We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but let’s face it…summer in South Africa is slowly sneaking its way out the backdoor and already we can hear the ‘pitter patter’ of winter’s footsteps headed our way. So, there really is no time to spare; it is time to start planning how and where to celebrate the last days of summer! 

Here at the Grand Daddy, we like to keep on top of all the latest happenings. These are a few of our personal favourite picks for what to do in Cape Town in March…

First Thursdays at The Grand Daddy 


Join us at the Granddaddy Boutique Hotel on the first Thursday of every month for your monthly dose of culture! Our ever-popular “First Thursdays” include exhibitions of works by various Cape Town ceramicists and local artists.

Date: 3 March 2016
Address:  38 Long Street, Cape Town
Time:  Starts at 7pm
Website: https://www.granddaddy.co.za/events 

The Paarl OmmiBerg ‘Round the Rock’ Festival 


Calling all food and wine lovers! The Paarl OmmiBerg ‘Round the Rock’ Festival invites everyone to come celebrate the harvest season in true Cape Town fashion! Meander between 14 different venues, enjoying exclusive tastings of unfiltered wine, other grape-orientated activities, live music and more.

Date: 5 March 2016
Address:  Paarl Wine Route, Paarl
Time:  10am
Website: https://www.webtickets.co.za/events/festival/ommiberg-round-the-rock-2016/1460475055 

Cape Town Carnival 

The annual Cape Town Carnival certainly is a spectacle! The street is turned into a pedestrian walkway filled with food vendors, stalls and festive hospitality areas. The Carnival parade begins at 7:30 pm and lasts approximately 2 hours. Expect to see dazzling large scale floats, elaborately costumed dancers, musicians, performers and more.

Date: 12 March 2016
Address:  Fan Walk of Greenpoint, Cape Town
Time:  Starts at 3pm
Website: http://capetowncarnival.com/ 

Cape Town Sixes – Cricket & Culture Festival  


Cape Town will add another key fixture to the 2016 sporting calendar with the launch of the Cape Town Sixes Cricket and Cultural Festival in March next year.

“Our festival takes sporting events to new heights by combining sport, music, food and social development (CSR) – in the townships of the Western Cape. The 2 day festival (19–20 March 2016) features eight cricket leagues, a food of the nations village, a Bigger Than Me change precinct, a kids and family area and ends with a music concert on the Sunday (Monday is a public holiday) featuring the legendary South African band Mango Groove and more acts to be announced.”- Cape Town Sixes Festival

Date: 19-20 March 2016
Address:  Greenpoint Cricket Club
Time:  Starts at 9am
Website: http://www.capetownsixesfestival.com/ 

Right, now that we’ve got your month of March sorted, you can relax! Why not pop in for a cuppa and a chat at our Thirty Ate eatery? We’re open every day and offer some scrumptious gourmet comfort food and killer cocktails…Grand Daddy style!

Book your stay at the Grand Daddy today! Or take a look at some of hip, hot and happening in-house events.