratching out the seventh day for the next three months or so!
Sunday Madness at NOMAD
Why not end the weekend with a full Cape Town Sunday Funday experience and get a bit deep and dirty with some Drum & Bass beats to keep the Monday blues at bay. The rustic bistro Nomad, tucked into Waterkant street will be hosting various DJ’s who will be spinning their best tracks throughout the afternoon and into the evening every last & first Sunday of the month. Specials include Bottomless Wings at R99 & Bottomless Bubbly at R99 from 1pm-3pm.
Spilling out onto the quiet street in front of the restaurant, you will be able to sip on your favourite cocktail, nibble on your choice of tapas and soak in the summer sun in the middle of Cape Town city center. The Drum & Bass switches over to Afro - Cuban Salsa Socials which makes the night eclectic to enjoy till 12am.
Date: 28 January 2018
Time: 12h00 - 00h00
Venue: Nomad Bistro and Bar
Price: Free before 3pm. R50 on Quicket and R60 at the door thereafter.
Arcade: Sundays in the City
Arcade has certainly become one of Cape Town’s places to see and be seen. This bustling spot fills up to bursting point on Fridays and throughout the rest of the weekend simply does not stop buzzing. The venue takes over the full block on Sunday and the last day of the week are celebrated in the street outside Arcade. So,as patrons spill out onto Bree in front of the venue, DJ’s blast some of the best beats across the neighbourhood.
On the decks, you can expect Roy Hendrix, DJ Bhashkar and Leyton Lee. So, sip on your gin, vodka or Corona and make sure you don’t miss out Arcades famous pizza and take in the city around you!
Time: 14h00- 23h00
Price: Free entry
Sunday Funday at La Parada
Constantia Nek has been transformed over the last year with the opening of Cape Town institution, La Parada. The Cape Town institution, which also resides in Bree Street, opened its doors in Constantia and quickly became so hugely popular that you can barely squeeze yourself in over the weekends.
Sundays, however, the restaurant bursts as it celebrates Sunday Funday.
Beach House at Shimmy Beach Club
If you live in Cape Town and have never headed down to Shimmy on a Sunday, are you even Cape Tonian? If it’s not lunch in the sun or dancing the night away to Submerged Sundays with ocean salt blowing in your face, the venue offers one of the most summer experiences you can get.
For the next few weeks, Shimmy will be hosting an event called The Beach House. You can decide between a sun drenched lunch or watching the sunset over the harbour. Tuck into some sushi and frozen margaritas while a selection of DJ’s keep your toes tapping in the soft white sand. What is even better is that this won’t break the bank. With no cover charge, sushi platters for two for R145 and frozen margaritas for R35 each, you can expect to spend your upcoming Sundays looking over Cape Town harbour.
Date: Every Sunday in Summer
Venue: Shimmy Beach Club
Mumm Daring Summer Sundays: The Grand
If digging your toes into the sand and looking over the harbour is your idea of a Sunday, then head down the road from Shimmy to The Grand. From the 21st of January till the 4th of February, the Grand will be hosting their Mumm Daring Summer Sundays.
Bubbles, sea air and live performers will help you forget that the next day is Monday, while you sit back and nibble on something from their extensive menu. You can expect live performers, dancers and 5FM DJ P.H. Entrance is free here too, so you, once again, don’t need to let Januworry get in your way of enjoying the long hot summer.
Date: Sundays- 21 January - 4 February 2018
Venue: The Grand Africa
We House Sundays
Some of prefer partying a little bit harder on Sundays than others. If that is you, then you are in luck. We House Sundays is exactly as the name suggests, some banging house tracks on a Sunday.
Get yourself out to Paarden Eiland and experience Sunday in a totally different way. The guys have taken over some warehouse spaces, packed it full of great food to choose from, topped up the beverages and have recruited some great house DJ’s to get you dancing the weekend away. The next one is coming up this Sunday, so make sure you get in! On the decks, you can expect Till Von Sein, Lawrence Dix, Leighton Moody and Cassiem Latief.
Date: 28 January 2018
Venue: 3 Industry St Paarden Eiland
Cape Town, Western Cape
Concerts at Vergenoegd Wine Estate
What is there not to love about this estate? It is packed with everything you need. Market days on Saturdays, duck parades every day in the morning and evening, great spaces for families, delicious meals and live music on Sundays on the lawn. Also, did we mention wine?
The summer concerts kicked off last year with a massive following and this year looks to be the same. Some of South Africa’s most prolific artists have performed to picnicking guests on the estate lawns, overlooking Cape Town. There will be food on sale, so you do not need to worry about lugging your picnic basket through to the estate.
2018 holds this in store:
4 February: Matthew Mole (opened by Chris Werge, Jesse Jordan & John Niel)
4 March 2018: Desmond and the Tutus (opened by SNAFU, Rivertones & Akkedis)
25 March 2018: Arno Carstens (opened by Dave Ferguson, Marcel Dalmayda, Jake Gunn & Devin Smith)
8 April 2018: Goodluck (opened by Gemma Grifiths, Grace Delahunt & Timothy Demonk)
Date: Sundays- 4 February 2018 - TBA
Time: 11h00- 18h00
Venue: Vergenoegd Wine Estate
Price: R150 per person.
Sunday Soirees HomeTown
Woodstock seems to be simply exploding with great venues, quirky shops and awesome things to do both during the week and over weekends. The latest to join in the Woodstock expansion is a fantastic little venue called Home Town. It is everything you want if you are looking for something a little different. With great views over Table Mountain, a caravan DJ booth inside the restaurant and possibly the best locally inspired menu we have tried in a while, this is a spot not to miss.
Sundays are celebrated in a traditional local style, great food, a few drinks and a couple of DJ’s keeping your toes tapping all day. You can look forward to DJ’s like Ryan Sullivan, Hans Zen, Cody Meyer and Matt Blitz. The line-up will change weekly, so make sure you pop past.
Time: 12h00- 20h00
Venue: Home Town, Woodstock
Price: Free entry
Pot Luck Club Sunday Brunch
The concept at The Pot Luck Club is utterly congenial. Thanks to Luke’s extensive travels, the menu is decidedly global, with a distinctive Asian bent and there is also a strong focus on local produce with some signatures as constants – Luke Dale Robert’s crispy pork belly with XO dressing is a case in point, his fish tacos another. The menu is divided into flavour profiles: salty, sour, bitter and umami, and each waitron is well versed in guiding guests through their tailor-made dining experience.
The Sunday Brunch since its launch has proved to be a hit with culinary-focused Capetonians. Luke's Sunday Brunch concept pays homage to his days in Singapore, where a similar offering was the city’s culinary highlight of the week. This exciting taste adventure is a relaxed and casual way to explore the Pot Luck food concept, proving to be an excellent day out at a venue with jaw-dropping vistas of the Mother City and beyond.
Time: 11h00- 14h00
Venue: The Pot Luck Club, Silo Top Floor, The Old Biscuit Mill
Price: Brunch R450 pp (set menu) and R250 for bottomless bubbles
Ritz’s CASA Restaurant Sunday Brunch
While CASA makes a fine destination any day of the week, The Ritz is set to shake up Sundays in Sea Point, with its decadent Sunday Brunch.
Each Sunday the marble buffet table will be piled high with platters of sushi, sliders, stone-fired pizza and a selection of classic dishes from the à la carte menu. With the Sunday Brunch buffet priced at R250/R95 for adults/children – and kids under five eating free – it’s an ideal destination for a cool family day out.
Time: 11h00- 17h00
Venue: Casa, The Ritz, Seapoint
Price: R250/R95 for adults/children